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Buka Puasa 2024: The Best Ramadhan Buffets For Iftar

“Buka puasa mana?” Echoes the perennial question as Ramadhan draws near. Ramadhan buffets remains the most popular choice for breaking fast. From luxurious local fare, to a Moroccan twist and street food favourites.

The Highlighter has curated a guide for the best Ramadhan buffets for Iftar in 2024. From timeless classics to vibrant cultural feasts.

Note: This article will be frequently updated with more buffets to feast on.

1. Sunway Resort Hotel

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Jemput Makan – An Ibn Battuta Iftar Journey

Jemput Makan at Sunway Resort Hotel is a yearly affair promising a blend of culinary finesse and cultural flavours. Inspired by Ibn Battuta, Chef Afiq Makhtir and Sidi M. Fikri curated a menu transporting diners on a culinary journey. From the heart of Morocco is the Lamb Tagine, discover flavours of the Middle East with Lamb Ouzi and get a taste of India with the Sultanate Biryani.

Sweeten your buka puasa with Baklava from the Middle East and Gulab Jamun from India. While local dishes like Lemang and Beef Rendang add a touch of familiarity. The Sunset Terrace becomes a canvas for a worldly feast and a delectable fusion of flavors ensuring every palate is enchanted.

Jemput Makan Buffet – An Ibn Battuta Iftar Journey

Date: 11 March to 9 April 2024 @ 6:30PM – 10:30PM (Dinner)

Venue: Sunset Terrace, Level 1, Sunway Resort Hotel

Price: RM228 nett per adult | RM114 nett per child/senior citizen

For Reservations: Call +603 7495 2009 | WhatsApp +6019 381 5568

Jemput Makan Buffet – An Ibn Battuta Eid Odyssey

Date: 10 April – 13 April 2024 @ 12:00PM – 3:00PM (Lunch) | 6:30PM – 10:30PM (Dinner)

Venue: Sunset Terrace, Level 1, Sunway Resort Hotel

Price: RM158 nett per adult & RM79 nett per child/senior citizen (Lunch) | MYR228 nett per adult & MYR114 nett per child/senior citizen (Dinner)

For Reservations: Call +603 7495 2009 | WhatsApp +6019 381 5568

Note: Enjoy a 15% discount for reservations made before 28 February 2024 OR when booking for groups of more than 30 persons.

2. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

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Citarasa Tradisi

Meanwhile, over at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, the culinary team is excited to delight guests with their exclusive Citarasa Tradisi Ramadhan buffet. This feast features Southeast Asian cuisinecurated by Executive Sous Chef Gary Ekar at Turmeric Restaurant. Turmeric is famous for its Thai-Laysia dishes, promising a sensorial experience blending cherished Malaysian family recipes. This buffet includes Udang Masak Lemak, Bubur Lambuk, Lamb Briyani, Tom Yum Goong, and a bounty of fresh seafood.

Citarasa Tradisi Dinner Buffet

Date: 13 March to 9 April 2024 @ 6:30PM – 10:00PM

Venue: Turmeric Restaurant, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

Price: RM178+ per adult | RM89+ per child

For Reservations : Call +607 8280 888 | Email fbgsm@anantara.com

Note: Early Bird Promotion is available until 10 March. 20% discount for groups of 20 or more. CIMB cardholders, on the other hand, can also enjoy a 20% discount for up to 12 persons.

3. Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Astaka Selera Impian

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur beckons with a culinary symphony, marrying Malaysian and the Middle East flavors for a mesmerizing Ramadan feast. Enter Astaka Selera Impian, where each dish is a masterpiece, blending the bold tastes of Malaysian cuisine—such as Udang Galah Lemak Asam Nenas, Siput Sedut Lemak Kuning and many more—with the exotic Middle Eastern delicacies like Roast Lamb and Döner Kebab. Amidst the grandeur of the Diamond Ballroom, a stunning Middle Eastern-inspired pavilion awaits, adorned with hanging lanterns and cascading chandeliers, enveloping guests in an enchanting ambiance.

Astaka Selera Impian Dinner Buffet

Date: 11 March to 9 April 2024 @ 6:00PM – 10:30PM

Venue: Mosaic and Diamond Ballroom

Price: RM298 nett per adult | RM168 per child (aged 6-11)

For Reservations : Call +603 2330 8888 | Email mokul-fb@mohg.com

Note: Children aged 4 to 11 can enjoy the complimentary Ramadan-themed activities at the Little Explorer Club on Level 3, open until 9PM daily throughout Ramadan.

4. Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

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Sajian Istimewa – Chef Mohammad Safee

Shangri-La KL, on the other hand, has unfolded a sumptuous feast for the senses with their Sajian Istimewa offerings, a divine breaking-fast buffet at Lemon Garden coupled with delightful gifts from Lemon Garden 2Go. Amidst the melodious strains of the traditional Ghazal Quartet at the main lobby, guests are invited to indulge in a sumptuous array of traditional Malay delicacies and carefully curated gift collections, fostering joyous celebrations in the sacred month.

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Sajian Istimewa – Chef Mohammad Safee

Chef Mohammad Safee and his culinary artisans have meticulously crafted over 300 exquisite dishes, showcasing the finest Malaysian, Asian, international, and Middle Eastern flavours. From succulent Kambing Pangang to aromatic Ikan Singang, the feast promises to tantalize every palate, while live-cooking stalls featuring Lemang Pulut and Ketupat Palas add an authentic touch. Dessert aficionados will find solace in the dessert pavilion’s offerings, including Salted Gula Melaka Cream Puff and Kuih Lapis, ensuring an unforgettable culinary journey that celebrates unity, camaraderie, and the joy of togetherness.

Sajian Istimewa Dinner Buffet

Date: 12 March to 9 April 2024 @ 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Venue: Lemon Garden

Price: RM250 nett per adult (Monday to Thursday) & RM290 nett per adult (Friday to Sunday) | Half price for children aged 6-11. For Shangri-La Circle Members, complimentary dine-in for children below 6, maximum of 2 children.

For Reservations : Call +603 2786 2378 | Email dining.kl@shangri-la.com

Note: Special Offer for Shangri-La Circle Members with a 10% discount on Sajian Istimewa gifts using promo code ‘SLCRAYA10’ until 30th April 2024. T&C apply.

5. Maria’s Steakcafe

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Maria’s Steakcafe Hari Raya Menu

To ignite the spirit of Ramadan and Raya, Maria’s SteakCafe has curated seasonal offerings marrying traditional and modern dishes. The communal concept menu presents a 3-tier spread of wholesome food, exuding abundance and togetherness. Each tier boasts round trays overflowing with Maria’s signature appetisers, sumptuous mains, and delectable sides—a perfect tableau for iftar gatherings or joyous reunions. This seasonal menu offers beef and non-beef options, serving 2 or 4 people, catering to all preferences. Following tradition, the meal begins with dates and Maria’s SteakCafe’s special Rose & Lychee mocktail to ease daytime fasting before indulging in the feast.

Maria’s Hari Raya Menu Beef (4pax)
Maria’s Hari Raya Menu Non-Beef (4pax)

Whether you opt for beef or non-beef sets, your Maria’s SteakCafe experience kicks off with the flavourful Spicy Mussels in a tomato-based sauce, accompanied by crunchy garlic bread. As you ascend to the second tier, savor a fusion of Western cuisine infused with a classic Ramadan twist. Each dish is thoughtfully paired with aromatic Air Asam and Percik Sauce. For groups of four, relish in signature dishes like the Argentinian Striploin and N.Z Lamb Cutlets, with the option to upgrade to premium cuts such as Black Angus Ribeye, Wagyu MB7 Tenderloin or Wagyu MB9 Ribeye. Not a beef enthusiast? Try their Grilled Salmon or N.Z Lamb Cutlets, with the opportunity to upgrade to Atlantic White Cod. For an intimate dinner for two, both sets offer Grilled Salmon or Argentinian Striploin as main.

To perfect your palate, the third tier offers a medley of side dishes including earthy Portobello Mushrooms, Roasted Potatoes, Sautéed Vegetables, and crunchy Steak Fries. A beloved combination in Western cuisine, these sides enhance both beef and non-beef selections, adding depth to every bite and ensuring a memorable dining experience for all.

Hari Raya Menu

Date: 10 March to 7 May 2024 @ 12:00PM – 10:00PM

Venue: Maria’s SteakCafe (all outlets in Klang Valley)

Price: RM250+ 2 pax set | RM500+ 4 pax set

For Reservations : Call +6017 902 0339 | Visit www.marias.com.my

Note: Each Hari Raya 4 pax  set will also come with a RM 50 cash voucher for future visits.

6. Sheraton Hotel Petaling Jaya

Feast of Flavours Ramadhan Buffet

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel warmly invites you to break fast with a Feast of Flavours this Ramadhan featuring two thematic buffets — Citarasa Nostalgia at Feast and Santapan Iftar at the Grand Ballroom. Delight in a fusion of authentic Malaysian delicacies where each dish is a testament to the rich heritage and diverse flavours of the nation. Among the many signature dishes offered are the Ayam Panggang Madu Kelutut from Sabah, Sambal Udang Galah Strawberry from Cameron Highlands, Asam Pedas Jonker Walk Street from Melaka and Briyani Kambing Simpang 3 Pelangi from Johor. Beyond Malaysian borders, the feast extends to Andalucia with Harissa Roasted Whole Lamb, Mixed Beef and Lamb Shawarma, Saffron Jewel Rice and many more

Citarasa Nostalgia Dinner Buffet

Date: 12 March to 9 April 2024 @ 6:30PM – 10:00PM

Venue: Feast, Level 3

Price: RM168+ per adult | RM84+ per child

For Reservations : Call +603 7622 8888/+6017 228 6098 | Visit sheratonpjstore.com

Note: Launch Offer is available from 12 – 14 March with an offer of RM118+ per adult and RM59+ per child.

Santapan Iftar Dinner Buffet

Date : 17 March to 5 April 2024 @ 6:30PM – 10:00PM

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 3D

Price: RM128+ per adult | RM64+ per child

For Reservations : Call +603 7622 8888/+6017 228 6098 | Visit sheratonpjstore.com


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Santapan Nusantara

Step into a realm of nostalgia and culinary splendor this Ramadhan at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur, where Thyme restaurant transforms into a haven reminiscent of Grandma’s village house. Indulge in the Santapan Nusantara buffet dinner, an ode to local delicacies amidst the aroma of grilled fish and poultry, serenaded by the melodious tones of ghazal music. For larger gatherings, the Level 2 ballroom hosts the Santapan Warisan buffet, featuring meticulously curated menus and ample space for cherished moments with loved ones. From Kambing Golek to Fresh Lobster Som Tam, experience a symphony of flavors celebrating tradition and togetherness. Revel in the authentic Malay cuisine, rekindling memories of shared family meals under serene skies.

Santapan Nusantara Dinner Buffet

Date : 12 March to 9 April 2024 @ 6:30PM – 10:00PM

Venue: Thyme, Lower Level (LL)

Price: RM232 per adult | RM119 per child/senior citizen

For Reservations : Call +603 2782 8493/+603 2782 8411 | Email dining.prckul@panpacific.com

Note: Additional 25% savings are given to Pan Pacific Discovery members when dining at Thyme.

Santapan Warisan Dinner Buffet

Date : 11 March to 9 April 2024 @ 6:30PM – 10:00PM

Venue: Ballroom, Level 2

Price: RM168+ per person

For Reservations : Call +603 2782 8388 | Email sales.prckul@parkroyalcollection.com

Note: Reservations must be made 5 days in advance with a minimum of 50 pax per booking.

8. Dorsett Hartamas Kuala Lumpur

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Sinaran Dorsett hosted by Dorsett Hartamas Kuala Lumpur is excited to announce an exquisite event marrying taste and fashion. This exclusive occasion at Sinaran Dorsett, featuring the esteemed Dato Chef Ismail, the Malaysian Bumiputera Designer Association and Resident Chef Ahmad, offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity where culinary expertise meets creative brilliance. Working together with Dato Chef Ismail and the Malaysian Bumiputera Designer Association, Resident Chef Ahmad presents a vibrant selection of authentic Malaysian dishes. These delectable offerings include Ayam Golek Istana, Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak, Lawar Terung, Lomak Cili Padi Daging Salai, Bubur Lambuk Istimewa GM, Roast Lamb, and Nasi Dagang Utara.

Sinaran Dorsett Dinner Buffet

Date: 13 March to 7 April 2024 @ 6:30PM – 10:00PM

Venue: Dorsett Hartamas Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM168+ per adult | RM138+ per child/senior citizen

For Reservations : Call +6012 6883 043 | WhatsApp +6012 6883 043

Note: Early Bird reservations is priced at RM138 nett per adult and limited to the first 1000 vouchers.

9. EQ Kuala Lumpur

My personal favourite items to feast on at Nipah are the freshly shucked, Irish Gallager oysters, smoked salmon and prawns. I start the buffet with a seafood salad with a side of Thousand Island dressing before moving on to the main course. Nipah at EQ Kuala Lumpur is famed for its Malaysian fare, I’m super excited to see what Citarasa Nipah has to this year.

EQ Buffet Ramadan 2024
Chef Zaini EQ Kuala Lumpur

Citarasa Nipah will present a sumptuous spread of food which draws upon the rich tradition of Malay cuisine. This year, the Iftar experience will be curated by Chef Zaini. “A good Malay meal is like a good story. There needs to be a variety of elements to make everything work. The sour components need a sweet opposite, rich tastes will need some sharp flavours to offset it. My goal this year is to present a complete experience of Malay food for all to enjoy,” says Chef Zaini.

The buka puasa buffet will include a daily rotation of a variety of traditional salads ranging from fiddlehead fern (pucuk paku), to fresh raw crudites (ulam-ulaman) like pennywort (pegaga), winged beans, and their accompanying dips such as sambal belacan, tamarind water (air asam) and fermented fish sauce (budu).

Whole roast lamb at Citarasa Nipah.

The highlight of every Iftar buffet is the whole roast lamb. Grilled to perfection, the kambing golek is served with a side of fluffy biryani rice. A new addition this year is the Nipah Shell Out , an assortment of fresh seafood, perfectly marinated and lightly cooked to ensure the retention of flavours. Featured in the mix will be prawns, lala, mussels, bamboo clams and crabs in three signature flavours: kam heong (spicy dried shrimp paste), sweet and sour, and salted egg.

Citarasa Nipah Buka Puasa Buffet

Citarasa Nipah will run from 12 March to 9 April 2024 from 6.30PM to 10.30PM daily, priced at RM238+ per adult and RM114+ per child from the age of six to 12.

Early Bird Promo

An Early Bird promotion will run from 12 to 17 March 2024, and 7 to 9 April 2024 priced at RM198+ per adult.

EQ Bazaar

A brand new experience premiering this Ramadan is the EQ Bazaar. This festive event seeks to recreate the thrill of the Ramadan bazaars which are a yearly fixture in neighbourhoods and communities. The EQ culinary team will be presenting Malay streetfood of the sort usually offered at these food markets, including rotisserie chicken (ayam golek), stuffed, grilled sandwiches (roti John), and an exciting variety of sweet treats, finger food and small bites.

EQ Bazaar will be held at Level 1, allowing guests to browse between different food stations, and enjoy food in air-conditioned comfort. Taking place from 12 March to 9 April 2024 from 6.30PM to 10.30PM daily. As an incentive to experience EQ Bazaar early, the meal will be priced at RM148+ per adult and RM74+ per child from the age of six to 12 from 12 to 17 March 2024.

From 18 March to 9 April 2024 the charge will be RM168+ per adult, and RM84+ per child from the age of six to 12. Group dining is priced at RM148+ for adults, with a minimum of 10 diners per reservation.

Both Citarasa Nipah and EQ Bazaar are already open for reservations. You can email dineateqkl@kul.equatorial.com or WhatsApp +60122789239 or book through TableApp.

Text By Solehah Kok & Lira Jamaluddin

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