19 January 2013

Kokopelli Travellers Bistro @ Section 14, PJ

Price Range : Mid-range
Cuisine : Asian and Western 
Recommended For : A cosy date
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes

We used to visit Kokopelli quite frequently back when it was located near University Hospital, long ago. One of the times that we had a hankering for their superb lasagne, our visit to the restaurant was met with severe disappointment when we learned that they had closed down.

It was only last year that we found out that actually they had moved to Section 14, PJ, in the row of houses right opposite Dataran 3 Two. Walking up the jungle-y driveway and through the glass doors, we were pleased to find that the restaurant had still retained its intimate, homey charm. Beautiful in its simplicity, with white being the primary colour of the interior, it conjures memories of a cosy cafe dined at on rainy Parisian nights.

We started off with some Crispy Potato Skin (RM12.90), consisting of two medium-sized potato skins stuffed with minced beef and chives in béchamel sauce, topped with a generous handful of mozzarella and baked to an irresistible golden brown. Served with a dollop of sour cream, the dish dutifully served its purpose to whet our appetites for more to come. Taste-wise, we love it but we did find the pricing a tad unreasonable. For RM12.90, we were expecting more than just two pieces of the potato skins.

Going through the rather extensive menu, we decided to give their pastas a try and opted for the Seafood Linguini Aglio Olio (RM22.90). The price is right for this one, we feel, as the pasta was stocked with a myriad of seafood favourites, including mussels, calamari, prawns and fish. Presumably catered to a Malaysian palate, what made the dish pop were the cili padi as well as chilli flakes liberally used.  

We also had the highly-recommended Moussaka (RM28.90), a baked dish consisting of minced lamb, eggplants and mashed potatoes. It wasn’t bad or anything, but was hardly memorable either. So much for reliving our memories of their outstanding lasagne.

Unfortunately, for a place with such a great ambience for after-dinner chats, the coffee here is terrible. We risked the Butterscotch Latte and had a hard time finishing the saccharine-sweet concoction. Our disappointment in their coffee had us growing wary of their desserts, and we eventually canceled our plans of trying out their much-talked-about Crème Brulee.

For us, the place is a great restaurant to visit if you’re looking for something comfortable and intimate. Not the best place if you’re looking for exceptional food and value for money.

Kokopelli Travellers Bistro
4 Jalan 20/7  
Taman Paramount
46300 Petaling Jaya
T: +603 7956 7505

Opening Hours:
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.; 6 p.m. – 11p.m. (Tuesday to Sunday)
Closed on Mondays

3.110343, 101.631694

The parking lots in the opposite Dataran 3 Two sure makes life easy! 


  1. Terrible joint. Owner rude like hell. Was told to never return to place by the owner ! Imagine that.

    1. Okay, we thought it was just us! We were sitting in the corner, and halfway through our conversation, we had laughed a little bit loudly (ONE time). The owner came to us immediately and rudely told us that we better pipe down so as to not make the other guests there uncomfortable. There was only one other occupied table at the time, and they didn't seem too particularly perturbed. What an unpleasant character =(

  2. Hi All,

    Kokopelli Travellers Bistro had moved to a new bigger place at No 1, Section 14/48, Section 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya. Our new phone number is 03-78767505.

    Have a great day!

  3. Dear Friends,

    Kokopelli Travellers Bistro had moved to a new bigger place at No 1, Jalan 14/48, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

    Call us for reservation at 03-78767505, 019-2676667, 013-3780898

    Have a great day!

  4. Yeah, after mistreating a good part of KL and rudely requesting them to never return, they're here to share their new address. Bravo. 'Have a great day' it seems. They should piss off!