5 New Places That Will Give You An Excuse To Take A Break From "The Usual"

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February 13, 2018 | BY Tien Chew

Say no to your go-to restaurants and bars and try one of these five new places that promise to give you more than a bang for your buck. We've got a new speakeasy, steak house and a place that puts a new twist to Japanese yakitori, to name a few.

Photo: Courtesy of Palillos 'Spanish Yakitori Bar'
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Palillos 'Spanish Yakitori Bar'

If you are one of the people who thought to yourself, "I could use a little Spanish influence with my Japanese yakitori", you're in luck! Someone actually listened to you and opened such a restaurant dedicated to marrying the two cuisines. Expect dishes like Spanish anchovies sushi, grilled cheese with truffle on a stick, and lots of sake. Find out more on here.

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Photo: Courtesy of Wizards At Tribeca
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Wizards At Tribeca

There's a new cafe in town from the people that brought you mainstays like The Red Beanbag and Yellow Brick Road, one that focuses on serving speciality coffee during the day and cocktails at night. Oh, and don't forget aobut their incredibly Instagrammable foods. Learn more about Wizards here.

Photo: Courtesy of Beta KL
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Beta KL

The next culinary project from the folks behind Skillet@163, Beta aims to bring the best of a restaurant and a bar, promising a reimagining of Malaysian flavours across a specially curated menu that will undoubtedly go well alongside an assortment of cocktails. Find out more here.

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Photo: Courtesy of N97
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N97

A steakhouse that has been making waves since it opened a few months back, N97 in Bangsar is all about well seasoned slabs of beef. Popular hits include their tomahawk, which they also use to make a fried rice to round out the meal. Beef lovers, find out how to get your fix here.

Photo: Courtesy of BarZhen
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BarZhen

A new contender to the speakeasy scene, BarZhen is situated in Chinatown and has a growing reputation for inventive and delicious cocktails made to the theme of an old-school Shanghai den of vice. To find the entrance, all you have to do is look for the mural with the two birds. Find out more here.