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8 Celebrity-Owned Restaurants In KL You'll Want To Eat At

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Nasreen Nasir  •  Apr 19, 2018

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Who says celebrities can't open their own restaurants? 😏 Despite their busy schedules, some of them have been following in the footsteps of restauranteurs and set up their own eateries. 😊 From fine dining to fast food, these businesses have done pretty well in the F&B industry, so it's definitely worth a try. Credit: Giphy With that in mind, we’ve decided to help you out by putting together 8 celebrity-owned restaurants that you can go to in KL! 😄
1. N97 by Nora Danish
If you’ve always wanted to try a tomahawk steak, then you definitely should visit newly-opened restaurant, N97 at Lorong Kurau, Bangsar. Best part about this location though is that it isn’t as busy as Jalan Telawi, so you need not worry about the availability of parking spaces 😉 It's less crowded too!
Credit: @boss_ned on Instagram Opened by actress Nora Danish and husband, N97 is uniquely positioned towards the higher end of the casual dining restaurant segment, focusing on customers looking for high-quality steaks like the tomahawk steak and the strip loin!
Credit: @azrialhadi on Instagram #HHWT Tip: It gets pretty busy on weekends, so we’d advise you to book 😊 Address:  9, Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, Kuala Lumpur. Operating Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 7.00pm - 12.00am. Friday - Sunday, 7.00pm - 1.00am. Closed on Monday. Phone Number: +603 2858 3641/+6011 6214 7581 Facebook | Instagram
2. Stalkers Cafe by Fattah Amin
Credit: @hykalbakri on Instagram Any FA (Fattah Amin) members here? :P You’d definitely know this by now but to those who don’t, yes, Fattah Amin has a café! 😄
Credit: @stalkerscafe_ on Facebook Located in Kota Damansara, this vintage-decorated café is the go-to place if you want some Western delights, ranging from sandwiches to burgers and salads.
Credit: Stalkers Cafe on Facebook You can even eat your way through its various selection of desserts, like the waffles and ice-cream! You can’t go wrong with desserts. 😋 Address: No. 3-1, Jalan PJU 5/3, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Operating Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 12.00pm - 12.00am. Friday - Sunday, 3.00pm - 1.00am. Phone Number: 03-6144 6780 Facebook | Instagram
3. BurgerByte by Zizan Razak
While many entrepreneurs out there are bringing international brands into the Malaysian food market, comedian Zizan Razak believes in local brands instead and decides to open a franchise of BurgerByte!
Credit: @burgerbyte on Instagram This humble eatery not only serves 10 different burgers, but it also offers steaks, hot dogs, pasta and of course, Malaysia’s all-time favourite dish, rice. 😋 
Credit: @burgerbyte on Instagram Try the Burgerbyte’s Beef Bacon Burger (RM14.80)! No one can resist a classic! 😉 #HHWT Tip: If you’re up for drinks, you MUST get your hands on the local soft drinks – Sarsi and Orange! Address: No 10/1 Jalan PJU 8/3A, 47380 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday, 5.00pm - 1.00am. Phone Number: 0173373530 Facebook | Instagram
4. Rebung by Dato' Chef Ismail
Credit: @chefismailahmad on Instagram We’re all familiar with Dato' Chef Ismail. He was one of the pioneer celebrity chefs in Malaysia alongside Chef Wan, and it’s obvious that he would open his own restaurant. 😊
Credit: @azlanandi on Instagram Located in Tanglin, Rebung boasts a wide range of mouth-watering Negeri Sembilah dishes at affordable prices. With traditional Malay décor, the restaurant exudes homely vibes.
Credit: @reenajumarudin on Instagram The Nasi Hujan Panas or Laksa are the hot tickets at Rebung. You wouldn’t want to leave the place without trying these dishes first 😉 Alternatively, you can enjoy some local desserts like sago gula Melaka or ais kacang! With all the heat around Malaysia, you’d need to cool down with some icy desserts once in a while 😌 #HHWT Tip: Best part about this restaurant is that it has designated prayer rooms for Muslims so you don’t have to worry about anything 😊 Address: 5-2 Cascade Parking, Jalan Bukit Aman, 1, Jalan Tanglin, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday, 7.00am - 10.00pm. Phone Number: 03-2276 2525 Website | Facebook
5. Afdlin’s Comedy Planet by Afdlin Shauki
Credit: Afdlin's Comedy Planet on Facebook For a night out with good food and a live performance or even a stand-up comedy, Comedy Planet is your best bet 😉 Opened by the one and only Afdlin Shauki, you know you’re in good hands for some quality entertainment. 😍
Credit: @teyntenism on Instagram Now, comedy isn’t really the only thing you can look forward to when you're there. You’ll love the food too! 😁 From witty names like “Arabian Kambing Kebaboom” and “Burger-mbira Lembut Itu”, you’ll find yourself giggling while flipping through the menu. 😆
Credit: Fahmi on Facebook We definitely recommend the Sup “Tulang Merah Tanda Berhenti”! 😋 Inspired by the popular Singaporean sup tulang merah, it’s the perfect comfort food. Don’t be scared of the colour though 😜 Address:  Lot 4, Level 3, Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10.00am - 9.00pm. Phone Number: 03-2710 4050 WebsiteFacebook | Instagram
6. Paperfish by Dennis Yin
Credit: @paperfishmy on Instagram Healthy foodies will definitely add this to their makan list! We all know that the latest food craze in Malaysia recently is the poké bowl. You’ve probably seen it on social media, it’s actually a cultural mash-up of Hawaiian flavours and Japanese donburi.
Credit: @paperfishmy on Instagram Former Fly FM radio announcer and dancer, Dennis Yin was pretty quick to jump on the trend and opened Paperfish! 😄 Located in TTDI, this food joint serves mouth-watering Japanese-inspired delicacies that are coupled with some local flavours and spices.
Credit: @paperfishmy on Instagram We recommend the best-selling Umami Shoyu Salmon! Address: 26, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman TTDI, Kuala Lumpur. Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday, 10.00am - 10.00pm. Phone Number: 03-2385 0007 Website | Facebook | Instagram
7. SukaSucre by Dato' Fazley Yaakob
Credit: @sukasucrebistro on Instagram If you’ve been following MasterChef Malaysia, you’re most likely familiar with Dato' Fazley Yaakob. To those who don’t, Dato' Fazley Yaakob was the winner of the show’s first season. 😮
Credit: @sukasucre on Instagram Located in the hustle and bustle town of Cheras, there’s plenty of classic Malaysian and Western dishes you can try! We recommend the Dulang Minang. 😌 The different flavours of the side dishes coupled with the fragrant white rice will definitely blow you away, we're sure of that! 😉 
Credit: @sukasucre on Instagram Dato’ Fazley Yaakob’s wife is also the cake master at the restaurant, so satisfy your sweeth tooth cravings with the best desserts in town, like the super indulgent banana chocolate cake! 🤤 Address: Wisma RYU, 81, Jalan 2/90, Taman Pertama, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Operating Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 12.00pm - 7.00pm. Friday - Sunday, 12.00pm - 10.00pm. Closed on Monday. Phone Number: 03-9201 7750 Facebook | Instagram
8. Romah Makan Terlajak Laris by Dato' Aliff Syukri
Credit: @romahmakanterlajaklaris on Instagram Successful entrepreneur Dato' Aliff Syukri is definitely no stranger to the public eye. He’s already built a business empire selling various products from cosmetics to clothing. His latest restaurant venture has already landed him in the spotlight again (in a good way!), all due to his traditional kampong dishes.
Credit: @romahmakanterlajaklaris on Instagram Get your hands on the popular Char Kuey Teow that comes with prawns (are you drooling now? 😋) or if you want to go for desserts, you can have the pulut mangga durian. Durian lovers, this one’s for you. Yum! 🤤
 Credit: @ salisma on Instagram Address: 25, Jalan PJU 5/20e, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday, 11.00am - 11.30pm Facebook | Instagram
We've come to the end of the list, so if you fancy a bit of celeb-spotting, you'll definitely stand a better chance of seeing them at these places! 😉  Are you up for it? 😄