“Whenever I’m weary from the battles that rage in my head
You make sense of madness when my sanity hangs by a thread
I lose my way but still you seem to understand
Now and forever I will be your man…”
– Richard Marx’s Now and Forever
This would be my favourite song as Valentine’s Day is nearing every year. Why? ‘Cos Chris sang this during his proposal on 12.2! And thus, we would tend to celebrate our V-Day on 12 instead. Haha.
What’s your plan for Valentine’s this year?
Love is in the air as the city prepares for Valentine’s Day. We’re sure many restaurants all across are coming up with their amour-themed specials that both you and your Valentine are sure to love. Got your date? Let’s go! as at the heart of every Valentine’s Day, is a good meal.
Here are 12 dining suggestions that both of us picked (places that we dined before), which we personally thought they are romantic, divine and of course, we love the food.
They are categorized accordingly to Cafes, Japanese & Fine Dining as these 3 groups are somehow our most asked / requested categories.
Coffee 5 Cups @ Plaza Damas 3, KL
This cosy little cafe is manned by a husband and wife team; Jo Hann & Kayo (a Japanese from Hokkaido) and that explains the bear mascot at their cafe (a Hokkaido Bear). Jo Hann is the man behind the kitchen while his lovely wife Kayo play her role as the barista as well as the desserts chef! Tucked at Plaza Damas at Sr Hartamas they have ample space for you to dine romantically, as Coffee 5 Cups could provide their open patio with a view of the King’s new palace just right outside the cafe.
Coffee 5 Cups
Plaza Damas 3,
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 6206 5451
Tuesday – Friday (11am – 7pm)
Saturday – Sunday (11am – 9pm)
Le Moon’s Eatery. Bakery. Zakka @ Jade Hills, Kajang
Kajang folks & friends who are staying nearby! THERE’S A NEW CAFE IN TOWN!
For Kajang folks, you should know where Jade Hill is As this Eatery, Bakery & Zakka Cafe is nestled right inside the Jade Hill township. . The 3-storey minty building has their dining area on the ground floor, with a comfortably layout of chilling corner that is occupied with sofa seats and wooden & cushioned chairs. The occasional bossa nova/ jazz music and ample seating added warmth to the space. A cute coffee house that are hoping not only to have more “to-die-for” beans near future (they are serving Illy now), but extra-cozy settings that will have you buzzing with delight—and, of course, good old-fashioned caffeine. Great to know that they will be open for Valentine’s Day dinner session too, as they usually close at 6pm on other days.
This Valentine’s Day, they have come up with their special set lunch and also dinner sets to welcome the lovebirds!
Le Moon’s Eatery Bakery Zakka
18-G, Persiaran Jade Hills Utama 1/1, Kajang
Tel: +6012 620 3638 or +6010 289 9585
Croisette Café @ Bangsar
Croisette Café is located at Cascadium Condominium, Bangsar that serves French-influenced cuisine. It might be small be definitely comfortable to be in. You can now enjoy some romantic French delicacies in a homely setting.
This year’s V-Day Menu:
Level 3 (Pool House)
28, Jalan Penaga,
Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar.
Contacts/Reservations: 016- 330 4477 (Michelle) / 014-665 7944 (Pierre)
Kampachi by Equatorial: Plaza@Jaya33, Pavilion or Troika KL
All Kampachi outlet has an illustrious interior and stylishly decorated luxurious environment
Compensating the loss of its KL Equatorial venue, Kampachi has opened another new outlet in Petaling Jaya, allowing most PJ families who are not so willing to drive all the way to KL’s Kampachi at Troika or Pavilion for some scrumptious Japanese treats. We would say that everytime we visit Kampachi, we would have another reassurance visit as their food quality & service standards were buckled up to tremendous level still.
Kampachi by Equatorial
1st Floor, Plaza@Jaya33,
1 Jalan Kemajuan, Seksyen 13,
46100 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Tel: +60 3 7931 6938
Lot G-3, The Troika,
19 Persiaran KLCC,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +60 3 2181 2282
Fax: +60 3 2181 6698
Lot 6.09.00, Level 6,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +60 3 2148 9608
Fax: +60 3 2148 2608
Ishin Japanese Dining @ Off Jalan Kelang Lama
Nestled at off Jalan Kelang Lama, it’s a bungalow-like Japanese restaurant situated by the road with a modern interior and yet displaying their sophisticated traditional & spherical sushi bar. We were impressed by their notions of serving genuine Japanese and Kaiseki style cuisines that are cooked to order. Fresh seafood and ingredients, air-flown from Japan every week
Ishin Japanese Dining
No. 202, Persiaran Klang
Batu 3 3/4
Off Jalan Kelang Lama
58000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +60 3 7980 8228
Fax: +60 3 7981 0011
Lunch 12pm – 3pm
Dinner 6pm – 10.30pm
Senya Izakaya 鲜家 @ Jalan P.Ramlee: Sushi & Grill Bar
What about Izakaya?
In Japan, they are actually drinking houses with a menu of small dishes for snacking. Literally, it means “stay sake shop” so traditionally this was a place where you could sit and drink on the premises. Today’s Izakayas has improvised where you can order food & drinks while chilling out with your friends, or even your Valentine date!
At Senya, it’s all about casual Japanese dining ala Izakaya style. Added with their specialty of charcoal grilled items, other Japanese fares like sushi, sashimis, rice set, noodles like ramen are also available. You can opt to sit outdoors where they too provide a small al fresco dining area and at the same time with the perfect Petronas Twin Tower view Else, sitting indoors would allow you to enjoy cosy plus a modern hip ambiance.
Senya Izakaya 鲜家
No.18 Jalan P.Ramlee,
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2181 4099
Mon – Sat: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 2:00 am
Sun: 5:30 pm – 2:00 am
Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar @ The Gardens, Mid Valley City
Located on the 6th floor of The Gardens Hotel & Residences, just next to Vertigo. You’ll feel Sage is like more of like a standalone as it’s location is kinda secluded but fret not, it’s easily found. Upon entering the huge glass doors, you will be greeted by friendly staffs that would usher you to your table passing by the dark timber floors, wooden finishings, private dining area, Japanese paintings and to your cream leather chairs. An additional sophisticated ambiance with their floor-to-ceiling windows and also the soft music playing at the perfect decibel. From our seat, we could also watch Chef Daniel and his team in action through the restaurant’s semi-open kitchen. Bringing the best of both worlds, this fusion of Japanese & French concept definitely had us going Bet you would feel the same too
Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar
The Gardens Residences Level 6,
The Gardens, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2268 1328
Fax: +603 2287 2189
Email: [email protected]
Lunch (Mon-Fri): 12pm-2pm
Dinner (Mon-Sat): 6pm-10.30pm
Closed on Sunday
Maison Francaise @ Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, KL
It speaks well for itself as it is really nestled in a house. A mansion that guaranteed an in awe moment as the waiter pulls open its doors to greet you. Laid with a spacious dining area, Maison Francaise also allow their patrons to experience al fresco dining too if they love outdoors. Simple decorations with wall paintings, chandeliers, fresh flowers. but resulted a 5-star dining ambiance generally.
Read more on: http://www.broughtup2share.com/2013/06/sunday-brunch-maison-francaise-jalan-changkat-kia-peng-kl/
5 Jalan Changkat Kia Peng
50450 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Tel: +603 2144 1474
Monday to Sunday DAILY: 11.00am – 11.30pm (last order)
Thirty8 @ Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
This chic venue is located on the 38th floor at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, comprising a spacious and posh settings of an area with the 360-degree KL city view. The ambiance was very thoughtful, allowing patrons to be heightened with live cooking show with their open kitchen concept. The kitchen top are adorned with different cooking ingredients, from east to west, including planting their own chili. This could depict that they emphasized on fresh ingredients very much.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
12 Jalan Pinang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 2182 1234 (EXT 2340)
Fax: +60 3 2182 1288
Villa Danieli @ Sheraton Imperial, KL
Talk about rustic Italian dining; an interior with rough finishing that is instilled with the typical Italian villa ambiance. Stone pillars standing majestically surrounding the colourful mural near the ceiling was very nice to look at while enjoying the spread. Neat bar counters and not to mention the posh seats layout as well, with an enchanted firewood pizza oven. And we just love their hand painted ceramic tabletops! This is a place where you can enjoy a menu which is a reflection of what true Italian recipes are all about; beautified by handmade pasta, use of natural ingredients like the aromatic herbs as well as some lip smacking main dishes.
Read more on: http://www.broughtup2share.com/2012/06/villa-danieli-sheraton-imperial-new-menu-by-chef-alessandro/
Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur
129 Jalan Sultan Ismail,50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2717 9900
Open Weekdays 12pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Cava Restaurant and Bar @ Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar
Cava, being the place for authentic Spain & Mediterranean cuisine has once allowed us to discover the treasures of the New World that boasts such a variety of delicious flavours through their cuisine. Importing fresh ingredients from Spain, method of cooking as well as the combination of flavours, we are able to enjoy the delectable selection of tapas, paella and steaks, which are the very best of Spanish cuisine!
Cava Restaurant and Bar
71, Jalan Bangkung,
Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar
59100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +603 2093 6637
Mon – Sat: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio @ Solaris Dutamas, KL
As you may know, Nathalie’s menu of fine French cuisine is seasonal: Different dishes every month! So you know when to drop by when you’re ready to splurge and give yourself a little indulgence!
Their sleek menu, modern and warm deco – laid with high tables and chairs to a matching counter and not to forget their open kitchen letting you enjoy and watch the chefs in action.
You could proceed to the other side of the restaurant if you wish to be seated nearby the dessert kitchen.
Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio
Unit A4-1-5 Solaris Dutamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 6207 9572
Opening Hours :
Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea :
9am-6pm (Tuesday – Saturday)
6pm- 11pm (Thursday – Saturday)
T: +603 6207 9572
And that concludes our Top 12 Picks