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Flour and Sushi Babe by Jeff Ramsey reopen for dine-in

The latest SOPs have caught many off-guard, not least restaurateurs. From August 20 onwards, restaurants in Kuala Lumpur are allowed to resume dine-in services for fully vaccinated individuals.  

To attain the status of fully vaccinated, it must have been 14 days after the person has received the second dose of a two-dose vaccine. For single-dose vaccines, it is 28 days after the inoculation. Patrons are also required to observe SOPs and present the digital vaccination certificate embedded in the MySejahtera app.  

Several restaurants have announced their intentions to reopen for dine-in, while many more have decided to persist with takeaway and delivery services.  

Rest assured these restaurants are also implementing precautionary steps to ensure your wellbeing remains their utmost priority. If you are fully vaccinated and less apprehensive about dining out at restaurants, ring them up to reserve a spot.


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Voted one of the top restaurants in Asia in 2020, Nadodi will welcome dine-in patrons from August 23. A homage to the journey made by Kerala’s nomadic tribes over the land bridge that once existed between India and Sri Lanka, Nadodi draws upon often-overlooked ingredients and reimagines them in such sublimity the restaurant knows best.  

6pm to 10 pm, Monday to Sunday

Call 017-2969520 or visit www.nadodikl.com to reserve 

The Drawing Room and The Brasserie, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur 

The Drawing Room, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur 

Missing the decadent afternoon tea at one of the finest hotels in town? The Drawing Room at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur resumes dine-in services starting August 20, while the Brasserie welcomes diners with its signature French-Mediterranean fare. The dining area is equipped with a disinfecting UV light system and air filtration and ventilation units to ensure you can indulge some hearty scones and terrific tea in an utterly luxurious setting with a peace of mind. 

The Drawing Room: 2pm onwards, Monday to Sunday; The Brasserie: 6pm onwards, Monday to Sunday 

Call 03-2727 6696 or email dining.kualalumpur@stregis.com to reserve 

Bake and Horizon Grill, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur 

Bake By Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Short of breakfast idea? Unable to decide upon lunch? Dinner’s not ready? Bake has you sorted. Coffee, tea, pastries, cakes, you name it… To safeguard your wellbeing, the hotel adheres to the purposefully designed Safe Sanctuary Programme, so you can luxuriate and enjoy some of the most tantalising freshly baked croissants in town. Or if you have been missing a roof-top dining experience badly, Horizon Grill is now reopen. The best part? It is for lunch and dinner, so you can catch KL’s impressive skyline in full glory.

Bake: 8am to 8pm; Horizon Grill: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm

Call 03-2113 1888 or email kualalumpur@banyantree.com to reserve

Curate and The Lounge, Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

From burgers to decadent afternoon tea, get your cravings fixed at the Four Seasons. Curate will be serving its exclusive à la carte menu, while also offering both dim sum and from its à la carte menu from Yun House. Apart from afternoon high tea, The Lounge will also be serving selected cocktails from the award-winning Bar Trigona. 

The Lounge: 2pm to 10 pm; Curate: 6am to 10pm; Curate: 6am to 10pm

Call 03-2382 8888 to reserve

Quan’s Kitchen and Jann, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown

Four Points by Sheraton KL

If you are looking for comfort food at a stylish setting after cooping up at home for an unbearably long time, let Quan’s Kitchen and Jann ease you back to normality. Quan’s Kitchen serves up a smorgasbord of Western favorites and local Asian classics, while Jann offers tapas and drinks inspired by traditional trades operating in the hotel’s surroundings. 

Quan’s Kitchen: 7am to 10pm; Jann: 4pm to 10pm

WhatsApp 012-507 3327 or email dining@fourpoints.com to reserve 

Shook!, Luk Yu Tea House and The Alchemy, The Starhill Dining

Shook! The Starhill Dining

A perpetual favourite among gourmands, Shook! welcomes back diners. But that’s not all as it is joined by Luk Yu Tea House where scrumptious dim sum awaits, while The Alchemy tempts us with the romantically named Summertime New Yorker Afternoon Tea.

Shook!: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10pm, Friday to Sunday; The Alchemy: 3pm to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday; Luk Yu Tea House: 12pm to 10pm daily

WhatsApp 018-929 8060 (Shook!), WhatsApp 018-929 8060 (The Alchemy) and WhatsApp 018-632 8060 (Luk Yu Tea House) to reserve

Maria’s SteakCafe, Bangsar

Maria's SteakCafe

Something just doesn’t taste quite right if it isn’t consumed at the restaurant. The best steak is served hot right from the grill and mercifully, Maria’s SteakCafe is now ready to embrace dine-in. Would you like some wagyu tomahawk or Porterhouse? There are also muffins and pastas on the menu.

The Bangsar outlet operates from 12pm to 9pm. Damansara, Sunway and Suria KLCC branches reopen from 6 September 2021

To reserve, click on the link

Jade Pavilion, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur 

Managed by Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, you can be sure that when you revisit Jade Pavilion for its tantalising Cantonese fare, everything remains in tip-top condition just as you remember it. Dim sum is best to have immediately out of steamers or freshly deep fried, so why not drop by Jade Pavilion for it?

Jade Pavilion: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm

Call 03-2117 2888 or email pavilionhotel-kualalumpur@banyantree.com to reserve

Sushi Babe by Jeff Ramsey

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A pivotal part of an omakase experience lies in the sensorial gratification – the observation of the chef who channels all of his effort and calls upon his dexterity to craft a piece of sushi, coupled with the heightened anticipation as the sushi is plated in your eager presence. Now, you can relive all that in person as Sushi Babe reopens and limits the seating to only 8 guests. You can also book an intimate session for yourself and several friends.

2 seatings per evening, at 6pm and 8.30pm; Tuesday to Sunday

Call 013-209 1330 to reserve


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Reopened for dine-in for seekers of Indian cuisine reimagined with a French culinary twist, fancy additions to the acclaimed restaurant are an 11-course vegetarian degustation menu and an 8-course non-vegetarian menu, entitled Mother Earth, featuring a constellation of Indian and European ingredients. To truly immerse yourself in the unique experience, set aside three hours and opt for wine pairing.

6pm onwards; Wednesday till Monday; up to 20 guests per evening

Call 012-960 0053 to reserve



Flour and Sushi Babe by Jeff Ramsey reopen for dine-in

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