Santa is getting ready, Mariah Carey’s song is starting to be played again on the radio, and the north pole is preparing themselves to send out loads of presents to everyone around the world.
Christmas is perhaps the best season to be awaited in the calendar.
The birth of The Holy Jesus is already near and for those Malaysians out there, we would like to give you some of our recommended lists for the best steak house in Malaysia if you are feeling steaky for your Christmas dinner.
Considered as one the best steakhouse in Malaysia, Maria’s steakhouse has established themselves as one of the powerhouses in Malaysia’s steak industry. Founded 20 years ago, the humble steakhouse motto is simple, nothing fancy, just a simple good old fashioned steak. They believe that for any restaurant business, the only thing that matters is the food itself and they can assure you, your food experience would be the best that you will get from start to end. For them, the main component for customer satisfaction is always the food itself.
It is not easy to get a proper wagyu steak anywhere around Malaysia. Many believe that Wagyu steak simply means that it is a steak that is made from a Japanese cow. The truth is, Wagyu steak actually means a steak that is made from Japanese cow which is very rich in flavours, a luscious cut of beef that practically dissolves once it hits your tongue.
In Maria’s mind, having wagyu steak dinner is an actual experience that should be cherished and celebrated with your loved one. Go have some conversation on the table and let Maria handle the steak problem. With a background as world top gourmet in 2018, and also being shortlisted in the best place for meat category by Time Out KL Food Awards in 2015, it is safe to say that Maria’s SteakCafe is “the professional” in the steak industry
With 4 outlets that are available throughout Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Perak, this place is a terrific recommendation for those who are feeling steaky for their Christmas eve.
Jalan PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 03-7725 2313
58, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2282 2220
5A, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 03-7496 6415
Looking for some high-end steak for your Christmas dinner? Then this one should probably be the one to go. Located at the magical 5-star Le Meridien Hotel, the only thing that you should expect when you first go into this luxury steak house is their intense flavour supported with their sophisticated ambience.
PRIME is proud to serve only the best quality halal certified imported beef and a delicious range of wine. Fantastic interior design with remote parts offers visitors with the ability to see and view, or to vanish from the crowd. In addition, the PRIME features an imaginative ‘private view dining room’ with ten seats and a near and intimate view of the kitchen’s activities.
For those of you who want to splurge a little bit more money for your Christmas dinner, PRIME is one the perfect place for you to go. Even though it is a Lil bit expensive compared to the other steak house in this list, trust me, a great product comes with a price and PRIME would not disappoint you.
2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2263 7434
One of the most famous steakhouses in the country, Tony Roma’s is a place that you can not exclude when you are talking about a steak. Each steakhouse has its own speciality, and there’s no difference between Tony Roma. The one thing that Tony Roma’s is special about is their beef ribs.
When it first came into Malaysia, Tony Roma’s became an instant hit among Malaysians. This also resulted from a wise business decision from Tony Roma’s itself when they decided to switch their world-famous pork ribs to be substituted with their now-famous beef ribs. In addition to beef ribs, consumers can also enjoy lamb ribs that are only available in Malaysian outlets. Also, if you are not really a fan of ribs, Tony Roma’s also has a series of steaks that would amaze your taste buds on your Christmas dinner.
With their restaurant having that “steakhouse” vibes all over the place, Tony Roma’s is one of the ultimate choices for you to enjoy a proper steak on your Christmas dinner.
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall LG 1.43, Lower Ground One, 47500, Selangor
Phone: 03-7492 1188
e@Curve Lot G-29(II), G-32 & G-33, Ground Floor, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 03-7728 7833
Nu Sentral L5.01, Level 5, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2276 5593
Lot 1 . 15 . 00, 168, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2143 3278
Setia City Mall Lot UG-29, Setia City Mall, 40170 Selangor
Phone: 03-3358 3047
IOI City Mall LG-64, Lower Ground Floor, 43000 Putrajaya, Selangor
Phone: 03-8939 9697
Melawati Mall, L-3,16A, Third Floor, 355, Jln Bandar Melawati, Pusat Bandar Melawati, 53300, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-4161 9416
Not really famous for the steak, but it is one of the most established American classic chains in Malaysia. Opened for the first time in 1994, With more than 1000 restaurants in 58 countries, TGI Fridays is a famous multinational chain focused on casual dining. Popular for American classics from appetisers to unforgettable burgers and exquisite desserts, from new dishes to mouthwatering. We have been the last stop for diners searching for something unique and new with the fun and welcoming waiters and waitresses.
Even though they are not really famous for their steaks, for those of you who have tried the steak in here, you would know that the taste speaks for itself. With their home vibes and classic American ambience, this place is perfect for those who want to chill and hang out with their buddies during Christmas eve.
205/206, Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, G203A, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 016-211 8529
3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 013-332 1413
6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 016-211 8532
60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 016-201 8578
Pavilion, 168, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 016-211 8518
The “literal” steakhouse in KL, The Steakhouse, was first opened in 2011. Serving high-quality steak with a taste of Argentinian-style charcoal-grilled, The Steakhouse has been a famous name in KL. The Steakhouse is one of KL’s classic steakhouses that exudes a soft, cosy, rustic atmosphere. It is a one-stop spot for fine wines and steaks that are perfectly cooked.
The Steakhouse only serves “Certified Australian Angus Beef” and “Chilled Aged Grain Fed” with the incredible Josper Charcoal Oven, naturally aged, cut and trimmed on the premises and grilled to perfection. As described in the Steakhouse’s menu, medallion, tenderloin, rib eye, and striploin are 4 cuts that can be picked for Black Angus; while porterhouse, T-bone, and sirloin on bone are the cuts available for Grain Fed. You can choose your favourite sauce and potatoes of your choosing.
Not only from the food aspect, but The Steakhouse also puts a tremendous amount of effort into their ambience. Werner Kuhn, founder of Werner’s Group describes that the place is warm, cosy, and rustic at the same time. As for those steak lovers who are looking for a warm and comfortable place to spend your Christmas eve, this place should be on your to-go-to list.
48, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2143 2268
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A steakhouse is usually a restaurant that specializes in serving scrumptious meat entrees, but particularly their steak. These steaks are to sell and are served with side dishes, for examples, bread rolls, garlic breads or baked potatoes. You can find that steaks are its specialities and the customers who come to the steakhouse usually want to try out and order steaks as the main dishes.
The significant difference between steakhouses and restaurants is the menu that they serve to customers. As we already knew, steakhouses serve steaks as their main dishes and attraction to customers. Usually, the food prices are more expensive than the range of prices at restaurants. Whereas the menus at restaurants are usually more diverse and serve multiple menus of dishes.
Most steakhouses will serve various types of meat to their customers, but their main focus will lie on the steak, and the variety of different steak cuts they have in-house. However, fret not! You can order side dishes such as garlic breads or baked potatoes and dip the side dishes in steak sauces. Yummy!
It is undeniable that some love to go to a steakhouse for ordering steaks than go to restaurants. The reason behind the splendid taste of steaks at the steakhouse is usually the chefs use a lot of butter, which is why the steaks undoubtedly taste better at the steakhouse. Anyway, there are many secrets behind the splendid taste of steaks at the steakhouse.
It depends on the steakhouses, as different steakhouses will source their beef from different branches around the country or globally. If you are curious about the source of the steak cut you are ordering, feel free to ask their servers through a call or email. They will gladly explain it to you.
It is completely up to your personal preference. Most people tend to have their steaks medium rare, and some people love their steak on the well-done side. Medium means the outside is brown, but the inside is still tender, slightly pink, and juicy. You will need to try the different done-ness of the cuts to know what you prefer.
Steak enthusiasts will tell you to go for a classic glass of red wine as it pairs well with steaks and will not chase the flavor of the steak. If that is not an option for you, you should get a soft drink as it will complement the flavor of your steak. For sides, vegetables, potatoes or a salad are the best sides you can order with your steak, but it’s best to get your server’s opinion on the best sides for your steak cut.
Christmas Eve is not only special to commemorate the birth of Jesus, but also it is the day when most family members can be gathered together like Muslim families during Eid al- Fitr at one’s home or at a steakhouse. If you and your family come to the steakhouse to celebrate Christmas Eve, perhaps you can try out:
· Wagyu beef
· Rib eye
· Cabernet Sauvignon
Besides ordering steaks at a steakhouse on Christmas Eve, there are some meals that can cater to your needs and bring more delight to your tummy and your family. Candied sweet potatoes, pull-apart garlic bread, pomegranate Margarita, shrimp scampi, gingerbread cake, crab stuffed mushrooms, baked gnocchi Alfredo are among the festive meals that deserve to be tried out.
Steakhouse originated in America and was invented in America too. It was invented in the mid-1800s after the Civil War happened in America. Steakhouses were built in certain areas that their regional industries were focusing on the meat packing. They were less formal and fancy before the steakhouses evolved into the food service management of today.