Service Tax in Restaurants

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Wednesday 24 June 2009 10:00 am
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Some restaurants charge service tax of 5%, whereas others 10%. Ever wonder how service tax works. According to The Star newspaper dated July 11, 2008, only restaurants earning more the 3 million per year(previously RM500,000 annum) can charge service tax, and this took effect July 1 last year.

However, seems like not all restaurants observe this, i doubt some small restaurants which i visited make more than 3 million a year 😛 but they do charge service tax. You could lodge complain at
1. cd [at] or
2. kastam [at]
According to article in Malaysia Royal Custom website, restaurants in hotel, nightclubs, dance halls, cabarets, health centre, massage palours, public houses and beer houses can charge service tax with no pre-requisite of annual earning 3 millions.
For full list of restaurant authorised to charge service tax, refer to or Promotions and Sales in Malaysia.
One things which confuses things for me is this Service Tax Act specify 5% service tax is at stake, but at times restaurant charge 10% service tax.


Canton Fare Restaurant Sdn Bhd, Solaris Mont Kiara

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 21 June 2009 5:03 am
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Homestyle Tofu with meat sauce, RM12
Two Roast Meat Mix (M), RM25, small for RM16
Salted egg yolk pumpkin, RM18
Sago Mango, RM5, it is written chinese(mango+sago+pomelo) but there is no pomelo in night, mango taste is definitely not from fresh mango, Crystal Jade’s is still the best
Address: Canton Fare Restaurant(there is also a branch in Damansara)
No. 5, Jalan Solaris 4,
Solaris Mont Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-6203 0223
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Dubrovnik, Solaris Mont Kiara

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 21 June 2009 4:32 am
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Photo taken with Nokia E71, forgot to bring my camera. Krumpir Soup, a mushroom soup with complementary bread and salsa dips, the bread is warm and nice, whereas the mushroom soup is nice with small potato cubes, RM16.
Cevapi and Djuvedj (sausage made with lamb + beef and vegetable rice), not bad, the above main + ice lemon tea = RM29, not cheap, but it is a good experience trying out Croatian dish which is what Dubrovnik is about.
Royal Chocolate Cake, nice, taste like ferrero rocher with crunchy graham cracker/coconuty base. RM17
Ice water is RM1 per person.
Address: Dubrovnik
J-0G-14, Solaris Mont Kiara,
No 2, Jalan Solaris,
Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-6203 6780
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Italianies, 1 Utama Shopping Centre

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 20 June 2009 11:36 am
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Huge Tiramisu, about RM18, nice but you could try Bel Pasto Kepong, i find them to be equally good, only difference is Italiannies serve this in huge portion.
Huge Cappucino, about RM8
Address: Italiannies, 1 Utama Shopping Centre


Canton-I, The Gardens

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Monday 15 June 2009 10:14 am
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Canton-I is famed for this roast pork, the roast pork is nice, but is cut into very small pieces, the char-siew is melt in your mouth goodness, RM12.80
Mango Pomelo Dessert, RM8, Crystal Jade’s one is far better. This taste more like mango slushies.
My previous visit to Canton-I.


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