The Chinese New Year Dinner, also referred to as the Reunion Dinner, is perhaps the most loved aspect of the Spring Festival. It is when the younger and older generation come together on the eve of the Chinese New Year over a feast of sumptuous dishes with auspicious meanings. The reunion dinner can only be completed with the obligatory toss of the highly popular yee sang, a raw fish salad created by Chinese immigrants who settled in Malaysia. For more and more families in the city, dining out is proving to be the popular option for reasons including convenience and comfort. From affordable to high-end, we’ve listed the top CNY reunion dinner venues in KL for 2023.
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Celebrate CNY at the stylish Chynna in Hilton Kuala Lumpur with a fabulous feast featuring delicate modern Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine from January 2 to February 5, 2023. Don't miss the encounter with the God of Prosperity, fortune teller and Chinese calligrapher to mark the beginning of a prosperous new year. The CNY Set menus start from RM$260 per person. For Yee Sang, choose from a selection of flavors priced starting from RM$148 nett. There are also the Chef's Signature Dishes to choose from like the Hotpot-style Poon Choy in Claypot, Baked Fish Maw, Kaori Bako Yam and Radish, and more. For the full menu, visit here.
Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Level 5, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2264 2515, www.eatdrinkhilton.com/chynna
Make your reservations early at Marco Polo Restaurant in downtown KL for first dibs on the best seat in the house. The CNY Super Value Set 2023 starts from RM$1,398++ for 10 persons and is available from January 16 to February 5, 2023. Not to be missed is the Prosperity Set that includes the CNY Abalone Poon Choy priced at RM628++ for 4 persons, or RM788++ for 6 persons.
Marco Polo Restaurant, 1st Floor, Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2141 2233, www.marcopolo.com.my
Positioning itself as a classy, avant-garde modern cuisine restaurant, impress your family with an auspicious reunion feast here from January 1 to February 5, 2023. Start off with the bountiful Abalone Treasures Pot with Truffle Oil & Foie Gras containing premium ingredients including 10-head whole abalone, sea cucumbers, scallops, and more, and choose one of the dinner sets starting from RM$688 for four persons.
Way Modern Chinois, G-1, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2095 1118, www.way.com.my
Toast to a prosperous New Year at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant in One World Hotel with their Beautiful Lap Mei Fan menu from January 2, 2023 to February 13, 2023. Available for dine in but a pre-order of 1 day in advance is required. Price starts from RM$198 nett per half portion.
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7681 1159/ +6016 339 0995 (WhatsApp), www.oneworldhotel.com.my
Cantonese restaurant Wan Chun Ting at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara offers a series of CNY festive specials from January 3 to February 5, 2023. Celebrate your reunion dinner with one of the Chinese New Year Sets starting from RM$258 per set for a minimum of 4 persons and above. The Abundance Yee Sang starts from RM$88 for half portion and RM$178 for the full portion. For more details, visit here.
Wan Chun Ting, Sofitel Damansara, No. 6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur,
+603 2720 6688, www.sofilicious.sofitelkldamansara.com
Share the love and joy with your loved ones over a CNY Fortune Buffet spread at Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. includes the Prosperity Golden Yee Sang, "Bak Kwa" Roasted Chicken, Kam Heong Roasted Lamb Leg, and Steamed Nian Gao with Desiccated Coconut. Make your bookings early between January 9 to February 23, 2023 with prices starting from RM$108 per person. If it's just Yee Sang that you're after, the Prosperity Golden Yee Sang is available at RM$98 per set for 5 persons and RM$188 for 10 persons. Each set features Panko Prawn Chicken Floss, Passion Fruit Pearls, Aroma Truffle Chips, Kelulut Honey & Preserved Lemon Sauce. You can opt to add Braised Australian Abalone for RM$288 per set.
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown, 2 Jalan Balai Polis 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6012 507 3327 (WhatsApp), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.quanskitchenkl.com
Toss to a year of abundance with Yen's Lunar New Year Yee Sang priced at RM$128+ for half portion. The CNY Set Menus start from RM$208+ per person or choose a la carte with familiar favorites like Braised Premium Assorted Hot Dish (Poon Choy), Braised "Monk Jump Over The Wall", Steamed Hokkaido Shelled Scallop, and more. For the full CNY offerings, visit here.
Yen @ W Kuala Lumpur, No. 121, Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2786 8888, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/kulwh-w-kuala-lumpur
If you're thinking of having a cozy reunion at home, plan ahead and order the Red Chinese Cuisine Pot of Abalone Oyster Crab Roe Poon Choy priced at RM$468 for 5 persons and RM$898 for 10 persons consisting of an assortment of 13 ingredients including whole abalone, scallops, marinated free-range chicken, tiger prawns, sea cucumber, and fish maw in a rich stock. Not just that, you'll even get free dried oyster egg yolk lotus glutinous rice thrown in!
Red Chinese Cuisine @ Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Center, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2170 8888, www.pullman-kualalumpur-citycentre.com
Located in Petaling Jaya, USJ, and Subang Jaya, Copper Mansion has rolled out the CNY menus early, with options to dine in or takeaway. Expect mouth-watering CNY delicacies such as Steamed Dragon Grouper Fish with Minced Chili, Deep Fried King Prawn with Crispy Cornflake, Braised Pork Knuckle with Dried Moss, Chinese Braised Pork Belly, Smoked Duck with Smoked Egg and more, as well as the Yee Sang platter. The CNY set menus start from RM$998+ for six persons.
Copper Mansion PJ, 18B, Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a Petaling Jaya, 46100, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7932 7777 | Copper Mansion Subang Jaya, 838, Persiaran Subang, Taman Indah Subang Uep, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 8023 2666 | Copper Mansion Geno Hotel, Level 1, Jalan Subang Mas, Taman Subang Mas, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +6012 503 3638, www.coppermansion.co
Yee Sang lovers will love the special Prosperity Yee Sang here using a recipe handed down from generation to generation of the owning family's ancestral kitchen. Guests can choose to add on slices of Abalone & Soft Shell Crab, Salmon & Jellyfish, Top Shell & Jelly Fish, or opt for a vegetarian version with prices starting from RM$177. Meanwhile, the signature CNY set menus, specially curated by the Chinese Chef De Cuisine, Cheong Boon Fei, and the owning family’s curated treasured family recipes from the heart-warming Braised Bird’s Nest Soup with Chicken, Bamboo Pith & Egg White, Roasted Chicken Roulade with Mongolian Sauce, Braised Abalone & Dried Oyster, and more.
The St Regis Kuala Lumpur, No 6 Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/kulxr-the-st-regis-kuala-lumpur/ email@example.com
Indulge in the Happy Reunion 9-Course Set Menu specially available on January 9 and February 5, 2023, priced at RM$2,750 for ten persons. Delivery and takeaway are available for reunion must-haves like Poon Choi, Traditional Peking Duck, Yee Sang, Nian Gao, and auspicious gifts like hampers, cookies, cakes & baked goodies, chocolates, macarons & nuts from To order, visit here.
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2032 2388, www.shangri-la-specials.com
From January 5 to February 5, 2023, Chef Jimmy Wong of Yun House has prepared exclusive set menus, seasonal a la carte specials, and delectable dim sum for you to welcome in the Year of the Tiger. The CNY set menus start from RM$568 for 4 persons while the Yee Sang Platters start from RM$198. Other accompaniments such as Koi & Ingot Rice Cake, Eight Treasure Sweets, and Yun House Signature Sauce are also available. For more details, visit here.
Yun House @ Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur,
145, Jalan Ampang - 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2382 8888, www.fourseasons.com/kualalumpur
Whether you plan to dine in or pre-order, Xin Cuisine has curated a special Prosperity CNY (9-course) Set Menu priced from RM$1,688 nett onwards for 10 persons. The Poon Choy dish is priced at RM$848 nett for eight persons. Visit here for more details.
Xin Cuisine @ Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 2 8750, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2144, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kualalumpur.concordehotelsresorts.com
For family members with large appetites, a reunion dinner buffet might just be the answer for this year's gathering! At Contango in The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, dig into their all-you-can-eat feast featuring inspired authentic and nostalgic flavors from January 3 to February 5, 2023. Lunch buffets are priced at RM$128++ per person while dinner buffets are at RM$168++ per person.
Contango @ The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia www.majestickl.com, +603 2785 8000/ +6014 647 1060 (WhatsApp)
A pop-up Chinese restaurant? Yes, you read that right. EQ has brought to life its legendary Golden Phoenix restaurant from January 5 to February 5, 2023, just for the Chinese New Year festivities. Experience classic and beloved Chinese dishes here with a modern twist. Yee Sang starts from RM$188++ for six persons while the Premium Abalone Poon Choy is priced at RM$588++ for six persons. The CNY set dinners start at RM$188++ per person for a minimum of six persons.
EQ, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2789 7777, www.eqkualalumpur.com
The Vogue Golden Yee Sang makes a perfect gift this CNY with its customized bamboo casing featuring fresh ingredients topped with Salmon, Ikura & Tobiko with three different dressings priced at RM 388++, suitable for up to 6 persons. There's also the Vogue Golden Yee Sang Premium with additional premium seafood like Jellyfish, Scallop, Abalone and Surf Clam (Hokkigai) priced at RM488++. All Yee Sang orders come with a complimentary box of golden Vogue Lounge chopsticks.
Vogue Lounge KL, Level 38, Menara Suezcap 1, KL Gateway 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,+6016 846 6552, www.voguelounge.my
Feast on specially curated dishes such as Yee Sang, Eight Prosperity Treasure Pot, desserts and more at Grand Hyatt KL this CNY. Available until February 5, 2023, get a taste of THIRTY8 Chinese New Year Set Menus with highlights like Steamed Grouper Fish and Slow-Cooked Stuffed Lotus Leaf Chicken from RM$488 nett onwards. If you're looking to surprise loved ones with gift sets, Grand Hyatt also has an amazing selection of desserts, gift boxes, and hampers.
Thirty8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12 Jalan Pinang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2182 1234, www.store.grandhyattkualalumpur.com
Welcome the Year of the Tiger with a toss of the must-have Yee Sang available for dine-in or takeaway at New World Petaling Jaya Hotel priced at RM$128 onwards for half portion. For the set menu, it comes in 3 different sets: Ruby Prosperity, Sapphire Prosperity, and Emerald Prosperity, priced from RM$1988 nett onwards! Fret not, Vegetarian set is also available for those who are vegetarian! Available from January 2 - February 12, 2023.
New World Petaling Jaya Hotel, Paradigm, 1 Jalan SS 7/26A, Kelana Jaya 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7682 0000, www.petalingjaya.newworldhotels.com
Sit back amidst the CNY bustle and experience a leisurely Afternoon Tea at Latitude 03. Featuring a selection of savories and goodies such as Ying Yang of Prawn Mousse & Black Tobiko Tart, Pineapple and Vanilla Scones and warm plated Salted Egg Prawn with Egg Floss and more, it is definitely an afternoon of conversations priced at RM$120 per person.
Dynasty Dragon Seafood Restaurant, www.dynastydragon.com.my
Ee Chinese Cuisine, www.facebook.com/eastinhotelkl
Elegant Inn HK Cuisine, www.facebook.com/ElegantInnhongkongcuisinee
Grand Imperial Group, www.grandimperial.com.my
Lai Ching Yuen, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, www.facebook.com/LaiChingYuen
One Seafood Restaurant, www.oneseafoodkl.com
Oriental Group, www.orientalrestaurants.com.my
Overseas Restaurant, www.oversea.com.my
Paradise Group, www.paradisefnb.com.my
Extra Super Tanker, www.extrasupertanker.com
Thai Thong Group, www.taithong.com.my
Unique Seafood Group, www.unique-seafood.com.my
Main image credit: Hilton Kuala Lumpur
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