Kuala Lumpur’s top romantic restaurants are the ideal venues for when you want to spend a loved-up night in style. These fine-dining eateries feature impressive culinary delights by the city’s finest chefs, imported wines and champagnes, romantic décor, candlelit ambience, as well as stunning views of Kuala Lumpur and its surroundings – great for a luxurious first date, wedding anniversaries, and an unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration with your long-term loved one. From award-winning rooftop restaurants in KLCC to rustic retreats atop a cool hillside we’ve rounded up a quick list of the 10 best romantic restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that couples, newlyweds, and honeymooners will fall absolutely in love with.
Fancy dining in the middle of a tropical rainforest minus the long drive from KL city centre? Then head to Tamarind Springs Kuala Lumpur, a fine-dining restaurant that’s set within Ampang’s natural forest reserve. The interior exudes a rustic yet intimate vibe with comfortable Balinese furniture, stone sculptures, instrumental music, and subdued lighting. With a candlelit entrance path dividing the tropical gardens to the air-conditioned dining section, couples can enjoy impressive surroundings while expert chefs prepare classic Indochinese delicacies with a mix of Lao, Vietnamese and Khmer flavours. Tamarind Springs’ signature dishes include khmer krom stir-fried crab, stir-fried beef, deep-fried sea perch with spicy tamarind sauce, sweet and sour Asian salad, as well as asparagus and crabmeat soup. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:30 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 22:30
- Address: Upper Level, Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak, Ampang
- Tel: +603 4256 9300
Marini’s on 57KLCC
The ever-classy Marini’s on 57 is one of KL’s best venues for a romance-filled evening with your loved one. Overlooking the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the award-winning Italian ristorante features a glass roof and floor-to-ceiling windows with casual, modern furnishings, while paintings from Italian artist, Rosalba Mangione decorate the white walls. Marini’s on 57 serves decadent Italian cuisine that pairs well with its extensive wine list, with dishes comprising of artisan-made pastas, imported beef cuts, and the fresh seafood air-flown from Italy. If you and your date are feeling adventurous, Head Chef Modesto Marini is more than happy to prepare a personalised tasting menu. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 15:00 – late
- Address: Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC
- Tel: +603 2161 2880 or +603 2161 4880
Cantaloupe at Troika Sky Dining promises an elegant dining experience at an altitude thanks to its prime location in KL city centre. Set on The Troika’s 23rd floor with floor-to-ceiling angled glass windows, the restaurant offers a fine view of Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park. Its food menu consists of French, Italian, Greek and Spanish flavours – signature dishes include truffled poached egg (RM50), lamb tartare (RM75), and roast Wagyu sirloin (RM95) served with truffle potatoes, crunchy Brussels sprouts and sweet glazed carrots. For drinks, Cantaloupe serves unique coffee drinks such as Café Cantaloupe (coffee made in a spice-filled siphon, Japanese whiskey and hazelnut liquor) and Rick’s Afrogato Speciale (spiced rum, Grand Marnier and homemade vanilla ice-cream), which are prepared right at your table. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:30 – 22:30
- Address: Level 23, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC
- Tel: +603 2162 0886
Lafite at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala LumpurShangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Set within the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Lafite is well-frequented by the rich and famous for its decadent French delicacies as well as excellent collection of wines. The award-winning restaurant is the ideal place for an intimate dinner for two due to its winning combination of muted tones, warm lighting, modern furnishing, tranquil garden views, and soft instrumental music playing in the background. Helmed by award-winning chef de cuisine, Jean-Philippe Guiard, Lafite’s signature dishes include crayfish spaghetti timbale, fresh oysters and smoked salmon, and warm crepe suzette flambéed with grand Marnier.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 14:30 & 19:00 – 22:30
- Address: Lobby Level, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2074 3900
Michelin-starred establishment Nobu Kuala Lumpur is not only renowned for its innovative Asian-South American recipes, but also for its romantic ambience and gorgeous views of KL city. Set just one floor below Marini’s on 57 in Menara Petronas 3, diners are treated to unsurprisingly panoramic views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Expect Japanese fare fused with Peruvian flavours such as lobster quinoa ceviche (RM90), lobster salad with spicy lemon dressing (RM120), and king crab with creamy Jalapeno (RM160), as well as a diverse range of sushi, sashimi and tempura. For a personalised dining experience, diners can also opt for the multi-course Omakase menu (RM380 per person) prepared by Nobu Kuala Lumpur’s leading Chef Matsuhisa. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC
- Tel: +60 3 2164 5084
Café CaféJalan Maharajalela
Highly recommended for couples, Café Café’s classy French-Italian offerings and grandiose atmosphere makes it an excellent venue for first dates and wedding anniversaries. Set along Jalan Maharajela, this well-hidden restaurant is furnished with candlelit tables, chandeliers, and twinkling crystal decorations while French music plays in the background. Café Café serves pricey but top-notch cuisine with signature dishes ranging from duck confit and escargots in garlic-scented oil to truffled honey king prawns and tender Wagyu beef cheeks with red wine sauce, served with du puy lentils and seasonal mushrooms. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 24:00
- Address: 175, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2145 8141
Maison Francaise Kuala LumpurJalan Changkat Kia Peng
Maison Francaise Kuala Lumpur is set in a picturesque European-style building that has an al fresco dining area by the pool with a canopy of trees, twinkling lights and a veranda on the top floor. The monochromatic interior is fitted with elegant crystal chandeliers, paintings of French artists, and massive windows that overlooks the Petronas Twin Towers. Standout dishes include the roasted lamb loin with Dijon mustard, bread crumbs and parsley, soft ravioli stuffed with buttery-tasting lobster, and spinach in creamy bouillabaisse sauce. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 00:00
- Address: 5, Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2144 1474
Fukuya Kuala LumpurJalan Delima
Nestled within a row of bungalows along Jalan Delima, Fukuya Kuala Lumpur offers authentic Japanese fare in a minimalistic Zen setting. Featuring a courtyard and secret corridors, the fine-dining restaurant sports a modern black-and-white theme with plenty of leather seats and sleek tables while quiet rooms overlooking look the tranquil garden area are great for couples who prefer to dine in privacy. Helmed by Master Chef Ando, Fukuya Kuala Lumpur’s kaiseki menu is a colourful ensemble of fresh sashimi cuts, sushi and grilled seafood. Alternatively, opt for the Seiro lunch set where you can enjoy grilled eel, salmon, sashimi, fried fish, miso soup, and dessert.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 14:00 & 18:30 – 22:30 Sunday 12:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 22:00
- Address: 9, Jalan Delima, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 03 2144 1022
Thirty8 restaurant is an award-winning dining room, wine bar and lounge all rolled into one. Set on the 38th floor of Kuala Lumpur’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, this venue is clearly one of the city’s best restaurants, and has a diverse menu serving classic Chinese, Japanese and western cuisine that is easy to enjoy.
The ever-so-elegant eatery is market focused to tempt gourmet enthusiasts both local and out-of-towners. The restaurant is wrapped within large windows which offer spectacular 360 degree views of the Kuala Lumpur city centre. One of its biggest unique selling points is the fact that the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers is about one km away, so getting stunning photos from the restaurant’s sky high location is easy. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: Level 38, 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2182 1234
Rama V Kuala LumpurJalan U-Thant
Having been open for more than a decade, Rama V Kuala Lumpur is arguably KL’s hidden gems, where diners can enjoy a cosy retreat whilst savouring authentic Thai dishes. Tucked away from bustling city centre, a wooden bridge leads diners to the‘floating’ restaurant which is set in the middle of a massive lotus-covered pond. Must-tries include tom yam kung mae nam (tom yam river prawns served in young coconut) and chor ladda (flower shaped dumplings stuffed with minced chicken and peanut) while the wine list comprises of classic brands from France, California, New Zealand and Australia as well as new world selections from Argentina and Chile.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 15:00 & 18.30 – 23:00
- Address: 5 Jalan U-Thant, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2143 2663