The road has yet to draw KL’s cool kids, the offerings – farm-to-table restaurant Sitka, Ben’s Independent Grocer (including a great coffee bar) and the elegant Torii yakitori and whiskey bar – deserve attention, Lonely Planet said. (pix from Lonely Planet website)

KUALA LUMPUR: Damansara Heights has been named as one of the World’s Top 10 coolest neighbourhoods by travel experts at Lonely Planet.

In the top 10 list revealed last Friday, Damansara Heights, an affluent suburb in western part of the Federal capital, is listed along with New York City’s Sunset Park district and Borgo San Frediano, in Florence, Italy.

The other Asian neighbourhoods which made the top 10 list are Seongsu-dong, Seoul and Business Bay, Dubai.

“Bangsar may be better known, but Damansara Heights has the buzz, said Lonely Planet.

“One of the richest addresses in Kuala Lumpur, this neighbourhood has retained its personality despite its recent revitalisation.”

The travel website also mentioned several restaurants and places as must-visit locations, it said.

It adds that post-facelift, Jalan Batai has developed into a community-focused street replete with eateries and cosmopolitan conveniences.

“While the road has yet to draw KL’s cool kids, the offerings – farm-to-table restaurant Sitka, Ben’s Independent Grocer (including a great coffee bar) and the elegant Torii yakitori and whiskey bar – deserve attention, Lonely Planet said.

“Swing by Plaza Damansara, a beat-up area seeing an uptick of shiny shops and restaurants such as café-bakery Huckleberry, Skullduggery speakeasy and Flour, a North Indian restaurant that peddles a knockout biryani”, it added.

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