13 Halal Food Spots Along KL's New MRT Line That'll Make You Stop In Your Tracks


Aishah •  Sep 12, 2017

The MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line has officially opened and what better way to celebrate it than to embark on a gastronomic food adventure!


Hop on to the nearest MRT station as we unveil a list of halal food spots for you to try out, that's location near the new MRT routes. Let the food journey begin!

Surian Station

1. Rimba & Rusa by Wondermilk (Muslim-owned)

Just a few minutes away from the Surian Station, this super popular cafe needs no further introduction! The two-level eatery goes by the tagline, "Everyday is Sunday", and you'll understand why once you step into the space.  Chic, stylish yet homey and inviting, it is a perfect place to chill with your loved ones for as long as you want.

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Not only is the place is filled with Insta-worthy moments everywhere you turn, the food is also always Insta-ready and delicious to boot!

Rimba & Rusa

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Popular dishes include Shakshouka Baby, a hearty bowl of flavourful tomato soup topped with poached eggs, and their Kacang Phool Jiddah, a Southeast Asian variant of a java beans dish originating from the Middle East. If you're going on the weekend, then might we suggest their Laksa Rimba with Soft Shell Crab, a classic nyonya laksa with a modern twist that is sure to leave your buds tingling for more!

Address: D-GF-01, Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 8:00am – 11:00pm (Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday to Sunday), 4:00pm – 11:00pm (Fridays), closed on Mondays

Contact:  +603 6151 4022 | Facebook | Instagram

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2. The Kluang Rail Canteen

Disclaimer: This eatery not halal-certified/Muslim-owned but halal ingredients are used.

From Kluang, Johor to Damansara, Selangor, this family-operated eatery is the place to go for a taste of authentic Kluang cuisine!

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Paying homage to the famous Kluang Railway Station Canteen, this cafe is dedicated to preserving traditional Malaysian flavours through recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Most of the dishes on the menu are familiar to Malaysians such as half-boiled eggs, kaya toast, nasi lemak, and curry mee.

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However, their most-sought after dish is the nasi lemak ayam berempah ? The fragrant fluffy rice and crunchy, deep fried chicken that's been marinated with aromatic herbs and spices is sure to satisfy you. You can also take your pick between sambal ikan bilis, sambal sotong, sambal kerang and sambal bawang to go with your nasi lemak.

Address: Unit D-GF-02, Sunway Nexis, Jalan PJU 5/2, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Daily 7am - 10pm

Contact: 018-768 0933 | Instagram | Facebook

3. Hameediyah (Muslim-owned)

Craving for some authentic Penang nasi kandar here in Selangor? Then you're in luck for the famous Hameediyah is just a short walk away from the new MRT Station!

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Operating since 1907, the pioneering purveyors of nasi kandar branched out to Selangor in the middle of 2016, continuing on their streak of serving good ol' nasi kandar.

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You know the drill - choose between freshly steamed of white rice or biryani and proceed to the proteins, curries and vegetables of your choice. Top picks include the chicken kapitan, mutton curry, beef rendang, and kurma chicken - all guaranteed to be finger-lickin' good ?

Address: Unit A-GF-01 Sunway Nexis, No 1 Jalan PJU 5/1, Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours: Daily 11am - 11pm

Contact: +60 3-6151 7766 | Facebook

TTDI Station

4. Family Mart (Pending JAKIM certificate)

Looking for something light and easy on the stomach? Then make a stop at the newly-opened Family Mart at the TTDI MRT Station for a quick bite!

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This Japanese convenience store chain has been paving its path into the hearts of Malaysians with it's affordable yet delicious konbini food. Now, following the success of their earlier outlets in Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Mid Valley and KLIA2, they have opened their fourth one here at TTDI.

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Offering a plethora of Japanese food and snacks, you will never run out of things to try! Take your pick from their selection of fresh onigiri and sandwiches, a dazzling array of Japanese bread and bento boxes, and fresh salads. Not to forget their must-try items - the savoury oden and tasty matcha sofuto ice cream!

As for their halal status, be rest assured that the food items are made exclusively with halal ingredients and they are in the midst of applying for a JAKIM halal certificate. Click here to know more.

Address: TTDI MRT Station, Jalan Damansara, 60000, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily 6:30am - 11pm

5. Super Saigon (Pending JAKIM certificate)

There's a new restaurant in town, and good news! It is not too far from the newly opened MRT line - just a 10 minutes' walk from the TTDI Station.

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You don't have to travel to Vietnam for a taste of its food now that Super Saigon is here. Specialising in authentic Vietnamese cuisine, this eatery is the latest venture by the same person behind La Juiceria, with the aim of providing halal, exquisitely delicious Vietnamese delicacies to the Malaysian market.

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A must-order is their pho noodle soup, in which you can choose the types of beef you want with your pho. And while you're at it, order their crispy spring rolls or their freshly-made bun cha. Don't forget to complete your meal with a cup of Vietnamese coffee!

Address: 28, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily 11:30am - 11pm

Contact: +603-77328874 | Instagram | Facebook

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Pasar Seni Station

6. Merchant's Lane

Disclaimer: This eatery not halal-certified/Muslim-owned but halal ingredients are used.

Not too far from MRT Pasar Seni is a hidden gem of a brunch place here in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Located inside an old historical building, it might come as a surprise that this beautiful rustic cafe used to be a former brothel.  To preserve its heritage, the decor is purposely furnished with antiques and paraphernalia of the past, exuding a lovely old world charm.

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Their menu consists of Asian fusion cuisine with creative names such as the South China Sea (grilled salmon served with 63 C eggs, salsa and housemade mash), and The Taukay (a beef burger served with cheese, peanut sauce and fried egg in a charcoal bun). Their distinctive beverages are also one not to be missed!

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Address: No, 150 Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 11:30am - 10pm (Monday to Tuesday, Thursday to Friday), 9:30am - 10pm (Saturday and Sunday), closed on Wednesdays

Contact: +603-2022 1736 | Facebook

Pasar Seni Station (Gate A)

7. Cafe Old Market Square (Muslim-owned)

A 10-minutes walk from the Pasar Seni MRT Station, you'll  take a stroll down memory lane as you dine in Cafe Old Market Square, an incredibly well-preserved colonial building.

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Formerly known as Sin Seng Nam Kopitiam where civil servants, judges, lawyers, miners, and gamblers would meet up, the three-story shoplot was taken over by a new owner back in 2014 before reopening to what it is today.

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They serve classic Hainanese (or Hailam) cuisine such as half-boiled eggs, toasted bread with kaya and margarine, hailam chicken rice, mee rojak, mee rebus, and yong tau foo. Complete your meal with a piping hot cup of hailam kopi o or hailam cham.

Address: 2, Medan Pasar, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 7am - 6pm (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sundays

Contact: +60 16-964 9509 | Website

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Maluri Station

8. Original Cake

A 10 minutes walk from the Maluri Station will bring you to Sunway Velocity - a mall that is bursting with good eateries. And one of those eateries happens to be the famous Taiwan Original Cake!

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With texture that is as soft as a fluffy pillow and a flavour that is not too overly sweet, it's no wonder that people are willing to queue long hours to get a taste of this heavenly dessert. Take your pick between their Original Flavour (spongecake with a mild egg flavour), Cheese Flavour, and Spurted Chocolate Flavour.

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Up for something a little bit different? Then have a taste of their Healthy Dried Longan Flavour or Cranberry Flavour. Whatever your choice is, it is sure to be good!

Address: 3-29, 3rd Floor, Sunway Velocity Mall, Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 10pm

Contact: +603- 8069 1626 | +6012-237 8696 | Website | Facebook

Bukit Bintang Station (Gate C)

9. Caffe Bene

Disclaimer: This eatery not halal-certified/Muslim-owned but halal ingredients are used.

Craving for something sweet and cold to escape the notorious Malaysian heat? Then head on over to Caffe Bene, just a walking distance away from the Bukit Bintang MRT Station!

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With a name that translates to "good cafe", this Korean dessert chain is known for its awesome coffee and delicious desserts, served in a cozy and relaxing setting.

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Popular picks include their wide selection of bingsu flavours like cookies and cream, green tea, and the seasonal mangotella and mango yogurt bingsu. There are also an assortment of yummy cakes and ice-cream for you to choose from. Their coffees have also been widely raved over, so do give them a try!

Address: F30, First Floor, Lot 10, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50250

Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 10pm

Contact: +603 61436333 | Website

Bukit Bintang Station (Gate A)

10. Feeka Coffee Roasters

Disclaimer: This eatery not halal-certified/Muslim-owned but halal ingredients are used.

In need of a break after a long, hard day of working? Then head on over to this oasis of calm in the heart of KL!

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Housed in a converted town house in Changkat Bukit Bintang, this city-center cafe is inspired by the Swedish social philosophy of "fika"- to take a coffee break, hence the name. Spacious and welcoming, this is a perfect casual brunch spot for a quiet pause or to chill with your loved ones.

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Their specialty is, of course, their range of coffees in which the beans are meticulously chosen and brewed to suit the local tastes. Go for their specialty brew and pair it up with a hearty brunch meal of Feeka Big Breakfast or Brioche French Toast. Top it all off with one of their house-made desserts!

Address: 19, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Daily 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Contact: +603-2110 4599 | Facebook | Instagram

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Kajang Station

11. Sate Kajang Hj Samuri (Muslim-owned)

You can now take the newly-opened MRT to get to your favourite satay restaurant in town - Sate Kajang Haji Samuri!

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It's widely known that Kajang satay is ridiculously good and that Haji Samuri serves among one of the best Kajang satay out there! What sets theirs apart from your average satay is the chunkier meat and its aromatic marinade of turmeric, lemongrass, and other local spices. Combined with their heavenly thick peanut sauce and nasi impit (compressed rice), this is one satay-eating experience  you wouldn't want to miss!

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#HHWT Tip: We recommend coming here on weekdays or weekdays at night. Since the opening of the new station, the place has been more crowded than usual, hence longer waiting times. Alternatively, you can head on over to their other branches.

Address: Restoran Sate Kajang Hj Samuri, Jalan Hishammuddin, Bandar Kajang, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Opening Hours: 10:30am – 12:30am (Monday to Thursday), 4:00pm – 1:00 am (Fridays), 10:30am - 1:00 am (Saturday & Sunday)

Contact: +60 3-8737 1853 | Website

Bandar Utama Station

12. Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake

Craving for more desserts to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours? Then head on over to Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake, located in One Utama, a walking distance away from Bandar Utama Station!

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Freshly baked upon order, it can't get any fresher than this! Made with premium ingredients like cream cheese, eggs, and milk, their cheesecake is known for being warm, soft, and fluffy without being too overwhelmingly sweet or cheesy.

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Aside from their original cheesecake, they also serve other flavours like chocolate, their hat series cheesecake (that is baked in a round bowl mold akin to a hat), and cheesecake slices for those who want to eat on the go.

Address: Lot LG-K2a, 1 Utama Shopping Center, No. 1, Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya

Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 10pm

Contact: +603-7732 9336 | Facebook | Website | Instagram

Sri Raya Station

13. Pathan Chapli Kebab Batu 9

250 metres away from the Sri Raya MRT Station, is a small unmarked warung famous among the locals for their scrumptious authentic Pakistani food.

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Run by a group of native Pakistanis, this humble eatery is known for one thing and one thing only - Pakistani chapli kebab! Unlike the usual cooked-on-a stick kebab, the chapli kebab is a patty type of kebab that is shaped like a chappal - the sole of a sandal, hence the name. The beef patty is then topped with a beaten egg and served with naan, mint sauce, dhal, and a wedge of lime.

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#HWWT Tip: The eatery might be a tad difficult to find. Keep a look out for a blue roof stall.

Address: Jalan Hulu Langat, 43200 Batu 9 Cheras, Selangor, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Daily 4pm - 12am

Contact: +6016 9137773

With the new MRT SBK line at our disposal, the possibilities for food hunting are greater and more accessible than what it used to be. As the saying goes, good food are meant to be shared so do share with us other food spots that you know of near the new MRT routes. Happy food hunting!