Remember that we mentioned about how much we adore stepping into restaurants that are ‘old’?
Well, not exactly ‘old’ in terms of it being there for quite sometime but also goes to those with the retro essence. Going back in time is a very good idea for a restaurant.

Malayas Bistro

Malayas Bistro nestled at Capsquare is a hidden gem that brought out the flavours of Malaya (Malaysia). Dining at this restaurant reminded me of “1957: Hati Malaya”, a movie that flashback the days for the tough route towards independence and how the founding fathers sacrified to free us from colonialism. I believe you would feel that way too. Wipe out the boring topics that we just memorized hard by words just to pass the history test and indulge in this atmosphere and the heritage they are trying to preserve taking you to old Malaya.


Warm interior of exclusive teak wood furnitures that was inspired by the Old Malaya tea houses, a few portraits that depicts story of independence and a great highlight when the night draws near: LIVE BAND everyday at 8pm that churns out light and soft relaxing jazz.


While enjoying great music and environment, you could great Malaysian food in tapas portion that will suit your taste.

They serve meals for different sessions
Breakfast: 8am – 11.30am
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Tea Time: 3pm – 6.30pm
Show Time: 7pm – 12.30am

Refreshing fruit juices

Here’s the lip-smackers:

Golden Fried Lotus Root – RM4.50
Stir fried fragrantly with butter, the crunchy lotus root is a great snack, I thought


Vegetables Pakora – RM4.50
The Malaya crispy ‘tempura’ :)


Grilled Chicken Wings – RM6.30
Great finger food to go with your drinks. Esp when u ordered beer.


Calamari Rings – RM5.40
Fresh calamaris coated with batter and deep fried. Another great snack.


Golden Fried Ikan Pari – RM5.40
Coated with curry powder and deep fried perfectly


Seasoned Minced Lamb Fried Bites – RM4.50
A new type of samosa to us as it’s filled with lamb.


Asparagus with Oyster Sauce – RM4.50
I’m the odd one, as I like the sauce most. haha


Masalla Mutton – RM7.20
The meat texture was great but a wee bit salty to eat just by itself. Maybe it should go with a white rice.


Char Kway Teow – RM6.30
Somehow, Chris and I still prefers Char Kway Teow ala Penang style with less dark soy sauce and more chili. Some said it’s a tad salty but I still it’s alright as I’ve ‘heavy’ tastebuds.


Classic Mamak Fried Noodles – RM6.30
Tasty Malaysian famous mamak’s signature!


Chinese Fragrant Fried Rice – RM6.30


Nasi Goreng Kampung with Petai – RM6.30
Not a big fan of Petai, but i still adore it’s aroma :)


Fried Mee Sua – RM6.30
I dislike meehoon. Weird huh? But loves mee sua to the max! and this fried mee sua was dished out decently. It’s so “mine”!


Confinement Ginger Chicken
Soothing and brimmed with chicken essence that warmed us up. Perfect for the cold rainy season now. Not only confinement. hehe.


Desserts – a sweet ending before we ‘burp-ed silently’ to the fullest.
Pisang Gula Hangus – RM3.80


Sago Lapis Kelapa – RM3.80


Chendol with Sago


We enjoyed every bite as we are who we are:
Being typical Malaysian who favours a variety of spices; whether it being Malay, Chinese or Indian. Contemporary cooking techniques with local flavours……
Now dig out this hidden gem at Capsquare!

You could too enjoy their beer promotion!


Malayas Bistro
G-9 CapSquare Centre,
No. 7, Persiaran CapSquare,
50100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (+603) 2691 1616

You could also contact Mr.Thiagarajan, the manager at +6019 335 6572
Email: [email protected]
Or check out their website:

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