Looking for something unique for your next foodie outing in Kuala Lumpur? How about having a unique outdoor BBQ dining IN a river just on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur! Feast on tasty grilled meats while experiencing the river streaming by your feet (literally!)
Founded in 2017 by Mr Zainuddin Yatim and his wife Mrs. Mie Mie, the restaurant is set in (yes, that’s right, IN) a river 😱. The table and chairs are set up in the river so diners can experience the refreshing and cold-water stream while enjoying the grilled meat!
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For those not too keen on getting their feet soaked in the water (we know, it can be scary for some!), they have recently added a sheltered dry dining area next to the area.
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Since they provide meat (lamb, beef, chicken), seafood, and vegetarian options; you can bring the whole gang there – meat gobblers, pescatarians, vegetarians!
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The menu differs depending on lunch or dinner. The lunch menu is a set menu comprising sets with free drink refills. The lunch sets available include are seafood (RM150/4pax), mixed skewer (RM120/4pax), mixed meat (RM120/4pax), couple set (RM80), vegetarian (RM30/1pax), and bird (poultry) set (RM100/4pax). Dinner is an ala carte menu where you can mix and match as you please.
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The restaurant also has a man-made pool 🏊♂️, perfect for kids to splash around before or after a good meaty meal! There is also a surau for those who wish to perform prayers.
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Since its located just a few kilometres away from Malaysia’s National Zoo, and ATV Adventure Ride Park, the restaurant is perfect for families to head there after a zoo trip, starving adventurers after an ATV outing, or just foodies looking for a distinctive dining experience!
The restaurant fills up quite fast, so we suggest you make a reservation beforehand to avoid disappointment. You can contact Mr Zainuddin via Whatsapp at +6012-211 4100.
Just a word of advice – dress to dine in a river. Skip the designer goods, and wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. No shoes in the river, but if you’re concerned about sharp rocks, wear slippers. You can place your shoes (and other things) by the river bank, right next to your table.
Also, do note that the river dining is not available on Fridays. But you can still dine in the sheltered area. The operating hours and river dining schedule are as follows:
Monday to Thursday: 12pm – 10pm (River dining last order 4.30pm)
Friday: 4pm – 10pm (no river dining)
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 12pm – 4pm (River dining last order 4.30pm), and 7pm – 10pm
Food status: Muslim-owned