5 Most Ridiculously Expensive Restaurants in KL


The gift of good food can do wonders for the soul. Many find delight in culinary pleasures that tease and titillate the senses.

However, trips to exciting, gastronomical adventures often require a hefty ticket. Splurge on a five star dining experience at these five ridiculously expensive restaurants in the Klang Valley.

1) Lafite, Shangri-La Hotel

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Cuisines: French

Price range: RM90 – RM361

Good for: Romantic occasions, business and entertaining clients

Lafite at Shangri-La Hotel has been a doyen of the Kuala Lumpur restaurant scene for its luxurious ambience, classic French dishes and extensive collection of wines for over 20 years.

Patrons can expect a titillating experience for the senses with haute cuisine, the signature of French fine dining. Award-winning chef Jean-Phillipe Guiard helms the kitchen.

2) Tamarind Springs By Samadhi


Cuisine: Traditional Indochinese

Price range: RM180 – RM541

Good for: Romantic occasions, nature lovers, R&R

Tamarind Springs is a fine-dining Indochinese restaurant set within Ampang’s natural forest reserve. Located at just about a 15 minutes’ drive away from the busy heart of Kuala Lumpur, the restaurant blends seamlessly with the jungle and offers a unique tropical outdoor experience that sets it apart from other dining destinations in the city.

Patrons know it as much for its romantic setting and lush sensuous appeal, as they do for the quality of the food.

3) Nobu


Cuisine: Japanese

Price range: Omakase starts at RM380 per pax

Good for: Special occasions, business meetings

The Michelin-starred Nobu is a titan in the world of sushi and sashimi and is found in over 30 locations around the globe. The premium Japanese restaurant chain is co-owned by American actor Robert De Niro.

Nobu Kuala Lumpur is Southeast Asia’s first branch with a dramatic 360 degree view of the surrounding city landscape. The restaurant features an open kitchen, a sushi bar, and a dining room that leads to a lounge and bar.

4) Marini’s on 57


Cuisine: Italian

Price range: RM108 – RM289

Good for: Romantic occasions, special occasions, after-hour drinks

Touted Malaysia’s highest rooftop bar, Marini’s on 57 offers a spectacular view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline and an equally lofty epicurean experience.

Like its namesake, Marini’s sits on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3, right next to the Twin Towers and Suria KLCC shopping mall. It features air-conditioned and alfresco areas, and is well known for its tasty cocktails.

5) Cilantro


Cuisine: French-Japanese

Price range: Set lunch at RM150 nett. Degustation menu at RM300++ per pax (7-course)

Good for: Romantic occasions, special occasions, after-hour drinks

Nestled in a serene corner of the bustling city, Cilantro is a French-Japanese fine dining restaurant that combines the finesse of French cuisine with exotic Asian flavours.

It was listed on the Miele Guide Asia’s Top 20 restaurants in 2011 and 2012, making it one of the highest-ranked restaurants in Malaysia. It remains one of the top-spots for fine contemporary cuisine in Kuala Lumpur.

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