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Top 5 restaurants for Father’s Day 2016

  With Father’s Day round the corner again, we, at Dineout, have come up with our top 5 places where you can spend the day …. Or night with your dads! These restaurants cover a variety of cuisines, budget and location, so there’s...Read More

Tai Zi Heen
Spring Reunion in The City

  Celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year with a spring reunion at Pullman Kuala Lumpur Hotel & Residences’ Cantonese restaurant, Tai Zi Heen from 18 January to 22 February. Whilst preserving the Chinese tradition of the ‘reunion dinner’,...Read More

The Red Beanbag
A bagful of wonderful surprises

It’s the weekend and we join the queue to make a beeline to one of the hippest cafes around Publika. It’s a no-brainer to rock up to The Red Beanbag to enjoy a relaxing, lazy Sunday (or any other day), sipping away their award-winning coffee....Read More

Afternoon Hi Tea at Carcosa Seri Negara

Driving into Carcosa Seri Negara feels as if you are making your way into the highlands in Malaysia. I can’t help but be in awe that there are still pockets of fabulous greenery in Kuala Lumpur amidst the ever growing concrete jungle. ...Read More

This is mine

  Written with passion by Pooi Yee The moment I stepped into this cafe, I fell in love with the whole deco and comfy environment. It reminded me a lot of my grandma’s house in Teluk Intan (My mum's place). Not to...Read More

A D’lightful French Retreat

When I received the invitation for the last food review of the year on Boxing Day, my first thoughts were, “But I just want to sleep in.” Driving 25km for a 1:00pm appointment wasn’t exactly how I pictured my off day. This is coming from the...Read More

Maria's Steakcafe Bangsar
"Till the Cows Come Home"

Written with passion by Caleb Ho I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase before but just in case you haven’t, it’s an expression that means, ‘for a long but indefinite time.’ That’s exactly how I felt when I sunk my teeth into that tender...Read More

The Best Kid Friendly Restaurants around Klang Valley

One of the biggest headaches that I have as a parent is finding a suitable place to dine with my children. Whenever a suggestion is required, the few things that come to mind are their appealing menus, kid-friendly portions, location, reasonable...Read More

La Risata
"Laughter is brightest where food is best"

Benvenuti!   You are literally being transported to some friendly Italy town upon stepping into La Risata, which has been making waves (and believes will continue to do so) at the suburb of Ampang since 18 years ago.   Charmingly decorated...Read More

Buka Puasa Special
Ramadhan Buffet at Kembali Kitchen

I’ll be honest – when it comes to traditional Malay cuisine, my experience has been rather limited and common. So if you are like me, being able to feast at Best Western Premier Hotel’s Kembali Kitchen Buka Puasa buffet is treat (and an...Read More

Buka Puasa Special:
Ramadhan Buffet di Marriott Putrajaya

Kali ini Mahamahu menikmati makan buka puasa di Marriott Putrajaya kalau melalui lebuh raya Lembah Klang Selatan menghala Kajang akan ketemui Marriott Putrajaya di kawasan IOI Resort. Bila masuk dengan suasana yg tenang dan juga bangunan...Read More

Dineout World Cup 2014 Showdown
Carnaval Churrascaria

In this special feature, Dineout picks out our favourites in the FIFA World Cup 2014. Sadly, the Brazillian team were annihilated during the semi-final with the Germans. But nevertheless, we continue the spotlight on host nation, Brazil. I...Read More

Dineout World Cup 2014 Showdown
Deutches Haus Restaurant

In this special feature, Dine Out picks out our two favourites to win the FIFA World Cup 2014. Now that the knockout stages have been confirmed, we believe the winner of the semi-final tie between Brazil and Germany will go on to win this...Read More

Top 5 Steamboat Restaurants in Klang Valley

Gone are the days where you typically have only 2 options of soup base with typical ingredients when it comes to steamboat banqueting. But fortunately, current epicurean world dictates a much more diversified comfort food, as it revolves...Read More

Father's Day 2014
Our guide to Father's Day dining options

Father’s Day is on June 15 this year. Though there are countless ways to honour the man you love on Father’s Day, we prefer a standout meal. To that end, we’ve compiled our ultimate list of epicurean hotspots that speak to who he really...Read More

"Turning Japanese"

Written with passion by Caleb Ho ** JUNE 2014: UNFORTUNATELY THIS PLACE IS NOW CLOSED ** I’m not going to deny it – I’m a “Japanatic” (that’s Japan fanatic for you folks). I love almost everything about Japan, especially its food...Read More

Brew & Bread
"More than coffee and bread"

Written with passion by Caleb Ho Images captured by Ter Mei Ching As you leave the hot sunny outdoors and step towards the glass door, you either feel like waking up to coffee for brunch or comfortably setting yourself down in a corner...Read More

Top three Hi-Teas in KL
An afternoon tea of scones, cakes and speciality teas

Written with passion by Nurfarhana Chek Saat Tak lama lagi Hari Ibu bakal menjelma. Kat mana nak sambut ye? Mesti semua tengah pening nak mencari tempat untuk sambut dan macam mana nak buat kejutan istimewa untuk ibu masing-masing...Read More

Mother's Day 2014
Here's to treating the best woman in your life

It’s Mother's Day on 11 May 2014 and here are some of our favorite places where you can celebrate her with some fine food - and bubbly, of course.   Tamarind Hill: For a true “thai-thai” experience, treat mum to a five-course menu, at...Read More

The Big Steak Out 2014
Seven unmissable steaks houses around Klang Valley

Fancy a delicious piece of meat with all the trimmings? Read on to find out where to stick that steak knife into for some of the best cuts in Kuala Lumpur. BY MEL SIM My most fond memory of steaks? When I was a university student in a...Read More

La Bodega
"An Authentic Spanish Revolution"

Written with passion by Sylvia Leow   For our pre-Chinese new year catch-up, my friends and I went to Bangsar Shopping Centre. It was still busy just two days before CNY. We had not made any reservation but had no problem finding an al...Read More

Du Viet
"The Real Vietnamese Experience?"

Written with passion by Sylvia Leow How many ways can you get to KLCC? By car, by LRT and now, on foot.  When someone suggested that I walk to KLCC from Pavilion, I shot back an incredulous look.  “Walk…..?”  Under the mid-day sun? It...Read More

Usher in prosperity in the New Year 2014!

Celebrate a galloping start to the Year of the Horse with our guide to Chinese New Dinner 2014. Our lists of restaurants are perfect for your festive celebrations and indulgences with family, loved ones, friends or colleagues. Ring in the...Read More

Acme Bar & Coffee
"Familiar yet foreign"

Written with passion by Caleb Ho As I stand there, on the landing of the stairs over-looking the rows of tables beneath, I get the feeling I’m in Chicago… or perhaps New York. The dark wired fences and glass wonderfully weave in and out over...Read More

Grill 582
"A Slice of Australian Heaven"

Written with passion by Caleb Ho I walk into the restaurant and all around me I see warm colours of red and brown, and lots of natural wood spread across, merged with hues of black. It looks as if a piece of Ayers Rock found its way...Read More

La Creperie De Caroline
An invitation to a pre-opening

Written with passion by Caleb Ho So we’re back! And so am I! It’s nice to know that my first article for Dine Out since the last one brings me here. As someone who has a sweet tooth, this is gastronomic heaven. I’m so sweet, I’m probably...Read More

"If burgers could kill"

Written with passion by Caleb Ho Following on from my experience at La Creperie de Caroline’s Pre-Opening Celebration, I promised I would continue my story of KGB on another day. Well guys, today is ‘another day’. Sounds stupid without...Read More

La Creperie De Caroline

Written with passion by Caleb Ho The Pre-Opening Celebration at Caroline Broutin’s spanking new joint a few weeks ago didn’t give me the chance to have a proper sit-down-savour-all-you-want meal. So tonight, I’m having my little piece of...Read More

"Creativity At Its Best"

Written with passion by Beverley Nah Daikanyama was a pleasant discovery.  A couple of friends and I were strolling along Changkat Bukit Bintang for some food when we stumble upon Daikanyama.  Straddled along the famous Changkat Bukit...Read More

"A Good Place to Chill"

  I recently handed in my thesis and have been feeling rather restless as I didn’t know what I could do with all that free time. When some friends called me out for some food adventure, I quickly jumped to the idea.   As it was too early...Read More

Soup Restaurant
"Samsui Chicken from the Yesteryears!"

  I have always love going to the Soup Restaurant in 1Utama because of the my penchant for Chinese soups.  This restaurant has a variety of soups ranging from ginseng chicken to lotus root that are boiled to perfection and taste absolutely...Read More

My Elephant
" A Flavourful Feast"

If you’re a Thai food-lover in the Klang Valley, chances are you would have been to myElephant, the quaint and unassuming restaurant located at Happy Mansion, Section 17.   About a year ago, the owners opened their third outlet in Aman Suria,...Read More

Bumbu Desa
"Serving Up Sundanese"

Bringing Sundanese cooking to Malaysian shores, Bumbu Desa provides an authentic, “home style” Indonesian culinary experience to its diners. This is immediately evident at its outlets. The rustic ambience of Bumbu Desa @ the Curve, much like its...Read More

"Whips Up Some Fun"

Food that progresses - in the right direction It’s always a celebration when a friend’s birthday comes around. Choosing the right place to fit the occasion can be tricky depending on what type of person the birthday boy or girl is. In this case,...Read More

"Hidden Gem!"

Sassorosso means red stones in Italian and that is exactly what this colonial-era converted bungalow in Kuala Lumpur city centre’s main colour is. Set against light gray trimmings, dark mahogany furnishings and stark white table cloths, the deep...Read More

Porto Romano

A cosy place for that cross-cultural feeling   I’ve been in an Italian mood for some time now… probably for the past 10 years! It’s one of my favourite types of cuisine and I thoroughly enjoy it whether alone or with friends. An afternoon lunch...Read More

La Bodega
"Where Everybody Knows Your Name"

A little cafe/restaurant tucked away on the busy streets of Bangsar where you're greeted with big Hellos and smiles and you immediately feel at home. A bodega means a warehouse in Spain where wine is sold, but La Bodega Upstairs on Telawi,...Read More

"Down under in Mont Kiara"

A taste of Melbourne in the neighbourhood Providore in Solaris, Mont Kiara is the answer to every Melbourne alumni or ex-residents who have decided to move to KL. Having lived in Melbourne for four years, one of the most important things which I...Read More

"Traditionally Surprised!"

The ambience is soothing with soft Japanese music playing in the background. Glass-top wooden tables and cushioned wooden chairs complement the dark and light brown hues throughout the interior. It’s a comfortable place to relax with some ocha,...Read More

Bermuda and Onion
"Lost In Tears!"

Bermuda and Onion Warm Sunday afternoons are best spent on the quieter streets of Kuala Lumpur, trawling for rare finds and treasures rather than in a busy, limited parking spaces shopping mall, well, my opinion anyways. I would rather search for...Read More

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