International Buffet at Taman Sari Brasserie, Hotel Istana

International Buffet at Taman Sari Brasserie, Hotel Istana

I’ve stayed in Hotel Istana, but never dined in any of its in-house restaurant before.

taman sari hotel istana

That’s until I got the opportunity to dine at the hotel’s very own Taman Sari Brasserie.

Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, it’s a delightful dining area with landscaped gardens view and just next to the swimming pool. Stepping into this brasserie gives me a classy impression.

taman sari brasserie

Known for its 5-star International Buffet, it’s served on any day – that includes public holidays too.

Taman Sari Brasserie has a wide range from local to international cuisines. Let’s have a look at some food on the buffet spread…

seafood spread

A typical seafood tray consisting of prawns, oysters, mussels and crab sticks. Oh wait, crab sticks? Should have been the real crab right? :P

salad counter

The salad bar with a variety of salad condiments, dressings and sauces. They have different kinds of green leafy vegetables too – 7 types! Certainly a lovely feast for the salad lovers.

brown bread

Other than that, there is a bread section. A few types of breads are available, served in individual baskets, and small butter packs come along with it.

Next up, the main courses.

fried rice mushroom

On the left, the Chinese Style Fried Rice topped with ingredients such as corn and chilly slices. A simple yet nice blend and the aroma smells good.

Next is the Braised Mushroom and Pacific Crab with Seasonal Vegetable. I like the way this dish is prepared. For me, mixing the mushroom with some vegetable creates a certain texture and luscious taste.

fried chicken steamed fish

Ahh, these 2 are definitely my favourite. Fried Chicken with Plum Sauce (on the left) and Steamed Fish with Soya Sauce.

Nicely fried and steamed, and gotta love the sauces. Tender and simply scrumptious!

ice kacang counter

The buffet has also an ice kacang counter with more than 10 different condiments and toppings. Of the many buffet ice kacang counters I’ve seen, this has got to be the one with the most selection.

italian pasta

For an Italian touch, the buffet also consists of some pastas. Just pick your choice, and a chef will cook it right away!

shawarma meat

Originated from Arab, the Shawarma is a sandwich-like wrap of shaved grilled meat. This one in particular is chicken meat and it’s eaten with pita bread and some toppings.

This is the one I made myself.

shawarma pita bread

Looks simple, but it tastes delicious – especially the shaved grilled chicken meat inside. :)

Oh yeah, not forgetting the tiny selection of Japanese sushi!

japanese sushi

The choices are pretty limited, but it’s a typical Japanese sushi nonetheless.

Besides all that, one thing I definitely love about Taman Sari’s International Buffet is the…

dessert spread

Dessert spread! Look at the assortment of delectable desserts. Very well-presented, the dessert section definitely stands out from the rest.

Wait, that’s not all…

dessert chocolate

More desserts for the guests to feast.

dessert cakes

Generous bowls and glasses of desserts – cakes, jellies, creamy stuff, you name it.

dessert jelly

And even more desserts! Certainly a fantastic dessert heaven for everyone. I like!

I’ve only managed to eat some and boy, they taste delicious. I sure wish I had a bigger tummy to stuff them all in. ;)

taman sari brasserie interior

It was quite a pleasurable dining experience. Well, as always – the buffet has many dishes to choose from. In fact, there are too many that only a handful got featured here.

Anyway, normally the buffet price is at RM96. But now, for just a limited time, there is a cheaper deal by

Taman Sari Brasserie‚Ä®
Hotel Istana
73, Jalan Raja Chulan,
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hours: Everyday 1830-2230
GPS Coordinates: 3.1496, 101.7100
Tel: 03-21419988 ext 3667

38 thoughts on “International Buffet at Taman Sari Brasserie, Hotel Istana

  1. RM48 is cheap! But one thing about hotel buffets – you’ve eaten one, you’ve eaten them all. All the same…and every day! Used to get a lot of that when I was working…on my week-long working trips here, there and everywhere. By the 2nd or 3rd day, I would feel like sneaking out for the wantan mee or kaifan next door…

  2. Seeing those pictures reminds me of an episode of The Amazing Race U.S. where they had to determine which food was actually fake. anyway, buffet is always nice especially due to the enormous choice of food being offered. Gosh, now i sound such an epicure!

  3. This puasa season I’ve been to 4 buffets dy. If I’m forced to go another one, I might actually vomit at sight. Despite my chubby appearance, I really can’t eat much. SO buffets are a total waste on me. Seriously.

  4. I haven’t ate a buffet for about 4 years now and the spread looks so good from what you’ve described in this post! Makes me drool at the wrong time of the night =p

  5. As far as i’m concern there’s no ‘WOW’ from the buffet. What we see from the photos are not what we may find. I was there last night and it was such a dissapointment.Reached there around 8.30pm and their salt crusted salmon had finished, most of the dishes tonight was indian, there were only 4 chinese dishes, fried rice, flower crab, cuttlefish and veggies.Seafood was pathetic looking baby flower crabs, mussels n crab stick!!!Food was tastless and found a pebble in my dhall. One of the staff couldnt speak english when spoken to and restaurant was warm. Some desserts that were supposed to b chilled was warm, churros was predipped into something that looks like choc sauce but taste like milo, fresh fruits of honeydew, rock melon n papaya was unripe n tastless. Choc mousse cake was good. Seafood chowder tasted better with a dash of salt and pepper. Overall, i wouldnt go back again and parking in their basement cost Rm 10.

  6. I felt like I was being cheated by Hotel Istana. I had the buffet dinner recently and the food was really bad. Seafood was not fresh at all.

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