October 28, 2014

Kontiki Restaurant, The Federal Kuala Lumpur: Official Opening of The New Kontiki

Kontiki Brings A Modern and Edgy Touch of Deliciousness!

Step into the brand new Kontiki Restaurant at The Federal Kuala Lumpur and be enticed by a lavish spread of scrumptious signatures of hotel. The modern contemporary restaurant open officially on 19 September this year and many were invited to catch the first sight and taste of the poolside restaurant. The stylish and groovy ambience show off an elevated interactive buffet dining experience filled with lots of kitchen actions in the spacious open kitchens placed around the restaurant.

Walking into Kontiki Restaurant, I was greeted by two giant wood Tikis at the entrance and five more Tiki pillars colored bright yellow. The whole restaurant is beautifully spacious and decorated with a minimalist contemporary edge. Raw high ceiling, wood flooring and 3D tiled walls gave the whole ambience a simple yet stylish feel. Rattan and wood chairs mixed with marble tables and globe lightings completed the inside ambience of the restaurant.

One side of the restaurant showcase the interactive open kitchen and buffet counters. The counters are creatively made to mimic wooden cargo box crates with marble tops while wall panels are reflect container panels splashed with colorful graffiti. There is a touch of fun element that plays on the name of Kontiki.

Walked outside the restaurant and there are al fresco seatings and a BBQ cum Grill Station. I already spied a few chefs busy managing the grill and the aroma of the evening was heavenly delicious. The restaurant is actually located by the poolside of the hotel so guests are treated to a lovely sight of the evening glow on the pool surrounded by greenery.

Kontiki serves a luscious spread of international and local delights with fresh seasonal ingredients. That evening, I hit the Seafood on Ice station for a spread of Crayfish, Slipper Lobster, Crab, Prawns, Scallop, Oyster and Mussel.

The Kerabu and Salad bar is laden with lots of East meet West kerabu and salads. There is even Thai Papaya Salad or Somtam freshly made to order by the chef there. Rojak Buah is also available for some DIY action.

Hit the all-time-favorite Japanese Sushi Bar and Appetizer bar where Smoked Salmon and Cold Cuts are generously served on large platters.

Duck is a signature of Kontiki so make sure to hit the Roast Station for Peking Duck with Pancakes, Pee Pah Duck and various styles of Hong Kong’s barbequed duck and chicken. I really enjoyed the Peking Duck with traditional pancake and the crispy skin Pee Pah duck as they are really moist and flavourful.

The star of the buffet has to be the cylindrical BBQ station where lots of seafood, shellfish, poultry and meat are waiting to be picked and to be grilled to your likings. Select your choice from Tiger Prawn, marinated Squid, Sausages, Chicken Wing, Steak, Lamb, Satay and more available that evening.

From the Rotisserie oven, there are Prime Rib Roast, whole Rack of Lamb, Roast Chicken, whole Grilled Fish and more, all waiting to be paired with the assorted sauces available as well.

From the hot buffet inside, there are plenty of Western, Malay, Indian and Chinese dishes available as well. Pots of Emince of Beef with Wild Trumpets, Potato Cheese, Beef Rendang, Ikan Masak Asam Pedas, Udang Rebus Pucuk Asam, Jingha Masala, Palak Paneer and more are kept warm and perfect with rice.

If you ever spied Nyonya Laksa on the buffet menu, do not miss this gorgeous Nyonya curry noodle. The Nyonya Laksa is beautifully spied and superbly creamy with the right balance of thickness of gravy. It was so good, I went back for seconds. Yum…

Save some room for desserts with a list of Ice Cream, ABC, Mini Puddings and Cakes, Fruits, Nyonya Kuih and Assorted Cheese.

Love this quote for Kontiki “Lunch has its hours, Dinner has its hours, but Cocktails & Mocktails are anytime!!!”

Mondays – Fridays (except Public Holidays), 12pm to 2.30pm
RM88+ per person
RM48+ per child/senior citizen*

Mondays to Thursdays & Sundays (except Public Holidays), 6:30pm to 10:00pm
RM98+ per person
RM58+ per child/senior citizen*

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30pm to 10:00pm
RM118+ per person
RM68+ per child/senior citizen*

Saturdays & Sundays, 12.30pm to 4pm
RM68+ per person
RM38+ per child/senior citizen*

+ Subject to 6% government tax.
* Child below 12 years old/senior citizen above 55 years old – Malaysians only.
Terms & Conditions apply. Prices and offers are subject to change without prior notice

From now till 8 December, 2014, there is as 25% discount for Tiki Buffet at Kontiki Restaurant. Head over to their Facebook here for more instructions.

For reservations for Kontiki Restaurant, please call 03 21489166 or visit their websites for further information.

The Federal Kuala Lumpur
Mezzanine Level
35 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: [603] 2148 9166
Fax: [603] 2148 2877

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