Bubu Rooftop Restolounge Anggun KL

Now I did not know there's this quaint boutique hotel named Anggun Boutique Hotel along Tengkat Tong Shin just adjacent to Jalan Alor. The hotel was really nicely done up, with traditional settings that shouts authentic Malaysia culture the moment you step in. Last week, I was invited for a short dinner over at their rooftop restaurant aptly named Bubu Rooftop Restolounge.

Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
Anggun Hotel with Bubu Rooftop Restolounge located at the top floor
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
Anggun Boutique Hotel KL
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
No. 7 & 9, Tengkat Tong Shin (Off Jln Bukit Bintang),
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-21458003
Email: reservations@anggunkl.com
Opening Hours
Breakfast & Lunch: 7:30 am – 2.30 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

"Bubu Rooftop Restolounge, the first culinary outing by Anggun, is set on the rooftop garden terrace of this 1920s converted shophouses located right smack in the hip Tengkat Tong Shin Street in Bukit Bintang. The restaurant is the only rooftop garden restolounge in KL and has the atmosphere of being in an oasis in the city."

"With an inviting atmosphere, your day can start in style with Rooftop Bubu Restolounge’s ala Carte Breakfast. The rooftop restaurant with overhanging fish-trap inspired lamps surrounded by large green leafy fronds and other potted tropical plants provides a nice setting where authentic Malaysian and International cuisines, freshly brewed coffee, natural rainforest tea, fresh fruit juices and tropical fruit shakes are offered."
Sourced from http://www.anggunkl.com/restaurant/

Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
Anggun Hotel below, with Bubu Rooftop Restolounge at the top of the building
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
With traditional decoration, Bubu Rooftop Restaurant exudes a very comfortable ambience

Arriving at 8pm that night, it was already dark, yet the restaurant brings out that romantic, cool ambiance perfect for families, and couple wanting to have a quiet dinner away from the hustle of city life. The unique part about this restaurant was, we were so close to Jalan Bukit Bintang where it was full of people, yet up in Bubu Rooftop Restolounge, there was this serene feeling away from the crowds.

Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
Bubu, the traditional fish trap being customized into beautiful lights
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
Fancy a candlelight dinner here?

Bubu Rooftop Restolounge has been around for quite some time now, but only recently have they opened their doors to the public for dine-ins. All these years, Bubu Restolounge served as an in-house restaurant for the guests of Anggun KL. We were promptly served with some dishes prepared by the 2 chefs that Bubu Restolounge had. Check out below on what we had that night.

Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
#1 Bubu Fried Mee
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
#2 White rice to complement our dishes
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
#3 Pineapple Fried Rice - RM10
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
#4 Fresh Mushroom Soup - RM6
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
#5 Bubu's Chicken Curry - RM15
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
#6 Vegetable Medley - RM8
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
#7 Bubu's Spicy Prawns - RM16

Overall, the taste was okay, more to the indian style of cooking since one of Bubu's Restolounge was from India. Lots of spices were put in for the curry, which was a good thing, but personally to me, it tasted like any average Malaysian dishes. The prawns used in their spicy prawns dish were fresh and I think this would rank as my favourite dish for this round.

The desserts came next, which I did not really fancy at all. I mean banana splits aren't suppose to come in ice-cream cups, are they?

Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
#8 Banana Split - RM7.90
Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
#9 Banana Flambe (Banana rolled in a thin pancake with choc and ice cream) - RM8.90

The prices however were pretty reasonable since the ambience and restaurant settings were truly unique. How often do you get Bubus hanging around lighted up? You will get to watch people walking the streets below from the rooftop as well. It was all good I tell you, and I wouldn't mind coming here again with Janice for a romantic candlelit dinner.

Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
The view from the lift upon entering Bubu Rooftop Restolounge

Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
One for the album, bloggers and friends with the owner

We were taken on a short tour of the hotel after the meal. I found out Anggun Boutique Hotel attracted lots of foreign tourists looking for a unique place to stay in. With only 18 rooms of various setups and sizes, Anggun Hotel was almost always fully booked. I really liked their concept, and am pretty sure the restaurant will be bringing in lots of customers too since it has gone public.

Bubu Rooftop Restolounge
Anggun Boutique Hotel


Twenty Two - When 2 Meets 2 said...

Nice ambience and yummy food, the Bubu's Spicy Prawns makes me drool!!

Cutebun said...

owh. Got such a unique design place!

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FiSh said...

the banana dessert looks great :) nice review there!

Reanaclaire said...

I like the ambience of the dining, the staying in reminds me of my childhood home.. something like the shophouse I used to stay when I was young.. :)

Unknown said...

Now the name boutique hotels scares me lah, cos they don't come cheap,do they?

Small Kucing said...

Wondering how much is the room rates there.

[SK] said...

oh, didn't know such a hidden gem there.. just love all these boutique hotels, so nicely and contemporary decorated..

Iriene said...

Nice interior deco, cozy ambience.
Would love to visit this place :)

Henry Lee said...

the place looks good but banana in a cup? even a monkey wont like that! :P

:: - LoLLy - :: said...

Woww nice ambience and unique environment. The Banana Split looks tempting, yum !! =D

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Nice environment...

Merryn said...

lovely ambiance there in this bubu place.

Nikel Khor said...

Very nice place... the ambiance there make people feel dine in jungle! Best-nye!

Punk Chopsticks said...

Looks great! The food is like...well, just Malaysian but the prices are pretty sweet. Will check it out myself xD

Unknown said...

such a quaint place, bring me when I visit KL :P

michleong said...

Looks like a very nice place. The atmosphere looks very cosy.

Huai Bin said...

Nice! I've always wanted to open up a chill backpacker place too.

Anonymous said...

I like the place so much and wish to visit it soon. thanks for sharing :)
and you have a very nice written blog =)