Since eating is truly the Malaysian pastime, there is no doubt that food joints are everywhere and anywhere. From mamaks on every street corner to luxurious five-star restaurants tucked within the city, dining options are endless. For something not as common as the restaurant next door, check out our favourite bungalow restaurants in the Klang Valley area.
1.La Vie en Rose
A view of the restaurant at night. [Photo: La Vie en Rose Restaurant Kuala Lumpur Facebook]
La Vie en Rose’s special dessert the nougat glacé. [Photo: friedchillies.com]
Established in November 2011 is La Vie en Rose, a beautiful restaurant born in a bungalow that was built in the 1950s. Offering picturesque views of the city from the slopes of Ceylon Hill, guests can enjoy deliciously authentic French food prepared by the restaurant owner as well as culinary trainer (and genius) Jean-Michel Fraisse, who only prepares food he would eat himself. The restaurant offers honest, authentic and high quality food made with only the best ingredients available. Diners can indulge in their meal to the romantic sound of Edith Piaf softly crooning love melodies in the background, completing this French experience. Bon apétite!
Address: 39 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I Phone:+60 3-2078 3883
The restaurant boasts a beautiful interior design. [Photo: Ciao Ristorante]
A romantic meal for two. [Photo: Ciao Ristorante]
Designed after a rustic Venetian country home complete with a tranquil garden and lake facing a golf course is Ciao Ristorante, founded in 1991. It is safe to say that this is the oldest (not forgetting truly authentic) Italian restaurant around where food is simple, genuine and beautiful. Ciao is where you get good food paired with a great view, making it the perfect spot for both outdoor and indoor events. It is a favourite for newlyweds to hold their wedding banquet as it emanates a calm and peaceful romantic atmosphere, perfect for the celebration of love.
Address: No. 20A, Jalan Kampung Pandan off Jalan Tun Razak, 55100, KL. I Phone: +60 3-92854827
The restaurant is located near the twin towers. [Photo: sassorosso]
Sassorosso’s pizza is cooked in authentic wood fired kiln oven. [Photo: Oklah]
For intimate gatherings and reunions between friends, family, colleagues or a mash of all, pick Sassorosso, the perfect Italian restaurant and wine retailer for such occasions. Its quiet ambience paired with mouth-watering dishes makes this spot one of our favourites. From pizza and pasta to lamb shanks and steaks, they’ve not only got these dishes, they’ve also nailed them perfectly. Complete your meal with a bottle of tasteful wine off their broad list or ask for a recommendation as wine is the restaurant’s speciality.
The restaurant all lit up at night [Photo: Bombay Palace Restaurant]
Some of the vegetarian dishes offered by Bombay Palace. [Photo: themanfrommoselriver]
Anyone fancying some top-notch Indian cuisine need go no further than Bombay Palace, a deluxe North Indian restaurant located in a beautiful colonial bungalow. Established in 1979, the restaurant prides itself as the world’s largest chain of North Indian restaurants, with restaurants operating in the US, Canada, UK, India and Malaysia. Its Malaysian branch started its operation in the country in 1994, and since then has gone on to win several awards for “Best Indian Restaurant in Malaysia”. The awards are well-deserved as the restaurant never fails to deliver – be it in the form of grilled or spiced or curried food, the restaurant does them all perfectly.
Address: 215, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I Phone:+60 3-21454241 / 21457220
The entrance to Fukuya, which translates to the “House of Happiness”.
Fukuya’s kaiseki menu is made only from the freshest ingredients. [Photo: businesstraveller.asia]
Fans of Japanese cuisine will be delighted with the array of dishes offered by Fukuya, a Japanese restaurant located in the heart of the city. Master Chef Ando makes sure most, if not all, of the ingredients used in the restaurant’s menu are imported straight from his home country. Each food is prepared according to the strictest traditional method, giving diners the most authentic Japanese dining experience. The design of the restaurant is reminiscent of a wealthy Japanese family home, making diners feel both at ease and at the same time privileged to be indulging in a sumptuous meal at the beautiful restaurant.
Address: No 9 Jalan Delima, 55100 Kuala Lumpur I Phone: +60 3 2144 1022 / 1077