It’s no secret that KL is one of the most advanced city in the whole Malaysia. With that said, expensive malls and fancy restaurants are everywhere. People in KL are living that atas life, or at least trying to. Nevertheless, we human have a huge demand on food, and we’re very particular about that. So which restaurants in KL stood out among all? Have no idea where to celebrate your special day? Look no further than this “Top 10 Upscale Dining in KL” list.
Top 10 Upscale Dining in KL for That Atas Life:
Let’s be honest, Japanese food or restaurants could be found everywhere. Most of them are a disappointment despite the great reviews on Google. If you’re looking for a finer experience that won’t let you down, Oribe it is. Known to be one of the finest sushi restaurants in KL, Oribe keeps it menu simple. With that said, only 5 sets of menu are available for lunch and dinner, and omakase. Chefs in Oribe prepare your meal fresh, we recommend to get a counter sitting for the best experience. Though price at Oribe is high, the quality and service given are worth every penny.
Address: Block C-1, Vipod Residences, No 6, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-11 p.m. (Closed on Sundays)
#2 Marini’s On 57
When it comes to upscale dining in KL, most people would first thought of Marini’s on 57. The highest restaurant and rooftop bar in Malaysia. This Italian ristorante features a glass roof and floor-to-ceiling windows with casual, modern furnishing. Overlooking the majestic Petronas Twin Tower, the award-winning restaurants are always packed, especially with love doves. Offering decadent Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list, every plate is carefully crafted before serving. Using top notch imported ingredients, Marini’s will definitely maximize your dining experience. This is a pork-free restaurant.*
Address: Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: For different section’s business hour https://marinis57.com/contact-us/
#3 Dining in The Dark
One of the quirkiest upscale dining in KL, Dining in The Dark offers one-of-a kind experience. As the name suggests, it’s a restaurant in total darkness. In here, you rely on your other senses. You’ll be guided by waiters who are actually blind. Dining in the Dark has another purpose— to portray the struggle of being blind. The menu tells you nothing but the number of mains, appetizers and desserts. The rest remains a mystery where everything depends on your senses, especially tastebuds. Their menu changes every 3 months to keep things interesting. So if you’re tired of the usual dining experience, Dining in The Dark will boost things up. This is a pork-free and alcoholic restaurant.*
Address: 50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Barat literally means “West” in Malay. Unlike the name, Barat is an upscale dining in KL that revolves heavily around vegetarian cuisines. It’s an odd in the culinary world to find combination of fine and vegetarian. Also, the palates in Barat has a touch of Mediterranean to further elevate your senses. Unlike other fine dining places, Barat plays around with different areas of ingredients and style to find balance and bring the best to you. Their chefs pour passion into every detail to create exquisite dishes. This is a pork-free restaurant.*
Address: 19, Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-11 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
#5 Lai Po Heen
If you think dim sum spots are only limited to local coffee shops, think again. True, local dim sum spots have the local nostalgia touch. But at times they can be too noisy. At Tai Po Heen, you get to enjoy dim sum like royals. Inspired by the great ancestral homes of 19th Century Chinese tycoons, Lai Po Heen is truly stunning with its gold and white tones. Their dim sum are not only delicious, but also aesthetically pleasant. So what’s good here? Try out their Peking Duck and durian pancake, both are highly raved about. This is a pork-free restaurant.*
Address: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Lunch: (Mon-Fri) 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m., (Sat&Sun) 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
#6 Fuego at Troika Sky Dining
One of the three restaurants in Troika Sky Dining, Fuego is perhaps the most visited one. Fuego means “fire” in Spanish and many raved about it. Even for food critics approve this place. Serving Latin-American cuisine, Fuego’s Salmon Roe Guacamole is definitely not to miss. They love and respect their guacamole so much Fuego hired a team to make them all day long. Besides their tantalizing food, Fuego serves kickass cocktails as well, mixing a few possible combination. No doubt Fuego is truly lit in the KL city. This is a pork-free restaurant.*
Address: Level 23A, Tower B The Troik, 19, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Daily)
#7 Enfin by James Won
Enfin, a modern french dining restaurant is another brainchild of Chef James Won. A rising star in the culinary industry in Malaysia, James Won pours his passion and knowledge into Enfin. Emphasizing on farm-to-table efforts, most of the meat are sourced from his own farm. Breads are made from scratch in Enfin, relying on natural yeast and French-milled flour. Dining at Enfin is fun and adventurous, their truffle ice cream and squid ink macaroons will leave you bewildered.
Address: Menara Hap Seng, Lot 2-05, level, 2.01, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 11 a,n,-2 a.m. (Closed on Sundays)
#8 Da On Fine Korean Cuisine
Unlike other Korean dining place that has little to no privacy and crowded, Da On Fine Korean Cuisine focuses on quality. Set in Pavilion, Da On serves authentic traditional Korean cuisines using the finest ingredients. All their ingredients are sourced from Korea to deliver its authenticity. With contemporary decor and attentive service, your meal here will not disappoint. Try out their Sam Gye Tang, Bul Gogi and Galbi Tang, simply irresistible. Korean fine dining is great if you’re looking for atas meal with a twist. This is a pork-free restaurant.*
Address: 6.40.00, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
Probably one of the most expensive upscale dining in Kl, Nobu is a well-known establishment and could be found in other 22 countries. With that said, price of an Omakase could cost up to RM1600. Expect gastronomical experience using the finest ingredients. Under the hands of One-Michelin starred chef, every palate stimulates and maximizes your dining experience. Caviar, blue-fin tuna belly and gold leaf are just a few of the ingredients used by Nobu to create the perfect plate. If you have important guests or want an intimate dining, Nobu is your perfect choice. This is a pork-free restaurant.*
Address: Menara 3 Petronas, Level 56 KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Fri) 12 p.m.-2 p.m., 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Sat&Sun) 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
#10 Cafe Cafe
A contemporary upscale dining in KL, Cafe Cafe is one of the most beautiful French restaurants in the city. Couples would flock the place for their important dates, others come for their authenticity in French cuisine. Cafe Cafe evokes a 19th century Parisian chic, with panel wall and humongous chandelier hanging down from the ceiling. On to the food, the Wagyu Beef melts in your mouth like chocolates. The appetizers are on point, after all, what other way could it be to start French meals? This is a pork-free restaurant.*
Address: 175, Jalan Maharajalela, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour:6 p.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
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