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Restaurant Cilantro


Restaurant, $$$$, French, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
One of KL’s most respected culinary institutions helmed by the renowned Chef Takashi Kimura.
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  • ReservationYes
  • Private RoomYes
  • Accept Credit CardYes
  • Dress CodeSmart Casual
  • Bring Your Own BottleYes
  • BuffetNo
  • Car ValetNo


The talk of the town in the 2000s, Cilantro was one of the first fine dining restaurants to make its mark in KL. A recent visit confirmed its timeless appeal. Slip into a half-moon booth and sip on a wine recommended by chief sommelier Guillaume Villien—it’s the quickest route to bliss. “I feel like I’m in a different world,” said my lunch companion; I could certainly see what he meant. White tablecloths, peace and quiet, anything at our beck and call... Isn’t that one of the draws of fine dining? Escapism? Also known as ‘the embassy chef,’ Takashi Kimura has kept dignitaries well fed and happy in West Africa and Malaysia. His decision to go rogue by opening Cilantro has been a boon to the public, who can now indulge in French fare with Japanese flourishes. First-timers should sample the chef’s signature dishes (see below), but return customers will always find something new on the ever-evolving executive lunch menu on Fridays. 


Only available on Fridays, Cilantro’s executive lunch menu is RM200 nett. A glass of sparkling wine and coffee or tea are included. How’s that for a steal?


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