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“Casual Place”

Ante - 1 Utama Shopping Centre
Ranked #45 of 1,701 Restaurants in Petaling Jaya
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$13
Description: Established since 2012 ANTE has gone from strength to strength, being nominated as Best Place for Meats in 2014 and then as winners in 2015( Time Out KL Food Awards). Famed for Pork Steaks, Pastas and other delectable porcine dishes, ANTE is now at 1 Utama Shopping Centre.
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Description: Established since 2012 ANTE has gone from strength to strength, being nominated as Best Place for Meats in 2014 and then as winners in 2015( Time Out KL Food Awards). Famed for Pork Steaks, Pastas and other delectable porcine dishes, ANTE is now at 1 Utama Shopping Centre.
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Our Pasta was very good with large portions. Happy hour included wine and beer.

The place is new but.... no atmosphere at all. No pictures or anything on the wall. Very empty looking. No background music. The waiters were all very timid. Lack of training and experience.

We came for beef steak as the menu title indicates "Steak". What they really mean is Pork and pork only. Misleading as far as I am concerned. This place is boring and we will not be back.

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Thank k7cq
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is one of the restaurant that i have been waiting to visit since last few months due to the overwhelming feedback/ comments. I tried last 2 days with my family and the experience was not as good as i expected. The restaurant is designed in contemporary style with cold color tone which i like it a lot. The outdoor seating seems a bit humid to me.

We had mushroom soup and miso pork as the appetizer which is not bad. Then bacon salad which i find the dressing is bit too sweet. Pork shoulder which is tender and good in texture. The truffle fries and the rice is a big let down- fries is overcooked and the rice is way too sweet. The waitress came and asked if everything is fine and i told her the fries is overcooked- she did not responded at all and it is like a procedure asking by the management. What is the point of asking then? We shared charsiew curry pasta which i find it is way too aromatic and the taste over cut the aroma of the pork chop.

Will i visit again? Probably if i am craving for pork chop when i am shopping in 1 Utama. Otherwise i will look for a better option.

Thank HY C
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Antekitchenbar, Manager at Ante - 1 Utama Shopping Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Dear HY C,
we are sorry you found the experience not as good as you expected. We would like to assure you that that is usually the exception rather than the norm. We understand that the outdoor area is a bit humid and we have been in talks with the 1 utama mall management to improve the humidity of the area. As this is something that is not directly in our hands, we would like to apologise first.

We have given your feedback to both teams and they will strive to improve on both the service and quality of food offered. The trainee in question has been briefed that what she did was unacceptable and she would like to apologise over her nervousness and her inability to provide you with a fresh basket of truffle fries. We thank you for visiting ANTE and hope to serve you better during your next visit.

Once again, we would like to apologise over your less than stellar experience and hope to serve you better the next time round. Thank you for taking the time and effort to review us

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

They serve one of the best pork steaks in town! Other porky dishes are equally good as well. Highly recommended.

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Thank Eric M
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Antekitchenbar, Manager at Ante - 1 Utama Shopping Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Dear Eric, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating! We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones back real soon!

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I always find myself begging and dragging my friends to come with me, before watching a film, to this restaurant. It's one of my favorite restaurants in all of KL and the lunchtime deal is fantastic value for money. I love it!!

Thank Erin T
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Antekitchenbar, Manager at Ante - 1 Utama Shopping Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear Erin T,
Thank you for your 5 star review of us! We look forward to serving you and your loved ones again soon!

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

A surprise find of a pork serving restaurant in one utama. Very nice iberico ribs and other pork dishes. Must try for pork lover.

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Thank Lovetotravelpj
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Antekitchenbar, Manager at Ante - 1 Utama Shopping Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear Lovetotravelpj,
Thank you for taking the time to review us! We look forward to serving you and your loved ones again real soon!

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