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Osaka Halal Food: 12 Awesome Eateries That’ll Make You Say 'Oishii'


Have Halal Will Travel •  Dec 14, 2023

Now the second-largest city in Japan and arguably one of the best cities for food, Osaka is home not only to the local favourites of takoyaki and okonomiyaki, but also cuisines from around the world! And yup, with halal options to boot! So while you take in the sights of Dotonbori, Osaka Castle and Umeda Sky Building around the city, there's authentic Japanese cuisine and others from countries like Pakistan, Egypt and Malaysia that are definitely worth trying. Without further ado, here's your ultimate halal food guide to Osaka! If you're looking for a list of only Japanese halal eateries in Osaka, check out this article.

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Halal food in Osaka City:

1. Matsuri

Of course, when you're in Osaka, you must not miss out on trying their world-famous takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls) and you'll be happy to know Matsuri sells halal ones!


Credit: Matsuri

Matsuri, meaning 'festival' in Japanese, serves popular Japanese dishes such as takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and ramen at pocket-friendly prices! Not to mention that you can try your hand at making takoyaki here too. What sets this restaurant apart is that it doesn’t use any pre-chilled or pre-cooked items, so say hello to fresh and delicious food. They also have a mini-retail corner where you can shop for Muslim-friendly food items such as condiments and instant ramen!


Credit: Matsuri

Samurai Ramen Umami is instant ramen sold at the restaurant. Although not halal-certified, it does not contain any animal products or alcohol!

#HHWT Tip: A prayer space is available at the restaurant for Muslim visitors.

Halal status: Halal ingredients used, alcohol is served in the establishment so do dine at your own discretion. Prayer facilities in the establishment.

Average price: JPY900

Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 11AM-2PM, 5PM-11PM, Sun; 11AM-2PM, 5PM-9PM

Address: 3-27-17 Yoshino, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 553-0006 (〒553-0006 大阪府大阪市福島区吉野3丁目27−17)

Contact: +81 6-6940-6633

Nearest subway station: Nodahanshin (exit 7)

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2. Ramen Honolu

Do you love your ramen extra spicy? You certainly won't be disappointed with what Ramen Honolu has to offer! Located in Namba, we hear it was the first halal ramen restaurant ever to open in Osaka.

Ramen honolu

Credit: Ramen Honolu

The restaurant serves delicious ramen noodles swimming in either salted or soy-based chicken broth. The thick, cloudy broth is made by boiling halal chicken for all of eight hours, so believe us when we say that the soup is simply...umami perfection! The best part is that you can also choose your spice rating, ranging from mild to spicy to extra spicy, so for chilli-lovers out there, rejoice!

P.S. Did you know that Ramen Honolu is in other Japanese cities too? Find out how to work it into your trip with our 10D9N Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo itinerary full of delicious halal food and iconic sights!


Credit: Ramen Honolu

If the ramen and rice alone don't fill you up, you can order dishes from the side menu such as the famous halal-certified Nikkoken chicken gyoza, and halal roast chicken with rice.

#HHWT Tip: A prayer space is available at the restaurant for Muslim visitors.

Halal status: Only halal ingredients used, prayer facilities in the establishment. Do note that other Ramen Honolu outlets may serve pork or non-halal ingredients, but the Namba outlet is fully halal with no pork or alcohol served.

Average price: JPY1000
Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 2.30PM, 5PM - 10PM
Address: 1F, 2-5-27 Motomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 556-0016 (〒556-0016 大阪府大阪市浪速区元町2丁目5−27)
Contact: +81 6-6710-9604
Nearest subway station: Osaka-Namba (exit 32), JR Namba (South exit),

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3. Tsuki no Odori

Rejoice if you're a chicken lover! Tsuki no Odori, which is known for their chicken dishes has a halal menu. They've taken great care to ensure that the halal dishes served meets their standards and diners' expectations. Their miso hot pot and chicken salt hot pot are made for sharing with a minimum of 2 people, so this is the perfect place to slurp down some hot soup with your travel buddies!

Miso Hot Pot

Credit: Tsuki no Odori on Facebook

Be sure to try the succulent yakitori! And don't forget to have the salted caramel ice cream for dessert!

Note: It's best to make a reservation before visiting especially if you're going in a group of 4 or more, as although they do have halal meals on hand, the number of servings are limited.

Halal status: Halal ingredients used, alcohol is served in the establishment so do dine at your own discretion.

Average price: JPY3000
Opening hours: 5.30PM - 11PM (Last order 10PM, Tues-Sun), closed on Mondays
Address: 2 Chome-26-13 Kujominami, Nishi Ward, Osaka, 550-0025, Japan (〒550-0025 大阪府大阪市西区九条南2丁目26−13)
Contact: +81 6-4393-0088 or email [email protected]
Nearest subway station: Kujo (exit 1/2) Facebook | Instagram

4. Naritaya Osaka

A halal ramen chain famous since its opening in Asakusa, Tokyo, Naritaya offers quality and comfort ramen - a refuge after a long day exploring the nearby shopping streets of Shinsaibashi. Don't miss out on its distinct and tasty flavours! Besides ramen, their menu also includes fusion cuisines that will leave you wanting more as well! Try their Curry soupless noodles or stewed beef noodles (gorogoro) for a change.

For those of you who want to indulge, Naritaya has a selection of Wagyu too! Take your pick from their Wagyu Yakiniku rice bowls, Wagyu curry, Wagyu katsu or go all out with their Wagyu steak.

#HHWT Tip: If you want a quick meal on the go, Naritaya has bento sets which they will deliver to you! Do send them a DM on Instagram for more information!

Halal status: Halal-certified by Japan Islamic Trust, prayer facilities in establishment

Average price: JPY1400
Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 12PM-3PM, Sat-Sun; 12PM-3PM, 5PM-8PM
Address: 1-7-23, Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka 542-0083 (〒542-0083 大阪府大阪市中央区東心斎橋1丁目7−23)
Contact: +81 6-6281-0133
Nearest subway station: Nagahoribashi (exit 7)

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BONUS: Wagyu Yakiniku Osaka PANGA

If you've always wanted to enjoy halal yakiniku in Osaka then here's your chance to do just that! Wagyu Yakiniku Osaka PANGA offers halal prime cuts and side dishes that are super juicy and flavourful. Try your hand at grilling your own meat and choose from a variety of options including A5 grade wagyu beef. The shop is conveniently located near the station, about a 2-minute walk from Exit 6 of Shinsaibashi Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line!

Halal status: Halal-certified by Japan Islamic Trust
Address: 2-3-31 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0085
Opening hours: Daily; 6pm - 11pm
Nearest subway station: Shinsaibashi Station

Japanese Cuisine (Kansai Airport):

5. The U-Don

Up next on our halal oodles-of-noodles feast at KIX is The U-Don! The U-Don features Sanuki udon, a form of thick wheat flour noodle from the Shikoku region easily identified by its square shape and flat edges. It’s a self-service concept here at The U-Don. First, pick up a tray and choose the type of udon dish you’d like.

The udon dishes range from hot options such as warm udon in shoyu broth to the more summer-apt dish, zaru (chilled) udon. Next, move on to the food-warmer section where you can have your choice of add-ons such as fishballs, boiled turnip and an assortment of tempura.

Feeling ravenous? Load up your tray with more food from the next selection consisting of other nibbles such as inari (rice-stuffed fried tofu) and nigiri (rice balls). Lastly, bring your food-laden tray to the cashier who will total up your bill. Easy-peasy! Oh, by the way, you also get to enjoy free-flow of hot or cold matcha green tea!

Halal status: Halal-certified by Malaysian Halal Consultation & Training

Average price: JPY600
Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM - 10PM (Last order 9.30PM)
Address: Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 2F, 1 Senshukukoukita, Izumisano-shi, Osaka-fu 549-0001 (public area, before customs)
Contact: +81 07-2456-6515

6. Chibo Diversity

Chibo Diversity Osaka, a long-running restaurant chain famous for its mouthwatering okonomiyaki (savoury Japanese pancakes), is the first location to provide a Muslim-friendly menu.

While you're here, you have to try Osaka's signature menu, such as okonomiyaki. You can also opt for the Chiboyaki menu which is beef, prawns, clams, and squid filling that's fried into a soft pancake, or the Yakisoba, which is stir-fried noodles with prawns, beef, squid, and halal Otafuku sauce! The best part is that you can watch them prepare the okonomiyaki in the teppan (flat fryer) live.

Halal status: Halal-certified ingredients and equipment, no alcohol served, providing prayer room in the restaurant

Average price: ¥1,280 - ¥10,000
Opening hours: 11AM - 11PM
Address: 7F, 1-5-5 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Contact: +81 6-6212-2211

International Cuisine:

7. Osaka Halal Restaurant (Indian & Pakistani)

Visiting Osaka would not be complete without a trip to the Osaka Masjid! And within the vicinity of the central mosque lies a yellow and green restaurant you’ll be able to easily spot from afar. Enter this dining establishment and you’ll find delicious Pakistani cuisine like pulao, briyani, gosht and a range of yummy desserts for a complete, hearty meal.

We think the gola ganda, or shaved ice, looks especially good to cool off on a hot summer’s day! Do check out their special menu that changes daily, and if you dine during lunchtime on Fridays, you’ll be delighted to find a buffet of curries, naan, rice, pakora, and dessert. Osaka Halal Restaurant holds a Malaysian Halal Standard certification, so you’ll be able dine with peace of mind and eat to your heart’s content!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Average price: JPY1200
Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 3PM, 5PM - 10PM
Address: 4-13-2, Owada, Nishiyodogawa-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 555-0032, Japan (〒555-0032 大阪府大阪市西淀川区大和田4丁目13−2)
Contact: +81 6-6475-9786
Nearest subway station: Chibune (exit 5)

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8. Cafe Bintang (Javanese)

Let us head to South-East Asia next where tasty Indonesian and Malaysian cuisines await your tastebuds! Located within the shopping district of Shinsaibashi-Osaka and just a stone’s throw away from the train station, this Muslim-owned restaurant is convenient and a popular choice for lovers of traditional Indonesian cuisine. As the only place in the Minami region serving authentic Javanese food, you’ll be treated with a variety of satay dishes, and other popular Indonesian cuisines like gado-gado, soto ayam and bakso. Yum!

You can’t go wrong with any of the tasty selections that Cafe Bintang offers, but if you’re in a pickle, settle for the classic Nasi Goreng which has gotten rave reviews from customers! With a prayer space within the restaurant, you’ll have everything you need to dine with ease. Prefer take-out instead? Bento services are available too!

Halal status: Halal ingredients used

Average price: JPY680-1000
Opening hours: Sat-Thurs; 12PM-10.30PM, Fri; 2PM-10.30PM
Address: 1-19-19 Higashi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 542-0083
Contact: +81 6-6241-8955
Nearest subway station: Shinsaibashi

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9. Zero Two Nasi Kandar Tokyo (Malaysian)

Zero Two Nasi Kandar Tokyo is started by Mr Tateda, who also owned a South Indian restaurant in Osaka called Zero One Curry. This store was first brought up when Mr Tateda visited Kuala Lumpur and tried the curry in nasi kandar, before deciding to open a nasi kandar store in Japan!

The store is similar to every nasi kandar store where you can choose between white rice or nasi biryani and pick three vegetables, two curries, and a main dish. You'll be spoiled by the selection of food they offer, which includes at least six distinct curry options as well as classic side dishes like fried chicken, squid, fried shrimp, lamb cutlets, okra (also known as ladies' finger), and more!

You can expect your meal to be presented on a plastic or metal plate with banana leaves, much like you would see in any roadside nasi kandar store in Malaysia. To replicate the Malaysian nasi kandar experience, the store's walls are even decorated with Malaysian art and murals.

Halal status: We reached out to them and they informed us that all of their food is halal and uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers. They also serve alcohol in the premises. You're advised to dine in at your own discretion.

Average price: JPY1,400-1,600
Address: Japan, 〒100-0004 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Ōtemachi, 1 Chome−9, フィナンシャルシティ グランキューブ
Opening hours: 11:30AM - 8:30PM


Halal Eateries in Attractions

10. Top of Universal - Hotel Keihan Universal Tower

If you enjoy steaks, you'll be glad to know that there's a Muslim-friendly restaurant that sells Wagyu steaks! Conveniently situated less than a 5-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan, the Top of Universal restaurant at Hotel Keihan Universal Tower has a Muslim-friendly Steak Dinner Set Menu.

P.S. Looking for other Muslim-friendly restaurants in other Japan attractions? Check out these 6 Muslim-Friendly Restaurants in Tokyo Disneyland For Your Next Adventure!

You can savour the halal wagyu sirloin steaks that are made from Japanese-bred cattle. 100g or 150g of wagyu are available starting at JPY 7,700. While wagyu is known to be pricey, the juicy and tender meat melting in your mouth is worth it! But not to worry, they also have domestic beef and Aussie beef options if you're searching for something more reasonably priced (JPY5500). The Japan Halal Foundation has verified all of the meat as halal, and they also utilize halal sauces.

In addition, the Top of Universal offers a fantastic ambiance. Located on the hotel's 32nd level, you may dine while taking in the stunning view of Osaka.

Halal status: Muslim-friendly menu available. Meat and seasonings in Muslim-friendly menu are halal-certified. Do note that the meal is prepared in the same kitchen as non-halal meals BUT separate kitchenware is used to prepare the Muslim-friendly meals. Do note that dining utensils are the same as non-halal meals but you can request for disposable utensils. We strongly recommend that you dine at your own discretion.

Average price: JPY3850-11000
Address: 32nd floor, 6 Chome−2−45, Hotel Keihan Universal Tower, Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka
Opening hours: Open daily; 5.30PM-9.30PM (last order: 8PM)
Contact: [email protected] or call +81 6-6465-1212

P.S. First-time visiting Universal Studios Japan? Check out these 21 Insider Tips To Universal Studios Japan For The Muslim Traveller!

11. Red Lobster - Universal Studios Japan

If you don't already know, one of the well-known eateries on Universal City Walk, Red Lobster, has a Muslim-friendly menu! Now you can enjoy yourself without worrying about what to eat.

Even if the Muslim-friendly menu is limited to just 3, you can still indulge in a Japanese-style Beef Bowl (JPY1080), which is sure to fill you up!

Not in the mood for Japanese cuisine? Opt for their Vegetable Penne or Butter Chicken Curry (both priced at 1280 yen) instead! You'll need these delectable foods to end your incredible day at USJ.

Halal status: Muslim-friendly menu available. All ingredients in Muslim-friendly menu are from halal-certified suppliers and although it's prepared in the same kitchen as non-halal meals, separate kitchenware is used to prepare the meals. Do note that dining utensils are the same as non-halal meals but you can request disposable utensils.

Average price: JPY3850-11000
Address: 5F, Universal Citywalk Osaka, 6-2-61 Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 554-0024
Opening hours: 11AM-11PM daily
Nearest train station: Universal-City (JR Sakurajima line)
Contact: +81 6-6940-6351

Are you drooling yet? We hope you are just as impressed at the wide selection of food as we are! With these halal local and international cuisines in one charming city, finding a halal option is now made easy in Osaka. So if you’re making your way to Osaka, try out the food at one of these restaurants (or all of them!) and let us know how they fare! We’d love to hear from you!