AFN Recommends MY: 5 More Places To Try In April

AFN Recommends MY: 5 More Places To Try In April

Here are 5 eateries in KL worth trying out to satisfy whatever cravings you need to fix this month.

Want more eateries to try but don’t know where to go? We’re listing down 5 more places to try in Malaysia this month so you don’t have to scratch your head trying to think of where to dine!


Customized Kanbe Ramen. Photo: Instagram user @rey.winter.stuff

You know a place is definitely worth trying out when it’s almost impossible to not have to wait in line to get a table at the restaurant. Recently opened and critically praised, Kanbe has definitely made a name for themselves as they stir up steamy bowls of delicious ramen.

Choose your ramen fighter – Hakata ramen which are thin, firm noodles in a yummy pork bone broth (RM31.20) or the thick, chewy Tonkotsu Tsukemen noodles (RM39) served with an umami-rich soup on the side for dipping. The Kanbe Custom Sheet allows you to customize your own bowl of ramen if you’re looking to choose elements that tickle your ramen fancy. Not only that, you can order just the broths on its own for RM18 a bowl.

Don’t forget to order sides to share with the table: Nanban Karaage (RM20 for 5 pcs), juicy fried chicken soaked in tangy vinegar sauce and topped with pink tartar sauce, or the Ultimate Buta Croquette (RM18), a deep fried breaded snack made with mashed potatoes and minced pork that has been stewed in sukiyaki broth, and served with a small bowl of special dipping sauce.



GF-08, 163 Retail Park, 8, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur


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Tonarelli ai Frutti di Mare. Photo: Roberto’s

Inside one of Bangsar’s friendly neighbourhood malls lies an osteria called Roberto’s, serving authentic Italian food guaranteed to satisfy your pasta cravings with the dining experience to boot.

Kick things off with starters and salads such as the Carpaccio di Manzo (RM58), Burrata alla Caprese (RM56) or Insalata di Mari e Monti (RM38). Once you’re ready for the star of the show, dig your forks into their wide selection of homemade pasta – Tagliatelle ai Funghi (RM48), Pappardelle al Ragu (RM48) or Tonarelli ai Frutti di Mare (RM72) if you’re looking for some seafood freshness. Looking for a vegetarian option? Try out their eggplant Parmigiana di Melanzane (RM40), Gnocchi alla Sorrentina (RM48) or the Ravioli di Melanzane (RM40).

If you thought that’s where it ends, think again: other main courses are also on the menu such as Pan Seared Barramundi (RM60), Australian Grilled Beef Tenderloin (RM120) or Italian Veal Scaloppine (RM94). A long list of Classic and Gourmet pizzas are available for those looking to dig into a big pizza pie instead. End your meal on a sweet note with popular Italian desserts such as their homemade Tiramisu (RM24) or Panna Cotta (RM22).



Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur


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Nippori Bistro

Salmon Mentai, Flying Salmon Don, Deep Sea Konbu. Photo: Nippori Bistro

Nippori Bistro is a melting pot of Japanese-French-Western fusion food paired with a cozy bistro atmosphere, wide selection of home-baked pastries, cakes and coffee to choose from, and a large portrait of a heavyset Mona Lisa enjoying her meal with a glass of red wine, which has become the restaurant’s defining feature.

Your main struggle would be to choose what to eat from their massive menu – there’s breakfast, sushi and sashimi, pizza, donburi, pasta, mains and even healthy choices (with vegetarian options). Try the Japanese Traditional Breakfast (RM35), a classic Japanese breakfast served with grilled fish (choose between Salmon Trout, Saba mackerel or Sanma Saury), crispy seaweed, pickles, tamagoyaki, miso soup and Japanese steamed rice. Their Takoyaki Gratin (RM25), a reimagination of the standard takoyaki is something worth trying as well. Mains like the Japanese Hamburg Set (RM48) with the option to upgrade to Wagyu (add-on RM10) is a combo set of juicy hamburg steak with crispy chicken karaage and sides of vegetables and rice, guaranteed to leave you full and happy. Finish off with desserts or a cup of coffee before you leave!



Lot 2 & 3, B Land Lot 2, Jalan 51A/225, Seksyen 51A, 46100 Petaling Jaya


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Seafood Combo. Photo: Malatoop

We hope you’re ready because Malatoop is bringing the heat with their Chinese Muslim Mala cuisine, sure to make you work up a sweat. Be your own boss and create your own Malatoop bowl: choose from Vegetarian Combo (RM19.90), Chicken Combo (RM21.90) and Seafood Combo (RM24.90) – all comes with a complimentary serving of rice. Next, you can choose your spicy level starting from Baby Malatoop, Okey Malatoop, Pasti Malatoop and their spiciest level, Betul-Betul Malatoop. They also offer Family Combos for 2 Pax (RM41.90) and 4 Pax (RM81.90).

That’s not all they have – order some appetizers, share platters and mains such as the Ayam Malatoop Kebab (RM20.90), Malatoop Wings Platter (RM15.90 for 6 pcs / RM29.90 for 12 pcs / RM39.90 for 18 pcs), or Mala-nese Chicken (RM16.90). Looking for some light bites? Sink your teeth into Malatoop’s Dumplings (RM12.90), Malatoop Lotus Root Chips (RM6.90) or Bao (RM16.90) with fillings such as Spiced Kambing and Salted Egg Prawns. 

Fun fact: Malatoop is a play on words for Mala and the Malay word “meletup” which means explosion.



36 Jln Datuk Sulaiman, TTDI, 60000 Kuala Lumpur


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 Curious Kitchen

Shrimp Diablo Tacos. Photo: Instagram user @monk3yseendo

Located on a spacious scenic rooftop, Curious Kitchen offers a plethora of dishes to choose from. Enjoy their Las Vegas Bites menu where you get to choose tacos such as Shrimp Diablo Tacos (RM20), Baja Fish Tacos (RM25), Carne Asada Tacos (RM28) and Nachos Americano (RM26). Feeling springy? Dive into a bowl of Jambalaya Fettuccine (RM35), Iberico Hokkien Mee (RM28) or Tiger Prawns Spaghetti (RM35) if you’re craving for pasta or noodles.

It doesn’t stop there – Curious Kitchen also offers Gourmet Lunch Sets, with dishes like Philly Steak Sandwich (RM32), Seoul Kimchi Tacos (RM25), Chashu Sandwich (RM25) and Po’Boy Sandwich (RM23) to fill you up for the day.

Apart from yummy food, they also offer some selection of red and white wines by the bottle. You can also get a Sangria (RM105) to share with your mates! If that’s not enough to kill your curiosity to feast at Curious Kitchen, we don’t know what will.



2nd floor, P-02-01, 12, Persiaran Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya


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