If you’ve never been to Bangsar, then maybe you take some time off and visit this residential suburb on the outskirts of KL. It is also one of KL’s most popular nighttime entertainment districts. Since Bangsar is well-known for its hive of activity, especially during the night; visitors can expect tons of attractions and places to visit here. For example, there are nightclubs, bistros, shopping malls and great cafes and restaurants. With plenty of eateries galore, there is always something for everyone.
With that said, here are some restaurants in Bangsar that are worth your visit for an unforgettable dining experience.
1. Antipodean Cafe
Are you looking for a good breakfast or brunch place in Bangsar? Here’s one you can try out! Antipodean Cafe is one of the most popular breakfast places in town. Over here, diners can find a wide array of Western fare dishes. Although it is not only a breakfast restaurant, customers enjoy coming here for a hearty brekkie.
If you’re wondering what food you can get here, there are a ton! For example, Antipodean Cafe’s menu consists of a long list of breakfast options, lunch selections, pasta, pizza, bagels, crepes, panini, waffles, cakes and more.
On top of that, diners must try the coffee here as well since it is also one of their specialities. Antipodean uses only quality coffee beans roasted at the cafe by Indonesia’s top speciality roaster, Merdeka Coffee. Diners can try many other coffee beans available in the restaurant.
Address : 20, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours : 7 am to 5 pm (daily)
2. Botanica + Co
Botanica + Co is one of the most beautiful cafe restaurants you can find in Bangsar South. Despite living within a concrete jungle that is in KL, Bo+Co provides a space for diners to escape, unwind and catch up with friends amidst the lush greenery inside the restaurant. The restaurant is not only surrounded by big leaves and trees, but the interior is also filled with greenery.
Bo+Co’s menu is also packed with international and Asian flavours. The brunch menu consists of sharing platters, pizzas and soup, whereas the mains include different kinds of meat, burgers, pasta, rice dishes, sandwiches and more. There are also loads of interesting desserts and ‘Meat-less Mondays’ menu; perfect for those who can’t take meat or would like a healthy detox for the week.
Address : G5, 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours : 11:30 am to 10 pm (Mon to Thurs); 11:30 am to 12 am (Fri); 9:30 am to 12 am (Sat); 9:30 am to 10 pm (Sun)
3. MAHBUB Restaurant
If you’re looking for mouth-watering Nasi Briyani dishes, this restaurant is the place for you. Loved even by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, this humble eatery is a popular establishment in Bangsar. MAHBUB Restaurant started in 1974, known initially as Restoran Sharifa. Since then, it was renamed and was successfully run for the last three generations as MAHBUB Restaurant.
This eatery gained popularity with their main dish, which is the Nasi Briyani Ayam Madu (Honey Chicken Briyani). It was the signature dish then and now. Diners can try many flavorful dishes here ranging from Chicken Briyani, Lamb Briyani, Tandoori Chicken, Murtabak, Naan, Nasi Lemak, Tosai and more. Dining here will guarantee you a burst of flavours in your mouth and hearty dining experience.
Address : 15-17, Lorong Ara Kiri 1, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours : 7 am to 12 am (daily)
4. Lisette’s Cafe and Bakery (Dr.Inc)
Lisette’s Cafe and Bakery is one of the most beautiful and Instagram-worthy places in Bangsar. This cafe-restaurant has an open-air concept where diners can enjoy their food at a makeshift garden. Visitors can also sit under the tree shades outside without feeling too hot. There is also a floral wall for customers to take pretty pictures.
This vegetarian-friendly eatery serves up a wide variety of interesting food. Diners can find a mix of local and international flavours. For example, visitors can find homemade tacos here, along with Kimchi fried rice, Tom Yum Laksa, Mumbai Eggs Kejriwal and more. Sounds interesting, right? Their menu consists of the breakfast options, small bites, mains, pasta, burger bar and drinks.
Besides that, this cafe has its very own buffet sessions. The Mediterranean-inspired, vegetarian-friendly buffet will leave you wanting for more. The buffet happens only on Tuesdays for RM40++ per person and Sundays for RM55++ per person. Last but not least, your visit to this eatery will not be complete if you haven’t tried their fresh-baked loaves and pastries. There is a wide variety to choose from; you must not miss them out!
Address : No. 8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours : 8 am to 10 pm (daily)
5. ADU Sugar Restaurant
ADU Sugar is a unique restaurant curated by an award-winning chef and Masterchef Malaysia judge, Chef Adu Amran Hassan. This popular eatery brings its own creative and unique flairs to our local Malaysian cuisines! Upon entering the restaurant, diners will be in awe of the beautiful and traditional interior decor of the establishment. It also makes it an excellent place for some Insta-worthy photos.
Besides that, diners can find an array of elevated local Malaysian food here. Visitors can try the Mee Bandung served here, as well as the Johor Laksa, Pasembur, Roti Canai Tortilla, Nasi Ambeng Puyuh Penyet, Rendang Daging, Masala Kambing and many more. You can also finish up with some local desserts such as the Bubur Pulut Hitam, Lempeng Dadar, Pisang Salai Brownie and Kaya & Pure Gula Melaka Trifle. Yum!
ADU Sugar restaurant is definitely worth anyone’s visit if they’ve never been to Bangsar. Check out their Facebook page here for more info!
Address : 10A First Floor, Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours : 12 pm to 10 pm (open daily except for Mondays and Sundays)
6. Rasa Viet
Are you craving for Vietnamese food? Look no further; Rasa Viet is one of the best restaurants for you to relive your trip to Vietnam. The colourful interior of this eatery will be sure to catch your eyes. Yellow walls, blue doors, floral decorations, hanging lanterns and adorable bicycles; it’s another great place for pictures.
Rasa Viet’s menu items include authentic Vietnamese cuisines such as spring rolls, grilled lemongrass meat, Vietnamese pancake, Vietnamese sandwiches, vermicelli, and pho. They also serve Vietnamese coffee here. Diners who visit this eatery must try their pho as some would deem it as one of the best pho outside of Vietnam. That is because the soup is flavorful; the noodles are soft, and the beef is succulent.
It’s hard to travel outside the country amidst the pandemic. But not to fret, you can get a taste of authentic Vietnamese cuisine here in Rasa Viet. You can find out more on their menu here or visit their Facebook page.
Address : Unit No. G-3A, Level Ground, The Sphere, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours : 10 am to 10 pm (daily)
Are you tempted to give these restaurants a try? We recommend that you do it for an out-of-this-world dining experience. Although Bangsar is home to more cafes and restaurants than these, this shortlist is good enough to give you a headstart before you continue exploring the many other wonders there!