Kuala Lumpur is a cultural melting pot and it’s only normal to have a wide selection of award-winning restaurants that will tantalise your tastebuds for sure. There are two things that Malaysians love: shopping and eating. If you’re one of the latter then you’ll definitely salivate after reading our hot picks of Kuala Lumpur’s finest in the culinary scene.
From French, Japanese, Italian and traditional Malay dishes, here are the five dining spots you have got to make a reservation at pronto!
Located in Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, Lafite is a lavish restaurant that offers delicious French cuisine. Headed by award-winning Chef de Cuisine Jean-Philippe Guiard, the restaurant exudes class with its extravagant decor and signature dishes. If you’re planning on dining at Lafite anytime soon, make sure to treat your tastebuds with their Warm Crepe Suzette Flambeed with Grand Marnier served with Orange Sorbet and Zest. This is the chef’s very own creation and is simply delectable!
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NOBU KUALA LUMPUR
If you love sashimi, tempura and sushi then head on up to the Michelin-starred Nobu Kuala Lumpur. This restaurant is co-owned by one of Hollywood’s greats, Robert De Niro and was first opened in 1994 in New York. Since then it has opened up its doors in cities like Las Vegas, Miami, Dubai, London, Moscow, Hawaii, Paris, Mexico and most recently Doha. Nobu Kuala Lumpur truly captivates diners not only with their critically acclaimed dishes but also a fantastic 360 degree view of the city’s skyline.
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CONTANGO, THE MAJESTIC HOTEL
With a seating capacity for 250 people, this well-designed contemporary restaurant boasts an open kitchen concept. Guests of Contango will be spoilt for choice as the cuisine offer ranges from Japanese, Malay, Thai and Chinese to Western with a pizza oven. The staff at Contango are also very accommodating and always ready to serve your dining needs. Eating at the Contango only once is simply not enough, as you will find yourself craving for more of their delicious food in no time.
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MARINI’S ON 57
Sitting on the 57th floor of PETRONAS Tower 3, Marini’s on 57 is the highest rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge. While fine dining at this exclusive restaurant, guests can enjoy unsurpassed view of the city thanks to its fine architecture and ceiling glass. After indulging in their decadent Italian menu, head on over to the cocktail bar and dance the night away to songs spun by their in-house DJs. If that’s not your thing then try the lounge where you can enjoy the finest of whiskies and cigar collection.
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PRIME, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
Are you a big fan of red meat? Have you been hunting for a place that serves the best steaks? If that’s the case then head on over to PRIME, which is located at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. Time Out KL’s Food Awards awarded this restaurant with ‘Best Meat Place’ in 2014 and understandably so as you only get the finest beef cuts from the U.S. and Australia. PRIME also reminds how important it is to pair a delicious steak with some wine with their floor-to-ceiling wine walls.
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