Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sky Bar & Gobo Upstairs Bar & Grill @ Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

5 months down the line, and I still haven't blogged about our evening at Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. We went there to meet Hubby's good friend from university who was here in KL for business.

We started off with some drinks in Sky Bar, the hotel's open air rooftop bar on Level 33. The view here was quite spectacular, a good closeup of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. The boys had some beers while I had a Shirley Temple mocktail (RM20), which unfortunately was very diluted.

Crystal decoration at hotel lobby which I adored

View from Sky Bar (Level 33)

Sorry I'm taken

There is a pool in the middle of SkyBar if you want to take a dip...

Ladies Night on Wednesdays here

Shirley Temple Mocktail

Illuminated Petronas Twin Towers

Sky Bar in the evening

Since it was late by the time we finished our drinks, we decided to have dinner in one of the hotel restaurants. We chose Gobo Upstairs Bar & Grill over Gobo Chit Chat since the menu looked more interesting. From the restaurant, we could also get a very good view of the Twin Towers (if you sit by the window). The setting is quite nice, but a little too dark for photographs.

Open kitchen

While we waited for our food, we were served some olive bread with truffle butter. Really good stuff! Amuse bouche was Mediterranean vegetables with pesto.

Amuse bouche

I had the Brandy Flamed Lobster Bisque (RM26), which I thought was pretty delicious. It is one of those soups which you find yourself spooning mouth after mouth and never wanting to put your spoon down.

Hubby had the Trio of Seafood (RM45) which came beautifully presented. The trio is made up of smoked salmon with a pickled eggplant with orange vanilla reduction, pan seared scallop with truffles and potato fondants and king prawn cocktail. All components were immaculately prepared, though portions were a little small.

Our guest had the fresh tomato soup and a filet mignon steak, grilled to perfection. All main courses are served with a side salad.

Fresh Tomato Soup (RM20)

Filet mignon steak (RM75 for 200g)

Hubby had the Norwegian Salmon Steak (RM45), the fish was moist with a beautifully crisp skin.

I had the Lamb Shank (RM55) which was pretty damn good. And the portion was really HUGE! I struggled to finish it all... my advice if you're ordering this is to skip the starter if you want to have a dessert after. The meat was tender and fell off the bone easily.

The waiter recommended that we ordered a side dish each, since the main courses only came with a side salad. In my opinion, two side dishes is plenty to share among three adults. We had the truffle mashed potato (my choice which also is my fav), whipped potato with roasted garlic, mascarpone and Sarawak pepper and creamy baby French bean with garlic.

Truffle mashed potato (RM15)

Whipped potato with roasted garlic, mascarpone and Sarawan peppercorn (RM14)

Creamy baby French beans with garlic (RM14)

After dinner, our guest enjoyed a 21 year old Auchentoshan whisky (RM59). Smooth.

Restaurant interior


For desserts, Hubby had the Tiramisu (RM22). Sadly this didn't quite make the mark. I think it was meant to be an alcoholic version, but I couldn't taste any alcohol. We also had to wait quite a while for this to be served.

Verdict: I was pretty impressed with the food quality here, though prices are on the high side.

Service: Good in general, but a bit slow towards the end.

Price: RM509 for 3 adults, including 2 glasses of wine.

Location: Sky Bar, Level 33, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill, Level 6, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03- 2332 9888

GPS Coordinates: 3.154271, 101.715417


  1. yikes! i was speed-reading through the first part of your post, and when i came upon this sentence, "The boys had some beers," i thought you meant that you were allowing your children to drink beers! heheh :D

  2. Sean: Haha God forbid! My son is not even 1 yr old yet :P

  3. Ah, glad the food has improved because we found it only so-so the last time. Love drinks at the sky bar;)

  4. Ciki: We did not have very high expectations of the place in the first place. But it all turned out well. :)

  5. Hi Baby Sumo,
    Kindly be informed that this post has been reprinted on, thanks. ^^
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