Mosaic, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Christmas Seafood Buffet Review

December 14, 2019

Hi guys! Today I'll be sharing all about Mandarin Oriental's Mosaic's Christmas Seafood Buffet!

One of the best all-day dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Mosaic serves a delicious mix of local and international cuisine, complemented by interactive live cooking stations and a large dessert bar. 

Located inside Mandarin Oriental Hotel and overlooking KLCC Park, the restaurant’s elegant interior reflects Peranakan culture with intricate hanging pewter lights and beautiful mosaic walls. 


Opening hours:
Open daily
Breakfast: 6am - 10.30am
Lunch: 12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 10.30pm
Sunday Brunch: 12pm - 2.30pm
+60 (3) 2179 8881

Last year, my team from work and I had their buffet and found that it was really good so we decided to go again this year. Last year's buffet theme was middle eastern, while this year's theme is seafood.

Last year's deco included a huge Christmas tree by the staircase:

This year, there are lots of sparkling trees. Although it's pretty, I prefer last year's tree as it was easier to take pics with + more instagrammable in my opinion haha. This year's trees just looked messy.

Inside Mosaic is (of course) the seating areas. You can either sit near the buffet area:

Sit near the window/by the park:

or sit near the dessert area:

The middle section/dessert section also opens towards the Lounge area where they usually serve high tea:

Mosaic also has two semi-private dining rooms, each seating up to 10 guests each. This was where we had our Christmas dinner last year:

This year since there were only four of us, we decided to go for the sofar area near the window/park:

I recommend calling and making a reservation instead of just dropping by, especially since the holidays are peak season. There's no extra charge for reservation + using the semi-private rooms!

We'll go through each of the food sections and what I enjoyed. First up we have the appetisers:

And the seafood/starters:

Since the theme is seafood, there's a lot of sushi and sashimi. The salmon alone came in 5 different variants of sashimi, and the tuna was pretty nice too.

Beside it are the other fresh seafood:

The prawns were heavenly and I think I had almost 10 of them. The oysters were fresh but tasted a bit too fresh haha. They still tasted like the ocean and had a bit of a weird aftertaste.

On the left you have the bread & soup section where you can also order wine by the glass or by the bottle:

Across it is the Chinese section:

And on the same row on the other side of the room was the Malay section:

I didn't really have any of the Chinese & Malay food, but I did have some of the Indian food across:

The selection is a lot, and E V E R Y T H I N G tasted amazing!

What surprised me the most was their cranberry naan. Who knew cranberries and naan would go so well with each other? It tasted so festive and nice, I had quite a few on their own without sauce/curry haha.

Finally, for the mains they also had western dishes:

Both the beef and chicken sausages were nice, and the whipped potato was just divine. The lamb was so-so, I thought it was chewier than I would have preferred.

Over at the deserts area there were fruits and cheese:

And as for the deserts, they had a plethora of sweets to choose from. From cakes to eclairs, ice cream, creme brulee and more, Mosaic's dessert section is truly one of the widest (& best) dessert selections for a hotel buffet I've tried.

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They had a gingerbread castle on display:

As well as their usual chocolate fountain:

The buffet usually costs RM179, but since they served a seafood buffet on Fridays and weekends, it was RM199 that day.

Overall I was quite satisfied with the food. RM199 is quite steep for a buffet so a few days before we went I was really questioning myself whether or not it was worth revisiting MO again. After the buffet, I can definitely say it was worth it, and I was reminded of why we loved MO's buffet. The food selection/menu is great + the quality of how they prepared it is really superb. Only complain I had was that the oysters tasted a bit off, but aside from that it was great.

Another reason why I was excited to visit MO again was because of the Instagrammable pics we snapped last year. This year I was a bit disappointed because last year's tree was prettier & and I felt that the staircase area was so naked.

Still a nice photo spot, just disappointed with how basic the area felt haha.

To end this post, here's a pic of my by the massive Christmas tree outside KLCC (which is only a few minutes walk away from MO):

And that's it for this post! Thanks for dropping by, see y'all in my next one.

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