Then And Now: The Transformation Of Mr.Chew’s Chino Latino Bar


Mr.Chew’s Chino Latino Bar & Restaurant is one of the top Instagrammable eateries in KL – serving tasty Asian with Latin fusion delicacies like nori taco, catfish char siew bao, and century egg somen. Located at the top floor of the WOLO Hotel in Bukit Bintang, the restaurant has an admirable ambiance that you can’t ignore. Here you can witness the city skyline at both day and night through its wide double-volume windows, while luxuriating in the beautiful loft space filled with mod-Asian decor and lively pops of colours.

That being said, Mr. Chew’s wasn’t always like this before.

Mr Chew’s got its start as an event space with a New York loft-apartment style decor. Apart from the grand window, a lot has changed since. We’d know– we were one of the few who got experience the place in its previous form during our 40th birthday bash and mini #thefemalerefresh revamp party back in 2015!! We always knew that Mr.Chew had so much potential… which was why we booked them in the first place!

Click through to see their amazing transformation from what they looked like before during our party and the newly redesigned space!

1. Previously this was a TV/lounge area and now you can witness a full-blown painting of the Empress Dowager eating some tacos with tequila on the side looking over the bar area.

2. Both are still used as a dining area but now the tables are split into smaller groups for a more intimate dining experience. Also just look at the stunning night skyline view of KL in the after picture!

3. The bedrooms have now turned into private rooms for groups to dine in, organize their own parties or occasion away from the crowds. The interior feels cozy, apart from having tables and chairs they’ve brought in some comfy sofas– very convenient if anyone is struck by a sudden food coma *wink*

The cozy space to lounge with friends and family. | Image: @mrchewschinolatino


Entrance to the private room. | Image: @mrchewschinolatino

4. They’ve got four bars at the restaurant: the main bar downstairs, the upper deck bar, the Kirin Ichiban bar and (our favourite) the dessert bar, complete with vintage ice shaving machine!


The dessert bar complete with an old school ABC ice shaver. | Image:


The upper deck bar allows for a much more quieter drinking experience. | Image: @mrchewschinolatino