[UPDATED] List of F&B Outlets In Malaysia That Closed Due To Covid-19

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Since this article was published on 27th May 2020, more F&B businesses have closed as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to take toll on businesses everywhere. As the restrictions on the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) are starting to loosen, eateries can now resume dine-in service as long as they follow the stringent CMCO conditions and standard operating procedures.

Crowds are starting to form in restaurants but many are still wary about the risks of eating in crowded areas. Although business seems to be picking up for F&B owners, unfortunately there are some who have already shut their doors for good before the restrictions were lifted.

1) Strawberry Fields Cafe, Subang Jaya

In a post sighted on social media, it was said that the iconic Strawberry Fields Cafe located in Taipan, Subang Jaya has closed its doors on 14th May 2020.

2) Restoran Kok Thai, Ipoh

As reported in our previous article on well-known businesses that have closed due to Covid-19, Restoran Kok Thai is a popular seafood restaurant among both locals and tourists located at Bandar Baru Medan Ipoh appears to have closed for good.

3) WhupWhup, Subang Jaya

Photo Credit: WhupWhup

After 4 and a half years of sharing amazing food and joyful moments, the WhupWhup team announced the permanent closure on their Facebook page on May 11. However, they’re not putting the entire blame on the Covid-19 pandemic as the reason for their shut down.

Alas.. All good things, come to an end…⁣⁣𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘸𝘦'𝘥 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦, ⁣𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴…

Posted by WhupWhup on Monday, May 11, 2020

4) Sitka Restaurant and Sitka Studio, KL

Sitka will be closing its doors and switching off the cookers for the last time. We had to make the incredibly tough…

Posted by Sitka Eatinghouse & Wine Bar on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

After making the tough decision to not renew their lease, Sitka Restaurant and Sitka Studio located in Kuala Lumpur will be shutting down. Sitka restaurant will be closing its doors and switching off the cookers for the last time on Sunday 31st of May, while Sitka Studio will close on 31st August 2020.

5) Dill’s Restaurant, Shah Alam

Photo Credit: Dill’s Restaurant

Based in Shah Alam and famous among the locals as a late night spot to hang out and chill, Dill’s Restaurant just posted on May 12 that they’ve closed their doors officially without stating a reason. Just like the previous F&B outlets, it’s likely due to the Covid-19 pandemic as the reason for closure.

6) Bubble Tea Shops, SS15

Photo Credit: Subang Jaya 梳邦再也

Widely known as ‘Boba Street’ in SS15 where there used to be long lines and cars filling up the whole street, the boba shops in SS15 are now shutting down one by one. However, after about two months of the MCO, roughly half of the 15 or more outlets on ‘Boba Street’ had to close their doors for good with many plastered with ‘To Let’ or ‘For Sale’ signs.

7) Hometown Steamboat Restaurant, Setapak

Photo Credit: Hometown Steamboat Restaurant

Don’t worry as Hometown Steamboat Restaurant has only decided to close their Setapak outlet and still operate in other locations including outlets in Kepong, Kota Damansara, PJ SS2, and Seremban. Furthermore they’ve also launched their online steamboat business where you can get their dishes delivered straight to your door!

8) Restaurant See Kong Ooi, Penang

天下无不散的宴席。经过多天的沉默, 迷茫,沉思和尝试。基于自己管理失误,又巧遇疫情来袭。四面楚歌。无奈传承了三代,全心守护了多年的心血,最终也走入历史。谢谢,各位多年来的支持。我们会以另外一个形态回来。

Posted by 百年人情味【西公园】 on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Open for more than 80 years since 1936, Restaurant See Kong Ooi has unfortunately closed for good, leaving many people who frequent the outlet disappointed.

9) Teo Soon Loong Restaurant

这个疫情的来袭,潮州老味道也即将和大家告别,无奈与不舍的心情无法言喻,从1982年至今,潮顺隆餐馆是家父陈绍森先生的心血,天下无不散之宴席,希望潮顺隆餐馆过往的点点滴滴能够成为大家美好的回忆,期望有一天,潮顺隆还有机会回来饮食行列。【潮…

Posted by 潮顺隆餐馆 Teo Soon Loong Restaurant on Monday, May 25, 2020

Teo Soon Loong Restaurant which began serving authentic Teochew dishes in 1982 will officially close on the 31st of May.

10) Softsrve @ Plaza Arkadia, Desa Parkcity

Hey Fam! We are glad to announce that a compromise has been reached with our landlord and hence our outlet closure will…

Posted by Softsrve on Monday, December 7, 2020

Initially scheduled to close their doors officially on 13th December 2020, thanks to great support by fans, their closing date has been pushed back a month to 17th January 2021. Since the MCO started in March, the team were completely unprepared as they faced zero sales for the first few weeks as they were not ‘delivery’ ready. Although things slowly picked up once they were delivery ready, they couldn’t sustain their costs and had to shut down the outlet.

If you’d like to support the brand one last time, you can get their ice-cream delivered to your doorstep via softsrve.beepit.com if you live within a 10km radius to Plaza Arkadia.

11) Signature Fei Fei Crab Restaurant

The closure of Signature Fei Fei Crab Restaurant was quite controversial as many people were not happy with it, especially those who have previously purchased coupons and are now unable to redeem their cash vouchers. Furthermore, according to The Star, hundreds of investors, suppliers and workers of the restaurant are still waiting for answers from the company, which closed down in September, after it failed to pay them their dues.

Do note that Signature Fei Fei Crab Restaurant and Fei Fei Crab Restaurant are separate companies, despite sharing the same name “Fei Fei Crab”. For those wondering, Fei Fei Crab Restaurant is still operating as usual.

12) Ben & Jerry’s Malaysia

Photo Credit: Ben & Jerry’s Malaysia

Just over a year of opening its first store in Malaysia, Ben & Jerry’s Malaysia has unfortunately announced their exit after careful consideration and the challenges of operating in the country during a global pandemic.

Ben & Jerry’s Malaysia has only one outlet open in Sunway Pyramid launched back on 2nd September 2019, where they treated sweet-toothed Malaysians with 10,000 free scoops of ice-cream to commemorate the grand opening.

13) Shops In Sri Petaling

What used to be a spot full of restaurants and cafes has now become an area filled with ‘For Sale’ signs. Here’s a list of shops that have closed in Sri Petaling:

  • Bao Hei Tang 豹黑糖 – Sri Petaling
  • 猎户堂The Hunter Sri Petaling
  • Colobaba卡乐巴巴 Sri Petaling
  • Liang Sandwich Bar & Ages Ago Sri Petaling
  • LIANG Crispy Roll
  • OK Mart Malaysia
  • Black Daruma
  • Radioactive
  • Tron Mobile Century
  • Health Seeders
  • 橋林重慶火鍋 Chiow Lin Steamboat Restaurant
  • Yu Tao Xuan Restaurant 玉桃軒海鲜酒楼餐厅
  • Samir Mee Tarik
  • Twenty5
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