12 New Restaurants to Visit in KL & Selangor: September - October 2014

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

1. DC Restaurant by Darren Chin

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Keep your fingers crossed that DC Restaurant, now in the final stages of renovation, will open by the end of September. Helmed by Darren Chin, a scion of the Dave’s Deli/Bistro long-enduring brand and a proud alumnus of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, this three-level eatery in Taman Tun Dr Ismail promises “a new cuisine, unpretentious, to a certain extent raw, and which presents nature’s bounty it in its purest form.” Pumpkin puree with pine needle soil, anis foam and sago crisps, anyone?

Find: DC Restaurant’s directory page here

See Also: Review of DC Restaurant

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2. Rendez-Vous

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Fans of French spider crabs, blood sausages and quails cooked with white wine, rejoice: This casual new restaurant helmed by Arnaud Chappert and Florian Nigen seeks to serve French fare that’s both authentic and affordable.

Find: Rendez-Vous’ directory listing here

See Also: Review of Rendez-Vous

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3. The Red Herring

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Looking for another tryst with French cuisine? We also bid bonsoir to The Red Herring, helmed by a Malaysian chef who has returned to her homeland after honing her craft in San Sebastian and opened this cosy little space with her Japanese sommelier partner. Try the beef bourguignon, a thick, savoury rendition brimming with succulent shin meat.

Find: The Red Herring’s directory listing here

See Also: Review of The Red Herring

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4. Quivo

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This Pavilion newbie – part of the Kate Spade boutique – features plenty of potential. Helmed by the Valiram Group (the purveyor of TWG tea and Godiva chocolates in this mall), Quivo is a Mediterranean-influenced restaurant and bar that’s clearly pushing to become Pavilion’s pinnacle of chic.

Find: Quivo’s directory listing here

See Also: Review of Quivo

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5. RGB At The Bean Hive

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RAW reincarnated: This might look like a nondescript residence in an evergreen neighbourhood, but its placidly innocent facade is deceptive.RGB is poised to become one of KL’s buzziest new cafes, run by the caffeine-passionate pioneers who previously spearheaded RAW Coffee.

Find: RGB At The Bean Hive’s directory listing here

See Also: Review of RGB At The Bean Hive

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6. Hamasho

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Charcoal stoves seize the spotlight at Hamasho, as compellingly Japanese as a grilled seafood restaurant can get in KL. Hamasho secures fresh seafood shipments five days a week, with the squid in particular receiving star treatment, brushed with a mix of sake and shoyu.

Find: Hamasho’s directory listing here

See Also: Review of Hamasho

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7. Kissburger

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From saba fish burgers to rice burgers bursting with kinpira-cooked root veggies, Kissburger serves Japanese-influenced creations that might breathe fresh life into the Klang Valley’s burger-eating experience. Don’t miss the tempura-style brinjal ‘fries’ here.

Find: Kissburger’s directory listing here

See Also: Review of Kissburger

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8. J&P Magic House

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Call it magic, call it true: J&P Magic House levitated straight into KL this month, anxious to awe audiences with daily Italian dinners and Japanese-orchestrated shows that might raise eyebrows over whether a man truly can vanish into thin air.

Find: J&P Magic House directory listing here

See Also: Review of J&P Magic House

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9. Kilo Grill

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Petai ice cream? That’s merely one of the many highlights of this ambitious new eatery – run by a team of Malaysians, French and Pakistanis – that defies easy categorisation, serving a continent-hopping, barbecue-focused selection that cascades from Argentine sea prawns to Spanish Iberico meat, Irish oysters and John Ross Jr Scottish smoked salmon to Korean sea eel.

Find: Kilo Grill’s directory listing here

See Also: Review of Kilo Grill

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10. Hyde At 53M

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Introducing the Klang Valley’s next speakeasy-style bar that’s set to be a smash hit, hidden in an entirely unexpected location – Damansara Utama.

Find: Hyde At 53M directory listing here

See Also: Review of Hyde At 53M

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11. Acme South

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Flame on! Acme South, a Southern American BBQ restaurant that’s a spin-off of Acme bar & Coffee, has blazed open in Bangsar, unleashing everything from Texan beef briskets to Louisianan po’ boys, hush puppies and cheese grits. The South has risen again, absolutely.

Find: Acme South’s directory listing here

See Also: Review of Acme South

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12. Tiffin’s by Chef Korn

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Erawan enthusiasts, rejoice: The revered Thai restaurant has embarked on its first spin-off – a casual soul-food cafe with a pork-heavy repertoire of Chef Korn Yodsuk’s cherished family recipes that evoke memories of his childhood.

Find: Tiffin’s by Chef Korn directory listing here

See Also: Review of Tiffin’s by Chef Korn

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