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9 Romantic Muslim-Friendly Restaurants In KL For That Perfect Date Out

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Nursyazana Kahardy  •  Sep 12, 2018

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[Updated 28 May 2021] When it comes to romantic gestures, you can never go wrong with anything that involves food. 😍 While you enjoy sharing yummy food with your significant other, a lot of you also understand the struggles of finding a romantic restaurant to eat. To help you out, here are some of the best Muslim-friendly romantic restaurants in Kuala Lumpur (KL) for you and your partner! Disclaimer: Do note that this article features eateries which serve alcohol. This has been clearly marked out below and we recommend that you dine at your own discretion.
1. Subak Restaurant
There's nothing like a dinner in a romantic setting of lush greenery for a perfect date. Subak Restaurant, located in a quiet spot in Bukit Lanjan, is a lovely spot that's become famous for romantic dinners. Enjoy the food from the menu that includes Western favourites like steak and pasta but also has local dishes for those who prefer Asian flavours. But Subak's strongest point is perhaps its romantic ambience - you can even request to have your table decorated for an extra special meal for two. Planning to surprise your loved one with a gorgeous bouquet? Find out the  best flower delivery services in Kuala Lumpur ! Halal status: Muslim-owned, no alcoholic beverages served Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM- 11PM Address: Lot 3213, Jalan Penchala Indah, Bukit Lanjan, 60000 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-7729 9030/31 or +6019-798 1465 Website
2. Faroz Cafe
Located in the neighbourhood of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (also known as Taman Tun or TTDI for short), the first thing you'll notice about Faroz Cafe is its elegant and charming interior that gives vibes of that of a European cafe. Featuring deep reds, royal gold accents and a stairs with cascading flowers, every corner of the space makes for the perfect background to snap your #ootd! Serving a mix of local delights and Western dishes, prepare to dive into a feast of flavours here. From classics like Soto Ayam and Sup Tulang Merah to unique dishes like Pan Seared Meltique Beef Ribeye and Buttermilk Chicken Burger, you won't have to worry about being faced with limited options. You'll also get to add sweet notes to your meal with one of their mouthwatering treats like sizzling brownies with ice cream, banana split, tiramisu and more. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 11AM-10PM (closed on Sunday) Address:  39, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur  Contact: +6019 779 7608 Website
3. Cafe Ame Soeur
Located in Bukit Jalil, say bonjour to Cafe Ame Soeur. Its name in French means ‘soulmate’ and if that doesn’t say romantic already, then we don’t know what does! However, don’t let that stop you from coming here with your close girlfriends and family 😉 Heavily inspired by the Victorian Era, the inside of the cafe is beautifully decorated with full-length mirrors along the wall and hanging crystal chandeliers. Combined with baroque patterns and gold accents running throughout the cafe, the place truly gives off a royal vibe. Serving all kinds of delicious dishes, the cafe’s got you covered no matter what time of the day you decide to visit. For early risers, tuck into classic choices of egg benedict, American breakfast or breakfast waffle. Those swinging by during lunch and dinner can enjoy dishes like beef wellington, spicy prawn aglio olio and smoked glazed barbecued spring chicken. They also serve afternoon teas (available from Monday to Sunday between 3PM and 6PM) where you get to enjoy  savoury bites and delectable desserts. Click here to read more about Cafe Ame Soeur!  Halal status: All ingredients used are sourced from halal-certified suppliers. They are currently applying for a halal certification. Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-9PM Address: 20, Jalil Link Block 2, Jalan Jalil Jaya 2, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact: +603 8999 0738 Facebook
4. Flora Terrace at Hampshire Place
You don't have to do much if you're throwing a celebration at Flora Terrace at Hampshire Place because the restaurant's interior is already pretty. True to its name, there are florals and glittery fixtures hanging gracefully from the ceiling. Hence, it's no surprise why diners would look up as soon as they enter the room. Spot a medley of Malaysian and Western cuisine when you go through your choices. Ask the waiter and they'll probably recommend the honey glazed salmon, grilled lamb chop, and laksa Johor. If you're planning to wrap up the celebration meal on a sweet note, you have creme caramel, chocolate fondant and mango mousse to choose from. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM Address: 157, Persiaran Hampshire, Hampshire Park, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6019-223 3115 / +6012-463 6824 / +603-2181 0872 Facebook
5. THIRTY8
 Dinner with delectable food and amazing views of the city - what could be better? Well, you'll get just that with Thirty8, the restaurant located on the 38th floor of the Grand Hyatt hotel in KL that offers 360-degree views of the city. The picture-perfect views are one thing, but the food is another. Be prepared to be spoiled for choice as you peruse their menu with dishes showcasing Western, Chinese and Japanese flavours. They also usually have set menus available, so do be sure to check with your waiter! It's also worth noting that the restaurant also operates for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea as well as dinner, so if you're a couple that's looking for a date-spot earlier in the day, you can opt for a nice romantic breakfast or tea for two as well 😉 Thirty8 has a smart casual dress code in place (no slippers, sandals, or singlets), so it's a nice chance to doll yourselves up! If you're planning a staycation, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is one of the best hotels in Kuala Lumpur with incredible views of the Twin Towers! Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. Do note that alcoholic beverages are available on the menu, so we advise that you dine at your own discretion. Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-11PM  Address: 38th floor, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 2182 1234 Website
6. Favola @ Le Meridien
Lead by Italian Chef Domenico Piras, Favola (which means ‘Fable’ in Italian) is one of the best halal Italian restaurants in KL. Located on Level 8 of Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur, the restaurant won the title of ‘Best Italian Restaurant’ in Time Out KL's Food & Drinks Award 2016. The interior is decorated in a rustic style, making it look reminiscent to the Italian Renaissance era and the carnival masks that line the walls also gives the place a vibrant and festive feeling 🎭 If that doesn’t convince you to give this place a try, just know that Favola is also a popular date spot for couples who want to celebrate a special occasion; be it birthdays, anniversaries, wedding receptions or even surprise proposals 😉  Additionally, if you haven’t been stunned by the gorgeous décor, the food just might do the trick! Seafood and risotto have played a great part in traditional Venetian cooking and Chef Domenico holds true to that principle with his array of colourful dishes. Some of the must-try dishes include the Mixed Grilled Fish Platter, freshly prepared with Grilled vegetables, lemon wedges, garlic, basil olive oil and sun-dried tomato dressing and the Risotto Nero, a squid ink risotto dish with sautéed lobster, broccolini, lemon rind and cherry tomatoes 🤤 Favola is now open for dine-in so you can have the Italian feast you've been dreaming of! Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. Do note that alcoholic beverages are available on the menu, so we advise that you dine at your own discretion. Opening hours: Mon-Wed; 12PM - 3PM,  Thu-Fri; 12PM - 3PM and 6PM - 10PM, Sat-Sun; 6PM - 10PM Address: 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Contact: +603-2263 7434 Website
7. The Orchid Conservatory @ The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
If you're treating your special someone to a meal, why not bring them to The Orchid Conservatory, which is specially-decorated with colourful orchids! Not only will you and your significant other get to enjoy the floral display, but the high-tea experience will guarantee a memorable date for both of you.  Indulge in the wonderful array of afternoon tea with some baked scones and clotted cream along with delicate finger sandwiches - smoked salmon with cheese and tomato and prawn cocktail sandwich - all served on a three-tier, Ferris wheel stand! Known as one of the best halal high-tea spots in Kuala Lumpur, their high-tea session that can rival those in London is sure to be a romantic-approved spot for you and your loved one. Besides that, you can also plan a romantic staycation in Kuala Lumpur at The Majestic Hotel with your spouse! Halal status: Ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. Do note that alcoholic beverages are served separately on the premise, so we recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Opening hours: Afternoon Tea only available from 12PM-2.30PM and 3PM-6PM on weekends Address: 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6011-2642 7815 Website
 8. Samira by Asian Terrace
Nestled in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this private park promises a romantic meal for two as you dine on Thai-Indochinese cuisine with the view of a tranquil pond and romantic lights. If you and your loved one are looking for a calm date night (and happen to be nature enthusiasts), Samira by Asian Terrace has to be your next date spot! With signature dishes like deep-fried lemongrass chicken with homemade sauce and tom yam soup with Norwegian lobster, expect to be nothing short of amazed by the rich and savoury flavours. True to its traditional menu, you can finish off your meal with a refreshing serving of fresh mango with sticky rice or pan-fried bananas with ice cream. From your dining experience surrounded by nature to a culinary taste of Southeast Asian flavours, Samira is sure to satisfy you and your loved one in every way! Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. Do note that alcoholic beverages are available on the menu,  so we advise that you dine at your own discretion. Opening hours: Tue; 6PM-11PM,Wed-Fri; 12PM-3PM, 6PM-11PM, Sat-Sun; 12PM-11PM (closed on Monday) Address: Lot 268, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 4042 3880 Website
9. Dining in the Dark
For adventurous couples who want to try something a little more out of the box, why not experience a whole meal in total darkness? The first of its kind in Malaysia, Dining in The Dark is a unique restaurant located on Changkat Bukit Bintang that seeks to provide patrons with an exciting, near intimate gastronomy experience via sensory deprivation. The concept of the restaurant is simple enough. When your sense of sight is ‘taken away’, your other senses like your sense of taste, hearing and touch greatly increases. Every texture, every taste, every sound suddenly becomes an adventure! Plus, couples have found that the overall experience has actually deepened their bonds 💑 
Credits: Dining in the Dark - Kuala Lumpur on Facebook You and your SO can also have a fun little competition in trying to guess just what is being served to you as the menu is not revealed until the end of the meal. Consisting of a thoughtfully crafted, four-course ‘mystery meal’, each dish is designed to incorporate varying tastes and dynamics in a complementary manner. The menu changes once every four months so be sure to inform the restaurant of any food allergies or dietary restrictions due to religious or medical reasons beforehand. Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. Do note that alcoholic beverages are available on the menu, so we advise that you dine at your own discretion. Opening hours: Open daily; 6PM-9.30PM (First and last seating times) Address: 50A Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia Contact: +603-2110 0431 Website  So, there you have it! The ultimate guide to romantic halal dining in Kuala Lumpur that includes everything from Western cuisine to Mystery meals and everything in between. It just goes to show you that the people in KL sure do know how to keep things interesting! Plus, with gorgeous photo ops thrown into the mix, who could possibly say no to these potential date spots? 😉