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Alfresco Dining Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

Alfresco Dining KL

With one of the top recommendations for avoiding catching a respiratory illness being steering clear of enclosed spaces (along with handwashing and mask-wearing of course), we are on the lookout for restaurants offering alfresco dining in Kuala Lumpur. Here’s what we’ve found so far. Feel free to comment with more of your finds for outdoor settings below. Click on the title links for restaurant details.

Alfresco Dining Kuala Lumpur


Not a new discovery for many and one of the city’s most popular restaurants, Fuego is all about open-air alfresco dining. Even before the pandemic, the big open patio is one of its most well-loved features.

Fuego Troika Sky Dining - Alfresco Dining KL
Fuego Troika Sky Dining

Southern Rock Seafood

Surrounded by greenery and undercover, the verandah of Southern Rock Seafood makes pleasant dining just about any time of day. It’s especially nice in the cooler evenings, but ceiling fans keep a comfortable breeze throughout the day.

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Southern Rock Seafood – Seafood Restaurant Bangsar

Alfresco Dining KL – The Attic Bar

Located on a rooftop in Chinatown KL, The Attic has a great outdoor balcony. Not only does it afford cool evening breezes but also is a perfect viewing point for sunsets, roofscapes and the ever-changing skyline of the city.

Outdoor Dining – The Attic Bar

Osteria Gamberoni

Osteria Gamberoni’s outdoor patio is particularly popular early morning and in the evenings. Bordered by green and in what of the most interesting food and beverage locations in the city, it’s a great place to sip, nibble and watch the world go by.

Osteria Gamberoni KL Alfresco Dining
Osteria Gamberoni

Roberto’s 1020

Roberto’s 1020, the latest addition to Bangsar Shopping Centre’s food and beverage offerings, takes prime position at the front of the mall. There’s a small indoor dining area and bar but the most popular pick is the covered patio outside lined with lush landscaping.

Roberto's 1020 Osteria
Roberto’s 1020 Osteria, Bangsar Shopping Centre


Zenzero moved over the pandemic. It is no longer in St Mary’s Place but now in Ample West Menara just across from the entrance to the KL Tower. The outdoor patio is enveloped by plants and the view looks over more greenery. Cicchetti di Zenzero will move upstairs while the main restaurant takes over both indoors and outdoors.

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Zenzero Restaurant & Wine Bar – Alfresco Dining Kuala Lumpur

The Deceased

Another outlet on a rooftop, The Deceased has a rustic setting bordered by treetops and the old roofscape of Chinatown.

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The Deceased Rooftop Patio

Sabayon Alfresco Dining KL

In response to the pandemic, the team at Sabayon especially opened an area for alfresco dining. Not only is it safe and breezy but also has some of the city’s most breathtaking views.

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Sabayon Alfresco Dining KL

Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur

Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur has a wonderful outdoor alfresco patio coming off both its bar Jann and restaurant Quan’s Kitchen.

Jann Bar - Alfresco Dining KL
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur

Alfresco Dining – Crust KL

Located on the outer edge of 163 Retail Park, Crust KL has both spacious indoor and semi-alfresco seating. Plenty of greenery makes it even more pleasant.

Crust KL Mont Kiara
Crust KL Semi-alfresco Setting

Ra-Ft Mont Kiara

This popular cafe in Mont Kiara has a lovely setting outdoors. It is bordered by lush landscaping and is in a natural breezeway. Early morning and late afternoons are the most requested times for these seats but in this cooler weather, just about any time of day is pleasant.

Ra.Ft Mont Kiara's outdoor tables
Ra.Ft Mont Kiara


RGB is one of our neighbourhood faves. It’s in easy walking distance from our condo and located on a quiet residential street. We like the laid-back feel of the place and the tables on the grass in the garden.

RGB Alfresco Dining KL
RGB Alfresco Dining KL

Five O’clock Brasserie & Portofino The Sphere

Neighbouring restaurants Five O’clock Brasserie and Portofino in The Sphere, Bangsar South have plentiful green outdoor spaces. Both sides of the restaurants are bordered with alfresco settings, which are partially covered also offering some protection from the elements.

Five O’clock Brasserie, Brunch at The Sphere, Bangsar South
Five O’clock Brasserie

VCR Stacks – Alfresco Dining KL

Located in Shoplex Mont Kiara, VCR Stacks sets tables between its facade and a long green hedge. It’s covered by an awning so is pleasant at most times of the day. Although to get a seat outdoors, it’s best to visit in off-peak hours.

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VCR Stacks – Shoplex Mont Kiara

Feeka Coffee Roasters

This neighbourhood cafe in Bukit Bintang has long been popular for its shaded courtyard. With the pandemic, the alfresco seating is even more popular. The staff maintain physical distancing by blocking off areas and keeping tables well spaced.

Feeka Coffee Roasters KL
Feeka Coffee Roasters

El Cerdo

El Cerdo has also seen a makeover during the pandemic. They’ve refreshed their patio by adding dining tables for two. The area is breezy and you can partake in people-watching; a favourite pastime on this strip.

El Cerdo Changkat Bukit Bintang
El Cerdo

Tamarind Springs

An oldie but a goodie is found in Tamarind Springs. This open-walled restaurant in Taman Tar has long been a favourite for nature lovers. Surrounded by jungle, it a pleasure to sit here just about any time of day.

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Tamarind Springs, Kuala Lumpur

Alfresco Dining Kuala Lumpur – Rooftop Bars

Of course, rooftop bars in KL are going to have lots of open breezy areas promising a safer dining experience. Try WetDeck, Roofino, Envi Sky Dining, Cielo, SkyBar, El Lido Bar and Vertigo for plenty of space to breathe.

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WetDeck @ W Kuala Lumpur
Cielo Alfresco Dining KL
Cielo Alfresco Dining Changkat Bukit Bintang

Where have you found alfresco dining in KL? Leave a comment below and share your knowledge.

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  1. They say it is better to dine outside than indoors, all enclosed, during these trying times. Gee! What a name, The Deceased.

  2. Valencia Clubhouse Restaurant, Sungai Buloh. Outside dining, amazing views across the golf course to the jungles of the FRIM beyond.

  3. They all look amazing. I wish we had such choices local to me.

  4. Tamarind Springs for me please!
    So green and lush.

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