Halal & Muslim-Friendly Eateries in Japan
Struggling to find halal-friendly eateries around Tokyo? Worry no more, here are our top recommendations for you to discover.
1. Curry House CoCo Ichibanya Halal Shinjuku Kabukicho
This eatery is popular among the locals for its renowned Japanese curry which has its own quintessential distinct taste compared to the ones in Malaysia. CoCo Ichibanya is a must try when you visit Japan. The portion is big with generous serving & delicious!
Following the success of their first halal outlet in Akihabara, they opened another popular outlet in Shinjuku. You can choose the spice levels according to your preference, 1 being the least spicy and 10 being the most spicy. We would suggest level 5 for you to try, as we believe that is already fairly spicy.
Recommendation: Karaage curry (Fried chicken with curry)
Location: B1, 1-19-3, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0021
Operating hours: 11am – 10:30pm Everyday
2. Asakusa Sushi Ken
There has always been doubt circulating the Muslim community when it comes to Sushi. Most of the sushi are made using rice wine called mirin to add flavour to the dish, making it non-edible for us Muslims. Even the soy sauce shoyu contains alcohol as preservative.
Thankfully, now we don’t have to deal with shubhah (doubt) issue as Sushi Ken is here to the rescue! Sushi Ken is the first sushi restaurant granted a halal certification from the Japan Halal Foundation, this restaurant also features a halal-only menu where you can be assured the sushi or shoyu does not contain any alcohol.
The sushi here are guaranteed to be super fresh. Come here and splurge at this exquisite sushi galore.
Recommendation: Sushi set
Location: 2-11-4 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
Operating hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 11pm (Monday – Saturday)
11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 9.30pm (Sunday)
(Closed on Wednesday)
3. Honolu Ramen
This eatery is known for its lip-smacking halal ramen with flavourful broth. The Rich Chicken Soy Sauce Ramen, Spicy Ramen, Fried Chicken Ramen, and Rich Chicken Flavour Ramen are among the best sellers here making it a unique for ramen lovers. The spicy halal chicken karaage is also the major crowd puller here.
You have to purchase the ramen using the vending machine at the entrance and pass it to the staff, making this place a unique ramen experience. Take a seat and they will send the food to your table.
Recommendation: Special Rich Chicken Ramen
Location: 1-23-1 Ebisu Minami America-Bashi Bldg. 1F, Shibuya 150-0022 Tokyo Prefecture
Operating hours: Lunch 11:30 -14:30 / Dinner 17:00-21:30 Everyday
Tasty delightful halal Japanese BBQ with quaint ambience. The BBQ set comes with 3 types of meat.
Given the limited choices for halal BBQ in Japan, it is not wrong to splurge a bit on the Yakiniku, priced at 4,320 Yen per person plus 8% tax. The meal set comes with beef shoulder, beef round meat, beef rib loin, choice of drinks, salad and rice. Mix the barbecue sauce with the chilli paste well and it makes a super good dip for the meat!
This place is a must-go for authentic Japanese BBQ experience.
Recommendation: BBQ set
Location: 3-14-5 Shibuya, Shibuya 150-0002, Tokyo Prefecture (Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu)
Operating hours: 12pm – 12am Everyday
5. La Toque, Narita Airport
Surprisingly this convenient halal eatery is reasonably priced despite being located in the airport. La Toque ambience is nice with chill atmosphere & exquisite interior.
We highly recommend the Big Chicken Cutlet Curry platter. A good Japanese fix before leaving the country!
Recommendation: Big Chicken Cutlet Curry
Location: Narita Airport Tokyo, Terminal 2, 4th Floor
Operating hours: 7:30am – 8:30pm Everyday
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