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“Very Good Buffet”
Review of Latest Recipe

Latest Recipe
Ranked #120 of 4,174 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $41
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Description: At Latest Recipe, diners can indulge in popular dishes that are prepared 'a la minute' (which means 'in a minute' literally) with personalised and individual servings of Malay, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Western delights. Just watching the chefs in action as they dish out freshly cooked and piping hot food is enough to sharpen appetites for more good things to come. Unlike the usual buffet restaurants, there are no bulky chafing dishes in sight. Instead, the food is presented in cast iron pans, woks, chinaware or served in individual portions. Fans of Indian cuisine will revel in the Tandoori chicken, lamb, prawn with naan and other North Indian specialties. Sushi, Sashimi, Teppanyaki and many more exotic Japanese dishes are served daily. Dim Sum baskets are piled high next to piping hot noodles and fragrant stir-fries at the Chinese section whilst authentic BBQ seafood lines the Malay open kitchen. Desserts are a feast to the senses with decadent sweets including the Chocolate Fountain and the ever popular Teppanyaki Ice-Cream.
Western Ireland, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 924 helpful votes
“Very Good Buffet”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Dined here many times and the buffet though expensive by comparison to other KL hotels is still good value with the choice of food available.
I hold the SPG privilege card which gives me good discount and there are also other deals on offer...this trip coincided with a 33% discount promotional offer for Fed Territory Day in Malaysia.
A La Carte menu is also a good choice & very good value.
Staff are attentive & the restaurant is bright and airy. View from the large picture window across to Lake Garden Park has become partially obstructed due to the recent building work opposite but this not spoil the overall experience.
One complaint from my wife was lack of hot veggie selection in the buffet, some good Indian dishes but she had to defer as they were too spicy. Salad bar was very good as was the dessert selection.
If you are seated near the freshly cooked station for seafood etc you will get the smell of the food cooking on the grill which can be a tad fishy so you may need to sit further away.
Other stations are really good cooking fresh pasta & also the Hainese chicken rice dish is excellent.J
Le Meridien has recently gone through a refurb in the lobby area and is looking really good, handy location at Sentral Station and a choice of other very good restaurants to choose from. The photo of the chefs in red jackets shown here is actually taken in the Favola Italian restaurant & not Latest Recipe as depicted.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good food and people”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

This is a very nice place to dine with family, friends or associates. Great variety of food choices , especially the buffet dinner. Environment is cozy and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Oops! I forgot the manager's name, he's just outstanding, goes all out to befriend and make you feel at home. Thank you, Mr Manager. Came he a few times already but will come again. One of the best restaurants to dine in town. Bravo. Cheers.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank fmcalvin
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Below Expectation Meal Experiences”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I thought that the food selections were not as great as it used to be as compared to my previous visit, which was about 2 years ago. I could be wrong. But with that price, I thought i could have a better meal.....

Visited October 2012
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Thank T_Terrence
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fried mackerel becomes anchovies?”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I am star wood privilege members and dined in this restaurant several times. This is the first time I ordered ala carte menu for nasi goring kampung. It stated in the menu it has fried silver mackerel . So when the dish arrived, I saw a fried egg and rice with little yellow fried anchovies and there no mackerel . So called the waiter ,the manager and finally the chef. Told me that it is a tiny little fried fish which looks like anchovies are mackerel. He said he is the expert in food and there's nothing he can do if I cant accept that. I wish I can upload the photo so that all of you can judge for me. Pls don't tell me those tiny fish like 1cm length can be the silver mackerel . Customer ain't stupid and it's definitely overprice and worse of all the chef attitude is a shame to this hotel.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Meijiwong
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Singapore, Singapore
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“A last resort destination”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

The buffet is extremely expensive for a choice of foods clearly not aligned with the price...
Avoid if you can.
Plus the breakfast served is far from great even though it remains acceptable.

Visited October 2012
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Thank MisterM_TA
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