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The best restaurants in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Martin Teo
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Gin Rik Sha

Gin Rik Sha
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Tucked in Bukit Damansara, Gin Rik Sha tackles your cravings for modernised traditional Indian cuisine but tapas style. Spice is predominant in its dishes that’s unpretentious and home-style. As you chew into its specialty Masala Fries, Kerala Shrimp, Kati Rolls and Mutton Varuval, sample the many cocktails that are crafted there.

Gin Rik Sha
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37, Ground Floor, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1,, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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A Li Yaa

A Li Yaa
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

If you’re in Damansara Heights, head over to Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, a place where you embark on a journey of exotic flavours and spices. Be prepared to be amazed by the wonderful surprises you encounter along the way as you come along on your culinary travels into Sri Lankan cuisine. Here, you’ll be able to savour the Sri Lankan Crabs as well as a bevy of delightful dishes that are mildly spicy and comforting.

A Li Yaa
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48G&M, Plaza damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Huckleberry

Huckleberry
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

As one of the best bakery-cafés around, Huckleberry is the go-to place for comforting cakes and a slew of brunch menu comprising eggs, toasts, bangers and more. The space is huge, family-friendly and brightly-lit, usually crowded especially during weekends. Pastries and breads are made the old fashioned way, offering everything from sourdough and classic multigrain to flaky, buttery croissants. Don’t miss out on its burnt cheesecakes.

 

Huckleberry
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Lot S1 & S1A Level 2 Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Nam

Nam
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Headed by the team behind Kenny Hills Bistro, Nam focuses on French-Chinese-Vietnamese cooking. Besides its beautiful interiors, come here for its roasted duck that’s succulent and juicy on the inside, yet crispy on the outside. There are plenty to try here as the menu is quite extensive. Take your time to peruse the menu and choose something that tickles your fancy on your visit.

Nam
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G.02-02, Bangunan Epicure, The Republik, No. 1, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Blonde

Blonde
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Blonde is one of the latest additions to the Serai Group family that started in 1990 with over 10 restaurants all over Klang Valley. Celebrating decadent food both sweet and savoury, the breakfast, lunch and dinner menu is specially curated by Chef Najib — highlighting fine comfort food with a hint of Asian flavours. Enjoy these dishes with refreshing mocktails or coffee that’s sourced and brewed at its own roaster.

 

Blonde
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G.03A, Republik, Jalan Medan Setia, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Meet The Porkers

Meet the Porkers
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Meet the Porkers is located at the corner lot of the Damansara Heights business centre and serves its signature North Indian cuisine with pork. Think pork ribs rogan josh and roasted pork belly ‘siew yoke’ biryani. When cooked together, the fats melt from the pork and flavour the rice — leaving an irresistible fragrance you’d get in your hokkien mee. The dish comes with a helping of pork crackling and pol sambol. Pair them with a hearty side of palak paneer for extra creaminess.

Meet The Porkers
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9M, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Frangipaani

Frangipaani
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Give British-colonial Indian cuisine a try at the beautifully designed Frangipaani at Republik Damansara Heights. Located at The Republik Damansara Heights, the interiors are decadent and well put together, with elements of colonialism all over the restaurant. There’s a lot to sample here, so it beckons more than just one visit. Some recommendations include Malai Kofta (spiced potato balls), Lamb Rogan Josh, as well as Aloo Mmong Sprouts Chaat (a potato and chickpea curry) served with a side of puri. Finish off with a melange of traditional desserts and a glass or Chai Martini. 

Frangipaani
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The Republik, Lot No.M.03, Mezzanine Floor, Jalan Medan Setia, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Flour

Flour
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Established in 2017, Flour invites you to its establishment in Damansara Heights with open arms to try the comforting flavours of Indian cuisine. Dining at Flour is a hearty affair but it’s never complete without having its rice dishes that are all taken to the next level. Flour serves its take on North Indian Biryani that’s chock-full of tender meat that’s marinated in yoghurt alongside other palatable Indian cuisine from curries and rogan josh to an assortment of breads. All dishes are highly recommended and go best with a side of palak paneer and a cup of hot chai. Flour has also announced its closure in March 2020, and a new opening in the city centre right after. Stay tuned.

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Plaza Damansara, 71, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Playte

Playte
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Three young chefs Brendon Chen, Kae Huey and Sharon Aidid ventured on a culinary adventure through Playte that checks the boxes as a restaurant that champions locavorism. Dishes are exquisite and refined, presented in beautifully crafted plates that promise enough theatrics for the eyes and the palate. Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner (the first two is branded under the name Eggy), you’ll be able to enjoy specialty dishes that are both creative and promising — especially when you have someone like chef Brendon who has cut his teeth in Taiwan’s Mume and Nadodi KL commanding the kitchen.

Playte
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G.01, Republik, Jalan Medan Setia, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Krung Thep

Krung Thep
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Located in The Republik Damansara Heights, Krung Thep is a Thai restaurant headed by Isarn-born Chef Piyanat Yowabut or also known as Chef Gug who specialises in authentic Thai food with a Northern twist. The restaurant recently introduces a noodle bar concept for the lunch crowd and a full dinner menu comprising Thai staples, fiery curries, flavourful salads and delightful desserts. 

Krung Thep
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G05, Ground Floor, Republik, 1, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Martin Teo
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Martin loves traveling the world to see ancient ruins and classical architecture. He enjoys the culinary experience of various cities but (still) refuses to eat anything insect-like. On a daily basis, he finds time hitting the gym to compensate for the amount of food he needs to eat just to write an article.