Whether you’re unsure of where to take Muslim friends or colleagues for dinner, or you’re Muslim and you’re tired of eating at the same place over and over again, this guide will be a super-handy resource. This list of Muslim-owned and halal restaurants and cafés cover a wide range of cuisines from burgers and buffets to Italian, Chinese and more!
Looking for a good halal buffet? This halal-certified, all-day restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium serves an extensive selection of international flavours and local favourites. Buffet lunch is served daily from 12pm to 3pm ($68 per person on weekdays, $72 on weekends), and dinner is available from 5.30pm to 9.30pm ($78 per person on weekdays, $88 on weekends). Kids only pay $20 for lunch and $25 for dinner, which is a steal!
From Hainanese chicken rice, grilled satay and chilli crab, to Executive Chef Chua Yew Hock’s signature laksa, this a la carte buffet is perfect if you love your local fare. There’s also fresh seafood on ice, which includes Fine De Claire oysters, poached tiger prawns and scallops, plus Western delights like Lamb Stew Provencal. Everything is served to you at your table, so all you need to do is order from the list, sit back and relax!
Top tip: for a limited time, adults can enjoy the buffet at 50 percent off! Do note that prices are subject to changes, depending on the season.
The restaurant also offers takeaway and delivery at a flat rate islandwide. Visit singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/eshop to order!
Level 4, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road
3138 2530 | firstname.lastname@example.org
A Poke Theory
Whether you’re a health freak, a sashimi lover or just up to date with food trends, you’ll be very familiar with poke, a tasty Hawaiian concoction of fresh fish and nutritious veggies. A Poke Theory is one of just two halal-certified poke brands on the island, and definitely worth a visit to any of its handful of locations. There’s plenty of Instagrammable and wholesome goodness here, so get your whole crew ready!
Telok Ayer | Marina One | Somerset | Novena | Bugis | Kent Ridge
Fans of all things Korean, or even just of good food, your prayers have been answered by the gods of budae jjigae (Korea’s famous “army stew”). We finally have a halal-certified restaurant serving this delicious dish. Mukshidonna, a franchise of the original well-known restaurants of the same name in Korea, is located in Downtown East, so there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy (Wild Wild Wet, for starters!) before or after you fill your belly.
The Muslim owner of Wanderlost opened this rooftop bar with a spectacular view of Singapore’s business towers because he was inspired by the childhood fairy tales he grew up with. If you make it here just after 7pm, you might be lucky enough to catch an evening of halal-drinking before a beautiful sunset. Hang on: a Muslim bar and drinking? Well, the owner is a professional mixologist and this non-alcoholic bar serves unique, sustainable and healthy mocktails that will have you going back for more. (If you’re familiar with Atap Bar, this gem was started by the same team.) It’s a must for a romantic date or just a fun girls’ night out!
Fika Swedish Cafe & Restaurant
Fika not only serves amazing Swedish food but it’s incredibly Instagram-friendly – you won’t need much effort to come up with a food hashtag here. That could help explain why it’s such a loved place for Muslims in Singapore. Located in the heart of one of the island’s most photogenic districts, it’s an ideal place for a photoshoot, for a corporate meeting or any other event of note.
The Black Hole Group
The mastermind behind so many halal and Muslim-owned hipster cafes in Singapore, The Black Hole Group just keeps expanding its horizons, enticing customers into its foodie black hole! You’ll never get bored of the food at these venues; whether it’s burgers, tacos or truffle fries, or something else from the group’s travels around our planet. This is definitely a jackpot for families, couples and friends alike to enjoy.
Status: all muslim-owned, afterwit halal-certified
Working Title | Tipo Pasta Bar | Afterwit | The Mad Sailors | Stack
@theblackholegroup | theblackhole.sg
Fancy a filling Japanese curry or some elegant tuna sashimi after an energy-expending session day of ice skating? While most Japanese stalls in Singapore are non-halal, Isuramuya located right above the ice skating rink, is an exception. Watch skaters on the cold arena below while slurping on hot green tea or a nice plate of soba. This restaurant also has its very own small halal Japanese supermarket for taking produce home.
Ever walked past those mouth-watering Italian bistros in Orchard, but had to contain yourself because they don’t serve halal food? With the rise of Muslim-friendly takes on many cuisines in Singapore, there are new halal-certified Italian diners popping up, including Positano Risto. Awed by the extraordinary beauty of Positano, Italy, during a trip with his wife, one of the co-owners of this restaurant vowed to instil the same enchantment they felt into the dining experience. As a bonus, Positano Risto is just a short walk from Sultan Mosque!
Paying homage to its location in the Botanical Gardens, this restaurant’s contours and ambience embody its natural surrounds. Built to complement the ginger garden nearby (halia means “ginger” in Malay), it also pays tribute to the warmth and earthy nature of ginger in its menu. This is a must-try for nature lovers, wholesome food lovers … or even just lovers!
Owner and local celebrity Sheikh Haikel fell in love with Fatboy’s country-fried steak and was inspired to start his own burger joint. After eight years of trying to get Fatboy’s co-founder and creator Bernie Tay on board, Haikel finally convinced him to open a Fatboy’s halal counterpart: thus, FatPapas was born. Known for its country-fried steak and Wimpy Burger, the joint is not only a hit amongst the Islamic crowd but with people from all walks of life.
17 Bali Lane
The Dim Sum Place
Envious when your non-Muslim friends brag about their Din Tai Fung dinners on social media? Craving some dim sum but don’t feel like going all the way to a halal hawker or eating house? Fret no more. This restaurant, within walking distance of Sultan Mosque, specialises in dim sum and other Chinese food that is rarely halal-certified. It’s also very family-friendly, as you’ll see when looking around at kids laughing and enjoying themselves and the food.
Royz Et Vous
With non-alcoholic wine and some of the best steaks you can get in Singapore at such a reasonable price, this is an adored local gem. Be it as a break from an afternoon of shopping at Decathlon, a cute date night out or for some family fun, you can always crack open a cold one with the loved ones the halal way at Royz Et Vous!
The Ramen Stall
Got a sudden ramen craving? Don’t worry, The Ramen Stall has you covered. Even at the most nefarious timings, you’ll notice how this place is never empty. Yet the restaurant is just as accommodating if you want to pay a visit with family or friends for a weekend supper, thanks to its new Saturday opening hours of 11am to 2pm.
Tok Tok is about the most Indonesian spot you’ll find in Singapore, not only for the food, but for the fact that no stone is left unturned in recreating the ambience of our wonderful neighbour – yet without an overdose of Balinese décor. Surrounded by rustic street art, it’s great place to hang, and has a more affordable price range than most Indonesian restaurants here.
You don’t have to travel far to get a taste of the magnificent land of the Turks, with Sofra, Singapore’s very own “Little Turkey”. The place is drenched in authentic décor and artefacts from the country, and the staff are all Turkish. There’s plenty of good food here, mixed with great cultural elements.
Travel back in time and experience Singapore’s diverse heritage at Katong Kitchen, where you can taste a range of different cuisines, enjoy the Peranakan ambience and try out a series of harmonious fusion dishes. It’s undoubtedly a great dinner spot for family or friends to appreciate all that our unique country has to offer.
Not for the penny-pinchers, IndoChili has one of the best Indonesian eateries in Singapore, and is absolutely worth every cent of its higher prices. Unlike many eateries in Indonesia itself, you won’t have to be concerned about added MSG here, as the team is committed to their pledge of providing a healthy, fresh, homemade escape into the heart of Indonesian cuisine.
Who says you can’t have a halal fine-dining experience in a hotel in Singapore? Andaz, a boutique hotel by Hyatt, boasts a steakhouse, 665ºF, where you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Singapore’s skyscrapers and the Bugis area, and where non-Muslim diners can choose from a vast collection of wine or other alcoholic beverages – so, a little something for everyone. There’s a halal kitchen led by Chef Josephine Loke, who has cooked in Singapore’s Michelin-starred restaurants.
Status: Halal kitchen
With such an internationally diversified buffet, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Carousel. This is among the best-known halal buffets in Singapore, so you can expect quite a crowd – don’t forget to book beforehand! Bring your Muslim and non-Muslim friends alike for a celebration, or get together here with your work team or for a corporate gathering.
Status: Halal-certified buffet
Like Carousel, Peppermint (formerly known as AquaMarine) is an international buffet that serves alcohol but has MUIS halal certification for its kitchen and food stations. The central location – it’s in the Marina Mandarin hotel – and plush interiors make it a perfect place for lavish family dinners, dates and other big occasions. The buffet is popular for its delicious seafood – so fresh that it feels like it’s just been scooped from the sea – and also has a special focus on Asian cuisine.
Status: In the process of getting halal-certified
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