[Updated 8 July 2021]
In a country like Singapore, where most of us looove
to eat, did you know that there are dining places where we can feast our eyes at the same time? Now that we're able to dine in groups of five
, try a restaurant with a beautiful view for a real change in scenery. To up your dining experience without breaking the bank, head down to any of these 9 halal spots for delectable food and breathtaking views. Whether you’re looking to dine with a view of the sea, sun and/or sand, your meals will never be the same again!
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Halal restaurants in the North/Northeast
1. Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant
If you don’t have the time to cross the Causeway for cheap and good seafood, why not check out this seafood restaurant at Woodlands Waterfront? There’s tons of food to choose from as they specialise in Asian and Western cuisines. And if you’re cray-cray about salted egg dishes, look no further. They have a school of scrumptious seafood for you, such as salted egg crayfish, crab and sotong!
While you keep your tummy happy, your eyes will also thank you for the magnificent sight that lies beyond – the glistening waters of the Straits of Johor and its skyline. But wait! It gets better… when a cool sea breeze coming from through the windows completes your gastronomic experience.
2. Kampong Chai Chee Restaurant at Punggol
Take a break from city life for a bit and head over to Kampong Chai Chee at Punggol for a feast. Located on the second floor of The Punggol Settlement, you'll be treated to a view of the sea and Johor's Pasir Gudang while you're dining here. (And if you're still looking for more dining choices, here's a halal food guide to Punggol, Sengkang, and Hougang
to satisfy all your cravings!)
Take your pick from different kinds of seafood - have it shell-out or zi char (Chinese-style dishes). Some of their popular dishes are salted egg crab, chilli crab and BBQ stingray. They even have steamboat and halal "moo"-kata!
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3. Royal Palm, Orchid Country Club
A popular wedding and event venue, Royal Palm at Orchid Country Club has both a wide variety of cuisines for its buffet and a gorgeous interior for your pre-meal photos! Have your fill of Mediterranean, Western, Indian cuisines or seafood with exciting offerings like Roasted Beef Carving, Black Pepper Crab, Salmon Fish Head Curry. They also have a dinner barbecue station where you can savour satay, chicken wings, chicken sausage and more.
While indulging in your buffet, you can also sit at the alfresco area by the pool and enjoy the view of the golf course.
Halal restaurants in the East
4. Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House
If you’re thinking of cycling or a leisurely stroll along East Coast Park (ECP)
, why not stop by Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House for delicious Chinese-style seafood, zi char, and a variety of Asian dishes?
Get seats next to the pathways to enjoy a dose of the sun and sea when you dine outdoors or go for a stroll along the beach once you're done with your meal. Remember to slap on some sunblock when you’re going in the day!
5. Gurame Indonesian RestaurantNote: Gurame is currently not open for dine-in.
For a truly authentic Indonesian experience, drop by this restaurant in the east where you can have a taste of classic dishes such as signature Gurame fish dishes, cumi goreng tepung
and sambal kangkong udang
. Stop to take a look at the view around you too - apart from the beautiful seaside scenery, you can often catch airplanes whizzing past the clear blue skies as you dine at the restaurant. No wonder this picturesque location is a popular wedding venue too!
6. Saltwater CafeSaltwater Cafe is currently not available for dine-in.
With a variety of local and international dishes, Saltwater at Village Hotel in Changi really shines at their D-I-Y stations where you can try your hand at making local favourites like rojak and popiah. If you come on the weekends (Fri-Sun) for dinner, head over to their Chill and Grill live barbecue station which offers an array of all-you-can-eat grilled seafood and meat!
Dining with a view of the pool? Count us in! Here's a tip, after that scrumptious meal, chill out by the pool area and take lots of photos! If you feel like walking it all off, take a stroll along the Changi boardwalk nearby to stop that oncoming food coma.
Halal restaurants in the Central
7. The HaliaCredit: The Haliaon Facebook
The Halia offers a special dining experience amidst the Botanic Gardens. You can look forward to being served European cuisine mixed with Asian flavours after taking a leisurely stroll through the flora.
Their all-day menu includes mouth-watering steaks like full-blood Australian Blackmore Wagyu as well as local fusion dishes like Chilli Crab Spaghettini. They've even released a new breakfast menu recently!
P.S. Did you know the Botanic Gardens are just a bus ride away from the Orchard Road shopping district? Here are 16 awesome halal eateries in Orchard Road near prayer spaces
so you can dine while you shop!
8. Spize (Rifle Range outlet)
Tucked in the lush environment of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Spize @ Temasek Club offers a gorgeous view of the greenery by the window.
True to Spize’s identity, you can expect generous portions of mouthwatering food of Asian, Western and Mediterranean flavours served here, like Nasi Goreng Ikan Bilis, Fish and Chips, and Grilled Chicken Pesto. Some mains can even be shared so you’ll have space for dessert! After having the mains, an impressive array of desserts awaits you - like glorious Belgian waffles.
Halal restaurants offshore
9. Smith Marine Floating Restaurant
Ah, how about someplace Singaporean but not in Singapore? Serving fresh seafood cooked Chinese-style off the coast of Pulau Ubin, Smith Marine is Singapore’s first halal Kelong restaurant! This floating restaurant is the place to be for an escape from the bustle of the city. Seems like a great location for a day trip or work retreat right?
Catching fish can be quite an enjoyable bonding activity as you get to share the dishes they cook up for you – so don’t be shellfish, catch more for everyone!
P.S. Check out our article on Singapore’s first halal-certified floating restaurant
With all the yummy food and awesome views waiting for you, are you feeling touristy yet? Start exploring Singapore again by visiting these places with your loved ones, and don’t forget to take pictures for keepsakes!