Have you heard of Kontiki Restaurant? Perhaps you haven’t because that’s the new restaurant at Federal Kuala Lumpur (yes, that hotel with a revolving restaurant!) just opened a few weeks ago.
Just in case you’re not aware of what is a Kontiki, it’s a type of raft. 😀
Kontiki was the raft used by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl in his 1947 expedition across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands. It was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, from whom “Kon-Tiki” was said to be an old name. Considered the creator god, he was the father of all other Inca gods and it was he who formed the earth, heavens, sun, moon and all living beings. When he finished his work he was believed to have travelled far and wide teaching humanity and bringing the civilised arts before he headed west across the Pacific, never to be seen again but promising one day to return.
Click here for more details, if you’re interested to know more about what people of old use to sail the seas.
Back to the restaurant, the facade is of totem poles and a container, which I think it’s rather off with the theme.
Inside is a comfortable restaurant with marble top table while seats are in brown, often of rattan in make, in-line with the name of the restaurant.
Don’t those covered sofas make you feel like just sleeping there?
Not someone that’s in for indoor dining? Kontiki Restaurant comes with al-fresco dining area that overlooks the hotel’s swimming pool.
In my preview session, I enjoyed the variety of meat they served, for example their mutton masala and beef stew but items like sushi and seafood need some refining.
For more details, visit Kontiki Restaurant’s Website.