Ampang Bangunan Ming Annexe, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By Hamish Smith
‘DILARANG MASUK’ SAYS the sign on the door that looks as if it might lead into the boiler room of an industrial plant. Just in case you didn’t get the message, ‘no entry’ is repeated in three other languages. This is Omakase + Appreciate – a don’t-even-think-about-finding-us bar, in the basement of an office block. It’s a speakeasy, Kuala Lumpur style.
It’s this free-styling, adapting to the seasons and to the whim of the customer that means this place never stands still. At number 10 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars, it is standout bar – but only if you can find it.