Another month means more restaurants and cafès to visit. While there are no major holidays to celebrate in the month of March, we can still visit these new restaurants and cafés in KL after working hours or during the weekend.

This month’s list of new restaurants and cafés in KL sees an interesting variety of cuisines compared to the previous month. For starters, the selection includes Mediterranean cuisine that’s otherwise not common in KL. Over in Bangsar, Kasbah serves a good mix from Moroccan to Italian dishes. Then there’s The Majapahit, where you’ll get to experience the different cuisines of Southeast Asia with their big platters.

If you love a good salmon sashimi, Fincch Sushi Room is a brand new Japanese eatery in Damansara opened by a father and his family. They get their ingredients in the freshest way possible, by importing them from Japan. Forty Hands from Singapore also just made their way here into Bangsar South after eight years in the industry. Who could say no to one more excellent joint to hit up for good coffee?

Indeed, the common thread that ties these restaurants and cafés together is that they may be new to KL, but the people behind them hold experience worth generations. If you’re still looking for places to go, this list has you covered.

1
The Majapahit

Dining at The Majapahit is a journey of culture and flavours. They serve distinct cuisines of Southeast Asia, with the menu featuring predominantly Thai and Indonesian cuisine. You can see it in their dishes, for example the ‘Curry Galore’ Platter features Thai Red Curry (Beef), Malaysian Curry (Prawn), Thai Green Curry (Chicken), and Indonesian Curry (Squid).

The Majapahit, Lot No. G8, G9 & G10, Ground Level, Arcoris Mont’ Kiara, No. 10, Jalan Kiara, Mont’ Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, +603-6411 7097

2
Anak Baba

If you’re a fan of Bangsar’s Malaccan-owned Baba Low, you’ll be happy to hear that they’ve extended the family with Anak Baba, a southern Peranakan inspired eatery located in Brickfields. You’ll be able to find authentic Peranakan delicacies here, such as Pai Tee and Ayam O that will bring not only warmth to your stomach but your soul.

Anak Baba, 159, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, +603-2276 2815

3
Forty Hands Kuala Lumpur

They are a familiar sight on Yong Siak Street, Singapore since 2010 but now Forty Hands has finally expanded to Kuala Lumpur, in Bangsar South. Expect delicious specialty coffee made with super fresh beans. They open at 7.30am daily so you can drop by for a quick breakfast to start off the day.

Forty Hands Kuala Lumpur, Unit G-6, The Sphere, Bangsar South City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, +603-2732 0855

4
Kasbah

Kasbah is one of the very few restaurants in Klang Valley that serves Mediterranean cuisine. The menu combines a contemporary mix from Moroccan to Italian dishes, along with some specialities from the South of France.

Kasbah, 100 Lorong Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, +603-2202 0206

5
Two Hands Restaurant

Two Hands Restaurant focuses on sourcing local organic ingredients. The restaurant is owned by Malaysian chef Vic who spent years sharpening his skills and knowledge before finally putting them in this establishment. His menu is curated based on his philosophy: simple ingredients yet complex flavours.

Two Hands Restaurant, A-LG-05, Qliq Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8A, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, +6012-424 1194

6
All Thai

A family-owned restaurant, All Thai serves authentic Thai food in their humble space and simple interior in OUG. Some of their best-selling dishes include green curry, grilled pork neck, BBQ pork skewers, and definitely their fiery red tom yum.

All Thai, 10, Jalan Awan Hijau, Taman OUG, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, +603-7972 6218

7
Fincch Sushi Room

Finnch Sushi Room is opened by a family with three generations of food industry experience. The owner and his family aim to redefine gourmet offerings with affordable prices, without neglecting the quality of the ingredients. Expect the freshest ingredients to be sourced directly from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market.

Fincch Sushi Room, No.134, Ground Floor, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur,

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