UPDATE: We have decided to remove some establishments from this list based on feedback received from our readers. Some of these restaurants use halal meat and are pork free but there is doubt as to whether all their ingredients used are alcohol free. 😞 Restaurants that are Halal certified or pending certification still remain on our list but as always, please do your own checks before heading down. 😊
The K-wave has swept all over Malaysia, with good reason too! Comfort food, street food, spicy food, barbeque – Korean food has got it all and more.
*Do note that most of these restaurants are NOT halal-certified, however, we have checked that they use halal suppliers for their ingredients / meat. We’ve marked them accordingly. All information is accurate at time of posting. We advise all readers to double check before visiting and to visit at their own discretion.
Sweetree not only serves certified halal Korean food, it also has a culture centre – the Episode On Culture Centre where they hold bazaars, classes and the likes. Sweetree is a place to chill in a cosy environment or even host a party at!
Besides traditional Korean dishes like samgyetang and kimchi jjigae, Sweetree also has other cusines such as Malaysian style kampung fried rice, Italian pasta and even Vietnamese beef noodles – Definitely a place that will please almost any palate.
#HHWT Tip: We also love that they’ve got a prayer area in the restaurant itself, so you can hang out here for hours and not worry about a thing 😉
Address : No 13 L-1 & 2, Jln. Ampang Putra, Taman Putra Sulaiman, Ampang.
Contact Number: (+603) 4287 4685
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 12:00am (Closed on Sundays)
Price: Between RM8 – RM28, depending on the dish
2. Kyochon (Pending halal certification from JAKIM)
Craving for some KFC? No…not that KFC. We mean KyoChon Fried Chicken! KyoChon has been consistently voted as the best fried chicken in South Korea for the last 13 years, and has branches around the world.
If that’s not reason enough to dig in, their crispy, msg and antibiotic free succulent chicken with Korean flavours will definitely change your mind! They’ve also got other things on the menu as well but we’d go straight for their chicken.
Note: They’re in the process of applying for JAKIM’s halal certification but do use chicken from halal suppliers.
1 Utama Shopping Centre
LG 311, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, No1, Persiaran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Contact Number: (+6017) 2833 676
Menara Hap Seng
Lot G-11, Ground Floor, Menara Hap Seng, 1-01, Jalan P Ramlee, 50250, Kuala Lumpur.
Contact Number: 1700 81 8787
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Lot 1.54, Level 1, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: (+6017) 2833 707
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Closed on Sundays for Menara Hap Seng only)
Price: Between RM11 for 2 pieces to RM48 for larger portions
3. Mr. Dakgalbi (Pending halal certification from JAKIM)
For those who don’t know, dakgalbi is a popular Korean dish made from chicken marinated in gochujang (chilli paste), stir fried with vegetables and tteok (rice cakes), and Mr. Dakgalbi is the place to try it!
The cooking process is pretty fun as you get to do it yourself on the cooking pit at every table. Make sure you put on aprons!
#HHWT Tip: We heard that the cheese ring dakgalbi is where it’s at!
Note: They’re in the process of applying for JAKIM’s halal certification.
Solaris Mont Kiara
No. J-G-02, SOHO KL, Solaris Mont Kiara No.2, Jalan Solaris, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact Number: (+603) 6206 5567
61, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact Number: (+603) 2110 5090
Lot G-29, Citta Mall, No.1, Jalan PJU 1A/48, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact Number: (+603) 7832 5424
C-10-G, Ground Floor, Setiawalk, Jalan Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47160 Puchong, Selangor
Contact Number: +603-58798166
12, Jalan Radin Bagus 9, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact Number: (+603) 7497 9786
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (depending on outlet).
Price: Around RM16 onwards per person, depending on dish.
4. DubuYo (Pending halal certification from JAKIM)
Previously known as Dubu Dubu, this franchise has been steadily growing in Malaysia.
They’ve got pretty good meal sets and promotions regularly, with a decent sized menu that has all the Korean classics like topokki, pajeon, chicken wings and of course bibimbap.
Note: They’re in the process of applying for JAKIM’s halal certification for the restaurant but do use meats that are from JAKIM certified suppliers.
Outlets: They have outlets around Malaysia, so do check out their website for addresses and contact details
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Price: RM15 onwards, depending on set or ala carte
5. B Station (Muslim chef)
Located in the neighbourhood of Ampang’s “Korea Town”, B Station is a cute homey restaurant run by a Korean couple that serves not only authentic Korean food but also other items like pastries and home made hot dogs.
They’re big on ensuring that the food served here is healthy, and do not use any msg in their food preparations.
Address: C14-1 Jalan Ampang Utama 1/1, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor.
Contact Number: (+603) 4251 0455
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 10:30pm
Price: Roughly around RM10 onwards, depending on the dish
6. BBQ Chicken
BBQ Chicken is the No. 1 franchise brand in Korea, and among Korea’s Top 100 brands! With presence in a whopping 59 countries around the world, this one definitely makes our list, especially for those of you who might not be big fans of traditional Korean cuisine (although how could you not be!!).
Besides their yummy chicken, they’ve also got gooey cheesy pizza, pasta and other fusion dishes.
Outlets: They have outlets all around Malaysia, so do check out their website for all locations
Opening Hours: Generally 10:00am – 10:00pm, depending on outlet
Price: Around RM15 onwards, depending dish
With 3 outlets already opened and another on the way, Sopoong is well on its way to becoming one of the more popular spots in town for its authentic Korean fare.
Owned by a Korean couple, must-haves at Sopoong include its signature dolsot (chicken) bibimpap and bulgogi dolsot (beef) bibimpap.
Berjaya Times Square
LG071, Lower Ground, Berjaya Times Square, No. 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: (+603) 2141 0224 Quill City Mall
LG-13A, Quill City Mall, Kompleks Beli Belah Quill, Lot 1018 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: (+603) 2602 3379 IOI City Mall
L2-D21-R1 (Level 2), IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya
Contact Number: (+603) 8328 8899
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Price: Meals are typically between RM15 – RM18, up to RM95 for a family set menu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysopoong/ 8. B.Bap One of our writer’s favourite places to get a comforting bowl of sundubu jjigae, B.Bap serves various types of bibimbap, noodles, rice and snacks (traditional kim bap or fried chicken anyone?).
B.Bap has recently added a new Bistro outlet at Avenue K with a slightly different fusion menu (think Beef Bulgogi Pasta and Beef Steak Croissant) than its other two outlets in Nu Sentral and IOI City Mall. #HHWT Tip: The Nu Sentral outlet is usually pretty full during lunch, so go early to grab a seat or call ahead! Nu Sentral
Lot GF08, Nu Sentral, 201 Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50740 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: (+603) 2856 9719 IOI City Mall
Lot LG-52, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya
Avenue K (B.Bap Korean Bistro)
Lot L1-19 & SAC-L1-1, Level 1, Avenue K, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number: (+603) 2856 0328
If you’re not up to going out, you could always opt to make these easy halal kimchi dishes at home too 😉
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