• Ronn Tan

The Starhill Dining is reopening its doors this December

Photo: The Starhill Dining

Hey hey, it's Ronn!

Growing up, I've always had massive affection for Starhill Gallery (now The Starhill). I remember spending a lot of time there as a child with my parents. We shopped, we dined, and we had fun. A few years ago, I even had the pleasure of doing a short stint at Louis Vuitton.

It was recently announced that The Starhill will be its new identity and its major transformation will include a plethora of first-ever exclusive flagship stores in Malaysia — including Balmain, Philipp Plein, Tom Ford, Stefano Ricci, and Patek Philippe. Apart from that, Kuala Lumpur will also be home to the first ever Eslite branch in Southeast Asia. The Taiwanese brand is said to be the world's first 24-hour bookstore.

While the official launch of the establishment is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021, The Starhill Dining will be opening its doors on 11 December 2020. There will be a multitude of updates to The Starhill Dining. Firstly, fronting the street at The Starhill is Mari*Star, a new caviar seafood bar by The Marini's Group.

This is definitely exciting. At the Lower Ground Floor, you will find establishments such as the popular Shook!, Luk Yu Tea House, Alchemy Bar, and of course, Jogoya. In addition to its new look, Shook! — helmed by Chef Mo and Chef Rafizan — will continue to offer gastronomic creations from all over the world whereas Luk Yu Tea House will be the spot for dim sum as well as Chiu Chow and Cantonese cuisines.

Another really exciting addition to The Starhill Dining is Alchemy Bar. Gin takes centre stage here; with a menu inspired by the four seasons. Here, you will also be able to savour The New Yorker Afternoon Tea.

Described as the Home of the Tastemakers, The Starhill will consist of seven floors, with four levels of retail space and three upper levels of JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur hotel rooms integrating with the new mall. There's a lot to look forward to and I sure am thrilled. We'll have to wait to find out the exact opening date of The Starhill but for now, there's The Starhill Dining. Are you excited?

You can read more about The Starhill here.