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11 Halal Chinese Restaurants In Malaysia For A Memorable Reunion Dinner


Elaine  •  Jan 17, 2017


There’s no better time to appreciate the refined flavors and artful presentation of Chinese cuisine than during the annual Chinese New Year. During the yearly celebration that unites loved ones and friends over a delicious banquet, expect halal Chinese restaurants across Malaysia to roll up their sleeves, serving their best dishes yet 😋
Credit: giphy With salmon yee sang and poon choy in the menu, you won’t be the only one with a craving to please this festive holiday. Be smart and make a reservation or risk waiting for a table at these halal Chinese restaurants in Malaysia!


1. Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant
You know you’re in good hands when Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant serves your favourite Cantonese and Szechuan delicacies. Situated at the Grand BlueWave Hotel, this halal-certified restaurant is elegantly decorated with Oriental-themed furnishing.
Credit: Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam Here at Tung Yuen, the dining experience is heightened during Chinese New Year. You will spot the return of old and new favorites comprising traditional poon choy, stir fried Hong Kong seasonal vegetables, braised dry seafood soup, and yee sang this time around.
Credit: Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam Do you have additional CNY gatherings to host in Klang Valley this year?  Our ultimate food guide for CNY dinners in the Klang Valley  is here to help. #HHWT Tip: Advance reservation is required for their Chinese New Year set menu
Address: Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant, Level 1, Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam, Persiaran Perbandaran, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam, Selangor Operating hours: Open daily; 11.30AM- 2.30PM, 6.30PM-10.30PM Price: RM888+ to RM1,688+ per table (Chinese New Year set menu) Contact: +603 5511 8811 Website | Facebook | Instagram Directions: Take the KTM to Batu Tiga station and continue with a 13-minute taxi ride to Grand BlueWave Hotel, where Tung Yuen is located [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d31872.670859690534!2d101.520572720152!3d3.0722706610130195!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x31cc528068b42549%3A0x55ba800a8b078801!2sGrand+Bluewave+Hotel+Shah+Alam!5e0!3m2!1sen!2s!4v1483607391200" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]  


2. Kai Xuan Chinese Restaurant
So much praise has been heaped for Kai Xuan and their speciality in Szechuan and Cantonese cuisines, and weekend dim sum buffets too. This halal-certified restaurant is decked out in contemporary furnishing and spacious interior, which makes it perfect for family gatherings!
Credit: Kai Xuan Halal Chinese Restaurant When the festive mood hits, Kai Xuan celebrates with a variety of Chinese New Year-themed delicacies. We’re crossing our fingers for their signature wok-fried duck, crispy soft shell crabs, and braised diced beef in radish sauce to make its appearances this year 🤗
Credit: @dibazehan on Instagram Planning to explore other Muslim-friendly eateries with your relatives? Impress them with recommendations from our halal food guide in Johor Bahru. We promise we won’t tell! #HHWT Tip: Advance reservation is required for their Chinese New Year set menu
Address: Kai Xuan Chinese Restaurant, Level B1, The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru, Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, PO Box 293, 80730 Johor Bahru, Johor Operating hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-2.30PM, 6.30PM-10.30PM (set menu and à la carte) Price: RM488+ to RM1,888+ per table (Chinese New Year set menu) Contact: +607 219 9390 Email: [email protected] Website | Facebook Directions: Take a 10-minute taxi ride from JB Sentral to The Puteri Pacific hotel where Kai Xuan is located [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3988.520942386359!2d103.76001841429586!3d1.4611879989343677!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x31da12c318fcf003%3A0x27037a407a709781!2sThe+Puteri+Pacific+Johor+Bahru!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1483601421213" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]  


3. Rock Road Seafood Restaurant
The very hardworking Rock Road Seafood Restaurant has been serving fresh seafood since 1960 and shows no signs of slowing down. Founded by a true Hainanese, you can expect traces of authenticity in the Cantonese-style steamed fish, prawn with golden egg yolk, and everyone’s favourite special Hainanese-style crab with buns 😌
Credit: @lingjiayee on Instagram Everyone is invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year festivity at Rock Road! Last year, diners were treated to delightful servings of Hainanese-style prawns, Cantonese-style steamed tilapia fish, and roasted crispy duck during the festive season. With an impressive variety last year, we're definitely excited for what Rock Road has on the CNY menu this year. 
Credit: @erin.adlina on Instagram #HHWT Tip: Advance reservation is required for their Chinese New Year set menu
Address: Rock Road Seafood Restaurant, Rock View Estate, Lot 1229-1230, Jalan Rock 2 1/2 Mile, Taman Liong Seng, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak Operating hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-2PM, 6.15PM-10PM Price: RM598 to RM888 per table (Chinese New Year set menu) Contact: +6082 241 575 Email: [email protected] Website | Facebook Directions: From City One Megamall, take a 10-minute taxi ride to reach Rock Road [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d15953.57580875473!2d110.341963!3d1.531035!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x95affa9cb87d070!2sRock+Road+Seafood+Restaurant!5e0!3m2!1sen!2s!4v1483615535260" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]  


4. Swan Seafood Restaurant
Part of the appeal of Swan Seafood restaurant is its two-decade history of serving Chinese-style seafood dishes to the Kuantan locals. Aside from having a spacious interior fit for gatherings, Chinese classics such as Nestum prawns, asam tilapia fish, fried squids, lemon chicken, and butter prawns often receive the thumbs-up from their loyal diners.
Credit: @ilyyummyah on Instagram Whenever Chinese New Year lurks around the corner, Swan Seafood will put on their best chef’s hat and bring out their festive specialities. Depending on your chosen set menu, your table will be filled with a festive medley featuring prosperity salmon yee sang, fried salted egg prawns, braised mushroom and fish maw, and crispy ‘xiang su’ duck. 
Credit: Swan Seafood Restaurant Sdn Bhd
Credit: Swan Seafood Restaurant Sdn Bhd #HHWT Tip: Advance reservation is required for their Chinese New Year set menu
Address: Swan Seafood Restaurant, Ground floor, Hotel Grand Continental, Jalan Gambut, Kuantan, Pahang Operating hours: Open daily; 10.30AM-2.30PM, 5.30PM-10.30PM Price: RM708 to RM1888 per table (Chinese New Year set menu) Contact: +609-5136820, +609-5177590 Email: [email protected] Facebook Directions: From Berjaya Megamall, enjoy a 6-minute walk along Jalan Tun Ismail 8 towards Hotel Continental where Swan Seafood is located [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3980.984955391443!2d103.32756831401949!3d3.813329349775649!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x31c8ba90d317ca5f%3A0x88c02785192a961b!2zU3dhbiBTZWFmb29kIFJlc3RhdXJhbnQg5aSp6bWd6YWS5a62!5e0!3m2!1sen!2s!4v1483620122561" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]  


5. Four Seasons Restaurant
Finding a halal Chinese restaurant in Kelantan is no easy feat, and we count our lucky stars whenever we dine at Four Seasons Restaurant - the Malaysian state's first of its kind. With a menu that celebrates Chinese, Malay, and Thai flavours, Four Seasons is known to serve oyster pancakes, kampung fried chicken, Nyonya-style steamed fish, and dry kerabu cuttlefish with mangoes on a regular day.
Credit: Four Seasons Restaurant On special occasions such as Chinese New Year, Four Seasons presents a range of festive specials to try. Depending on your chosen set menu, this halal-certified restaurant will crowd your table with salmon yee sang, steamed garoupa fish with soya sauce, baked prawn with homemade sauce, and Thai-style fried rice. 
Credit: Four Seasons Restaurant Sdn Bhd
Credit: Four Seasons Restaurant Sdn Bhd #HHWT Tip: Advance reservation is required for their Chinese New Year set menu. There are prayer spaces available in the restaurant too
Address: No. 5670 B/1, B/2 & B/3, Jalan Sri Cemerlang, 15300 Kota Bharu, Kelantan Operating hours: Open daily; 12PM-2.30PM, 6PM-10PM Price: RM538++ to RM588++ per table (Chinese New Year set menu) Contact: +609 743 6666, +609 746 2111 Email: [email protected] Website | Facebook Directions: To reach Four Seasons Restaurant, take a 5-minute taxi ride from the Kota Bharu city center. [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3967.0122785042895!2d102.24500031402326!3d6.129049329325248!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x31b6afd0464f85c7%3A0xd3e4b80eea660e3b!2sFour+Seasons+Restaurant!5e0!3m2!1sen!2s!4v1483626279179" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]  


6. Thien Thien Seafood Restaurant
Sabah is a destination synonymous to palate-pleasing seafood delicacies, and it’s natural for travelers to have them in their must-eat list. Finding a halal-certified Chinese restaurant is a challenge in this part of Malaysia, but it is restaurants such as Thien Thien that give us hope 😊
Credit: @elienakool on Instagram If you’re in town for Chinese New Year, delight yourself with the combination of festive and food at Thien Thien. They will be serving three set menus with a little bit of everything such as steamed pomfret with light soya sauce, lightly sauteed flower prawns with the chef’s secret sauce, sliced abalone served on a bed of tofu, and more! 
Credit: @zzo.ni  on Instagram
Credit: Damia Nq #HHWT Tip: Advance reservation is required for their Chinese New Year set menu
Address: Lot 1-3, Wisma TNK, Jalan Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Operating hours: Sun-Mon; 10.30AM-2.30PM, 5.30PM-9.30PM (Closed on Tue) Price: RM538 nett to RM1,388 nett per table (Chinese New Year set menu) Contact: +6088 211 537 Email: [email protected] Facebook Directions: From Tanjung Aru beach, take a 5-minute taxi ride to reach Thien Thien [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3968.3035745845273!2d116.05142051431177!3d5.952844395687908!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x323b69d28dab7b91%3A0x7f4cd3a4f3c5e3ff!2sThien+Thien+Restaurant!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1483718114135" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]  


7. Mukmin Jaya Seafood Restaurant
Ask any Malaccan about restaurant recommendations for halal Chinese food and they’re likely to point towards Mukmin Jaya Seafood Restaurant. Mukmin Jaya’s humble interior is appropriate for simpler reunions. Crowd favourites such as milky butter prawns, crunchy lemon chicken, sizzling Japanese tofu with minced meat, and salted egg crabs have earned a loyal following. You have to try them yourself to understand why 😉
Credit: @farahaziz on Instagram This Chinese New Year, the halal-certified Mukmin Jaya goes traditionally à la carte - perfect for groups who prefer to handpick their favorites instead. 
Credit: @whiteywawa on Instagram #HHWT Tip: The restaurant welcomes advance reservation and walk-ins
Address: No. 35, Jalan Kristal 1, Taman Limbongan Indah, Limbongan, Melaka Operating hours: Tue-Sun; 12PM-3PM, 6PM-11PM (Closed on Mon) Price: RM6-RM60 per dish (Standard à la carte menu) Contact: +6012 624 2427 Facebook Directions: From Melaka Sentral bus terminal, take a 14-minute taxi ride to reach Mukmin Jaya Seafood. [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3986.8649824583276!2d102.21849491402027!3d2.204674258848618!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x31d1f1b1d4d031a9%3A0xde5db80e11a1129d!2sMukmin+Jaya+Seafood+Restaurant!5e0!3m2!1sen!2s!4v1483721443755" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]  


8. Restaurant Haji Sharin Low Grand
Wherever you are in Malaysia, you’re very likely to find a franchise of Restaurant Haji Sharin Low Grand out there to satiate your craving for Muslim-Chinese cuisine.
Credit: @rarawwrr on Instagram Lauded for their deliciously affordable menu, fill your table with butter prawns with butter milk, crab meat shark’s fin soup, kam heong crab, steamed fish, and much more. A dinner at Haji Sharin Low is ten times better with family and friends, so feel generous to treat your loved ones at this cosy restaurant this Chinese New Year!
Credit: @bettyrahmad  on Instagram #HHWT Tip: The restaurant welcomes advance reservation and walk-ins
Address: 14, Persiaran Greenhill, 30450 Ipoh, Perak Operating hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM Price: RM7-RM50 per dish (Standard à la carte menu) Contact: +605 241 2472 Email: [email protected] Facebook Directions: From Ipoh Parade, walk along Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil and turn right into Persiaran Greenhill where Haji Sharin Low is located on your right [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3976.9723406212565!2d101.08595271402015!3d4.5989774438135695!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x31caec622fe37ec5%3A0xcb3027e9a5606846!2sRestoran+Hj.+Sharin+Low+Grand!5e0!3m2!1sen!2s!4v1483724012657" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]  
9. Assam House
Established in 1991, Assam House was conceptualised around the home-cooked recipes of Madam Lee. Situated in the serene side of Ipoh, this halal-certified restaurant is famous for their medley of Malaysian, Nyonya, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese menu.
Credit: Assam House – Medan Gopeng When Chinese New Year comes, you can handpick your favorites from the Assam House menu that includes the fried creamy chicken, sambal petai prawn, curry assam fish head, pucuk paku masak lemak, and much more.
Credit: mazfarhana678  on Instagram #HHWT Tip: The restaurant welcomes advance reservation and walk-ins
Address: 2, Medan Gopeng 2, Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, 31350 Ipoh, Perak Operating hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-3PM, 6PM-10PM Price: RM14.80-RM26.90 (Standard à la carte menu) Contact: +605 313 2223 Email: [email protected] Website| Facebook Directions: From Ipoh Parade, take a 10-minute taxi ride to Assam House on Medan Gopeng [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3977.1104826292612!2d101.10845631402013!3d4.574169344017168!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x31caec6006a13edd%3A0x4aa82578193b19aa!2sAssam+House+Restaurant!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1484492996553" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]  

Kuala Lumpur

10. China Treasures
 If you have guests to impress, China Treasures at Sime Darby Convention Centre is the place to host your yearly gathering. Prosperity, fortune, abundance, and happiness are the names of this year’s festive menu and each comes with different variety of halal Chinese favourites! 
Credit: imbaztan Look out for double boiled black chicken soup, Szechuan hot and sour treasure soup, roasted chicken in Thai sauce, deep fried live grouper with soya sauce, baked tiger prawns in cereal and oats, and much more.
Credit: imbaztan Craving for dim sum buffets in Kuala Lumpur instead? China Treasures is one of the many halal restaurants listed in our halal food guide in Kuala Lumpur for awesome dim sums. #HHWT Tip: Advance reservation is required for their Chinese New Year set menu
Address: Sime Darby Convention Centre, 1A, Jalan Bukit Kiara 1, 60000 Kuala Lumpur Operating hours: Mon-Fri; 11.30AM – 2.30PM, 3.30PM – 10.30PM Sat-Sun; 10AM – 4.30PM, 6.30PM – 10.30PM Price: RM598 to RM1,388 (Chinese New Year set menus) Contact: +603 2089 3788 Email: [email protected] Website | Facebook Directions: From Pusat Bandar Damansara MRT, take a 3-minute taxi ride to Sime Darby Convention Center where China Treasures is located [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3983.835911502576!2d101.64573111429955!3d3.1380032977150574!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x31cc49119168c8ab%3A0x7d384dc16f7b7f97!2sChina+Treasures!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1484490171891" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe] 


11. Loke Thye Kee
A household name since 1919, the refurbished Loke Thye Kee has stepped up their game with a brand new exterior and menu. Today, the restaurant offers a delectable halal cuisine where Muslims can savour Hainanese delights such as chicken chop, chicken rice, and the signature Hainanese chicken pie.
Credit: Loke Thye Kee For Chinese New Year, Loke Thye Kee keeps it simple with two set menus named the Prosperity and Happiness set respectively. Each set comes with plenty of selections such as Szechuan hot and sour soup, Hainanese yam duck, assam prawn, inchi kabin, Hainanese spring roll, and tons more. While the restaurant serves strictly halal cuisine, alcohol is served at their rooftop bar.
Credit: Loke Thye Kee #HHWT Tip: Advance reservation is required for their Chinese New Year set menu
Address: 2, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Penang Operating hours: Open daily; 10AM-12AM Price: RM270 – RM380 per table (Chinese New Year set menu) Contact: +604 261 3457 Email: [email protected] Website | Facebook | Instagram Directions: From Komtar, walk along Jalan Penang until you reach the Octopus Footbridge, where Loke Thye Kee is located nearby [iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3971.998980251918!2d100.32824651430889!3d5.417122396071111!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x304ac396f724f177%3A0x16c25e0ba570a6bb!2sLoke+Thye+Kee+Residences!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1484233652342" width="600" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen][/iframe]   There are a variety of Muslim-friendly restaurants in Malaysia to appease your craving for wholesome Chinese food. Whether you’re craving for Hainanese-style crabs, steamed fish, or braised mushroom with fish maw, you know where to find them now! [iframe seamless="seamless" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" height="450" width="600" scrolling="no" src="https://pollbuzz.co/frame/1172?type=poll"][/iframe]