50, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 6010-220 2358
FB : Knowhere Bangsar
Business Hours :
Sun – Wed 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. ; Thurs – Sat 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Knowhere at Bangsar to sample some signature tapas in their fusion cuisine menu and few fancy cocktails prepared by the in-house mixologist.
“Knowhere marries mysticality with a recognisable hint of nostalgia. It is the place you come to collect new memories, form new bonds, reminisce about the places you have been and still be reminded of your roots; incorporating global cuisine with Malaysian flavours we know and love. Their pork-free kitchen makes for an all inclusive environment allowing you to make new friends.”
Located same row with Public Bank and Maybank facing the main road of Jalan Maarof, it is very easy to find this new restaurant bar with its eye-catching signboard. Yet, you may need to spend some time to locate a car park around this area.
What a memorable quirky name for this dish, Flightless Wings (RM20.80), deep fried chicken wings tossed with ginger and chili dip. Not so spicy in taste, perfect to go with a glass of chilled beer over some light conversation with companions.
What an appetizing tapas that can open up your appetite, a bite-sized of wonderful rolled Smokey Salmon (RM28.80) with semi-dried cherry and sherry caviar in citrus dressing.
One of their delicious tapas selection that I enjoyed a lot, the Tiger Prawns (RM28.80) that sauteed with garlic and topped with sweet sourish tomato salsa.
Not my usual kind of dish, but I did give it a try on this Lime Cured Beef Tongue (RM26.80). Served together with garlic toasted bread, spinach and onion chili jam tartine, these finely sliced house-pickled beef tongue surprised me with its balanced taste, something interesting caters to those with unique palates.
A crowd-favourite seafood dish with an Asian twist, the Asari Doenjang (RM24.80) with clams, doenjang, coriander, chili and garlic. Doenjang or soy bean paste is a type of fermented bean paste made entirely of soy bean and brine. Really good stuff, one which I truly enjoyed.
Want something more filling? Diners get to enjoy selection of tantalizing thin crust pizzas at Knowhere as well, including Seafood Malaya, Duck Confit Pizza, Carnivore Pizza, Tomato Gala, Al-Funghi, and my personal favourite, the Chicken Mexicana (RM28.80) with grilled chicken, chicken sausages, sun-dried tomatoes, jalapenos and olives.
Knowhere Bangsar serves a collection of original cocktails with a touch of Malaysian flair that mixes nostalgia with modern sophistication at their happening bar. Made with a combination of jackfruit and habanero infused rum with lime, curry leaves and homemade grapefruit as well as thyme soda, this cocktail Its Nangka Thyme (RM30) really impressed me with its balanced taste and texture.
Such an exotic presentation in a skull-like glassware, Kopi Negroni (RM32), a spiced rum cocktail with homemade kopi tongkat ali liquor and kopi hitam. Taste kaw… I like.
For the old school at heart, the true conesseuiers, Knowhere also offers a range of liquers, beers and a carefully curated wine list as well as a wide range of Cuban and Dominican cigars.
On a side note, Knowhere strives to pave the way forward by encouraging the movement towards a more sustainable lifestyle. They advocate the use of bamboo straws, locally made by The Usuk Initiative. They also collaborate with My Tak Nak Straws, a campaign to use metal straws and finally, driving the initiative towards zero waste lifestyle by donating our food waste to Kebun-Kebun Bangsar to be used as compost.
There’s no where like Knowhere, come and visit with your family and friends to explore this unique dining spot in Bangsar.
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Other restaurant at Bangsar : Modern Japanese Dining @ Kouzu Bangsar