Malaysia's Most Unique Restaurants

Looking to add a spark of excitement to your date nights? Then look no further than this page, because we've got the inside scoop on the most exceptional and unique dining experiences in all of Malaysia. Say goodbye to boring and predictable date nights and bookmark this page right now, so you never miss out on an unforgettable culinary adventure.

Read also: 15 Best Rooftop Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

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Malaysia's Most Unique Restaurants

Jeff’s Cellar, Ipoh

International, Pork-Free

With a setting within a limestone cave, Jeff Cellar’s isn’t just Malaysia’s most unique wine bar - it is also the best of its kind globally. You are invited to immerse your palate in the exotic flavors of organic and rare wines within the confines of chill, intimate cave interiors and refreshing natural coolness.

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Unique wine and dine experience at Jeff’s Cellar, Ipoh.
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Jeff’s Cellar
1, Persiaran Lagoon, Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh.
Phone: +605-210 7777

Pia’s The Paddy, Langkawi

Local, Western, North Indian, Halal

Located in the scenic Ulu Melaka and overlooking the paddy fields fronting the majestic Gunung Raya, this uniquely beautiful dining spot serves everything from Western, Northern Indian to local fares and dining experience is heightened through its open-air seating.

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Dine in a unique Kampung setting at Pia’s The Paddy, Langkawi.
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Pia’s The Paddy
Jalan Ulu Melaka, Kampung Padang Gaong, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Phone: +012-493 3713

Dining In The Dark, Kuala Lumpur

Western, Pork-Free

Located along the vibrant Changkat Bukit Bintang, Dining In The Dark aims to elevate the appreciation for food through a unique approach: dining without sight. This enables the taste, smell, touch and sound senses to be more acute. Employees here are visually impaired and menu will not be revealed until after the meal is served, hence the name “Surprise Menu”. The varying taste and texture will definitely delight your mind and palate.

Drop by and dine in total darkness for a memorable sensory experience!

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Enjoy a meal in total darkness at Dining In The Dark, Kuala Lumpur.
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Dining In The Dark KL
50A Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone: +603-2110 0431

BBQ Lamb KL Kemensah, Ampang

Asian, Arabic, BBQ, Halal

Experience a different kind of dining here, where you are invited to soak your feet in the river and breathe fresh forest air as you dine. Famous for its smoked duck and set lunch, you are encouraged to make your reservation one week in advance. Ps. ATV or quad biking is also available nearby!

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Dip your feet into the water as you dine at BBQ Lamb KL Kemensah, Ampang.
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BBQ Lamb KL Kemensah
Jalan Taman Zooview, Ampang 68000 Malaysia.
Phone: +60 12-211 4100

Dinner In The Sky, Kuala Lumpur

Western, Halal

As suggested by its name, DInner in the Sky allows diners to enjoy their meal while being lifted 50m up in the air by a crane. Strapped to a seat on a suspended platform, treat your palate to five-course meal prepared by the chefs at Hilton Kuala Lumpur and treat your sight to the Kuala Lumpur city skyline.

Dining on a suspended platform? Yes, please!
Photo by Dinner in The Sky Malaysia

Dinner In The Sky
231, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +016-299-1396

Plane In The City, Kuala Lumpur

Fusion, Pork-Free

You can now be hungry and adventurous at the same time! Board the Boeing 737 for a remarkable 90-minute journey where you get to wine and dine, stick your head out of the Pilot’s cockpit, tread across one of the wings, and spend precious time with your loved ones.

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Dine in a plane at Plane In The City, Kuala Lumpur.
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Plane In The City
231, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +03-2282-6413

Le Petit Chef, Kuala Lumpur

Italian, French, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Pork-Free

Le Petit has chosen Malaysia as its first base in Southeast Asia, where it present its innovation dining experience through 3D project mapping technology. You can watch a small animated chef captivatingly preparing your meal on a plate placed in front of you. The meal is a harmonious combination of sight, sounds and taste - brought to you by Michelin-starred chef, Jeff Ramsey.

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Let the world's smallest chef prepare your meal for you at Le Petit Chef, Kuala Lumpur.
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Le Petit Chef - Elements
Hive, Unit H-G-11, Trec, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +03-2282-6413

Whimsy, Kuala Lumpur

Fusion, Pork-Free

Whimsy is the first-of-its-kind multi-sensory fine-dining experience, giving Malaysia’s culinary landscape a rare, unique touch. Bringing together award-winning chefs from across the globe, it incorporates 360 projection technology for creative culinary like never before.

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Excite your senses at Whimsy Malaysia!
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Whimsy Malaysia
Skyland, 231, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +6016-2991455

Nam Heong, Ipoh

Chinese, Non-Halal

Have you ever been served by a mechanical waitress? You can now, at Nam Heong! Robots are programmed to transfer food to the tables on designated tracks, and you will be required to pick the dishes from the tray. They are also able to greet customers in both English and Cantonese, and their purpose is mainly to improve efficiency while cutting waiting time. Nam Heong currently has 8 robots in its Ipoh branch and 2 at Da Men Mall, Selangor.

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Let these robotic waitresses serve you at Nam Heong.
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Nam Heong Ipoh
Block B, 2-15, Ipoh Soho, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Ipoh.
Phone: +05-246 0521

Ice Cafe, Penang

Dessert, Halal

How does dining in Malaysia's first ice-themed cafe sounds to you? Said to be kept at a temperature of between 8°C to 10°C, the cafe comes with igloos and ice beds, and features an ice-themed menu such as its signature snowflake ice bowls. Drop by if you need a break from the heat!

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Have you eaten in the cold? You can now!
Photo by Ice Cafe, Penang.

Ice Cafe, Penang
193 Lebuh Victoria, George Town, Penang Island.
Phone: +04-262 1193

Atmosphere 360, Kuala Lumpur

International, Buffet, Halal

A revolving restaurant 282m above ground level, Atmosphere 360 is located at the top of Southeast Asia’s tallest tower - Menara Kuala Lumpur. Its modern atmosphere comes with a starry fiber optic illuminated ceiling and offers a breathtaking view over the KL city. Staffed by seasoned culinary artists, this unique dining spot in Malaysia serves both buffet and ala carte items, as well as specialty cocktails.

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Dine at the tallest restaurant in Southeast Asia at Atmosphere 360.
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Atmosphere 360
Menara Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +03-2020 2121

Heli Lounge Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Bar Snacks, Pork-Free

The Heli Lounge Bar might look ordinary at first glance, but get ready for a whole new experience when you order a drink and climb a few short flights of stairs to reach the very top - the helipad. Here, you will be greeted by the amazing and uninhibited 360° view of the city skyline - the perfect vantage point to witness firework displays on special occasions, or just to get a bird's-eye view of the flashing city lights on a typical working day.

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Climb onto a helipad in the heart of KL. Or better, dine on it!
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Heli Lounge Bar
34th Floor, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia.
Phone: +03-2110 5034

Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant, Ampang

Thai, Pork-Free

Rejoice in authentic Thai cuisine prepared by experienced Thai chefs  in an unusual but fascinating lush, cool forest setting. The restaurant serves organic vegetables and spring chickens that they cultivate on their own in order to ensure that diners consume only safe, clean and pesticide-free produce. Your only worry is deciding if you'd prefer to dine under the stars, by the pond or at the hut!

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Beautiful, serene lake setting makes the perfect dinner spot.
Photo by Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant.

Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant
KM4, Jalan Hulu Langat, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Phone: +6016-293 6493

The Restaurant at The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands

Continental, Buffet, High-Tea, BBQ, Steamboat

Go back in time into the Old World when you visit this charming restaurant located in the soaring highlands (at 1,000m above sea level to be exact) of Pahang. Whether you are indulging in its semi-continental buffet for breakfast, ala carte and tea for lunch, or steamboat or BBQ or dinner, you will definitely enjoy this relaxing oasis in the midst of a lush green haven.

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Cool weather, good food.
Photo by The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands.

The Restaurant at The Lakehouse
30th Mile Ringlet, 39200 Cameron Highlands, Pahang.
Phone: +605-495 6152

Happy eating!

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  1. I love and wish could try the kemesah at ampang. Looks so refreshing and nice place to gather with family

  2. Didn't know Bukit Bintang have a lot of unique restaurants! Gonna try Lamb BBQ Kemensah for sure!

    Farhana Jafri

  3. Good I came across this, didn't even know much of these restaurants existed.

  4. The restaurants indeed unique and I had tried few before. BBQ Kemensah is a good experience to enjoy our bbq food.

  5. Dalam banyak-banyak tu, satu je sis dah cuba iaitu BBQ Lamb Kemensah, yang lain belum cuba lagi. Nampak gaya kena kumpul duit nak ke restoran2 yg unik ni

  6. Actually kan, Malaysia memang banyak restoran menarik untuk kita singgah makan. Tapi tuhlah sayang sebab semua tempat yang ada ni saya tak berkesempatan nak pergi lagi. Huhuh .. kalau ada masa boleh juga singgah makan

  7. When i read your article, seriously i am so excited. There are so many unique and restaurants. Especially the one ice themed. So different. I hope can explore and eat here one day

  8. Yang dekat banjaran tu memang nampak unik sangat la. Walaupun tempat tu dekat je dengan umah mak, tapi tak pernah la masuk. Sebab tahu, harga kat situ pun exclusive. Hehehe
    Tengok dari luar biasa biasa je.
    Masuk dalam, kebabom lawa.

  9. thanks for sharing this awesome list of must go at least once in lifetime.I wish i can go to all the halal restaurant listed above

  10. Semua tak pernah pegi huhu. Jauh2 la pulak. Can u sharing dekat johor mana yang best.. nak tahu jugak :) tertarik dengan The lakehouse cameron. Hope dapat holiday sana dan singgah jamu selera.

  11. dalam senarai ni, dua tempat je nad pernah makan, lamb kemensah denagn atmosphere 360..ehehe.aky dinner teringin juga nak pergi..tapi mahal kan..ada veg fish dekat ampang erk..baru tau..pergh ice cafe dekt penang..terbaiklaa

  12. tak tahu malaysia banyak tempat makan best & unik. kalu buat candle light dinner syok betul. BBL pernah pergi BBQ lamb kemesah & heli pad tu. nice & amazing experience. restoreng tepi bendang sawah padi kat langkawi tu paling lawa

  13. Wah! Banyaknya tempat menarik dan unik untuk kita makan. Unfortunately, satu pon cx belum pernah jejak kaki dan cuba. Hahaha mungkin lepas ni boleh usha² untuk cuba semua. Semuanya best² belaka.

  14. ehh, banyak juga restaurant yang zul belum pernah singgah. bagus info ni compilekan semua restaurant menarik di Malaysia.

  15. Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant, Ampang looks nice environment with nice food! Will bring along family to feast then!

  16. Dlm byk2 senarai nie, bbq lamb kemensah & Veg Thai Restaurant ampang je AM penah cuba.. Mmg sedap makanan kat situ.. Environment cantik, santai mkn sambil enjoy tgk view nie..

  17. I dah pegi mkn kat BVQ Lamb Kemensah and 360° Menara KL semuanya sedap belaka.

  18. Dalam list ni 2 tempat jer dah pernah pegi. BBQ Kemensah KL dan Atmosphere360. Next time nak try yang lain lak

  19. banyak antara tempat2 ni tak pernah pergi lagi. mungkin boleh explore satu hari nanti

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