reunion dinner guide

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

Most people think the cheaper solution to cutting costs when it comes to reunion dinner, is to cook the feast themselves. However, nowadays, the difference in costs of cooking dinner at home and having your family gathering at a restaurant are not significant. Not to mention the amount of prep work and effort that goes into making home-made CNY feasts can leave you far too exhausted to enjoy the new years in earnest.

Fortunately, 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.) Hilton Kuala Lumpur

The ever-reliable Hilton hotel in Kuala Lumpur will have a reunion dinner buffet option available for you. It costs around RM228 per adult and RM118 per child, with an additional free flow beverage add-on. This is a bit on the pricey side, but it certainly won’t disappoint with its array of food options. You can indulge in unlimited signature dishes like peking duck steamed treasures chicken with fatt choy abalone sauce, spiced loligo squid salad, japanese octopus salad, oriental sea snail and more.

Address: Hilton Hotel, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: +603 2264 2264

2.) Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

A slightly cheaper option for CNY buffet dinner can be found at the Latest Recipe restaurant, located in the Le Meridien hotel. This year, Le Meridien is going all out with an improved spread of food selection. Enjoy as much food as you want, including prosperity salmon yee sang, braised sea cucumber with dried oysters, steamed pak fok gong, roasted kam heong chicken and foil baked butter cod fish, along with other favourites including seafood, western, local fare and desserts.

Adults can get into the buffet for around RM218 per person, while children can eat for RM109 per person. These prices are for new years eve only. If you want to book a table on any other day during the new year, prices are even lower at RM198 per adult and RM99 per child.

Address: 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: +603 2263 7888

3.) Four Points By Sheraton Kuala Lumpur

Four Points By Sheraton is home to Quan’s Kitchen. A place where the unmistakable aroma of stir-fry clashes with the crackling of the wok, Quan’s Kitchen offers an all-day dining experience featuring Western favorites and local Asian classics. For a limited time only, you can drop by for an auspicious buffet spread to welcome the year of the Rabbit with friends and loved ones. 

Their Lunar New Year buffet promotion includes the prosperity golden yee sang, “bak kwa” roasted chicken, kam heong roasted lamb leg, and steamed nian gao with desiccated coconut, and much more. Their new year’s eve pricing stands at RM158 per person. It is a little cheaper on the weekdays at RM108 per person.

Address: Level 8, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown, No. 2 Jalan Balai Polis, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: +60 3 2035 7333

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.

4.) Overseas Restaurant

The Overseas restaurant is a well-known name throughout KL and the surrounding areas. Year after year, you can count on Overseas to deliver a delicious and auspicious feast for the family. As CNY comes around once more, you can again enjoy their seasonal signatures such as their yee sang, waxed meat rice, prosperity treasure pot and dried meat on the menu.

Dinner at the Overseas is priced at around RM838 for six to eight pax and RM1,188 for eight to 10 pax. You also have the option to go for their signature Prosperity Treasure Pot, which comes filled with a whole array of premium ingredients.

You can make a reservation at one of several establishments in KL – Jalan Imbi, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling and One Utama.


  • 84-88, Jln Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
  • 62-66 Jalan 1/149 D, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
  • Lot G218, Ground Floor, Old Wing, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya


  • Jln Imbi – 03-2144 9911
  • Sri Petaling – 03-9057 9911
  • 1 Utama – 010-879 7227

 5.) Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton hotel certainly seems to be going all out with this year’s CNY celebrations. The Li Yen restaurant, curated by Executive Chef Alex Au and his team, is set to offer a unique dining experience. With a theme dubbed “The Reunion Stars”, Li Yen is offering a range of six specially curated Lunar New Year set menus, a collection of reunion star dishes that places emphasis on tradition.

The cheapest of these sets comes in at RM168 per person, with a minimum of two pax required. Some dishes include double-boiled chicken soup with fish maw and cordyceps, roasted pi pa qing yuan chicken with tong kwai, deep-fried prawns with french honey mustard dressing, fried rice with waxed meat and leek, and more. 

If you intend to splurge a little more, the more expensive sets offer dishes such as braised 10 head abalone with matsutake mushroom and broccoli, chinese-style baked iberico spare ribs, steamed grouper cutlets with mushrooms, red dates, mandarin orange peel, ginger and golden garlic, and much more!

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

Phone: +60 18 646 8033, +60 32 782 9033

6.) W Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The W Hotel in KL plays host to YEN, a Chinese restaurant that seeks to elevate dining through imperial-themed ambiance and avant-garde dining experience. It’s kitchen is headed by Chef Tan Kim Weng, who has over thirty years of experience behind the wok. Apart from an array of yee sang options and ala carte Lunar New Year specialties, YEN offers customers four distinct new year feasts.

The cheapest of these sets is the Spot of Sunshine set, clocking in at around RM238 per person, with a minimum reservation of two pax. For that price, you can expect to be feasting on some Norwegian salmon with crispy salted egg fish skin, double-boiled chicken soup with fish maw, stewed money bag with abalone, sea cucumber, and oyster, braised Hong Kong ee fu noodles with Sabah prawns, and more.

For the more expensive set options, you can have dishes such as braised Hokkaido crab, stir-fried lotus root and other assorted vegetables, crispy Hokkaido scallops, steamed tiger grouper fish, and more.

Address: Level 11, W Kuala Lumpur, 121 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: +603 2786 8888

7.) One World Hotel

The Zuan Yuan Chinese restaurant is located in the One World Hotel, right in the heart of Petaling Jaya. The restaurant has undergone a recent revamp in order to offer customers an exceptional Cantonese dining experience. Theming itself around energy and vitality, the restaurant aims to provide an atmospheric and tasteful traditional feel.

Zuan Yuan is offering four different Lunar New Year dinner sets, including a vegetarian option for those who are looking to try a meatless banquet. The cheapest set is the Ruby Prosperity menu at RM1,988. If you have a party of 10, this would roughly translate to around RM199 per pax. The set comes with yee sang, braised dried scallop soup, roasted chicken with fried wedges, steamed red snapper, braised dry oyster, mushrooms, and abalone, and much more.

The more expensive sets include items such as wok-fried fragrant wild rice with yam and chicken sausage, steamed fresh water prawns with glass noodles, deep fried “nian gao” wrapped in yam and sweet potato, and much more.

Address: City Centre, First Avenue, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya

Phone: +603 7681 1159

8.) Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Xin Cuisine Chinese restaurant that is located at the Concorde Hotel KL, offers an auspicious feast for lunch and dinner this coming Lunar New Year. Customers can choose from three menus: Fortune, Happiness and Prosperous – to choose from, diners can indulge in delicious signatures such as Hong Kong-style roasted chicken, steamed fresh dragon grouper with ginger wine and much more.

Xin Cuisine is also a little more on the affordable side of things, with its most basic set menu costing around RM1,688 or around RM169 per person (for a party of 10). The Happiness and Prosperous set menus cost RM2,088 and RM2,288 respectively.

Address: 2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250

Phone: +603 2144 2200

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

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