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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Malay Restaurant
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“The best Nasi Lemak located in Uptown Damansara, 15-minute drive away from Empire Damansara. You have not been to Petaling Jaya if you miss this out during your stay!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Malaysia No.1 largest Shopping Mall in Malaysia World No.7 largest Shopping Mall TGV & GSC for movies Flowrider for water sport Neway for karaoke Camp5 for rock climbing Lots of restaurants & shops ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Starling Mall is the latest shopping mall in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya, 15 minutes drive from Bandar Sunway. It is new and clean and there are many shopping and retail shops and eateries including Japanese and Korean restaurants. Besides, the latest cinema MBO is at the top floor and it has very good and quality sound system. You can find one of the most popular local food and best nasi lemak in a restaurant opposite Starling Mall. It is worth a try and you will want to come back again in once you have tried their famous chicken and steam nasi lemak. They have local offerings which include assam laksa, assam fish, mee rebus, etc ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Nightingale: Excellent Pub with great decor, outside area and tasty plates. Best pub in town.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“Next to Hyde speakeasy is 61 MONARCHY, by the same establishment. 61 Monarchy is more focused on whiskies so if you're a whisky fan, don't look back. This street also houses quite a few other pubs, restaurants and bars, so bar hop and take your time to discover something new. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A rooftop bar in Petaling Jaya that has mastered the art of after-hours entertainment at an altitude, The Roof is spread across 4,645sqm of space and divided into five concept venues. 5 mins from Neo.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“New shopping mall, around 15 min from our guesthouse. The best about this shopping mall is near to best food in town "Uptown Damansara". ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“ Play is a designer super club and the only premium dance club in Petaling Jaya. The highlight of the outlet is the regular appearance of top-notch local and international DJs as well as live acts. Play is for patrons wanting to escape the everyday stress for a fun and memorable time. With a patio view of the city, Play is designed as a glitzy place with a thematic interior design, impressive stage and state of the art staging, audio and visual. Serving premium spirits with daily promotions, it entices party goers to live by the YOLO – You Only Live Once spirit! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Good party crowd, discrete, quality decor, this is a quality upmarket venue for those wanting a fun, lively night out”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dim Sum. They have “Char Siew Pau” (Pork bun) to die for. The rest of the dim sum are yummy as always. Avoid weekend crowds.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The less ripped-off and less touristy version of Jalan Alor. Try Ipoh Yong Tau Foo, the far end stall. Fruit salad with peanut sauce at the opposite stall and seafood galore at Maharani stall sell the best fried squid and bamboo lala kam heong. Come at night. If you're lucky there's buskers playing live music. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“A wide variety of ice cream flavour ranging from traditional to fusion flavours. Open Mon - Thu 1pm to 11 PM, Fri - Sat 12:30 PM to 12 AM & Sun from 12:30 PM–11 PM”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“It is a small shopping mall nearby that has all the necessities for your stay like supermarket, fast food and DIY shops . This place is frequented by locals in the neighbourhood.”
  • 2 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Best pulled meat in Malaysia! All varieties of barbequed meat are juicy & tender. Healthy portions. Ideal for small groups of at least 2 pax to taste more selections. Halal.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Great selection of craft beers from around the world, sure to find something you love”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Malay Restaurant
“The best Nasi Lemak located in Uptown Damansara, 15-minute drive away from Empire Damansara. You have not been to Petaling Jaya if you miss this out during your stay!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dim Sum. They have “Char Siew Pau” (Pork bun) to die for. The rest of the dim sum are yummy as always. Avoid weekend crowds.”
  • 4 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Best pulled meat in Malaysia! All varieties of barbequed meat are juicy & tender. Healthy portions. Ideal for small groups of at least 2 pax to taste more selections. Halal.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Great selection of craft beers from around the world, sure to find something you love”
  • 3 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee in Damansara Utama serve the best Hokkien Mee in PJ.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hakka food. This place is a Hakka food place on ala carte basis. If you’re traveling in a group of 2pax and above, it’s a must try.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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