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  • 5 Best Kuala Lumpur Restaurants for Chinese New Year

    Place For Dinner During Chinese New Year

    As one of the most vibrant celebrations in Malaysia, the weeks leading up to Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur is filled with exciting lion and dragon dances, thousands of bright red paper lanterns, and elaborate oriental-themed decorations in every shopping mall and Buddhist temple. During this time, the Chinese celebrate the eve of Chinese New Year with a lavish family reunion dinner at a family member’s house or restaurant.

    For this year’s festivity, check out our personal list of the 5 best Kuala Lumpur restaurants to celebrate Chinese New Year with your loved ones. In addition to a wide range of expertly-crafted Chinese delicacies, affluent ambience, and exceptional service, these critically-acclaimed eateries are also set within Kuala Lumpur city centre, so you are sure to see a fantastic display of fireworks throughout the city while tossing Yee Sang (raw fish salad) with your family and friends.

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    An award-winning Chinese restaurant set within the luxurious Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Celestial Court’s Chinese New Year promo consists of two exquisite nine-course lunch and dinner menus, as well as unique fusion-styled Yee Sang. Priced at RM2288nett for a table of 10 persons, diners can enjoy innovative Cantonese specialities such as Yee Sang (with Norwegian salmon, fish roe and snow pear), smoked pomfret with spicy Thai mango salad, braised sea cucumber with dried oysters and Chinese mushrooms, and double-boiled Hasma (with snow fungus, red dates, Chinese pear and ginseng). The premium set, inclusive of a complimentary bottle of Hennessy Cognac, is priced at RM3388nett per table of 10 persons. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 30 January - 5 March, 2015, 12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:30
    • Address: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2717 9988
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    Elegant and polished, THIRTY8 at Grand Hyatt Hotel is definitely one of the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate Chinese New Year in style. Its festive menu is inclusive of a salmon Yee Sang (RM228++ per person) or abalone (RM288++) Yee Sang platter, soup for appetiser and glutinous rice flour cake for dessert while main courses consist of double-boiled chicken soup, steamed garoupa fillet, braised dried oyster, deep-fried crispy chicken, and fried rice wrapped in lotus leaf. Perfectly catering to small families, this Chinese New Year offer only requires a minimum of four diners, and those who dine at THIRTY8 on 19 February can enjoy an exciting acrobatic lion dance performance on steep poles at the hotel’s main entrance. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 15 February – 5 March, 2015
    • Address: Level 38, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2182 1234
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    The Han Room at The Gardens Mall
    The Han Room at The Gardens Mall

    Located at the main entrance of The Gardens Mall, exquisite Chinese fine-dining restaurant The Han Room has arguably the most diverse Chinese New Year menus in Kuala Lumpur. Priced at RM999++ per table onwards, the six to eight-course lunch and dinner sets consist of Yee Sang (salmon, snow pear, white bait fish and truffle vegetables, or soft shell crab) and soup (shark’s fin, monk jumps over the wall, or braised bird’s nest soup) for starters, followed by contemporary Chinese dishes such as roasted suckling pig, braised abalone, and pan-fried lamb cubes with black truffles. The Han Room also caters to couples with equally impressive Chinese New Year six-course offerings, priced at RM118++ onwards.

    • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 – 23:00, Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays 10:30 – 23:00
    • Address: Lot G243, G246 & G247, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall
    • Tel: +603 2284 8833
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    Lai Po Heen at Mandarin Oriental Hotel
    Lai Po Heen at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

    A stunning dining venue with high ceilings, ornate chandeliers and beautiful parquet flooring, Lai Po Heen at Mandarin Oriental Hotel offers three unique Chinese New Year set menus for lunch and dinner. With a minimum of four diners, the set menus are priced from RM218++ onwards per person which is inclusive of Yee Sang (with a choice of salmon, sliced abalone and salmon, or soft shell crab and snow pear), abalone soup as appetiser, four to six main courses, followed by osmanthus jelly or mandarin orange sorbet for dessert. If you prefer a simple yet delectable lunch on Chinese New Year, Lai Po Heen’s Longevity Dim Sum set (RM138++ per person) and Happiness Dim Sum set (RM188++ per person) come highly recommended.

    • Opening Hours: 30 January - 3 March, 2015, 12:00 – 14:30, 19:00 – 22:30
    • Address: Level 1, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2179 8885
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    Xin Cuisine at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
    Xin Cuisine at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    In conjunction with this year’s Chinese New Year celebration, Xin Cuisine at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers six tantalising Yee Sang variations (jelly fish, shredded duck meat, sliced abalone, snow pear or Norwegian salmon) and three nine-course menus for lunch and dinner. Commencing from 19 January until 5 March, these set menus are priced at RM1, 188++, RM1, 388++ and RM1, 588++ per table. Some of the traditional Chinese delicacies served here include mini Buddha Jumps over the Wall (Fujian-style shark fin soup), steamed dragon grouper, and the Five Happiness assorted BBQ meat (crispy BBQ suckling pig, roasted duck, char siew or pork belly, and roasted pork). Diners can also enjoy sweet potato with macadamia nuts, pine seeds with osmanthus, or baked peanut nian gao for RM9.80++ per item.

    • Opening Hours: 19 January – 5 March, 2015, 12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 23:00
    • Address: Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2144 8750
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