Food In Kota Damansara

Daydreaming about nice food to eat in Kota Damansara? Reputable shopping malls and snarling traffic during peak hours are synonymous with this bustling metropolitan.

But herein also lays a good selection of hidden food gems waiting to be discovered!

From the tasty hotpot, and crispy fried chicken to authentic nasi Kedah, drool over this selection of the best food in Kota Damansara!

13 Best Food In Kota Damansara

1. Seoul Chicken Sunway Giza Mall

Known for serving the best Korean fried chicken in town, Seoul Chicken’s star dish is crunchy on the outside yet flavorful and tender inside.

Cheesy Fried Chicken At Seoul Chicken Sunway Giza Mall
Cheesy Fried Chicken At Seoul Chicken Sunway Giza Mall – Photo credits to diningwithmeenaa (Instagram)

With fried potato strips on top and a coating of tasty red sauce, the bite-size chicken chunks are simply addictive!

But besides the signature dish:

You’ll also find many non-chicken dishes like seafood stew, marinated squid, and soondubu jiggae (spicy tofu stew) served with side dishes and fluffy white rice.

Different Flavors Of Korean Fried Chicken At Seoul Chicken Sunway Giza Mall
Different Flavors Of Korean Fried Chicken At Seoul Chicken Sunway Giza Mall – Photo credits to izz.yma (Instagram)

And seeing that they have long opening hours too, Seoul Chicken Sunway Giza Mall is a dependable eatery if you’re in the area and don’t know what to eat for lunch or dinner.

2. Da Long Yi Hotpot (Kota Damansara)

Interior of Da Long Yi Hotpot, Kota Damansara
Interior of Da Long Yi Hotpot, Kota Damansara – Photo credits to chintanawawa (Instagram)

Touting a majestic Chinese-themed interior, Da Long Yi Hotpot is a highly sought-after venue to enjoy nourishing hotpot meals with family and friends.

Their dedication to their theme shows throughout their tables, cutlery, etc. Even the stove exude imperial vibes, and hence dining at this hotpot joint is both a fine aesthetic and gastromonic dining experience.

They have a few different broths to choose from besides the standard broth. Where the mala and mushroom soup bases are fail-proof options.

Hotpot Meal At Da Long Yi Hotpot, Kota Damansara
Hotpot Meal At Da Long Yi Hotpot, Kota Damansara – Photo credits to wee.dailylook (Instagram)

Other than these, the trilogy soup with chicken, tomato, and mala is another popular pick among patrons. However, vegetarians can also revel in the wide selection of vegan-based soups at Da Long Yi Hotpot.

Take your pick of super fresh ingredients and up to 12 sauces as well. The meat slices, mutton, and innards are void of any smell which is a testament to the food quality.

To minimize the waiting time though, we highly recommend making a reservation if you plan to dine in during the weekend.

3. Nasi Ahmad

Open Air Interior of Nasi Ahmad At Kota Damansara
Open Air Interior of Nasi Ahmad At Kota Damansara – Photo credits to nasiahmadkd (Instagram)

Serving delicious Nasi Kandar Kedah drenched in their infamous curry and sambal,

Nasi Ahmad uses plenty of spices in their cooking. Their curry packs decent heat too.

Start with either plain rice or nasi kuning (yellow rice), followed by your choice of meat and vegetables.

Dishes At Nasi Ahmad
Dishes At Nasi Ahmad – Photo credits to nasiahmadkd (Instagram)

Drench all in the deep red curry for a sinful meal.

Tip: Add on fried onions for your fried chicken!

Alternatively, feast on a generous serving of chunky mutton kurma and an assortment of yummy dishes at affordable prices.

It is the reasonable prices, variety of different tasty dishes, and pleasant service that guarantees a snaking queue during lunch hours.

4. Arabica Restaurant

A humble open space nestled within Cova Square houses Arabica Restaurant which serves authentic Arabic cuisine at very reasonable prices.

Interior of Arabica Restaurant
Interior of Arabica Restaurant – Photo credits to arabicamy (Instagram)

Their chicken and lamb kebab is brimming with flavor while retaining a juicy inside. Meanwhile, the Mualamah bread boasts a crispy outer layer with soft insides, making it a divine pairing with the homemade hummus.

Authentic Arabic Cuisine At Arabica Restaurant, Kota Damansara
Authentic Arabic Cuisine At Arabica Restaurant, Kota Damansara – Photo credits to my.food.documentary (Instagram)

Desserts like the Kanafeh (sweet cheese) seal the deal with spot-on interpretation of this classic middle eastern dish.

5. Ju Xiang Yuan Chinese Restaurant Kota Damansara

At Sunway Nexis, Ju Xiang Yuan serves authentic Hunan cuisine with a sophisticated touch:

For instance, the laziji (mala chicken) packs exquisite flavors and enough heat without being overwhelmingly spicy.

Authentic Hunan Cuisine At Ju Xiang Yuan Chinese Restaurant In Kota Damansara
Authentic Hunan Cuisine At Ju Xiang Yuan Chinese Restaurant In Kota Damansara – Photo credits to timlow2002 (Instagram)

And the Soul Fish Soup is simply superb too. Plus, it’s versatile enough to be used as a steamboat broth. Then, there is the mapo tofu which has a good balance of heat and flavor.

Because of the generous portions and reasonable pricing, walk away feeling 100% satisfied with a delish Sichuan meal here.

The only downside is that the menu is predominantly in Chinese. Nevertheless, if you can put up with the inaccurate English translation, it’ll still be a sumptuous meal worth every penny.

6. Omega Pork Noodle Kota Damansara

For a variety of pork noodles served with different noodles, this restaurant checks all the right boxes.

The pork broth is the main highlight here. It gives out a nourishing waft that indicates long hours of boiling. Each hearty bowl of pork noodles is topped with big slices of pork to complement the full-bodied soup.

Noodles And Sides At Omega Pork Noodles At Kota Damansara
Noodles And Sides At Omega Pork Noodles At Kota Damansara – Photo credits to limic_ (Instagram)

Do check out their array of side dishes too that includes fried dumplings, edamame, Thai fish cake, and many more.

Moreover, there is a free flow of drinks priced at only RM3.50 for unlimited refills.

7. Hakka Rang Restaurant

Hakka Rang Restaurant cooks up authentic Hakka food. It is the stir-fried yam abacus and stew vinegar pork that draws the crowd in droves.

Other popular items on the menu is their yong tau foo with a unique twist as they use salted fish for their fish paste made from fresh fish. The fish paste has a translucent and smooth consistency and a bouncy texture.

Assorted Hakka Dishes At Hakka Rang Restaurant
Assorted Hakka Dishes At Hakka Rang Restaurant – Photo credits to dig_in_buddy (Instagram)

Complete your Hakka food degustation with clay pot curry served with vegetables and grouper fish with black bean sauce.

Alternatively, try their Hakka tea rice (lei cha) with its bitter aftertaste.

8. Yitcha Kawkaw Kopitiam Kota Damansara

This kopitiam is a welcome solution if you’re unsure of what to eat in Kota Damansara but want local fare. Specifically, Ipoh food. This place has good Ipoh white coffee!

Interior At Yitcha Kawkaw Kopitiam Kota Damansara - Photo by Travelswithsun
Interior At Yitcha Kawkaw Kopitiam Kota Damansara – Photo by Travelswithsun

Their signature dishes are none other than traditional Chinese baked pastries like egg tarts, Portuguese egg tarts, and baked char siu puffs.

Curry noodles is another must-try here as it has a rich broth of coconut curry with potent spices and meaty undertones.

Signature Ipoh White Coffee And Gai See Hor Fun At Yitcha Kawkaw Kopitiam Kota Damansara - Photo by Travelswithsun
Signature Ipoh White Coffee And Gai See Hor Fun At Yitcha Kawkaw Kopitiam Kota Damansara – Photo by Travelswithsun

Be sure to make some space for their Hakka noodles with fried pork too. The pork bits are nicely marinated and fried, while the noodles in sweet sauce have a pleasant al dente texture that’s not soggy.

However, expect this venue for food in Kota Damansara to be full during breakfast and lunch. It will likely take a while before you can get an available seat.

A Queue For Yitcha Kawkaw Kopitiam Kota Damansara - Photo by Travelswithsun
A Queue For Yitcha Kawkaw Kopitiam Kota Damansara – Photo by Travelswithsun

9. Little Yum Yum

Don’t let the ordinary-looking interior fool you, for Little Yum Yum takes pride in serving toothsome food in Kota Damansara!

Tuck into one-of-a-kind Malaccan and Thai fusion food that’s simply mind-blowing regardless of what you order:

The creamy basil chicken is well-paired with a creamy sauce that delivers a rich and smooth texture.

Different Dishes At Little Yum Yum
Different Dishes At Little Yum Yum – Photo credits to kapiteats (Instagram)

And the three beans Assam sambal makes a refreshing vegetarian dish that’s hard to come by. Although you might not want to miss out on the pineapple prawn, Assam fish head, and cincalok egg too.

Lastly, you can get a refreshing bowl of cendol with gula melaka. The sweetness is pared down by fresh coconut milk and screwpine green jelly.

Cendol with Gula Melaka At Little Yum Yum
Cendol with Gula Melaka At Little Yum Yum – Photo credits to serena4828 (Instagram)

10. Gyukingu Japanese BBQ @Kota Damansara

Japanese Yakiniku At Gyukingu Japanese BBQ @Kota Damansara
Japanese Yakiniku At Gyukingu Japanese BBQ @Kota Damansara – Photo credits to clement_chiang (Instagram)

Gyukingu Japanese BBQ at Kota Damansara has the best Japanese yakiniku (grilled meat) in town! 

Their wagyu beef is top-notch with an ample amount of fat marbling. The well-marinated meat is paired with an exquisite soy sauce that brings out the best of the dish.

Wagyu Beef At Gyukingu Japanese BBQ @Kota Damansara
Wagyu Beef At Gyukingu Japanese BBQ @Kota Damansara – Photo credits to clement_chiang (Instagram)

Ox tongue is another crowd puller, and while seafood is not the forte of this restaurant, you will see many people ordering seafood too.

On another note, service is prompt and courteous. Diners are provided with a hot towel at the end of the meal.

Note: There’s a private dining room for a more intimate setting.

Prices are on the high side at Gyukingu Japanese BBQ at Kota Damansara but it’s worth the splurge given the quality of meat cuts and speedy service.

11. Restoran Fu Jee Ulu Yam Loh Mee – Kota Damansara

There are many restaurants claiming to serve the best Ulu Yam Loh Mee. But to us, the one by Restoran Fu Jee Ulam Yam Loh Mee is by far the best in town!

Restoran Fu Jee Ulu Yam Loh Mee does justice to Ulu Yam’s famous dish by serving tantalizing lor mee (thick noodles served in gravy and meat).

Their Loh Mee gravy is runnier and not as thick as the conventional Klang Valley versions but despite this, it packs robust flavors.

Dishes At Restoran Fu Jee Ulu Yam Loh Mee In Kota Damansara
Dishes At Restoran Fu Jee Ulu Yam Loh Mee In Kota Damansara – Photo credits to brandon_tan23 (Instagram)

Other highly recommended dishes on the menu include their salted egg chicken, fried chicken wings, ala carte rice dishes, and Hokkien mee.

We like their clay pot noodles with yam too. This is a unique gourmet delight that combines the earthy undertones of yam with savory accents released from cooking in a clay pot.

12. Chan SinKee Noodle

Chan SinKee Noodle serves Pontian-style dried noodles that combines cross-cultural ingredients.

Each mouthwatering bowl of Pontian wanton noodles is a fusion of Chaozhou-led fish balls served with Cantonese-styled egg noodles.

They don’t use commercial egg noodles as their noodles are made from scratch using the traditional bamboo technique. This gives the noodles their delightful stringy and bouncy texture.

Noodles At Chan SinKee Noodle
Noodles At Chan SinKee Noodle – Photo credits to thestuffedowl (Instagram)

The original “mee pok” wanton noodle is a sought-after dish alongside the red wanton noodles. The latter is served in a tomato sauce with mild sour undertones and spicy chili sauce.

You can also order side dishes like homemade fish cakes, fish rolls, and fried eggs for a filling meal!

13. Tasty Chicken Rice Restaurant

Tasty Chicken Rice lives up to its name with their tantalizing steam and roasted chicken with amazing sauces to boot.

The steamed chicken is fastidiously water-bathed with precision resulting in succulent and moist chicken skin. Equally as adept is the roasted chicken with crispy charred bits to elevates the taste profile.

Chicken Rice And Side Dishes At Tasty Chicken Rice Restaurant, Kota Damansara
Chicken Rice And Side Dishes At Tasty Chicken Rice Restaurant, Kota Damansara – Photo credits to kenleeeeee (Instagram)

Additionally, the chicken rice is infused with rich chicken essence and has a pearly, fragrant finish. Complete the meal with the yummy ginger or scallion sauce.

Don’t skip on the chicken broth soup either as it has a distinct hint of preserved mustard greens and above all, is served piping hot.

To add some variety to your meal, try the chow-worthy char siu that does not disappoint.

Conclusion

If you don’t mind bracing the bottle-neck traffic in this area, then you’ll be delighted with the food you can find across Kota Damansara.

Kota Damansara is a well-placed gourmet hub supported by recreational spaces and thus, there is a good mix of wallet-friendly options as well as pricier eateries.

You can also head over to any one of these best cafes in Kota Damansara for a relaxing cuppa and more good food.

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