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9 Halal Food Places In Shinjuku, Japan

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Syahirah •  Oct 12, 2022

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Whenever you tell your Japan-loving friends and family that you’ll be visiting Japan, one of the many questions you’ll hear is - “Will you be visiting Shinjuku?” 😄 The city is full of fun and exciting things to see, such as the Shinjuku Historical Museum, Ninja House and much more! But with all that exploring, you’ve got to refuel to keep going, so here are 9 halal food places in Shinjuku, Japan!Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F

1. Menya Kaijin

Want a change from the typical chicken/miso broth? Then you’ll have to visit Menya Kaijin and try their seafood ramen! 😋 The fish-and-seafood-based 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!Halal Status: Seafood options available. 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 the chicken ball to be added to your soup!Address: 3-35-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-3PM, 4:30PM-10PM | Sat-Sun; 11AM-10PM

2. CoCo Ichibanya Shinjuku Kabukicho

CoCo Ichibanya Curry House offers it’s first ever halal-certified Japanese curry outlets in Akihabara and Shinjuku! 🥳 The Shinjuku outlet just opened in 2018, and has received halal certification from the Nippon Asia Halal Association (NAHA). Choose from spice levels ranging from non-spicy all the way to 10, and savour the rich curry topped with chicken cutlet, sliced beef, seafood, or even chicken sausage!Halal Status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 1-19-3 Kabukicho | Kabukicho Shotengai Shinkou Kumiai Building B1F, Kabukicho, Shinjuku, 160-0021 TokyoOpening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10:30PMWebsite

3. YOSHIYA

Yoshiya specialises in halal washoku (traditional Japanese dishes) and they also serve seasonal cuisine from Saga prefecture. Their Shinjuku outlet is a small one tucked away within the Shinjuku metro station that can be a bit difficult to locate at first, but we think it's more than worth the effort! Here's where you can get halal tempura, soba, and chicken katsu sets without worrying! 😁Halal Status: Restaurant is not halal-certified and serves alcoholic beverages, but offers a halal-certified menu (certified by Kyoto Halal Council).Address: Shinjuku Metro Restaurant Floor B1F, 1-1-2 Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, TokyoOpening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10:30PMWebsite

4. Bosphorus Hasan

If you’re looking for Turkish food with a fine dining atmosphere, then look no further than Bosphorus Hasan, a Mediterranean restaurant that serves halal food! Something that this eatery is proud of is its healthy dishes which are all made to order upon request. From kebabs to baklava, you can look forward to authentic Turkish cuisine! 🤤 We recommend you order the Pide (A savory bread baked with feta cheese, parsley, mozzarella). The ones here are made with fried beef in olive oil, seasoned with onions, salt, salt, and cumin, and combine with sliced parsley.Halal Status: Restaurant is not halal-certified and serves alcoholic beverages, but uses all halal ingredients in their cooking. We advise our readers to dine at your own discretionAddress: 1F 2-7-2 Shinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, TOKYOOpening hours: Mon-Sat; 11:30AM-3PM, 5PM-11PM | Sun; ClosedWebsite

5. Siddique Shinjuku Nishiguchi

Siddique Shinjuku Nishiguchi has 9 branches, including in Shinjuku and Tokyo Tower! While the branch in Shinjuku has only 40 seats, it's totally worth the visit because their food is super comforting. 😁 Serving up Pakistani and Indian fare like Prawn Masala, Mutton Sheekh Kebab, Tandoori Chicken and much more, this eatery is halal certified and is known for its hot foods. Travellers who often visit recommend that you try their soft and buttery Naan bread!Halal Status: Halal-certifiedAddress: Japan, 160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 7 Chome−10−20Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-8PMWebsite

6. Cankaya

Credit: CankayaLocated in the western part of Shinjuku, Cankaya is a popular spot known for its lamb and chicken kebabs and comfy and casual dining atmosphere. This eatery offers traditional Turkish food like Doner Kebab, Egg Musakka, Turkish Dumplings and much more! After a long day of exploring, Cankaya’s hearty delights and peaceful atmosphere is sure to help you wind down for a while before continuing on your exciting journey.Halal Status: Restaurant uses halal-certified ingredients, however, it serves alcoholic beverages so we advise our readers to dine at their own discretion.Address: 3F, 1-15-7, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023Opening hours: Mon-Fri, Sat; 11:30AM-3PM, 5PM-11:30PMWebsite

7. SilkRoad Tarim Uyghur Restaurant

If you’ve ever wondered what Uyghur food tastes like, this is your chance to find out! 😆Originating from China's Xinjiang region, Uyghur cuisine often consists of foods like pilafs and skewers. At this eatery, stir-fried meat and vegetables are common dishes, and you can’t forget to try their Uyghur noodles too! This eatery opens and closes late, which makes it the perfect dinner or supper spot when you’re returning from your exploration of the city.Halal Status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 3 Chome-15-8 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, JapanOpening hours: Tue-Fri; 5PM-12AM | Sat-Sun; 12PM-12AM | Mon; ClosedWebsite

8. Nasco Food Court

Credit: Nasco Halal FoodNasco Food Court is just as its name suggests - a food court! Enjoy Pakistani and Bangladeshi foods like Mutton Biryani and Chicken Kebabs, among many others. 🤤 Not to mention, the dishes are priced reasonably, so you won’t burn a hole through your wallet trying to enjoy a delicious meal!Halal Status: Halal-certifiedAddress: Japan, 169-0073 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Hyakunincho, 2 Chome−10−8 1FOpening hours: Open daily; 12PM-10PMWebsite

9. Uskudar

Credit: UskudarYou’ll find Uskudar only a 3 minutes walk from JR Shinjuku station from the southeast exit. It has a cosy and relaxing atmosphere! This eatery is best for visiting in groups where you can order from their group platters that include multiple dishes and even dessert and chai. 😊Halal Status: Restaurant uses halal-certified ingredients, however, it serves alcoholic beverages so we advise our readers to dine at their own discretion.Address: Japan, 160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 3 Chome−35−1Opening hours: Open daily; 11:30AM-2:30Pm, 5PM-10:30PMWebsiteShinjuku has tons of delicious and halal eateries you can visit with friends and family! Be sure to SAVE and SHARE this article with someone who’s heading to Japan for the holidays. It might be helpful to help them plan their trip better!