Places to wine and dine


Treat your loved ones this Christmas to a glorious spread of Yuletide buffets at the all-day dining Coffee House. On the eve, the Christmas eve buffet dinner priced at RM98++ per person includes mouth-watering traditional roasted turkey with chicken roulade-apricot stuffing accompanied by cranberry sauce and giblet gravy, oven baked lamb leg with mint and black pepper sauce, yule logs, Christmas pudding with vanilla sauce and a spread of other festive delights. There will also be a Christmas day hi-tea priced at RM60++ per person and Christmas day buffet dinner at RM88++ per person. Among the festive specialities for Christmas day buffet dinner are appetisers of breaded mussels with fruit salad, poached prawns with pomelo salad, fresh yabbies with mango salsa, smoked salmon roll with asparagus and smoked chicken breast with fresh fruits.

Meanwhile, a total of four separate counters, with a selection of Western, Chinese, Malay and Indian specialties are also available.

At the Gen@10 Japanese Restaurant, Christmas eve festive buffet dinner is priced at RM98++ per person, while the Christmas day festive buffet dinner is priced at RM88++ per person. Among the sumptuous spread available include sashimi, sushi, tempura, nabe (hot pot), teppanyaki, yakimono (grilled) and an array of dishes from the buffet line. For details, call 03-4042 9888 (ext 9032).


Have a memorable Christmas with your loved ones at the Checkers Cafe with Christmas eve and Christmas day buffet dinner featuring a sumptuous spread such as roast turkey with apple and chestnut stuffing with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce, smoked salmon with lemon dressing, slow cooked Australian beef flank, potato boulangere, charcoal grilled chicken, among others. The Christmas eve buffet dinner and Christmas day buffet dinner are priced at RM98++ per person. There is also a Christmas day buffet brunch priced at RM75++ per person. Children from four to 12 years old and senior citizens (55 years and above) can enjoy 50% discount on the buffet price.

Christmas eve set dinner is also available at Cellini’s Italian Restaurant at RM198++ per person with free flow of sparkling wine, beer, soft drinks or juices. Enjoy a splendid gala dinner menu of Yuletide specialties on Christmas eve from 6.30pm to 11pm. For details, call 03-2716 1000 (ext 188).


Surround yourself and loved ones in the warmth of seasonal celebration with a delectable spread this Christmas. Kitchen Art Brasserie will be offering Christmas eve and Christmas day buffet dinners at RM98++ per person, featuring a wide spread of appetisers and a variety of main courses to choose from, accompanied by mouth-watering sidelines and sweet-tasting traditional Christmas desserts. The dishes include smoked salmon platter with condiments, fresh seafood on ice, baked beef Wellington stuffed with mushrooms and not forgetting roast turkey with herbs cranberry sauce.

For details, call 03-5565 1388.

KELANTAN DELIGHTS, 1-5, Level 1, Sooka Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL. (Tel: 03-2785 1945). Business Hrs: noon to 10pm. Closed on Sat & Sun. A contemporary-style outlet with a replica of an old door of a Kelantanese mosque as part of its interior and within, a spot where diners can sit cross-legged as they indulge in Tom Yam, Mieng Kam, Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Percik, Solok Lada, Sotong Sumbat Pulut, Laksam and Lompat Tikam. SONGKET RESTAURANT, No 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, KL. (Tel: 03-2161 3331). Business Hrs: noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm (Mon-Fri), 5pm-11pm (Sat, Sun & public holidays). This restaurant is set to bring Malay fine dining to a different level. Come savour true Malay flavours with sumptuous servings of traditional dishes such as Rusuk Panggang, Sup Ekor, Pucuk Paku Goreng and Durian Tiramisu amongst others. As you dine, be entertained by their very own cultural dance performance on weeknights.

HOUSE OF CHINA, 33 Jalan Metro Perdana 7, Taman Usahawan Kepong, Kepong Utara, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-6259 9909). Business hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm. Non-halal. Chinese antiques and art pieces greet guests and a large wooden door panel adds to the fascinating decor of the restaurant. Among the dishes to look out for are Peking Duck, Sweet and Sour Rabbit Fish, Imperial Tong Po Pork, Pumpkin Salted Egg Yolk, Eel with Pear, Hongzhou Style Mui Choy, Xihu Lotus Roots, Sichuan Mapo Tofu and Paku Special.

HEUN KEE CLAYPOT CHICKEN RICE SHOP, No 59, Ground Floor, Jalan Yew, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel:03-92001603, 012-2089123) Business hours:11am to 9.30pm (closed on the first and third Thursday of the month). In Pudu Wet Market lies the restaurant that has made a name for itself over the past 25 years. The owner uses a two-way heat system by cooking the rice in a claypot and placing more hot coals on the lid to help lock in moisture and the chicken’s flavours. A secret marinade sauce is also used for the chicken pieces.

SPICE GARDEN IMPERIAL, LOT 1 & 1A, Block B, Chulan Square, 92, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2142 2220/2223 205). Business Hrs: noon to midnight daily. Tandoor food and speciality drink Jal Jeera, which is a mix of soda and 65 Indian herbs and spices, draw in the crowd. Live entertainment is provided daily, set lunches are priced from RM20 to RM22.

CHUTNEY MARY RESTAURANT AND BAR, 21-G Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL (Tel: 03-2282 9923). Business Hrs: 10am to mignight, daily. The restaurant offers Northern Indian cuisine with a smattering of Western and local dishes, house specials are Khairi Chicken Special, Chicken Noor Jahani Biryani and Kulfi. Set lunch options are prices from RM9.90++.

SOUTH PACIFIC CAFE & BOUTIQUE, 23-1, Jalan Perdana 4, Taman Segar Perdana, Cheras. (Tel: 03-9075 6822). Business Hrs: 10am to 5.30pm. (Closed on Tuesday). The restaurant serves Asian and Italian dishes with signature dishes such as Chicken Curry with Turmeric Rice and Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta. There’s also an in-house fashion boutique catering ladies and kids’ collections.

U RESTAURANT, 69 Jalan Bangkung, Off Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, KL (Tel: 03-2093 1268). Business Hrs: noon to 2.30pm & 6pm till 11pm. Closed on Sunday. No pork served. The restaurant uses the ‘Omakase Kaiseki’ concept where chefs decide on how to cook and present the ingredients.

DA ON FINE KOREAN CUISINE, Lot 6.40.00, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2141 2100). Business Hrs: 11am to 11pm, daily. The restaurant serves up authentic Korean favourites in a contemporary setting with emphasis on air flown specialities.

THE HOT CHOCOLATE CAFE, 25, Lorong Setiabistari 2, Medan Damansara, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2093 9133, email: Business hours: 11.30am to 10pm, daily. Quietly nestled within the confines of the affluent neighbourhood of Bukit Damansara is a homely cafe that has been around for the past 12 years. The Hot Chocolate Cafe is charming and elegant which serves reasonably priced food including local delights and Western favourites including pastas and pizzas.

HORNBILL RESTAURANT & CAFE, KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2693 8086). Business Hrs: 9am to 8pm, daily. Dine amid hornbills at this unique restaurant offering the Hornbill Restaurant Special Nasi Lemak, Madras-Style Fish Curry, Chicken Varuval, Vegetable Curry, Penang Char Kuey Teow, Spaghetti Napolitaine and Tenderloin Steak.

SPASSO MILANO PAVILION (non-halal), Lot 6.44 & 6.45, Level 6, Pavilion. (Tel: 03-2148 0688). Business hours: noon to 11pm, Monday to Sunday. This new retail dine restaurant concept at Straits Quay, Penang brings all the favourites from chef Felice’s kitchen to the heart of KL as well as a few tasty additions. Some of the delights on the menu are Smoked Duck Breast, Risotto Alla Monzese, Scarmorza Affumicata and Speck Pizza, Pork Valdostana and lots more.

ANTONIO’S TRATTORIA CALABRIA, 32A, Jalan Wan Kadir 4, Off Jalan Damansara,Taman Tun Dr.Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-7725 4164). Business Hrs: 11am to 2.30pm & 6pm to 11pm. Pork-free. A cozy Italian restaurant where the food is elegant in taste and the atmosphere friendly and casual, it is famous for home-made thin crust pizzas, pasta and tiramisu. Set lunch is available from Monday to Friday at RM12.90 nett. KIP SEAFOOD NOODLE HOUSE, 31, Jalan KIP 1, Taman KIP, Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 012-290 7699/016-222 9766). Business Hrs: 11am to 11pm, daily. Non-halal. Discover new flavours cleverly concocted like Pumpkin Stir Fried with Salted Egg and Curry Leaf, Tiger Prawn Baked with Fish Sauce and Chicken Wing stuffed with Shark’s Fin.

SOUTH SEA SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, 229, Jalan Dua A, Kampung Baru Subang, Selangor. (Tel: 03-7846 1401/ 03-7846 5813). Business Hrs: 11am to 11pm, daily. Serving quality seafood since 1980s, the outlet boasts exotic seafood such as geoduck, Australian lobster, Estuary tiger garoupa, Sri Lankan crab, Japanese escargot, fresh abalone, mantis prawn and even the rare Empurau fish.

HANSPETER BIO BACKEREI, (Artisan organic bakery), 54, Jalan SS2/72, PJ. (Tel: 03-7960 0260). Business hours: 11.30am to 9.30pm, Tues to Sun. A German style organic bakery that sells low carbon slow fermentation organic breads and pastry.

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