Food is the common subject that attracts most people. It doesn’t matter whether you are a big foodie or not. All of us are always on the hunt for good eateries.
Though Petaling Jaya is modest in size, you will never have any shortage of great dining places. Even some of them are award-winning restaurants for their fabulous taste and texture.
So without wasting much time, let’s quickly check out what are the most Famous Restaurant in PJ. There are plenty of rooftop bars you may check out too.
1. Genji Japanese Restaurant
Genji is a modern Japanese and one of the top Japanese restaurants in Petaling Jaya. The place is not only famous for its Japanese menu but also the service it has to offer. It provides private dining rooms for extra privacy so that you can enjoy quite a little time with friends and family without any disturbance.
The restaurant serves halal food, so even Muslims can also enjoy mouth-watering food just like everybody else. There’s the classic sushi bento, sashimi zen, tempura, kaki chilli mayo, and much more.
And it also has signature dishes such as jumbo prawn uramaki, dragon avocado maki, and gindara suimono. Besides these palatable dishes, there’s also the traditional Japanese ice cream, mochi. So, make sure to come and eat at Genji Japanese Restaurant once you’re at PJ.
Address: No 2 Jalan Barat Hilton Petaling Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Friday-Saturday 12:00 pm-02:30 pm, 06:30 pm-10:30 pm｜Sunday 11:30 am-02:30 pm, 06:30 pm-10:30 pm
2. Paya Serai
Who doesn’t want to visit a Hilton eatery with delicious Asian and Malaysian food? Paya Serai is a Hilton restaurant in PJ that has been achieved an award-winning Tripadvisor certificate of excellence.
This place has one of the best services and best foods in PJ. It offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. And the food is halal as well. Breakfast, dinner, evening buffet, or any special event, Paya Serai restaurant is suitable for all.
The restaurant is a favourite among locals for its meals. Paya Serai has its signature dishes such as Oxtail Assam Pedas, Seafood Pineapple Boat, and many more that are loved by customers. If you’re not someone who likes being in the crowd and needs a bit of quiet, you can eat at your space at home by ordering a takeaway.
Not only does it offer delicious food in PJ, but the restaurant’s chic interior design is splendid. And the open kitchen of the restaurant adds a more dramatic dining backdrop that anyone will love.
Address: No 2 Jalan Barat Hilton Petaling Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Daily 06:00 am-10:30 pm
3. Yue (Non Halal)
If getting a taste of several cuisines is your goal, then you need to check out Yue restaurant. It serves Chinese and Asian foods. The place offers excellent friendly service. There are individual dining rooms that offer privacy for those who seek it. Customers praise its ambience, cleanliness, and classy Chinese interior design.
The menu offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten options for its guests. The Cantonese roast chicken is favourite among customers. The other items that are their signature dishes are tofu, mince, and basil with eggplant and buttercream fish. There are many more dishes that are even more scrumptious than the ones listed here. However, it does not offer halal food.
Address: Jalan Utara C Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Thursday-Sunday 12:00 pm-02:30 pm, 06:30 pm-10:30 pm｜Monday 05:30 pm-07:30 pm, 08:30 pm-10:30 pm｜Tuesday-Wednesday 06:30 pm-10:30 pm
When you’re upset, a burger can change your mood instantly. Burgers are everyone’s favourite comfort foods. They’re filled with juicy patties, topped with sweet-savoury sauce, and finished with soft, fluffy buns. We all love them and PJ is no less when it comes to having the best burgers.
MyBurgerLab has the best burgers in PJ. It’s vegetarian-friendly and halal. And MyBurgerLab has always been top-notch when it comes to providing the best quality burger.
Their burgers are made with creativity and dedication. They have a unique selection of names for their burgers, such as “Beautiful Mess”, “the Hangover”, “the Bomb”, and many more. Customers can choose to customise their burgers as well. You can choose your own bun and have as many later patties as you want.
The interior decoration of the restaurant is hygienic and elementary, which gives it an authentic look. You will undoubtedly love their homely atmosphere. At the same time, MyBurgerLab has confirmed that they use halal ingredients only for their dishes.
Address: 3 Jalan Pjs 11/9, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Daily 11:00 am-10:15 pm
5. Kanna Curry House
Traditional South Indian food in a Mamak themed restaurant is a thing that you surely don’t want to miss! Kanna Curry House was established in 1976, and its authentic Banana Leaf rice has been famous in Malaysia for the past three generations. So I highly doubt that you haven’t heard the name “Kanna Curry House” and its famous banana leaf rice.
Banana Leaf Rice is a South Indian cuisine that is served in an actual banana leaf. But the Kanna Curry House has invented a paper leaf instead of a real banana leaf for hygiene purposes. So clearly, the restaurant is clean and health-conscious.
Their deep-fried chicken, meat curry, mutton curry, nasi biriyani, thick sour yoghurt are also delicious, which will make you come back here. It is a Mamak restaurant, so you will surely get halal food here.
Address: 29, Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Timing: Daily 08:00 am-08:00 pm
6. Fatty Crab Restaurant
Fresh seafood is always in high demand! By keeping this in mind, Fatty Crab Restaurant offers its visitors the best seafood in PJ. At the restaurant, you will find all types of fish that have been put on display in the aquarium tanks. The seafood is completely halal and suitable for every religion.
You can try whichever seafood you want, but the best of all is their signature dish, sweet and sour crab. This dish will give you a local-like feeling by its thick gravy with the right balance of sweet and sour. Shucking the crabs here is like an art that will give you an amazing texture and flavour in the dish.
Besides crab, the restaurant also has more mouth-watering items like steamed fish, prawns, fried rice, satay, noodles, soup, vegetables, and chicken. The price starts from RM12.00 to RM45.00 upwards, depending on the season and your taste.
The best time to visit this restaurant is between 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm. At this time, the restaurant is less crowded, and you will get the freshest shellfish.
Address: No 2 Jalan SS 24/13 Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Tuesday-Sunday 05:00 pm-11:00 pm (Monday Closed)
7. Wellness Recipe
Wellness Recipe has always been about providing nutritious, healthy food to customers. It is their goal to ensure that everybody gets to eat healthily and live better with proper health.
No occasion can be an excuse to stop eating healthy, and they have tons of options to choose from. The menu’s all about being vegetarian and vegan friendly, but it does customise meat for those that ask for it.
Their dishes include nutritious ingredients like black rice, Himalayan salt, olives, and nuts are regularly used to make their meals delicious but also healthy. The restaurant is purely halal, so Muslim friends don’t need to worry about that.
So you can cheat on your diet but, on the plus side, fewer calories. Make sure to stop by to give your body the detox that it needs.
Address: 10 Boulevard A-1-5, Block Allamanda, Lebuhraya Sprint PJU 6A, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Monday-Saturday 09:00 am-09:00 pm
8. Tut’s Egyptian Eatery
We have had tons of places that serve seafood, Japanese, Thai, and also nutritious food. But what about Middle Eastern cuisine, more specifically Egyptian cuisine? We’re not going to skip that. Tut’s Egyptian Eatery serves the most sought our Egyptian cuisine in PJ, and it is also the first Egyptian restaurant in Malaysia.
They carry their rich flavours in the essence of the dishes that they cook. All the dishes are halal here.
The menu is filled with flavours. There’s Egyptian Grilled Chicken with the famous Nutty Sauce. This has won many hearts among the customers. The koshari, the lamb fatta, the roast chicken -all filled with flavours that warm up your tummy’s soul in no minute. Combined with the friendly ambience of the place, the food tastes even better.
- Address: LG333A, LG Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya
- Timing: Daily 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Their Website｜Facebook ｜Contact No. +60 3-7688 4597 ｜Price range · $$
9. Bistro a Table (French Restaurant in PJ)
A cosy French meal can fix a bad day in a jiffy. Bistro a Table is the perfect place to have a meal like that. It has an elegant atmosphere that welcomes customers to enjoy a delicious meal at its dreamy attractive Parisian bistro.
Although the menu is kept simple and short, it is loved by all the customers. It has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. There’s the classic French onion soup, simple artichoke salad, smoky grilled seabass, and sea urchin linguini. Once you’re there, you can explore more options on the menu. The restaurant claims that all its foods are halal certified.
As for the dessert, there’s the cherry compote crumble, mango pavlova, strawberry flourless rose cake, and many more sweet, dreamy desserts that will fill your mouth just by the names of them.
Address: 6 Jalan 17/54 Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 pm-02:30 pm, 06:30 pm-11:00 pm (Monday Closed)
10. Strangers at 47 Café
When we are going out with friends or have a get-together family, we search for a nice cafe that has enough space and light dishes. At Petaling Jaya, Strangers at 47 Café is a weekend hotspot for hanging out with friends.
At this café, you’ll not get the stereotypical cafeteria items like cakes, coffee, tea, fruit juice, but it offers to the guests their innovative crepe recipes, which is enough to make your day. Cappuccino, iced coffee, chocolate drink, flat white, and bottled juices are served so marvellously that you can’t help but take a snapshot before your first bite.
The restaurant is best for breakfast and dessert. Those of you who have a sweet tooth should definitely pay a visit to the Strangers at 47 Café. Moreover, the cafe is pork and alcohol free, so clearly, it is halal certified.
Address: 45, 47 49, Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya
Timing: Wednesday to Monday 10:30 am-08:30 pm (Closed on Tuesday)
11. Village Park Restaurant
As you know, nasi lemak is the most common dish in Malaysia, and every Malaysian knows its taste. So you also know how hard it is to find the authentic and classic nasi lemak! Here at Village Park Restaurant, you can have the real classic taste of nasi lemak with all its core parts such as coconut infused rice, peanut, fried anchovies, and spicy chilli paste. You can also take a crispy and juicy fried chicken with your nasi lemak to give it complementary.
It is a place where you can eat regularly. Besides their trendy nasi lemak, their traditional assam laksa, sambal, mutton, chicken, prawn items are widely famous. As it is one of the most wanted restaurants in PJ, it is a bit crowded. But the taste of every bite will make you forget your hustle. The owner of the restaurant is a Chinese Muslim, and it provides halal food to its guests.
Address: 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Timing: Daily 06:30 am-05:30 pm
12. Tedboy Bakery
Since it’s a holiday, we all love to indulge in sweet desserts. We have to satisfy our sweet tooth. Ice creams, cookies, cheesecakes, baklavas, waffles, pancakes, milkshakes, frappes -you name it. Tedboy Bakery is perfect for a quiet day with a cup of warm hot chocolate and a big, fat classic novel. Customers love how cosy the environment is. The Muslim customers can head on here as it has halal food.
Although the shop is small, you will definitely be speechless by the mouth-watering menu. And if you’re someone who isn’t a huge fan of desserts, then they’ve also got creamy, cheesy pasta, crispy, cheesy quesadilla, and also fish and chips. Technically a bakery, they’re catered to attend to all your tastes and services.
Address: Level G 100-G.037 72A, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Daily 09:00 am-09:30 pm
13. Ichiro Sushi Bar
Japanese seafood is everyone’s favourite. They filled your heart’s soul with warmth. Ichiro Sushi Bar is one such place that makes one of the best sushi in PJ. Customers love how cosy the place is and also how it charges a reasonable price for its meals.
The chawanmushi is their bestseller. Their assorted tempura has gained praises for having the perfect crisp yet very light and perfectly cooked within. And of course, how can we forget the classic favourite miso! Ichiro’s miso has a lovely taste of seaweed and tofu strips that make the soup a hearty meal. The meal that you will get here is delicious and completely halal.
And lastly, for dessert, they’ve got green tea and black sesame icecreams. They’re not only yummy but also extremely healthy. Ichiro’s got the perfect balance of toothsome meals that are also good for your health.
Address: 101 F Lb First Floor, Isetan One Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Daily 11:00 am-09:30 pm
14. Ru Di Foo Noodle Bar (Non-Halal)
East Asian cuisine is beloved to everyone for its spicy and mouthwatering flavours. Ru Di Foo Noodle Bar has the perfect balance of such flavours. It serves unique East Asian cuisine and has one of the best photogenic settings that you can get in PJ. Not only the setting, but customers also love how the interior is a mix of Japanese and Chinese elements, elevating the look of the restaurant.
Dry noodles are a staple over there. They’re often eaten with onsen eggs, blanched kai lan, and crispy fermented pork. As for their famous cocktails, they have Rudifoo Mizuwari cocktail and Hawaiian Onglai as their bestsellers.
These cocktails are loved by customers for their tangy flavour with natural sweeteners such as elderflower syrup. Make sure to have a hearty meal at Ru Di Foo Noodle Bar once you’re at PJ. However, the restaurant does not provide halal food.
Address: 2, Jalan PJU 5/4, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 pm-10:30 pm｜Sunday 12:00 pm-10:30 pm
Facebook ｜Contact No. +60 12-587 8955 ｜Price range · $$
15. Red Kettle Restaurant (Non Halal)
Comfort foods are our beloved when we’re stressed, sad, or even angry. But how about fusion-style comfort foods? Red Kettle Restaurant offers one of the most famous comfort foods that you will ever have. Rice bowls, spaghetti, pancakes, pizzas -they have it all. It’s not only the friendly environment of the restaurant that overlooks Damansara Utama that brings customers to this place but also their appetizing meals.
If you’re going there for breakfast, it is suggested to try the Red Kettle Dutch Baby. It has eggs, homemade pork sausages, grilled bread, sauteed mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes.
And if that’s not your jam, then you can also try out their Porkie Bowl that has chargrilled 12-hour marinated pork shoulder, onsen egg, mushroom, and sweet peas atop a bed of rice. Such wholesome meals are to die for, and you must have this place on your to-do list once you visit PJ. Red Kettle Restaurant is not halal certified.
Address: F-130, Level 1, The Starling Mall, 6, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
Timing: Daily 10:00 am-10:00 pm
It is not that we look for restaurants only on special occasions. Depending on our mood and taste, we look for different varieties of foods and eateries.
And I bet these famous restaurants in PJ will suit your every type of mood, taste, and occasion. If you have gone to any of these restaurants, share your experience with us. We will love to hear your personal experience, story and your suggestions.