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.
Upscale yet inviting, polished yet unpretentious, there is no underlying interior design theme at Thirty8 restaurant, allowing the food to take focus. Executive Chef Tommy Franssila from Sweden heads the kitchen, putting out a menu that leans towards Chinese and Thai seafood, Japanese sushi and sashimi and steaks.
When it comes to the food everything is excellent so it depends on what you want to eat. To get the best results from the kitchen’s flawless symphony of fresh sushi and sashimi, we recommend you dive into the RM35 salmon trout and avocado roll and RM36 California maki. If you have a hankering for meat, you will be glad to know that 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.
However, by far it is the Chinese seafood selections that really go the distance to capture out attention with their creative flavours. Splurge and indulge in the fresh RM298 Boston lobster, with tangy ginger shavings, chopped fresh spring onions and light soya sauce, it is a dish worth writing home about.
Alternatively, keep it simple and satisfying with Udon noodles, with seafood in black pepper sauce (RM35), paired with the RM55 chicken done Szechuan-style with dry chillies and toasted peanuts, and braised tofu with Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots and oyster sauce (RM20). Besides that, the straightforward baked rice in lotus leaf with roasted duck, conpoy and shrimp, and braised ee-fu noodles with crab meat and chives are all strong choices too.
You will not encounter noisy decibel levels here - rather, the atmosphere is calm, with neatly-aproned staff members who keep the place going like a finely-oiled machine.
From the PETRONAS Twin Towers it is less than 550m away (hardly a ten-minute walk): head south on Persiaran Petronas and then left onto Jalan Pinang, where Grand Hyatt KL is located, with the restaurant on the hotel's 38th floor.
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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
For those who appreciate the finer things in life, look no further than Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur as your accommodation while in the city.Occupying a spot in the Golden Triangle, it is within walking distance to well-known city landmarks: Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and KLCC Park are all close by and Pavilion KL is connected via a covered sky-bridge outside the hotel.You can count on the Hyatt brand for a complete range of facilities, including a 24-hour fitness centre that is well-equipped with personal trainers, LCD screens and internet access, and the Essa Spa, fitted with 11 treatment rooms, Jacuzzi, steam, sauna and ice fountain rooms. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: Level 38, 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2182 1234