New Restaurants, Cafes and Bars in Kuala Lumpur: January 2020

New Restaurants, Cafes and Bars in Kuala Lumpur: January 2020

Begin 2020 with new, delicious eats at these 8 hot new spots. There's affordable udon, Singapore's Michelin-starred soy chicken rice and an omakase experience for just RM70!
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Bookmark this spot for your next date night for a casual fine-dining experience that wont break the bank. Opt for the Three-Course set for RM70, or the Five-Course for RM170 that feature Japanese-influenced dishes made with local ingredients. Some standouts include the heirloom tomatoes with housemade roselle vinaigrette and the pork belly with soy milk sauce.


You can now have Singapore's famed one Michelin-starred chicken in vibrant Petaling Street. Have the signature Soy Sauce Chicken (RM8.80) that comes dressed in a flavourful sauce and served with fragrant garlic rice. Don't forget to add the tangy chilli sauce! Aside from chicken and rice, the melt-in-your-mouth Char Siew Noodles (RM11.80) is also divine.

Known for their pop-up in Mahsa University, this ice cream brand now also has a brick-and-mortar spot in Seapark! Come for creative flavours such as Banana Cake, Rose Gold and even Egg Tart (from RM8 per scoop). Up your dessert game with Flying Pancake (RM10) or Donut Saucer (RM12).
Photo by Burppler Calie Tang

Slow down on weekends with your pals at this newbie at The Hub. Start the morning with a cuppa like the bold Long Black (RM10) or the creamy Piccolo (RM11) brewed with beans from The Roast Things. On food, have the hearty Slow Breakfast (RM28) with beef bacon, quinoa salad, sourdough and eggs, or the vegetarian-friendly Beets, Hummus & Avocado (RM26). Desserts include waffles, souffles and cakes that are perfect for sharing.

Platinum Park's newest Japanese addition provides an omakase experience like no other. The restaurant is only open for dinner and seats eight people per session, so reservations are necessary! Enjoy the Chef's Omakase (from RM850) featuring a variety of appetisers, hot dishes and 11 nigiri sushi. Look forward to stellar seasonal ingredients including uni, caviar and bluefin tuna.
Photo by Burppler Amayzing .

The friendly folks at this restaurant infuse Western favourites with Indian flavours in creative ways, while also serving familiar classics. Breakfast and teatime see choices like Idli (RM5.90) and Toss-ai (RM5.90) served with dhal and chutney, while lunch features heavier dishes like Mutton Briyani (RM27.90). From the fusion section, give the Spaghetti Lamb Meatballs (RM22.90) or the Chicken Tikka Burger (RM20.90) a try. End off with the Sizzling Brownies (RM22.90) with curry ice cream that will knock your socks off!

Weekday lunches don't have to cost a bomb – bowls of udon at this new entry in Seapark start from RM5.90! A simple yet satisfying option is the Original Udon (RM5.90) topped with scallions, which you can have either hot or cold. Also good is the Yamagoe Special Udon (from RM9.90) with beancurd and a runny egg is a good choice. Pair that with a stick of Deep-Fried Eggplant (RM2.50) or Prawn Tempura (RM2.50) for a fuller meal.

Add this snazzy bar and restaurant to your list for after-work tipples or a chill dinner meeting. On the menu, you'll find fusion dishes featuring flavours from Japan and more. Highlights include the Sambal Petai Pasta (from RM20), Pork Belly (from RM20) or the Cold Malat Tofu (from RM20) that Burppler Brian Leow recommends to pair with whisky. Beer and soft drinks are available too.
Photo by Burppler Brian Leow

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