[Updated 28 May 2021]
Have you been dreaming of perfectly grilled, juicy meats lately? Then you're going to enjoy this roundup of halal Korean BBQ spots in KL that we have for you! From the beautiful sizzling sounds of meat and smells of sweet-savoury seasoning to a table full of yummy side dishes, get ready to have a hearty feast at these restaurants in the city with your friends and family ?
1. SeoulNami Korean BBQ
Located in Gardens Mall, SeoulNami BBQ is the first on-table grill Korean BBQ outlet that uses halal ingredients through and through (this place is alcohol-free too!). Come to this restaurant, and you'll notice a variety of Korean delicacies to choose from! If you're indecisive when it comes to food, choose their signature dish, South Korean's iconic Chuncheon Chicken. Available in four marinade flavours, ranging from spicy hot pepper chicken to sweet honey butter chicken, you'll be in for a treat! There is also a range of noodles that includes fire ramyeon and their 3 king noodles.
Halal status: Uses ingredients (including chicken and beef) from halal-certified suppliers and the restaurant is currently pending halal certification from JAKIM. No alcohol is used or served. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.
Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 11PM
Address: F-215 The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Reservations: Call +603-2202 3336
Sweetree not only serves halal-certified Korean food but also has a cultural centre where they hold bazaars, classes and private events. It's a great place to chill in a cosy environment or even host a party at! Besides serving traditional Korean dishes like samgyetang and kimchi jjigae at affordable prices, Sweetree also has other dishes such as Malaysian kampung fried rice, Italian pasta and even Vietnamese beef noodles – definitely a place that will please almost any palate. Don't leave without trying their Bingsu and fresh Korean banana milk for a sweet treat!
Halal status: Halal-certified
Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 10PM (last order 9PM)
Address: No 13 L-1 & 2, Jln. Ampang Putra, Taman Putra Sulaiman, Ampang.
Reservations: WhatsApp +6017-282 1550
3. Seoul Garden
Seoul Garden is a chain buffet restaurant specialising in Korean-style hotpot and grill items. With over 40 outlets located all throughout Malaysia, it has become a familiar brand and can be found at many KL malls. Choose from a variety of seafood, marinated meats, vegetables and other goodies that you can cook at your table hotpot and grill.
Halal status: All Seoul Garden outlets in Klang Valley are halal-certified. You can check Seoul Garden's list of outlets on its website that lists the halal status of each outlet throughout Malaysia. For those still pending certification, we clarified that all ingredients including meats and sauces are sourced from halal-certified suppliers, and no alcohol is sold or used in the preparation and cooking of its food.
Outlet details: Click here for a full list of outlets and their opening hours.
4. Supreme Barbeque Club
Say hello to one of the newest Korean eateries on the block - Supreme Barbecue Club. Having joined the food scene earlier this year, make your way to this halal joint for some mouthwatering Korean BBQ and sink your teeth into lamb char siew, smoked duck and wagyu flank steak! They even have salmon belly on the menu if you're thinking of switching up from the heavier meats. Whichever you decide to go for, you're guaranteed to have a deliciously good time here with friends and family ?
Halal status: All meats and ingredients are halal-certified. Do note that alcohol is served on the premises with the kitchen separately situated from the bar. Please dine at your own discretion.
Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM-12AM
Address: 20, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
5. Gangnam Station
Credit: Gangnam Station Restaurant on Facebook
Gangnam Station started off as a humble Korean restaurant in Shah Alam, but has now expanded its doors to the 19 USJ City Mall, upping its offerings to include Korean stick BBQ. ? Great for big groups and families with their affordable set meals, their must-tries include the sundubu jjigae, tteokbokki rice cake, bulgogi and their dakgogi bokkeum (spicy stir-fried chicken).
Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 9PM
Address: G45, Block 6, Laman Seri Business Park, Persiaran Sukan, Seksyen 13, 40150 Shah Alam, Malaysia
Contact: +603-5887 0426
Is your stomach rumbling for some Korean BBQ already? If yes, then you now you know where to go to remedy that craving ?