Nestled along the narrow roads of Jalan Raja Chulan, one can never miss the nostalgic pre-World War II colonial building – Old Malaya. Although the building was constructed in 1919, it has never been more beautiful. Since it refurbishment, Old Malaya has since been the host to a stretch of top restaurants including Mari Ristorante & Bar, Pampas Steakhouse, Luce Osteria Contemporanea, Pier 12 Seafood Tavern and more!
Fusing between the nostalgic ambiance with a magnificent backdrop view of KL Tower, Old Malaya is definitely the place to be for an extraordinary dining experience!
1. Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya
One of the first restaurants that you can easily stumble upon when coming to Old Malaya is Pampas Steakhouse. Pampas Steakhouse is unlike any ordinary steakhouses in town. Set in a beautiful colonial setting with an amazing backdrop which is the KL Tower, this establishment treat diners to a dining experience like no other
When here, one should not miss out on the opportunity to revel in their lineup of tantalizing signature dishes especially the steaks! Not to mention, TABLEAPP ELITE members are welcome to redeem ELITE signature dishes offered here too. For instance, the signature CAAB Black Angus Sirloin (250gm), Braised Lamb Shank and Herb Chicken Breast in Creamy Lemon Sauce!
Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya
Location: 66 – 68, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Daily: 5:00pm – 1:00am
2. Mari Ristorante & Bar
Opening its doors to eager diners just a few months ago, Mari Ristorante & Bar has since been the talk of the town! Helmed by a young and passionate Italian Chef, the menu is nothing short of exciting. From beloved classic Italian cuisine to local and Asian inspired dishes such as the Rendang Lasagna and Duck Ravioli.
Hosted inside a colonial building, the two-floor restaurant features a cocktail lounge with a breathtaking view of the KL Tower through its glass ceiling, two spacious indoor dining areas and an al-fresco. Perfect for any occasion!
Did we mention that this restaurant also offers ELITE signature dishes that are to die for! So the next time you are longing for an Italian feast, you know where to go!
Mari Ristorante & Bar
Location: No. 2, Lorong Raja Chulan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Tue – Sun: 5:00pm – 1:00am
Drawing inspiration from Malaysia and beyond, Manja’s menu offers a plethora of creative flavours that promises to satisfy your discerning palate. Going the extra mile, the team at Manja also actively showcase local produce like greens from Cameron Highland and seafood from Kuala Selangor and Sabah.
On top of that, the chef also takes pride in their ‘scratch kitchen’ concept in which everything is prepared in-house, from stocks, sauces to smoking meat. Few of their most notable dishes are, for instance, Wagyu Gula Melaka, Borneo Coconut Tuna and Crab Bunga Cake which are comfortingly familiar yet excitingly adventurous.
Location: 6, Lorong Raja Chulan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Mon – Thu & Sun: 12:00pm – 12:00am, Fri & Sat: 12:00pm – 1:00am
4. Luce Osteria Contemporanea
Name us a place in KL that serves over 50 different types of authentic Italian pizzas? Also located at the burgeoning culinary hub of Old Malaya, Luce Osteria Contemporanea specialises in making authentic Italian pizzas using imported pizza wood-fire oven.
One of which is the signature Sole Pizza (Sun-Shaped Pizza), which ELITE members can redeem for free! Not only the pizzas, come for their wide selections of cheeses and cold cuts which are imported from different regions of Italy.
As pizza chef Cristian Grandi nails it, “Ingredients from Italy, everything from Italy, even Chef is also from Italy!”
Luce Osteria Contemporanea
Location: No.10, Old Malaya, Lorong Raja Chulan 50250, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Tue – Sun: 12:00pm – 1:15am, Mon: 4:00pm – 1:15am
5. Pier 12 Seafood Tavern
Situated at the one-century-old heritage building Old Malaya, Pier 12 Seafood Tavern has been a go-to destination for patrons to enjoy seafood with an amalgamation of Eastern and Western flavors from different corners of the world.
In addition to its dining area downstairs, the tavern-like dining setting upstairs with a great view of the KL Tower from the balcony would definitely make seafood lovers want to drop their anchor! That’s not it! ELITE members also gets to redeem signature dishes like the Garlic Chilli Crab, Squid Ink Linguine Con Polpo and Tandoori Flavored Halibut Fish Fillet.
Pier 12 Seafood Tavern
Location: Lot 12, Lorong Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Sun – Thu: 5:00pm – 2:00am, Fri & Sat: 5:00pm – 3:00am