Restaurants in Puchong
Malaysians are foodies at heart. That’s why you can be sure that anyone who’s tried all the eats in neighbouring towns such as PJ and Subang will want to go on a nearby excursion to Puchong to discover new restaurants.
Here are 12 picks that are great for any celebratory occasion with family and friends, from a Japanese restaurant with top-notch service to an all-you-can-eat steamboat buffet with zero time limit listed among them.
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1. Warakuya Garden – sashimi sets with extravagant presentations
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Anyone who’s been to Bandar Puchong Jaya will notice “that corner lot” that’s home to a Japanese restaurant with fully occupied valet parking lots outside. In case you’re wondering, the name of the restaurant is Warakuya Garden, and it’s where every Puchong local head to for a Japanese dinner – sashimi, bento boxes, ramen, you name it.
The premium sushi sets are popular for special celebrations and when you’re hosting VIP business clients
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Warakuya’s premium sushi sets are a novelty you won’t find anywhere else as it isn’t easy to replicate their grandiose presentation. But for casual dinners, there are plenty of options that’ll fill you up just as well.
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Hire Katsu Mayo (RM17.90) comes with a sizable piece of breaded deep-fried pork tenderloin that’s topped off with an egg mayo mix. The meal comes with your standard bowl of miso soup as well as tofu and edamame. There’s even a side of kimchi you can dig into if the meat-heavy meal makes you feel a little jelak.
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Warakuya practices A+ hospitality too. Before COVID-19 struck, patrons waiting for their table could help themselves to the free-flow beverages outside, so they wouldn’t ever be too hangry and wind up leaving before being ushered to their table.
Inside, waiters would hand you wet towels and hair ties if your long hair gets in the way of your meal. If someone is celebrating a birthday, you could let a waiter know when you make a reservation and they’d sing a birthday song for the birthday baby in your group. It’s something to keep in mind for future celebrations, but because of COVID-19, we wouldn’t encourage extravagant gatherings at the moment.
Address: No. 1, Jalan Kenari 18A, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong
Opening hours: 1.30AM-11PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-8071 0001
2. Cerdito – Iberico pork specialities
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You’ll notice the Mediterranean flair in the decor the minute you step into Cerdito – the contrast between light and dark-stained woods, the brick counters, and a touch of greenery. While they’re known for their Iberico pork dishes (from RM30), other menu items such as Creamy Trio Mushroom & Bacon Pasta (RM18) and Beer Battered Fish & Chips (RM19) come with affordable price tags too.
Iberico Thin Crust Pizza (RM35) and Iberico Loin Ribs (RM40)
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Meals start from RM9 here, and from 12PM-3PM, you can get their Breakfast Burger and Breakfast Wrap for RM9 each while the Big Breakfast is priced at RM13. This makes Cerdito one of the cheapest brunch joints in town.
Address: G-11, Kompleks Kenari, Jalan Kenari 19A, Puchong
Opening hours: Tue – Thu 12PM-3PM & 6PM-10.15PM | Fri – Sun 12PM-10.30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 03-8082 7118
3. Asap Steamboat & Grill – halal steamboat buffet with over 100 ingredients
A yellow container restaurant adorned with hanging vines from its 2nd floor corridor
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Every Malaysian has a game plan before they head out for a buffet – spoiler: it’s usually to devour everything in sight. But with the usual time limit of 1-2 hours, eating our fill can be a feat. Enter Asap, an all-you-can-eat halal steamboat buffet with no time limit.
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They have over 100 ingredients, including marinated meats, seafood, vegetables, an assortment of fishballs and meatballs. So you’ll defo need a couple of hours to sample your way through the menu, especially when they also have cooked food such as sup kambing, fried baby crab, nugget, and fries.
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Asap is an easy choice for friends planning a gathering as you’ll get to have both steamboat and barbecue dishes. This all-inclusive meal will only set you back RM42/adult, and it’s easy enough to get the most out of your money considering their large selection of ingredients.
Address: Lot 94, Jalan Tempinis, Kampung Tengah A, 47150 Puchong
Opening hours: 6PM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 013-485 8944
4. Mushroom Culture – classic dai chow dishes made vegetarian
If you’ve ever driven around Bandar Puteri during peak dinner hours, you would’ve noticed the crowd gathering outside Mushroom Culture each time you pass by. You wouldn’t think that a full-fledged vegetarian restaurant would be so popular with the locals, but the long queues prove that you don’t need to have meat for a satisfying meal.
You’ll find classic delights on their menu such as Lemon Chicken, Yam Basket, and Sweet and Sour Pork.
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Their mock meat can very well pass off as real pork and chicken. Delicious dishes aside, the restaurant also keeps their prices on the affordable side. A bowl of Lamb Curry will cost you RM15.90 while Spring Rolls are RM5.90/6 pcs.
As long as you’re a fan of Chinese dai chow dishes, Mushroom Culture will earn your stamp of approval too.
Their humble and cosy interior means that you may have to wait outside for a table if you didn’t manage to avoid the dinner crowd
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Address: 22, Jalan Puteri 2/2, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 10.30AM-2.40PM & 5.30PM-9.40PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-8061 2252
5. Bumbu Bali – wholesome Indonesian meals
Bumbu Bali is one of the few Indonesian restaurants in Puchong, so that’s where all the locals go to for their Sate Lilit (RM18) and Nasi Campur (RM37) fix.
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While Indonesian cuisine is indeed a close cousin to Malaysian food, there are certain things that they do differently – the types of sambal, cooking techniques, and even down to the marinade itself – that make us want to go back for more.
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First-timers to Indonesian food will want to get their rice-based meals to start. Cumi Metumis (RM33) is a crowd-pleaser for its addictive stir-fried squid in chilli, while Siap Mempanggang (RM31) is a familiar choice made up of barbecued chicken with spicy coconut sauce.
Every main dish on the menu comes with rice, crackers, kangkung, and an array of sambal. You’re basically paying for a set meal, so no other add-ons are required unless you’re eager to try out more dishes.
You’ll be surrounded by these tall tropical plants as you dine, which also make for a really good backdrop for a photo with your pals after.
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Address: 18 & 18-1, Persiaran Puteri 1, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 11AM-11PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-8061 8699
6. Minato Yakitori – staple Japanese eats on a budget
Minato Yakitori used to be a hidden gem that only a handful of Puchong-ites knew about, but fast-forward to a couple of years – and it’s now one of the most beloved Japanese restaurants in the area.
These savoury grilled skewers pair really well with sake or your choice of beer
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Their yakitori menu isn’t as large or extensive as other places, but you’ll find all the essentials here such as Pork Belly (RM4/stick), Chicken Wing (RM5/stick), and Quail Egg (RM3/stick).
The set meals here come complete with a side of refreshing salad, miso soup, pickles and steamed rice.
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Besides their grilled items, they also have other eats such as Tonkatsu Set (RM12) and Saba Shioyaki Set (RM15.90). The restaurant’s popularity can also be attributed to their affordable prices, especially when the food they serve is as value-for-money as it gets.
The restaurant has added some Japanese touches to the interior by decking out the shelves with endless rows of sake bottles
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Address: No. 49, 1, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 11AM-2.30PM & 5.30PM-10.30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 03-8052 2368
7. Ticket To Korea – cheesy Korean food
Ticket To Korea is a fusion Korean restaurant serving interesting, yet equally appetising, bites such as Kimchi Quesadilla (RM18.50) and Sweet Potato Pizza (RM36). If you do happen to make a trip over here, you’ll notice that almost every table has ordered the same dish – Cheese Pork Ribs (RM35/pax).
Diners need to order a minimum of 2 pax’s worth of ribs when getting this dish
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The fall-off-the-bone tender ribs are marinated in a sweet and spicy chilli paste and served on a hot plate that’s filled to the brim with melted mozzarella and cheddar. You’re supposed to wrap the cheese around the rib before going in for a satisfying cheesy bite.
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Besides ribs, you can also get thick, juicy slabs of freshly fried tonkatsu served in cheese.
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For desserts, order the Rock Salt Popcorn Ice Cream (RM17.50). The scoops of vanilla ice cream are covered with homemade popcorn and served with a side of Himalaya salt for that sweet-savoury goodness in every bite.
Address: C-8-1, Block C, Setiawalk, Persiaran Wawasan, Jalan Wawasan 1/1, Taman Wawasan, 47160 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 12PM-11PM, Daily
Telephone: 013-453 8819
8. Puchong Chettinad Mess – undiscovered gem for authentic banana leaf dishes
When the craving for banana leaf rice kicks in, most of us would head to Nirwana without a second thought as it’s the most well-known restaurant for the dish. If you’re interested in trying out new places, however, Puchong Chettinad Mess will not disappoint.
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The eatery is located in an obscure 2nd floor shoplot, which is why it’s a hidden gem even among the local community in the area. If you have trouble finding the spot, keep your eyes peeled for a snaking queue by the stairwell.
The banana leaf meal is priced at RM7, and comes with papadom, side dishes, as well as rice and sauces. They also have a bunch of sides that you can order to go with your rice like Chicken Varuval (RM6), Mutton Perattal (RM8), and Fried Fish (RM8).
The restaurant’s setting is cosy and simple
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Address: 11, Jalan Puteri 7/9, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10.30AM-3PM (Closed on weekends)
Telephone: 03-8060 2991
9. Restoran Fu Gua Thong – a comforting bowl of bitter gourd soup
Walk past Restoran Fu Gua Thong and you might just think that it’s another neighbourhood dai chow restaurant, which is probably why they’ve included their signature dish in the restaurant name itself. Whenever you’re here, you have to get yourself a bowl of Fu Gua Thong or bitter gourd soup (RM9).
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Even if you’re not a fan of the bitter taste, the soup is still worth a try. While the long cooking hours don’t rid the vegetable of its bitter taste, the heaps of fresh pork slices impart a distinct sweetness to the soup. If you’d like, you can also request that the chef add in some innards, which may just help in masking the sharp flavours of the bitter gourd.
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We recommend you get a serving of the Fried Pork (RM7) to go along with the soup, especially if pork is your favourite choice of protein. After a few bites of this deep-fried snack, wash the grease down with a sip of hot soup.
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Address: 32-G, Jalan Puteri 2/4, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 12PM-9.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 016-710 0006
10. Penang Liang Khee Tomyam Mee – build your own bowl of tom yum mee
Penang is not Malaysia’s “food paradise” for no reason – everyone’s always thrilled whenever a food chain from the island opens an outlet in Klang Valley. Liang Khee Tomyam Mee is one of the more recent eateries to set up shops outside of Penang and unsurprisingly, they’ve already garnered a loyal following of diners who swear by their tom yum mee.
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Instead of the dish that you’d usually get in Thai restaurants, you get to build your own bowl of Penang Tom Yum and choose the ingredients you like over here – meatballs, sausages, pork slices, veggies. Add on noodles or rice of your choice, with selections such as porridge, yee mee, or bee hoon available. Prices start from RM0.30 to RM2 per ingredient.
Those who find regular porridge too plain will enjoy the added spice and tanginess from this pairing of tom yam soup base with porridge
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For some variety, you can opt for other soup bases (from RM5.50) such as Chicken Soup, or Grandmother Pork Bone Soup, which is a hearty, comfort soup base that’s great with porridge too.
Address: 13, Jalan Kenari 7, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 8AM-3.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 012-360 6007
11. Foo Hing Dim Sum – giant soup dumplings and delicious egg tarts
Whether you get your food recommendations from Google or your friends, Foo Hing Dim Sum will definitely be one of the top mentions for the best eats in Puchong. If you’re planning to make a weekend visit to this iconic dim sum shop, be prepared to wait for at least half an hour due to the crowd.
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By the time you’ve made it in, you’re probably twice as hungry as you were before. Start off your meal with the indulgent Special Superior Dumpling Soup (RM13) that’s served in a small soup bowl and contains a single massive dumpling.
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Don’t miss out on classic dim sum dishes such as Steamed Siew Mai (RM5.50), Steamed Har Gao Dumplings (RM6), Prawn Cheong Fun (RM6), and Steamed Pork Ribs with Yam (RM6).
Once you’re stuffed with these savoury morsels, it’s time to eat your share of desserts. Foo Hing is also known to have some of the best Portugese Egg Tarts (RM2.50/pc) so be sure to order some, even if for takeaway.
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Address: 1st Floor, No. 31, 33, 35-G, Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 7AM-3PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-8060 0546
12. Watercress Hotpot – a healthier alternative to hotpot broths
For those who want to take a break from the oil-laden mala hotpot broths, give Watercress Hotpot a try. Their hotpot soups come teeming with watercress, making it one of the healthier alternatives to go for. Also, the vegetable is known for its “cooling” effect on our bodies, according to TCM, which means any day in Malaysia is a good day to pop by for lunch here.
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If you’re coming here for date night, get the Golden Set (RM49.90) that comes with all the essential ingredients for a satisfying steamboat meal – pork and chicken slices, corn, meatballs, mushroom, fu chok, and of course, watercress.
Address: No. 16, Jalan Kenari 5, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 5PM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 019-350 7271
Good food in Puchong restaurants
While not as famous as the streets of SS15 or Sri Petaling, Puchong is fast growing to be a foodie haven in its own right. New eateries are constantly cropping up, so you’ll always have something new to stumble into when visiting this part of town.
Note: Due to various CMCO and RMCO guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, operating hours for businesses may vary. Also, do be sure to wear a mask, and observe safe-distancing rules and other SOPs when out and about.
Here are some ideas on how to kill time during the weekend:
- Kwai Chai Hong in Chinatown KL
- 8 Malaysian card and board games
- Book cafes in Klang Valley
- Nail salons in KL for classic manicures
- Fun things to fo in Klang Valley to de-stress