Bringing to mind the stately abodes of successful tycoons during turn-of-the of century Malaya, this restaurant, sporting a distinct old Shanghai flair to its look, can be found within the walls of Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur.
An airy, spacious feel is apparent, thanks to colours on the lighter side of the pallet and lofty ceilings, from which resplendent chandeliers hang to shine on the tables and parquet floor.
Natural light has an unhindered path through the windows, which provide a great view of KLCC Park. Those who prefer to have a private setting can opt for the enclosed dining rooms, perfect for intimate functions.
Through the open kitchen layout, the skilled crew, led by Chef Thein Yiew Ming, can be seen hard at work preparing classic Cantonese dishes the restaurant has become acclaimed for.
Lai Po Heen is also a place synonymous with dim sum, and patrons come in droves to enjoy this signature item.