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Dewakan will be closed on the 5th of August till early October in preparation of our relocation to the city. Reservations will resume at a later date. Watch this space.
Presenting this season's
The Harvest of the land

about Dewakan

Dewakan is a name from two Malay words. “Dewa", the Malay word for god and “Makan” which means to eat or just simply; food. To us Dewakan means food from God, and as a restaurant we want to honour the bounty and the blessing given to our land. We want to connect the ingredients from our seas, farms, mountains and jungles to a canvas that is our plate in the most interesting way we know how. We hope that you too will share this experience with us.



Darren Teoh
Leng Yik Siang
Noel Smith
Wayne Wong
Lee Wei Jian
Jason Jay Thoraisingam


Darren Teoh

Dewakan is Darren Teoh’s expression of cooking with purpose. Each dish is made with ingredients sourced from Malaysia, carefully crafted to encourage deeper appreciation for the land and culture. Darren’s philosophy is simple. Be curious, have courage, value your roots.


Asia's 50 best restaurants

In April 2019, Dewakan had the honour of being the first Malaysian restaurant on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at 46th place with the title Best Restaurant in Malaysia. We are extremely grateful to be acknowledged for our contribution to the dining scene in this region, and we hope our work continues to inspire genuine relationships between people and food.


Dewakan is always looking for individuals who share the same drive as us. Kindly send us your CV for permanent positions as well as attachments.

We have openings for the following positions:

Wait Staff


Dewakan restaurant is an educational entrepreneurial effort of KDU University College


Dewakan will be closed on the 5th of August till early October in preparation of our relocation to the city. Reservations will resume at a later date. Watch this space.


Reservations for 1 to 6 guests at the restaurant
  1. Dewakan operates on a CREDIT CARD pre-authorisation payment system. DEBIT CARDS are not accepted.
  2. Kindly acknowledge any dietary restrictions in the party. We are able to cater to some restrictions but would appreciate advanced knowledge to prepare something for you.
  3. Your reservation is not confirmed until you have completed the booking form and receive a confirmation code.
  4. The earliest you may book a table is 30 days in advance.
  5. The menu is to be ordered by all members of the party. Pre-ordering your menu is greatly appreciated.
  6. Birthday cakes are available upon advanced notice.
  7. Bookings of 1 to 6 guests cannot be made by email.
  8. Children below the ages of 10 are discouraged from the restaurant. A children’s meal is available for children aged 10 and 11 with some advanced notice. Children 12 and above are required to take the menus.
Reservations for 7+ guests at the restaurant
  1. For parties larger than 6 guests please submit the email Special Reservations Request.
  2. Upon confirmation, a 50% deposit will be collected to confirm the booking.
Booking of Dewakan Restaurant
  1. For booking the restaurant for private events please email
  2. A minimum of 2 months are required from the date of event to book the restaurant. Confirmation of booking the restaurant is subject to availability.
  3. The restaurant can accommodate a maximum of 36 guests.
  4. A minimum spend of RM 12,000 is required.
  5. A 50% deposit will be collected to confirm the booking.
Cancellation Policy
  1. Cancellations for confirmed bookings must be done 24 hours before the dining date/time, or we reserve the right to charge your pre-authorised credit card RM50 per pax.
  2. Cancellations must be done either online via the link provided in the confirmation email or via phone. E-mail cancellations are not accepted.  
  3. By submitting a reservation, you agree to the terms and conditions set out by the Cancellation Policy.


Directions to the restaurant at KDU UC

Lower Ground Floor
KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
Jalan Kontraktor U1/14, Seksyen U1,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
 +60355650767 | Email:

All reservations are taken through the form above.
We prefer enquiries through email only as we may not be available to answer your calls.

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