Cooking up a storm of Arabic, Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine, its lamb mandi – tender lamb pieces served with rice – is a particular favourite here. The restaurant also regularly shows sports screenings to keep those eyes open while you eat your sahur. For something lighter, go for the hummus.
Have Mahbub’s signature nasi biryani ayam madu for sahur. If that’s too heavy for you then go for the naan or the sup kambing – one of the best comfort food dishes in the city.
Daily, 24 hours.
If you like options, this all-day and all-night restaurant serves Arabic, Malay and Italian cuisine. Special highlights include their grilled lamb, kabsah rice, biryani rice, mandi rice and pizzas.
Daily, 24 hours.
Tummies can’t help but rumble at the pervasive scent of sambal tumis at Bumbung Nasi Lemak. The portions are perfect for sahur – not too much but still intense with flavours. For other nasi lemak options, check out our list of best nasi lemak in KL.
Open daily except for selected Fridays, 5.30pm-4am.
Impiana KLCC’s Tonka Bean serves a Malaysian and continental buffet so know that your sahur choices here are aplenty. Get a window seat and stay until the end of sahur time – you’ll get a view of the Twin Towers at dawn.
Daily, 3am-5.30am. RM53nett.
Restaurants that open until late
Fiq's Gastronomy has a special supper menu for sahur available from 9pm and includes dishes such as sambal pho ramen, duck rice, waffles and butter chicken, Japanese hotcakes with pandan kaya, and waffles with salted caramel popcorn and ice cream.
This former bicycle café is now a regular SS15 café with an extensive menu. Portions are generous and you can choose from local favourites to sandwiches and pasta dishes.
For fluffy cheese naans with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese, RSMY can do no wrong. Eat it with keema and dhal. For a more substantial sahur meal, get the biryani.
We have a soft spot for the gulai cincang daging with rebung (young bamboo shoot), a suitably spicy accompaniment to the dry, crispy daging dendeng garnished with slivers of pickled red onion. Make sure to also order the nasi padang staple – ayam pop, bony parboiled kampung chicken that is deep fried on order.
Sahur with pancakes at Tryst with a wide range of choices including both sweet and savoury choices. There’s also French toast, pasta, steak and breakfast dishes. The Shah Alam outlet opens daily from 6pm to 2am.
Mon, Wed-Thu and Sun, 10am-1am; Tue, 6pm-1am; Fri and Sat, 10am-2am
If you’re looking forward to sahur with an ambience then drop by Wood & Steel. The café also cooks up a Ramadhan special: chicken or beef kuzi.
Sat-Thu, 10am-1am; Fri, 3pm-12midnight.