In Kuala Lumpur, authentic French cuisine is comparably less common among many other western restaurants. I’m glad to have found this and tried it for myself. I have to say it is one of the most indulging dining experiences I’ve had, although it’s been quite a while, I still find myself captivated by the flavourful flashbacks.

Located at Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, I wouldn’t say it had terrific fine dining ambience, but the key feature that made the dining experience absolutely memorable was the heartfelt effort that was put into creating each and every scrumptious dish, combining various fine ingredients. The were two options for ordering, you can either go for the set tasting menu with/ without wine pairing, or choose the dishes according to your delights. Wine is usually what makes the meal costful, so if you want to save a bit perhaps you could do away with the alcohol. But then again, le vin est la partie intellectuelle d’un repas! (wine is the intellectual part of a meal!) For true enjoyment, a little indulgence once in a while is necessary. La Fite offers a great variety of wine to pair with different dishes, and the waiter/ waitresses are always ready to give recommendations, so don’t worry if you find yourself dithering over the menu, not knowing what to choose.


Minced Wagyu Beef Tartar Millefeuille, topped with Avruga Caviar and Sour Cream. Highly recommended!

Foie Gras with Truffle Foam. Very near to what I’ve tasted in Paris, so I’m sure you will relish the experience too!

Chef made Tagliatelle Cabonara.  One bite and you can tell it’s hand made, the texture is so much different from those of mass machine produced. Very creamy but don’t worry, the portion is hardly enough to make you feel too full for the main course.

Wagyu Ribeye

Poached Butter Lobster and Hokaiddo Scallop with Black Truffle. Very strong seafood taste, and might get a little heavy after a while especially when you’ve had quite some hearty appetizers.

We had Soffiato and Chocolate Soufflé as dessert, I would say though they are decently created, they don’t leave as much of impression on me as the food doe

Certainly an extravagance! Fancy and impressive, approximate spending for dinner: RM300++without wine & RM450++ with wine (per person)

 Lafite

Lobby Level, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 0 3-2074 3900
Opening Hours

Lunch: Noon – 2.30pm, Monday to Friday
Dinner: 7pm – 10.30pm, Monday to Saturday