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Published on June 8th, 2009 | by email2me

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CLOSED : Dubrovnik Restaurant at Solaris Mont Kiara – The First and Only Croation Food Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur

After 3 years staying permanent in KL, I found that I like the place more already compare to my home town Penang. Without a doubt Penang still top in my heart for hawkers food. However there are too many duplicates and easily get bored.

Klang Valley never ends with surprises with more and more expats opening authentic restaurants from their country of origins. Recently I was trying something new to me which is Croation Food. The restaurant name DUBROVNIK RESTAURANT located at the new Solaris, Mont Kiara.


Outdoor Table Setup for 2. Candle Light dinner!

A little bit of Dubrovnik …… Dubrovnik actually is a place name. It is located at the most southern part of Croatia. It also the most sunniest and and tourist favorite spot. Croation food is also known as “The Cuisine Of Regions” which has many influences from Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Germany, Austria and France due to its historical nature.

Dina, the owner of the restaurant wanted to share her home town food with peoples in Malaysia. This is the passion that drives her to open Dubrovnik Restaurant. The main chef of the restaurant was his father which loves to cook. According to Ben Teh (Restaurant Manager), Croation people love to cook at home.

High pillar and ceiling setup. The upper floor mainly for dining and ground floor is the place for people to chill out.

Comfortable cushion with dim lights

From the Bar


Liquor from Dubrovnik City

Pear Liquor


CroCroation Limoncello Margarita – Rating 4/5 at RM28
Home Made limoncello, cointreu, sweet sour


Adriatic Mudslide – Rating 4/5 at RM28
Kahlua, Baileys, Amaretto and Fresh Cream


Ananas Refresher – Rating 4/5 at RM16
Fresh Pineapple Juice and Fresh Mint Leaves


Cosmopolitan – Rating 4/5 at RM24
Citron Vodka, Cointraeu, Cranberry, Sweet and Sour


THE MAIN COURSE


Appetizer : Home Made Bread With Vegetable Salsa Dip – Rating 4/5 – On The House


The Bread come with Vegetable Salsa Dip rather than vinegar and olive oil


Slightly tangy taste to start off your appetite!

From the 2 pictures above, you can see the bread were not look as nice as other bread served in restaurants. This bread were made on the spot upon ordered and they cook it the conventional Croation way. Most of the things were cooked in wood fire oven.

The cost to cook food in wood is much higher compared to gas and can go up to RM400 per week


Due Colori Soup – Rating 3/5 at RM16
Perfectly divided plate of creamy leek-spinach with asparagus-cauli flower soup

Eigenmachtez – Rating 4/5 at RM15

Austrian Chicken and vefetable broth, served with Croatian Dumpling. This soup is surprisingly good! Taste very homey. Just the way my mom cook chicken soup. Doesn’t know that Croatia also got such a similar dish.


Krumpir Soup – Rating 4/5 at RM15 SIGNATURE DISH!
Light Cream Of Porcini Mushroom Soup With Potato Cubes

The mushroom soup taste very rich and you can taste the mushroom bits on every scoop.


Appetizer Platter – Rating 4/5 at RM45 for 3 to 4 persons

This is a combination platter for Strukli, Palacinke and Sofia Salad

Strukli basically is a fresh cheese dumpling which pan fried with bread crumbs and served with sour cream. The taste almost like our fried cempedak but with cheese filling inside. A very unique taste. SIGNATURE DISH!

Palacinke – Crepes filled with cream cheese and bakes in oven. This taste almost like lasagna.

Sofia Salad – Red and Green peppers, tomato, cucumber, spring onion, gouda cheese & feta cheese tossed in a light Croation olive oil vinegar dressing. SIGNATURE DISH!


Lamb Croatia – Rating 5/5 at RM48 SIGNATURE DISH!
Lamb Steak cook slowly in lamb juice and pepper sauce, served with broccoli and pommes dauphine potato

I am not a big fans of lamb because of the smell. But this one the meat was very tender and juicy and every bite full with the fragrant from the spices which used to marinate the meat. You may think the portion is small, but if you clear the plate it is a different story.


Pasta Spalato – Rating 4/5 at RM28 (Home Made) SIGNATURE DISH!

Fresh garganelli(penne) with capsicum, spinach and che’vre cheese

All the pasta from Dubrovnik restaurant were home made daily. They do not use out of the box pastas. The cheese used on each dishes also were matched perfectly and from high quality type.


Chicken PEKA – Rating 4/5 at RM45 SIGNATURE DISH!

Traditional Croatian way of preparing marinated meat or seafood, under an iron bell for 3 hours in the wood burning oven). Also available in lamb which cost RM50. The bell shaped oven steams the chicken in its own juices, which enhances the flavor. The meat is enjoyed alongside potatoes, carrots and rice.

The look may look like Kenny Rogers roast chicken. But upon sinking your teeth in, it is on a whole different level. The chicken were very well marinated and really roasted in wood fire oven. You can smell the wood fragrant on the chicken skin. This is one of the dish which require to book early as it need time to marinate and prepare.

Traditional Steak Korcula – Rating 4/5 at RM48

Overnight herb marinated beef loin pan fried on butter with special mushroom sauce & cognac flambeed at your table

This is a MUST order dish for your love ones on a date. There are no way you can get a dish cooked in front of your table at such price. The price is really affordable and the dish taste really good too. Below is the shot which I took when Ben did the cooking in front of our table.

Flambee in action


Millie Foglie – Rating 3/5 at RM18

Crispy Pastry served with light vanilla ice cream

Royal Chocolate Cake – Rating 4/5 at RM17 SIGNATURE DISH!

Bitter chocolate top sitting on a crispy hazelnut praline base


Apple Pita (Pie) – Rating 4/5 at RM16

Creamy Apple Filling in This Crispy Dough

The ice cream is a Movenpick if not mistaken


Orange Tart – Rating 4/5 at RM17 SIGNATURE DISH!

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Preparing Crepe Suzette


Crepe Suzette – Rating 4/5 at RM18

2 pcs thin pancake cooked in a citrus orange sauce then flambeed with Cognac at your table

Place:Dubrovnik Restaurant

Location : Solaris Mont Kiara
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Address :J-0G-14, Solaris Mont Kiara, No.2, Jalan Solaris, 50480, Kuala Lumpur
Contact No : 03-6203 6780
Website :http://www.dubrovnikrestaurantkl.com
Business Hour : Lunch and Dinner Time
Off Day : Monday
Food Type: Authentic Croatia Cuisine
Price: Medium High
Payment Terms : Cash / Credit
Cleanliness Votes : 5/5
Food Votes : 4/5
Air Conditioned : Yes
Halal : No
WIFI : Yes
Smoking and non smoking zone : Yes
Tax :
Recommended Foods : Chicken and Lamb Peka

Recommended Drinks : Refer to the bar and they will suggest you.

Remark:
Overall we had a pleasant dinner here which the service is pretty much personalized. Foods were fresh and reasonably priced. A truly home cook feel from Croatia.





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32 Responses to CLOSED : Dubrovnik Restaurant at Solaris Mont Kiara – The First and Only Croation Food Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur

  1. foodfood says:

    this is turing into a restaurant interior design web site..
    no mention or pictures of food..
    hmmm… losing it’s appeal by the day…

  2. foodfood says:

    my sincere apologies..
    my bad absolutely.. 🙂
    I only saw pg 1 and din realised that there r later pages…
    all food pics and reco r there..
    good job in this site..
    thanks for sharing.. 🙂

  3. allie says:

    All those desserts looks so alluring! But I’d go for the royal chocolate for sure! I’m a chocolate freak, lol.
    Both the lamb and chicken looks yummy too!

    allies last blog post..DAORAE Korean BBQ Restaurant (Part II) | Penang Restaurant

  4. oh gods…he looks so funny with that apron on. I would love to try the bread and desserts!!

    pigpigscorners last blog post..Restaurant Review – Barrafina, London

  5. Hey, nice post, very well written. You should post more about this.

  6. The foods, drinks, desserts are so tempting and they also have a nice interior deco……. OMG…. too many to eat in KL liao…. cannot finished it in a short trip ya….. ^-^

    FoOd PaRaDiSes last blog post..Yee Hong Food Court @ Sungai Nibong, Penang

  7. superwilson says:

    I tried Russian food before but never Croatian… Will go there one day!

    superwilsons last blog post..Famous Air Hitam Assam Laksa @ Jalan Pasar, Penang

  8. cumidanciki says:

    well, i have yet to eat here. thanks for the review, i really need to check it out soon! gr8 pix btw!

    cumidancikis last blog post..Alice and the Salmon..

  9. ck lam says:

    I am missing the food that we had in Dubronvik after seeing your review now. Those desserts are so tempting. Can’t wait to go back for a revisit lor…

    ck lams last blog post..Peranakan Nyonya Restaurant – Hot Wok, Penang

  10. xin says:

    ahh! last time i wanted to go with few friends, but some of us were put off by the price tag, so could not make it. ahhh i so want to go now!! bringggg me!

    xins last blog post..Bali Hai Seafood Market @ Gurvey Drive Penang

  11. email2me says:

    Need to show meh that picture 😀 18SX

  12. christock says:

    yes where are they? XD

    miss u la foodpoi!

    christocks last blog post..Hiatus with an excuse

  13. Thanks for posting, I’ll definitely be subscribing to your blog.

  14. Christy says:

    Croatian food!! WOW, that is very interesting!
    Hahaha, you’re loving KL more than Penang now…yeay…that’s my hometown *proud*

    I love the spread of food; do they have fish or seafood kah? I noticed mostly meat geh…
    The appetizers and desserts are really different from all those usual we tasted in other restaurants lehhh….I must bookmark this place now!

    Christys last blog post..Triple Exotic Asian flavors @ Golden Triangle

  15. Christy says:

    Croatian food on the list; KL just never cease to amaze us…after all it’s the capital…
    Hehe, you’re starting to like KL more than your little island, eh? *proud* it’s my hometown! =)

    I like the look of all the food spread; but I was just wondering, do they serve any fish/seafood? I noticed most of what you ordered were meat…hehe, Croatians are meat-lovers I guess?=)
    The desserts and appetizers are so tempting…just so unique and different from the conventional desserts!

    Christys last blog post..Triple Exotic Asian flavors @ Golden Triangle

  16. never really wanted to come here bcos of the price..and somehow croatian doesnt seem to tickle my fancy..mayb come over just for the flambe action?

  17. Yes, I fully agree with you. We can find a lot of different types of food in KL if you compare to Penang.

  18. Joyce says:

    Is pork served btw?

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