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This Place In Bangi Avenue Is Like A “Food Court” But With Restaurants Instead [Review]

This Place In Bangi Avenue Is Like A “Food Court” But With Restaurants Instead [Review]

Union Square in Bangi Avenue serves multiple cuisine from different restaurants but you can get them all in one seating.

Melissa Suraya Ismail

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What’s the appeal of a food court? Having a wide variety of cuisines all under one roof, of course!

Well, this place in Bangi has just that but in a proper restaurant environment for comfortable dining!

Presenting… Union Square!

Union Square is an eatery located in Bangi Avenue, where they have various restaurants, a convention centre and a hotel in this compound.

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They have around 6 restaurants currently serving Western, Arabian, Japanese, Thai cuisine and also desserts. All the restaurants use halal sources and they are currently getting their Jakim certification.

With so many restaurants, you must be so divided on which cuisine to choose right? Why not try it all?

This place lets you order what kinda food you want at any of their restaurants except for the Thai cuisine. Thai cuisine has a whole different ensemble of seafood that you just have to try separately.

The Taste Test

For me, I kinda wanna try every bit of each so the server recommended me this curated set of different cuisines. I had the Whole Chicken Leg with Kabsa Rice, Vegetarian Arabic Style Bitza, Beef Asparagus, Salmon Spicy Maki, Classic Beef Bolognese and two Ice Blended named Blue Ocean and Strawberry Candy each.

I ate all this at the Arabian restaurant. I love how they have big dinner tables with spinning centers. It’s a great place to dine in with your big family or workmates.

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My IceCream

The interior of My IceCream is so cheerful and bubbly. It feels like you’re going on a cute date.
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As I have a sweet tooth, I love their ice blended! The Blue Ocean one tastes exactly like the rainbow ice cream we used to have while we were kids (we kinda have it now as adults too, no one’s judging).

Blue Ocean (left) and Strawberry Candy (right).
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However, I found the Strawberry Candy drink too sweet for me because of the strawberry syrup. It’s like sipping parts of creamy strawberry ice cream with strawberry jam ribbon. Sweet tooth lovers will go crazy for this.

Teppanyaki

You can watch your dishes cooked right in front of you here!
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From their Teppanyaki restaurant, they served this Beef Asparagus which was so tantalizing. I mean look at the presentation!

A++ for the presentation.
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As for the taste, the beef strips encoating the soft but crunchy asparagus were so succulent and tender! The carefully seasoned meat goes incredibly well with its crispy fried garlic and subtly sweet asparagus. I could eat these all day.

Arabian

Their Arabian restaurant looks very spread out. They also have like an enclosed space at the back for any private functions.
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For the Arabian cuisine, I got to taste the whole chicken leg with kabsa rice and the vegetarian arabic style bitza (yes it’s pronounced the way you think it’s pronounced).

I’m not really a vegetarian person myself but I was so surprised with how good the vegetarian pizza is! It has a generous amount of cheese with evenly seasoned and sliced red cabbage, capsicum, olives and cherry tomatoes. It’s like eating a crunchy pizza with stringy cheese!

Vegetarian arabic style bitza (left) and whole chicken leg with kabsa rice (right).
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As for the kabsa, the roasted chicken was so tender and juicy. It is served along with pickled chilli, carrot, and broth. The rice was fragrant and seasoned as any Arabian rice would. You can even eat the rice by itself. This is truly recommended for those who come with a big appetite.

Hanasaka

I swear I thought I was in Japan for a while there.
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Next, I had the Salmon Spicy Maki from the Hanasaka restaurant which sells a plethora of sushi and other Japanese food. The maki is stuffed with salmon as well as cucumbers and wrapped with seaweed and then rice before it’s coated with spicy peppery seasonings called Shichimi. It’s also served with a sweet and salty sauce.

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I would say that the sushi is nothing to shout about, but this one is a tad bit spicy, as the name suggests. But nevertheless, it’s a good dish to share with your friends and family.

Tendance

The interior looks so exquisite I thought I was a bit underdressed for the occasion.
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At Tendence, they have a lot of meaty options such as the Lamb Rack, Lamb Shoulder, Lamb Shank and also classics like chicken chop, roasted chicken and also pasta.

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I got the Classic Beef Bolognese which I think would be recommended for those with a big appetite too. The sauce was not too thick or too runny, perfect for the classic dish. However, as sweet and tangy the bolognese was, it was a tad bit too herby to me. Those who enjoy a herbed pasta sauce would love this.

The Verdict

For me, I think I really enjoyed Teppanyaki and My IceCream the most. I would definitely come back for those two. The succulent beef served there is just magnificent. You should also go and dine inside their Teppanyaki restaurant and see your dishes cooked on a hot steel plate live in front of you. Who doesn’t love a good show, right?

As for the others, you can also try them out if you have specific cravings for Arabian, Sushi or Western dishes. The food is acceptable, though there’s not much to shout about. However, the ambience is quite enjoyable, and it’s a nice place for large groups so everyone can get a bit of something they want.

As for the prices, they can be kinda steep but those are only for the premium ingredients such as seafood and meat. You can also enjoy their classic dishes at affordable prices.

These three seafood places are all under the Thai cuisine. Told you Thai is a whole different story.
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For the payment, if you order different cuisines in a different restaurant (you can order through their barcode), you can still pay the final bill at your designated restaurant. They’ll combine your bill for easier payment.

Great Ambience On Weekends

Union square is actually quite big. It’s a great place to chill and hang out with your friends and family. They have picturesque spots for you to take amazing pictures such as their glowing lantern pathway and their water fountain.

They also have a live band and a clown every night on the weekend. Kids will love this place! Hey, it’s not every day that you can play with a clown, right?

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There’s ample seating for you to relax and spend time with your loved ones here. I do recommend spending your weekend nights here if you don’t know where to have your dinner. The place has a very nice ambience.

All in all, I do recommend you coming here for a date or a nice hang out at their ice cream place or Teppanyaki place.

Do drop by and have your lunch or dinner here if you’re in the area.

Union Square Bangi Avenue

Address: LIQA, No.2-10, Pusat Perniagaan, Persiaran Bangi Avenue, Bangi Avenue, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Operation Hours: 12 pm – 11 pm

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