Malaysians… we love food. We love our maggi goreng ayam, our ramli burgers, our nasi goreng kambing and all the other epic mamak food. We also love our banana leaf rice, mom’s rendang and our dad’s chicken wine. But once in a while, when we wanna feel like a sir, we hunt for epic fine-dining restaurants. So to ease your search, we’ve compiled 11 fine-dining places for you to try out. Ready your wallets because this is gonna get fancy!
1. Cantaloupe at Troika
This French restaurant on the 23rd floor of The Troika building boasts its award-winning chef, Christian Bauer, who’s a genius in gastronomy. The place also overlooks the KLCC Park and the Twin Towers, lighting up the night’s sky. Its high ceilings and gorgeous chandeliers gives it a sophisticated feel whilst its soft lighting softens the modern interior. The restaurant serves stunning meals such as quality Wagyu beef, creamy fois gras, butter-poached lobster, and a wide array of delectable desserts.
19 Persiaran KLCC
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Lunch – 12.00noon to 2.30pm daily
Dinner – 6.30pm onwards (last order at 10.30pm)
Tel: 03-2162 0886
Located in Le Meridien hotel, Prime is known as KL’s first international steak restaurant and serves quality cuts of Halal certified beef, imported from the US and Australia. Its décor oozes chic with floor-to-ceiling wine walls and displays its kitchen, allowing mouth-watering aromas to fill the air. Prime is also very detail-oriented when it comes to its meals, offering warm house-baked bread with three types of butter before your meal arrives. Its menu also offers every cut of beef, each order complete personalised according to cut, weight and number of day’s aged. The chef is also skilled in how the meat should be prepped and cooked, and the meats are also served with a variety of sauces, vegetables, and delicious truffle mash.
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Level 5,
50470 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
WP Kuala Lumpur.
Mon – Sun: 12pm-11pm
Tel: +603 2263 7888
3. Bistro à Table
Looking like a warm, welcoming and dreamy Parisian bistro, Bistro à Table is a homely restaurant that is always busy no matter what day of the week it is. Its interior is minimalistic with white brick walls, polished concrete floors, classy art hanging on its walls, and naked bulbs dangling from its ceiling. This gorgeous bistro is 20 minutes away from the city centre, located in Petaling Jaya and has food that’s worth making the trip. Its dishes are mainly modern French cuisines but its kitchen prefers to use local ingredients to ensure affordability in every meal. Bistro à Table also has ever-changing menus that serves meals boasting its flair and staff members that are friendly and prepared to handle large crowds.
6 Jalan 17/54,
46400 Petaling Jaya
18:00 – 22:00 Tuesday – Thursday
18:00 – 24:00 Friday & Saturday
18:00 – 23:00 Sunday
Tel: +603 7931 2831
4. Marble 8
Looking for another great steakhouse? Here’s Marble 8. The restaurant is a haven for steak connoisseurs, serving the finest Wagyu and Angus meat, flown all the way from Australia. This place not only serves high-quality meat, but also offers a cosy feel. It’s located at the cosmopolitan grounds of Binjai 8, where you can also enjoy a marvellous view of the KLCC tower.
“Something incredibly light but extremely flavourful is the roasted bone marrow with lemon parsley gremolata, finely diced mushrooms and herbs sautéed in butter with porcini balsamic jus. Decadent and ambrosial, every bite is packed with a variety of taste sensations. Zest from the thinly sliced lemon peel, a nice salty savoury punch from the marrow and a rich earthy taste from the diced mushrooms and balsamic jus will surely jolt your five senses awake.” – Tatler Malaysia Advance Reservations for the NEW Marble 8 Are Now Open. For more information or for advance reservations please call +603 2386 6030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org #marble8 #themarinisgroup #beststeakhousekl #klcc #kualalumpur #malaysia #comingsoon
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Monday – Thursday: 12–2:30PM, 5PM–1AM
Friday: 12–2:30PM, 5PM–2AM
Sunday : 12–2:30PM, 5PM–1AM
Tel: 03-2386 6030
Strategically placed in the Grand Hyatt Hotel on the 38th floor, THIRTY8 flaunts its outstanding views of the city with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The spot does not only include the dining area, but also the bar and lounge to truly heighten one’s experience. Their dishes also ranges from Western, Chinese to even Japanese foods, providing a wide array of quality selection for their diners. To really test its exceptional dining experience, do order their fresh sushi and sashimi, and if you’re craving for something from the west, try out their barbecued Australian Black Angus bone-in short rib.
12 Jalan Pinang,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Weekdays, 6:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Weekends & Public Holidays, 6:00AM – 11:00AM
Lunch: 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM
Afternoon Tea: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tel: 60 3 2182 1234 extension 2340
Cilantro is a restaurant and wine car that serves up French and Japanaese fusion food, focusing on quality ingredients and its chef’s cooking skills. Its chef, Takashi Kimura, creates memorable dishes, combining French elegance with Asian flavours. The restaurant’s interior boasts its comfortable cushioned seats with a soft combination of beige and cream colours in order to create a relaxed and calm setting.
Micasa All Suite Hotel,
368-B Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur
WP Kuala Lumpur
Lunch – Fridays only (12.00pm-2.00pm)
Dinner – Monday-Saturday (6.00pm-10.30pm)
Closed on Sundays
Tel: +603 2179 8082
Lafite KL is known amongst the rich and famous for its French influences and extravagant collection of wines. It also prides itself in its fine-dining ambience that will suit any special occasion. Being a fine-dining establishment, you can expect great service with attentive staff that aren’t too intrusive. Lafite lives within the lobby of the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur and is a great place for an intimate dinner for two due to its romantic setting along with tranquil garden views and soft background music.
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 14:30 & 19:00 – 22:30
Tel: +603 2074 3900
8. Li Yen
Serving Chinese cuisines, this internationally acclaimed restaurant is located in The Ritz Carlton hotel. It combines elegance and intimacy with traditional Cantonese cuisines for both lunch and dinner. The restaurant has three private dining rooms which can comfortably host over a hundred guests and is famous for its dim sum – perfected by its dedicated chef, Tan Tiong Guan. A must-try is also its signature dish; baked spare ribs with Chinese tea leaves and avocado cream. Yum!
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,
12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Sunday and Public Holidays)
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Tel: +60 3 2782 9033
9. Enak KL
Enak KL is known to be a fine-dining restaurant, but what makes it unique is its delicious Malay food. Their ‘Udang Raja Lemak Merah’ is also one of their best sellers, along with their sup ekor, rending padang and daging bakar asam jawa. They pride themselves in, not only their delectable dishes and great service, but also the fact that the restaurant will make you feel right at home. They have also won many well-deserving accolades, giving extra attention to every single detail of their identity; from their food to their ambience. If you’re looking for Malay fine-dining with a warm and cosy feel, this is the place to be.
LG2, Feast Floor,
181 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Daily: 12pm to 12am
(Last order at 11:45pm)
Tel: +603-2141 8973
10. Marini’s on 57
This gorgeous Italian restaurant is right on the 57th floor of the Petronas Tower 3, which is ideal when having a romantic dinner. The breath-taking view is often best paired with the restaurant’s delicious dishes which includes fresh seafood flown all the way from Italy and also imported beef cuts. They also showcase a myriad of premium wines, and if you aren’t sure about which to get, you can ask their experienced in-house staff for some recommendations. And after your meal, you can also hang around in its swanky bar and lounge!
Menara 3 Petronas,
50088 Kuala Lumpur,
Monday – Thursday: 7AM–11PM
Friday – Saturday: 6:30AM–12PM
Tel: 03-2386 6030
Feeling like a sir yet? Malaysia is a food haven, from the mamaks to our own homes to these fine-as-hell-restaurants. And we have a lot of these fine-dining venues. Which one have you gone to? Do share your experiences with us!