Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in PJ

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Filled with regal flavours and textures, Middle Eastern cuisine is certainly a taste that no one should miss out on. You're looking at kebabs, wraps, and what we call the Nasi Arab that capitalises on the power of spices. Be prepared to feast like a moghul, as you delve into an extensive range of enticing colours and fragrance, more often than not leading to second servings or more. Having said that, Malaysia is well blessed with an abundance of this cuisine. In fact, some of the best recommended Middle Eastern restaurants are here in the heart of Petaling Jaya!

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    Dima is the place for anyone who has a keen eye and palate for authentic flavours. The recipes boasts some originality and is proudly held on for a long time; serving customers refined dishes that will satisfy most discerning taste buds. The range here starts from typical dishes like mandi and hanith, to more exquisite d’zurbiyah, khabsah, and madghout.

    Tips

    You can order a sharing plate of rice.

    Things to expect

    Authentic and original Arab cuisines.

    Best with

    Avocado Honey and Milk.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM20.00

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    Dima Restaurant View restaurant

    Central Plaza Oasis Ara Damansara 2, No. R-13, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0378590222

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    This restaurant might carry a façade that condemns your wallet, but rest assured the dishes you find on the menu will be worth every penny you spend. Known primarily for their briyani, you will also find an array of Middle Eastern food. Nevertheless, your meal will only be complete with an order or two of their knee-weakening saffron rice. 

    Tips

    Look out for their lunch special.

    Things to expect

    A spacious and comfortable dining environment.

    Best with

    Mango Lassi.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM18.00

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    Khyber Pass Restaurant View restaurant

    36, Jalan 52/18 New Town, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379316867

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    11:00AM—10:30PM
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    Sam Hadramawt

    From Arabic to Egyptian and Yemeni cuisine, you will definitely fill your need for Middle Eastern food here. The shop is unpretentious and pays no attention to whether you’re here for a feast or a snack; after all, food knows no boundaries. Many locals and residential crowds flood this place for late night sessions, too - certainly a scene that should not be missed. 

    Tips

    This restaurant is located opposite of CIMB Bank; along the same row as Restaurant Syed Bistro.

    Things to expect

    An extensive menu of Middle Eastern cuisine such as Arabic, Egyptian and Yemeni.

    Best with

    Yemeni Bread and Hummus.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

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    Samira

    Samira’s menu marries and gives birth to a fusion of Pakistani and Arabic dishes, which contributes to the large range of mains and snacks you will stumble upon. But one notable dish that should be on your list is their Nasi Arab- topped with generous cuts of lamb or chicken and rice that will turn your tummy into a black hole with just one waft of the aroma. 

    Tips

    Be there early to secure fresh food!

    Things to expect

    Pakistani and Arabian fusion food.

    Best with

    Chapati Cheese.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM20.00

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    Samira View restaurant

    No.9, Jalan SS 5B/6, Kelana Jaya, 47300 , Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    08:00AM—12:00AM
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    Nasi Arab Ta’ifHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Revolving around the regal beauties of chicken and lamb mandi, khabsah, and hanith; your face will be adorned with a grin once you get a taste of the dishes here. Fluffy rice and lingering fragrances give you not only a satisfied tummy, but an enriching experience as well. 

    Tips

    Located in front of Giant.

    Things to expect

    A variety of Middle Eastern cuisine.

    Best with

    Chicken Mandi.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM12.00

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    Nasi Arab Ta'if View restaurant

    No.43, Jalan PJU5/20E, Seksyen 11, Kota Damansara, 47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0142239800

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    24-hours
    Friday
    02:30PM—11:00PM
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    Tut's Egyptian Eatery

    This homegrown brand of Egyptian restaurant is your next food adventure stop. First ever authentic Egyptian food that includes the fusion of Malaysian and Egyptian cuisine. For the full Egyptian cuisine experience, you have to try the Molokhia Minced Leaf Stew and Koshari Mixed Grain Bowl ( Egypt's national dish). 

    Tips

    Join their Koshari Challenge

    Things to expect

    Fully Egyptian dishes

    Best with

    OM Ali Bread Pudding with Sangkaya

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM30.00

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    Tut's Egytian Eatery View restaurant

    LG 33A, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0376884597

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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