[Updated 19 April 2019 – Removed Raj’s Banana Leaf, Added Devi’s Corner, and The Sudo Brew]

No matter how late you spent finishing up your report or how early you rise for a big exam, there’s always somewhere to go and something to eat in Kuala Lumpur. Known as one of Malaysia’s food cities, 24-hour food eateries are man-made gastronomic treasures and you can spot them in the bustling street corners of Kuala Lumpur.

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Some days you will crave for croissants and cakes. Some nights you will yearn for banana leaf rice and nasi kandar. Regardless of the hours, days or weeks, solve all your dining woes at these 24-hour halal eateries in Kuala Lumpur.

1. Nathan’s CorneR

Whether it’s for lunch break or late-night supper, there’s never a short of reasons to visit Nathan’s CorneR. A local eatery that embraces South Indian flavours in every meal, we recommend the banana leaf rice with lots of curries to dive deep into their roots.

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Just before midnight, it’s natural to see most tables with a plate of cheese naan and tandoori chicken. It’s a local favourite, we must say. They’re generous with their cheese shavings on their delightful naan, so enjoy them with a side of teh tarik or limau ais.

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#HHWT Tip: You can also find other Nathan’s Corner outlets in Jalan Awan Jawa, Taman Yarl and Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa.

Food status: Muslim-owned
Address: 1, Jalan 6/155, Bukit Jalil, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 24 hours
Contact: +603-7772 3572

2. Nasi Kandar Pelita

First established in Penang, Nasi Kandar Pelita gained a huge following of foodies over the years. With franchises mushrooming in various cities in Malaysia, there are 13 outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor areas alone.

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Staying true to their identity, nasi kandar is a definite signature. With scoops of steamed rice smacked in the middle, mix and match your favourite dishes such as chicken curry, honey roasted chicken, fried cuttlefish and fried chicken to create a wholesome meal. Save their roti canai and naan selections for days when you desire a lighter meal.

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#HHWT Tip: There are many 24-hour Pelita outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor areas. Check out their outlet locations here.

Food status: Halal certified
Address: 2, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 24 hours
Contact: +603-2282 5532
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3. Al Rawsha Restaurant

To anyone who regularly craves for chicken mandy or beef sambossa at 3AM, we feel you. Thankfully, Al Rawsha Restaurant’s round-the-clock opening hours make the odd-hour yearning for Middle Eastern food acceptable.

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Within their castle-like facade, Al Rawsha’s focus on Middle Eastern shines in the pages of their menu. If you need a guide for what’s good, we recommend the kufta meatballs and falafels for starters. Warm up your appetite before the main courses such as the special mixed grill and kebab and rice platter hit the table. Remember to refresh your palate with free flow of mint tea.

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Food status: Muslim-owned
: Jalan Kampung Pandan, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 24 hours
Contact: +603-9200 6600
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4. Oldtown White Coffee

When Kuala Lumpur is asleep, do you know you can enjoy Oldtown favourite at 3AM? Yes, you can scribble nasi lemak chicken rendang or Ipoh chicken hor fun on their order chit. And have kaya and butter toast past midnight. Whatever you have in mind, Oldtown will be wide awake to whip up something delicious.

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The 24-hour operating hours are only reserved to a few Oldtown outlets. If you’re close to places like Cheras Leisure Mall or Brickfields, Oldtown is a cosy place for supper and late-night cravings. Be sure to enjoy your meals with their signature Oldtown White Coffee. Hazelnut is our favourite!

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#HHWT Tip: There are only a few Oldtown White Coffee franchises that are open for 24 hours. Your round-the-clock options include Cheras Leisure Mall, Cheras Midah, Brickfields, Plaza Puchong and Sri Rampai outlets.

Food status: Halal certified
: Level 1, Cheras Leisure Mall, Jalan Manis 6, Taman Segar, 56100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 24 hours
Contact: +603-9134 2566

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5. Raj’s Banana Leaf (no longer 24 hours)

We need to talk, Raj’s Banana Leaf. Why do you have to make it difficult for us to resist that delicious banana leaf rice of yours? Those sides of bean sprouts, vegetable curry and fried bitter gourds next to a serving of steamed rice smothered with dhal and curries.

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Also, we need to talk about your mouthwatering side dishes too. Chicken masala, fried squid with onions or mutton varuval? They’re all delicious. Fried pomfret or tenggiri fish? They taste equally good. Wait a sec, your Bangsar outlet is open all day? Awesome, we’re coming over for supper.

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#HHWT Tip: Raj’s Banana Leaf also has a branch in Subang Jaya but only the Bangsar outlet opens for 24 hours

Address: 38-G, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 24 hours

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5. Hayaki

Capturing the robust flavours of Kelantanese cuisine, Hayaki is where any local foodie would go for quick and fuss-free meals. Originated from Kelantan, this spacious 24-hour establishment wins the heart with their medley of Kelantanese, Western and Malaysian favourites.

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For a hearty breakfast, starting your day with a plate of nasi lemak is the best way forward. If you want to stay true to Hayaki’s specialty, tease your palate with nasi dagang, nasi kerabu or nasi ulam. You can also take the Western route and enjoy chicken chop with mushroom sauce.

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#HHWT Tip: Other Hayaki outlets that are open for 24 hours are Damansara Uptown and Shah Alam Seksyen 13.

Food status: Halal certified
: Setapak 87-G, Platinum Walk, No.2, Jalan Langkawi,  53000 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 24 hours
Contact: +603-7732 9912

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6. Donutes

A Taiwanese franchise with a thing for sweet and savoury desserts, Donutes makes our dreams of savouring breads, cakes, sandwiches and doughnuts in the wee hours of the morning come true. Their doors open all day and their contemporary interiors are well-appreciated by families and younger crowds.

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Their best-selling Danish Polo Bun and Taiwan Rosong are must-haves on your tray. Other noteworthy selections include the Liu Sha mini croissant and Taiwan pineapple cake. If you’re in the mood for cakes, you don’t have to wait till your birthday to try the Oreo Aurura, Chocolate Song and Labelle cakes. Ingredients wise, all of their suppliers are halal-certified.

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#HHWT Tip: Donutes outlets in Subang SS15 and Puchong Jaya are also open for 24 hours!

Food status: Uses halal certified ingredients
: 1, Jalan PJU 5/13, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating hours: 24 hours
Contact: +603-6143 7262

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7. Syed Bistro

Variety is Syed Bistro’s strong suit, which makes every meal at this local establishment interesting to try. To follow what the locals are having, skip the calorie-counting for a taste of chicken or mutton bukhara biryani, tandoori naan, roti telur and maggi goreng.

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Depending on the hours of your visit, the wait staffs are always quick to take your orders and serve your meals. Opening the restaurant all day long also gives foodies the option to sample other favourites such as paprik fried rice, fried kuay teow, murtabak and thosai anytime.

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#HHWT Tip: All Syed Bistro outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are open for 24 hours!

Food status: Halal certified
: 4, Lorong Ara Kiri 3, Lucky Garden, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 24 hours
Contact: +603-2093 3786

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8. Steven’s Corner

When we think of late-night hangouts, our minds naturally turn to the local mamak in the likes of Steven’s Corner. An open-air eatery that is designed with efficient service and laid-back atmosphere, this 24-hour mamak is the solution to your growling stomach at ungodly hours.

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Any foodie who is familiar with the mamak concept already has their menu favourites in mind. You can’t go wrong with their roti canai varieties (roti boom kaya or roti milo, anyone?) and stir-fried dishes (say yes to maggi goreng ayam and mee rojak sotong). A must-have on a Steven’s Corner table is the gooey madness of their popular cheese naan.

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#HHWT Tip: Steven’s Corner OUG is the only branch that opens for 24 hours

Food status: Muslim-owned
Address: 18 & 18A, Jalan Hujan Rahmat Dua, OUG, Jalan Kelang Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 24 hours

9. TG’s Bukit Bintang

If you’re searching for a 24-hour eatery in Changkat, dining at TG’s Bukit Bintang might be a start of your new round-the-clock routine. Serving delicious Indian cuisine with a price that is comfortable on your wallet, it is a good chill-out spot for budget diners.

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Any foodie would appreciate the colours of biryani with a side of vegetables and curries. Completing your dining experience with a pop of tandoori chicken and garlic cheese naan is also advised, if not necessary.

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Food status: Muslim-owned
Address: 3, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 24 hours
Contact: +60 11-1055 6435

10. Devi’s Corner

One of Bangsar’s iconic eateries! Devi’s Corner at Telawi has been one of the neighbourhood’s staple places to eat for years.

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Whether you’re craving a simple roti canai with teh tarik, or a good plate of hot nasi lemak with fried chicken, Devi’s Corner has you covered 24 hours a day 😉

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And not to forget their drool-worthy banana leaf 🤤From magnificent spicy curries to juicy fried chicken, and deep fried fish, this place will take your food adventures to a new level!

Food status: Halal certified
Address: Bangsar outlet – 14, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 24 hours
Contact: +6012-267 6714

11. The Sudo Brew

Hungry, but need to get some work done at the same time? And it’s too late at night to find a decent cafe with internet? Or if you’re looking for a late-night hangout joint? Then Sudo Brew is the place to be! This amazing coffee place runs 24 hours a day with plenty of work stations, plug points, and good internet speed.

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Located at Damansara Jaya, the place is frequented by many day and night, simply because of its computer-friendly environment, good food and coffee ☕️

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Their delectable food selection is a must-try too 😍From their delicious pastries, healthy salad bowls, and filling pasta! You’ll be satisfied from supper till breakfast (which you can have there too 😋).

Food status: Uses halal certified ingredients
Address: 7, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: 24 hours
Contact: +603-7731 3455

If there’s one thing we love about 24-hour halal eateries, it’s the abundance of local food and desserts we can discover. Whether you’re craving for banana leaf rice, croissants or tandoori naan, you can dine and devour these local favourites any hour of the day.


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