5 Trendy Restaurants And Cafes In Kuala Lumpur In 2022

By: Fahri Ahmed
21st Mar 2022
Property News

Malaysia is moving towards endemic, finally drawing a line to the phases of lockdowns that have loomed over the nation for the past two years. The dine-in scene of Kuala Lumpur, the hottest spot for outings, has some hotspots trending in the first quarter of 2022.

As such, check out these 5 trendy new restaurants and cafes in Kuala Lumpur making noise for their tasty cuisines and noteworthy architecture.

  1. Bui Bui Bakehouse

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    Bui Bui Bakehouse is a cosy cafe nestled in a white bungalow along Old Klang Road. Inspired by Japanese-themed design, the cafe is popular among visitors as much for the outlook as for the food. The cafe has a white car parked on the front porch of the bungalow with the interiors designed in a minimalistic style making it a trending topic on Tiktok and Instagram.

    The restaurant is open from 10 in the morning till 6 pm in the evening on all 7 days of the week. The place has some interesting choices of food and beverages. Some of the highlighted items include:

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    • Fluffy toasts
    • Sandos
    • Melon buns made with Hokkaido milk
    • Dirty latte or hand drip coffee

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  2. Popsicola KL

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    Popsicola in MAHSA Avenue is a poolside cafe developed by the Brick House Group, the masterminds behind Pokok KL and Daun KL. The cafe has a bright sunny atmosphere with an open roof, bright colours and seats under umbrellas. The cafe opens at noon and runs till 9 pm at night from Tuesdays to Sundays. The items served here are a fusion of seafood-meets-Mexican cuisine. Some of their most popular items include:


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    • Fish tacos with wasabi and guacamole
    • Calamari baskets
    • Rice bowls and sharing platters
    • Rainbow-coloured house soda

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  3. Maristar

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    Located along the popular street of Bukit Bintang, Maristar is the latest dining and entertainment concept brought by The Marini’s Group. The place is located in The Star Hill, a popular shopping mall for premium items, housing many reputed brands and has a base of high profile tenants.

    As such, Maristar mostly attracts people with sophisticated tastes and trendsetters who want to see and be seen. It opens at 4 pm and serves till midnight from Mondays to Tuesdays, catering to visitors enjoying the nightlife of Kuala Lumpur. Some of their highly recommended items include:

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    • Premium oysters
    • Tomahawk steak
    • Beluga Siberian and fine Oscietra caviar
    • Assortment of seafood, pasta and pizza

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  4. Lou Lou James

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    Lou Lou James is an Italian kitchen with a rusty outlook offering both indoor and al fresco dining areas. The restaurant is newly launched in Plaza Arkadia, a building inspired by British colonial architecture. With a touch of modern aesthetics and contemporary twist, the place is a popular spot for locals.

    The restaurant is designed with light furnishing, with a pushcart outside to match Plaza Arkadia’s unique architecture. It is open from 11 am in the morning till midnight from Tuesdays to Sundays. The food offered is of authentic Italian flavours comprising specialities such as:

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    • Mussels Frediani
    • Braised Lamb Shank
    • Diavola Pizza

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  5. The Crane KL

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    Crane KL is a new restaurant in bustling Chinatown. The building it occupies dates back to the 1930s with the restaurant and bar reflecting the oriental theme of its locality. The interiors are painted striking red and teal to match its historical background.

    The ceiling of the restaurant is adorned with little lanterns that hang over the tables. The walls are draped with cranes and art canvases on the walls and alleyway corridor. The place is open from 12 noon till midnight for restaurant visitors and 4 pm till midnight for bars. As such, it mostly invites evening guests with original specialities including:

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    • Nasi Lemak Wanton
    • Japanese Udon in Curry Laksa Gravy
    • Own creation of Aussie Beef Burger

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