Bar of the Week: Omakase + Appreciate

This inconspicuous bar redefines the meaning of 'speakeasy'

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 11 Aug 2017

Omakase + Appreciate
Photo: Hizwan Hamid

The bar
Omakase + Appreciate

Bangunan Ming Annexe, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours
Tuesdays to Fridays, 5pm to 1am
Saturdays and public holidays, 9pm to 1am
Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Why it's special
This speakeasy bar, established in 2013 by Karl Too and Chong Yi Shawn, is concealed in an office bulding basement behind an ominous-looking locked entrance. Don't count on any signboards to show you the way either.

The cosy bar setting at Omakase + Appreciate (Photo: Hizwan Hamid)

What to drink
While you could stick to classic cocktails, we urge you to pick from the limited-time menus, or speak to the bartenders about your favourite flavour profiles and let them decide. Don't expect to find the same drink you had today on next week's menu, that's for sure.

An Omakase + Appreciate concoction (Photo: Hizwan Hamid) 

Best for
Its small and cosy space that can seat up to about a dozen people at once. It's perfect for a quiet night out alone, a business meeting or a catch up session with close friends.

Omakase + Appreciate is only contactable via Facebook.

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