Newly Opened Restaurants & Cafés in KL This December 2023
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Newly Opened Restaurants and Coffee Shops in Kuala Lumpur in December 2023

Newly Opened Restaurants and Coffee Shops in Kuala Lumpur in December 2023 Photo by Instagram/Ora Dining

Discovering new flavours in Kuala Lumpur is always a fulfilling experience. If you’re on the lookout for fresh food spots this December, you’re in for a treat as The Beat Asia has explored the city for hidden gems and newly opened restaurants to add to your next food adventure. Whether you're in the mood for authentic Malaysian delicacies, want to sample international cuisines, or craving caffeinated drinks and delectable pastries, these dining places will make your boiling bellies happy!

Ora Dining

Welcome the month of December by indulging in European cuisine at Ora Dining. Situated in the heart of Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, this newly opened restaurant takes pride in its delicious handmade pasta selections, mouthwatering grilled dishes, and tasty appetisers and desserts.

For starters, order the flavourful Wagyu Beef Tartare with Crumpets (RM58) or the buttery Cured Salmon (RM58). Feeling adventurous? Try out the Grilled Seabass with Scallops (RM135). As for desserts, order the chocolatey Black Forest Tiramisu (RM38) or the sugary Vanilla Miso Parfait (RM28). Peep the menu here. For reservations, click here.

Location: Ora Dining, 29, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 60000

Plump Opens Second Outlet in KL

‘Tis the season to rejoice as Plump opens its second branch in Kuala Lumpur! Nestled in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, this fresh outlet serves the same delectable offerings that captured the hearts of coffee lovers throughout the years.

If you’re craving a classic cup of joe, order the aromatic Long Black (RM10). Want to try something different? Get the roasted Hojicha Latte (RM15). Non-caffeinated drinks, such as the sweet Strawberry Soda (RM18) and the healthy Freshly Squeeze Orange Juice (RM12), are also available for non-coffee drinkers to enjoy. For more options, click this link.

Location: Plump, 29-1 First Floor, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 60000

Minus Plus Coffee

Perfect for social gatherings and intimate events, Minus Plus Coffee is the newest hip café to tap into Malaysia's hankering for coffee. The shop’s extensive menu features a variety of beverages, including the iced Seasalt Genmaicha Latte (RM14) and the tangy Yuzu Expresso Delight (RM16). Customers who can’t drink coffee without sweets will be happy to know that the establishment serves pastries like the fluffy Houjicha Choux (RM9). Check the full menu here.

Location: Minus Plus Coffee, 82-B, Jalan Radin Anum 1, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling Taste Buds Solutions PLT, Kuala Lumpur

Terra Dining Hits KL

On the hunt for a swanky restaurant to treat your family this December? Look no further than Terra Dining. Under the helm of Chef Chong Yu Cheng, this newly minted restaurant offers a specially crafted tasting menu that consists of the tasty Tiger Prawn, the protein-filled Duck Breast, and the flavorful Masala Chai Mung Bean Cake, to name a few. The best part? The restaurant uses only organic ingredients, ensuring that every plate served is fresh and healthy even for the pickiest eater. Price is RM398+ per pax.

Location: Terra Dining, 91, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur 60000

Butter Kaya Kopitiam

Situated on Petaling Street, Butter Kaya Kopitiam is a recently established coffee shop that caters to both tourists and the working community of Kuala Lumpur. Operating from 8 AM-4 PM daily, this café serves flavourful coffees crafted using top-quality Robusta and Liberica beans. If you’re dropping by, order the Signature Kopi, a modern Malaysian drink that has a rich aroma and smooth taste.

Location: Butter Kaya Kopitiam, 64-66-68, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, W.P Kuala Lumpur 50000


Fancy Italian food? Book a table at Valentina. Dedicated to preserving the essence of traditional South Italian cuisine, the recently launched high-end dining establishment offers an extensive array of pasta dishes, including the tangy Ravioli del Pastore (RM63) and the rich Linguine al Pesto (RM55). Valentina also serves Napoli-style pizzas, such as the mozzarella-filled Margherita (RM39), the nutty Focaccia al Rosmarino (RM25), and more. For reservations, call +012 679 3860.

Location: Valentina, Rooftop (Level R), M-1, Pusat Perdagangan Bandar, Persiaran Jalil 1, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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