Enjoy A Delicious Lunar New Year’s Dinner At These Stunning Locations

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Whenever the festive season comes about, many restaurants tend to release some affordable and tantalising  promotions that guarantee you and the whole family a fantastic feast at a decent price. In fact, it might even be more worth it to book a table at one of these eateries than to prepare a home-made feast yourself.

However, if you’re still not convinced, maybe one of these CNY promotions we’ve listed will catch your eye.

Here are a few places that will fit the bill and fill everyone’s stomachs.

Buffet dinners

Instead of the usual set menus, how about trying a buffet?

You don’t have to argue about who has the last piece of chicken, because if your plate is empty, just fill it up again. Additionally, many buffets have specialised stalls where you can customise food according to your palate and satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Here are a few buffet options  which are great for big families with even bigger stomachs.

1.) Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

The Intercontinental offers everything you would want from a Chinese New Year reunion dinner. Not only do they offer buffet options, they also have up to six set menus and five yee sang variations. You can expect to feast on some of the classics, such as Kirin-style roasted London duck with mandarin orange and steamed cod fish fillet with fresh bean curd, black fungus and black olive. If you do order a set, it will come with a complimentary yee sang platter with a wide range of toppings including dragon fruit, star jelly, abalone, snow crab, and baby octopus.

Price Range: RM988+ (Set) / RM258+ (Buffet)

Address: 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 0162024623

2.) Element Kuala Lumpur

What better way to celebrate the Year of the Dragon than with a dragon themed yee sang? Element Kuala Lumpur is going above and beyond, offering a wide range of reunion sets, high tea meals, and buffets. The hotel is presenting two exquisite set menus: the Auspicious Set Menu and the Prosperous Set Menu, which includes New Year classics such as yee sang, double-boiled chicken soup, braised “money bags”, and steamed fish. However, they do require at minimum three full tables to make a reservation. Their yee sang also tends to come with lots of seafood toppings such as raw salmon slices, crispy fish skin, and abalone.

Price Range: RM2,188+ (Set) / RM168+ (Buffet)

Address: Level 40, Element Kuala Lumpur, Ilham Tower, 8 Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 03-2771 3355

Chinese New Year set dinners

Buffets are a novel way to celebrate CNY, but for those looking for the more traditional route, we have got you covered as well! Banquet-style set dinners are generally more expensive, compared to buffet dinners. However, we’ve combed the market and found some value-for-money set dinners that are sure to whet the appetite to bring up the CNY mood.

3.) EQ Kuala Lumpur

Due to popular demand, the Golden Phoenix is now a pop-up restaurant and will be opening this CNY! With six menus to choose from, you’ll find dishes such as braised crab meat soup with dried scallops and fish maw, steamed golden snapper fillet with royal premium scallop sauce and enoki mushrooms, golden phoenix crispy e-fu noodles, chicken and seafood and beyond. A vegetarian set menu is also offered.

Price Range: RM198+ – RM888+

Address: EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Jln Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250

Phone: 03-2789 7839

4.) Chynna @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur

If you want to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style, then it is hard to go wrong with the Chynna at Hilton Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant features delicate modern Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine that is certain to satisfy your palette. Your table might even be visited by the God of Prosperity, fortune tellers and Chinese calligraphers to mark the beginning of a prosperous Year of the Dragon. Choose from a wide array of Chef’s signature dishes, which can range from buttermilk prawns, braised lobster meat soup, poached Hainan-style chicken, stewed abalone with fish maw, and more.

Price Range: RM1,388+

Address: Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Level 5, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470

Phone: 03-2264 2515

5.) The Qing

This is a rather unique entry on our list because The Qing has two restaurants, both situated in Kuala Lumpur, and both having different CNY dinner offerings. Another unique trait of The Qing is that it is a pork-free Chinese restaurant serving a variety of Cantonese cuisine. The restaurants seek to fully immerse guests in the true Chinese dining experience, revelling in its East Asian architectural design. For this year’s Chinese New Year, the restaurant is offering a few set menus catering to both small and large groups. As mentioned previously, the festive season menu of its two outlets are different from each other, but they all have yee sang. Keep this in mind when making your bookings.

Price Range: RM1,188+


The Qing Kuala Lumpur 26, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur

The Qing Bamboo Hills Unit P03, Bamboo Hills, Taman Bamboo, 51200 Kuala Lumpur


018-302 2663 (Chow Kit)

017-601 6808 (Bamboo Hills)

6.) JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

If it is a Michelin-style experience you are looking for, then the JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur might be the place for you. Providing guests with an upscale Shanghainese dining cuisine this Year of the Dragon, you and your loved ones can enjoy a world-class, award-winning dining experience including premium dishes such as double-boiled superior fish maw soup with dried scallops, chicken and ham and braised Spanish pig’s trotter with sea moss. The restaurant also offers up a decent yee sang selection as well, which can include toppings such as lobster, abalone, jellyfish, salmon, fresh fruits, and vegetarian options. À la carte menus and takeaway services are also available.

Price Range: RM288+ (Per Pax)

Address: 183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100

Phone: 03-2715 9000

7.) The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

Another Michelin-selected restaurant, the Li Yen at Ritz-Carlton KL is another excellent choice if you are seeking a luxurious and glamorous Chinese New Year Dinner. With its Reunion Stars offering for the festive season, there are six impressive set menus, curated for both lunch and dinner by Executive Chinese Chef Alex Au and his team. Throughout all six menus, you can find eight premium signature “Reunion Stars” dishes. SOme of these include deep-fried prawns in truffle sauce, barbecued Iberico pork in honey sauce and the restaurant’s signature Poon Choi. There is also a selection of seasonal items that you can order, such as individual yee sang plates and special dim sum.

Price Range: RM388+ per pax (lunch) / RM2,588++ per table (dinner)

Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, 55100


018-646 8033

03-2782 9033

8.) Fifty Tales

For those who are not too enthusiastic about CNY dinner sets due to their price, Fifty Tales at Taman Sea is a good alternative. For a limited time, Fifty Tales will be hosting a Cincai Dinner spread, with a fully an à la carte, giving guests the ability to choose every dish that graces your table, and blending both festive specials and perennial favourites. You can enjoy some mouth-watering specials such as a red snapper yee sang, claypot glutinous rice with 32-day aged duck ham, and a pu-erh tea smoked corn-fed chicken.

Price Range: Approx. RM32 per dish

Address: No. 19, Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Phone: 012-249 2697

This article was first published in January 2018 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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