Halal food in Kyoto

Halal food in Kyoto: Savour Kyoto’s Yummiest (And Authentic!) Japanese Cuisine At These 7 Halal Eateries


Faruq Senin •  Jun 28, 2023

Looking for halal food in Kyoto? Kyoto is one of our favourite cities in Japan (if you don’t already know by now) and one of the many reasons why we love it, is, of course, THE FOOD! From amazing halal ramen to sushi and wagyu, there’s just so much to try in Kyoto. Well, if you're making a trip to Kyoto this holidays (or if you're just looking for some holiday ideas), here's a list of 7 halal eateries in Kyoto! This is definitely the most important guide you'll need when visiting the amazing city.

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1. Kiyomizu Junsei Okabeya

Kyoto is famous for its yudofu (simmered tofu in hot water) and if you want to try this local delicacy, you have to visit this restaurant! It’s also conveniently located near the Kiyomizu-dera Temple (3-minute walk away), so it’s a perfect stop for lunch. There are several set meals for you to choose from, with the cheapest, with 7 food items in the set, to the most expensive, with a total of 12 food items. Don’t worry, they all come with yudofu! Plus, they also have a Sukiyaki set where you can indulge in juicy and tender beef and eat it together with the yudofu.

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#HHWT Tip: Make a reservation for the halal menu at least a day in advance. As the restaurant is located near the famous Kiyomizu temple, make sure to include it in your sightseeing plan!

While the temple is currently under renovation until March 2020, the grounds and smaller buildings are still a gorgeous sight to behold! You can also walk through streets lined with traditional Japanese houses on your way from the temple complex to the restaurant.

Halal status: Halal-certified menu available
Price: Set meals range from ¥2160 - ¥4000
Opening hours: 10.30am - 5pm daily
Contact: +81 75-541-7111
Address: Kiyomizu 2 cho-me, Kiyomizu-dera Monzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0862
Directions: Okabeya is an 8-minute walk from the nearest bus stop, Gojyo-zaka which serves bus 206. Alternatively, Okabeya is a 5-minute walk from Kiyomizu-dera via Matsubara Dori


2. Honke Tankuma Honten

Another restaurant offering halal kaiseki is Honke Tankuma Honten! If you’re looking for a premium restaurant to try your halal kaiseki, this establishment definitely fits the bill. It’s been around for 90 over years now and if you’re wondering why it's so pricey… Well, that’s because it’s a 1-star Michelin restaurant

Halal food in Kyoto

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You can choose a kaiseki course from a range of 7 to 11 items and each of them is differently priced. Expect to indulge in some quality sashimi and tempura, served up in a beautiful display! 

Do note that Honke Tankuma has a 2nd outlet at the Takashimaya department store in Shimogyo-ku, however we are unable to confirm if a halal menu is served there.

#HHWT Tip: Do call them 2 days in advance to make a reservation for their halal kyo-kaiseki, or use their online reservation form!

Halal status: Halal-certified menu available

Price: From ¥10,000 - ¥50,000

Opening Hours: 1130am - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm (Mon - Sat), closed on Sundays

Contact: Call +81 50-3628-1645 or reserve online

Address: 168 Izumiya-cho Kiyamachi-dori, Bukkoji-Sagaru Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

Directions: Around 6 mins walk away from Gion-shijo station

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3. Yoshiya Kyoto Arashiyama

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Located in the popular tourist district of Arashiyama (yes, the one with the bamboo forest?), Yoshiya specialises in halal washoku (traditional Japanese dishes) and they also serve seasonal cuisine from Saga prefecture. There's also a wagyu beef shabu shabu set (¥4500) that will taste exceptionally amazing if you're visiting during the winter! Try their Shokado Lunch Sets which includes a tofu hotpot and side dishes like tempura, chicken karaage, sashimi or soba. This hearty meal will definitely fill your tummy after all that walking at Arashiyama!

Halal food in Kyoto

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Alternatively, you can also get their cheaper bento sets where you can enjoy some tempura and soba or chicken karaage sets. If you're looking for a snack, they also sell piping-hot croquettes (¥700 for 5 pc) and spicy chicken karaage (¥278)! 

Halal status: Halal-certified menu available

Price: ¥1350 - ¥5000

Opening hours: 11am - 5.30pm daily

Contact No: +81 75-871-0448

Address: 31, Sagatenryuji Tsukurimichicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (右京区嵯峨天龍寺造路町31, Kyoto, Japan)

Directions: Yoshiya is about a 4-minute walk from Keifuku Arashiyama Station and 11-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station
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4. Umemori Kyoto

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Ever wanted to try making your own sushi? Well, now you can do just that at Umemori Kyoto! The best part is, the eatery offers halal ingredients so you can enjoy making your sushi without any worries. From measuring the weight of the rice to perfectly slicing the fish and other ingredients for your sushi, rest assured you'll be your own chef in no time! After you're done, you can top up your meal with tempura or udon.

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Plus, you'll also get a certificate at the end of the class so you can show it off to all your friends back home and perhaps try making it yourself? 

#HHWT Tip: Do reserve your class at least a week in advance by emailing [email protected].

Halal status: Halal-certified
Price: from ¥6,480 (Light Sushi) - ¥100,000 (4-hour Master Course)
Opening hours: 9am - 6pm daily
Contact: Call +81 75-601-1414 or email [email protected]
Address: 8 Takeda Matsubayashicho, Fushimi-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 612-8371 (〒612-8371 京都市伏見区竹田松林町8)
Directions: Umemori is about a 15-minute walk from Fushimi Station
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5. Ramen Factory Kyoto

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If making halal sushi isn't enough to immerse yourself in local Japanese culture, why not make some ramen too? At Ramen Factory Kyoto, you can do just that! But it's not just the ramen noodles that you're preparing; you can also make your own broth and pick your own meat. Wheat, rice and miso (from fermented soybeans) are used in making the soup, while chicken meat and alcohol-free soy sauce are added to the pot for that extra oomph! After all that toiling for the perfect ramen, tuck into a piping hot (and delicious!) soup and remember to slurp your ramen as you eat it!

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If you don't have the time to make your own ramen, don't worry! You can simply pop in to the eatery and indulge in any of their ready-made ramen dishes.

#HHWT Tip: After you're done enjoying your ramen, head over to their prayer room to do your prayers.

Halal status: Halal meat and ingredients used

Price: From ¥3500 and ¥2500 (Adult and Child Express course) onwards

Opening hours: 11am - 7pm daily

Contact No: +81 75-741-7104 or reserve via online form

Address: Higashiyama-ku, Honmachi 15-chōme, 814−18, Kyoto, Japan

Directions: Ramen Factory is just a 3-minute walk away from Tofukuji station. Tofukuji station is only one stop away from Kyoto station and Fushimi-inari station.

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Halal food in Kyoto

Just as its name suggests, MABRUR HALAL DINING serves (you guessed it) halal food! Only a 1-minute walk from Shijo Kawaramachi, this eatery offers authentic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. You can enjoy selections from their extensive menu of curries and kebabs depending on the spiciness of your choice! On top of that, you can also enjoy fresh vegetables delivered to the restaurant on that very day and served as the soup of the day.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Price: From ¥1000 to ¥1999

Opening hours: 〒604-8042, 574 Nakanomachi, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 2F

Contact No: 075-744-6834

Address: Daily; Lunch; 11:30am-3:30pm, Dinner; 5:30-10:30 pm

We're pretty sure by now, you can't wait to get your fix of halal Japanese food in Kyoto! With these awesome eateries, you're now all set to conquer Kyoto. Have fun on your gastronomic adventure!