Searching for halal restaurants to break fast during Ramadan need not be a chore. After a long day of fasting, finding a place for the whole family to break fast together can be a culinary adventure. From gourmet cuisine to affordable eats, this list of fantastic halal restaurants will satisfy all appetites.

Find the best places to break fast in Southern, North-west and Central Malaysia with this handy guide.

1. Lada & Clove Restaurant @ TROVE Johor Bahru

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The recently opened TROVE Johor Bahru is one of the swankiest hotels in JB. And their inaugural Ramadan celebration begins at Lada & Clove Restaurant with ‘Juadah Masyarakat Malaysia’ buffet dinner. From now till 3 June 2019, guests get to sample over 200 of Malaysia’s favourite dishes that promise culinary experiences unconfined.

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Better yet, these dishes are featured in a dazzling array with a live BBQ stall, hot plate counter, steamboat station and vegetable corner. Prepared by expert Chef Fadzren Oyob and a talented culinary team, the signature dishes include Rendang Kambing Tok made with secret spices. Next to try is the aromatic lamb oxtail Gulai Warisan, Masak Lomak Burung Puyuh (Quail) and Itik Salai (Smoked Dried Duck).

Venison rendang in silver platter with red chili garnish
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Other mouth-watering specialties include traditional Johor Javanese Ayam Penyet Siram with Kuah Lemak and Minang Style Venison Rendang. Not to be missed is the Babur Lambuk Tulang, served only at TROVE. Further, there’s fusion Mee Rebus Soba, that’s so uniquely created.

Bubur Lambuk Tulang with bones in wide basket
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Sweet temptations begin with their signature cheesecakes and wide variety of starters from Malay Kuih to Ulam (Asian Salads). Even the wide range of soups and popular beverages will warm hearts all around town. Rewarding guests further is the lucky draw held daily with attractive prizes to be won.

  • Address: Jalan Dato’ Abdullah Tahir, 80300 Johor Bahru
  • Price: RM128 nett (adult), RM78 nett (child)
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trovejb

2. Makan Kitchen @ DoubleTree By Hilton Johor Bahru

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Located at the ground floor is the ever popular Makan Kitchen. And the ‘Jom Makan’ dinner buffet is a special celebration of food and culture from all 14 states of Malaysia. In fact, it is an invitation to break fast with a loved ones whilst enjoying the diverse and unique flavours of Malaysian food.

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With over 150 authentic dishes served, guests will be spoilt for choice. Further, there’s fresh oysters and Wagyu beef for guests.

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Well-loved dishes include Mee Bandung from Johor, Tiger Prawns with Sambal Petai from Selangor and Gulai Tempoyak Ikan Patin from Pahang.

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Just as delicious is the Daging Batang Pinang Masak Kayu Manis from Penang and Sago Gula Melaka. Break fast with traditional Malay cuisine and international buffet selections to whet your appetite. These appetizing delights are available from now till 4 June 2019.

  • Address: 12 Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru
  • Price: RM178 nett (adult), RM89 nett (child)
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doubletreeJB

3. Selera Senibong Seafood @ Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru

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When gourmet buffets are not your thing and more affordable dining is preferred, then, break fast at Selera Senibong Seafood. Dining by the Straits of Johor at sunset is a wonderful way to break fast with friends and family.

Sea views fronting the restaurant

Top on the menu is the grilled seafood with grilled vegetables on the side. Also popular is the local Malay dishes like ayam goreng, mee rebus, nasi kerabu, rojak and lots more.

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What’s interesting here? The choice of fresh fish, squid, clams, lobsters, prawns and crabs that customers pick out themselves. Then, the chef whips up the meal based on the style that the customer favours. Be it spicy grilled, steamed, deep-fried or soup-based, the choices are aplenty. And the crowds of families dining here during Ramadan shows how popular and priced right their menu is.

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  • Address: Persisiran Pantai Senibong, Permas Jaya, 81750 Kampong Senibong, Johor
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Selera-Senibong-Seafood-sss-893584657333958/

4. TF Riverside Hotel, Melaka

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Among the most affordable restaurants to break fast in Melaka is TF Riverside Hotel. Lush hotel settings fronting the Melaka River, warm ambience and delectable food make this a perfect place to break fast in the city.

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The Citarasa buffet features grilled lamb served with a choice of black pepper, mushroom or BBQ sauce. Adding to the flavours are hearty soups, rendang with rice, laksa, signature prawn and seafood dishes.

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For desserts, there are an assortment of sweets and cakes, local Nyonya kuih-muih and home-made beverages as thirst quenchers.

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When the sun goes down, grab the seats fronting the waterways for a scenic buka puasa in Melaka.

  • Address: 2, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka
  • Price: RM44 nett (adult), RM23 nett (senior aged 60 & above), RM20 (child)
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tfriverside/

5. Restoran Cerana Ikan Bakar Alai, Melaka

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Another popular hot spot to break fast at good value for money prices is at Restoran Cerana Ikan Bakar Alai. Home-style cuisine with scrumptious seafood has crowds coming here to break fast every Ramadan.

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What to try? Set your sights on asam pedas fish, grilled fish with lemon, seafood platters such as squid, crabs, clams and cuttlefish. Top on the menu include butter-fried prawns and grilled vegetables to go with your meal.

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Just like other ‘ikan bakar’ restaurants, customers get to choose their seafood. Then, they instruct the chef on the style of cooking preferred. Whilst the price of seafood is seasonal, customers should check prices before placing their orders.

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It’s little wonder that this restaurant is listed as one of Melaka’s favourite dining places. After all, the restaurant has spacious dining, such a diverse Halal menu and ample free parking.

  • Address: Medan Ikan Bakar Dan Asam Pedas Sungai Punggur, Kampung Alai, 75460 Telok Mas, Melaka
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/restorancerana/

6. Caprilicious at Capri by Fraser, Kuala Lumpur

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Love bazaars? Then, you’ll love the ‘Bazaar Jalan Kerinchi’ at Caprilicious at Capri where an interactive, lively bazaar setting welcomes guests to break fast with style. What to expect? Over 120 authentic dishes that you’ll find in most Ramadan bazaars and more. So, get ready to dine on delicacies like ayam percik panggang, gulai tulang and rendang pucuk ubi.

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Just as scrumptious is the ikan patin masak tempoyak, rusuk kambing nangka muda and variety of sweet temptations for dessert.

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Moreover, the authentic local favourites buffet dinner is so unique. Here, guests can walkabout to survey the wide array of live stalls and sample the popular street-style food. Further, this bazaar-style buffet is available from now till 2 June 2019.

  • Address: 5, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Price: RM128 nett (adult), RM48 nett (child), Free for kids aged 4 years & below.
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Caprilicious-at-Capri-by-Fraser-289584438244708/

7. Melting Pot Cafe @ Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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A melting pot of heritage, haute cuisine and happy flavours come together this Ramadan at Melting Pot Cafe in Concorde Hotel. So, break fast with ‘kawan-kawan’ at the Citarasa 6 Sekawan Nightly Buffet with over 160 dishes to savour. From traditional Malaysian cuisine to Indian, Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine, guests are taken on a journey of food from around Asia. Available from now till 4 June 2019.

As starters, guests can break fast with dates, dried apricots and their famed bubur lambuk. Delightful dishes to satiate your appetite include daging dendeng kering balado merah, gulai ikan masak lemak and sotong kalio. For more culinary delights, try the siput sedut masak lemak daun kunyit, ikan patin masak tempoyak and lamb varuval.

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What makes this buffet special? The flavours of spices that range from black pepper, candlenut, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and star anise, used in different dishes. Further, there are 8 live cooking stations where guests can watch how the food is prepared. In addition, the buffet features fresh seafood, teppanyaki corner and traditional desserts specially created for Ramadan.

  • Address: 2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Price: RM138 nett (adult), RM69 nett (child),
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/concordehotelkualalumpur/

8. The Khan Mongolian Muslim Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

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When it’s hot and sunny, and you’re in need of something soupy to break fast with, the choice is clear. Here at The Khan Mongolian Muslim Restaurant, guests can feast on fabulous Mongolian cuisine. Moreover, the most popular is steamboat with a wide choice of ingredients and BBQ dishes. With an extensive menu, guests can select their desired soup base or try all, and pick their choice of seafood, meats and vegetables.

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Image credit: The Khan Mongolian Muslim Restaurant | Facebook

Nowhere else can you get Mongolian-style Halal cuisine except at this restaurant. So, it’s time to break fast with a difference this Ramadan.

  • Address: 1-36, PV128, Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheKhanMR/

Break Fast Without The Fuss

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Make this Ramadan extra special for your family. Do share all your favourite halal restaurants with us.

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