Tropicana City Mall is another shopping centre on KL’s fluid and ever-burgeoning retail scene. Located 30 minutes from the city centre, it is a four-storey complex with a variety of retail stores, restaurants and entertainment outlets including an eight-screen movie theatre, Golden Screen Cinemas.
The mall houses mostly local clothing boutiques but also has an array of familiar brands, such as Bossini, Espirit, Adidas, The Body Shop, Crocs, Bata and more.
Tropicana City Mall Layout
Tropicana City Mall’s anchor tenant is Carrefour: located in the lower ground floor, this is where the nearby residents of the Pelangi apartments get their weekly groceries. Also on this floor is a Petsmore outlet.
Meanwhile, visitors looking for a pharmacy can head to the ground floor where there is a Watsons and Guardian pharmacy. On this floor you will find a variety of food outlets such as Pastry Culture, San Francisco Steakhouse, Kenny Rogers Roasters and more.
Restaurants in Tropicana City Mall
Even on weekdays Tropicana City Mall is packed with people; lunchtime sees it at its busiest as the complex serves as a mid-afternoon food and entertainment stop for the residents of the adjacent office building and apartment blocks.
Fast food is represented by familiar names such as Nandos, Papa Johns, Subways and Starbucks. However it is the restaurants specialising in local favourites that seem to really draw in the crowds.
1. Artista Bar & Restaurant
A great place to have lunch or dinner and a drink, Artista Bar & Restaurant is an ultra-chic joint with a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu is limited but what is available is definitely worth a repeat visit.
- Location: G-13 @ Tropical City Mall
- Tel: +603 7710 6585
2. Esquire Kitchen
The popular Esquire Kitchen has a branch on the first floor of Tropicana City Mall. Serving delicious and authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan food, the restaurant is popular with the lunchtime crowd largely because of its affordable set meals.
- Location: L1-13 @ Tropical City Mall
- Tel: +603 7728 8080
3. Good Taste Café
Similar to Otak Otak Place, Good Taste Café serves local specialties. Affordably priced and boasting a great ambiance, frequent customers say they love the nasi lemak, chee cheong fun and curry laksa, but do try the array of kuih kuih and other desserts.
- Location: L2-09 @ Tropical City Mall
- Tel: +603 7722 4266
4. Kiku Zakura
A Japanese restaurant that really raises the bar, the food at Kiku Zakura is delicious, reasonably priced and unquestionably fresh. Beef is imported from Japan and Australia and seafood used in sashimi and sushi is flown in from Japan three times a week. Besides the amazing food, the menu also boasts an excellent selection of Japanese sakes, beers and sochu.
- Location: L1-53 @ Tropical City Mall
- Tel: +603 7728 6598
5. Otak Otak Place
Another franchise restaurant, Otak Otak Place is widely known for its tasty food, cosy ambiance and a wide-ranging menu. This outlet it usually packed with customers, especially at lunchtimes, but service is fast and efficient.
- Location: L1-58 @ Tropical City Mall
- Tel: +603 7728 0403
Shopping & Entertainment in Tropicana City Mall
The first floor is where you will find clothing and shoe boutiques (Bata, Crocs etc.), home furnishing stores, an arts and crafts outlet (Storybook), and electronics shops; there is even a Borders bookstore here. Besides that, there are two hairstylists, the popular Monsoon Id and Top Passion, plus a massage parlour, spa chain Thai Odyssey.
The second floor houses the eight-screen Golden Screen Cinemas at one end and kids superstore, Toys R’ Us at the other end. Beside the toy outlet is Gymboree, an edutainment centre for kids; also on this floor is a gaming arcade, Cobay (beside GSC). Makeup retailer Sasa is set opposite the movie theatre.
Tropicana City Mall
- Address: No 3, Jalan SS20/27 47400 Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7710 1818 or +603 7710 0101