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.
An award-winning Chinese restaurant set within the luxurious Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Celestial Court’s Chinese New Year promo consists of four exquisite nine-course lunch and dinner menus, as well as unique fusion-styled Yee Sang. Priced from M1788nett for a table of 10 persons, diners can enjoy innovative Cantonese specialities such as Yee Sang (with Norwegian salmon, fish roe and snow pear), stir-fried ramen with assorted seafood in black pepper, braised sea cucumber with dried oysters and Chinese mushrooms, and double-boiled Hasma (with snow fungus, red dates, Chinese pear and ginseng). Each set menu comes with a complimentary bottle of sommelier's wine. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 22:30
- Address: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2717 9988
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 jellyfish Yee Sang (RM228nett per person) or salmon (RM288nett) Yee Sang platter, and authentic Asian delicacies such as braised dried oyster, steamed grouper, fish maw filled dumplings, wok-fried lamb rack and Chinese New Year glutinous rice. 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: Daily 12:00 - Late
- Address: Level 38, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2182 1234
The Han Room at The Gardens Mall
Located at the third floor 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 RM1,188++ 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 small groups with equally impressive Chinese New Year six-course offerings, priced from RM148++ per person .
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 – 23:00, Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays 10:30 – 23:00
- Address: T-216A, Third Floor, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2284 8833
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 Kuala Lumpur offers three unique Chinese New Year set menus for lunch and dinner. With a minimum of four diners, the set menus are priced from RM288nett onwards per person which is inclusive of Yee Sang (with a choice of salmon or soft shell crab and snow pear), double-boiled fish maw soup as appetiser, four to six main courses, followed by chilled kumquat pudding with deep fried sesame lava ball or mango purée with palm seed, pomelo drops and vanilla ice cream for dessert. If you prefer a simple yet delectable lunch on Chinese New Year, Lai Po Heen’s Longevity Dim Sum set (RM168nett per person) and Happiness Dim Sum set (RM228nett per person) come highly recommended.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 14:30 & 19:00 – 22:30
- Address: Level 1, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2179 8885
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 nine-course menus for lunch and dinner. Commencing on 29th and 30th January, these set menus are priced at RM1,388.00 nett & RM1,688.00 nett per table of 10 pax. 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 deep-fried pineapple, crystal or chilled osmanthus flower jelly nian gao at RM13.80nett per item.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 23:00
- Address: Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2144 8750