10 Fancy Halal Restaurants In KL To Celebrate Any Special Occasion


Cheng Sim •  Feb 19, 2020

[Updates 15 July 2020]

There are many moments and milestones in life that are worth celebrating. From your first wedding anniversary to your parent's 60th birthday, it's a great excuse to treat your loved ones to something special. And if you ask any Malaysian foodie, they're would most likely choose a celebration meal over gifts and flowers. If that special someone enjoys a delicious meal in a fancy and upscale restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, be sure to bookmark these places for many celebrations to come!

1. De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan

True to its name, every food that is served to you at De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan has a thumb's up from Malaysia's award-winning chef himself. Datuk Redzuawan Ismail, fondly known as Chef Wan, helmed the restaurant and kitchen, so you can expect top quality, richly-flavoured Malaysian dishes that are truly authentic and heartwarming to the local tastebuds.

Choosing your appetiser, main course, and dessert of the day may be tough because everything on the menu looks yummy. Thankfully, Chef Wan's recommendation will ease your decision making. Perfect for sharing, main courses like ayam kuah kacang, daging rendang Selangor, gulai lemak daging salai Negeri Sembilan, sotong sambal petai, and asam pedas sea bass come highly recommended, so order these dishes for the entire party. After a hearty dinner, explore the Instagram-worthy corners of The LINC KL for a beautiful group photo!

Halal status: All meats and ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers, and the restaurant has a Muslim co-owner

Average price of main dishes: RM54

Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-4PM, 6PM-10PM, Sat-Sun; 11AM-10PM

Address: Lot 2-2, Level 2, The Linc KL, No, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6010 207 0383 / +6017 773 6124

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2. Subak Restaurant

When you tasked Subak Restaurant with dinner decorations, they'll deliver. Rose petals, fairy lights, red balloons - you name it and they'll handle it. All you need to do is bring your loved one for a wonderful evening. Situated at the edge of Bukit Lanjan, the flowing water and chirping crickets will soundtrack your evening as you wait for Chef Yusri to bring out his best dishes.

Raise the steaks by diving your fork into beef tenderloin, rib-eye steak, sirloin steak, NZ lamb rack or chicken boneless leg. If you're craving for pastas instead, choose between mushroom and beef bacon carbonara, seafood aglio olio, and chicken alfredo.

P.S. You can read more about Subak here!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price of main dishes: RM70

Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM

Address: Lot 3213, Jalan Penchala Indah, Bukit Lanjan, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Reservations: Call +60 3 7729 9030/31 or +60 019 798 1465

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3. Makan Kitchen at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Can we tempt you with a celebration meal in a hotel? Situated at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Makan Kitchen unites the familiar flavours of Malaysian dishes under one roof. Since 'makan' also means 'to eat' in Bahasa Malaysia, let the vibrant buffets and live stations take you on a culinary journey that is best shared with your family and friends.

When you have roasted lamb with Malay spices, wok-fried kam heong crab, baked salmon with dill salt crusted, and chicken satay on your plate, you're likely to get the entire table making a beeline to the buffet section. Once you add small servings of som tam, sup kawah meletup and fresh oysters to the table, catch up with your loved ones and talk about the milestones and achievements that brought them there.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Open daily; 6AM-11PM

Address: 348, Jalan Tun Razak, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2172 7272

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4. Positano Risto

Whether you're treating someone to a delicious meal or celebrating a significant milestone, you can explore a journey of Italian flavours at Positano Risto. Situated in the upscale neighbourhood of Solaris Dutamas, this is the restaurant's second outlet after their first opening in Singapore. Founded by Muhammad Imran Abdullah and his brother-in-law, Muhammad Ishak Ahmad, Positano Risto was inspired by the founder's journey to the beautiful Italian cliffside village which the restaurant was named after.

Whether you're here for lunch or dinner, find a vacant table and flip through a menu of pasta, grilled meats, seafood, risotto and pizza. Besides having a broader dessert menu, there are a few dishes that are only available in Malaysia including chargrilled calamari with herbs, honey short ribs, duck tortellini, and ice cream brioche - remember to order them! Besides that, there are other Muslim-friendly Italian restaurants in KL to satisfy your cravings.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 11AM-10PM, Fri-Sat; 11AM-11PM; Sun, 11AM-10PM

Address: Block C1, Lot 2, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 6411 3799 / +6010 400 6944 (or book online here)

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5. TTDI Meat Point Steakhouse

The journey to finding good halal steaks in KL ends at TTDI Meat Point Steakhouse. Founded by a Malay restauranteur, you'll always find a group of family or friends having lively chatters over their plates of mouthwatering steaks. Serving a wide selection of meat ranging from wagyu ribeye to grass fed T-Bone, all of their prime cuts are sourced from Australia.

Besides that, the ordering process at Meat Point is pretty easy. You start by choosing the size of your meat and how well done you want your steak to be. Next, choose your side dishes (anything from steamed vegetables to fries) and wait to be served! This local steakhouse will definitely delight any meat lover. When you lather your perfectly-grilled meat with sauces like black pepper, mushroom, mint sauce or chimichurri, you're in for a treat! Savour it till the last bite because you know you deserve it. For more dining options, discover other halal steakhouses in KL that fit your budget!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price of main dishes: RM50-RM100 (steak range) and RM200-RM300 (wagyu range). Do note that the prices vary according to the weight and type of prime cut.

Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-8PM

Address: 62, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6014 360 4040

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6. The 39 Restaurant

If there's one thing that keeps diners returning to The 39 Restaurant is the beautiful city landscape. You can admire the twinkling KL Tower and Petronas Twin Tower from the restaurant's balcony, but don't forget to sit back and enjoy the culinary offerings too. Located at PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites KLCC Kuala Lumpur, they're better known for its Western and Asian selections.

Celebrate with your loved ones over a serving of lamb noisette, homemade prawn burger and honey spiced chicken. Otherwise, there are other selections on the menu that'll appeal to you such as rosemary lamb, grilled salmon sweet-sour, or baked chicken biryani. Did you know that PNB Perdana is also the first Muslim-friendly hotel and suites in Malaysia? It may be a good idea to double the celebration with a staycation in KL too.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Average price of main dishes: RM45

Opening hours: Open daily; 6.30AM-11PM

Address: PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites KLCC Kuala Lumpur, 10, Jln Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 7490 3939

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7. Me'nate Steak Hub

In the league of halal steaks in KL, you'll also find Me'nate Steak Hub that ranks high among Muslim foodies. While this also means that their menu is pricier than most local steakhouses, it's the sort of indulgence that you'll dream about but dine when the right celebration comes.

At Me'nate, you can also choose the meat, the size, and how you want it to be cooked. Fret not as these dishes do not burn a hole in your pocket, as you have a variety of choices to choose from. The most famous dish on the menu is the Wagyu steak (and we even listed it as one of the best halal wagyu steaks in KL). The dish is then seasoned lightly with the chef's special recipe, accompanied by buttery mashed potatoes and black pepper sauce. Since Me'nate Steak Hub has other outlets in Ampang, Setapak Bangi and Shah Alam, you can find a delicious halal steak that's closest to you.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price of main dishes: RM33 per 100gm (the price varies according to the weight and prime cuts)

Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM

Address: C-01-02 & C-01-03 StarParc Point, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6019-391 1047 / +6019-477 1047

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8. Blonde

Nestled in the neighbourhood of Bukit Damansara, Blonde has been gaining a buzz of excitement since its opening in September 2019. Serving a variety of fine comfort food in an urban and elegant setting, there's no wonder why this place has been seeing a stream of diners every day. From its cotton candy table to patterned floors, Blonde is every Instagrammer's dream. No matter where you're seated, you're bound to get a good snap for your feed!

It's not a complete meal at Blonde if you don't sample their well-loved pizzas. While you can't go wrong with any of their selections, the Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella is a classic choice. From its crunchy, airy crust to the rich Italian tomato topped with fresh basil, this scrumptious dish is perfect down to the last bite. If you need further convincing, here are more reasons why this trendy halal restaurant should be your next weekend treat.

Halal status: The central kitchen is halal-certified by JAKIM

Average price of main dishes: RM45

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM

Address: G.03A, The Republik, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603-2011 6070

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9. Songket Restaurant

While the menu at Songket Restaurant is inspired by family recipes, Chef Zamri Jemintan, the restaurant's resident chef, manages to elevate the traditional Malay cuisine with a modern twist. Adding to the fact that the restaurant described themselves as a fine-cuisine Malay restaurant means you'll get more than just good food. Your group will step into an elegant ambience complete with a live multi-cultural dance performance ranging from Lenggok Dara of Melaka to Zapin of Johor.

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the Malay food selections because everything sounds delicious. We recommend going for the chef's recommendations including rendang daging, kambing panggang berempah, masak lemak cili api, and Kedah-style ikan bakar. Order a few servings of chef's special rice (light green coconut Basmathi rice) for everyone at your table and you're ready for a celebratory feast!

Halal status: All meats and ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers

Average price of main dishes: RM40

Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 12PM-3PM, 6PM-11PM, Sat-Sun; 5PM-11PM

Address: 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2161 3331 (call) / +6010-958 9598 (call & WhatsApp) / +6012-538 0608 (WhatsApp only)

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10. Flora Terrace at Hampshire Place

You don't have to do much if you're throwing a celebration at Flora Terrace at Hampshire Place because the restaurant's interior is already pretty. True to its name, there are florals and glittery fixtures hanging gracefully from the ceiling. Hence, it's no surprise why diners would look up as soon as they enter the room.

Spot a medley of Malaysian and Western cuisine when you go through your choices. Ask the waiter and they'll probably recommend the honey glazed salmon, grilled lamb chop, and laksa Johor. If you're planning to wrap up the celebration meal on a sweet note, you have creme caramel, chocolate fondant and mango mousse to choose from.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price of main dishes: RM39

Opening hours: Sat-Thu; 12PM-11PM, Fri; 3PM-12PM

Address: 157, Persiaran Hampshire, Hampshire Park, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2181 0872 / +6019 223 3115 / +6012 463 6824 (only for calls and WhatsApp)

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You know what they say, every moment is worth celebrating! Whether you're throwing a birthday dinner for your best friend or surprising your parents with an anniversary meal, plan a wonderful evening at these fancy halal restaurants in Kuala Lumpur to show how special they are to you.