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13 Best Halal Places In Singapore For Gatherings And Group Lunches

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Irna •  Oct 26, 2022

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Whether you’re looking for an affordable eatery or an atas venue for when someone is treating (teehee), the choices are endless. With good food and a pleasant ambience, bonding with your co-workers over lunch will be more enjoyable than before! Plus, these eateries are also great if you're planning a much-needed gathering for your group of friends during special occasions like birthdays and the end of the year. 😄P.S. Looking for the best halal eateries in SG? Check out our website for the yummiest halal eateries in Singapore, top attractions and nearby prayer spaces!

Budget-Friendly

1. Tipo

This halal cafe in Singapore allows you to customize your own pasta, from the type of pasta to what proteins and sauces you want! There’s also coffee (roasted beans by Dutch Colony Coffee Co.!) and homemade iced teas to complete your Italian meal and satisfy your cravings. The long tables make it the perfect place to get together and chat over some delicious hand made pasta! Not to mention, the location is convenient for dessert after - so tell the squad to save some room in their bellies. 😉Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 785 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198753 Website | Facebook

2. Mukshidonna

Credit: fellldown on Instagram Omo, the famous Korean army stew chain, Mukshidonna, is finally here in Singapore and it is now Halal! If any of your friends want a taste of Korea, bring them down to Downtown East for a hearty feast of budae jigae. For the uninitiated, it is a sweet and spicy stew of Korean rice cakes and fish cakes where you can choose to add on ramyun noodles ($3) and other yummy toppings like cheese, mussels, mushrooms or bulgogi ($3 each). Unless you’re really famished, a serving of budae jigae worth $13.90 can be shared among two or three people.
Credit: yolkalicious on Instagram If you’re wondering what Mukshidonna means, ‘Muk’ is Eat, ‘Shi’ is Rest, ‘Don’ is Pay and ‘Na’ and together, it means ‘Have your food, pay and leave’. Well, this may especially be applicable at lunchtime since hordes of hungry people will be waiting for their turn to savour some army stew. So, hurry down to the outlet and try it for yourself soon! Read more on Mukshidonna here. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: Market Square @ Downtown East 1 Pasir Ris Close, E!Avenue #02-324 Singapore 519599 Operating hours: Daily, 11:30 am – 10:00pm Contact No: 63868562 Price/pax: From $13.90 (add-ons at $3 each) Facebook | Instagram

3. The Dim Sum Place

Credits: syxhd on Instagram Team lunches don’t always have to be at the same old food court. You can jazz it up a little by trying out some dim sums, traditional and unique. From cute little siew mai to molten salted egg custard buns, there are sundry yummy choices at The Dim Sum Place. If you’re looking for more carbs to fill you up, this place has plentiful offerings like Beef Brisket Noodle Soup, Beef Congee and Crispy Coffee Chicken with Rice. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 791 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198759 Operating hours: Sun - Thur, 11am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 11pm, Fri - Sat, 11am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 5am Contact No: 6655 8787 Price/pax: $13.90 Website | Facebook

Mid-range

4. Royz et Vous

Credit: nabilah_marican on Instagram Come down to Royz et Vous (REV) – there’s one in Telok Ayer and another in Chai Chee - to enjoy lunch with your friends in a classy space that serves specialty coffee to perk up your day. What’s more exciting is that REV offers unique selections like dirty red velvet latte and mint mocha in both iced and hot variations, complete with latte art! Besides sipping coffee, REV serves up some mouth-watering dishes such as wagyu beef burger, herb crusted salmon and smoked duck. For sharing, don’t miss out on the chilli beef fries and spicy buffalo wings which are sure to be a hit with your friends!
Credit: Royz et Vous on FacebookHalal status: Muslim-owned Address and operating hours:  
  • 137 Telok Ayer Street, #01-01, Singapore 068602
Mon – Thu: 11am to 10pm, Fri: 11am to 11pm, Sat: 12pm to 11pm, Sun: 12pm to 10pm (closed between 4pm – 5pm daily) Contact No: 6293 0270 Price/pax: from $20 (mains) Website |Facebook

5. Fika Swedish Café and Bistro

It may be rare to get a taste of authentic and halal Swedish cuisine in Singapore other than at the well-known Fika. Beyond getting your meatballs fix, head down to any of their three outlets to try out fascinating Swedish dishes with intricate names (don’t worry, the menu states what to expect). For example, they serve Räksmörgås (shrimp and egg sandwich) and Pytt i panna (sautéed diced beef, potatoes and onion with egg and pickled red beets). Not to forget, leave some space for some Swedish cakes and pies.
Credit: fikacafesg on Instagram If you’re organising lunch for your friends, the Beach Road outlet has a homey second floor which could be suitable. Just give them a call to reserve. They also have partitions available if you prefer a quiet corner during the lunch hour or other parts of the day.
Credit: fikacafesg on InstagramHalal status: Halal-certified Address: 257 Beach Road Operating hours: 11am - 10pm daily Reservations: Call +65 6396 9096 or book online Price/pax: from $20 (mains) Website | Facebook

6. Andes by Astons

Credit: nixieangel on Instagram Calling all meat-lovers… Andes by Astons is your answer for juicy and tender steaks of premium cuts, along with grilled fish, chicken, burgers and pasta. You won’t make a mi-steak if you opt for the best of both worlds – Steak and Chicken combo at just $22.90!With plenty of space available both indoors and outdoors, bring all your friends along for a hearty lunch.
Credit: Andesby Astonson FacebookHalal status: Halal-certified Address and operating hours:
  • Viva Business Park 750 Chai Chee Road #01-30 Singapore 469000, Contact No: 6636 4465
  • Market Square @ Downtown East E! Avenue, #02-325 1 Pasir Ris Close Singapore 519599, Contact No: 6386 5270
  • Blk 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2001, Singapore 500005, Contact No: 6542 0302
  • Changi Airport T4, #02-202, 10 Airport Boulevard, Changi Airport Terminal 4, Mezzanine, Singapore 819665, Contact No: 6386 1074
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30pm – 10pm Price/pax: $5.90 - $42.90 (mains) Website | Facebook

7. Jin Shang Yi Pin

There's nothing like having hotpot and BBQ for a hearty meal with your loved ones! Jin Shang Yi Pin which recently opened at East Point in Simei, is probably the only place in Singapore to offer halal authentic Chinese hot pot. You might have heard of your non-Muslim friends raving about popular steamboat chain Hai Di Lao. Well, now you can indulge in a halal version too!
Choose from a range of 5 different soup bases like spicy, pickled vegetable, herbal, mushroom and tomato and the best part is, everyone gets their own pot. While sharing is great, this is perfect as you'll get to try different soup bases if you're in a large group.
Besides that, you can also pick as many ingredients from their all-you-can-eat buffet. With a decadent selection of marinated beef, mutton, fish, prawns and more, it'll surely leave you full. Each hot pot buffet costs $35 per person for both lunch and dinner. We recommend adding $4.50 for their BBQ too! Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: #01-20 Eastpoint Mall, 3 Simei Street 6, Singapore 528833 Opening hours: Daily, 11:00-3:00pm, 4:00pm – 10:00pm Contact No: 6909 7355 Price/pax: from $35

8. El Fuego

The one thing that you can't miss at El Fuego is their steaks. Their Charcoal Grilled Australian Angus Tomahawk Steak ($128) steals the limelight here - the chunk of beef steak is around 1.2kg and the 100 days grain-fed beef is perfectly marinated with herbs. Sounds like the best kind of dish to share with your fellow meat lover friends! If you're not much of a steak eater, you can still look forward to various other Western dishes. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #02-216 Jewel Changi Airport, S819666, Singapore Opening hours: 10am - 11pm daily Contact No: 6513 0716 Website |  Instagram

9. The Malayan Council

This halal cafe in Bugis mainly serves Malay-Western fusion food (in generous portions!) such as Smoked Duck Lemak Cili Padi, Sambal Goreng Pengantin Pasta, and Rendang Kobe Salai. Don't forget to order the dessert as this halal cafe in Singapore is also known best for their Ondeh-Ondeh Cake! The Malayan council is definitely a place you'll want to bookmark for group lunches or special celebrations because it specialises in halal fine dining - which is really rare and hard to find in Singapore. Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: Bugis - 71 Bussorah St, Singapore 199484 Little India - 22 Dunlop St, Singapore 209350 Newton - 10 Winstedt Rd, Singapore 227977 Facebook | Instagram

Upscale

10. AquaMarine

If you’re able to stretch lunchtime a bit longer (perhaps on Fridays), make a trip to Marina Square have a buffet lunch! AquaMarine boasts a vast selection of Asian and international cuisines, with a specialty in serving a wide variety of juicy fresh seafood like crabs, mussels, clams and prawns. Seafood lovers, dig in!
Credit: Marina Mandarinon Facebook Besides the seafood galore, you can also feast on top-notch Asian must-haves like Hainanese chicken rice, lobster laksa and of course, desserts. For a slightly hefty price tag, make sure you come with empty stomachs at this lavish buffet so that you can eat to your heart’s content.
Credits: Marina Mandarin on InstagramHalal status: Halal-certified Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square Operating hours: Lunch – 12pm to 2.30pm (Mon to Fri), 12pm to 3pm (Sat – Sun, Public Holidays) Dinner – 6.30pm to 10pm Reservations: Call +65 6845 1111or email [email protected] Price/pax: from $60++ (Lunch), from $72++ (Dinner) Website

11. Asian Market Café

For truly Asian food fare, check out the halal buffet at the Asian Market Café for local delights such as satay, gado-gado and North Indian food.  If you have friends from other countries, this should be one of the places you bring them to savour authentic Asian cuisine in a vibrant buffet restaurant.
Credits: Fairmont Singapore on Facebook
Credits: Fairmont Singapore on Facebook If you and your friends are in love with the King of Fruit aka durian, do try Asian Market’s famous durian pudding which tastes just heavenly, it will keep you coming back for more. Looking for other desserts? The colourful array of sweet creations will make you salivate for more.
Credit: Fairmont Singapore on FacebookHalal status: Halal-certified Address: Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560 Operating hours: Lunch – 12pm to 2.30pm (Mon-Fri), 12pm to 4pm (Sat, Sun) Dinner – 6pm to 10pm (Sun to Thu), 6pm to 10.30pm (Fri and Sat) Reservations: Call +65 6431 6156 or email [email protected] Price/pax: from $60++ Website

12. The Halia

The Halia offers a special dining experience amidst the Botanic Gardens where you can enjoy a mix of Western and Asian fusion cuisine. One of the things you should try is their signature Chilli Crab Spaghettini ? With generous amounts of crab meat in a mix of sweet, spicy and tangy sauce, the restaurant gives a twist to this Singaporean specialty and perfects it.
Some of their unique creations have ginger in them, such as the Paperbag oven-baked halibut fillet and Heirloom tomato salad. The Halia also serves impressive brunch sets like smashed avocado on toasted sourdough and beautifully poached eggs.
Credit: @blackchapsa on Instagram If you’re a meat lover, you'll want to savour their Full Blood Blackmore Wagyu. This succulent and juicy meat will satisfy your meat cravings! Don't leave The Halia without sampling their appetising desserts too like Die Die Must Have Chocolate and Sticky Toffee Pudding ? Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore 259569 Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 10pm and Weekends, 10am – 10pm Contact No: 8444 1148 Website | Facebook | InstagramBONUS!

13. Smith Marine (Halal-certified)

Planning for a truly one-of-a-kind lunch outing for the team? How about taking a ferry out into the sea? At the seafood kelong restaurant Smith Marine, you can catch your own fish at their pond and the chef will cook it up just for you. Favourites like grilled squid, oyster omelette and salted egg prawns are available too. Sounds like a fun bonding activity for you and your friends☺️ I mean, it has to be! We visited Smith Marine for our very own team bonding session ?
To enjoy fresh seafood catch like lobster, crab and shellfish as well as other dishes on the menu, make a reservation at least three days in advance. You can even book the whole place for company events!
Address: Located off Changi and Pulau Ubin (GPS Coordinates: 01’23’52″N – 103’57’42″E) Operating hours: Daily 10am to 7pm (Closed on alternate Mondays) Reservations: Whatsapp or SMS at +65 9792 7609 or email to [email protected] Boat Ride: $100 per trip (to and fro, max. 12 pax per boat) Website | Facebook Your decision-making skills just went up a notch – when it comes to deciding where to go for lunch at least :P Not only for weekdays lunches, these places would be great for any day of the week and time of the day too, especially for a year-end gathering. Bon appetit!