Halal food in Kuala Lumpur can be found pretty much in a lot of places. However, as Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia it can sometimes pose as a challenge for Halal foodies and travelers who are there for the first time. Where do you start?

We have put together our Top 10 places for you when you travel to KL so that you don’t have to. From the yummy taste of Dim Sums, to Salted Egg Cronuts and to premium cut steaks we hope you’ve already booked your flight to Kuala Lumpur. If not, what are you waiting for! It is about time you head down in search for the greatest Halal food in Kuala Lumpur.

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1. Dolly Dim Sum


Photo Credit: Dolly Dim Sum

Halal Status: Halal Kitchen,
**Alcohol Served only at the Avenue K outlet as it co shares the space with Fresca

If you are a fan of Dim Sums, you’ll know how hard it is to come by a Halal Dim Sum restaurant. You’ll be happy to know that in KL alone, there are 3 Dolly Dim Sums! Everything we had at Dolly Dim Sum did not disappoint us. Your taste buds will be amazed at how lovely the dishes are.

Location 1:
Avenue K
Lot G9 Ground Floor, 156 Jalan Ampang, KL,
(Opposite KLCC)

Location 2:
Nu Sentral
LG 43, No. 201 Jalan Tun Sambathan
50470, KL

Location 3:
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang 55100, KL

Opening hours:
11 AM to 10 PM (Daily)
Pavilion Outlet – SAT/SUN/PH – 1030 AM to 10 PM

2. Fresca – Mexican Kitchen & Bar


Photo Credit: Fresca

Halal Status: Halal Kitchen, Alcohol Served

Fresca is managed by the same team who manages Dolly Dim Sum. They’ve created a co-sharing space with Dolly Dim Sum which is definitely a smart choice. Diners can cross order Dim Sums and Mexican delicacies, depending on what they’d love to have on that day! Isn’t that great?

Location 1:
Lot G9 (opposite KLCC, at Lorong Mayang entrance)
Tel: 03-2181 3830

Location 2
Gardens Mall
Lot G242A Gardens Mall (next to main entrance)
Tel: 03-2201 2893

3. Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart


Photo Credit: Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart

Halal Status: Halal Kitchen

Many who visit Hokkaido will keep a lookout for their baked cheese tart to surprise their taste buds with creamy and crunchy tarts. Now, we don’t even have to be in Hokkaido to have the chance to buy it. KL has 34 outlets. If you think Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts are out of your way, think again. We are pretty sure that you will patron at least 1 of the places which has them!

Here are the list of 34 places.

We’ll highlight some of them at shopping malls we think you might be visiting:

Location 1:
Berjaya Times Square
Lot No. LG-19B-2, Lower Ground Floor, Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
10AM – 10PM (Daily)
03-2633 5046

Location 2:
Pavilion KL
Lot P1.12.01, Level 1, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
10AM – 10PM (Daily)
03-2633 5044

Location 3:
Suria KLCC
Lot C01B, Concourse Level, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
10AM – 10PM (Daily)
03-2633 5180

4. Chili’s


Photo Credit: Chili’s Malaysia

Halal Status: Halal Kitchen, Alcohol Served

Chili’s is a renowned American restaurant chain which has penetrated into Asia. Serving amazing Tex(Texas) & Mex (Mexican) food, we’ll leave Chili’s with a happy tummy. They have a total of 9 outlets and the list can be found here.

We’ll highlight the Chili’s at the following malls where you are most likely to be visiting.

Location 1:
Suria KLCC
Lot 346B, Level 3,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

Operation hours
Sunday – Thursday
11.00am – 11.00pm

Friday & Saturday
11.00am – 12.00am

Location 2:
Mid Valley Megamall
Lot G(E)-12,
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Operation hours
11.00am – 12.00am

5. Songket Restaurant


Halal Status: Halal Kitchen, Alcohol Served

Enjoy the taste of Malay cuisine inspired from traditional specialties and enjoy their live Malaysian Cultural Dance Performances at night!

No. 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours : 
Mon – Fri 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holiday 5pm – 11pm

6. Dotty’s


Photo Credit: Dotty’s

Halal Status: Muslim Owned

If you’re tired from eating heavy food from your KL Trip, head down to Dotty’s for a relaxing time. A warm cup of Hot Chocolate, a cup of tea or coffee with amazing pastries can never go wrong. Be sure to not miss their Salted Egg Cronut which is their best seller. They are never in sight for very long. So when you see it, grab it!

Location 1:
Dotty’s at Taman Tun Dr Ismail Ismail (Main Branch)
– Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8AM – 8PM
– Phone Number: +603 7733 4233

Location 2:
le Petit Dotty’s at Platinum Park, Persiaran KLCC
– Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8AM – 7PM
– Phone Number: +03 2181 1023

7. Mr Dakgalbi


Photo Credit: Mr Dakgalbi

Halal Status: Halal Kitchen

Mr Dakgalbi has got to be one of the few Halal Korean restaurants you can find in KL. Given that Halal food in Kuala Lumpur is big, Korean food is may be one of the cuisines we don’t see very often as being halal. With fans of Kpop all around us, I’m sure that there will at least be one Kpop/Kdrama fan in your group! Savour the taste of Korea with Dakgalbi which means spicy grilled chicken and vegetables cooked together. Be creative with your mix as there are a lot of choices for add-ons. We added Ramen and Octopus on ours.

They have 12 outlets and that full list is here. The few places we’d like to highlight are:

Location 1:
Lot 21 & 23, Level G3,
Solaris Dutamas, No. 1,
Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Location 2:
MyTown Shopping Centre
45, Jalan Nakhoda Yusof, Maluri,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

8. Journal by Plan B


Photo Credit: Journal by Plan B

Halal Status: Halal Kitchen

This is a local joint that you can go to for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or even Dinner. Bringing to you their edgy and contemporary dishes, you’ll be sure to come back to this cafe. They have big breakfast, burgers, soups, pastas. They also have great coffee, tea and juices!

Solaris Dutamas,
1 Jalan Dutamas
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours:
8 AM to 11 PM

9. Wondermilk


Halal Status: Halal Kitchen

Here, you’ll get to enjoy delicious and freshly baked cupcakes in assorted flavours. They even have freshly brewed Italian Coffee and specialty drinks called the “Wondermilk” (flavoured fresh milk with choices such as butterscotch, caramel and vanilla to name a few) are served daily. They also have a great selection of light snacks from sandwiches to a steaming hot baked potato with a filling of you choice!

Location 1:
No 41 Ground Floor
Jalan SS 21/1A Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7732 5136
Shop Hours: 9AM – 10PM

Location 2:
Lot G-48 Ground Floor
Citta Mall Jalan PJU 1A/48, Ara Damansara
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7831 7296

Shop Hours: 10AM – 10PM

Location 3:
G-77 Ground Floor
IOI City Mall, Putrajaya
62502 Sepang, Selangor
Tel: 03-8957 7645

Shop Hours: 10AM – 10PM

Location 4:
7A & 8A Level G2 Ground Floor
Jalan Dutamas 1, Hartamas Heights
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6211 1092

Shop Hours: 10AM – 10PM


10. Prime KL – Le Meridien


Photo Credit: PRIME KL

Halal Status: Halal Kitchen, Alcohol Served
Dress Code: Smart Casual

PRIME prides itself in serving only the finest halal certified imported beef. It’s beautiful interior makes you feel calm the moment you enter. There is also a private dining room with a view which seats 10.

PRIME was Awarded ‘Best Place for Meat’ by Time Out KL Food Awards 2014. Their menu offers a large variety of steaks in different cuts such as the highly regarded Wagyu Prime Ribs with a marbling of 6, in addition to Black Angus 200 days grain-fed beef and Australian 120 day grain-fed beef you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Who knew that there were so many cuts and types of meat? Be sure to approach their friendly staff for recommendations if you have no idea what you’d like to have.

PRIME has also been said to be Kuala Lumpur’s first International steak restaurant. They have recently won the prestigious Expatriate Lifestyle 2016 Best Hotel Restaurant award dishes out a wide assortment of imported Australian streaks.

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
Level 5
2 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12 to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6 to 10.30pm


halal food in kuala lumpur

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Photo Credit: Tapak Urban Street Dining || This cute truck for snacks!

Be sure to not miss out on Kuala Lumpur’s 1st Urban Street Dining Food Truck Park, with Views of Petronas Towers. You’ll be able to find all the great food cooked fresh for you! From burgers to wraps to fresh coconut juice, you’ll enjoy the hustle and bustle of everyone who are there for the same reason. Great food, company and ambiance! What’s better is that you’ll get to see the Petronas Tower from where you are!

2, Persiaran Hampshire, Hampshire Park
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

*A stones throw away from Corus Hotel.

Opening Hours:
Open daily from 6pm – Midnight.

We hope that this guide in search for Halal food in Kuala Lumpur will be useful to all of you who are exploring this part of Asia. Kuala Lumpur is definitely one of the cities you must visit if you decide to explore what Asia has to offer.

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