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Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill

Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur | Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2332 9888
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Ranked #17 of 2,244 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Slick, Sexy and New Age is the only way to describe Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill. At the lounge, whilst sipping your favourite martini, whether stirred or shaken, the view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the illumination from the surroundings makes a stunning masterpiece to behold. The Lounge makes an impressive beverage menu with cocktails being the specialty and is conducive for before and after dinner cocktails and digestives. At the Grill, enjoy a well-designed dinner in a cosy yet stylish atmosphere. The Grill offers arguably the best steaks with different fine cuts. Gobo Upstairs' team of fine chefs maintains that the best way to enjoy a piece of steak is to have it grilled and that is exactly how they will prepare it for their guests and to their preference. Sauces and accompaniments are available as side orders.
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81% Recommend
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

coming from Scotland I like a good steak which is often hard to come by - this was fab well cooked and just as I like medium rare, well done chef

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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were staying at Traders and opted to eat here on our first night for ease of access. The menu is not huge, but it certainly offered enough selection choice for our tastes. The starter selection was disappointing though, offering soup or salad, and we did not bother with this course as there was so little to choose from. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It was an excellent evening - good service, high quality Australian beef, delicious wine and just amazing steak house atmosphere. Love it and highly recommend it for visiting. I am a very picky and hard to please customer btw :)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Had an evening meal at Gobo Upstairs. Menu is a bit limited but should satisfy most diners. Bar area has a nice view over KLCC Park, it is a pity the dining tables do not have such a nice view. Food was well prepared and the courses came together. The lobster bisque was excellent as a starter. Portions are quite... More

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Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

one of my usual places when I am in town. I stay at traders, so it is very convinient. prices are OK, and food is very good. try it

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

WE waited an hour for a one course meal. The food when it eventually arrived was very tasty but I am not sure I could be bothered to wait so long again especially when the restaurant was half empty. Also the temperature in the restaurant was absolutely freezing!

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We ordered the tenderloin steak which was cooked perfectly, not an ounce of fat on it. For sides we had tasty onion rings and the truffle mashed potato - my favourite - it was divine. Service was consistent and friendly. Would definitely eat here again.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Great choice, especially with the choice of steaks on offer. Excellent service, very professional and pleasant surroundings. Good wine menu. Steak cooked perfectly to my choice. Seafood is also excellent quality. Good price to for the quality of food. Lovely surroundings with the option to move to the Lounge area after dining which has great views of the Petronas towers.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Being a resident in the Traders Hotel 'Gobo Upstairs' was very convenient for us and we decided to eat there on our first night in KL. We were seated at a table by the window, the ambience was romantic and relaxed. We were impressed with the menu which whilst not extensive had something for everyone. We settled on wild mushroom... More

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Venice, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Nice restaurant,featuring an elegant and modern layout. the grilled steaks are good, may be better than good. The rest of the menu is limited and a pair of level below the meat quality. Prices pretty high for Malesya, on similar level of the central restaurant in the main european towns. for that prices I would expect a better service. therefore...... More

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