If you read the article about the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Kuala Lumpur you’ll know that I had a fantastic trip. If you haven’t had a chance, go read that article first! While at the hotel I had a chance to eat a lunch and a dinner at their Aqua restaurant. The restaurant overlooks the pool!
The pool view in the daytime and the nighttime is just gorgeous. Beyond the pool there is a large public park which adds to the already relaxing atmosphere. Let’s first talk about the lunch. I enjoyed the lunch poolside, inside one of their cabanas. These are very comfortable and a great place to relax.
We started with some mocktails to help cool off from the hot weather. Both were exquisite and refreshing. This was actually my second meal in Kuala Lumpur. When I found out that they had Laksa on the menu, I had to try it. The staff informed me that they had recently revamped the recipe. I must say this is a truly awe inspiring dish. All I need is spicy noodles and I’m happy!
We also ordered dumplings, mozzarella and sushi. Out of everything, the Laksa was my favorite and I drank it right down to the last drop!
We ate so much at lunch but we actually returned for dinner in the evening. Even though the location was the same, the feeling changed. At night the vibe was quite intimate and had a very cool vibe. A calm night breeze while sitting poolside is always enjoyable.
We decided to order on the lighter side because we were still so full. We stuck with mostly seafood, including shrimp tapas, prawn salad and fish. Going along with the theme from lunch, all of the dishes were great. Plus we had this amazing view to enjoy while we ate.
The night was winding down and we finished with their exquisite desserts. One was a durian and mango ice cream and the other was a chocolate lava cake. Once again everything was great!
Throughout both meals, the service was fantastic. We were waited on very well. Great job Mandarin Oriental staff. I must say that if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a full meal and you want a special setting, then you should definitely try the Aqua restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Nitty Gritty
Taste - 7.5
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 9.1
Service - 9
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 (3) 2380 8888