5 Romantic Restaurants in KL For Date Nights

Abdul Raqib Karim

Abdul Raqib Karim

Last updated 20 February, 2024

In all honesty, any restaurant is a good date night restaurant in KL, if you and your partner are fond of each other and the place and food is decent enough.

But there’s something to be said about spending a little more putting the extra effort to make a date night, particularly on special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or Valentines Day.

And whether you’re a young couple or a married pair, both should try to make special memories to look back and remember that that courtship does not end when the relationship is established. And it doesn’t even have to hurt your wallet too badly

And with that in mind, we’ve assembled the best date night restaurants in KL for you to bring you and your partner a little closer together.  



An anniversary, a celebration of a couple’s achievement, or even a Valentine’s day dinner for two restaurants out of our list were chosen to induce a sense of both intimacy and adventure.

Usually, these two things don’t always go together, unless the setting is just right. And we chose two extremes of this case - one where you get to see a marvellous view from no less than four exotic and romantic restaurants in KL…. and one where ironically, you don’t see anything at all.


Dining in the Dark


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This is a rather bold choice for your Valentine’s Day Dinner, but hear us out. After being ushered in and served by their staff (many of whom are also visually impaired), you are given 90 minutes to experience this unique dining adventure. The food, prepared by Chef Werner Kuhn, prioritises distinct aromas and textures and you learn to settle in and navigate the experience. 

The lack of vision doesn’t just encourage but necessitates placing a certain degree of trust in each other. If you’re willing to brave the dark for this oddly sensuous experience this Valentine’s Day, this is the dining experience for you! 

Address: 50A , Changkat Bukit Bintang,50200 Kuala Lumpur. 
Contact no: 012-3052011 
Email: customerservice@dininginthedarkkl.com. 
Opening hours: Daily, 6pm till 11pm.

*There’s complimentary valet parking at Vida, Bukit Ceylon for a minimum spend of RM100. It’s a pretty popular place, so remember to book in advance!


Troika Sky Dining


Image credit: Troika Sky Dining FB

One of the most romantic things you can do is take your date out to a place with a view. And not only does the top of Troika Tower have a great view of KL city, it also has not one but FOUR fine restaurants to dine in as you take in the sights. What’s more, they are all offering special Valentine's Day dinner sets to mark the occasion. 


    • Fritz is perhaps the most conventional restaurant, serving modern-style French cuisine. Its Valentine’s Day set has poached oysters, grilled snapper, foie gras and quail as well as lamb racks with jus and chocolate ganache
    • Strato is an Italian restaurant, and their Valentine’s Day dinner sets are served in traditional courses - first of crudo appetisers, then of cappelletti pasta, then a fish course and a meat course before capping off with tiramisu
    • Fuego is a Latin American restaurant who’s Valentine dinner serves classics like tiger prawn ceviche, pulled duck tacos and grilled lamb with chimichurri sauce.

    • Mr Chew’s Chino Latino Bar is perhaps the most exotic establishment, serving Japanese-Peruvian classics such as nori tuna tacos and tiradito (a raw fish dish with a spicy sauce poured on top), and grilled miso-glazed snapper. If you like our previous Japanese cuisine recommendations, this will be a very interesting evolution of this tradition.

With a variety of international cuisines to choose from and a gorgeous view to enjoy with your loved one, you can’t really go wrong with Troika Sky Dining. So if you’re feeling adventurous, take to the sky and take your partner around the world! 

Address: Level 23A of Tower B, The Troika at No. 19, Persiaran KLCC.
Contact no: 03-2162088
Whatsapp: +6011-23897080
Email: frontdesk@troikaskydining.com
Opening hours: 6pm, with last call at 10.30pm.



These three choices are less about the senses and more about how to put you and your loved one in a specific state of mind and memory.

While the upper parts of this list are meant to stimulate, the three below are meant to help you relax and drift away to fonder times and climes. Because while we have the tools to help you with your everyday needs, we also have recommendations on how to spend a special evening at some of the most romantic restaurants in KL, and how to help with that too


Lady Yi’s Teahouse

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The best date night restaurants in KL aren’t always about romance and excitement. If it's the refined and relaxed route you’re taking through love’s many streets, Lady Yi’s Teahouse is exactly that kind of establishment for you.

We have covered quite a few incredibly luxurious hospitality-based establishments before, but Lady Yi’s Teahouse is a little different.

Overlooking Chinatown from the seventh floor of the Four Points by Sheraton, Lady Yi’s Teahouse is a fusion of East and West, and is likely the country’s only Peranakan-inspired afternoon tea service, with items such as otak-otak sandwiches, pai tee and scones served with adzuki bean butter and homemade kaya.

Address: 7th Floor of Four Points by Sheraton, No.2 Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre. Contact no: 03-2035 7333.
Opening hours: Daily from 11am till 7pm.




Image credit: JOLOKO FB

If you’re feeling adventurous and you’re looking to try out new cuisines from new parts of the world, we recommend JOLOKO.

This establishment, situated in a little yellow heritage house on Chow Kit serves up Afro-Caribbean fare from the sunny shores of such countries as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and is particularly inventive with its drink selection. 

There are some fascinating regional highlights in their menu. These include a prawn and crab ceviche made with Pisco (a grape spirit native to Peru and Chile), guava-glazed prawn tostadas, Barbados BBQ pork tail, Pork Carnitas and Jamaican Jerk Chicken.

Address: 43,Jalan Kamunting, off Dang Wangi.
Call or Whatsapp: 011-64262645
Email: info@bar-joloko.com
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 5pm till 1am; Weekends from 12pm till 1am.


Hungry Tapir


If you have a partner who’s health-conscious or is dedicated to a plant-based diet, then look no further! This cosy little restaurant, in the heart of Chinatown, is nestled in an old pre-war building that used to be a backpacker’s hostel.

It’s now bright and cheery, with a monochromatic interior that befits its animal name. And like said Malaysian herbivore, this is also a plant-based restaurant, specialising in vegan and vegetarian fare that often surprises its customers by how inviting and tasty the food is in spite of its lack of carnivorous options.

While other selections on this list specialise in specific culinary traditions, Hungry Tapir joint breaks the mould a little bit with their fusion selections. They have a masak-lemak fettuccine, a plant-based ayam geprek burger, a truffle mac and plant-based cheese and a wide variety of locally-inspired fare, such as roti jala with jack fruit curry, hedgehog mushroom sate and a very generous plate of nasi lemak. 

Address: 135, Jalan Petaling, City Centre.
Contact no: 03-2022 2137
Reservation: Can be made at this link
Opening hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays12pm till 10pm, Fridays &Saturdays  12pm till midnight. Wednesdays, 12pm- 3pm,  5pm-10pm.Closed on Mondays 



By now, you should have some idea of what sort of romantic evening you’d like to have with your partner. Whether it’s a contrast of senses, a sight of the city to behold, or a selection of delicious and often exotic dishes, these fine date night restaurants in KL should give you lovebirds a great time, and some fond fond things to look back on.

And with our help and the aid of the financial tools we are more than happy to provide, you should be ready to have an excellent time with the one you love. In fact, if you're looking to save on dining, we have just the answer right here:

Best Dining Credit Card Features 

Alliance Bank Visa Infinite

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  • 5X Timeless Bonus Points for Grocery, Overseas & Dining spend
  • 8X Timeless Bonus Points for Online & eWallet spend
  • Timeless Bonus Points never expire
  • 0% Flexi Payment Plan for Flight Tickets, Hotel & Overseas spend
  • Min. monthly income RM5,000

Standard Chartered Simply Cash

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  • Up to 15% cashback monthly on dining,  petrol and selected eWallet and groceries 
  • Live The Good Live® with RM1 Deals all year long
  • Convert large purchases to instalments with 0% Flexi Pay Plus
  • Min. monthly income RM3,000




  • Get 10% cashback on petrol, dining, selected grocers and Grab transactions when you meet the minimum spend ( RM500 for ONE Classic and RM1,500 for ONE Platinum)
  • 0.2% cashback if you don't meet the minimum spend
  • 0.2% cashback for all other retail spend
  • Min. monthly income RM2,000

AEON Gold Visa



  • 5% cashback on dining transactions
  • 8% cashback at AEON and AEON BiG twice a month
  • 2X points for every RM1 AEON Big and AEON Store spend
    1x point for every RM2 on all other spend
  • Min. monthly income RM3,000

Maybank Shopee Visa Platinum



  • 4X Shopee Coins for Special Days Dining, Entertainment & Contactless spend
  • 5X Shopee Coins for Special Days for Shopee spend ( Hari Raya, CNY, 11.11, Christmas, Deepavali, etc)
  • 5,000 Welcome Shopee Coins upon card activation
  • ZERO Annual Fee
  • Min. monthly income RM 2,000




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