Is Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes Malaysia Halal?


Farah Fazanna •  Mar 22, 2023

Famously known for its over-the-top crazy shakes and decadent burgers, Black Tap is a must-visit for any dessert and burger lovers! Founded in 2015 by Joe Isidori in New York City, the restaurant quickly gained a reputation for its Instagram-worthy food and long lines of hungry customers waiting to get in. Well, lucky for us, Black Tap has just opened its doors for us at Sunway Resort Hotel in Petaling Jaya!

From New York City to Sunway City

Credit: Sunway City Kuala Lumpur Hotels

The first-ever Black Tap venture into Malaysia, this edgy, urban concept restaurant offers a casual vibe reminiscent of a classic American luncheonette with a distinctly New York feel, complete with the 80s and 90s hip-hop and pop music art-covered walls. The façade and interior feature mural art by Kenji Chai, the famous Malaysian street artist whose iconic, era-defining designs have adorned the walls of cities across the country.

Juicy award-winning burgers

Credit: Black Tap Facebook

Let's start with the burgers. Black Tap features a variety of juicy, flavourful burgers made with high-quality ingredients. One of the most popular burgers on the menu is the Greg Norman Burger, which is topped with wagyu beef, house buttermilk-dill dressing, blue cheese, and arugula. Another crowd-pleaser is the Vegan Burger, which features a vegan patty made with quinoa and black beans, topped with vegan American cheese, pickled onions, salsa verde, and cilantro.

Insane over-the-top shakes

Credit: Black Tap Facebook

But what really sets Black Tap apart from other burger joints is its crazy shakes! These shakes are not your average dessert - they are towering, multi-layered creations that are almost too beautiful to eat (almost!). The menu features a variety of crazy shakes, including the Cotton Candy Shake, which is topped with a cloud of cotton candy and a lollipop, and the Bam Bam Shake, which is covered in Fruity Pebbles cereal and a Rice Krispie treat. The shakes are almost a meal and perfect for group sharing!

So, is Black Tap Malaysia halal?

We've contacted the restaurant and they have confirmed that they're not halal-certified as they serve alcohol on the premise. They do use halal-certified suppliers and they are a pork-free restaurant. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.

Address: Sunway Resort Hotel, 1, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm