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Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill

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Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur | Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2332 9888
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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157 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This restaurant in Traders Hotel is more upmarket than the other onsite restaurant (which had more local dishes). I found the setting and ambiance average. Alas, the staff, who were great, kept bringing me complimentary nibbles I couldn't eat (as I eat a restricted diet). I ordered a goat cheese salad, salmon main (which was very good), cherry chocolate dessert... More 

Thank ElizabethJK
Jakarta, Indonesia
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. I visited on three nights, one was busy and the other two were not. either way the steak was exceptionally and cooked to my order. I found the staff very helpful, but not too intrusive. The atmosphere is understated and relaxing. The drinks selection is excellent and the space provides for a personal business... More 

Thank Andrew D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I dined in to the Gobo restaurant and this is the worst service i ever get from a hotel.... I arrived at the hostess counter and the girl was asking me my photocopy of ID...i told them i don have it...and she said: we already told you that you need to bring..but you didn...so i ask anywhere that i can... More 

Thank D_nyueee
Christian_Nannucci, General Manager at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Dt045041, Thank you for your feedback in regards to your experience here. I am really disappointed to hear about your experience and you have my assurance that this has been addressed. I sincerely apologize that it happened at all. We strive to create seamless hotel experiences from the moment of your arrival. Please be assured that we will continue... More 

Miri, Malaysia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Really this place is an embarrassment to any reputable chef. Not only is the food substandard but the prices are ridiculous. I could see paying those prices at a restaurant that was actually good but this place is bad. The beetroot salad is so sweet that it could be on the desert menu. I mean come on, beetroot paired with... More 

Thank hanibol53
Helsinki, Finland
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Both me and my husband wanted steak. Living in the US our standards of good steak are pretty high. We went to Gobo Upstairs and were pleasantly surprised. The food was good, well prepared, presentation good and the staff good

Thank Ammu610
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Rude waiter with unpleasant voice, felt discriminated when waiter suggested for us to go to 5th floor - Gobo Chit Chat. Wrong soup was served but Manager insisted tomatoes soup and lobster bisque taste similar, nothing wrong! Very disappointed!

1 Thank Chee Teong C
Christian_Nannucci, General Manager at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Chee Teong C, Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I apologise that your dining experience is not pleasant and this is certainly not our usual standard of service delivery. Please be rest assured that I will personally address these issues with the teams concerned and take the necessary action that is required to improve. I thank you... More 

Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best of the Traders restaurants. It has a nice cosy atmosphere and the quality of the food is very good. Staff are attentive, but unobtrusive. Fair value for money and a nice evening.

Thank 497Bruce
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Food good and well presented - a bit on the pricey side though. Staff friendly and helpful. Live singer present which added to the ambience. Not an everyday restaurant.

Thank Deb A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

A very nice restaurant with very good quality food, attractive plating and an excellent service of the staff.

Thank patjan2014
Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Like most hotel restaurants, Gobo Upstairs is quite pricey and I expected a better quality food for such hotel and such price. The staff was without doubt accommodating and friendly. We ordered the grilled scallop and crab tartar as entry which tasted nice. The selection of bread was also nice. However the seafood chowder special was definitely unique in that... More 

Thank nlarue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur | Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone Number: +60 3-2332 9888
  • This restaurant is at Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Steaks grilled to perfection

Slick, Sexy and New Age is the only way to describe Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill. At the lounge, whilst sipping your favourite martini, whether stirred or shaken, the view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the illumination from the surroundings makes a stunning masterpiece to behold. The Lounge makes an impressive beverage menu with cocktails being the specialty and is conducive for before and after dinner cocktails and digestives.

At the Grill, enjoy a well-designed dinner in a cosy yet stylish atmosphere. The Grill offers arguably the best steaks with different fine cuts. Gobo Upstairs' team of fine chefs maintains that the best way to enjoy a piece of steak is to have it grilled and that is exactly how they will prepare it for their guests and to their preference. Sauces and accompaniments are available as side orders.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?