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22 Halal Restaurants In Orchard To Refuel At After Shopping

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Mikelle Leow  •  Jan 31, 2017

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[UPDATED 20 January 2021] Orchard Road isn’t just about the retail therapy - there's delicious food to indulge in too! And there's plenty of halal food in Orchard Road to satisfy any craving that you may have 😉 Here are 22 amazing halal eateries in Singapore's Orchard Road to go to when all that walking has worked up an appetite.
1. SO PHO
Scoot over to SO PHO for an un-pho-gettable meal! Vietnamese cuisine is a mix of sour, salty, sweet and spicy flavours, and SO PHO’s Vietnamese street food provides an authentic experience of all of them. Utter com-pho-rt food! Of course, with a name like that, it’s a safe bet to order their Vietnamese Pho topped with sliced beef, brisket, and beef balls. Its clear broth is pho-lavourful and re-pho-reshing, and not too greasy (we’re on a pun roll today!). Speaking of rolls, if you decide to roll  with it and would like to try something different, order the Fresh Noodle with Grilled Lemongrass Chicken and Fried Spring Rolls, where vermicelli is used instead of the usual flat rice noodles. Lots of flavours and textures in this bowl! If you’re a coffee fan, try the Vietnamese Drip Coffee before you leave. You might feel sleepy watching the coffee drip slowly through the filter, but Vietnamese coffee being on the stronger side, you’ll be jolted up after a sip. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: Paragon outlet: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon #B1-20, Singapore 238859 ION Orchard outlet: 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-19 ION Singapore, Singapore 238801 Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. Planning to explore Orchard besides shopping? Check out our guide on things to do in Orchard!
2. Puncak Best Noodles
It’s possible to have a meal at Orchard Road on a budget! Head over to Puncak Best Noodles to sink your teeth into simple, homely fare, such as tze char and claypot rice, that’s comforting to both your belly and wallet. Slurp up their signature Honey Dew Chicken Noodles, a marriage of sweet and savoury flavours! Contrary to the name, no fruits were harmed in the making of these noodles. It refers to the dish’s addictively syrupy gravy and dewy appearance. Just look at that sheen!  If the noodles make you decide that shopping isn’t important anymore, stuff yourself silly with a plate of Fried Wontons too (from $5). These bite-sized snacks are so good, and they won’t make you feel like a bag of grease after an entire sitting. You’ll certainly have good   fillings for these! Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #05-93/94, Singapore 228213 Contact: +6567384348 Website | Facebook
3. Cahaya Restaurant
There's not 1 but 2 affordable halal Chinese eateries at Far East Plaza! Cahaya Restaurant is one more eatery that deserves a special mention. For the ultimate comfort food, their fried wanton and youtiao are sure to leave you wanting more. The oyster sauce chicken noodles, sambal beef fried rice, honey dew chicken rice, fried Hongkong noodles and hotplate dishes are also some of its top favourites. If you love salted egg, be sure to savour their yummy salted egg chicken, sotong or prawns! Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 14, Scotts Rd, #05-91/92, Far East Plaza, 228213 Contact: +6567348434 Facebook
4. Minang House Traditional Nasi Padang
Speaking of homely fare, Minang House is the place to go for when you’re starving and have a hankering for fluffy grains of steaming white rice. Take your pick and have classic Minangkabau dishes like petai prawns and ayam panggang scooped onto your plate. With an ever-changing menu, you’ll want to rice to the occasion and keep coming back for more! Halal status:  Halal-certified Address: 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza #02-04, Singapore 238863 Contact: +6568874702 Website | Facebook
5. Maki-San
Maki your day with a box of sushi rolls at Maki-San, the first design-your-own-sushi place in Singapore! Here, you get to pick what goes into your rolls and what holds those ingredients together - so think Subway with a Japanese twist. And what’s not to love about those adorable assorted boxes that can even double up as pencil boxes or repurposed as decor? With so many choices available, you can eat light and healthy at an affordable price. You can also design your own nutritious salad with ingredients like edamame, salmon sashimi, lettuce and sweet potato noodles. After which, reward yourself for eating so cleanly with a side of tempura! Lettuce get rolling! Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 8 Grange Road, #01-04 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695 (there's also another Maki-san outlet at the basement of The Cathay) Contact: +6582184204 Facebook | Instagram
6. Ayam Penyet Ria
We can’t write a list about halal eateries in Orchard without mentioning the smashingly famous Ayam Penyet Ria - the chain that put ayam penyet on the Singapore map! Before its transformation into crispy heaven, the chicken is first boiled with herbs and spices and smashed to make it tender.  Regulars may insist, though, that the one thing that makes this dish so hot among customers is the sambal belacan that accompanies it. It packs such a punch that your tongue may be unconscious for a while and wake up forgetting its name. Ayam Penyet Ria even has a few vegetarian-friendly dishes on its menu, such as Gado-gado and the popular Tahu Telor, a tofu omelette with peanut sauce! Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 304 Orchard Road, #01-45 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863 Contact: +6562356390 Website | Instagram
7. Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut
Psst, a little birdie told us chicken may be a little too conventional! It’s not easy to find halal duck in Singapore, much less in everyone’s favourite Ayam Penyet style. Enter Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut, which changed the game forever! Duck skin crisps up more than chicken skin after frying, making your meal extra crunchy and crispy.  If you’re bought over by its crackling goodness, order a side of Kulit Bebek Goreng / Crispy Duck Skin ($4.90). At Lucky Plaza with a friend who’s craving Ayam Penyet? Save your friendship and order the Ayam Penyet Original With Rice along with your duck - you’ll be killing two birds with one stone! Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 304 Orchard Road, #01-45 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863 Contact: +65 67344787 Website | Facebook | Instagram
8. StraitsKitchen
Homesick for local food or looking to try Singapore's iconic dishes? Have it all in one sitting at StraitsKitchen! Even if you grew up here, it’s always a sight to watch chefs flip fresh prata dough in front of you. And rarely can one see tea being hand-pulled on the spot nowadays! The best part is you get to witness all of it in a comfortable, air-conditioned setting. With a generous spread of Nyonya, Malay, Indian and Chinese hawker favourites, there’s no way you can complain about having too much on your plate! Check out our article to find out more about StraitsKitchen's ala carte buffet now! Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours and prices: Check their website Address: 10 Scotts Road, Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Singapore 228211 Reservations: Online Contact: +65 67381234 Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
 Another 'KFC' has stolen our hearts - and we’re not chicken-hearted to admit it! Korean fried chicken is like a neater, less greasy cousin with character - sometimes sweet, other times like spitfire! And how can anyone say no to our 4Fingers chicken being double-fried for extra crispness? An 18 Pcs Wingettes & Drumettes Combo comes with 3 servings of fries and drinks, so grab two other friends who love fried chicken as much as you do. It’s hard to choose between their addictive Soy Garlic sauce and Hot sauce, so why not have both? 😋 The Chicken Katsu Sandwich is another breadwinner with fried chicken and kimchi slaw encased by a fried bun that’s crispy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: ION Orchard - 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #B4-06A, Singapore 238801 Orchard Gateway - 277 Orchard Rd, Orchard Gateway #01-04/05, Singapore 238858 Plaza Singapura - 68 Orchard Rd, Plaza Singapore #B1-07, Singapore 238839 Website | Facebook | Instagram
10. Sora Boru
Fancy some Japanese food that's not just sushi off a conveyor belt? Well, you're in luck because Sora Boru is here to offer delicious Japanese dishes like soba noodles, chirashi and curry bowls! If you’ve always wondered when we’ll finally get some halal Japanese curry in Singapore, you won’t have to worry any longer with their CurryBoru! 😍 You can top your curry rice with prawns, salmon, chicken katsu, chicken karaage, or sliced beef! They even have different spice levels. 
If you’re a fan of tender, flavourful beef then you’re sure to love their 2 signature dishes too: the Volcano Beef Don, and the Cheesy Snow Beef Don. Both bowls come with rice, vegetables, and a heaping serving of beef with the main difference being the Volcano’s spicy red-hot ‘lava’ sauce, and the Snow’s special whipped cream sauce with grated parmesan cheese.😋 Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 313 Orchard Rd, [email protected] #B3-19/20, Singapore 238895 Contact: +65 92753121 Facebook | Instagram
11. Jollibee
The biggest fast-food chain in the Philippines is a crowd-pleaser the world over, and 4 years after its opening in Singapore, the queues haven’t quite settled down. But don’t cry fowl yet! We think Jollibee is well worth the wait, and with how reasonable the prices are, we’ll certainly wing it.  Their Chickenjoy does live up to its name. One of the best fried chicken in Singapore, it’s tender, flavorful, and juicy, with skin so crisp, it doesn’t turn soggy when dipped in the delicious accompanying gravy. Eaten with rice, it’s oh-so-comforting. Also, do try the Spaghetti if your belly yearns to be extra Jolli - it’s done Filipino-style and is sweeter than the usual tomato-based spaghetti. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza #06-048A and #B1-38, Singapore 238863 Facebook
12. Fish & Co.
Don’t have enough mussel to carry on shopping? Have a sea-t at Fish & Co, which serves seafood meals in a pan. Things will only go swimmingly from here! Their broth pots and seafood platters come with scallops, mussels, prawns, clams, and more! You can even choose between flavours for your broth pot including Mad About Cheese, Bouillabaisse, and "Oppa" Korean style! For a reel-y classic dish, the Swiss Fish & Chips never fails to satisfy either. The fish is stuffed with cheesy mozzarella and oregano, before being topped with an indulgent garlic lemon butter sauce. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 290 Orchard Road, #B1-35/36 Paragon, Singapore 238859 Contact: +65 67330938 Website | Facebook | Instagram
13. Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen
Credit: Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen on Facebook Sometimes, a bowl of ramen is all you need.  And at Ichikokudo you can finally savour a delicious bowl of halal Hokkaido ramen right here in Singapore . The must-try on the menu is their original, authentic Shoyu soy sauce ramen, at only $9.90! Chicken bones that are simmered for hours, Hokkaido kelp and a blend of bonito and mackerel are the special ingredients that make that soup so mouthwateringly good. 😋  For a different choice, you can try their Ichi-Smoked Duck Ramen as well! The gamey taste of the duck is balanced with the smokiness of the meat and richness of the shoyu broth. As for those who can’t live without their spicy food, try Ichikokudo’s Hokkai Jigoku Ramen ($13.90), which is a rich red soup topped with homemade chili furikake for an explosion of flavours and spice! Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 313 Orchard Rd, [email protected] #B3-35/36, Singapore 238895 Website | Facebook | Instagram
14. Fish & Chicks
You may have heard of Fish & Chicks - a popular Western food chain. Its humble beginning was from a Kopitiam nestled in the heart of Ang Mo Kio but it's so good that it has expanded to more than 3 outlets around Singapore 😮  Their speciality dishes include fish and chips (of course) soaked in chilli crab sauce and salted egg yolk sauce 😋 You don't even have to choose between the two because you can have the Best of Both Worlds dish - the best of both fishes on one plate! For a real feast and treat, try their mentaiko lobster with salted egg yolk fish & chips. Beware of the food coma that might hit straight after though 😂 Halal status: Halal-certified Address: Cathay Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road, #B1-01, Koufu Food Court, 239695 Contact: +6598283490 Website | Facebook | Instagram
15. Cajun on Wheels
For a special treat, there's nothing better than a seafood shellout bucketCajun on Wheels is one of the most popular shellout eateries in Singapore, serving up loads of fresh seafood in every bucket including prawns, mussels, clams, and lobsters. The seafood is boiled to bring out their natural sweetness, before being drenched in a generous helping of sauce. What'll you choose - Chilli Crab, Salted Egg Yolk, Cajun Cheese, or Herb & Butter? 🤤 The Plaza Singapura outlet is special as it's the only outlet that has Asian-style charcoal grill seafood too. Choose tiger prawns, flower grouper, or even Sri Lankan crab grilled in their Kicap Manis sauce for extra sweetness and savouriness all in one bite. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 68 Orchard Rd, Plaza Singapura #03-92, Singapore 238839 Contact: +65 63419665 Website | Facebook | Instagram
16. Nando's
 Fried chicken may have a special place in our hearts, but Nando's Peri-peri grilled chicken is good enough to make us reconsider. 😉 Their signature chicken is marinated in a mouth-watering Peri-peri herbs and spices mix before being flame-grilled to perfection. The smokiness of the grill paired with the tongue-tingling spiciness of the Peri-peri? Priceless! You can even choose your own spiciness level - from 'Plain...ish' all the way to 'Extra Hot' if you're up for a challenge. Their Sharing Platters are perfect for a special feast with family or friends, coming with a whole chicken, a selection of sides, and bottomless drinks. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 68 Orchard Rd, Plaza Singapura #04-10/11, Singapore 238839 Contact: +65 63372555 Website | Facebook | Instagram
17. Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts
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Carousel Get cracking on lobsters, be of-fish-cially hooked on sushi, and get Teppan’ on Teppanyaki! Having received the Best Buffet Restaurant Award numerous times, have a taste and you’ll discover why people hardly have any beef with Carousel . With an extensive menu consisting of Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Spanish, and Mediterranean food, you decide which cuisines and ingredients go well on your plate. The meal is your oyster. Are the calories worth the price? Well, give it a go - the truth is in the pudding. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours and price: Check out their website Address: Royal Plaza on Scotts, Lobby Level, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220 Reservations: Online Website | Facebook | Instagram
18. The Tree Cafe
Looking for an affordable brunch spot in Orchard? The Tree Cafe is just where you need to go! What sets them apart from other halal cafés is definitely their All-Day Breakfast menu. You'll find classic breakfast platters here, from Eggs Benedict to Breakfast Pancakes. If you're really looking for a hearty start to the day though, their English Breakfast includes chicken sausage, chicken ham, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, and even slices of baguette. 😋 Halal status: The Tree Cafe has informed us that they are in the process of renewing their halal certification, but their ingredients and recipes have not changed. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Address: 2 Handy Road, The Cathay #02-12/14, Singapore 229233 Contact: +6563372319 Facebook | Instagram
19. Hat Yai Noodle Bar
 Craving some comforting halal boat noodles at Orchard? Head over to the newly opened Hat Yai Noodle Bar at Orchard Gateway! Savour your boat noodles with 3 different soup bases - chicken, beef or tom yum. Or you can also choose to have it dry with soup on the side. But their specialties are their braised beef tendon and braised duck boat noodles, which are more tender and flavourful, pairing well with the broths. You can customise your noodles from kway teow to glass noodles, wheat noodles, rice noodles and more! Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: Orchard Getaway, #B2-05 Contact: 86547014 Facebook
20. Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre
Credit: Window on the Park Window On The Park is Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre's very own halal buffet restaurant! Here's where you can enjoy dishes like Chinese Rojak and Kueh Pie Tee or indulge in the Chef's Singapore Laksa, Mee Rebus, Prawn Noodles and more. From now till 28 February 2021, you can also enjoy their CNY Reunion Buffet. The best part, there's a 1-f0r-1 deal so you can enjoy more savings when eating out with your loved ones! Halal status: Halal-certified Prices and opening hours: Check their website Address: 11 Cavenagh Rd, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre Level 2, Singapore 229616 Website | Facebook | Instagram
21. Ofira Amazing Thai Food
 If you're looking for an affordable and quick Thai meal, Ofira Amazing Thai Food's got you covered. Tucked all the way at the basement of Far East Plaza, here's where you can enjoy yummy Thai food at wallet-friendly prices. Some of its highly recommended dishes are the green curry, Thai basil chicken with rice, Thai fish cake and Thai fried chicken. Do note that the space is quite small so, do try not to go during peak meal times. Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 14 Scotts Road, #01-20 Far Plaza, 228213 Contact: +6586503055 Facebook
22. Monster Planet
As the halal version of the famous Monster Curry chain, Monster Planet is the first halal Japanese eatery in Singapore to specialise in Japanese curry 😋 They have just opened its second outlet at The Centrepoint at Orchard! Their demi-glace Japanese curry is made from 14 vegetables and spices cooked over 2 days. You'll also be able to savour this yummy curry sauce with different toppings and varieties! Plus, you can also choose your preferred spice level from 0-5. Monster Planet's menu has a wide variety of options including its Signature Chicken Katsu Curry, Beef Shabu-Shabu Omelette Curry or better still, their Cheese Omelette Curry 😋 Halal status: As this outlet is new, they are still in the process of getting their halal certification. Their outlet at Causeway Point is already halal-certified. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Address: #01-33C/D, The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238843 Facebook | Instagram Now, go to town, both literally and practically. At Orchard Road, you can stretch your wallet and stretch your belly!