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10 Halal 24-Hour KL Eateries For Your Late Night Cravings

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Cheng Sim  •  Dec 28, 2017

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[Updated 5 August 2020] No matter how late you spent finishing up your report or how early you rise for a big exam, there’s always somewhere to go and something to eat in Kuala Lumpur. Known as one of Malaysia’s food cities, 24-hour food eateries are man-made gastronomic treasures and you can spot them in the bustling street corners of Kuala Lumpur. Some days you will crave for croissants and cakes. Some nights you will yearn for banana leaf rice and nasi kandar. Regardless of the hours, days or weeks, solve all your dining woes at these 24-hour halal eateries in Kuala Lumpur.
1. Nathan’s Corner
Whether it’s for lunch break or late-night supper, there’s never a short of reasons to visit Nathan’s Corner. A local eatery that embraces South Indian flavours in every meal, we recommend the banana leaf rice with lots of curries to dive deep into their roots. Just before midnight, it’s natural to see most tables with a plate of cheese naan and tandoori chicken. It’s a local favourite, we must say. They’re generous with their cheese shavings on their delightful naan, so enjoy them with a side of teh tarik or limau ais. #HHWTTip: You can also find other Nathan’s Corner outlets in Jalan Awan Jawa, Taman Yarl and Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: 24 hours Address: 1, Jalan 6/155, Bukit Jalil, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Contact: +603-7772 3572
2. Nasi Kandar Pelita
First established in Penang, Nasi Kandar Pelita gained a huge following of foodies over the years. With franchises mushrooming in various cities in Malaysia, there are 13 outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor areas alone. Staying true to their identity, nasi kandar is a definite signature. With scoops of steamed rice smacked in the middle, mix and match your favourite dishes such as chicken curry, honey roasted chicken, fried cuttlefish and fried chicken to create a wholesome meal. Save their roti canai and naan selections for days when you desire a lighter meal. #HHWTTip: There are many 24-hour Pelita outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor areas. Check out their outlet locations here. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: 24 hours Address: 2, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-2282 5532 Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Al Rawsha Restaurant
 To anyone who regularly craves for chicken mandy or beef sambossa at 3AM, we feel you. Thankfully, Al Rawsha Restaurant’s round-the-clock opening hours make the odd-hour yearning for Middle Eastern food acceptable. Within their castle-like facade, Al Rawsha’s focus on Middle Eastern shines in the pages of their menu. If you need a guide for what’s good, we recommend the kufta meatballs and falafels for starters. Warm up your appetite before the main courses such as the special mixed grill and kebab and rice platter hit the table. Remember to refresh your palate with free flow of mint tea. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: 24 hours Address: No. 8, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-9200 6600 Website | Facebook | Instagram
4. OLDTOWN White Coffee
 When Kuala Lumpur is asleep, do you know you can enjoy OLDTOWN favourite at 3AM? Yes, you can scribble nasi lemak chicken rendang or Ipoh chicken hor fun on their order chit. And have kaya and butter toast past midnight. Whatever you have in mind, OLDTOWN will be wide awake to whip up something delicious. The 24-hour operating hours are only reserved to a few OLDTOWN outlets. If you’re close to places like Cheras Leisure Mall or Brickfields, OLDTOWN is a cosy place for supper and late-night cravings. Be sure to enjoy your meals with their signature OLDTOWN White Coffee. Hazelnut is our favourite! #HHWTTip: There are only a few OLDTOWN White Coffee franchises that are open for 24 hours. Your round-the-clock options include Cheras Leisure Mall, Cheras Midah, Brickfields, Plaza Puchong and Sri Rampai outlets. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: 24 hours Address: Level 1, Cheras Leisure Mall, Jalan Manis 6, Taman Segar, 56100 Kuala Lumpur. Contact: +603-9134 2566 Website | Facebook | Instagram
5. Hayaki
Capturing the robust flavours of Kelantanese cuisine, Hayaki is where any local foodie would go for quick and fuss-free meals. Originated from Kelantan, this spacious establishment that operates round-the-clock on Fridays and Saturdays, wins the heart with their medley of Kelantanese, Western and Malaysian favourites. For a hearty breakfast, starting your day with a plate of nasi lemak is the best way forward. If you want to stay true to Hayaki’s specialty, tease your palate with nasi dagang, nasi kerabu or nasi ulam. You can also take the Western route and enjoy chicken chop with mushroom sauce. #HHWTTip: Other Hayaki outlets that are open for 24 hours (on Fridays and Saturdays) are Damansara Uptown and Shah Alam Seksyen 13. Halal status:  Halal-certified Opening hours: Open for 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays Address: Setapak 87-G, Platinum Walk, No.2, Jalan Langkawi,  53000 Kuala Lumpur. Contact: +603-7732 9912 Website | Facebook | Instagram
6. Syed Bistro
Variety is Syed Bistro’s strong suit, which makes every meal at this local establishment interesting to try. To follow what the locals are having, skip the calorie-counting for a taste of chicken or mutton bukhara biryani, tandoori naan, roti telur and maggi goreng. Depending on the hours of your visit, the wait staffs are always quick to take your orders and serve your meals. Opening the restaurant all day long also gives foodies the option to sample other favourites such as paprik fried rice, fried kuay teow, murtabak and thosai anytime. #HHWTTip: All Syed Bistro outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are open for 24 hours! Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: 24 hours Address: No. 44. Persiaran Ara Kiri, Lucky Garden, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, 59100 Website | Facebook
7. Steven’s Corner
 When we think of late-night hangouts, our minds naturally turn to the local mamak in the likes of Steven’s Corner. An open-air eatery that is designed with efficient service and laid-back atmosphere, this 24-hour mamak is the solution to your growling stomach at ungodly hours Any foodie who is familiar with the mamak concept already has their menu favourites in mind. You can’t go wrong with their roti canai varieties (roti boom kaya or roti milo, anyone?) and stir-fried dishes (say yes to maggi goreng ayam and mee rojak sotong). A must-have on a Steven’s Corner table is the gooey madness of their popular cheese naan. #HHWTTip: Steven’s Corner OUG is the only branch that opens for 24 hours Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: 24 hours Address: Jalan Kelang Lama, 18 & 18A, Jalan Hujan Rahmat Dua, Taman Perindustrian Oug, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
8. TG’s Nasi Kandar
If you’re searching for a 24-hour eatery in Changkat, dining at TG’s Bukit Bintang might be a start of your new round-the-clock routine. Serving delicious Indian cuisine with a price that is comfortable on your wallet, it is a good chill-out spot for budget diners. Any foodie would appreciate the colours of biryani with a side of vegetables and curries. Completing your dining experience with a pop of tandoori chicken and garlic cheese naan is also advised, if not necessary. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: 24 hours Address : 5, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +60 11-1055 6435 Facebook
9. Devi's Corner
One of Bangsar's iconic eateries! Devi's Corner at Telawi has been one of the neighbourhood's staple places to eat for years. Whether you're craving a simple roti canai with teh tarik, or a good plate of hot nasi lemak with fried chicken, Devi's Corner has you covered 24 hours a day 😉 And not to forget their drool-worthy banana leaf 🤤 From magnificent spicy curries to juicy fried chicken, and deep fried fish, this place will take your food adventures to a new level! Halal status: All meats and ingredients used are Muslim-friendly Opening hours: 24 hours Address: Bangsar outlet - 14, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6012-267 6714
10. The Sudo Brew
 Hungry, but need to get some work done at the same time? And it's too late at night to find a decent cafe with internet? Or if you're looking for a late-night hangout joint? Then Sudo Brew is the place to be! This amazing coffee place may not run 24 hours but with plenty of work stations, plug points, and good internet speed, we can't discount it completely! Located at Damansara Jaya, the place is frequented by many day and night, simply because of its computer-friendly environment, good food and coffee ☕️ Their delectable food selection is a must-try too 😍 From their delicious pastries, healthy salad bowls, and filling pasta! You'll be satisfied from supper till breakfast (which you can have there too 😋). Halal status: Uses halal certified ingredients Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-12AM Address: 7, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Contact: +603-7731 3455 If there’s one thing we love about 24-hour halal eateries, it’s the abundance of local food we can discover. Whether you’re craving for banana leaf rice, tandoori naan or nasi kandar, you can dine and devour these local favourites any hour of the day.