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15 Delicious Halal Eateries In TTDI For Your Next KL Food Trip

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Atiqah Mokhtar  •  Apr 02, 2019

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[Updated 4 June 2021] Ahh, Taman Tun Dr Ismail. When you think of go-to areas for eating out in KL, it's hard not to think of this neighbourhood (affectionately known as Taman Tun or TTDI for short) located in Petaling Jaya. Besides being centrally located near the city and boasting a commercial and retail haven (with malls like One Utama just minutes away), it is also undeniably a halal food haven. TTDI has a unique and eclectic mix of eateries ranging from cheap local fare all the way to Instagram-worthy cafes (perfect for brunch outings!), steakhouses, seafood restaurants, and fine dining establishments (reflecting the neighbourhood's middle-to-upper class population). And best of all, they're all halal 😍 We've rounded up some amazing eateries you have to try when you're in TTDI.
1. Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant
Another well-known name in TTDI is Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant . Known for serving Chinese and Thai-style seafood dishes, it's a place perfect for family and group meals. Similar to Homst, this restaurant serves up dishes that are great for sharing, including fish, squid, prawns and shellfish, as well as other meat, poultry and vegetables accompaniments. Price of dishes depend on what dishes you choose and size (with most dishes coming in small, medium or large). The restaurant can accommodate large groups easily (in line with social distancing SOP) with ample parking and many tables within its premises. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM-2.30PM, 6.30PM-10PM Address: Lot 2851, Jalan Seri Penchala, Kg Sg Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-7727 3153 Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Homst
Homst serves up an extensive menu of Chinese food - from beef, seafood, vegetable dishes made to share, to rice and noodle dishes, and even dim sum! Crowd favourites include salted egg yolk crabs or squid, butter prawns, and kung pao chicken, but really, the list of items available is so large that there will surely be something to please everyone 😉 You can choose the size of dishes (between  small, medium and large), and there are often set menus available as well. #HHWT Tip: The TTDI outlet has a washroom and prayer space, and is also wheel-chair accessible. Though it's worth noting that parking can be a little difficult to find right near to the restaurant (as it's limited to street-side parking). Homst is also one of our top picks for best Chinese-Muslim restaurants in Kuala Lumpur! Halal status: Muslim-owned  Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10.30PM Address:  No. 48, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-7728 0760 Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. TTDI Meat Point Steakhouse
Meat Point is the go-to place for halal steaks in Kuala Lumpur. When you get to the restaurant, you get to choose your choice cut of beef (with a selection ranging from grain or grass-fed tenderloin, ribeye, strip loin and T-Bone. They even have wagyu beef!) from their chiller, which will be prepared according to your preferred doneness, along with two sides of your choice. Prices will depend on the type and weight of the meat you choose (typically ranging between Rm50-100 plus for the regular cuts, or between RM200 - 300 plus for the wagyu). There are also other mains available on the menu, including short ribs, lamb, and chicken, so it doesn't have to be an all-beef affair! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 12PM-10.30PM, Fri; 6PM-11PM, Sat-Sun; 12PM-11PM Address: 62, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6014-360 4040 Facebook | Instagram
4. Dotty's
Dotty's burst into the TTDI cafe scene a few years back became the talk of the town, thanks to its pretty interior, a hearty western-style menu, and a bevvy of baked pastries, including the popular salted-egg cronut. These days, it remains a popular place for breakfast, brunch, or any meal, really. They've since opened three other outlets in KL too. Dotty's is also one of our favourite halal dessert spots in TTDI. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-10PM Address: 20-G, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, 60000 Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 7733 4233 Website | Facebook | Instagram
5. Rasta
Anyone who lives in and around TTDI has probably had a lepak (hangout) session or two at Rasta. This large food court has several food stalls where you can choose to eat what your heart desires - stalls include Waroeng Isabella (selling Bali and Lombok-style cuisine), Bawal Power (specialising in rice set dishes such as Set Ikan Bawal, Set Sotong, etc.) and Stall Nabilah for mee sup and sotong kangkung. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 6PM-12AM, Fri-Sun; 5PM-1AM Address: Lot 3052 Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, 60000 Kg Sg. Penchala, Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6012-212 1089 Facebook | Instagram
6. Bedouin
Looking for your Arab food fix? Craving for some chicken many, or lamb kabsa? Well Bedouin Arabian Cuisine will do trick! This restaurant, located along Jalan Wan Kadir serves all the usual favourites and a whole lot more! Savour dishes such as chicken mandy, lamb kebab and shish tawook. Then pair them alongside rice meals with side dishes such as hummus and babaghanoush (grilled eggplant dip). If you're visiting in larger groups, there are family meals perfect for sharing, such as the Bedouin Family which serves 5 pax. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Sun-Thu; 12PM-10.30PM, Fri-Sat, 12PM-11PM Address: 6 Jalan Wan Kadir, 60000 Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Contact no: +60 3-7731 4712 Facebook | Instagram
7. Thursdvys
The folks at Thursdvys take their coffee seriously. Inspired by the coffee and cafe culture in Melbourne, Thursdvys was opened with a simple cause: to serve good food and coffee. The cafe's menu includes all day brunch items, such as Baba's Big Breakfast (RM28) and French Toast (RM15), as well other popular items such as the Thursdvys Doughnut Burger (RM28) and the Rain Warmer Pie (a chicken mushroom pie, RM26). Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-11PM Address: 22, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +60 3-7733 6722 Facebook | Instagram
8. Mukha Cafe
Mukha Cafe is a TTDI institution. The cosy cafe opened in 2011 and has grown to become a well-known spot for events and gatherings within the Muslim community. Serving a fusion menu with Middle Eastern influences, such as Chicken Gulf Rice and Shakshuka, it's become a great place to have a quiet meal with friends. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 12PM-10PM, Sat-Sun, 11AM-10PM Address: 15, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, 60000 Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Contact no: +60 3-7732 2248 Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Sambal Hijau
Sambal Hijau is an eatery serving Malay cuisine. Open from 7.30 am, the restaurant serves breakfast items like Nasi Lemak and lontong, but lunch time is when it really shines, with a vast buffet of dishes for diners to choose from nasi campur style. There are usually more than 50 dishes prepared every day, so you'll definitely be spoilt for choice - good luck with deciding which lauk you want to go for 😂 The dishes are laid out buffet style, so you can choose what you want - from freshly grilled fish to various gulai dishes and of course, their namesake green sambal paste to have alongside. If you're coming for lunch, it's best to come early (as early as 11.30 am), because it soon gets super crowded! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-12AM Address: 2990, Jalan Sungai Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-7731 2045 Facebook | Instagram
10. Quartet TTDI
If you're looking for a quiet place to catch-up or just have some alone time to chill or do work, Quartet TTDI is perfect. This cosy neighbourhood establishment is sure to charm you with its eclectic interior, good coffee, and crowd-pleasing menu. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Thu-Mon; 9AM-6PM (closed on Wed) Address: 21, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 60000 Contact: +60 3-7731 5033 Facebook Instagram
11. Pickle and Fig
If you're craving for a nice hearty meal along with a smoothie or a coffee, Pickle and Fig is the way to go. This sandwich shop has been around since 2012 and proven to be a staple for a nice balanced lunch or dinner! Pickle and Fig is popular for their toasted panini sandwiches, including longtime favourites Rotkraut, Beef pastrami and Cheese panini as well as the Hoisin Chicken, Egg, Grilled Zucchini and Cheese panini. Other popular dishes include their Big Breakfast and their pretty smoothie bowls. The menu also includes protein bowls and pasta dishes, so there will be plenty for you to try! They have interesting beverages too, like the Honey Passion Assamboi and a blue-coloured Butterfly Pea Latte. Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours:  Mon-Sat; 9AM-9PM, Sun; 9AM-6PM (last order 8.30PM) Address: 26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Kuala Lumpur Contact no: +60 3-2858 9960 Website | Facebook | Instagram
12. Super Saigon
Craving for a hearty bowl of pho? Well, Super Saigon has got you covered. This chain of eateries (with five outlets to date) is relatively new to the scene and has been a hit thus far. It's easy to see why - it's one of the only halal eateries that specialise in pho, with over 12 types of pho comprising different meat parts as well as chicken and vegetarian! There are also other dishes available, including spring rolls, delicious banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches famous for being made using a baguette) and stir fry noodles. There's also Vietnamese coffee on the menu 🙂 Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11.30AM-10.30PM, Sat-Sun; 10.30AM-10.30PM Address: 28, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +60 3-7498 1875 Website | Facebook | Instagram
13. Durian King
Durian King is THE place for durian cendol in Kuala Lumpur. Have a merry durian party as you sit in the open-air makeshift seating area and feast to your heart's content. Just point to which durians on display you want (there are usually a few types available, depending on the season. The stall staff will helpfully recommend which durians you should try!), and they'll open it right there and then for you. Halal status: Uses halal ingredients Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 3PM-12AM, Sat; 1.30PM-12AM (closed on Sun) Address: 179, Jalan Wan Kadir, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +60 16-274 6474 Facebook
14. Chequers
Did you know you can eat American-style chicken and waffles in TTDI? Cue Chequers, a restaurant serving a variety of hearty American favourites, many of which feature their handmade fluffy, crispy waffles. Besides their famous Chicken & Waffles, there's also the Pulled BBQ Beef Ribs waffle, various pasta dishes and even a Chipotle Mac n Cheese Burger  😯 There's also plenty of sweet waffles for all your dessert cravings, and you can even choose to build your own waffle, with various sweet and savoury toppings. Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours: Thu-Tue; 8AM-11PM (closed on Wed) Address:  153, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Contact: +60 3-7733 3068 Website | Facebook | Instagram
15. Foodscapes
While there are plenty of amazing places in TTDI for you to enjoy a delicious meal, we believe that there's always room for one more! Foodscapes is the latest addition to this foodie neighbourhood and if you're a fan of Western cuisine, then buckle up cause you're in for a treat 😃 With a build-your-own-bowl concept, you're free to create your own meal at Foodscapes. All you have to do is choose a main, two sides and a beverage to tie it all together. It's that simple! So head on over to this new restaurant and prepare to dive into some baked quarter chicken, Italian meatballs, breaded fish tenders and plenty of other delicious bites 😋 Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 12PM-10PM (closed on Mon) Address: 12, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-7733 5056 Instagram And that wraps up our list! It's not exhaustive by any means, but it's some of the best halal eateries in TTDI you have to try when you're in the neighbourhood. Go forth and explore this enclave and savour all the great food it has to offer!