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Remember the news on the possible removal of One Bangsar a few months back? Well, I wish that won’t ever come true. The restaurants on the stretch at Jalan Ara provides one of the nicest ambiance you can get anywhere, with lush green lawn and quaint interior decoration, and more often than not, excellent food.

Update 10/7/2018: this place is permanently closed

Bangsar Seafood
Bangsar Seafood Garden

I had actually been to Bangsar Seafood Garden once (during Galvin’s wedding) prior to the invitation by Jade to the food review session. Then again, it was a wedding dinner, and for some reasons I could never remember in details how food at wedding dinners tastes like.

Which means that the food review session was most welcomed. Together with Haze, Suanie, Kerol, Horng, and Cheesie, we went over for dinner a couple weeks back.

butter crab and deep fried mantao
butter crab and deep fried mantao

I felt that it is appropriate to write about the butter crab first, even though it wasn’t the first dish served.

The crab’s fabulous, they are fresh, big, sweet, and best of all, soaked in the awesome butter sauce with a hint of curry leave taste that’s so addictive. Do order the deep fried mantao to take advantage of the sauce.

Also, forget about the steamed mantao, you won’t get much health benefit at all anyway if they were to be dipped into butter sauce, the deep fried version tastes so much better.

steamed cod fish with essence of chicken, baked chicken with cheese
steamed cod fish with essence of chicken, baked chicken with cheese

No seafood dinner is complete without fish, and for the dinner we had steamed cod fish that came with plenty of mushroom, cilantro, ginger, carrot, and even bean curd skin. Like the steamed haruan from restaurant Yap Yin, a bottle of Brand’s essence of chicken is poured to give the soup base an even richer taste.

Of course, cod fish tastes (well, naturally more expensive too) more refine than haruan.

The baked chicken with cheese reminds me of lasagna, but not a very good one at that. The chicken’s fried, but it was a bit spicy, too cheesy, and just overall a dish that’s slightly too weird for my taste.

Thai style stir fried prawns, assorted greens with macadamia
Thai style stir fried prawns, assorted greens with macadamia

The Thai style stir fried prawns is another must-order item here. Massiveย de-shelledย tiger prawns cooked with tomyam-ish sauce and served sizzling on a hot plate, very very yummy. Goes best with some rice, but in our case, fried mantao.

The vitamin C quota was satisfied with a plate of assorted greens with macadamia nuts, a luxury if rather tasty dish. Combination of green peas, lotus roots, fungus, carrots, and more were just nice for this purpose.

desserts galore at Bangsar Seafood
desserts galore at Bangsar Seafood

A good dinner’s always followed by desserts (or so all the girls say), we had fungus, peanut soup, longan and sea coconut, mango sago ice, and a couple other more traditional style sweet dishes to conclude the dinner.

To be truthful, desserts aren’t one of Bangsar Seafood’s strength. They are decent, but not something to really anticipate after all those awesome seafood.

Cheesie, KY & Haze, Horng, Suanie & Kerol, Jade
Cheesie, KY & Haze, Horng, Suanie & Kerol, Jade

We had a good time over the review session, and I’d like to thank Jade for the invite.

Oh, if you want to have a garden wedding, there’s a huge and “golf course perfect” lawn at Bangsar Seafood Garden that’s perfect for the occasion too!

map to Bangsar Seafood

Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant
One Bangsar, No 63, Jalan Ara
Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.129461, 101.669294
Tel: 03-2282 2555

Discuss : Bangsar Seafood Garden at One Bangsar [Closed]

  1. Michelle Chin


  2. Butter crab looks good. The only time I was there was a friend’s wedding last year and as you said, can’t remember much of how their food taste. Maybe a dinner date next time.

  3. all your pics very ze nice especially the crabbie one!

  4. The ambience is good but my experience with the service is crap. The old guy with specs at the counter is the RUDEST person as he came shouting at us when we sat on a wrong table. Food wise is acceptable but nothing to shout.

  5. Oh ya, compliments on the pictures and reviews. Well done..!! keep it goin dude

  6. Yeah the butter crab over there is pretty good. I’ve been there twice and had it both times. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dude, the artistic composition of your photos have improved, gotta agree with lee77 on that.

  7. i drool!

    argh seafood i wanttttt

  8. thanks ky =) err the photo of me was not needed! eeek =) ehhee. thank u very much, was a pleasure having u and the rest of the gang there.


  9. you’re making hungryyyyy!

  10. ME! you r making ME hungry. see la.. can’t even type straight. chisssss

  11. Omg I feel like having that prawn now lei.

  12. Just had butter cheese crab and mantao on Friday night, one of the best things EVAR.

  13. university student

    Ok. Gonna try out the butter cheese crab next time.

  14. Lyrical Lemongrass

    The food is always so beautifully presented there. Plus points for them. Bet this will be a popular restaurant during the Ramadan month!

  15. kimberlycun

    i like the idea of individually deep fried slices of mantao ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Love the food there! Not to mention that it’s halal too and a great place to bring muslim friends for good chinese seafood dining. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Ooo…seeing this place brings back memory… oh wait… I only remembered the first half of my wedding… the rest is all blurry. Oh yah…i was freaking drunk. That’s why. LOL

  18. Combining work with pleasure huh…. surveying venues for your big day?

  19. Syed Zulkarnain

    Dear Webpage Owner, do you know where Bangsar Seafod is operating now that the KL City Hall has revoked their licence to operate at One Bangsar?
    syed zul

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