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US$31 - US$45
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Reviewed 24 November 2021

What a great dinner experience!!! Suffice to mention that the experience was pretty extraordinary & left a remarkable impression on the food & of course the experience of trying to function normally in a complete creepy dark environment; like truly blind. We were assisted by...a gentleman who is also a blind waiter named Mr Radha throughout this experience. We were given helpful pointers to trace & track for our foods, glasses & cutleries. Taste & smell senses were fully heightened & it was interesting challenge to identify the food you’re served using only your non-sight senses; truly a wholesome experience. You can’t see the food for heaven’s sake; but the entire 4-course meal tasted so heavenly. I’m so glad that babygirl planned for this surprise dinner at such an amazing place on my birthday 🎂 eve!!! Beautiful experience & gratitude for sight senses; couldn’t have welcomed my 32nd in a better way!!! Dining in the dark - Kuala LumpurMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 November 2021

We planned this night out for a while. I tried to prepare my wife and 13 year old son about the experience. We were concerned that my boy, who has very mild autism (Asperger) won't be able to handle it and even rescheduled once. But...he came around and said he was excited about it! So I pre-paid for the the three adult dinners (you get a 10% discount if you pre-pay!) We told the restaurant that my son has a fear (phobia!) of bananas, so they confirmed that bananas will NOT be on the menu. When the day finally arrived the three of us dressed up (my son's idea as he said we should put on fancy clothes and for him to use his bowler hat). We drove to KL and parked at the complimentary valet parking spot in a building nearby (remember to validate the ticket in the restaurant! We didnt and had to pay RM10). (There is no street parking on this road near the DITD). Once at the place (which is upstairs) we were seated in comfortable chairs and served our welcome drinks. The fun started as the waiter asked us to guess the ingredients of the mocktail. We got three out of the four juices right :). We were then given a pair of blindfolds and took turns to try and solve a wooden puzzle, which was another way of warming us up to the experience we were about to have. After that game was done they checked again if we had any allergies, reconfirmed the no banana instruction and brought us to the door which would bring us to the dining room. We met our waiter/helper, the awesome AK who asked me to put both my hands on his shoulders, Danish's hands on my shoulders and mummy's hands on Danish's shoulder. Then he opened the door and led us in single file. A friend who had been there before warned me that it would be truly and utterly pitch black dark, but nothing could prepare us for the experience of walking into the abyss. It was so dark that we could not discern the edges of the room, not the ceiling, not the floor. We could be walking into the worlds largest cave for all we knew. It took a few minutes of slow shuffling to get to our table from the door. AK took my hand and brought me to my chair and asked me to sit. However I could hear my wife softly say "I cant do this" over and over again, which became louder and more urgent. AK calmly said, dont worry, asked Danish and I to remain in our seats and walked my wife back out into the light. After AK came back i asked for us to be reunited so Danish and I made the shuffle back outside, and we had a discussion with Mummy. She really felt that she wouldn't be able to face the darkness again in the next few minutes, so she told Danish and I to go ahead and experience it without her. Reluctantly we agreed. Back in the dark Danish and I had the most fantastical experience ever, Without his devices (all phone, watches and any light emitting items have to be locked in a locker before entering) Danish became a chatty, engaging young man. He sat across from me and talked about everything from his fashion choices, school and his fear of bananas. But mostly about the food being served. AK was so friendly, comforting and efficient. In total he served us a four course meal consisting of four appetisers, 2 soups, 3 entrees and FIVE deserts! Everything was served in plates of bowls in a tray which had the corresponding shape of the food container built into it (hence the wooden puzzle game outside!). We carefully made our way through all this glorious food. I have to say each and every dish was DELICIOUS, and Danish agrees! In fact this boy who never eats ANY fruit and VERY LITTLE veggies, CLEANED UP all his food (excepts for a liitle bit of the last desert (dark choc pudding which he jokingly said was :Too dark, too dark!). He had grilled vegetables, fruit confit, salad with various fruit in it and lots of other stuff that I could never imagine him having. He even finished the cold beetroot, orange and zucchini (with a touch of ginger) soup!! (We wrongly guessed that the warm soup was mushroom, when in fact it was tomato soup with seafood and croutons). In the meantime, the manager was kind enough to allow my wife to have a nice dinner at a sister establishment next door. She was given the exact amount of credits as the ticket price we had paid for her, so she ended up having a BIG dinner by herself. All in all, the experience I had with my son was worth MUCH MORE than the price of entry. My son had proven to himself that he can face his fears, and eat anything (except bananas still). And he and I could have a wonderful 1 and a half hour conversation filled with laughter and insights and meaningful sharing. I LOVED EVERY MOMENT OF IT!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

we try eat there but not know it is all in night, very fun and taste good, so bizar to eat at no light in restaurant

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 6 May 2021

What a great dinner experience! Excellent environment , friendly service by AK. He truly cares about our experience as he guide us through the entire 4 course meal. AK was attentive and made our dining experience even better! Definitely recommend to try! 5 STARS!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2021

Was a lovely ambience and food plus service was beyong par. Worth every penny we paid and AK made our whole dining experience joyful and interesting. He made it memorable and was friendly.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 26 March 2020

It was really a different experience, challenging the sensesbesides the amazing menu. Loved the waiters they were very friendly and helpful!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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wernersk, General Manager at Dining In The Dark KL, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2020

Dear TatiCaringi, Thank you very much for dining with us and your kind review. It was our greatest pleasure in serving you towards a memorable dining experience. Your satisfaction is our number one concern and you are our inspiration in doing our very best. We...More

Reviewed 17 March 2020

I surprised my boyfriend for this dinner and fortunately I didn't disappointment him because he liked it. In my opinion, this is a great place for a birthday, anniversary, or an ordinary date night. You can't bring your phone inside. We were assisted by visually...impaired (shout out to Yus) because the dinner is about dinning literally in the dark and you will experience how is it like to be visually impaired and apreciate what you are eating. They had a fun game for us before we began the official dinner to prepare us and then we went inside. There were 4 parts of the dinner 1. Appetizers 2. Soup 3. Main Course 4. Desserts It will be a bit pricey for some but it's definitely worth the experience. Memories are priceless. You will appreciate every second of it, your partner or families and the foods itself.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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wernersk, Marketing at Dining In The Dark KL, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2020

Hi Beth, Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate your time for writing the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and food with us at Dining In The Dark KL and were happy with our service, especially from Yus....More

Reviewed 14 March 2020

Good food and I think it's really unique. Marcus and Bella were really helpful. Although I can't see anything, I managed to enjoy the food.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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wernersk, Marketing at Dining In The Dark KL, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2020

Hi Amy, Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate your time for writing the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and food with us at Dining In The Dark KL and were happy with our service, especially from Marcus...More

Reviewed 14 March 2020

The food was very well presented leaving the diner guessing til the last moment. Moreover the waiter Markus was very friendly and very attentive to our needs. The menu explanation by Bella was also done very well. Overall a very exciting experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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wernersk, Marketing at Dining In The Dark KL, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2020

Hi Ashli, Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate your time for writing the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and food with us at Dining In The Dark KL and were happy with our service, especially from Marcus...More

Reviewed 13 March 2020

Unique arrangement to a unique experience, delicious food The darkness expert Yus is very kind and niceMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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wernersk, Marketing at Dining In The Dark KL, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2020

Hi Jian Hui, Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate your time for writing the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and food with us at Dining In The Dark KL and were happy with our service, especially from...More

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Response from Mahinder D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can reserve a table for 2. However, just like any other restaurant, you may not get at the time you reserved. So it’s best if give a half hour cushion. Dinner usually takes about 45 minuets to an hour. Enjoy your... More
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Happy that you too enjoyed your experience
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Response from Anwar I | Reviewed this property |
You can request for halal, which is what we did. The meat is already halal, and they don't serve pork there. But the request will ensure that there is no alcohol in the preparation as well.
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Dining In The Dark KL is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5