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Here’s Where You Can Explore A Halal Izakaya In KL That’s Filled With Authentic Japanese Vibes

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Izakaya is often referred to as a Japanese gastropub where patrons can find delectable Japanese meals, drinks and light bites. However, if you’re looking for a Muslim-friendly Izakaya, we’ve found a perfect spot for you. Situated in the bustling city of Chow Kit is Kingu Kongu, your next go-to restaurant for Halal Japanese delicacies and more!

Behind the Japanese ‘Izakaya’ Style

Kingu Kongu Halal Izakaya
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The concept of food served tapas-style is what makes the restaurant prides itself as an Izakaya spot and is the heart of Kingu Kongu. Not to mention, the vibrant Izakaya scene will surely leave patrons in awe, enjoying the cosmopolitan facades of the Tokyo nightlife scene.

Kingu Kongu
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Perfect for diners looking to savour authentic Japanese and fusion cuisine with a local twist, Kingu Kongu offers various menu selections. Expect a myriad of Muslim-friendly delicacies from Maki Roll and Unaki Don to Yakitori and more.

If it’s your first time, here’s what we suggest.

KK Special Spicy Hot plate is true to its name. Comes with three options, diners can choose either oyster, prawn, or mixed seafood and it will be cooked together with mushrooms, green chillies, and their special spicy sauce. A perfect umami taste!

Kingu Kongu
Photo: @kingukongu.my (Instagram)

Savour Kingu Kongu’s Contemporary Japanese Fusion Offerings

For a fine local twist, be sure to satiate your palate with Salmon Sambal Petai Maki. Specially curated with bitter bean (petai), salmon and their signature homemade sambal, this Japanese meets local delight will surely leave diners wanting more.

Salmon Sambal Petai Maki
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Besides, Kingu Kongu crafted the seasonal Rendang Beef Maki Roll to commemorate the Aidilfitri season. Enjoy the traditional Japanese maki roll, a delicacy wrapped in fresh fried savoury seaweed with Japanese rice.

Kingu Kongu
Photo: @kingukongu.my (Instagram)

This maki also consist of crabstick and cucumber and is topped with the vibrant flavour of black Angus beef rendang.

Other menu highlights include Sashimi Pizza, Salmon Bomb, Honey Soy Garlic Fried Chicken, Spicy Lamb Miso, and more.

Kingu Kongu

Kingu Kongu

Honey Soy Garlic Fried Chicken
Photo: @kingukongu.my (Instagram)

A Halal Japanese ‘Jack Of All Trades’ Cuisine in KL

Without a doubt, this Izakaya spot offers diners various spectacular Japanese delights. All in all, Kingu Kongu is sure to impress patrons if one is looking for a fresh and lively place to dine.

Kingu Kongu

Address: 5&7, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 12-2:30pm & 5-9:30pm (Tue-Fri), 1-10:30pm (Sat-Sun) (Closed on Monday)

Contact: +6012-8715456

Status: Muslim-friendly

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

Also read: This NEW Cafe In Puchong Features A Balinese Interior That Will Make You Feel Like You’re In Bali

Feature Image: @lavienrose, @kingukongu.my

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