25 Jul 5 Best Halal Restaurants Nearby Bukit Bintang Area
1. Restoren Rosdet Tomyam
Restoran Rosdet Tomyam is popular among the locals for the tasty Malay-Thai fusion food that is quick to serve and uses fresh ingredients. It offers decent meal with well-balanced flavours on budget, and visitors are spoilt for the assorted choices available, ranging from a variety of cooking styles for dishes like seafood (fish, crab, prawn, clam), beef, chicken, vegetable, and egg to fried rice/noodle. Among the favourite dishes are tomyam which is a rich soup with well-balanced flavour and generous helping of meat or seafood, siakap stim limau (seabass steamed with lime slices), and siakap masak Rosdet (fried seabass topped with in-house specialty gravy). The restaurant offers a wide choice of drinks and dessert, including juices, fruits and mango sticky rice to soothe the stomach.
2. Restoren Tg's Nasi Kandar
Tg’s Nasi Kandar is well-known among the locals and tourists alike for the surprisingly affordable price listing on the quality food despite its location in the city centre at Bukit Bintang. The restaurant’s relatively secluded location away from the busy and noisy street food market is also good to offer a peaceful eating environment. It prides itself on its large menu that consists of popular rice meals such as kari kepala ikan (curry fish head), udang goreng (fried prawns) and ayam goreng (fried chicken), as well as the many types of rotis (flattened bread), all at very reasonable prices and generous portion. It is your go-to place to fix the sudden cravings for flavourful Malaysian delight, as well as to experience the lively atmosphere with the football fans gathering around during the season.
3. Limapulo Baba Can Cook
Limapulo Baba Can Cook offers visitors a pleasant gastronomical experience for a selection of reasonably priced authentic Nyonya dishes in a clean and cool setting with lots of Instagram-worthy decors. Some of the highly-acclaimed well-executed dishes include the Nyonya laksa that is only served during lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (limited to 70 bowls per day!), as well as sambal petai udang (shrimp and stinky bean cooked in a fiery sambal that never overplays its strength), and ayam berempah (chicken in spices). If a fully-fledged Nyonya meal is too much to handle, you can also try the set menu that comes with rice, steamed long beans, omelet and a dish of your choice. Peranakan ale (homemade version of ginger ale with extra spice) is a refreshing drink that goes well with the flavourful dishes, and the sago pudding with gula melaka is also a hit with those with sweet tooth. The place can be quite packed during peak hours, it is advisable to be early to sample the food; however, the service is considerably prompt for a busy restaurant.
Limapulo Baba Can Cook
Address: 50, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm, 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm
4. Songket Restaurant & Bar
Set in an old-style bungalow, diners get to choose to enjoy their meals indoors or outdoors on a covered patio for a breezy, semi al fresco ambience. The menu offers authentic traditional Malay flavours with a modern twist, and the foods are not too spicy for unaccustomed taste buds without swaying too far from the original recipes. Chicken, fish, seafood, red meats and vegetable dishes are aplenty. Visitors will be entertained by the Malaysian cultural dance performance that runs on Monday to Saturday from 8.30 pm to 9.15 pm, and even learned a couple of steps of the dances all at one place. Songket offers pandan infused pudding with gula melaka (palm sugar), durian tiramisu and sago gula melaka, among others, to soothe the stomach after a sumptuous meal. It should not come as a surprise that the price will be slightly steep with all the great ambiance, good food and engaging entertainment one is paying for.
Songket Restaurant and Bar
Address: 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Weekdays 12 – 3 pm, 6 – 11 pm; weekends 5 – 11 pm
5. Wadi Hadramawt
Wadi Hadramawt is one of the best-rated restaurants specializing in Yemeni and Arabic cuisine in town. Its constantly updated menu offers an assorted range of dishes for selection, including the Arabian breads, soups, appetisers and rice dishes, and desserts. Some favourite dishes are mullawah, the freshly baked, delicious flat bread that goes well with grilled and barbequed meats, as well as the mandi dishes, an Arabic specialty that requires hours of baking the chicken or lamb and rice that locks in the flavours of herbs and spices. There is also an open area for shisha smokers. The slightly higher price is good value for the taste of the food and ambiance of the restaurant, although the dish portion is a subject of dispute.
Address: 226, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Business hours: Daily 12.00 pm – 12.00 am (according to the facebook page)
Phone no.: 03-42533333