The Best Hotel Buffets in Kuala Lumpur

Eat all you can at these hotel buffets! Make your selection based on the type of cuisine you’re looking for, whether it’s local or international, or simply fresh succulent seafood.

These days, you can find almost any kind of food in Malaysia, be it a type of local cuisine, an international offering or even fusion foods. With so many options to choose from and a limited amount of time to try them all, buffets really do save the day. Not only will you be able to sample all sorts of delicacies (especially at international buffets), you can also feast like royalty, picking and choosing specifically what you prefer and eating as much as you like.

Then again though, with the mind-boggling range of buffets available, it can sometimes be tough to choose which one to visit. Of course, a good variety of choices as well as top quality items are a must have for buffets, so just check out the list below to get a better idea of which buffet best suits your taste buds:

1. Lemon Garden Cafe @ Shangri-La Hotel

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The seafood buffet in Lemon Garden Cafe is particularly popular so it’s advisable to book your place in advance (especially during the weekends). Here, you can indulge in their fresh cold seafood section which features items such as oysters, prawns, mussels, crabs, scallops and more. The interior is planned around comfort and simplicity and the food stations are spaced out to provide ample walking space from one type of food to another. If you’re looking to indulge in a variety of international cuisines, you should definitely give this buffet a try.

Venue: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
Breakfast Buffet: 6am – 10.30am (Daily)
Lunch Buffet: 12pm – 2.30pm (Monday to Friday), 12pm – 3pm (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays)
Dinner Buffet: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
Phone Number: 603-2074 3900

 2. Kontiki @ The Federal Kuala Lumpur

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The name Kontiki is derived from a raft made of balsa logs and was used by a Norwegian explorer in 1947. In fact, you’ll notice almost immediately as you enter the dining area that the ceiling is fashioned to mimic the bottom of a raft. Here, you can enjoy a wide range of Asian and Continental cuisine that’s sure to tantalise your taste buds. There are three types of buffets to choose from: the barbecue seafood buffet dinner, the buffet lunch and hi-tea buffet. Each offers a fantastic selection of food and no expense is spared to provide customers with the freshest ingredients possible.  

Venue: Mezzanine Floors, The Federal Kuala Lumpur, No.35 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
Lunch Buffet: 12pm – 2.30pm (Monday to Friday, except public holidays)
Hi-Tea Buffet: 12.30pm – 4pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Dinner Buffet: 6.30pm – 10pm (Friday & Saturday)
Phone Number: 603-2148 9166

3. Nook @ Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

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Most buffet interiors present with an image of decadent comfort and a wide variety of food to choose from. While Nook is no stranger to generous servings of food (both local and international), their interior design is definitely futuristic. Here, you can indulge your food cravings while sitting in a jet pod. There’s also tons of food to choose from and their quality is simply amazing. If you’re looking to try out different types of buffets in a single location (they have six types in total), this restaurant next to KL Sentral should be your next destination.

Venue: No 5 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Breakfast Buffet: 6.30am – 10.30am (Daily)
Lunch Buffet: 12pm – 2.30pm (Daily)
Dinner Buffet: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
Phone Number: 603-2723 1188

4. Latest Recipe @ Le Meridien Hotel

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When it comes to dining in this luxurious venue, you can expect to be wowed by a large, brightly lit space and high ceilings. Of course, you can also look forward to fresh quality ingredients and a comfy, laid-back area to enjoy it all. Their sashimi is worth the stomach space and they also serve up plenty of roasted and grilled options, dim sum and lots of desserts for even the sweetest appetites.  

Venue: 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470, Kuala Lumpur
Breakfast Buffet: 6am – 10.30am (Monday to Friday), 6am – 11am (Saturday & Sunday)
Lunch Buffet: 12pm – 2.30pm (Monday to Friday), 12.30pm – 3pm (Sunday)
Dinner Buffet: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
Phone Number: 603-2263 7434

5. Mosaic @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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This established restaurant continues to wow and delight with their luxurious quality offerings. It’s Halal certified (a fantastic plus) and their seafood selection is truly a dream composed of mussels, prawns, oysters and tons of sashimi. Here, you can sit back and relax with plate after plate of delicious food in a setting fit for a king. For both the breakfast buffet and lunch buffet, guests are able to indulge in their cravings for both local and international food. They also serve up a generous array of desserts that’s sure to captivate those with a sweet tooth.  

Venue: Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088, Kuala Lumpur
Lunch Buffet: 12pm – 2.30pm (Daily)
Dinner Buffet: 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
Phone Number: 603-2179 8881

6. Contango @ The Majestic Hotel

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Contemporary by design, this popular buffet destination can definitely fit you in for their lunch, dinner or seasonal offerings. The open kitchen encourages guests to interact and you’ll never have to worry about the freshness of the ingredients used as it is definitely some of the best around. Here, you can find a wide variety of cuisines, from local delicacies to Mediterranean, Japanese and other Western delights. For those looking to indulge in wine or beer, you can also opt to pay a little more for unlimited refills.

Venue: 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Lunch Buffet: Check with Hotel
Dinner Buffet: Check with Hotel
Phone Number: 603-2785 8000

7. Melting Pot Cafe @ Concorde Hotel

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This all-day dining area has been around for a long time and quality seafood is pretty much the staple here. Other than great choices of cooked seafood, guests can also indulge in a fine selection of cold ones that includes mussels, crabs, oysters and prawns. For a more novel buffet session, you can even drop by later in the evening to enjoy a supper buffet instead. Just take note that this special buffet is only available on Sundays so you might want to call ahead.  

Venue: 2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Kuala Lumpur
Breakfast Buffet: Check with Hotel
Lunch Buffet: Check with Hotel
Dinner Buffet: Check with Hotel
Supper Buffet: Check with Hotel
Phone Number: 603-2717 2233 / 603-2144 2200 ext 2337

8. The Spread @ The Gardens Hotel & Residences

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This 24-hour dining area can be found on the sixth floor of St. Giles Residences at The Gardens Hotel. Here, you can indulge in a daily breakfast buffet as well as a lunch buffet on selected days. Other than a variety of local delicacies to choose from, you’ll also get to sample various types of Continental cuisine. Although there are less than 100 items to choose from, you’ll nevertheless get to enjoy the taste of quality ingredients. For those looking for a little more entertainment to go along with their food, there’s also the live-action cooking stations.

Venue: The Gardens Hotel & Residences, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200, Kuala Lumpur
Breakfast Buffet: 6am – 10.30am (Daily)
Lunch Buffet: 12pm – 2.30pm (Selected Days)
Phone Number: 603-2268 1188

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