UPDATED – 3 August 2018

So much has changed in Tokyo since we last published our very first halal food guide almost two years ago. There are so many more Muslim-friendly eateries with a wide range of cuisines ranging from halal yakiniku to sushi! There’s seriously no better time to travel to Japan and Autumn is one of the best times to visit Tokyo.

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Warning – Do not read this on an empty stomach.

#HHWT Tip: Most of these restaurants require a reservation at least one day in advance so we highly recommend you make a reservation to be safe!

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Ramen
1. Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka

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This is one of the more unique ramen eateries in Tokyo as their ramen is served with a bowl of rice, which you have to eat with the remaining broth from your bowl of ramen! Also, the serving is pretty huge (you can even upsize your ramen to large) AND it comes with grilled chicken and yakitori as part of the set. We definitely recommend visiting this place on an empty tummy or you can opt for a smaller portion if you’re not feeling exceptionally hungry!

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#HHWT Tip: Shinjukugyoen Ramen Ouka is just an 8-minute walk away from Shinjuku station, which is well connected to the different rails. That’s why we love staying in Shinjuku whenever we visit Tokyo 😄 If you’re looking for the best flight and accommodation deals, check out Skyscanner!

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Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday – 2pm to 10pm, Friday – 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday – 1pm to 10pm
Halal Status: Muslim-Owned
Address: 1 Chome-11-7 Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan

2. Naritaya (Asakusa)

Here’s another ramen place in Asakusa that’s worth a visit! The broth for the ramen is chicken-based and the noodles are made fresh at their own factory. You even get to order your ramen through a vending machine located near the entrance, just like any other Japanese ramen stall. Talk about getting an authentic experience! 😀 And if you are a fan of spicy food, don’t forget to add the chilli paste provided into your ramen!

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#HHWT Tip: A prayer room is available here – just let the staff know!

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday – 11am to 10pm
Sunday – 11am to 9pm
Halal Status: Halal Certified (by Japan Islamic Trust)
Address: 2 Chome-7-13 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

3. Menya Kaijin


Want a change from the chicken/miso broth? Then you’ll have to visit Menya Kaijin and try their seafood ramen! The broth is clear & really light but still really yummy. Plus it’s also located in the heart of Tokyo, Shinjuku, which is super convenient to get to!

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 11am to 3pm, 4.30pm to 11.30pm
Saturday and PH – 11am to 11.30pm
Sunday – 11am – 11pm
Halal Status: Seafood options available

*Note: Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion. Also, do let the waiter know in advance that you do not want chicken to be added!
Address: 3-35-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022

4. Honolu Ebisu

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Head over to Honolu Ebisu to enjoy various types of chicken ramen. You can savour chicken ramen in whatever way you like – be it spicy, with soy sauce or fried chicken. The thick and rich taste of the chicken broth will leave you wanting more. Other than the ramen, you can also order some light bites like gyoza and takoyaki! 😋 This bowl of hot, savoury ramen will warm the heart. Happy tummy guaranteed!

Opening hours:
Lunch – 11.30am to 2.30pm daily
Dinner – 5pm to 10pm daily
Halal Status: Halal Certified (by Malaysia Halal Corporation)
Address: Japan, 〒150-0022 Tokyo, 渋谷区 恵比寿南 1丁目 23 1 ABC亜米利加橋ビル 1F

Yakiniku
5. Gyumon

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Located 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!

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Ordering 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!

Happy to be back at our favourite yakiniku store. Watch me grill some meat 🤗 – Mikhail #havehalalwilltravel #hhwt #日本の旅行 #gyumon #gyumonshibuya #halaljapanesefood #halaljapan

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

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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.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday – 12pm to 4am, Sunday – 12pm to 12am
Halal Status: Halal meat available, Alcohol served in establishment

*Note: Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion.
Contact: (+81) 03-5469-2911
Address: 3-14-5 Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
Directions: Take the south exit at Shibuya station across an overhead bridge. Gyumon is a 8-minute walk away.

6. Sumiyakiya – Roppongi

Don’t be surprised to find kimchi in this restaurant! Unlike the other two yakiniku restaurants, this halal yakiniku restaurant in Roppongi (near Roppongi Hills) has a mix of both Japanese and Korean cuisine.  halal-yakiniku-sumiyakiya-roppongi

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Sumiyakiya serves Miyazaki Prefecture herb beef. In other words, the cattle feed on herbs. There are several sets for you to choose from but we have our eyes set on the ¥6,500 set. A5 class (aka THE BEST grade) Wagyu, anyone? 😋

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#HHWT tip: Don’t forget to make a reservation at least one day in advance!

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Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday – 5pm to 10.30pm
Closed on Sunday
Halal Status: Halal meat available

*Note: Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion.
Contact: (+81) 03-3403-5397
Address: Minato-ku Nishiazabu 3-20-16, Tokyo, Japan
Directions: 10 minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 1a / 5 minute walk from Roppongi Hills

7. Gyu-Kaku – Akasaka Branch

Gyu-Kaku is one of Japan’s most famous yakiniku (grilled meat) chains, with locations all across the country! Recently opened on the 17th of April 2017, the Akasaka branch is the first to offer halal course meals, hooray!😁

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So, what’s on the menu? They have the US$41 Muslim-Friendly Course, and the more upscale US$60 Muslim-Friendly Wagyu Course (which includes beef, chicken, and seafood😋). Both courses feature a variety of vegetables and meat dishes, and they neither contain nor are prepared with any sort of pork products/extracts or alcohol! So you will definitely be spoiled for choices when you dine here 😄


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The cooking and eating utensils are used specifically for Muslim-friendly course meals and bear a mark of certification from Islamic Centre Japan. Even the dipping sauce containers and drinking vessels are also halal-certified!


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In keeping with halal principles, their dishes, glasses and cookware for the halal meals are also hand-washed separately from those that are used for Gyu-Kaku’s non-halal-meals😄

So if you are in the Akasaka area in Tokyo, don’t forget to check this place out!

#HHWT Tip: Muslim-friendly meals are available only at the Akasaka branch. Do make a reservation (which can be made by phone) at least three days in advance.

Address: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Akasaka 3-12-11, Central Akasaka Building 2nd floor
Opening hours: 11.30am to 3am daily
Halal Status: Halal meat and seafood options available

*Note: Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion.
Contact: (+81) 03-5545-5029

Shabu-shabu
8. Hanasakaji-san

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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 ONLY halal Shabu Shabu in Tokyo 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 😛

How to shabu shabu in Tokyo 😋- Mikhail #havehalalwilltravel #hhwt #日本の旅行 #hanasakajisan

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We apologize in advance if your tummy is starting to rumble…

Opening Hours: (Lunch) Monday to Saturday – 11.30am to 3pm, Sunday – 11.30am to 4pm
(Dinner) Monday to Saturday – 5pm to 12am, Sunday – 5pm to 11pm
Contact: (+81) 03-3496-7777
Halal Status: Halal meat available

*Note: Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion.
Address: Sakura Build B1F 3-22 Sakuragaoka Shibuya Tokyo 150-0031 Japan
Directions: 5-minute walk from South exit of Shibuya Station

9. Origami Asakusa

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This new restaurant sitting in the heart of one of Tokyo’s major tourist hotspots (just a 2-minute walk from Asakusa subway!) is going above and beyond to give Muslims a safe food haven, amplifying their unique and authentic experience in Japan. Some of the mouthwatering dishes you can look forward to are Chicken Sukiyaki Nabe, Beef Shabu Shabu, Japanese Black Beef Steak and more. 🤤

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They also serve sushi and kids meals! 😋 Origami also has prayer rooms and wudu’ facilities so you can drop by for a meal, relax and pray in comfort after a long day sightseeing in Asakusa 😉

Opening Hours: (Lunch) 11.30am to 3pm daily
(Dinner) 5.30pm to 9pm daily
Contact: (+81) 03-5811-1755
Halal Status: Halal Certified (by Japan Islamic Trust)
Address: Hanakawado 1-2-8 Taito-Ku, Tokyo

Sushi
10. Sushiken

This sushi restaurant in Asakusa has very recently started serving dishes for Muslims! Sushi Ken creates every dish with only the finest ingredients and the freshest seafood 😄 If you’re a die-hard sushi fan, this is a restaurant you must not miss!


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With a wide range of set meals to choose from, there’ll definitely be something for everyone in your travelling party.

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#HHWT tip: Just like most eateries in Japan, dining here during lunch is much cheaper with lunch sets ranging from ¥1,300 to ¥1,800!

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Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday – (lunch) 11.30am to 4pm, (dinner) 4pm to 11.30pm (last order at 11pm)
Sunday, Public Holiday – (lunch) 11.30am to 3pm, (dinner) 3pm to 10pm (last order at 9.30pm)

*Closes on 31st December yearly
Halal Status: Halal Certified (by Japan Halal Foundation)
Contact: (+81) 03-5246-6547
Address: 2-11-4, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

11. Akasaka Saryo Ouka

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Akasaka Saryo Ouka is the first Japanese-styled café in Tokyo. Saryo Ouka serves fresh sushi platters (just like this 👆🏼) and wagyu beef rice. It’s just what you need to fill your tummy after all that sightseeing.

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That’s not all – the restaurant serves Japanese traditional desserts and matcha pancakes! You can’t leave the cafe until you try the pancakes 😋

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday – 12.45pm to 3pm, 6pm to 9pm
Closed on Sunday.
Halal Status: Muslim Owned
Contact: +81-3-5246-6547
Address: 2-11-4, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Udon/Soba/Tempura
12. Homemade Udon Noodles KINEYA MUGIMARU

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If you’re flying in to/out of Tokyo via Narita Airport, and have some time to kill or a stomach to fill, don’t forget to try the halal udon in the airport!

#HHWT Tip: It is a Japanese tradition that you should slurp your noodles if they are yummy!

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One of our writers tried the beef udon and she said it was the most delicious one ever! She loved that the noodles were very springy and the broth was just right – not too salty for her liking. Her cravings for udon were finally satiated when she had this!

To place an order, decide on the toppings for the udon as well as the size. You will then be served with a bowl of udon with toppings sans broth. Then, pick your own onigiri and tempura (self-service). Make payment and then proceed to the dipping sauce station and dispense as much (or little) as you like.

#HHWT Tip: A multi-faith prayer space is also available on the same floor! Do bring your own sejadah and telekung.

Opening Hours: 7.30am to 9pm (Last order at 8.30pm)
Halal Status: Halal Certified (by Malaysia Consultation & Training Agency)
Address: 
5th Floor of Narita Airport Terminal 1

13. Yoshitomoan Soba

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Soba is one of our favourite Japanese noodles and a trip to Japan would not be complete without trying authentic soba! Yoshitomoan isn’t exactly the most convenient to get to (12 mins train ride from Shinjuku station), but if you have time to spare, then we would definitely recommend making the trip down to try their soba which is served with tempura!

Choose from their three Muslim-friendly dishes – Tamagotoji (egg) soba set, agemochi (fried mochi) soba set or kake soba (regular) set. They’re all served with tempura, cold tofu and warabimochi to finish off as your dessert!

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Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 9pm.

Closed on Monday, 1st and 3rd Sundays.

Halal Status: Vegetarian options available, alcohol served in establishment

*Note: Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion.

Address: 10 Nandomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

14. Tentei

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Craving for some tempura just before you fly back from your trip? Be sure to visit Tentei in Terminal 2 of Narita Airport for some yummy tempura with soba or rice before you leave Japan!

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The crispy tempura is cooked in a light batter and goes really well with the cold soba. If you’re feeling really hungry, opt for the set which comes with both cold soba as well as tempura over rice! And if that’s not enough, they also serve other Japanese dishes such as sashimi.

#HHWT Tip: Do note that the restaurant also serves alcohol, but all glasses are carefully separated. We advise all readers to dine at their own discretion.

Opening Hours: 7.30am to 9pm, daily (Last order at 8.30pm)
Halal Status: Kitchen is Halal Certified (by Malaysia Halal Consultation & Training Agency)
Address: 4th Floor, Narita Airport Terminal 2

Japanese Curry
15. La Toque

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Need another reason to fly to/from Narita Airport? Well, besides halal udon and tempura, Narita also has an authentic Japanese curry eatery – La Toque! So no worries if you arrive in Narita Airport with an empty tummy because there are just too many options to choose from! From chicken cutlet curry to salmon curry, you’ll definitely find a dish that you love at La Toque.

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Opening Hours: 7.30am to 8.30pm daily (Last order at 8pm)
Halal Status: Halal Certified (by Japan Halal Association)
Address: 4th Floor, Narita Airport Terminal 2

#HHWT Tip: If you’re looking to try Japanese curry in Tokyo, be sure to visit Ippin in Asakusa. They also serve a dish – Ippin special curry, in addition to their halal ramen!

Traditional Japanese Cuisine
 16. Minokichi – Ikebukuro branch

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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.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday – 11am to 11pm
Sunday, Public Holidays – 11am to 10pm
*Closed on New Year’s Day and 3rd Wednesday of Feb and Aug
Halal Status: Halal meat available

*Note: Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion.
Contact: (+81) 03-3980-8855
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.

17. Kusumoto by Tokyo Muslim Club

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If you’re looking to splurge on a Japanese set meal for dinner, you might want to check out Kusumoto, located in the upscale area of Roppongi. It’s a short walk away from Roppongi Hills and you can choose from three different halal set meals (prices start from 10,000 yen), which are all served with beef, sashimi and more!

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday – 6pm to 11pm.

Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Halal Status: Halal meat available, Alcohol served in establishment

*Note: Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion.
Contact:
+813-6447-2427
Address: 3-23-5, Nishi-Azabu, Minatoku, Tokyo

18. Kappou Yama

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If you just can’t get enough of Japanese food then this restaurant will surely satisfy your cravings! The people behind Kappou Yama are dedicated to introducing Japanese cuisine to Muslims. They haven’t left a stone unturned and have tried to incorporate as many popular Japanese foods into their menu as they can. You can only dine in if you’ve made a reservation though so be sure to plan ahead before heading there!

Opening Hours: 7pm to 9pm (by appointment only), Close every Sunday
Halal Status: Halal Certified (by Japan Halal Foundation)
Contact:
(+81) 04-8711-4119
Address: 3-1-4 Takasago, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, 338-0014, Japan

19. Ayam-YA Okachimachi

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Indulge in a yummy bowl of halal ramen in rich white chicken soup which is just what you need after a whole day of cherry blossom chasing.

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You can also opt for the spicy version if you feel like it. Other than ramen, Ayam-ya also serves tsukemen (cold dipping ramen) and rice bowls.

Opening Hours: (Lunch) 11.30am to 3pm (last order at 2.30pm), (Dinner) 5pm to 10pm (last order at 9.30pm) daily.
Halal Status: Halal Certified (by Malaysia Halal Corporation)
Contact: 
+813-3834-6656
Address: 4 Chome-10-1 Taito, 台東区 Tokyo

20. Sekai Cafe

The aim of Sekai Cafe is “to serve anyone including people who have diet limitation because of religion and allergies“. ‘Sekai’ means ‘world’ in Japanese and the cafe wants people from all over to world to have their meals together, at the same table. This cosy cafe in Asakusa caters to Muslims, vegetarians, people with allergies and those on an organic food diet! We really enjoyed the lamb steak as well as the grilled vegetable pizza 🙂

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If you’re looking for some souvenirs, check out what Sekai Cafe has to offer!

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Check out our in-depth review!

#HHWT tip: There’s a prayer space in Sekai too!

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Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday – 9.30am to 8pm, Friday, Saturday and Eve of PH – 9.30am to 10pm. Closed every 2nd Wednesday.
Halal Status: Halal meat and vegetarian options available
Address: 1 Chome-18-8 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japan
Directions: If you’re heading here after visiting Senso-ji, walk about 50m on Nakamise St. from Kaminarimon, then turn left. You will find Sekai Cafe’s blue-green sign.

*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 and dine at your own discretion.

While travelling in Tokyo, keep a lookout for our #HHWT Recommends stickers at various halal eateries 🙂

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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! 😀

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