Best Buffets In KL

Best Buffets In KL

It's that time of the year when celebrations bring us together to eat, eat and eat, and thankfully calories don't count (at least that's what we tell ourselves). From refillable pans of seafood paella to baskets of dim sum that magically reappear and a ravishing spread of International flavours in one place, this list will come in handy for superb ideas that will satisfy not one, but everyone!
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Korean-style barbecues are known to be pricey fare, but Duk Soo Ne proves otherwise. The no-frills restaurant prides itself on its two-hour BBQ buffet — at only RM35.90 per person, it is a steal. While beef and chicken do make an appearance, the star of this show is the pork in various variations, including the must-order pork belly and marinated spare ribs. Opt to have your meat marinated or otherwise, and we say, let them do the dirty work. You, sit back and enjoy watching thick strips of meat sizzle on the hot plate. Being a Korean establishment, banchan (side dishes) is a requisite and despite the lack of choices here, they do serve a mean kimchi — the perfect partner for your smoky grills. Dessert is a range of local ice cream potong that does help quell the heat, besides being adorably nostalgic. Bring your hungry partner to this hotspot!
Avg price per person: RM40
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Perched atop Hoppers KL, H equals its sister restaurant in their contemporary neon-lit interior, and the bar is worth the walk up for it has plenty of spirit (and spirits) to offer. Weekends are made here with their Bottomless Brunch (RM95 for two), inspired by the founders' favourite meal of the day back when they lived in the UK. The modest price gets you two hours (between 12-4pm) of non-stop cocktails and a menu of hoppers to order from (charged separately), supplied with standards from Hoppers —perfect for a siesta with a few close friends. The brunch is meant to keep you feeling invigorated throughout the day so order with stimulating flavours in mind. The rich prawns in butter sauce hopper goes exceedingly well with the refreshing Malaya Rickey (gin, mint, calamansi) and for something sweeter, the Miss Wong (Cocogif, coconut milk, gula melaka) will give just enough coconut flavour to pair perfectly with the pandan kaya hopper.
Reservations are recommended.
Avg price per person: RM50
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This sought-after spot hidden in Central Plaza has one of the city's best spreads for Japanese buffets and at a justified price too (RM59.90 for adults, RM44 for senior citizens). Start with their cool cuts that sit at the top of our list: salmon and butterfish sashimi. Then, fire it up with the stately tuna tataki and fried morsels — the soft-shell crab and battered squid tentacles are especially delicious. There are also oysters, fresh or grilled with cod roe, and a range of heavier options like garlic fried rice and cold soba to choose from. Whichever dish you decide on, you don't have to run to get it because here, food arrives at your table fresh upon order (all you can order). And while many buffet restaurants limit dining duration, Mitasu will let you linger all night long, perhaps to get to know your foodie date better over more food. Reservations are necessary — make it weeks in advance.
Avg price per person: RM60
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Every Saturday night from 8-10pm, the tapas-heavy menu at this Spanish restaurant and bar gives way for the Viva La Vida buffet (RM108). Expect a smorgasbord of Spanish favourites that include the quintessential seafood paella — a pan of fluffy yet crusty rice, intensified by the fragrance of saffron. Appetisers run from hot to cold choices. We recommend the juicy and flavourful wagyu beef meatballs, along with salmon gravlax that refreshes with a subtle tanginess. When in Spain (or a Spanish joint), drink sangria! That, along with a slew of cocktails, wines and beer, are free-flow for the two hours of dining. Armed with swanky vibes and comfortable seating, here's a spot to nail your next Saturday girls' night out! Pro tip: Groups of four or more get a discounted rate of RM100 per person.
Reservations are recommended.
Avg price per person: RM100
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Concealed from the hustle-bustle of Bangsar, this lunch locale is perfect for discreet dates, spiced up with the help of tempting North Indian dishes offered here. The buffet is priced at RM35, and reigns in value when put up against its a la carte menu. Quality, not variety, is the focus. Several sterling selections like the tender tandoori chicken and our all-time favourite masala fish are what you should come for, and boost your meal with a helping (or two) of fluffy, fragrant biryani. The dhal curry too, deserves a mention for comforting flavours that do not overpower. Sagar's charm also lies in its excellent service — waiters whisk you a fresh basket of roti when you are seated and are quick to impart their knowledge on Indian food, particularly when you pause a tad too long in front of a tray. Drinks, however, are not free-flow so you will have to fork out another RM5 for a Masala Tea — it's worth it.
Avg price per person: RM40
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A crowd favourite for buffets, Latest Recipe in Le Meridien continues to please with its fine execution of international fare. This is where you bring your family — kids, parents and the whole gang — for celebrations done right! There is something for everyone, and we mean it, what with the restaurant's lavish offerings of Indian, Chinese, Malay, Japanese and Western delights. We particularly enjoy the Indian kitchen that steams with fragrance of rice, curries and flatbreads. Try the lamb kofta curry (masala lamb meatball) here. Choosing between Japanese and Western can be a challenge, so we advise you head to the former for fresh fish and the latter for delicious baked fish and roasts. Finally, take the Malay route down to desserts for their colourful array of kuihs and if you have it in you to make another trip, attempt the newly added pandan egg tarts from the dim sum cart.
Reservations are recommended.
Avg price per person: RM130

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One of the contenders for KL's best halal dim sum spots, Tai Zi Heen's winning edge lies in their value-for-money All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum Brunch (RM60.65 per person), available only on weekends. Suggest this upscale but reasonably priced venue for your next gathering with friends — nothing appeases a big group like endless dim sum. Have the classics: the har gao, siew mai and lo mai kai (glutinous rice with chicken and mushroom) rate impressive, though you may not want to fill up on that last one. Get the charcoal buns with salted egg yolk and the barbecued chicken buns. We're glad the buns, like everything else, are bottomless because they're also warmly delicious! When you're done binging on savouries, the wolfberry osmanthus jelly leads the dessert troops to cleanse your palate. Also good is the sweet, refreshing iced sea coconut with longan.
Reservations are necessary.
Avg price per person: RM60
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A stylish dining bar in the day, Traders Hotel's Gobo Chit Chat transforms in the night to feature a different theme for its daily buffet dinner. Make it here Friday or Saturday nights, when the rotation reaches the cream of the crop for their seafood buffet. Since fresh sea bounty is the draw, the price is a little steeper at RM138 — mark this down for splurge-worthy celebrations. The buffet hits the spot with a prime seafood spread that includes Alaskan King crabs, slipper lobsters, oysters and the usual sashimi suspects. These are served super fresh, and thus, warrants your utmost attention. When you've had enough, turn to their cooked counterparts. The made-to-order crab curry is incredibly aromatic with a whole crab doused in spicy gravy, and the barbecue station serves up tantalising lamb and beef. Save space for desserts — no seafood in there, but the tiramisu's a treat!
Reservations are recommended.
Avg price per person: RM140
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