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We believe that dining should be a communal experience


Serving Best Arabic Rice in Malaysia since 1984

Chef Ammar Al Ali was born and raised in Palestine and is a Malaysian at heart. He is well-known in Malaysia for his strong influence on Mediterranean cuisine. He first came to Malaysia in 1989 and began his education journey at Kolej University Taylor and Stanford College, Penang, earning a double diploma in Hospitality & Food Production and Kitchen Planning.
Chef Ammar kicked off his career at Universal Enterprise Maldives as a head chef from 1993 to 1996. In 1997, he joined the education field as a Food and Beverage Lecturer at Olympia College. Shortly after, he returned to Jordan and joined venture in the family business for the next 3 years. He returned to Malaysia in 2001 and spent the next five years as a Mediterranean Cuisine Specialty Chef at Shangri-La Hotels and Holiday Inn Penang. In 2006, he joined the Regent Hotel Kuala Lumpur as chef de cuisine. Then in 2007, the Regent Hotel was changed to the Grand Millennium Hotel, and he was promoted to Executive Sous Chef. He then joins the Taj Hotel Resort and Palace Langkawi for a year after continuing in his position for two years. In 2010, he becomes Executive Chef and Chef Consultant at Zouk Café The Gardens. The very last hotel he worked at was One World Hotel in 2011 as an executive chef.
After gaining over 18 years of experience in the hotel and F&B industries, he decides it’s time to settle down and do what he does best. Not long after, he was presented with the opportunity to start his very own cooking show for the Ramadan season with a well-known TV station such as TV Al Hijrah and Astro. Introducing Malaysians to the beautiful ways and delicacies of Mediterranean food that can be easily prepared at home. Participated in several talk shows, events, and many more. During that time, he produced a cooking book and sold out every copy. He also held several cooking classes in his own studio kitchen. After getting a huge response from fans all over Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, He came up with the idea of processing his own range of spices for the commercial market. In December 2017, Chef Ammar opened his first café, Chef Ammar Xpress Souk, in Usj 4, Subang Jaya. A year later, he launched Restoran Chef Ammar, which is also located in USJ 4, Subang Jaya. Becoming a viral sensation and being crowned as the King of Lamb Shank. Fans from al over Malaysia are coming over to try Chef Ammar’s menu.

A Few Words About Us

Our restaurant is proud to offer authentic cuisine from the Arabic-speaking world. Our menu features a variety of delicious dishes made with fresh ingredients and traditional spices, including kebabs, falafel, shawarma, hummus, and more. We also offer a selection of breads and pastries, such as pita, naan, and baklava.

We believe that dining should be a communal experience, and we invite you to gather around the table and share our dishes with friends and loved ones. Our warm and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal. We hope to see you soon!

Our Food Policy

At our restaurant, we are committed to using the freshest and highest quality ingredients in all of our dishes. We source our produce, meats, and other ingredients from trusted local suppliers to ensure that every bite is full of flavor and goodness.

We also take food safety very seriously, and we follow all applicable food safety regulations to ensure that our customers can enjoy their meals with confidence. Our kitchen and dining areas are kept clean and well-maintained, and our staff is trained in food safety practices to prevent the spread of illness.

We strive to provide our customers with an exceptional dining experience, and we are dedicated to serving delicious and healthy food that everyone can enjoy.

Our Core Values

At our restaurant, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality food and service. We use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients in all of our dishes, and we strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our customers. We are also dedicated to being a positive and contributing member of our local community, supporting local businesses and organizations and making a positive impact in the lives of our customers and neighbors. Sustainability is also a key value for us, and we are committed to operating our business in a way that is environmentally responsible and helps to preserve the planet for future generations. By upholding these core values, we hope to create a restaurant that is not only a place to enjoy delicious food, but also a place where people can come together, connect, and feel at home.

Chef Ammar

Founder / Head Chef

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