51 Halal Eateries Around Bugis
Halal Eateries You Can Enjoy On The Kampong Gelam Trail1. Wakuwaku Yakiniku (Bali Lane)
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. 6. WOK HEY (Bugis Junction)
8. Tuk Tuk Cha (Bugis Junction)
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This Thai cafe chain was finally granted halal certification by MUIS in 2019, giving us yet another place to sink our teeth into a quick bite and catch up with friends over a refreshing cup of Thai Milk Tea. Their signature mains include everything from noodles such as the Yammama (Dry stir-fried instant noodles with chilli and seafood) to rice bowls including the Tom Yum Chicken Ricebowl. End your meal with their sweet Shibuya Toast topped with ice cream!Halal Status: Halal-certified View More
9. Boat Noodle SG (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: 11.30am - 8.30pm (Mon-Thurs, Sun); 11.30am-9pm (Fri-Sat) View More
10. Big Fish Small Fish (Bugis Junction)
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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!
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11. Eighteen Chefs (Bugis Junction)
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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.
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12. Jinjja Chicken (Victoria St)
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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!
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Bali Lane, Haji Lane, and Arab StA 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. I am… (Haji Lane-North Bridge Rd intersection)
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If you're looking for a halal cafe along Haji Lane, this is probably one of the first cafes to have popped up a few years ago and really kickstarted the trend. Its location right at the start of Haji Lane means it's always a vibrant and energetic space - even before you bite into a slice of their signature 7 Layers Rainbow Cake! The alfresco-style seating of I am... is what sets it apart - perfect for people-watching!
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14. The Mad Sailors (Haji Lane)
Credit: @muhammadsyanizam on InstagramThe Mad Sailors is the place to be if you’re craving for authentic British grub! With a pretty extensive menu such as Fish & Chips (served with fresh slaw and housemade tartar sauce), Bangers & Mash (with halal sausages of course!) and even Fried Mars Bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice! They are having a special new seafood centric menu, and if you're craving some classic British food, head on to their social media to find out more! Halal Status: Muslim-owned View More
15. 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! 😍
16. All Things Delicious (Arab St)
Credit: @peppeartnk on InstagramLocated 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! Welcome the year of the tiger and pre-order their Chinese New Year promotion! Dishes range from Prosperity Poké Yu Sheng, Miso Salmon with Quinoa Crust, Fried Rice with Smoked Duck and more! If you're in need for some halal CNY dishes to share with your colleagues or you're still in the festive mood, check out their website now! Halal Status: Halal-certified View More
17. 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 View More
18. Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro (Arab St-Beach Rd intersection)
Credit: @fikacafesg on InstagramIt 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 View More
19. Jason Niang Dou Fu (Beach Rd)
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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.
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Bussorah Street, Kandahar St, and Baghdad StWalking 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!
20. Julie Bakes (Baghdad St)
Credit: @makanlagi__ on InstagramAt 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 View More
21. Overrun (Baghdad St)
Credit: @firexjourney on InstagramIt’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 Instagram
22. Positano Risto (Bussorah St)
Credit: @shalimaeats on InstagramWhen 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 chili-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 View More P.S. Check out other 7 halal Italian restaurants you absolutely have to try!
23. Malayan Council (Bussorah St)
Credit: @themalayancouncil on InstagramThe 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 View More
24. LePak @ RAYZ/Rayz Bistro (Bussorah St)
Credit: @shashayakob on InstagramWith 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 View More25. Konditori (Bussorah St)
27. 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 Instagram28. The Straits Teppanyaki (Bussorah St)The Straits Teppanyakiis 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 Instagram
29. Tash Tish Tosh (Kandahar St)
Credit: Tash Tish Tosh on FacebookNestled 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 View More
30. Sanobar (Kandahar St)
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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 Instagram
31. Bumbu (Kandahar St)
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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 View More32. Taliwang SG (Kandahar St)
33. Rumah Makan Minang (Kandahar St)
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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!
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North Bridge Rd, Jln Pisang, and Aliwal StWe 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! 34. Sinaran Suria Cafe (Victoria St)
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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 View More37. Singapore Zam Zam (North Bridge Rd)
40. Chix Hot Chicken (Jln Pisang)
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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!
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41. Fluff Bakery (Jln Pisang)
42. Lina’s Cafe (Jln Pisang)
Credit: @quexotic on InstagramA visit to Lina’s Café at Jalan Pisang is more than just having a delicious meal – it’s a sign of solidarity for friends with autism. Branding itself as an autism-friendly eatery, Lina’s Café aims to raise awareness about autism visibility by providing a safe space for children with autism and their families and employing autistic individuals. Inclusivity is a key feature here where special needs children will never be judged or be faulted for if they become “disruptive” or break anything in the café ? One of their crowd-favourites is this Mak Timah’s Special Mee Rebus! Is this Mee Rebus with pasta, you might wonder? Yes! The cafe serves fusion Malay-Western food that’ll make you feel warm and cosy all over. Here's another place for you to look for some Chinese New Year bakes! From a range of traditional favourites such as Pineapple Tarts, to gourmet cookies such as Cranberry Biscotti, you'll be spoilt for choice! Check out their social media page for more information. Halal Status: Muslim-owned View More
43. 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 View More 44. Koh Nangkam (Jln Kledek)
46. Afterwit (North Bridge Rd)
Credit: @afterwitsg on InstagramHalal 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 View More47. (working title) burger bar (North Bridge Rd)
48. Tipo (North Bridge Rd)
50. The Dim Sum Place (North Bridge Rd)
51. Soulfood Catering (Pahang Street)
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This small eatery located between North Bridge Rd and the Aliwal Arts Centre may look unassuming, but their speciality nasi lemak packs a punch! Their affordable meals are full of flavour and will leave you feeling satisfied after your last bite. Try out their classic Chicken Wing Nasi Lemak for a taste, or if you're more adventurous why not order the Smoked Salmon Nasi Lemak or BBQ Boneless Thigh Nasi Lemak? Their Seafood Platters are also perfect for sharing, and come loaded with generous servings of rice as well as salmon, shrimp, and smoked salmon!
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Let us know if we missed out any of your favourite Bugis spots, and happy eating!