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#BUROEats: 10 New cafes and restaurants to visit in the Klang Valley in March 2023

March on these spots


By Natalie Khoo

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#BUROEats: 10 New cafes and restaurants to visit in the Klang Valley in March 2023

Where to eat in the Klang Valley this March: a fiery northern Indian dining venue at The Five, a Nyonya steamboat restaurant in Pavilion Elite, and a charming wabi-sabi cafe in Cheras are among the standouts of the month! 


1. Jwala 

With a name that means “flame” in Sanskrit, Jwala makes a fiery debut in Damansara Heights to present northern Indian cuisine to discerning diners. The upscale restaurant boasts custom-made copper-clad tandoors that deliver the “finest degree of charcoal grilling”, promising a theatrical dining experience with great attention to detail. Chef Vinu Raveendran helms the kitchen, armed with years of experience working in restaurants across India, Spain and Dubai. Patrons can look forward to a smoky display of meats, biryani, and artisanal breads imbued with aromatic spices and modern twists.  

Address: E-2-01, Level 2, Block E, The Five, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur 

Opening hours: 6pm to 11pm | Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays)

Contact: 012 947 9100

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2. Bijou 


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Ara Damansara has welcomed a new cafe in the form of Bijou, serving coffee and pastries in a minimalistic setting. Located behind Cantara Residences, the cosy space is a warm, laid-back hideout to fuel up on caffeine while listening to Oasis playing in the background. Ample sunlight illuminates the space during the day, with pretty nooks and corners setting the scene for social media shutterbugs. 


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Address: 78, Jalan PJU 1A/42B, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 11AM to 6PM, Wednesdays to Mondays (Closed on Tuesdays)



3. RasaNya Steamboat

Set in a discreet location on the eighth floor of Pavilion Elite, RasaNya Steamboat is a hidden gem for Nyonya cuisine that first opened back in November 2022. Priding itself on being Malaysia’s first Nyonya steamboat restaurant, the Muslim-friendly spot offers nine types of broths that highlight Peranakan flavours. The menu comprises fresh premium seafood ingredients such as Hokkaido scallop and Canadian lobster, as well as fine butcher selections including Japanese Miyazaki A5 Wagyu Beef and Australian lamb. Other options include Baba Nyonya appetisers and dishes, each plated and presented with unique cultural elements taken into consideration. Top it all off with the rich Peranakan decor—featuring classic meets contemporary tiles, textures and fixtures—and guests are sure to have a pleasant all–round dining experience. 

Address: Level 8, Lot 8.105.00, Pavilion Elite, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11AM to 10PM daily 

Contact: +6010 773 0223

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4. House of Wheat


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Over in Cheras, House of Wheat made its mark in February with coffee, pastries and brunch dishes on its soft launch menu. Distinguished by a cute koala illustration adorning its signage, the new bakery cafe features understated interiors and furniture in a predominantly brown and neutral colour palette. The Italian-inspired Maritozzo cream roll is a signature here, while those looking for something more filling can opt for a sourdough toast or other hot meals. 


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Address: 1-5, Menara Mutiara Central, Jalan Desa Aman 1, Taman Desa Aman, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10AM to 10PM daily (soft opening)

Contact: 03 9134 6668

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5. Bara on Six

Tucked away on the sixth floor of Trader’s Hotel, Bara on Six is the latest grill and bar to grace the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant fires up a variety of fine in-house dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood, best paired with its selection of craft gins and premium wines. Complete with gorgeous views of the city and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, this elegant establishment makes an ideal spot for date nights and memorable meals. 


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Address: Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur,

Opening hours: 12PM to 2.30PM, 6.30PM to 12AM | Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays)

Contact: 03 2332 9888

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6. Shan Mu Cafe


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Shan Mu Cafe is another new hangout spot for Cheras folks, particularly in the Taman Connaught neighbourhood. Operated by a team of siblings, this charming cafe stands out for its wooden exterior and unique furniture that’s crafted from kayu chengal and resak—exuding a traditional wabi-sabi aesthetic. The menu consists of Japanese-style dishes such as ochazuke and rice bowls, alongside crafted beverages including coffee and mocktails. 


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Address: 28, Jalan Cerdik, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10AM to 7PM, Tuesdays to Fridays | 9AM to 8PM, Saturdays to Sundays

Contact: 016 362 8266



7. Wooss


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Dessert addicts, Wooss wants to woo you over to Sri Petaling for a sweet indulgence with its plethora of cakes, pastries, bingsu and coffee. To give you more reason to visit, the modern cafe offers several alluring indoor and al-fresco dining spots that are perfect for a casual catch-up with loved ones (or to pose for photos). It’s currently still in the soft launch stage, so visitors can expect more offerings in the months to come. 

Address: 66, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8AM to 12AM

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8. Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita welcomes pizza fans to its polished space in Bangsar South, where it serves fresh handmade Italian pizzas and pastas. Established by the Portofino Group in partnership with pizzaiolo Kristi Joshi, the pizzeria specialises in classics like Mozzarella di Bufala, prepared with traditional cooking techniques using a Valoriani oven. Patrons can also choose from a reasonable wine and cocktail selection to complete their meal. 


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Address: Unit G-17, Ground Floor, Nexus, Bangsar, South City, 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10AM to 11PM daily

Contact: 012 256 7309

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9. Oui Bakehouse


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Meet Old Klang Road’s latest bakery cafe, which just opened its doors on 11 February 2023. Oui Bakehouse offers an extensive range of oven-fresh pastries, in addition to brunch favourites, pizzas, and pastas that will make you want to say “oui” to a visit. A full glass facade gives passersby a peek into the store, which combines wooden and rattan furniture with lush potted plants to create a calming ambience.   


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Address: Old Klang Road, Menara K1 G02, Lorong 3/137C, Jln Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 9AM to 6PM | Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays)

Contact: 03 7770 9355

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10. Cinq Dining 

Fans of modern French cuisine can look forward to a sensorial gastronomic experience at TTDI’s new Cinq Dining. Nestled in Menara Ken, the upscale restaurant boasts a sophisticated dining atmosphere with contemporary furnishings and bold red touches. As for the menu, expect a respectable variety of appetisers, pastries, meats and desserts to satisfy all appetites. Complement the food with your drink of choice from a wide range of beverages (or ask the sommelier for wine recommendations)—all delivered with the promise of warm hospitality.


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Address: Unit 1-3A & 1-5, Menara Ken TTDI, 37, Jalan Burhaneddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6PM to 12AM | Mondays to Saturdays (closed on Sundays)

Contact: 012 318 8395

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