Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur: Eats Wonderful
A landmark on the city’s accommodation and social scenes for 35 years, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur is still going strong as one of the most pleasant of the Malaysian capital’s five-star hotels. The impressive and enormous glass wall and rainforest beyond that greet visitors entering the aromatic lobby scented with Shangri-La’s signature fragrance.
Though at Shangri-La Hotel KL every sense is stimulated with pleasure, perhaps the luckiest sense of all is taste. Shangri-La is certainly one of the most glamorous destinations in Malaysia for dining experiences. With a variety of excellent restaurants, guests and visitors have no shortage of options for enjoying delicious food in impressive surroundings. Zipangu, Shangri-La’s Japanese restaurant, serves classic Japanese cuisine exquisite in both flavour and presentation. Whether preferences run toward the simplicity of soba noodles or the nuanced flavours of more elaborate dishes, Zipangu’s menu promises a highly satisfying lunch or dinner.
A similarly excellent cultural dining experience is found in Shang Palace. While there are many Shang Palace restaurants in Shangri-Las in other countries, the demanding palates of sophisticated Malaysians accustomed to the country’s excellent food make the Shang Palace at Shangri-La KL a particularly rewarding experience. At Lemon Garden located just off the hotel’s main lobby, the extensive international buffet provides a world of flavours for those who like to have the world on their plates. From Tandoori spices to pizza slices, there is something for everyone. Make sure to leave room for dessert; an entire room of of sweets awaits to finish a meal with a flourish.
Between lunch and dinner is afternoon tea, served in the expansive Lobby Lounge where that soaring glass wall allows full appreciation of the native rainforest on the other side of the windows. In a city seemingly crazy with construction, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s patch of lush rainforest is a green elixir to the busyness of urban life.
All this delicious eating is, of course, secondary to the rooms and suites which provide comfortable accommodation in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. A suitable choice both for leisure travellers seeking a location central to the city’s sights and business travellers looking for the level of service to make their time in the city more agreeable, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s Horizon Club floors give guests that extra attention that enhances a stay here even further. Access to the large Horizon Club means Club guests have a haven of their own for morning breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails.
As is the case in every hotel in the world, it is the staff who can make or break the opinion of guests at their establishments. Staffmembers here in Kuala Lumpur are exemplary in their level of commitment to excellence in the guest experience. Broad smiles and gracious hospitality come from all directions, from the doormen to the management. Everyone seems happy to be working here, just as the guests are happy to be staying here.