Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square

Hadramawt Restaurant, located in Chulan Square in the vicinity of Jalan Raja Chulan and Pavilion KL, is this rather exquisite restaurant serving Yemeni and Arabic food. The last time I tried something unique like this was when I had some Lebanese food a couple of months back. With a tagline that reads "Serving you the best Yemeni and Arabic food in Klang Valley", one couldn't go wrong in picking this restaurant.

Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
Hadramawt Restaurant & Catering
Hadramawt Restaurant
Lot 7 & 7A Block B, 
92, Jalan Raja Chulan. 
Chulan Square
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
03-2142 2744 / 012-2951384  
Opening Hours
Sun - Thu: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
Comfortable ambience
Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
Nice decor, with big tables and comfortable seats

Upon entering Hadramawt Restaurant, I was relieved that there weren't any strong incense smell, nor any strong odour of any sort. In fact the restaurant had a rather pleasant smell, with classy furniture and ambience. We even had some greenery on the 2nd floor of the restaurant where patrons could dine comfortably while looking out on the streets below.

Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
The restaurant menu
Hadramawt Restaurant prides itself for serving authentic Yemeni culinary style cuisines where one could indulge in the vast varieties of Yemeni dishes. We had a restaurant set in a modern setting infused with traditional Arabic ambience, which kind of made me think of "Aladdin" for a fleeting moment. It wasn't long before our food was prepared and served from the really friendly waiters there. Check below on what we had that night.

Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
#1 Arabic Salad - RM10
Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
#2 Mixed Vegetable Soup - RM12
The Arabic salad and mixed vegetable soup wasn't really very unique, and was just an opener for the main dishes to come next. Usually I'll skip the appetizers, but since it was served I tried these two appetizers, and they weren't too bad.

Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
#3 Lamb Kabsa - RM19
Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
#4 Chicken Kabsa - RM19
"Kabsa  is a family of rice dishes that are served mostly in Saudi Arabia — where it is commonly regarded as a national dish — and the other Arab states of the Persian Gulf. Kabsa, though, is believed to be indigenous to Yemen. These dishes are mainly made from a mixture of spices, rice (usually long-grain basmati), meat and vegetables. There are many kinds of kabsa and each kind has a uniqueness about it. "

The Lamb and Chicken Kabsa are Hadramawt Restaurant's signature dishes, and I would say they were rather delicious. The lamb was cooked just right, soft and without the strong lamb taste which normally comes off too strong for my tastebuds. The rice itself was really fragrant from all the spices being added into the dish.

Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
#5 Sheesh Tawooq (Chicken)- RM22
Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
#6 Lamb Kebab Set - RM22
Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
#7 Half a grilled chicken
After the hearty main course dishes of Kabsas, grilled chicken and kebabs, we ended with some desserts brought out by the waiters.

Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
#8 Some Chicken and Lamb Samosas
Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
#9 A really sweet crispy dessert from Hadramawt
Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
#10 Our "free flow" of Iced Lemon Tea - RM16
Overall it's a rather filling meal, no complains about the taste as each of the dishes were meticulously spiced and prepared the traditional Yemeni way. Unique and tasty, that should best describe my dining experience at Hadramawt Restaurant. Coupled with the fact that the ambience is really nice, I would think this place is suited for everyone, whether you're a couple looking for a private dining spot, or a family looking for a hearty meal. 

Hadramawt Restaurant Chulan Square
A group photo of us that night with one of the owners of the restaurant, Bilal Nader
Mycoupon is coming out with a deal for Hydramawt Restaurant offering a really affordable price for a Yemeni Set Meal (good for 2pax) at only RM34.80 instead of RM120.64. The link should be up by tomorrow. 

[71% OFF] Yemeni set meal for only RM34.80 instead of RM120.64 including Signature Dish: Lamb and Chicken Kabsa @ Hadramawt (good for 2pax)

2 sets of Arabic Salad (Worth Rm20)
Main Dish
Lamb Kabsa and Chicken Kabsa (worth RM38)
2 sets of mix vegetable (worth RM24)
Basboosa/Tamriah/Baklawa (worth RM6)
Free Flow Ice Lemon Tea for 2 pax (worth RM16)