8 Places To Eat, Drink & Be Merry On A Monday
Providing a sound solution to the question of, "Where to eat on a Monday?" these restaurants, bars and cafés have the business sense to open their doors on the one day of the week when most competitors keep theirs shuttered.
Note: We've taken a step away from the obvious F&B outlets located inside shopping malls and hotels to list stand-alone establishments.
1/8Beast By BIG
Informed by the owners' frequent travels to 'the Land of the Rising Sun,' this contemporary Japanese steakhouse showcases the best cuts from bovine beasts. Impress your date over a steak dinner of Japanese A3 Wagyu that's served with garlic chips, pickles, fresh wasabi and yakiniku sauce on the side, or make a pact with your friends to take apart a gargantuan Australian MB6-7 Wagyu tomahawk. There are also Wagyu truffle rice bowls for those who can't do without carbs, as well as a Wagyu katsu sando with the ideal meat to bread ratio: more of the former and less of the latter.
Beast | Lot 6-A & 6-1A, First Floor, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur | 03-2093 9975| firstname.lastname@example.org
A popular haunt for F&B personnel who only have Mondays off, Fuego and its sister restaurants in Troika Sky Dining, which include Cantaloupe and Strato, fires up its grill from 6pm until midnight every day of the week. Why fork out rent for such a stunning location if you're not milking its worth?
We're fans of the chermoula chicken with hot 'diablo' sauce, the beef tacos, and are slowly making our way through every variety of guacamole (5 in total) on the menu.
Fuego | Level 23A, The Troika, Tower B, Kuala Lumpur |03-2162 0886 | email@example.com
At 9.15pm sharp, you'll likely hear a gentle murmur in your ear: "We're taking our last orders, sir/madam. Would you like anything else?" Courtesy is what brings us back to Gooddam time and again — that and the Pahang chocolate ice cream, which never fails to whisk away any worries accumulated at the office. Order from the à la carte menu or take advantage of the most affordable 10-course tasting menu in town (RM238/pax).
Gooddam | Lot B-G-07 The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, Petaling Jaya | 010-766 9708 | firstname.lastname@example.org
See also: Gooddam proves that nationality alone isn’t a factor for good Italian food
Serving lunch and dinner in two time frames (12noon until 3pm and 5pm until late), Lucky Tora toes the line between a casual café and an impeccable izakaya. Best paired with booze, bites here range from skewers to sharing plates. Sake, shochu and speciality cocktails like the 'Astro Boi' or the 'Ohayo Black' will keep you lubricated and a little addled. Swipe through the above photos for a sneak peek of the casual eatery's ambiance and offerings.
Lucky Tora | 25, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | 012-679 0489
If a birthday or an out-of-town visit falls on a Monday, Nadodi is the first restaurant that materialises in our minds. Allow Chef Sricharan Venkatesh and mixologist Akshar Chalwadi to spoil your guest(s) silly with thought-provoking dishes and drinks that largely pay homage to India and Sri Lanka.
Nadodi | Lot 183, 1st Floor, Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur | 03-2181 4334 or 017-296 9521 | email@example.com
See also: At Nadodi, Cocktails Are Known As 'Stirred Fascinations'
Open 7 days a week from 11am until 11pm, Sitka Restaurant sneers at airs and graces, choosing to promote a laid-back atmosphere instead. The fun bunch is also happy to throw you a private party any day of the week — with advance notification, of course. Make sure to scan the floor-to-ceiling wine display, so as not to miss any special promos.
Sitka Restaurant | 8-5 Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights,Kuala Lumpur | 03-2011 1117 or 014-9688 949 | firstname.lastname@example.org
7/8Strangers at 47
Though widely known for their crêpes, Strangers At 47 also makes a mean matcha or chocolate lava cake — take note! It's impossible not to feel fond of the smiley staff here, who dote on regulars and newcomers alike. Meetup groups are more than welcome to take up a corner of the café for their monthly rendezvous.
Strangers at 47 | 47, Jalan 17/45, Petaling Jaya | 03-7498 1034 | crepes@email@example.com
8/8Super Boring Club
Attracting public attention with its ironic name, Super Boring Club has also seized the hearts of Korean BBQ fans. The pork-free establishment rolls out reasonably priced set lunches on weekdays and creative cocktails come nightfall. Ongoing promos include *complimentary Angus beef every Tuesday, *free Makkoli on Wednesdays, 20% off beer and sake from 8.30-9.30pm every Thursday, and 30% off all merchandise on Sundays.
*With every spend of RM150 and above in a single receipt, and only for the first 3 customers.
Super Boring Club |15, Jalan Mesui Bukit Bintang,Kuala Lumpur | 03-2110 4919 or 010-665 5277 | firstname.lastname@example.org