Halal Eateries

Top 20 Halal Eateries You Need To Try In Singapore


Noor Atiqah Gafar •  Sep 19, 2023

Singapore is, without a doubt, a halal food paradise! Honestly, sometimes there's no better feeling than discovering a newly certified halal eatery to stuff your face with (more) food from a whole new cuisine. Singapore certainly has no shortage of halal eateries to choose from but have you ever wondered where are some of the best places to go for a full-on, gastronomic adventure?

Here's our ultimate guide to the BEST halal eateries in the country, sorted by best authenticity, value for money, and local cuisine!

A word of caution: try not to visit these eateries all in one day... or do, we won't stop you.

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Best Halal Authentic Cuisine


1. So Pho (Vietnamese)

Craving for a hot bowl of yummy, comfort food goodness? Head down to So Pho, a halal Vietnamese chain restaurant that serves all kind of traditional Vietnamese dishes ranging from Pho soup noodles and rice-paper wraps to rice bowls and traditional Banh Mi sandwiches. To make ordering more convenient, the restaurant provides order sheets at each table. Customers can take their time to decide what they want before filling up the order sheet.

The star dish would definitely be the pho, a type of Vietnamese noodle soup typically made from beef stock. Springy noodles with light and flavourful broth, you'd definitely want to try this if you're looking for something light! A pretty un-pho-gettable meal to be quite honest!

You also have the option of choosing the meat - either beef or chicken. If you’re up for some bite-sized appetisers, we’d recommend the flavourful rice wraps or crispy, fried spring rolls! For a lighter meal, you might want to opt for the banh mi - a Vietnamese snack consisting of a baguette typically filled with meat, pickled vegetables, and chilli sauce.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

2. Yi Zun Noodle (Chinese Hand-pulled Beef Noodles)

Established by a Chinese-Muslim couple from China, you know it doesn’t get any more authentic than this. Tucked along the streets of Farrer Park, this humble store is a local gem that's been popular ever since they started.

Serving their special of either beef or chicken noodle, it’s best to come down on an empty stomach as they’re generous with their serving size. You’ll be able to see the noodles being pulled right in the store through a small window, making your appetite grow as you wait for your steaming hot bowl of soup to arrive.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

3. Afterwit (Mexican/Asian Fusion)

Afterwit is a quaint little café along North Bridge Road that everyone’s been taco-ing about! (Pun intended)  Serving up a variety of unique tacos, cheesy quesadillas and ever so filling burritos, this café is a must visit! What’s really interesting about Afterwit is that they infuse local flavors into classic Mexican cuisine. Some flavors include the Butter Chicken Burrito, Peking Duck Tacos, and Lamb Briyani Burrito! Though a little on the pricey side, the rich and unique flavours totally make up for it.

If you're looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, they have their own House Churros too!  Warning, you might suffer from a food coma after eating here (we definitely did!).

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

4. Maki-San (Japanese Sushi)

Maki-your-own-sushi right here at Maki-San. If you're a picky eater and need your meal to be personalised to the very last detail, this is the place for you. Plus, it's super affordable! Start by choosing which wrap you'd like your maki in - traditional nori (seaweed), crepe (egg wrap) or healthy soy wrap. Next, choose your carbs. For the health-conscious, they offer brown rice option as well! Then, take your pick of ingredients, sprinkles and sauces to complete your maki! If you're craving more Japanese options, check out our list of halal Japanese eateries you can't miss!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

5. Andes by Astons (Western Steakhouse)

Ever walked by Astons and caught a tantalizing whiff of their succulent, juicy meats but sighed in disappointment at the lack of halal certification? Head on over to Andes, the halal counterpart to this favourite local franchise! Char-grilled steaks and chicken, sinful mac 'n' cheese, baked potatoes, creamy coleslaw... you name it, they have it! Everything you want in a Western meal all on one plate, at affordable prices.

#HHWT Tip: Order your steak in medium rare for maximum juiciness!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

6. Ichikokudo (Japanese Ramen)

Ichikokudo opened their doors in 2018 and have been dazzling us with their rich Hokkaido-style ramen broth ever since. Using kelp, wheat, and butter from Hokkaido, their ramen and rice bowls are full of rich flavours that will flood your mouth with pure deliciousness at every bite.

Seafood lovers will definitely have to try their Ichi-Ramen Gifts From The Sea bowl, which is topped with crab leg, shrimp, and scallops for a hearty meal to remind you of the seashore. The Hokkai Seafood line also uses a salt-based stock that brings out the taste of seafood including Hokkai Clams, Hokkai Scallops, and Hokkai Prawns. If you’re not a fan of especially thick broths, opt for their Light Rich Ichikokudo Ramen that has a lighter and cleaner taste on the palate, or their rice bowls that are just as delicious!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

7. Kohnangkam (Thai)

We all have those days when we just randomly crave for halal Thai food, and what better place to go to than Kohnangkam? We've lost count of the number of times we've dined here because it's just that good! Expect the same authentic, rich flavours you get eating in Thailand here, with traditional dishes like pad thai, fiery tom yum soup and more.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned


8. Delibowl (Chinese Sichuan)

It's no secret that we love Chinese food, but it's not always easy to find authentic AND halal ones in Singapore. Thankfully, there's been a wave of eateries serving halal Chinese dishes which are prepared the same way as those back in China! Specialising in Sichuan dishes, Delibowl lets you savour traditional Chinese food in a fast-food concept. The menu might seem simple with a few add-on side dishes but it's enough to fill your tummy. Their set meals include a side dish and soup, so it's pretty value-for-money!

Halal status: Halal-certified

9. Kim Men Seng Heng (Hokkien Braised Duck)

Have you ever wanted to try Lor Ark or Hokkien Braised Duck? This family-run restaurant serves Singapore's only halal Hokkien Braised Duck! Established in 1976, their family recipe is as traditional and authentic as it gets! Try out their Braised Duck Meat meal that comes with either rice or noodles. They also sell various Kway Teow noodles (Soup or Dry), braised duck parts

Halal status: Halal-certified


Best Local Cuisine

10. Hjh Maimunah Restaurant (Malay/Indonesian)

Serving a wide array of scrumptious kampung styled traditional Malay and Indonesian dishes, Hjh (pronounced 'Hajah') Maimunah Restaurant is a cult favourite amongst the locals! It's even won a prestigious Bib Gourmand rating in the Michelin Guide Singapore 2019! Standout dishes include Beef Rendang (braised beef), Sambal Belachan (chilli and shrimp paste), Ayam Bakar Padang (grilled chicken), Tahu Telor (deep-fried beancurd) and Ikan Bakar (grilled fish).

If you somehow still have room in your belly for dessert, the restaurant also serves traditional desserts and snacks such as Epok-Epok (curry puff), Kueh Lapis (layered cake) and Ondeh Ondeh (a Pandan dessert filled with palm sugar). Perfect for a quick snack!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

11. Tang Tea House (Chinese Zi Char)

Now, you may see Chinese food all around the island but very few of them are halal-certified. Among the halal-certified Chinese eateries, the best place to try Zi Char (a term used by locals to describe home-style and comfort dishes) would be Tang Tea House! With several outlets island-wide, the rustic restaurant serves halal dim sum and other authentic Chinese local dishes. Best of all, the outlets all open till late - perfect supper spot!

We highly recommend trying the fried bee hoon (stir-fried rice vermicelli), hor fun (flat rice noodle) and everyone’s favourite – chicken rice! Another popular dish is the sinful but utterly delicious Pan Fried Crispy Bee Hoon. Craving for these yummy dishes yet? Check out their menu to get a better feel of what they serve!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

12. Zam Zam (Indian Muslim)

Home to the most popular murtabak in Singapore, the century-old Zam Zam restaurant is conveniently located at North Bridge Road. When ordering murtabak, you can choose between mutton, beef, chicken and even deer! Though all options sound very appealing, we’d recommend their mutton variation. Served with an extra layer of fried plain prata at the bottom and an egg with minced mutton on top, this dish is worth every. Single. Calorie.

If mutton isn’t your calling, try their chicken murtabak instead! With tender chunks of masala chicken wrapped in a fluffy egg prata, it’s a good alternative to its red meat brothers.

Aside from murtabak, Zam Zam also serves other dishes such as Roti Prata, Mee Goreng, Biryani, Fish Curry and more!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

13. Haji Kadir Food Chains (Sup Tulang)

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You maaaay have to get your hands a little dirty for this next eatery. Any local will tell you that the best place to get sup tulang, or mutton bone marrow soup, is Haji Kadir Food Chains (also known as Haji Kadir Sup Tulang)! Their signature dish is basically a huge pile of hollow bones with bits of meat dangling in a sea of thick red gravy, which is enough to bring out the primitive side in anyone!

This is also the kind of dish that you have to eat with your hands for the full experience! No utensils necessary though, be warned, your fingers will be stained red for a few days (at the very least).

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

14. Encik Tan (Chinese)

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We don’t know about you but we’re always on the lookout for affordable halal Chinese food! Whether you're craving laksa, curry chicken cutlet rice, or claypot rice, Encik Tan's the place to go! Yet another eatery where Muslims can enjoy halal Chinese cuisine, Encik Tan serves up dishes from the classic wanton noodle and fishball noodle to carrot cake and popiah. Their signature noodle is a must try – a big, hearty bowl of wanton mee with fishballs, slices of fishcake, a chicken meatball, and dumpling. Plus, it’s super affordable, being under SGD7!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Best Value-for-Money

15. Mr Bean (on-the-go pancakes)

At the heart of Mr Bean's menu is its signature soy milk, a smooth and creamy beverage. Whether you prefer it hot or cold, plain or flavoured with options like chocolate or cheese, Mr Bean's soy milk is a refreshing and nutritious choice. Pair it with their fluffy and mouthwatering pancakes, available in various flavors such as original, chocolate, and green tea. These pancakes are the perfect blend of softness and sweetness, making them a favourite snack or breakfast option for many!

Halal Status: Halal-certified


16. Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop (Western-Malay food)

Craving hearty and affordable Malay fare? Look no further than Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop. This beloved eatery specializes in Malay-style Western cuisine, serving up delicious dishes such as chicken chop, fish and chips, and grilled chicken. With generous portions and wallet-friendly prices, Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop offers a satisfying dining experience for budget-conscious foodies. Don't miss their delectable side dishes like sambal kangkong (water spinach with spicy sauce) and creamy mushroom soup!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Average price: SGD4


17. Fatty Bom Bom Sizzle (Western hotplate)

The wide selection of classic Western hawker fare at Fatty Bom Bom Sizzle might only prolong your hunger pangs because you'll also be at a loss of what to choose! From burgers to chicken cutlets, steak sizzling on hot plates and grilled fished charred to delicious perfection, each dish looks delectable and appetising.

Imagine the sizzling sound and snaking smoke when you order their steak that is served on a hot plate. Mouth-watering black pepper sauce ladled over the juicy meat with Cajun fries, coleslaw and a bun as sides make for the perfect meal! Most of the dishes are priced under $10 so this means you can come back frequently and order new items off the menu each time!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Average price: SGD8


18. Lawa Bintang (Malay food)

Nobody can resist a good plate of nasi lemak but Lawa Bintang takes it a notch higher by putting a Western spin on it. It has the right luxurious ingredients for the popular lobster nasi lemak. Just the aesthetics of this whole lobster cooked to delectably red perfection with its coat of cheese and herbs could rival any restaurant's seafood platter, wouldn’t you agree? This stall also features delectable Western-styled proteins on top of its bed of fluffy nasi lemak such as smoked duck, grilled salmon, crayfish and giant squid! If you've got a big appetite, this might be the place for you!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: SGD9

Address: Blk 9008 Tampines St 93, Singapore 528843

Opening hours: 9AM-2PM daily; closed on Mondays

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19. Burgs by Project Warung (Burgers)

With a tagline like "Burgers for the masses", it's practically guaranteed that the burgers at Burgs by Project Warung will be some of the best you've ever had! Simple ingredients come together to make gourmet quality burgers - at affordable prices! If you're craving meat, make sure to sink your teeth into the Pulled Beef Brisket Burger stuffed with brisket that's been marinated for 72 hours, and their homemade BBQ sauce! Even the coleslaw is homemade, so you know you'll be getting only the best-tasting meal around.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: SGD8

Address & opening hours:Multiple outlets, do click here for more information

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20. The Halal Corner (Western fusion)

Their menu is an affordable take on fusion Western dishes so you won't have to break the bank to try something new! Their signature dish you must try is the Roti John Beef Steak Carbonara. It's exactly like it sounds - roti john topped with beefsteak and generously covered in carbonara sauce.

They also have a range of fusion pasta like the Samyang Cheesy Chicken Pasta which comes with a generous piece of grilled chicken, fries, a bun and a whole kick of spice that will leave your mouth burning numb.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $5

Address: Haji Lane 63 Haji Ln, Singapore 189256 11.30am-10pm Bedok 527 Bedok North Street 3, Singapore 460527

Opening hours: Tues-Sun (12PM - 8:45PM)


Phew! This list barely covers the tip of the iceberg of the best halal eateries in SG, with other hidden gems waiting to be discovered. These are just a few of our personal favourites. Till then, happy eating!