No hawker centre is complete without a chicken rice stall. Tender chicken with fragrant buttered rice- this popular dish gets everyone queuing, especially during lunch hours as it is one of the quickest and satisfying meals to have ever existed! Well, allow us to recommend 10 Places for Avid Chicken Lovers to Try in KL so you’ll never have to worry which shop to try next.
10 Mouth-Watering Chicken Rice To Try In KL
1. Restoran Nasi Ayam Chee Meng
Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this restaurant’s reviews speak for itself. First started in the 1960s, this modest chicken rice stall located along Old Klang Road has come a long way. 40 years later, it is now a city-wide chain of chicken rice shops. If you’re looking for authentic Hainanese chicken rice, Restoran Nasi Ayam Chee Meng does not disappoint. Muslim-foodies, do not be intimated by the name as it is definitely halal certified.
Address : 50, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : 11am-10pm. Opens daily.
2. Restoran Loke Yun Ampang
Ampang is well-known for Yong Tau Fu but Loke Yun Chicken Rice is definitely on par with their excellent reputation too. Only serving steamed chicken, their specialty is certainly the ‘choi yun gai’ which translates into ayam kampung. One thing that separates Loke Yun from the rest is the fact that they remove the chicken bone without spoiling the skin. What a fuss-free way to eat (bonus!) Be sure to visit during non-peak hours as parking can be a hassle.
Address : 158, Jalan Besar Ampang, Pekan Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor (Non Halal)
Operating Hours: 10:30am – 3pm , 5:30pm-8:30pm. Opens daily.
3. Nasi Ayam Hailam
Another chicken rice shop worth mentioning from Ampang is none other than Nasi Ayam Hailam. You have the option to opt for steamed or roasted chicken rice, but either will satiate your taste buds. It can be a tad pricey but if you’re looking for more halal chicken rice shops to try out especially Hailam style, this should be next on your list!
Address: Lot 57, Ampang Point, Jalan Mamanda 9, Taman Dato Ahmad Razali, Ampang, Selangor
Operating Hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm. Opens daily.
4. New Lian Hin (Ipoh Chicken Rice)
Juicy chicken paired with aromatic rice, you’ll be craving this for every lunch. Their roasted pork? Definitely a show-stealer as well. This restaurant is frequently swarming with customers especially during lunch hours, but that’s how you know their chicken rice is tasty. Order some sides to complement the dish or even try out their curry noodles, and you can bet that it’s going to be a satisfying meal.
Address : 88, Jalan Rukun 2, Taman Continental, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (Non Halal)
Operating Hours : 6am-9pm. Opens daily.
5. Kim Kee Nasi Ayam Hailam
We’ve featured this in our Top 10 Breakfast Spots In Ampang before and we’re going to rave about it again! A large portion of succulent chicken at a reasonable price is the reason why everyone loves this chicken rice. A halal store trusted by fellow Muslims, this chicken rice with a side of crunchy bean sprouts is a must-try if you’re a fan of Hainanese chicken rice (yums)
Address : 1, Jalan Kolam Air Lama, Taman Dato Ahmad Razali, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Operating Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30am – 10pm , Sun (Closed)
6. Nam Heong Chicken Rice
This award-winning restaurant shouldn’t be taken lightly for their scrumptious chicken rice. We’re not going to lie – this place isn’t the cheapest option. However, their loyal customers don’t seem to mind as they believe Nam Heong still manages to serve quality chicken rice. They have asam fish, beef briskets and other side dishes as well which may be uncommon in most chicken rice shops.
Address:56, Jalan Sultan,50000 Kuala Lumpur (Non Halal)
Operating Hours : 11am – 3pm. Opens daily.
7. Restoran Nasi Ayam Kam Kee
They may not have the fanciest surroundings, but the quality of their food is what matters most to patrons. Located near the Swiss Hotel (or Petaling Street), they serve an array of farm-range and free-range chicken which we recommend. If you’ve tried Nam Heong Chicken Rice, this can be your next alternative as they are only a few units away!
Address: 42, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (Non Halal)
Operating Hours : 10am – 3pm. Opens daily.
8. Melawati Nasi Ayam Aunty Hainan
No, this isn’t Melawati Nasi Ayam Hainan Spore, so don’t get confused. This halal chicken rice stall has been run by an old Chinese couple for over 20 years and even though their chicken rice may not be the most popular one out there, every customer who has tried it says it’s undoubtedly one of the best Hainanese chicken rice they’ve ever had. With their affordable pricing and friendly service, you’ll definitely be back here for a second round in no time.
Address : Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours : 10:30am – 3:30pm. Opens daily (except Thurs)
9. Restoran Ewa (Nasi Ayam Crispy)
We know this may not seem like your typical chicken rice but hey, there’s more than one way to cook chicken rice. They serve crispy chicken rice as their signature and it can be a little dry for some people, but you should definitely give this a try if you’re a fan of crispy fried chicken.This Chinese-Muslim restaurant serves other dishes as well, but their chicken is surely their bestseller. Fried chicken coated with sesame seeds? What’s not to love.
Address: 2831, Jalan Sungai Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : 12pm – 10:30pm. Opens daily.
10. Restoran Wong Mei Kee
Super popular in the Pudu area for their roast pork and chicken which sells fast! The owner starts selling at 12:30 pm sharp and stops when they are out of meat, so remember to arrive early to secure your order. You may have to wait a bit for your food to arrive, but if you’re patient, their tender chicken is worth it. Give their roast pork a try too as it is both fatty and crispy.
Address : 30, Jalan Nyonya, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (Non Halal)
Operating Hours : 12:30pm – 3pm. Opens daily.
10 Places for Avid Chicken Lovers to Try in KL
Craving for chicken rice? Read this list again – it’s going to come in handy. Wanna recommend more chicken rice that we should write about next? Let us know your suggestions below!