10 Awesome Halal Eateries In Kajang (Other Than Satay) That's Worth The Drive


Iyesha Maria •  Jun 12, 2019

[Updated 18 August 2020]

Just a 40-minute drive down to the Southeast of Selangor is the underrated Kajang, a huge town with a large Muslim population. There's even an MRT line that goes direct to Kajang! Unknown to many, there are plenty of hidden food gems to explore and taste in Kajang too.

There are plenty of things to eat from awesome satay (it's called satay Kajang for a reason) to chic cafes and traditional Indonesian cuisine. We've rounded up a list of halal food you can find in Kajang (besides satay Kajang) for an awesome gastronomic adventure! It's time you round up the food gang to plan your next trip there ?

1. Basil Leaves

Who knew you could find amazing authentic thali meals in Kajang? This air-conditioned restaurant serves some of the best Indian cuisine in town! Their staff and cooks are from Southern India, so it's as authentic as it gets.

Each Thali meal is served with rice, poppadoms, and 9 dishes or various vegetables and delicious curries. You could also opt for their chicken or mutton biryani which is served with boiled egg, chicken gravy, cucumber acar, and poppadoms. There are plenty of side dishes to order too to enjoy with your thali meal, white rice, or biryani. Enjoy their black pepper mutton or venison, or indulge in deep fried prawns ?

P.S. If you're craving for Indian cuisine, here are 9 banana leaf places in KL you should check out.

Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers

Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-10PM

Address: 85G & 87G, Kajang Dispersal Link Expy, Taman Kajang Sentral, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Contact: +603-8739 9415

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2. Kak Su Nasi Kerabu Narak

Savour some of the best Kelantanese delights at Kak Su Nasi Kerabu Narak to satisfy your East Coast food cravings! You must try the ultimate Kelantanese dish - nasi kerabu (rice with shredded herbs) that is served with gravy, sambal and budu (fish sauce) ? Enjoy it together with their tender and tasty ayam percik. There are plenty of other local Malaysian lauk as well too, such as ikan bakar, ulam and a variety of curries. Overall, this is the place in Kajang to be for a good breakfast if you want something more than the usual nasi lemak or roti canai ?

Food status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Sat-Thu; 6.30AM-4PM, Fri; 6.30AM-12PM

Address: 40, Jalan Cheras, Kampung Sungai Sekamat, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Contact: +6011-275 2070

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3. Burger Bakar Abang Burn

Messy burgers are always the best, aren't they? Well, it doesn't get messier than Burger Bakar Abang Burn! This burger joint is located in a food court frequented by many Kajang locals, and Burger Bakar Abang Burn so happens to be one of the best food you can get there. And with that burger's oozing cheese, who can say no to that? ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Monday to Saturdays 5.30pm - 1am, closed on Sundays

Address: Ramal Junction Food Court, E18, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Contact: +6013-390 8957

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4. Rumah Makan Cibiuk Malaysia

Sundanese cuisine is a delight for many Indonesian food fans, and lo behold, you can enjoy authentic Sundanese food in Kajang at Rumah Makan Cibiuk ? Dine in a clean, spacious and modern atmosphere with touches of Indonesia decor. Indulge in authentic Sundanese food such as nasi timbel komplit ayam goreng (rice in banana leaf served with fried chicken) that is served with tempeh, tofu, ulam, vegetables and sambal ? Or if you're a fan of raw petai with your meals, you can find that too here!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Sat-Thu; 11AM-11PM (closed on Fri)

Address:  No, 1-G, Jalan Putra 6, Taman Kajang Putra, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Contact: +603-8741 5000

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5. Arabian House Restaurant

When you're craving for some Middle Eastern cuisine and so happen to be in Kajang, here's the place to be. Arabian House is a hit with many of the neighbourhood locals and its surrounding areas because of its wide variety of delicious Middle Eastern food ? Enjoy classic Middle Eastern dishes such as mixed meat grills, chicken kebabs, roast chicken and nasi mandy!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Open daily; 10.30AM-11.45PM

Address: 1G Jalan Putra Kajang , 5 Taman Putra Kajang, Kajang, Malaysia

Contact: +6019-255 8700


6. Marjorina Cafe

One of the cool hipster cafes in Kajang is Marjorina Cafe (some even argue that it was the first hipster cafe in Kajang!). The cosy and trendy cafe serves good coffee and a selection of food and desserts. Savour tasty and unique delights such as rose waffles, macaroni cheese & mushroom, pasta, and even a selection of Korean snacks!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 12PM-10PM (closed on Tue)

Address: C-35-GB, Jln Prima Saujana 2/E Seksyen 2,Taman Prima Saujana,43000 Kajang, Malaysia

Contact: +6014-636 6695

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7. Kayan + Co Cafe

Kayab + Co is more than just a cafe, it's also a fashion house selling wood-and-steel baju melayu buttons owned by Malaysian couple Sabrina and Shahmin ? Savour food ranging from local, Asian and Western cuisine such as ayam goreng balado, petai fried rice, beef nachos, a variety of pasta, burgers. And remember to try their unique desserts too such as deep-fried Mars bars ? The industrial and rustic design also gives the place a nice vibe and some of the best Instagram spots ?

P.S. Looking for Instagrammable cafes in KL? Here are 11 Instagrammable cafes in KL to up your photo feed.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM-11PM

Address: Jalan Reko, Taman Perindustrian Kajang, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Contact: +6012-340 0089

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8. Milk Moustache Cafe

A simple and cosy cafe located on the first floor, and what makes this quaint place a unique one is its selection of food - Korean delicacies ? Savour classic Korean favourites such as ramyeon, pajeon, kimchi jjigae, kimbap and ddeobokki!

And although the decor is simple, most of it is from Korea so you'll feel as if you're dining in a cute little cafe in Seoul ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 12PM-8PM, Sun, 12PM-7PM

Address: 22, Jalan Putra 2, Taman Kajang Putra, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Contact: +6010-821 6065

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9. Homst Kajang

One of the well-established Chinese Muslim eateries, not just in Kajang but around other parts of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor where they have other outlets. Enjoy plenty of Chinese delicacies such as crabmeat soup, marmite chicken, steamed fish, butter prawns or squid, and a whole lot more!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: SOpen daily; 11AM-10.30PM

Address: 47G,48G & 49G, Jalan Prima Saujana 1/1a, Prima Saujana, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Contact: +603-8734 0760

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P.S. Looking for other nearby places to eat? Here are 11 underrated places to eat in Bangi.

10. Nasi Goreng Gila

The name of the restaurant, which translates to 'crazy fried rice' may strike as unconventional. But you'll soon understand soon enough why they call themselves that. Serving deliciouly savoury fried rice, the dish is loaded with plenty of goodies - chicken, shrimp, squid, sausage, fishball, fishcake, fried egg, crackers, soup, sambal belacan and chili sauce. It doesn't just stop there! You also have the choice to add on lamb grill, lobster and crab. Far from your traditional fried rice, this version certainly puts a special spin on it that makes it 'crazy' ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sat-Sun; 12PM-11PM, Fri; 3PM-11PM

Address: Food Valet, Jalan Sungai Ramal Dalam, Kampung Sungai Ramal Dalam 43300 Kajang, Selangor

Contact: +6018-256 9685


And there you have it, 10 totally awesome halal eateries in Kajang for a foodie adventure. If you're from KL, why not take a mini road trip (it's only a 40-minute drive, guys) and explore these awesome places? And if you're from the neighbourhood, drop us a comment on more fabulous places you think we should feature ?