When it comes to romantic gestures, you can never go wrong with anything that involves food 😍. I’m sure a lot of you can attest that the best part of any given day is when you’re finally able to unwind and enjoy some great food with your Significant Other (SO).

That being said, a lot of you also understand the struggles of trying to find the perfect place to eat. So, we decided to help you out and came up with the Ultimate Guide to Romantic Halal Dining in KL  💪

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1. Tamarind Springs

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Located a mere 15 minutes’ drive away from downtown KL, the Tamarind Springs is a treat for those of you who enjoy nature. Ensconced in unsurpassed natural beauty, the restaurants gives off a distinct air of Asian elegance with its lovely pavilions, stone carved statues, traditional paintings and the overall design of the restaurant that mimics traditional Asian homes.

The unique and almost serene jungle ambiance also makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day; the soothing sounds of nature doing wonders in helping you forget that you’re still technically in KL! Plus, the stunning scenery will also help to set a romantic mood 😍!

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As for the food, if you’re not very much into western style meals then you’re going to be in for a treat! Serving authentic Traditional Indochinese Cuisine, Executive Chef Somkuhan uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to craft beautiful and flavourful meals that would suit the Asian palate. Some highly recommended dishes include the Pan-Fried Cod Fillets, topped with a sweet and sour mango sauce, the Tamarind Springs Platter and the Khmer-Style Shrimp and Papaya curry 🍽️.

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Additionally, if you want to make your date extra special, you can put in a call to the restaurant and they’ll be more than happy to help you with making special table arrangements.

Status: Halal

Address: Tamarind Springs, Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: Lunch (Tuesday to Saturday: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Last order 2:30 p.m), Sunday Brunch (11.30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Last order 2.30 p.m), Dinner (Monday to Sunday: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. Last order 10:30 p.m).

Reservations: +6034256 9300

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2. Mandarin Grill

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If you’re looking for something a little more classically romantic, then you can’t go wrong with a nice steak dinner. Located in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, the Mandarin Grill is a steakhouse that just exudes an aura of elegance 😲. With its floor-to-ceiling windows that overlooks the lush greenery of the KLCC park, it makes for a romantic venue with its stunning chandeliers, monochromatic furniture and contemporary artwork. Additionally, the Mandarin Grill also has a dedicated team of discreet and professional staff and splendid chefs to help make your date a pleasant and memorable experience.

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As for the food, the Mandarin Grill has managed to refine and reinvent traditional steakhouse recipes; putting their own special twist and presenting customers with a culinary feast that will surely ensnares your senses! Best of all, they are consistently serving delicious meals, making the Mandarin Grill a safe bet if you want to splurge a bit more on your meals. 😉

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Their steaks are by far, their crowning achievement; immaculately tender and complete with coveted char, it also come with your choice of side dish and sauce. Choose from Sher Wagyu produced by the award-winning Sher family in Victoria, Australia, a 400-day grain-fed tenderloin, rib-eye or sirloin, or if you’d like to share a meal (because nothing say’s ‘I love you’ more than sharing food, right?), you can try to opt for the colossal Tomahawk bone-in rib eye steak. Either way, it’s a guarantee that you’ll leave the steakhouse fully sated and incredibly satisfied 😋.

Status: Halal

Address: Mandarin Grill, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Lunch (Tuesday to Saturday: 12 p.m. – 2.30 p.m), Dinner (Monday to Sunday: 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m)

Reservations: Call +6032179 8960

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3. The 39 Restaurant

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Stunning scenery, delicious food, subtly romantic and topped off with an overall relaxing ambiance. If any of those descriptors appealed to you then you’re probably going to love the 39 Restaurant 😎.

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Located on the 39th floor of PNB Perdana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (along Jalan Binjai), the restaurant features a contemporary style of décor that is light and airy while also being effortlessly chic. There’s also a roof top al fresco style dining area that is perfect if you want to snap some photos and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the city skyline 📷.

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As for the dishes here, the restaurant predominantly serves high-end, authentic Malay cuisine; presenting some classic favourites in a vogue-esque manner and breathing new life into some of our favourite traditional meals. Some of the must try dishes include the Briyani lamb shank, Rusuk Kambing Kurma (braised lamb rack with kurma, ghee rice and pineapple curry) and the Udang Harimau Bakar Berempah (prawns marinated in ginger flower served with tamarind juice). Not only is the taste outstanding and exceeds initial expectations, the portion sizes are quite big as well, ensuring that you get your money’s worth!

Additionally, should you call ahead to make reservations, you can also put in a request for the staff to make special table arrangements for your date 💐.

Status: Halal

Address: 10, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily (6.30 a.m. – 11.00 p.m)

Reservations: Call +60374903939

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4. Dining in the Dark

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For adventurous couples who want to try something a little more out of the box, why not experience a whole meal in total darkness 😎? The first of its kind in Malaysia, Dining in The Dark is a unique restaurant located on Changkat Bukit Bintang that seeks to provide patrons with an exciting, near intimate gastronomy experience via sensory deprivation.

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The concept of the restaurant is simple enough. When your sense of sight is ‘taken away’, your other senses like you sense of taste, hearing and touch greatly increases. Every texture, every taste, every sound suddenly becomes an adventure! Plus, couples have found that the overall experience has actually deepen their bonds 💑!

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You and your SO can also have a fun little competition in trying to guess just what is being served to you as the menu is not revealed until the end of the meal. Consisting of a thoughtfully crafted, four-course ‘mystery meal’, each dish is designed to incorporate varying tastes and dynamics in a complementary manner. The menu changes once every three months so be sure to inform the restaurant of any food allergies or dietary restrictions due to religious or medical reasons beforehand.

Status: Certified Halal Supplier | Serves Alcoholic Beverages

Address: 50A Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Monday (Closed). Tuesday – Sunday (6 p.m for first seating, 9.30 p.m for last seating).

Reservations: Call +60321100431

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5. Villa Danieli @ Sheraton Imperial KL

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If you’re in the mood for Italian food, then there’s no better place to have it than at the award-winning restaurant, Villa Danieli. With its vaulted ceilings, painted with gorgeous murals, ornate columns and plush, baroque style carpeting, this Italian-style villa restaurant is somehow both welcoming and glamorous 👐.

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Moving onto the food, it can only be described as phenomenal! Drawing on Chef Alessandro Graziosi’s culinary expertise, each meal is beautifully crafted using the freshest of ingredients and carefully seasoned to give you a truly authentic rendition of Italian cuisine. One of their highly recommended signature dishes is the Pappardelle with Lobster in Tomato Basil Sauce.

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With highly professional and friendly staff delivering plates of miniature, culinary masterpieces and a romantically soothing ambiance, it’s no wonder that Villa Danieli has become a staple for couples seeking a romantic place to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company 💕.

Status: Certified Halal Supplier | Serves Alcoholic Beverages

Address: Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Lunch (12.00 noon to 2.30 p.m from Tuesdays to Saturdays & Public Holidays), Dinner (6.30p.m to 10.00 p.m from Tuesdays to Sundays), Mamma Mia Italian Brunch (11.00am to 3.00pm only on Sundays)

Reservations: Call +6032717 9900

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6. Favola @ Le Meridien

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Lead by Italian Chef Domenico Piras, Favola (which means ‘Fable’ in Italian) is one of the best halal Italian restaurants in KL. Located on Level 8 of Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur, the restaurant has won the title of ‘Best Italian Restaurant’ in Time Out KL Food & Drinks Award 2016. The interior is decorated in a rustic style, making it look reminiscent to the Italian renaissance era and the carnival masks that line the walls also gives the place a vibrant and festive feeling 🎭.

If that doesn’t convince you to give this place a try, just know that Favola is also a popular date spot for couples who want to celebrate a special occasion; be it birthdays, anniversaries, wedding receptions or even surprise proposals 😉!

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Additionally, if you haven’t been stunned by the gorgeous décor, the food just might do the trick! Seafood and risotto have played a great part in traditional Venetian cooking and Chef Domenico holds true to that principle with his array of colourful dishes. Some of the must try dishes include the Mixed Grilled Fish Platter, freshly prepared with Grilled vegetables, lemon wedges, garlic, basil olive oil and sundried tomato dressing and the Risotto Nero, a squid ink risotto dish with sautéed lobster, broccolini, lemon rind and cherry tomatoes 🤤.

Status: Halal

Address: 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Lunch (12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m from Mondays to Fridays). Lunch closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Dinner is open daily (6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m).

Reservations: Call +6032263 7434

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7. Nobu

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If you’re a couple that enjoys good Japanese or Japanese-fusion foods, then make reservations for a romantic meal at Nobu KL 🍣. The first ‘Nobu’ restaurant to open in South East Asia (and the highest), Nobu KL is the epitome of sophisticated dining with a breath-taking view to match its sky-high standards 🤩.

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Located on level 56 of Menara Petronas 3, the woodsy interior gives off a warm and welcoming feeling that is further complemented by the stellar service provided by Nobu staffs. Polite, professional and very knowledgeable, the staff will definitely ensure that you have a comfortable dining experience. Additionally, if you want to have a more private setting, simply call the restaurant beforehand to make the arrangements 🙏!

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Savour some truly sumptuous Japanese dishes; each with a unique touch of the brand’s famous Peruvian and South American flair. From stunning starters to delicate desserts, you can even create your own romantic line up with Nobu’s extensive menu; guaranteed to have you spoilt for choice!

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#HHWT Tip: While Nobu uses only halal-certified suppliers, some of the dishes are prepared with alcohol so before you book a table, do let the staff know of your dietary restrictions on the ‘Special Request’ column.

Status: Certified Halal Supplier | Serves Alcoholic Beverages

Address: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Lunch (Monday to Friday 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m), Dinner (Daily 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m). Sky-High Tea (Saturday to Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m)

Reservations: Call +60321645084

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8. Qureshi @ KLGCC

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From the Royal Kitchens of India to the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, dine like royalty at Qureshi Malaysia; one of the few restaurants in KL that specializes in North West Frontier Cuisine (also known as Awadhi cuisine). The majestic looking restaurant practically oozes charm and class with its luxurious décor comprising of beautifully upholstered furniture, gorgeous chandeliers, beautiful traditional lamps and an amazing golden domed ceiling 😲.

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As a restaurant that is built on a noble culinary legacy (its founders belonging to the family of Indian Master Chef Imtiaz Qureshi, an illustrious member of a lineage of kitchen maestros who’ve served India’s top rulers for over 200 years), Qureshi spares no expense in ensuring that patrons are served authentic Adwadhi cuisine; going as far as to fly in spices and other crucial ingredients directly from India ✈️.

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Dining in Qureshi is an almost magical experience. Their meticulously cooked Awadhi lamb biryani ranks high on the ‘to order’ list with its tender slices of lamb, marinated to perfection and layered with cooked Basmati rice. As for desserts, you can opt for the gorgeously put together Gulab Jamun with Mango Yoghurt Sorbet or opt for the equally temping Warm Carrot Halwa, Pistachio Kulfi or Gulab ki Kheer (Basmati rice and milk cooked with rose petals).

In short, not only is the food here delicious, but the wonderful ambience and amazing service all add up to ensure that you have a perfect date night ❤️!

Status: Certified Halal Supplier | Serves Alcoholic Beverages

Address: Ground Floor, East Wing, TPC Kuala Lumpur No 10, Jalan 1/70D, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily (11.30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m, 6.30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m)

Reservations: Call +60320111007

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So, there you have it! The Ultimate Guide to Romantic Halal Dining in KL that includes everything from Western cuisine to Mystery meals and everything in between. It just goes to show you that the people in KL sure do know how to keep things interesting! Plus, with gorgeous photo opts and challenging games thrown into the mix, who could possibly say no to these potential date spots? 😉

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