5 hotel buffets in KL to try this Ramadan

Looking for a place to buka puasa? Here are some solid choices for dining out this festive season.

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'Best of Asia Cuisine' at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Celebrity Chef Wan has been a food ambassador of sorts for Malaysian cuisine. This time, the loquacious chef will be presenting a showcase of ‘Best of Asia Cuisine’ from May 23 to 31 at Mosaic, Lounge on the Park and Diamond Ballroom. He'll be putting forth some of his signature dishes including nasi ulam, rojak betik Terengganu, ayam berkuah satay, kuzi daging kambing, Kashmir korma daging and laksa johor. If you prefer to dine under the stars, opt for the barbecue meal in Aqua where you’ll also be treated to a Gamelan performance.

Mandarin Oriental Buka Puasa buffet, June 1 to 14, RM168; Best of Asia Cuisine, until May 31, RM228; Barbecue Under The Stars, Until June 14, RM198. Make reservations via [email protected] or 03 2179 8797.


Majestic Festive Banquet Dinner at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Chef Zaidi and his team has especially curated an extensive Ramadan spread this year, with more than a hundred Malay dishes to choose from. In keeping with its classics theme, the hotel will feature specialties from all around Malaysia such as sambal udang galah, rendang kambing and ketam lemak cili padi.

Level 3, The Majestic Function Room. RM125 nett per person. Make reservations via [email protected] or 03 2785 8000.


Juadah Iftar Kampung Buffet at The Westin Kuala Lumpur

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Expect assam pedas claypot (fish with spicy turmeric coconut), ayam bakar sambal kelapa (roasted chicken with coconut chilli paste), gulai keting kambing keluak (lamb curry with kepayang fruit), the restaurant's signature Westin Biryani with roasted whole lamb, and 50 other appealing dishes at The Living Room’s Ramadan buffet. The dessert corner, lined with colourful kuih and an assortment of cakes, is not to be missed. Durian lovers will be thrilled that the hotel also offers an ‘all-you-can-eat durian feast’ for an additional RM18 nett per person for Ramadan buffet diners, and RM48 for non-diners.

Until June 12. RM158 nett per person. Make reservations via [email protected] or 03 2731 8333.


Citarasa Malaysia at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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Nothing quite beats alfresco dining in the heart of KL, especially when a restaurant overlooks some of the city’s tallest skyscrapers. JP Teres has always been the go-to place for authentic Malay cuisine in the city, and its Ramadan selection won’t disappoint. Look forward to the restaurant’s version of percik roast whole lamb, nasi dagang and a favourite among kids (well, adults too), Neslo jellies.

Until June 13, RM178 nett per adult, RM89 nett per child. Make reservations via [email protected] or 03 2182 1234.


Selera Aneka Rasa at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

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Looking to pull out all the stops this festive season, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur is serving lobster laksa, baked seabass, gulai kawah, pajeri nenas, Penang fish head curry and a medley of local desserts that include pengat pisang, serawa nangka and the ultimate crowd-pleaser, ais batu campur. Also, mark your calendar on June 15 and 16 as the hotel is offering a Hari Raya high tea buffet with a seafood focus, as well as hearty Malaysian sweet treats on the side.

Mon-Fri, Adult, RM178 nett; child, RM59 nett. Sat-Sun, Adult, RM148 nett; child, RM45 nett. Hari Raya High Tea Buffet, RM98 nett per person. Call 03 2782 6000 to make reservations.


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