Happy New Year! 2022’s a brand new, hopeful year, and with that, Chinese New Year is just around the corner as well! Falling on 1st February, restaurants are quickly filling with reservations as friends and family rush to gather this CNY. While you could certainly gather anywhere, or pick your favourite place, Chinese restaurants are the place to go for CNY. To kick it up a notch, ✨grand✨ Chinese restaurants, to be precise. Why not? We’ve certainly earned it, and though names like “Grand” or “Imperial” or “Oriental” may come to mind at first mention of grand Chinese restaurants, here’s a list to make your life easier!
1) Oriental Pavilion
From dim sum to fine Cantonese cuisine, Oriental Pavilion (formerly known as “The Oriental”) as the Oriental Group’s flagship outlet, has it all. You can look forward to Oriental Pavilion’s specialties including Peking Duck, Double-Boiled Coral Shark’s Fin in Shark’s Bone Soup, Braised Imperial Beancurd with Spinach, Cod Fish with Pomelo Sauce in Whole Orange, Charcoal Grilled Iberico Ribs, and Roast Suckling Pig – Finest Macau Style just to name a few–perfect for your CNY gathering. Want that extra exclusive feel? Choose from any of their eight private rooms! Psst, they’re also rated as the only Chinese restaurant in KL’s Top 20 restaurants by CNN Travel Guide!
Tel: +603-7956 9288
Location: P1-04, Level 1 Podium, PJ 33, No. 3, Jalan Semangat, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
2) Yun House
Located within Four Seasons Hotel, Yun House is where you can enjoy a range of fresh, handmade dim sum by day, and elevated Cantonese cuisine by night. Their dumplings and wontons abound, as do their BBQ selections ranging from duck to lamb. As is the norm during CNY, you can also look forward to Sun-dried Abalone, Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber and Bird’s Nest, or sample a range of their fresh seafood. Best of all, you’ll be able to enjoy in comfort and luxury thanks to its plush, opulent, yet tasteful setting.
Tel: +603-2382 8888
Location: Four Seasons Place, 145 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
3) Sinchoiwah Restaurant
The Lai family founded Choi Wah Restaurant back in 1982, and today, it’s this grand building of its own, catering to daily dining, weddings, events and such. At Sinchoiwah Restaurant, you’ll be able to get the usual delicacies associated with Chinese restaurants, including soups, platters, roasted meat, seafood… Choices are aplenty, so there will definitely be something for everyone here! Even if not for CNY, we think that you should definitely visit once, if only to try a bit of everything on their menu!
Tel: +603-6277 3377
Location: No. 22, Jalan 7A/62A, Bandar Manjalara, Kepong 52200 Kuala Lumpur
4) Marco Polo Restaurant
Famous for their Peking duck, dim sum, and Sunday buffet lunch among other things, Marco Polo Restaurant has been around since 1980. Aiming to offer the best Chinese cuisine, their main focus is on traditional Cantonese cuisine, but they incorporate dishes and cooking styles from China’s other provinces as well. They also tailor set meals according to festive seasons, so for example, for this month (January), you can look forward to their Annual Dinner Set!
Tel: +603-2141 2233
Location: 1st Floor, Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
5) Restaurant Extra Super Tanker
Extra Super Tanker–now that’s a name that isn’t easily forgotten! Inspired by the culinary landscape of Mainland China, Restaurant Extra Super Tanker offers authentic Cantonese cuisine threaded with Hakka flavours. Using the finest, freshest ingredients, they strive to serve the best Cantonese delicacies, staying true to its traditions and flavours. Restaurant Extra Super Tanker offers both set and a la carte menus, and they seem to rotate their set menu each month too. For January, it’s the CNY set you won’t want to miss!
Glo Damansara Outlet: +603-7733 7769 | Unit No 2.18 & 2.19, Level 2, Glo Damansara, No. 699 Jalan Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tropicana Gardens Mall Outlet: +603-7620 8877 | Lot 3F-20 & 3F-21, Tropicana Gardens Mall, No. 2A Persiaran Surian, Tropicana Indah, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
6) Lai Po Heen
Walk into Lai Po Heen, and feel like you entered an ancestral home of any 19th-century Chinese tycoons. Featuring high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and parquet flooring, it’s a feast for your eyes. But of course, we’re not just here to admire the decor. Lai Po Heen’s specialties are dim sum and classic Cantonese delicacies, with highlights such as Braised Whole Baby Africa Abalone And Morel Mushrooms, Wok-Fried Marinated Lamb Chops, and LPH Signature “Musang King” Durian Pancakes. There’s an open kitchen for you to witness the food preparation, as well as seven private rooms, should you wish for more privacy.
Tel: +603-2330 8798
Location: Lai Po Heen, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
7) Noble Mansion
Another restaurant under the Oriental Group, Noble Mansion focuses on Shunde-inspired dishes, the famous food province in Guangzhou, China. Some of their highlights include Charcoal Flamed Claypot Rice with Fresh Water Prawn & Superior Soya Sauce, Giant Scallops, Pan Fried Live Australian Whole Abalone, and Roast Suckling Pig with Liver Sausage–perfect for CNY celebrations. Even their set up says it, as it’s modern interpretation of a Chinese traditional mansion with section names such as The Lantern, The Bamboo Courtyard, The Terracota Rooms and The Grand Hall.
Tel: +603-7932 3288
Location: P1-01, Level 1 Podium, Plaza 33 No. 1 Jalan Kemajuan, Seksyen 13 46200 Petaling Jaya
8) Copper Mansion
Elevate your dining experience at Copper Mansion, where they are much more than just a seafood restaurant. Bringing together culinary traditions from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South East Asia, they offer an innovative menu, complemented by excellent service and stunning interior decor. Choose from chef specials, their a la carte menu, or their CNY package, the latter being the easiest option in conjunction with the upcoming festive season.
PJ Outlet: +603-7932 7777 | 18B, Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a Petaling Jaya
USJ Outlet: +603-8023 2666 | 838, Persiaran Subang, Taman Indah Subang Uep, 47600 Subang Jaya
Geno Hotel: +6012-503 3638 | Geno Hotel, Level 1, Jalan Subang Mas, Taman Subang Mas, 47620 Subang Jaya
9) Chuai Heng Restaurants
Having been around since 1989, Chuai Heng Restaurants boast an illustrious history o become one of KL’s most prominent names in the F&B sector. Taking after Hong Kong cuisine, Chuai Heng restaurants provide familiar Chinese food we all know and love, with an occasional twist. Set menus and packages for special events are available, including those for CNY!
Location: 20, Jalan Kampung, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
10) The Ming Room
Located in Bangsar Shopping Centre, The Ming Room is one of the go-to places for those seeking Cantonese cuisine and dim sum for those in and around the area. Menu highlights include Double-Boiled Coral Shark’s Fin Soup with Wanton in Pumpkin, Baked Boston Lobster with Foie Gras Sauce, Braised ‘Soon Hock’ with Traditional Style and Chilled Durian Pudding. With the arrival of CNY, you can look forward to their CNY sets as well!
Tel: +603- 2284 8822
Location: 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 KL
11) Grand Imperial
Grand Imperial Group has plenty of Grand Imperial outlets scattered in the KL and Selangor areas, and they’ve been around since 2008. As such, they are now a household name for excellent Chinese cuisine, as well as other food-related products and services. At Grand Imperial restaurants, you can look forward to Chinese Dim Sum, BBQ, Seafood Steamboat, Hong Kong noodles, and fresh seafood among other things. With so many outlets to choose from, you could even have a couple of gatherings with different people if you love their food that much!
They have many outlets, so head over to their website to find the one nearest you!
12) Oriental Treasure
Yes, it’s another restaurant under the Oriental Group, but what’s not to love? Oriental Treasure is the only non-halal Chinese cuisine located in Bangsar South, serving up scrumptious dim sum and BBQ alongside signature dishes and house specialties of the Oriental Group. Some of the menu items you can look forward to here are The Three Cones, Miso Baked Cod Fish with Capsicum, Steamed Ocean Garoupa with Prawns & Garlic Taishan Style, and Fiery Baby Duck.
Tel: +603-2242 2382
Location: Unit 1-2 & 1-3, 1st Floor, The Sphere, No.1, Avenue 1, Bangsar South City, 8, Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
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