Daya Izakaya: New Halal Japanese Eatery At Jalan Kayu Serves Izakaya-Style Food


Faruq Senin •  Dec 21, 2020

It seems like a lot of new halal restaurants in Singapore have opened up lately, from yummy Japanese tendon bowls to ribs & steaks and more. Now, a new halal Japanese restaurant has just opened at Jalan Kayu and we're super thrilled! Daya Izakaya is the newest kid on the block serving halal Japanese food in Singapore (thanks to our reader, @sue_idah for alerting us to this new halal eatery!). The 11-day old eatery is currently in their soft launch stage.

Credit: Daya Izakaya on Facebook

According to their social media pages, Daya Izakaya is Singapore's only halal izakaya. For the uninitiated, izakayas are a small Japanese drinking establishment with food served tapas-style. They are usually casual eateries with small wooden tables and chairs and a place where Japanese would hang out at after work. Though they usually serve alcohol, Daya Izakaya is a Muslim-owned establishment so rest assured, you can immerse yourself in the izakaya vibes with halal Japanese food!

Credit: Daya Izakaya on Facebook

While the food sold at izakayas are usually meat skewers (eg. Yakitori) and small portions of food like chicken karaage, you can find a range of sushi and sashimi here too. Check out their spicy salmon maki roll!

Credit: Daya Izakaya on Facebook

Tempura fans, you're in for a treat! You have to try their Ebi Tempura which consists of succulent shrimps coated in light, crispy batter. Get a taste of this popular Japanese dish at Daya Izakaya.

P.S. Love Japanese food? Check out these 13 best halal Japanese eateries in Singapore!

Credit: Daya Izakaya on Facebook

For a more hearty meal, you can also 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.

As Daya Izakaya is currently still in its soft launch phase, their menu is not fully done yet, but do stay tuned to any updates on their social media pages. According to our reader, @sue_idah, they also serve chicken teriyaki and beef dons (rice bowl) priced at around $8. The softshell maki is priced at $13 while their tempura costs about $12.

Since we can't travel to Japan yet, why not head over to Daya Izakaya and soak in the atmosphere of a traditional izakaya? Plus, you can also savour scrumptious food! Time to SHARE this with your friends and family ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Lunch; 11.30AM-2PM (last order: 2PM), Dinner; 5.30PM-11PM (last order: 10.30PM)

Address: 254 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799481

Contact: 8321 5242

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P.S. We got this story, thanks to our reader, @sue_idah! If you know any new halal eatery in town or would like to share your review of a halal eatery with the community, do send us an email at [email protected] or give us a shout-out on Instagram.