10 Muslim-Friendly Sushi Places In Kuala Lumpur You've Got To Visit

10 Muslim-Friendly Sushi Places In Kuala Lumpur And Selangor To Satisfy Your Japanese Food Cravings


Nursyazana Kahardy •  Jan 31, 2024

It's no secret that many of us simply adore eating sushi - the quintessential Japanese dish that has become so widely popular that it's recognised almost everywhere in the world today. But forget the rest of the world for a second and get your chopsticks ready as we sashimi through a list of amazing Muslim-friendly sushi places in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor - ranging from budget bites to something fancier for an occasional treat!

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10 halal sushi restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

1. Kaito

Head over to KAITO at Glo Damansara in TTDI where they serve modern-fusion Japanese food. The restaurant is also Muslim-owned so you can be assured that it’s halal AND delicious. Each plate is thoughtfully curated to ensure the perfect taste, presentation and freshness. It’s definitely a more refined dining experience but you get your money's worth as the dishes are freshly prepared and of premium quality. Read our review of Kaito here!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: KAITO, LG.09, Level LG, Glo Damansara, 699, Jalan Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11:30am-3pm, 5-10:30pm (Mon-Sun)

Contact: 03-2385 7275

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2. Sakana Japanese Dining

Under the guidance of the talented Chef Makoto Saito, Sakana proudly stands as Malaysia's pioneer in incorporating halal-certified vinegar and mirin from the renowned Yokoi Vinegar Brewing in Tokyo. Sushi chefs have cherished this esteemed brand for over 80 years! The halal-certified vinegar comes at a higher cost, about four times more than regular vinegar, but it brings an unmistakable, refreshing tang that perfectly seasons Sakana's sushi rice and pickles.

Sakana has wholeheartedly embraced the challenge of creating an impeccably Muslim-friendly menu. From halal-certified meat to Japanese-sourced halal miso paste for sauces and marination, they have ensured every aspect reflects their commitment to both authentic Japanese flavours and the needs of the Muslim community. It's a harmonious blend of tradition and inclusivity!

Some of the must-tries include the Assorted Sashimi (RM188), featuring a fabulous variety of five - the coveted chutoro, representing terrifically tender tuna belly, plus yellowtail, salmon, shrimp and scallops. Do try the Sakana Nigiri is a sensational way to sample different delicacies of the ocean (RM68), while the Omega Beauty Roll is a lovely salmon roll layered with luscious avocado, briny bursts of ikura and crisp, earthy quinoa (RM45).

Halal status: Uses halal-certified mirin and soy sauce. Do note the restaurant serves alcohol so we recommend you dine at your own discretion.

Address: G11, Ground Floor, Petronas Twin Tower, Jalan Ampang, City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (Daily)


3. Sushi King

Easing us in at the top spot is, of course, Sushi King, the oldest and the first sushi conveyor belt sushi chain in Malaysia. Established in 1995, Sushi King is known for serving quality sushi - ranging from various Nigiri, Maki, Sashimi and other Japanese cuisines at affordable prices. Besides picking and choosing sushi straight from the conveyor, you can order some main dishes off their menu. All in all, the food is fresh, the service is good and it makes for a healthier alternative to fast food if you're looking for a place to grab a quick bite.

Halal status: Halal-certified

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Address:Click here for all outlet locations


4. Nippon Sushi

Next on the list is Nippon Sushi, a local Muslim-owned and halal-certified Japanese restaurant. Located in Bandar Bestari Klang, right next to McDonald's and Family Mart, this restaurant’s unique feature is that besides the conveyor belt sushi, any ala carte menu items ordered will be delivered to your table via a little robotic train - no doubt an adorable and entertaining feature! Each dish is made using fresh ingredients with salmon cheese sushi and sushi rolls (especially those with mentaiko sauce) coming very highly recommended.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address:Click here for all outlet locations


5. Sushi Jiro

If you're on a tight budget, Sushi Jiro is the place for you. This conveyor belt sushi chain only offers conveyor belt sushi at affordable prices. Big eaters will surely rack up an impressive stack of plates to Instagram by the end of their meal. ? From sashimi to crab meat, octopus to abalone and even jellyfish and scallop, the sheer variety available will leave your mouth watering. Not to mention, the sushi served here is often quite fresh - allowing you to have a good meal at a fraction of the price of most fancy Japanese restaurants.

Halal status: Uses Halal-certified ingredients and does not use or serve alcohol on-premises. Currently, only their Shoyu Ramen Soup contains Mirin. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.

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5. Empire Sushi

Empire Sushi has been a staple sushi snack shack since 2013. But did you know that there's a dine-in version of this beloved kiosk? Empire Sushi Premium at The Starling Mall utilises the latest technology to give patrons a fun-futuristic experience. Orders are taken digitally via iPads and delivered to your table via a little red train (which also plays a cute Japanese song!). The sushi uses 100% certified halal ingredients (with the Setapak outlet being certified halal by JAKIM) and is delicious no matter what you order. Coupled with reasonable prices, you'll definitely be able to enjoy and indulge yourself fully.

Halal status: 33 outlets are halal-certified by JAKIM. For premises without the certification, they are in the process of getting it. They use halal-certified ingredients, and no alcohol or mirin is used or served.

Address:Click here for all outlet locations


6. Don Kaiten Japanese Restaurant

Located in Klang Parade, Don Kaiten is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant that prides itself on giving its customers delicious food alongside a fresh and creative dining experience. With a menu that boasts a great variety of sushi dishes and regional specialities (including thick cuts of fresh sashimi), this restaurant has a price similar to that of most franchise sushi chains. The ingredients used to make the sushi are always very new and the conveyor belt is diligently maintained so that you’ll always find something interesting to nibble on - like the salmon-based sushi, which is highly recommended for being succulent and tasty.

Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients, and sushi rice does not contain mirin. No alcohol is used or served on the premises. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.

Opening hours: Open daily, 11AM - 8PM (Last order 7.30PM)

Address: G65, Ground Floor, Klang Parade Shopping Mall, No.2112 KM2, Jalan Meru, 41050 Klang, Selangor

Contact: 01136487538


7. Sakae Sushi

Those living in the KL area should be familiar with the popular conveyor belt sushi store, Sakae Sushi. With its iconic green frog logo, this sushi restaurant is almost as widespread as Sushi King (if priced a little bit cheaper - great for those who want to grab some fresh sushi on a budget)! The restaurant carries 250 types of affordably-priced Japanese staple dishes that range from sushi to sashimi, yakimono to donburi and much more. One of their must-try menu items is the salmon range. Using fresh, premium salmon that's been directly air-flown from the Atlantic, the classic salmon sushi, sashimi and hana maki is something not to be missed!

Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients, and is pork-free. The sushi rice does not contain any mirin but do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premises. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.

Address:Click here for all outlet locations


8. Kampachi

Acknowledge as KL's leading Japanese Restaurant, award-winning Kampachi employs Ginza-trained master chefs who are passionate about creating mouth-watering plates of sumptuous sushi and decadent sashimi platters. A favourite of many sushi lovers in the KL area, Kampachi has made a name for itself for using high-quality ingredients - air-flown from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji market! You literally cannot get a more authentic taste than that! Kampachi has also served royalty, heads of state and even celebrities in its over 40 years of operations. Now, they’ve even expanded to four other standalone locations so that more and more people can enjoy classic Japanese dishes such as o-toro (tuna belly), maguro yukke, yellowtail and a veritable feast of fresh sashimi.

Halal status: Uses halal-certified meat and ingredients. Do pre-book your meals beforehand so that the restaurant can arrange for a fully halal meal without any mirin. Do note that alcoholic beverages are served separately on the premises, so we recommend that readers dine at their own discretion.

Addresses: Check out their website for all locations


9. Zipangu Japanese Restaurant

Known for being one of the best Japanese restaurants in KL, Zipangu provides a relaxing dining experience in a zen-like setting. The restaurant comes with garden views, relaxing water features and even private spaces - making it a suitable venue if you're looking to have a nice business lunch or romantic dinner. ? As for the food, Zipangu takes quality very seriously. The sushi dishes are absolutely delicious! Indulge in only the very best of sashimi, sushi, temaki, and much more. The salmon and cod dishes are known to be especially fresh and the sheer variety of sashimi will leave you spoilt for choice!

Halal status: Uses halal-certified meats and ingredients. Do note that alcoholic beverages are served separately on the premise, so we recommend that readers dine at their own discretion.

Opening hours: Daily, 12PM - 2.30PM, 6.30PM - 10.30PM

Address: 11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603-2074 3900


10. Furu Japanese Restaurant

This one's for those living near Cyberjaya (or who are willing to travel!). This authentic, pork-free Japanese restaurant is legit. The portions are huge too so you can definitely share with your friends and family! The prices are slightly on the pricier side, but you get what you paid for. The fresh sashimis are generously cut, sushi is expertly made and full of flavour and we particularly loved the meal sets as you get the best bang for your buck!

Halal status: No halal certificate as the premise also serves alcohol. Ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers and no mirin is used in the dishes. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.

Address: C-03-02 Tamarind Square, Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 11:30 am–3 pm, 5 pm–10 pm (Daily)


And that’s a (sushi) wrap! From magnificent maguro to outstanding nigiri, sensational sashimi to terrific temaki, you'll never have to go through another raw deal with our delectable list of sushi places in Klang Valley. Now all you have to do is grab your friends, and your family and book a weekend to go off and satisfy your sushi cravings.