Marini’s On 57 is an exquisite Italian restaurant that consists of a bar, a restaurant and a lounge. In the private area of Marini’s On 57 the atmosphere is calm and quiet but once you pass via the front doors, the feel is changed completely. You can smell and experience sheer elegance with the sounds of champagne glasses clinking. Dining area of the ristorante is casual embellished with the modern furnishing. The bar has a beautiful décor completed with neon lights and artistic furniture. Lounge has a Havana-esque feel accentuated with the presence of leather sofas seen in varied sizes.
Location: Situated on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3, Marini’s On 57 is set in the heart of KL.
Highlights: Paintings from renowned Italian artist, Rosalba Mangione adorn the walls. The glass roof and the floor-to-ceiling windows bring out great views of KL. Special la carte options of the restaurant are irresistible.
Best Time: 17:00 – late Bar; 19:00 – late Restaurant; 15:00 – late Lounge
Bijan is a modern restaurant in KL that is famous for its fine Malay cuisine. Started some 13 years ago, Bijan brings forth an exquisite dining experience to discerning palates. The presentation of the restaurant is modern and the flavors in its food are wholesome. Malay which is the traditional cuisine of the restaurant is taken from the buffet lines and the hawker stall and is served in the lush backdrop of the restaurant.
Highlights: Bijan is warm yet chic with its intimate and spacious environment and modern surroundings. Malay food with the wine accentuates the flavors of the food and brings forth a balance of old and new. It won the Best Malay Restaurant in 2004 and featured in the Malaysia Tatler’s Top 100 Restaurants, The Lonely Planet Guide to Malaysia, The Miele Guide, and more
Location: Situated in close proximity to KLCC and Bukit Bintang, it is an oasis where one can unwind with the food and a cool glass of wine.
If there was just one word to put forth the beauty of Troika Sky Dining, then it would be – Magnificent. The localites of Kuala Lumpur are becoming spoilt for choice courtesy the variety of fine dining restaurants with a view however the Troika Sky Dining stands out in every way possible.
Location: Situated in the Tower B of The Troika along Persiaran KLCC. Highlights: Comprising of the Italian bistro Strato famous for its pizza and pasta, Claret wine bar known for its fine range of wines and the fusion focused Cantaloupe popular for its three-course meal here with truffled poached egg , Troika Sky Dining is extremely popular with the trendy urbanites and the young generation. It easily blends in with the rest of the city’s industrial skyline courtesy its steel and glass structure.
Best time: 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 23:00 (Strato); 16:00 – 01:00 (Claret); 18:30 – 22:30 (Cantaloupe Dining Room)
Thirty8 KL is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Kuala Lumpur courtesy its panoramic views and the vibrant dining experience. The lively show kitchens that serve the international cuisine brings forth plethora of Chinese, Japanese and Western flavors.
Location: Recommended highly for its fine dining in Kuala Lumpur, Thirty8 is nestled on the 38th floor and has a 360-degree city view comprising of the bar, dining area and the lounge.
Highlights: Lounge of the restaurant has a cozy sitting area where you can unwind over a cup of aromatic coffee or with a sip of the traditional English tea. Bar is chic and stylish and commands great views of the city. It is apt for business meetings or for socializing. The evening performances accentuate the dining experience of the visitors. Entertainment activities like face painting and cookie decorating are organized for kids.
Marble 8 Steakhouse is said to be the heaven for the steak lovers. Offering the finest cut of Wagyu and Angus beef, the restaurant has an elegant dining area embellished with the polished wooden flooring, massive tree as centerpiece, unobtrusive instrumental music and the plush leather sofas. Garden area is tranquil and offers a great view of the Petronas Twin Towers.
Location: Marble 8 Steakhouse is situated in close proximity to the KLCC LRT station. It is a two-storey bungalow restaurant that brings forth a fine-dining eatery and stylish bar with a cigar lounge area upstairs.
Highlights: The restaurant takes pride in its Diamantina Wagyu beef that is dry aged within a bespoke cellar for a span of about 21 to 40 days. Marble 8 Steakhouse’s wet-aged beef that is vacuum sealed to preserve the natural juices is stored for a span of 21 days.
Starred by the Michelin, Nobu KL serves an exquisite range of sushi, sashimi and tempura. This renowned restaurant is co-owned by the American actor Robert De Niro. Nobu is the first branch in Southeast Asia that has a dramatic 360 degree view of the KL city skyline.
Location: Situated a floor below the Marini’s on 57 in Menara Petronas 3, visitors are greeted with the unsurprisingly up-close views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
Highlights: The restaurant has acquired critical acclaim for its glorious dishes that were both creative and comforting. It has over29 franchises across the globe. Décor of the restaurant is trendy and stylish with a number of textured blonde wood furnishings as well as fixtures that present to you the 360-degree views of the KL city centre. Lighting is dim and the ambience is comforting with its monochromatic colour palette of brown and beige, wooden window blinds and pots of greenery
Pinchos Tapas Bar is a bar and restaurant built in the Spanish-style. The place is ideal for a light and casual dinner courtesy its sultry, animated vibe and salsa music which makes it a great place for get togethers with family and friends.
Location: Situated in the Bukit Bintang shopping complex.
Highlights: It looks modest from the exterior with some outdoor seating and a lot of potted plants. In the interiors, there is a bar decorated with intimate wooden tables and chairs. Further, the bar is embellished with the Spanish tiles and pendant lights that give it a warm and romantic glow. Kitchen of the Pinchos Tapas Bar serves a plethora of tapas and pinchos that are usually skewered with a toothpick. There are only 5 types of beer including the El Gaitero Spanish cider and the wine is limited to the new vintages (between 1998 and 2009).
The Point Restaurant & Bar is a very modern and a charming restaurant, bar and a lounge that brings forth casual dining by introducing exquisite flavours and innovate dishes indspired by the delectable Asian, European and the Mediterranean flavours.
Location: Situated at the Damansara Heights The Point Restaurant & Bar, is divided into two floors that offers a different environment to suit your tastes and preferences. On the first floor there is a rather from intimate ambience so as to offer a fine dining experience and the second floor is ideal for people who want to enjoy some drinks over resonant music.
Highlights: Enjoy the fusion style menu coupled with champagne, whisky or a sterling wine in the casual, vibrant and warm setting of the restaurant. The Point Restaurant & Bar keeps organizing a range of events like Ladies Night, Jazz Night, etc
Best Time: The restaurant is open between 11:30 AM – 2 PM and 5-11 PM.
Overlooking the city skyline as well as the KLCC Park, AQUA Restaurant & Bar is just the right place to unwind and spend few moments of luxury with family and friends. With an open kitchen concept, you can get an exquisite range of tapas and wood-fired pizzas. To complement your meals, there is an array of signature Mocktails, Cocktails, Iced Teas and homemade Lemonades. The Mediterranean setting of the restaurant is present in its vibe and beach like ambience. Glass lanterns hovering over the island bar keep the place bright and airy.
Location: AQUA Restaurant & Bar has joined the ranks of fine dining choices in the Mandarin Oriental, Kaula Lampur. It is situated poolside with an al fresco seating.
Menu Highlights: Texas Burger, Aqua Roll, Pan-fried Shanghai Dumplings, Wood-Fired Pizza al Salmone, Cucumber & Mint Lemonade, Tom Yam Margarita and a huge range of other delicacies.
Best Time: Open from 8 AM-11 PM whereas food is served between 12-10:30 PM.
Rebung is owned by the Malaysia’s first astronaut Dr Sheik Muszaphar and the local celebrity chef Ismail Ahmad. The restoran brings forth an exquisite range of finger-licking Negeri Sembilan dishes as well as a plethora of lauk at budget friendly prices.
Location: Located along the Jalan Maarof, it is just a little away from the upscale night spots in the upmarket of Bangsar.
Highlights: Rebung has won Food Awards in 2010 and 2011. It has also been shortlisted in the Best Malay Restaurant category.
Menu Highlights: Some of the most favorite dishes offered by the restaurants include nasi hujan panas and nasi lemak bungkus. If you aren’t into rice, then there is laksa and bihun sup for you. Dessert station of the Rebung serves local sweet treats such as sago gula Melaka and ais kacang.
Opium is a well known restaurant amongst the late night revelers. Considered to be one of the most stylish resto-bars, it serves an exquisite range of modernized Oriental fare and uniquely-named signature cocktails. The restaurant exudes a glamorous wide of the 1930s courtesy the age-old artefacts adorning the entire establishment.
Location: Situated in Changkat Bukit Bintang, it is a mere 10-minute walk from Bukit Bintang Monorail Station.
Highlights: Opium has all things opium, from its abrass lion head door knocker to its opium bed in the Rose Room and the antique opium pipes. The communal area of the restaurant is embellished with the rows of Chinese wine pots and the stained glass windows.
Menu Highlights: The menu of the restaurant stands out from the hordes of the European, Spanish and western eateries in the Changkat Bukit Bintang. Its menu is an eclectic mix of fusion, local and Asian delicacies.
Several old parts of Kuala Lumpur are decaying bit by bit every day. There still are some institutions that stand still to remind us of the character that they held once. One example of this is the Old China Café. The restaurant serves an exquisite range of delectable Peranakan dishes that seem a bit off the beaten track in Chinatown.
Location: The café is situated in what used to be the premise of the guild hall of Selangor and Federal Territory Laundry Association.
Highlights: Housed in the pre-war shop that dates back to the early 1900s, the café has well retained its charm courtesy the original furnishing of the era that graces the interiors. One can easily spot the Chinese furniture like the marble-topped tables that is about 100 years old. There is also Wild-West-like wooden saloon doors that will flap as you push them to open.
Chynna is a traditional Chinese restaurant adorned with lush fabrics and rich warm colours. Featuring an open kitchen and the Chinese herbal apothecary, this restaurant is ideal for those who have a thing for Chinese menu. The restaurant was lauded with Food Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011
Location: Located in the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Chynna is a highly sought after dining option here courtesy its intimate settings and flavorful delicacies.
Highlights: It is an evocative of the glamor of the 1920s Shanghai era. Classy but not even tad bit overdone, the restaurant staff greets all its diners with a complimentary cup of welcome tea that is poured from a long-spouted pot and all its attendant theatrics.
Menu Highlights: The dim sum from Chynna is exquisite and the Cantonese delicacies like the fried black pepper beef tenderloin and butter prawns are irresistible.