September 2nd, 2023
18 New Restaurants to Visit in KL and Selangor in March 2015
You can view a list of our most recent new restaurant features here. This is part of a monthly series.
1. Red Kettle in Taman Desa
Red Kettle has begun boiling: Enzo, his wife Theresa & their friend Desmond fulfil their decade-old dream to open their own casual eatery together, baking bacon-laced loaves, smoking sausages & crafting soft-serve ice cream to colour up their neighbourhood.
Address: 37 Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa
2. Iberico Kitchen in Oasis Ara Damansara
Taking a passion for pork to tempting new thresholds, Iberico Kitchen is devoted exclusively – as its name indicates – to the Pata Negra breed of acorn-foraging Iberian pigs, with a porky potpourri that swoops from Iberico salads & schnitzels to Iberico burgers, pastas, ribs & meatballs.
Address: D-G-07, Oasis Square, Oasis Ara Damansara
3. Grind 22 at Bangsar
Meet Bangsar’s latest coffee hideout, spearheaded by an all-smiles team that includes designer-architect Effendy & his passionate collaborators.
Address: 22, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar
See Also: Grind 22 at Bangsar: Restaurant Review
4. Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount
Keen to curry favour, Shokudo is run by a band of Malaysians who have a yen for kare served with everything from tonkatsu to tori kara-age, buta yakiniku to ebifurai, korokke to omuretsu.
Address: No.9, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount
5. Bruno’s Steaks & Burgers at Desa Sri Hartamas
Not a full-fledged restaurant per se, but the food here is the equal of many eateries: Sous-vide steaks, burgers & wraps on a sidewalk, served by a banker-turned-chef who loves his meat.
Address: Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas (near Klinik Mediviron)
6. Houshuen at Jalan Gasing
Seeking an outdoor cafe for cakes & coffee? Houshuen – which translates from Chinese into ‘Good Choice,’ more or less – might fit the bill, run by one-woman-show Jeannie Tee with a little help from her grandniece & relatives at a rented bungalow.
Address: 122 Jalan Gasing, 46000, Petaling Jaya
7. Rubberduck at Sri Hartamas
The two women who run Rubberduck are no quacks – Kat & Lin have launched a satisfying new alfresco cafe that offers tempting frittatas, madeleines, chocolate beetroot cakes & mango puddings with chia seeds.
Address: K-06, Plaza Damas, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Above Hartamas Shopping Centre
8. Chicken Lah at Kelana Jaya
Chicken Lah hopes to rule the fast-food roost, marking a freshly laid plan by Perak’s well-respected Winner’s Fried Chicken franchise to fly the coop from its birthplace of Ipoh & spread its wings further.
Address: 97 Jalan SS 25/2, Taman Bukit Emas, Taman Mayang, Kelana Jaya
9. G-Cova Korean Grilled Chicken at Mont Kiara
South Korea’s G-Cova char-grilled chicken franchise fires its opening salvo in Malaysia.
Address: Mont Kiara Meridin, Jalan Duta Kiara
10. Mei By Fat Spoon in Desa Sri Hartamas
The two sisters behind Fat Spoon have finally launched their sparkling new restaurant, simply called Mei, a contemporary Japanese joint that seems set to replicate its elder sibling’s success.
Address: 22G, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas
11. Swich Café in Damansara Utama
How do you open a cafe from scratch in 10 days? Ask CC Lim, who signed a tenancy contract in Damansara Uptown on her birthday on January 22 before swiftly launching this new branch of Swich. Try the Klang Valley’s first mix-&-match cake combos here, empowering patrons to customise their cakes by selecting sauces & garnishes to complement the cakes.
Address: 54, Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Utama
12. The Original Milkshake Co at Quill City Mall
Cold comfort, creative cool, thanks to The Original Milkshake Co, the best reason to visit Quill City Mall. Need recommendations? We love the Caramel Popcorn milkshake, which can be thickened with choc brownie chunks. The Root Beer milkshake with red velvet cake also sparks synergy.
Address: 4-63, Level 4, Quill City Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail
13. Softsrve at Damansara Uptown
Softsrve takes a leaf out of Momofuku Milk Bar’s book, bringing cereal milk soft-serve ice cream – made with milk combined with corn flakes – from NYC to KL. The ice cream is presented to patrons with lots of fog surging out of each serving – the not-so-secret explanation is dry ice.
Address: 31, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Uptown
14. Longhorn Steakhouse at Quill City Mall
Another American chain lands in KL, with a Texan theme to complement steaks like ‘Flo’s Filet.’
Address: G-01 & 02, Quill City Mall
15. Gee & Geek at SS2, Petaling Jaya
The Geeks will inherit SS2; Gee & Geek is conceived by a band of childhood buddies who studied together in SMK Taman SEA & have reunited to run a restaurant less than 500 metres from their alma mater.
Address: 46, Jalan SS2/4a, Petaling Jaya
16. Ticket To Korea at Setiawalk, Puchong
Ticket To Korea tries to take culinary travellers on a first-class trip to explore Seoul’s soul food; its friendly Korean founders, Jeff & Soo, are a young couple who’ve poured their passion into nurturing a warm, welcoming restaurant with enjoyable ideas.
Address: C-8-1, Block C, Setiawalk, Puchong
17. Café Vina at Setia Alam
Every neighbourhood deserves a a cosy venue like Cafe Vina, situated across the street from a row of terrace homes, spearheaded by the family who founded Pizza Uno in the 1990s.
Address: 8 Jalan Setia Indah Y U13/Y, Shah Alam
18. Hawk & Fish at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Check out this new clay pot bak kut teh specialist that has sprung up in a surprising location.
Address: 50 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, 60000 Taman Tun Dr Ismail
See Also: Hawk & Fish at TTDI: Restaurant Review