You may have already heard of Bubu Long Beach Resort at Pulau Perhentian. Bringing its charm to KL, Bubu Bar and Restaurant is located on the side of budget digs Hotel Rae on backpacker-friendly Tengkat Tong Shin. It may be far from the beach, but Bubu still receives fresh seafood daily from Perhentian. Inside is a smarter affair, but an alfresco bar area surrounded by palm trees provides the kind of unpretentious low-key appeal you’d associate with island life.
Text Ben Liew
Clientele Local and foreign professionals, travellers and the dining crowd.
Music policy Pop, lounge jazz, Latin music and easy listening.
Drinks Sangria (RM22/glass, RM90/jug) is the house specialty. Red and white wines range from RM100-RM400/bottle but if wine’s not your thing, grab a glass of Heineken at either bar (alfresco or indoors) for RM12.
Happy hours None.
Eats Bubu serves Spanish food, with its paellas and tapas said to be among the best. However its specialty is fresh seafood cooked on an open grill.
Door policy None.
Open Sun-Thu: 3pm-12mn; Fri & Sat: 3pm-1am.
Parking Free but limited parking around the Tengkat Tong Shin area.