The first Rama V opened two decades ago, as the first Thai fine dining restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.
Hidden away from KL’s hustle and bustle set within a stand-alone bungalow, the award-winning restaurant is known for welcoming diners in an opulent and cozy ambience combined with an air of tranquility and commendable hospitality.
After 20 years since its inception, Rama V had politely declined reservation seekers and temporarily halted its operations from March 2016 to make way for a makeover. Upon re-opening its doors in May, Rama V showcases a teaser of the new look and at the same time introduces a newly revamped identity.
The makeover was coined from the idea of ‘Modern Meets Thai’, where the tradition of Thai meets the elegance of modern world.
The refurbishment still encompasses everything Rama V embodies —timeless, customizable with innovative fine Thai cuisine — while delivering it in a more vibrant and modern atmosphere.
The new look of the restaurant echoes the food: mixing the classic with the contemporary.
Once through the main glass door, you will be greeted by a spacious room with dark wood interiors, elusive pastel colored sofas complemented by subtle Thai cultural iconography decors and dimmed lighting.
Additionally, the makeover welcomes a full-fledged polished bar and lounge area where diners can sit back, relax or have business talks over drinks. The fanciful space is also one of the key features of the makeover. Keep a look out for food and beverage, live music and lifestyle events being organized here!
With the flexible space too, it will be the pick as the space for your next special events – be it intimate dinners, cocktail parties, weddings or corporate events.
The focus for food and beverage then and today remains the same: serving you gastronomical and enjoyable culinary journeys with authentic and contemporary Thai dishes.
Amongst the reasons of why Rama V is still standing strong for 21 years and counting till today - Rama V strives to be relevant by constantly revolutionizing to fit diners’ evolving tastes without straying too far from the authenticity of the original dishes.
All in all, the new Rama V is a venue that is more than Thai fine dining, it is the restaurant that will always leave you fond memories…
(Written by Dato Kee Hua Chee, Photos by Ng Kun Tek)
Rama V Thai Restaurant
Address: 5, Jalan U Thant, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TEL: +60 3-2143 2428
BUSINESS HOUR: 12–3PM, 6:30–11PM