August 5th, 2020
Sikit Atas at Damansara Heights: Restaurant Review
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Even from the street, Sikit Atas is an altogether appealing place. Well-designed and thoughtfully incorporated elements of wood and steel, combined with a lovely covered outdoor patio, lend a chic appeal to this 125-seat casual eatery. So we took our seats and started perusing the beautifully presented menu, marvelling at the breadth and variety of offerings. Located in the busy-by-day, but quiet-at-night area of Damansara Heights, Sikit Atas specialises in Western, Northern Indian, and Asian cuisines, but have developed perhaps their most loyal following for their amazing desserts and bakery goods.
Sauté Apple Starter and Chicken Tikka Pizza
We began with the Grilled Lamb and Sauté Apple starter, tender bite-sized chunks of marinated boneless lamb chop with apples and a smooth mint sauce. It was unusual, tasty, and went over quite well at our table. Next up, an equally unusual offering: a chicken tikka pizza. Marrying a Western staple with a favoured Indian dish, this hot-from-the-oven thin crust pizza was topped with a tangy onion sauce, chunks of moist, flavourful chicken tikka, and mozzarella cheese. We found that a dash of Tabasco elevated this already-delicious pizza to sublime.
Burgers and More
Burgers made with either lamb or beef are available here, too, and rival any burger joint in the city. Served on fresh buns with thick-cut fries and a stack of veggies so fresh they’d make a gardener weep, these burgers are not only mouth-watering, they’re big enough to share. More? You bet – a selection of pies (the Lamb Shepherd pie was a winner), Northern Indian dishes, BBQ beef ribs, sandwiches, and pastas, along with a few seafood mains, too. With such a wide-ranging offering of cuisine, even the fussiest of eaters will find plenty to enjoy. And the desserts are simply incredible. My favourite? The “Eton Mess” – a lovely chocolate pavlova filled with light, fresh dairy cream and topped with juicy strawberries. There are loads more to choose from, but this one is a must-have in my book.
Great Food, Skilfully Prepared
If you want great food, skilfully prepared and presented, and served in a casual, comfortable atmosphere that blends elements of a café, a bakery, a bar, and an upscale casual restaurant, then this is the place for you. Their excellent wood-fired oven pizzas, delicious sandwiches and burgers, sinful Häagen-Dazs milkshakes, and delectable Northern Indian dishes will have you coming back for more. Prices are incredibly reasonable, there’s live music Tuesday through Friday nights, and the fantastic happy hour specials are among the best in town (check the website). Though “Sikit Atas” might not roll easily off the tongue for expats, it’s a Malay expression that means “just a bit better than the rest” – something that transcends the norm. And whether you come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, that’s exactly what you’ll find at this terrific new eatery.
Location and Contact Details
Lot G-01, Wisma Perintis, 47 Jalan Dungun, 50490 Damansara Heights
Tel: 03.2094 2489
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 1am Sat-Sun 8am to 8pm Ample, easy parking after 6pm