Starting from a small restaurant in Sri Hartamas, Marta’s Kitchen has upgraded over the years and become one of the most well known Spanish restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. With appetizing tapas and stunning paellas, Marta’s Kitchen is one of my CAN’T miss picks when you’re in the area!
Is it Halal?
Sorry, but Marta’s Kitchen is a non-halal restaurant, serving pork dishes, as well as alcohol.
Where it Is
Marta’s Kitchen is located in Sri Hartamas, specifically at the building The Signature, Desa Sri Hartamas. IMPORTANT LANDMARK: Shell Station on the left (or the right, depending which direction you’re coming from). Ultimately, turn into the Shell Station if you’re not sure and reorientate to find the building. Parking is free, but you need to tell the staff, and they will tell you (or help you do it themselves) how to get the free parking, so I highly recommend just parking inside of the building.
Address: Marta’s Kitchen, Jalan Sri Hartamas 22, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
11.30am to 11.30pm daily
What it Costs
What I’ll say is that it DOES have a premium price tag around its food. I have attached the menu below, but the portions are basically for one person (paella, etc.). I will admit, the price might be a bit steep, but I think it EASILY makes up for it in its quality and taste.
I went there with my 2 sisters and my dad (we have the tendency to overorder), so we actually had the half slab of ribs, 3 paellas (2 seafood and 1 pork), 1 tomato meatball side and a spanish omellete. I believe the bill came up to around RM240ish, but I’m not 100% sure, sorry about that! They also offer free bread for you to munch on before your food arrives.
Please do note that their desserts aren’t too bad too. I’ve tried it previously, and the churros is a favourite of my family!
How it Tastes
The interesting thing here would be that my family (me and my two siblings) personally had entirely different choices for favourite paella (although this wouldn’t be too uncommon). I personally loved the squid ink paella. Probably has the deepest flavour and provides the biggest contrast to that lovely cream sauce that they serve alongside all their paellas. My two sisters preferred the Valencianna and Iberico pork paellas respectively, so I guess what I’ll say is, just go for the Paella of your fancy! (I do, however, believe that their Valencianna would be considered their ‘signature’)
The tapas may not exactly be worth it at its price, but they’re excellent starters to munch on before you get your mains. The Spanish omellete is a bit meh, but personally, the meatballs are pretty nice. The ribs are juicey and REALLY soft! I was almost a little bit shocked when I put it in my mouth! Really good!
Suitable For …
Really suitable for parties, big gatherings etc. (although I really recommend those that go Dutch, rather than someone footing the bill) I think this place is definitely suitable for all ages, but you definitely need to make a booking if you want to come here for dinner. Definitely a good dinner date place, but not really the type of place I would go for a quick lunch bite with a colleague.
8.5/10. Giving out some pretty high ratings lately, but I think these are worth it. These are my favourites whenever I am back in Kuala Lumpur, so they’re bound to get pretty high ratings. It is a lovely restaurant with a fantastic ambience. The food always leaves me wanting more, and I just can’t wait for my next visit to this lovely restaurant!