2018 SG Halal Round-Up: 15 Awesome New Eateries For Your Next Makan Session


Amira Rahmat •  Dec 28, 2018

2018 has seen a huge surge of halal-certified and Muslim-owned restaurants in Singapore, from cafes to Asian-fusion eateries and hawker stalls. We've also seen a variety of cuisine ranging from Western to Japanese and Korean cuisines! If you think there's just too many eateries around and can't decide where to go, we’ve prepared this guide of new halal haunts for you to try next ?

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So, if you're looking for a place to hang out with your family and friends, here's a list of new halal eateries in 2018 you might have missed out on!

P.S. Looking for a list of halal eateries that were opened in the first half of 2018? We've got you covered with this list!

1. Stack

A new concept of The Black Hole Group, this new sandwich parlour prides itself for creatively-named nourishing and IG-worthy sandwiches. After visiting Stack, you will never see sandwiches the same way again!

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With 5 different types of homemade bread, you have the option of choosing between savoury and sweet options. Try out their favourites such as “Blue Steel” ($11) for shredded crockpot chicken, or “The Makcik” ($13) for beef rendang on rye bread!

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If you don’t fancy sandwiches, you can try their handmade 12 inches sourdough pizzas instead, with toppings such as slow cooked duck ? and hickory turkey ham! Or you could just get their “Fun Guy” ($16), a marinara vegetarian pizza for those of you feeling extra healthy. For those working around the area, you can grab their all-day coffee and bagel combo at $5.90 – it's such a good deal!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 4 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199316

Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM

Contact: 6904 8117

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2. Ichikokudo

The first ever halal Hokkaido ramen eatery in Singapore, Ichikokudo at Suntec City lets you enjoy a traditional and authentic taste of Hokkaido ramen. The secret to this mouthwatering ramen is in its broth, which is reflected in Ichikokudo’s shoyu ramen.

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If you want a sample of this exquisite taste, try Ichikokudo’s original authentic soy sauce ramen which costs just $9.90 ? The dashi (soup) is made by simmering chicken bones for hours with 100% Hokkaido kelp, plus a blend of bonito and mackerel flavours ? Not to mention that their ramen is made from a special flour which has Hokkaido wheat to enhance its texture too!

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Try their Hokkai Ramen Gifts From The Sea ($18.90) for a seafood feast or Hokkai Jigoku Ramen ($13.90) for a kick. The spicy ramen is a rich red soup made with a mix of spicy miso (fermented bean paste) and their signature broth. Make your dining experience even more authentic by sitting at the ramen bar or their tatami corners.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address:Suntec City Mall, #B1-135 North Wing3 Temasek Boulevard, 038983

Opening hours: 

Monday to Sunday:

11 am to 3 pm (last order at 2.30 pm)

5 pm to 10 pm (last order at 9 pm)

Contact No: 6273 0048

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3. Fatty Bom Bom Sizzle

Affordable and below $10 Western food meals? Check. Large portions? Check. Neighbourhood location? Check check check! This is where you can get your fix for chunky and affordable servings of proteins and not to mention that it's perfect for large groups too.

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From burgers to cutlets and steak sizzling on hotplates, each dish you pick will look equally appetising. And since most of the dishes are under $10, you can always come back and try new items from the menu without burning a hole in your wallet ?

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Their prices start from $6.90 for their Cajun Chicken, and if you prefer something heavier, get their lamb steak ($9.20) instead. Imagine watching the smoke from the meat and the sizzling sound as you slice through your steak - definitely a gastronomic experience not to be missed!

P.S. Looking for more halal Western food stalls in Singapore? Check out our guide!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 978 Toa Payoh NorthSingapore 319001

Opening hours: 11AM – 3.30PM. 5PM – 10PM Closed on Sundays.


4. Fu-Men

Reigning from Hakata, a district in Fukuoka, this Halal-certified eatery is a rare gem. Hakata udon is mostly only found in Japan which means it’s rare that you find it in other parts of the world, much less in Singapore. And the fact that it’s halal makes it all the better ?

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Our top pick is Fu-Men’s signature udon, the Gobo Ten ($12 for regular, $7 half)! This Burdock Tempura Udon is native to Fukuoka and is made up of crunchy and sweet burdock (a type of root) coated in tempura batter, then fried to perfection. You can choose to have it with soup or dry. If you decide on the latter, you have the added option of choosing either hot or cold udon ?

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For those who prefer sticking to the normal Japanese dishes like Prawn Tempura Udon and Beef Udon ($15 regular, $8.50 half), you’d be happy to know that these are available here too. Helmed by a native Japanese chef from Fukuoka, this restaurant is definitely not to be missed! And their reasonable prices are a total steal ?

P.S. Find more halal Japanese restaurants in Singapore here.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: #B1-17/18 Hong Leong Building, 16 Raffles Quay, S048581

Opening hours: Mon to Fri (10am to 8pm), Sat (10am to 2.30pm), closed on Sundays.

Contact No: 6224-1134


5. Tipo

Where else can you get halal, fresh handmade artisanal flavoured pasta? At Tipo of course! This new eatery at Kampong Glam proves that Italian food doesn’t have to be pricey!

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This new concept by The Black Hole Group now sees a modern look with pastel colours and black walls with wooden furnishings in their café. With affordable prices starting from $9.90, the best part is that you get to customise your own pastas, from the type of pasta you prefer to what proteins and sauces you want. Did you know that they make their own pastas too??

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The types of pasta available are Fettucine, Fusilli and Spaghetti with a variety of pasta flavours and toppings. For a light option, you could pick Squid Ink Spaghetti, with mussels, or a different combination of Beetroot and Garlic Fusilli. There’s also coffee (roasted beans by Dutch Colony Coffee Co.!) and homemade iced teas to complete your Italian meal. Definitely the perfect place to go to satisy your pasta cravings!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 785 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198753

Opening hours: 12PM – 10PM

Contact: 8768 0785

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6. Jin Shang Yi Pin

There’s nothing like having hotpot and BBQ for a hearty meal with your loved ones! Jin Shang Yi Pin at East Point in Simei, is probably the only place in Singapore to offer halal authentic Chinese hot pot. You might have heard of your non-Muslim friends raving about popular steamboat chain Hai Di Lao. Well, now you can indulge in a halal version too!

Choose from a range of 5 different soup bases like spicy, pickled vegetable, herbal, mushroom and tomato and the best part is, everyone gets their own pot ? While sharing is great, this is perfect as you’ll get to try different soup bases if you’re in a large group.

Besides that, you can also pick as many ingredients from their all-you-can-eat buffet. With a decadent selection of marinated beef, mutton, fish, prawns and more, it’ll surely leave you full. Each hot pot buffet costs $35 per person for both lunch and dinner. We recommend adding $4.50 for their BBQ too!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: #01-20 Eastpoint Mall, 3 Simei Street 6, Singapore 528833

Opening hours: Daily, 11:00-3:00pm, 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Contact No: 6909 7355

Price/pax: from $35

7. Two Hana

Two Hana at Century Square specialises in delicious Korean-fusion cuisine. This might not seem like your typical Korean eatery but check out their wide and delectable variety of affordable dishes ?

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For appetisers, go for the special Kimchi Mac & Cheese ($9)! Who knew that these two could go so well together? ? Spicy and cheesy, now that’s what we call the perfect comfort food! ? For the main course, choose between the Honey Butter Drumlets ($9) or the Striploin Bulgogi Rice Bap ($15.50). The honey flavour from the chicken is so rich that it’ll leave you wanting more! ?

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For a heavier meal, opt for the Striploin Bulgogi Rice Bap instead which is not just delicious, BUT packed with good nutrition as well! Take your taste buds to the next level with their Braised Gochujang Lamb Shank ($24)! Normally you’d have your Lamb Shanks without any chilli, but this time, there’s finally a spicy version ?

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-21 Century Square

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 8.00am – 10.00pm.

Contact Number: +65 6260 4321

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8. Toko Burgers and Cheesesteaks

Friends in the east would probably be familiar with the plethora of halal food at Our Tampines Hub, and there is a new addition to the block.

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Formerly known as Carnivori at the Geylang Bazaars, Toko Burgers and Cheesesteaks serves up classic American comfort food but with an Italian and Korean twist!

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You can look forward to favourites such as The Philly ($8.90) for meat lovers, or The Seoul ($8.90) for those who love a kick of spice in their sandwiches. Nothing is more comforting than a sub with gooey melted cheese and juicy meat topped with caramelized onions! Get their Beef Chili Fries ($5) for a perfect complement to your subs ?

#HHWT Tip: After sinking your teeth in some mouthwatering cheesesteaks, you could just drop by Level 4 of Our Tampines Hub for a game of foosball with your pals!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 1 Tampines Walk #B1-43 Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523

Opening hours: 12PM – 10PM

Contact: 6816 2847

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9. Peppercorn

This newly halal-certified eatery specialises in the soup form of mala, called malatang. Opened around 5 months ago, Peppercorn is quietly tucked away at Kandahar Street in Kampong Glam and you can spot it by its quirky interior ☺️ The mala sauce itself is made from Sichuan pepper and dried chilli pepper, which gives it the oomph ?

If you’re not sure what malatang is all about, don’t worry as it’s actually quite simple! First, you pick your ingredients, get it weighed, tell the staff your preferred spice level and wait for them to serve it to you! There are 4 spice levels to choose but if you’re not sure which spice level is perfect for you, we recommend starting with low or no spice and then adding the chilli into the soup yourself as you enjoy your malatang. You can also choose to have your mala in soup or dry form ?

Don't forget to complete your meal with a side of Scallion Oil Noodles ($4.50). This noodles mixed with a blend of scallion oil, soy sauces and vegetable oil was so fragrant and flavourful and we enjoyed every slurp of it.

P.S. Can't get enough of Chinese food? Our list of halal authentic Chinese cuisine in Singapore has got you covered!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 30, Kandahar Street, Singapore 198890

Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm, closed on Sundays

Contact No: 9862 2559

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10. The Hashtag Cafe

The North Bridge Road stretch is home to some halal cafes and if you're running out of options, The Hashtag Café is the next halal eatery you need to try!

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Indulge in their signature mains such as Boston Lobster ($42.90), Kesom Olio ($14.90) and Korma Beef Steak ($38.90). For those who want to try the safe dishes, tuck into their Rosie Salmon ($28.90) instead. Sink into their crusted spiced herb salmon with homemade achar sauce. For a limited time only, you can also score a free drink with your main meal!

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Not only will their minimalist interior draw you in, but their tasty desserts will also definitely make you keep coming back for more. Beat the heat with their popular D24 Molten Lava Cake ($29,90), perfect to end off a delicious and hearty meal. Though the meals are slightly on the pricier side, we think it's a perfect excuse to dine here on special occasions!

P.S. Looking for more cafes to chill out at in Bugis? Check out our guide of the latest halal cafes!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 743 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198711

Opening hours: Sun – Thu 11AM – 10PM, Fri 3PM – 11PM

Contact: 9722 4628

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11. Poke Doke

Now if these pretty Poke bowls haven’t won your heart already, we don’t know what else will! Once you step into Poke Doke, you'll feel as though you've been transported to a cafe by the beach.

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With wooden bar table furniture and beach vibes, pick and personalise your own healthy poke bowls here. Starting from a price of $12.50 for a regular bowl, you can choose your base, poke proteins, add-ons and other yummy toppings!

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If you can’t seem to decide what to pick from their many choices (think Norwegian Salmon or Ahi Tuna ?), you can also choose their fixed combinations. Not only do these bowls taste delicious, but they look gorgeous too! Don’t forget to grab their classy-looking cold brew teas ($3.90) as well to keep your day refreshing.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk #01-95, Singapore 039596

Opening hours: 11AM – 9PM

Contact: 9181 9140

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12. The Lazy Garden Café

One-for-one deals, all day, every day? Sign us up please! If you are lazy to cook for the day, head on to The Lazy Garden Café where they have affordable and delicious nosh. Indulge in Western and Asian cuisine, and even dim sum ?

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With such a variety of mains, it could be hard for you to choose what to order. For seafood lovers, try out their tasty options such as Mentaiko Half Lobster Pasta ($29.90) and Seafood Risotto ($18.90).

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If you can’t live without meat, then their Australian Grain Fed Striploin Set ($28.90) could be the next best steak that you’ve ever tried! As if there aren’t already enough discounts, the dimsums are on promo (one-for-one) between 2:30PM to 5:30PM daily!

This café is also family-friendly as it has a kids’ corner and countless board games! Perfect for gatherings with families or close friends.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 180 Kitchener Rd, #02-37/38, Singapore 208539

Opening hours: 11AM – 9PM

Contact: 9125 4662


13. Gila Gula

Craving for some dessert? Well, Gila Gula has got you covered! This cosy café tucked along Kandahar Street wants to be known as an eatery where “old meets new”.

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With their sweet treats like Gila Gula ABC (ice kepal) ($8.90), Monster Milkshakes (from $10.90) and Milo Dinosaur ($7.90), it's always a good time with their refreshing icy desserts.

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Although the name of the café is “Gila Gula” (sugar-crazy), they also serve hot meals that are bound to satisfy your taste buds such as Nasi Lemak Beef Rendang ($12.90), Nasi Lemak Ayam Percik ($10.90) and even a Satay Tier ($27.90). Seafood lovers, don’t miss out on their Seafood Tier ($39.90) – comprising of soft shell crabs – which will leave you wanting more!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 48 Kandahar StSingapore 198899

Opening hours: 11AM – 10PM. Closed on Mondays

Contact: 9637 4583

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14. Bijan

A quintessential Malay restaurant that we can’t leave out – Bijan! This new restaurant boasts some of the finest Malay cuisines, with a variety of tantalising dishes prepared using nothing but the best and freshest ingredients.

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With a great ambience, friendly service and quality food, here's where you should go for your next Malay food cravings!

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Bijian is always innovating their food to enhance the flavours and offers a unique dining experience. Take your pick from traditional Malay cuisine like Rusuk Panggang (Australian short ribs), Popiah Goreng, Corn Crème Brulee and so much more!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 511 Guillemard Rd, #B1-02, Singapore 399849

Opening hours: 12PM – 9PM

Contact: 9116 1900


15. Churros Republic

At Churros Republic, you can expect your favourite Spanish doughnuts to be coated with just the right amount of sugar! Founded quite some time ago, they first started with a small stall in Bugis, pop-up live stations and now a permanent stall at Our Tampines Hub.

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Expect their churros to be crispy on the outside and soft inside, and fresh, not frozen! Their gourmet sauces are all homemade, from flavours such as nonya kaya, apple pie and dulce de leche (caramel). Soon, they will also introduce their churros with fillings, so do keep a lookout for it ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: #B1-K28, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523

Opening hours: 11.30AM – 10PM

Contact: 8809 4134

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BONUS: Wanderlost Lounge

If you’ve been having withdrawals from the closing of Atap Bar, we’ve got good news! The brainchild behind Atap Bar, The Halal Mixologist, has just opened another rooftop non-alcoholic bar in the heart of Singapore’s CBD? Called Wanderlost, this new spot is nestled among skyscrapers and just like Atap Bar, it has a unique concept too.

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All their bespoke non-alcoholic mocktails are inspired by books you probably grew up reading. Check this out – they have a drink called Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone – a floral drink made up of kiwi popsicle, lavender, passion fruit, ajwain (a type of herb) and topped with chocolate glitter ? They also serve The Alchemist mocktail, inspired by Paulo Coelho’s classic novel. It’s served in a flask with some smoke, giving it a magical twist.

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If you’re feeling a little peckish while at Wanderlost, then order their grilled tapas like Swedish Meatballs, Chicken Karaage and BBQ Chicken Wings too ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: Realty Centre, 15 Enggor Road, #12-01, Singapore 079716

Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 5.30pm – late

Reservations: Call 69097701 or book online

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Well, folks, that wraps up our list of new halal eateries in the vibrant city of Singapore. Hopefully, your pals and family can avoid the never-ending question of where to eat next! Enjoy your halal food trail ?