Craft Cocktails at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

While in Kuala Lumpur, we stopped by the Mandarin Oriental for some great craft cocktails, a delicious dinner and some really stunning views! 


Sometimes when you’re in a new place, you need a few reminders of home. Something familiar, something consistent and something you can count on. Now given that we don’t really have a permanent home anymore, we rely on familiar hospitality to get us by. 

So while we were in Kuala Lumpur, we wanted to stop by the Mandarin Oriental to try some guaranteed amazing cocktails and dinner. We knew the ambiance would be posh, the views would be amazing and that the food and cocktails wouldn’t disappoint. A little bit of consistency in this non-consistent lifestyle we live is always appreciated.

When you walk into MO Kuala Lumpur you’re immediately greeted by their grand lobby with huge chandeliers glowing above. The interiors, as always, are elegant and well designed and the friendly staff smiling at you, make you feel comfortable and welcomed.

We started our evening at the bar, located towards the back of the hotel. With huge windows facing the gardens of the City Center Park and a small outdoor area, we sat comfortably under the lights of the city watching life pass us by. The ambiance was chic, comfortable and perfect for pre-dinner drinks. 

The guys at MO Bar seriously know how to make a good cocktail. They aren’t just sugary, watered down drinks, or a repeat of a classic. No, these drinks are creative, delicious and obviously made with care. We had the Thai-jito which was packed with flavor, bringing us back to our time in Thailand. It had the perfect blend of spiciness, sour and sweetness…just writing about it makes me thirsty! 

Leave it up to the bartenders when ordering. Tell them your spirit of choice and let them make the magic. You won’t be disappointed!

The Mandarin Orientals' "Thai-jito"; one of the delicious cocktails we tried from MO Bar


Dine While Watching the City Pass You By

After dinner, head over to Mosaic and grab a quick bite to eat while enjoying one of the best views of Kuala Lumpur. Mosaic offers up an international buffet done with typical Mandarin Oriental flair -- You have fresh Indian roti and tandoori chicken being hand made in one corner, fresh sashimi across the way, Argentinean style steaks in another corner and so much more in between. For a more casual meal in a stylish setting, this is definitely worth a stop…just come hungry!


For more information about the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, make sure to visit their website: