Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse Churrascaria @ Avenue K

It's time to meat up: Samba is a carnivore's paradise, one of 2014's most worthwhile openings so far.

Newly launched on Avenue K's third floor, Samba revives churrascaria-style dining in KL's city centre; for RM89++ each evening, feast to your stomach's content on grilled meat served by waiters who move from table to table ...

... slicing enormous slabs of beef, lamb, chicken & seafood from skewers & piling them onto your plate the Brazilian way.

Beef admirers can indulge in cuts of sirloin steak & rump, tender & flavoursome ...

... while lamb lovers can gnaw on an entire leg if they want to.

Ribs are offered medium or well-done at Samba, the first Malaysian outpost of a restaurant brand whose original outlet is in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh.

Plump, juicy sausages are worth having here (no pork is served), as is the shrimp wrapped in beef pepperoni.

All the makings of a protein-powerhouse meal: Chicken hearts, calamari rings, grilled dory fish & chicken wings ...

... plus chicken liver in onions (our favourite), corn & pineapple.

Be sure to come here hungry enough to eat a cow.

It's nice to see a churrascaria in the heart of KL again; it's been nearly four years since the last one, Bom Brazil, closed at Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Note that the meat is only available during dinnertime; for lunch, Samba serves a pizza buffet for RM29+.

What makes dinner here even more enjoyable is the wider-than-expected table buffet spread that's included in the price. 

The salad selection is sweeping, from beetroot to coleslaw to rocket leaves.

Seafood's available too: Flower crabs on ice, salmon sashimi, oysters, mussels & prawns.

Hot food includes a succulent slab of salmon, plus plenty of stews ...

... as well as the traditional Brazilian cheese-stuffed bread alongside other carb-filled pleasures like sushi rolls, onion rings & fried rice.

Desserts & cheese to wrap up a dinner that left us feeling five kilograms heavier.

And of course, wine can be savoured by both the bottle & the glass here.

Eat in air-conditioned comfort (the restaurant is pretty spacious) or dine alfresco with a view of Suria KLCC.

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
Level 3, Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2181-8601


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29 comments:

  1. Lots of delicious flavors and textures going on in this heartwarming dish.

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    1. Cquek: glad you think so

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    2. Could you arrange 4 seats on August 7th, evening. Name; Tran Tuan Khanh

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  2. I'd love to visit this place! That beef seems beautifully done, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Ken: thanks for reading. ya, this was ideal for an evening when we wanted to just bite down on a lot of beef =)

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  3. The beef and ribs look amazing!!!

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    1. Linda: the ribs were caveman-worthy portions! :D

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  4. Churrascaria! This reminds me of my São Paulo trip! :D

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    1. CK: heheh, a taste of Brazil in KL! :D

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  5. Wow that is a lot of meat! I find the ambience here bright and cheery. The music is very upbeat. It should be a great night out when they open their full menu.

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    1. The Yum List: I'd roll out the door pretty happy after an evening here, yep! :)

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  6. A carvery??? Yum! Yum! I like! Nom! Nom! Nom!!! :D

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    1. Suituapui: slice it, dice it and enjoy it! :D

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  7. My goodness! :D

    It's certainly a carnivore's paradise. It looks like a place called Carvery in Kuching except it's 100x more elaborate with easily 10x the variety of food!

    Thanks for this wonderful intro!

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    1. Huai Bin: Carvery sounds like it'd be a nice dining option for Kuching too! :) thanks for reading. yeah, there are not enough churrascarias in the klang valley... the other one is a long-running restaurant called Carnaval Churrascaria in Damansara Jaya that's pretty nice though also less elaborate but more residential-neighbourhood-friendly :)

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  8. Wow everything looks so colourful! The meat all looks yummy! Is the buffet price for dinner differs from the lunch?

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    1. Kate: glad you enjoyed this post. The dinner buffet is RM89+ and the lunch buffet is RM29+. The dinner buffet contains meat but the lunch buffet contains pizzas :)

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    2. Kate: u're welcome :)

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  9. do the limit the buffet time?

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    1. Chun: currently no limit. you can come early in the evening and stay until closing time =)

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  10. Hi! Very nice to see that we have a brazilian space in KL. Is your meat hallal?

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    1. Malu Medeiros: i think you'll have to phone the restaurant to confirm with them :)

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  11. It's a nice set up with a diverse buffet line. Unfortunately, the frequency of the meat coming out from the kitchen was slow. Most of the meat were overlooked, dry and salty. Even the green salad was salty! I may have to revert back to Damansara Jaya

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    1. at least ppl who don't eat pork can enjoy too... don't be too selfish.

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  13. wine is included in the 89 buffet price?

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  14. how much per person ?
    is it all you can eat ?
    whats restricted ?
    does it come with drinks, seafood and salad ?

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