There’s nothing quite like having a view of the city in front of you while you bite into delicious food. As much as the quality of the food matters, the view and surroundings play a huge role in making your dining experience an unforgettable one. These rooftop restaurants have more than just Instagram-worthy interiors, this is the real deal — it’s the best view of Kuala Lumpur in front of your eyes.
For the best view of the city, it’s definitely the rooftop restaurants located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. While restaurants like Cantaloupe at Troika Sky Dining and Trace Restaurant & Bar at Element Kuala Lumpur aren’t exactly on the rooftop, they are located high up and designed with sweeping large windows, giving you the same access to a fantastic view of the city too.
These are located at the city’s prominent streets. Jalan Binjai for example, is one of the hottest spots with the best view of Kuala Lumpur as the stretch is located right in front of the Petronas Twin Towers. Jalan Pinang and Jalan Tun Razak are also popular when it comes to high-rise buildings and hotels with rooftop restaurants.
We suggest going at night to see the city in full lights (also you won’t be drenched in sweat from the hot weather during the day). Plan a night out at one of these 7 spots for the best view of Kuala Lumpur.
Best rooftop restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
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Fuego (which means ‘fire’ in Spanish) serves up modern South American tapas in a more casual environment — compared to Troika Sky Dining’s Cantaloupe. Their alfresco concept goes well with the open space dining area that overlooks the city’s skyline.
Fuego, Troika Sky Dining, Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603-2162 0886
Modern Malay cuisine with a view — what’s not to love. There are also two semi-private dining areas and a private dining room so you can have your parties or meetings with a view. The hotel, PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park is also one of the first Muslim-friendly hotels in Malaysia.
The 39 Restaurant, PNB Darby Park, 10, Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603-7490 3939
Enjoy the finest cut of Wagyu and Angus while immersing in the view of Kuala Lumpur. Marble 8’s contemporary menu has a wide range of food items. Start with something light, like the Zucchini parmigiana, followed by Wagyu tenderloin and finish the meal off with something sweet, like the dark chocolate fondant.
Marble 8, Level 56, Menara 3 PETRONAS, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, +03-2386 6030
This ‘restaurant’ is not on any rooftop. Technically, you’ll be dining in the air (45-50 meters from the ground), with a 360° view of Kuala Lumpur. Each dining experience is an hour long, with a 3-course meal cooked and served in front of you by the chefs on board.
Dinner In The Sky, No 231, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, +603-2282 6413
Located on the 57th floor of Menara 3 Petronas, Marini’s on 57 claims to be the highest rooftop bar, Italian restaurant, and whisky & cigar lounge in Kuala Lumpur. You can choose to dine their artisan-pasta dishes, or have a go at their personalised menu where the chef will prepare some of the restaurant’s signature dishes from both on and off the menu.
Marini’s on 57, Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, +03-2386 6030
With the kitchen and bar strategically located in the middle of the restaurant, diners will get to enjoy the astounding view of the city in 360°. They serve a wide variety of cuisines, which includes Western, Chinese, and Japanese that will caters to multiple tastebuds in one location.
THIRTY8, Level 38, Grand Hyatt, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2182 1234
The Heli Lounge Bar is all the way to the top, on the helipad of Menara KH. It’s a restaurant by day and an upbeat bar by night. Have your dinner early then you’ll get to watch the sun set between the skyscraper, and continue the night along with drinks while being basked in the city lights.
Heli Lounge Bar, 34th Floor Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603-2110 5034
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This article first appeared on Lifestyleasia Kuala Lumpur