[Updated 23 July 2020]
It doesn't take much convincing to try wagyu, one of the world's most highly-prized beef. Succulent and buttery, it's challenging to turn down a slice of this beautifully marbled meat. Before we dive into our list of halal wagyu in KL, let's discover the fascinating facts about wagyu first! ?
Fun facts about wagyu
- Wagyu means 'Japanese beef' in Japanese
- Known as a Japanese beef cattle breed, wagyu are prized for their high degree of marbling (making it very tender) as well as succulent and buttery flavours.
- Disclaimer: *Do note that the following wagyu grading system differs depending on the country of origin, the overseeing organisation, grading quality and wagyu beef criteria.
- Japanese wagyu grading system: The yield (the amount of beef proportion) is graded from A to C and the marbling is scored from 1 to 5 (the higher intramuscular fat, the better). The best is *A4 or A5 Japanese wagyu.
- Australian wagyu grading system: The score is measured by the beef's marbling (MB) and range between 0 (no marbling) to 9+ (high marbling). Since it's almost similar to the Japanese grading system, an *A5 Japanese wagyu is equivalent to MB8/9 Australian wagyu.
- American wagyu grading system: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) categorised it as Prime, Choice and Select. A Prime wagyu is similar to *A3 or A4 Japanese wagyu.
- Crossbred wagyu cattle: The grade starts with an F. For instance, an F1 wagyu comes from a male full-blood wagyu cattle and a female cattle from another breed (50% wagyu). Then, an F2 wagyu comes from a male full-blood wagyu cattle and a female F1 wagyu crossbred cattle (75% wagyu).
If your wallet is ready for something fancier than your average meats, it's time to raise the steaks with these halal wagyu in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Who says you can't treat yourself once in a while? ?
1. TTDI MeatPoint Steakhouse
These days, you don't have to suit up with a tie to enjoy a juicy steak. Dripped in city slickness and casual vibe, there are cosy restaurants like TTDI MeatPoint Steakhouse
where you can enjoy grain-fed tenderloin, Angus rib eye, T-bone steaks and salmon fillets in your weekend wear ?
Since you're leaving the 'dress to impress' rule at the door, let the restaurant's wagyu ribeye impress you instead. Featuring Australian Prime cuts, they're all about bringing beautifully marbled wagyu to the table for a glorious melt-in-your-mouth experience. Coupled with sides such as sauteed vegetables, mashed potatoes or onion rings, you definitely won't leave a trace on your ceramic plate ?
: Sat-Thu; 12PM- 10.30PM, Fri; 6PM- 11PM, Sat-Sun; 12PM-11PM
: TTDI MeatPoint Steakhouse, 62, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur
: +6014-360 4040
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2. The Grill by PoP's
Prepare to bring your taste buds on a wild ride at The Grill by PoP's in Wangsa Maju. Although it's interior maintains a simplistic look, its wagyu is anything but. Feel an explosion of flavours as you take that first bite into the perfectly seasoned wagyu flank or rib eye (or maybe even both!). They're currently having a wagyu beef promo that's ending on the 31st November. So, make sure to take this chance and head over there to enjoy a meat-filled weekend with family and friends!
Jalan Wangsa Delima 1, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala LumpurContact:
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3. The Flavourist
You may not be able to get that melt-in-your-mouth experience that an A5 Wagyu can deliver here, but not to worry! The fullblood Wagyu at The Flavourist is there to make up for it. With rich, earthly flavours balanced by its robust beef texture, this dish is the ultimate choice for anyone who appreciates a serving of top-shelf meat.
Muslim-owned and all ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers.
Tue-Sun; 12.30PM-9.30PM (closed on Mon)
B7, Apartment Gaya, Jalan Melawati 1, Taman Melawati, 53100 Ampang Jaya, Selangor
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It's possible to have the best time at N97 Bangsar
. Decked out in all-dark furniture and bare concrete walls, this restaurant brings you closer to a variety of meaty goodness such as breaded chicken fillet, beef stew and barbecue chicken leg.
If you're treating yourself to something special, you have to go for the M5 wagyu sirloin, wagyu tomahawk and wagyu burger. Gloriously succulent and perfectly charred, it's presented on a wooden platter with a side of vegetables. Judging from the way it is made, it's definitely made for the most well-deserved customer - you!
: Tue-Sun; 6.30PM-11PM (Closed on Mon)
: N97 Bangsar, 9, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
: +603 2858 3641 / +6011 1434 3534 (WhatsApp)
5. Me'nate Steak Hub
Ask anyone, and you'll probably hear Me'nate Steak Hub
pronounced in three different ways. However, only a true Kelantanese will get it right by pronouncing it as 'Mur-na-tay'. A local slang word for 'meat lovers', this well-loved steakhouse feels more like a home than a hub ?
Founded by a professionally-trained chef, Mr Mustafa Othman has spent a decade as a master butcher in the UK serving the best for Queen Elizabeth II. So there's no doubt that you'll be presented with the finest cuts. Savour the signature wagyu in a choice of tenderloin, ribeye, striploin, tomahawk, T-bone, short ribs or oyster blade cuts. Then, come back and try the black Angus, lamb as well as grain or grass-fed meats ?
: This restaurant also has other branches in Ampang Jaya, Bangi and Shah AlamHalal status
: Sat-Thu; 11AM-11PM, Fri; 3PM-11PM
: Me’nate Steak Hub, C-01-02 & C-01-03 StarParc Point, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, Off Jalan Genting Klang, 53300 Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur
: +6019-391 1047 / +6019-477 1047
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6. Las Vacas
A deli and butchery at heart, you can count on Las Vacas
's abundance of fresh cuts and meats to suit your flavour of the week. Grain-fed tenderloin? Yes, sure! Lamb chop? Sounds perfect! Beef ribs? Oh gosh, we hope you have a huge appetite for all three! ?
If your bank account allows it, look out for the well-marbled meat that is worth savouring over and over again. We're talking about the delightful M7 wagyu that is served in three different cuts: ribeye, tenderloin and striploin. It doesn't take much to enjoy a meal like this. Just a sprinkle of salt on this medium-rare meat, and it'll climb up the ranks to be your flavour of the month. Your wallet has been warned ?
: All meats are flown-in fresh from selected farms in New Zealand and Australia and slaughtered by JAKIM-approved abattoir.
: Sun-Mon; 11.30AM-9PM, Tue-Sat; 11.30AM-10PM
: Las Vacas, Lot 1A, LG New Wing, Mont Kiara Shoplex, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
: +6012-323 0443
Spot the flaming grill in the open kitchen at PRIME
, and you know a good steak is coming your way. With neatly folded napkins on the side and glistening cutleries waiting to feed, this steakhouse at Le Méridian Kuala Lumpur will score points from the casual meat lovers ?
You'll find the U.S. and Australian beef cuts, ranging from tenderloin to prime rib, dominating the menu. However, our vote goes to the Australian full-blood wagyu beef that is flown straight from Mount Gambier's award-winning boutique beef producer, Mayura Station. The full-blood wagyu is known for its high marbling as well as buttery and nutty flavours. So savour it in its purest form, and never ever request for ketchup.
: Halal-certified imported beef, but do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premise. We recommend that you dine at your discretion
: Mon-Fri; 12PM-2.30PM, 6.30PM-10.30PM, Sat-Sun; 6.30PM-10.30PM
: PRIME, Le Méridian Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
: +603 2263 7434 (reservation recommended)
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8. Burger & Sushi
Everyone has THAT friend who can't decide where and what to eat. Take them to Burger & Sushi
, and tell them they can have sashimi roll and steak if they want to. But wait, not just any kind of steaks. We're talking about the tender M9 grade wagyu that is served on a cow-themed sizzling plate.
For other beefy things that are served on a sizzling plate, they have beef teppanyaki that is served with a side of bean sprouts for extra crunch. It goes well with rice and your appetite for tasty food ?
: Halal-certified meats and chicken available, but do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premise. We recommend that you dine at your discretion.
: Open daily; 11.30AM-10.30PM
: Burger & Sushi, Lot 06, Ground Floor G-Village, Jalan 1/76, Off Jalan Desa Pandan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
: +603-9226 9788
9. Wagyu Kokoro Halal Yakiniku
Some praise Wagyu Kokoro Halal Yakiniku
for serving the first halal yakiniku in Malaysia, but the use of imported A5 Japanese wagyu is worth a compliment too. With the restaurant adorned with Japanese-themed murals of koi fishes and red-crowned cranes, we recommend sitting around the chabudai, a traditional short-legged table, for a vibe of Kobe in the Klang Valley ?
Since the price of wagyu can be wallet-denting, go for the sets. Currently, there are four sets ranging from a single (RM120) to a modest beef (RM340) set. If you're there to impress a special someone (or maybe, your boss), there's a grill to show off your mad skills. Otherwise, surprise them with other things on the menu like Wagyu Kokoro Spicy Ramen and Wagyu Bibimbap ?
: Did you know that their restaurant's chef has been in the yakiniku industry for 30 years
: Tue-Sun; 12PM-3PM, 6PM-10PM (Closed on Mon)
: Wagyu Kokoro Halal Yakiniku, B1-1-7, Jalan Teknologi 2/1C, Signature Park Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
: +603 6150 8814
10. Sixty9 Islamic Steakhouse
There's a cut for every meat lover at Sixty9 Islamic Steakhouse
. You'll find them in Taman Melawati with leather seats and wooden tables fill the room. Served with a small basket of fries and vegetables, this steakhouse takes on carnivore classics such as grilled sirloin steak, grilled tenderloin and grilled lamb chop ?
The latest addition to Sixty9's menu is wagyu steak, which is presented perfectly charred and slightly pink in the middle. If you're hosting a family gathering anytime soon, this spacious restaurant can host many guests at once. The kids can enjoy fish and chips, chicken chop, and beef burgers while the adults savour the ultimate steak-out ?
: Open daily, 11.30AM-11.30PM
: Sixty9 Islamic Steakhouse, 341G, Lorong Sarawak, Melawati Urban 1, Taman Melawati, 53100 Selangor
: +603 4162 1312
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11. Jahhet Fine Meat
Although there are many Muslim-owned steakhouses that prospered in the city, some meat lovers pledge their loyalty to Jahhet Fine Meat
. Nestled in Bangi, this cosy family-friendly restaurant serves various meat cuts ranging from lamb rack to grain-fed ribeye ?
Delighting meat lovers further is the imported A4 or A5 Japanese wagyu and M9+ Australian wagyu with a choice of seven different cuts, including striploin, tenderloin, back ribs and tomahawk. While taking a bite out of the grilled wagyu, make the most of your free refillable drink (with every steak purchase) and quench your thirst with plenty of sips.
: This restaurant also has another branch in AmpangHalal status
: Tue-Thu & Sun; 12PM-10PM, Fri; 3PM-10PM (closed on Mon)
: Jahhet Fine Meat, E-G-09, Streetmall Bangi Gateway, Jalan GE, Bangi Gateway, Seksyen 15, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor
: +6017 337 7637
12. Karnivor Malaya
The adventure of finding a good steak place is never over for any meat lover, and Karnivor Malaya
aims to excite by championing smoked beef as their signature. Locate them in Shah Alam and prepare to sink your teeth into the tender Australian prime smoked short rib, rosemary lamb and beef brisket served on a wooden platter ?
Karnivor Malaya isn't limiting their skills to these smoked beef selections alone. The Australian Prime wagyu smoked brisket is the latest item on the menu. Beautifully sliced for easy-to-enjoy bites, it comes with a choice of sides including cheesy wedges, sweet potato fries, mac and cheese, and baked nachos.
: Thu-Tue; 5PM-10PM (closed on Wed)
: Karnivor Malaya, No. J-G-95, Courtyard Plaza Jelutong, 5C, Persiaran Gerbang Utama, Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
: +6010 920 3239
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