Valentine’s Day, where capitalism meets romance. The day where you have to show your partner that you love them, even though you already do.
Don’t stress out and think too much. Just think “You, me, flowers, dinner, and some other things I might forget.” Dress up, look nice and eat nice food. This is classic V Day, and to narrow down the choices, we’ve prepared this list…
The places may range from hella fancy to chill, with flavours from Southeast Asia, France, Baba Nyonya cuisine, Italy, etc. We even slipped some bar recommendations in case you want to sip a few afterwards.
We guarantee that these places serve good food, have cool aesthetics and are a lot of fun. And if you’re still not having a good time come V Day, then you might want to check if you have a cork stuck up your….
Isabel Restaurant and Bar
Where 1950s decor meets contemporary sensibility. It is an essential place to savour regional flavours. Craving for udang sambal tumis? Fix that at Isabel.
Flavours: Southeast Asian, Fusion, Malaysian
Price Range: $$$
Address: 21, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2110 6366
Think French when it comes to romantic dates. Until you save up enough to actually go to Paris, Café Café is the perfect entry for authentic Parisian cuisine in the heart of KL. Bon apetit!
Flavours: Parisian, French
Price Range: $$$
Address: 175, Jalan Maharajalela, Kampung Attap, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2145 8141
Lima Pulo: Baba Can Cook
It doesn’t always have to be steaks or pasta, why don’t you spice things up this V Day with some Baba Nyonya flavours. The food is affordable, delicious and the rustic interior just screams personality.
Flavours: Baba Nyonya, Malaysian
Price Range: $$
Address: 50, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2698 3268
The best date is a pizza date (aww). Sure, it doesn’t have romantic vibes, but damn, that pizza smells awesome.
Flavours: Pizza, American Traditional, Italian
Price Range: $$
Address: BG3, Block B, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Section 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
The Terrace At Tamarind Springs
We’re just gonna say it straight, it’s RM650 per couple. Candlelight dinner overlooking a beautiful and lush forest. You want hella fancy, you got it.
Address: Tamarind Springs Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-4251 7200
From garden to glass, BOTAKliquor’s approach to mixology stems from pure spirits and partially homegrown botanicals.
Address: 156, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2022 1100
Rentak is all about rhythm and booze. The cool camel says so.
Address: Rentak, Upstairs ETC cafe, 198, Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
JungleBird carries that Caribbean soul and spirit with its rattan decor. Aside from the decor, this is the only place in town where you can get a good selection of rum from around the world.
Address: 15M, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2011 5715
The Pawn Room
Another speakeasy in this list is The Pawn Room. Classy oriental ornaments filled the room and behind the bar, you can get oriental flavours and ingredients that bring homage KL’s heritage.
Address: 46, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 013-483 8863
Gins tastes Pahit, and this is where the gin lovers gather. Its impressive list of gin is going to make it hard for you to pick – just remember, there are no wrong choices.
Address: 3, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2110 0776
Once you’ve read this article, make sure you reserve a table to, you know, avoid a Mexican standoff with your partner. If you plan to head to one of these bars, stay safe and Grab back.
Happy Valentine’s Day y’all, now let’s feed this crippling economy of ours!
Get some JUICE.