10 Muslim-Friendly Eateries In KL That Are Open During CNY


Ili •  Jan 20, 2020

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and there's no better time to treat yourself to an amazing meal! If you're wondering about whether there will be any places in town that will remain open for the weekend, don't worry! We've got you covered  ?

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From a glorious spread of Chinese cuisine to yummy seafood feasts and mouthwatering dim sum, we've rounded up a list of Muslim-friendly KL eateries that are keeping its doors open during the holiday weekend.

1. Lamb Shepherd Restaurant

Indulge in some true authentic Xi’an cuisine at Lamb Shepherd. Spicy and flavourful, this Chinese Muslim restaurant is a great place for those who not only crave for Xi’an delicacies but also prefer a little heat in their meals. 

While you can’t go wrong with any of their dishes, their dumpling soup should definitely be one of your top choices as it comes highly-recommended. Enhance your feast at this eatery by also ordering the spicy salted mushroom, fried chili prawn, braised eggplant, roast lamb chop, and chilli chicken. 

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 11.30AM-9.30PM (closed on Monday)

Address: No. 8A, Jalan 4/27F, off Jalan Genting Klang, Desa Setapak, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 4131 8144

2. Amber Chinese Muslim Restaurant 

A dining experience at Amber is the closest thing you can get to having an authentic meal in Northern China. Using traditional cooking techniques, prepare to be blown away by their amazing dishes of fresh spices and bold flavours. Although a CNY dinner here may come at a steeper price, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious dinner in a wonderfully classy atmosphere. 

Start off your meal with several appetizers such as Chinese chives pancakes and sesame mochi bun. Then, dive into their special roasted lamb, braised fish, kung pao chicken, and sauteed broccoli with mushroom. Before you end your feast, have a go at the lotus seed with white fungus soup.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 11.45AM-10.30PM

Address: Unit 14, 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2242 1010

3. Mohammad Chow Chinese Muslim Kitchen

Nestled in the neighbourhood of Damansara Perdana, tuck into a glorious spread of Chinese cuisine at Mohammad Chow. From marmite chicken and kam heong crabs to buttermilk chicken and  kerapu mango fish, their dishes are sure to entice your taste buds and satisfy your stomachs. 

You can also look forward to their CNY set menus featuring the restaurant’s best selections and their yee sang that comes in two sizes which feeds 4 to 7 people. 

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM

Address: 1, 3, Jalan PJU 8/5h, Perdana Business Centre, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact: +603 7731 6383

4. Kampung Kitchen 

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If you’re looking to have a CNY buffet for your reunion meal, Kampung Kitchen is your answer! This in-house restaurant in Ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre (ibis KLCC for short) is offering scrumptious buffets for lunch and dinner during the Chinese New Year weekend that’ll be perfect to satisfy everyone in your entourage.

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With a steady reputation for its affordable buffets for lunch and dinner, you can expect the same at Kampung Kitchen’s CNY buffet. Priced at RM40 nett per pax for lunch and RM45 nett per pax for dinner, it’s a great option for a value-for-money meal this festive season! Plus, children below 6 eat for free, while children aged 7 to 12 get 50% off and senior citizens get 10% off.

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For their special CNY buffet, prepare to savour delicious offerings that span a whole spectrum of cuisines. From Chinese delicacies such as Roast Duck, Deep Fried Prawns with Golden Garlic Flakes and Sautéed Salted Chicken to other yummy dishes like Pandan Chicken and char-grilled meats (including beef, lamb, and chicken), there will be something for everyone. Full details of the buffet are as follows: 

CNY Buffet Lunch

Date: 25 January 2020 - 27 January 2020

Time: 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Price: RM40 Nett/pax

Price rates: 

  • Standard/Adult: RM40 Nett/pax
  • Senior Citizen: 10% OFF Standard price
  • Children (7 - 12): 50% OFF Standard price
  • Children (6 and below): FREE, limited to 2 pax per family.

CNY Buffet Dinner

Date: 24 January 2020 - 26 January 2020

Time: 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Price rates: 

  • Standard/Adult: RM45 Nett/pax
  • Senior Citizen: 10% OFF Standard price
  • Children (7 - 12): 50% OFF Standard price
  • Children (6 and below): FREE, limited to 2 pax per family.

#HHWT Tip: For those who prefer a sit-down meal, Kampung Kitchen is offering CNY set menus as well, ranging from RM888 - RM1,388 nett (for 10 pax). A private dining area is provided and it even includes free karaoke facilities! The set menus are available now until 8 Feb 2020.Find out more here.

Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers

Opening hours: Open daily; 6.30AM-10PM (do note that their CNY buffet has specific hours, as listed above)

Address: 32, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +60 3-2778 3388

5. Jibby Chow

Treat yourself to scrumptious Chinese food in an ambience that’s upscale and picture-perfect at Jibby Chow. Managed by the same team behind Serai Group and the Jibby cafes, you can be guaranteed a lovely CNY dinner in a beautiful setting.

Serving your favourite Chinese dishes but with their own contemporary twist, you can look forward to Jibby Chow’s refreshing take on the spiced roasted duck in steamed mantao or Boston lobster in their signature chilli sauce. The eatery usually has specials for CNY (including yee sang sets), so stay tuned to their Instagram account for the latest updates.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM

Address: SS15 Courtyard, Jalan SS 15/4d, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya

Contact: +603 5612 7072

6. Positano Risto

A flight to Italy might be too much of a stretch for the long weekend. So, head on down to Positano Risto instead where you can satisfy all your Italian cravings in a perfectly chill ambient. 

Explore their extensive menu where you’ll find pasta, grilled meats, seafood, risotto and pizza among other things. Along with a broader dessert menu, don’t miss out on a few dishes that are only available in the Malaysia outlet, which include chargrilled calamari with herbs, honey short ribs, duck tortellini and ice cream brioche. 

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 11AM-10PM, Fri-Sat; 11AM-11PM; Sun, 11AM-10PM

Address: Block C1, Lot 2, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 6411 3799

7. Rimba and Rusa by Wondermilk

Step into the dreamy space of Rimba and Rusa this weekend for a meal in one of KL’s most instagrammable cafes! Focusing more on all day dining offerings instead of Wondermilk’s signature cupcakes and light food, this eatery makes for a stylish and cosy get-together. 

Offering an amazing looking spread of food and ‘instagrammable’ corner everywhere you look, you’ll get to enjoy yummy dishes like Laksa Rimba with Soft Shell Crab while documenting your aesthetically pleasing dining experience. 

P.S. Looking for more cafes like this? Check out our list of muslim-friendly cafes in KL for an Insta-worthy meal.

8. EID Authentic Korean Cuisine

Craving for crunchy Korean fried chicken, hearty bibimbap and soul-soothing kimchi jjigae? Then make your way to one of KL’s few halal Korean restaurants - EID Authentic Korean Cuisine this weekend for a taste of delicious Korean food. 

Owned by Korean-Muslim couple, Yu Hyunwoo and Han Nara, EID was originally established in Itaewon, South Korea before making its debut in Malaysia. Delighting Korean food lovers in Petaling Jaya as one of its latest branches, EID serves many different types of dishes such as original bulgogi, gochujang spicy bulgogi, yangnyoem fried chicken and kimchi stew with chicken.

#HHWT Tip: If it's crowded at Damansara Perdana outlet, head over to EID Authentic Korean Cuisine's other branches in Bandar Baru Bangi and Seremban Gateway.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11.30PM

Address: 17, Jalan PJU 8/5d, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact: +603 7497 6742 (Damansara Perdana outlet)

9. Merchant’s Lane

Plan your weekend gathering with friends and family at Merchant’s Lane located right beside Petaling Street (or also known as KL’s Chinatown). With rustic old school decor, a meal at this restaurant offers a quiet getaway that is perfect for anyone looking for a brief retreat this holiday. 

Beyond its picture-perfect interior, tuck into the restaurant's amazing menu which offers a fusion of Malaysian and Western flavours. From Italian chow mein served with chicken rendang and pesto green curry pasta to a hearty ensemble of grilled salmon, poached eggs, homemade hash and salsa, you’ll be in for a treat at this gem of an eatery. 

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Tue & Thu; 11.30AM-9.30PM, Fri; 11.30AM-5PM, Sat-Sun; 9.30AM-6PM (last order 5PM), (closed on Wednesday)

Address: 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2022 1736 

10. Dolly Dim Sum

Why not feast a glorious spread of dim sum this Chinese New Year at Dolly Dim Sum? Satisfy all your cravings of delicious dim sums, egg custard buns and more! Offering Chinese New Year sets as well, take the opportunity to toss yee sang (included in the sets) and enjoy other yummy items as well!

Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers and no alcohol is used in their cooking. Do note that alcohol is served at their outlets except IOI City Mall and Sunway Putra Mall. So, we recommend that you dine at your own discretion.

Opening hours:  Open daily; 11AM-10PM

Address: NU Sentral, LG.43, 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6012-301 8161

With this list of KL eateries that are open during the Chinese New Year weekend holiday, you'll have plenty of options should you plan to step out of the house and indulge in a glorious feast with family or a simple catch up with friends ?