Earlier this year, we reported that there was finally halal food at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka
. That's thanks to the launch of a Muslim-friendly menu at Red Lobster, a famous seafood restaurant at Universal City Walk. If you're visiting USJ anytime soon, you'd be happy to know that there's now another restaurant nearby with a Muslim-friendly menu!
Yes, that's exactly how we feel ? Located less than a 5-minutes' walk from USJ, the Top of Universal restaurant at Hotel Keihan Universal Tower has recently started serving a Muslim-friendly Steak Dinner Set Menu. As Muslim-friendly options in USJ are pretty limited, we're super excited about this news!
P.S. Check out these 21 insider (and Muslim-friendly!) tips before your visit to USJ!Credit: Food Diversity
What's even better is that you can savour halal wagyu (from Japanese-bred cattle) sirloin steaks here ?They have two options of wagyu starting from JPY7700 - 100g or 150g. Though wagyu tends to be a little pricey, the experience of the tender and juicy meat melting in your mouth is not to be missed!
But don't worry - if you're looking for something more affordable instead, you can opt for their Aussie beef (JPY3850) or domestic beef option (JPY5500). The meat is all halal-certified by the Japan Halal Foundation and they use halal sauces too.
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Not only will you be able to enjoy the yummy beef steaks, but the set also comes with several other items like prawn tempura, french fries, matcha mochi (matcha rice cake), fruits and more. Sounds pretty worth it for its price, right?
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Besides that, the Top of Universal also has an amazing ambience. Located on the 32nd floor of the hotel, you'll be able to dine while admiring the magnificent view of Osaka ? It definitely doesn't hurt to treat yourself to something special once in a while during your vacay! What's more, it's the perfect way to cap off your fun-filled day at USJ.
With this Muslim-friendly option, we hope it will pave the way for even more restaurants to start serving Muslim-friendly menus in USJ and other theme parks around Japan. But for now, we just can't wait to start planning our next trip to USJ and have this awesome meal ?
P.S. While you're in Osaka, check out these 16 halal eateries to fill your tummy! Halal status:
Muslim-friendly menu available. Meat and seasonings in Muslim-friendly menu are halal-certified. Do note that the meal is prepared in the same kitchen as non-halal meals BUT separate kitchenware is used to prepare the Muslim-friendly meals. Do note that dining utensils are the same as non-halal meals but you can request for disposable utensils. We strongly recommend that you dine at your own discretion.
Do note that you'll need to make reservations for the Muslim-friendly meal at least one day in advance through this link
Average price of main dishes:
Open daily; 5.30PM-9.30PM (last order: 8PM)
32nd floor, 6 Chome−2−45, Hotel Keihan Universal Tower, Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka
Contact: [email protected]
or call +81 6-6465-1212