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Singapore Halal Food Guide: 12 Must-Try Halal Eateries In Bukit Timah, Tanglin & Novena


Shasha Dania •  Aug 20, 2020


From late-night supper spots to restaurants with a stunning view, Singapore's Bukit Timah area is full of amazing halal eateries. ? Plus the neighbourhood has great nature spots such as the Singapore Botanic Gardens or Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Here are 12 must-try halal eateries in Bukit Timah and its neighbouring areas Tanglin and Novena to explore on your next day out!
Bukit Timah
1. Time for Thai
Head to Time for Thai to get a taste of some authentic Thai dishes that'll make you feel like you're back in Bangkok. ? Try their signature Leng Saap (Spicy mutton spine soup) - it's the first halal Leng Saap in Singapore! The tender lamb meat is marinated overnight in a mix of 15 spices to get rid of its gamey taste, and the broth will warm you up from the inside out with its aromatic and peppery flavour. They also have familiar dishes like Tom Yum Soup, Thai-style Beef Noodle Soup, and Steamed Sea Bass. Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $8-$20 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 3AM Address: 15 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599739 Delivery via:OnlineContact: +65 69093903 Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Tenderfresh Classic
When it comes to local Western fare, Tenderfresh is one name that definitely comes to mind! Their menu is straightforward and full of familiar favourites - Fried Spring Chicken, Roasted Chicken Wings, Fish & Chips and more. ? If you can't get enough, here are 15 more halal hawker stalls in SG with the best Western dishes around! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $10 Opening hours: Sun-Thurs; 11AM-11.30PM, Fri-Sat; 11AM-12.30AM Address: 9 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599734 Delivery via:Online, GrabFood Contact: +65 67622661 Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Al-Azhar
Credit: Al-Azhar Restaurant on Facebook Craving some garlic naan with butter chicken? Then you've got to get to Al-Azhar to satisfy your cravings. ? This popular 24-hour joint has an extensive menu including Indian, Thai, Western dishes and even local favourites. Their portions are pretty generous which makes them perfect for sharing with friends. Try their Lamb Shank Dum Briyani, Roti John Chicken Cheese, and Chicken Chop and who knows - this might be your next late-night supper haunt. ? Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $8 Opening hours: Open daily; 24 hours Address: 11/12 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599746 Delivery via:Online, Hungryy Contact: + 65 64665052 Website | Facebook | Instagram
4. The Halia
The Halia is a favourite for couples and families alike. Its al fresco seating and gorgeous setting in the Singapore Botanic Gardens make them a popular spot for brunch or a romantic date. Their all-day menu includes mouth-watering steaks like full-blood Australian Blackmore Wagyu as well as local fusion dishes like Chilli Crab Spaghettini. They've even released a new breakfast menu recently! ? Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $28 (Mains) Opening hours: Breakfast - Mon-Fri (except PH); 9AM-11AM Brunch - Sat, Sun, PH; 10AM-5PM All-day - Daily; 12PM-9PM Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569 Delivery via:OnlineContact: +65 84441148 Website | Facebook | Instagram
5. Springleaf Prata Place
Springleaf Prata Place is one of the most well-known roti prata chains in Singapore, with outlets scattered across the island. You can find your favourite Prata Kosong, Murtabak, and Thosai but also unique dishes like the Murtaburger and Plaster Blaster. The Murtaburger is a murtabak with a burger patty inside it for extra savoury goodness, and the Plaster Blaster is prata topped with eggs benedict, chicken ham, and hollandaise sauce for a fusion twist! ? P.S. This outlet is located at The Rail Mall and is just a short walk from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve so you can fuel up after a satisfying hike up Bukit Timah Hill! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $7 Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM - 12AM (Last order 11.30PM-11.45PM) Address: 396 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678048 Contact: +65 62192540 or +65 96540711 Website | Facebook | Instagram
6. Spize Rifle Range @ Temasek Club
Tucked away near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Spize Rifle Range @ Temasek Club is a gorgeous spot for a delicious meal with a scenic view. Their menu includes a wide range of Asian, Western and Mediterranean flavours including Seafood Aglio Olio, Classic Croque Monsieur, Penang Char Kway Teow, and Sriracha & Honey Glazed Grill Chicken. ? Make sure to try their desserts too! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $9.90 (Breakfast), $14-$30 (Mains, see the full menu here) Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM - 11PM (Last seating 10.15PM, last order 10.30PM) Address: 131 Rifle Range Road #03-04 Singapore 588406 Delivery via:OnlineReservations: +65 83322694 Website | Facebook | Instagram
7. Adam Road Food Centre
Located diagonally opposite the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Adam Road Food Centre is where you can get quick, yummy, and affordable dishes in a neighbourhood usually known for its higher prices. ? There are a handful of well-known stalls here, including the famous nasi lemak rivals - Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak and Adam's Nasi Lemak! Both stalls have their loyal fans, and you can't try one without giving the other a shot too! Halal status: Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak, Adam Chicken Rice, Adam's Nasi Lemak, Warong Pak Sapari, Ibrahim Mee Stall, Zaiton Satay, Siti Nur Liyana Nasi Lemak, and Pondok Satay are Muslim-owned. Do check with the stall owners before dining.
8. Tambuah Mas Indonesian Restaurant
If you're looking for something simple yet filling, Tambuah Mas has a menu full of home-style dishes from Padang, Sulawei, and Java. ? Their must-try dish is the Tahu Telor - it's made with a family recipe dating back generations! Don't forget irresistible dishes such as Sop Buntut, a spicy oxtail soup that is stewed slowly to perfection, and Ayam Goreng Istimewa with crispy fried chicken served slathered with a golden spice blend. Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $14 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 10PM Address: Great World City - 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #B1-110/111, Singapore 237994 Tanglin - 19 Tanglin Rd, Tanglin Shopping Centre #04-10/13, Singapore 247909 Reservations: Call +65 67333333 (Only available for Tanglin outlet) Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Shake Shake In A Tub
Shake Shake in a Tub's fries and fried chicken are perfect for a mid-day snack. ? Their shoestring fries are made in-house and come in 8 flavours including Kimchi, BBQ, and Truffle. There's even a Salted Caramel flavour that has a touch of sweetness! They also have curly fries, popcorn chicken, and fried chicken to really take your snack to the next level. Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $12 Opening hours: Open daily; 10.30AM - 10PM Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #B1-K113, Singapore 237994 Delivery via:OnlineWebsite | Facebook | Instagram
10. A Poke Theory
A Poke Theory's rainbow bowls make healthy food gorgeous too! Pick and choose your favourite fish or chicken, and add on vegetables and other toppings like Thai mango, kimchi, and crispy salmon skin to customise your meal. They also have acai bowls and fruit spritzers for a sweeter option! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $13 Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 9.30PM Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #B1-K129, Singapore 237994 Delivery via: Whatsapp +65 96543854 Website | Facebook | Instagram
11. Curry Times
Run by the Old Chang Kee brand, Curry Times is an eatery that serves up local Singapore favourites. Their signature dishes include Curry Chicken, Curry Fish Head, and Traditional Beef Brisket. ? If you're dining with family or friends, the Flower Bread with Curry Chicken is great for sharing! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $12 Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM - 10PM Address: 238 Thomson Rd, Velocity @ Novena Square #02-33/34, Singapore 307683 Contact: +65 63543206 Website | Facebook | Instagram
12. Fatburger
Want a burger that doesn't skimp on the fillings? Fatburger has got just what you need. ? Their burgers range from the Single to the Quad XXXXL - packed with 4 beef patties! Every burger comes with condiments including mustard, relish, onions, and pickles for a truly magnificent meal. They also have lighter options like chicken hotdogs, and a keto-friendly Skinny burger too. Make sure to add on their hand-scooped ice cream milkshakes to really complete your meal! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price: $12 Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM - 10PM (Last order 9.30PM) Address: 238 Thomson Road, Velocity @ Novena Square #01-08/09, Singapore 307683 Delivery via:OnlineWebsite | Facebook | Instagram Time to work these into your weekend plans! ?