12 New Restaurants to Visit in KL & Selangor in October 2015

You can view a list of our most recent new restaurant features here. This is part of a monthly series.

1.Marta’s Kitchen


Honest Spanish cooking by a former schoolteacher from Salamanca & her Dutch husband who’ve made KL their home: Marta’s Kitchen is a marvellous new stop for Malaysians seeking authentic servings of tapas, paella & very possibly the city’s most satisfying churros.

Address: The Signature, Jalan Sri Hartamas 2

Find: Contact details and map for Marta’s Kitchen

Read Review: Marta’s Kitchen at The Signature, Desa Sri Hartamas: Restaurant Review

2. Sekor & Co


Gyu tan don, semur lidah, daging balado, bakso & sambal bajak – recipes that reflect Melati Proehoeman’s multifaceted family roots & faraway travels, served with soul at a restaurant gifted to her by her husband for their fifth anniversary.

Address: 1A, Jalan Chong Khoon Lin, Ukay Heights

Find: Contact details and map for Sekor & Co

Read Review: Sekor & Co at Ukay Heights, Ampang: Restaurant Review

3. Sion Dining


What happens when a Japanese sommelier-&-chef who loves Spanish & Swiss cuisine (as well as Marilyn Monroe) opens a restaurant? You wind up with a venue like Sion, where the setting is seductively elegant & the cooking is singularly engaging. Tongue meat tossed with parmesan? Count us in!

Address: B-1-16, 1st Floor, Block B, Jalan PJU 1A/20A

Find: Contact details and map for Sion Dining

Read Review: Sion Dining at Ara Damansara: Restaurant Review

4. Lucky Bo


If you know your history, this Bangkung address has housed some excellent neighbourhood eateries over the years, from seafood sanctum Four Seas to mod-Oz haven Madisons(plus Tasting Room by Wine Cellar, if you count the space upstairs). Lucky Bo, reputedly named in honour of the beloved dog of the outlet’s owner, preserves that tradition; if we’re fortunate, this ‘community cafe’ will enjoy a more enduring presence than its predecessors.

Address: 65 Jalan Bangkung

Find: Contact details and map for Lucky Bo

Read Review: Lucky Bo at Bangkung, Bangsar: Restaurant Review

5. Rak Somtam


Terrific Thai temptations that tickle the taste buds & linger in the memory – Rak Somtam is well worth the trip to Kota Damansara, helmed by a Malaysian restaurateur & his Thai wife, with a kitchen crew that hails largely from north of our border.

Address: 17-1, Jalan PJU 5/4, Dataran Sunway

Find: Contact details and map for Rak Somtam

Read Review: Rak Somtam Urban Thai Eatery at Kota Damansara: Restaurant Review

6. Nomi Tomo


Hidden without a signboard on the third floor of a shop-lot, Nomi Tomo – which translates into ‘Drinking Buddies’ – serves purely sake & skewers (with an interesting selection of both), founded by friendly brothers Kelvin & Kai Zhou.

Address: 3rd Floor, No. 2 & 4, Plaza Damansara

Find: Contact details and map for Nomi Tomo

Read Review: Nomi Tomo Sake Bar at Bukit Damansara: Restaurant Review

7. Closer


Closer tries to go the distance to be distinctive with a sun-drenched, plant-adorned setting to complement its amiable offerings.

Address: G-02, Menara TSR, 12 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara

Find: Contact details and map for Closer

Read Review: Closer Kitchen & Espresso Bar at Mutiara Damansara: Restaurant Review

8. Polecats Coffee


This cafe is tiny & tricky to locate, but it’s worth checking out: Founders Sam & Zee (plus their newborn daughter Arya) have made Polecats a fun family-run hangout with a deeply personal touch, crafting their own culinary creations like pancakes with lamb bacon.

Address: 36, Jalan Bandar 1, Taman Melawati

Find: Contact details and map for Polecats

Read Review: Polecats Coffee at Taman Melawati: Snapshot

9. Bean Brothers


This Korean-operated coffee bar on a secluded street in Sunway Damansara scores significant points for its striking looks, with a cavernous two-level warehouse space filled with intricately photogenic corners that’ll become a social media staple.

Address: Jalan PJU 3/50, Sunway Damansara

Find: Contact details and map for Bean Brothers

Read Review: Bean Brothers at Sunway Damansara: Restaurant Review

10. Prezzo


Not a bad stop for Italian cooking with a few interesting flourishes.

Address: 14 Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru

Find: Contact details and map for Prezzo

Read Review: Prezzo at Telawi, Bangsar: Snapshot

11. Slappy Cakes


From Portland to Publika: American brunch franchise Slappy Cakes smacks its way into Malaysia this month, promising playful pancakes that customers can cook themselves on special griddles built on each table.

Address: A3-G2-3A, Solaris Dutamas

Find: Contact details and map for Slappy Cakes

Read Review: Slappy Cakes at Solaris Dutamas: Restaurant Review

12. Koosh Koffeez


Conjuring up notes of razzle-dazzle in its decor & dishes, Koosh Koffeez is an eccentrically colourful venue, exuberant with plush chairs & playful hip-hop caricatures, taking an adventurous approach to everything from pastas to waffles & coffee.

Address: D5-G3-03 Solaris Dutamas

Find: Contact details and map for Koosh Koffeez

Read Review: Koosh Koffez at Solaris Dutamas: Restaurant Review

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12 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Sabri Majid October 14, 2015 Subscriber

    Pam M Dibble check this out … Fancy any outlet for Thursday lunch?

  2. Ruby Rabi October 10, 2015 Subscriber

    Rudy Pids pernah nampak tak no. 8 at Melawati tu

  3. Chew Cheng Siew October 8, 2015 Subscriber

    #1 #5 #6 #12 ? Teck Hing Yee

  4. Haifaa Van Heusen October 8, 2015 Subscriber

    Weerawan P. Frank

  5. Ashereen Jessy Kanesan October 8, 2015 Subscriber

    Charlo Fay Kaanchana Suppayah

  6. Ida Nadirah October 6, 2015 Subscriber

    Ida Liyana

  7. Shafinaz Shaukat October 2, 2015 Subscriber

    Jenny Lim…another one ?

  8. Shafinaz Shaukat October 2, 2015 Subscriber

    Jenny Lim..useful site ?

  9. KL used furniture October 2, 2015 Subscriber

    wow! great list, we need to try few of them asap! 🙂

  10. Renugah Ramanathan October 2, 2015 Subscriber

    Puvaneswary Selvam

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