Top 15 Best Publika Food You Should Try in 2023

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Top 15 Best Publika Food You Should Try

Publika, often known as the treasure ground for good, quality food in Kuala Lumpur is a perfect spot for food hunters to dive in. But, which are the tastiest? Which are the must-tries? Which are the most popular? We’ve scoured Publika for what we think are the 15 best Publika food you should try. Here are the top 15 Publika food which are bound to feast your eyes and make you drool.

 1. Clams & Mussels | Two Sons Bistro

Just within a month after their opening back then in July 2015, Two Sons was ranked as the Number 1 Seafood Restaurant to visit in Kuala Lumpur by Food Advisor. Well known for their award-winning clams and mussels, it can be easily spotted in Publika that every table at Two Sons will at least have a pot of those in one of the 16 broth choices available. In fact, it’s a norm here to slurp those goodies in with your fingers. Quoting KFC’s tagline, it’s Finger-Lickin’ Good.

Credits: Foodyas

Address: A4-G2-8 Publika, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 11.00am-11.00pm daily
*This is a Halal restaurant.

2. Signature Baked Eggs | The Red BeanBag

If you’re both an egg and cheese lover, this dish gives you the best of both worlds! The Red Beanbag, as fancy as its name suggests is a modern Australian-inspired cafe tucked in a corner of Level 1 in Publika. Ever since its inauguration, the Signature Baked Eggs has been a well-recommended dish: A rich melange of shirred eggs, lamb, beef and chicken bratwurst topped with mozzarella cheese in a sizzling hot plate. And, accompanied by sourdough toasts to top up the perfection. Nothing more satisfying than this.

Credits: Red Beanbag

Address:Block A4, Publika, A4-1-08, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: Monday-Thursday (10.00am-6.00pm); Friday (10.00am-10.00pm); Saturday & Sunday (9.30am-10.00pm)
*This is a Halal restaurant.

3. Cotton Candy Affogato | Whimsical Gelateria & Caffe by Cielo Dolci

For all cotton candy lovers out there, this one’s for you! Simply by pouring the espresso into the cup, the mountain of cotton candy floss will then be compressed into the concoction, revealing a scoop of coconut-&-Gula-Melaka gelato which is concealed underneath. Trust me, this fluffy dessert will keep you lifted for the rest of your day.

Credits: Pinterest

Address:D2-G3-05, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: Monday-Thursday (10.00am-6.00pm); Friday (10.00am-10.00pm); Saturday & Sunday (9.30am-10.00pm)
*This is a pork-free restaurant.


4. Bibi Rice Burger | Namoo Korean Dessert Cafe and Bistro on the Park

Ever got sick of typical hamburger buns? Fret not! This Korean cafe has substituted the traditional bun with compressed rice cakes, transforming their burgers into a fusion of the Asian and Western Food. Sandwiched between the rice cakes will be grilled chicken breast with sliced cheese and their signature bibi sauce- the sauce used in Bibimbap, epitomizing the perfect picture of “When East Meets West”.

Credits: Malaysia Most Wanted Food & Restaurants Review

Address: 4A, Publika, Solaris Dutamas No.1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 10.30am-11.00pm
*This is a pork-free restaurant.

5. I am Fun-ghi | Pan & Tamper

If you’re a surprise seeker, this quirky lil’ cafe in Publika would leave you cray2. All dishes here are sprinkled with bits of creativity. “I am Fun-ghi”- What a name. Having fried mushrooms topped with almond flakes, homemade potato rösti and a 63°C poached egg, this dish is simply irresistible.

Credits: Trip Advisor

Address: Block D1, Level G3, Unit 9, Solaris Dutamas (Publika), No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 8.00am-6.00pm
*This is a not a pork-free restaurant.

6. The Bee Breakfast | The Bee

Two eggs done according to your preference, an option of either gourmet chicken sausages or beef bacon, paired with Mexican ranch-style beans, homemade potato hash, roasted mushrooms, grilled tomatoes & toast. One of the best Big Breakfast which you won’t wanna miss.

Credits: Eat Drink

Address: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 3.00pm-1.00am daily, closed on Monday.
*This is a pork-free restaurant.


7. Siew Yoke Briyani | Meat the Porkers

Meat The Porkers specializes in Indian cuisine with a porky twist, which allows you to redefine Indian cuisine in terms of a different perspective. Nasi biryani? They cook it with roasted pork- Siew Yoke! The smokiness of the spiced tandoori pork will surely make you drool.

Credits: The Yum List

Address: D1-G3-5, Jalan Solaris Dutamas 1, Publika, 50480, 50480, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12.00pm-3.00pm, 6.00pm-10.00pm daily, Closed on Tuesday
*This is not a prok-free restaurant.

8. Cempedak Cake | Swich Cafe

A minimalist cafe in Publika which zeroes in on their cakes and pastries. Their Cempedak Cake is a must try for all Cempedak lovers. Specially made using our tropical flavours, this piece of cake tastes like creamy Cempedak heaven multiplied, quality guaranteed and Instagram-worthy.

Credits: Flickr

Address: G3, Solaris Dutamas (Publika), Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 10.00am- 9.00pm
*This is a Halal restaurant.

9. BM Yam Rice | E.A.T Food Village

Can be said as one of the most exciting food courts in Kuala Lumpur, E.A.T Food Village in Publika is undeniably worth a venture. BM Yam Rice is one of the popular food stalls which is often swarmed by patrons there. Check out their mixed pork soup and pork knuckle set which comes with yam rice and braised egg with tofu. It’s simply awesome.

Credits: Vi Vian’s Food Blog

Address: UG1, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 10.00am-9.00pm
*This is a not a pork-free restaurant.

10. Iced Mochatella | Coffee Société

Ambience often comes first when contemplating over a place to sip a cuppa. This explains why arty clienteles are always attracted to Coffee Société, another Melbourne-inspired cafe in Publika. Their iced mochatella is something which hazelnut fans will swoon over: a fanciful concoction of espresso ice cubes with milk and Nutella. Dessert, anyone?

Credits: Isabella Kuan

Address: Level G3 Unit 3A 4 Block D, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris DutamasKuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 10.30am-11.00pm
*This is a Halal restaurant.

11. Beef Nachos | Uncle Don’s

Providing a rustic feel and chic ambience, this is one of the restaurants in Publika which provides 5-star quality food at a super cheap price! And their beef nachos is definitely palate-tantalizing. Pairing it with the coldest draft beer dispensed via a double compressor ice tap into 2°frozen beer mugs, nothing more heavenly than this.

Credits: Eat Drink KL

Address: D2, 2, Jalan Dutamas 1, Dutamas, 50480 Solaris Dutamas
Operating Hour: 12.00pm-1.00am
*This not a pork-free restaurant.

12. Buddha Bowl | Farenheit 600

Being listed in the Top 50 Restaurants in KL by the Malaysia Most Wanted Food website, Farenheit 600 just launched their new Buddha Bowl not long ago, which has been receiving numerous compliments since then. This dish basically consists of beetroot hummus made from scratch, quinoa, edamame beans, carrots, cabbage, tahini dressing and mini veggie cutlets. Ever better if paired with a cuppa or cold brew mocktail!

Credits: Farenheit 600

Address: A4-G2-05, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Publika Shopping Mall
Operating Hour: 10.00am-11.00pm
*This is a Halal restaurant.

13. Customize Your Own Burger | The Fatboy’s Burger Bar

Nah… That’s not the name of the dish alright. But yep! This is the place where you’re able to customize your burger according to your personal preferences! From the bun, to the patty, add-ons and the sauces… you’re able to make up a juicy and tasty creation. But of course, they do serve their speciality burgers as well!

Credits: Cavin Teo

Address: Lot 30 Level G2 Publika No. 1 | Lot 30 Level G2 Publika No.1 Jalan Dutamas 1 Solaris DutamasKuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Operating Hour: Sunday-Thursday (11.00am-11.00pm); Friday & Saturday (11.00am-12.00am)
*This is a not a pork-free restaurant.

14. Iberico Baby Ribs | ANTE

Crowned as the best pork restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, this restaurant serves the best pork steak ever. Their pork is heavenly savoury and might leave you fighting with your friends over the last piece of meat. Although their menu does involve a variety of healthy choices, their pork is still the star of the show. Feeling sinful? Trust me: It’s worth every calorie.

Credits: The Yum List

Address: 2-G1-09 Solaris Dutamas Jalan Dutamas 1Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Operating Hour: Monday-Thursday (11.00am-10.30pm); Friday & Saturday (11.00am-11.00pm); Sunday (11.00am-10.00pm)
*This is not a pork-free restaurant.

15. Saltah Fahsah | Marhaba Restaurant

This place serves authentic Yemeni cuisine and Middle Eastern food. The Saltah Fahsah, which was a lamb dish deserves a special mention. It is rich in flavour and packed with pulled lamb meat which will complement fresh Yemeti bread known as Mulaulah perfectly. Comes in a stone pot, sweet, but has a tease of spiciness, savoury, hearty and truly worth recommending.

Credits: Marhaba Restaurant

Address: D1.G4.01, Block D1, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur 50480
Operating Hour: 11am-11pm
*This is a Halal restaurant.

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