Whether you want to celebrate a weekend, quality time with family or you’re simply an avid foodie, feasting on unlimited food in Malaysia’s best buffet restaurants is always something to look forward to. Imagining the feeling of seeing rows and rows of delectable treats and dishes alone makes us very excited. With an extensive variety of buffets restaurants available, which then is the best buffet restaurant in Malaysia? In our Best of Lifestyle series, we have curated the latest 10 Best Buffet Restaurants in Malaysia, providing quality recommendations to suit your budget and lifestyle.
This article was last updated on 11 January 2023
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10 Best Buffet Restaurants in Malaysia
Best authentic Malaysian buffet
If you’re one for the authentic Malaysian flavour, there’s no reason to never try Restoran Rebung Dato Chef Ismail. The restaurant is helmed by Dato Chef Ismail, a veteran with decades of local culinary experiences, and is co-owned with the first Malaysian astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. Two of the best things about this place are that it’s pretty affordable, and the quality of their food is outstanding too. It’s easy to see why they’ve got a 4.3 rating from over 3,000 Google reviews.
Some of the specialties here include Daging Salai Masak Lemak Ciliapi, Patin Tempoyak, Serawa Durian and Rendang Daging, but nothing beats their Rebung Perut Masak Lemak and Asam Pedas Ikan Pari. There are over 50 other Malaysian dishes available, so you’ll be spoilt for choices.
Upon arriving, you’ll also be greeted by their warm, friendly atmosphere surrounded by authentic Malaysian interior. And if you’re lucky, you can find yourself in a conversation with the Dato Chef Ismail himself.
Locations: 5-2 Cascade Parking Bukit Aman, 1, Jalan Tanglin, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2276 2525
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For an unforgettable feast at the futuristic ambiance
Situated 282m above the ground at the tallest tower in Southeast Asia, Menara Kuala Lumpur, the Atmosphere 360 Restaurant offers an unforgettable culinary experience with a luxurious and modern setting. Their main area is also decorated in a spaceship-like interior, so guests can savour the tasty dishes while enjoying the magnificent view of the glimmering city light.
The Atmosphere 360 offers both authentic Malaysian and international cuisine. It still boasts the idea of buffet typical of Malaysia, with main courses including various types of rice, chicken biryani, mutton curry, patin asam tempoyak and various types of seafood. However, you’ll also find other delectable food stations such as Grilled Station, Dessert Station, Appetiser Station and Noodle Station with a variety of international delights.
Locations: Level 7 Unit 1 Menara Goldstone, Holiday Inn Express, No 84 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
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For inexpensive Japanese cuisine
If you’re craving for the umami flavours of Japanese cuisine, head to the Mitasu Japanese Restaurant. Known for its affordable Japanese cuisine, Mitasu provides a plethora of Japanese dishes to choose from – you’ll be spoilt for choice! From sushi to sashimi (which are absolutely outstanding), their best must-try dishes are donburi and Teppanyaki, all of which are prepared to order. Also, ensure you don’t miss out slurping their flavourful fresh oysters!
Emphasising quality culinary experience, every meal here is served in a la minute style, so guests can have peace of mind knowing every food is always the freshest. If you live near and around the Bukit Bintang area, you can also visit their restaurant branch over at Central Plaza. Or, they also offer delivery if you prefer single meals to enjoy at home over a buffet.
Locations: Central Plaza, 2506, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2110 2833
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For dining with breathtaking view
One of the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, THIRTY8 is located on the 38th floor of Grand Hyatt KL to offer a spectacular dining experience with 360-degree view of the city. It’s a popular high tea spot in the city, but its buffet isn’t less outstanding; it serves exquisite selections of international cuisine with lively show kitchens for theatrical dining experience. However, note that their buffet is only available on every last Sunday of the month – make sure to check your date!
Locations: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2203 9188
A seafood heaven
If you’re a fan of seafood, a buffet experience at the Lemon Garden Cafe is the one you can’t miss. It’s famous for offering almost all types of local and international seafood cuisine, all served in assisted buffet-style to pamper guests with opulent experiences at a luxurious setting. Other dishes such as dimsum, pasta, noodles and grilled meats are also available, and we’d recommend you to try their signature tea blends and Turkish coffee to lighten up your mood. If you want a more refreshing atmosphere, book a seat for alfresco dining at their lovely outdoor garden.
Locations: 11, Jln Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2074 3900
A halal-friendly option for international cuisine
Nook, a restaurant within the roof of Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral Hotel, boasts a modern dining experience with futuristic interior design. The refreshing setting features a clean interior and modern pendant lighting, with guests enjoying a unique dining experience at their luxurious jet-like private pod.
Aside from their futuristic nuances, you’ll also be brought to a culinary journey that combines authentic Malaysian cuisine with some of the best international dishes. That includes legendary biryani, succulent noodle soups, Italian pasta, pizza and wagyu beef, as well as other Indian, Indonesian and Chinese cuisine, all of which are guaranteed Halal. On top of that, vegetarian-friendly options are also available.
Locations: Aloft KL Sentral, 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2723 1188
A fusion of the old and the future
Located at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, a heritage hotel designed in classic art deco style, the Contango offers a fusion of the past and present. Surrounded by a century-old architecture, Contango is a place to enjoy a true buffet-style fine dining experience.
While you travel back in time to when Malaysia was a British colony, you’ll be pampered with quality meals ranging from Western, Chinese, Malay and Thai cuisine. But what will be the most unforgettable is their theatrical open kitchen interactive dining concept, which surely offers a unique experience while savouring its delectable foods.
Locations: 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2785 8000
One of the best fine dining buffet
One of the best all-day dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Mosaic welcomes guests with their Peranakan architecture interior with intricate hanging lights and beautiful mosaic walls. A perfect place to dine with family and friends, the restaurant also offers two semi private dining rooms that can fit for up to 10 guests each. Guests can then enjoy delectable dishes presented in cast iron pans, woks and copper pots for an unforgettable authentic dining experience.
Apart from offering Chinese cuisine on the buffet, their range of international dishes also cover Indian and Japanese food options. That includes tandoori chicken, biryani rice, sushi, sashimi and other barbequed specialties.
Locations: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 (3) 2330 8798
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For the freshest Japanese sashimi
The Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur hosts a melting pot of international cuisines with multiple top-rated restaurants within its roof, but the buffet experience at the Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine Restaurant is just a next-level. A perfect place for those looking for the best Japanese cuisine, this restaurant offers Shumatsu buffets consisting of the freshest sashimi and oysters on the pods. Other signatures include spiced ramen noodles, river prawn tempura and hot teppanyaki, all served on beautiful hand-crafted fugo sets.
As for the information, the Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine also uses only the freshest fishes, delivering (via flight) them from Japan twice a week to ensure the highest quality culinary experience.
Locations: Pusat Dagang, 13, Jalan 16/11, Seksyen 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7628 7368
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Modern dining in bright interior setting
Devour local and international cuisine – buffet style and a la carte – in the elegant, bright contemporary setting at The Eatery. It’s known for its extensive buffet presentation, but their live cooking stations are also both entertaining and delightful. Those who prefer to eat at home rather than a buffet can also opt for takeaway and delivery.
Locations: 1201, Tower 3, Puchong Financial Corporate Centre (PFCC, Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: 03-5891 8855
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