YOU will never run short of restaurants to visit in Bangsar South as more outlets have opened up at The Sphere.
The lifestyle hub featuring 23 restaurants to date, does not only stop at local cuisine but a host of international options as well.
“It was a food spot all along but we shook things up a bit and made some changes, including the building’s design. Refurbish-ment was completed early last year,” UOA Group senior manager Yap Kang Beng said.
The leasing team then went out to look for tenants with a variety of cuisines in mind.
“We wanted different flavours, styles and prices. It is a place for everyone, whether it’s for a quick lunch with colleagues or to celebrate an occasion,” he said, adding that Bangsar South had a working population of over 25,000.
The Sphere was accorded the Landscape Design Honour Award in the Professional Category at the 11th Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards last month.
The hub covers a 200,000sq ft of space with a 120,000sq ft of nett lettable area, but what’s special is the connectivity of the area.
“No matter where you park or which block you work at, you can still walk to The Sphere as the whole area is interconnected,” said Yap.The Sphere is split into four levels with its anchor tenant, Aeon MaxValu Prime Super-market, covering a large section of the lower ground, acompanied by Miniso, Juice Lab and SOG Eyewear.
On the ground level, there is Sector 3, Portofino, Buena Brasa, The Farm, Tom, Dick & Harry’s, The Public House and Gossypium.
The upper ground is occupied by Home Noodle, Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock, Koffie Craft, Family Mart, Nyonya Tingkat Signature, Parklife, Barcook, Oiso, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Porki Culture, Sunbather Coffee and Humba Nana by Bansan.
Chinese restaurant Oriental Treasure, also an anchor tenant, occupies the largest spot on the first level flanked by Good Meal, Khan’s Indian Cuisine and Tenmaya.
“The restaurants are normally filled to capacity during lunch hour and we hope to continue providing diners with more choices,” he said.
Most of the eateries operate from 10am to 10pm, although some may start as early as 7am to offer breakfast menus while several nightspots go on as late as midnight.
The Sphere adopts a semi open-concept with almost all its eateries embracing a mix of outdoor and indoor dining amid a green landscape and strategically placed water features.
Last month, The Sphere was accorded the Landscape Design Honour Award in the Professional Category at the 11th Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA).
The Sphere was recognised as an example in landscape design and deemed an inspiration to future design trends alongside several other projects that contribute positively to Malaysia’s landscaping ecosystem.
Even for those not familiar with Bangsar South, The Sphere is not difficult to find, thanks to its oversized signboard that sits facing Jalan Kerinchi.
Visitors taking public transport can look out for the Bangsar South shuttle service from the Universiti LRT station.
“Visitors from Mid Valley can take the RapidKL bus T631 to the Universiti LRT station and get on a Bangsar South shuttle bus,” he said, adding that the free service was only available on weekdays from 8am to 8pm.
Those driving there can enjoy a flat rate of RM2 per entry on weekends, while on weekdays, visitors are entitled to two hours of free parking when they spend RM20 and above.