KL Magazine

What's New and What's Fun in KL?

With its interesting brew of Malay, Chinese, Indian, indigenous and Western cultures, KL is a lively city. Whether it is your first time here or you’re a frequent visitor, check out KL Magazine for the best tips and advice.

While others visit Petronas Towers and Petaling Street, we will point you in the direction of the best places to eat, shop, sleep and see. We review only the best and bring you back stage passes to club openings, unique attractions and the tastiest restaurants in town. Whether it is a quirky Korean dessert café, a trendy boutique hotel or an exclusive rooftop bar, this guide is sure to make your KL experience unique.

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Nobu Restaurant Kuala Lumpur Nobu Restaurant Kuala Lumpur

Located on the 56th floor of Menara PETRONAS 3, Nobu Kuala Lumpur is Southeast Asia’s first branch of the Michelin-starred Nobu Japanese restaurant, set to open in early September 2014. Read More...

 
Tanzini Upper Deck Tanzini Upper Deck

Set on the 29th floor of G Tower Hotel, Tanzini Upper Deck is a fine dining restaurant with a magical feel, owing to its interior design, great views and fantastic food. Read More...

Prego at The Westin Hotel Kuala Lumpur Prego

An award-wining venue at The Westin Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Prego is a must-visit restaurant serving classic and creative Italian cuisine. Read More...

 
Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar

Offering award-winning French-Japanese fare, Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar in Micasa All Suites certainly deserves its reputation as one of the city’s best restaurants. Read More...

Hotel Expert Reviews (Not boring anymore!)

 

Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur

Offering guests something a bit different from the usual five-star environment, Hotel Maya is an award-winning property that is up there with the world’s best, with enough know-how to keep guests plugged into all of the action. Read More...

 
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is a luxury hotel within the exciting Golden Triangle, offering immaculate rooms and facilities along with sweeping views of the Petronas Twin Towers. Read More...

Berjaya Times Square Hotel Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Set beside a shopping mall with an indoor theme park, the twin-complex Berjaya Times Square Hotel is a five-star property with a lively atmosphere, 650 super spacious rooms and fantastic facilities. Read More...

 
ibis Styles Kuala Lumpur Fraser Business Park ibis Styles KL

ibis Styles Hotel KL is a good choice for the budget-conscious and corporate crowd with 500 modern rooms that have free Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations, flat-screen satellite TVs, safes and mini-fridges. Read More...

 

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All-Night Restaurants In KL 7 All-Night Restaurants

Kuala Lumpur is home to an extensive collection of restaurants and cafes serving all types of food after midnight: here we list down our favourites – so take a look and then hit the streets tonight to enjoy! Read More...

 
7 KL Cake Shops In 7 Days 7 Cake Shops In 7 Days

In the mood for a heavenly dessert? Then head to one of KL’s numerous bakeries and cafes to indulge your sweet tooth: we’ve listed seven of our favourites – a new place for you to indulge in sweet sins each day of the week. Read More...

Previously on Kuala-Lumpur.ws
Thirty8 Thirty8

An award-winning dining room, wine bar and lounge in Grand Hyatt Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Thirty8 restaurant offers classic Chinese, Japanese and western cuisine and is clearly one of the finest restaurants in KL. Read More...

 
B’s All Day Dining

Impressing us with its culinary combinations featuring subtle and robust flavours, B’s All Day Dining is a restaurant in Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel offering gorgeous views of the Putrajaya Lakeside. Read More...

Gateway @ KLIA2 Gateway @ KLIA2

Gateway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (Gateway @ KLIA2) is a massive shopping mall that houses more than 90 eateries and 110 retail outlets, offering a unique shopping experience for travellers. Read More...

 
Pisco Bar Pisco Bar

Pisco Bar is a Spanish-styled bar and restaurant with a tantalising food and beverage menu and music by some of the best DJs in Kuala Lumpur. Read More...

Top Hat Restaurant Top Hat Restaurant

Set along Jalan Stonor, Top Hat restaurant is an award-winning landmark establishment opened in 2001, which serves up cuisine blending western and Asian influences. Read More...

 
The Gardens Mall Kuala Lumpur The Gardens Mall KL

The Gardens Mall is an upscale shopping complex with approximately 200 stores focusing on designer brands, set just next door to Mid Valley Megamall. Read More...

The Hungry Hog The Hungry Hog Cafe

Unlike the hordes of pork burger joints in Subang Jaya, The Hungry Hog is open during the day from 12:00 till 14:30 (and opens again at 18:00) with a number of appetisers, main courses, pastas and burgers for a satisfying and pork-filled lunch. Read More...

 
Troika Sky Dining Troika Sky Dining

Kuala Lumpur locals are becoming spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining restaurants with a view but Troika Sky Dining stands out for its two restaurants and bar. Read More...

The Rabbit Hole The Rabbit Hole

Invoking a relaxed yet trendy vibe, The Rabbit Hole is a vibrant restobar in Kuala Lumpur with four unique concept environments and a satisfying array of food-and-beverage offerings. Read More...

 
Jibby & Co Cafe Jibby & Co Cafe

Inspired by the vibrant cafe culture in Melbourne, Australia, Jibby & Co is a quaint establishment with a satisfying food-and-beverage menu as well as freshly baked cakes. Read More...

Burgertory Burgertory

A home-grown establishment in Subang Jaya, Burgertory offers deliciously sinful and value-for-money pork, beef and vegetarian burgers – all of which are handmade, of course. Read More...

 
Nu Sentral Mall Nu Sentral Mall

Nu Sentral is Malaysia’s first ever transit mall hub, offering a multitude of entertainment spaces, alfresco dining and other unique features for an exciting shopping experience. Read More...

Antipodean Cafe

Quaint yet hip, Antipodean Café is an all-day breakfast bar that resembles a charming Spanish bistro, ticking all the right boxes in terms of food, service and ambiance. Read More...

 
The Roof @ First Avenue The Roof @ First Avenue

The Roof is home to five concept venues: cigar and whiskey lounge Malt & Leaf, Play dance club, sports bar Score, fine dining fusion restaurant Signature and Stratosphere, Asia’s first grassy helipad bar. Read More...

IPPUDO at BSC IPPUDO at BSC

Adopting a contemporary concept plus an open bar section, IPPUDO’s newest outlet offers a more extensive food and beverage menu to complement its signature ramen dishes. Read More...

 
Kanna Curry House Kanna Curry House

Well-frequented for its award-winning banana leaf rice and fast service, Kanna Curry House is a South Indian restaurant located at the fringe of Section 17, Petaling Jaya. Read More...

IPPUDO at The Garden IPPUDO at The Garden

A non-halal Japanese restaurant, IPPUDO at The Gardens Mall offers high quality, homemade ramen and tantalising pork dishes in a posh and stylish ambience. Read More...

 
El Cerdo, Changkat Bukit Bintang El Cerdo Restaurant

If you are in the mood to put some pork on your fork, head on over to El Cerdo along Changkat Bukit Bintang for carefully crafted dishes with inventive porky interpretations. Read More...

Tous Les Jours Tous Les Jours

Tous Les Jours is a French-Korean bakery with classic French pastries, unique South Korean breads and a wide array of delicious cakes. Opens daily from 08:00 till 22:00. Read More...

 
Melur and Thyme Melur and Thyme

Melur and Thyme is an East-meets-West restaurant with a quiet ambiance at a less-prodded area in KLCC. Serving fusion-Malaysian dishes with a focus on duck, it is a great place to for a hearty lunch and dinner. Read More...

Starhill Culinary Studio Starhill Culinary Studio

Hone your culinary skills by joining classes at Starhill Culinary Studio! Learn how to cook your favourite Malaysian dishes, delicious Japanese cuisine and delectable French snacks in a sleek, comfortable atmosphere. Read More...

 
Espressolab Coffee Shop Espressolab Coffee Shop

A serious establishment for all things coffee, Espressolab is a minimalist café in Solaris serving up some of the best coffee in the city, allowing guests to bring in outside food to enjoy with their drinks. Read More...

Area 27, Bukit Bintang

In Kuala Lumpur the name Bernard Chandran is synonymous with local haute couture. Read More...

 
Burger Junkyard Burger Junkyard

Burger Junkyard in Kota Damansara – a gourmet burger bar worth investigating for its hearty, inventive meat sandwiches. Read More...

Di Wei Chinese Restaurant Di Wei Chinese Restaurant

Di Wei Chinese Restaurant is a posh dim sum restaurant in Empire Hotel Subang putting out tasty versions of these Chinese-style tapas dishes in air-conditioned comfort and boasting prompt service. Read More...

 
Egg Fashion Egg Fashion

Mixing old-fashioned service with thoroughly up-to-the-minute style, Egg is a bright and airy shop stocking great daywear by the likes of local design labels Egg. Read More...

Urbanscapes Kuala Lumpur Urbanscapes Kuala Lumpur

Urbanscapes 2013 is an all-around music festival featuring the best of art, dance, comedy and music, with internationally-acclaimed acts such as Franz Ferdinand, Two Door Cinema Club and Red Hongyi. Read More...

 
Hop-On Night Excursion Hop-On Night Excursion

See the city in a whole new light with the Hop-On Night Excursion. Visit Batu Caves, Chinatown and more, plus treat your taste buds to one of Malaysia’s most famous local delights – satay! Read More...

Ichiro Sushi Bar Ichiro Sushi Bar

With an atmosphere that will surely remind you of The Land of the Rising Sun, Ichiro Sushi Bar serves one of the freshest sushi in town, perfect for those who would like to satisfy those cravings! Read More...

 
Healy Mac’s Irish Bar & Restaurant Healy Mac’s Irish Bar

Best known for its all-day happy hour promotions, Healy Mac’s Irish Bar & Restaurant is an Irish-themed restaurant and sports bar along Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur. Read More...

Luxury Vintage Luxury Vintage

For the savvy fashionista looking for a collection of beautifully-curated but massively-discounted designer merchandise, Bangsar boutique Luxury Vintage is the perfect place to help save some hard-earned ringgit. Read More...

 
Garibar Garibar

A landmark in Bangsar’s nightlife scene, Garibar is unsurprisingly popular among expats and young professionals, easily pulling in the after-work drinking crowd and offering a menu of creative cocktails and simple, tasty food. Read More...

Rum Jungle Club Rum Jungle Club

Standing prominently along Jalan P Ramlee, Rum Jungle is a rainforest-themed nightclub divided into four main areas (each with a bar counter of its own), and a notorious reputation for attracting ‘working girls’. Read More...

 
Royal Selangor Visitor's Centre Royal Selangor Centre

Recognised as one of the country's premier attractions, the Royal Selangor Visitor's Centre is a gorgeous and well-managed exhibit, with free guided tours that will take you through its galleries and even the factory Read More...

Cedar on 15 Cedar on 15

Cedar On 15 is a rooftop fine-dining restaurant on the 15th floor of Impiana KLCC Hotel offering top-notch fusion food, a fantastic location just opposite Suria KLCC and a refined, relaxed atmosphere Read More...

 
Emporium Grand Cafe Emporium Grand Cafe

Holding the record for the longest running Happy Hour in KL, the extraordinary Emporium Grand Cafe and Lounge is a bar and restaurant that serves western and Mediterranean food with an Asian twist, in distinctively lavish environs. Read More...

F Block F Block

Just what the doctor ordered for thrifty fashionistas, F Block is one of our favourite local boutiques, offering an unfailingly cool collection of clothes, shoes and jewellery in step with the current season’s fashion styles. Read More...

 
Quirky Brown Cow Quirky Brown Cow

The sort of store that will have thrifty fashionistas rejoicing, Quirky Brown Cow is a Bangsar fashion boutique known for its chic, vintage, and romantic collections at prices that won’t break the bank. Read More...

Harrods Cafe Harrods Cafe

Opened early 2013, Harrods Cafe is a teashop quickly gaining popularity for treats like cakes, macaroons and pastries, as well as its made-to-order sandwiches and mains. Read More...

 
Jorya Weekend Jorya Weekend

Jorya Weekend is a Bangsar clothes store housing a collection of in-style fashions, feminine designs and casual wear, designed for sophisticated fashionistas who are unafraid to show off their individual style with flair and conviction. Read More...

il Lido Rooftop Bar il Lido Rooftop Bar

A great place for a casual, romantic date, the two-storey Il Lido is an award-winning fine-dining restaurant and rooftop bar offering a menu of well-executed Italian dishes and inventive cocktails. Read More...

 
Ronnie Q’s Ronnie Q’s Bar

A Bangsar sports bar that is largely popular with expats, Ronnie Q’s is a laidback, homey and friendly place best known for its warm and efficient staff, ice-cold beers and tasty pub grub. Read More...

Sha Shaari Boutique Sha Shaari Boutique

Bag a bargain at Sha Shaari, a Bangsar boutique stocking an amazing collection of second-hand designer handbags, clutches and accessories in mint condition, always at a snip of the original price: from Chanel to Gucci, major brands are well represented. Read More...

 
La Boca Latin Bar La Boca Latin Bar

La Boca is a Latin American restobar in Pavilion KL with a fun, welcoming vibe, great location, wildly colourful decor and a menu of tasty Argentinean, Brazilian, Cuban, Mexican and Peruvian food. Read More...

Tate Bar Tate Bar

A place where discretion and flair seem to be the operative words, Tate is a 1920s speakeasy bar: expect dim lighting, intimate seating, mismatched but masculine furnishings and a slight Alice in Wonderland theme. Read More...

 
Rootz Rooftop Bar Rootz Rooftop Bar

Topping Lot 10 shopping centre, Rootz Rooftop Bar looks like lavishly-conceived version of a Russian palace nightclub with velvet drapes, glittering chandeliers, plush armchairs and gold-gilded paintings of early 19th century Renaissance. Read More...

Tous Les Jours Tous Les Jours

Tous Les Jours is a French-Korean bakery with classic French pastries, unique South Korean breads and a wide array of delicious cakes. Opens daily from 08:00 till 22:00. Read More...

 
Hard Rock Café KL Hard Rock Café KL

A legend on KL’s nightlife scene, Hard Rock Café is a great place to go if you are craving a burger and fries, or if you want to rock out to live music. Read More...

Melur and Thyme Melur and Thyme

Melur and Thyme is an East-meets-West restaurant with a quiet ambiance at a less-prodded area in KLCC. Serving fusion-Malaysian dishes with a focus on duck, it is a great place to for a hearty lunch and dinner. Read More...

 
View Rooftop Bar

View Rooftop Bar is a nightclub on the 29th floor of G Tower Hotel with three sections: two indoor lounges and an airy, outdoor bar with bamboo sofas, potted plants and great views of the KL skyline. Read More...

Prime Prime

A steakhouse in Le Meridien Hotel, Prime is an award-winning restaurant with a serious attitude to beef, a stunningly simple interior design, an elegant ambiance, and a menu of hearty, generously-portioned western food. Read More...

   

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