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Bangsar area guide

Discover the best restaurants, shops, bars and cafés in Bangsar

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Bangsar has gone through many phases – unobtrusive residential area, clubbing haven, arts and culture quarter, and now, café district. From the busy streets of Telawi to the more laidback Jalan Bangkung and Jalan Kemuja, we round up the best restaurants, bars, cafés and things to do in Bangsar.

Best restaurants in Bangsar

Agak Agak
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Agak Agak

By food entrepreneurs Ili Sulaiman (of Dish by Ili) and Basira Yeusuff (of Root Cellar KL), Agak Agak (meaning ‘more or less’ in Malay) is a new food-based social initiative that’s modeled after Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, where underprivileged youngsters are trained and mentored for a career in food. Setting up shop at APW Bangsar, Agak Agak is an eatery that provides one-year apprenticeship programmes for kids from underprivileged communities. These kids will not only learn skills in the kitchen, but they’ll be picking up training in managing and operating an eatery (kitchen service, sales and marketing, food delivery, etc). Agak Agak will be open to public October 31.

Ashley's by Living Food
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Ashley's by Living Food

Living Food bistro’s maiden offshoot stays true to its health food roots without sacrificing panache and élan. Spruced-up comfort food like the quinoa salad as well as baked brie with almonds and cranberries share the spotlight in this quirky, stylish spot on Jalan Telawi 3. Other dishes to try here include the scrumptious saffron-spiced paella with shrimp, scallop and pearl snapper as well as the Portobello mushroom and buckwheat polenta stack.

Bakar
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Bakar

Bakar’s affiliation with charcoal fire is far from opportunistic – spend one night here and it’s easy to see that boundaries are meddled with, for KL standards at least.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
Breakfast Thieves Kuala Lumpur
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Breakfast Thieves Kuala Lumpur

After Pulp, APW adds another café to its premises, and it’s a very handsome one. Already attracting brunch hunters and Instagrammers in droves, Breakfast Thieves (yes, it’s the sister of the one based in an old chocolate factory in Fitzroy, Melbourne) is a stunner: a glasshouse-like space with lots of pale wood, white tiles, pastel railings and concrete, punctuated by the occasional plant and exposed light bulb. Founded by a team of Malaysians (Brandon Chin, Kevin Foo and Edwin Koh), KL’s Breakfast Thieves features a minimal brunch menu of modern Australian dishes with Asian influences – think berry compote yoghurt with granola, ginger apple crumble and soft-boiled eggs; spicy baked eggs with beef salami, onion jam and okra; and even eggs Benedict is given an upgrade with braised beef cheeks, honey apple compote and yuzu hollandaise. What you can look forward to: an upcoming lunch menu with more Malaysian-centric dishes such as polenta soft-shell crab burger with lemongrass-chilli sauce and a side of kaffir lime salted chips, a nasi kerabu dish named 1MBT, popiah stuffed with shredded crab and honey herbed ricotta, and more.  Rounding out the deal is a simple coffee menu (sorry, no filter coffee for now) with the usual latte, double espresso and cappuccino. But the Magic is the one you have to try: it’s a double ristretto topped with steamed milk.

Botanica+Co
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Botanica+Co

With a light-filled space dominated by two Ficus trees and with plants dotted around, Botanica + Co restaurant and bar can be best described as lush. It reminds us of a glass house in a botanical garden; it’s a beautiful space, one that’s made for a leisurely meal. And the diverse menu plays into that theme very well.Helmed by Sam Neoh, the chef behind the popular PS.Café in Singapore, the crowd-pleasing menu features a balanced mix of cuisines. The pizza list is long, and it’s complemented by Asian and Western comfort food the likes of rotisserie chicken, duck rendang, seafood bisque linguine, Hokkien mee, fish and chips, burgers and more. If you prefer something light, there are a few choices for salads and sandwiches as well.On the bar side, Botanica + Co serves cocktails featuring Asian ingredients – think yuzu, papaya and mango. Selected cocktails are available in carafes as well, perfect for sharing between two and four people.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Chef Low
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Chef Low

November 2012 Sandwiched between oleaginous car workshops in a grimy back alley of grimy Lucky Gardens, against all odds Chef Low has managed to survive the curse of its predecessors. It’s the latest in a long list of doomed eateries to attempt a business in that specific address, but unlike the rest has garnered a following of regulars that attests to its status as one of the go-to destinations for reliably good, home-style Chinese food in KL. With all of its energy invested into the food and none whatsoever in the décor, Chef Low’s menu is – when you’ve taken in the pink tablecloths and plastic furniture – impressively ambitious. From seafood to poultry and medicinal foods to game, the plastic encased a la carte menu contains virtually every gastronomic staple that’s available in Chinese and seafood restaurants. Happily however, the jack-of-all-tradesmaster-of-none saying doesn’t apply here: At Chef Low’s, the food is consistently well prepared and infused with the confidence and verve of a cook who knows his trade well and isn’t afraid to show it. A signature dish is the Chinese-style fried bacon with marmite sauce, chilli padi and lime, which also happens to be a dangerous thing to order. Apart from the delightful dance it performs on the palate, the fried marmite bacon also proves two other things – the cooks at Chef Low a) love cooking with marmite and b) are very good at creating dishes that include marmite. To wit: marmite spare ribs which are crispy, chewy and rip

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Devi's Corner
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Devi's Corner

Bangsar’s most treasured Indian restaurant is built on the foundation of rich curries and generously spicy condiments. While most of you may frequent Devi’s at ungodly hours of the night, it’s the restaurant’s daytime banana leaf section we like the most. Tucked away upstairs, the banana leaf range is an impressive one – opt for the creamy, dreamy Kerala fish curry but be wary of the chilli-laced mutton masala. This isn’t the cheapest banana leaf meal in town but air-conditioned Bangsar corners come with a price. Awards Food Awards 2011, 2012, 2013   Devi's Corner won Best Cheap Eats in the Time Out KL Food Awards 2013. It was shortlisted Best Banana Leaf in 2012 and voted Best Mamak/Hawker in 2011. Our food awards are 100% voted for by the people of KL. This way, we guarantee that popularity and consistent performance are rewarded.

Fierce Curry House Bangsar
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Fierce Curry House Bangsar

The biryani here is authentically prepared; unlike most other pilafs in KL disguised as biryani, the rice is first partially cooked in basic spice and later steamed with marinated meat.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Ganga Deli and Café
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The Ganga Deli and Café

In the tiny enclave of eateries on Jalan Kurau, Ganga Café is indubitably one of KL’s better-kept secrets.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
Idli Only Cafe
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Idli Only Cafe

There are no surprises as to what this small café serves – steamed lentil and rice cakes served with chutney, podi and sambar, or better known as idli. Make this your new breakfast spot as they have at least five different variations of the South Indian delicacy, including podi, masala, rava, Manchurian and idli upma (a popular variation typically made with crumbled leftover idlis). When you’re done, complete the meal with masala tea. In spite of its name, Idli Only Café does serve uthappam and thosai – just in case you don’t feel like having idli. But if you want a more extensive menu, Indian Kitchen is right next door. If you come in a large group, order the sets and have yourself an idli party. A set for four comes with 12 idlis for RM30 while a larger set includes uthappams and a pot of coffee or tea. There are even lunch sets during which selected idlis go for RM10 for three pieces, but take note that since the idlis are made to order, expect a wait time of around ten to 15 minutes.

Kaiju Company
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Kaiju Company

APW is transforming into a cool new arts and dining venue, and one of its latest tenants is a 30-metre long origami dragon that lights up after dark. This is Kaiju Company, a Thai-Japanese fusion restaurant offering interesting selections of rice bowls, salads and pastas with fun and bold flavours. Try the tom yum udon. Or get the Hawaiian Kaiju rice, which is a fresh take on the classic Japanese curry rice. This rice dish is topped with chicken patty, fried egg and mushrooms, and drenched in Japanese curry. For drinks, there are sake cocktails, with flavours such as Ribena, lemonade, asam boi, lemongrass and more. Visually, Kaiju hits all the right notes, thanks to the fuss-free but captivating interior by design powerhouse pow ideas, as well as graphic elements by L I E. Solo diners won’t feel out of place here as there’s a bar seating area right up front.

Mario & Luigi
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Mario & Luigi

In a KL overrun by concept-dining restaurants, it’s reassuring to eat at an Italian restaurant that is quite simply, an Italian restaurant. Mario & Luigi is the descendant of Hit & Mrs, what was once The BIG Group’s passion project complete with a first-floor bar kitted out like a retired minister’s home. BIG’s Benjamin Yong’s trademark restlessness means that in the swish of a wand, Mario & Luigi emerged from the rubble of Hit & Mrs. And in the five months it’s been operating, it buzzes with life. On a Tuesday night, the restaurant is full. (Reservations are recommended; customers can choose between the 7pm or 9pm slot.) I’m seated by the glass window, at a small table draped in white from where I see alfresco diners clouded in wispy cigarette smoke on my right, and well-heeled Tengku-types on my left. The perilously low-hanging light bulbs from Hit & Mrs’s heydays remain above each table, but take a more contemporary form. And to mimic the way most Italian restaurants prove their worth, a blow-up of a young Sophia Loren in a plunging neckline is slapped on the wall. The menu doesn’t wander too far off the classics, but by golly, it ain’t cheap. Pastas start at RM58 while the mains go up to RM128 each. With Mezze only a few kilometres away where one of the city’s best pasta dishes, pappardelle of oxtail, can be wolfed down for under RM50, the peppering of ingredients like truffle, sea urchin and bay bugs in Mario’s menu seems like an attempt to win us (and our money) over.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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176 Avenue
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176 Avenue

Located in a spacious two-storey building opposite Bangsar Shopping Centre, 176 Avenue is Bangsar’s latest all-in-one beauty hall. On the second floor is an area where they offer eyelash extensions, waxing services and manicures. The nail studio uses vegan and non-toxic polishes from Australian cult favourites Kester Black and Sienna Byron Bay, making it perfect for expecting mothers and children (there’s a kid’s manicure area, complete with soft toys and kid-sized furnishings). On the ground floor, there’s also a retail area stocking local brands but we’re most excited about Hair Soho, a salon helmed by one of our favourite hair directors, Nick Siow.

Kurau Community Library
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Kurau Community Library

All raw cement and steel, the Kurau Community Library is a space designed by Ng Seksan where kids and college students alike can hang out and read.

I Love Snackfood
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I Love Snackfood

Snackfood specialises in fashion, home decor and general curiosities. They stock a small quantity of Kinfolk, Smith Journal and Uppercase magazines. For more of their homeware and collectibles, Snackfood has a warehouse in Bangsar South where they keep the best stuff.

Lorem Ipsum
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Lorem Ipsum

What’s more therapeutic than a cuppa here is the art jamming session. For just RM120 per person for three hours, you can paint on a canvas and bring it home later.

Organica Lifestyle
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Organica Lifestyle

There’s more than just food at Organica. The space hosts yoga and pilates classes and also serves as a shop where you can get Chai Walli tea, nutraceuticals, natural beauty products from Claire Organics, as well as various health and wellness books.

Pink Tattoos
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Pink Tattoos

Think of getting inked, think Pink Tattoos. Lynda Chean’s Pink Tattoos, which turns six in September, is on (needle) point – with its boutique-y, hip location, the studio is clean and comfortable, festooned with framed artworks, owl figurines and everything else bright and beautiful.

Raksasa Print Studio
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Raksasa Print Studio

Raksasa Studio is an independent print and art studio that focuses on silk screening. On weekends they have workshops, fabric printing classes, as well as Bring Your Own Shirt (BYOS), an event where you can bring your own shirt, they print their design on it, and you pay what you want.

Sebelas
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Sebelas

The byword here is ‘stay for less’ but, boy, the three-storey Sebelas (also a co-working space) has many more perks up its sleeve: a swimming pool for you to cool off; a cushy reading area bathed in natural sunlight; and a rooftop deck for stargazing. If these don’t already spell ‘dream staycation’, the hosts at Sebelas throw a brunch session for all the guests on occasional Sundays. Our advice, arm yourself with a good read, and a fully-charged phone because every nook and cranny – decked out with minimalist furniture and industrial decor – is an Instagram opportunity. Bonus: Sebelas’s neighbour is the very cool Mario & Luigi. Nightcap, sorted. Rates upon request.

Shoes Shoes Shoes
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Shoes Shoes Shoes

Seven years on and Shoes Shoes Shoes is still one of the best local shoe brands around. Owner Ung Yiu Lin is big news now – her shoes are worn by all the local celebrities and civilians, and her bag line KLutched is carried (literally and in stores) in Paris. (Plus she’s married to sports star heartthrob Azlan Iskandar.) Shoes Shoes Shoes now has outposts in BSC and Great Eastern Mall, but the best is still the original Telawi store with its long corridor of shoes, cabinets of funky accessories and atmosphere of a girly, gossipy dressing room.

Silverfish Books
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Silverfish Books

This neighbourhood book-boutique has been stocking more than a decade’s worth of rare titles. The independent store features a well-edited mix of literature, classics as well as an offbeat local lineup so it’s not unusual to see a copy of ‘Allah Controversy’ next to contemporary names like Tash Aw and M Bakri Musa. Silverfish is also one of the leading publishers of Malaysian writing in English, and they regularly hold discussions for writers to ruminate about literature and their respective works. If you can’t find that famous out-of-print ‘The Other Malaysia’ by Farish Noor in mainstream bookstores, you’ll have better luck here (or they’ll order it for you).

Urban Spring
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Urban Spring

Not all Pilates leave you with burning thighs – Urban Spring is the first licensed gym in KL to introduce Xtend Barre, a new fitness regime that integrates principles of both Pilates and ballet. If you want to get toned but can’t lift weights, then dance!

Best places for dessert in Bangsar

Inside Scoop
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Inside Scoop

Bangsar’s unofficial ‘happy place’ churns out some of the best ice cream in the city. Owner and in-house ice cream churner Shiew Li uses gelato techniques to achieve full-bodied consistency and concentration of flavour, best sampled in a scoop of the Valrhona chocolate, durian or the naturally green pistachio. Whether you have your ice cream on a freshly baked waffle cone or slightly melted on a warm, buttery waffle, Inside Scoop provides momentary joy for the restless and the overworked.Inside Scoop has another outlet in Damansara Jaya. 

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
Jaslyn Cakes
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Jaslyn Cakes

You may have stumbled upon Instagram photos of the decadent sweet rolls, pastries, cookies, chocolate truffles and cakes by Jaslyn (@jaslynr), who used to supply to Wondermama Restaurant.

Morelli's Gelato
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Morelli's Gelato

For a sundae that meets your childhood aspirations, Morelli’s Gelato fits the bill with gelatos that are made from scratch daily. Their sundaes are placed in the -15C blast freezer after every layer is added to ensure it retains its shape and temperature. The Berry Pavlova, a concoction of wildberry sorbet, raspberry yoghurt, soft vanilla gelato with raspberry coulis, meringues and seasonal berries, is one that stands out. Adults can go for Baileys, a satisfying sundae made from hazelnut gelato and chocolate sauce, served with a single shot of Bailey’s liqueur in a chocolate cup.

Om Shakti Chelo’s Appam Stall
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Om Shakti Chelo’s Appam Stall

This modest 26-year-old stall in Bangsar churns out appam so good you’ll wonder why it hasn’t joined the ranks of Antipodean and Yeast at weekend brunch time. While you can opt for plain appam with coconut milk, we go weak for the brown sugar variety; coconut milk and brown sugar are liberally applied onto appam batter and swirled in a pan so the edges remain fluffy while the sides are brittle. The sugar is intentionally left in chunks, so every bite hits you with a burst of caramel-coconut goodness.

Best coffee shops in Bangsar

Bean Reserve
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Bean Reserve

Not far from Jalan Kemuja's row of eateries like Southern Rock Seafood and Fierce Curry House is Bean Reserve. Operated by the same team as Brewmen, the café serves as a coffee spot for folks using co-working space The Co. Of course, that shouldn't stop the café-hopping crowd from hanging out here, because what awaits them is soft-serve ice cream, among other things.  Bean Reserve makes their own cereal milk soft-serve ice cream and in the future will add more flavours such as chocolate and coffee. Unlike other KL varieties of soft serve, the topping here is simple – cornflakes. If you want something a little more complex with a little more coffee, get the soft-serve affogato. For a quick meal, they serve simple sandwiches like smoked salmon, pulled beef, and a turkey ham pineapple variety dubbed the 'Hawaiian'. While Brewmen is famous for their nitro coffee, Bean Reserve adds one more choice to the nitro variety – Earl Grey tea infused with nitrogen to give it a foamy top, which may easily get mistaken for a pint of beer. Besides that, there's also chai latte (with chai syrup made in-house), a drink that is slowly creeping into the menu of KL’s cafés. With nitro drinks and soft-serve ice cream, Bean Reserve is a refreshing addition to the local café scene. But if you're here for just coffee sans nitrogen, you can't go wrong with a flat white.

DR.Inc
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DR.Inc

At DR.Inc, the coffee menu is devised by barista Neil Liew. A highlight on the menu is the Presso Bomb featuring a shot of espresso in Malacca-sourced ice cream soda.

Pulp
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Pulp

Get serious in a cupping room where you learn from baristas who work their gear with topflight technique. Or marvel at the mementos of the warehouse over a Blue Batak brew.

Thirdwave
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Thirdwave

The coffee enthusiasts at Thirdwave are so serious about their java they established a special coffee counter just to educate you about hand-brewed coffee. Think of it as a caffeinated bar: You can sit on the high stools and sip on a cold brew but minus the cheesy pick-up lines. Thirdwave gets beans from a variety of sources including Three Little Birds, and the resulting brew is a full-bodied coffee that pairs well with the upside-down starfruit cake, the root beer float cupcake, and – if you can handle it – the papaya cheesecake. Here’s a laidback café that manages to avoid the rustic wood/metal decor of its peers.

Best bars in Bangsar

Case Study
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Case Study

Case Study at APW Bangsar is one of the most exciting and inventive cocktail bars to open in KL lately. For one, the space looks like a greenhouse, and as an extension of that, the cocktails are botanical. Much of the potted herbs you see as decorations at the bar become the actual ingredients in your drink, either pickled, dehydrated, muddled or used in syrups, preserves and infusions. This does seem like a promising evolution from the Asian-inspired cocktail trend that’s prevalent last year. The cocktails are bold and playful in their choice of ingredients, and hence resulting in fascinating flavours. Some of the cocktails even border on experimental, which we love. Each cocktail is named after the type of cup or receptacle that it’s served in. And to help you choose, the menu (hand-drawn to resemble a botanist’s sketch pad, naturally) offers taste profiles such as sweet, sour, tropical, viscous, smokey, savoury, nutty, earthy, peppery and more – bet you didn’t know cocktails can be this complex. It is ultimately a very fun place to drink and at the same time explore new and unusual ingredients and flavours. One of the standouts include the fruity and purple-hued Terrarium cocktail (served in a glass globe), which is made with sweet potato, egg white, lotus root gin, lemon, butterfly pea and apricot infusion, and Indian borage (or Mexican mint).

Gridiron
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Gridiron

This bar is pretty much the ultimate sports bar because they cater to as many sports fans as they can. The story basically started when three guys were at a bar watching a football match and had a light bulb moment: That they should open a sports bar in Bangsar because that’s what was lacking back then. Gridiron can refer to the American football field or a type of grill to cook meat on, which is probably why they found it the perfect name for their bar, and we definitely agree as it has a very manly ring to it. The walls are dotted with flat-screen TVs, allowing you to watch sports from literally any seat at the bar. This is not only a place to watch live sports matches but to dine as well. Ladies are given the royal treatment during Ladies Nights on Wednesdays and come Friday evening, it’s Beer-o-clock and that’s the best time to enjoy beers at a cheaper price.

IPPUDO Bar
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IPPUDO Bar

When IPPUDO Malaysia opened its third outlet early last year to bring a taste of the acclaimed Japanese ramen to the folks at Bangsar Shopping Centre, this connected bar was unveiled at the same time and has since been in operation alongside the restaurant. However, the drinks options were generic and limited until a recent revamp led to the official launch of the IPPUDO Bar. Accessible from the air-conditioned dining area via a glass door beside a giant saké chiller, the space is semi-outdoor, where you can choose to either sit at one of the high benches or lounge in cushioned seats by the huge windows. Here you’ll find an encyclopaedic collection of sakés as well as an assortment of whiskies, beers and Japanese-inspired cocktails and snacks – an oriental alternative to the Western bars and pubs within the Bangsar area.

Mercat
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Mercat

This Catalan gastrobar in Bangsar is one of the area’s more stylish for a quick dash to Europe. Chef David Caral, formerly of Circus, has concocted a menu rarely seen in the city – Iberico ham croquettes, salmorejo (chilled tomato puree), rice cooked with squid ink and a fun take on patatas bravas are only a few of the tapas-sized plates on offer. When in doubt, definitely try the cold eggplant puree with pine nuts and honey; but when in a crisis, the Iberico pork ribs with roasted peppers are a must.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
Mr Brooks
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Mr Brooks

Finding Mr Brooks is a bit of a treasure hunt – look out for a purple Sunbeam Alpine car on Bangsar Shopping Centre’s third floor. Primarily a gin and cocktail bar, this speakeasy sports the ambience of a conventional British gentlemen’s club in the 1920s, but the decor is sleek and modern, boasting a bicycle installation that functions as wall lights. If you should have one thing here, make it the Nan’s Carrot Cake – a desserty, lightly spiced cocktail tinged with Drambuie and vodka.

SIX
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SIX

If you’re not sure what to order, try ‘Six Wrong Do Make it Right’, their signature cocktail. There's also the 'Guinness Tarik' – stout and condensed milk, so it’s sweet, gassy and cool.

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Bangsar
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Bangsar

Bangsar has gone through many phases – unobtrusive residential area, clubbing haven, arts and culture quarter, and now, café district. From the busy streets of Telawi to the more laidback Jalan Bangkung and Jalan Kemuja, we round up the best restaurants, bars, cafés and things to do in Bangsar.

Hartamas
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Hartamas

Populated by expatriates and upper middle class families, Hartamas is fancy – even its name says so (‘harta’, treasure; ‘mas’, gold). This isn’t saying that the area is inaccessible for us 'mere mortals' – in fact, it’s quite the opposite now. With many cafés and eateries opening up around the 'hood, plenty of non-Hartamas residents flock here, and not just for the lineup of Japanese restaurants. By the way, we're also including the best places to eat and visit in neighbouring areas Mont Kiara and Solaris Dutamas.  Fun fact: The area was the premise of a local TV show titled (surprise, surprise) ‘Hartamas’ starring Ida Nerina and Rashidi Ishak.

Damansara
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Damansara

The wide land that is Damansara has the privilege of being both KL and Selangor. It can be confusing – Bukit Damansara for example, is not exactly near the main Damansaras while Ara Damansara is somewhat Subang (and sometimes even Shah Alam). To make things easier for you, we've picked some of the best restaurants, cafés, bars and things to do in each Damansara area.

KL City
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KL City

Your cheat sheet to all the best restaurants, shops and things to do in the main areas of the city centre including Bukit Bintang, Petaling Street and Pudu.

Damansara Utama
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Damansara Utama

Damansara Utama is home to Damansara Uptown, the land of hard-to-find parking spots and more cafés than you can shake a stick at. We say park in the new Starling Mall and walk about the area before you eventually step in to an eatery. Here are our picks of restaurants, cafés, shops and things to do in the area. PS: If your favourite spot isn't featured here, let us know in the comments.

Sunway
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Sunway

Let’s not mask the fact that Sunway is an area dominated by students, which isn’t saying that it’s a bad thing. If you need help getting around the area, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is making things better. It’s fast – not a concept Malaysians are accustomed to hearing and practising. Let’s not also forget about Sunway Pyramid and Sunway Lagoon, where there are plenty of things to do. If you don’t have plans in Sunway, you do now.

Sri Petaling
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Sri Petaling

Sri Petaling is a mixed bag of old eating establishments, massage parlours and cafés. You can get around most of the Jalan Radins by foot, although ideally a bicycle would be nice. The 'hood is quiet but by no means dead. Here are our picks of restaurants, cafés, shops and things to do in the area. PS: If your favourite spot isn't featured here, let us know in the comments.

Petaling Jaya
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Petaling Jaya

To say that Petaling Jaya (aka PJ) is huge is an understatement. Divided into several areas and neighbourhoods (better known as 'seksyen'), there are your oldies like Jalan Gasing and PJ Old Town to newer, flashier areas like Damansara and Aman Suria. For non-PJ folks, wrapping your head around the many sections can be a bit of a nightmare, so to help you out, we explored the area to come up with this cheat sheet to some of the best restaurants, cafés, shops, bars and things to do in PJ. Got a favourite PJ spot not listed here? Let us know in the comments.

Subang
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Subang

If you cringe at the thought of Subang and the number of students swarming the area (by area, we mean SS15), just know that the small town offers more than its share of gimmicky dining establishments. Here’s a cheat sheet on what to do and places to eat. RECOMMENDED: Sunway area guide

Old KL
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Old KL

Rediscover the birthplace of KL, a bustling community of shops, stalls and restaurants. KL was conceived here, the place that harbours the very essence of our city, where cultures, colours and creeds coexist. This guide includes places from around the areas of Petaling Street, Jalan Tun HS Lee, Jalan Sultan, Masjid Jamek, Lebuh Ampang and Jalan Masjid India.

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There's also a very authentic Thai massage place right above al-rajhi bank! So much to do in bangsar from day to night:  lunch, coffee, relaxing massage, dinner to shopping/ other activities.