Best Fine Dining Restaurants in KL

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The art of fine dining has always been associated with the rich, elite and powerful crowd in Malaysia but that is slowly changing due to the increase in the number of fine dining restaurants all over Kuala Lumpur. Nowadays, high-end cuisine is slightly more accessible to the masses compared to decades ago where the divide was generally more visible. Food is as universal as music and they speak in the same language, except that we’re using the tongue. We have narrowed down here some of the best fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur worthy of your indulgence.

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    BaratPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Propped with a sleek and clean look, Barat is a fine dining restaurant that revolves around vegetarian cuisines. But other than the refreshing combination of fine and vegetarian dishes; elements of Mediterranean touches are introduced to the food to further elevate the flavours and the entire experience of dining here. Honed and adept chefs are seen putting scrupulous efforts into presenting the exquisite dishes, which are only the façade of many more refined tastes and textures. Also in the mix is a selection of wine to complement the fine dishes; after all, what better way to spend the evening?

    Tips

    They have a bar on the second floor.

    Things to expect

    A quaint and fine place.

    Best with

    Wine

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM90.00

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    Barat View restaurant

    19, Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, 59100, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322842119

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    06:00PM—11:00PM
    11:30AM—02:30PM
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    One of the three restaurants in Troika Sky Dining section (the other being Cantaloupe and Strato), Fuego has received fiery applause from food critics all over the country ever since it opened. The term “fiery” befitting the meaning of the word Fuego which is Spanish for fire. Naturally, the restaurant serves Latin American cuisine ranging from Salmon Roe Guacamole to the Latino version of Malaysian’s cakoi - their amazing churros! The restaurant pays serious attention to their guacamole, even going as far as to hire a team of chefs who make them all day long. Aside from that, the quail eggs melt in your mouth and the soft shell crabs will tantalise the taste buds of seafood lovers. The innovative cocktails do not disappoint either; blending rice milk and cinnamon for their Horchata. Panoramic view, well-executed food and decadent desserts, Fuego is clearly on fire.
    Tips

    “Please be informed that Fuego operates in 2 seatings: 1) Sunset – 6.30PM till 8.30PM. (recommended) 2) City Light Dining – 8.45PM onwards.”

    Things to expect

    A gorgeous view of the Twin Towers, no matter where you’re seated at. But if you’re not so lucky, then ask the staff whether you can move to the vacant seats by the railings if other customers start to leave.

    Best with

    The cocktails and churros with salted caramel.

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM250.00

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    Fuego at Troika Sky Dining View restaurant

    Level 23A, The Troika, Tower B, Jalan Binjai, 50450, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321620886

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    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Ciao RestorantePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Operating since 1991, Ciao Ristorante is actually the oldest Italian restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Aesthetically, Ciao is the perfect poster building of what a fine dining restaurant should look like: majestic, has a view of the Royal Selangor Golf Club and even has a peek of KLCC from far away. Entering the place, you would never even guess that traffic is building up in Jalan Tun Razak because it is an entirely different story in there. Peaceful with light jazz playing in the background, everything complements the food which is excellent. A standout pasta dish is the Ravioli di Spinaci Al Burro e Salvia, which is a pasta filled with spinach and ricotta cheese, served with butter and sage sauce, while the Grigliata di Pesce features king tiger prawns the size of your head. For a fine dining restaurant, Ciao is reasonably priced and very modestly decorated despite its sky high reputation in KL. Overall, an excellent fine dining experience is guaranteed for its customers.
    Tips

    Ciao Ristorante is also infamous for being the ultimate choice for many weddings, so men, if you’re ever looking to pop the question Western-style, you know where to do it…

    Things to expect

    Free valet parking and no dress code.

    Best with

    Pistachio ice cream or the tiramisu.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM70.00

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    Ciao Restorante View restaurant

    No. 20A, Jalan Kampung Pandan, off Jalan Tun Razak, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0392854827

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    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    Located in the quieter section of Bangsar in Jalan Bangkung, Opus Bistro has attracted a group of loyal customers due to its classic Italian offerings. Their Seafood Antipasti Platter is a winner with perfectly grilled scallops and prawns as well as fresh clams in white sauce and calamari in the Arrabiatta sauce. Iif you think the main dish cannot live up to that appetiser, wait until you have a taste of the Rib Eye Steak with Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce. Sure, things get a little pricey from there but for a fine dining experience, it is expected. As for desserts, order something different such as the Cheese Platter in case you’re a cheese lover or the Chocolate Desire, their signature chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Watch in awe as the hot chocolate lava melts through the cracks and enjoy the explosion in your mouth as the cold ice cream combines with the hot lava and sends you to heaven.
    Tips

    The restaurant is non-halal as they do incorporate some liquor into their dishes, so be warned.

    Things to expect

    Homely, wholesome Italian dining experience.

    Best with

    Chocolate Desire

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM150.00

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    Opus Bistro View restaurant

    67, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320924288

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—11:30PM
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    06:00PM—11:30PM
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    Ahhh, finally, a French restaurant on this list and what a beautiful one it is. Café Café is argueably the most beautiful restaurant in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, with its panelled walls and classy décor. Everything in the place evokes a 19th century Parisian air which befits its simplistic name and not to mention the humongous chandelier hanging from the ceiling! Anyway, on to the food, the foie gras is touted as the best appetiser on their menu because after all, it is a French restaurant and what better way to start your meals than with a truly authentic French dish. Next up, the Wagyu beef which has been described as butter on the tongue. The texture is reminiscent of chocolate and it literally melts in your mouth - nothing short of splendid and a standing ovation. The French have been known for being proud of their food but it still astounds us how the same quality can be reproduced in Malaysia. Café Café will surely convert you into a French food-loving person, all thanks to their amazing representation of French cuisine.
    Tips

    No valet parking, parking is free.

    Things to expect

    Expect the feeling of being in Paris and in love as you slowly sip your champagne in tall glasses.

    Best with

    Chocolate Molten Cake with Ice Cream.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM80.00

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    Cafe Cafe View restaurant

    175, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321458141

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    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Anyone familiar with Jalan Binjai will probably notice this building on their way to KLCC due to its sheer size and boxy design alone. Marble 8 is one of those restaurants that prides itself based on their steaks. The Wagyu beef takes centre stage here having flown all the way from Australia and dry-aged in the restaurant for at least a month. But before sinking your teeth into the beef, you might need to warm yourself up with one of their excellent starters, the “rare” Chilled Cauliflower Soup with Sevruga caviar which boasts of a very unique taste not quite found in the menus of other restaurants. When it comes to main dish, the Sirloin Steak should be a crowd favourite with a choice of Himalayan sea salt to really bring out the flavours of the meat. Coupled with side dishes of asparagus and Portobello mushrooms, Marble 8 really lives up to its reputation of being steak experts. In case you’re not a steak fan, the restaurant serves a really good lobster dish too - the sweet Blue Normandy lobster to be exact.
    Tips

    If you have deeper pockets, then come for dinner and party on at the bar; Marble 8 is pretty famous for its nightclub.

    Things to expect

    Pretty high prices. With Wagyu beef, nothing ever comes cheap.

    Best with

    Crepe Suzette with orange and fresh berries.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM150.00

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    Marble 8 View restaurant

    163, Jalan Binjai, Persiaran KLCC, 50088, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0323866030

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    12:00PM—02:30PM
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    05:00PM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    05:00AM—02:00AM
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    Maison FrancaisPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Maison Francais is stunning looking, contemporary and elegant restaurant located in the heart of KL. This bungalow sized restaurant with an indoor pool and an outdoor balcony arrangement has been a wonderful place for celebration, especially anniversaries. From the service to the quality of food, everything was well above par. Offering classical French cuisine with a little twist, you can expect a handful of wonderfully crafted dishes that does not only look absolutely beautiful, but taste exceptionally well too. Each plate is done elegantly with a touch of finesse, as well as a balance of texture and flavours. 


    Tips

    Reservations recommended.

    Things to expect

    A clean, bright and contemporary looking place.

    Best with

    Wine.

    Price

    RM150.00 to RM300.00

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    Maison Francaise View restaurant

    5, Changkat Kiapen, 50450 , City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321441474

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:00PM—11:00PM
    Saturday
    02:00PM—05:00PM
    Sunday
    11:30AM—03:30PM
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    Kurata Japanese Fine DiningPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Kurata Japanese Fine Dining is another splendid place to enjoy a series of fine Japanese that is crafted with love and passion. They are incredibly famous for their wide range of sushi and sashimi. On top of that, their bento sets are well worth the money. They were also once famed for offering All-you-can-eat Wagyu Shabu Shabu for only RM120! We really hope that they bring that back, but even if they do not, there are still plenty of other dishes to enjoy. The decor of the place is fairly simple, but it's warm and inviting ambiance truly is quite nice. 

    Tips

    Reservations recommended.

    Things to expect

    A warm, inviting and stunning looking restaurant with great service.

    Best with

    Sake.

    Price

    RM100.00 to RM200.00

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    Kurata Japanese Fine Dining View restaurant

    Lower Lobby, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, 50250, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321100226

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    Every day
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    Marini's on 57Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    A list of best fine dining spots in KL will be incomplete without Marini’s on 57. Boasting a location that can only be described as the jewel in the crown of Petronas Twin Towers and overlooking the city skyline, Marini’s has been a favourite with the elite crowd looking for some form of escape in the city. Not to mention, couples with deep pockets going on dates too. But bear in mind, Marini’s is not just about quantity, it is also brimming with quality. Everything from the decor down to the food and drinks are prepared with utmost care. For starters, the Grilled Duck Liver with Raspberry Vinaigrette Reduction will send your taste buds into a frenzy right from the first bite. As for the main course, the Arrosto di Agnello is a must for lamb lovers. The combination of leek, sweet potatoes and lamb will make you feel like floating on air.
    Tips

    Marini’s on 57 is divided into 3 sections: restaurant, bar and lounge, so take your pick.

    Things to expect

    A very hip crowd and splendid view of Kuala Lumpur.

    Best with

    The Mellow Sundown Cocktail: a mix of vodka, passionfruit syrup, apple syrup, pineapple juice and lime juice. For dessert, the Fondante con Gelato Alla Vaniglia is highly recommended.

    Price

    RM90.00 to RM250.00

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    Marini's on 57 View restaurant

    Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0323866030

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    05:00PM—01:30AM
    Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—03:00AM
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    Dining in the DarkPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Do you want to experience what it is like being blind? Well do not go poking your eyes now, simply drop by Dining in the Dark, where the restaurant is held in this pitch black room and the waiters are actually blind. Not only will this restaurant allow them to work, it actually showcases the life struggles of a blind person. Dining here can be fairly exciting, especially when you do not know what you are about to get, and had to rely entirely on touch. Feel the cutleries, plates and bowls as you eat, though to be fair, they are fairly simple food. Nothing too difficult like lobsters in a shell or semi-opened mussels. 

    Tips

    Reservations recommended.

    Things to expect

    Expect to not see anything.

    Best with

    Hands.

    Price

    RM100.00 to RM150.00

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    Dining in the Dark View restaurant

    50, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0321100431

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    06:00PM—09:30PM
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    Ten Japanese DiningNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Located in Marc Residence (a beautiful and luxurious service apartment by the way), Ten Japanese Fine Dining is a place of celebration, food and liquor. However, despite all its luxury and services, they are also one of the more affordable Japanese fine dining restaurant. From stunningly cut sashimi to a range of delectable grilled fishes and sushi, everything here is done to absolute perfection. Only the best and freshest ingredients are chosen. Also, they have a pretty solid array of imported Japanese sake to compliment. Just remember that reservations are recommended!

    Tips

    Reservations recommended.

    Things to expect

    A contemporary designed looking place with fantastic service.

    Best with

    Sake.

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM250.00

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    Ten Japanese Dining View restaurant

    A-G-1, The Marc Residence - Ground Floor, 3 Jalan Pinang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0321615999

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    12:30PM—02:30PM
    06:30PM—12:00AM
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    The word beauty does not even come close to describing this place as Neo Tamarind is one of the best picks for a wedding or girl's 21 birthday venue. Starting with a glorious entrance where the timber steps are inclined together with a water feature, followed by a warm and inviting patio, and finally, a series of dining ambiance to suit your needs. Upon seating, you will be given a complimentary starter, which varies accordingly. Do expect the food to be in smaller portions, as do most fine dining. However, not to worry, the flavours that are developed through meticulous processes surely do come through. 

    Tips

    Reservations recommended.

    Things to expect

    A fancy place with several dining ambiance.

    Best with

    Wine.

    Price

    RM150.00 to RM300.00

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    Neo Tamarind View restaurant

    19, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0321483700

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    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Mandarin GrillHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Mandarin Grill; Mandarin Oriental's anchor restaurant and possibly one of the best in Kuala Lumpur City Center. It is an exclusive and contemporary modern grill that exudes a sense of warmth, comfort and luxury through their decor and of course, food as well. They specialises in international cuisine with a modern twist, where dishes such as Sher Wagyu Tomahawk Steak and Grilled Boston Lobster Thermidor shines. Cooked and plated to perfection, Mandarin Grill certainly is one of the best fine dining restaurants in KL. 


    Tips

    Reservations recommended.

    Things to expect

    A stunning view of KL with amazing service.

    Best with

    Wine.

    Price

    RM150.00 to RM400.00

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    Mandarin Grill and MO Bar View restaurant

    Mandarin Grill and MO Bar, Mandarin Oriental, 50088, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0323808888

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    12:00PM—02:30PM
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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    Notoriously known for being one of the most expensive restaurant in KL, Nobu is surprisingly a franchise that is available in 22 other countries, and is a widely known dining establishment around the world. At Nobu, you will be greeted with the finest of ingredients and the techniques of a one-Michelin starred chef. Each set of Omakase will cost a minimum of RM800, and up to RM1600. However, if you are willing to pay the price, be prepared for a gastronomical adventure featuring a premium selection of Japanese sushi which includes caviar, bluefin tuna belly, gold leaf and many more! Additionally, in the light of the Mooncake Festival, you can end your lavish dinner with a set of mooncakes personally handmade for you and even delivered in a beautiful wooden box.

    Tips

    A month reservations in advance.

    Things to expect

    A gastronomical experience.

    Best with

    Sake or Wine.

    Price

    RM800.00 to RM1600.00

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    Nobu View restaurant

    Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321645084

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    12:00PM—02:00PM
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    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    02:30PM—10:30PM
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    Overlooking the scenic view of Kuala Lumpur, Cantaloupe is located on the 23rd floor of Troika Towers and is one of the more popular fine dining establishment in the heart of Klang Valley. Aside from their stunning interior and magnificent view, which has been a great place for couples and event corporate dinners, their menu is fairly extensive with a wide range of creatively crafted dishes. Like in many fine dining restaurants, the portion are fairly small, but the courses are thorough and well packed with flavour and finesse. A sense of elegance and charm, beautiful to touch and absolutely tasty - that is what you will find in Cantaloupe, Troika, KL!

    Tips

    Reservations recommended.

    Things to expect

    A stunning view of the city and friendly service.

    Best with

    Wine.

    Price

    RM200.00 to RM400.00

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    Cantaloupe View restaurant

    Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC,, 50450, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321620886

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    05:00PM—12:00AM
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