3 Reasons Why Daya Izakaya In Singapore Is The Best Place To Visit For Japanese Tapas


Syahirah Mazlan •  Oct 07, 2022

If you didn’t already know, Daya Izakaya in Singapore is a halal-certified restaurant that serves delicious Japanese dishes in Jalan Kayu. It also happens to be the first halal izakaya in Singapore! ? We understand that Easties and Westies may have reservations and wonder whether or not it’s worth making the trip all the way over. Here are 3 reasons why you need to make Daya Izakaya your go-to halal Japanese restaurant!

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1. Daya Izakaya is Muslim-owned 

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Daya Izakaya started as a Muslim-friendly establishment for those who miss Japan and are looking for halal alternatives to the typical Japanese Izakaya experience! The eatery has even gained much popularity among non-Muslims (several of whom are Japanese!) after being introduced by regular Muslim customers.

Being Muslim-owned, this eatery knows exactly how to please its Muslim customers! On top of its great location in Jalan Kayu being surrounded by many other halal establishments (which they affectionate call the ‘iconic halal corridor’ ?), there are not just one but two musollahs along the stretch of the shophouses and just beside the open-air carpark for customers to use for their obligatory prayers!

2. Fresh seafood and generous portions every time

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If there’s something about Japanese cuisine that puts itself ahead of its competitors, it's the freshness of its seafood ingredients. Daya Izakaya serves fresh seafood and thick sashimi slices, so you know that you’ll be getting your money’s worth! Anyone who’s visited Daya Izakaya will understand how generous they are. ? You won’t be charged for asking for extra soup, gravy, larger scoop of ice cream, extra hot o-cha, or even an extra chunk of ramen noodle! While one might expect that to be the norm for regulars to have that privilege, you’d be surprised that the same generosity is extended to first-time customers too.  

3. Enjoy Japanese-style decor

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We don’t just eat with our mouths but our eyes too! We guarantee you’ll be WOW-ed by Daya Izakaya’s interior and decor, which is heavily influenced by MUJI’s minimalist design. The overall look and feel of the restaurant is meant to have you relax and immerse yourself in the food. ? We think it’s the perfect ambience just to sit down and enjoy their delicious and freshly made hot meals!

P.S. If you’re someone who wants to enjoy their food in the comfort of your own home, you’ll be glad to know that Daya Izakaya offers islandwide delivery no matter how far you are! 

Daya Izakaya is definitely not one to play around when it comes to their food and customers. Did any of these reasons get you excited to visit them? Make sure you SHARE this article with your friends and family who love Japanese food! Who knows, maybe Daya Izakaya will end up being your favourite halal Japanese restaurant in Singapore. ?

Daya Izakaya

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 254 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799481

Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun; 11:30AM-10:30PM | Fri-Sat; 11:30AM-11PM

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This article was brought to you by Daya Izakaya.