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The Living Room

The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 199 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

The comfy interiors of this all-day dining establishment offer a good respite for city dwellers to sample a wide variety of Asian cuisine in.


The Point

122 Jalan Kasah, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

This charming neighbourhood restaurant and bar stays on point with its eclectic menu, vibrant ambience and serious wine list.



Level 1, Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Within the Intercontinental Hotel KL you’ll find this contemporary and chic upmarket Japanese restaurant masterfully blending the traditional with modernity.


Si Chuan Dou Hua

Lower Lobby, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

If you treasure the heat factor in your cuisine, this elegant restaurant serves up some mean Sichuan cuisine that will emphatically light your fire.


The Raintree Restaurant

Level 2, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, The Isthmus, Sejingkat, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak

This charming fine dining establishment in Kuching takes your breath away with its food and unfettered views of the world’s oldest rainforest.



Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

A good spot for family and group dinners, especially if you go early and catch some of the sunsets that Kota Kinabalu is famous for.


LI Restaurant

47 Jalan SS22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya

Sink your teeth into comfort food classics with a twist in this cosy contemporary eatery in the heart of Damansara Jaya.


Barat Mediterranean

17, Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

This swanky restaurant, the brainchild of nearby Ganga Café owners in suburban Bangsar, will delight fine dining vegetarians with its creatively unique fare handsomely married to an exceptional range of wines.


Ruyi & Lyn

4th Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur

This swanky restaurant cum bar and lounge has created waves with its bold, eclectic Pan-Asian cuisine, ritzy ambience and inventive mixologists.


Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar

51G, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Spanish flair, extending over the ambience and its food and drinks, is found in spades in this lively and welcoming gastrobar.



6 Lorong Raja Chulan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

A not to be missed dining experience beckons at Manja as the converted pre-war shop oozes old world luxury, providing a charming setting for pampering diners with its diverse fare.



Sky Level 1, The Roof, First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya

Premium steamboat boasting of unique, flavourful broths in a lavish setting sets this steamboat place apart from the rest.


Maison Francaise

5 Changkat Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

This is a gem of a place to impress your first date, propose, celebrate an important event, or simply have a good meal over exquisite French fare and old-world charm ambience.


Li Yen

Level 2, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

A wide array of tasty and authentic Cantonese cuisine, administered by friendly staff in a cultured and refined setting converge in this long-standing establishment.



Lot L1-17 & L1-18, First Floor, DC Mall, Damansara City, 6 Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Thai food aficionados looking for a flavour-rich dining experience will find the cosy opulence of Erawan a welcome destination to do so.


Bombay Palace

Mezzanine Floor, Life Centre, 20 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Flavoursome North Indian cuisine in a majestic setting sets the tone for a fine dining experience in the city centre fit for a king.


Sigi’s Bar & Grill

Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort, Batu Ferringi Beach, 11100 Penang

An unforgettable dining experience amongst coconut palms and the sound of rolling waves beckons to diners at this al fresco eatery.


Garvy's French Dining

275 Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun, 30250 Ipoh, Perak

A fine slice of French is to be found in idyllic Ipoh, for this restaurant oozes exquisite French cuisine and service par excellence.


Nobu KL

Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088, Kuala Lumpur

Luscious views of the city, posh interiors and haute Japanese cuisine meet and greet diners of Nobu, making it one of the most sought-after fine dining restaurants in town.



Lot 395, Jalan Telok Baru, Pantai Tengah 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Luxuriate in Japanese hospitality over fresh and tasty cuisine prepared by a seasoned chef in a beautiful tropical hillside restaurant located in idyllic Langkawi.


Unique Seafood

Lot 9B-3, Jalan Kemajuan, Section 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya

This restaurant is a great choice to sample the freshest seafood possible that is cooked to order, in a variety of appetising styles.


Shang Palace

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Savour the scrumptiousness of flavoursome Cantonese cuisine in a charming oriental setting.


Sao Nam

25 Tengkat Tong Shin, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Walking into Sao Nam is like stepping into an eatery in Vietnam; its ambience, décor and food is as close as one could get to the real thing.


Rama V

5 Jalan U Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

Feast on fine Thai cuisine in an oasis of calm incorporating serene views of a quaint garden and a tranquil pond.



The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 199 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Quality Italian food backed up with great service awaits diners in this established and reputable Italian eatery.


Ploy Damansara Heights

G-2, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Awaiting you in this chic restaurant is a smorgasbord of Japanese and Thai flavours fused into creative and unique fare.


Opus Bistro

67, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

This stalwart of popular restaurant strip of Jalan Bangkung continues to offer up time-tested Italian classics in a cosy and intimate ambience.


Nadeje Sunway Pyramid

G1.116A, Sunway Pyramid, 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya

Comforting desserts in the form of scrumptiously sweet, fluffy and flavourful cakes in a modern French bistro-like setting. What’s not to like?



Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Pantai Dalit, P. O. Box 600, 89208, Tuaran, Sabah

The relaxed and casual northern Indian cuisine served here mirrors the exclusive resort in which it’s located in, and it’s well worth the 45-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu.



Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy sumptuous spreads covering local and international cuisine in an elegant Peranakan setting with refreshing views overlooking KLCC park.