Bijan Bar & Restaurant

Tucked away in a quiet, shady area of central Kuala Lumpur is perhaps the city’s best-kept secret. Featuring fine Malay cuisine with an innovative twist, Bijan Bar & Restaurant combines the traditional with the contemporary in a lush, intimate setting, giving diners an experience that is quite out of this world.

Warm and cosy, Bijan's interior feels more like somebody’s home rather than a city restaurant. The lush surrounding foliage and its secluded location make you feel cut off from the rest of the; it is easy to forget that you’re actually dining somewhere in the middle of the city.

During the evening, the place gets decidedly romantic with subdued lighting and tea lights placed on the tables. The restaurant is a favourite with corporate clients, and is busiest during dinnertime on weekdays.

A good selection of red and white from France, Spain, Australia, Italy, South Africa and New Zealand are available. Prices range from RM 98 to RM 405 per bottle, with regular wine promotions.

Other drinks available include martinis, sparkling wines, champagnes, dessert wines and fortified wines, as well as a collection of classic and signature cocktails and mocktails.

Eaten with a serving of rice, an array of traditional Malay dishes are served to us on a large tray, allowing us to sample a bit of everything where we are free to take as much as we want from each dish. Available during lunchtime from Monday to Friday, a different set of dishes is served every day. We finish off our meals with a bowl of refreshing pandan cendol and some homemade ice cream, a smooth and creamy coconut crème caramel and the heavenly chocolate durian cake as desserts.

Like the food, Bijan's service doesn’t disappoint. Staff members are friendly and attentive, and go out of their way to make us feel welcome – demonstrating true Malaysian hospitality. Even the large group of diners seated behind our table is attended to promptly, with no noticeably long wait.

Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday [Afternoon] 12:00 – 14:30 [Evening] 18:30 – 10:30
Sunday 16:30 – 22:30.
Tel: (603) 2031 3575/6568
Cuisine: No. 3, Jalan Ceylon 50200 Kuala Lumpur