Kota Damansara is known to be a food haven and eateries are aplenty here. Along with the host of restaurants and cafés, there are also a multitude of dishes to choose from. Sometimes, skimming through their menu alone would be enough to give one a headache because we would most certainly be spoilt for choice.
Trying out their signature dishes would then be a safe bet. Here are 10 eateries in Kota Damansara and their signature dishes as per what’s recommended by past guests.
1. Wood & Steel
Want a cup of coffee? Go to Wood & Steel. Looking for some furniture to make your home comfortable? Go to Wood & Steel. Feel like getting some art pieces to decorate your home? Go to Wood & Steel. That’s right – this is not just a café, but also a furniture and art store. Inside, the place is decorated with tables and chairs – all handcrafted – for the guests to have a seat and relax on. Motown music will play over the speakers. You can totally see the artsy vibe of the place from the industrial concept they have adopted – the red bricks, unfinished cement walls, and uncovered pipe.
Signature Dishes: Cinnamon Toast, Baked Cookie Cake with Ice Cream, Club Sandwich
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Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10am-11pm.
Address: 33, Jalan PJU 5/20e, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Website: Wood & Steel
Tel: 03-7731 5492
2. Dreamz Bakery & Café
Skepticism might have gotten you thinking that this is just another dessert house with a head-in-the-clouds name just to attract attention – that’s understandable. But Dreamz Bakery & Café does the unexpected and manages to produce desserts that are out of this world and mind boggling, most especially their tower toasts. They put together blocks of toasts to form a tower, and then decorate them with icing and cream. These are stuff of a sugar addict’s dreams.
Signature Dish: Tower Toast
Hours: Monday-Friday: 12pm-10pm, Saturday-Sunday: 12pm-11pm
Address: No. 32-1, The Strand, Jalan PJU 5/20d, Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara., 47810 Petaling Jaya
Website: Dreamz Bakery and Café
Tel: 012-200 3441
CookieNation is innovating the classic American soft baked cookie scene, coming up with more than fifteen flavours, like Crimson Love, Pumped Up Snickers, Nutcase, and Moonwalker. You can even upgrade it to get cookie ice cream! Cookie Monster would have a heck of a time here.
Signature Dish: Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 12pm-11pm.
Address: D-G-13, Sunway Nexis, 1, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara
Website: Cookie Nation Malaysia
Tel: 03-6143 1248
4. Amaze K
Restaurateurs typically shy away from industrial areas to set up their restaurants, but that is not the case with Amaze K. Even though they’re established in an industrial area, business has been going pretty well for them; this is most likely due to the options available on their menu that consists of Western, Asian, and Japanese dishes, alongside caffeinated drinks specially from espressolab.
Signature Dishes: Fish-Head Noodle, Seafood Pasta
Hours: Monday-Friday: 10.30am-9.30pm, Saturday-Sunday: 9.30am-8.30pm.
Address: 23, Jalan PJU 3/44, Sunway Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Website: Amaze K
Tel: 03-7733 7657
5. The Uma Bali
Balinese food and The Uma Bali provides exactly that, offering an extensive menu of non-halal Balinese authentic dishes. You’ll even find that the surroundings in the restaurant are Balinese-esque as well, because the chef cum owner wants his customers to be able to acquire the best Balinese dining experience without having to go there themselves.
Signature Dishes: BBQ Pork Ribs, Peket 4 Orang
Hours: Wednesday-Monday: 12pm-3pm/6pm-10pm.
Address: 7-G & 7-1, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: The Uma Bali
Tel: 03-6142 2771
6. Hakka Rang
It’s pretty obvious from the name that they mainly serve Hakka-oriented cuisines, such as the Hakka noodles, drunken egg, and Hakka-styled pork with black fungus. Hakka food places emphasis on original flavours and health instead. If you are a fan of classic Hakka dishes, you can be certain that Hakka Rang will not disappoint.
Signature Dishes: Hakka Noodles, Drunken Egg, Black Fungus Fried Meat
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12pm-3pm/6pm-10pm, Sunday: 5.30pm-10pm.
Address: 47-1 Jalan PJU 5/11 Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: Hakka Rang
Tel: 018-388 8620
7. Olfactory Bulb
Nothing is more important to Olfactory Bulb than coffee, which is why it was conceptualised to be an all-in-one coffee mixology bar, allowing customers to have a shot at deciding their own drinks and they get to come up with their own mixes as well. The interior is pretty dark, illuminated by hanging bulbs, but that only adds to the mysterious vibe of a coffee mixology bar.
Signature Dishes: Tropical Island Waffle, Cool Quenchers
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 5pm-12am.
Address: 15-2, Jalan PJU 5/13, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: Olfactory Bulb
Tel: 03-6151 1108
8. Fifth Palate
A family-run restaurant, Fifth Palate has managed to become a household name in Kota Damansara. The father is tasked with preparing homemade yogurt, the daughter is responsible for customer service reassurance, and the son has to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen. Calling the place Fifth Palate is also a resonance of the family’s last name, Ng (which is phonetically similar to the word ‘5’ in Mandarin).
Signature Dishes: French Toast, Turkish Baked Eggs, Kimchi Bacon Fried Rice
Hours: Thursday-Tuesday: 8.30am-5pm.
Address: D-G-1, Encorp Strand Garden Office, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: Fifth Palate
Tel: 03-6144 0055
Stalkers is a retro concept café that is furnished and furbished with materials from the olden times. To modernise it a little bit, there are also graffitis sprayed across the walls, creating some sick art to complement the vintage vibe that the furniture gives off.
Signature Dishes: English Breakfast, Herb Butter Rice with Grilled Salmon, Grilled Chicken Salad
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 3pm-12am, Saturday-Sunday: 3pm-1am.
Address: No 3-1 Jalan PJU 5/3, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 PJ, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: 03-6144 6780
10. 3 Bags Full
For the craziest milkshakes – humongous and monstrous – 3 Bags Full has it for you. Even their milkshakes are titled in a quirky way where you are reminded of childhood storybook characters like Frankenstein, Davy Jones, Gremlins, and Green Goblin.
Signature Dish: Pineapple Bacon Rolls
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11.30am-3pm/7pm-11.45pm.
Address: 38A-1 Jalan PJU 5/10, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: 3 Bags Full
Tel: 03-6150 2831