10 Unique Restaurants in Asia Where You Can Have a Romantic Dinner on Valentine's Day
Pamper your special someone on the most romantic day of the year by treating them to a one of a kind dining experience filled with enchanting cuisines and a dreamy fairy tale setting. We’ve got you covered with a line-up of at some of the most unique restaurants in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore that fits the bill. Psst… we may have even cut some deals to make your hearts and stomachs fuller without burning a hole in your pocket.
1. Dinner in the Sky
Calling all couples who are looking for a thrilling twist to their romantic night out! Here’s your chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day up in the clouds with this one of a kind dining experience at Dinner in the Sky. Imagine yourself enjoying a delicious meal with your loved one at a table suspended at a height of up to 50 meters in the air, against a backdrop of the dazzling Kuala Lumpur skyline, including the iconic Twin Towers. Now, that’s what you call a dinner with a view!
Aside from the magical setting, you and your partner will be treated to a very special Valentine’s Day themed menu by award-winning Italian restaurant, Villa Danieli by Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur.
Available from 13 to 15 Feb 2018, this delicious menu - aptly named Loving Memories in the Sky – consists of a 3-course meal, which starts off with a refreshing Beetroot Cured Norwegian Salmon with Mint Mango Salsa. To cater to different tastebuds, they’ll be giving you a choice between Fillet Mignon, Chicken Confit, Seared Snow Fish or even a Cheese Tortellini as a vegetarian option for your mains. Lastly, the meal won’t be complete without dessert and you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on their Raspberry Mousse, Mini Passion Fruit Lamington and Mix Berries Coulis!
Priced at RM799 net per couple on 13 and 15 Feb, and RM899 net per couple on 14 Feb, you’ll be glad to hear that this Valentine in the Sky package comes with a complimentary bottle of wine (worth RM159!), a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a lovely box of chocolates as well as a pair of printed pictures of you and your loved one dining in the sky. Love is definitely in the air!
2. DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Make your Valentine’s Day extra special with this unique dining concept at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur. Themed “All Evening Dine Around”, this concept offers you the chance to dine and sample the food at all of the restaurants in this luxurious hotel, allowing you and your partner to explore a variety of tantalizing dishes and flavors.
The night starts off at Cellar Door with a serving of a savory Buckwheat Blini (a thin pancake) topped with salmon, caviar and sour cream. Once you’ve lined your stomach with this delicious pre-dinner offering, you can make your way to an Italian Trattoria called Tosca, where you can choose to dine indoors or al fresco by the poolside. For the ladies, you can treat yourselves to a Pan Roasted Red Snapper while the gentlemen can feast on an Australian Lamb Loin. End your romantic meal on a sweet note at Axis Lounge where you can enjoy a creamy White Chocolate Bavarois (a Bavarian custard) for dessert!
Priced at RM388 net per couple, the All Evening Dine Around on Valentine’s Day starts from 6.30pm and continues late into the night. Even though you might be moving between different places and experiencing different cuisines, the dishes complement each other perfectly to create a cohesive menu that you and your loved will definitely enjoy. Plus, you can tell yourself that you’re getting some exercise in between to lessen the guilt from eating all the delicious food!
3. Prego, Westin Kuala Lumpur
If you love Italian food, treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic dinner at Prego on this special night. Known for their exquisite Italian cuisine, Prego’s culinary team will woo you with their passionate creations and you’ll definitely fall in love all over again as you spend some quality time with your loved one in this intimate restaurant setting. Consisting of 4 courses, the Truly Madly Deeply Valentine’s Day Set Dinner will be your dream, your wish, and your fantasy.
Start off your meal with a delicious savory profiterole and a sweet rose onion soup before feasting on a juicy Grilled Lamb Rack and a delicious Pink Salmon Trout. Complete your meal with a lovely platter of desserts for a sweet ending.
Available only on 14 February 2018 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, the Valentine’s Day Set Dinner is priced at RM175 per person for food only. However, at RM275 per person, you get to enjoy a free flow of drinks including sparkling, red and white wine, draught beer, soft drinks and chilled juices in addition to your meal. The choice is yours to make!
4. THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Head on down to THIRTY8 for a romantic dinner with a breath-taking 360-degree view of the city. You can take in the sights while savoring the Valentine’s Day Sharing Menu curated especially for you and your loved one. With rose petals decorating your table, you’ll definitely be in the mood for love.
Start off your meal with a delicious serving of caramelised scallop carpaccio, before feasting on a wok-fried Alaskan cod fillet with pineapple sauce. The real star of the show, though, is the sakura chicken roulade with foie gras and polenta mushroom cake – an elegant dish with excellent flavor! Their show-stopping dessert also deserves a mention. Single origin chocolate “Manjari” cremeux served with hazelnut biscuit, fluffy berriolette marshmallow and vanilla ice cream, it’s practically heaven on a plate.
Priced at MYR860 net per couple, the Valentine’s Day Sharing Menu is only available on 14 Feb after 6pm and includes two glasses of Taittinger brut champagne per couple. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +603 2182 1234.
5. Noir. Dining in the Dark
Surprise yourself and your date with an enchanting mystery menu for Valentine’s Day when you dine at Noir. Their dining in the dark concept which offers Modern European, Asian and Vietnamese cuisines creates a multi-sensory dining experience where you will be forced to rely solely on your taste buds and sense of smell to enjoy your food! Each dish is made with only the best ingredients which are sourced locally and organically, so you know it’s going to be a quality meal.
Go on a special Valentine’s dinner journey with a tasting menu that consists of 14 dishes, to be enjoyed in complete darkness – from exciting appetizers with an interesting combination of tastes and textures, to soothing mains that will warm both your hearts and bellies, to light and refreshing soups and a sorbet to cleanse your palate in between courses, as well as a selection of desserts for a sweet ending. Wrap up the meal back in the lounge with a unique “Love Potion” and a friandise (mini pastry) to leave you feeling sated and loved!
Enjoy this unique dining experience at VND860000++ per person, and you will be rewarded with an unforgettable night.
PS. Since you’ll be dining in the dark, do let your guide and server know beforehand if you’ve any dietary restrictions.
6. Chit Chat at the Café, Hotel Equatorial Saigon
The way to a man’s (and woman’s) heart is through his stomach. So what better way for a foodie couple to spend their Valentine’s Day than at Chit Chat at the Café for a special international buffet! Take a culinary tour and enjoy a plethora of different flavors as they offer a wide range of delicious food – from the usual buffet fanfare to unique Valentine’s themed creations.
With an extensive selection of food on offer, remember to save some room for dessert! They’ve got an impressive macaroon tower AND a chocolate fountain to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Priced at VND878,700++ per person, Chit Chat’s Valentine’s Buffet Dinner includes free flow of wines, beer and soft drinks, as well as a photo opportunity. Couples will also receive a rose, a glass of sparkling wine and a romantic gift from cupid’s angels. Complete with a romantic table set up, you and your partner are guaranteed a memorable Valentine’s Day.
7. Sparrow’s Bar and Grill
If you love seafood as much as (or maybe even more than) you love your partner, we’ve got just the place for you! A nautical themed modern European establishment, J. Sparrow’s Bar and Grill specializes in quality sea produce and lucky for you, they’ll be serving up a special seafood-filled 3-course meal as part of their “Love Actually” Valentine’s dinner set menu.
For appetizers, you’ll start off with the classic Frutti Di Mare as well as Beef and Tuna with a side of polenta cake and salad. You can’t miss out on their juicy Peanut Crusted Chicken or the Barramundi en Papillote for your entrée. Either way, it’s a win-win situation – especially when both are paired with a delightful glass of white wine! Another option, for the red meat lover, is the Tri Tip steak marinated with ginger soy, served with truffle mashed potato and wasabi cream, paired with red wine. End off the meal with a refreshing Green Tea Mille Feuille with White Chocolate Sauce, and bite sized Chocolate Bonbons, which come in different flavors.
Priced at IDR850,000++ per couple for 3 courses with wine served during your main course, or at IDR700,000++ per couple if you choose to dine without wine, the Love Actually dinner set menu is the perfect meal to treat your Valentine.
8. Bluegrass Bar and Grill
With high quality ingredients, reasonable prices, and the longest bar in Jakarta, Bluegrass Bar & Grill should definitely be on your radar when planning your Valentine’s Day date. This year, they’ve crafted up a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu, themed One Sweet Day, and sure enough, your day will definitely be sweet after tasting all their amazing dishes.
Kick off your 3-course meal with a plate of vibrant Grilled Prawn Salad for two before feasting on your main course – Grilled Tuna with Truffle Bechamel Sauce and Pan-Seared Veal Loin with Rosemary Veal Sauce that will be perfectly paired with wine. Even after a filling meal, you should always have room for dessert, especially for thisEarl Grey Burnt Cream with Lemon Madeleine and Vanilla Gelato.
Grab this satisfying meal at IDR850,000++ per couple for 3 courses with wine served during your main course, or at IDR700,000++ per couple, if you’re having the meal without wine.
Located at Gardens by the Bay, arguably one of the most popular attractions in Singapore, POLLEN is known for their gourmet dining and beautiful layout, with magnificent views of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront. This year, Pollen’s executive chef, Steve Allen, has crafted a stunning 6-course Valentine’s Day menu featuring dishes with premium ingredients.
One of the highlights in the menu is the Akaroa king salmon served with crab bisque and sea vegetables. Beautifully plated, the dish is a complete feast for the senses.
Priced at SGD158++ per person, the Valentine’s Day menu is only available on 14 Feb for dinner after 6pm, and comes with a complimentary glass of brut rosé champagne. Diners will also have complimentary access to the Flower Dome and the 20-degree Mediterranean garden, so feel free to go for a romantic stroll among the beautiful flowers after your meal. Please visit the POLLEN Facebook page for more information.
10. mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore
Spend your Valentine’s Day at this award-winning contemporary restaurant which features both Asian and Western cuisine. Named after their location and their famed nine unique dining and wining concepts housed in a single venue, mezza9 will be offering a grand 4-course menu this year to celebrate the day of love.
Warm up your tummy with an amuse bouche, before starting on your appetizer. We highly recommend the chilled truffle scented angel hair pasta with Norwegian king crab and white sturgeon caviar. This pasta is the perfect pairing of ingredients and flavors, and our stomachs are growling just thinking about it.
The feast continues with a between course, featuring the lovely Maine lobster, before we get down to the main course. Between a slow-roasted onyx beef wellington or a pan-roasted Alaskan halibut, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Satisfy your sweet tooth with a dessert extravaganza to end off your meal.
The Valentine’s Day dinner set is available only on 14 Feb from 6pm to 10.30pm and is priced at SGD88++ per person. You can also choose to enjoy a wine pairing to go with each course for an additional cost of SGD40++ per person.
Your loved one deserves only the best, and a date at one of these restaurants is definitely a great way to show your love to them. Happy Valentine’s Day!