by Chef Ismail
5-2, Level 5
1 Jalan Tanglin
Taman Botani Perdana
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant (+603) 2283 2119/ 2276 3535
Office (+603) 2282 4776/ 2276 2525
0700 - 2200 daily
The Rebung Restaurant I'm familiar with was in Bangsar. It is a favourite spot for many people seeking Malay cuisines especially during the fasting month of Ramadhan.
It turns out that the one in Perdana Botany Garden (fondly known as Lake Garden to Malaysians) is as popular as the one in Bangsar. I went on Saturday night and it was packed. The tables were too close to one another and people just had to bump into other people's chairs/tables, making it uncomfortable to enjoy the meal.
Taste - Good
Price - Fair. Buffet lunch RM40++ & buffet dinner RM50++ per pax
Ambiance - I'm not sure but it could be Malay home theme
Chef Ismail himself was sitting near the entrance when we arrived. This is unsurprising because he's memang hands-on and friendly liddat. We were ushered by one of the staff to a table reserved in the Red Room. The restaurant has a few rooms and many nooks and crannies so it can be a bit too overwhelming at peak hour.
The booking was made for 7 pax and we found the table set for 5 pax. Maybe the guests at the next table had helped themselves to the utensils and chairs.
The nice staff took our ala carte orders because only 2 of us chose the buffet. Food was prepared and arrived in acceptable time. The local drink sirap (syrup) was offered free-flow for all (buffet/ala carte) but we ordered our own preferred beverages anyway.
|Kampung Fried Rice (RM17.50)|
|Pattaya Fried Rice (RM17.50)|
|Mushroom Fried Rice (RM17.50)|
|Hailam Noodles (RM17.50)|
|Laksa from buffet|
One of us ordered the signature Rebung Special Fried Rice but his photography skills sucks. Hence the shaky picture...
|Rebung Special (RM17.50) - fried rice with fried eggs and spicy rendang|
Come here with friends and family for casual lunch or dinner. Think typical Ramadhan buffet atmosphere. They promoted themselves as fine dining Malay cuisine but you'll be disappointed if you expect so.
If you're here for the buffet, be prepared for long queues at favourites like the grilled lamb chop stall.
NOT the place for classy and quiet dining/celebration.
Overall 3 1/2 <3<3<3< of 5