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#BUROEats: 10 New cafés and restaurants to visit in January 2022

#BUROEats: 10 New cafés and restaurants to visit in January 2022

Foodies on the hunt

Text: Natalie Khoo

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Where to eat in the Klang Valley this month: A modern European restaurant in Petaling Street, a Kappo-style Japanese restaurant in KL, a specialty coffee and matcha café in PJ, and more
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1. Allo by The Owls Cafe

Meet the latest spin-off from The Owls Café group: Allo Café. Set in the swanky Ami Suites building in Mont Kiara, Allo Café boasts modern, refined interiors with a mezzanine floor that exudes a tropical-meets-urban-chic vibe. Books and decorative items adorn the shelves, adding a wistful undertone to the space that’s sure to attract the Instagram crowd. Visitors can expect the same signature waffles and coffee that the brand is known for, on top of breakfast, salad, and pasta dishes on the café’s soft-launch menu.

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Address: Lot G3A, Ground Floor, Ami Suites, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6017 636 9953

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm (closed on Tuesdays)

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2. Shhhbuuuleee

Shhh, this hidden rooftop bar and restaurant may only be weeks old, but it’s a matter of time before it’s the talk of the town. Perched on the top floor of RexKL, Shhhbuuuleee is the latest hangout spot in downtown KL for small plates, grilled items, and noodles as well as highballs, shochu, and natural wines, among other food and beverages. The premise’s ceiling and walls retain its old, rugged look, offering a quaint charm that mirrors the overall laid-back atmosphere of the cultural and creative hub it calls home.

Note: Shhhbuuuleee is currently open for bookings only, walk-ins are not allowed.

Address: 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6012 6120786

Opening hours: 5pm to 12am (Wednesdays to Sundays)

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3. Anjo KL

Anjo is the latest modern European fine dining restaurant to grace Kuala Lumpur’s F&B scene, offering prix fixe menus specially curated by an experienced culinary team. Its majestic black and gold exteriors stand out in juxtaposition to its neighbours along Petaling Street, but that’s a mere glimpse of the opulence that awaits beyond its front doors. Think elaborately designed seats surrounding a live kitchen where diners will witness dishes being prepared before their eyes, plus a hidden bar (spoiler: it’s upstairs) lit by glistening chandeliers reflecting off dark marbled floors.

Address: 142, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6019 9771010

Opening hours: 5pm to 12am (closed on Mondays)

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4. TenRyu

Fans of Japanese fare have a new restaurant in the heart of KL to check out for a Kappo-style fine dining experience—Tenryu. For the unfamiliar, ‘kappo’ simply means ‘to cut and cook'—referencing a less formal cuisine featuring a multi-course meal curated entirely by the chef in front of diners. MasterChef Otomo heads the kitchen at this 12-seater restaurant, showcasing a theatrical display of his culinary know-how with a signature flair for dry-aged fish.

Address: Lot 101 & 119, First Floor, Wisma Lim Foo Yong, No, 86, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Wilayah Persekutuan

Contact: +6018 396 1888

Opening hours: 6pm to 11pm (Mondays to Saturdays)

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5. Ono

Founded by a team of award-winning baristas turned roasters and matcha purveyors, Ōno brings two wildly popular beverages—coffee and matcha—together in a single destination. Located in SS2, Petaling Jaya, the space embraces modern minimalism while offering specialty roasts from Curate Coffee Roasters and premium matcha from Niko Neko Matcha. The resulting menu comprises an exciting mix of classic and innovative drinks and desserts, plus a selection of hearty sandos.

Address: 7, Jalan SS 2/30, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 9.30am to 5.30pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)

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6. Porte 70

With its eye-catching peachy palette and unique interior design, Porte 70 is set to be a social media magnet for those living near the Salak South vicinity. Dessert and pastry addicts will have added reason to visit for a taste of its assortment of pretty treats and baked goods, such as Uji matcha tart and raspberry choux au craquelin. On the other hand, those who prefer savoury foods can also look forward to brunch options and casual fine dining dishes.

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Address: AS 70 & AS 71, Jalan Hang Tuah 4, Taman Salak Selatan 57100 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6014 609 3159

Opening hours: 11am to 10pm (closed on Tuesdays)

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7. Nikizoku

Nikizoku is yet another addition to Petaling Street’s expanding list of restaurants, welcoming curious diners for a taste of modern Japanese cuisine. Forget the wooden interiors or the usual sushi and ramen offerings you’re used to; this restaurant and bar is where you’d go for original creations that are intriguing to the eye yet familiar to the palate. Expect to see salmon, eel, oyster, scallop, and other seafood options on the menu—appearing in colourful Japas-style plates and playful presentations.

Address: No. 59A (1st Floor) Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2022 3889

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays – 5pm to 11pm | Fridays – 2pm to 12am | Saturdays – 12pm to 12am | Sundays – 12pm to 11pm

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8. Hoh Coffee

KL doesn’t need another coffee and dessert place, but it’s getting one anyway—in the form of Hoh Coffee. Nestled in Solaris Mont Kiara, this understated café keeps its design ethos simple yet warm and welcoming—like its menu. Come for a cup of latte or filtered coffee with a slice of cheesecake and stay for the cosy, vintage-esque ambience. We hear hot items will be coming soon on the menu too.

Address: K-G-4, 2, Jalan Solaris, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8am to 7pm (Sundays to Wednesdays) | 8am to 10pm (Thursdays to Saturdays)

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9. Jamboo KL

Love your greens? Make Jamboo KL your next stop for wholesome dishes, especially if you’re a fan of the Hakka tea-based dish, lei cha. Priding itself as the “world’s first customisable lei cha concept store”, this green café (both in terms of colour scheme and menu offerings) allows you to build your own ‘Jamboo bowl’ from 16 types of vegetables, 12 types of toppings, and four types of proteins (optional), complemented with lei cha soup. Aside from that, you’ll also find other Malaysian dishes such as Sarawak Laksa and Satay Belakang, as well as a selection of Jamboocha—the brand’s house brewed fermented tea.

Address: 19G, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6012 891 9159

Opening hours: 9.30am to 8pm (Mondays to Fridays) | 8.30am to 8pm (Saturdays & Sundays)

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10. The Bread Bar

The latest to join the Klang Valley’s catalogue of artisanal bakeries is The Bread Bar, giving folks around the TTDI neighbourhood a new place to satisfy their carb cravings. Handbaked using only organic stone-milled flours, the breads here take at least three days to make from start to finish to ensure maximum flavour. Besides your sourdough, croissants, and focaccia, the café also serves small plates, mains, and sandwiches.

Address: 57, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur,

Contact: +6017 637 5626

Opening hours: 8am to 5.30pm (closed on Wednesdays)

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