We continue our regular monthly feature where we summarise some of our highlights from the previous month and offer recommendations for where you should visit or have on your radar for the month ahead. Encompassing new openings and old favourites, pop-up venues, events and everything in between, here is the inside track for those sharking for chips and drinks.

If we’ve missed any exciting new places off this list, please get in touch in the comments section. In case you missed it – check out what OPENED IN JULY in Melbourne.


Mikey’s-Original-New-York-PizzaMikeys Original New York Pizza

When? April 15, 2015

What is it? New York Pizza by the Slice!

Whos behind it? Michael Helfman a native New Yorker is the founder, while famous New York pizza chef Andrew Bellucci is the chef. Andrew is known for reopening America’s oldest Pizzeria, Lombardi’s which is a staple in New York City.

Size? 56 table seats and 10 counter stools

Whats on the Menu?  New York pizza! Boneless buffalo chicken, waffle fries and hot heroes. The Tony Soprano slice is a fan favorite and you can never go wrong with classic slice.

Bookings? NO Reservations, very casual

Contact: 17 jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur 59100,. Ph. 032 202 0080. WebsiteFacebookInstagram. #mikeyspizza



Jam-&-Kaya-CaféJam & Kaya Café

When? December, 31 2013

What is it? All day Breakfast. Finger Food. Cakes & Pastries. Coffee of course.

Size? 32 covers

What’s on the Menu? All day breakfast, pasta, pancakes, coffee & tea. Signature dishes include the Farmer’s pancake breakfast, Egg royal, Jam & Kaya spring rolls, the Jam & Kaya Pancake and their hot chocolate with choco balls.

Bookings? Only available for weekdays, not available on public holidays or weekends

Contact: PJ Palms Sports Center, 1 Lorong sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Facebook. Instagram.

Jam and Kaya Cafe


Jac’s-on-the-8thJac’s on the 8th

When? January 1, 2014

What is it? A community cafe hoping to serve better coffee and wholesome food.

Who’s behind it? Jaclyn Ting – previously in the corporate finance industry, now fulfilling her dream.

Size? 30-40 pax; cafe seating

What’s on the Menu? Serving Seraph Awaken Coffee from aNuova Simonelli machine. Food options include signature items such as  Brunch on the 8th – a big breakfast which comes with two eggs, homemade chipolata sausage, homemade hashbrowns, mushroom stew, wholemeal country bread w/homemade jam & a side of salad; Baked eggs – homemade chipolata sausage and mushrooms topped of with homemade tomato sauce, eggs & mozzarella cheese; French toast – brioche bread pan fried with egg and topped off with caramelized bananas with a vanilla bean orange sauce; Grandma’s braised chicken – Homemade chicken stew served with rice just like grandma used to make and Teriyaki Chicken – In-house teriyaki sauce over a pan-fried chicken served with japanese soba or rice. Looking to serve dinner in the coming months.

Bookings? Yes

Contact: G-G-8, Jalan PJU 1A/20E, Dataran Ara Damansara, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Ph. +6012 697 3257. FacebookInstagram.

Jac's on the 8th


The-Rabbit-HoleThe Rabbit Hole

When? December 2013

What is it? The Rabbit Hole is a dine, drink and dance establishment which was conceived, designed and built around inspirations of well-known fantasy narratives of Alice in Wonderland & Narnia Chronicles.

Who’s behind it? Kent Chua & Kean Lim

Size? Bamboo forest 180pax , Tiger Translate Art Bar 75pax, Heineken Green room 100pax & Arthur’s Lounge 35pax.

What’s on the Menu? Asian & Western Delights.

Bookings? Yes we take reservation & private functions

Contact16 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur. Ph. 16-680 2200. Website. Facebook.

The Rabbit Hole @ Bukit Bintang


Charcoal-Steamboat-RestaurantCharcoal Steamboat Restaurant

When? Date of Opening- 1st Dec 2013

What is it? A steamboat restaurant using charcoal, in which the traditional charcoals are used to boil steamboat soup and bamboo charcoals. Specialising in steamboat meals, the restaurant offers more than 20 choices of sauce to satisfy each individual’s taste buds.


Bamboo Charcoal is used extensively in the preparation of the food, drawing from traditional Chinese medicinal practices that believe it can strengthen kidney and spleen functions while inhibiting harmful bacteria in the digestive system. The restaurant offers a variety of their bamboo charcoal incorporated edibles like meatballs and water, and uses traditional charcoal fire to heat up the steamboat for complex flavours.

Who’s behind it? Owners Mia Leow and Pete Hor.

Size? Number of Seats – 80 pax, Round / Long / Square Table Setting

What’s on the Menu? Steamboat Sets, Ala-Cart / Side dishes: Steamboat item. Soups including signature pork bone soup, Chinese herbal soup, Japanese miso soup, si chuan spicy soup and Thai tom yum soup. Save space for their specialty handmade meatball series such as the bamboo charcoal meatball – the first in Malaysia!

Bookings? Yes.

Contact: No.1-16, PV128, Platinum Mondrian, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur. Ph. 03-41319875 (during business hour). WebsiteFacebook. 5.30pm – 11.00pm (Close on every Thursday except public holiday).

charcoal soup


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