1. Cafe Yamatatsu, Old Klang Road
Wooden elements live beautifully in harmony in this new restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.—paying homage to Japanese culture. Fans of anime will be able to explore shows such as Naruto, Slam Dunk, and One Piece as decor. Try the Taiwanese mee suah with pork slices or skewers as well as their noodles. The rustic spot specialises in hearty Japanese and Taiwanese dishes; Cafe Yamatatsu also serves a collection of house-made pickles—including yuzu bitter gourd and bonito-spiked brinjals.
Address: 30, Jalan 2/131A, Project Jaya Industrial Estate, Jalan Klang Lama
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm; 6pm – 1am (Not available on Thursdays)
Contact: 012 241 2532
2. Ms. Wong, Bukit Bintang
Calling all enthusiasts of buns and tea—it’s time to rejoice! There’s a new parlour in town that specialises in these goodies. There is an assortment of fresh baos for you to try, such as the Phoenix Bao (pan-fried smoked duck). Ms. Wong also serves heavier dishes like the Teri-Cheeky Don with marinated chicken thigh cubes, capsicums, and onsen egg; as well as Malaysia Bowleh (Home-made sambal, crispy anchovies, hard boiled egg, crispy fried chicken, and Japanese white rice). As for tea, one of their signature blends is Fruit of Eden (including a blend of apple, rose hips, and rose petals). Don’t forget to get your Instagram shots with Ms. Wong’s beautifully decorated interior.
Address: G-7, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Daily)
Contact: 012 250-7281
3. Oh Cha Matcha, TTDI
A new specialty matcha spot will open its doors on 16 March! With matcha sourced from Uji, Japan, you can only expect high quality indulgence. What’s unique here—apart from its massively Instagram-mable pastel interior—is that you get the matcha in a variety of concoctions. Oh Cha Matcha is operated by the same team behind Garage 51.
Address: 130, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
4. Yakiniku Yui, Kuala Lumpur
Up for some premium quality Japanese wagyu beef? Yakiniku Yui’s the right spot for you. This new Japanese restaurant in KL is the first of its kind in Malaysia that purchases whole cattle. Hence, patrons get to experience a plethora of cuts. Feast on the Awa beef—an A5 grade wagyu beef.
Address: D4-G4-7, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas 1, Jalan Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm and 6pm -10pm (Wednesday – Friday); 12pm – 2.30pm and 5pm – 10pm (Saturday – Sunday); 6pm – 10pm (Tuesday); Closed on Mondays
Contact: 03 6411 5748
5. Starman Coffee, Puchong
What do you get when you combine a minimal yet beautiful design with good cafe fare? Starman Coffee’s the answer. This no-frills cafe in KL serves hearty meals such as pasta, desserts such as the Rose Lychee Cake, and drinks like iced black with whipped cream. Starman Coffee is the go-to neighbourhood cafe.
Address: 16, Jalan Puteri 5/16, Puchong
Opening Hours: 9am – 7pm (Daily)
Contact: 03 5888 8031
6. Hartton Kitchen, Damansara Utama
Welcome to Rice Bowl Central Hartton Kitchen. They specialise in decadent and hearty rice bowls—all topped with soft and fluffy scrambled eggs. Varieties include the Teriyaki Salmon, Pounded Lemongrass Chicken, Mentaiko Salmon and Avocado, as well as Buttermilk Chicken. They also serve sandwiches here—from Roasted Chicken Breast to Smoky Bacon.
Address: 78, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
Opening Hours: 7.30am – 7pm (Monday – Friday); 9am – 8pm (Saturday – Sunday)
7. Mun, Cheras
This new cafe in KL is aesthetically-pleasing with its industrial vibes. Walls are adorned in shades of grey; rattan chairs and pops of baby blue round up the setting. Come here for coffee, home-brewed soda, and comfort food. While you’re there, why not give Lunar the cat some love?
Address: R-G -05, Avenue Queensville, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm (Daily)
Contact: 011 1754 2144
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