To those who are not from Kuala Lumpur; welcome! Allow us to introduce Publika, a treasure trove of delicious, quality food. That is to say, this complex is often swarmed with food hunting locals looking to give their next verdict.
With the multitude of options, you’re bound to get a little lost. You don’t want to be taking guesses at what the must-tries are while your stomach rumbles in complaint. Luckily, we’ve constructed a list of the best Publika food not to be missed this year.
**Disclaimer: We are not responsible for the imminent danger of drool that besieges your mobile phones.
#1 The Red Beanbag
Start your day right at this Australian-inspired cafe, where you can enjoy mouth-watering brunch foods with your best mates. Situated on Level 1 in Publika, The Red Beanbag is the perfect place to get some aesthetic content for your Instagram.
In short, we strongly suggest their Signature Baked Eggs, topped with creamy mozzarella cheese and paired with sourdough toasts. Of course, they have all the classics: fry-ups, Eggs Benedict, pancakes and more.
Everything is halal so bring whomever you want!
Address: Block A4, Publika A4-1, 08, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Yes, one of Tokyo’s most known yakitori joints has landed here in KL. Savour over 20 kinds of authentic yakitori, grilled to perfection by the talented Chef Furukawa. From chicken neck and whole hearts to gizzard skin and livers, these smoky skewers are sure to tingle your tastebuds.
The restaurant also has more filling meals such as the house special donburi which comes with yakitori slices and onsen egg. You can catch up with your friends over a nice bottle of sake whilst washing down your meal.
Address: Publika Dutamas, D3-G3- No. 1; 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
#3 Two Sons Bistro
Who wouldn’t dine at a restaurant that Food Advisor ranked #1 Seafood Restaurant in KL? Their award-winning clams and mussels are definitely a must-try. You’ll know what we’re talking about; just peek at the other tables and spot the steaming pots of goodness.
Plus, there are 16 different broths to choose from! We recommend the buttercream base, but it’s all in your hands. Or soon, in your bellies.
Address: A4-G2-8 Publika, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Calling all pork lovers! ANTE is the best restaurant in KL for heavenly pork dishes. It is highly recommended that you order the Iberico ribs and pork steak set, which comes with ribeye, oven-roasted spare ribs, Chermoula rubbed pork shoulder and grilled tiger prawns.
Address: G1, A2, 09, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
#5 Fahrenheit 600
Another renowned restaurant that’s worth mentioning is Fahrenheit 600 in Publika. Enjoy their healthy yet irresistible Buddha Bowl, comprised of house-made beetroot hummus, quinoa, edamame beans, mini veggie cutlets and salad drenched in tahini dressing.
Lastly, if you’re in the mood for some Italian dishes—aren’t we all, always—the eatery’s wood-fired pizzas and artisanal pastas are incredibly well-executed. All this delicious food will go well with a warm cuppa or cold brew.
Address: A4-G2,05, Publika Shopping Mall, 05, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
There are still so many foods unexplored and unlicked, but we have to start somewhere. We hope this list treats you well.
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