Bukit Damansara, also more widely known as Damansara Heights, is a suburb located west of central Kuala Lumpur. Listed as one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Coolest Neighbourhoods, this affluent part of town is home to some of the trendiest eateries in the city. From breakfast spots to sake bars, this suburb has it all and more for the average city folk. We’ve got a list of places to go for breakfast, brunch, dinner, and drinks. So let’s dive in!
Start your day early with breakfast at this family-owned cafe and bakery. Breakfast starts at 7:30am at their Damansara Heights outlet and is available till 11am. Have a bowl of the Nutty Apple Overnight Oats, or try the Roasted Aubergine Shakshuka.
For a taste of something local, the Huckleberry Nasi Lemak or Malaya Toast served with the Baba Beng Kaya will do the job. French toast, smoothies, and fruit salad are available if you want something sweet. Switch up your regular morning coffee for one of their fruit and tea-infused kombuchas instead.
Address: Plaza Damansara, 2G & 4G, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2098 7933
Yellow Brick Road
The perfect brunch calls for a serving of Yellow Brick Road’s Lavish Legumes, a rich hummus dip paired with a poached egg and crusty sourdough slices, Avo Corn Fritters, pancakes to spare, and possibly a glass or two of wine.
The Big Breakfast Bash offers vegetarian alternatives to their breakfast plate, which is just as good. Artisanal coffee and freshly-pressed juices are also on the menu. Desserts are a must when Earl Grey Creme Brulee, Guinness Chocolate Cake, and a berry and lemon curd Pavlovas are made fresh.
Address: Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, Lot A-GF-03, 5th Place @ The Five No.49, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, Jalan Dungun, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2011 7690
Meat The Porkers
Serving Indian classics with a porky twist, with vegetarian-friendly options, and food coma-inducing fare is how Meat The Porkers identifies themselves. While there is plenty of chicken, mutton, seafood, and vegetarian selections for main course dishes, their pork dishes stand apart. Lunch is served porky with dishes like the Goan Pork Vindaloo Mantou, Pork Pakora, Bacon Cheese Naan, Siew Yoke Briyani, and more.
Address: 9M, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6019 987 1945
Zum Stammtisch German Restaurant & Bar
Trade your usual Malaysian lunch for a hearty German and Austrian meal at Zum Stammtisch. You can’t go wrong with a plate of Roasted Pork Ribs, or Wurstchen, paired with an icy cold beer. Minced beef and pork meatballs coated in a green peppercorn sauce are served with blaukraut (German red cabbage) and spaetzle (German egg noodles) and pair perfectly with the Stella Artois.
If you’re one for a good pot of melted cheese, their Garlic and Rosemary Baked Camembert, served with cranberry sauce and sourdough toast, goes well with a glass of Erdinger Weissbier and Erdinger Dunkel draughts poured fresh on tap.
Address: 18-G, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6019 283 3291
Gin Rik Sha
With a menu as eccentric and enticing as its name, Gin Rik Sha is an obvious choice should you find yourself in the area. Its food is representative of flavours from regions all over India, and the cocktails are tailored to complement each dish.
Get your dose of healthy eats with the Superfood Aloo Tikki Chaat, a quinoa-crusted sweet potato cake served with channa masala. Aubergine Masala Dhal and the Pani Puri Margherita make for unique flavours that will bring you back for more.
Address: 37, Ground Floor, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1,, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6010 243 8266
Hailing from Japan, the Yakiniku franchise in Damansara Heights is a great choice for dinner. Reservations and patience are necessary for a meal here as the waitlist can be long. Yakiniku Great specialises in the finest cuts of A5 grade Japanese Black Wagyu beef parts. For a truly memorable experience, opt for the Matsu Omakase, which comes with seven premium cuts of Japanese wagyu, selected and prepared by the chef on-site.
Address: G-02-01, Republik, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Wilayah Persekutuan
Contact: +603 2098 6666
A modern European and Asian menu awaits you at Playte, where dishes are prepared with the freshest local seasonal produce. The restaurant has a sleek and inviting interior, and the dishes are beautifully plated. Start your meal with a Lamb Doughnut or Wagyu Tartare. Followed by a main course dish prepared by Chef Brandon Chen.
The menu offered is concise, but off-menu dishes may be available upon request. If you’re a foodie and want to explore the best Playte offers, contact them ahead of time to find out more.
Address: No 9, 4 Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6011 2698 5562
Nomi Tomo Sake Bar
Sake, grilled skewers, and music are the perfect way to end the night in Damansara Heights. Hidden in the shop lots of Plaza Damansara, Nomi Tomo is one of the more notable sake bars in Kuala Lumpur. Sample the drinks and Japanese dishes into the wee hours of the morning as the bar stays open until 2am. Call to make a reservation and ask for a free tasting before choosing your sake.
Address: 2-2 Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6016 661 5907