Chinese New Year 2024: Best Restaurants in KL for Family Reunion Dinners

It’s that time of the year again.

As the Year of the Dragon draws near with Chinese New Year 2024 in sight, it’s the perfect time to start exploring your options for the upcoming reunion dinners in KL. This is a special occasion that brings loved ones together to celebrate a long-standing tradition. Whether you choose to gather at home or in a restaurant, the festive spirit is sure to be alive and well. We’ve compiled a list of the best festive menus to explore at some of the top restaurants in KL and Selangor, so get ready to make this year’s reunion dinner unforgettable!

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Chinese New Year 2024 reunion dinner menus to explore in KL:

St Regis Kuala Lumpur

Located in the heart of KL, St Regis KL presents its prosperous Chinese New Year 2024 offerings with a delightful menu to explore. The Prosperity set menu includes Yee Sang of choice, with these signature dishes to indulge in with your loved ones: Braised Bird’s Nest Soup with Chicken, Bamboo Pith and Egg White, Steamed Red Spotted Grouper Fish with Luffa Gourd and Dried Shrimp, Deep-fried Sea Prawn with Golden Seaweed Crumb, Braised Dried Oyster, Black Moss with Bean Curd and Vegetable, Fragrant Egg Fried Rice, Crab Meat and Tobiko, and lastly, Chilled Osmanthus Tea, Water Chestnut with Peach Gum and Deep-fried Homemade Yam Nian Gao.

When picking your Yee Sang, you’ll have a choice from the Canadian Lobster & Jelly Fish Yee Sang (Set A), Shellfish Abalone & Crispy Fish Skin Yee Sang (Set B), Salmon & Jelly Fish Yee Sang (Set C), and Vegeterian & Mixed Nuts Yee Sang (Set D).

Keep in mind that a Longevity Vegetarian set menu is also available for those with diet restrictions. You can explore dishes such as Snow Bird’s Nest Soup with Bamboo Pith & Egg White, Braised Tau Kan, Fatt Choy with Vegetables Golden Broth, Truffle Paste Fried Rice with Wild Mushrooms and French Bean, and more.

Discover the menu here.

Where: The Brasserie & Private Dining Rooms, Level 2. 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

When: 5 January – 24 February 2024

Price: Set A – RM628 nett per person | Set B – RM488 nett per person | Set C – RM468 nett per person | Set D – RM438 nett per person

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Festive reunion dinners in KL for Chinese New Year

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur elevates the New Year experience with an exquisite Lunar New Year feast at the renowned Lai Po Heen.

Guests can savour the taste of luxury with a selection of six enticing yee sang dishes, including the signature MO Signature Yee Sang, complete with traditional ingredients and the finest Australian Lobster and Caviar. Available during lunch and dinner, half portions are priced from RM168 to RM260, while full portions range from RM328 to RM520. However, the opulent MO Signature Yee Sang is priced at RM888 for a full portion.

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In addition to the tantalising yee sang dishes, the restaurant also offers five exquisite – Seasons Peace to Wealth, Prosperity, Fortune, and a Vegan – set menus, each with its own unique flair.

Depending on your desired set, you’ll uncover dishes such as Braised South African 30-head Abalone with sea cucumber, Japanese Bean curd in brown sauce, Deep-fried cod fillet with two kinds of mushroom, Teochew style crispy duck, Prawns with black truffle dressing with enpiko mushroom and more.

For those who prefer to celebrate in the comfort of their own homes, their yee sang creations are also available for takeaway at The Mandarin Cake Shop or can be delivered straight to your doorstep through our Online Shop.

For dining reservations at Lai Po Heen or to place Yee Sang orders, please contact +60 (3) 2330 8888 or email mokul-fb@mohg.com.

Where: Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental KL, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

When: 28 January to 24 February 2024

Price: From RM228 to RM988

Discover more here.

EQ Kuala Lumpur

Bringing back the glory days of Golden Phoenix in the Equatorial Hotel, the famed restaurant returns with a special pop-up for the Year of the Dragon. Established in 1974, the restaurant was once a top dining destination in the former hotel before it closed down.

From 29 January to 24 February 2024, diners can once again embark on a journey filled with their newest creations and signature dishes on the menu. With six menus to choose from, you’ll find dishes such as Braised Crab Meat Soup with Dried Scallops and Fish Maw, Steamed Golden Snapper Fillet with Royal Premium Scallop Sauce and Enoki Mushrooms, Golden Phoenix Crispy E-Fu Noodles, Chicken and Seafood and beyond. Take note that a Vegetarian menu is also available, along with other ala-carte dishes to add on.

Explore the Chinese New Year offerings and menu here.

Where: EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Jln Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

When: 29 January – 24 February 2024 | Lunch: 12PM – 3PM, Dinner: 6PM – 11PM

Price: Between RM198+ per person to RM888+ per person

Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

Get ready to indulge in a regal experience this season with Tao Chinese Cuisine in Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur. With six menus to choose from, guests can pick menus that are perfectly curated to their palate and party size. Depending on the menu you’ll be opting for, you can find signature dishes such as Grilled Boneless Chicken Roll with Spicy Sesame Sauce, Steamed Cod Fish Fillet and Shredded Ginger with Soya Sauce, Wok-Fried Tiger Prawns with Butter Oat, “Hong Kong” Style Steamed Red Snapper, “Kirin” Style Roasted “London” Duck with Mandarin Orange and more.

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When it comes to picking Yee Sang, the hotel offers five options: Yee Sang with Abalone, Snow Crab Stick & Baby Octopus, Yee Sang with Soft Shell Crab & Salmon Skin, Yee Sang with Shredded Roasted “London” Duck, Yee Sang with Salmon & Crystal Pear and lastly, Yee Sang with Dragon Fruit, Star Jelly & Chia Seed.

Explore the menu here. Book your festive feast now and enjoy 25% off on selected lavish set menus.

Where: Tao Chinese Cuisine, 165, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

When: 15 January – 24 February 2024

Price: RM988 – RM3,688 per table

Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, City Centre

Located at the Sichuan Kitchen, you’ll uncover delicious reunion feasts from their hot pot set menu and private dining room set menu. If you’re craving a cosy hot pot meal, there are two menus to choose from. You can pick two types of – Sichuan mala, abalone, truffle mushroom, tomato and coconut– soup base accompanied by an array of meats and vegetables.

For a festive reunion dinner with your loved ones, the Chinese New Year set menus include your choice of yee sang, appetisers, soup, main course and dessert. Depending on your desired menu, you can uncover mouth-watering dishes like Braised Trio Beef in Sichuan Chili Sauce, Century Eggs with Chilli and Tofu, Sauteed Abalone with Sichuan Pepper, Kung Pao Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Stewed Lamb Ribs with Radish, Stewed Grouper fish and more.

Discover the menu here.

From now until 31 January 31 2024, enjoy 20% early bird discount for any Chinese New Year offerings or 10% discount from 1 – 8 February 2024. For reservations and enquiries, visit the Sichuan Kitchen website.

Where: Sichuan Kitchen, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, City Centre

When: 19 January – 25 February 2024

Price: Hot Pot Set Menu 1 – RM158 per person | Hot Pot Set Menu 2 – RM198 (minimum two pax)
Private Dining Room Set Menu 1 – RM168 per person | Private Dining Room Set Menu 2 – RM198 per person (minimum six pax)

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W Hotel Kuala Lumpur

festive reunion dinner for chinese new year 2024 in kl

Introducing a Stellar Lunar Bliss at the W Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Led by Chef Weng at YEN, the restaurant promises an extraordinary culinary experience, blending tradition with innovation.

Perfect for family gatherings, the restaurant has curated a myriad of reunion set menus for the festive season. For a more intimate celebration (minimum two pax), explore the Treasured Flavour, Prosperous Life Forever, The Noble, and Double Happiness. Depending on which menu you’ll be opting for, you can uncover wholesome dishes like Double Boiled Chicken Soup, Grilled Chicken Mid-Joint Wing with Honey Barbecue Sauce, Crispy Egg Noodles with Pan-Seared Cod Fish and more.

For more significant celebrations, their family set – Luck and Prosperity Set Menu I & II – menus are ideal for a table of five or ten! You’ll find signature dishes on the menu, such as Braised Cod Fish, Braised Shredded Abalone, Steamed Farm Chicken with Black Truffle, Wok Fried Fresh Scallops, and more.

Of course, any reunion dinner isn’t complete without a plate of prosperous yee sang. There are five options to choose from: Prosperous Nanyang Vegetarian Yee Sang with Fresh Fruits, Premium Jelly Fish Yee Sang with Korean Snow Pear and Red Palm Oil, Norwegian Salmon Fish Yee Sang with Air-Dried Szechuan Fish Chips, Crispy Salted Egg Fish Skin and Red Palm Oil, Crispy Tempura Sabah Lobster Meat with Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang and Red Palm Oil, and lastly, Premium Caviar with Gold Flakes, Truffle Oil, Abalone Yee Sang and Red Palm Oil.

Explore the menu here and make a reservation here.

Where: YEN, Level 11, W Kuala Lumpur, 121 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Price: RM248 – RM3,688

Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur

There’s a new hotel on the block, and it’s worth adding Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur to your weekend escapades. Located in the heart of KL, the establishment is home to 180 rooms with picturesque views of the city. For the festive season, Wok Star invites you to discover traditional flavours with a fusion twist with your loved ones. Taking inspiration from the city’s rich cultural heritage and traditions, the four-course Celestial Prosperity menu includes dishes incorporating local farm-to-table ingredients. On the menu, you’ll find their festive yee sang, along with signature delights like Baby Octopus Mango Salad, Dragon Snapper served with Fern Bok Choy and King Mushroom, Roasted Chicken, Roasted Duck and beyond.

Discover more here. For reservations, contact reservation.kulpk@ihg.com or call 03-2630-3888

Where: Wok Star, Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur, 5, Jalan Puncak, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

When: 29 January – 24 February 2024

Price: RM328 (two pax) | RM888 (six pax)

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Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.