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New restaurants, cafés and bars in KL to try this month

The city's most exciting new openings

We’ve been scouting out the city’s newest restaurants, cafés and bars to bring you this ultimate list. Change up your dining routine this month with these recent entries. Let the Instagramming begin.

Wizards

Led by the team behind Jalan Batai’s Yellow Brick Road, Wizards is where you can find brunch and dinner favourites done right: buttermilk fried chicken burgers, comforting rice bowls and braised lamb shank are just some of the menu's highlights. 

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Bukit Bintang

Beta KL

Just when we were worried that the year’s F&B scene will be little more than a succession of safe-betting brunch cafés and comfort-food restaurants, up comes Beta KL with their bold venture into modern Malaysian cuisine.

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KL City Centre
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Chateau DeCanter

Château DeCanter offers plenty of breathing space – plush leather chairs, three private rooms and an airy smoking area cater to a wide range of drinkers looking for a place to lounge about. Both Old and New World wines are well represented, but it’s really the selection of Old World wines that catches our eye. 

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TTDI

Vantador

Dry-aged steak is a serious matter here, with a carefully curated selection from Argentinian chef Ramiro Moya that includes Spain's Rubia Gallega (Vantador’s pride and joy), Margaret River Wagyu, Tasmanian Angus and Victoria Hereford. Best to beef up on your dry-aged steak knowledge before you make your way to Vantador for a better appreciation of your meal. 

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Hartamas
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Poseidon Caviar & Seafood Bar

Helmed by the restaurant group Ironwoods – which also runs Ingrained at Cellar 18 and The Flowerpecker – Poseidon Caviar & Seafood Bar is where fresh seafood and affordable wines can be found in the affluent township of Desa ParkCity. 

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Kepong

Brasserie Fritz

Brasserie Fritz draws you away from the daily grind of Jalan Bukit Bintang to a fashionable Parisian street: freshly baked croissants, kouign-amanns and pain au chocolats greet you from as early as 7am, while a waiter in a creaseless white shirt and clipped tie stands ready to explain the menu and plat du jour. 

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Bukit Bintang
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Dew

Telawi’s new kid on the block is a promising one. Opened by Jaslyn Rangson right next to her namesake bakery/café, this new patisserie/florist marks how far Bangsar’s favourite baker has come since Jaslyn Cakes opened in 2014. While the neighbouring cake shop exudes a homely vibe with a counter packed with honest-to-goodness cakes and pastries, Dew is shiny, elegant and pretty in more ways than one.

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Bangsar

The Flowerpecker

The Flowerpecker is the bar KL needs right now. Occupying the breezy, sunlit space above Barat Mediterranean restaurant and serving wallet-friendly drinks, this bar stands in contrast to the dimly lit and pricey ‘speakeasy bars’ that were all the rage five years ago. 

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Bangsar
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Tangerine

The Face Suites is not a place you think about for a fine dining experience – and up until December last year, you’d be right. Since then, Tangerine has changed itself from being the hotel’s all-day dining venue to a Euro-centric restaurant that aims to be in the company of Marini’s at 57 and Cantaloupe.

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Bukit Bintang

Isabel

Standing out with its Parisian café-meets-post-colonial era décor, Alexis's sister restaurant serves up Southeast Asian dishes with a touch of class, with choices like Vietnamese chicken rice, Thai rice with fish and wild ginger sauce and more. 

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Bukit Bintang
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Three X Co

Taking over the space Mr Brooks used to occupy in Bangsar Shopping Centre is another 'speakeasy'-style cocktail bar opened by three friends, Daniel, Eugene and Wai Hung. To find the place, look for the pop-up barbershop by Othrs. Barbers on the third floor, and pull on the wall panel that's plastered with a Muhammad Ali poster. 

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Bangsar

Kirin Bar

Taking up a cosy corner in Mr Chew’s Chino Latino Bar is Kirin Bar, boasting an impressive inventory of beers and Asian rice wines. The bar is an oasis of calm where you can wait out KL’s notorious rush hour traffic with a drink. 

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Bukit Bintang
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YongSeok C

olyn~~~~ look at this!! try all  saranghae