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.
Address: Lot A4-1 Block, A4 08, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Monday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Contact Information: 03-2856 8814
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, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Monday – 12:00pm to 3:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 12:00pm to 3:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Thursday – 12:00pm to 3:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Friday – 12:00pm to 3:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Saturday – 12:00pm to 3:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Sunday – 12:00pm to 3:00pm & 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Contact Information: 03-6211 0306
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, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Monday – 11:00am to 11:00pm
Tuesday – 11:00am to 11:00pm
Wednesday – 11:00am to 11:00pm
Thursday – 11:00am to 11:00pm
Friday – 11:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am to 11:00pm
Contact Information: 017-223 8018
4. Whimsical – Artisanal Gelato
Nestled in Publika, you’ll find yourself a truly ‘whimsical’ place in the form of a gelato store. Whimsical Gelateria is famous for their unique spins and dedication to serving gelato. In fact, you might have heard of them before because they initially came from Paradigm before expanding into a caffe at Publika.
True to their name, they serve gelato, but their gelato is special. You’ll be able to find staple gelato flavours such as vanilla, chocolate, and green tea, but the main attraction is their experimental flavours. Do you know you can get ‘Almost-burnt French butter’? They also created a sambal gelato that makes any customer scratch their head in confusion!
Address: FF-17, The Waterfront, 5, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
Monday – 11:00am to 9:00pm
Tuesday – 11:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday – 11:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday – 11:00am to 9:00pm
Friday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Contact Information: 03-6270 0966
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, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Monday – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Tuesday – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Thursday – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Friday – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Saturday – 9:30am to 10:30pm
Sunday – 9:30am to 10:30pm
Contact Information: 03-6412 7015
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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