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“Delicious food, attentive staff & nice show” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Songket Restaurant

Songket Restaurant
Ranked #196 of 3,782 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to an oasis in the heart of the city.Savour the taste of Malay cuisine inspired from traditional specialties. Delight in live Malaysian Cultural Dance Performances. Luxuriate in the warm and elegant setting.Welcome to Songket. True Malay Flavours.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Delicious food, attentive staff & nice show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

Went to Songket after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and confirming with the hotel concierge. Arrived there at 8:30 pm for dinner on a Saturday night and the huge restaurant was surprisingly empty both inside or outside. During the 2 hours we spent there, only 4 other tables were filled and the total number of guests that evening must have been around 20 at the maximum. Considering the good quality and taste of the food, this was surprising indeed but it also meant that the very friendly and attentive staff had all the time to attend to us and read our wishes before we even asked! The cultural dance show is quite entertaining but definitely looks and feels touristic. The food itself may not be 100% authentic, i.e. slightly customized to expats' taste but is otherwise very good. There probably are restaurants that serve better food as some reviewers have pointed out but there is definitely nothing wrong with this one and I wouldn't hesitate to select it for any special occasion or business venue. You can also find much cheaper restaurants that serve the same sort of Malay food but from experience, they're more of mass-restaurants and the food is not necessarily as refined as you would find it here.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect atmosphere, delicious food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012 via mobile

Very delicious malay food, quite spicy. Attentive service. You can sit outside in the quiet backyard and enjoy the curries, seafood etc.
I highly recommend to visit this restaurant!
There is a dance show every day except sundays.
Kind of hard to find behind Tony roma.... The Taxi driver normally know how to get there.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lezwn
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Macau, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“nice performance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

the food wasnt anything special, and its quite expensive. the culture dance though was entertaining. the staff was very helpful and nice as well. i would recommend it to others, just for the culture experience but not for the food.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lainecruz2003
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Tasty Malay cuisine in a high class Malay restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

It's a high class local Malay restaurant. Environment is relaxing, comfortable, and looks higher standard. Food appearance and quality is superb. Service very good. Waiters always wearing smiles on their face. Whenever we walk into to a Malay restaurant, usually waiters speak Malay to a local people like me but in Songket Restaurant, they speak English. Environment and the people there make me feel different. Together with the food, I give this restaurant a five star rate.

Tips: Lunch sets that are value-for-money are available during week days. Just cost about RM10 per meal. Not sure about weekends.

P/S: This restaurant opens during Ramadhan month too (fasting month for Muslims).

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank padawan0223
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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Not quite sure what the fuss is about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

A bit disappointing really. I have one free night in KL to catch up with and old mate, and eat well. As per usual, I check the ratings on TA and see that not far from our hotel is a malay restaurant ranked 4 out of 916 in KL.
Has to be great, doesnt it ?!
Really failed to reach any height above about average-take-away restaurant in any Western city. I love a cold beer with spicy Asian food, we had a choice of just two. The satays were chewy, the peanut sauce pretty bland, the curry was OK, but pretty watery, and they buggered up the bill.

I must be missing something, but could not recommend this place in a city where the general standard of food is excellent

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LyndhurstPrahran
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