Monday, Apr 15

Top Insta-Worthy, Affordable Fine Dining Restaurants you MUST try in Kuala Lumpur!

By Rickson Goh

With the food craze that’s been increasingly raved about recently and with the social influence over getting that “Insta-worthy” shot, the surrounding ambiance and interior furnishings have helped to play an important role for customers like you and me in determining whether a place is worth visiting or not. In this list, we have carefully handpicked the Top Insta-worthy Fine Dining Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur’s food scene that not only your tastebuds will thank you for, but so will your Instagram feed.


Family Friendly: Lar Risata Bar Pizzeria Ristorante 

Top Italian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

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Lar Risata is one of the earliest running Italian restaurants in KL, with their first outlet in Ampang dated all the way back in 1996, followed by another branch in Bukit Damansara three years later. With their long legacy, Lar Risara is renowned for whipping up authentic Italian meals, from their traditional wood-fired oven pizzas, to their pastas that exude the very existence of Italian dining – rustic, hearty and good. 


Romantic Date: Cafe Cafe 

Romantic date restuarant in Kuala Lumpur

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Nestled amidst the city, Cafe Cafe is a French restaurant where you’d get to savour a sweet little taste of Paris. With their extravagant furnishings – from the candlelit tables, to the chandeliers and glistening crystal decorations, Cafe Cafe’s romantic interior is also the perfect spot for couples! 


Rooftop Dining Experience! @ Fuego, Troika Sky Dining 

Top Rooftop Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur

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Within Tower B of The Troika along Persiaran KLCC, the stunning panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur skyline definitely lives up to their equally amazing Latin-American influenced cuisine. It has two dining venues – Italian Bistro Strato and the fusion-focused Cantaloupe, as well as a bar, Claret Wine Bar. 


Japanese Cuisine: Kampachi

Top Japanese Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur

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Calling out to all Japanese food lovers, or even Non-Japanese food lovers – Kampachi serves up one of the finest and freshest Japanese cuisines in this city with their air-flown sashimi from the farmed Tsukiji market in Tokyo. This award-winning diner has been raved about for over four decades, and it is definitely a place your taste buds will thank you for! 


Fusion French Cuisine: Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar

Top Fusion French Restaurant Kuala Lumpur

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Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar offers an extensive selection of French-Japanese cuisines. Ranging from their angel hair pasta with sea urchin, to their unagi and foie gras tourte with mesclun that certainly makes it to the top of our list! Situated within Micasa All Suites hotel along Jalan Tun Razak, Cilantro has a finishing polished touch to it, giving off the “chill-hip” vibe and ambience, which is also in complement with their extraordinary service.


Go Italian! @ Prego

Top Italian Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur

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Featuring an open kitchen concept, Prego is another shocking pick that managed to crawl up onto our list. Prego is an Italian restaurant within the westin of Kuala Lumpur, with it’s warm, cosy ambience that tops off with the aromas of their freshly baked pastries. Another plus point is that they are super wallet-friendly as well, so do not worry about having to burn a hole in your pocket!


A Taste of Australia: Drift Dining & Bar

Top Insta-worthy Australian Restaurant Kuala Lumpur

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The Drift is a modern Australian Dining and Bar located in the heart of KLCC. From their design, presentation, to food and service — everything is centred around their passion and promise to deliver the ultimate dining experience for customers. The overall vibe and design of The Drift is kept really simple yet welcoming, highlighting the casual tone yet still maintaining the basic qualities of a fine dining restaurant.


Bijan Bar & Restaurant

Best Local Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur

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Here in Bijan, they serve up local Malaysian cuisines in a modern, innovative manner. Just located around the corner from KLCC and Bukit Bintang, Bijan is decorated in a chic, and cosy way but yet still holding onto a tint of the olden, traditional days. 


Tamarind Springs @ Ampang

Top fine dining restaurant Kuala Lumpur

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Tucked away in the midst of Ampang forest reserve, Tamarind Springs is a fine-dining restaurant awarded with numerous prestigious awards, and serves up Indochinese cuisines. Tamarind Springs is designed elegantly, with the use of rustic asian-style furnishings that adds on to the peaceful ambience. 


Psst. If you’d like to get the best experience out of your buck during your time here in Kuala Lumpur, we have many more personalized experiences for you to enjoy! 


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