Best of 2016

Best of 2016: Restaurants that Won 2016

We look back at best dining experiences that captivated that city in 2016. 


Best Exotic Cocktail: Assam Laksa Cocktail

Best of 2016_OpiumAssam Laksa Cocktail by Opium | Changkat Bukit Bintang
Asam Laksa lovers wouldn't want to miss this. The famous spicy noodle dish is recreated into a pleasant sweet and sour cocktail with spiced rum, pineapple juice, calamansi juice, ginger flower leaf, assam boi and its of mint. Have a sip of this exotic, jaw-dropping Asam Laksa Cocktail at Opium where the interior is inspired by the Opium regimes of the east.


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Best Unique Steamboat Broth: Coconut Broth

Best of 2016_YeziCoconut Broth by Yezi | Bandar Utama
Yezi is the first of its kind concept steamboat in the country that uses coconut-based broth. Yezi’s great emphasis on the broths of coconut base is complimented by a wide repertoire of organic and semi organic dishes fresh from the farm to the table. The unique offering of this specialty coconut-based broths are available in five unique variants; Original Coconut Broth, Imperial Canton Broth, Aromatic Taiwanese Beef Spice Broth, Fragrant 'Shao Xing’ Wine Seafood Broth and Wild Forest Truffle Mushroom Broth. 


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Best Bubbly Dim Sum: Way Modern Chinois

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It’s not very often we could mix bubbles and broth except it is Way Modern Chinois’ Bubbly Dim Sum Weekend treats. The first 35 guests arriving from 10am will enjoy free-flow prosecco to go along with unlimited servings of Way Modern Chinois’ cool, contemporary interpretations of traditional Chinese dim sum. Held every Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 12pm.


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Best Unique Dining Experience: Dining In The Dark KL


Best of 2016_DiningInTheDarkKLDining in complete darkness at Dining In The Dark KL | Changkat Bukit Bintang

Dining In The Dark KL is a concept restaurant where your meal takes place in a room void of all light. The idea is that your other sense are heightened giving way to new tastes and sensations.  Patrons are guided to their dining tables by ‘darkness experts’ who are visually impaired. The entire dining experience at Dining In The Dark is similar to blind tasting as the restaurant serves a surprise set menu which will only be revealed after the meal.


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Buffet with Best View: Atmosphere360


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International buffet at 282m above ground level at Atmosphere360 | KL Tower

Atmosphere 360, a modern revolving restaurant situated 282 metres above ground level, is located in the tallest tower in Southeast Asia: KL Tower. Furnished in a spaceship-like atmosphere, the restaurant offers an unmatched view of Kuala Lumpur while starry fiber optic ceiling lights hover above. Enjoy an unlimited lavish buffet that complemented by a variety of delicious main dishes ranging from Rendang Tok, Stir Fried Chili Crab, Stir Fried Venison Fillet with black pepper sauce to assorted Dim Sum.


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Best Value Brunch Buffet: Sunday 'Snout to Tail' Brunch Buffet

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Sunday ‘Snout to Tail’ Brunch Buffet by Naughty Nuri’s Life Centre | Jalan Sultan Ismail

Probably one of the most tempting and porkilicious buffets in town. Every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, Naughty Nuri’s Life Centre’s ‘Snout to Tail’ buffet brings patrons Balainese delights with its tantalising BBQ pork ribs, Flamed Grazed Iberico, Babi Guling, Ayam Penyat, Pork Ribs Curry, Roast Pork Rendang and more. For only RM49.90++ per person, with free flow of soft drinks and eat-all-you-can, this is no doubt the steal of the year.


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Best Hit Cafe: Pokémon Café

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Pokémon Café | Mid Valley Megamall

The pop-up café features themes from the highly-anticipated Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games. Featuring Pikachu as the main character, the food and drink in the café’s Original menu has been conceptualized and inspired by Pokémon characters and stories. The cafe even has a taller-than-human-size walking Pikachu to meet and greet patrons. Gotta catch ‘em all as the pop-up cafe will only be around until end of February 2017.


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Best Comeback: Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine

Best of 2016_RamaVFineThaiCuisineRelaunching of Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine | Jalan U Thant

22 years since it first opened its doors, Kuala Lumpur’s first-ever Thai fine dining restaurant has received a well-deserved makeover earlier this year. Closed for renovation from March to May, the restaurant re-opened with a fresher, more vibrant look, while maintaining its traditional Thai feel. The highlight is of course the newly added bar and lounge area where diners can have a couple of drinks and sit down and relax.


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Best European: Soleil

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The Multiple-Award winner Soleil Restaurant | Damansara City

Recently awarded as the Best European restaurant by Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food Awards, Soleil continues to soar high in 2016. Serving modern European cuisine, Soleil boasts a plethora of fresh imported and local seafood options as well as other delectable items including a small selection of meats and pastas on its menu.


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Thank you, 2016.



5 Ultimate Coolest Restaurants in KL

5 Ultimate Coolest Restaurants in KL

Tips of how to be cool: Know where the coolest restaurants are in KL. Because cool people hang out at cool places.



Ever have the moment your friends look at you and wonder how you know about such cool places? Wanna be THAT cool friend? Don’t worry, this is going to be a cool guide to cool restaurants for cool people like you! Check out these coolest restaurants in KL!



Dining In The Dark KL


Ever imagine eating and drinking in pitch darkness? This idea might seem a little strange at first, but by suppressing the dominant sense of sight, you will enter a whole new world in which one is uncertain of their surroundings. The blind guides at Dining In The Dark KL will lead you through a gastronomical journey. At Dining In The Dark KL, guests will embark a new sensory experience where the thoughtfully designed and carefully prepared surprised menu fit for a fine dining will only be revealed after the meal.



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Atmosphere 360


Keep a close watch on your table here at Atmosphere 360 because the dining table area actually revolves! Housed in the world's 7th tallest tower – the KL Tower, Atmosphere 360 is crowned as Malaysia’s highest restaurant, 282m above ground. Other than having the crazy revolving experience, the 360-degree bird eye view of Kuala Lumpur surely makes the dining experience a memorable and lasting one.



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Hello Kitty Gourmet Cafe


Welcome to the World’s First Hello Kitty Gourmet Café! Styled on a chic Parisian café with atmospheric pastels and Kitty's iconic pink, you will be transported to a world of sweet romance and sophisticated flavours. Hello Kitty Gourmet Cafe is extravagantly decorated in Hello Kitty themes down to every detail. Their signature dishes are adorably decorated with Hello Kitty's cute character. Definitely a place of happiness for Hello Kitty fans!



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Brolly KL


A fun, quirky restaurant that brims with colour, character & charm – showcasing nine kitchens in one venue. Inspired by the fun disco era, the entire space is decked out like a garage, with automobile paraphernalia providing much of the design cues – tyres as wash basins and surrounded by sideview mirrors, walls decorated with hubcaps and tools of a mechanic, and there’s even a vintage car mounted upside down on the ceiling above a pool table, not to forget there’s a foosball table and a wall of vinyl records! At Brolly, break open the Canadian red lobsters, spanner crabs and meat crabs to reveal the sweet flesh, or get busy eating the Gumbo, Southern Chicken & Waffle and more. If it is a group dining, check out their ridiculously fancy bucket of goodness – Big Bang Theory. Ideal for a group of 8-12 seafood lovers, the bucket comes with king crab, lobsters, meat crabs, prawns, yabbies, mussels, corn, chicken sausages, potatoes and button mushrooms.



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Opium KL


Inspired by the Opium regimes of the east, the interior speaks for itself. Furnished with age-old artifacts such as an opium bed in the Rose Room, opium pipes and huge Chinese wine pots displayed vividly at the Communal area, the outlet aspires a 1930s-1960s look and feel. At Opium, Asian Oriental cuisines are served with a twist; such as Phoenix Dumpling, Fern Leaf Salad, Crispy Duck Noodles, Wagyu Beef Rendang, and the signature Beef Brisket & Tendon Stew just to name a few. One simply must try their Signature House Cocktails, Twisted Classic Cocktails and Opium Special Mocktails. These giggle juices are served up in bowls, even water and beer are served in the traditional Chinese way… in a rice bowl.



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