#BUROEats: 7 New cafes and restaurants to visit in the Klang Valley in February 2022
Feb (fab) food finds
1. Nimbus Restaurant
From the same chef-founder behind Cloud Hawker, a hawker and street food delivery service, comes Nimbus Restaurant—a modern restaurant combining influences and inspiration from various cuisines. An unassumingly elegant setting beckons, enlivened with neatly potted plants and a foliage wall adding colour to the neutral interiors. Expect a selection of starters, mains and desserts that offer a mix of familiar and elevated flavours, with dishes including Chicken Liver Pate, Prawn Bisque Noodle, Coffee Braised Pork, and PB&J.
Address: 72 Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6014 9688 748
Opening hours: 6pm to 10pm daily
2. The Crane KL
Making its ‘nest’ along Jalan Sultan, The Crane KL debuts as a vibrant new addition to the ever bustling Chinatown this year. Housed in a building that dates back to the 1930s, the restaurant and bar reflects the oriental theme of its locality with striking red and teal interiors. Paper cranes and lanterns hang over tables, while crane illustrations adorn the art canvases and walls in the alleyway corridor—a sight that’s well worth the gram. You’ll find original creations such as Nasi Lemak Wanton, Japanese Udon in Curry Laksa Gravy, and its own take of an Aussie Beef Burger on the food menu, in addition to a range of classic cocktails at the bar upstairs.
Address: 78, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 313 6997
Opening hours: 12pm to 12am (restaurant) | 4pm to 12am (bar/upstairs)
3. Lou Lou James - The Italian Kitchen
Lou Lou Kitchen welcomes fans of Italian fare to satisfy their cravings at its newly opened space in Plaza Arkadia, which offers both indoor and al fresco dining areas. Chef Aniello Frediani helms the kitchen here, serving up authentic Italian flavours in a well-rounded menu comprising appetisers, mains, pizzas, pastas, grilled meats, and desserts. Among the house specialties include Mussels Frediani, Braised Lamb Shank, and Diavola Pizza, to name a few.
Address: F-G-5, Plaza Arkadia, 3, Jalan Intisari Perdana, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 566 6135
Opening hours: 11am to 12am, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays)
Spot the cartoon raccoon in SS2 and you’ll catch the face of Bandit, the neighbourhood’s new hideout for specialty coffee, bread, and hot meals. It’s hard to miss the adorable mascot when it’s mischievously grinning at you from the front window and all throughout the store, down to the takeaway packaging and merchandise. We hear these bandits make a mean sandwich and cold brew, among other Asian-inflected dishes and specialty drinks.
Address: 6, Jalan SS2/10, SS2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6012 310 2749
Opening hours: 8am to 5pm (closed on Thursdays)
Launched in December 2021, Maristar is the latest dining and entertainment concept by The Marini’s Group. Located inside The Starhill, it features a caviar seafood bar and fashion lounge for trendsetters who want to see and be seen. The menu features a selection of premium oysters as well as Beluga Siberian and fine Oscietra caviar, along with a variety of seafood, pastas, pizzas, and Tomahawk steak.
Address: LG 08, Lower Ground, The Starhill, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 935 2533 | [email protected]
Opening hours: 4pm to 12am (Mondays to Thursdays) | 12.30pm to 12am (Fridays to Saturdays)
6. Popsicola KL
Popsicola makes a splash as Petaling Jaya’s latest poolside café, located at MAHSA Avenue. Established by the Brick House Group—the masterminds behind Pokok KL and Daun KL—this sunny spot offers a pescatarian menu featuring fish tacos with wasabi and guacamole, prawn sliders, calamari baskets, and other rice bowls and sharing platters. There’s also an assortment of fresh juices and rainbow-coloured house sodas to quench your thirst on a hot day or after a dip in the pool.
Address: Block B, Level 2, MAHSA Avenue, Jalan Ilmu, off, Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +016 406 5218
Opening hours: 12pm to 9pm | Tuesday to Sundays (closed on Mondays)
7. Bui Bui Bakehouse
Old Klang Road recently welcomed a charming Japanese-influenced café, occupying a cosy corner of a white bungalow. That’s Bui Bui Bakehouse for you. Complete with a white car parked on the front porch and minimalist interiors within, this café meets the ideal aesthetic for Instagram or TikTok posts. Carb lovers will be no less pleased with the variety of fluffy toasts, sandos, and melon buns, specially made using imported Hokkaido milk. Pair your carb of choice with a dirty latte or hand drip coffee for the complete comfort meal.
Address: 213, Jalan Sepadu, Taman United, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm daily
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