Situated at the intersection of bustling Jalan Tun Razak, The LINC KL has received much attention from the public since opening, thanks to its artsy, vibrant space that offers plenty of photography opportunities – from the ever-popular colourful paper doves to rainbow staircases, beautiful mural arts, well-preserved decades-old Ficus tree; and a lot more to discover.
Differ from many other commercial complex or malls, The LINC KL aims to offer one-of-its-kind retail experience in its modernly designed architecture incorporated with nature elements, bringing people together through art, local creativity, sustainability efforts, community activities and other aspects.
Along with that, this lifestyle space also houses a number of worthwhile restaurants. Authentic and fine dining Malaysian Cuisine, Japanese food, local favourites, Western delights, Chinese delicacies, bakeries – We’ve got the list for you. Add them to your must-try, for your next visit to The LINC KL.
1. Shu Xiang Lou Hotpot & Sichuan Cuisine 蜀香楼成都火锅
Shu Xiang Lou is one of our favourite spots for Sichuan Hotpot in KL. We have been here several times, on our own and with family. Other than Signature Spicy Hotpot, Premium Pork Bone Soup, Nutritious Tomato Soup and Herbal Soup, Shu Xiang Lou also goes extra miles by offering Signature Tom Yum Soup and Classic Stewed Pork Tripe with Chicken Soup – bases that you don’t find in all Sichuan Hotpot Restaurants. Individual pot or trio-flavours pot – you choose. Of course we will go for the latter.
There are over 100 choices of ingredients for your bubbling happiness. Australian Premium Beef Slices, Australian Marble Beef Slices, Premium Pork Slices, Premium Pork Belly Slices, Handmade Shrimp Paste, Spicy Beef, Pork Kidney, Handmade Rosy Pork Meatball, Seafood Platter, Premium Goose Intestine, Pork Liver Slice, Mushroom Platter, Handmade Dumpling, Beancurd Rolls, Luncheon Meat, Scallop, Coriander Ball, Spicy Pork Ribs, Premium Omasum, and the list goes on.
Side your meal with Sichuan Snacks including Golden Crispy Meat, Glutinous Rice Cake with Brown Sugar, Pumpkin Pie, and Brown Sugar with Ice Bean Jelly.
Level 2, Lot 2-3A
2. Maruki Ramen
Maruki Ramen, one of the few places in KL that serves Halal ramen. Slurp down noodles made fresh daily using selected Halal Japanese wheat flour imported from Japan, sip on delicious broth prepared from Halal Free-Range chickens, and enjoy juicy slices of glazed chicken rolls topped over.
Maruki Ramen offers several types of ramen broths, namely Superior Shio, Superior Shoyu, Classic Shio, Classic Shoyu, Classic Kuro, and Classic Kara. Go for Superior Shio or Superior Shoyu if you like your soup in light and clean flavours. Opt for Classic Shio, Classic Shoyu, Classic Kuro, or Classic Kara if you prefer thick and rich white chicken broth.
For more unique options, try Spicy Ebi – rich prawn broth served with fresh prawns and braised chicken roll; or Wagyu Deluxe – Maruki creation that has light chicken broth fused with vegetables, bonito and kelp for delish umami flavour. Served with A5 Japanese Wagyu and imported beef slices. Must try.
Pair your ramen with side dishes such as Chicken Gyoza, Ebi Tempura, Tori Karage, and Karubi Wagyu.
Level 2, Lot 2-23
Contact: 03-7490 2030
3. Bean Brothers
We got to know about Bean Brothers when they first opened in Sunway Damansara. We fell in love with their coffee then, so we’re more than glad to have them with us at The LINC KL today, knowing that it’s a specialty coffee store that’s not to be missed.
Here at Bean Brothers, you’ll find an ambience similar to The LINC KL’s interiors. Weaving its way around nature, the store is an amalgamation of plants and concrete, creating a perfect balance between man and nature.
From the ever-comforting Crispy Fried Chicken to a light but appetizing Croissant with Sriracha Egg Mayo, you’ll definitely come by for a meal, but ultimately, you’ll stay for the nuanced coffee. Whether you enjoy a generous cup of latte or sophisticated filter coffee, you’ll be able to find them here, all while getting to learn from the team of baristas about the coffee you drink.
Ground Floor, Lot G-1 & 1-1
4. De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan
Blessed with diverse cultures and traditions, Malaysian food is a true melting pot of flavours. With this, De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan is inspired to redefine Malaysian delicacies, highlighting authentic taste of Malaysia with modern touch, while introducing the uniqueness and richness of our cuisine at international level.
Spans across 13000sq. feet space with 360 degree visual and audio system at Level 2 of The LINC KL, De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan also doubles as a state-of-art event venue fitted for corporate meeting, product launch, art exhibition, birthday, wedding or any occasions in between to celebrate your important milestones.
Get ready for memorable gastronomic experience. Savour signature dishes including Charcoal-grilled Satay, Chef Wan’s Spring Roll Wraps, Cucur Udang, Kerabu Pucuk Paku with Kerang, Kerabu Pomelo with Crispy Prawn Cheeks, Ikan Bakar with Three Choices of Sambal, Ayam Kuah Kacang, Daging Rendang Selangor, Gulai Lemak Daging Salai Negeri Sembilan, Gulai Lemak Nenas, Sambal Petai, Asam Pedas Seabass, Bubur Som Som, Bubur Pulut Hitam, and more – all proudly presented by Malaysia’s most celebrated Chef, Chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail.
Level 2, Lot 2-1, 2-2 & 2-3
Contact: 010-207 0383
5. BIFE Charcoal Steakhouse
BIFE Charcoal Steakhouse has always been a popular spot for churrasco-style meat buffet in town. It is price-value, at RM49.90++ for lunch, RM89.90++ for dinner. Tuck into unlimited servings of Sirloin, Chicken Wings, Garlic Beef, Lamb Shoulder, Herb Fish, Glazed Pineapple for lunch; and more items including Turkey Ham, BBQ Squid, Prawns, Artisanal Sausages, Garlic Bread, Rump Cap/Picanha for dinner. Accompany your meat indulgence session with other hot dishes, salads and desserts.
If you wish to only enjoy a plated meal to satisfy your craving for juicy steaks, you can have main courses like T Bone Steak, Garlic Parsley Boneless Chicken Thigh, Percik Boneless Chicken Thigh, Rib Eye, Herb Roasted Spring Chicken, Soy Minted Glazed Lamb Chop, Rump Steak, Steak Sandwich, Chicken Parmigiana, Tenderloin Steak, as well as pasta and appetizers.
Level 1, Lot 1-5
Contact: 03-2300 6488
Wrappe, a place where fresh, wholesome food matters. Their menu is crafted by a Triathlete, putting together gourmet wraps, sandwiches, rice bowls with careful mix & match to fuel your active lifestyle.
They have a protein base of Dory Fish Fillet, Grilled/Fried Chicken, and Hand-pulled Beef, paired with ingredients such as sweet potato mash, roasted pineapples, sauteed carrots, tomato salsa, red onions, red cabbage, lettuce, etc., to build a meal that is not just nutritious, but also packed with bursts of flavours. Enjoy in either wrap, salad, or rice bowl.
Level 1, Lot 1-3B
Contact: 03-9213 0382
7. B.I.G. The Grocer’s Kitchen
Go beyond just grocery shopping at B.I.G. (Ben’s Independent Grocer) The LINC KL! Discover The Grocer’s Kitchen, a restaurant that resides in this grocery store. What makes this eatery special is their Grill Me! service, where you can pick selected meat from BARN Butchery and seafood from BAY Seafood, then have the kitchen grilled it for you at an additional RM15 cooking charges for every 300g (*on top of your fresh meat/seafood price) when you dine in. Awesome for days where you are feeling too lazy to cook!
If you prefer ready menu, The Grocer’s Kitchen has got you covered too. We sampled their Roast Chicken and Oven-Baked Pizza this round. The former is available in Whole Roast, Half Roast and Quarter Roast. You can add-on Chunky Chips, Mashed Potatoes, Butter Rice, Grilled Corn on the Cob or Big Salad at extra RM5/portion. As for latter, they serve up to 8 types of pizzas – Margherita Pizza, Breakfast Pizza, Pepperoni, Meat Lovers, Quattro Formaggi, Hawaiian Hula, Salmon De-Facto, and Truffle Funghi Pizza. Best eaten while hot to enjoy the cheesiness, plus chewy, crusty exterior. Other than that, The Grocer’s Kitchen also lines up varieties of sandwiches, wraps, soup and salads.
Level 1, Lot 1-9
Contact: 03-2181 6011
8. BO All Day Dining
BO, a French Asian inspired restaurant, also the first half of the Bo & Banker story. It is located next to the majestic Ficus tree, offering moments of nature calm and relaxing atmosphere, like an escape from the hustle & bustle of the city. Whether you are here for romantic anniversary, friends meet up, family gathering, corporate events, or merely a casual dinner, BO is an excellent restaurant that ticks all the boxes.
Their revamped menu is extensive, and everything looks promising. In case you have a hard time deciding what to order, try these few:
Salmon Assam Pedas Papillotte – Salmon done Asian-style, wrapped in banana leaf, flavored up with cherry tomatoes, red chili, kafir lime leaf, and desiccated coconut. Unique and tastes so good!
Bo’s Signature Rotisserie Roast – Kampung chicken brined and air dried for 24 hours, slow roast in French-made Rotisol rotisserie oven for a perfectly even cook.
Braised Beef Cheek – Aussie beef cheek, braised till fork tender, served with creamy mashed, baby carrots, parsnip, portobello and micro herbs
French Onion Soup – Rich, tummy-warming soup, topped with puffed pastry, parmesan cheese and camembert cheese.
Lobster Termidor Ala Bo – Cheese crusted half main lobster, dukkah cauliflower, capelin roe, creamy seafood Risotto.
Level 1, Lot 1-11
Contact: 012-678 0983
9. Sushi Hara
Taking prides in Japanese Omakase dining with highlights on premium seasonal ingredients, Sushi Hara is a hidden gem for Japanese fine-dine in Kuala Lumpur. Whether it is Lunch Omakase Menu or Dinner Omakase Menu, get ready to entice your tastebuds with authentic Japanese delights, exquisitely prepared by experienced chef.
Sampled some air-flown sashimi on our visit. Five types of sashimi were served, namely chutoro, tai, uni with Shiro Ebi and Botan Ebi. Oh-so-fresh and delicious.
As the restaurant is always a full house, it is highly recommended to book ahead, to avoid disappointment.
Level 2, Lot 2-12 & 2-13
Contact: 017-821 5556
From Asian delicacies to Western delights, Ben’ s doesn’t disappoint. They’ve gained a good number of loyal patrons over the years, building reputation through good food that speaks for itself. As a home-grown restaurant brand with its signature styles, Ben’s emphasizes the value of building relationships through food in a welcoming environment. They believe that nothing is more perfect than being in the comfort of your own home, together with loved ones.
Whether for coffee, a family get-together, relaxed dinner or merely a weekend brunch, Ben’s fits just right to welcome friends and families to enjoy themselves just as they would at home. Some of the “must-try” items include Vietnamese Beef Pho, Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Percik, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Dad’s Curry Laksa, Chargrilled Seafood Spaghettini, Duck Confit & Sundried Tomatoes Spaghettini, Traditional Homemade Beef Lasagna, Roast Beef & French Onion Melt, Ben’s Double Cheeseburger, Steak Frites, Golden Soft Shell Crab Spaghettini, Truffle & Parmesan Fries and Waffle Fries.
Level 1, Lot 1-7 & 1-8
Contact: 012-331 3913
11. Secawan Sepiring
No matter how much we keep up with the food trend, fuss-free, traditional local food is something that we would always come back for, and wouldn’t get bored with. From simple Mee Goreng Biasa, Bihun Goreng Biasa, Nasi Goreng Biasa, Nasi Lemak Biasa to Assorted Kuih-Muih, Roti Jala Kuah Kari Kentang, Half Boiled Egg, Toast with Kaya Spread – Secawan Sepiring gets the list complete. For a more substantial meal, enjoy Nasi Lemak Sambal Sotong, Nasi Lemak Rendang Ayam, Nasi Pulut Rendang Ayam, Nsi Hujan Panasa Special, and Nasi Tomato Ayam Masak Merah. Wash down with kopi, Teh-O, Cham, Neslo, Milo, and Sirap Bandung.
Level 1, Lot 1-15
Contact: 014-636 1535
Tealive could be the first brand that came into your mind when you are in the mood of having bubble milk tea. They have brought so much bubble milk tea joys and memory to Malaysians, as well as customers at over 590 outlets across the world including Vietnam, China, Australia, and the UK.
From Dine-In, Self Pick-Up to Delivery, they have over 70 types of beverage on the menu now, with seasonal items launched from time to time. Their Bang Bang Fresh Milk with Brown Sugar Warm Pearls and Signature Brown Sugar Milk Tea are our usual favourite orders. Check out also Sparkling Fruit Tea for refreshing sip, Coco series for that chocolaty goodness; or Nishio Fine Matcha, smoothies, coffee and crafted tea.
Level 1, Lot 1-13A
Dine-in, takeaway and delivery are available for all the restaurants. The LINC KL operates from 10AM-10PM daily. Visit www.thelinckl.com.my for more info.
For the safety and well-being of all shoppers, a set of strict protocols have been put in place at The LINC KL. Staffs and patrons are required to wear a mask, check-in with MYSejahtera app, perform temperature checks and practice social distancing. Anyone with body temperature 37.5 °C and above, or without a mask will not be allowed for entry. Increased frequency of sanitization is carried out at all public areas too for hygiene purpose. Shop safe, dine safe.