The food scene doesn’t give any signs of slowing down in Kuala Lumpur. A few days after the grand launch of DC3 restaurants (a collective term given to Kikubari, The Locker Room, and Nero Nero at DC Mall rooftop) late last month, we discovered another dining gem flourishing in Damansara City Centre: Symphony by Chef Jo. This is the place to be if you’re always in search for eclectic food that pushes the boundary of cooking and dining. Its pasta with chocolate sauce or avocado fries will surely make you forget about casual French fare or delectable tapas for a while.

Another newly-opened shopping gallery, The Starling Mall, joins the cast of venues that plays host to exciting new eateries like Mitsuyado Seimen, which offers Tsukemen — dry ramen that’s meant to be dipped in a separate broth. Existing malls have also seen a surge of new restaurants. The trendy Pavilion Kuala Lumpur has welcomed new additions such as Il Iberico and The Establishment, while Nu Sentral saw the official launch of healthy fast food chain Kurin held early this month.

If your refuse to be a mall rat this weekend, let Taman Tun Dr Ismail acquaint you to Australia-inspired brunch or KL’s first halal-certified Vietnamese café. Whether you’re looking for a new lunch spot or a place where you can indulge in healthy yet delicious cuisine, you’re bound to find the perfect spot on this list of new restaurants in KL.