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Top 20 Halal Eateries You Need To Try In Singapore

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Atiqah •  Mar 22, 2017

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[Updated 24 February 2022]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, from international cuisine! A word of caution, try not to visit these eateries all in one day... or do, we won't stop you. 😉 P.S. Looking for fun things to do in Singapore this February 2022? Check out our article!Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F

International Cuisine

1. Egg Stop (Korean)

Credit: eggstopsg on Instagram If you're a fan of all-things Korean or Korean food, you might have probably heard of the wildly popular Korean breakfast toast which took everyone by storm back in 2018. 4 years later, and these mouth-watering bites of Korean-style egg sandwiches are still just as delicious as when they first started trending! If you've been craving for halal Korean-style toasts in Singapore, Egg Stop's definitely the way to go. From savoury sandwiches like the Spicy Fried Chicken Sando and Turkey Bacon Cheese to sweet snacks like the Smores Sandwich, Egg Stop's menu items will have you salivating. 🤤😍 Egg Stop Singapore Average price of dishes: SGD5 Outlets: 89 Rangoon Road #01-03 VivoCity #B2-K19 84 Bedok North St 4 #01-35Opening Hours: Rangoon Road: 10 AM - 8PM VivoCity: 1030 AM - 930 PM Bedok North: 10 AM - 8 PM Facebook | Instagram | WebsiteFind out more on Tribes by HHWT

2. Tok Tok Indonesian Restaurant (Indonesian)

For fans of Indonesian food, here's an exciting place right up your alley. Tok Tok Indonesian Restaurant is one of the few restaurants in Singapore serving Rijsttafel! Literally translated into 'rice table', the Rijsttafel is an Indonesian meal consisting of various types of dishes and rice all in one set. 
Credit: Tok Tok Indonesian Restaurant This Indonesian eatery has delicious menu items for every palate. Choose the Ayam Bakar Betutu ($29.80) for chicken marinated with traditional genap paste of 16 Balinese spices for half an hour, cooked sous vide in cassava leaves and instead of steaming it, it is grilled to perfection at Tok Tok for an enhanced flavour! For seafood lovers, the Ikan Bakar Bumbu Bali ($33.80) and Udang Bakar Bumbu Bali ($27.80) with Balinese spices are also a must-try for a nostalgic taste of Indonesia with every bite!Tok Tok Indonesian RestaurantHalal Status: Muslim-Owned (Halal certification in the process)Average price of dishes: SGD15 (You can find their menu here) Outlet: 467 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427678Opening Hours: Weekdays: 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm Weekend: 11am-10pm Contact: +65 6908 3835Facebook | Instagram | WebsiteFind out more on Tribes by HHWT

3. Daya Izakaya (Japanese)

Credit: Daya Izakaya  If you haven't tried Daya Izakaya, then you're missing out! Not only is it the first and only izakaya, this restaurant also offers one of the most authentic Japanese you could find in Singapore. Now that five people are allowed to dine-in per table, this is the perfect chance for you to experience Japanese food, izakaya style! But, if you prefer to enjoy delicious food in the comfort of your own homes, definitely check out their “Stay Home and Chill 2/4/6 Meal Sets”! The meal sets come with meaty Grilled Yakiniku Beef or Teriyaki Chicken Don on Japanese flavoured rice, Miso Soup and you can choose up to 5 sides. From crispy Chicken Karaage to succulent Ebi Tempura, you're in for a treat with the sides. Prices for the meal sets start from $49.95 and they deliver islandwide so you don't have to step out of your homes. Halal status: Muslim-owned
Address: 254, Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799481 Opening hours:
  • Sun-Thurs, 11.30AM-10.30PM (Last order at 10PM)
  • Fri-Sat, 11.30AM-2AM
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4. Kucina Italian Restaurant (Italian)

Italy’s wonderful and all but it’s not exactly the most accessible place when you’re craving pasta! Meaning kitchen in Italian, Kucina is truly a blessing to Muslim diners looking to enjoy classic Italian fare like gnocchi and creative, contemporary dishes like truffle fries topped with black truffle paté. ? From the classic margarita pizza to bestsellers like pizzotto topped with crispy bacon and stringy mozzarella (for that perfect pull!), this restaurant is perfect for family dinners and intimate gathering with friends. Oh, and don't forget to order their mouth-watering desserts like tiramisu nutella, pannacotta with strawberry compote, or runchy cannoli stuffed with the sweetest filling around … we’re getting hungry just from writing this. Halal Status: Muslim-owned Average price of main dishes: SGD25 (You can find their menu here) Opening Hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 10PM (Last order 9.30PM Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Rd, Kinex Mall (formerly OneKM Mall), #B1-09/10, Singapore 437157 Nearest MRT Station: Paya Lebar Contact: +65 6493 2154 Website | Facebook | InstagramFind out more on Tribes by HHWT

5. 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

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6. 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. ?

The best part is, there are more items on the menu too. Other dishes you can expect are their Da Pan Ji (spicy chicken in gravy), and Xinjiang lamb skewers at the Joo Chiat outlet! ?

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

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7. 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. [P.S. Around the Bugis area? Check out these amazing halal eateries (over 50 of them!) you can't miss!] 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

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8. 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! I really wasn't kidding when I said your maki is personalized right down to the very detail. If you're craving more Japanese options, check out our list of halal Japanese eateries you can't miss!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

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9. 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

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10. 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

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11. Kohnangkam (Thai)

Credit: Kohnangkam on Instagram 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. We're personally massive fans of their green curry and pandan chicken; our meal doesn't feel complete without them whenever we dine here! Wash it all down with a huge towering glass of Thai milk tea. 😌 Though a little on the sweet side, the (extra) sugar can soothe the spiciness (at least temporarily) from the spicy dishes! Halal Status: Muslim-owned

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12. 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. They have 2 outlets at Paya Lebar, and 1 at Funan serving up noodles, dumplings, and classic dishes such as Mapo Tofu!
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

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Local Cuisine

13. 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

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14. Tang Tea House (Chinese Zichar)

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! Also well-known for the authenticity and freshness of its halal dim sum, Tang Tea House serves dishes ranging from Shanghai steamed dumplings, Siew Mai, Har Kow and their famous Golden Sand Pau (Liu Sha Pau)! The risk of your overindulging is very high so you’ve been warned! [P.S. Did you know that Tang Tea House also sells halal Hainanese chicken rice? Check out our article to find out 7 more places that sells a halal version of this local favourite!]Halal Status: Halal-certified by MUIS

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15. 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 it's 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 Find out more on Tribes by HHWT

16. Haji Kadir Food Chains (Sup Tulang)

Credit: @genduttapihepi on Instagram 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 😂). Slurp your sup tulang to satisfication, or sample other dishes like mee kuah, nasi goreng, mee goreng and more if it's not your style! If you're a big fan of local food, check out our other article for eateries that sell some of Singapore's most iconic dishes including Sup Tulang and Chilli Crab! Halal Status: Muslim-owned Find out more on Tribes by HHWT

17. Encik Tan (Chinese)

Credit: samfoodventures on Instagram 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 Find out more on Tribes by HHWT

Buffets

18. Straits Kitchen

Whether you're a local having a staycation or a traveller spending the night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, you have to try the buffet spread at Straits Kitchen. Local cuisine is served in a contemporary style, with an amazing spread of Chinese, Malay and Indian food! Yup, this includes local desserts too. ? Imagine your normal hawker fare such as laksa, chicken rice, and fishball noodle soup but with elevated flavours and comfy seats in an air-conditioned area! Aside from local cuisine, you can also sample Middle Eastern dishes like naan and tandoori chicken for an all-out feast. Make sure to try their selection of local desserts too, with Malay kueh, Chinese puddings, and more all laid out for you! Halal Status: Halal-certified Find out more on Tribes by HHWT

19. Peppermint

HELLO Alaskan King Crab, lobsters, and more! With all that fresh seafood, international AND local delights, it’s really not hard to see why people can’t stop raving about this buffet. Of course, given the fact that they use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, Peppermint is on the pricer side. But everyone should splurge every now and then right?

Halal Status: Halal-certified by MUIS

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20. Carousel

Credit: royalplazaonscotts on Instagram A scrumptious international spread of seafood, sashimi, local favourites (Hainanese chicken rice, laksa, etc), Asian delights (Thai, Chinese, Indiana, etc) and of course an amazing dessert corner! Oh, and they have not one, but THREE amazing chocolate fondues! With such exquisite dishes available at Carousel, it comes as no surprise that they've bagged several awards since opening and was even voted best buffet in Singapore by AsiaOne People's Choice Awards for 7 years running! Carousel is one of the most popular buffets in Singapore for sure - if you need to make an advance reservation make sure to do it ASAP so you won't miss out!

Halal Status: Halal-certified by MUIS

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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!