SG Halal Food Guide: Top 11 Tampines Eateries You Have To Try


Shasha Dania •  Nov 27, 2019

We previously covered 14 delicious halal eateries in the west of Singapore, but what about the east? ? There are definitely some famous halal eateries in the east such as the various places at Simpang Bedok, but this time we're just taking a look at some of the amazing choices available in Tampines! ?

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So if you live in Tampines but don't feel like travelling all the way to Bugis or Orchard Road to satisfy your cravings, here are some nearby places to check out! ?

P.S. Thinking of treating yourself this weekend? These 14 affordable halal buffets (under SGD30/pax!) are perfect for a get-together!

1. The Social Outcast

The Social Outcast only opened mid-2019 making it one of the newest eateries on this list.(Update: The Social Outcast has since moved to Bedok!) However it's already captured our hearts with their thick, juicy beef and lamb burger patties. ? Their patties are also smoked using hickory wood and grilled over charcoal, for a savoury smoky taste that sets it apart from others.

Make sure to try their signature 400 Days Grain Fed Australia F1 Wagyu Beef burger (SGD19.90) when you visit. The sweetness of the brioche bun pairs perfectly with the savoury patty, and the equally delicious toppings of tomato, alfalfa sprouts, and mozzarella cheese will have you craving more. ? For a less indulgent (though no less delicious!) option you can also order their French Onion & Mushroom Beef burger (SGD10.90) or Sesame Mayo Portobello Mushroom burger (SGD8.90) which have the same juice and rich taste.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Average Price: SGD15 (Mains)

Opening Hours: Open daily; 5PM - 12AM

Address: 348 Bedok Rd, The Bedok Marketplace (Simpang Bedok) Level 2, Singapore 469560

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2. Two Hana

If you're a fan of Korean cuisine then you've got to visit this chic café located in Century Square. Launched by the same group behind Seoul Garden and Seoul Garden Hotpot, Two Hana serves Korean dishes such as 'Bap' (Rice bowls) and Chicken Bulgogi with Western and local twists. ?

Try out their Spicy Chicken Bulgogi Bap (SGD13) which comes topped with beansprouts, kimchi, spinach and a poached egg. For a local twist, they also have Spicy Haebi Seaweed Prawn Aglio Olio (SGD13) which has a tongue-tingling spicy kick to it thanks to their Korean chilli paste! ? Make sure to order a side of Honey Butter or spicy Yangnyeom Chicken Bites (SGD9) to complete your meal!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Average Price: SGD13 (Mains)

Opening Hours: 11AM - 10PM (Sun-Thurs, Public Holidays), 11AM - 10.30PM (Fri, Sat, Eve of Public Holidays)

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-21 Century Square, Singapore 529509

Contact: +65 6260 4321

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3. Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot

Tell your family and friends it's time for your next big gathering! ? There's nothing better than BBQ and hotpot for a group event, and Captain Kim is the place to be for delicious Korean-style BBQ.

Feast on over 60 different buffet ingredients, including honey-marinated chicken, rib eye, and so much more. ? Their spread is also one of the more affordable buffets in Singapore, starting at less than SGD20 per pax. Make sure to try some of the hot dishes too including the classic stir-fried Japchae glass noodles!

P.S. Looking for an affordable buffet to enjoy this week? This list of 7 halal BBQ steamboats under SGD25/pax will help you out!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Buffet Price: From SGD13.90++. Check out their full list of prices and promotions here.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 11.30AM - 3.30PM (Lunch, buffet closes 3PM) and 5.30PM - 10.30PM (Dinner, buffet closes 10PM)

Sat-Sun and Public Holidays: 11.30AM - 4PM (Lunch), 4PM - 10.30PM (Dinner, buffet closes 10PM)

Address: 300 Tampines Ave 5, #01-06 NTUC Income Tampines Junction, Singapore 529653

Contact: +65 6260 4247

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4. Fat Papas

Ever wanted a burger that's just oozing with toppings? Then you've got to visit Fat Papas, which was one of the earliest halal burger eateries to introduce their variety of burgers stacked with all kinds of generous toppings and juicy patties. ?

Choose from speciality burgers such as the Wimpy Beef burger (SGD15, and it comes with a fried egg, turkey bacon, and melted aged cheddar!) or build your own burger to your own preferences for that perfect meal. ?

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Average Price: SGD15 (Mains)

Opening Hours: Open daily; 11AM - 10PM (Reservations not allowed at Century Square outlet)

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #03-05/31, Century Square, Singapore 529509

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5. The Food Market Century Square

For days where you don't want to spend too much on a meal, your local food court's a reliable source of yummy and affordable dishes. Century Square's Food Market is one of the choices with a wide variety of options, where you can dine on everything from Hainanese Chicken Rice to Hokkien Mee to Beef Noodles!

Halal Status: Some of the halal-certified stalls are Ampang Yong Tau Foo, Minang Nasi Padang, Xiao Man Niu Mala, Ah Po Hokkien Mee, Halim's Sliced Fish Soup, Hong Kong Beef King, and Fire Western N Grill.

Opening Hours: Open daily; 10AM - 10PM

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #03-19 Century Square, Singapore 529509

6. Rumah Makan Minang

If you're still on the lookout for more affordable options, try out Rumah Makan Minang's outlet at Our Tampines Hub! This family-run eatery was originally started in the 1940s, and they've been feeding locals and visitors alike delicious Minangkabau cuisine ever since.

Their specialities include Tahu Telur, Soto Ayam, and Beef Rendang. Remember to add on some spicy Sambal Belado for an extra kick! You can choose individual dishes to add on to your rice, or have it served hidang-style with each dish having its own individual plate or bowl if you're dining with a group. ?

P.S. For more local favourites, this list has 13 places to grab some of Singapore's must-try dishes!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: Open daily; 10.30AM - 8.30PM (Closed on Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha)

Address: 1 Tampines Ave 4, #B1-47A, Singapore 528523

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7. Meathouse

From the same team that brought you 18 Chefs, Meathouse serves up premium meats inspired by international cuisines. One of their signature dishes is the 1kg Tomahawk Steak (SGD12/100 grams) which is perfect for you and your makan buddies! ?

Meat-lovers looking to treat themselves will also love their Wagyu Striploin Steak (SGD45) which is 200 pure grams of premium fatty Australian Tajima wagyu! If you're craving USA Angus beef you can also opt for their Premium Ribeye Steak (SGD42) for a cut that will absolutely melt in your mouth.

P.S. Craving even more meat? These 15 halal steak spots in Singapore will satisfy your cravings! Time to treat yourself soon. ?

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Average Price: SGD18 (Non-beef mains), SGD28 (Beef mains)

Opening Hours: 11AM - 10.30PM (Sun-Thurs), 11AM - 11PM (Fri-Sat)

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #05-04 Century Square, Singapore 529509

Contact: +65 6260 1752

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8. Al Azhar

If you're looking for a late-night snack, Al-Azhar is one of the most well-known places for some suppertime grub. ? Open 24 hours, their extensive menu includes everything from Thai to Western to Indian to local dishes and so much more - so you can come here with your buddies even if you're craving different things!

For a classic late-night feast, order some Nasi Goreng Pattaya (SGD6.20) or Roti John (From SGD5.20) to enjoy while chatting it up with your friends. Other favourites include the Chicken Tikka Masala (SGD15.40) and Tulang Merah (SGD10.70).

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Average Price: SGD7.50 (Mains)

Opening Hours: Open 24/7 daily

Address: 201D Tampines Street 21, #01-1105, Singapore 524201

Contact: + 65 6785 1265

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9. Craze Kitchen

This eatery serves up generous portions that are worth their price. ?Finding halal Western dishes can be a bit of a challenge in Singapore, but Craze makes it easy with classics such as Fish & Chips (SGD12) and fusion options like Sambal Chicken Paella (SGD9.50).

When dining with a big group, you can also try out their Surf & Turf Platter for 4-5 (SGD65) which includes Striploin, Lamb Chops, Harissa Chilli Chicken and Calamari! End your meal with some Craze Waffles with Ice Cream (SGD9) for the perfect day out.

#HHWT Tip: Dining Western-style doesn't always mean restaurants - here are 13 halal Western-style hawker stalls worth your dollar!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Average Price: SGD13.50 (Mains)

Address: 201D Tampines Street 21, #01-1171, Singapore 524201

Contact: +65 6970 0287

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10. Saffrons

When it comes to local comfort food, Indian Muslim cuisine is near the top of our list. If you're looking for something affordable and simple yet delicious, then you've got to visit Saffrons. Their Prata (From SGD1.93) was even the Class 95 FM Foodie's Choice for Best Prata in 2018!

Treat yourself to Murtabak (SGD12.84), Mee Goreng Merah (From SGD6.68), Biryani (SGD8.99) and more. They also have delivery and catering services so if you fall in love with their food, you can order it for your next big event! ?

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Average Price: SGD8.50 (Mains)

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours daily (Main restaurant at #01-1163), 7AM - 11PM (Second outlet at #01-1105)

Address: 201D Tampines St 21, #01-1163 and #01-1105, Singapore 524201

Contact: +65 9144 7381 or +65 6909 0499

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11. Three's A Crowd

Last but definitely not least, this small dessert café is the perfect place for an after-dinner sweet treat! Located near Tampines West Station Exit A, their flavours include classics such as Vanilla Bean and Cookies & Cream, to premium options like Strawberry Cheesecake!

For a real treat, try out their Dark Giaduia flavour, which comes dark cocoa and hazelnut to create rich dark chocolate with an added crunch. ? They also offer cakes (not ice cream cakes though!) perfect for your next gathering. Bite into a slice of Cookie Butter Cake (From SGD48) topped with Biscoff, or sink your teeth into a Baked Cheesecake (From SGD68) that will make all of your dessert dreams come true.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Average Price: SGD3.50

Opening Hours: Open daily; 12.30PM - 9.30PM

Address: 802 Tampines Avenue 4, #01-11, Singapore 520802

Contact:+65 6702 0700

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Have we got your appetite going yet? ? You don't have to travel all the way to town to treat yourself anymore - and this list definitely doesn't contain all the other amazing eateries Tampines has to offer. Let us know what we missed out!