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Songket Restaurant

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No. 29 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
+60 3-2161 3331
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Malaysian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
No. 29 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Songket with our 2 year old daughter, and our Mothers who we brought on holiday for Mother's Day. It was very quiet due to a long weekend after the election of the new Prime Minister so weren't sure if the...More

Thank EmmaChristian
Philor1, Directot at Songket Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Emma Christian, We had a very jubilant voting season and with a new Government, new hope for a better future. We are so excited with your awesome review. Most importantly to us, you and your family enjoyed the dining experience. Songket Restaurant has always...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're new to Malaysia and Malaysian food in general, this is the place to go. If you're a tourist with money and you don't want to sweat around looking for a place for dinner, this is also the place to go. Not food your...More

Thank _Nessum
Philor1, Director at Songket Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nessum, I would normally meet up with our guests, but I missed you. I am not sure what you ordered, but I am pretty sure we have dishes to make any grandma salivate. We would also have menu prices to suit different pocket sizes....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a hidden gem. Amazing and delicious food, exemplary staff and to top it up good entertainment. We also had the honor of meeting the director Philip, a true people person, very funny,informative and a true leader. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Briggitte K
Philor1, Director at Songket Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Brigitte K, I am so glad to have met 2 amazing guests and knowing you are happy makes my day. I hope you have arrived safely in Penang. Thank you for your spontaneous recommendation of Songket Restaurant.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt we had to try this place after reading the great reviews. On arriving, the staff were really friendly and attentive and there was live music/dancing which added an authentic touch. The menu choice was good, however we were extremely disappointed with our food....More

Thank Tassia I
DesmondThong, Director at Songket Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tassia, We are very sorry that you have had a disappointing experience at Songket. As you can read from most reviews here, we always do our level best to ensure the best possible dining experience for all our guests. Sometimes, we missed due to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an unexpected treat to find this hidden gem in the city, where we experienced an array of good quality Malay food and were entertained by energetic traditional dancers. It would have been a more fulfilling experience if there were ‘live’ musicians on traditional...More

Thank Kathryn L
Philor1, Director at Songket Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kathryn L, We are very happy you managed to find us despite the hidden gem location. We are most delighted to be able to serve you with our best authentic Malay Cuisine and traditional dances. Thank you and hope we can welcome you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice on a recent trip. Twice because it was so good. Owner Phillip is great to chat with. Server Abbas was fantastic. Food and atmosphere 10/10. Have recommended Songket to fellow travellers heading to KL.

Thank HolidayKell
Philor1, Director at Songket Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Holiday Kell, What a wonderful praise of Songket Restaurant and the 10/10 for food and atmosphere. Thank you for recommending to travellers. Looking forward to welcome you again.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a lover of fine food and authentic cuisine, I discovered Songket Restaurant is just near the hotel I am staying. Easily accessible from KLCC. By foot is about 15 minutes walk. As we are new to this restaurant, we are unsure what to order....More

Thank shangyibernardd
Philor1, Director at Songket Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Shangyibernardd, You have given a frank and detailed review of Songket Restaurant. We are very happy to have met and welcomed you on a busy night. Thank you for your recommendation. We hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We were in KL for one night before heading back to Canada and tried this hidden gem close to our hotel! Delecious food, authentic and generous portions ( we couldn’t finish! ) Best service we had in South East Asia in a while... the staff...More

Thank DavidCorivo
Philor1, Director at Songket Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear David Corivo, What a wonderful review from you. We are very happy that you had a great experience with our people, our kitchen delicacies and generous serving size. Mr Abbas is one our best employee, a very diligent and conscientious man, always ready to...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Great local restaurant. Family owned and run. Big place with indoor and outdoor seating. They have an entertaining local performance for the benefit of guests. Wide choice of local Malay food. Alcohol is served.More

Thank amjadshamsi
Philor1, Director at Songket Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Dear Amjadshamsi, We have the pleasure to welcome you and your friends to Songket restaurant. We are a Malay concept restaurant managed by professional managers. Though we are not family owned and run, we like the idea for our guests to feel like they are...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

Set in a kampong style bungalow, which has somehow survived the rush to build tower blocks on every lot, the restaurant is a pleasant surprise. The food was decent, the entertainment was a lot of fun. This is not street food, but it is a...More

Thank M J
Philor1, Director at Songket Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hello M J, We are glad and very much relieved that 3 generations had a fantastic dining experience at Songket Restaurant. We enjoyed having you and your family with us, and knowing you have multicultural links to Sri Lanka, Malaysia and European roots, did worry...More

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23 June 2016|
Response from FrederickSebastian | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They accept all major credit cards.
15 October 2015|
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Response from flsurfer | Reviewed this property |
Just checked with a coworker in KL who has lunch there often, and she told me that it is Halal, hope this helps.
7 April 2015|
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Response from Philor1 | Property representative |
The cultural dance performances start at 8.30pm to 9.15pm, from Mondays to Saturdays. The dancers are Off on Sundays, unless on special request and arrangement. There are private spaces for private functions either inside... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 29 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone Number: +60 3-2161 3331
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Welcome to an oasis in the heart of KL city centre, hidden away from the buzz of city life. Come savour the taste of our authentic Malay cuisine inspired from traditional specialties. Delight in our live inter-active Multi-Cultural Dance Performances 6x per week (Mon-Sat) from 8.30pm to 9.15pm, and capture the wonderful memory in beautiful pictures with our dancers in their glorious and colorful traditional customes. Relax in our warm and cozy traditional ambience with choice of indoor aircon dining, outdoor terrace dining as well as garden dining in wooden huts and pergolas. We bring you an overall experience you will cherish forever. Welcome to Songket Restaurant. True Malay Flavours.
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