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RM 18 - RM 90
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European, Scandinavian, Dining bars
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

Excellent food. Wonderful presentation. Awesome staff. Cozy setting. Winning formula! They also champion sustainability through zero waste.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

We have lived in KL for over 17 years now, and our old hangout is now under new management, Canvass KL. We made a spontaneous drop in and had an amazing dinner, absolutely loved the food and the friendly staff. The owner, Mr Rony, told...us all about their sustainability policy for sourcing and cooking processing. Really tasty food coupled with great wine selection made for a wonderful evening. The Lamb Gnocchi and the Cured Local Snapper were absolutely gorgeous! The Lemon Cheesecake Mousse was the perfect ending. We are definitely coming back for more!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Great cocktail, food & super friendly service. Very cozy Ambiance. Also super friendly and knowledgeable Owner.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Went for dinner with friends. Never thought will be that good. Specially the snapper, beef cheek & the lemon cheese cake. I LOVE ITTTTTTT.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Behind Istana Hotel is the bistro CanvassKL, at Bidara Apartments. Unlike many other bistros we visited, this ranks at the very top. The scallops were beautifully done n tasted wonderful. The Hummus came in a combo of 3 flavours. Not seen this combo before. The...beef cheek was soft n terrific, second only to the most tender n melt-in-the-mouth moist lamb gnocchi. The lemon cheesecake dessert with a unique non-bitter lemon skin filled with white chocolate (not had this anywhere before) n the rice pudding are both to die for. Fantastic food in a great friendly atmosphere with wonderful staff and of course the owner, Mr Rony. Thank u for a great evening. Cheers 😘 Rosli n Serena 11.02.23More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2022 via mobile

The food was so good! We both couldn’t stop raving about it. We had the beef cheek, scallops and mushroom risotto. Highly recommend the beef cheek, it was fall off the fork tender and was fantastic with the mash.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022 via mobile

Negroni is a must try! Do ask for recommendations with the bartender if you can’t make up your mind.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

Visited with friends had a great time. The cocktail were amazing they focus on healthy ingredients and sustainability.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 19 October 2021

Canvass serves amazing food! Its co-owner Ronni is an amazing guy who is driven by a passion to support the sustainable living goal. Please visit and support a superb small restaurant. Also the lamb gnocchi is just to die for, home baked sourdough bread and...many more tasty treats!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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M.I. Rony, Owner at Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2021

We humbly say thanks for these words.. Looking forward to having you back 😀. Best regards Rony, Nik & the Team.

Reviewed 30 April 2021

Welcome new contemporary Danish influenced restaurant in the Okd Malaya row of eateries. An intriguing and tempting menu of shared plates some Asian influenced. Fish and meat dishes were especially inspired. Must return to try out more offerings. Good value good service.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Canvass KL, Owner at Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2021

We humbly say thanks for these words.. Looking forward to having you back 😀. Best regards Rony, Nik & the Team.

Reviewed 28 April 2021

It was a girls nite out and this place was highly recommended by a chef friend (who owned a decent restaurant & bar in Bangsar). Valet parking was a necessity in that narrow street of restaurants occupying the row of Old Malaya shop lots. We...were met at the entrance by a server, who showed us to our seat @ 1 corner. Tables & seating were quite limited despite the spacious ground floor, must be the SOP adherence. I saw many customers were ushered to the 1st floor via its spiral staircase next to the washroom, and then heard high heels walking on the floor board above us. The serving staff (a chinese guy) presented us the menu & asked for our drink orders, and then went away & returned with our drinks. He did a very good job in explaining & recommending the dishes which was perfect in both taste & portion. The co-owner Rony came to check on us & brought out a cake slice complete with a lit candle upon hearing it was my friend's birthday. Great PR!! We are not great fans of cakes & sweets but the cake & another dessert item were the deal breaker for conversion. I find words hard to describe my experience, one has to personally put the food into the mouth & then let the body react to the satisfaction. This establishment is big time into sustainability, they source their ingredients locally in supporting the local producers. There's a small herb garden in the front, ask for a guided tour. Find out more from their homepage.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Canvass KL, Owner at Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2021

We humbly say thanks for these words.. Looking forward to having you back 😀. Best regards Rony, Nik & the Team.

Reviewed 25 April 2021

The restaurant was in a heritage style building which takes you right back to the past.Interesting selection of food. A fusion of East and West. Fantastic service by the staffs. The environment in the restaurant is cozy and warm. Highly recommended to try for those...seeking a little adventure in food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Canvass KL, Owner at Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2021

We humbly say thanks for these words.. Looking forward to having you back 😀. Best regards Rony, Nik & the Team.

Reviewed 5 April 2021

3rd time at this restaurant so we clearly like it and enjoyed yet another pleasant dinner in a nice location in KL with the KL Tower providing the back drop. Some things on the menu were near perfection (Risotto, Scallops, 'nuggets', Lamb ragu - more...lamb please), others were good but not great (prawn dumplings) while on this visit one dish did let the side down. We tried the sirloin steak (110myr?) and expected great things but alas....it was a disappointment. Too much gristle and average flavoured, chewy meat....in hindsight we should have sent it back). Shame really, because this is nice restaurant with good, friendly service and despite the let down of the one dish we will still return because we liked everything else so much.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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M.I. Rony, Owner at Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2021

We would have been so happy if you had sent it back to us. This would have allowed us and chef to look at this carefully. If there is something we care about it is about how we get all the tiny details right day...More

Reviewed 18 February 2021

The organic and local produce used in the dishes is unlike anything I have tasted in KL. The restaurant is relatively new and I consider this a hidden gem. To me, there are very few that match this level of taste in KL. Those who...do, easily charge double, and even then, some are not on par with what Nik is producing at Canvass. And Rony, thank you for sharing your passion. Your cocktails are easily within the top 5 in SEA for me. But which spot, I will keep a secret. Till next time. Starter, main, dessert, and cocktails for 2 were around RM250 for us. Depending on the dishes you pick this could go up to around RM300 total or much lower if you do not take 3 courses as we did. To anyone reading this, If you want to have a nice dinner as a couple at the above price point and prefer a warm/casual rather than uptight interiors. This is one of 3 places in KL that I would recommend. For special occasions, you could opt for the chef's table. A custom-made 6-8 course menu at RM175-RM225. At this level of quality, you should expect to pay more than double that if you were to travel to Europe, Japan or the US. From an expat perspective, I simply find it incredible that the team is able to deliver at this price point, even taking Malaysia's lower overhead costs into account. If you are still with me reading here, I strongly recommend visiting sooner than later, before this place becomes overbooked.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Canvass KL, Owner at Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2021

We humbly say thanks for these words.. Looking forward to having you back 😀. Best regards Rony, Nik & the Team.

Reviewed 29 November 2020 via mobile

Canvass which was open 2 months ago is certainly creating waves. This restaurant focuses on sustainable hedonism which is using healthy and bio-diversity ingredients. Love the ambience which makes it a cozy place to hangout. Had a wonderful Nordic inspired dining journey where the food...was great making every mouthful a delight for the palate and of high quality. Please leave room for desserts whuch are to die for😋.Service was friendly and pleasant. Had the opportunity to meet the Danish Chef Nikolaj and his partner MI Rony. Both of them took the time despite the crowds was building up to share their philosophy of the restaurant and their passion on using sustainable ingredients towards a better planet. Will be back to experience the chef’s table.Lets make our planet more friendly in a sustainable way through this wonderful dishes.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Canvass KL, Owner at Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2021

We humbly say thanks for these words.. Looking forward to having you back 😀. Best regards Rony, Nik & the Team.

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Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5