Be it your first time in KL or you’re just sick of the plain, typical places, we’ve got you covered. KL is full of surprises that not many realize, even for some KL natives. Scroll down to find out of some of the most unique dining experience in KL that is perfect for special occasions or just out of curiosity. They’ll linger in your mind for quite some time, for sure.
10 Unforgettable Unique Dining Experience in KL:
We’ve seen charcoal, beetroot and matcha bagel, but rainbow bagel?! We’re sensing some unicorns running in the background. Bowery Petit is a place well-known for their pastries and recently, they’ve launched rainbow bagel. Inspiration taken from the US, it’s a sinful loaded cream cheese with sprinkles squished between two colorful toasty bagel bun. If this is not some unique dining experience in KL pastry/ dessert wise, we don’t know what it is.
Address: 48, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
Open House KL
An exquisite, unique dining experience in KL that we do not want you to miss, Open House takes tribute to the traditional Malaysian “open house.” Lavishly decorated, infused with Peranakan heritage with a modern twist, a strong sense of Malaysian culture could be seen through the embroidery and vibe at Open House. Serving Modern Malaysian flavors in a private, luxury sense, Open House is perfect for celebrations or business dinings.
Address: KLCC, Open House G48, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Sun-Thurs) 11 a.m.-12 a.m. (Fri&Sat) 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Bubble milk tea fans where ya guys at? We know the bubble milk tea scene in Malaysia, especially in SS15 might be a little overwhelming. Hear us out as this is different. 2D cafe is a brand new concept whereby it resembles a comic scene. Every corner of 2D is hand painted to bring you that illusion of falling into a 2D black and white world. Not just that, their bubble milk tea and food also blends in with the 2D scene. Speaking of some unique dining experience in KL, 2D is sure unforgettable.
Address: F-03, 10, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, SUNWAY GEO AVENUE, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
Plane in the City
Ever wondered how is it like to dine on a plane like how people in business and first class did? Book an experience with Plane in the City where you’ll dine in an actual plane. They have 3 classes with 3 different price points, from economy to first class. Every course menu is served by the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. You’ll get a full plane dining experience just like in business or first class, without actually flying and at a fraction of price.
Address: 231, Bukit Bintang Street, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 4 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Mondays)
Soon Heng Social Club
Saturday dinner at a hidden rustic place that is available only through reservation? Sounds like a plan. 70’s Chinese house turned into a restaurant, Soon Heng Social Club portrays a vintage Shanghai vibe, with old school, rustic decors and some antiques. They’re not open for walk-ins, reservation can only be made through Instagram. They’re doing it to reduce food waste, ensure the quality and freshness of ingredients being delivered right to consumers. We definitely recommend to try out this unique dining experience in KL, just drop a message at Soon Heng Social Club.
Address: Only be revealed after reservation is made.
Operating Hour: (Fri&Sun) 6-11 p.m.
Heli Lounge Bar
Essentially a rooftop dance club with an aeronautical theme, Heli Lounge Bar is a popular spot for some unique dining experience in KL. Nestled on the 34th floor, head up to the helipad when the weather allows. It has a stunning 360 view of the city which is fairly uninterrupted by the other skyscrapers around. Price is a little steep but worth every penny considering the view one gets.
Address: 34 Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50450, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: (Sun-Wed) 5 p.m.-12 a.m. (Thurs) 5 p.m.-1 a.m. (Fri&Sat) 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Submarine Restaurant Scorpene II
KL is full of surprises, with unique dinings everywhere. If you stumbled upon a submarine-like restaurant in the middle of the city, fret not. It’s the Submarine Restaurant Scorpene II, where it’s built to resemble an actual submarine, even the interiors. They have 3 floors, each with a different theme and of course we would recommend the roof. Submarine serves different cuisines like Malay, Indian, Western and Fusion, it’s basically Malaysian representation in a submarine. We did a video on it, so visit our Facebook page for the visuals.
Address: No 12, Jalan Gereja, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (Daily)
El Cerdo KL
El Cerdo calls for those looking for a feast, piggy feasts. An entire restaurant specializing in pork, El Cerdo is a Spanish tribute to its culture and tradition. Here, you can indulge in some of the best pork knuckles, pork ribs and roasted piglet. They have a ritual for piglets though, let us explain. You’re required to cut them piglets not by knife but by plate. Hit the plate 3 times before aiming for the best 2 cuts. After that, break the plate in a designated bin. Mind-blowing? El Cerdo is sure one of the most cultural, unique dining experience in KL, especially if you’re a porky fan.
Address: 43 & 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Sun-Thurs) 12-2:30 p.m., 6-10:30 p.m. (Fri) 12-2:30 p.m., 6-11 p.m. (Sat) 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Slappy Cakes is where things get a little messy but fun. Besides serving mains, this restaurant in Sunway Pyramid lets you DIY your own pancakes. Not just selecting on flavors and toppings, but do it from scratch. You get to make fun-shaped pancakes like heart, tortoise or even Spongebob. Unleash your inner artist at Slappy Cakes and be sure to finish all your creative products because you’re a responsible adult *winks*.
Address: SPWF001, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
Dining in the Dark
We need not much introduction on this as we bet most KL people are no stranger to Dining in the Dark. In fact, we featured them last year on one of our articles. As the name suggests, your dining experience would be pitch black. No phones, no gadgets, nothing. The only thing you’ll experience is through your palate. You know what they say when your eyes are covered, your other senses maximizes? This is one of the objectives of Dining in The Dark. Plus, the guides in there are vision-impaired. Not only you get to experience how they feel, these people are opened up to career opportunities as well. Kudos to Dining in the Dark!
Address: 50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Daily)
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