Artisan kebabs at K-bab Lab in Kota Damansara.
Artisan kebabs at K-bab Lab in Kota Damansara.

KL has seen plenty of food crazes over the past years – from cupcakes to charcoal burgers and “KLonuts”. It seems that the latest is kebabs. K-bab Lab, a hot new opening in Kota Damansara, is serving up artisan kebabs that are a fusion of our familiar satay and more gourmet flavours.

kbab shop

The kebabs here come in various combinations, ranging from chicken and beef to prawns and scallops. In fact, if you can put it on a kebab, then it’s served here. After sampling their menu, we’d have to agree with the restaurant’s tagline: “so delicious, it’s seditious.”

The joint seems to be popular with an array of urbanites – from journalists to opposition politicians, cartoonists and students. There’s also plenty of lawyers lingering around the place, though they don’t seem to have much appetite.

kebab team

Waiters and chefs at K-bab Lab dress in purple, and customers can also opt to dress in purple in return for a 10% discount. You’re also rewarded with extra kebabs if you have a big Twitter following.

The restaurant does not take any reservations, but you may be suddenly selected for a meal in the middle of the night. You’ll be in good company: K-bab Lab already has people queuing around the block – many of them holding candles, for some reason.

The restaurant has a strict policy: once customers come in, they are locked in.