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Your Complete Guide To Halal Authentic Japanese Food In Tokyo


Suzana  •  Apr 22, 2016


[UPDATED 21 Oct 2019] So much has changed in Tokyo since we last published our very first halal food guide more than three(!) years ago. There's so much more halal food in Tokyo with a wide range of cuisines ranging from halal yakiniku to sushi! There’s seriously no better time to travel to Japan and now you can treat yourself to a wide range of authentic Japanese cuisine while you're there ? Warning – Do not read this on an empty stomach. #HHWT Tip: Most of these restaurants require a reservation at least one to three days in advance so we highly recommend you to make a reservation to be safe! Note: Opening hours of these eateries might change from time to time. We advise you to confirm their opening hours on their social media platforms or website.
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1. Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka
This is one of the more unique ramen eateries in Tokyo as their ramen is served with a bowl of rice, which you have to eat with the remaining broth from your bowl of ramen! You can choose your preferred broth, whether it's high-quality sea bream or flavoured Japanese kelp for a vegetarian option.
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Also, the serving is pretty huge (you can even upsize your ramen to large) AND it comes with grilled chicken and yakitori as part of the set (the vegetarian option comes with vegetarian sides). We definitely recommend visiting this place on an empty tummy or you can opt for a smaller portion if you're not feeling exceptionally hungry! Plus, if you love spicy food, you can opt for the spicy ramen versions too.
What's more, they have just started serving halal wagyu ramen and wagyu don (from JPY6750)! Not to mention that you can savour crystal wagyu premium nikunabe (meat hotpot) too which is the premium and highest quality grade of halal wagyu  ? #HHWT Tip: Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka is just a 3-minute walk from Shinjuku-gyoemmae station on the Marunouchi Line, or you can walk for 15 minutes from Shinjuku station, which is well connected to the different rails ? Halal Status: Muslim-Owned Average price of main dishes: JPY3000 Opening Hours: Mon-Thu; 3PM-10PM, Fri; 6PM-10PM, Sat-Sun/PH; 1PM-10PM Address: 1 Chome-11-7 Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan Contact: +81 3-5925-8426 (or reserve online) Website | Facebook | InstagramP.S. Need a guide to Shinjuku? Don't worry - our Muslim-friendly guide to the happening district of Shinjuku will help you out.
2. Ayam-YA Okachimachi
Credit: Ayam-YA Okachimachi Tokyo on Facebook Ayam-YA's yummy bowl of halal ramen in rich white chicken soup which is just what you need after a whole day of walking and exploring ? Plus its location near the popular and well-connected Ueno station means it's super convenient to get to! #HHWT Tip: If you need to do your prayers, the Masjid Assalam Okachimachi is only a 2-minutes' walk away.
Credit: Ayam-YA Okachimachi Tokyo on Facebook If you want a stronger kick in your bowl of noodles, you can also opt for the spicy version if you feel like it. Other than ramen, Ayam-YA also serves tsukemen (cold dipping ramen) and rice bowls. Halal Status: Halal-Certified (by Japan Halal Foundation) Average price of main dishes: JPY1000 Opening Hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-3.30PM, 5PM-9.30PM Address: 4 Chome-10-1 Taito, Tokyo 110-0016, Japan Contact: +81-3-3834-66 Facebook | InstagramP.S. Are you travelling to an area of Tokyo without halal restaurants? Check out these halal bento deliveries!
3. Naritaya (Asakusa)
Here's another ramen spot in Tokyo that's popular with Muslim travellers! Naritaya's broth is chicken-based and the noodles are made fresh at their own factory.
They have different kinds of ramen like miso and stewed beef. And if you are a fan of spicy food, you'd have to get their spicy miso ramen. Order a plate of their yummy kaarage chicken to go along with your ramen!
#HHWT Tip: A prayer room is available here – just head up to the second floor and there'll be a small area equipped with ablution facilities, prayer mats and garments. Halal Status: Halal-Certified (by Japan Islamic Trust) Average price of main dishes: JPY1200 Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 11AM-10PM, Sun; 11AM-9PM Address: 2 Chome-7-13 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan Contact: +81 3-428-9806Website | Facebook | InstagramP.S. Get around Asakusa with our Muslim-friendly guide - it has everything you need from the best sights to halal food places.
4. Ramen Honolu
If you're visiting Shibuya, head on over to Ramen Honolu in Ebisu to enjoy various types of chicken ramen.
Credit: @karienass on Instagram You can savour chicken ramen in whatever way you like – be it spicy, with soy sauce or fried chicken. The thick and rich taste of the chicken broth will leave you wanting more. Other than the ramen, you can also order some light bites like gyoza and takoyaki! ? This bowl of hot, savoury ramen will warm the heart. Happy tummy guaranteed!
Credit: @honolu_asakusa on Instagram Ramen Honolu has recently just opened a new outlet in the Kaminarimon area of Asakusa. Besides their yummy ramen and sides, you can also try halal cream daifuku in various flavours or order takeaways like fried chicken or yakiniku bento. Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average price of main dishes: JPY1000 Ebisu outletOpening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-2.30PM, 5PM-10PM Address: 1 Chome-23-1 Shibuya, Ebisuminami, Tokyo 150-0022, Japan Contact: +81 3-5734-1667Asakusa outletOpening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-2.30PM, 5PM-1oPM Address: 1 Chome-5-11 Kaminarimon, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0034, Japan Contact: +81 3-5830-3908 Website | Facebook | Instagram (Ebisu) | Instagram (Asakusa)P.S. If you're travelling around Tokyo, make sure you read our guide to public transport in this bustling city!
5. Menya Kaijin
Want a change from the typical chicken/miso broth? Then you'll have to visit Menya Kaijin and try their seafood ramen! The fish-and-seafood-based broth is clear & really light but still really yummy. Plus it's also located in the heart of Tokyo, Shinjuku, which is super convenient to get to! Halal Status: Seafood options available, broth is purely fish-based. Do note that the chicken is not halal but pork or alcohol is not used in the preparation of food. Do let the staff know that you don't want the chicken to be added, they can replace it with shrimp. Utensils are also not separated. Alcohol is served in establishment. Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise you to dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY1000 Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-3.30PM, 4.30PM-11PM, Sat-Sun; 11AM-3PM, 5PM-11PM Address: 2F, 3-35-7, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Shinjuku outlet), 2F, 1-5-9, Kichijojiminamimachi, Musashino-shi, Tokyo (Kichijoji outlet) Contact: +81 03-3356-5658 Website | InstagramP.S. Looking for accommodation in Shinjuku? Here are 9 hostels and hostels that you'd love!
6. Taizan Sakura
Credit: @may.rzz on Instagram Located a short walk from Asakusa station, this small restaurant serves up Sakuraebi Oroshisoba which consists of noodles in a chicken-and-shrimp-based stock that includes a sprinkling of salty sakuraebi (small shrimp) on top.
Credit: @sarah__eats__on Instagram Their other signature dish is curry tsukemen (dipping noodles). Rather than using the sweeter Japanese version of curry, Taizan Sakura serves up a savoury version similar to South Asian curry. This is fusion ramen at its finest ? If you're craving something more familiar, they have other fusion dishes on the menu too including keema curry rice, naan bread, and cheese curry ramen. P.S. They'll even provide you with a disposable bib so that you won't have to worry about staining your clothes while slurping up your noodles! Halal status: Muslim-owned Average price of main dishes: JPY1000 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM Address: 1 Chome-33-8 A1 building 1F, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan Contact: +81 3-5811-1933
7. Halal Sakura
Probably the only halal restaurant you can find near Nippori station, Halal Sakura is the first restaurant in Tokyo to offer both Japanese and Uighur cuisine!
Credit: @fanyadriii on Instagram The ramen here is traditional soy sauce-based and simmered with beef bones, making it really tantalising. They also have miso ramen and chilled dry ramen. What's interesting here is that they serve their ramen with kimchi ?
Credit: @fanyadriii on Instagram For those of you who want to try Uighur cuisine can do so here too - with a signature Uighur hotpot and BBQ skewers. Plus, they have Japanese BBQ with wagyu beef too, so it's the perfect place to head to for a feast. Halal status: Halal-certified (by Nippon Asia Halal Association) Average price of main dishes: JPY1000 (for ramen), JPY1400 (for sets), JPY3300 (for hotpots) Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM Address: 2-18-11, Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0003 Contact: +81 3-6802-3171 Facebook | InstagramP.S. Cooking your own meal instead? These 8 convenience stores and supermarkets in Tokyo have halal meat and products!
8. T's Tantan (Tokyo Station)
Sightseeing around Tokyo station or travelling but need a quick meal fix? Head over to T's Tantan - an eatery specialising in vegan ramen. If the idea of having vegan never appealed to you, this would make you change your mind as even meat lovers have high praises for it.
Credit: @veganminniemouse on Instagram Ramen is usually made using meat bones to give it its rich taste but it's amazing that T's don't use any meat, fish, egg or dairy products in their ramen. They have various ramen broths like white sesame, golden sesame and black sesame plus soy/peanut dressing to enrich its taste. The thin noodles also have a great texture and pairs well with the light broth. Don't forget to try the ramen with gyoza and fried soya meat too! Halal status: Fully vegan menu, Alcohol is served in establishment so do dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY800 Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM - 10.30PM Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Inside JR Tokyo station, Yaesu South exit, 1F, Keiyo Street) Contact: +81 3-3218-8040 Website | InstagramP.S. If you're not sure if you should get the JR Pass? Our guide will help you to see if it's worth it!
9. Gyumon
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Located in the bustling streets of Shibuya, Gyumon is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with authentic halal yakiniku. It’s the perfect place for a hearty dinner after a shopping session in Shibuya!
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Ordering is pretty simple as you just have to choose the cut you want and they’ll serve it to you raw. The raw beef is lightly marinated with salt and pepper allowing you to savour the taste of the tender beef slices. Have fun grilling the meat on the charcoal stove! We’re absolutely in love with the beef tenderloin, grilled to medium rare perfection!
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Do make a reservation by dropping them a call to avoid any queues as the restaurant is relatively small! If you didn't manage to get a spot during dinnertime, don't worry! Gyumon has started serving lunch sets consisting of gyudon (beef bowls) and they are more affordably priced, at JPY1000 per bowl. Halal Status: Food is halal-certified but do note that alcohol is served in the establishment. We advise you to dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY3000-4000 Opening Hours: Mon; 5PM-12AM, Tue-Sun; 12PM-12AM Address: 3 Chome-14-5 Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan Contact: +81 03-5469-2911Website | Facebook | Instagram
10. Sumiyakiya (Roppongi)
Don't be surprised to find kimchi in this restaurant! Unlike the other yakiniku restaurants in this list, this halal yakiniku restaurant in Roppongi (near Roppongi Hills) has a mix of both Japanese and Korean cuisine.
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Sumiyakiya serves Miyazaki Prefecture herb beef. In other words, the cattle feed on herbs. There are several sets for you to choose from and A5 class is the best grade wagyu ?
Credit: @edfza on Instagram Don't forget to make a reservation at least one day in advance! Halal Status: Food is halal-certified but alcohol is served in establishment. We advise you to dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY5000-45000 Opening Hours: Mon-Sat; 11.30AM-3PM (last order 2.30PM), 5PM-11PM (last order 10.30PM), closed on Sun Address: Nishiazabu 3 Chome-20-16, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031, Japan Contact: +81 03-3403-5397 Website | Facebook | Instagram
11. Gyu-Kaku - Akasaka Branch
Gyu-Kaku is one of Japan’s most famous yakiniku chains, with locations all across the country! Opened in 2017, the Akasaka branch is the first to offer halal course meals, hooray! ?
So, what’s on the menu? They have 2 muslim-friendly course meals - the normal gyu-kaku course (JPY4000) and wagyu course (JPY6000), which includes beef, chicken, and seafood?). Both courses feature a variety of vegetables and meat dishes, and they neither contain nor are prepared with any sort of pork products/extracts or alcohol! So you will definitely be spoilt for choices when you dine here ?
The cooking and eating utensils are used specifically for Muslim-friendly course meals and bear a mark of certification from Islamic Centre Japan. Even the dipping sauce containers and drinking vessels are also halal-certified. In keeping with halal principles, their dishes, glasses, and cookware for the halal meals are also hand-washed separately from those that are used for Gyu-Kaku’s non-halal-meals ? So if you are in the Akasaka area in Tokyo, don’t forget to check this place out! #HHWT Tip: Muslim-friendly meals are available only at the Akasaka branch. Do make a reservation (which can be made by phone) at least three days in advance. Halal Status: Halal meat and seafood options available but non-halal meals are served in the restaurant. Do note that utensils and kitchenware are separated for halal meals. Alcohol is served in the estbalishment. Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY4000-6000 Opening hours: 11.30am to 3am daily Address: Akasaka 3 Chome-12-11, Central Akasaka Building 2nd floor, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan Contact No: +81 03-5545-5029
12. Yakiniku Panga
Stuff yourself to your heart’s content with juicy strips of glistening wagyu and yakiniku and watch with bated breath as the meat sizzles away on the grill in front of you. Trust us, Yakiniku Panga is one Japanese eatery you’re not likely to forget ?
Previously only located at Okachimachi, they have just opened another outlet at Asakusa called Halal Wagyu Dining Panga 585.
Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average price of main dishes: JPY4900-8500 for wagyuHalal Wagyu Yakiniku Panga (Okachimachi) Opening Hours: Mon-Sat; 11.30AM-2PM, 5PM-10.30PM, Sun; 5PM-10PM Address: 3 Chome-27-9 Taito, Taitō, Tokyo 110-0016, Japan Contact: +81 3-3839-8929 or reserve via HotpepperInstagramHalal Wagyu Dining Panga 585 (Asakusa) Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM Address: Marugoto Nippon, 4th Floor, Asakusa 2-chōme-6-7, Asakusa, Taito Ku, Tokyo 111-0032 Contact: +81 50-5303-8438 Note: The restaurant will only be open for 585 days from April 2019, so it’s estimated to close on 2 December 2020. Instagram
13. Origami Asakusa
Credit: Origami Asakusa on Facebook This restaurant sitting in the heart of one of Tokyo’s major tourist hotspots (just a 2-minute walk from Asakusa subway!) specialises in halal washoku (authentic Japanese cuisine). One of the mouthwatering dishes that you can look forward to is their Special Domestic Beef Shabu-Shabu Set (JPY5000) which is a full course meal including sashimi appetisers and dessert ?
Credit: Origami Asakusa on Facebook On our trip to Japan last year, we also tried their Origami Set (JPY1500) which was pretty interesting as we could grill beef cutlet by ourselves. The good thing about Origami is that they also serve sushi and kids meals! ? Plus, they also have prayer rooms and wudu’ facilities so you can drop by for a meal, relax and pray in comfort after a long day sightseeing in Asakusa ? Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average price of main dishes: JPY3000 Opening Hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-4.30PM, 5.30PM-9PM Address: Hanakawado 1 Chome-2-8, Taito-Ku, Tokyo 110033 Japan Contact: (+81) 03-5811-1755 Website | Facebook | Instagram
14. Asakusa Nagomi
Asakusa Nagomi is one of the latest additions to the growing list of halal shabu shabu eateries, serving up premium A5 wagyu in the busy Asakusa area. This is the perfect place to stop by after you've visited the famous Sensoji temple!
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Asakusa Nagomi doesn't just serve 1 variety of A5 wagyu, but an amazing 4 kinds to treat yourself to! Plus there are wudhu facilities and prayer rooms on-site, meaning you can both eat and pray in comfort here ? Halal status: Halal-certified Average price of main dishes: JPY7000 Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM Address: Asakusa 2 Chome-14-17, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0035, Japan Contact: +81 3-6802-7730 Website | Facebook | Instagram
15. Shabu-shabu Hitsujinoyu
Are you a fan of lamb? Then head over to Shabu-shabu Hitsujinoyu to get your fix of halal lamb shabu-shabu! The eatery is opened by the same people who own Gyumon (they are just beside each other!) and conveniently located in Shibuya.
Credit: Shabu-shabu Hitsujinoyu on Facebook The best part is, they have an all-you-can-eat course meal for JPY4800! And it'll be served in a lamb tower like what you see in this picture. This is perfect for sharing if you're travelling in a group.
Credit: Shabu-shabu Hitsujinoyu on Facebook Each shabu-shabu set also comes with 2 kinds of sauces and other than beef slices, they will also serve minced meat in which you can make into chunks of meat and boil in the broth. Halal status: Halal meat and seasonings used, alcohol is served in establishment so do dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY5000 Opening hours: Open daily; 5PM - 12AM Address: Adachi Bldg. 2F, 3-14-4, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002 Contact: +81 3-6427-9197
16. Sushiken
Located in Asakusa, Sushi Ken creates every dish with only the finest ingredients and the freshest seafood ? If you’re a die-hard sushi fan, this is a restaurant you must not miss!

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Just like most eateries in Japan, dining here during lunch is much cheaper with lunch sets ranging from JPY1,300 to JPY1,800! The sets come with a mix of tuna, eel, prawns, salmon eggs and more. With a wide range of set meals to choose from, there’ll definitely be something for everyone in your travelling party.
Credit: @go_0513 on Instagram If you are on a tight budget, we recommend getting their rice bowls instead! Their Unagi bowl (JPY1800) is highly recommended as the eel has a soft texture with a natural sweetness flavour. They also have a selection of seafood, tempura and salmon bowls too. Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average price of main dishes: JPY1300-1800 (rice bowls), JPY2400 (sushi sets) Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-11PM (closes on 31st December yearly) Address: 2 Chome-11-4, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan Contact: +81 03-5246-6547 Website | Facebook | Instagram
17. Akasaka Saryo Ouka
Credit: Akasaka Saryo Ouka on Facebook Akasaka Saryo Ouka is the first halal Japanese-styled café in Tokyo. Saryo Ouka serves fresh sushi platters (just like this ??) and wagyu beef rice. It’s just what you need to fill your tummy after all that sightseeing.
Credit: Akasaka Saryo Ouka on Facebook That’s not all – the restaurant serves Japanese traditional desserts and matcha pancakes! You can't leave the cafe until you've tried their pancakes ? The restaurant has also recently expanded their menu to include beef curry rice! Halal Status: Muslim-Owned Average price of main dishes: JPY1000 Opening hours: The restaurant only accepts reservations and will only open when it has a booking of 3 or more people. Do reserve through their Facebook and keep a lookout for updates. Address: 2 Chome-11-4, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan Contact: +81 3-5544-8455 Facebook | Instagram
18. Halal Tendon Itsuki
Located in the upscale shopping district of Ginza, Tendon Itsuki is probably Tokyo's first halal tendon (tempura bowl) bar. As the eatery is really small, you can watch the Chef fry the tempura right in front of you, and this is as good as it gets!
We highly recommend getting their Special Tendon which has snow crab tempura and it costs just JPY1500, which is pretty affordable in the Ginza area. Their other tendons are cheaper too, starting from JPY1000.
Credit: @dr.tcbm on Instagram This was hands-down one of the best tempura we’ve ever tasted! The tempura batter was crispy and flavourful but yet light on the palate. We couldn’t get enough of the tempura sauce too ? Halal status: Halal-certified Average price of main dishes: JPY1000-1500 Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-3PM, 5PM-11PM, Sat-Sun; 11AM-11PM Address: 2F, Ginza-INZ Building, 3-1, Ginza-nishi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 Contact: +81 3-6263-2988 Facebook
19. Tsunahachi (Ginza branch)
Can't get enough of tempura when you're in Ginza? Head over to Tsunahachi at the popular department store Matsuya.
Credit: @chefalicemai on Instagram What's great about this eatery is that you'll have the full tempura experience - it'll be served with not just tempura sauce, but 4 different kinds of seasalt from original to wasabi, sakura and seaweed. You can order sets with various kinds of tempura and they come with rice and ochazuke (steamed rice in soup).
Credit: @aarontwo on Instagram Rest assured the ingredients they use are fresh and the batter is crispy and light, so you mouth won't feel too oily from eating this! #HHWT Tip: There's a prayer room in the same building too, located on the rooftop. Check out this article for more information. Halal status: Muslim-friendly menu available, no meat or alcohol used in preparation of tempura. Do note that other customers are allowed to consume alcohol in the premises so do dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY2160-11100 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM Address: 8F, Matsuya Ginza, 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8130 Contact: +81 3-3567-1374
20. Sojibo (Odaiba)
Sojibo is one of the only few halal eateries on the island of Odaiba and here's where you can get soba in different types of broth.
Their duck and leek soba is really mouthwatering as the duck slices are chewy and flavourful. If you're craving a thicker broth, their curry soba with chicken chunks will be perfect for you. In need of a refreshing meal? Then their cold soba dishes will be just what you need!
Other than soba, Sojibo also has other dishes like rice bowls and tempura. We particularly loved their tantalising Chicken Cutlet don ? Halal status: Halal-certified food, alcohol is served in establishment so dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY700-1500 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM Address: 6F, Diver City, 1-chōme-1-10 Aomi, Koto City, Tōkyō-to 135-0064, Japan Contact: +81 3-5520-1310
21. Yoshitomoan Soba
Yoshitomoan isn’t exactly the most convenient to get to (12 mins train ride from Shinjuku station), but if you have time to spare, then we would definitely recommend making the trip down to try their soba which is served with tempura!
Credit: @i.nori_jp on Instagram Choose from their three Muslim-friendly dishes – Tamagotoji (egg) soba set, agemochi (fried mochi) soba set or kake soba (regular) set. They’re all served with tempura, cold tofu and warabimochi to finish off as your dessert! Halal Status: Muslim-friendly menu available,alcohol served in the establishment. Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY 1000 Opening Hours: Tue-Sun; 12PM-2.30PM, 6PM-9PM (closed on Monday, 1st and 3rd Sundays) Address: 10 Nandomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Contact: +81 3-3235-7177
22. Homemade Udon Noodles KINEYA MUGIMARU
If you're flying in to/out of Tokyo via Narita Airport, and have some time to kill or a stomach to fill, don't forget to try the halal udon in the airport! One of our writers tried the beef udon and she said it was the most delicious one ever! She loved that the noodles were very springy and the broth was just right – not too salty for her liking. Her cravings for udon were finally satiated when she had this! #HHWT Tip: It is a Japanese tradition that you should slurp your noodles if they are yummy!
To place an order, decide on the toppings for the udon as well as the size. You will then be served with a bowl of udon with toppings sans broth. Then, pick your own onigiri and tempura (self-service). Make payment and then proceed to the dipping sauce station and dispense as much (or little) as you like. #HHWT Tip: A multi-faith prayer space is also available on the same floor! Do bring your own sejadah and telekung. Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average price of main dishes: JPY400-1000 Opening Hours: Open daily; 7.30AM-9PM Address: 5th Floor of Narita Airport Terminal 1 Contact: +81 476-32-7877
23. Tentei
Credit: @hiroki_imaoka on Instagram Craving for some tempura just before you fly back from your trip? Be sure to visit Tentei in Terminal 2 of Narita Airport for some yummy tempura with soba or rice before you leave Japan!
Credit: @skeatravelife on Instagram The crispy tempura is cooked in a light batter and goes really well with the cold soba. If you're feeling really hungry, opt for the set which comes with both cold soba as well as tempura over rice! And if that's not enough, they also serve other Japanese dishes such as sashimi. Halal Status: Kitchen is Halal Certified (by Malaysia Halal Consultation & Training Agency). Do note that the restaurant also serves alcohol, but all glasses are carefully separated. We advise all readers to dine at their own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY860-1500 Opening Hours: Open daily; 7.30AM-8.30PM Address: 4th Floor, Narita Airport Terminal 2 Contact: +81 476-34-6133
Japanese Curry
24. CoCo Ichibanya (Akihabara and Shinjuku)
Now you can enjoy halal Japanese curry at the halal-certified outlets of CoCo Ichibanya Curry House in Akihabara and Shinjuku! The Akihabara outlet opened in September 2017 while the Shinjuku outlet just opened in 2018! Both received certifications from Nippon Asia Halal Association (NAHA). Let’s just refresh our memory now on how amazing their Japanese curry is ?
One of our favourites is their Chicken Tender Cutlet Curry with Cheese. The curry is flavourful and a little sweet. Plus, the cheese paired perfectly with the curry and meat ?
Credit: @mohammadazry on Instagram If you're not a fan of chicken cutlet, get their beef or seafood curry instead. It'll taste just as exceptional. Check out Coco Curry House’s menu for more curry delights you can now enjoy! We sure wouldn’t mind making a trip to Tokyo just to get a taste of this, wouldn’t you agree? ? Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average price of main dishes: JPY710-1170 Akihabara Outlet: Address: 1 Chome-6, 1F Kanda Matsunagachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0023 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10.30PM Contact: +81 3-6260-8667 Shinjuku Outlet: Address: Kabukicho Shotengai Shinkou Kumiai Building B1, 1 Chome-19-3 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0021 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10.30PM Contact: +81 3-6457-3782
25. La Toque
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Credit: @hudaaothman on Instagram Need another reason to fly to/from Narita Airport? Well, besides halal udon and tempura, Narita also has an authentic Japanese curry eatery - La Toque! So no worries if you arrive in Narita Airport with an empty tummy because there are just too many options to choose from! From chicken cutlet curry to salmon curry, you'll definitely find a dish that you love at La Toque. Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average price of main dishes: JPY980-1960 Opening Hours: Open daily; 7.30AM-8.30PM Address: 4th Floor, Narita Airport Terminal 2 Contact: +81 476-34-6193
Traditional Japanese Cuisine
26. Kappou Yama
Technically located in Saitama which is outside of Tokyo city itself, Kappou Yama is worth the journey if you just can’t get enough of Japanese food!
Credit: Halal Japanese restaurant Kappou Yama 割烹やま~ハラル和食~ on Facebook The people behind Kappou Yama are dedicated to introducing Japanese cuisine to Muslims. They haven’t left a stone unturned and have tried to incorporate as many popular Japanese foods into their menu as they can. You can only dine in if you’ve made a reservation though so be sure to plan ahead before heading there! Halal Status: Halal-Certified Average price of main dishes: JPY3500-7500 Opening Hours: Open daily; 7PM-9PM (by appointment only) Address: 3 Chome-15 Uemine, Chūō-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, Tokyo 338-0014, Japan Contact: +81 048-711-4119 Website 
27. Sekai Cafe
The aim of Sekai Cafe is “to serve anyone including people who have diet limitation because of religion and allergies“. 'Sekai' means 'world' in Japanese and the cafe wants people from all over to world to have their meals together, at the same table. This cosy cafe in Asakusa and Oshiage (near Tokyo Skytree!) caters to Muslims, vegetarians, people with allergies and those on an organic food diet!
We really enjoyed the lamb steak as well as the grilled vegetable pizza :)
If you're looking for some souvenirs, check out what Sekai Cafe has to offer!
Check out our in-depth review! #HHWT tip: There's a prayer space in Sekai too!
Halal Status: Halal-certified (Asakusa outlet) Halal meat and seasonings used, no pork is served in restaurant and alcohol isn't used in preparation of meals. Halal tableware and kitchenware are separated from non-halal ones. As it's not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise that you dine at your own discretion. (Oshiage outlet) Average price of main dishes: JPY800 Asakusa outlet: Opening hours: 9.30AM-7PM (closed on Wed) Address: 1 Chome-18-8 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan Contact: +81 3-6802-7300 Oshiage outlet:Opening hours: 7.30AM-6PM (closed on Tue) Address: 2 Chome-16-8 Narihira, 墨田区 Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0002, Japan Contact: +81 50-5303-5220 Website | Instagram (Asakusa) | Instagram (Oshiage) While travelling in Tokyo, keep a lookout for our #HHWT Recommends stickers at various halal eateries :) (like this one below!)
We hope you’ll find this useful in your Tokyo travels and do let us know if you have any other halal Japanese food places that you think deserve to get a shout out! Don’t forget to share our guide with your family and friends! :D