Whether for business or pleasure, we all know how important it is that the venue impress. For example, when on a date, a romantic atmosphere is crucial while business deals go all the more smoothly with great food and drinks but rarely do we consider the views which truly do take the meal up several notches up.
With that in mind, we have compiled a list of 5 Restaurants with Great Views in Kuala Lumpur, with each selection offering a stunning combination of award winning food, great location, superb service and breathtaking views. We kid you not – the superlatives are well deserved and we recommend you bookmark this page, so that the next time you are looking for a really good KL city restaurant, you will know where to look.
Marini’s on 57KLCC
Comprising a restaurant, bar and lounge, Italian ristorante Marini’s on 57 is an elegant space that has carved out a spot on so many best-of-the-best food lists in Kuala Lumpur’s culinary scene since its opening in 2002. The award winning kitchen, helmed by Modesto Marini, puts out an Italian-inspired menu using traditional recipes with modern flourishes that push the boundaries to create unique dishes.
Set on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3, it offers one of the highest views of the KL city skyline, with up-close vistas of the Twin Towers next door. While the food makes this a gourmet enthusiast’s paradise on earth, the views really take the cake, with photographers lauding the spectacular sunset views which lend the space an ultra romantic feel. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – late Bar; 19:00 – late Restaurant; 15:00 – late Lounge
- Address: Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2161 2880 or +603 2161 4880
Thirty8 RestaurantGrand Hyatt Hotel
An award-winning dining room, wine bar and lounge combo on the 38th floor of Kuala Lumpur’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, Thirty8 restaurant is certainly well worth visit – for both its food and unbeatable views. Upscale yet inviting, polished yet unpretentious, the kitchen puts out a menu of classic Chinese, Japanese and western cuisine, with its menu market focused to tempt both local and out-of-town gourmet enthusiasts.
Wraparound windows offer spectacular 360 degree views of the city skyline, with the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers just one km away. While the views demand attention, the food easily captivates and goes the distance to divert attention away from the views with their creative flavours. Menu highlights include the flawless symphony of fresh sushi and sashimi, as well as Chinese seafood selections. What’s more, steaks are dispatched at a fair price – think RM150 for thick, 200g cut of tenderloin and RM130 for a barbecue Australian Black Angus bone-in short rib. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: Level 38, 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2182 1234
A high rise dining room on the 23rd floor of Troika Sky Dining along Persiaran KLCC, Cantaloupe may not be a rooftop restaurant but it sure comes close, with slanting, floor-to-ceiling angled glass windows offering a weatherproof culinary experience at an altitude. A must-visit destination for the setting alone, the view of the looming spires of the Twin Towers and the rest of the city, is best appreciated at night, and must be among the most imposing in KL.
Meanwhile, the food is just as impressive with the helmed by Chef Christian Bauer, offering a concise, haute menu with French, Italian, Greek and Spanish flavours evident in its dishes. In our opinion, the kitchen’s full spectrum of considerable abilities is best showcased in its meat-based dishes – we love the lamb tartare (RM75), hand chopped juicy lamb loin with soft egg yolk the roast Wagyu sirloin (RM95) served with truffle potatoes. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 23:00 (Strato); 16:00 – 01:00 (Claret); 18:30 – 22:30 (Cantaloupe Dining Room)
- Address: Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 KL
- Tel: +603 2162 0886
Nobu KLMenara 3 Petronas
Southeast Asia’s first Nobu restaurant, this Japanese dining room puts out the same flawless symphony of sushi, sashimi and tempura as its Michelin-starred counterparts in other countries. A titan in the culinary world, the KL branch of the world famous restaurant can boast another impressive feature in its already-extraordinary resume: the views of the city from the restaurant.
Nobu KL’s predominantly textured, blonde wood furnishings and fixtures allow the views to take central focus and, boy, are they rewarding. Set just one floor below Marini’s on 57 in Menara Petronas 3, full-length windows offer 360-degree views of the KL city centre, along with the same dizzyingly, up-close views of the iconic Twin Towers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +60 3 2164 5084
Tanzini Upper DeckGTower
The first rule of real estate is location, location, location, and this could not be truer for restaurants’ vying for the top spots in Kuala Lumpur’s culinary scene. Tanzini Upper Deck, located on the 29th floor of GTower Hotel along Jalan Ampang, certainly passes the bill for possessing a great setting. Views from the restaurant are of the Lake Gardens, and the rest of the city skyline, giving the impression of vast space around the dining room, which could not be further from the truth, considering it is smack in the centre of KL.
Besides the views, diners are also treated to food that somehow manages to distract from the spacious landscape, with the kitchen putting out simply sensational modern European dishes that are truly memorable. Highlights include the 28-day home aged striploin and red label turbot; prices for a four course meal start from RM155. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:30 – 22:30 Monday – Saturday
- Address: Level 29, GTower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Tel: +603 2168 1899