Seafood in Malaysia: Top 7 Restaurants to Visit for a Delicious Feast

7 Best Places for Seafood in Malaysia

Indulge in succulent seafood, be it fish, prawns or oysters in these fantastic restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang.

For some, the tastiest things in life can usually be found down in the deep blue sea. Fortunately, while not many of us would likely be willing to dive in and catch our next meal ourselves, there are plenty of people who specialize in turning these ocean dwellers into scrumptious dishes just for everyone.

Malaysia is a country that can be said to have no shortage of seafood delicacies and no shortage of serving styles. Here’s a look at just some of the best seafood spots that can be found in the country.

1. One Seafood Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

A breeze of mouth-watering aromas might just guide you towards Lot 510 of Jalan Bukit Bintang, right smack in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s bustling centre. If you’re on the prowl for some fresh, high-quality seafood, then One Seafood Restaurant will be just the spot for you. With an assortment of traditional Chinese-style dishes to choose from and a fine dining twist, you’ll be set to enjoy yourself in a comfortable environment with a plate of your favourite seafood. The prices might be slightly steeper than you may expect but for diversity in choice and a bang for your buck, you’d do well to give this place a look.

One Seafood also offers catering services for special events and functions, so you’re in luck if ever you need a reliable, high-quality menu selection for a birthday party or wedding in Kuala Lumpur.

Note: This restaurant does not serve pork or lard.

2. Shucked Oyster and Seafood Bar, Kuala Lumpur

If shellfish (specifically, oysters) is your thing, then consider this spot to satisfy your oyster cravings. The Shucked Oyster and Seafood Bar features a diverse range of styles and oyster types to choose from including Irish Premium, Dutch Native, Creuse and more.

Besides oysters, other fresh seafood selections can be found on the menus here and their salmon is an excellent choice. On top of all this, service charge is not included at this restaurant. It is located at B.I.G. Supermarket, Lower Ground Floor, Publika Shopping Mall, Solaris Dutamas.

Note: This eatery does not serve pork.

3. Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

It’s a given that if you’re reading this, you’re probably into seafood, but how about spicy seafood? If you’re a sucker for both then the Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant should be just the place to sort you out. Serving a combination of Chinese-style cuisine with Thai influences spanning a history of nearly three decades, they have recently relocated from TTDI to Jalan Seri Penchala and its much bigger outlet is able to accommodate more guests. Come here to enjoy the unique tastes of extensive Chinese-Thai hybrid selections, all at reasonable prices.

Note: This eatery is Halal.

4. Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain, Ipoh

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If there was ever a hidden gem in the seemingly endless range of seafood choices in Malaysia, this may very well be it. Located in Ipoh’s Persiaran Medan Bercham 2, this quaint yet well-known restaurant prides itself on its signature Claypot Crabs served with chewy glass noodles in an umami-infused broth. Of course, a number of their other menu choices are also off the hook, including the zest and juicy Clams (LaLa) and Claypot Cheese prawns.

5. Yum Yum, Ipoh

Easily one of the more popular seafood spots in Malaysia, Yum Yum promises a heavy dose of intriguing Nyonya and Thai flavoured dishes, many of which also include Chinese-style influences. It has been owned and operated by the same Chinese couple since 1991, and a sister outlet called Little Yum was later opened in Kota Damansara. Both of these outlets are pork-free and offer very similar menu choices.

Among the many signature dishes that can be found here is the Asam Fish Head and on Fridays, a special Siamese Laksa with a local dessert of the day is served. Lunch options include the highly recommended Butter Basil Prawns complete with pesto gravy.

6. Bali Hai Seafood Market Restaurant, Penang

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Ever wanted to pick your choices of sea crustaceans from a large aquarium? Well at the Bali Hai Seafood Market Restaurant, you can do just that. For a slightly above average price, you get a remarkable atmosphere and a colossal range of seafood options to choose from.

If you’re dining with a special someone, you can opt for a little more privacy with a private bamboo pavilion or take a leisurely stroll along the scenic Gurney Drive stretch after filling your bellies. If you’re eager to give this place a visit, just head on over to 90 Persiaran Gurney at George Town, Penang.

Note: There is no pork served here.

7. Ocean Green Seafood Restaurant, Penang

Another popular restaurant with a loyal customer base, this charming eatery located at 48F Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah in Penang offers a mouthwatering seafood banquet. Non-seafood options are offered too and signature delicacies include the traditional charcoal grilled satay with overlayed sauce, grilled crab meat topped with cheese, deep fried baby chicken, Hainanese spring rolls as well as deep-fried spicy salt and pepper mantis prawns.

Note: There is no pork served here, but there is a selection of wine and beer.

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