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From sea to table: 5 Tantalising spots in KL for fresh seafood


By Ronn Tan

From sea to table: 5 Tantalising spots in KL for fresh seafood

Malaysians love seafood—both seeing food and feasting on marine creatures. While Kuala Lumpur isn’t known for it’s vast ocean (obviously), KL-ites are not missing out on top-notch seafood. With an abundance of establishments throughout the city that are seafood-centric, there is no doubt that making a decision won’t be easy. Hence, this round-up aims to make that decision way less difficult, and a lot tastier. These are five of the very best seafood restaurants that KL has to offer.

1. Yamaguchi Fish Market

Yamaguchi Fish Market crab

If you can’t get to Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan, this spot in Kuala Lumpur reimagines the iconic seafood marketplace for you. Come here for high quality and fresh ingredients, from seasonal fishes to uni to king crabs. You can also opt for your seafood to be prepared in local flavours, such as salted egg, steamed garlic and superior soup. This is a must-go culinary destination in the heart of the city.

Address: No.16, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Kelab Golf diRaja Selangor, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 012 268 2816

For more information, visit this website.

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2. Poseidon Caviar and Seafood Bar

Poseidon Caviar and Seafood bar

Seafood lovers want their marine edibles divine and fresh. Poseidon Caviar and Seafood Bar ticks all the right boxes. You can expect a Nordic vibe to the restaurant with Danish brand, Normann Copenhagen’s furniture placed across the space. What to look for, seafood-wise? Fresh crustaceans, shellfish and more cooked in contemporary methods. Don’t miss out on their Beluga caviar—you’ve been notified!

Address: Level B1, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place

Contact: 017 252 6206

For more information, visit this website.

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3. Taka by Sushi Saito

Take by Sushi Saito assorted sushi

Japanese cuisine is well-loved by most, if not all. If you enjoy seafood and Japanese cuisine, Taka by Sushi Saito is a spot that you should visit. Here, you can expect a Japanese fine dining experience with quality sushi prepared by Chef Saito and his team.

Fun fact: Takashi Saito is the youngest sushi chef to be awarded three Michelin Stars and this is his first venture outside Tokyo.

Address: Level 3A, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 012 330 3600

For more information, visit this website.

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4. Fatt Kee Roast Fish

Fatt Kee Roast Fish prawn platter

Add this restaurant to your list right away, especially if spice and heat are elements you enjoy. While the seafood is fresh and delicious on its own, Fatt Kee specialises in tongue-numbing spicy dishes. Challenge yourself to fight the spiciness and conquer the war against heat.

Address: Off Jalan Pasar, 25, Lorong Yap Hin, Pudu

Contact: 03 2856 8624

For more information, visit this website.

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5. Cielo KL

Cielo KL fish

Views, views, views across the board. Combine an amazing panaroma over the rooftops of KL with the freshest seafood and you are bound for a winning experience. The classic menu features mainly seafood and while you’re there, take in the ambience of one of the best meals you’ll ever have.

Address: 23-01, 1D, Vida Bukit Ceylon, Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 012 365 5059

For more information, visit this website.

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*Bonus* Burger & Lobster

Burger and Lobster Genting

This popular chain from the UK opened in Genting to much fanfare and it’s clear why. While burgers there are amazing, the lobsters take the cake. Choose between grilled or steamed, and the lobster will be served alongside their famous lemon and garlic butter to accentuate the sweetness of the flesh.

Address: SkyAvenue Level 1, Genting Highlands

Contact: 012 6105 9186

For more information, visit this website.

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