This Ultimate Halal Food Guide Is All You Need For Your Tokyo Trip


Tarmidzi Muhammad •  Dec 07, 2023

There hasn’t been a better time for Muslims to visit Japan than now! Due to the growing number of tourists from different regions, Japan has ramped up its efforts toward improving its ability to meet the needs of people of various faiths including Muslims which is great news for us all! Tokyo in particular has improved in this area by leaps and bounds, especially in terms of its food. In order to keep you updated with the latest developments, we’ve listed 18 eateries that you should definitely visit to sample some of the best Muslim-friendly food you can find in all of this great city!

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1) Gyumon

One of the first thoughts that come to mind upon the mention of Japanese food has got to be that of having the freedom to grill your own food in a cosy restaurant which is known as Yakiniku. Gyumon is hands down the best place to go for Muslims in Tokyo to savour this experience!

Halal yakiniku

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This place is completely Halal and provides one of the most authentic Yakiniku experiences you can find. You can choose from a range of different cuts such as shoulder, rib loin or beef round meat or even chicken. Regardless of your choice, you won’t be disappointed as all their meats are of great quality and seasoned to perfection, meaning they taste absolutely amazing! (though that may depend on how good of a cook you are)

More halal yakiniku

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Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: Japan, 〒150-0002 Tokyo, Shibuya, 3−14−5

Opening hours: Mon-Sat (5PM - 4AM) | Sunday (5PM - 12AM)

2) Hanasaka Ji San

This restaurant is the place to go if you’re in Tokyo and happen to be in the mood for some Shabu-Shabu. In case you haven’t tried it, Shabu-Shabu is yet another iconic Japanese dish comprising of sliced meats and an assortment of different vegetables cooked in a hotpot. Hanasaka Ji San is wildly popular among both locals and tourists which only serves as a testament to the quality of their food!

Dishes by Hanasaka Ji San

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For 4500JPY you can get their Halal Gozen Set. This meal provides a spectrum of Japanese dishes from tempura to sashimi. The star of the show however is, of course, the wagyu beef. With its fine marbling, the wagyu is absolutely to die for when cooked with the Shabu-Shabu!

Wagyu beef

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Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: Japan, 〒150-0031 Tokyo, 渋谷区Sakuragaokacho, 3−22 サクラヤビル

Opening hours: Daily 10:30AM to 3PM (Lunch) 5PM to 12AM (Dinner)

3) Asakusa Sushi Ken

No trip to Japan would be complete without sushi! Asakusa Sushi Ken is the first halal-certified sushi restaurant in Japan. In response to the growing demand for halal sushi, the owners of the restaurant have bravely taken on the challenge of reproducing authentic Japanese flavours with halal ingredients to create something so close to the original that you won’t be able to tell the difference.

All the sushi is freshly prepared right before your very eyes.

Sushi from Asakusa Sushi Ken

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We suggest trying out their nigiri set which consists of a variety of different Nigiri sushi allowing you to sample a little bit of everything. Alternatively, you can also try ordering their Japanese set. Comprising lots of different dishes from a bowl of soba to sushi, it’s the perfect thing to order if you want to experience the full range of Japanese flavours.

Bento box from Asakusa Sushi Ken

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After a delicious spread, its time to book a rickshaw ride tour on Klook, passing along iconic sites in Asakusa like Kaminarimon Gate, Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree for an immersive experience of Japanese culture!

Halal status: Halal certified

Address: Japan, 〒111ー0032 東京都台東区浅草2丁目11−4

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12PM to 2PM, 5PM to 1AM. Sunday 11:30AM to 3PM, 5PM to 10PM

4) Honolu Ebisu

This is a great restaurant to visit when in Shibuya! Honolu ramen is a popular ramen chain in Japan. Their outlet in Ebisu is their most recent establishment and has been well received by its patrons!

Their speciality is of course their ramen, of which they serve a wide variety of chicken soy, rich chicken flavour ramen and even spicy ramen for those of you who enjoy a bit of heat in your food.

Halal ramen from Honolu

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Their menu isn’t just limited to ramen though. They also serve halal gyoza which is a type of Japanese dumpling as well as takoyaki! Though I think no introduction is really needed for the latter.

Halal status: Halal certified

Address: 1 Chome-23-1 Ebisuminami, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0022, Japan.

PS. They have a new outlet !

Address: Japan, 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 1 Chome−31−3 ダイアパレス新宿1丁目 B1F

Opening hours: 11:30AM to 2:30PM and 5PM to 10PM

5) Sekai Café

Sekai Café is determined to serve everyone with any form of dietary restrictions from vegetarians to Muslims! Their menu is centred around fusion cuisines offering western style dishes such as burgers, sandwiches and even pizza. Moreover, they also have an extensive drinks menu consisting of refreshing beverages like yuzu soda and some fruit-based frappes.

The best part is their staff speak English which is really helpful if you're in need of some guidance while in the vicinity. Also, their tables all come with power sockets so you can recharge (pun intended) before you head out again!

Western-style dishes

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Halal status: Uses halal ingredients

Address: 1 Chome-18-8 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 10:30AM to PM Friday and Saturday 10:30AM to 10PM

6) Annam Indian Restaurant

You can hardly ever go wrong with Indian food. Even more so if you choose to dine at Annam Indian restaurant in Ginza. This restaurant is one of the best among the many Indian restaurants in Tokyo and their food is entirely halal! Their menu is wholly dedicated to providing you with authentic North-Indian cuisine with familiar dishes such as biryani, chicken tikka and much more!

Curries from Annam Indian Restaurant

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The most popular item on their menu however has got to be their naan set which comes complete with a bowl of delightfully piquant curry for you to soak your bread in. Best of all the portions here are generous which is not only a rare find but a welcoming change for all you foodies out there.


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Halal status: Uses halal ingredients. Disclaimer: Do note that this eatery serves alcohol.

Address: アナム本格インド料理 銀座5丁目店 (Annam Indian Restaurant)

Opening hours: Daily 11AM to 12AM

7) The Kebab Factory

There's no better way to enjoy your grilled meats than rolled in a kebab or sandwiched between a freshly baked loaf of pita! Whatever you fancy, the kebab factory is the go-to place in Tokyo to get your fix on Mediterranean cuisines at really affordable prices. Besides offering both chicken and meat, they also offer a variety of different sauces from original, garlic yoghurt to even wasabi that you can choose to go with your kebab.


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On top of this, they even serve Turkish ice cream, known locally as dondurma, which is always fun considering that it’s probably the only time you’re free to mess around with your food or in this case, have someone else do it for you.

Halal status: Halal certified

Address: Japan, 〒111-0032 東京都台東区 浅草1丁目1−12 第一屋ビル1階・地下1階

8) Cabe Meguro

Not many people will expect to find great South-East Asian food all the way in the far east but at Cabe Meguro, that’s exactly what you’re going to get. This quaint little restaurant brings Indonesian food right smack in the heart of Japan and is a great place to visit if you find yourself feeling homesick and yearning for a little taste of home!

Dishes from Cabe Maguro

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They serve a whole list of traditional Indonesian dishes such as satay, nasi goreng, nasi campur and much more. They even serve their dishes in a Japanese-style bento which is totally unique and a really creative way of integrating two different cultures together.

Halal status: Halal certified

Address: Japan, 〒141-0021 Tokyo, Shinagawa, Kamiosaki, 3 Chome−5−4, 田中ビル

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11:30AM to 2:30PM, 5:30PM to 10PM closed on Sunday

9) Kappou Yama

If you just can’t get enough of Japanese food then this restaurant will surely satisfy your cravings! 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 ☺️

They’ve got all your favourites from temaki sushi to Saba miso. The best thing about the restaurant is that they're willing to alter their menu in order to accommodate the different needs and requests of their customers. You can only dine in if you’ve made a reservation though so be sure to plan ahead before heading there!

Halal status: Uses halal ingredients.

Address: 3-15-1 Uemine, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 338-0014

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 7PM to 9PM Closed on Monday

10) Zero Two Nasi Kandar Tokyo

Nasi Kandar far away from home? Yes! They serve the beloved dish all the way in Tokyo. With a variety of gravies, meats and veggies, you can recreate your favourite dish with no hassle. They also serve different types of drinks such as masala chai and even a 100 plus. The cost of the dishes hover around ¥1,000 and ¥1,980. You can also mix and match the dishes to create a vegetarian dish if you like.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 105 5F Otemachi-grandcube,1-9-2,Otemachi,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11.30AM - 9PM)


11) Nikoniko Mazemen

This halal ramen shop is right in front of Masjid Nusantara in Akihabara. The owner is a Muslim from Sri Lanka who re-opened the shop from a roast chicken to a ramen shop! Some of the menu items that you should try is their Potage Curry Ramen or a popular classic: the Spicy Soy Sauce Mazemen which is topped with chicken. You can also grab some Curry Rice or snacks like Samosas too!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 2 chome-15-1 Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0042

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11AM - 3PM) and (5PM - 10PM)

  • 2 minute walk from Iwamotocho Station
  • 7 minute walk from Akihabara station
  • 6 minute walk from Kanda Station
  • 10 minutes from Masjid Nusantara Akihabar


12) Yakiniku Panga

If you want to try authentic Wagyu beef, you can come down to Yakiniku Panga! They have another branch at Osaka too so you can indulge in decadent beef at both places if you're planning to go to both cities! It's not only wagyu beef that they have but dishes as well. You can grab some flavourful Bibimbap or Yukgaejang to fill up on. If you would just like rice to add to your beef, you can order it on its own or paired with a soup too.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 3-27-9 Taito, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0016

  • 3 minutes from Oedo Line Shin-Okachimachi St, A2 exit
  • 10 minutes from JR Yamanote Line Okachimachi Station

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11.30AM - 2PM | 5PM - 11PM)

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13) Ayam-ya

Ayam-ya is one of the most popular halal ramen brands in Tokyo. Ask almost any Muslim traveller and they will direct you to their store in Tokyo or in Kyoto! You can have a normal Tori Ramen made with their signature chicken broth or a Noko version which is the Noko Tori Ramen Shio that is a much, much richer broth. If you want a more spicy take on your ramen, you can try their Spicy Tori Ramen Shoyu. It's a great place to satisfy your ramen cravings!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: Japan, 〒111-0041 Tokyo, Taito City, Motoasakusa, 3 Chome−10−3 シャトー元浅草

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11.30AM - 2.30PM | 5PM - 9PM)


14) Luxe Burgers

We crave the occasional burger from time to time, even while were on holiday! Luxe Burger serves up some delicious burgers with 100% Halal-certified lamb or beef meat for their patties. they have your classic Double Cheeseburger, a Blue Cheese Burger and even a Camembert Envelop Burger. It's the first halal burger shop in Japan and is helmed by the owner/chef, who has 20 years of experience in French cooking. The vegetables are seasonal and each ingredient is treated with care and respect. You can expect to have a delightful experience at Luxe Burgers!

Halal status: Halal-certified by Japan Halal Foundation. Do note that alcohol is served at their restaurant. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion.

Address: Nihombashikobunacho Bld 1F, Nihombashikobunacho 6-13 , Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0024

Opening hours: Mon-Fri (11.30AM - 9PM: Lunch is from 11.30AM - 1.30PM) | Sat-Sun (11.30AM – 9PM)

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15) Halal Tendon Itsuki

This is the first halal tempura bar in Tokyo! If you love fried food, this place is just right for you. With a large variety of ingredients to choose from, the chef will fry your order till it just hits the right spot. Chow down on some golden fried delicacies at Halal Tendon Itsuki!

PS: We covered this place in great detail in our post here!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 2F, Ginza-INZ Building, 3-1, Ginza-nishi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11.30AM - 3.30PM | 5PM - 8.30PM)

16) Genki Taisho Wagyu

If you're craving good halal yakiniku, you can head down to Genki Taisho Wagyu which offers various cuts of wagyu beef to grill. You can choose from a variety of cuts and pair them with vegetables of your choosing.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (3PM - 1AM)

Address: 2-9-3 Sankei 59 Bldg., Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

17) (786) Omori Yakiniku HALAL

They have Wagyu beef such as Shiretoko Beef, which originates from Hokkaido. You can order various cuts of beef separately, including Beef tongue and intestines. During lunchtime, you can get a Teishoku meal consisting of rice, one main of your choice, soup, and side vegetables.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 1 Chome-9-2 Omorikita, Ota City, Tokyo 143-0016, Japan

Opening hours: Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri (3PM - 11PM) | Sat-Sun (12PM - 3PM, 4PM - 11PM)

18) Tokitarazu

Outside of Tokitarazu

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The beautiful exterior is a sight to behold as a Sakura tree stands in front of the restaurant, giving it an ethereal feel. It's a great place to grab a bite to eat while enjoying a beautiful view.

Meal from Tokitarazu

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If you want authentic Japanese cuisine, you need to head down to Tokitarazu where they serve you a variety of meals ranging from fresh sashimi to Kamameshi which is a traditional Japanese rice dish cooked in an iron pot. If you feel like splurging, they have a special tuna course meal that you can savour, which is situated on the second floor of their establishment.

Halal status: Halal ingredients used. Do note that alcohol is served at the establishment. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat (11.30AM - 11PM) | Sun (11.30AM - 5PM)

Address: 1 Chome-4-10 Hiroo, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0012, Japan

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That brings us to the end of this list! Of course, there are still a number of other great halal restaurants out there in Tokyo and the number is only growing. The great thing is a lot of local restaurants are willing to go out of their way to meet your dietary needs! So fret not, go out there and enjoy yourselves