Bugis Halal Food Guide

The Only Bugis Halal Food Guide You’ll Ever Need


Shasha Dania •  Nov 29, 2023

When it comes to finding halal food in Singapore, you can usually find an eatery or two around every corner (or you can check out our food guides for more ideas!). But if you really want to keep your options open, then the Bugis area is definitely one of the best places to head to for anything you're craving! Historically, the Bugis area was where Arab and Muslim traders flocked to set up their stalls and shops, and the area has remained one of and most convenient places to grab a halal bite today across all sorts of flavours and cuisines. Fancy some authentic Italian, home-cooked Indonesian, or desserts? From Bugis Junction to Beach Rd, and to ever iconic historical landmark Kampong Glam, our Ultimate Bugis Food Guide has got you covered!

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1. The White Label

Squid Ink Spaghetti

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Ever wanted to indulge yourself in classical French cuisine? Look no further than The White Label! Tucked away within Kampong Gelam, The White Label surprises you by fusing together traditional French dishes with local flavours. Try out the various French Malayan dishes such as Cherrywood Smoked Contre-Filet, a butter-infused striploin steak smoked with cherry wood and paired with sweet potato mash, rosemary garlic cream sauce and seasonal vegetables. Enjoy the tantalising Squid Ink Spaghetti made with “Sotong Masak Hitam” Sauce with mussels, prawns and squid that bursts with flavour at every bite. Their desserts are not to be overlooked, such as Lagon Bleu, an eye-catching, delicate and fluffy vanilla sponge cake with Blue Lagoon mousse and pineapple compote that gives a sweet and tangy taste.

Sounds delicious? Check out their menu here to find out more!

For dine-in reservations, you can book here or contact them at: +65 8202 2358

Halal status: Muslim-Owned

Opening hours: Mon-Fri (11.30am - 10pm) | Sat-Sun (10.30am - 10pm)

Address: 734 North Bridge Rd, #01-01, Singapore 198702

Contact: +65 8202 2358


2. The Fluffy Chef

Halal food in Bugis

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The Fluffy Chef is a delightful haven nestled in the heart of Arab Street, where passion for Italian cuisine meets a warm atmosphere. This Muslim-owned gem, founded by two friends, speciality lies in crafting unique sourdough pizzas such as the hand-stretched Classic Sourdough pizza ($22) which is covered with Pomodoro sauce, mozzarella, beef meatballs, chicken ham, chipolata sausage, and chicken salami that’s a family favourite!

For those craving a heartier meal, the 24-hour marinated Roasted Chicken ($24) is a showstopper. Marinated in roasted pepper goodness, this chicken is served with creamy mashed potatoes, a side salad, and a heavenly chicken sauce. Cap off your meal with the indulgent Tiramisu ($12), a symphony of coffee-soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese filling, and a cocoa-dusted ganache. This rich and creamy delight is perfect for sharing with family and friends! What else are you waiting for? Make your way to The Fluffy Chef now!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 47 Arab Street, Singapore 199744

Opening hours: 11AM - 10PM (Daily)

Contact: 91256405


3. Wong FuFu

Taiwan Fried Chicken Hot Plate

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Looking for a new spot to satisfy your cravings? Look no further than Wong FuFu, a newly halal-certified eatery in Bugis specialising in hot plate dishes! The Taiwanese-inspired menu is a must-try, starting with their signature Taiwan Fried Chicken Hot Plate. Made with imported Taiwanese tapioca flour and a special blend of spices, the chicken is crispy, juicy, and bursting with flavour! To complement your meal, they offer free-flow bubble tea with over 10 toppings to choose from. And if you want to try something new, their Taiwan-inspired shaved ice is available in various flavours (make sure to order their Taiwanese snacks too!).

P.S: For a limited time, enjoy their new Taiwanese Fried Chicken with Tumeric Spices! An Indomie x Wong FuFu collaboration!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 776 North Bridge Road Singapore 198744

Opening hours: Tue - Sun; 11:30am - 10pm

Book your reservations here! (Walk-In available too)


Halal Eateries You Can Enjoy On The Kampong Gelam Trail

4. Wakuwaku Yakiniku (Bali Lane)

Beef Platter

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It's difficult to find authentic halal Japanese cuisine in Singapore but Wakuwaku is one of the latest additions serving up authentic halal yakiniku! Their Beef Platter is loaded with different cuts of mouth-watering wagyu you can grill to perfection. They also have various Donburi with toppings such as Karaage Chicken that will leave you feeling satisfied by the end of your meal!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Address: 27 Bali Ln, Singapore 189863

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (5PM - 10PM)

5. Rumi The Poet's Cup (Haji Lane)

A coffee from Rumi

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Rumi The Poet's Cup has returned to their new location at 64 Haji Lane! Since their grand opening at their previous location, they've always been popular for their delicious drinks and now you can satiate your cravings for their signature drinks again!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

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

Address: 64 Haji Ln, Singapore 189257


6. Broti (Baghdad Street)

Broti drinks on display

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Broti has come a long way, from a bazaar stall to a flagship store at Baghdad Street. For anyone who enjoys having something refreshing on a hot day, you’ll love their Thai Milk Tea, Gula Melaka Milk Tea, Taro Milk Tea, and more.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun (12PM - 10PM) | Fri-Sat (11AM - 11PM)

Address: 21 Baghdad St, Singapore 199660

Bugis Junction and Bugis+

The easiest way to get to Bugis is via the MRT - and the easiest meals to get once you're there are definitely the ones at the connected malls! Whether you're shopping for shoes and apparel in Bugis Junction or popping over to Bugis+ to catch a movie, these eateries will leave you feeling satisfied and ready for more shopping.

7. WOK HEY (Bugis Junction)

WOK Hey's Egg Fried Rice

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If you're looking for a quick meal on-the-go, there's nothing better than some freshly stir-fried noodles or rice with toppings of your choice. WOK HEY's stalls are an up-kept versions of hawker stalls, where a glass-viewing screen stands in between the chefs and customers so you can witness the satisfying mixing of ingredients without having wok fumes lingering all over you on the way back to the office! Choose from Egg Fried Rice, Shanghai-style Fried Rice, Ramen and Udon, and then customize it with toppings such as Braised Beef to Sous-Vide Egg! If you're in a rush trying to score some sweet end-of-year deals, simply order through their website and they will send an SMS once your order is ready!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

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8. Soup Spoon (Bugis Junction)

Soups that you can find at Soup Spoon

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Some days, you just crave a delicious, savoury bowl of soup that will comfort and warm you up from the inside - and Soup Spoon is the place to go to satisfy those cravings! Choose from classics such as BostonClam Chowder or Velvety Mushroom Stroganoff and add on a side salad, sandwich, or flatbread if you're really hungry. They also have a rotating menu of SouperChef Specials that focus on particular cuisines such as Japanese, Bhutanese, or meat-free! There's definitely a soup available here for everyone.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

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Address:Click here for more information

9. Boat Noodle SG (Bugis Junction)

Boat noodles at Bugis Junction

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If you're craving Thai food but looking only for a small nibble, head up to Level 2 of Bugis Junction to get your hands on some boat noodles instead. Each bowl here only costs $1.30 meaning you can get a small snack at an affordable price, or eat till you feel full! Their Pathumthani (sweet-and-sour dark soy sauce) and Ayutthaya (creamy and rich coconut) soup bases are delicious in their own ways, and their Flame Grilled Ayam is the perfect mix of crunch and flavour to top it all off.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun (11.30AM - 8.30PM) | Fri-Sat (11.30AM - 9PM)

Address: 200 Victoria St, #02-46 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021

10. Big Fish Small Fish (Bugis Junction)

Fish and chips from Big Fish Small Fish

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Big Fish Small Fish, or BFSF, is the place to head to for juicy cuts of salmon, dory and sea bass, dipped in a light and crispy batter and paired a portion of freshly sliced potato crisps cooked to perfection. Or you can try out their Battered Dory & Onion Fritters burger to get all of that flavourful goodness squeezed within 2 buns. Rice lovers, they even have rice dishes including a special Spicy Unagi rice platter on the menu that you can't miss!

We've got some updates for you! First off, they have added three specials that you can't miss: Battered Snow Cod with Garlic Butter Sauce, Spicy Thai Grilled Seafood and Grilled Snow Cod with Pilaf Rice! Word on the street is that Snow Cod tastes like Wagyu, so tell us your verdict!

Another special addition to their menu is their Mala range! There are 6 items for you to choose, including Mala Grilled Sea bass and Mala Shaker Fries! Think you got what it takes to handle the heat? Be our guest!

P.S. For more quick supper eats, check out our picks for some of SG's top supper spots!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11AM - 9PM)

Address: 200 Victoria St, #04-05, Singapore 188021

11. Eighteen Chefs (Bugis Junction)

Meat platter from Eighteen Chefs

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Right opposite Big Fish Small Fish is another well-known local halal restaurant chain that serves up a Western-style menu full of grilled meat, pasta, burgers, and snack platters that are affordable and will fill you up for a day around town. One of Eighteen Chef's signature dishes is their Heart Attack Fried Rice which you can order with a side of Angus Beef, Grilled Chicken, or even Lamb Rack! Their pasta selection even includes locally-inspired fusion dishes such as Thai Green Curry Grilled Chicken Pasta and Salted Egg Prawn Pasta.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

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12. JINJJA Chicken Diner (Victoria St)

Jjang Myeon from Jinjja Chicken

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Just a short walk from Bugis+ is this Korean fast-food chain, which has 3 outlets in Singapore at the moment. Here's one of the few places in Singapore you can get halal Jjajang Myeon (black bean noodles) and Bibim Myeon (bibimbap noodles), and we can't forget their Korean Fried Chicken that comes in 3 flavours - Soy Garlic, Yangnyeom spicy, and Monster spicy!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun (11AM - 8.30PM) | Fri-Sat (11AM - 9PM)

Address: 201 Victoria St, #01-11 Bugis+ Singapore 188067

Bali Lane, Haji Lane, and Arab St

A short walk away from Bugis MRT station is the Kampong Glam area, beginning with the three streets of Bali Lane, Haji Lane, and Arab Street. The eateries here are mostly located within renovated shophouses, but don't mistake their small sizes - the cuisines all pack a punch!

13. Grill Ninety Nine (Near Arab Street)

If you're a huge fan of western cuisines, you should definitely head over to Grill Ninety Nine! Be prepared to indulge in their juicy and delectable Ribeye Steak, or if you prefer something lighter, their Canadian Oysters would be perfect. They also offer a variety of local delights, so get ready to fill your tummies when you visit. This eatery is a must-visit for foodies looking for an amazing dining experience with equally delicious meals!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (12PM - 10PM)

Address: 142 Arab St, Singapore 199828

14. The Halal Corner (Haji Lane)

If you have never heard of The Halal Corner by now, well, you're missing out! Known for serving up Singapore's 1st (and only!) Carbonara Beef Steak Roti John and other tantalizing Western fusion dishes, we're happy to report that there's now one more outlet in Haji Lane for you to check out! The first thing to try is definitely the Carbonara Beef Steak Mr John which deservingly went viral.  Beefsteak is cut into bite-sized cubes before being specially marinated till it's juicy and tender. Then it's loaded onto the bread and fried with 2 eggs before being drenched in homemade carbonara sauce and drizzled with chilli and cheese sauce. The soft and fluffy bread goes so well with the creamy sauce, and the tender beef is different from the usual minced meat!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11.30AM - 10PM)

Address: 63 Haji Ln, Singapore 189256

15. All Things Delicious (Arab St)

Shashouka by All Things Delicious

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Located in a conservation shophouse in the historic Arab Street, All Things Delicious is a bustling bakery cafe serving freshly-baked goods, hearty breakfast sets and the most delicious rice bowls! They serve up an all-day breakfast (until 5.30PM) that includes the unique Shashouka (a North African stew), and of course lunch courses such as an amazing Soy-Glazed Salmon. Make sure to try their pastries and cakes too, especially the Bread and Butter Pudding that's creamy yet light on your tongue. There's a special festive promotion at All Things Delicious, and no, it's not for Christmas!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (8AM - 7PM)

Address: 34 Arab St, #01-01, Singapore 199733

16. Le Bliss Kitchen, formerly Bakeology_SG (Arab St)

Director/founder and chef Ms Asliza is known for her decadent bakes under her own business Baking Co.Sg. Now, she has expanded her venture into the food industry with Le Bliss Kitchen, formerly known as Bakeology_SG, where she cooks up classic dishes she's grown up with a little unique twist of her own. In February 2022, the restaurant has its first opening at Arab Street with a unique yet familiar menu that's designed to elevate your tastebuds! Try out delicious, unique dishes such as Tauhu Begedil which is stuffed with minced wagyu bits and more!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tues-Sun (12PM - 10PM)

Address: 41 Arab St, Singapore 199740

17. Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro (Arab St-Beach Rd intersection)

Swedish Lamb Stew from Fika

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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 try out fascinating Swedish dishes with intricate names (don’t worry, the menu states what to expect). Fika has a static menu, and one that rotates with the seasons - ensuring you'll be spoiled for choice year-round! Make sure to try some Räksmörgås (shrimp and egg sandwich) or Swedish Lamb Stew while you're there, as well as their cakes and pies!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun (11AM - 9PM) | Fri-Sat (11Am - 10PM)

Address: 257 Beach Rd, Singapore 199539

18. Jason Niang Dou Fu (Beach Rd)

Dishes served at Jason Niang Dou Fu

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Niang Dou Fu (also called Yong Tau Foo) is a traditional dish that usually consists of a DIY selection of vegetables, fishcakes, and other ingredients with rice or noodles. But this small stall one street down from Fika takes it to the next level by offering up not just the traditional Yam Rice to eat with your chosen ingredients, but gravies in local flavours such as Laksa and Mee Goreng! They even offer Chee Cheong Fun (a type of Chinese rice cake) as another carbs option apart from the usual egg or rice noodles.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Fri (10AM - 8PM)

Address: 321 Beach Rd, Singapore 199557

Bussorah Street, Kandahar St, and Baghdad St

Walking further down from Arab St, you cross over into Baghdad St which then opens up into Bussorah St and leads right to the famous Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque)! On the other side of the shophouses of Bussorah St is Kandahar St, which is a popular mealtime spot for those working in the area too. This area is always busy with foot traffic no matter what time of day, and the many halal eateries around it are perfect for catching a bite before or after popping by the mosque to do your prayers!

19. Julie Bakes (Baghdad St)

Ondeh-ondeh cakes and more at Julie Bakes

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At Julie Bakes, you can look forward to local- and kueh-inspired slices of cake every day, with flavours such as Ondeh-Ondeh and Cempedak that will truly remind you of home. If you prefer more modern flavours, try out their Speculoos Cookie Butter or Peppermint Dark Chocolate to get a taste of how versatile this tiny bakery really is!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tues-Sat (12PM - 8PM) | Sun (12PM - 7PM)

Address: 28 Bussorah St, Singapore 199446

20. Overrun (Baghdad St)

Ice-creams from Overrun

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It’s always a good time for soft serve ice-cream right? Here at Overrun, you’ll be overwhelmed with the flavours they have to offer. One of the most popular flavours is the Chendol which comes with coconut shavings, gula Melaka and green jelly toppings. Other rotating flavours include local inspirations such as Ovaltine and Bandung, as well as kitschier options like Cotton Candy. You could probably share a cup of the ice-cream with a friend as the portions are quite generous! Or you can opt to order in some of their 16oz pints for delivery, to indulge in the comfort of your own home.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs (12PM - 8.30PM) | Fri-Sat (12PM - 10PM) | Sun (12PM - 6PM)

Address: 29 Arab St, Singapore 199728

21. Positano Risto (Bussorah St)

Chilli Crab Pasta from Positano Risto

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When it comes to finding the best Italian food in town, it’s pretty hard to find an authentic one, what more a halal one. And then came Positano Risto, a quaint restaurant along the busy streets of Bussorah that serves 100% halal Italian cuisine and became a sensation overnight! Try out their Chili Crab Pasta for that perfect fusion twist packed full of juicy crab meat, spicy chilli-infused sauce, and fresh tomatoes for an added kick. Or split the classic Margherita pizza with your friends to really kick-start your journey into Italy. The roma-style thin crust pizza is nicely-browned and topped with slices of fresh tomato, melted mozzarella, fresh basil and Italy’s most-loved grana padano cheese.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (12PM - 10PM)

Address: 66 Bussorah St, Singapore 199479

P.S. Check out other 7 halal Italian restaurants you absolutely have to try!

22. The Malayan Council (Bussorah St)

Roti Kirai fusion dish from The Malayan Council

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The Malayan Council is a cosy café to chill out with your friends, especially during a long weekend holiday. Known best for their Ondeh-Ondeh Cake (served alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream!), this is the ideal hangout for delectable eats while catching up with a loved one. The Malayan Council mainly serves Malay-Western fusion food, and in generous portions at that! You can easily save costs by sharing a meal with someone, so be sure to try their astounding Roti Kirai Beef Ribs. The juicy, tender ribs drizzled with savoury sauce are served alongside Malay net pancakes and salad – a feast fit for a king!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11AM - 11PM)

Address: 71 Bussorah St, Singapore 199484

23. LePak@RAYZ/Rayz Bistro (Bussorah St)

Dishes from LePak

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With a chic 1960s kopitiam interior, Lepak At Rayz brings you down memory lane and has the perfect ambience for a great chill out makan session with your loved ones. You might never want to leave once you’re here! They serve up a mix of modern, Asian, and familiar comfort foods, making it the perfect spot to visit with your family so everyone can pick out something they'll love. Their Lobster Briyani and Kebab Platter are great for sharing, and when it comes to dessert you'll be spoiled for choice with their halal gelato. Flavours range from the more normal like Dark Chocolate and Teh Tarik to unique stand-outs including Passion Fruit and Salted Egg Yolk!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11AM - 10.45PM)

Address: 62 Bussorah St, Singapore 199478

24. Konditori (Bussorah St)

Pastries from Konditori

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If you've been to Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro and enjoyed the food over there, you'd be pleased to know that Konditori is opened by the same people. Konditori's gorgeous treats are baked in-house without artificial flavouring, colouring, and preservatives. Try their Semla Bun, a best-seller that looks like a choux puff but with slightly thicker pastry and cream that isn't as cloyingly sweet. Their Sausage Croissant is a savoury bite that's large enough to be a whole meal, and their sweet Chouquettes will be the perfect afternoon snack to share around the office!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (10AM - 6PM)

Address: 33 Bussorah St, Singapore 199451

25. K's Keria (Bussorah St)

K's Keria, the first mini Kuih Keria store in Singapore, was initially a home-based business! But after an overwhelming response from their followers, they opened their first outlet in Tampines Hub just a few months later. Now, they've opened a new store in Bugis, too! Much more accessible for anyone who's dropping by for a cafe date or a shopping spree! Selling these little doughnuts in packs of 10-50, you'll be spoiled with these mouth-watering almost bite-sized treats. And they're affordable, too! Bulk order some with your loved ones every Friday and receive 10 boxes of 10 for just $60 total... With free delivery!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Wed-Sun (11.30AM - 8PM)

Address: 42 Bussorah St, Singapore 199460

26. The Straits Teppanyaki (Bussorah St)

The Straits Teppanyaki is a halal teppanyaki eatery in Singapore that cooks up some of the most interesting Japanese fusion meals. Paying homage to the Singaporean taste and lifestyle, this eatery utilises the many flavours that make up the Singaporean palate while staying true to Teppanyaki tradition. Unique yet familiar, any serious foodie or Japanese food lover has to try this place out for themselves. What's teppanyaki without succulent meats?

If you're dining in as a group, you have to try The Wagyu Tomahawk ($289). Made with Carrara 1.2kg-2kg worth of 100% full blood wagyu beef, this dish is served with sides of Thunder Crunch Fries, Broccolini, Vine Cherry Tomatoes & a choice of 2 sauces. Your stomach will be thanking you by the end of the meal!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon (11.30AM - 11PM) | Tues-Thurs, Sun (12PM - 11PM) | Fri-Sat (12PM - 11.30PM)

Address: 16 Bussorah St, Singapore 199437


27. Tash Tish Tosh

A spread of dishes from Tish Tash Tosh

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Nestled in a line of shophouses along Kandahar Street is the ambient Tash Tish Tosh! Known best for their Buffalo Wings, this cozy cafe serves American food with a Malay twist. If you're a meat lover you're definitely going to enjoy their Tash Toolang Stew, a mutton bone marrow stew rich with local herbs and spices. And if you can’t miss out having eggs in your meal Order the Tashookah to have a runny egg crown atop your stew. They also have a couple of ribeye steaks you can dig into.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tues-Sun (11AM - 11PM)

Address: 50 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198900

28. Sanobar

Sanobar Grill Platter from Sanobar

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Looking for authentic Lebanese food? Look no further and head on to Sanobar! Their grill platters are a must-try, if you're unsure where to start. Doesn't their Sanobar Grill Platter look good? You and your foodie buddy will wolfing down until it's COMPLETELY clean!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11AM - 1AM)

Address: 20 Baghdad St, Singapore 199659


29. Bumbu

A gathering with many side dishes at Bumbu

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Bumbu's unassuming exterior along Kandahar St belies its gorgeous interior, with its traditional fixtures and finishings that will take you back to the Singapore of several decades ago. Serving up a fusion of Thai-Indonesian cuisine, this place is perfect for large get-togethers with old friends where you can sit back and reminisce about good memories over large plates of Green Curry Beef, Gado-Gado, or Tom Yum Seafood Soup.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Tues-Sun (11AM - 3PM, 6PM - 10PM)

Address: 44 Kandahar St, Singapore 198897

30. Taliwang

Ayam Bakar Taliwang from Taliwang

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Taliwang serves up traditional Indonesian fare such as Ayam Bakar Taliwang (char-grilled chicken marinated in their special Taliwang spicy sauce) and Satay Rembiga marinated with a mouth-watering spice mix. Even their pastas come with an added kick - try out the Beef Bacon Pasta with chilli padi that'll leave you with a mouth-numbing burn. (If you're not good with spice don't worry - just let the staff know!)

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun (12PM - 10PM)

Address: 26 Kandahar St, Singapore 198888

31. Rumah Makan Minang (Kandahar St)

Side dishes from Rumah Makan Minang

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This restaurant specialises exclusively in Indonesian Minangkabau cuisine. They serve a wide range of traditional Indonesian dishes from the ever popular tahu bakar and rendang, as well as other delicacies like botok-botok (fish marinated in a medley of ground spices and then steamed in banana leaf wrap). With a setup similar to nasi padang, you can pick and choose the dishes you want to have before finding a seat and enjoying your meal. We recommend visiting with your friends or family just so you can try a little bit of everything as it's all too good to pass up!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (9AM - 7PM)

Address: 18 & 18A Kandahar Street, 198884

North Bridge Rd, Jln Pisang, and Aliwal St

We definitely can't forget North Bridge Rd behind the mosque, and the smaller streets that branch off from it. You'll pass a halal eatery at every corner of this busy road serving up every cuisine imaginable, from small homegrown bakeries to international fare such as Japanese ramen and Chinese dim sum. Just a short walk down this road will give you an endless number of ideas, and you'll be spoilt for choice!

32. Sinaran Suria Cafe (Victoria St)

Nasi Rawon from Sinaran Suria Cafe

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The Golden Landmark Hotel is located along Victoria St, right before the beginning of North Bridge Rd. While the hotel itself has its own restaurant and buffet on the top floor of the building, you may not know of the hidden gems located on its lower floors! This small cafe may look unassuming, but its menu of local 'kampung' style dishes including Mee Soto, Nasi Rawon, and Mee Kuah amongst other favourites are some of the most affordable and delicious options you can find in town. You can get a meal here for less than $5! Our office particularly likes their sweet Jemput-Jemput (fried banana dough balls) too, which we highly recommend buying as a snack while you wander around the shophouses nearby P.S. Do note that some dishes such as the Nasi Rawon or Laksa may only be available on certain days of the week!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon (11.30AM - 8PM) | Tues-Sat (11.30AM - 9PM)

Address: 390 Victoria St, #02-20, Singapore 188061

33. Dahlia Cafe (Victoria St)

Dishes from Dahlia Cafe

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Right next to Sinaran Suria Cafe is another hidden gem of the Golden Landmark. The Dahlia Cafe also serves up local fare including Chinese dishes such as Horfun and Fried Kway Teow, and Malay and Indian dishes such as Nasi Pattaya, Nasi Goreng With Fried Chicken, and their signature Ayam Penyet. The dishes here are another wallet-friendly secret of the area - you can get a full meal for $10 or even less!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Fri (10.30AM - 4PM) | Sat (11Am - 4PM)

Address: 390 Victoria Street, #02-21 Golden Landmark, 188061

34. Limaa Cafe (Victoria St)

Open-faced Avocado Toast from Limaa Cafe

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Limaa Cafe serves hearty AND healthy meals which are guaranteed to satisfy your tummy without all the guilt! Choose from their wide range of breakfast sets, sandwiches, pastas and yummy sides! Their Open-faced Avocado Toast is a light and great way to start your day, but if you're feeling more indulgent there's always a heavier selection including Mussels In Tomato Sauce and Lamb Racks to choose from. They've moved from their old location in Haji Lane to Golden Landmark so it's still not too far off from the Kampong Glam area!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sat (9AM - 5PM) | Sun (9AM - 4PM)

Address: 390 Victoria St, #02-21 Golden Landmark, Singapore 188061

35. Singapore Zam Zam (North Bridge Rd)

Briyani from Singapore Zam Zam

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It wouldn't be possible to make a list of Bugis eateries without including Zam Zam. Famous for its Murtabak (as well as its friendly rivalry with its neighbour - #36 on this list) this restaurant has been around since 1908 and is one of the most popular Indian Muslim restaurants in the country. Its Deer Murtabak is its signature dish, but the menu also includes varieties of Briyani, Prata, and other Indian dishes in generous portions.

Halal Status: Muslim-Owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (7AM - 11PM)

Address: 697-699 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198675

36. Victory Restaurant (North Bridge Rd)

Prata from Victory Restaurant

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Located right next to Zam Zam, this restaurant was first established in 1910 - meaning their rivalry has been ongoing for more than a century now! Their Deer Murtabak is also a signature item on the menu, along with local Indian Muslim fare such as Briyani, Mee Goreng, Tandoori Chicken and so much more. There are definitely fans who have strong a favourite between Zam Zam and Victory, but we think the best way to decide where you stand is to just try out both places and just enjoy how good their food is!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (7AM - 11PM)

Address: 701 North Bridge Rd, #701, Singapore 198677

37. Al-Tasneem (North Bridge Rd)

Murtabak and Mee Goreng from Al-Tasneem

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Rounding up this trinity of Indian Muslim restaurants is of course Al-Tasneem! Their Murtabak is a signature item, but make sure to try their Roti Canai and Mee Goreng too. If you're looking to treat yourself, we've heard that their Lamb Shank Briyani is one of the best around! P.S. Do note that they only accept cash payments.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

38. Chix Hot Chicken (Jln Pisang)

Soul Sliders from Chix Hot Chix

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Co-owned by our first Singapore idol, Taufik Batisah, this cafe prides itself in being the first to offer halal Nashville Hot Chicken! It’s not just fried chicken as their Nashville Hot Chicken is breaded and coated with one of the world’s “spiciest peppers”, the ghost pepper, and has a crispy hot finish. It’s served with white bread and pickle chips. There are 3 levels of spice you can choose from for your chicken – mild hotness, extra hotness and insane hotness. So spice lovers, you’d definitely want to challenge yourself to this! You can also have your chicken in a burger with their Soul Sliders – 2 boneless chicken burgers served with slaw, pickles and pink mayo. If their spicy chicken is not for you, get the milder version, The Original – buttermilk fried chicken made from spices inspired from New Orleans!

Pepperjack Slider from Chix Hot Chix

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Office workers, rejoice! Weekday lunches have gotten better with their new lunch promotion! From 12pm to 4pm every Monday to Friday, choose either one of the five burgers: Soul Slider⁠, Pepperjack Slider⁠, The Dip⁠, Comeback Boy⁠ or Meat Free, and you're only playing $9.99! The price includes a side of fries and a cool soda!

39. Fluff Bakery (Jln Pisang)

With a rotating menu of desserts weekly, you almost never know what to expect when you visit this bakery at Jalan Pisang. Selling locally-inspired desserts is a big trend amongst these small bakeries (and we think it's a trend that works!) and Fluff is definitely no exception with their range of cupcakes (their signature) and some sliced cakes. Some of their flavours have included Ondeh-Ondeh, Apam Balik Sweetcorn, and Triple Milo alongside familiar flavours such as Red Velvet.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sat (11.30AM - 7PM) | Sun (11AM - 6PM)

Address: 795 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198763

40. Hjh Maimunah's (Jln Pisang)

If you're craving some familiar comfort food amongst all these hipster offerings, head over to this eatery in Jln Pisang that serves up a huge menu of local kampung (traditional village) favourites throughout the day – and many of the dishes are inspired by Indonesian cuisine too! Hjh Maimunah’s is often touted as one of the best Malay food in the country, and we can definitely understand why. Their signature siput sedut lemak (needle snails in coconut gravy) and beef rendang will keep you wanting more – and their assortment of traditional kuih and desserts will be the perfect end to the meal!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

41. Koh Nangkam (Jln Kledek)

Located in a street off North Bridge Rd is a halal Southern Thai restaurant that's another hidden gem in the area. Kohnangkam's fried Hatyai Chicken, Pahd Si'yu, Tom Yum Soup and more will leave you surprised at just how authentic and delicious they taste. Plus the dishes come in various serving sizes, making it perfect for splitting a meal with friends! We would also recommend their Pandan-wrapped Chicken which is an office favourite. It can get very crowded here even during weekdays, so we recommend booking a table ahead of time if you're planning to visit in a big group! Here's one more reason why you should visit Koh Nangkam. If you love discounts, claim a FREE voucher to enjoy $5 off on all Sea Bass Family Set Meals! To impress your loved ones, ask the staff for their secret menu to enjoy Yam Khai Sep (Crispy Chicken Salad) worth $10!

Halal status: Muslim-Owned

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun (11AM - 8.30PM) | Fri (11AM - 1PM, 2PM - 8.30PM) | Sat (12PM - 11PM)

Address: Jln Kledek, 4 & 6, Singapore 199261

42. Mother Dough (North Bridge Rd)

Mother Dough is a relatively new artisanal bakery situated along North Bridge Road. Prior to setting up Mother Dough bakery here in Singapore, their baker, Naadhira spent 4 years in New York perfecting the art of bread-making! Some of the must-try delights here include their signature Almond Croissant. If you’re a chocolate lover, then you should definitely go for their Chocolate Almont Croissant – our office’s personal favorite! There isn't much seating available here, but if you're able to grab a space make sure to try out their Lemon Cake too and pair it with a small but good cup of coffee to brighten your day. At the time of writing, they are currently closed from 24th December to 3rd January. They will reopen on Tuesday 4th January.

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tues-Sun (10AM - 5PM)

Address: 3 Jln Kledek, Singapore 199259

43. Afterwit (North Bridge Rd)

Halal Mexican cuisine is difficult to find in Singapore, meaning that this small cafe serving up a variety of unique tacos, cheesy quesadillas and ever so filling burritos is definitely a must-visit if you're in the area! What’s really interesting about Afterwit is that they infuse local flavours into classic Mexican cuisine. Some flavours include Nasi Lemak (chicken, coconut rice, sambal), Beef Briyani and even Dendeng tacos! Though a little on the pricey side, the rich and unique flavours totally make up for it.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (12Pm - 10PM)

Address: 778 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198746

44. Tipo Gnocchi (North Bridge Rd)

We all know and love Tipo's halal, fresh handmade artisanal flavoured pasta - now it's time to try Tipo's new venture, Tipo Gnocchi! Gnocchi actually isn't a type of pasta, but this Italian delicacy that uses dough and potatoes will be a favourite soon! Don't leave without trying the Creamy Crab, made with creamy aglio olio sauce prepared in-house daily! In true Tipo fashion, you'll get to customise your own gnocchi as well!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

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

Address: 785 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198753

45. The Ramen Stall (North Bridge Rd)

Offering authentic Japanese food altered to suit the local palette, The Ramen Stall is a halal Japanese restaurant tucked away in North Bridge Road. The restaurant’s name is enough to give away its speciality dish but that’s not all it’s known for! Spice-lovers will love their Volcano Ramen which has 3 levels of spice for you to try out! Their Kimchi with Chicken Ramen is a Japanese-Korean fusion dish that you should try at least once too - the sourness of the kimchi adds a kick to the soup you can't get anywhere else! There is also an amazing range of sushi for you to choose from at this restaurant! Apart from commonly found sushi such as the California Roll, indulge yourselves in torched salmon sushi and torched beef sushi. Since they open so late, they're also perfect for any late-night supper cravings you may have!

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs (11.30AM - 4PM, 5PM - 11.30PM) | Fri-Sat (11.30AM - 1AM) | Sun (11.30AM = 11.30PM)

Address: 787 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198755

46. The Dim Sum Place (North Bridge Rd)

Halal Chinese food can be difficult to find in Singapore - thankfully The Dim Sum Place makes it so much easier with its huge menu! Dim sum is known for its wide range of small servings - making them perfect for any type of meal from a light brunch to a heavier dinner! From cute little Siew Mai to Molten Salted Egg Custard Buns, there are lots of yummy choices available here. If you’re looking for more carbs to fill you up, this place has entrees too like their Beef Brisket Noodle Soup, Beef Congee and Crispy Coffee Chicken with Rice.

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs (11AM - 3PM, 5.30PM - 11PM) | Fri-Sat (11AM - 2AM) | Sun (11Am - 10.45PM)

Address: 791 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198759

47. The Stack

Sandwiches and bowls, if you're looking for a place to brunch or even to grab breakfast from, The Stack has you covered! Their Sandos include a pulled beef Sando Apollo Cheese($13), Mumma Humma ($11) a vegetarian sandwich with hummus, aubergine and dukkah, or even an Avo Control ($12) which is a lemon chicken with balsamic vinegar and avocado (seen in the name) sandwich. Grab some of their rice bowls like the Supergyro ($13) or the Popo ($14). You can BYOB (Build Your Own Bowl) too!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

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

Address: 155 Waterloo Street, Stamford Arts Centre, Singapore 187962


48. Siesta

Cheese toasties that have a crunchy outer and decadent filling? Sign me up! From a grilled cheese called 3 Cheeze Crisp ($14) to a beef-filled sandwich Beefin' It Up ($16). The quirky names and delicious looking sandwiches will get you coming back for more! Their drinks are also blessed with names such as Shrek's Love Potion, Heart Racing or Suparwoman Energy Drink, and all for $8! You should drop by to find out what these drinks actually are.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Fri (5PM - 10PM) | Sat (12PM - 10PM) | Sun (12PM - 6PM)

Address: 41 Sultan Gate, Level 2


And that's our list so far! If you're visiting Bugis, make sure to properly plan your visit so you'll be able to experience some of the best halal food.