Nostalgic and new. East and West. The young and the young-at-heart. Friday suppers and Sunday brunches. Local and global. Can two seemingly contradicting things co-exist? At SOUL Society Group, we know they do.
The ‘90s was a defining decade — Nintendo 64 hit the shelves, Hotmail came online, and Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame graced the silver screens in 1996. Big changes swept up cities and nations, with a cultural revolution taking shape in Kuala Lumpur’s culinary and nightlife landscape…
The crowds for football matches over supper, after-work cocktails, and caffeine-fueled lunch meetings seemed like completely different worlds to most. But not for founders Fred Choo and Michele Kwok. For the dynamic duo, the future was laced with unbridled promise and untapped potential to blur the lines between identities and interests in the food and beverage industry.
The missing piece in the city’s neighbourhoods was something they ultimately dreamed up: affordable gathering places where a kaleidoscope of communities could mingle and feast, dine and unwind, work and play, connect and create, celebrate and spectate. Eateries where both family dinners and romantic date nights can take place. Nightlife spots where artisanal cocktails and champagne fuel festivities and fun. Spaces where you’ll see the best of all worlds, from the plates to the people.
The once-sleepy town of Mont Kiara, now a buzzing walkable suburb, became home to our very first SOULed OUT. What started out as a hidden gem and a charming neighbourhood joint has grown into a collection of gastrobars dotted across locations you love, inspired by community and culture, with cuisines spanning from Asian to Western and everything in between. Almost 30 years later, SOUL Society is still a family-owned brand that blends tradition with trends to welcome everyone.
Today, SOUL Society’s portfolio stretches across vibrant KL townships, with more underway beyond the borders. Music, conversations, and heavenly aromas fill the air of all 7 outlets under our SOULed OUT and WIP brands collectively till midnight, day in and day out. From Happy Hour with colleagues to kid-friendly dinners, the soul of society comes alive here.
A food & beverage and lifestyle experience, brought to life through remarkable products, great value, and uncompromising service.
Nurturing a hospitality family that does all tasks with heart and soul.
Baked into SOUL Society’s core and ethos are three values that make us who we are and remind us of why we do what we do in every given moment. These act as a North Star for making decisions, creating our ideal internal and external culture, and aligning our teams and partners to continue growing and delivering world-class experiences.
Connecting communities with experiences to remember and that feel “As Good As a Hug”. It’s the people that imbue our spaces with soul.
Inclusivity and diversity are at the heart of what we do. A rich myriad of voices, stories, and ways of life should always be seen, heard, and genuinely represented.
An electric atmosphere that’s full of energy and life, continuously inspiring and enriching our customers and our teams.
Since 1996, we have put smiles on many faces and are now even welcoming the 2nd generation of patrons.
Our beloved signature cocktail has becomea true urban legend!
One of the few dishes from the original Day 1 menu that has withstood the test of time.
Malaysia’s Best 30 All-Day Dining
Malaysia’s Best 20 Bars
Best Resto-Bar Gold
Outlet of the Year Winner
Service Excellence Award Finalist
Most Innovative Guest Experience Finalist
Service Excellence Finalist
Best Casual Dining Restaurant (Independent)
Outstanding Venue Award 2006 (Merit Award)
Outstanding Venue Award 2007 (Gold, Bronze, Platinum)
Best Venue 2006
Merit Award 2007
Best Outlet Award 2008 (Bronze)
Best Outlet of the Year 2008 (Platinum)
Best Outlet Award 2009 (Bronze)
Best Overall Service 2012 Phase 1
Business Excellence Award 2008
Industry Excellence for Food & Beverage (Bronze)
Penang Bartending Challenge 2012 (Mocktail, Cocktail, Overall)
Monin Cup, Professional Series Malaysia 2012 Winner
Get in touch with us if there’s anything about SOUL Society that you’d like to know more of or explore.