Eat Drink KL: Samba Brazilian Steakhouse Churrascaria @ Avenue K

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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