12 Halal Eateries In SG's Central Business District


Siti Ayeeshah Zaki •  Aug 29, 2023

So you might be wondering, what halal option is there to eat for lunch now that we're back at the workplace, especially around the raffles place and tanjong pagar area ? Well, no worries, we've gathered these 7 halal spots in Singapore's Central Business District, so you don't have to look too far for lunch. ?

Halal Food In SG's Central Business District

Halal Food In Raffles Place

1. Lee Wee & Brothers’ Foodstuff

Who could ever turn down a plate of fluffy and fragrantnasi lemak topped with yummy garnishes like spicy otah, crispy chicken wing and a dollop of sinful sambal? And if this description is enough to whet your appetite, head down to Lee Wee & Brothers’ to get your fix! An iconic name for affordable nasi lemak lunchboxes, Lee Wee & Brothers have put out quality and consistent food that has earned them loyal and repeated customers. For little more than $5, you can get a nasi lemak set that comes with the standard fried peanuts and anchovies, fresh cucumber slice, punch sambal on a bed of decadent coconut milk-infused rice plus a main protein of your choice like crispy fried chicken wing, honey glazed chicken wing, and ebi tempura. Don’t forget to add on their signature otah too!

Lee Wee & BrothersHalal Status: Halal-Certified Facebook

2. Fumen

For the uninitiated, Fu-men specialises in Hakata udon, originating from the Hakata district in Fukuoka. The restaurant's founder is Chef Teppei Yamashita, who was born in Fukuoka too, so you can expect each bowl of udon to be as authentic as it gets! ? By the way, Hakata udon is mostly only found in Japan which means it's rare that you find it in other parts of the world, much less in Singapore. And the fact that it's halal makes it all the better ? The broth for its udon takes over 45 minutes to make as it requires rigorous temperature control. Plus, it is preservative-free and filled with Japanese kelp, Japanese anchovies, saba, tuna, and sardine for a layered and savoury taste! ?

FumenHalal Status: Halal-Certified

Location: Hong Leong Building

3. Ha-Jun Korean

Ha-Jun Korean Restaurant sells all your authentic Korean favourites at affordable prices! Some of their menu highlights include their delicious Korean Style Beef Steamboat, Dolgot Bibimbap, or even Kimchi Chicken Ramen - most of which do not exceed $9 a meal.

Halal-Status: Halal-Certified

Location: Hong Leong Building

4. Hjh Mainmunah

Constantly buzzing with the lunch crowd, this restaurant is widely frequented for their kampung-styled traditional Malay and Indonesian cuisine - and yes, their nasi padang is a hit!

Established in 1992, Hjh Maimunah Restaurant was founded by Madam Mahiran Abdul Rahman who named the restaurant after her late mother. Currently, this third-generation restaurant has blossomed into a thriving restaurant that serves over 40 dishes daily.

Halal-Status: Halal-Certified

Location: Hong Leong Building

5. The Udang Clan

Introducing "The Udang Clan," a newly established Muslim-owned diner nestled along Raffles Quay in the heart of Singapore's bustling corporate center. Despite its intriguing name, which pays homage to the close-knit family managing the eatery and the Malay term for shrimp, the restaurant beckons visitors with its inviting seafood platter offerings. Notably, their famed Signature Prawn Noodle dish, available in various sizes, tantalizes taste buds with a unique blend of flavors. With a commitment to affordability and a touch of culinary secrecy, "The Udang Clan" emerges as a promising destination for those seeking a delightful dining experience amidst the corporate hustle.

Halal Food In Tanjong Pagar

6. IndoChilli

The winner of the 'Food Republic Hawker King Challenge', IndoChilli is a must-try. It's conveniently located next to Tanjong Pagar MRT and serves authentic Indonesian dishes at reasonable prices. From classics like the savoury Sate Ayam Madura and Nasi Goreng Kampung to specials like Ayam Bumbu Rujak and Buntut Goreng Special, you're in for a feast. If you're here, be sure not to miss out on the Ikan Bawal Goreng and Udang / Cumi Balado for an authentic Indonesian experience! ?

IndoChilliHalal Status: Halal-Certified Instagram

7. Crave Nasi Lemak

This Nasi Lemak store has gained significant popularity over the years. With over 20 outlets around Singapore, the award-winning franchise sells some of the best Nasi Lemak in Singapore. From crunchy, flavourful Ikan Bilis and nuts to its tantalising, iconic sambal, you'll savour every moment of your meal. And if that isn't mouth-watering enough, wash it all down with some of their famous Teh Tarik! CRAVE Nasi LemakHalal Status: Halal-Certified FacebookP.S. Heading to the east? Here's HHWT's ultimate guide to halal food at Downtown East

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8. Nusantara Cuisine

You wouldn’t want to miss out on dining at this casual diner for your next lunch break! There is a copious display of delicious Indonesian dishes by the counter, each worthy of a spot on your plate of nasi padang. Nusantara Cuisine also serves flavoursome classics like nasi goreng cabe hijau (green chili fried rice), lontong, mee soto and mee bakso. With their extensive menu, it seems you’ll still be asking “What to eat ah!” while seated at this wallet-friendly eatery! Nusantara CuisineHalal Status: Muslim-Owned Facebook

9. Aspirasi Chicken Rice At Maxwell Food Centre

The curious would be happy to try this twist on a local delight: chicken rice but instead of roasted or steamed chicken, Aspirasi’s signature is their fried chicken! Fried to golden perfection, the chicken is still tender and robust with its distinctive crunchy coating glistering for a bite. And those crispy fried bits add more crunch for a superbly addictive meal. Your chicken rice experience with Aspirasi will indubitably be like no other; the stall features lip-smacking sauces like sambal, black pepper and sweet and sour to top off your chicken. With every component of the dish so tasty and well-balanced, this is where you’ll likely come back every day for the week! Aspirasi Chicken RiceHalal Status: Muslim-Owned Facebook

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10. Heavenly Wang

What’s better than an all-day breakfast option? If said breakfast is the classic Singaporean set of toasted brown bread slathered with butter and kaya with an accompaniment of gooey soft-boiled eggs and hot milky the (or kopi, if you prefer), YUM. You can’t go wrong with the familiar traditional flavours offered at Heavenly Wang. As a popular television chef once exclaimed: butter makes everything better! These toasts look crisp and sinful while that saucer of eggs with a dash of soy and pepper looks creamy and delicious. Heavenly Wang also has a selection of local delights of crowd favourites like mee rebus, mee siam, laksa and chicken curry. Heavenly WangHalal Status: Halal-Certified Instagram

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11. Thaksin Beef Noodle At Seah Im Food Centre

For a hearty dish to lovingly warm you from the inside out, Thaksin Beef Noodle is the stall for you. This halal-certified Thai stall specialises in beef noodles ($5/$6/$7); silky flat white noodles soaked in a steaming savoury broth and loaded with tantalising beef chunks. If Phad Thai or Thai-styled fried rice is more of your jam, Thaksin’s got you covered too. Sink your teeth into these glorious stir-fried dishes for some serious indulgence.

Thaksin Beef NoodleHalal Status: Halal-Certified Facebook

12. Farasha Muslim Food At Seah Im Food Centre

Here is another unique twist on a crowd favourite. This popular stall has seen snaking lines just for their Tom Yam Maggi Goreng! The iconic springy Maggi noodles are fried in a special spicy and sour sauce topped with a juicy and crispy fried chicken. Every mouthful of this chewy noodle dish is an explosion of flavour. To amp up the spiciness level, Farasha Muslim Food also has a black pepper version! If innovative treats scare you, there will always be the familiar fare of nasi lemak, nasi goreng and ayam penyet. Piping hot and crispy fried chicken marinated with rempah and topped with fried crumbs for added texture. And of course, let us not forget the sambal! Is it lunch time already? Farasha Muslim FoodHalal Status: Muslim-Owned Instagram

BONUS: Chinatown

Although not technically part of Singapore's CBD, it's just a stop away - and it's filled with tons of halal food! Check out HHWT's guide to halal food in Chinatown, or these 10 halal eateries you can’t miss when you’re in Singapore’s Chinatown ? Halal food in Singapore's Central Business District won't be hard to find with this guide ? Share this with your office buddies to plan your next lunch session!