We (Suzana and I) visited Paris recently and found out about two amazing halal restaurants serving awesome French food and we decided that we absolutely have to share it with everyone, especially if you’re planning to visit Paris anytime soon! Add these to the existing list that our writer, Syahirah, has done up for Muslim-friendly restaurants in Paris and you’re pretty much set for your trip! But of course, if you need more guidance, don’t forget to refer to our itinerary. We’ve done all the planning for you 😉
*Do note that not all restaurants listed are halal certified. As such, readers are advised to dine at your own discretion.
Two words, HALAL RACLETTE. We’re still dreaming of the mouthwatering meal we had at Alambra and one of the main reasons is the amazing French raclette cheese. Where else can you get your own wedge of French cheese (minimum of 2 pax for a raclette order) melted to hot gooey perfection? For the raclette menu, you get to choose from three options – Carnivore (steak), Charcutière (selection of cured meat) and Carpaccio. As Alambra is known for their amazing steaks, we just had to go for the steak option 😛 The steak was tender, juicy and having it with piping hot cheese to it was definitely a life-changing experience. The serving was also very generous and comes with an entire jacket potato, served with sour cream (but of course, you can also add cheese to it), as well as a side of salad. Trust us, even if you’re not a cheese person, you’ll change your mind after this meal 😛 If you still need more convincing, perhaps our video will do the trick!
Of course, no meal is complete without DESSERTS! Alambra has a pretty wide choice of desserts to choose from, ranging from creme brulee to tiramisu. We couldn’t decide on one, so we got the platter of five mini desserts. More sweets to go around! All in all, Alambra has a pretty laid back vibe and is perfect for hanging out with a group of friends after a day of exploring Paris. The food is so good, we wish we could ship the raclette cheese back home to Singapore, complete with the heating machine and all 😛
#HHWT Tip: If you want a more private setting, Alambra also has private rooms available for request!
Halal Status: Halal-Certified by AVS de France
Address: 93 Avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, 93240 Stains, France
Contact Number: +33 095158 4066
Opening Hours: Mon to Thur, Sat – 12 – 2.30pm, 7pm to 11pm
Fri – 7pm to 11.30pm, Sun – 7pm to 11.30pm
Price: 20€ to 30€
Located in the suburbs of Paris, Alcazar is one of the best French fine dining restaurants you could possibly hope to visit in Paris. (According to locals, so you can definitely trust this.) The menu is constantly changing as the founder of the restaurant believes in incorporating seasonal ingredients in their food and everything is prepared fresh.
During our visit, we tried 4 different appetizers – grilled octopus with potatoes (Spanish), fried minced cod fish (Portugal), salmon sashimi (Japanese) and a French open-faced sandwich with Italian mozzarella on pesto. As for our mains, we had beef cheek and steak served with potatoes. Their portions are really generous (we had a hard time finishing the beef cheek!) and the beef steak was absolutely amazing. If you’re a coffee person, we hear that they serve awesome coffee too!
Of course, we can’t forget about desserts. It’s not easy to find halal (or alcohol-free) tiramisu in Singapore, so we knew we had to try the tiramisu! Thank goodness we got one to share, as the tiramisu was huuuuuge and tasted so good.
#HHWT Tip: The French love to have a cuppa coffee after their meal 😉
Halal Status: Halal-Certified meat used by AVS or Achahada
Address: 10 Place Marcel Pointet. Stains, Seine-Saint-Denis
Contact Number: +33 982568078
Opening Hours: 12noon to 2.30pm, 7.30pm to 11pm (Tuesday to Saturday), 7.30pm to 11pm (Sunday), (Closed on Mondays)
Price: 20€ to 40€ (The set which comes with a entree, main and dessert costs 36€)
#3 to #7 are recommended by our writer, Syahirah, who previously resided in Paris!
Tilal is a Lebanese cuisine restaurant nestled right in the very heart of Châtelet Les Halles. Châtelet is in the first arrondissement, or district, of Paris, and is a shopping haven. Near to the Centre Georges Pompidou, Tilal is definitely convenient to pause for a quick bite, have lunch, or even dinner.
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Our writer has visited Tilal before, and the food and service are thumbs-up! A well-located Lebanese restaurant in town, Tilal lives up to its promise.
#HHWT tip: Tilal is located in a great shopping area, and near Centre Georges Pompidou.
Halal Status: Halal meat available
Address: Rue Rambuteau 74, 75001 Paris, France
Contact Number: +33 140269551
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 11:30pm (Monday to Saturday, Closed on Sundays)
Price: Around 10€ on average
Directions: Châtelet – Les Halles (M1, M4, M7, M11, M14)
4. Restaurant Sahil
A Pakistani-Indian restaurant at Gare de l’Est, I have been to Sahil numerous times, for a Pakistani-Indian food fix. They have all sorts of curries, masalas, briyanis, tandooris, naans – a long menu with something for everyone. The pictures here do not do justice. Gare de l’Est feels a bit like Little India, with many Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian restaurants and shops. Sahil’s fare is very reasonably priced; you could get a meal for 6€. Its décor is homey and warm; you will immediately feel at ease here.
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Sahil is a fuss-free dining option, especially if you are craving for a taste of Asia in Paris. It is also a great place to get together with all your friends and families – they have tables for 10 and also a small praying area.
Halal Status: Halal meat available, Prayer facilities in the establishment
Address: 106 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, Paris, France
Contact Number: +33 142478453
Opening Hours: 12:00pm to 11:30pm (Every day)
Price: Around 6€ onwards
Directions: Métro Gare de l’Est (M4,M5,M7)
5. Le Wok Saint Germain
Le Wok Saint Germain is a Thai fusion restaurant, located in the hip neighbourhood of Odéon/Saint Michel. It serves Thai, Chinese, and Vietnamese cuisine. Le Wok also is an AVS-certified (halal certification body) eatery. Here, what is unique is that there is an open wok station right in the entry of the restaurant! Customers can choose what ingredient goes into their fried noodles or rice, and see the chef whipping it up right away, or they could also order off the menu.
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Head to the Le Wok Saint Germain for lunch or dinner. You will definitely not regret it!
#HHWT tip: Le Wok Saint Germain is in the Odeon-Saint Michel Area, the Latin Quarter if Paris.
Halal Status: Halal-Certified by AVS de France
Address: 45 Rue Dauphine, Paris, Île-de-France 75006
Contact Number:+33 144410349
Lunch: 12:00pm to 3:00pm (Monday to Friday)
Dinner: 7:00pm to 11:00pm (until 12:00am on Friday)
Weekend: 12:00pm to 12:00am (Saturdays), 12:00pm to 11:00pm (Sundays)
Price: The average price to eat here is 25€
Directions: Métro Odéon (M4)
6. Le Baili
A Tex-Mex and artisanal burger joint, in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, Le Baili has a capacity of around 40 people. The deco of the restaurant is not over-the-top Mexican, but as is with food, the proof is in the taste! The ‘Gourmands’ menu costs 28€, and consists of an entrée, a main dish, a dessert, and a drink.
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Hailed one of the best halal restaurants in Paris, Le Baili definitely does not disappoint!
Halal Status: Halal meat available
Address: 29, rue Saint-Blaise 75020 Paris
Contact Number:+33 950691707
Lunch: 12:00pm to 3pm (Saturdays only)
Dinner: 7pm to 11:30pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays), 7pm to 11pm (Sunday)
Closed on Mondays
Price: Around 28€ for a set meal
Directions: Marie de Miribel (tramway 3B)
7. Les Enfants Terribles
Les Enfants Terribles is owned by two brothers, Kamil and Sofiane Saidi, and was launched in April 2007. They take pride in being one of the pioneers to serve halal French cuisine, in a chic restaurant setting. The average price of a meal here is 28€. It is best to reserve first before heading down to the restaurant. Mouthwatering pictures, coming right up!
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#HHWT Tip: Les Enfants Terribles is located in the same district as Père Lachaise cemetery, where the rich and famous are buried.
Halal Status: Halal Certified
Address: 160, boulevard de Charonne 75020 Paris
Contact Number:+33 43432461
Opening Hours: Dinner 7:30pm to 11:30pm (Monday to Thursday, Sunday) 7:30pm to 1:00am (Friday and Saturday)
Price: Around 28€ for a meal on average
Directions: Métro Alexandre Dumas (M2)