12 Best places to eat, drink, play, and shop in Petaling Jaya


By Zoe Yang

12 Best places to eat, drink, play, and shop in Petaling Jaya

Looking for things to do on a weekend or in search of never before ventured places? Peep our guide for fun things you can do in Petaling Jaya—you might just go back to one of these hidden gems for more!

Where to eat and drink:

1. The Hub, SS2:

  • Little Pig

Headed by Chef Yu Khim, the team over at Little Pig is committed to providing guests a gastronomic delight, and by doing so, they have their produce sourced mainly from Spain and Europe to get the best quality. Moreover, only recently opened in 2019, the team has already made quite a name for the Spanish eatery (especially their tapas) within a short span of time.

The cosy dining has been getting rave reviews for its range of flavourful Spanish dishessome of their house signatures include Crispy Pork Belly Eel Bao, Squid Ink Paella, Roasted Cauliflower, Acorn-fed Iberico Jamon 5J, Patatas (Potato) Bravas, and their must-try Iberico Pork Ribs. Do note that portion may be little since the word, tapas, means appetisers served in small portions.

Tip: Make a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.

Address: Lot B1-06 ,The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Monday & Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm | Closed on Tuesdays

Contact: 016-222 2708

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  •  Kooky Cream

If you’re looking for places to get your sugar cravings fixed, this hidden gem can definitely cater upon your sweet tooth needs. With everything made fresh on the daily and in-house, a few of the their most sought-after treats (and crowd favourites) are Rose Lychee Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Earl Grey Mille Crepe, and Japanese Sweet Potato Invisible Cake.

If cakes aren’t exactly your thing, they have an assortment of palatable desserts such as berry pavlova, meringue pie, shaved ice and more. Lastly, don’t forget to pair your treats with the highly recommended handcrafted drink, Hōjicha Latte.

Tip: Visit earlier as seating is quite limited here.

Address: Lot A-G-02 The Hub SS2 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 2pm – 11pm | Friday & Saturday, 2pm – 12am | Sunday, 2pm – 10.30pm | Closed on Tuesdays

Contact: 016-773 7358

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  • Pints & Putts @ The Hub, SS2

Pints & Putts is the first mini golf restaurant and bar in Malaysia—it offers nine differently themed mini golf courses with numerous levels of difficulty, from sci-fi to horror to Lego. This is a decent spot to visit if you’re looking for a fun place not too far off to wind down after work, or a chill weekend with your family.

If you feel like you could use some delicious bits during your mini golf session, you can opt for their highly praised Asian fusion dishes such as rice bowls, Soft Shell Crab Burger, SWINGS (Korean spicy fried chicken), Pulled Pork Burger, and Pavlova.

For an extra good time, a few sips of cocktails never hurt—if eating your desserts are too basic for you, you can opt for one of their recommended cocktails, Strawberry Cheesecake; other beverage include Frozen Margarita, Classic GNT (Gin and Tonic), Classic Old Fashioned (bourbon). This restaurant bar is also praised for its decent food, drinks and entertainment—all at a reasonable price.

Tip: Make a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.

Address: Lot A-G-05, The Hub SS2 Retail 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 3pm – 12am | Closed on Mondays

Contact: 012-399 7271

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2. Collective

Good news for all coffee enthusiasts and self-proclaimed coffee connoisseurs out there—you can geek out about coffee and experiment with a slew of specialty coffee—all at this hidden gem tucked away in an industrial area located in Petaling Jaya. Highly praised for its wide range of quality coffee blends and single origin coffee, this is the perfect roastery to get your coffee fixed, especially those who are fuelled by good coffee and can’t go about the day without it. A few of their best-selling items are Haaraz Peaberry (coffee beans sourced from Yemen), Huye Mountain, black espresso and latte. Meanwhile, you can have their pastries to go with your coffee too; perfect for your day of indulgence.

Tip: We heard that the cafe’s peanut butter brownies are to-die-for!

Address: Unit 3, Ground Floor, Wing A, Lot 5, Bangunan Basic Eight, Lorong 19/1A, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday, 8.30am 5pm | Saturday, 8.30am 6pm | Closed on Friday

Contact: 017- 205 5644

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3. GRUB by Ah Hong & Friends

Previously a struggling chap fan store, restaurant owner h Hong gave a full revamp to his failing business, turning it into a modest (not fancy) steakhouse and now doing exceptionally well, better than ever. Over at GRUB, foodies can look forward to having a sinful, hearty feast and satiate gobsmackingly delicious meat servings of well-seasoned, juicy steaks including wagyu, New York striploin, T-bone steak, tomahawks, and more.

If you don’t want any beef, that’s fine too—their grilled lamb, seafood bouillabaisse, and grilled chicken chop also received favourable reviews. Not only that, this eatery is commended for its affordable prices for the variety of steaks, which is the reason why the restaurant functions on a self-service basis, able to keep their food prices down.

Although usually packed with large crowds, the ambiance of the restaurant still manages to ooze cosy vibes amongst the busy setting—definitely a trendy spot to chill with your loved ones or old friends for a memorable night. Don’t forget to read GRUB’s cheeky menu introduction for a good laugh before dinner.

Tip: Make a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.

Address: 608, Jalan 17/10, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 6pm – 11pm | Saturday – Sunday, 11am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm | Closed on Mondays

Contact: 014-607 2983

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4. Kwong Wah Ice Kacang

While there are many trendy cafes serving your favourite Korean or Japanese shaved ice desserts, it is time we go back in time and embrace our love for these iconic local desserts—the ever lusciously sweet ais kacang (also known as ABC; ais batu campur) and cendol. Over at Kwong Wah Ice Kacang, these two sweet treats are doused in authentic (and really aromatic) gula melaka.

The 81-year-old family recipe seems to remain as people’s favourites, never fail to attract long queues under the hot sun, even when some guests stood to savour a bowl of dessert when the store ran out of seats! Surely, there is nothing more Malaysian than queuing up under Malaysia’s sunny climate, and quenching one’s thirst with a cooling, sweet treat! Other local delights you can find there include Nyonya kuih, assam laksa, nasi lemak, mee siam, and more.

Tip: Visit earlier to avoid long waiting time.

Address: No. 5, Block C, Happy Mansion, Ground Floor, Section, Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm | Closed on Mondays

Contact: 012-550 0975

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5. The Passenger Bar

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If you’re in search of a quiet, fancy place with quality booze to chill at, this might just be your next go-to spot in town. The Passenger Bar is a newly opened concept bar designed in a luxury train themed environment. With guidance from six wine enthusiasts manning the bar, guests can savour a selection of their fine wines as well as their charcuterie board for an exquisite experience. You can also opt for the bar’s Australian craft beer or delicious cocktails if you’d like.

Address: Kota Damansara, 5-2, Jalan PJU 5/12 Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 5pm – 12am | Closed on Mondays

Contact: 03-7498 1956

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Where to play and shop:

6. Party Room Malaysia

Outdoor activities too overrated for you? We got you covered—situated at Atria Shopping Mall, Party Room hosts an array of fun and interactive indoor games ranging from Human Whack-A-Mole, Rainy Bike, and 3D Twister to Giant Jenga, board games, Lego wall, and many more. These family-friendly activities have been vouched by many for its incredible fun and pleasant experience.

In case you’re wondering, you can also organise private parties and corporate team-building events, given that Party Room also functions as an event space, able to accommodate up to 120 guests. With this one-of-a-kind recreational spot in town, you’re bound to make some of the funniest memories over at the Party Room with your family and friends.

Address: T22, Atria Shopping Gallery, 3rd Floor Lot, 23 & 23A, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Opens daily, 10am – 10pm

Contact: 019-200 0861

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7. Workshops at Stickerrific

This cosy spot epitomises heaven on earth for all the arts and crafts aficionados out there. The craft store supports many creative local brands as well as international brands, such as Bingka, Loka Made, Mossery, Whimsy Whimsical, Clairefontaine, Van Gogh, La Dolce Vita, J.Herbin, and many more.

Aside from wandering around the creative space, Stickerrific also holds various workshops on a monthly basis, offering classes on watercolour, calligraphy, bullet journaling, lettering composition and watercolour brush lettering. Head over to their website to see which one in particular you’d like to catch this March!

P/S: If you’re lucky, you might even get friendly visits from the store’s purrfect cats—Luke, Leia and Chewie.

Address: F-85-3.1, Level 3, PJ Live Arts, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Jaya One, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday | 12pm – 7pm

Contact: 03-7931 4092

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8. NUDE The Zero Waste Store

While adopting a zero-waste lifestyle can be quite costly, this store comes highly recommended for its reasonable pricing. Whether you’re interested or only a beginner in this lifestyle, check out the store’s entirely package-free goods, featuring an assortment of everyday items from wet and dry foods to personal care to household liquids. Before you pay them a visit, make sure to bring your very own trusty bottle or container to store your goodies!

Address: 11A, Jalan 19/29, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 7pm | Closed on Mondays

Contact: 011-3773 9639

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9. Flow Dive Center

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do, you might want to consider investing in this hobby/sport. Over at the PADI-certified dive school, a team of professional (and extremely passionate) diving instructors caters to different learning styles as they take students’ learning experiences seriously, ensuring their students make the most out of it.

Rest assured that they have all your diving needs sorted out at their world-class facilities—you don’t have to worry about getting your own equipment! If you’re keen on taking up this activity, this center is recommended by many for its reasonable pricing, too. Other than that, they also organise a range of community events such as underwater photography trips (and workshops), conservation projects, scuba diving trips around the world, and more. One thing to tick off your bucket list, on to the next!

Address: Lot G, PJ Palms Sports Center No1, Lorong Sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Opens daily, 10am – 10pm

Contact: 012-522 9257

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A joint lot with a coffee shop, One Half, visitors can first take a look around the space, then order a cup of Joe to chill out for the day. The store offers an array of random (and beautiful) pieces ranging from fashion pieces to interior furnishings to personal care—all sourced from local designers and consignors. Spend your weekend here and you might just come across some interesting artisanal finds to treat yourself; or if you’re on a hunt for a unique gift for that special someone, this would be a decent spot to visit.

Address: 17, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 11am – 10pm daily

Contact: 016-353 4727

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11. Canyon Paintball

If you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled activity to do over the monotonous weekend, this is your shot. A game of shooting with friends or family sounds like a day of fun already. All you need to do is prepare a strategy, trust your gut according to the situation, and win the battle as the last man/person standing on the battlefield.

Address: Changkat Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm | Closed on Monday – Friday

Contact: 012-201 3454

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12. The Villas @ Sunway Resort & Spa

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In desperate need of a deserving retreat? Take a spontaneous trip down to Sunway and make the most out of your weekend. This is the perfect spot for those who don’t want to travel far. For a luxury hideaway, guests can opt for a stay at any one of the resort’s three massive private villas: The Villa, Deluxe Villa, and Premier Villa. Each villa comes with a private plunge pool, private balcony as well as butler services, and more. A whole villa to yourself is a blissful way to wind down and recharge your batteries before another busy week begins.

While there, you can opt for a relaxing massage session at the resort’s in-house wellness spa, Mandara Spa. Other perks include a five-minute walking distance to one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia, Sunway Pyramid, and a day of fun at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, to slow down the day all within one strategic destination.

Address: Persiaran Lagoon Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 24 hours

Contact: 03-7492 8000

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