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20 Awesome Halal Japanese Food In Singapore That’ll Take You To Japan

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Nur Adawiyati  •  Jan 04, 2018

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[Updated: 7 June 2021] Halal Japanese food has always been one of our favourite halal cuisine in Singapore 😋 From halal ramen to halal sushi and bento meals, these Japanese delights have managed to seamlessly make their way into our hearts (and tummy). With countless halal Japanese restaurants popping up around Singapore, here’s your ultimate guide to finding halal Japanese food in Singapore 😉

Halal Japanese Restaurants:

1. Tokyo Shokudo

Tokyo Shokudo is famous for its tendon (tempura rice bowls), hearty ramen bowls, and even rice sets. Their must-try dishes include the Signature Tendon ($13.90) rice bowl which is topped with prawn, fish, egg, and vegetables for a super generous meal. Don't miss out on their scrumptious ramen too. Choose from Chicken Chashu Ramen ($9.90) and Beef Shabu Ramen ($14.90) or the Yuzu ramen for a twist! Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 10PM Address: 4 Tampines Central 5, Tampines Mall #04-02, Singapore 529510 Contact: 67863221 Facebook | Instagram

2. Monster Planet

 Yes, there's finally a halal Japanese curry eatery in Singapore! Monster Planet is the halal-certified version of the popular Monster Curry. Savour yummy demi-glace Japanese curry with their Signature Chicken Katsu Curry, Beef Shabu-Shabu Omelette Curry or better still, their Cheese Omelette Curry 😋 Their weekday lunch time Grab & Go menu ($9.80) consists of big fried curry rice and Tori Karaage on weekdays - only at their Paya Lebar Square and Causeway Point outlets 😉 What's great is that they also have Monster-sized sharing dishes which you can enjoy with loved ones. Not to mention that you can enjoy curry burgers, desserts and more. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 10PM Address: Check out their list of outlets here. Facebook | Instagram

3. Daya Izakaya

Credit: Daya Izakaya on Facebook If you live in the Northeast, you have to check out Daya Izakaya, a new halal Japanese restaurant at Jalan Kayu! It's Singapore's only halal izakaya and they serve small portions of food (tapas-style) which you can share with friends. Fill your tummy with meat skewers, chicken karaage, sushi, sashimi, tempura and more! For a heartier meal, order their Nabe (Japanese hot pot), Garlic Fried Rice, Gyu Nikomi (Japanese beef tendon soup), Asari Butter Yaki (Japanese steamed clams) and other mouthwatering dishes. For island-wide delivery, enjoy their best selling Garlic Fried Rice, Spicy Salmon Roll 😋 Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Daily 11AM-9:30PM Address: 254 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799481 Contact: Whatsapp 8321 5242 for reservation (daily cut-off at 5.30pm) Facebook Instagram

4. The Straits Teppanyaki

The Straits Teppanyaki offers both Asian and Western-style dishes like The Straits Salmon Fillet, crunchy chicken skin, or halal wagyu beef grilled on a Japanese teppanyaki-style hotplate 🤤 Sit back, relax, and watch the master chef grill your meal to perfection right in front of your eyes. On the top floor of The Straits Teppanyaki, you can enjoy drinks from Rumi The Poets Cup too. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tues-Sun; 12PM-11PM (Last order 9.30PM, closed Mondays) Address: 16 Bussorah St, Singapore Contact: Whatsapp 91504672 Instagram

5. Gyunion

 Specialising in yummy beef bowls, Gyunion has now moved to the CBD! Their rice and noodle bowls taste amazing and will leave you more than satisfied. Their Beef Gyudon looks simple, but the sweetness of the onions and tenderness of the sliced beef goes perfectly with the white rice. There’s even a soft-boiled onsen egg underneath to add that extra yolky goodness to your meal! Spice lovers will also enjoy the curry version, which comes with a very generous serving of home-made curry that looks like it might overflow over the lip of the bowl! Gyunion’s curry is made from their unique house blend - truly a taste you won’t be able to get anywhere else. They're currently having pick up promotions and even next day delivery! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Address: Oxley Tower, 138 Robinson Road, Unit 02-03 Opening Hours: Mon-Wed; 12PM-6:30PM, Thu-Fri; 12PM-8PM (closed on Sat-Sun) Facebook | Instagram

6. Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi Restaurant

Udon is definitely one of our favourite Japanese dishes. But did you know that each region of Japan has its own variation of this popular dish? Now you can even try the Fukuoka region’s famous Hakata Udon right here in Singapore at Fu-Men! 🤩 Fu-Men is headed by chef Teppei Yamashita, who was born in Fukuoka and also runs the famous Teppei Japanese Restaurant chain. Hakata Udon is rarely found outside of Japan so getting to have a halal version of it in Singapore is truly something special. 😁 What sets Hakata Udon apart is its soft noodles and rich, clear broth - one sip of the warm soup flavoured with kelp, anchovies, and fish stock is enough to leave you feeling energised!  Make sure to get the Gobo Ten bowl topped with burdock root tempura, one of the signature toppings for this dish. The sweet and crunchy burdock pairs perfectly with the chewy noodles! You can even add on side dishes such as sliced duck meat, spicy chicken karaage, or soft-boiled onsen eggs to really make your dish perfect 😋 Halal Status: Halal-certified Address: 16 Raffles Quay, #B1-17/18 Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-7:30PM, Closed on weekends Delivery via: Grab, Hungryy Contact: +65 6224 1134 Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Sora Boru

Found yourself craving some halal-certified Japanese food in the middle of Orchard Road? Fulfill your cravings at Sora Boru!
Love Japanese curry? You have to try their Curry Boru! 😍 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 😋 Enjoy a 5% delivery fee when you order through their platform! Halal Status: Halal-certified Address: #B3-19, [email protected], 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895 #01-08 Westgate, 3 Gateway Dr, Singapore 608532 Opening Hours: Open daily; 11AM-9.30PM Facebook | Instagram

8. Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen

Ichikokudo opened their doors in 2018 and have been dazzling us with their rich Hokkaido-style ramen broth ever since. Using kelp, wheat, and butter from Hokkaido, their ramen and rice bowls are full of rich flavours that will flood your mouth with pure deliciousness at every bite. Seafood lovers will definitely have to try their Ichi-Ramen Gifts From The Sea bowl, which is topped with crab leg, shrimp, and scallops for a hearty meal to remind you of the seashore. The Hokkai Seafood line also uses a salt-based stock that brings out the taste of seafood including Hokkai Clams, Hokkai Scallops, and Hokkai Prawns. Not a fan of especially thick broths? Opt for their Light Rich Ichikokudo Ramen that has a lighter and cleaner taste on the palate! Love their Donburi? Enjoy up to 50% off when you takeaway their rice bowls! Halal Status: Halal-certified Opening hours and Address: Check out their website Website | Facebook | Instagram

 9. Omoomo 

Can’t decide between having Japanese or Korean for your next meal? Why not get both! Omoomo’s various outlets bring you an amazing fusion of both cuisines and dishes - giving you the best of both worlds! All of their outlets serve customizable rice and noodle bowls, and some even have ramen and steak! 😍 If you’re not sure how you want to DIY your Don, you won’t have to worry as they have over 10 signature options to choose from! You can combine your favourite parts of Japanese and Korean cuisine in one generous bowl - want to have Teriyaki Chicken on top of Korean Glass Noodles? Then do it! Seems like nothing can go wrong if you have the option of choosing what’s going into your bowl. 😉 Check out their website for delivery and takeaway options! Halal Status: Halal-certified Address, Opening hours & Contact: Check out their website Website | Facebook | Instagram

10. Maki-San

 Maki-San is the first halal sushi eatery in Singapore that lets you design your own meal. Picture it like a fast-food version of sushi 😆 You can choose everything from the type of rice to the toppings and their wide range of fresh and healthy ingredients won’t disappoint. You can even choose smoked duck or roasted beef striploin!  There are also House Maki and House Salad options if you’re not feeling up to some DIY. Choose from classics such as the California Dreaming (California roll), or the Thai-inspired Tom-Yummy that comes with Tom Yum sauce. 😋 Halal Status: Halal-certified Address, Opening Hours and Contact: Check out their website Facebook | Instagram P.S This ultimate guide to halal sushi in Singapore will satisfy all your sushi cravings!

11. Isuramuya Japanese Restaurant & Marketplace

Did you know that Isuramuya is the first Japanese restaurant in Singapore to also have a marketplace on-site? So once you finish that delicious plate of sashimi or bowl of ramen once dining in is allowed, you can buy your own halal-certified Japanese ingredients (hand-flown from Japan!) to recreate it at home! 🤩 Make sure to try the Tori Katsu Curry Rice. The sweetness of the Japanese curry and the salty and crispy chicken cutlet is like a match made in heaven. Balance out your meal with a cup of hot green tea and some California rolls - yes, they sell sushi too! 😉  Halal Japanese products can be difficult to find in Singapore, so make sure to pick up some Japanese curry, mochi, or even Japanese-made fruit sorbet on your way out. The restaurant even sells frozen seafood that’s perfect for making your own sushi or sashimi at home. They have a takeaway promotion offering a variety of dishes under $10 like the Curry Rice, Donburi bowls and Ramen 😍 Halal Status: Isuramuya is currently in the process of renewing their halal certification. We've called them to enquire and have confirmed that they are still using halal ingredients. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion. Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #04-19 JCube, Singapore 609731 Opening Hours: 11.30am - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm daily Contact: +65 6262 3008 Website | Facebook

12. The Ramen Stall

Located right along North Bridge Road, the Ramen Stall is a great place for a late-night meal as it opens all the way until 2AM on weekends!  Ramen is (of course) their signature dish here, and the flavours have even been adapted to suit the local palate. Their Volcano Ramen is topped with spicy sambal that will leave your mouth burning - choose from 3 spice levels and see if you can take the heat! They also have favourites such as Kaisen Don topped with fresh sashimi, Chicken Gyoza, and barbequed Saba fish. 😋 Make sure to dig into their sushi too! The Chicken Floss Cutlet Roll is another locally-inspired dish you can try, but they also have classics such as Tamago Mentai Sushi, Aburi Beef, and Aburai Salmon. 🍣 Get 20% off your takeaway meals or enjoy free island-wide delivery for orders above $50! Halal Status: Halal-certified Address: 787 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198755 Opening Hours: Mon-Thu; 11AM-3PM, 5PM-11PM, Fri; 11AM-3PM, 5PM-2AM, Sat; 11AM-2AM, Sun; 11AM-11PM Contact: +65 6655 0800 Website | Facebook | Instagram

13. Hei Sushi

Being the first halal-certified sushi belt restaurant in Singapore, what’s not to love about this halal version of Sakae Sushi? Offering over 200 various dishes from sushi to tempura to grilled items, you’ll find yourself building a tower out of your stacks of plates in no time! 😆
 Other than being able to indulge in their Japanese feast, Hei Sushi has their fair share of fusion food. Try their Spicy Zarigani Udon that comes with dry udon and crayfish marinated in spicy bean sauce, or the Cheesy Beef Neta Sushi topped with grilled beef and a thin slice of cheese. Not full yet? Make sure to get their grilled Hotate Kara, or the deep-fried Shake Karaage (Salmon slices) to make your meal a perfect one! Their new curry series menu is affordably priced at $8-$11, including favourites like the Katsu Curry Ju, Ebi Curry Ju, Tempura Curry and more! Check out their Instagram page for the takeaway and delivery deals 😊 Halal Status: Halal-certified Address, Opening Hours and Contact: Check out their website Website | Facebook | Instagram

14. Wakuwaku Yakiniku

Wakuwaku Yakiniku is Singapore's very first halal yakiniku restaurant 😋 With a Japanese chef onboard, they deliver the exact same authentic Wagyu beef experience you can find in Japan!
 If you're an expert in Japanese cuisine, you'd be delighted to know that they serve jo-karubi (boneless short rib) - one of the most popular cuts of wagyu. It's known to have more marbling and it's very juicy and rich in flavour. For the adventurous foodies, here's your chance to try a Japanese delicacy called gyutan or beef tongue. This particular cut is thinly sliced and cooks quickly. It might have a slightly chewier texture than regular cuts of wagyu but when else can you get to try this northern Japanese specialty?😝 If you're staying in and feeling like ordering delivery, don't fret! They also have Stay-Home platters and home sets so you can enjoy your own Japanese BBQ at home. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 5PM-9.30PM, Fri-Sun; 4PM-9.30PM Address: 27 Bali Ln, Singapore 189863 Contact: 6291 6891 Facebook | Instagram

15. Oishii Corner

Credit: Theosofie Mashon on Facebook Tucked away in a hawker centre in Toa Payoh, Oishii Corner serves a mix of authentic Japanese and fusion Japanese dishes. Owned by a Malay-Muslim couple, Mr Ramli Ibrahim and his wife, Mdm Ning Asih, the stall has been around since 2017 but it's still pretty much a hidden gem. One of their recommended dishes is the Oishii Beef Don ($5.50) which has generous amounts of thin, tender slices of beef and caramelised onions marinated in a sweet and spicy mix of sambal and Japanese sauces. Looking for something comforting? Their Teriyaki Chicken Udon ($5) will hit the spot. Udon is served in a piping hot sweet broth and topped with mouthwatering tender chicken pieces - you can't go wrong with this dish! Their ramen will satisfy your cravings too. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: 11AM-6.30PM (closed on Fri) Address: #01-161, Kim Keat Palm Food Centre, 22A Lor 7 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310022 Contact: 97971004

16. MAD BROS SG

Here's another halal hawker serving Japanese food - MAD BROS SG. Located in Tanjong Pagar Plaza, MAD BROS SG is a Muslim-owned stall that opened in September last year. Their menu consists of various ramen and donburi (rice bowls) like Tori Pai Tan, a creamy chicken broth ramen; Tori Kare Raisu, white rice with a generous side serving of curry with chicken, potatoes, and carrots; and Tori Katsu Kare Raisu, with a crispy chicken cutlet drenched in curry gravy. 🤤 Truffle lovers will absolutely find their Truffle Ramen comforting! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Address: Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Block 6, #02-03, Singapore 081006 Delivery via: Foodpanda and Deliveroo Opening Hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-3PM (closed on weekends/PH) Facebook | Instagram

17. Don N Bap

 Serving halal Japanese and Korean-inspired cuisine, Don N Bap specialises in yummy rice bowls, noodles and other dishes that will tantalise your taste buds! If you love beef, you'd like their Gyu Shogayaki Don, with marinated beef stir-fried to perfection. Their Katsu Curry Rice, ramen, Chicken Karaage (and more!) will also delight you. The best part is that the prices are wallet-friendly! Halal status: Halal-certified Outlets:
  • Foodfare @ Choa Chu Kang Centre, 309 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, #01-01, Singapore 680309 (Opening hours: 10AM-9.30PM)
  • Bukit Panjang Plaza, 1 Jelebu Rd, #01-43, Singapore 677743 (Opening hours: 10AM-10PM)
  • 100 Jln Sultan, #01-08, Singapore 199001
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18. Lean Bento

The Japanese diet is seen as pretty healthy, but Lean Bento takes it even further by creating bowls meant for #fitspo that are nutritious and gorgeous too! Nothing on the menu exceeds 500 calories and they use only pesticide-free ingredients so you’ll get the best of natural food when you dine with them! Now, who said diets had to be miserable again? 😆 Their generous and balanced servings of meat and greens will allow you to leave the restaurant feeling good and full. Instead of the usual carb-filled white rice, Lean Bento also provides a healthier alternative of brown rice! Their skinless/boneless chicken has been marinated to perfection, leaving you with a party of flavours in each mouthful. Halal Status: Halal-certified Address: 1 Irving Pl, #03-01, Singapore 369546 Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10AM-7PM, Closed on Sundays Facebook | Instagram

19. Inariku

Although Inariku is a humble home kitchen , it is helmed by a stay-at-home mother who graduated from the Tokyo Sushi Academy! She was also guided by other experienced Japanese chefs and culinary talents during her time in Japan so you're guaranteed top-notch quality sushi here. ☺️ Try their Salmon Aburi Mentai - topped with savoury mentaiko (mayonnaise and fish roe) and grilled to smoky perfection 🤤 Some of their other enticing dishes are mentaiko pasta, Japanese curry rice and sushi cakes! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Website | Instagram | Facebook

20. Home of Sushi

This sushi spot might be a bit of a surprise because you'll probably recognise it by its other name - Home of Seafood! Yup, Home of Sushi is under the popular Home of Seafood seafood and zi char restaurant, so you can order fresh sashimi, sushi rolls and more on top of your seafood feast. 😋 Make sure to try their locally-inspired chilli crab and salted egg sushi, as well as their tempura maki! They're available for islandwide delivery too, so you can get your sushi fix delivered right to your doorstep. Halal status: Halal-certified Facebook | Instagram With all that, it seems like we don't need to head to Japan for authentic Japanese cuisine after all!  😊