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Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes brings the free spirit and fun food of New York City to Sunway City Kuala Lumpur

Opening on 17th March 2023, Black Tap introduces its iconic Burgers and spectacular CrazyShake milkshakes to Malaysia for the first time with an edgy, urban outlet.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Sunway Resort Hotel at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur introduces the attitude and energy of New York City to Malaysians with the launch of Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, the award-winning restaurant brand that specializes in mouth-watering craft burgers and its world-famous CrazyShake milkshakes.

The first-ever Black Tap venture into Malaysia, this edgy, urban concept restaurant offers a casual vibe reminiscent of a classic American luncheonette with a distinctly New York feel, complete with 80s and 90s hip-hop and pop music and art covered walls. The façade and interior features mural art by Kenji Chai, the famous Malaysian street artist whose iconic, era-defining designs have adorned the walls of cities across the country – including the tallest mural in Malaysia! Having worked with multinational clients such as Netflix, Volkswagen and Uniqlo, Kenji has now created striking monochrome designs exclusively for Black Tap Malaysia.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring downtown New York to Sunway Resort Hotel at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia was a natural next destination for us within the region and the rich food culture is inspiring,” said Chris Barish, owner of Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes. “We look forward to connecting with the local community and embracing the culture while putting our Black Tap spin on things. If you’re celebrating a birthday or just going out with a few friends, we really cater to it all. Professionals, families, locals, tourists, they all agree on one thing: nothing’s better than a burger, a shake and a killer playlist. That’s what you’ll find at Black Tap: 80’s and 90’s hip-hop and pop music, award-winning burgers and our over-the-top CrazyShake® milkshakes that are equally as delicious as they are show-stoppers.”

Within these stylish surroundings, diners can sit back and savour an amazing array of all-American dishes, elevated to the highest level of whimsicality and originality, featuring a delectable menu of American comfort food, including burgers, sandwiches and salads – but not as you know it! Diners can try to tackle Black Tap’s all-time and award-winning favourite Black Tap Burgers, including the mighty Texan Burger, Crispy Chicken Sandwich or of course, the Greg Norman Burger of wagyu beef topped with house buttermilk-dill, blue cheese and arugula served on a soft potato bun – a 3 time People’s Choice Award Winner at the NYC Wine & Food Festival’s “Burger Bash”!

These dramatic dishes can be washed down with a choice of sensational CrazyShake® milkshakes, which are piled high with sweet treats and tempting toppings. Choose from options such as The Cookie Shake, a vanilla cookie shake with a vanilla frosted rim with cookie crumbles topped with a ‘cookiewich’, crumbled cookies, chocolate chips, whipped cream & chocolate drizzle, the Sweet ‘N Salty, a peanut butter shake which is stacked with a sugar daddy, pretzel rods, chocolate covered pretzel, whipped cream, and caramel & chocolate drizzle, and the Cotton Candy shake, a riot of colour with cotton candy, blue & pink rock candy, a pink & white whirly pop, and crowned with cotton candy!

Chefs will also cater to the rising vegan trend with a range of plant-based plates including the Black Bean Vegan Burger, Vegan Black Bean Salad, and Vegan Black ‘N White CakeShake. And original menu items have been crafted exclusively for Sunway Resort Hotel, including the Percik Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Whatever you order, these technicolor dishes will spark conversation and illuminate every Instagram feed. Guests can also enjoy some of the best craft beers from around the globe, including Brewdog Punk IPA, Hitachino White Ale, Tropical Via, 1842 Island IPA and Brooklyn Lager.

Black Tap will also become an original and exciting venue for upbeat parties, social gatherings and even corporate events. Located on the main street of Persiaran Lagoon, this 165-seat restaurant includes outdoor patio seats as well as a Mezzanine Level for private groups of close to 50 guests, including its own dedicated bar.

“It’s fantastic that Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes has opened at Sunway Resort Hotel, its first location in Malaysia. Our guests can now enjoy exceptional and eclectic dining experiences from some of the world’s top brands, including our signature Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, and now Black Tap, with more exciting global brands to be announced soon. I am sure that Malaysian diners will love their fun and free-spirited food, including over-the-top burgers and spectacular CrazyShake® milkshakes, set against the backdrop of Black Tap’s iconic interior design,” said Alex Castaldi, Senior General Manager of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur Hotels.

Owned by husband-and-wife team Chris Barish and Julie Mulligan, Black Tap first arrived on the New York food scene in 2015 and has since expanded to several locations in the US, including The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, Downtown Disney® District at Disneyland® Resort, and internationally in Bahrain, Singapore, Switzerland and the UAE.

Black Tap’s arrival at Sunway Resort Hotel in the amazing Sunway City Kuala Lumpur forms part of a once-in-a-generation transformation, which will secure the destination’s position as Asia’s leading fully-integrated resort for many years to come.

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes in Sunway Resort Hotel will open from 11:00am to 1:00am.

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