Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in KL

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Marharba! (This means ‘hello’ in Arabic) Aromatic, appetising and tantalising - Middle Eastern cuisine can be best described as an explosion of flavour and a heavenly blend of herbs, spices and the fresh ingredients available. Thus, there is no surprise why it has become an instant hit among the locals. If you have never savoured a fragrant and flavoursome Shish Kebab, dip warm pita bread into creamy chickpea hummus or sink your teeth in deep-fried falafels, now it’s the best time to gather your friends and family and chomp down to your heart’s content with the finest spots in KL.

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    TarbushHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Making waves in KL since 1998, Tarbush is well-known for its luxurious dining experience and authentic Arabic and Lebanese cuisine. Strategically located in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Starhill Gallery and Sunway Pyramid, Tarbush serves up the freshest Biryani Lamb or Chicken, Baba Ghanoush – which is a grilled eggplant dip – and Shish Kebab Irany, served with long grained basmati rice, grilled tomatoes and a variety of side dishes.
    Tips

    Order a variety of dips to share!

    Things to expect

    Large portions

    Best with

    Yogurt Drink or Smoothie

    Price

    RM12.00 to RM50.00

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    Tarbush View restaurant

    No. 138, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321428558

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    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    Hadramawt @ Raja Chulan KLHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Lamb lovers rejoice! Hadramawt is well-known for their Lamb Mendy, cooked in a traditional charcoal oven and served with fragrant saffron rice. Barbeque fans will be spoilt for choice with a huge variety of Yemeni mixed grill and Areyes dishes served with grilled bread, all available at Hadramawt’s branches in Chulan Square and Jalan Ampang.
    Tips

    For dessert, try Baklava or Mohallabiya (pudding served with milk & sugar)

    Things to expect

    Good ambience with a choice of indoor or outdoor dining

    Best with

    Minty Arabic Tea

    Price

    RM12.00 to RM39.00

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    Hadramawt View restaurant

    Lot 7 & 7A, Block B, Chulan Square, 92 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50250, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321422744

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    11:00AM—12:00AM
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    Persia RestaurantHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Kebabs, kebabs and MORE kebabs! Persia dishes up quality kebab dishes at extremely affordable prices. If you’re feeling particularly royal, go for their Soltani Kebab, which means ‘Sultan’s Kebab’ and features one skewer of Barg (beef filet mignon) and one skewer of Koobideh (ground beef), served with grilled tomatoes and basmati rice.
    Tips

    Best for a hearty lunch treat!

    Things to expect

    An authentic Persian dining experience

    Best with

    Doogh, a carbonated yogurt drink

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Persia Restaurant View restaurant

    The Ampang Walk - G11, No. 218, Jalan Ampang, 50450, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321644454

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Ava BistroHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Get ready for a chill out night and exotic dining at Ava Bistro! Hailing from Iran, executive chef Hamid Hosseini dishes up cuisine fit for a king with a selection of salads, fresh kebabs, biryani, lamb stews and more. Ava also serves a popular Iranian National Dish, the Ghorme Sabzi Stew, features fresh beef, herbs and red beans served with rice. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, embark on an Arabic gastronomic journey with Ava Bistro’s Special Dish, combining five delicious, melt-in-your-mouth kebabs, served with four side dishes. A feast, indeed!
    Tips

    Perfect for casual dining or an extended happy hour with friends

    Things to expect

    Alcohol is served on the menu

    Best with

    Doogh, carbonated yogurt drink

    Price

    RM10.90 to RM188.90

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    AVA Bistro Restaurant & Bar View restaurant

    Lot 926, Jalan P Ramlee, 50450, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321811122

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    12:00PM—03:00AM
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    Al-Amar Lebanese CuisineHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Grandeur, al fresco dining, shisha and live performances are all-the-jazz at Al-Amar’s in Pavilion. Their food doesn’t disappoint, with warm, fluffy traditional Lebanese bread to soat up the sauces from the Hommus and Mhammara dips, tangy Tabbouleh Harra salads and not forgetting their grilled Kafta skewer lamb, beef, chicken or seafood specialties. Dare to go raw? Nayyeh, or raw delicacy selections are also on the menu, served with fragrant garlic sauce. Desserts are a plenty with sticky caramel delights such as the Crème Caramel, Mafrouka caramel biscuit or cheesier versions like the nutty cream cheese pudding, Achtalieh.
    Tips

    Swing by for a lunch buffet and live belly dancing performances on weekends!

    Things to expect

    A fun, inviting and cosy Lebanese dining experience

    Best with

    Lebanese Coffee

    Price

    RM16.00 to RM120.00

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    Al Amar Lebanese Cuisine View restaurant

    Lot 6.10, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321661011

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    10:00AM—01:00AM
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