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Dining in the dark
As a concept, dining with the lights off isn't particularly new but that takes little away from its novelty. And as unusual dining experiences go, this one's pretty hard to beat. Quite literally doing what it says on the tin, KL's own dining in the dark offering – quite aptly called Dining in the Dark KL – can be found on Changkat Bukit Bintang, where its dim, experimental setting provides stark contrast to the bright lights of the street below.
Dining in the Dark KL, 44A & 46A Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL. www.dininginthedarkkl.com
Omakase at Kampachi
When you arrive at Kampachi for the omakase menu, expect only one thing: to be eating what the chef wants you to eat. Omakase – basically meaning 'leave it to you' – is a form of Japanese cuisine in which the chef is left to their own devices to create a bespoke menu, usually involving the freshest, best produce of the day. And there are few better places to try the concept than at the newest Kampachi outlet. Located at the Norman Foster & Co-designed The Troika, Kampachi serves the very best of ingredients (flown directly from the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo) in the most stylish of settings.
Kampachi Troika KLCC, Lot G-3, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, KL. www.kampachi.com.my
Revolving Restaurant at the KL Tower
It's a bit of a tourist trap but the Atmosphere 360º revolving restaurant 282 metres up the KL Tower is definitely an experience. One floor above the popular (and recommend) viewing platform of this, the world's seventh highest telecommunications tower, the restaurant rotates – as its name suggests – a full 360 degrees while you dine. That sounds a little terrifying but don't worry, the pace is more Sunday morning amble than theme park attraction, meaning all you'll notice is the changing city scenery stretching out for miles.
Atmosphere 360, TH-02, Menara Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P Ramlee, KL. www.atmosphere360.com.my