Hello Foodie! Here in Malaysia, you can find halal restaurants almost everywhere in Kuala Lumpur due to its predominantly Muslim population. However, halal restaurants are not limited to only serving Malay-style food. Are you looking for the perfect place to have your halal meal? Here’s a list of 10 best halal restaurants in KL and Selangor for you to bring your halal foodies for a treat!
WHERE TO GET GOOD HALAL FOOD IN KL
According to the laws of Islam, halal food should not contain a drop of alcohol, have pork or it’s by-products, blood, carnivorous animals or animals slaughtered without prayer. Check out this list of best halal restaurants to go to!
1. Melur and Thyme Restaurant
Located at Suria KLCC, this is an award-winning restaurant that’s furnished with traditional marble-top tables, low-hanging light bulbs, complex wired art and hand-drawn installations. Although this place seems fancy, everything in Melur and Thyme is alcohol-free – including their drinks.
Foodies can enjoy food such as crispy Peking Duck, Ayam Masak Cili Hijau, and Nyonya Chicken Rendang here. You would not want to miss their Nasi Dulang here! Besides that, foodies who are craving for western cuisine can get their cravings fixed as they serve dishes such as Beef Stew and Salmon Croquets.
Price: RM 12 onwards
Opening Hours: 8am-10pm (Daily)
Address: G03H-I, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
2. Dolly Dim Sum KL
This is an all-day eatery nestled in Avenue K Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur. This restaurant is decorated like a Chinese teahouse with a glass house concept, cheerful Oriental murals, hanging bird cages, and windows with a view of KL city. Dim Sum is a dish belonging to the Chinese cuisine, however, this restaurant is entirely pork-free, making it halal for all the halal foodies out there!
You can enjoy Dim Sums like prawn dumplings, glutinous rice with BBQ chicken and roasted BBQ buns. Although it may be a little more pricey than what Dim Sum is normally priced outside, it will definitely be worth it. Who said good Dim Sum had to be off limits?
Price: Rm 6 onwards per Dim Sum dish
Opening Hours: 11am-10pm (Daily)
Address: Lot G9, Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
3. Peter & Mawar
This is a floral-themed dining venue in PJ that serves both Asian and Western dishes, and cakes and pastries sourced from bakeries all over Kuala Lumpur. It is a two-storey cafe furnished with wooden furniture, walls covered in floral murals and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of light in. Looking for a cozier setting? Head on upstairs to enjoy your dining experience on plush couches.
Foodies should definitely try their Nasi Lemak Ketam – soft shell crab atop some fragrant pandan-coconut rice, with anchovies, cucumber, egg and spicy sambal sauce, and their Butter Chicken Massala with Cajun Rice when you pay a visit.
Price: RM 80 for two people on average
Opening Hours: 12pm-11pm (Sun-Thurs), 3pm-12am (Fri), 12pm-12am (Sat)
Address: C-01-GF, Block C, Jalan PJU 5/10, Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
4. Rimba & Rusa
This is another halal-friendly dining venue in PJ, with a spacious and naturally-lit dining space. It has a soft setting with pastel furnishing, potted greenery and an upstairs play area to cater for families with young children.
Some of their highlights here include the braised glazed short ribs, peanut butter crunch milkshake, and pandan French toast. They also serve desserts here such as cakes, brownies, tarts, and puddings. Be warned that all Rimba and Rusa dishes are made from scratch upon order but the wait will definitely be worth it.
Price: RM 15 onwards
Opening Hours: 12pm-10pm (Mon-Thurs), 9am-10pm (Sat-Sun)
Address: D-GF-01 Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
5. Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant
This place has been serving Muslim foodies good authentic halal Chinese food since the 90’s. It is situated on top of a hill, making it airy and it is very spacious as well. Patrons can dine here while enjoying the great view. This restaurant offers both Chinese and Thai style dishes and they are all freshly made upon orders. They are also served in big portions thus making it good for sharing.
Some of their recommendations include the fried rice, steamed fish, fern shoots salad, black bean clams, fried calamari, Thai style steamed fish and ginger scallion beef. Head on over to check it out!
Price: RM 10-RM 20 for the smallest portion, RM 21-27 for the regular portion and RM 29-RM40 for the large portion.
Opening Hours: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm (Daily)
Address: Jalan Seri Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
6. Arabesque Kuala Lumpur
This is an atmospheric Middle Eastern restaurant that is perfect for tasting the exotic taste of middle eastern dishes. They offer a menu of hearty, great-tasting and pork-free dishes! It consists of a mix of Turkish, Egyptian and Syrian cuisines.
Foodies should try dishes such as fattoush, falafel roll, grilled half chicken with saffron rice and a shawarma platter – grilled chicken shawarma cutlets served with sliced tomatoes, garlic sauce, cucumber pickles and some French Fries. Don’t forget to also try their Turkish coffee with baklava and Arabian tea when you pay them a visit!
Price: RM10 onwards
Opening Hours: 1pm-11pm (Sat-Thurs), 2.30pm-11pm (Fri)
Address: 63, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
7. Dua By Skohns
Kelantan and Terengganu actually produce some of the most amazing local dishes that are often overlooked by locals here. It is hard to prepare and it is not very common. This restaurant aims to serve authentic rural cuisines to halal foodies here in Kuala Lumpur.
Some of the highlights include their Nasi Tomato Masak Merah – tomato rice with chicken and red spicy gravy, Soto – yellow coloured soup with vegetables, meat and compressed rice cakes) and the well-known Nasi Kerabu Kelantan – blue coloured rice served with grilled chicken marinated in spices and herb-infused coconut gravy with a side of local salads. Head on over to discover the taste of these rural cuisines!
Price: RM 5 onwards
Opening Hours: 12.30pm-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm (Tues-Fri), 12pm-11pm (Sat & Sun)
Address: 12A, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
8. Project B
Craving for some fried chicken? This is the place to go. Project B is designed to have an airy and welcoming interior with board games provided to promote a fun environment.
This halal restaurant serves up one of the crispiest fried chicken in town and the profit of this restaurant goes to supporting the skills training program of the Dignity for Children Foundation, which aims to empower underprivileged children to break free from poverty by providing quality education for them. Not only would you be having great food, you would also be doing a good deed while you’re at it!
Price: RM 10-RM20
Opening Hours: 10.30am-8.30pm (Daily)
Address: 25-G, Jalan 11/48a, Sentul Raya Boulevard, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
9. The Ganga Cafe
Situated in a quiet neighbourhood in Bangsar, this cafe is a great place for halal foodies looking to satisfy their South Indian Vegetarian cravings. This cafe prides itself on its banana leaf rice, curries, nasi lemak, dhals and all sorts of Indian bread.
The Ganga Nasi Lemak and Uppuma – thick porridge made with dry-roasted semolina or coarse rice flour, are definitely the crowd favorites here. Don’t forget to check out their signature Pranic Juice which consists of a unique blend of spices, herbs, and leaves which helps to detoxify your body and promote healing.
Price: RM5-RM 30
Opening Hours: 9am-10pm (Mon-Sat), 10am-3pm (Sun)
Address: 19, Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
10. Fat Spoon Cafe
Feeling like having some comfort food? A visit to Fat Spoon cafe would definitely sort you out! This cafe is furnished with mismatched chairs and stools and a vintage door with bits of blue glass, emulating a cozy setting for patrons to feel at home. Here, halal foodies can expect to have Asian comfort food that tastes really good!
Foodies should not miss out on their Otak-Otak – made with salmon chunks wrapped in daun kaduk, and their homemade Sago Pudding that is served with a scoop of salted gula Melaka ice-cream. Yum!
Opening Hours: 11am-10pm (Tues-Sun)
Address: 73, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
THERE ARE NO LIMITS WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD
There you have it! A list of halal places for you to have all the cuisines that you may be craving for. Malaysia is definitely the food haven for halal travellers as there are many places with a halal certification that serves all sorts of food. Got a place in mind that we may have missed out on? Leave us a comment below!
Also check out our article on the 10 best nasi kandar in kl and selangor.