August 9th, 2022
18 restaurants and cafés to check out in Jaya One
PJ’s Jaya One complex has long been a hive of numerous buzzing eateries that promise something for every palate. Here are 18 noteworthy ones, both new and old.
1. Streat Thai
Possibly the Klang Valley’s most distinctive destination for Thai street fare, Streat Thai is fuelled by the formidable skills and experience of more than a dozen chefs from across the Land of Smiles, meticulously hand-picked and brought to Malaysia from Bangkok, Chonburi, Chiang Rai, Korat and Pattaya to cook up a storm of fierce, fragrant flavours.
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Fest lives up to its name – on a Saturday afternoon, this cafe hums with the sounds of life, love and laughter, as families and friends celebrate the weekend. Fest’s founders Jia Yuan, Maryam and Lisan have known each other since they were seven years old, and their new venue is a cheerful destination with distinctive food choices that combine childhood flavours with contemporary flair.
Read review: Fest at Jaya One
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Cheers for ChimiChurri, which serves warm, wholesome and well-prepared salads, wraps and sandwiches, each emphatically hearty, equitably priced and enjoyably customisable with interesting ingredients.
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Formerly known as Vvaffle, this outlet specialises in Belgian Liege waffles with experimental toppings. Brioche dough with Belgian pearl sugar forms a balanced batter for the fresh-tasting, well-textured offerings – dense enough for a firm, fulfilling bite but sufficiently tender to yield a pleasant chew, rounded out by a crisp, caramelised exterior.
Read review: Vvaffle Waffles at Jaya One
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5. Robata Monkey
This restaurant transports the unique art of rustic Japanese slow-grilling into Jaya One, serving a smorgasbord of succulent seafood with smoky, savoury subtleties. Robata Monkey focuses on ‘robatayaki,’ cooking with ‘bincho-tan’ traditional oak charcoal that burns cleanly to ensure the restaurant’s assortment of fish, flown in from the Land of Rising Sun, retains as much moisture and purity of flavour as possible.
Read review: Robata at Jaya One
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6. Coconut House
Wood-fire pizza and famously cheap porky fare synonymous with this casual Italian joint.
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7. Boat Noodle
Time for Thai? Boat Noodle has branches all across the Klang Valley, and Jaya One is no exception.
Read review: Boat Noodle at Empire Damansara
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With a tantalizing tagline that promises “Grilling Under The Stars,” Bangoya reveals itself to be an alfresco izakaya on an atmospheric rooftop meant to evoke a sake-garden setting.
Read review: Bangoya at Jaya One
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9. Chilli Rush
Heat-seekers can scorch their taste buds at Chilli Rush with fiery, fearsome fare that erupts up the Scoville scale with geyser-like fury.
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10. Go Noodle House
Noodles slide into the spotlight: Customers searching for slurp-worthy strands will find what they’re seeking here.
Read review: Go Noodle House and Shabuten Tei at Jaya One
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11. The Bee
Whether you need a wholesome brunch, a tasty teatime treat or a satisfying dinner to wind down the day, The Bee has been a welcoming presence for everyone in Jaya One for close to six years now.
Read review: The Bee at Publika
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12. Marufuku Udon
This inconspicuous corner is a soothing sanctuary that supplies simple, wallet-friendly Japanese soul food.
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13. Ojos Bar
This speakeasy-inspired bar is hidden behind thick, heavy doors, serving striking cocktails that succeed in making a stirring impression.
Read review: Ojos Bar at Jaya One
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14. Brussels Beer Café
For chilling out after work, the Timmermans Framboise (tinged with raspberries) and Belle-vue Kriek (which leans toward cherries) are enjoyably refreshing.
Read review: Brussels Beer Café at Jaya One
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15. Kechara Oasis
This “New Age Vegetarian” restaurant features some intriguing selections, including Tibetan and Nepalese specialities.
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From Tsukune Teriyaki with Egg Yolk Sauce to Golden Fried Shrimp to Daikon No Soboro Ankake, there’s no absence of attractions at this inviting Eastern-inspired hangout.
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Malones offers an array of scrumptious Irish specialities that aims to satisfy Malaysian taste buds.
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One of Jaya One’s most enduring establishments, Frontera is a reliable destination for Mexican fare at its most flavoursome.
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