Some say this is the “best kept secret in town” and I couldn’t agree more. I first heard this from a friend … insisting that I MUST try dining at this place. It’s simply called Checkers.

And their specialty? Non halal Pork ! Yup….

I love porky stuffs. Bak Kut Teh. Char Siew. Now this ! Pork Knuckles … Yippee !

This place is not easy to find. And not only that, you better be sure to book your table in advance because they have limited tables and it’s always full during dinner. Checkers is ideal for couples or ‘Yuppies’ to hangout …. sipping wine while savoring delicious .. succulent dishes.

Checkers is tucked deep in Damansara Heights or Bukit Damansara to the locals along Lorong Setiabistari 2. And no, I don’t really know how to get there but I hope the attached map will guide you to this porky haven.

When you get there, look around and you will know what to order. Their most popular dish would be the Lord of the Ribs .. or LOTR in short. With a name like that, you can be sure it’s definitely a hit ! There’s also the Roasted Pork Knuckle. Crispy and chewy. Another one is Scampi … this is one dish you never want to miss … dip bread to appreciate !




Finally, you have to get their Rum Cendol. A special mixture of ice cream, red beans … lychee among others. And a dash of rum to finish it off …..

Not every dish is available everyday, this depends on the cool and the availability of ingredient. Nevertheless, someday you might have Lord of the Ribs and other day …. Harry Trotter ! And you must miss the Pork Knuckle. Here are some pictorial experiences.


Here’s the address to Checkers … with the map. Good luck finding it !

Checkers Restaurant
19, Lorong Setia Bistari 2,
Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2095 3304
Operating Hours: 6pm ~ 10pm, close on Monday


  1. backstreetgluttons Said,

    Really impressive big chunks of solid meat !

    tho finding the place woukld be tough but easier than checkers


  2. J2Kfm Said,

    wow, thats a good chunk of meat. and the knuckles look like a killer!
    if even a KL-ite said this place is hard to find, then I’d rather give up b4 trying. hahaha …

    J2Kfm’s last blog post..Ipoh Famous Canning Garden Chee Cheong Fun


  3. Hazza Said,

    Very nice! What cuisine is this? western / fusion?


  4. Chin Said,

    Thanks for the lovely post. ‘Must visit’ on my list.

    Chin’s last blog post..Salted Chicken (Part 3 of 3)


  5. jason Said,

    That piece of humongous ribs! *salivate

    jason’s last blog post..Dong Bei


  6. mimid3vils Said,

    The scampi look like seafood soup..I saw prawn~~

    mimid3vils’s last blog post..Hari Raya Open House


  7. wmw Said,

    Ooh…time to pay a visit soon. It has been years!

    wmw’s last blog post..What A Friday It Was!


  8. xin Said,

    how about the price? throat-cutting?


  9. Simon Seow Said,

    WMW call me if you go.

    Simon Seow’s last blog post..Sreaming My Heart Out in SCREAM!


  10. ck lam Said,

    The ribs looks inviting…looks different from the normally seen ribs with bbq sauce.
    Definitely will make time to visit this place and also Deutsches Gasthause 3 on my next KL trip to savour all the ribs and knuckles.

    ck lam’s last blog post..Penang Restaurant – Bistro @Hardwicke House


  11. kampungboycitygal Said,

    with only less than 10 tables that occupy the restaurant, must make a reservation b4 we go


  12. Timothy Said,

    Muahahahaha …. meat. More meat ….. !


  13. 550ml jar of faith Said,

    This place is true pork haven! I’ve been there once, and someone else drove and I kinda lost track of what roads we turned off so I’ve not been able to find my way back since! Thanks for the map, it’s ace!

    550ml jar of faith’s last blog post..Bubba Gump Shrimp , The Curve


  14. Jane B Said,

    I really liked your blog. Very useful information, I read it detail, also book-marked it and will be back in the future to read some more of your interesting posts ! keep up the good work. 🙂


  15. tracy Said,

    Wonderful pictures!
    Makes me miss Asia alot!

    tracy’s last blog post..Name That Asian


  16. Alice Said,

    Hey! Nice food, nice intro & nice photos you have here! I’m thrilled…

    Alice’s last blog post..Egg Rolls


  17. keatsthesunshinegirl Said,

    Hey, guess what? I know the place but twice we wanted to go it was full! So, must book!
    The rum cendol looks really tempting.

    keatsthesunshinegirl’s last blog post..The Man Who Planted Trees


  18. Denjin Said,

    Food is nice, no doubt. Am a bit despair because of the attitude problem.


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