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Top 7 Must-Try Restaurants At NEW Megah Rise Mall Including A Pet Café & The Largest Rooftop Bar In PJ!

It’s official- Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya is now home to the brand new Megah Rise Mall! Rejoice locals, as this certainly isn’t your average mall. From alfresco dining areas to a fully air-conditioned badminton court, we’re sure that PJ residents will be gathering here in no time!

Taman Megah Welcomes Megah Rise Mall, Now Opened To Public

Megah Rise boasts an unparalleled mix of F&B, retail and recreational activities, creating a unique lifestyle experience in comparison to your typical mall. On the ground floor, say hello to #MegahWalk, a colourful walkway with alfresco dining areas for foodies to enjoy! It’s pet-friendly too, and will soon be a creative space for buskers, artisanal markets, events and exhibitions over weekends.

Oh and the best part? The industrial aesthetic throughout the mall is perfect for your next Instagram OOTD!

Of course, it was imperative for us to explore the F&B options they had to offer as well. After a pleasurable evaluation, here are our top seven must-try restaurants:

1. Cincin

With live performances every Friday – Sunday from 8pm to 11pm, Cincin at Megah Rise is the latest cosy wine and dine spot.

This brand-new outlet in Megah Rise is the perfect date spot to wine and dine that special someone! Offering an upscale menu of Western food and fine wines, this is Cincin’s second outlet in Klang Valley. It’s the first time Cincin is offering a lunch menu as well as some new additions, with Asian twists to Western cuisine. Diners can expect live performances every Friday to Sunday from 8pm to 11pm too!

Serving up a variety of wines and drinks to go with your meal.

We tried their signature Joyful Snack Platter, featuring crispy chicken wing karaage, smoked duck breast, crunchy fried pork belly, cheddar cheese, nuts and fries – perfect as a group appetiser! 

Next up, we sampled their Meet Meat Platter, with succulent slices of Australian ribeye, lamb shoulder and pork tomahawk cooked to perfection. Paired together with their red wine, it’s a match made in heaven.

(front) Joyful Snack Platter is the perfect group appetiser, while the Meet Meat Platter (back) is a meat lover’s dream

Other signature dishes to look out for are the Mala Pork Belly and Luncheon Meat Fries, which go amazingly with beer. Meanwhile, some unique Asian-inspired dishes that can only be found at Megah Rise’s outlet include Unagi Pizza, Teriyaki Mushroom Pizza and Ginger Scallion Pasta. As for porky lovers, be sure to try their Pork Lard with Roast Pork Pasta!

2. PooF

An airy space for you to hang out with adorable pups!

If you’re craving some cuddle time with adorable furry companions, look no further than PooF – the latest pet café in town! They even offer a private event space that’s perfect for your pet’s next celebration.

With a dedicated pet menu with pet-friendly treats such as macaroons, donuts, and even mini croissants, it’s time to spoil your four-legged friends rotten here! They also sell a huge variety of pet items for you pet parents that are on the lookout for new toys, pet accessories and treats.

Treat your four-legged pals to various pet-friendly treats at PooF!

Don’t worry, it’s a café for human pals too. Pet owners can cosy up alongside their furry babies with a delicious cuppa and pastries, such as almond croissants, brownies and many more, all while playing with the other cute pets there. 

Visitors can enjoy PooF’s selection of delectable pastries and fresh coffee

3. Naj & Belle

Naj & Belle’s fourth outlet in Megah Rise offers foodies a zen café experience

This popular lifestyle café is well-known and loved by many, and for good reason! This is Naj & Belle’s first branch in Petaling Jaya and their fourth outlet, bringing their tried and true unforgettable East meets West cuisine and divine cakes. 

The outlet’s minimalist wooden interior assimilates stepping into a zen garden, the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of PJ.

We tried some of their signature dishes, including their Crispy Calamari Salad that was light and zesty thanks to their chilli lime dressing. Their Squid Ink Spaghetti came with a generous portion of seafood too! Not to mention, their Nasi Daun Pisang that includes all your favourite fiery Malaysian comfort foods in one platter. Finally, we couldn’t forget the OG Naj Big Breakfast, it’s perfect for those who love breakfast for dinner.

Their squid ink pasta is one of the must-try dishes here!

To top it all off, dig into a slice of their oh-so-famous watermelon cake! Light, refreshing and sweet, who ever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

Their popular watermelon cake is the perfect dessert to finish off your meal.

4. Kheng Wah

Offering a fusion of Hong Kong and Malaysian kopitiam dishes, Kheng Wah is the perfect spot for family meals.

A space where Hong Kong-inspired cha chan teng meets traditional Malaysian kopitiam – what’s not to love? The airy, comforting atmosphere welcomes you in, with the promising scent of delicious food in the air.

Kheng Wah is well-known for their array of pastries, such as the signature creamy Portuguese egg tart made with Belgian butter, crispy char siew bao and many more! Ideal for your next teatime munch or breakfast bite whenever you’re feeling peckish.

We decided to try their recommended Cheesy Baked Pork Chop Rice with Sweet Corn. The combination of gooey cheese, fragrant rice and succulent pork chop was simply heavenly!

A classic feel-good meal at Kheng Wah that doesn’t disappoint!

They also offer all of your favourite Malaysian comfort foods like nasi lemak and chicken satay too. Classic comfort food at its finest.

5. Nest13

Enjoy drinks with a sweeping view at Nest13 in Megah Rise.

Yes, Megah Rise is complete with a rooftop restaurant and bar too! It’s the largest in Petaling Jaya, featuring a cosy, relaxing space to hang out with friends or colleagues after work. With live band performances and private rooms equipped with karaoke that accommodate up to 20 pax, it’s the spot to catch up with your loved ones for special occasions and unwind. 

A range of private rooms with karaoke that’s great for large groups.

Enjoy your favourite drinks with a sweeping view at Nest13 as they serve everything from beer and cocktails to wine and hard liquor! We opted for two of their signature cocktails: Lychee 13, which features a blend of unique Asian flavours like lemongrass, kaffir leaves and lychee; and Burung Malaya, with hints of jackfruit, pineapple, lime, and coffee.

Burung Malaya is a refreshing cocktail you’ve got to try!

6. Staple Dough

Ssstaple Dough, a modern Italian restaurant that is Instagram-worthy at every turn!

This isn’t your conventional Italian restaurant – its menu features fresh, handmade pasta with a unique twist of flavours inspired from all around the world. The restaurant’s ambience transports hungry foodies to a IG-worthy minimalist heaven, with an open kitchen concept where you’ll see your food prepared right in front of you.

You can watch as the chef prepares the handmade pasta.

Two of their chef recommendations include the Tagliolini Seafood Marinara, featuring freshly made squid ink pasta, seafood with an Asian twist thanks to the added ikura (salmon caviar). Another chef favourite is the Raviolo Mushroom Ricotta that brings together creamy umami flavours with ricotta cheese and mushroom duxelles, coated in egg yolk and a brown butter sage emulsion. The classic Handmade Pici Carbonara is another dish Ssstaple Dough does right.

The creamy goodness of their Handmade Pici Carbonara paired with their fresh pasta makes this an unforgettable meal!

Pair your meal with their red or white house wines for that spectacular modern Italian meal. If you’re feeling adventurous, they also feature an off-menu wine range too.

7. Oomph 

Here’s a new kid on the block that’s a brand collaboration between popular coffee roaster and café, Brew & Bread and Zhou, the restobar operators of GUĀNG, YÁN and Bushido! Oomph call themselves a lifestyle café, offering plenty of day-to-night food options, freshly roasted coffee and a range of delicious cakes and pastries. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, high-tea, dinner or late-night drinks, everyone can drop by to enjoy a huge selection of all-day dining.

You want it? You got it! Oomph offers foodies all-day dining from their extensive menu.

A variety of yummy pastries and fresh coffee makes this a café lover’s dream!

Notable dishes from their daytime menu include their Cajun Lentil Stew, Eggs Benedict and many more, while their evening menu features offerings like their Soft-Shell Crab Fettuccine, Dark Miso Korean Fried Chicken Rice and so on. And of course, who can forget their famous coffee?

(front) Aglio Olio Pasta and (back) Soft Shell Crab Spaghetti are some of the must-try pasta dishes from Oomph!

A New Experience For PJ Residents

Megah Rise is set to be the latest family-friendly hangout spot in Petaling Jaya, so be sure to drop by today! While you’re at it, don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok at @MegahRiseMall for more updates too. Enjoy foodies!

Megah Rise Mall

Address: Jln SS 24/8, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok

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