[Updated 5 Apr 2019]

Known as “The land of a thousand smiles”, Thailand has grown to become one of the premier travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Aside from its crystal-clear waters and chalk white beaches, travellers also flock to Thailand to get a taste of its legendary cuisine!


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Needless to say, in terms of food, there are lots of different options available even for Muslim travellers. Just to make sure you don’t end up missing out on having what could possibly be a gastronomic experience of a lifetime, we’ve listed down these 13 eateries in Bangkok that you should definitely try on your next trip to Thailand 😎

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1. Sinthorn Steakhouse

If the thought of a succulent slab of freshly grilled steak excites you as much as it does to me then Sinthorn Steakhouse is the perfect place for you! This restaurant is not only one of the largest but also one of the most famous among Thai Muslims having built its reputation around serving great quality grilled meats!


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That’s not all of course. Sinthorn steakhouse also incorporates a wide variety of cuisines into their menu from Thai to Mediterranean. They even serve halal Thai barbecue-steamboat for those of you who love the experience of cooking your own food at a restaurant 🤗


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Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 3333-, 134/9 Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand
Opening hours: Daily 10am-11pm
Contact No: +66 2 377 7322
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2. Yusup Pochana

The great thing about Thai Muslim food is that it doesn’t stop at just Thai cuisine! One of the best places to try authentic Thai Muslim food is at Yusup Pochana!


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This eatery lies off the beaten track and is famous amongst both locals and tourists. Here you can find iconic Thai Muslim dishes such as Thai style briyani with yellow rice and even roti mataba.


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Alternatively, you can also indulge in their rich soups or their Kuruma Peh, a variant of goat curry that they are absolutely famous for!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 19/2 Prasert-Manukitch Rd, Khwaeng Chorakhe Bua, Khet Lat Phrao, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10230, Thailand
Opening hours: 8am to 3pm

3. Yana Restaurant

If you’re heading to Bangkok then it’s almost guaranteed that you will eventually find yourself at MBK which is the city’s most recognisable shopping centre. The great thing is, with Yana Restaurant around, you won’t have to stress over trying to find halal food to quell your appetite in the midst of all that shopping!


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Strategically located on the fifth floor of this major shopping mall, Yana Restaurant is a hotspot for Muslim tourists who happen to be in the area. Their menu centres around a mix of western and Thai serving up local favourites such as tom yum, curry, and even pastas amongst a variety of fusion dishes.


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Convenient, affordable and delicious there’s no reason why you shouldn’t drop by this restaurant while out and about on your shopping spree 🤗

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Opening hours: Daily 10.30am to 9pm
Contact No: +66 2 048 4589
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4. Maedah Restaurant

The food at Maedah represents a medley of different cuisines which is perfect if you’re having trouble making up your mind over what to eat! Located in Pratunam, which is one of Bangkok’s major shopping area, the restaurant makes for a great pit stop while you’re exploring the area.


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They serve a mouth-watering array of different foods from Turkish kebabs, Indian briyani to local dishes like pad thai. Their tom yum, however, is quoted by many to be one of the best in Bangkok! Whatever you might be craving for, there’s bound to be something for everyone here.


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Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 120/372 Thanon Ratchaprarop, Bangkok, Thailand 10400
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9pm

5. Samat Muslim Food

Here’s another eatery you should visit while in Pratunam – Samat Muslim Food! Most people might walk past this humble eatery without noticing it but it’s located just opposite Pratunam Market and just a 3-minute walk away from ARL Ratchaprarop Station.

The food at Samat is comforting especially after a long day being out and about. Plus, it’s highly affordable as well. One of their specialties that you shouldn’t miss here is their refreshing Tom Yum (130 THB) which is sour, spicy and tangy all at once.

Their Papaya Salad (60 THB) is also worth trying – it’s crunchy, spicy and full of flavour. If you’re travelling in a big group, indulge in their whole fish dishes like stir-fried and steamed seabass which are perfect for sharing 😋

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 419 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening hours: 8.30am – 11pm daily
Contact No: +66 89 442 5114
Directions: 3 minutes walk from ARL Ratchaprarop Station
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6. Saman Islam

What could be better than indulging in a comforting bowl of beef noodles accompanied by a side of freshly prepared Thai fishcakes after a long day of braving the sweltering heat of Chatuchak Market?


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Saman Islam sits right smack in the heart of Bangkok’s largest weekend market and is the best place to refuel for Muslims in the vicinity, with everything from spicy tom yum to crispy fried chicken!


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The restaurant is only open during the weekends and is always packed with tourists which isn’t much of a surprise considering their rather large menu which is matched only by their serving portions! If you’re famished and in the mood for hearty flavourful food then this is the place to go!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: Section 16, soi 24, Chatuchak Weekend Market, 251 Phahonyothin Rd, Chom Phon, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand
Opening hours: Saturdays to Sundays 9am to 7pm

7. Busaba Halal Restaurant

Halal roast duck in Bangkok? We kid you not! With Bangkok having a wide mix of cultures from all around Asia, it’s no surprise that a Chinese dish like roast duck has become part of Thai cuisine. Busaba is one of the only few places selling halal roast duck in Bangkok and you should totally come here if you want a taste of Thai-styled roast duck 😉

Don’t leave without trying out the palatable desserts and organic coffee too! Halal cafes are not quite easy to find in Bangkok so if you’re looking for your café fix, Busaba is the place to go. Get their Charcoal Waffles with Ice Cream (125 THB) to finish off your meal, or sip a cuppa or two. Did we mention that Busaba has a hipster café vibe too?

Busaba might seem far and out of the way as it’s located in Dusit, away from the main shopping areas in Bangkok, but trust us, its yummy roast duck is enough reason to visit! Plus, here’s your chance to explore another district of Bangkok, which many travellers haven’t been to.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 151, 4 Thanon Nakhon Chaisi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, Thailand
Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 10am – 4pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 8pm
CLOSED on Wednesdays
Directions: Take the BTS to Victory Monument station. From there, take bus 14 or a short cab ride (around 180 THB).
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8. Muslim Restaurant

Located in Bang Rak, one of Bangkok’s Muslim district, the legendary Muslim Restaurant has been around for more than 70 years and it specialises in Thai-Muslim cuisine.

Try their Mutton Biryani (180 THB), Mataba Beef (50 THB) and Beef Satay (80 THB) and you’ll realise that the food here is a mish-mash of Thai, Indian and Malay flavours. It’s interesting how such a cuisine has evolved and become part of the Thai Muslim identity ☺️ The satay is really tender yet still retaining a bit of chewy texture and it goes well with the peanut sauce.

Other than their scrumptious food, the decor at Muslim Restaurant has been well-preserved and retains a nostalgic vibe. Stepping into the eatery will definitely take you back in time!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 1354-1356 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Opening hours: 6.30am – 5.30pm daily
Contact No: +66 2 234 1876
Directions: Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin station and walk down Charoenkrung Road for about 6 minutes. The eatery is located along the main road.

9. Usman Thai Muslim Food

If you’re shopping at Sukhumvit and looking for a place to refuel, look no further than Usman Thai Muslim Food! This unassuming eatery will make you feel right at home with their hearty dishes.


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Whether you’re looking for yummy Thai dishes to share or ala carte items, Usman’s got you covered! Try their mouthwatering tom yum with some crab curry, deep-fried seabass and papaya salad and you’re all set 😋 Their fried noodles and rice selection like Pad See Eew and Thai Fried Rice will satisfy your cravings too.


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Of course, no meal is complete without desserts and we recommend getting their Mango Sticky Rice too! With generous mango portions and tantalising sticky rice, you’d be left thoroughly satisfied 😋

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 259/9 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Next to Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel)
Opening hours: Sat – Thur, 10am – 10pm, Fri 2pm – 10pm
Contact No: +66 81 855 7124
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10. Tom Yam Paa Nga

Known as one of the best places for halal tom yum in Bangkok, Tom Yam Paa Nga is one eatery you can’t miss! Located in the alleys of Pratunam, you’ll find comfort in this eatery especially after a whole day of shopping.


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They only sell tom yum and you can choose the type of meat you want plus your preferred level of spiciness too! With such generous portions, one serving of tom yum will be enough for 2-3 people. Prices start from THB 100, so it’s pretty affordable too.


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Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 101/12 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening hours: Daily, from 7pm onwards
Contact No: +66 89 094 4980
Directions: Tom Yam Paa Nga is located just outside Citin Hotel Pratunam
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11. Nadimos

Of course, in Bangkok your options aren’t just limited to Thai cuisine. The great thing about this city is that you can sample a taste of cuisines from almost all corners of the globe which is great if you’re looking to switch things up. Nadimos gives you the option of delving into Lebanese cuisine. Highly acclaimed by its customers, it is regarded as one of the best of its kind in Bangkok!


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Nadimos serves all of our favourite Lebanese dishes from freshly made kebab and pita bread to baba ghanoush which is their signature eggplant dip pureed with garlic and a range of other tantalizing spices. Best of all, the serving sizes are generous and the staff are noted to be really friendly!


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Halal status: Halal meat available, alcohol served in establishment

Address: Soi 24, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Opening hours: Daily 11:30AM to 11:30PM
Contact No: +66 2 261 9816
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12. Al Hussain

Where ever you are in the world, Indian food never fails to hit the spot. Al Hussain is one of, if not the go-to place in Bangkok for getting your fix of both Indian and Arabic cuisine. The restaurant is serious about serving fresh food. The breads are made in house and the meats are cooked to order ensuring everything reaches your table while still hot!


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If you’re in the mood for a feast then you can try their kebabs. Loaded with an assortment of different spices and generous in portion their Kebabs are sure to satiate even the most ravenous souls.


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On the other hand, if you’re going for something lighter then you can opt to try their naan, which come straight from the oven, along with sides of freshly made dal and hummus.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 75/7 sukhumvit 3/1 Klongtoey Vattana Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Opening hours: Daily 9am – 2.45am

13. Home Cuisine

I’m sure you will probably agree when I say that nothing really beats the taste of home cooked food! Home cuisine prides itself on serving freshly prepared dishes that are as close to home cooked as you can possibly get from a restaurant. It’s diner style outlook reflects its dedication to keeping things rustic allowing their food, which consists of a blend of Thai and Indian cuisine, to take centre stage!


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The most famous item on their extensive menu is their mutton briyani. Served with yellow rice and a traditional Thai chili, this local adaption of an Indian classic is widely claimed for the quality its meat which peels effortlessly right of the bone.


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Apart from the briyani they also serve a range of other Indian and Thai dishes from samosa, chicken masala and Thai green curry! All at very affordable prices. Whats not to love?!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 186 Charoen Krung 36, Bangrak District, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Opening hours: 11AM – 9PM (Mondays to Saturdays) 6PM – 9PM (Sundays)

14. (NEW ADDITION!) AYA Japanese Halal Restaurant

If you’re craving a quick break from local Thai food, how about digging in to a savoury bowl of ramen or satisfyingly sweet unagi don (rice bowl)? 😁 While you’re in the heart of the city, make sure to head on over to AYA for the freshest picks of the day!


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Their wide menu will satisfy any craving you have – and of course, we can’t forget their fresh sashimi either! 😍


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There’s even a prayer room on-site, making this place the perfect pit stop for you to have both a great meal and to do your prayers 😊

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: Soi Chulalongkorn 12, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Opening hours: 11am-9pm daily
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15. (NEW ADDITION!) Sharif Halal Food

Looking for a truly special hole-in-the-wall restaurant? Then you’ve got to visit Sharif Halal Food which is located in a shophouse down a small alleyway, but promises you an authentic homecooked meal packed full of classic Thai flavours! 😋 


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Run by Sharif and his wife, this tiny eatery sells Thai classics including tom yum seafood soup, fried rice with shrimp, and of course Thai milk tea!


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As an added bonus, Sharif’s is located just a few steps away from the Nurun Nasihah Mosque – which makes this a convenient stop for doing your prayers too!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: Silom Soi 13, White Mansion 33/1 Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Opening hours: 11am-10pm daily

P.S. Can’t get enough of Bangkok? Check out the city’s must-visit street markets!

This list is by no means exhaustive, as there are a number of restaurants in Bangkok that serve amazing Halal food! With so much delicious food galore in this amazing city, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t already be planning your Bangkok itinerary 😉

Planning a trip to Bangkok?

From halal eateries and prayer spaces to markets and malls to visit, we've got you covered!

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