Chinese New Year is a big and significant celebration in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia as a whole, not just for Malaysians of Chinese descent but for everyone else as well. It’s normally a time when family members of different faiths and ethnicities come together after being apart for a long time. It’s also a time when friends and co-workers gather to mark the season. Here are our 10 Best Restaurants to Celebrate CNY in KL for 2023, Year of the Rabbit.
1. Chynna at Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s award-winning Chinese restaurant takes the lead with an ensemble of Oriental treasures including reunion set menus, premium yee sang selections and chef’s signature à la carte dishes which are exclusive for 2023. The four sets are Wealth, Prosperity, Fortune and Grand Fortune are available for dine-ins only. Choose from five yee sang options for dine-in or takeaway, or order the Chinese New Year Supreme Hotpot-Style Poon Choy, served in a traditional claypot with fine layerings of seafood, meat and vegetables.
Guests dining at Chynna will be treated to a plethora of fun activities ranging from a Lion Dance performance on 26th January, an appearance by the God of Prosperity on Chinese New Year’s eve dinner & Chinese New Year Day during lunch service, a Fortune Teller Appearance (算命) on Chinese New Year’s day one’s Lunch and Chinese Calligraphy Activity (挥春) on Chinese New Year second day’s Lunch. Diners will receive mandarin orange, fortune cookies as well as 2023 Ang Pao packets with a minimum spend of RM888 nett and above.
Reunion Set menus start from RM699 nett per person (Minimum 3 persons), Yee Sang Selections from RM158 nett (Half Portion) and runs from 1 January to 5 February 2023.
You can find Chynna at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Level 5, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL Sentral, 50 470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For reservations, call +603 2264 2596.
Opening times 11am-1430pm / 18:30 - 22:30- (Sat/Sun) / 12:00 -14:30 / 18:30 - 22:30.
2. YEN at W Kuala Lumpur
Hop into the new year for 2023 with Chinese favourites redefined. Trust our culinary sifu Chef Weng and YEN master chefs to prepare you a prosperous feast you won't forget. This Chinese New Year, YEN presents you flavoursome set menus, ala-carte specialities, varieties of Yee Sang and a special CNY selection of dim sums.
With an abundance of options available expect to see Spot of Sunshine Set Menu (Minimum 2 persons) RM238 per person, for food only. Prosperous Life Forever Set Menu (Minimum 2 persons) RM328 per person, for food only. Wishing You Prosperity Set Menu (Minimum 6 persons) RM368 per person, for food only. Double Happiness Set Menu (Minimum 6 persons) MYR 428 per Person for food only. Throughout this period, a special Dim Sum menu is also offered, with highlights including Steamed Prosperity Mandarin Orange Dumpling, Bird Nest; Oven Baked Fatt Choi Abalone Pie. YEN private dining is available with Lunch for a Small Private Dining Room (Maximum 10 Persons) : RM1500 minimum spending or dinner RM2000 minimum spending.
Yen at W Kuala Lumpur: Level 11, 121, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All the items will be available at Yen from now until - 5 February 2023. To make your booking, contact +60 12 3479088 email at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://wa.me/60123479088
3. Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown will celebrate the festivities as they usher in the Year of the Rabbit for 2023. Drop by for an auspicious buffet spread at Quan’s Kitchen as we welcome the year of the Rabbit with friends and loved ones. Our CNY For-tu-ne Buffet that includes the Prosperity Golden Yee Sang, “Bak Kwa” Roasted Chicken, Kam Heong Roasted Lamb Leg, and Steamed Nian Gao with Desiccated Coconut.
Available from 9 January to 23 January 2023.
Weekday Buffett Dinner, 9 Jan – 20 Jan | 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM, RM108+ per person. Saturday Buffet Dinner, 14 Jan | 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM, RM138+ per person. Sunday Buffet Lunch,15 Jan | 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM, RM138+ per person. Chinese New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner, 21 Jan | 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM, RM158+ per person. Chinese New Year's Day Buffet Lunch, 22 & 23 Jan | 12:30 PM – 3:00PM, RM158+ per person.
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown: 2, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur. For enquiries, reservations or to place an order, call/ WhatsApp wa.me/60125073327 or email email@example.com.
4. EQ Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Chinese New Year celebrations at EQ Kuala Lumpur for 2023 are bountiful, with feasts and gifts for all. As has become a tradition at EQ Kuala Lumpur, the lunar new year is the time of revival for the Golden Phoenix, once the city’s most famed Chinese restaurant. Each year, EQ brings back the legacy of Golden Phoenix with food from its cherished menu archives.
There are four set dinner menus, offering some of the very best celebratory fare. Priced at RM188+, RM238+, RM328+, RM488+ and RM688+ respectively per person, for a minimum of four persons. A la carte offerings will also be available. Yee Sang, the hallmark of the Chinese New Year, will be available from 5 January to 5 February 2023. The most extravagant version is the premium abalone Yee Sang with fish roe (RM188+, portion serves four to six; RM368+, portion serves eight to ten.
To make a booking, contact EQ at Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur on +603 - 2789 7777
5. Vogue Lounge Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur’s fashionable dining, lounge and rooftop bar celebrates the 2023 Lunar New Year with a beautiful Yee Sang experience.
Toss in abundance of wealth, good luck and happiness with Vogue Golden Yee Sang, which features a variety of fresh ingredients topped with Salmon, Ikura & Tobiko with three (3) different dressings (Yee Sang Sauce, Plum Sauce, Shallot Oil). Vogue Golden Yee Sang Premium is a selection with additional premium seafood which includes Jelly Koi Fish, Scallop, Abalone and Surf Clam (Hokkigai).
Vogue Golden Yee Sang is priced at RM388++ (up to 6 pax) and Vogue Golden Yee Sang Premium is priced at RM 488++ (up to 6 pax). All Vogue Golden Yee Sang orders come with a box of golden Vogue Lounge chopsticks and are available for takeaway and delivery.
Vogue Lounge KL: Level 38, Menara SuezCap 1, KL Gateway, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for reservations call +60 16 665 5984
6. Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
At Shang Palace, the Chinese New Year Specialties menu is filled with auspicious dishes such as Poon Choi or Braised Premium assorted hot dish served in a Claypot, double-boiled Fish Maw, Abalone, Japanese dried scallops, dried Oyster braised Goose Web with Kantau Sea cucumber among others.
Poon Choi serving is available for 3 people up to 10 people and the price starts from RM588 nett up to RM2388 nett.
Five varieties of Yee Sang can also be ordered a-la-carte for dine-in or takeaway, these are (for small portions): Korean snow pear Yee Sang at RM148 nett(S)/ RM248 nett (L), Crispy Fish Skin and Jellyfish Flower Yee Sang at RM178 nett (S)/ RM278 nett (L), Smoked Salmon Yee Sang at RM188 nett (S)/ RM338 nett (L), Tempura Soft Shell crab Yee Sang at RM218 nett (S)/ RM368 nett (L) and Sliced Abalone Caviar Yee Sang at RM288 nett (S)/ RM538 nett (L).
There are also six prosperity set menus of eight or nine courses: 8-Course Great Prosperity Set Menu at RM288 nett per person, 8-Course Rich Fortune Set Menu at RM388 nett per person, Vegetarian Menu at RM 248 nett per person, not available on Jan 21- 23, 2023. As for the 9- course menu will be available throughout the festive season with Happy Reunion Set Menu at RM3,528 nett per table of 6 persons, 9-Course Wealth Treasures Set Menu at RM8,880 nett per table of 10 persons and the Vegetarian Menu at RM268nett per person with a minimum order for four persons. All the set menus come with Yee Sang at the start and end with a combination of Pan fried Nian Gao.
Shang Palace at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, Level 1,11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 2074 3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Youmiqi Cusine, Jalan Klang Lama
Rather than the usual Cantonese, Hakka or Hokkien style of cuisine, you’ll be served dishes from the Shen De province of China. For 2023 they have several CNY sets from RM 788 onwards, and their healthy Yee Sang will come as part of the set.
This healthy Yee Sang is made from hand sliced fresh vegetables like purple cabbages, carrots, cucumbers and radish, with a generous amount of fresh raw Salmon.
Youmiqi: 57 Jalan Klang Lama Batu 3, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact: 016- 382 8778 Available: January 2023, Daily from 11 am-11 pm
8. Golden Valley, TTDI (Halal)
Golden Valley is one Chinese restaurant that’s suitable for company CNY dinners where colleagues come from different faiths. They’re offering the Happiness, Fortune and Auspicious sets that can be ordered for a 5 pax table or 10 pax table for 2023.
Prices start at RM549 for the 5 pax sets and RM999 for a 10 pax set. Items on the set menu include a Yam Basket with Kung Po chicken, Tiger prawns with Chef’s Special Sauce and steamed Grouper with superior soy sauce and include free flow Chinese tea, Barley or Pandan Lemongrass.
Golden Valley Melawati Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 53100. Contact: +60 3-4161 3328 Available: 1 January - 5 February 2023.
9. Wun Nam Homemade Recipe, Damansara Perdana
Wun Nam started operations in Tanjong Malim back in 1975, and now they’ve got a thriving branch in Damansara. They are your quintessential neighbourhood ‘Tai Chow’ with comfy air-conditioned indoor seating. They have 4 CNY dinner sets for 2023 to choose from (made for 10 persons) starting from RM999 net.
You can expect classic Cantonese dishes like Suckling Pig, Steamed River Patin Fish, Claypot Pork Lard Rice and of course, Yee Sang with Sea Whelk.
Wun Nam Homemade Recipe, Damansara Perdana: 23-1, 23-2, 23-3, JALAN PJU 8/5F, BANDAR DAMANSARA PERDANA,PETALING JAYA 47820 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Contact: 011-6332 3889 Available : January-February 2023; Daily 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm. Closed on the first day of CNY
10. Mohd Chan Restaurant (Halal)
Mohd Chan serves halal Cantonese and Malay fusion cuisine, which is something different from the usual CNY fare. For 2023 they have prepared several CNY sets, but not all are available at all outlets. You must check their website for the full details.
The sets that are available at all outlets are priced from RM148 for 3-4 persons, with dishes like Crab Meat soup with shredded abalone, Siakap Tiga Rasa, Classic Butter Prawns and Sambal Kapitan Sotong as part of the mix.
With over 20 branches around KL, check here for locations Contact: +603 7887 0600. Available from: 6th January 2023