Sabayon EQ Hotel KL Review: Experience Fine Dining In The Stars

experience fine dining to different heights- literally.
By: Nina Shahriman
January 28, 2022

Sabayon, located on the 51st level of EQ Kuala Lumpur and facing the iconic KLCC Twin Towers, provides one of the greatest views in the city for sky-high modern European cuisine. Taking delight in being named winner of the MIID REKA Awards 2019 for Design Excellence in the Food and Beverage category, as well as Best of Award of Excellence in the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards 2020. But there’s so much more than just Instagram-able photo-ops and fancy fine dining. Therefore, Glitz is dishing out everything you need to know about Sabayon, the restaurant that takes food to new heights- literally.

What To Know About Sabayon KL?

By blending modern European masterpieces with handcrafted Malaysian features, Sabayon adds fresh depth and creativity to the local fine dining scene. As you drink and dine beneath the city sky, go into this prized position to see the Kuala Lumpur sunset from the hotel’s highest point. Any excellent rooftop restaurant must be able to provide four things: delectable cuisine, breath-taking views, adequate personal space, and delectable handmade drinks to complement the sunsets.

The outside dining space seats 40 people, while the interior dining room seats 60. A semi-private room for up to 8 people and a private room for up to 20 guests are also available.

Address: Level 51, EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Jln Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: Every day (5pm – 10pm)

Contact: 03-2789 7800

Come For The Breath-taking Décor

Despite the fact that the restaurant is indoors, Sabayon makes you feel like you’re on top of the world. The ethereal design of the restaurant is a replica of a bird’s existence from a height of 250 metres, brought to life by beautiful cloud formations made up of tiny individual feather-like sculptures. The thrilling voyage begins in the Sky51 lobby, where you may immerse yourself in the strange calm of a limitless horizon as if you were a bird gliding across the sky.

The stylishly designed glass-walled restaurant is clothed in a palette of cool greys. Modern chandeliers and tabletop lights play with shadows and light during the day and warm up the area with mellow, gentle illumination at night. The renowned Petronas Twin Towers are the focal point of KL’s skyline, which shimmers like a big painting across the whole wall.

But Stay For World-Class Menu

Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Heng, who has more than 16 years of expertise in the area, is the man behind Sabayon’s culinary masterpieces. He followed in his father’s (who was also a famous chef) footsteps in the culinary profession, demonstrating his mastery of traditional cooking methods and techniques. He combines quality imported ingredients with artisanal local goods to create a dinner menu that includes three-course for RM338, four-course for RM438, and five-course for RM538 selections, as well as à la carte meals for both indoor and outdoor seating.

Things To Note Before You Come To Sabayon

As with many fine-dining restaurants, it has a strict dress code of formal wear. Therefore, take that fancy dress shirt you’ve been meaning to have as an excuse to wear out for a spin to Sabayon. Additionally, those below the age of 12 are prohibited on the premises. Furthermore, booking is needed prior to entry and with that, there is a deposit you must make to secure it with the restaurant.