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20 Must-Try Food Spots In Damansara Uptown, PJ (2023 Guide)

Calling all PJ-ians! We’re shining a spotlight on Damansara Uptown’s captivating eateries! Famed for its ever-evolving food scene, trips to Uptown are always fresh and exciting. As an area with a mixture of commercial and family-owned establishments, it has definitely become a must-visit spot for tourists and Malaysians alike. So, whether you’re craving for some local staples, trendy Insta-famous eats or comforting desserts, come along with us on a food-hunting exploration around Damansara Uptown!     

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20 Hype-Worthy Food In Damansara Uptown

1. Hot Bird

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Making its fiery debut at Damansara Uptown in April 2022, Hot Bird will set your taste buds on fire! With a choice of six mouth-tingling spice levels, their Nashville-style spicy fried chicken that’s served with Cajun fries, coleslaw and soft drinks will give you a run for your money. We dare you to sink your teeth into the Burn Baby Burn and Reaper heat levelled chicken tenders. Don’t miss out on their juicy Hot Bird brioche bun burgers, Mac & Cheese and array of cooling milkshakes to beat the heat while you’re here!      

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Hot Bird 

Address: 83 Ground Floor, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (12 – 9.30 pm)

Status: Pork-free, Alcohol-free

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2. Village Park Restaurant 

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As a legendary restaurant, Village Park will be your holy grail spot for soul satisfying nasi lemak. Loyal Johorians drive up just for a taste, Malaysian fans swear by it and tourists will even immediately come here after touching down from the airport with all their luggages in hand whenever they visit Malaysia. Trust us, their iconic piping hot ‘Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng’ that’s plated with generous portions of steamed coconut rice, sambal, crispy ayam goreng, ikan bilis and fried peanuts will make the journey so worth it!      

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Village Park Restaurant 

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Address: 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (6.30 am – 5.30 pm)

Status: Muslim-owned 

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3. Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee

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Craving for some feel good Hokkien Mee? Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee is the place to be! Offering their traditional-style Hokkien Mee, in a newly renovated air-conditioned space to serve diners better, noodles here have a flavourful wok hei satisfaction. We recommend checking out the roast duck, fried chicken and chilli lala, which are all crowd favourites!   

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Address: 117, 119,121, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday (2.30 pm – 1 am), Friday & Saturday (2.30 pm – 1.30 am), Sunday (12 pm – 1 am) 

Status: Non-halal

Link (s): WebsiteFacebook

4. Ah Keong Yong Tau Fu

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Operating for more than 30 years, Ah Keong Yong Tau Fu is a nostalgic spot with a diverse variety of queue-worthy yong tau fu. Serving tasty and Halal choices of yong tau fu, their chee cheong fun, fried wantan and fried fish fillet dishes will capture your attention too. Ah Keong’s sweet and sour curry sauce is a real winner!   

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Ah Keong Yong Tau Fu

Address: 1097, Uptown Hawker Centre, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday (12 – 2 pm, 4.30 pm – 11.30 pm), Saturday & Sunday (4.30 pm – 11.30 pm)

Status: Pork-free & alcohol-free, using only halal-certified ingredients

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

5. Menya Hanabi

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Moshi moshi! Best known for their irresistible Mazesoba, Menya Hanabi will surely become your new favourite Japanese foodie spot. As a broth-less ramen that’s topped with a rich smattering of savoury ingredients like fresh garlic, minced pork, tender pork cubes, seaweed, spring onions, raw egg yolk, dried fish powder and thick ramen noodles, mix it all together and you’re set to soar up to ramen Heaven! Bonus: You can even add a complimentary scoop of rice that soaks up all your leftover sauce for a totally new flavour profile to taste too.   

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Menya Hanabi

Address: 66, Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (12 – 10 pm)

Status: Non-halal

Link (s): WebsiteFacebookInstagram

6. Churn

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With “churning ice creams of the finest quality” as their motto, Churn will definitely cheer you up with their icy artisanal gelato on hot days (or anytime hehe)! We highly recommend trying out their delightful Premium Earl Grey, Crunchy Lotus Biscoff, Strawberry Milk, White Chamomile and Alphonso Mango flavours along with one-of-a-kind sourdough waffles. We scream for Churn’s ice cream!  

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Churn

Address: 58, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday (5 pm – 11.30 pm), Friday (5 pm – 12 am), Saturday (1 pm – 12 am) & Sunday (1 pm – 11.30 pm), Closed on Mondays 

Status: Pork-free, alcohol-free

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

7. Aftermeal Desserts

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In the mood for some refreshing Kakigori shaved ice desserts? Head on over to Aftermeal next (it’s just two doors away from Churn)! Treat yourself to best-sellers like the popular Iron Lady Milk Tea Kakigori, Royal Matcha Latte Kakigori, Milo Kakigori and Classic Burnt Cheesecake. Happiness is just around the corner!   

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Aftermeal Desserts

Address: 52, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (2 pm – 11 pm)

Status: Pork-free, alcohol-free

Link (s): WebsiteFacebookInstagram

8. Souffle Dessert Cafe

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We’re making it jiggle with Souffle Dessert Cafes fluffy souffle pancakes! You’ll seriously feel like you’re biting into a cloud with their incredibly decadent and creamy favourites that come in exciting Tiramisu, Caramel Banana, Matcha, Valrhona Chocolate and Mango flavours. By looking so aesthetically pleasing, we’re getting seconds.     

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Souffle Dessert Cafe

Address: 42, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Friday & Saturday (2 pm – 12 am), Sunday to Tuesday & Thursday (2 pm – 11 pm), Closed on Wednesdays 

Status: Pork-free, alcohol-free 

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

9. BBQ Ma Eul 

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With friendly service and an attentive team of warm faces, you will definitely be dining in pure bliss at BBQ Ma Eul! Enjoy authentic Korean barbeque fare like marinated pork slices, tender pork belly, grilled baby octopus, cheese dips, steamed egg, kimchi jjigae stew and refillable banchan side dishes that will certainly make it a meal to remember. 

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BBQ Ma Eul 

Address: 48, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday & Sunday (12 pm – 11 pm), Friday & Saturday (12 pm – 12 am)

Status: Non-halal

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

10. Beca Tea

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Next up we’re making our way to a newcomer in Uptown’s scene! Brewing innovative family-owned renditions of tea with an experimental edge, Beca Tea has everything from Nitro-charged tea, pure milk tea, botanical infusions, oatmilk macchiatos, tea lattes, cha-kigori to juice-tea coolers and lots more. Have a sip of the future in Beca Tea’s Insta-worthy gleaming golden teahouse.   

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Beca Tea

Address: 61 G, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday (10 am – 10 pm), Friday to Sunday (10.30 am – 10.30 pm)

Status: Pork-free, alcohol-free 

Link (s): WebsiteFacebookInstagram

11. Soylab 

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Hey hey soybean lovers, this one’s for you! Having a strong passion for creating non-GMO based soybean desserts, Soylab has always been a well-loved spot in Damansara Uptown. Make sure to snap loads of pics before digging into their Instagrammable sweet delights like the famous Soy Frozen, Signature Soyffle Pancakes, Soy Softserve, Grassjelly with Taroball Beancurd and soy beverages. It’s soylicious!    

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Soylab

Address: D.E, 104, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday (12 – 10 pm), Friday & Saturday (12 – 11 pm), Closed on Mondays 

Status: Pork-free, alcohol-free 

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

12. Cor Blimey! 

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Often distinguished as “The Best Fish & Chips In Malaysia”, Cor Blimey will reel in your heart! With crispy golden fish fillets that are lightly fried with options of five creative batter flavours, it’s best enjoyed when dipped in tangy tartar sauce and drizzled with zesty lemon juice that comes on the side. Made fresh on order, best believe that Cor Blimey’s fish fillets are extremely succulent and satisfying to the max!        

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Cor Blimey!

Address: 33, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday (5 – 10 pm), Friday to Sunday (12 – 10 pm), Closed on Mondays 

Status: Muslim-owned, using halal-certified ingredients

Link (s): WebsiteFacebookInstagram

13. Miru Dessert Cafe 

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Sweeten up your life with playful desserts from Miru Dessert Cafe! With an exciting array of Kakigori, Mille Crepe Cakes, Japanese Burnt Cheesecakes and their best-selling Honey Toast series, you’ll definitely be jumping for joy. We highly recommend ordering the Chocolate Strawberry Toast, S’mores Toast, Original Mille Crepe, Matcha Burnt Cheesecake, Gula Melaka Cendol Kakigori and Soya Cincau Kakigori. 

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Miru Dessert Cafe

Address: 62, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Friday (2 – 11 pm), Saturday & Sunday (1 – 11 pm), Closed on Tuesdays 

Status: Pork-free, alcohol-free

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

14. Daily Taste Art 

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Alcoholics assemble! Daily Taste Art will be your new go-to spot for decadent and creamy alcoholic cakes with a boozy kick! With homemade and self-curated recipes, delightfully intoxicating cakes here like the Hennessy Chocolate, Kahlua Tiramisu, Roku Gin Matcha Forest, Brandy Raisin and Whiskey Coffee Caramel Mousse are indeed crowd favourites. Cakes are also made fresh daily without artificial colouring and preservatives. Let’s get drunk on alcoholic cakes together, wink wink!    

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Daily Taste Art

Address: 70G SS21/62 Damansara Uptown, SS 2, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Wednesday to Monday (12 – 10 pm), Closed on Tuesdays 

Status: Non-halal

Link (s): WebsiteFacebookInstagram

15. Hungry Bacon

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Run by a loving husband and wife duo, Hungry Bacon will definitely become your new Pork Heaven! Named after their adorable French Poodle, Bacon, they specialise in serving all things pork like Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs, Hainanese Pork Chop, Sizzling Wild Boar Peratal, Cheesy Nachos with Bacon and Nasi Kerabu with Babi Percik. It’s porkilicious!

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Address: 33, Jalan SS 21/56b, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Friday (5 – 11 pm), Saturday & Sunday (12 – 3 pm, 6 – 10 pm), Closed on Mondays

Status: Non-halal

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

16. Xinga Pot

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Situated along one of the busiest streets in Damansara Uptown, Xinga Pot will light up your nights with their Signature Golden Fish Tripe Macao Chicken Soup and array of other nourishing soup selections. With fresh helpings of clams, geoduck, wagyu, lamb, pork slices, scallops, veggies, tofu, minced homemade ebiko shrimp and loads more, there’s always something for everyone here. Hotpot night for the win!

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Address: No. 58 (1st, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Jalan SS 21/58, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday (4 pm – 12 am), Friday & Saturday (4 pm – 2 am)

Status: Non-halal

Link (s): WebsiteFacebookInstagram

17. Inside Ipoh

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Inside Ipoh will capture your attention (and appetite) with their iconic Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun! Prepare to be in a good food coma here as you relish on other Ipoh style classics like their curry mee, chicken rice, nasi lemak, chee cheong fun and fish ball noodles. Let’s raise our bowls and plates up high for Inside Ipoh!

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Address: 46, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (7.30 am – 3.30 pm)

Status: Pork-free

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

18. Fujisawa Izakaya

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Offering a wide variety of Japanese Izakaya style cuisine, Fujisawa Izakaya will make you feel like you’re stepping into the 1970s with their nostalgic deco. Make sure to give crowd favourites like the fresh Aburi Hokkaido Maki, Kushiyaki, Kimuchi Udon and Temaki dishes a taste. Confirm oishii!

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Fujisawa Izakaya

Address: 52M, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday (12 – 3 pm, 5.30 – 11 pm), Friday & Saturday (12 – 3 pm, 5.30 pm – 12 am)

Status: Non-halal

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

19. KBN King’s Seremban Beef Noodle

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Hey hey guys! There’s no need to travel all the way to Seremban for beef noodles anymore. Serving authentic and scrumptious bowls of the tastiest beef noodles, KBN King’s Seremban Beef Noodle restaurant will surely become your new go-to noodle spot. Slurp it up foodies!

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KBN King’s Seremban Beef Noodle

Address: 31, Jalan SS 21/56b, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (10.30 am – 3 pm, 5 – 9 pm), Saturday & Sunday (10.30 am – 9 pm), Closed on Wednesdays 

Status: Pork and lard free

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

20. Brader John Burger 

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On the lookout for a fire midnight supper spot? Trust us, you’ll definitely be having a flippin’ fantastic night at Brader John Burger for sureee! Their juicy viral chicken and beef Ramly burgers with a special melt in your mouth secret sauce is not to be missed on your late night supper hangouts. Jom makan, burger squad unite!  

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Brader John Burger 

Address: Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Saturday (9 pm – 2 am), Closed on Sundays & Mondays

Status: Muslim-owned 

Link (s): FacebookInstagram

Let’s Go On An Uptown Adventure Foodies!  

3, 2, 1… Blast off! Put on your comfy eating pants and prepare your stomach woo hooo it’s time for a flavourful Damansara Uptown foodie feast! 

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