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#BUROEats: 13 New cafes and restaurants to visit in the Klang Valley in January 2024

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By Natalie Khoo

#BUROEats: 13 New cafes and restaurants to visit in the Klang Valley in January 2024

Hello, 2024! To kickstart the new year, we’ve rounded up all the latest cafes and restaurants in the Klang Valley that have popped up on our radar. Among them include a Latin American restaurant and bar at The Exchange TRX, a bakery cafe for sweet tooths in SS2, and a Sichuan hotpot kitchen at a new hotel in KL. 


1. Amazonas


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Nestled on the top floor of The Exchange TRX, Amazonas is the latest restaurant by the Kenny Hills Hospitality Group. Offering Latin American cuisine, the restaurant and bar concept features sharing plates with a focus on open-fire cooking, as well as fun cocktails and late-night DJ fiestas. Reflecting the region’s vibrant culture and tropical setting, Amazonas will immerse patrons in a lush dining atmosphere, in addition to panoramic views of the city from its rooftop level. 


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Address: PL09 & L04.03, Park Level, The Exchange TRX, Persiaran TRX, Tun Razak Exchange, 55188 Kuala Lumpur 

Opening hours: 11am to 10.30pm daily

Contact: 017-930 4880

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2. Mellow Wine


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A new wining and dining room in Section 17, PJ beckons those who seek to unwind over a glass (or bottle) of natural wine paired with sharing plates. Introducing Mellow Wine, which reflects its name with its snug, relaxed ambience and warm staff—AKA “walking wine menus”—who will take guests through the variety of white, orange and red natural wines on display. Customers are also welcome to taste three selected house pours that are rotated weekly, before deciding on their preferred label to indulge in. As for the food menu, expect a plethora of small and big sharing plates with global influences, including vegetarian-friendly options.


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Address: L1-06A, Seventeen Mall, Jalan 17/38, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 3pm to 11pm daily

Contact: 016-260 1701



3. Bar Kar


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Newly opened last Christmas Eve, Bar Kar is the sister restaurant of Eat and Cook by the Feast Group. Tucked within G Tower in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the unique concept specialises in wood fire open flame dining, resulting in fiery sharing plates that blend innovation and tradition. The gastronomical journey begins from the moment customers walk through the firewood-laden walls into the modern cave where dancing flames collide with a modern twist on local flavours—promising a memorable experience. Food aside, Bar Kar also offers a respectable selection of wines, premium malts, whiskies, spirits, and Harney & Sons teas. 


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Address: Suites G-06, Ground Floor, G Tower, 199, Jln Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm

Contact: 011-2277 3131 



4. Warung Eropa

Fans of Balinese fare, you’ll want to check out Warung Eropa at the Dining Terrace in The Exchange TRX. Originating from Kuta Utara, this outlet marks its first Malaysian outpost, bringing the Indonesian island’s beloved traditional dishes to our shores. Expect specialities like Bebek Goreng (fried crispy duck), Rawon Malam (beef soup), and the classic Mie Goreng, alongside a selection of tropical cocktails. Interior-wise, the space is imbued with refined, modern Balinese touches to complete the experience. 

Address: 106, Lingkaran TRX, Imbi, 55188 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11am to  10pm

Contact: 016-709 2998



6. Sichuan Kitchen


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Calling all mala and spicy food lovers, Sichuan Kitchen has just opened its doors at the swanky new Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur! Primarily serving hotpot, the menu presents an extensive range of fresh ingredients from high-quality beef to premium seafood and vegetable platters. Additionally, there are a la carte dishes curated by a Sichuan-born chef for those who enjoy dishes with some heat. To quench your thirst from the spice, you can order crafted mocktails or cocktails made with Chinese liquor from the cocktail bar in the middle of the restaurant. 


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Address: Level 1, Four Points By Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, City Centre Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6pm to 11pm 

Contact: 03-2706 9099

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7. Chloe Co


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First established in Ipoh, Chloe Co welcomes its second outlet with an entry in the SS2 neighbourhood. Easily distinguished by its dark wooden storefront featuring a revolving door, the bakery cafe is a sanctuary for pastry and dessert enthusiasts alike. On top of its signature croissants, strudels, cakes and baked goods, the menu also includes brunch classics, pasta, and Western dishes. 


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Address: 151, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (closed on Wednesdays)

Contact: 016-555 2830

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7. Liang’s Dining


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Brought to you by the same group behind CC by Mel and Zen by Mel, Liang’s Dining is a contemporary Chinese restaurant located in Mont Kiara. Helmed by Chef Liang, who draws inspiration from his mother’s cooking, the restaurant offers curated dishes that combine fine culinary techniques with unique flavour combinations. Expect snacks like dumpling fried mantou and grilled dumplings, alongside mains like dry aged duck breast and beer-caramelised pork belly, served in a modern cafe-style setting. 

Address: 163 Retail Park, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur 

Opening hours: 11am to 10pm



8. Yakiniku Tenshin

Yakiniku Tenshin is your new spot for yakiniku in the city centre. Nestled within Avenue K, this a la carte buffet restaurant specialises in halal-certified top-grade Japanese A5 Miyazaki wagyu beef, grilled to smoky perfection. On top of thick, fatty beef cuts, the pork-free restaurant also offers wagyu croissants, sandos, noodles, and seafood options such as Hotate Teppanyaki, Snow Crab Nabe, Oyster Sashimi, and more. Customers may also complete their meal with an unlimited supply of sake, beer, and house speciality cocktails.


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Address: L3-14C, Level 3, Avenue K, 156, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 10.30am to 10.30pm

Contact: 011-3331 9089



9. Annabell KL


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With a towering floor-to-ceiling bar decked with 199 cloches of rare and exceptional spirits at the center of attention, Annabell KL is poised to be a popular hangout among social media shutterbugs and nighthawks. Further highlighting the opulent space are lavish seats and wall panels featuring depictions of flora and fauna—setting a picturesque backdrop for photos. The dining lounge is perched on the 11th floor of TSLaw Tower, serving an array of pork-free fusion dishes accompanied by live music performances and DJ beats late into the night. Of course, the libations on display are also available for tasting, whether on their own or crafted into a cocktail. 


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Address: Level 11, TSLAW Tower, 39, Jalan Kamuning, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 5pm to late

Contact: 010-877 0888

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10. MadHatter Dessert


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Dessert aficionados may be familiar with MadHatter Dessert, helmed by ‘Dessert King’ Marcus Low of Masterchef Asia fame. After several months of closure in pursuit of a fresh direction, the MadHatter returns with an all-new concept that now spans beyond sweets. Situated in Bandar Menjalara, the new location features sleek, minimalist interiors and a revamped menu that includes breads, pastries, cakes, and savoury foods. 

Address: 26, Jalan Medan Putra 4, Medan Putra Business Centre, 52200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 9am – 5pm (Wednesdays to Sundays)

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11. Niku 29 


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Another new yakiniku joint to check out is Niku 29 in Menara Hap Seng. Founded by the Curate Group, Niku 29—which translates to meat in Japanese—brings halal-certified Wagyu from Japan and premium black Angus from Australia to the table. The restaurant offers both curated set menus and a la carte options, ensuring a hearty meat feast for all.


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Address: Unit 1-02, Level 1, Menara Hap Seng, 3, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

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Contact: +6019 257 2033‬

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12. The Ottoman KL

If you’ve yet to try Balkan cuisine, bookmark The Ottoman KL in Menara Ken TTDI for your next gastronomic adventure. Led by a Bosnian-born chef, the restaurant incorporates recipes that represent the Balkans, comprising Bosnia, Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Serbia. Its charming interiors are adorned with photo frames depicting the region’s history, as well as colourful carpets and floor tiles reflecting its culture. As for the menu, take your pick from a range of comforting, time-honoured Balkan dishes such as Popara (bread porridge), Jagnjeca Corba (lamb soup), and Muckalica (meat stew). 

Address: Unit 1-7, Menara Ken TTDI, 37, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm (weekdays) | 8.30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm (weekends) 

Contact: 019-773 2785

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13. Nondua Cafe


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Nondua marks the latest cafe in PJ New Town for vegans and vegetarians, serving a smogasbord of plant-based meals with Mediterranean influences. The menu offers a respectable variety of pasta, pizza, wraps, salads and sandwiches made with wholesome ingredients. Coupled with the cafe’s warm, lush ambiance, Nondua makes for a welcoming space to practise mindful eating. 

Address: 34-1, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Bandar Baru Petaling Jaya, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 11am to 10pm (weekends) | 11am to 10.30pm (weekdays) 

Contact: 012-210 8231

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