Sep 30, 2018

COCA Restaurant @ Bangsar Shopping Center KL - The Thai Chinese Hotpot Heaven.

I was recently invited to the opening of COCA Restaurant, located in Bangsar Shopping Center, once helmed as one of the best Thai hotpot restaurant in town. It has been awhile since I've last had such a hearty and wholesome dinner on a rainy Friday evening.


At COCA Restaurant, the interior was strikingly stylish yet comfortable - the table arrangements were well spaced out; the lighting comfortable; there's even private dining rooms available. A little more modern and upmarket so to speak.


The menu at COCA Restaurant's consisted of pages full of Thai - Chinese dishes, showcasing some traditional crowd favorites, alongside the popular signature Thai - Style Suki Hotpot. COCA Restaurant is also pork free.


There're 3 types of soup base available - Chicken, Southern Spicy and Tom Yum Soup.

Being my first time there (and I was being greedy as usual), I had the Yin Yang (RM25) option, which gave me the choice of 2. I went with the COCA Chicken and signature Tom Yum Soup (RM15 for individual soup orders), both of which I found flavorsome, with my perference leaning towards the Chicken soup base. 

The Premium Meat Platter (RM138) came carefully presented in a huge dim sum basket, featuring Australian beef fillet, striploin slices, beefballs, chicken chunks and greens. I also ordered a side of COCA Green Noodles (RM8) to add. This was clearly a platter meant to be shared, and I'd recommend meat-lovers (a carnivore's delight) and first-timers to give this a go. Becareful not to overcook the meat slices!

Also there's no need to cook the food on your own, the servers was always around to do all the work. Did I mention that service was impeccable?


Best eaten with bare fingers - the Tom Yum Thai Style Chicken Wings (RM23) had toothsome textures and a satisfying crispness to the skin. The Crispy Durian Seafood Roll (RM23) on the other hand, had rich yet creamy fillings, though not too overpowering as an appetizer, served with seafood salad at the side. I'm not huge on durian, but this was just about alright.


Served steaming hot in a claypot, the Fisherman Baked Lava Rice (RM29) was a surprising favorite for me and my friend. The savory yellow sauce was delicious; the seafood was fresh; the onsen egg simply added an omph to the overal dish. The portion may looked small, but believe me, it was substantial enough to fill anyone's tummy up. Remember to eat it while it's still hot!

For drinks, I had the Fresh Coconut (RM13 - which I'd highly recommend also) and Thai Ice Tea with Milk (RM13).


If you burn your tongue while eating hotpot, you know - that you're definitely enjoying your meal. Thank you COCA Restaurant for having me.

COCA Restaurant is located at:
Address: TK1, Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: 03-2011 3575
Opening Hours: 11am-3pm (Lunch) 6pm-11pm (Dinner). Open Daily.

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