Malaysians are a buffet-loving bunch, hence it is common to see all types of buffets be it Japanese, International or Asian in hotels or standalone restaurants. In my opinion, the best International buffet in town can be found at Mosaic in Mandarin Oriental KL.
This year, we were quite fortunate and managed to win 4 complimentary dining vouchers for Mosaic from 2 different lucky draws :) Hence when my mum's birthday arrived, we decided to put the vouchers to good use.
Mosaic is almost always fully booked. We tried booking on 2 other ocassions (last minute) and couldn't get a table, hence the next time I booked one week in advance. You can book via email or phone and will get a confirmation email reply quite quickly.
We arrived early, so I managed to snap nice, untouched food photos but the restaurant filled up fairly quickly. Service remained attentive throughout the night, our plates were cleared promptly and our glasses were filled with water. And when they saw our kids with us, they brought out cute cutlery sets for them (little things like this makes my kids happy).
Most of the food here is prepared at live cooking stations hence food quality is good. Our favourite were the grill station - the lamb chops were simply delectable and we kept going back for more! For your steaks, you could even request the doneness that you want. Baby D loved the noodles station and he had two plates of meehoon. The kids also enjoyed the noodle soup with fishballs.
As for the adults, we tried a little bit of everything - Indian, Malay and Japanese, all very good. There wasn't anything that we ate here that wasn't up to par. The salmon sashimi in particular was one of my favorite items of the evening as it was fresh and quite fatty hence was smooth in texture. The Japanese food was very popular with other diners, but I was happy to see that it kept getting replenished so I could get as much fresh sashimi as I liked.
Lots of grill items to choose from - we liked the lamb chops, fish, beef and prawn skewers
Satay and pizza
My favorite section - Japanese!
Nice fatty salmon sashimi
A little bit of everything
Noodles soup for the kids
Beef done medium rare
Grilled prawn skewers, and lamb chops
Baby D loves the meehoon!
Hurray.. it's time for desserts!
The desserts are showcased in some glass cases, all sitting pretty in rows. I spotted the macarons as soon as I walked into the restaurant. I love the macarons from Mandarin Oriental so this is my chance to eat as many as I like. In the first round, we tried the orange macaron and we all loved it - nice flavour and texture. Next, we tried the calamansi which was also very nice. The strawberry cheesecake was also memorable - smooth and rich. We tried so many desserts that evening, let's just say we ended our night on a very sweet note.
Baby C enjoying her desserts
Who wants the last macaron?
Nice green tea ice cream
Nuts about nuts
Silky smooth panna cotta
Happy kid :)
Here are some cakes from Mandarin Cake Shop/ Lounge on the Park (wanted to share the photos since they look so pretty!):
Verdict: Both service and food quality here is good, I expected no less from Mandarin Oriental :) Our favorites were the lamb chops, Indian/Malay food, Japanese and of course desserts!
Full set of photos can be viewed here on my Facebook page.
Opening times: 12pm - 2.30pm (lunch) and 6.30pm - 10.30pm (dinner).
Price: Lunch is priced at RM88++ per person while dinner is at RM108++ per person (Sunday to Thursday) and RM128++ per person (Friday and Saturday).
Location: Mosaic, Lobby Level, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2179 8881
GPS Coordinates: 3.15568, 101.7120
*You can read our hotel review here.