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18 Delicious Halal Zi Char Restaurants Across Singapore For Your Next Fantastic Feast


Shasha Dania •  Aug 31, 2020


When it comes to dining out with family or friends, one cuisine we love to share with others has got to be halal zi char! Also spelled as 'tze char', these homecooked-style dishes originated in Chinese cuisine but have become popular with Singaporeans from all walks of life. From the world-famous Singapore Chilli Crab to local favourites like Salted Egg Prawns, we've rounded up 18 halal zi char restaurants across Singapore so you can have an amazing dinner out with those you love. ?
1. Mr Teh Tarik Cartel/Mr Teh Tarik Eating House (Various)
Mr Teh Tarik is one chain you can rely on for your favourite zi char dishes, and some of their outlets are even open 24 hours so you can get a late-night supper! Head to Mr Teh Tarik Cartel for everything in one place including BBQ seafood and classic zi char dishes. If you're thinking about mixing things up, look for a Mr Teh Tarik Eating House instead - these hawker centres usually include various stalls selling zi char, Indian Muslim food, and Western food! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $7-$30 Outlet details:Click here for a list of outletsWebsite
2. Tang Tea House (Various)
You can always count on Tang Tea House to satisfy your zi char and dim sum fix! Their menu has classics like Hotplate Tofu, Braised Beef Brisket, and Lemon Chicken. Add on dim sum like Shanghai steamed dumplings, Siew Mai, or Har Kow to take your meal to the next leve. And don't forget heir famous Liu Sha Bao or Golden Sand Pau that oozes out warm, sweet, and salty salted egg yolk filling with a single bite. ? Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $3-$35 Outlet details:Click here for a list of outletsWebsite | Instagram
3. Buey Tahan See-Food (Various)
Buey Tahan See-Food has several outlets in Singapore, and they have delivery too! Their sambal seafood, salted fish fried rice, or seafood fried tang hoon will be perfect to share with your loved ones. But if you're planning for a feast, make sure to get their "Crab in Da Bag" imperial pot and top it off with some hotplate sambal stingray, sweet and sour grouper and cereal prawns. ? Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $6-$20 Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM - 10.30PM Address: Choa Chu Kang - 810 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 7, #01-11 Multi Storey Car Park, Singapore 680810 Punggol - 308C Punggol Walk, #01-308 Waterway Terraces I, Singapore 823308 Sembawang - 865A Sembawang Crescent, #01-10 Sunbreeze, Kimly Coffeeshop, Singapore 751365 Woodlands - 693 Woodlands Avenue 6, #01-10 Multi Storey Car Park, Singapore 730693 Website | Facebook | Instagram
4. Rasta Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant (Various)
Rasa Istimewa is definitely one of the first places that come to our mind when we're looking for a seafood and zi char feast with a great view! ? Their Woodlands and Pasir Ris outlets both have a scenic view of the sea so you sit back and enjoy the laidback ambiance while dining with your loved ones. Make sure to try delicious dishes like Salted Egg Crayfish and Spicy BBQ Seafood Combo that includes stingray, cuttlefish, and lala! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $7-$40 Outlet details:Click here for a list of outletsWebsite | Instagram (Pasir Ris) | Instagram (Woodlands)
5. Yassin Kampung Seafood Restaurant (Various)
Yassin Kampung is great for a casual meal out with family and friends. Choose from their signature dishes such as Crispy Oat Prawns, 3 Flavoured Fish, and Sichuan Mala Fried Crab. ? The 3 Flavoured Fish even comes with sweet, sour, and spicy sauces so there's something for everyone! They have outlets in Woodlands, Marsiling, Bedok and Clementi to choose from. Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $15-$30 Outlet details: Click here for more informationWebsite | Facebook | Instagram
East & North-East
6. Smith Marine (East)
Smith Marine is Singapore's first halal floating 'kelong' restaurant! If you're a fan of prawning or fishing then here's where you can combine your hobby with a delicious meal. ? Catch your own snapper or seabass and have it cooked just how you like it. They also have a variety of seafood and Chinese zi char dishes including Salted Egg Sotong, Steamed Crab with Ginger and Garlic, and Black Pepper Beef. P.S. Reservations are required, at least 3 days in advance. Halal status: Halal-certified Price: $35 per fish to catch and cook fish live for dine-in; $15 per catch for take-home. Check out their menu for ala carte and group meal prices. Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM - 7PM (Closed alternate Mondays) Getting there: Book a 10-minute 2-way ferry ($100) at Changi Point Ferry Terminal at Changi Village. Contact Smith Marine to help make your reservations. Contact: Call or Whatsapp +65 97927609 Website | Facebook | Instagram
7. 89.7 Supper Club (East)
If you can't decide what to get for your supper, head over to 89.7 Supper Club in Paya Lebar or Changi Village for zi char and more! This halal hawker centre serves up a variety of cuisines including Indian, Chinese zi char, and Western dishes. If you're looking for something heavier order their Black Pepper Steak - or if you're just in the mood for a quick nibble, they have dim sum and desserts too. Halal status: Halal-certified (Individual stalls may be Muslim-owned/operated) Average price: $7 Opening hours: Open daily; 24 hours Address: Changi - 5 Changi Village Road #01-2035, Singapore 500005 Paya Lebar - 1016 Geylang East Ave 3 #01-165, Singapore 389731 Facebook
8. Spize Bedok (East)
Satisfy your late-night cravings at this iconic supper spot in the east! Spize's Western, Asian, Zi Char, and Mediterranean dishes are available until 3AM so you can grab a bite no matter what time of day it is. For some classic supper favourites, try their Nasi Goreng Kampong or Mutton Keema Murtabak. Or on a sweeter note, they have Belgian waffles, sundaes, and even dessert prata too. ? Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $14 Opening hours: Sun-Thurs; 10AM-3AM, Fri, Sat, PH Eve; 10AM-3.30AM Address: 336 Bedok Rd, Bedok Shopping Complex (Simpang Bedok), Singapore 469512 Contact: +65 63377493 Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House (East)
Enak Enak is another go-to spot in the East for halal dim sum and zi char. They have 2 outlets at Bedok and East Coast Park - head to the ECP one for a great view while you dine! Plus the menu has a huge variety - it even includes Indian and Western food so there's something for everyone. The top dishes you've got to try? Definitely their Sup Tulang Merah, Indian Mutton Chop, Oatmeal Prawns, and Shanghai Steamed Dumplings. ? Halal status: Halal-certified Price: $5-$22 Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-3AM, Sat & PH Eve; 11AM-4AM, Sun; 8AM-3AM (Do note that individual food stalls may close earlier) Address: Bedok - 342 Bedok Rd, Bedok Shopping Complex (Simpang Bedok), Singapore 469524 East Coast Park - 1202 East Coast Parkway, #01-01 East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449881 Website | Facebook
10. Kampong Chai Chee Seafood Restaurant (East)
Kampong Chai Chee Seafood Restaurant's North-East outlet is located nearby the scenic Coney Island so you can grab a bite before exploring the neighbourhood or enjoying a bit of scenery. ? This seafood and zi char restaurant has everything from halal seafood buckets to chilli crab to tom yum soup and so much more. Make sure to try their Tiga Rasa fish that's slathered in sambal, sweet and sour sauce, and soy sauce for a mouth-watering treat! ? Halal status: Muslim-owned Average price:Outlets:ChangiAddress: 303 Changi Rd, Singapore 419781 Opening hours: Tues-Thurs; 12PM-10PM, Fri-Sat; 12PM-11.45PM, Sun; 12PM-10PM (Closed Mondays) PunggolAddress: 3 Punggol Point Rd, The Punggol Settlement #02-02, Singapore 828694 Opening hours: Tues-Sun; 1PM - 11PM (Closed Mondays) Website | Facebook (Changi) | Facebook (Punggol) | Instagram
11. Home of Seafood (East)
With halal seafood and zi char favourites like chili crab, cereal prawns, black pepper crayfish and even sushi, you're all set for a scrumptious seafood feast at Home of Seafood! ? Crabs are the main star of this seafood restaurant, so be sure to order their chilli crab or black pepper crab if you're dining in. Pair it with a plate of fried buns (mantou) to soak up all the sauce, and we guarantee your seafood cravings will finally be satisfied. Halal status: Halal-certified Price: $10-$60 Opening hours: Open daily; 10.30AM-10.30PM Address: 1 Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore 427739 Contact: +65 64425180 Delivery available via: Online, foodpanda FacebookInstagram
12. DUITSg (East)
Known mostly for its shell out-style seafood, DUITSg also serves an array of ala carte and zi char items including beef, chicken, rice, and noodles! Some of their highly recommended dishes include their signature shell-out set, and salted egg prawns and squid. You also have the option of choosing the various choices of sauces each of the seafood selections for fish, prawns, squid and lala. They previously had a 2nd outlet in the North, but it closed down in 2020 leaving only the Cosford Rd outlet. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Tues-Thurs; 1PM-11PM, Fri-Sun; 11AM-11PM (Closed Mondays) Address: 27 Cosford Rd, Singapore 499549 Contact: +65  90270553 Website | Facebook | Instagram
13. Chai Chee Seafood (East - Not available for dine-in)
Don't get this confused with Kampong Chai Chee Seafood because they're run by different management! Chai Chee Seafood is where you can get seafood zi char dishes AND shell-out. Some other signature dishes you can look forward to: lobster salad, chilli crab, cereal prawns and claypot seafood! Their shell-out combo also has an assortment of crab, sotong, mussels, prawns, crayfish and more that go perfectly with your choice of sauce and white rice. ? Do note that this eatery is currently not open for dine-in but you can still order delivery or takeaway!Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily, 11.30AM-11.30PM Address: 359 Changi Rd, Singapore 419821 Contact: +65 68412002 Delivery available via: foodpanda, Deliveroo, GrabFood Website | Facebook | Instagram
North, West & Central
14. Sinaran Seafood @ LW Eating House (North-West)
This halal zi char spot is perfect for a family meal with its generous portions and huge menu! Sinaran Seafood may be small and humble but don't underestimate it. From rich and hearty servings of Hor Fun or Crispy Noodles to seafood dishes like Chilli Crab and Fried Baby Sotong, you won't be able to stop at just one bite. ? Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $12 Opening hours: Open daily; 2.30PM - 11PM Address: 26 Teck Why Ln #01-170, Singapore 680026 Contact: +65 67690866 or +65 96246989 or +65 97491376
15. Segar Restaurant (Central/East)
Affordable and halal zi char dishes? Check. Large portions? Check. If you’re in the vicinity of Chinatown and craving for zi char style cuisine, look no further than Segar Restaurant! It’s definitely a good joint to go if you’re in a large group! From fish head curry to sambal kangkong, salted egg prawn and various seafood options, Segar has everything that you need to satisfy your local Chinese zi char and Thai-infused cooking cravings. They also have an outlet at Downtown East in Pasir Ris. Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $15 Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-9.30PM Address: Chinatown - 133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point, #B2-39/40/41, Singapore 059413 Downtown East - 1 Pasir Ris Close #02-322, Singapore 519599 Contact: +65 64441778 Website | Facebook (Chinatown) | Facebook (Downtown East) | Instagram
16. Jiak Modern Tze Char (Central/West)
Yup, it's possible to get homecooked-style zi char at an affordable price while in town! ? Jiak Modern Tze Char is a must-visit for those who want to sample Asian recipes with a modern twist. Their plates are perfect for sharing, with the must-try signature dishes including Fish Head Curry, Salted Eggs Prawns, and Grandpa's Chilli Crab! They also have an outlet in Hillview. Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $18 Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM – 9.30PM Address: Hillview - 4 Hillview Rise, HillV2 #02-04, Singapore 667979 Marina Bay - 8 Raffles Ave, #02-14 The Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802 Reservations: +65 62528765 Website | Facebook | Instagram
17. Abang Recipes (North)
Credit: Abang Recipes on Facebook Located in the basement of Sembawang Shopping Centre, Abang Recipes is a hidden gem serving up delicious local zi char fare! From Assam Curry Fish Head to Salted Egg Yolk Prawns, their dishes are full of delicious flavour and perfect for sharing with your foodie buddies. ? They even have set meals for 4-6 pax that include signature dishes like Shrimp Paste Chicken and Soft Shell Crab - perfect for a special occasion! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $7 (Noodles/rice) Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 9PM Address: 604 Sembawang Rd, Sembawang Shopping Centre #B1-08/09, Singapore 758459 Contact: +65 65703080 or Whatsapp +65 98774055 Website | Facebook | Instagram
18. Fisher's Tavern Seafood (North)
Don't be fooled by the name - Fisher's Tavern is halal-certified! This seafood and zi char joint is great for sharing dishes like Sweet & Sour Fried Fish, Black Pepper Stingray, and of course Chilli Crab. We recommend the Salted Egg Yolk Crab - it's gotten some of the best reviews so far! ? They also have a wide selection of rice and noodle dishes if you're dining alone but we recommend visiting with family or friends so you can try as many dishes as possible! Halal status: Halal-certified Price: $6-$20 Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-10PM (Closed 3PM-4PM), Sat; 11.30AM-10PM (Closed 3PM-4PM), Sun & PH; 1PM-10PM Address: 6 Yishun Industrial Street 1, North View Bizhub #01-01/02, Singapore 768090 Reservations/Contact: +65 97867796 Website | Facebook Time to plan your next big dinner out! ?