Havana Dining Kuala Lumpur is located on the rooftop of Nu Sentral – a spacious dining venue that offers western and Cuban-inspired dishes with affordable cocktails. Having tried their takeaway items during MCO, I was glad I finally got to enjoy the food at Havana, fresh from the kitchen.
Roasted pumpkin soup was Havana’s soup of the day (RM20) when we were there. Creamy, thick and nicely seasoned, topped with crouton bites for more bite. The Caesar salad (RM28) offers a slight twist where the chicken breast is rubbed with Cuban spices for a bit more oomph.
You can also order food and drinks from the Sky Lounge just next to Havana since they are under the same management; the nachos from Sky Lounge makes a great sharing appetizer. The nachos are layered with cheese, salsa and guacamole – my kind of dish, to be honest.
The almond crusted pan-fried salmon was cooked just right so it was still moist at the centre. That said, I thought mash potato would have been better for this dish compared to fries – a different texture at least.
Churrasco (RM95) is a crowd favourite at Havana Dining and one that I would order again myself. You get 200gm of sirloin, grilled to your preferred doneness and served on a bed of mashed sweet potato and Havana’s house made chimichurri. I liked the flavour and acidity that the chimichurri brings to the steak though the alfalfa garnish could be done without. Just my preference.
Also worth trying is the baby lamb fore shank (RM95), slow-braised for four hours and served with black bean rice and lamb jus. As expected, the meat was fork tender and incredibly flavourful. Because baby lamb was used, there was no gamey taste at all.
I didn’t care much for the Pollo Guantanamera (RM38) as it’s a dish of chicken breast, Cajun marinated and seared. The Pollo Asado is more my thing since that uses a whole chicken leg – by now, you can probably tell that I’m not a fan of chicken breast at all.
Baked lobster with cheese (RM198) was cooked just right so the lobster flesh was sweet and succulent. A simple crème brulee marked the end of our meal at Havana. Overall, decent food, good portion and reasonable pricing.
Food: 6/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: Decent food and good portions. One of the better dining options in Nu Sentral, I reckon.
Roof Skypark Level 6,
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 019-278 8218
Business hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm