UPDATE: We’ve updated our list so do check out 17 Delicious Halal Japanese Eateries You Have to Visit in Japan!

Spring is finally here and that means Japan is about to be covered in a pink blanket of cherry blossoms! With the weak Yen, there’s no better time to travel to Japan. Grab your passports and your bags. We’ve found authentic Japanese dishes that are Halal certified! Warning – Do not read this on an empty stomach.

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1. Gyumon – Shibuya (Halal Certified)

halal japan tokyo yakiniku gyumon beefhalal japan tokyo yakiniku gyumon beef cookedLocated in the bustling streets of Shibuya, Gyumon is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with authentic halal yakiniku. It’s the perfect place for a hearty dinner after a shopping session in Shibuya!

halal japan tokyo yakiniku gyumon beef slicesOrdering is pretty simple as you just have to choose the cut you want and they’ll serve it to you raw. The raw beef is lightly marinated with salt and pepper allowing you to savour the taste of the tender beef slices. Have fun grilling the meat on the charcoal stove!

We’re absolutely in love with the beef tender loin, grilled to medium rare perfection!

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#HHWT Tip: Do make a reservation by dropping them a call at +81 3-5469-2911 to avoid any queues as the restaurant is relatively small.

Address: 3-14-5 Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan

Directions:
Take the south exit at Shibuya station across an overhead bridge. Gyumon is a ten minute walk away.

Opening Hours: 5pm to 11pm (Closed on Sundays)

Price: S$30 – 50 (One serving of beef starts from ¥800, not including 8% tax)

2. Hanasakiji-san – Shibuya (Halal Certified) (A reader has informed us that they are currently closed due to redevelopment 🙁 )

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Thank goodness for all the shops and sights in Shibuya as you’ll definitely need to make a second trip to try the halal Shabu Shabu at Hanasakiji-san! Just the mention of Shabu Shabu is enough to make our mouth water. To top it off, Hanasakiji-san uses authentic Wagyu beef from Miyazaki Prefecture 😋

Address: Sakura Build B1F 3-22 Sakuragaoka Shibuya Tokyo 150-0031 Japan 

Directions: 5 minutes walk from South exit of Shibuya Station

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Mon – Fri – 10:30 to 15:00
Dinner: Mon – Sat – 17:00 to 24:00

Price: S$45 – 200 (Halal Shabu Shabu set meal starts from ¥4,000)

3. Kappou Yama – Saitama (Halal Certified)

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If you thought that you would never be able to try authentic ramen, we’re here to prove you wrong! Be spoilt for choice as Kappou Yama in Saitama provides a wide range of local halal food including ramen, sukiyaki and pretty much every other Japanese dish you can think of!

halal shio ramen kappou yama saitamaCredit: Kappou Yama Facebook

If you’re in Tokyo for a period of time, do check out their Halal bentos and occasional Japanese food parties such as the recent Takoyaki and Oden parties!

Reservation is required (at least 1 day in advance), so do give them a call at 048-854-1170 or drop them an email at info@kapou-yama.jp before heading down.

Address: 3-15-1 Uemine, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama

Directions: 11 minute walk from Yono-hon-machi Station of JR Saikyo Line (West Exit)

Opening Hours: 19:00 – 21:00 (Closed every Monday)

Price: Starts from S$23 (¥2,000)

4. Takaraya – Chiba (*Muslim-Friendly)

halal japan tokyo takaraya traditional japanese food bentoCredit: Hungry in Singapore

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If you’re around the Chiba area (hint: Tokyo Disneyland!), pop by Takaraya for a traditional Japanese meal. The restaurant has been around since 1897 and serves traditional Japanese dishes with halal-certified ingredients. You can also find gender-separated private prayer rooms in the restaurant.

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We recommend going for one of their specialties, the Asari Meal (あさり膳), which includes asari soup, rice, asari clam kushiage, sashimi and tempura.

halal japan tokyo takaraya traditional japanese food asariCredit: Takaraya Facebook

Address: 2-3-4, Chuo, Kisarazu-city, Chiba

Directions: 8 minute walk from Kisazaru Station

Opening Hours:

Lunch: Mon – Sat: 11:30 – 14:00 | Sun, Public Holidays: 17:00 – 22:00 (Last order at 8:45pm)
Dinner: Mon – Sat: 11:30 – 14:30 | Sun, Public Holidays: 17:00 – 21:00 (Last order at 8pm)
*Closed every first and third Wednesday of the month

 Price:
Lunch – S$23 – 35 (¥2,000 to 3,000)
Dinner – S$45 – 80 (¥4,000 to 7000)

 5. Minokichi – Ikebukuro (*Muslim Friendly)

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Kyoto Kaiseki in downtown Tokyo? Yes, please! Kaiseiki is a traditional Japanese multi-course meal prepared with special skills and technique and carefully presented to enhance the appearance and seasonal theme of the meal. Thanks to Minokichi, you can now experience this in Ikebukuro. Not only does the food presentation look impeccable, the ingredients used are all seasonal to guarantee freshness!

Minokichi is certified as a Muslim-friendly restaurant by the Kyoto Council for Sharia and Halal Affairs. Reservation for a halal meal must be placed 5 days before going down.

Address: Spice Ikebukuro Tobu 15F, 1-1-25, Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Directions: 6 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station on the JR, Subway or Tobu Tojo line. (Take the west exit). In Tobu Department Store.

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat: 11:00 – 23:00
Sun, Public Holidays: 17:00 – 22:00
*Closed on New Year’s Day and 3rd Wednesday of Feb and Aug.

Price:
Lunch – S$25 (¥2,160)
Dinner – S$86 (¥7,560)

#HHWT Tip: Do look out for the kanji characters 豚肉 in the menu/ingredient list as this indicates pork.

*Muslim Friendly Restaurants – While the restaurant itself isn’t halal certified, they have Muslim-friendly certification or a halal menu created with consideration towards the Muslim tradition. However, each restaurant has different levels of support, so please confirm with the restaurant itself before you go.

We hope you’ll find this useful in your Tokyo travels and do let us know if you have any other halal Japanese food places that you think deserve to get a shout out! Don’t forget to share our guide with your family and friends! 😄

P.S. Do you have $1 to spare? We’re currently crowdfunding to bring more travel guides and countries to our app and publication. If our blog or app has helped you on your travels or inspired you in any way, we would really appreciate your support!

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18 comments

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    • Hi Hafizah! Thank you so much for updating us!☺️ We're really sorry that you didn't get to enjoy a meal over at Hanasakiji-san.😞 Hopefully, you were able to find an alternative dining option nearby!
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  • Hi HHWT! I've just returned from Tokyo, Japan (21-27 Oct 2015) and I must say it was amazing! Gyumon closes till late daily, say around 4am? And they only have combo sets for Halal menu. Set 1: 1 type of meat + 1 chicken = 3000yen Set 2: 2 types (cut) of meat + 1 chicken = 3500yen Set 3: Beef shoulder, beef round meat & beef rib loin meat + 1 chicken = 4000yen Each set comes with a bowl of salad, rice and a drink. Can request for additional meat (they even have horse meat!) but it is from the non-halal menu. I have a photo of the full menu, let me know if you want me to send them over. Also, in Narita airport, there is a Halal Udon restaurant. I have the full menu for this too! Regards, Fatin (nytaff.chan/IG)
    • Hi Fatin, we hope you had a great time in Tokyo! :) Thanks for sharing about the different set menus. We've only tried set 3 and it was super delicious! What did you try when you were in Gyumon? Sure, it would be great if you can send us photos of the menu. You can send it over to hello@havehalalwilltravel.com. Thank you!
  • This is a very useful information. Will do visit all the restaurant mentioned if i travel to japan again. I also follow your IG account. :) Keep up the good work guys - Miranti-
  • im glad that i found ur blog.. its very useful.. im planning a trip to Japan on end of march till early april next year.. now i dont have to worry about eating halal food in japan.. thanks to u..
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