• Ronn Tan

Ramadan 2021: Where to get special Iftar menus and buffets in KL this year


Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Hello, it's Ronn!


If you're wondering where to break fast with friends and family this year, this rundown of spots in KL and PJ have got you sorted. Ramadan buffet spreads and Iftar menus are annual staples in Malaysia and we always look forward to all the available offerings.


While the situation might be a tad different this year, the festive spirit lives on. Whether you're looking for traditional favourites or modern curations, you will be able to find them at these places. Remember to follow the designated SOPs and if you don't feel like dining out, some on the list offer delivery and/or takeaway.




1 | Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur


Photo: Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

It's time to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the hotel's Sajian Merentasi Zaman menu for Ramadan. Curated by Celebrity Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob, the special buffet menu for 2021 (which can also be enjoyed at home) includes much-loved dishes such as Ayam Bakar Pasu, Udang Lemak Cili Api Daun Selom, Daging Masak Asam, and Whole Roasted Lamb Leg Tandoori. You can check out the full menu here.


Availability: 13 April 2021 - 12 May 2021


Price: RM228 per adult; RM109 per child


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2 | The RuMa Hotel & Residences


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Head over to the hotel's popular ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery this Ramadan for Hidangan Tradisi —featuring familiar festive favourites. Check out the full buffet menu here which includes the likes of Turmeric Marinated Lamb Leg, Braised Beef with Potato Coconut, and a Durian Ice Cream station.


Availability: 16 April 2021 - 9 May 2021


Price: RM180 nett per person


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3 | EQ Kuala Lumpur


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Chefs at Nipah have curated over 100 dishes for you and your loved ones to feast on this Ramadan. Options you can find from the Citarasa Nipah buffet include dishes such as Padi Daging Salai, Ikan Siakap 3 Rasa, and Sambal Tumis Udang Galah.


Availability: 13 April 2021 - 12 May 2021


Price: RM188 per adult


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4 | Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara



Taste an array of mouthwatering dishes from each of the 14 Malaysian states at Kwee Zeen this Ramadan. There will be over 200 delectable local and traditional dishes to choose from at this buffet.


Availability: 14 April 2021 - 12 May 2021


Price: RM178 nett per adult; RM89 nett per child


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5 | The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur


Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The Puttin' On A Middle Eastern Festive Feast buffet features an array of mouth-watering shawarmas, grilled kebabs, fragrant briyanis as well as traditional Middle Eastern appetisers, mains, and desserts. You will also be able to feast on local delights such as the rendang daging and the masak lemak.


Availability: 16 April 2021 - 13 May 2021


Price: RM128 per adult; RM64 per child


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6 | The Majestic Kuala Lumpur


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Chefs at the hotel's Contango have concocted a special buffet spread for Iftar this year with more than 100 classic Malay recipes from all over the country. In addition to local delights, you will also find international cuisines such as Japanese and Italian treats.


Availability: 15 April 2021 - 15 May 2021


Price: RM150 per person


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7 | Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur


Photo: Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Santapan Muhibbah 2.0 — curated by Executive Sous Chef Budiman — comprises of fine family-style dishes brimming with diverse flavours. Held at Latest Recipe, you will find options such as Bubur Lambuk, Sup Ekor, Tauhu Sumbat, Nasi Ulam, Rendang Utara, Berbiri Panggang, Kuah Lemak Putih Jejari Surime Kepiting, and Cendol.


Availability: 1 April 2021 - 12 May 2021


Price: RM178 nett per adult; RM89 nett per child


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8 | Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur


Photo: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

This holy month of Ramadan, indulge in signature dishes unique to all 14 states of Malaysia at Mandarin Oriental KL — from Gulai Ikan Tongkol to Otak Otak. From 6.30 to 9.30pm daily, you can also enjoy traditional gamelan performance at the hotel lobby.


Availability: 13 April 2021 - 12 May 2021


Price: RM188 per person (Mosaic & Lounge on the Park; 13 until 18 April and 3 until 12 May 2021); RM238 per person (Grand Buka Puasa Buffet; 19 April until 2 May 2021)


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9 | The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur


Photo: The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

The hotel's popular Malam Warisan Melayu buffet is back for its third consecutive year. Treat yourself and your loved ones to dishes such as Perak Six-Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs (Rendang Tok), Negeri Sembilan Smoked Lamb Shank (Tulang Masak Lemak Cili Padi), and more. The Iftar spread will be available at The St. Regis' The Reading Room.


Availability: 22 April 2021 - 7 May 2021


Price: RM238+ per person


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10 | Aloft Kuala Lumpur


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Nook's Warisan Melayu buffet spread comprises of Malaysian dishes from across the country — including a live carving station, teh tarik station, and a plethora of meats. Feast on options like Ayam Percik Kelantan, Nasi Briyani Johor, Sous-Vide Beef Brisket Rendang, and Kambing Bakar Berempah.


Availability: 16 April 2021 - 11 May 2021


Price: RM148 nett per person


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11 | Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur


Photo: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

If you're looking for a lush spread for Iftar, JP teres at Grand Hyatt KL might just be the spot for you. The Sajian Warisan buffet boasts over 60 local varieties with plenty of live stations; rediscovering the Malaysian heritage through food. Check out the Ramadan brochure here for more information.


Availability: 13 April 2021 - 12 May 2021


Price: RM178 nett per adult; RM89 nett per child


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12 | Four Points by Sheraton KL Chinatown


Photo: Four Points by Sheraton Chinatown KL

During this holy month of Ramadan, Quan's Kitchen is offering a scrumptious buffet spread filled with authentic Silk Road delights. They include the likes of Lan Zhou La Mien, Xinjiang Cumin Roasted Lamb, Uzbek Plov, and Sohan-e Qom as well as traditional kampung favourites and seafood on ice.


Availability: 13 April 2021 - 12 May 2021


Price: RM158 nett per adult; RM79 nett per child


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13 | W Kuala Lumpur


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The Iftar spread at Flock offers local favourites such as Hainanese Chicken Rice, Satay, Otak-Otak, Roasted Lamb, and Roti John. There will also be a durian themed dessert counter.


Availability: 13 April 2021 – 13 May 2021


Price: RM198 per adult; RM99 per child


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14 | New World Petaling Jaya Hotel



Held at Pasar Baru, the hotel's Santapan Warisan buffet dinner includes everything from Kerabu Ayam and Kerabu Manga to Salai-salai, Bamboo Biryani, Ayam Penyet, Nasi Kandar, Kambing Masak Merah, Kari Kepala Ikan, Tandoori Chicken, and Murtabak as well as Middle Eastern Style roasted lamb.


Availability: 13 April 2021 - 12 May 2021


Price: RM148 nett per person


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15 | Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre


Photo: Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Head over to Sedap at Pullman KLCC for a variety of delectable noms this Ramadan — with options such as Churros, Dim Sum, Steamed Bao, Sushi, Nasi Mandy Kambing Jalan Conlay, and Rendang Daging Tok. Click here for the full e-brochure.


Availability: 12 April 2021 - 12 May 2021


Price: RM168 per adult; RM84 per child


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16 | Hilton Kuala Lumpur


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The Buka Puasa feast at Hilton KL comprises of scrumptious bazaar delights such as Sup Tulang Rusuk, Rendang Rusa, Kambing Bakar Berempah, Itik Salai, Serawa Durian, and more. Click here for the full buffet menu.


Availability: 13 April 2021 - 12 May 2021


Price: RM188 nett per adult; RM100 nett per child


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17 | Botanica + Co


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The popular restaurant's Taste of the Mid-East menu for for the festive period revolves around flavours of Morocco, Yemen, Lebanon, and Turkey. The special menu is curated by Area Executive Chef Chuan Lim and his team. Options include the Mezze (with eggplant salad, tabbouleh salad, sigara boerek, lamb kofte, chicken kebab, hummus, labneh, muhammara, dolma, mixed olives, and Arabic bread with za’atar) and Moroccan Chicken Tagine as well as Boco Shish Kebab, Yemeni Chicken Nandi, and Dates Chocolate Banana Milkshake. For the full menu, click here.


Availability: 19 April 2021 - 31 May 2021


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18 | Jin Gastrobar



Aurum Theatre's flagship restaurant has curated a plethora of special Ramadan platters this year. Dishes include the likes of chili grilled fish, kurma chicken, giant freshwater prawns in coconut cream, udang galah mask sambal, and more. Each platter can feed up to four.


Price: From RM188 per platter


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19 | Maria's SteakCafe


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For the festive season, Maria's Steakcafe is offering sets for two and four persons. You get to choose between the Beef and Non-Beef menus. The Beef menu for four pax comes with dishes such as Chicken and Beef Skewers (four each), Mushroom Soup (four portions), N.Z. Lamb Cutlets (two portions), Black Angus T-Bone (with the option to top up RM70+ to Porterhouse ), and Moist Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream (four portions).


As for the Non-Beef menu, you'll get eight Chicken Skewers, one portion of Spaghetti Seafood Aglio Olio, one portion of Grilled Salmon, and two portions of N.Z. Lamb Cutlets. Check out the full menu here.


Availability: 12 April 2021 - 16 May 2021


Price: RM240++ to RM550++


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Selamat berbuka puasa, everyone! If you're looking for places in KL and PJ to break fast this Ramadan, I hope this list will be helpful to you and your loved ones.