Qba Latin Grill & Bar @ Westin Kuala Lumpur

Okay, as per my one of my previous post, where I am hugely disappointed on the steak served, I decided, I should try another steak house during my short stay in Kuala Lumpur! My choice? Qba Latin Bar & Grill @ Westin.

It’s Monday, and being a weekday, the restaurant located underground of Westin Kuala Lumpur is sorta empty.

Being served first is the bread, but no way the standard is near to Prime @ Le’ Meridien Kuala Lumpur. The bread is to go with olive oil, which is quite bland in terms of taste, hence just a bite of it, I gave up (just like in almost all other places that served free bread before my food).

Maybe that’s just because I hate most bread unless it was reallllly delicious, but well…

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The waiter is a friendly one, and for appetizer, we get the Hokkaido Scallops and Western King Prawns with Romesco Sauce @ RM38. Well, I must say the Romesco Sauce is actually very unique and I like it very much. However, something I can’t accept is, for such a restaurant, the prawns served ain’t fresh at all! The prawns is soggy and does not have the sweet seafood taste that it should have. The scallop itself was okay though. 6.0/10 (the score will be much much higher if the prawns are fresh)

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For LY, I get her the QBA Signature steak without wine pairing @ RM168. The concept of this is the same with Prime’s Simply the Best, where 3 type of meats, each 100gm are served for you to sample. Every piece of meat is really really tender and taste excellent! Due to the fact that I only have 1 small bite for each piece of meat, I can’t really give a good review here, but what I can say is all 3 are way much better than the Oyster Blade Steak I had few days back. 8.0/10

Tasman Beef Sirloin, Fresh Green Horseradish Butter and Sautéed Baby English Spinach. I had few days back.

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Master Kobe Oyster Blade, Piquillo Peppers and Canary Bean Puree.  (much much much tender than the other oyster blade)

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1824 Grain Fed Eye Fillet 200 days, Cep Mushroom Gratin and Habanero Bearnaise.

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So, while the Signature steak is quite satisfying, what will be the outcome of my cut? Being piss off just few days back, I straight away tell the waiter of my disappointment few days back, and ask him to recommend me something that will literally melt in my mouth type of steak.

And hence, medium rare doneness Australian Wagyu – Centre Cut Eye Fillet Mignon Sc 7 , 300gm @ RM268. It might looks small, but it’s actually quite thick and very filling for me.

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And whao, it taste good! The meat is so much more tender than all of the other steak I had tried. However, as much as it taste awesome, it still doesn’t really give me the ‘melt in mouth’ sensation. Am I asking for too much? I don’t know. But this piece of meat is rather satisfying for me. 8.5/10

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Total Damange : RM274.90 (I am a Starwood Privilege Card holder, hence I get 50% discount on food, 20% discount on beverage)

Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday 6.30pm – 10.30pm, Closed on Sunday

Contact:  03 –  2773 8338

Location: Westin Kuala Lumpur

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6 thoughts on “Qba Latin Grill & Bar @ Westin Kuala Lumpur

  1. Oh my goddd wagyu!!! No you are not asking for too much lol The melt-in-the-mouth sensation you’re looking for could be found in grade A wagyu i think. Which could cost 2-3 times more lol

  2. Greetings,

    Firstly, please allow me to introduce myself as the Operations Manager of Qba.

    We wish to extend our sincere apology for the unfavourable experiences you encountered in Qba recently.

    Thank you very much for your honest feedback, which gives us an opportunity to identify areas of improvement to ensure Qba provides an unforgettable dining experience for our guests in every aspect.

    I will personally look into your comments to ensure necessary steps are taken to improve the food quality.

    We hope the experience has not deterred you from coming back and we would certainly like to welcome you back to Qba to regain your trust.

    Please feel free to contact me at +603 2773 8338 or e-mail; .Naveentharan.Balakrishnan@westin.com.

    I look forward to speaking to you soon.

    Thank you.

    Be well,

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