Japanese cuisine is a dish that is loved by many. From their fresh-cut Sashimi to a hearty warm meal like Sukiyaki and a more personal dining experience like Tepanyaki. You can easily find a Japanese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, but some of them may not be Halal as a few of the ingredients used in the traditional dish may contain alcohol or pork. Due to our never-ending love for Japanese cuisine, we have rounded up the ultimate Halal and Muslim-friendly Japanese restaurant you can find in Klang Valley!
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Halal Japanese Restaurants in Klang Valley
1. Sushi King
The oldest and the first sushi conveyor belt chain in Malaysia, Sushi King is still a favourite. Serving quality sushi, they have a wide range of menus to offer. Classic Japanese dishes such as Sashimi, Nigiri, Maki and Gunkan come in a lot of varieties. Other than that, you can also find set meals like Unagi set or Sushi Udon Tempura Set. And if you’re craving a Japanese breakfast, Sushi King has the perfect menu for you. Their breakfast menu includes Tamagogayu, a Japanese-style porridge, Lite Breakfast set with Kinoko Soup and Wakame Salad, and many more! From a single outlet in Kuala Lumpur, this ‘fast food’ sushi restaurant has expanded to 100 outlets and counting. Making Sushi King the most extensive Japanese kaiten concept chain of restaurants in Malaysia.
Halal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: Bandar Baru Klang, 41150 Klang, Selangor, MalaysiaContact: +60 3-3358 8101Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Wagyu Kokoro Halal Yakiniku
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Wagyu Kokoro Halal Yakiniku is a Muslim-owned and Halal-certified yakiniku restaurant that serves premium quality Japanese wagyu that will surely satisfy your palette. You can easily find wagyu grades A4 to A5 and have the ultimate yakiniku experience here. Helmed by chefs with over 30 years of experience in the industry, you won’t be disappointed with their menu selection. You can choose the premier chef’s selection to get the most premium part of an A5 ranked Japanese Wagyu cattle, or select their premium steak cuts from Sirloin Steak or Chateaubriand with superior quality very tender. Other dishes you can try, such as the Chicken Yakitori and the Wagyu Kokoro Spicy Ramen. They also offer a beef platter set consisting of Premium A4 grade wagyu served with salad and Kimuchi Mori.
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Halal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: B1, 1-7, Jalan Teknologi 2/1C, Taman Sains Selangor, 47410 Petaling Jaya, SelangorContact: +60 10-265 3690Facebook | InstagramP.S Check out other Halal Wagyu Restaurants you can find in Kuala Lumpur here
3. Momotalo Yakiniku
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Experience the ultimate Yakiniku-style dining in Momotalo Yakiniku. You will find a wide variety of meat selections you can choose from, from wagyu and Kobe cuts that will melt in your mouth. The meat is cooked on a charcoal grill provided at each table; you can choose to grill the meat yourself or have an attendant cook the meat for you. One of their favourite items is the Supreme Ox Tongue, this thinly sliced meat bursting with flavours. There’s also a special dipping sauce made from spicy miso paste, garlic and homemade soy sauce. Other dishes aside from the meat selection you can try their choice of salmon, squid, and Unagi.
Halal status: Uses halal-certified meats and ingredients. Do note that alcohol is served separately on the premise, so we recommend that you dine at your own discretion.Address: 20, Jalan 24/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala LumpurContact: +60 3-6206 1557Facebook | Instagram
4. Konichiwa Cafe
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Planning to dine out with your friends but everyone has mixed opinions on what to get? This Muslim Japanese cafe is located in the heart of Bangi and serves a wide selection of Japanese delights and a variety of Western and Malaysian dishes! Its mission is to provide high-quality Asian food for those who seek an extraordinary dining experience. Hence you can find the all-time favourite Japanese menu such as Okonomiyaki, Teppanyaki, Sushi, Temaki Rolls and Bento Boxes. Their Western and Malaysian menu includes Lamb Chop, Pasta, Curry Mee and Fried rice.
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Halal status: Muslim-ownedAddress: Konichiwa Cafe, No.9, Jalan 6/7b, Persiaran Pusat Bandar 2, Seksyen 6, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, SelangorContact: +60 12-200 2090Facebook | Instagram
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When the rainy days come, the best thing to beat the cold is to have a nice warm meal, and Suki-Ya serves all the best warm meals you can think of. From hot pot, shabu-shabu, and sukiyaki, Suki-Ya offers an exclusive dining experience with a modern healthy lifestyle concept to enjoy low-fat food in a warm atmosphere. With 4 choices of popular soup bases, you can also get a free flow of freshly sliced meat! Aside from the rich selection of meat, Suki-Ya also provides a healthy vegetable bar with fresh greens and premium pasteurized eggs. Don’t forget to try their dipping sauce, or you can also create your own favourite sauce.
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Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients. Do note that alcohol is served separately on-premise, so we recommend that readers dine at their own discretion.Address: Pavillion outlet; 6.24.04, Pavilion, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala LumpurContact: +60 3-2141 4272Website | Facebook | Instagram
6. Nippon Sushi
Another conveyor belt sushi restaurant to add to your list! This popular Malaysian-based Japanese restaurant was first established in 2018 and has since been a favourite of many Malaysians. Aside from the vast range of menu they offer, all the dishes come with premium quality and affordable prices. You need to try Sushi, Sashimi, Teppanyaki, and other dishes, including their Sukiyaki Sliced Beef that comes with a mini stove and serves hot, perfect for a rainy day. Don’t forget to save some room for desserts, as they have a wide range of unique drinks, including Popping Blue Dragon and a Matcha Parfait that’s perfect to end your Japanese food cravings.
Halal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 7&9, Jalan Bestari 9/KS09, KSL Bandar Bestari, 41200 Klang, SelangorContact: 03-89129667Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S Need some romantic restaurant recommendations? Check these out!
7. Toyyiban Sushi, Bangi
This family-business Sushi restaurant is owned by a local Muslim who once studied in Japan. Although their menu selection isn’t as comprehensive compared to bigger sushi retailers, you can get a more personalised and intimate dining experience when you dine in Toyyiban sushi. One of their most popular dishes, including their crispy fried sushi coupled with spicy soy sauce and wasabi, this spicy soy sauce is their local touch speciality using sambal kicap instead of the traditional soy sauce. Aside from their fusion menu, you can find classic dishes such as Udon and Soba, as well as Bento at an affordable price.
Halal status: Muslim-ownedAddress: Bangi Gateway, Seksyen 15, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Bangi 43650Contact: +60 13-919 6463Facebook | Instagram
8. Empire Sushi
Established in 2013, Empire sushi serves localized sushi that has been made to suit Malaysia’s taste buds. Known as a chain of quick-service kiosks specializing in various types of handcrafted sushi, they are the pioneer of Grab & Go sushi in Malaysia. This quick-service sushi kiosk serves a wide range of sushi ranging from Gunkan, Nigiri to Premium Maki and Onigiri. With over 20 kiosks in Malaysia, some of the best-selling menu items are Unagi Cheese Roll, Kani Maki, Chuka Idako Gunkan, and Salmon Nigiri. Aside from the wide range of varieties of menu that they have, it also used local spices to create its homemade sauce, making its sushi unique compared to the others.
Halal status: Halal certified Address: I-City, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, MalaysiaContact: +60 3-8080 0273Website | Instagram | Facebook
9. Don Kaiten Japanese Restaurant
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Don Kaiten is your casual sushi conveyor belt restaurant where you can get fresh and classic sashimi and sushi at an affordable price. Starting with RM 2.00, some other favourite classic dishes they serve include Donburi, Ramen, Teppanyaki and Makimono. Aside from the eye-catching conveyor belt menu, they also do a sushi party set with 8 different kinds of sushi, perfect for all sushi lovers. Be sure to check out their Instagram as they tend to have a special limited edition menu that’s only available for a short period.
Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients, and sushi rice does not contain mirin. No alcohol is used or served on the premises. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.Address: G65, Ground Floor, Klang Parade Shopping Mall, No.2112 KM2, Jalan Meru, 41050 Klang, SelangorContact: +60 3-3358 6681Facebook | Instagram
10. Sakae SushiCredit: @sitisuesie on Instagram This kaiten sushi-concept restaurant is famous for its conveyor belt and carries around 250 types of affordable Japanese staple dishes. Sakae Sushi menu ranges from sushi to sashimi, nabemono, yakimono Bento and much more. If you love salmon, this is where to go for a fresh-cut delicious salmon as they use premium salmon ingredients directly air-flown from the Atlantic. Some recommended menus include their classic salmon sushi and sashimi, and Hana Maki, fresh salmon wrapped around fragrance steamed rice, topped with Japanese mayonnaise and generous fish roe.Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients and is pork-free. The sushi rice does not contain any mirin but do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premises. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.Address: No. 1, Persiaran Batu Nilam 1, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2, 41200 Klang, Selangor, MalaysiaContact: +60 19-283 5587Website | Facebook | Instagram
11. Zipangu Japanese Restaurant
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This fancy Japanese Restaurant located in the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur is known for its zen ambience where guests can have a relaxing dining experience. Complete with garden views and several private spaces, Zipangu Japanese Restaurant is the perfect choice to celebrate special occasions or when you want an ultimate Japanese meal experience. Helmed by a Japanese chef, Neo Takeshita, enjoy the journey and transport yourself to Japan with premium sushi and sashimi. Zipangu serves a myriad of selections that can be prepared grilled, Teppanyaki style or if you’re looking for something hearty, hot pot and bento box sets.
Halal status: Uses halal-certified meats and ingredients. Do note that alcoholic beverages are served separately on the premise, so we recommend that readers dine at their own discretion.Address: 11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala LumpurContact: +603-2074 3900Website | Facebook | Instagram
12. Kampachi KL
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With over 40 years of experience, Kampachi is Kuala Lumpur’s award-winning Japanese restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine. Their menu offers high-quality fresh ingredients straight from the famous Tokyo’s Tsukiji market. Classical Japanese cuisine such as sashimi, crispy tempura and handmade soba noodles will surely satisfy your palette. Their fresh air-flown sashimi selection includes Toro (Tuna Belly), Kanpachi (Amberjack), Hamachi (Yellowtail), Uni (Fresh Sea Urchin), and many more. Several outlets like Kampachi Plaza33 and EQ also have sushi omakase courses with their Sushi master, definitely a worthy dining experience you won’t want to miss.
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Halal status: Uses halal-certified meat and ingredients (except mirin sauce in the miso soup and rice). Pre-book your meals beforehand, and the restaurant can arrange for a fully halal meal without mirin sauce. Do note that alcohol is served separately on-premise, so we recommend that readers dine at their own discretion.Address: No. 1, Petaling Jaya (North) P1-02, 1st Floor, Plaza @ Jaya 33, Jalan Kemajuan, Seksyen 13, 46000 Petaling Jaya,Contact: +60 3-7931 6938Website | Facebook | InstagramP.S EQ Kuala Lumpur offer more romantic restaurant you can dine at!
Japan has opened its borders to foreign travellers but if you can’t afford to fly to Japan right now to satisfy your cravings for Japanese food, no worries! Head over to KAITO at Glo Damansara in TTDI where they serve modern-fusion Japanese food. The restaurant is also Muslim-owned so you can be assured that it’s halal AND delicious. Each plate is thoughtfully curated to ensure the perfect taste, presentation and freshness. It’s definitely a more refined dining experience but you get your money's worth as the dishes are freshly prepared and of premium quality. While the prices may be on the higher side, you’ll get your money’s worth as the dishes are thoughtfully prepared, the ingredients are premium and taste delicious! It’s definitely a place where you go to celebrate a special occasion. The attentive staff are amazing too so if you need a nice place to satisfy your Japanese food cravings, KAITO is the place!
Read our full review of Kaito here: KAITO: The Halal Japanese Fusion Restaurant Perfect For Your Next Date NightHalal-status:
KAITO, LG.09, Level LG, Glo Damansara, 699, Jalan Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
11:30am-3pm, 5-10:30pm (Mon-Sun)
14. The WAGYU Restaurant
Calling out to all beef lovers! Wagyu beef is well-known to be the most prized beef in the world. Just saying the word “wagyu” and you can already see the dollar signs in your head. But, what if we tell you that you can enjoy this Japanese delicacy at wallet-friendly prices? Yes, at only RM288++ per person, you can enjoy as many A5 and A4 wagyu beef as you want! The WAGYU Restaurant, located in Jalan Yap Kwan Seng KL, imports whole cows from Japan’s Tokushima Prefecture and the meat is hand-carved by the Japanese chefs here where they offer every cut imaginable, beyond tenderloins, sirloins and rib eyes! Before you asked, yes the meat is halal-certified! The restaurant does serve alcohol, but the bar is located downstairs so there’s no risk of cross-contamination. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.
Read our full review of The WAGYU Restaurant here: The WAGYU Restaurant KL Serves Halal-Certified Wagyu At Wallet-Friendly PricesHalal status:
Ingredients are from halal supplier. Wagyu beef is halal-certified.
The Wagyu Restaurant, First Floor, 20, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (Upstairs of SUZUKI HANTEN. Free street parking)
12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 11pm (Closed on Mondays)