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 begin, let’s discover the fascinating facts about wagyu! 😍

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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).

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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? 😏

Kuala Lumpur

1. Symphony by Chef Jo

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Saunter into Symphony by Chef Jo, and you’ll be greeted with an intercontinental menu ranging from close-to-home Asian cuisines to far-flung French delights. For meat lovers, do yourself a favour and choose between F1 tomahawk and A5 wagyu sirloin. Perfectly sous-vide for two hours before it hits the flaming grill, prepare for the mouthwatering and buttery flavours to dance in your tastebuds 😍

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Helmed by MasterChef Malaysia juror Chef Johari Edrus, you might spot this celebrity chef stepping in and out of the kitchen. If you can make a toast with the complimentary INAH premium grape juice (with every wagyu order), let it be for Chef Jo and the team for the fine work they have done on the grill and beyond 😃

#HHWT Tip: There are more reasons to be excited for Symphony by Chef Jo’s delicious halal Japanese wagyu!

Address: Symphony by Chef Jo, Damansara City Mall, First floor, Lot L1-19 to L1-21, Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Daily, 12PM-10PM
Contact number: +603 2011 7173
Halal status: As of 11 June 2019, the restaurant is applying for halal certification from JAKIM. All ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers, and the restaurant does not serve alcohol on the premise
Note: For all Japanese wagyu orders, advance reservation is advised because more time is needed to defrost and prepare the meats
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2. Burger & Sushi

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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.

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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 😃

Address: Burger & Sushi, Lot 06, Ground Floor G-Village, Jalan 1/76, Off Jalan Desa Pandan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Daily, 10.30AM-10.30PM
Contact number: +603 9226 9788
Halal status: 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.
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3. TTDI MeatPoint Steakhouse

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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 😊

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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 😋

Address: TTDI MeatPoint Steakhouse, 62, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Sat-Thu, 12PM- 11PM; Fri, 6PM- 11PM
Contact number: +6014 360 4040
Halal status: Halal-certified and Muslim-owned
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4. Las Vacas

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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! 😱

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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 😏

Address: Las Vacas, Lot 1A, LG New Wing, Mont Kiara Shoplex, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Mon-Thu, 10.30AM-10.30PM; Fri-Sun, 10.30AM-11PM
Contact number: +603 6205 2258
Halal status: All meats are flown-in fresh from selected farms in New Zealand and Australia and slaughtered by JAKIM-approved abattoir. The restaurant does not serve alcohol on the premise
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5. Me’nate Steak Hub

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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 😊

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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 😍

#HHWT Tip: This restaurant also has other branches in Ampang Jaya, Bangi and Shah Alam

Address: 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
Operating hours: Sat-Thu, 11AM-11PM; Fri, 3PM-11PM
Contact number: +6019 391 1047 / +6019 477 1047 / +6019 261 1047 / +6016-879 5947
Halal status: Muslim-owned
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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 😊

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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.

Address: PRIME, Le Méridian Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Mon-Fri, 12PM-2.30PM, 6.30PM-10.30PM; Sat-Sun, 6.30PM-10.30PM
Contact number: +603 2263 7434 (reservation recommended)
Halal status: Halal-certified imported beef, but do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premise. We recommend that you dine at your discretion
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7. BLVD House

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Drawing interior inspirations from Paris, New York and London, BLVD House is the kind of restaurant where Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan would go for a dinner date. It’s as close to The Great Gatsby as it gets with the dark wooden interior, framed French artworks, and leather antique sofas 😃

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Whether you’re joining the lunch or dinner crowd, pull up a Thonet chair and order an M4 or M5 wagyu striploin served with a sprinkle of salt. If you’re craving for fast food, get your hands on the BLVD wagyu beef burger, slow-cooked mini wagyu meatballs or chilli cheese fries with wagyu ground beef 😍

Address: BLVD House, Naza Tower, Platinum Park, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Daily, 7.30AM-11PM
Contact number: +603 2630 9999
Halal status: Halal-certified meats available, but do note that one of the steak sauces include red wine. Alcoholic beverages are also served on the premise, and we recommend that you dine at your discretion.
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8. N97

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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.

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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!

Address: N97 Bangsar, 9, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Tue-Thu, 7PM-12AM; Fri-Sun, 7PM-1AM (Closed on Mon)
Contact number: +603 2858 3641 / +6011 1434 3534
Halal status: Muslim-owned
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9. Wagyu Kokoro Halal Yakiniku

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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 😊

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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 😃

#HHWT Fun Fact: Did you know that their restaurant’s chef has been in the yakiniku industry for 30 years?

Address: Wagyu Kokoro Halal Yakiniku, B1-1-7, Jalan Teknologi 2/1C, Signature Park Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: Tue-Sun, 12PM-3PM, 6PM-11PM (Closed on Mon)
Contact number: +603 6150 8814
Halal status: Halal-certified and Muslim-owned
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10. Sixty9 Islamic Steakhouse

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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 😋

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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 😃

Address: Sixty9 Islamic Steakhouse, 341G, Lorong Sarawak, Melawati Urban 1, Taman Melawati, 53100 Selangor
Operating hours: Daily, 11.30AM-11.30PM
Contact number: +603 4162 1312
Halal status: Halal-certified
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11. Jahhet Fine Meat

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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 😋

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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.

#HHWT Tip: This restaurant also has another branch in Ampang

Address: Jahhet Fine Meat, E-G-09, Streetmall Bangi Gateway, Jalan GE, Bangi Gateway, Seksyen 15, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor
Operating hours: Tue-Thu, 12PM-10PM; Fri, 3PM-10PM; Sat-Sun, 12PM-10PM (Closed on Mon)
Contact number: +6017 337 7637
Halal status: Muslim-owned

12. Karnivor Malaya

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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 😍

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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.

Address: Karnivor Malaya, No. J-G-95, Courtyard Plaza Jelutong, 5C, Persiaran Gerbang Utama, Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
Operating hours: Thu-Tue, 5PM-10PM (Closed on Wed)
Contact number: +6010 920 3239
Halal status: Muslim-owned
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Discovering your new love for halal wagyu is easy with the abundance of restaurants in KL and Selangor 😍 Whether you’re treating yourself to a wagyu tomahawk or smoked wagyu brisket, these dishes are definitely worth every ringgit spent. Craving for succulent steaks instead? Get your knifes ready for the ultimate halal steaks in KL (at alcohol-free restaurants)!

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