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11 Muslim-Friendly Eateries In Tokyo To Get Your Halal Ramen Fix

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Faruq Senin  •  Jun 12, 2019

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[UPDATED 20 Feb 2020] With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics happening this year and more Muslim-friendly eateries coming up, halal food in Tokyo is becoming easier to find. Halal ramen in Tokyo is definitely one of the things that any Muslim traveller must try because it's not always easy to get a halal and authentic version of it back home. Chewy, springy noodles in flavourful broth - it's hard to resist the allure of this mouthwatering dish 🤤 Credit: Giphy If you're planning that long-awaited trip to Tokyo soon or if you need a reason to visit Tokyo, we've rounded up a list of 11 Muslim-friendly eateries in Tokyo to get your ramen fix! P.S. Looking for other Japanese dishes? We've rounded up 8 most iconic Japanese dishes and best places to find them in Tokyo!
Shinjuku:
1. Shinjuku-gyoen Ramen Ouka
Located near the scenic Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Ramen Ouka is one of the best places to savour halal Japanese ramen.
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This is one of the more unique ramen eateries in Tokyo as their ramen is served in a set with a bowl of rice, grilled chicken and yakitori. Once you’re done with your ramen noodles, they’ll recommend you to eat the remaining broth with rice– this is called ochazuke.P.S. Need a guide to Shinjuku? Don't worry - our Muslim-friendly guide to the happening district of Shinjuku will help you out.
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Not to mention that their servings are pretty huge and you can even upsize your ramen and customise your spice level. We definitely recommend visiting this place on an empty tummy or you can opt for a smaller portion if you’re not feeling exceptionally hungry! What's more, they also serve halal wagyu ramen and wagyu don (from JPY6750)! Not to mention that you can savour crystal wagyu premium nikunabe (meat hotpot) too which is the premium and highest quality grade of halal wagyu  😋 #HHWT Tip: Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka is just a 3-minute walk from Shinjuku-gyoemmae station on the Marunouchi Line, or you can walk for 15 minutes from Shinjuku station, which is well connected to the different rails 😄 Halal Status: Halal-certified Average price of main dishes: JPY3000 (ramen) Opening Hours: Mon-Thu; 3PM-10PM, Fri; 6PM-10PM, Sat-Sun/PH; 1PM-10PM Address: 1 Chome-11-7 Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan Nearest subway station: Shinjuku-gyoemmae (Marunouchi Line) Contact: +81 3-5925-8426 (or reserve online) Website Facebook | Instagram #HHWT Tip:If you're planning a trip to Tokyo, don't sweat it! We've gottheperfect 6D5N Muslim-friendly itinerary for you!
2. 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-based broth is clear & really light but still really yummy as it's made using the offal of fresh fish. Plus it’s also located in the heart of Tokyo, Shinjuku, which is super convenient to get to! Halal Status: Seafood options available, broth is purely fish-based. Do note that the chicken is not halal but pork or alcohol is not used in the preparation of food. Do let the staff know that you don't want the chicken to be added, they can replace it with shrimp. Utensils are also not separated. Alcohol is served in establishment. Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise you to dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY1000 Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-3.30PM, 4.30PM-11PM, Sat-Sun; 11AM-3PM, 5PM-11PM Address: 2F, 3-35-7, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Shinjuku outlet), 2F, 1-5-9, Kichijojiminamimachi, Musashino-shi, Tokyo (Kichijoji outlet) Nearest subway station: Shinjuku (JR Southeast Exit) Contact: +81 03-3356-5658 Website | Instagram P.S. Looking for accommodation in Shinjuku? Here are 9 hostels and hostels that you'd love!
Asakusa/Ueno:
3. Naritaya Asakusa
Here’s a ramen place that you can'tmiss while inAsakusa – Naritaya! The broth for their specialty ramen is chicken-based and the noodles are made fresh in their own factory.
They have different kinds of ramen like miso and stewed beef. And if you are a fan of spicy food, you’d have to get their spicy miso ramen. Order a plate of their yummy kaarage chicken to go along with your ramen! #HHWT Tip: A prayer room is available here – just head up to the second floor and there’s a small area equipped with ablution facilities, prayer mats and garments. Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average price of main dishes: JPY1200 Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 11AM-10PM, Sun; 11AM-9PM Address: 2 Chome-7-13 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan Nearest subway station: Asakusa (Tsukuba Express Line) Contact: +81 3-428-9806 Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. Looking for a place to stay in Tokyo? We've rounded up 9 affordable accommodations in Tokyo near halal food!
4. Ramen Honolu Asakusa
Ramen Honolu used to have only one outlet in Ebisu but just last year, it opened an outlet in the Kaminarimon area of Asakusa! One signature trait of the ramen at Honolu is the thick and rich taste of the chicken broth will leave you wanting more. You cansavour chicken ramen in whatever way you like – be it spicy, with soy sauce or fried chicken. What's different about this outlet is that they serve extreme spicy ramen! So those of you who like spicy food can challenge yourself to this 😅 Besides their yummy ramen and sides, you can also try halal cream daifuku in various flavours at this outlet or order takeaways like fried chicken or yakiniku bento. Halal status: Halal ingredients used, prayer room in establishment Average price of main dishes: JPY1200 Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 11.30AM-2.30PM, 5PM-10PM (closed on Mon) Address: 1 Chome-5-11 Kaminarimon, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0034, Japan Nearest subway station: Tawaramachi (Ginza Line) Contact: +81 3-5830-3908 Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. If you're travelling around Tokyo, make sure you read our guide to public transport in this bustling city!
5. Ayam-YA Shin-Okachimachi
When looking for halal ramen in Japan, one place popular with Muslim travellers is Ayam-YA. This ramen chain has outlets in Kyoto and Osaka too.
Their yummy chicken-based broth is what steals the show here as it’s packed with flavour and even some local Japanese say it tastes just as exceptional as non-halal ramen too. Take your pick between thick, thin orspicy thick soup and choose the size you prefer. You have to order through a machine and the staff will deliver your food to you. If you want a stronger kick in your bowl of noodles, we recommend getting the spicy version! It’s definitely comforting to slurp a bowl of Ayam-YA ramen after a whole day of walking and exploring 😋
Other than ramen, Ayam-YA also serves rice bowls and chicken kaarage too. Their prices range from around JPY850-1020, so it’s pretty affordable! Note: The restaurant used to be a short walk away from Naka-Okachimachi Station and the Assalam Mosque but it has recently moved to another location near Shin-Okachimachi Station (5 min walk away). Their new space also has a prayer space! Halal Status: Halal-certified Average price of main dishes: JPY900 Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-3.30PM, 5PM-9.30PM Address: 111-0041 Tokyo, Taito City, Motoasakusa, 3 Chome−10−3 Nearest subway station: Shin-Okachimachi Station (Oedo, Tsukuba Express line) Contact No: +80-9878-6682 WebsiteFacebook | Instagram
6. Halal Sakura
Probably the only halal restaurant you can find near Nippori station, Halal Sakura is the first restaurant in Tokyo to offer both Japanese and Uighur cuisine! The ramen here is traditional soy sauce-based and simmered with beef bones,making it really tantalising. They also have miso ramen and chilled dry ramen. What's interesting here is that they serve their ramen with kimchi 😋 For those of you who want to try Uighur cuisine can do so here too - with a signature Uighur hotpot and BBQ skewers. Plus, they have Japanese BBQ with wagyu beef too, so it's the perfect place to head to for a feast. Halal status: Halal-certified Average price of main dishes: JPY1000 (for ramen), JPY1400 (for sets), JPY3300 (for hotpots) Opening hours: 12PM-11PM (closed on Tue) Address: 2-18-11, Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0003 Nearest subway station: Uguisudani (JR Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku) Contact: +81 3-6802-3171 Website
Shibuya:
7. Honolu Ebisu
If you’re visiting Shibuya, head on over to Honolu Ebisu! As mentioned earlier, their specialty is the thick and rich taste of the chicken broth. You can also enjoy chicken ramen in 3 different ways – spicy, with soy sauce or fried chicken. Don't forget to order some light bites like kaarage chicken, gyoza and takoyaki! 😋 This bowl of hot, savoury ramen will warm the heart. Happy tummy guaranteed! Halal Status: Halal ingredients used, prayer room in establishment Price range: JPY1200 Opening hours: 11.30AM-2.30PM, 5PM-10PM (closed on Tue) Address:Japan, 〒150-0022Tokyo, Shibuya City, Ebisuminami, 1 Chome−23−1 ABC亜米利加橋 1FNearest subway station: Ebisu (East exit) Contact: +81 3-5734-1667 Website | Facebook | Instagram
Tokyo Station Area:
8. T's Tantan (Tokyo Station)
Sightseeing around Tokyo station or travelling but need a quick meal fix? Head over to T's Tantan - an eatery specialising in vegan ramen. If the idea of having vegan never appealed to you, this would make you change your mind as even meat lovers have high praises for it. Ramen is usually made using meat bones to give it its rich taste but it's amazing that T's don't use any meat, fish, egg or dairy products in their ramen. They have various ramen broths like white sesame, golden sesame and black sesame plus soy/peanut dressing to enrich its taste. The thin noodles also have a great texture and pairs well with the light broth. Don't forget to try the ramen with gyoza and fried soya meat too! Halal status: Fully vegan menu, Alcohol served in establishment so do dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY800 Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM - 10.30PM Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Inside JR Tokyo station, Yaesu South exit, 1F, Keiyo Street) Directions:T's is located inside Tokyostation near the Yaesu South exit. It's located inside a food hall called Keiyo Street.Contact: +81 3-3218-8040 Website | Instagram
9. Mazilu Lanzhou Beef Noodles (Jimbocho)
Craving for a different kind of ramen? Mazilu specialises in handmade Lanzhou beef noodles, and it's actually a popular chain in China with over 100 years of history. The chef spent years in China perfecting the art of making these noodles. The broth is made using halal beef stock and medicinal spices and is different from your regular Japanese ramen which is mostly chicken or seafood-based. What's great is you can also choose from 3 kinds of noodles - thin, flat or triangular noodles. If you love meat, you can add JPY to add extra beef to your noodles! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price of main dishes: JPY880 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 3PM, 5PM - 8.30PM Address: 1-3-18, Kandajimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0051, Japan Nearest subway station: Jimbocho (Hanzomon, Mita, Shinjuku Line, near exit A7) Contact: +81 3-6811-7992 P.S. Looking for a hidden gem? Head over to the Jimbocho Book District nearby! Find out other IG-worthy hidden gems in Tokyo (near halal food) here
Koto-ku:
10. Kumahachi (両国錦糸町森下菊川の間ラーメン茶屋熊八 担々麺 つけ麺) (Morishita)
Located a little east from Tokyo station, Kumahachi (両国錦糸町森下菊川の間ラーメン茶屋熊八 担々麺 つけ麺) specialises in shoyu(soy sauce) ramen and tsukemen (dipping ramen). The noodles here are thick and handmade and their ramen comes in generous portions. Although the eatery isn't halal-certified, their chicken is halal and their sauces are alcohol-free. Plus, they don't use any MSG in their broth too! Kumahachi also serves rice bowls if you're not a fan of ramen. Halal status: Sauces and seasoning are halal, chicken is halal, no other meats served. No alcohol is served in the eatery. Average price of main dishes: JPY1000 Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-2PM; 5PM-9PM Address:2-15-1 Midori, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0021 Nearest subway station: Ryoguku (Oedo Line) Contact No: +81 80-7852-5511 Instagram
Ikebukuro:
11. Kaenzan Lanzhou Lamian
Besides Mazilu, Tokyo also has several other Lanzhou noodles shops and Kaenzan in Ikebukuro is one of them. Watch the noodles being pulled right in front of you at this eatery and choose the portions you want. The noodles are chewy and the spicy broth is seasoned to perfection. Don't miss out on their sides too, especially the lamb skewers. They have dry noodles too if you're not keen on drinking soup for your meal. #HHWT Tip:Can't get enough of Chinese hand-pulled noodles? Then head over to Ajiran Halal Restaurant also located inIkebukuro!Halal status: Muslim-owned Average price of main: JPY900 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 3PM, 5PM - 10.30PM Address: 2 Chome-47-7, Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 170-0014 Nearest subway station: Ikebukuro (near exit 20b) Contact: +81 3-6907-1765 With these 11 ramen places in mind, now you can go all out in Tokyo to satisfy your cravings for ramen. The best part is, there are eateries to suit any budget with various types of broths too, so you'll always have plenty of choices to choose from 🤗 SHARE this with your travel buddies and have a ramen feast! P.S. Can't get enough of Japanese food? Check out our ultimate guide to halal Japanese food in Tokyo!