Dewakan is a portmanteau of the Malay words ‘dewa’, to mean god, and ‘makan’, meaning ‘to eat’. The passionate and creative team at Dewakan honour and serve the bounty of the local lands, celebrating local farmers, fishers, and artisans. Chef Darren Teoh combines and connects indigenous ingredients and produce from Malaysia’s farms and jungles, mountains and seas, manifesting onto the plates as a culinary canvas.


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  • Atmosphere
  • Atmosphere
Dewakan is a nationally, and regionally, lauded restaurant that honours and serves the blessings from local lands. An evening at Dewakan makes for a singular Malaysian modern dining experience, drawing from chef Darren’s clarity and coherence in manifesting his passion for produce, and respect for the integrity of ingredients and the environment.


  • Cuisine
  • Cuisine
  • Cuisine
  • Cuisine
Chef Darren makes food that creates memories. Every ingredient has its place and purpose. A locavore’s haven and heaven, Dewakan combines and connects indigenous ingredients and produce from nearby farms and jungles, Malaysian mountains and seas, creating a menu of modern Malaysian cuisine, full of twists and technical flourishes. The two menus at Dewakan – the Kayangan and the Nusantara – are hinged upon a manifesto of fresh, naturalised or indigenous ingredients that celebrate and respect culinary traditions, creativity and terroir.

Dining at Dewakan is an entire experience for which we recommend that you kindly set aside the evening. The menu is painstakingly put together, and the restaurant goes to great lengths to ensure that you enjoy the evening through a series carefully cultivated courses. Dewakan greatly appreciate that you pre-order your menu.

The Chef & the Brigade

“The cerebral chef Darren Teoh of Dewakan has always been ahead of the curve. His menu, a concoction of all that is familiar and yet is wholly new, is extrapolated from shared gastronomic heritage using the finest, freshest ingredients from the local lands: some are seasonal, some foraged and some are ignored, no longer familiar to the national palate, and remain in the annals of our cultural heritage and childhood memories. Every ingredient has its place and purpose.
He insists that his diners broaden their minds. He implores that we take a step back and take a look at the bigger picture, at how we eat. He works to create a consciousness around our food choices, to shape and spearhead the future of Malaysian food – which, as current palates favours imported flavours, is in danger of losing its identity, provenance, and uniqueness.”

Welcome to Kuala Lumpur

Founded in 1857 as a tin-mining town, and affectionately known as KL, an uncanny mix of eccentric delights awaits in this animated, modern metropolis.

“In the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, located in the Klang Valley, Dewakan is an unassuming venue with an ambitious vision for epicureans. Chef Darren’s ingenious 11-course and 17-course tasting menus creatively re-interpret the use of local ingredients in a manner reminiscent of his apprenticeships across several Michelin star restaurants.”

Kim, the discoverer.

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Mon-Sat, 6:30pm-10pm

Annual closing:
Public Holidays

Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur
Currency accepted: MYR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 240V
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30-minutes’ drive from the city centre, from the Batu Tiga KTM Station, Dewakan is 2.8km away. From the Glenmarie LRT Station, Dewakan is ten minutes away by car.
Dewakan is nestled within the sprawling grounds of KDU University College Malaysia, situated in Paramount Utropolis, Glenmarie, Shah Alam.

Note: Dress code: Dressy, smart casual

Lower Ground Floor, KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie Jalan Kontraktor U1/14, Seksyen U1, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia , Malaysia