From sumptuous hotel buffets to sky-high dining, here’s where to go for your buka puasa meals in KL this Ramadan
Iftar is a largely familial affair, which makes it only befitting that Four Seasons KL’s new Ramadan menu is themed around family recipes. Inspired by memories of his grandmother’s cooking, celebrity chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob has curated a spread of authentic and homey Malay dishes at Curate. Drool-worthy dishes like ikan sepat masin masak lemak cili api (salted fish in a spicy coconut gravy) and nasi tumpang ayam bakar pasu (flavoured herb rice served with charcoal chicken) will no doubt be a welcome iftar meal. True to its theme of nostalgic eats, spy the little snack store doling out locally-loved childhood snacks.
Curate’s new Ramadan menu is available from April 13 to May 12, starting at RM94.50 per child and RM189 per adult.
Miss travel? Why not embark on a gastronomic trip across Malaysia’s 14 states instead? The St. Regis KL’s Malam Warisan Melayu menu will take guests on an ambitious journey across Malaysia via heirloom recipes originating from each state. Try the locally-loved Negeri Sembilan tulang masak lemak cili padi (smoked lamb shank served with chilli) courtesy of Chef Mohd Ridzwan; or Perak’s melt-in-your-mouth rendang tok (6-hour braised beef short ribs) from Chef Norazizi. Fancy a buka puasa dinner at home instead? You can also opt for a meal delivery.
St. Regis KL’s Malam Warisan Melayu menu is available from April 19 to May 7 at RM238 per person for dine-ins and at RM448 (4 pax) or RM888 (8 pax) for delivery and takeaway.
Iftar with a side of sky-high views: that’s what’s on offer at Atmosphere 360, the swanky revolving restaurant perched 282-metres above ground atop the KL tower. Enjoy a hearty buffet spread featuring a fresh seafood counter, a live noodle station as well as classic Malay dishes like ayam biryani, and even festive eats like ketupat, lemang pulut, rendang tulang ayam, serunding daging and more.
Atmosphere 360’s iftar menu is Available from April 1 to May 31 at RM150 on weekdays and RM180 on weekends and public holidays.
At Mandarin Oriental’s Ramadhan buffet feast, diners get to enjoy — not one, but seven — iterations of kerabu (local Malay salad) which they can dress with an endless variety of homemade sambal. A live barbecue station will cook up delicious flame-grilled meats and fishes as well as classically Malay dishes like Botok-Botok Ikan and Ayam Bakar Sunda Sos Madu. From April 19 to May 2, Mosaic will also be rolling out a Grand Buka Puasa buffet, which features a sumptuous array of dishes unique to Malaysia’s 14 states like Penang’s char kuey teow, Sarawakian laksa, and Negeri Sembilan’s rendang itik minang. MOKL is also offering its Ramadan specials via delivery on its online store.
The “Jom Berbuka Puasa Bersama-sama Mandarin Oriental” is available from April 13 to 18 and May 3 to 12 at RM188 per person. The “Grand Buka Puasa” buffet is available from April 19 to May 2 at RM238 per person.
Something for the durian lovers: Besides live cooking stations and a smorgasbord of dishes by Executive Chef Halim Chek Lah and his talented team, fans of the fruit will love the durian dessert station. A selection of over 15 durian treats will guarantee a sweet ending to your buka puasa meal.
The ‘Indahnya Ramadan’ buffet at The Westin Kuala Lumpur is available from April 14 to May 10 at RM94 per child and RM188 per adult.
Located on the verdant grounds of Perdana Botanical Garden, local favourite Restoran Rebung Chef Ismail promises an iftar dinner that is both easy on the wallet and palate. Over 90 dishes from appetizers to desserts are for your picking. Sink your teeth into mouth watering Malay classics like daging salai masak cili api, ikan patin masak tempoyak and pari masak asam pedas.
Restoran Rebung Chef Ismail’s iftar menu is available from April 13 to May 11 starting at RM84.80 for adults and RM53 for children (under 11 years old).
7. Hilton KL
Iftar at Hilton KL promises to be a resplendent affair, with sumptuous dishes like Tulang Rusuk, Rendang Tok Daging Rusa and Itik Salai. Diners will also get to learn on how to make beloved Malay kuih like the Cucur Jawa Gula Melaka via a live cooking session. You can also enjoy the feast at home — the dishes will be served in elegant blue bento boxes — thanks to their nifty delivery option.
Hilton KL’s Buka Puasa feast is available from April 13 to May 11 at RM100 per child and RM188 per adult (for dine-ins). Delivery will be available from April 13 to May 11 at RM80 per bento (minimum order of 2 boxes) or RM50 per bento (minimum order of 10 boxes).
Do check the establishment’s respective websites or social media for opening hours and availability before visiting. Please remember to adhere to safe-distancing measures while dining in.