Best food at MOVIDA, Petaling Jaya

Left -Right: Chef Zul, Chef Boven, Datin Tracy Toh, Chef Faris
Left -Right: Chef Zul, Chef Boven, Datin Tracy Toh, Chef Faris

Having fun with some friends after a busy working day at a restaurant-bar located quite far away from the buzzing city is a perfect choice for the professionals and others.

Not only can they enjoy eating delicious, high-quality western and Asian fusion food at MOVIDA Kitchen Terrence  Centrestage at Section 13, Petaling Jaya, but also enjoy the friendly, cosy environment –  which makes them often visit here .

“I always have passion serving good food. I like to see my customers enjoying our culinary. I am more than satisfied when seeing them re-visiting our outlet.” Datin Tracy Toh, the owner and Managing Director of MOVIDA P.J  told Malaysia World News reporter.

“We value our customers. Therefore, we constantly review our menu to suit our customer’s appetite,  besides ensuring the quality is maintained all time high,” Datin Tracy added.

This warm, modern  kitchen-bar outlet was established since 2014 by a group of professionals from the food and beverage industry, and its friendly ( more than 25) staff, including three chefs ( Chef Boven, Chef Zul, and Chef Faris),  are always willing to serve customers with courtesy and smile.

“This special restaurant caters food for dinner and lunch. Customers can relax with good music all along while enjoying their meal and beverage. It is not too noisy but at night after 11 o’clock it goes a bit like a discotheque but not fully a night club,” said Group Executive Chef, Chef Boven.

The friendly and comfortable environment does not only lure customers to stay longer but they eat more food and enjoy the high-quality services offered by our friendly staff,” he added.


Some of the popular recipes  customers enjoy here are : Calamari Fritos,  Nasi Lemak Goreng, Grilled Chicken Chop, Curry Laksa, Nasi Lemak Goreng, Braised Lamb Shank, Udon Hokkien Mee, and the mixed Italian-Asian dish ` Prawn Aglio Olio`.

Calamari Fritos  is basically a deep fried calamari with salted egg york, chillies, curry leaves and some onions.  This dish is popular amongst customers who enjoy eating with friends while enjoying their drinks during happy hour.

The Baked Oyster with cream, paprika, onions and mozzarella is also very tasty and a popular pick amongst regular customers.

The pasta, Prawn Aglio Olio is also a delicious dish to try again and again.  The pasta is gauzily presented and cooked with tiger prawn, herbs like parsley, chillies and olive oil which are good for the health. It is an Italian dish which is not only attractive in outlook but also delicious in taste.

Grilled Chicken Chop is served with sweet potato fries, vegetables, and mushroom brown sauce.

For those big meal eaters, Braised Lamb Shank should be a good choice. It is cooked with mushroom sauce, tater tots potatoes and vegetables.

As Malaysians always craving for local food, MOVIDA also serves Curry Laksa, Udon Hokkien Mee and not forgetting Nasi Lemak Goreng. The delicious, well presented Nasi Lemak Goreng  is introduced to  MOVIDA menu by its  outlet  Chef Zul and his assistant Chef Faris.


Nasi Lemak Goreng is served with sambal, peanuts, anchovies, fried egg, fried chicken with Indonesian sauce on top of it and some fish crackers. What is special about  Movida`s Nasi Lemak Goreng recipe  is that it is rich and not oily.

Regarding the quality of food at MOVIDA, the Personal Assistant to Managing Director MOVIDA PJ Centrestage, Jenny Puah said, they are very strict on the quality, food freshness, and hygiene. The  suppliers are carefully chosen to supply the fresh food and ingredients required. That is one of our promises to the customers. We would like to promote MOVIDA for its food quality apart from its good environment to the people in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.

“Regarding cleanliness, we are strict and follow hygienic procedures. We also do pests’ control so that the restaurant is safe for people to eat and enjoy themselves,” said Jenny.




Visitors come here not only to eat and drink but also  to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. The name ` MOVIDA` itself suggests partying and ambience.

MOVIDA P.J grew from an inkling of an inspiration to the hottest new F&B concept which began in Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara and branches out to its second outlet located at Hatten Square, in the historic city of Malacca.

More importantly, MOVIDA has earned the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards among Top 10 Best F&B Concept Outlets of the Year 2010-2012. This is a testament to the defining quality of the management team in its pursuit for excellence. In fact, it is unique for its Spanish – Mediterranean concept.

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Graduate with a Master of Mass Communication. 10 years working experience in the media and broadcasting.

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