7 Stores To Visit At Lalaport KL For When You're Missing Japan


Siti Ayeeshah Zaki •  Jan 20, 2022

Lalaport BBCC KL opened on the 20th and we’re all super excited! Occupying a large site where Pudu Prison was once located, the project is a joint venture between Mitsui Fudosan, a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, and Bukit Bintang City Centre. This teamwork in Japanese and Malaysian companies also means a merge in all the latest trends between Japan and Malaysia! With new and exciting Japanese stores for Malaysians to enjoy, Lalaport BBCC KL might just be the place to go if you’re missing Japan. 

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7 Stores To Visit At Lalaport KL If You Miss Japan

1. Nitori 

Hailing from Japan, this furniture & interior speciality store has over 640 stores in Asia and the United States, with the majority of them being in Japan. Offering inspiring designs and affordable pricing for home furniture, head over to Nitori to create your own stylish and contemporary home! 

Credit: jiah_chwimi on InstagramWith prices and qualities that offer an ‘’unexpected value for money’’, Nitori’s products extend beyond just value for the price. If you’re missing Japan, you have to visit this store to check out the Japanese-influenced furniture! 

2. Nojima 

Japan’s very own digital & home appliance speciality store is now in Malaysia! With electrical home appliances, electronic items, furniture and furnishings, step into Nojima to feel like you’re right back in Japan.In collaboration with Courts Malaysia, Nojima has a wide range of top-quality Japanese-inspired products that’ll leave your house looking polished and new! 


The famous DON DON DONKI is back with its speciality store in Lalaport KL! It’s got all sorts of Japanese products that you can’t get in Malaysia. 

Credit: dondondonkimy on InstagramTheir concept, "JONETZ by DON DON DONKI" focuses on providing Japanese Products such as the house brand known as "Jonetsu Kakaku (Passionate Price)". Do you know what this means? Amazing Japanese products at affordable prices!

4. Coo & Riku

Japan’s largest pet shop is opening its doors to Malaysians at Lalaport KL! With an attached cat cafe and 50 various breeds of some of the most adorable cats, you’ll be absolutely in love. 

Credit: coo_riku on InstagramWhile it’s not entirely certain whether the cafe is JAKIM halal-certified, you can always head in to interact with the cats and enjoy the company of little kittens! 

5. Matcha Eight 

In an exclusive partnership with Michelin-starred Master Chef Takuji Takahashi, MATCHA EIGHT is Malaysia’s first premium Japanese tea ice cream store! Made with the finest single-origin tea powder imported from Kyoto, Matcha Eight’s artisanal 100% natural Japanese tea ice cream will transport you back to Japan in just a bite. 

Credit: matchaeight on InstagramThe best part? We’ve checked with Match Eight themselves and they have confirmed that they are Muslim-friendly! Avoiding any use of alcohol, pork or meat (or meat based-derivatives), you can enjoy Matcha Eight’s delicious ice cream in peace. ?Matcha Eight Halal Status: Muslim-Friendly (no alcohol, pork or meat / meat based-derivatives)Instagram

7. Fans 

Credit: fans.sweets_ on InstagramA fan of all things sweet? Fans, a premium sweets store in Japan is opening an outlet in Lalaport! Their halal-certified sweets combined with the delicate and elegant confectionery quality of Japan will remind you of the delicious food and treats you had in Japan itself. Fans Halal Status: Halal-Certified InstagramWhy wait for the plane ride when you can enjoy Japanese sweets, treats and retail stores right at your doorstep? Lalaport BCC KL is just the right merge of Japanese and Malaysian available for everyone who misses Japan. Share this with your loved ones to plan your next trip to this new and exciting mall!