Dining In The Dark, Changkat Bukit Bintang

Thank you for still checking my blog in this new beginning of year 2014. A lot of restaurants and fun activities out there to be introduced. You will be amazed with what the creativity of a restaurant can be especially this restaurant called Dining in the Dark which is located just next to Werner's. By the name of the restaurant itself, you probably know that you are going to have a dinner in the dark. Probably, you might thought that it is a candle light dinner or something but you are wrong. Read on to find out more!
It is advisable to make a reservation to avoid disappointment. You will be placed in a waiting room where you will get a choice of either alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks as your welcome drinks. The waiting is because they need to clear the table for you. We are required to order our drinks in here before we enter the dining hall. The drinks are not included in their set menu.
This is the menu which basically you do not know what they are going to serve but they will ask if you are allergic to seafood, nuts or any meat you do not eat before they bring you to your dining table.
Something to kill our time while waiting which is find the four paper clips in these grains and beans. Looks easy but when you do it when blind folded it became so difficult.
Extremely hard! Even you have it on your finger but you do not even know you have touched it.
No electronic devices, hand phones and cameras allowed inside the dining room. So you will have to store your bags in these lockers.
Here is the door which will brings you to experience the total darkness of dining experience. The waiters inside beyond this door are all visibility impaired. Every each waiter is assigned to you personally and they will guide you through the door and to your table. The only light you are going to see is just the security camera's infrared red light. Yes, there are security cameras to restrict you from doing something hanky panky during the dark. The waiters inside this dining hall are snapping fingers to make sounds to avoid bumping with each other.
The waiter assigned to us explained every single dishes that are served to us and how does the table is set up. The amazing part to me for the whole dining experience is how a blind eats and how we are not become picky with the food without able to know their appearance. It is full of surprises. We only what we were having after the dinner.
Here are their menu (all come in small portion):

4 Appetizers: Steamed Egg Custard, Rocket Leaves & Jicama Salad, Deepfried Thyme & Paprika, Tuna & Shrimp Ceviche
2 Soups: Roasted Cauliflower & Curry Soup, Gazpacho of Tomatoes, Cucumber, Onions, Gherkins, Cumin, Basil & Red Peppers
3 Main Courses: Penne Pasta, Charcoal Grilled Turkey Fillet, Red Wine Stewed Venison
5 Desserts: Pudding Ice Cream laced with Guinness & Rum, Lemon Panna Cotta, Baked Eggplants, Sweet Potato, Raisins & Pecans, Choux Bun, Mini Pavlova

I like the Roasted Cauliflower & Curry Soup and Charcoal Grilled Turkey Fillet the most. The worst is the Red Wine Stewed Venison which is too salty.

Overall, I think this restaurant is worth to try at least once and the food is just at the average. It is the dining experience is priceless.

Total Damage: RM296.95
Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Taste: 3/5
Food Serving Speed: Moderate
Will I Revisit?: No but highly recommended to everyone to experience at least once

Dining In The Dark KL
50, Changkat Bukit Bintang
KL 50200
Tel: 03-2110 0431
Business Hours: 6.00pm - 9.30pm (Monday off)

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