Ramadan is finally here! A full month of restraint, patience, and late night feasts. As the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims around the world anticipate its arrival every year. In 2023, the Ramadan month begins on 22 Mar and is expected to end on 21 Apr.
This sacred month is often spent with family and friends, especially when it’s time to break our fast. Even preparing food in the evening is a serious matter. What are we eating? Are we buying desserts from the Ramadan bazaar? Who’s cooking the rice?
For many Malaysian families, a Ramadan hotel buffet is an annual activity; a treat to celebrate this special month. Many pick hotels as their buka puasa spot of choice not just for the delicious food, but for the amenities offered. It’s a lot easier to find the hotel’s spacious prayer room than it is to walk across a whole mall and climb 2 escalators just to find that its prayer room can only fit 5 people.
If you’re looking for the perfect buffet for you and your loved ones, keep reading. Here, I bring to you the 10 best Ramadan hotel buffets in KL sure to leave you in a food coma.
1. Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre
From 27 Mar to 20 Apr 2023, Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre will be hosting their Sajian Warisan buffet dinner at Food Exchange on Level 1.
Novotel will be serving a variety of traditional local eats as well as international specialties. Feast on their signature Sup Gear Box Merah, their highlight dish Novo Kambing Golek, and Bubur Lambuk Istimewa. Don’t miss out on their Trio Grande Siakap that goes through a 3-step cooking process. The chefs use a combination of Indian, Chinese, and Western marinating styles, followed by deep frying the fish and then oven baking it.
They also have Satay, an Ulam platter, Lemang, Prawn Masak Lemak Cili Api, and much more. Let’s not forget the wide range of desserts like their popular Novo Bubur Cha Cha, Puding Diraja, Nyonya kuih, and Pengat Pisang.
This buffet is priced at RM138 per person. Good news for families, as children between ages 7 to 12 and senior citizens who are aged 60 and above will receive a 40% discount. Those looking for a spot for a large gathering can come here too. If your group consists of 50 diners or more, Novotel has a special offer going at RM120 per person.
2. One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
Located at One World Hotel Petaling Jaya’s very own Cinnamon Coffee House, the Selera Serantau buffet invites guests to indulge in local and international delights. Featuring Malay, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Western cuisines, there’s something for everyone.
Up till 22 Mar 2023, customers can enjoy their early prices of RM168 for adults and RM84 for children aged between 6 and 12. From 23 Mar to 21 Apr 2023, adults dine for RM208 while children dine for RM104. Senior citizens aged 60 and above will receive a special discount of 50% off.
With their 4 rotational menus, you can try out the Sup Tulang Rawa, Crab Masak Lemak, Roasted Whole Lamb, and Satay. Other than that, you can get your daily vegetable intake from the buffet’s salad and cold cut counter which has different varieties of Ulam and Sambal to choose from. They also have a large dessert spread filled with Nyonya Kuih and Baklava.
3. The Westin Kuala Lumpur
The Westin Kuala Lumpur is offering a unique and nostalgic dining experience to their customers. Following the theme of Citara Anak Kampung, this buffet highlights Kampung cuisine based on the 7 chefs’ hometowns.
Born in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Chef Hamid is serving Kambing Golek Nasi Briyani. Chef Hafizi from Tangga Batu, Melaka has chosen Portuguese Baked Whole Salmon as the dish to represent his kampung, while Chef Iqbal from Kuala Lipis, Pahang’s specialties are his Ayam Opor and Daging Dendeng Berlado.
Additionally, you can take a bite of Chef Sheikh Muzaffar’s Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Api for a taste of Serting Ulu, Pahang. This buffet also features dishes from Teluk Intan, Shah Alam, and Tebrau. Chef Emy Fairuz, Chef Firdaus and Chef Syeriff are serving Kerabu Perut Bunga Kantan, Rendang Ayam Kampung Pedas, and Sup Kambing Merah Berempah – Lamb Gearbox respectively.
Citarasa Anak Kampung will be located at The Living Room, from 24 Mar to 19 Apr 2023. Until 23 Mar 2023, you can score the early price of RM158 per adult. After that, it will be RM208 for adults, and RM104 for children. Children below 6 can dine for free.
4. Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
At Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, chefs are giving you the best of both worlds with their Gabungan Duo Rasa Ala Kampung & Thai buffet. Every night from 23 Mar to 21 Apr 2023, satisfy your cravings for Malaysian and Thai eats!
The buffet will be serving local kampung delights like Gulai Tunjang Minangkabau, Sup Gearbox, Masak Lemak Udang Harimau, and Ayam Percik Kelantan.
At the same time, you can get a taste of some delicacies from our neighbours in Thailand. Curated by Chef Nopporn Nutt, this buffet includes Thai dishes like Massaman Beef Curry, which essentially is their special version of curry, and Kway Teow Nam, a clear noodle soup.
Their nightly buffet costs RM178 per person. However, on 23 to 26 Mar 2023 and 20 to 21 Apr 2023, you can dine here for a discounted price of RM142 per person. This buffet will take place at the hotel’s Melting Pot Cafe.
5. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Take a trip around the globe with Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel’s Feast of 7 Wonders, a curated buffet highlighting 7 signature dishes from 7 different parts of the world. Wow!
The 7 regions chosen to be featured are Syria, Italy, Indonesia, Morocco, India, Qatar, and Afghanistan. Be transported to these countries with delicacies like Arabic Spiced Marinated Chicken, a selection of Pasta, Angus Beef Bakso, Braised Lamb Stew with Chickpeas and Tomatoes, 14 Spice Roasted Whole Lamb Kuzi marinated for 48 hours, Kulfi Falooda, and Chicken Malai Kebab with Fenugreek Leaves.
Besides the dishes mentioned above, the buffet will also serve local cuisine to make sure everyone’s cravings are satisfied.
Drop by Essence at Sheraton Imperial between 25 Mar to 21 Apr 2023 to feast on this unique spread.
Feast of 7 Wonders is priced at RM197 per adult, and RM97 for children between 7 to 12. Dine by 24 Mar 2023 for their early bird price of RM137 per person.
6. Le Meridien
At Latest Recipe in Le Meridien, indulge in more than 150 varieties of modern and traditional food. Starting on 23 Mar 2023 and ending on 21 Apr 2023, diners can enjoy Chef Budiman’s Signature Daging Tempayan. This delicacy is braised in a tandoori oven for over 9 hours and is marinated with Asian spices.
Flowing with the Santapan Nostalgia theme, you will also find Royal Sup Malaya and Roasted Lamb at this extensive buffet. If you’re already in the raya mood, they’ve got you covered. Latest Recipe is serving guests Beef Rendang, a classic Malay dish that’s especially popular this time of year.
From 23 Mar to 2 Apr 2023 and 17 Apr to 21 Apr 2023, adults can dine for RM198 per person, while children aged 5 to 12 can dine for RM99 per head. From 3 Apr to 16 Apr 2023, it will cost adults RM208, and children, RM99. For Marriott Bonvoy and Club Marriott members, as well as selected credit card holders, you are entitled to a 20% discount.
7. Sunway Resort Hotel
Sunway Resort Hotel is back with their annual Jemput Makan buffet. This Ramadan, they’ll be presenting diners with Malaysian Treasured Recipes.
With an all-new poolside view, guests can enjoy traditional Malay cuisine in celebration of the beautiful Malay culture. Feast on their assortment of Kerabu, Kambing Golek, Ayam Pasu, Daging Bakar Harimau Menangis, Sotong Raja, and Ikan Panggang.
They’ll also be serving some raya classics to get you in the Aidilfitri mood. From Lemang and Ketupat to Satay and Serunding, there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy. You can end your meal with their dessert spread of Kuih Lapis, Kek Lapis, Kuih Bakar and much more.
Located at Level 1, Sunset Terrace, this feast is priced at RM228 per adult and RM114 per child aged between 6 to 12.
Jemput Makan begins on 24 Mar 2023 and ends on 21 Apr 2023.
8. W Kuala Lumpur
W Kuala Lumpur is back with its Bazaar Malam buffet! From 24 Mar to 21 Apr 2023, you and your loved ones can enjoy their luxurious spread of local favourites at Flock on Level 8.
They will have a soup stall with Oxtail, Ox Tongue, and Lamb soup, as well as classic kampung dishes like Itik Salai Masak Lemak, Ayam Goreng Berempah, and Rendang Kerang.
Not only that, they’ll also serve delicious Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern eats like Sushi, Sichuan Pepper Crispy Fried Chicken, Grilled Slipper Lobster, Rice Paper Rolls, and Wagyu Beef Kofta.
Bazaar Malam is priced at RM288 per adult, and RM144 per child aged 6 to 12. Children below 5 can eat for free, given that they are being accompanied by a paying adult. W Kuala Lumpur is giving those who dine within the first week of Ramadan a special offer! Between 24 Mar to 30 Mar 2023, guests can enjoy a 20% off discount.
9. Seri Pacific Hotel
At the Zende Restaurant in Seri Pacific Hotel, the Citarasa Zaman Berzaman buffet spread will feature over 200 dishes across different types of cuisine like Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Western.
You can try their Sup Gearbox, a creamy stew, Bubur Lambuk, a flavourful and meaty congee, and Asam Pedas Daging Tetel, a popular Malaccan dish. Of course, what’s a hotel buffet without roasted lamb, right? Their Kambing Panggang is served with many types of sauces to elevate the dish even more. Seafood lovers will have a great time at this buffet too, as Zende Restaurant offers an assortment of fresh seafood like Prawns, Scallops, and Mussels. I’m drooling already!
They will also be serving guests a variety of local snacks and desserts like Tepung Pelita, Kuih Keria, Lepat Pisang, and Rengas.
This buffet will run from 25 Mar to 20 Apr 2023, and is priced at RM150 for adults and RM75 for children aged 5 to 12.
10. Grand Millenium Kuala Lumpur
Warisan Bonda Buka Puasa Buffet located at Grand Millenium’s The Mill Cafe starts on 25 Mar and ends on 21 Apr 2023.
Their highlight dishes would be their 5 types of Ayam Bakar Tempayan that are all cooked with coal to reflect the traditional cooking practices of our ancestors. The chicken is marinated in 5 different ways: Rosemary Garlic, Honey, Lemon Basil, Percik, and Five Spices.
Warisan Bonda Buka Puasa Buffet is introducing Jajan Pasar where you can get traditional snacks and desserts like Onde-onde, Kuih Lapis, and Pengat Pisang. They also have Rojak Buah if you’re craving for fruits covered in a thick, sweet and salty sauce.
Other than their Ayam Bakar Tempayan, they have other local delicacies like Nasi Bukhari, Sotong Masak Hitam, and Asam Pedas Ikan Pari. Fans of Indian cuisine can indulge in their Naan and Chicken Tandoori.
For adults, entry to this buffet costs RM168. Senior citizens can dine for RM128, and children aged 5 to 12 can feast for just RM84. You can get their early bird prices of RM128 per adult if you make reservations by 25 Mar 2023. Additionally, parking at the hotel is free for the first 3 hours if you’re dining in. Sounds like a good deal to me.
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