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Lot 841-842, Jalan Hulu Kelang-Ampang, Ampang, Malaysia
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Serenity in the City

I was taken aback with the view when I stepped into the restaurant. The path to the main dining area is soooooooooo beautiful. I wish I had a partner or at least a friend to go there with. The setting is simple and calm. Food was exciting. Being alone, I ordered a small portion of the butter prawn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
grace l
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Need to improve the service quality as well as the food quality. The waitresses need to have more knowledge on the food in their own menu. I was extremely disappointed with what the chef served us: overcooked lemon chicken (some were burnt), tasteless butter prawns n sizzling beancurd. The drinks (fruity drinks) were tasteless too. Yes, the environment was nice... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was taken aback with the view when I stepped into the restaurant. The path to the main dining area is soooooooooo beautiful. I wish I had a partner or at least a friend to go there with. The setting is simple and calm. Food was exciting. Being alone, I ordered a small portion of the butter prawn and seaweed... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just got back from an organised night bus tour in which a meal was arranged to be eaten here mid tour. When we arrived it was very busy not a problem as thought must be popular with the local people. We were seated and found our food already sat on the table waiting for us dont know how long it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

this was truly a gem. we made reservation.(pls do esp if you are in a big group)when we arrived,the food was ready. the food was great. we had seafood spread. plus the ambience is beautiful. will come again . it is a drive out from kl. if u have a car,tt would be great or use a easytaxi app to... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Istana Bamboo operate at night time. The place is exotic and gain its name as Bamboo Palace as the property is made to a great extent with Bamboo and crafted. So it is unique in itself and there are not many equivalents and probably one of the rarest available. It is the ambience which is the strongest selling point and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

i've been here a couples of times before...it was good before...really like the landscape and the environment...but my latest experience dine here, i've found out that the restaurants was not as good as before....declining food quality in terms of taste...the services also a litlle bit slow...the salted egg crab is dried and not gravy like it used too...others food like... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Went several times there.Enjoy the food.On Saturday nite they have live band playing music for the customer.Really like the fried beef and chili prawn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Very nice place. Food was excellent. Crab was delicious and cheap and lots if selection. Hard to find the restaurant as we spent lots if time on GPS locating it. The bambu huts were very nice and food arrived elegantly. Service a bit slow and not so attentive. And some people decide to smoke in the huts which is unpleasant... More 

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Ampang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

i'm very dissapointed with this restaurant eventhough atmosphere and the decoration was interesting with nice view but the food and the services was really bad.i came to this restaurant with my family to celebrate my son's birthday. We ordered a few dishes from the ala carte menu and drinks which we expected our drinks will come first around 15 to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

i do love this place actually, love the settings, the small bambu huts, the mini padi fields, small ponds and nice landscape that you can enjoy. I also love the mini prayer room, very cosy and near. Free parking, open air and the night view of this place is magical hence the name "Istana" which means castle..but...if you want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lot 841-842, Jalan Hulu Kelang-Ampang, Ampang, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Selangor  >  Ampang

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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