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Hat Yai Halal Food Guide: 9 Eateries You Can’t Miss

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Shasha Dania  •  Mar 03, 2020

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If you're bored with Bangkok or Phuket, it's time to head to Hat Yai to see a new side of Thailand! Thailand's 4th-largest city can be easily covered in just 3 days, making it the perfect weekend escape. Tell your friends it's time to plan that short getaway you've always dreamed about! Credit: Giphy Of course to enjoy your Hat Yai trip to the fullest, you'll need to know where all the good halal eateries are. 😁 Thankfully, there are actually many Muslim-owned restaurants and eateries around the city. We've gathered 9 must-visit eateries in Hat Yai selling everything from street snacks to fried chicken!
1. Kai Tod Decha
Kai Tod Decha is one of the most famous halal restaurants in Hat Yai - many of our readers even recommended it to us over Instagram! 😍 Their menu included classic Thai dishes such as tom yum soup, but they're most well-known for their delicious fried chicken! The restaurant is close to the Hat Yai airport, so it's a convenient stop for a delicious meal after you've arrived in the city. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: THB60-100 Opening Hours: Open daily; 10.30AM - 9.30PM Address:93 Chee Uthit Rd, Tambon Hat Yai, Hat YaiDistrict, Songkhla 90110, ThailandContact: +66 81 098 3751 Facebook
2. Chabura Dimsum
Dimsum in Thailand? 🤔 It may not seem like a classic Thai dish but Chabura's dimsums are famous in the city! The restaurant is a super popular breakfast spot, so try to go as early as possible to avoid any long queues. The dimsum are served in small metal dishes in steamers so you can try a variety of dishes in just one meal. If you're not full yet, you can order familiar dishes such as Roti Canai Daging to complete your meal. 😋 Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: THB15-THB20 Opening Hours: Open daily; 6AM - 2PM Address: 430 Ratthakan Road, Sapan dam, Khlong Hae, Hat Yai 90110, Thailand Contact: +66 64 746 5040 Website (Thai) | Facebook | Instagram
3. Salma Halal Restaurant
Salma is another halal restaurant that's particularly popular amongst Malaysians. Here you'll find authentic Thai dishes such as papaya salad, seafood tom yum soup, egg omelette, and green curry! If you're travelling in a group it's worth it to stop by so you can try out their variety of dishes. 😁 P.S. Their seating area isn't so big so we recommend visiting before or after peak timings for your best chanceat getting a seat! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: THB120-180 Opening Hours: Open daily; 8AM - 10PM Address: 85/3 Thanon Prachathipat, Hat Yai, Thailand Contact: +66 74 893 449 Facebook
4. Hamid Restaurant
Right down the road from Salma is Hamid Restaurant - another Muslim-owned restaurant serving up Thai food, desserts, fusion dishes and more! The prices here are similar so you can have your pick between either eatery. 😁 Start your day with their American breakfast meals, or end it with delicious desserts! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: THB20-THB25 Opening Hours: 10AM - 10PM (Mon-Fri), 7AM - 10PM (Sat-Sun) Address: 73-75 Prachathipat Rd, ตำบล หาดใหญ่ Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand Contact: +66 074 243 008 or +66 089 464 8896 Facebook | Instagram
5. Khaled Restaurant
If there's one thing to order here, it's their roti canai. The pastry is flaky yet crunchy - perfect for waking up to in the morning! 😋 They also serve a variety of rice dishes including nasi kerabu and nasi dagang to last you throughout the day. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: THB30-60 Opening Hours: Open daily; 6AM - 9PM Address: ถนน ศุภสารรังสรรค์, Hat Yai, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
6. ASEAN Night Bazaar
The halal food scene in HatYai isn't just restaurants - there are night market and bazaar-style places to grab a quick bite too! If you're visiting the ASEAN Night Bazaar, head up to the food court on the 2nd floor for halal good galore. 😍 Look out for Muslim-owned stalls that serve pan-fried crispy mussels with bean sprouts, shrimp fried rice, roasted chicken with rice and more. Halal Status: Do check with the stall owners. We currently do not know of any halal-certified stalls at the bazaar but there are several Muslim-owned stalls. Some other stalls may also sell only drinks or desserts without any savoury ingredients. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Average Price: THB50 Opening Hours: 3PM - 10.30PM (Fri, Sat, Sun, Tues, Wed), 5PM - 10.30PM (Thurs), closed on Mondays Address: Thonon Chotevittayakul 5, Tambon Hat Yai, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
7. Alif Hotpot Buffet
Halal Thai Mookata-style hotpot? Bring it on! 🤩 Alif Hotpot uses beef fat to grease their hotpots and grills, and you can pick from a variety of ingredients including marinated meat, seafood, vegetables, and noodles. The all-in-one fee even includes dessert, fruits, and soft drinks! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: THB229 (Adult), THB149 (Child) Opening Hours:4PM- 11PM (Thurs-Tues), closed on WednesdayAddress: Rajuthit Soi 26 Rd, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand Contact: +66 89 468 5525 Facebook
8. Khlong Hae Floating Market
No visit to Hat Yai would be complete without a trip to the floating market! 😄 It's both a cultural icon of the city as well as a haven for halal food! There are many Muslim vendors at the market, so finding Muslim-friendly options isn't so difficult. Look out for fried quail eggs, som tam noodles, seafood tom yam, takoyaki, coconut juice and more. 😋 Halal Status: Do check with the stall owners respectively. We currently do not know of any halal-certified stalls but there are several Muslim-owned stalls. Some other stalls may also sell only drinks or desserts without any savoury ingredients. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Average Price: THB50 Opening hours: 1PM - 9PM (Fri-Sun), closed Mondays to Thursdays Address: Khlong Hae, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
9. Dapor Muslim
Credit: Dapor MuslimLocated opposite Haadyai train station, this small eatery sells amazing Southern Thai cuisine including roasted clams, sour seabass, and beef soup! This small and humble store has actually been around for decades, and is an underrated gem you can'tmiss. 🤤
Credit: Dapor Muslim
Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average Price: THB15-THB30 Opening Hours: Open daily; 6AM - 6PM Address: 4/5 Thumnoonvithi Rd, Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, ThailandWebsite | Facebook | Instagram And there you have it - the best restaurants in Hat Yai you've got to try. 😊