10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Natália Cagnani
Natália Cagnani 

Have you taken a moment to savor the fancy atmosphere that’s found in Kuala Lumpur? There are so many pretty, tall, illuminated, and luxurious buildings around, and many good choices to enjoy the best fine dining experience. As you might know, the culinary scene is something else. It’s not only about the food, but the whole experience, from the great wine to the perfect meal, the quality of the service and the intimate touch. If you are looking for international dishes such as Italian, French or Japanese, or even skyline views to join you on this special occasion, use this article as your guide to learning about the best fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Scroll down to find out more.

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1. La Vie En Rose

Posted by La Vie En Rose Japanese Lounge on Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The first restaurant on the list is the wine bar La Vie En Rose, which serves a unique selection of this classic beverage and snacks to accompany. Open since 2015, this Japanese lounge also brings to its customers a little joy with background music and special treats on certain days. With an intimate atmosphere, La Vie En Rose is the perfect spot for small meetings, birthday celebrations or happy hour with your friends and colleagues. This is a quiet zone for some great moments.

La Vie En Rose

Address: Ground Floor, Wisma Cosway, Lot G47, Jalan Raja Chulan

Website: La Vie En Rose

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 1am (closed on Sun)

2. Maison Française

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

There is no way of talking about fine dining restaurants without mentioning the French cuisines. It is a must-have on any list. Maison Française (or French House) is a romantic place with a vintage touch, like a classic Rolls Royce. Take a look at the crystal chandeliers, the classy white walls and the white tablecloth-covered tables. Inspired by southern French dishes, some plates are almost so pretty to eat, but you have no choice but to enjoy the mix of flavors in a unique savoury experience.

Maison Française

Address: 5, Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450

Website: Maison Française

Opening hours: 11:30am - 11:30pm (daily)

3. Café Café

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Posted by Cafe Cafe KL on Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Next is Café Café, a French-Italian fine dining restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Did you know it was nominated as the Best Continental Restaurant and Best Independent Restaurant by the Time Out KL Food Awards? It’s a perfect spot for couples because of its romantic and charming atmosphere. When you enter this place, you will feel like you are in Paris. The environment is fueled by French background music, chandeliers, candlelit tables and crystals. So, prepare yourself to try an unforgettable dining experience full of delightful delicacies.

Café Café

Address: 175, Jalan Maharajalela, Kampung Attap, 50150

Website: Café Café

Opening hours: 6pm - 12am (daily)

4. Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Posted by Nobu Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 7 August 2019

One of the finest dining restaurants in the city is the world-famous and Michelin-starred Nobu Kuala Lumpur. This place is well known for its sushi, sashimi and tempura dishes, besides the “Nobu style” to prepare the sweet black codfish, marinated with sake and miso. With more than 29 franchises over the four corners of the globe, Nobu Kuala Lumpur has a huge plus: 360-degree view of the city skyline and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Enjoy the impressive scene from the 57th floor. The restaurant décor is stylish and it includes lots of texture blonde wood furnishing, full-length windows, and a monochromatic color palette.

Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Address: Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088

Website: Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10:30pm; Sat - Sun: 1pm - 4pm, 6pm - 10:30pm

5. Tanzini Upper Deck

Tanzini Upper Deck restaurant certainly has a magical feel to it, whether that is because of its location on the 29th...

Posted by Kuala Lumpur Fans on Monday, 22 September 2014

Since you are in Kuala Lumpur, enjoying a fine dining experience right under the stars is the best way to go. Tanzini Upper Deck is located on the 29th floor of G Tower Hotel, which means gorgeous views of the night cityscape plus 400 old world and new world wines together with a seasonal menu made up of modern European dishes. It’s almost like a sensorial experience, because of the mirrored ceiling that brings a sense of space. The nouveau décor is composed of light chandeliers, polished golden wood floors and furniture, and ceiling-to-floor curtains.

Tanzini Upper Deck

Address: GTower (access to Upper Deck through Tanzini Level 28), Level 29, 199, Jalan Tun Razak, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50400

Website: Tanzini Upper Deck

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6:30pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun)

6. Marble 8

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Posted by Marble 8 on 56 on Monday, 30 December 2019

Remember Nobu Kuala Lumpur? Right at the corner is Marble 8, a premium steakhouse that offers a mix of dining and drinking experience for all steak lovers. The main proposal for its customers comes through authentic creations from selected cuts of dry-aged beef and the finest selection of whiskey. The menu brings starters, main courses, sides and recipes directly from the grill. Everything is served in an elegant indoor dining area decorated with plush leather sofas, instrumental music and a massive tree at the center. You can also reserve a table close to the floor-to-ceiling window and a view of the Petronas Twin Towers.

Marble 8

Address: Petronas, Menara 3, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088

Website: Marble 8

Opening hours: 12pm - 2:30pm, 7pm - 11pm (daily)

7. Villa Danieli

Villa Danieli, an inviting, free-standing trattoria styled after a country. Whiffs of freshly baked bread, wood-fired...

Posted by Villa Danieli at Sheraton Imperial KL on Sunday, 25 February 2018

For those who look for a piece of Italy in Kuala Lumpur, here is the fine-dining restaurant, Villa Danieli. This award-winning trattoria has a certain air of glamour with its vaulted ceilings, gorgeous murals, and ornate columns, while it’s located in the five-star Sheraton Imperial Hotel. Families, couples, friends, and fellows from work are always gathering here. The menu brings a blending of seasonal dishes, local produce and western-influenced flavors. To accompany the food, there is nothing better than a bottle of wine.

Villa Danieli

Address: Level 5, Sheraton Imperial, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250

Website: Villa Danieli

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm, 6:30pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

8. Lafite

Lafite's #Summer menu captures the #freshness and flavours of the #season through high quality ingredients. Atlantic...

Posted by Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, 12 September 2019

The French gastronomy still has so much space in the top 20 fine-dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Within the lobby level of Shangri-la Hotel, Lafite is another award-winning restaurant that delivers fine delicacies, an extensive range of excellent wines and champagnes from all over the world, plus an elegant service. Because of an exquisite and intimate ambiance, Lafite is very popular among the rich and famous. It blends warm lighting, modern furniture, and soft instrumental music in the background. Aside from that, it’s considered one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the city center.


Address: 1 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Lobby Level, 50250

Website: Lafite

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 2:30pm, 7pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 7pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun)

9. Cilantro Restaurant and Wine Bar

Posted by Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar on Friday, 18 January 2019

While most of us reserve a certain incliniation to street foods, Cilantro Restaurant won’t make you regret choosing fine dining just this time. Located inside Micasa All-Suites Hotel, this restaurant is inspired by French and Japanese cuisines and a soft touch of exotic Asian ingredients. You will find a laid-back ambiance and a polished interior design. Everything on the menu is seasonal, which means any dish is only served at the right time. There is also the possibility to try a degustation menu, based on a series of dishes for two people. It’s certainly a creative food adventure as much as an opportunity to sample their treats.

Cilantro Restaurant and Wine Bar

Address: 368B, Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 55000

Website: Cilantro Restaurant and Wine Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun)

10. Tangerine (Rooftop Fine Dining Restaurant)

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Posted by Tangerine - Rooftop Fine Dining Restaurant on Wednesday, 23 October 2019

And to top this guide off, there is no other way than adding a rooftop restaurant. Tangerine is a delightful journey into an unforgettable culinary experience throughout modern western cuisine with fresh ingredients and innovative flavors. You can order from a four to a ten-course meal while listening to jazz music. This might be a good place to bring some friends and family. On the Sky Deck level 51 of the Face Suites, this rooftop fine-dining restaurant is designed in all marble floor and ceiling windows full of natural daylight. Besides the scenic city view at night or sunset, couples can earn an intimate candlelit dinner for a romantic and stylish birthday celebration.

Tangerine (Rooftop Fine Dining Restaurant)

Address: Level 51, THE FACE Suites, Sky Deck, 1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kampung Baru, 50250

Website: Tangerine

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

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Best Fine Dining Restaurants In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ready to try some or all of these fine-dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? From the French cuisine to Italian food, Japanese ingredients and a blend of seasonal flavors from all over the world, this list brings all you need to spend the nights in the city full of style. With so many luxurious buildings around, there is no way to not get inspired. So take your time and enjoy yourself as much as you can! Just don’t forget to check out some great jazz bars also available in the area as well as hotels for couples for your accommodation needs.

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