During our recent trip to Kuala Lumpur (we were there for my cousin’s wedding), we went to Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant to try their Afternoon Tea Buffet.
Atmosphere 360 is the highest restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, sitting on top of the iconic KL Tower (also known as Menara KL).
What I liked about this experience was that there was something for everyone: My husband loves city skyline views, while my three young kids (especially our four-month old Paul) wouldn’t get tired out, and it was a first-time treat for our nannies to enjoy a revolving restaurant with a sumptuous buffet. Our afternoon was made extra special because my sister Steph and her husband Minh joined us for this activity too!
Here are some things to know when planning your visit to Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant
1. Best to make a reservation. Atmosphere 360 is a very popular date place!
Atmosphere 360 is a very popular date place among local Malaysians, so their buffets are always booked. We didn’t get a reply when we tried to book directly with the restaurant (I waited a week), so we booked via KKDay for a trouble-free transaction instead.
We booked the afternoon tea package so that we could clearly see the bright skyline, and while the kids still had energy. Our time slot was from 2:30-4:30, which was enough time to eat, relax, and take in the great view!
2. Kids will love this place!
Mati especially enjoyed the elevator ride up to the restaurant. He commented that it was matagal (too long), and upon reaching the top he understood why the elevator ride took so long — coz we were THIS high up!
The kids got a hoot from the revolving aspect – it took them a few minutes to understand the restaurant was turning slowly. They got absorbed looking at the view (nagmana sa daddy), that they giggled when they noticed our table moved!
For the dinner buffet, they have live music to entertain guests. Here is Mati pretending to jam a few tunes on the grand piano.
3. Remember where you are seated!
Since Atmosphere 360 is a revolving restaurant, take note of your table number when you’re headed to the buffet or to the restroom.
The restaurant rotates slowly, but our Ate Wena had a good laugh looking for her table after she got her buffet plate.
As a bonus, all the seats in the restaurant have a great view! There is no “best table in the house”, since the restaurant revolves at a steady even pace, everyone gets the chance to see the same sights!
4. Entrance to the lower Viewing Deck and Blue Coral Aquarium are included in the KKDay package.
Before you go up the elevators to Atmosphere 360 restaurant, the tour guide will take you to the Blue Coral Aquarium.
It’s a small aquarium directly in front of the KL Tower Entrance. It took us around 10 minutes to go around. The aquarium is airconditioned so it was a great respite from the heat outdoors, but in terms of variety of sealife and attractions, it is honestly so-s0.
5. How’s the Food?
We kept our expectations about the food quite low, so we were pleasantly surprised by the variety and taste of the dishes offered. I honestly thought it would be just tea and some small sandwiches and pastries, but there was a healthy assortment of choices for the Afternoon Tea Buffet at Atmosphere 360.
Plus, kids eat free! The food selection was also very kid-friendly – think rice, crunchy rolls, fruits, and sweets. Not the healthiest mix, but we’re on vacation mode.
What I liked: Revolving Restaurant , peace and quiet while taking care of three kids. Kids loved seein gthe view and didn’t get scared with the height. Prompt pick up and drop off service from hotel,
What could be improved: The restaurant is a bit dated in decor. It had an outer space/futuristic theme that looked a bit corny. We visited during Christmas season and there were some sad looking decorations. I can’t blame them since Christmas isn’t as big a deal in KL as it is in Manila. But a more cohesive look and updating their decor, touching up the paint would make the place look more enticing.
Optional: Mini-farm at KL Tower
Since we had time to kill before our 2:30 slot, we went to the mini-farm beside the KL Tower. Note: The tickets to the mini-farm are NOT included. You have to buy them separately here.
We let baby Paul and the nannies stay at the waiting area at KL Tower, and good thing we did! I wouldn’t recommend the mini zoo for small babies! The animals are just free to roam around.
The caretakers were very friendly and encouraged us to interact with the animals (feed the monkeys, llamas).