15 New Restaurants to Visit in KL and Selangor in July 2015Sean Yoong
June 25, 2015
You can view a list of our most recent new restaurant features here. This is part of a monthly series.
1. League of Captains at Jalan Doraisamy
The revitalisation of The Row is now in full swing, thanks to League of Captains, which is spearheaded by local clothing label Pestle & Mortar. The venue’s name is an homage to two of barista Danial’s favourite Melbourne cafes, though it also reflects its founders’ ethos & aspirations.
Address: The Row, Jalan Doraisamy, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail
2. Ribs at the Burgeon at Aman Suria
It’s been many months in the making, but Ribs At The Burgeon is finally open – founders Seth & Ray & their terrific team have carved out a contemporary barbecue restaurant & whiskey bar in the suburbs that’s boldly ambitious & distinctively appealing. This is one of 2015’s most commanding new restaurants.
Address: 8 & 10, Jalan BM 1/2, Taman Bukit Mayang Emas
3. Brulee Brasserie at Casa Tropicana
It’s nearly 10,000 kilometres from the islands of the Mediterranean to Malaysia, but Brulee Brasserie tries to bring a bit of the spirit of Sicily & Santorini to Selangor, with European-accented offerings by a warm team that makes friends of its customers.
Address: B1-2, Casa Tropicana, Jalan Persiaran Tropicana
4. Livello Uno at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
If the name Mashad Pino rings a bell, this may be the reason: Mashad was the chef in charge when Hit & Mrs opened in 2012 & Feeka the following year After slaving for two of KL’s toughest F&B monoliths, the Malaysian-Italian has now broken free on his own, opening a new Italian restaurant.
Address: 165A, First Floor, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
5. Huckleberry Food & Fare at Plaza Damansara
‘There ain’t nothing in the world so good when it’s cooked right.’ Mark Twain was thinking of corn-dodgers & buttermilk, pork & cabbage & greens, when he wrote that line, but it’s promising that the sentiment scribbled on the chalkboard of Huckleberry is the principle that fuels the food at this Bukit Damansara boulangerie & bistro, one of 2015’s most encouraging new eateries.
Address: 2G & 4G Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights
6. Ngiu Chap Wong at Plaza Damas
This little shop could become a big attraction, run by friendly couple Andrew & Jenny, whose retirement from the corporate world has opened up a new chapter in their lives. This month, they’ve launched a cafe on a hidden corner, serving a cherished speciality of Andrew’s hometown, Kota Kinabalu – Sabah’s ‘ngiu chap,’ or mixed beef noodles.
Address: P-1-3, Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas
7. Aether Café at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Take a seat by Aether Cafe’s windows, enjoy the leafy view & watch out for Asian red-cheeked squirrels scampering outside – Malaysian brothers Mark & Shaun Chang have chosen a lovely location for their new cafe, which is poised to become a hidden sanctuary for the weary city soul, supplying some respite from the offices & malls.
Address: Pusat Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun, 48 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr.Ismail
8. Project B at Sentul
Project B is a new eatery that encapsulates the soul of social enterprise – it marks the first F&B initiative by Malaysia’s Dignity For Children foundation. The focus for food is fried chicken – customers can have fun trying three varieties: The ‘Signature Crunch,’ two pieces of crispy buttermilk-coated chicken with chicken-salt crinkle fries & coleslaw; the Malaysian hot-&-spicy berempah with flavourful nasi lemak; or the Korean sweet-&-sticky with kimchi jjigae stew.
Address: 25-G Jalan 11/48A, Sentul Raya Boulevard
9. The Rolling Pin at Plaza Damas 3
Twirling into Sri Hartamas, The Rolling Pin puts a fun spin on Indian fare, with stimulating visual twists by chefs Rakesh Talwar & Abhishek Botadkar, both from Mumbai.
Address: Ground Floor, Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas
10. Gourmet Vegetarian Kitchen at Bandar Sunway
A unique new vegetarian restaurant has sprouted in Bandar Sunway, sowing the seeds of imaginative meatless dining.
Address: Eight Gourmets Gala, Ground Floor, Pinnacle Annexe, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway
11. Episode at Solaris Dutamas
One of Publika’s most photogenic restaurants, Episode strives to be worth an entire series of visits for customers seeking cross-border cooking that spans Eastern & Western imprints.
Address: A4-UG1-1, Solaris Dutamas, Outside Publika
Read Review: Episode at Solaris Dutamas: Restaurant Review
12. Fat Olive at Dataran Prima
Chef Enrique Garcia Fernandez – call him by his nickname, Kike (pronounced ‘Key-Kay’) – is ready to cook; Fat Olive is now open, helmed by Kike, who hails from northern Spain, & his partner Stacee, a Malaysian former advertising executive who recently returned home after a long stint in Shanghai.
Address: B-G-17, Menara Prima, Jalan PJU 1/39, Dataran Prima
Read Review: Fat Olive at Dataran Prima: Restaurant Review
13. The Birdmen Co at Subang
Let’s give ’em something to squawk about: Fans of chicken wings can flock together at The Birdmen Co, a newly hatched Subang restaurant that rules the roost with its playful range. Chicken wings coated with chopped garlic & cheese? Count us in!
Address: 113, Jalan SS 15/5A, Subang Jaya
Read Review: The Birdmen Co at SS15 Subang: Restaurant Review
14. P&C Cocktail Bar at Desa Sri Hartamas
KL’s newest speakeasy-style cocktail bar is an intimate hideout that strives to evoke the spirit of Prohibition-era America, complete with wanted posters of Al Capone & U.S. newspaper clippings that hark back to nearly a century ago.
Address: Desa Sri Hartamas
15. Kotakotak Café at Shah Alam
Two friendly Malaysian sisters & their collaborators have created this lovely-looking new cafe that showcases intriguing ideas like a complex, colourful stack of smashed pumpkin, sweet potatoes, crispy potato skin, mashed potatoes & tempeh with chilli basil oil squirts.
Address: 8 Jalan Presiden F U1/F Accentra Glenmarie Seksyen U1