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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    Claiming to capture the essence of Yemeni cuisine and Malaysian hospitality, Marharba is THE place to be for families, gatherings and an abundance of good food. Be prepared to kickstart your meal with their signature Yemeni Bread Mulauwah, a flaky flatbread that is best dipped in sizzling lamb or chicken in a stone pot, also known as Saltah Fahsah. For mains, savour Marhaba’s spiced Chicken or Lamb Mandi, cooked in a blend of heavenly Middle Eastern spices which will whisk you to a faraway Arabic paradise.
    Tips

    For a day to remember, celebrate your birthday or a special occasion here!

    Things to expect

    A truly majestic Middle Eastern experience

    Best with

    Tropical Mango, Kiwi or Pineapple Lassi

    Price

    RM18.00 to RM78.00

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    Marhaba Restaurant View restaurant

    D1-G4-1, Publika Solaris Dutamas, No. 1 Jalan Dutamas, 50480, Solaris Dutamas , Kuala Lumpur
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    0362078222

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Turkish Istanbul CafeHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    A rare gem located in the heart of TTDI, the Turkish Café Istanbul is well known for its Middle Eastern twist on crowd favourites such as its soft beef Turkish pizza, the spiced sausage big breakfast and scrambled eggs infused with tomatoes and peppers. The Hummus and Falafel are cooked to absolute perfection and not to be missed. Craving for meatballs? Give their tender, juicy lamb or beef Kofte meatballs a whirl, served with generous helping of mashed potatoes and rice.
    Tips

    Go bright and early for breakfast on weekends!

    Things to expect

    A cosy, warm ambience

    Best with

    Turkish coffee

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM39.00

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    Turkish Istanbul Cafe View restaurant

    12, Jalan Wan Kadir 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    03-77311644

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    11:00AM—11:00PM
    Friday
    02:30PM—11:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—11:00PM
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    Restoran Mishaltit

    Getting the best of both world: yummy delicious Middle Eastern food with warm hospitality is what that is offered by this restaurant. Located in Endah Promenade, Sri Petaling, this restaurant is home to some of the best Mishaltit and other middle eastern cuisine. The Mishaltit is a fresh, topped with a little spicy taste that will surely blow your mind away!

    Tips

    Bring your family or friends here and enjoy!

    Things to expect

    Parking could be a little hard here!

    Best with

    Smoothie

    Price

    RM17.00 to RM19.00

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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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    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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    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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    Restoran Papero

    Papero is a Middle Eastern Cusine store that was established back in 2013. It has received so much recognition since it opened up in Sri Petaling and they were also featured in "TV3 Cari-Cari Makan" which is known to be the most popular travelog TV series in Malaysia. 

    Papero is strategically located at the Ground Floor of Endah Promenade, Sri Petaling. Unlike other restaurants around the area that typically sells normal local Malaysian food, Papero stands out as it offers a variety of dishes like pizzas, sandwiches, shawarmas and tortillas that are very delicious and affordable. 

    Tips

    Ask the waiters for suggestion if you aren't sure on what to order.

    Things to expect

    authentic middle eastern food.

    Best with

    Tandoori Pizza, Chicken Shawarma

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM30.00

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    Restaurant Papero View restaurant

    No A-G-9, Endah Promenade, Jalan 1/149e, Taman Sri Endah, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    02:30PM—12:00AM
    02:00PM—12:00AM
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