Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL

5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL

For all Japanese cuisine lovers!

Succulent sushi, light-as-air tempura, super-fresh sashimi, handmade soba… it's hard to describe Japanese food without using elegant terms. If you want to immerse yourself in the Japanese food culture, check out this selection of 5 best Japanese restaurants in KL! An opportunity to know more about Japan for the Bon Odori festival!

Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL_NobuKL

World-famous contemporary Japanese cuisine in a legendary restaurant that has been delighting diners since the opening of its first restaurant in New York in 1994 – it could be no other than Nobu. The reason that has allowed the restaurant to gain notoriety is the way the dishes are done and thought. The concept is to bring a creative modern touch to the traditional Japanese dishes while keeping the authentic flavours.  Nobu’s menu includes plenty of sushi, sashimi and tempura options, hot and cold appetisers like Tuna Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing, and Local Jidori Chicken Toban Yaki. For a refreshing dessert try Nobu’s interpretation of a classic Japanese dish – Green Tea Shaved Ice, made with organic soy milk ice, green tea syrup, red bean paste, green tea mochi and green tea tuile.

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Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL_IshinJapaneseDining

Ishin Japanese Dining is the place to discover the genuine Japanese fares and Kaiseki style cuisines that are cooked to order. Ishin uses fresh and the finest ingredients imported directly from the famous Tsukiji Market located in the city center of Tokyo. Ishin's interior design and lighting will set the mood right to get you started on an exquisite Japanese culinary journey. Ishin’s oval sushi counter will give you first-hand experience to witness the chef’ meal preparations and it also encourages face-to-face interaction with the chefs. So fasten your seat belts and get ready to be taken to the city center of Japan!

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Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL_Hanare

Find elegance on a plate as Hanare dishes up contemporary and traditional Japanese fares with a bomb. Food is meticulously prepared by their Japanese chef, who has transformed the best and freshest seafood air flown from Japan into delectable dishes. We recommend you to taste the signature dishes such as the divine fresh blue fin tuna (Hon Maguro), the rare cut of Tai that is made with fresh red snapper, and the fresh abalone-based Nama Awabi. It’s time to pamper yourself with serves great Japanese food at Hanare! 

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Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL_Kaihomaru

If you can’t get enough of Japanese food, pay a visit to Kaihomaru at Federal Hotel. You will discover authentic Japanese food in a quiet, elegant and chic atmosphere. Specialising in seafood, the menu offers a wide variety of sushi and sashimi options. The food is so well designed that it melts in the mouth and leaves a lasting flavour and impression. It’s maybe the reason why the restaurant is claimed to be No.1 Sashimi and Sushi in Malaysia. We suggest you dwell on the brilliant tuna varieties directly imported from a Japanese fish market. You should definitely give it a try!

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Blog #24_5 Best Japanese Restaurants in KL_KinNoUma

Located at the 5-starred Palace of the Golden Horses, offering only the freshest and most premium of ingredients, Kin No Uma Japanese Restaurant seeks perfection in every roll of sushi. Famed for its Sashimi and Bento boxes, you will be impressed by the ingredients and taste of those delicious sets. The dining area offers two possibilities – you can either choose the Japanese floor-sitting for a more traditional and authentic atmosphere or the modern chair dining concept for a more contemporary ambiance. Kin No Uma Japanese Restaurant is undeniably a favourite spot for Japanese food lovers!

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Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Journey to Omakase


Sou Omakase Dining is a classy luxury Japanese fine dining restaurant specialises exclusively in the art of omakase – a style of dining where the chef will serve you based on what he feels best. There’s no a la carte menu, so patrons will leave it to Yokohama-born executive chef Fukuchi and his team to present a gastronomical journey of Japanese cuisine.


This new Japanese addition is located near to the entrance of The Gardens Hotel, facing Bangsar area. I arrived at the restaurant via the mall so it was a little tricky and confusing to navigate at first. The best way to access to Sou Omakase Dining is via The Gardens Hotel side.


Sou Omakase Dining
You can’t miss this posh golden signage of Sou Omakase Dining.


Sou Omakase Dining
The interior of the well-spaced Sou Omakase Dining is designed to provide patrons adequate privacy.

Sou Omakase Dining
A peep through window on the kitchen team.


Lunch starts from RM98++ for a 5-course meal while dinner pricing could be up to RM320++ for a 10-course meal.


“Bara-Chirashi” lunch course (RM98) – inclusive of salad, chawan-mushi, mix appetiser, Bara-Chirashi sushi with miso soup, and dessert with Japanese tea


“Ten-Zaru” lunch course (RM98) – inclusive of salad, chawan-mushi, mix appetiser, tempura, soba or udon or inaniwa-udon, and dessert with Japanese tea


“Bento” lunch course (RM118) – inclusive of salad, starter, chawan-mushi, Sou Omakase bento box, rice course, and dessert with Japanese tea


Sou lunch course (RM148) – inclusive of starter, soup, sashimi, mix grilled and deep fried appetiser, main course, rice course with miso soup, and dessert with Japanese tea


Sou dinner course (RM220) – inclusive of starter, soup, Japanese appetiser, fish course, mouth wash, main course (beef or lamb), rice course with miso soup, and home made dessert with Japanese tea


Special dinner course (RM320) – inclusive 2 kinds of starter, special fresh oyster, special soup, special fish course, mouth wash, main course (beef or lamb or fish), grilled rice ball with scallops ankake sauce, and home made dessert with Japanese tea


For the purpose of our review, we went for the Sou dinner course and special dinner course.


As with any omakase, the menu will change according to what’s fresh and in season. The dinner started with beautiful appetisers. Take a look at the ingredients used and the generous scoop of caviar, they mean business.


Sou Omakase Dining
One of the appetisers served to kick-start the dinner.


Sou Omakase Dining
Kissing the sea on the lips – a palm-sized amazingly fresh oyster from France with slightly mild yet complex homemade tabasco sauce.


Sou Omakase Dining
Very warm and comforting.

Sou Omakase Dining
Take a sip of yuzu soda to get the taste buds afresh for the next course.


The sashimi served was satisfying. Every dish presents an undeniably unique dining experience – fine specimen with subtle flavours, delicate texture, fully enhanced with umami-riched soy sauce and freshly grinded wasabi. The salmon stole the limelight above all sashimi that night. A word of warning, more sashimi photos coming soon because it was almost a crime not to post these up.


Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining


Then it was finally the time for some hot dishes. Main course came in the form of sliced wagyu beef or lamb cutlets, or if you opt for Special dinner course, you could have another choice – tuna collar. I am usually a fan of beef but the beef was a slight let down. To be fair, I should have lift my lid earlier so my beef would’t be overcooked. 


Sou Omakase Dining
Sliced wagyu beef before cooked.

Sou Omakase Dining
Lamb cutlets.


And we proceed to the next course: rice course with miso soup. The rice course was must preferred if compared to the miso soup. The miso soup was decent but it could be better.


Sou Omakase Dining
Rice course with miso soup

Sou Omakase Dining
Rice course with miso soup


The dessert platter is inclusive of jelly, pistachio ice cream, orange sorbet and yoghurt-filled raindrop cake.


Sou Omakase Dining
Dessert platter

Sou Omakase Dining
Dessert for the dinner course

The desserts were beautifully presented of course, but other dishes stood out better. Nevertheless, it was still an adequate ending for a dinner course. Service is warm and friendly with a slightly fast-paced serving. Overall it’s a worth considering omakase dining venue. 




Sou Omakase Dining


G247, Ground Floor,

The Gardens Mall,

Mid Valley City,

Lingkaran Syed Putra,

59200 Kuala Lumpur, 



Daily: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm


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Blog #23_5 Best French Fine Dining Restaurants in KL

5 Best French Fine Dining Restaurants in KL

Sure, France is the romantic, fine-dining capital of the world but KL has its fair share of good Parisian-style bistros and French fine dining restaurants. Check out the 5 best French fine dining restaurants in KL!

Blog #23_Best 5 French Fine Dining Restaurants in KL_MaisonFrancaise_V1

Set in a three-storey mansion along Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, Maison Francaise is a French fine-dining restaurant with a romantic, vintage feel. Here you will get to experience the very best of French haute cuisine through a repertoire of inventive French classics and an extensive wine list of over 150 premium wines from France.  The restaurant and its environment, exudes a cozy yet luxurious atmosphere. Moreover, the colors, the artistic accents and the architecture of the house will make you fall in love with this place and feel transported to Paris.

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Blog #23_Best 5 French Fine Dining Restaurants in KL_RendezVous_V1

Rendez-Vous is a traditional French restaurant and bar located in the heart of Bangsar, only a few steps from Telawi streets. The concept is not only to make authentic French cuisine affordable but to offer a laid-back ambience in which to truly relax and enjoy great food and drinks with family and friends. From the starter to the desserts there are a wide range of authentic and typical French dishes: cordon bleu, salmon terrine, éclairs… and so many others! Definitely one of the best places to truly discover high quality French food and ambience. In a word: Magic.

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Blog #23_Best 5 French Fine Dining Restaurants in KL_Enfin_V1

Enfin by James Won is probably one of the most lavish places for French fine dining experience. Once you step into the restaurant you will be subjugate by the modern and luxurious environment – natural wood, warm tones, bespoke Luzerne tableware and hand-cut mirrors. But that’s not all! Here, the most famous and rarest dishes like caviar are served. Other noteworthy dishes include a brioche toast with scallops, cream cheese and strawberries; a triple caviar combo on a bed of black garlic purée and almond tofu… All those delicious savor accompanied by a wide range of high quality wine. The delight never ends!

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Blog #23_Best 5 French Fine Dining Restaurants in KL_2OX_V1

2OX is a Bistro and Bar, bringing French chic with classic bistro favourites and exciting wines at reasonable prices. Feel transported to a Parisian cafe, where the atmosphere is relaxed and informal and the service is warm and friendly.  Here, you can savor delicious typical dishes like pork rillettes, coq-a-vin…etc. The ingredients are carefully selected with the majority imported fresh from Europe, including a selection charcuterie and artisanal cheeses. You will also be impressed by the comfortable interior and design. A few white marbled tables with wooden chair dominate the spacious room. Not to forget those huge mural painting depicting a typical wine and dine scene in France.

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Blog #23_Best 5 French Fine Dining Restaurants in KL_Zenders_V1

Located in Publika, Zender's Restaurant and Bar is a place where fine dine meets a classic bar. Tantalize your taste buds with French fusion cuisine and ignite your sense with a wide range of cocktails and drinks. Foie gras, duck confit, greek salad, creme brulee … it is just the beginning of a tongue tasting process of French’s best reputed dishes. The restaurant also features an alfresco balcony where you can sit and enjoy a distant view of KL's best-known towers. TABLEAPP Exclusive at Zender’s Restaurant & Bar: 15% off on total bills.

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Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL

5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL

Enjoy together, it's better!

Bo-jio? Jio your friends but have no idea where to eat? Check out the best restaurants for group dining in KL!

Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_LaRisataAmpang

If you want to go dine-out in groups this place is probably the best one. La Risata Ampang is a restaurant that serves good variety of authentic Italian dishes ranging from traditional wood-fired oven thin and crispy pizzas to pastas, meat and seafood dishes that exude the essence of Italian dining. It has a nice and friendly ambiance, as it is suited to almost any occasion, falling somewhere between “fine” and “family”. For more private event, there is a private dining room with a full wine cellar, a friendly neighborhood bar, and plenty of space for lounging.

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Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_NaughtyNuris

If you haven’t been to Bali before but you always wanted to try out the Naughty Nuri’s Balinese pork ribs that many talk about… throw confetti, you can now enjoy the ribs here in KL! Terrace, garden and indoor seating for eating those delicious wicked pork ribs, get a "shake, shake, shake" dance when you order a killer martini! Patrons will see funky and fun decor with naughty piggies everywhere at each Naughty Nuri’s outlet. Be it the Desa Sri Hartamas, Subang The Courtyard or Life Centre outlet, it’s a great place to enjoy a group meal at the communal tables with friendly and warm ambiance. TABLEAPP Exclusive at Naughty Nuri’s: Enjoy RM5 Off for every online booking. Offer valid till 15th July 2016.

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Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_ElCerdo

El Cerdo can be credited as one of the restaurants that kicked off the Pork Renaissance in KL. The highly popular El Cerdo in Changkat Bukit Bintang is the result of perfected pork cooking that took 11 years in the making. Come with a group of friends or family to share the big portions of pork dishes that you will feast on gleefully at El Cerdo. The spacious setting and long tables at El Cerdo allow a great bonding with over a pork-centric menu. Two standouts on the menu are the oven roasted Iberico spare ribs and pork knuckle. While the rib meat is scant, its buttery flavour is delicious. The knuckle, meanwhile, comes encased in crispy moreish pork skin. Words of warning – reservation is highly recommended as El Cerdo is always full house.

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Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_Brolly

Easily one of the top favourite spots for families as well as groups or corporates, Brolly is a fun, quirky restaurant that brims with colour, character and charm – showcasing nine kitchens in one venue. This modern eclectic restaurant provides a range of delicacies from local to international cuisines, offering great seafood choices which come in both a la carte and also group sharing portion. The large tables at Brolly are specially catered for gathering and groups dining. Check out their ridiculously fancy bucket of goodness – Big Bang Theory, ideal for a group of 8-12 seafood lovers. Do not miss the vintage car mounted upside down on the ceiling above a pool table, a foosball table and a wall of vinyl records when you are here! TABLEAPP Exclusive at Brolly: RM1 Crab Promotion. Limited time offer.

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Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_Signature

Signature serves as an ideal and classy joint for social gatherings with its spacious space  and a unique menu which patrons who love the finer things in life can indulge in a gastronomic dining experience. It is a contemporary dining room section for the avant-garde who wish to be tantalized by a plethora of Asian and international fusion cuisine. With the view of KL skyline, this is the perfect place to spend quality time with your closed ones, be it an intimate dining experience or group dining.

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Blog #21_5 Best Places for Pork Ribs in KL

5 Best Places for Pork Ribs in KL

Pork Ribs lovers!

Do you know that barbecue ribs is one of the top 50 American food? In conjunction of the Independence Day of the United States on July 4th, check out these 5 places for pork ribs and prepare to sink your teeth into those sticky, and delightful ribs of perfection!

Naughty Nuri's

Home of infamous wicked ribs and brutal martinis, Balinese Naughty Nuri’s is here to impress everyone. The restaurant is well known for The Almighty Nuri’s 1955 Signature BBQ Spare Ribs. This signature char-grilled ribs is marinated with Balinese spice, marvelously tender coated in a flavourful, sticky-savoury-sweet BBQ sauce, and coupled with a spicy chili dressing. The infamous ribs is cut into easy-to-share pieces – definitely a friendly dish to be shared among friends! Naughty Nuri’s currently has 3 outlets in KL – Desa Sri Hartamas, Subang The Courtyard, and Life Centre. Each has funky and fun decor with naughty piggies everywhere. Have fun and get their famous "shake, shake, shake" dance with any martini order!

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El Cerdo

Nestled in Changkat Bukit Bintang, El Cerdo’s Oven Roasted Iberico Spare Ribs is every pork lover’s dream. This highly popular restaurant attracts crowds that are willing to travel to the extremely busy area, just to have a taste of their perfect porky dishes that have been standing strong for the past 11 years. If you like ribs, you won’t go wrong with the Oven Roasted Iberico Spare Ribs. Slowly cooked to a juicy perfection, the rub of spices caramelized into a light golden-brown crust that is irresistible. El Cerdo is always packed with crowds, advance table reservation is highly recommended to avoid any disappointment.

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ANTE – Kuala Lumpur’s Premier Pork Steak Restaurant is renown for its signature porcine dining experience. It serves an array of porkilicious dishes, from pork ribs to pork burgers and pork steak. Winner of The “Best Place for Meat” category for the Time Out KL Food Awards and shortlisted for two years running, the main attraction at ANTE is the signature Chargrilled BBQ Ribs – the tender slab, the glossy sheen and the enticing BBQ sauce make a lavish and delightful dish. Come discover this dish while enjoying the lovely environment of the restaurant, comfortably seating.

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Drift Dining & Bar

Come to Drift Dining & Bar and discover their very famous Slow Braised Baby Pork Ribs. This imported baby back pork ribs from Spain is a signature dish and you will certainly ask for more! After marinated in herbs for 24 hours then slow braised, the tender meat is a delight with unbelievable smoky spicy tastes. Inspired by Japanese influence, the ribs is coated with Yakiniku sauce which also caramelized the meat – not just sticky but richly thick too. For the last touch, red radish apple garnish with coriander hints tops off this generous plate. The flavours of the seasoning too struck the balance to not overwhelm the natural hints of the pork.

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Vintry Jaya 33

Vintry Jaya 33 in Section 13, Petaling Jaya is the quintessential wine bar with its commendable range of wines cellaring in the spacious outlet, as well as its two state-of-the-art Enomatic Wine-Serving Systems. Comfort food at its best – Vintry Jaya 33 offers delectable BBQ Pork Ribs. Served with mashed potatoes and coleslaw, their fresh and tender pork ribs are an all-time favourite. Vintry Jaya 33 has also made its mark as a sanctuary for happy hour seekers with its fine range of whisky flights, beer on tap and of course, wines by the glass. The restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere and great ambiance, perfect if you are coming with a large group of friends!

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7 Most-Liked Ramadan Buffets


Few days left before the Ramadan ends – time flies! We hope that you have been enjoying a wonderful Ramadan and shared precious moments with your friends and family. Before Ramadan month comes to an end, mark the last Ramadan week with a grand feast at the 7 Most-liked Ramadan Buffets in KL.

The Mill Café @ Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
Go for traditional bazaar concept! Embrace the spirit of the holy month and embark on a unique epicurean journey at The Mill Café, located at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. The Mill Café features a 5-star buffet where you can savour a lavish selection of Asian and international flavours, including over 100 tantalising specialities presented in 24 market-styles stalls. TABLEAPP Exclusive: Book Now to get 34% OFF!
LINK – All Day Dining @ Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
Almost 300 dishes and condiments, all prepared in their traditional best! The special “Selera Kampung” fare presents an array of delish delights which include but not limited to: traditional Malay appetisers, claypot assam pedaskawah favourites, traditional Malay kuihs and local / seasonal tropical fruits, and onsite Turkish ice-cream maker.
Passage Thru India @ Off Jalan Bukit Bintang
Treat yourself with authentic Indian cuisine at Passage Thru India, voted as the Best Indian Restaurant by the culture, arts, and Tourism Ministry! Get thrilled with the buffet of mouth watering dishes prepared with recipes from India. This Ramadan, the restaurant features over 30 mouths watering dishes with pure spices and selected herbs and only using healthy cooking oils.TABLEAPP Exclusive: Book Now to get 10% OFF!
Bijan Bar & Restaurant @ Changkat Bukit Bintang
Come to discover traditional and local cuisine with innovative fusion! At Bijan, they are innovating ways of enjoying Malay food, introducing accompanying wine to enhance flavours and ways of preparing local delicacies in a fine balance of old and new. This ‘Selera Ibunda’ buffet will be taking diners down the memory lane and stirring up fulfilling memories of some almost forgotten dishes. Not to forget their famous Chocolate Durian Cake made from D24!  
Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall @ Jalan Putra, Chow Kit
Free flow of steak, anyone? Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall’s buka puasa buffet features special daily carvery including Halal Australian beef, New Zealand lamb and BBQ chicken from their Josper Charcoal Oven that adds uniquely special flavour to the meats. You will also have access to homemade desserts table and local specialities. 
Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower @ Menara Kuala Lumpur
Breaking fast with an incredible Kuala Lumpur city view! The restaurant is housed in the world's 7th tallest tower – the KL Tower – where the view is breathtaking. The modern authentic Malaysian and International cuisines served for its buffet will leave a lasting Ramadan mark in your heart. Come with family or friends and enjoy this delightful buffet.
Gobo Chit Chat @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Who’s up for international flavours with traditional Malay recipes? Gobo Chit Chat offers a variety of local and international dishes. Other culinary highlight includes lok lok steamboat delights, Penang murtabak, tempe kelapa and a variety of Arabic dates. Plus, free flow of Haagen-Dazs ice cream while enjoying gamelan performance which is available every night! For every group of 6 persons, one dines for FREE.













Blog #20_5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL

5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL

Great vibes bars!

Escape yourself for a night at one of these bars – sit back and enjoy a drink or a dinner with wonderful live music performances. Check this selection of 5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL you should better go for it, it’s worthwhile!

Blog #20_5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL_PiscoBar

Located along Jalan Mesui, Pisco Bar, the highly-popular restobar, is known for introducing a diverse and unique range of mouth-watering Peruvian and Spanish tapas in KL. A marriage of Spanish hot bloodedness and the poised, chic ambiance, Pisco Bar is one of the most established gathering spots where you can meet your friends and make new ones. With the electric urban chic atmosphere that the bar offers, you can easily absorb the ambience with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Head upstairs to a welcoming setup for live music; there are bar stools and sofas around a generous performance space, and an elevated stage that offers the ideal layout for a variety of events such as cocktail parties, live performances, movie screenings, fashion shows. Many of Kuala Lumpur’s trendiest revellers flock to Pisco Bar – especially on the weekend – so make sure you have your table booked beforehand!

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Blog #20_5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL_COMO

COMO is, in fact, a rejuvenated version of its thriving sister outlet Pisco Bar in Changkat Bukit Bintang. COMO has an unique character that attracts trendy locals, yuppie expats and international travellers – a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends all around the world. You can get some drinks and bespoke cocktails at COMO while enjoying the techno and deep house tunes all night long. Need a bite? Grab some awesome Spanish traditional tapas with a contemporary Malaysian twist at COMO! With great line-up of live performances every week, it is not a surprise that COMO is always full house. Have fun at this little treasure located in the trendy area of TREC KL, one of the hottest nocturnal nightlife spots in KL!

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After a long day at work, Mezze Bar & Bistro in one of the quiet rows in Damansara Heights, is the perfect place to relax with live bands performances. The bar welcomed lots of international and local famous artist, mainly staging contemporary mainstream and jazz performances. Jazz music icons like Michael Veerapen, Rachel Guerzo and Dasha Logan already have set fire during their talented performances. Every Friday and Saturday nights from 9.30pm onwards, the Malaysia’s well-known jazz pianist, Michael Veerapan performs live music performance at Mezze Bar. It is not a huge space, but the cosiness of the venue makes for an intimate, casual sessions with the musicians. Enjoy the performances while savouring vivacious variety of small tapas, charcuterie and cheese plates. Go ahead and pair them with an excellent wine, cocktail or whisky. 

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Located along the infamous street of Changkat Bukit Bintang, right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, The Rabbit Hole is a must-go restobar. You will be impressed with its interior offering different concepts – the colourful and artistic graffiti bar perfect for casual gatherings with friends, the green laser dance club room where the walls, DJ console and bar are made of 3-Dimensional Origami Art, and the chic and comfy Arthur's Lounge which bears resemblance to an old English gentlemen's club. Concerning the drinks the bar offers a wide array of beers and cocktails with signature fantasy-themed drinks like Mad Tea Party and Firefall. This very original and unique concept bar is designed and builds around inspirations of the well-known fantasy narratives of Alice in Wonderland & Narnia Chronicles. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Blog #20_5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL_BoboKL

Located in Bangsar, Bobo KL is one of the famous bar and restaurants in KL. Bobo KL offers unique jazz performances at the Piano Lounge upstairs, just above the restaurant. A beautiful entrance and stairway adorned with art leads to a space where music takes centre stage. Here, you can come for a dinner and enjoy the relaxing and chilling ambiance the restaurant offers. If you like Jazz music, then it would be heaven for you – the restaurant invites artists for live jazz music six nights a week. You may have the chance to meet Elvira Arul or Stephanie Reese during their talented show at the restaurant.

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5 Best Must-Try Cocktails in KL

Cool off with a cocktail!

From the classic cocktails to the modern upgrades, here are the must-try cocktails in KL. Bars with friendly ambiance and delightful cocktails to your preference. Enjoy!

opium_black_dragonOpium’s signature house cocktails @ Changkat Bukit Bintang
The moment you stepped into Opium KL, one of the most stylish resto-bars in Changkat Bukit Bintang, you will be impressed by the interior of the restaurant inspired by the Opium regimes of the east – age-old artefacts such as opium bed, opium pipes and rows of huge Chinese wine pots! Beautifully presented in charming ceramic bowls and glasses, Opium KL’s extensive beverage menu consists of single malt whiskies, Chinese rice wines, beers, spirits, and house wines, as well as uniquely-named signature and classic cocktails – Peking Man (vodka, puer tea, longan, lime juice, egg white, and orange bitters), and 50 Shades of Grey – just to name a few. The Black Dragon is a must-try at Opium, with its creamy crème de cassis, lemon juice and blackberries, all blend with a strong vodka to enhance it. Click here for online reservations >


Pisco Bar's Pisco Sours @ Jalan Mesui
Located in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur, Pisco Bar serves up a Peruvian-inspired menu in a trendy, laid-back setting. During dinner hours, Pisco Bar introduces to KL a great range of unique Peruvian and Spanish Tapas. But it is definitely after dinner when, encouraged by the raw and industrial sexy look of the interior, Pisco Bar acquires its unique character. The Bar proposes a flexible layout which allows cocktail party, live performances with some of the trendiest DJs in town, movie screenings, and many more. If you have the chance to come by here, you really should try the signature cocktails of the bar. One of the must-try drinks is of course, Pisco Bar’s signature Pisco Sours. It’s a light, foamy beverage containing pisco, egg white and sugar to give a sweet taste, while adding lime to balance the sweetness with some acidity. We also like the Peanut Butter & Jelly shooter, comprising frangelico & cranberry! 
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skybars_lychee_rose_martiniSkyBar's Lychee Rose @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
SkyBar is the one of the most stunning rooftop bars in KL, offering a great selection of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails, including signature cocktails such as Lychee Rose. This martini evokes memories of fresh Turkish ‘rose lokum’ but with subtle alcohol undertones. The palest of pink with a plum lychee resting in the bottom of the classic glass, Belvedere vodka, lychee liqueur and rose syrup for your drinking delectation. Lychee Rose is a sweet and feminine drink, and is widely welcome by ladies. Located on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel and with a modern interior design, SkyBar is the place to go to spend quality time with friends while enjoying the amazing views of the Petronas Twin Towers. Most nights feature mellow jazz and soft rock, with DJs kicking the atmosphere into high gear on certain days. Yes for relaxing ambiance! Click here for online reservations >



Ojos Bar's Taiwanese Cocktails @ Jaya One   

Ojos Bar came up with very original and interesting concept: Taiwanese cocktails. The founders behind Ojos Bar believe that cocktail making is all about stimulation of all 5 senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. At Ojos Bar, their cocktails carry a lot of Taiwanese influence and are easy to drink and well mix up. Their famous one is the Cococabana – the glass is coated nicely with cocoa powder and topped with a homemade cotton candy. It is a great mix of smirnoff vodka, creme de casis, white wine, lime, Ojos ginger syrup, and ginger ale. You can also enjoy their Taiwanese snack to accompany those tasty and sweet cocktails. Every 2 weeks, a Taiwanese mixologist is invited to become a guest mixologist in Ojos Bar to work along with David, a Malaysian mixologist to serve the best concoctions to customers. Click here for online reservations >


Maison Francaise @ Jalan Changkat Kia Peng

Maison Francaise is a special place that pays true attention to details. Here you will get to experience, the very best of French haute cuisine through a repertoire of inventive French classics and an extensive wine list of over 150 premium wines from France. Relax yourself while sipping the delightful cocktail ‘a la francaise’ while overlooking the pool. Some cocktails offered at Maison Francaise are great classics and some with a twist. Don't miss the signature Punch cocktails – French Punch is originally made according to a recipe that involves the following rhythm: “One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak.“; That would be: lime juice, sugar, rum, and water. Although in new versions, many different fruits can be supplemented, so enjoy our signature collection of punches that make you feel the French inspiration. And that is not all, you can also enjoy the long list of Kirs – the most difficult task is to choose! Click here for online reservations >

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant, Dua Annexe, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant, Dua Annexe, Kuala Lumpur


Well hidden at the modern luxury Dua Annexe apartment along Jalan Tun Razak, Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant is a traditional Japanese restauran The restaurant offers varieties of attractive Japanese foods, not to mention their Sake and Shochu. The well trained waitresses at Kirishima KL are dressed in kimonos – something which is rarely seen in Malaysia, although there’s one or two restaurants out there that does the same. The restaurants’ regulars are a mix of locals and Japanese that resides in Kuala Lumpur.


Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant
The setting is airy with typical light wood furnishings, applies minimalist interior design with a touch of Japanese zen.

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant
Magazines and newspapers in Japanese are available given its Japanese customer base.

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant
Private rooms are available especially when you have a business meeting or in need of some family space if you have kids along with you.

Despite situated in one of the most expensive lands in the heart of KL city, the food here are priced reasonably, food comes in large and generous portion, and the ingredients used are always fresh. Every Tuesday and Friday, the team at Kirishima KL will have fresh items air flown from Japan. 


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The desserts are worth a mention, especially Ginger Sorbet and Wasabi Ice Cream which are made fresh from kitchen. Almost missed these two rare items because they are off the menu; diners will have to make a request and it is very much depends on luck. 


Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant
Ginger Sorbet


Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant
Wasabi Ice Cream

Special recommendations are available at Kirishima KL and are changed weekly, so diners always have different choices. 



Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant

Lot 1.2, 1st Floor, 

Dua Annexe, 

211, Jalan Tun Razak, 

50400 Kuala Lumpur.


Daily: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm


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