This year, where should you go for a “buka puasa”? For Ramadan 2022, we’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants & hotel buffets around Klang Valley for you to enjoy with loved ones.
The much-anticipated holiday season has finally come, and many people are looking forward to indulging in a treasure trove of traditional and local delicacies. It’s Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, and with it comes an abundance of buffet set feasts and delectable Malay food as well as rice and desserts, and certain classic dishes that are rarely seen nowadays.
All of this can be found in many places during the Ramadhan month as the Muslim people go for the ‘Iftar’ or known popularly as ‘Buka Puasa’. But that doesn’t mean its only strict to one religion, basically, everyone can go! Listed below are some of the most highly rated Ramadhan buffet murah in Klang Valley, one of which you simply might choose to visit.
1. Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur
Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob, a Malaysian celebrity chef, returns to Four Seasons KL this year to take diners on a culinary journey around the country’s various regions and communities, showcasing classic and almost-forgotten delicacies from various areas and communities. Diners can choose from a wide variety of regional delicacies, which range from the eastern regions of Sabah and Sarawak to the southern coast of Johor. Dishes include meat and seafood dishes, kuihs, desserts and beverages, as well as a variety of beverages.
Address: 145, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
2. Dorsett Grand Subang
Terazza Brasserie @ Grand Dorsett Subang, which is located in SS12 Subang Jaya, is giving you a Ramadhan buffet that will leave you wanting more! Join Grand Dorsett Subang for a night of fun and games! The Citarasa Ramadan iftar buffet dinner, which will take place at Terazza Brasserie, will feature classic Malaysian dishes that have become household names. Foods from the region, like Grilled Satay, Briyani Rice, and Malay cakes and pastries, will be available for the meals. Vouchers for early bird registration are now available!
Address: Jalan SS12/1, SS 12, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor
3. Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur
From the 3rd of April through the 1st of May in 2022, the Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur will be presenting a delectable range of foods for the Ramadhan Iftar! Prepare your stomachs for a nostalgic buffet that has been carefully designed to transport you back in time, the chefs have produced dishes that they acquired from their forefathers and foremothers, and they will be sharing the homemade pleasures with you this year for the buffet Ramadhan KL.
It’s a delicious spin on the traditional comfort food Pasta Goreng, and it’s one that Chef Sapri learned from his mother, Kawah Cucu Bonda, who passed the recipe down to him. Alternately, try Chef Balqish’s Nasi Kukus and Kari Kepak Ikan Barramundi & Rendang Ayam Tok Nek, both of which are delicious. The recipe has been passed down through three generations of family members. What a wonderful way to reminisce about the past! Fresh and grilled seafood, Chinese and Japanese cuisine, as well as meats and other delicacies, are all on the menu, so get ready to be treated.
Address: 165, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
4. Sheraton Hotel Petaling Jaya
Featuring an extensive menu of over 80 of your favourite traditional dishes, live music that will play melodic traditional tunes, and an Arabian Nights theme to transport your mind, soul, and tummy back to the comfort of your grandparents’ home, Sheraton Hotel PJ’s Ramadan buffet is back for another year!
Quan’s Kitchen’s Sous Chef Meor Muhammad Syahir Meor Sahaid will be preparing a variety of traditional and foreign dishes, drawing inspiration from the old Silk Road and nostalgic Malay flavours, in the restaurant’s new location. To take home, customers can order the Bazar Selera To-Go set, which includes nine classic Malay meals such as Nasi Bukhari, Ayam Kicap Kelulut Madu, and Daging Rendang Tok, among others.
Address: Lorong Utara C, Pjs 52, 46200 , Petaling Jaya, Selangor
5. W Kuala Lumpur
Have you missed out on the Ramadan Bazaars? With their Iftar Ramadhan buffet meal, W Kuala Lumpur pays homage to the spirit of Bazaar Malam in the city! Inspired by the Ramadhan Bazaar street cuisines that we all know and love, the chefs at W Kuala Lumpur have created tantalising twists on some of our all-time favourite bazaar dishes. Take a chance on the Rendang Sushi, or try the Rojak Pasembur and Sabah Slipper Lobster Roti John, which are both highly recommended!
Address: No. 121, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
6. Seri Selangor Golf Club
Feast in a golf club, which is distinct from some of the other hotel Ramadhan buffets in and around PJ and will provide you with a pleasant change of scenery throughout your fast. The experience, on the other hand, remains the same, as guests enjoy traditional foods and beverages while celebrating the holiday season. Your plate will be piled high with a variety of rice dishes, satay, curries, and Malay Kuih-Muih, all of which will tantalise your taste buds with delightful flavours, if not bring back fond memories of your past.
Address: Persiaran Damansara Indah, Tropicana, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
7. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
It’s hard to beat the best Ramadhan buffet at Mari-Mari Makan, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, which is both inexpensive and delicious. Their culinary staff has created a spectacular buffet dish, which has been meticulously constructed by Chef Arfizan, their Executive Chef!
Other than the mandarin oriental buffet, This buffet offers a variety of dishes ranging from Kambing Bakar Berempah to Buubur Lambur, so there’s something for everyone. Satay Station, wok-fried Kam Heong Crab, chicken cordon blue with thyme jus, Assam Pedas Stingray and more are on the menu. Dishes that are savoury and melt in your mouth come to mind when iftar KL.
Address: 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
8. Paya Serai
Whether you’re looking for something delicious and fancy for buka puasa buffet, the Paya Serai’s Ramadhan buffet has something for you. The buffet is comprised of 35 food stalls where chefs cook dishes and snacks right in front of your very eyes. Although you may not be hungry for these traditional treats, the colourful and fragrant array of rice dishes, meat, and sweets will thrill your eyes and tantalise your taste buds regardless of whether you are hungry or not even before the iftar time in Malaysia.
Address: Petaling Jaya Hilton, 2, Jalan Barat, Seksyen 52, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The English-speaking world adopted the word “buffet” to describe this type of meal service where guests serve themselves from a table of food. The word “buffet” comes from the French sideboards that were used to serve meals. These were called “buffets.” Over time, the word “buffet” became associated with the way food is served, not the piece of furniture.
Of course, they can! As long as they pay, they can get in. Since Malaysia is a multicultural country and we are bonded through our love for food, everyone can dine in at Ramadhan buffets no matter where their background comes from.
Typically it starts around 7.00 PM near Maghrib as it is the time to break the fast for Muslims. So, to ensure that you can eat on time, make sure to come before the opening time so you can avoid the long queue at the buffet table.
The closing time for Ramadhan buffets is around 9.30 PM because the Muslim guests will usually go perform their Tarawikh prayer which is a special prayer during the holy month of Ramadhan.
Since Ramadhan buffets only happen during the month of fasting for Muslims, they typically serve food such as roti john, bubur lambuk, ayam percik, murtabak, dates and many more. Some places also offer a Western menu if you are not in the mood for Malaysian local cuisines, so make sure to check out the Ramadhan buffet menu beforehand on their websites or social media so you can eat what you want!
First, you should wash your hands to get rid of any bacteria or germs before you eat. This is because many people will touch the serving utensils that you use to take your food. Then, wait your turn in line and don’t make a scene, because everyone else is just as hungry as you are. Next, only take small portions that you know you can finish. Most of the time, there are a lot of food options, but it’s best to be polite and not pile your plate high with food just because it’s there. Also, you can always go for another round of “food-hunting” if you’re still feeling hungry. Lastly, if you’re a Muslim, make sure to finish your meal on time so you can perform your Maghrib prayer!
Organizers can serve food in small, individual dishes instead of in bulk. When you can, separate mixed items so that guests can choose what they want and so that they stay fresh. Use dispensers, jars, and dishes with lids to preserve food quality so it can be used more than once. Cut down on the size of the plates and the serving tools so the guests are unable to take too much food more than they could eat.
Hot foods should be kept at an internal temperature of at least 60°C, while cold foods should be kept at an internal temperature of at least 4°C. Also, don’t put more food in a dish that’s already full. Instead, fill dishes that are almost empty with new food to stop bacteria from growing.
The main reason why people love to go to Ramadhan buffets for iftar is because of the wide variety of menu choices. If they are going with companions, it’ll be easy to cater to everyone’s needs and fill everyone’s tummy with meals that they love!
If you want to go to Ramadhan buffets but don’t have enough budget, you can look around for discounts or vouchers for the place that you want to go! You can look at their social media if they are having any special promotions and websites like Klook typically offer discount coupons for certain Ramadhan buffet places.
As a general rule, food from Ramadhan buffets can’t be taken home. If they let people do this, everyone would take advantage of it by piling as much food as they could on their plates and then asking the staff for a box to take their “leftovers” home.
It is unavoidable to overeat when you are dining at Ramadhan buffets, so after you’ve finished your meal, take a 10-minute walk to help your body to digest the food better. Next, drink water so you can flush out some of the sodium that you’ve ingested during your meal. Make sure to stay hydrated for the rest of your night! In addition, you can eat yogurt as it contains probiotics to help you to digest your food better without leading to any constipation.
Depending on the restaurants or hotels where you plan to have your Ramadhan buffet, you may or may not need to book a reservation. However, it is always better to book a reservation to secure a place for you just in case they are busy on the day that you are planning to go.
Same as above, it depends on the restaurants or hotels that you go to. Some charge and some don’t. However, it is best to not waste food as Ramadhan is the holy month and the main purpose of us fasting is to experience how the poor struggle to survive with little to no meals in their everyday lives. So, wasting food will just defeat the purpose.
Usually, the organizers won’t allow you to bring any outside food into a Ramadhan buffet. However, if you have a specific food item that you must take for your health purposes, you can try asking the organizers and they should be understanding of you.