16 Must-Try Restaurants For Hearty Middle Eastern Food In Klang Valley

Hummus where the heart is.

Middle Eastern food has always had a special place in the heart of Klang Valley. So when the kebab cravings hit, find a comfy spot for Middle Eastern cuisine near you!

The restaurants listed are arranged in no particular order.

1. Arabesque

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Tucked away from bristling Chinatown, Arabesque dwells in its own independent and quiet ambience perfect for a relaxing break. Either that or happily stuff your face with some amazing Mezza (small Middle Eastern dishes) like hummus, baba ganouj, tabbouleh or even perhaps some of their signature grills and yummy desserts to finish it all off.

Address: Petaling Street, China Town, 51000 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Details: Call 03-2022 1795 or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours:
Tuesday: 7pm to 11pm
Friday: 2.30pm to 11pm
Monday, Wesnesday, Thursday and on Weekends : 12pm to 11pm

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2. Naab Restaurant

It's the largest Iranian restaurant in Southeast Asia. Naab meaning "pure" in Farsi and will hands down be one of the purest and finest representations of Persian cuisine in KL. The interior is inspired by designs of the ancient Persian city of Yazd and the restaurant has various rooms available for all types of functions ranging from casual dining to ballroom events. One very commendable dish everyone should try is Naabgoosht, a traditional aromatic lamb stew.

Address: No. 130 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Details: Call 03 21433949 or 017 6215758, or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 12pm to 2am daily.

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3. Turkish Cafe Istanbul

You'll be delighted to know that Turkey isn't that far from home as travellers who have visited the country will attest to how closely this cafe's atmosphere resembles that of a typical Turkish neighbourhood cafe and apple-tea sipping antics. Those who know Turkish cuisine will be able to tell that they're in it for the real deal, so give their Turkish pizza or lamb dishes a try!

Address: 12, Jalan Wan Kadir 1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Details: Call 03-7731 1644 or email [email protected]
if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 11am to 11pm
Friday: 2.30pm to 11pm
Weekends: 9am to 11pm

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4. Al Halabi Gourmet

The gorgeously ornamented Al Halabi projects a unique Middle Eastern ambience. The restaurant imports the best quality ingredients to bring you authentic Lebanese and Syrian food doled out by chefs who are mostly from Syria which is by the way, the food capital of the continent. Needless to say, the food is phenomenal. On a side note, the menu is also relatively vegetarian friendly.

Address: Lot 7.01.06 Dining Loft Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Details: Call 603 2144 6393 or 03-2113 0061 if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.

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5. Wadi Hadramawt

You can trust Wadi Hadramawt to deliver Yemeni food that's hearty, flavourful and along the lines of a proper Arab meal. Allow their friendly wait staff to help you order some of their must-try shish tawouks, falafels or much gushed over lamb mandy, lamb madghout, lamb kabsa - basically every single lamb dish!

Address: 226 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Details: Call 03-4253 3333 or email [email protected]
if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 11am to 12am daily.

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6. Mozer's Subang Parade

We could not recommend Mozer's enough! Awesome grills, creamy lamb hummus, comforting arabic cuppa and... churros. The Spanish dessert may sound a little out of a place here but we assure you that's just how champions end their meal - merrily dunking their churros in caramel sauce and chowing it down. But if we're honest, you're already a champion when you step foot into Mozer's.

Address:
585, Jalan Kemajuan Subang, Ss 16, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor. Map

12G, D'Bayu Business Centre, 40160, Jalan Serambi U8/21, Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor. Map

Contact Details: Call 03-5612 4766 if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 10am to 11.30pm daily.

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7. Bedouin Arabian Cuisine

Just around the corner of Taman Tun stands Arabic restaurant Bedouin, making it a very convenient spot to swing by for lunch or dinner. You won't regret ordering any of their tender meat dishes, crisp Lebanese bread, baba ghanoush (smoky eggplant dip) or lamb liver, all adding up to a very hearty meal.

Address: 6 Jalan Wan Kadir, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Details: Call 03-7731 4712 or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 12pm to 12am daily.

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8. Marosh Restaurant

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Arabic-Lebanese food with generous portions and a variety of food to choose from. We recommend it as a place to bring all your friends to so you can order great shish taouk, shawarma, fish dishes and more which you can then share and enjoy having a taste of everything.

Pro tip: call for lentil soup with a squeeze of lemon.

Address: 001R, 001M, BB Park, Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Details: Call 03-2110 3150 or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 10am to 2am daily.

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9. Hadramawt Restaurant

A great way to experience Yemeni food by coming down to Hadramawt and trying their highly praised lamb Mandy with fluffy rice on the side, maybe even malawah bread along with your favourite dips. You can't really go wrong because everything is wonderful.

Address:

Lot 314, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur. Map

3, Jalan PJU 7/12a, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Map

Contact Details: Call 03-4256 0678 (Ampang branch) or 03-7733 7968 (The Curve) or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours:
Weekdays: 11am to 1am
Weekends: 11am to 2am

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10. Al Rawsha

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Many regard Al Rawsha as the go-to place for great Arabian food whose restaurant building resembles a standalone castle that's impossible to miss. You can't go wrong when you choose Al Rawsha who are consistent in delivering delicious and affordable food. The teas are notably decent there and so are their meat kabsas.

Address:
Jalan Kampung Pandan, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Map

2, Jalan Platinum G 7/G, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia Map

Contact Details: Call 03-9200 6600 or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 24 hours.

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11. Al Amar

Anyone who appreciates great Lebanese food will love Al Amar and their exotic tasting falafel (deep fried ball of mashed chickpeas and mixed spices), makanek (Lebanese sausages) and batata harra (spicy potatoes) which can be paired up with a heavenly cup of cardamom coffee.

Address:
Lot 6.10, Level-6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur. Map

No 28, Jalan 13/91, Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur. Map

Contact Details: Call 03-2141 3814 if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 11am to 3am daily.

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12. Tarbush Restaurant

Tarbush is one of the strongest Arab food chains around and is still going strong so pop by one of their branches and soak in the sights of their gorgeously decorated interior and experience what Arab food can offer.

Address:

138, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Map

123, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Map

138, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Map

Contact Details: Call 03-2144 6393 (Starling branch), 03-2142 8558 (Bukit Bintang), 03-5633 9222 (Sunway branch) or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 10am to 2am daily.

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13. Al Diafah Restaurant

Drop by for a refreshing lemon peppermint drink on a hot day and cool off at the air-conditioned Ah Diafah for a bit before diving into their meaty selection of mains. Portions may be slightly smaller than usual but everything is well cooked but still well worth the visit, we'd say!

Address: 45, Jalan Radin Anum, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Details: Call 03-9059 6237 or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 11am to 11pm daily.

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14. Al Andalus Restaurant

Fall in love with Moroccan food as you indulge in an incredible variety of food. You may start off with some hummus, Tabouleh (tangy Levantine salad) and Moutabel (spicy aubergine dip) before moving onto mains like the charcoal-smoked “Lamb Arayes" or flavour-packed kebabs. The prices are reasonable and there's also an outdoor area for those who like shisha.

Address: Jalan Delima, Imbi, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Details: Call 03-2110 0373 or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours: 12pm to 5am daily.

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15. Sahara Tent Restaurant

Freshly cooked Arabian food with a once again extensive meat menu. If you're indecisive you may easily go with a mixed kebab grill selection and finish with a traditional dessert like baklava and a strong cup of Turkish coffee.

Address:
Lorong Nibong, Taman U Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur. Map

41 & 43, Jalan Sultan Ismail & Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. Maps

Plaza Shah Alam, No. F3, 1st Floor, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah E9/E, Seksyen 9, Selangor, Section 9, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor. Map

Contact Details: Call 012-348 5300 if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 11am to 3am
Sunday: 11am to 12am

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16. Julio's Restaurant

At Julio's, superb grills and shawarma's are up for grabs at affordable prices. Owned by a Syrian, food and drinks are certified to be authentic and boldly displayed through their generosity with the food portions that are perfect for sharing. So try to catch them in time for the Ramadan buffet while they're available!

Address: Unit G-25 Cova Square Jalan Teknologi, Kota Damansara PJU 5, Petaling Jaya.

Contact Details: Call 03-7629 4094 or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

Operating Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10am to 3am
Sunday: 10am to 12am

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What’s your go-to restaurant for Middle Eastern food? Let us know in the comment section below!

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