11 Halal Korean Fried Chicken Places In KL That Will Have You Drooling


Shahida Ab Rahman •  Jan 17, 2020

[Updated 31 May 2021]

If you ask us, we can never get enough of Korean fried chicken! Juicy, crispy and flavourful, you can enjoy this deliciously wonderful treat at almost any time of the day - whether that's during lunch, dinner or even as a snack during your binge-watching sessions. Check out our list of halal Korean fried chicken places in KL so you can easily get your fried chicken cravings satisfied!

1. EID Authentic Korean Cuisine

EID might ring a bell for those who have travelled to Seoul before. Owned by a Korean Muslim couple, Yu Hyunwoo and Han Narae (or Saad and Nadia), EID was originally established in Itaewon and is the first halal-certified Korean restaurant by Korean Muslim Federation in Korea.

Besides the main dishes which include popular staples like bibimbap, EID offers three types of fried chicken: yangnyeom (sweet and spicy), honey, and tangsu (jelly-like sweet and sour sauce). Each and every flavour is charming in its own way, and if you’re planning to try all three, it’s best to go with family or friends and share!

Note: EID has four different branches: Bandar Baru Bangi, Damansara Perdana, Seremban Gateway and Shah Alam.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM-9PM (for all branches)

Address: Check out the highlighted stories on their Instagram for the different branches

Contact: +6017-310 3227

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2. Sweetree

Sweetree is one of the earliest Korean restaurants in Malaysia to be halal-certified. It’s a huge place with three levels and a top floor that's available for private events. They even a prayer room for the Muslim patrons!

Their signature and bestseller, Sweet & Spicy Fried Chicken will appease your craving for the perfect Korean fried chicken. The chicken is double fried to give it extra crunch, and then it’s glazed with the sticky sweet and spicy sauce made with Korean gochujang (red chili paste). If you can’t stand the heat, go for the regular fried chicken or soy garlic fried chicken.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 10PM (last order 9.20PM)

Address: No 13 L-1 & 2, Jln. Ampang Putra, Taman Putra Sulaiman, Ampang

Contact: +60 03-4287 4685

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3. Myeongdong Topokki

Best known for their Korean street snacks, Myeongdong Topokki also serves up some mean Korean fried chicken. With three options; Hangul Chicken (original), Yangnyeom Chicken (sweet and spicy) and Ganjang Chicken (soy garlic), the chickens here come with an affordable price tag!

While you’re at it, why not pair your chicken with the Chez Jeu Corn Sausage? The corn sausage is coated and deep-fried to perfection and every bite will have gooey cheese oozing into your mouth. Now that’s a guilty pleasure you can resist ?

Halal status: Halal-certified

Outlet details: Click here for the different outlets and opening hours

Contact: +603-2303 5961

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4. Tae Yang Island

Tae Yang Island, located far out in Cyberjaya, is worth travelling for. Established in 2017, cheese lovers wouldn’t want to skip out on this one because this bright and colourful halal-certified restaurant serves Korean fusion cheese-infused dishes.

Their fried chicken would be right up your alley if you’re looking for Korean fried chicken that’s not overwhelmingly spicy. The a la carte dish (choose between drumsticks or wings) comes with an irresistible cheesy dipping sauce that will make anyone forget their diet plans ?

If you’re up for a mini party with your friends, the Fried Chicken and Tteokbokki set is a must! The set comes with fried chicken, tteokbokki (rice cakes), vegetables, fish cakes, chicken sausages and melted cheese that you can pull at forever, and it’s served with a pot of kimchi stew cooked at your table!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 10PM

Address: P3-17 Shaftsbury Square, Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Contact: +60 03-8319 1928

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5. K Fry Urban Korean

This homegrown brand that originated in Johor specializes in authentic Korean fried chicken with an urban twist, just as the name suggests. Just a quick peek at their menu will leave you in a daze because there’s just so many different types of fried chicken to choose from!

The one thing that you shouldn’t miss is the K Fry Chicken Bumbuk, which comes in four different types: Original, K’razy Spicy, Yangnyeom and Honey Mustard. All of these come with mozzarella cheese with cheese sauce, and the trained server will melt the cheese to envelop the chicken with the thick, swirly goodness.

Halal status: All ingredients are sourced from JAKIM certified suppliers and imported sauces are halal

Outlet details: Click here for the different outlets and opening hours

Contact: Click here for contact details

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6. NeNe Chicken

Straight from South Korea, NeNe Chicken was established in 1999 and opened its doors in Malaysia in 2018 in Genting Highlands. Nene Chicken, which literally translates to “YesYes” Chicken boasts deliciously marinated chicken that’s moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Here, you can choose from 8 different flavours! That’s right. From the savoury Bulgogi to sweat-inducing Freaking Hot. Our recommendation for the Brave Ones? The Mala Chicken! The wide range of flavours, which come in regular mixed pieces or boneless chicken, will satisfy even the pickiest taste buds. NeNe Chicken currently have 10 outlets around Klang Valley as well as Sarawak, and they’re still planning to spread their wings even further!

Halal status: All ingredients are sourced from JAKIM certified suppliers

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM - 10PM

Address: Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603-6262 9198

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7. Jinjja Chicken

Singapore’s No. 1 halal Korean fried chicken has hit Kuala Lumpur! Located in The Gardens Mall and Sunway Pyramid, Jinjja Chicken sources for ingredients and recipes from all over Korea in order to replicate the authentic taste, and avoids excessive use of preservatives, additives and overly processed ingredients.

This trendy restaurant with bright murals offers lip smacking fried chicken that’s both crispy and juicy, and best of all, not at all oily! Select between the three marinate sauces; soy garlic, yangnyeom and Monster, to go along with your Jinjja Wings or Jinjja Drumsticks. Up for a cheesy treat? K-Cheese comes with melted mozzarella cheese and a side of fries. Make sure to finish off your meal with one of (or both!) their soft serve ice cream with two unique flavours, Blue Vanilla and Charcoal Caramel.

Halal status: All ingredients are sourced from JAKIM certified suppliers. The outlets in Singapore are halal-certified.

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM - 10PM

Address: LG-241A, Lower Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +60 03-2201 3099

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8. BBQ Chicken

Established in South Korea in 1995, you probably recognize BBQ Chicken from the 2016 hit drama Goblin! BBQ Chicken is the No. 1 franchise brand in South Korea and has over 1000 outlets in the country alone.

With their new and improved menu, they are offering even more choices for all fried chicken enthusiasts out there to enjoy the Best of Best Quality! There are 11 types of chicken, all of which are marinated overnight with 30 natural spices, but the must-try is the recently introduced Malcano Chicken. Featuring boneless chicken pieces of four different flavours, the steaming cheesy volcano is the center of attention of this sharing platter. Sink your teeth into this cheese-coated crunchiness that will leave you asking for more ?

Halal status: Currently, only Cyberjaya and Setapak Outlet are halal-certified, but all ingredients are sourced from JAKIM certified suppliers.

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM

Address: LLingkaran Syed Putra, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lupur 58000, LG-241A, Lower Ground Floor

Contact: +6018-366 5226

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9. KyoChon 1991

Probably Seoul’s most popular fried chicken brand, KyoChon 1991 has their own avid followers even in Malaysia as the place is often crowded, especially during peak hours. The KyoChon chicken is known to be free of antibiotics, growth hormones, and drugs; and less greasy compared to other fried chicken brands.

KyoChon serves up quite a variety of fried chicken: Soy Garlic Series, Red Pepper Series, Honey Series, and Salsal Series, which is coated in a unique rice crispies batter. You could choose to have the wings and drumettes, or the drumstick, or a half/whole chicken. Can’t decide which flavours to get? The KyoChon Mix Wings gives you a combination of three flavours. KyoChon 1991 has many outlets all over Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley, so make sure to head over to the one nearest to you!

Halal status: Pending halal certification from JAKIM, but all ingredients are sourced from JAKIM certified suppliers and imported sauces are halal.

Outlet details: Click here for the different outlets and opening hours

Contact: +603-2110 0579

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10. Chicken Plus

Chicken Plus, which landed in Malaysia in 2018, has a pretty much self-explanatory menu. It’s all about the chicken! With a whole lot of variety of flavours, Chicken Plus is the best place to satisfy your fried chicken cravings, especially if you and your squad all have different preferences. Going for the crunch? Choose Basakan Original. Need something sweet? Go for Soy Sauce or Sweet Garlic! Looking for some heat? Mala Chicken or Crazy Spicy’s the one for you!

Halal status: They do not carry a halal certification, but all ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers and they do not serve alcohol in the restaurant.

Outlet details: Click here to see the different outlets

Contact: Click here to see the contact details

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11. Sopoong

Since the word “sopoong” means “picnic” in Korean, Sopoong wants their customers to have the experience of going on a picnic and puts in effort in making the restaurant’s interior to look like a park. Not missing out in the fried chicken hype, Sopoong recently introduced in their menu and offers three different types: Yangnyeom, Soy Garlic and Creamy Onion. All chicken dishes come with a side of French fries, crunchy Korean radish and salad to balance out the grease. Who says fried chicken can’t be a balanced meal?

Halal status: All ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers and they do not serve alcohol in the restaurant

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM - 10PM

Address: All outlets are listed on their Instagram profile.

Contact: Check out the different outlets' contact details here

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So who’s up for some Korean fried chicken? I know I am ? Grab your buddies for a chickenlicious adventure this weekend!