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01 Jul 2021

13 Top Halal & Muslim-Friendly Japanese and Korean Food in Singapore

13 Top Halal & Muslim-Friendly Japanese and Korean Food in Singapore

Having a case of the travel blues? We got you– for all the times you’re craving those rice balls, ramen, kimchi stew and Korean barbeque, here’s a list of 13 Japanese and Korean food options in Singapore that also cater to our Muslim friends! 

Be whisked to the streets of Japan and South Korea without having to board a plane! From bibimbap, piping hot udon to fried chicken and burgers, these established joints serve up authentic Korean and Japanese cuisine, promising a memorable gastronomic journey.


1. Monster Planet

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Source: Monster Curry

The latest brainchild of Monster Curry has landed in Singapore. Whipping up some of the best demi-glace Japanese curry rice in monster size made from 14 vegetables and spices cooked over 2 days, Monster Planet is Halal-certified and the place to visit for a monstrous plate of curry. 

Pick from options like Beef Shabu Shabu Curry, Chicken Katsu Curry and Big Fish Curry! Doused in a generous serving of smooth, fragrant curry for an extra umami-packed flavour, spice levels are customisable. On a scale of Normal Spicy to Monster Spicy, how ready are you and your tastebuds? Served on gigantic plates, a visit to Monster Planet promises a hearty, fulfilling meal that’s sure to satiate all your Japanese food cravings! 

Address: 

  • 60 Paya Lebar Road #01-57, Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051
  • 176 Orchard Road #01-33C/D, The Centre Point, Singapore 238843
  • 1 Woodlands Square #05-13, Causeway Point, Singapore 738099
  • 50 Jurong Gateway Road #01-07, Jem, Singapore 608549

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 11am-10pm

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2. Matchaya

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Source: Matchaya

Itching to get your hands on some authentic Japanese desserts and cafe food? Look no further! at Matchaya, they only use Halal-friendly ingredients and their menu offers a host of delicacies perfect for brunch, dessert or even a thirst quencher! At their core, Matchaya is dedicated to remaining true to craftsmanship, passion and connections, with their artisanal tea sourced from passionate tea farmers.

From sandwiches and all-day breakfast options to soft serve ice-cream and classic Japanese sweets like Warabi Mochi, there’s bound to be something right up your alley no matter the occasion. Seek respite from the heat and cool down with a cup of cold whisked milk tea! Tea connoisseurs may gravitate towards their impressive selection of ceremonial and flavoured tea, perfect for a relaxing afternoon of appreciating and sipping.  

Address:

  • 2 Handy Road #01-08/09, The Cathay, Singapore 229233
  • 290 Orchard Road #B1-K4, The Paragon, Singapore 238859

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 10am-10pm

Save 20% at Matchaya at The Cathay and Paragon with ChopeDeals!

3. Kure Menya

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Source: Kure Menya

There are some days where you just crave a good, proper bowl of ramen, and Kure Menya is here to fulfil those wishes. A Muslim-friendly joint with no pork, lard and alcohol, only Halal-certified ingredients are used in their collagen rich broth bursting with umami. Meticulously crafted and boiled for over 8 hours, each bowl of ramen is gloriously bathed in a chicken broth before being topped with an Ajitama egg and a handful of freshly chopped spring onions.

Opt for their classic Tori Chashu Ramen featuring tender and thinly sliced meat, spicy food lovers may go for the spicy version with Kure Menya’s In-house Sichuan-style chili. For a dose of dry ramen, the Maze-men (Dry Ramen) is another crowd-favourite with its homemade citrus sweet sauce topped with spring onions, strips of black fungus, fried garlic and roasted sesame seeds. 

Perfect for a filling meal and a classic Japanese dish that can do no wrong, save 35% on a Ramen Set for 1 Pax at Kure Menya with ChopeDeals here!

Address:
182 Cecil Street, #02-11, Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 11am to 10pm

Save 10% at Kure Menya with ChopeDeals here! 

4. Jinjja Chicken

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Source: Jinjja Chicken

Korean fried chicken is arguably the pinnacle of Korean cuisine, and Jinjja Chicken delivers. Inspired by South Korea’s diverse and rich food culture alongside their increasingly fast-paced approach, Jinjja Chicken offers classic Korean dishes. Boasting quintessential food like Bibimbap, Tteokbokki and Kimbap, they also serve up a mean fried chicken. 

A Halal-certified casual restaurant perfect for satiating all your Korean food cravings, Jinjja Chicken  uses 100% fresh chicken for their signature Korean Fried Chicken Wings, avoiding excessive use of preservatives and additives for the best flavours possible. Pick from a range of signature sauces that the chicken will be coated in and tuck in! Whether you’re up for a spicy challenge or going for the tangy, sweet and spicy Yangnyeom sauce, the blend of flavours with the soft, succulent meat will have you reaching for more.

Address:

  • 930 Yishun Avenue 2, #01-45 Northpoint City, Singapore 769098
  • 78 Airport Boulevard, #B1-247, Singapore 819666
  • 249 Victoria Street, Singapore 188034
  • 3155 Commonwealth Ave W B1-28/29, The Clementi Mall, Singapore 129588
  • 3 Gateway Drive, #02-05, Singapore 608532

Opening Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9.30pm
Friday-Saturday: 11an-10pm

Check out Jinjja Chicken here!

5. Dosirak

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Source: Dosirak

Whether you’re hankering for a good bibimbap or looking for a quick lunch fix, Dosirak checks all the boxes. Serving up fast and nutritious Korean food with a modern twist, their bibimbap is served in tubs that make for a fun and easy mixing experience. Pick from signature bowls like Beef Bulgogi and Kimchi Tofu or build your own from scratch!  

Eating the rainbow at Dosirak is an easy feat with their extensive selection of veggies, meat and protein. Drench your combination with sauces like Omma Gochujang, Soy Harlic Jang and Apple Cider Gochujang for a little spicy kick. A classic Korean dish, bibimbap at Dosirak is a must-try. 

Address:
OUE Downtown Gallery 6A Shenton Way #01-44 Singapore 068815

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-2.30pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Check out Dosirak here!

6. Muk Bang Korean Restaurant

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Source: Muk Bang Singapore

Tucked within Viva Business Park is Muk Bang Korean Restaurant, a cosy spot serving up authentic and mouth-watering Korean cuisine. If you’re in the East, this Halal-certified restaurant is worth a visit! With typical options on the menu including Kimchi and Seafood Pajeon (Pancake), Japchae and Tteokbokki, they also offer Kimchi Jjigae, Galbi Tang and Ramyeon if you’re craving a comforting hot pot of soup on a rainy day. 

Headed for a meal with family and friends? Don’t miss out on the quintessential Army Stew! Packed to the brim with the freshest ingredients and a handful of spices for that spicy and sharp aroma, gather round the table for a bubbling stew that’ll warm your stomach and heart. For a memorable meal, round off your meal on a sweet note with a bowl of Bingsu, crushed ice topped with an assortment of fruits, powder and bean paste. 

Address:
Blk 750 Chai Chee Road #01-02 Viva Business Park S469000

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 11am to 10pm

Check out Muk Bang Korean Restaurant here!

7. Seoul Garden

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Source: Seoul Garden Singapore

A popular joint for unlimited sizzling, juicy bbq meat and Korean cuisine in a buffet-style, Seoul Garden has been a leading Halal-certified Korean brand in Singapore for the past 38 years and counting. Dishing up plates after plates of meats, seafood and more, you can look forward to indulging in premium cuts like Premium US Kalbi and Mala Kimchi Ribeye at Seoul Garden. After all, a kbbq meat party might just be what you need to recharge.

On the hunt for a good lunch that’ll fuel you for the day? The Personal Grill Set might just be right for you, complete with a little bit of everything– soup, meat, vegetables, banchan and rice that’ll fill you with energy to conquer the day! 

Address & Opening Hours:
Find the full list of outlets here

Check out Seoul Garden here!

8. Omoomo

omoomo-teppan
Source: Omoomo

Can’t decide between Japanese food and Korean food? Why not have both? A Halal-certified restaurant with Korean-Japanese fusion food on its menu, Omoomo offers a host of rice bowls, ramen and teppan hotplate meals. Its fast casual and self-service concept means you get to satiate your cravings quickly without compromising on the flavours! 

For a sizzling, meaty option, their Soy Garlic Steak Teppan features tender and juicy NZ striploin steak, corn, vegetables and a choice of multigrain or white rice. Topped with their signature Soy Garlic butter, it melts deliciously and coats every ingredient as you mix it all up. Alternatively, get your noodle fix with Spicy Chicken Glass Noodle! The perfect mix of spicy and creamy thanks to the Onsen Tobikko egg, it’ll have you reaching for more mouthfuls. 

Address:

  • 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #01-40, Singapore 397628
  • 1 Pasir Ris Close, Market Square @ Downtown East E!Avenue, #02-321, Singapore 519599
  • 930 Yishun Ave 2, #B1-191 Northpoint City South Wing, Singapore 769098
  • 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-14/15 The Star Vista, Singapore 138617

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 11.30am–9pm

Check out Omoomo here!

9. 4Fingers Crispy Chicken

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Source: 4Fingers Crispy Chicken

For a delectable, Korean-style crispy chicken experience, 4Fingers goes above and beyond to provide. Deeply committed to providing their Muslim customers a peace of mind over a crispy meal, they strictly adhere to all Halal practices and is Halal-certified. The stars of their menu are their Signature Mix, coated with both Hot & Spicy and Soy Garlic sauces for the best of both worlds. 

Boasting fresh ingredients and a variety of signature sauces hand-brushed then fried to crisp perfection, they also offer a melange of rice boxes, salads and sides that’ll whet your appetite before you move on to the mains. Prepared upon order and served piping hot, roll up your sleeves and gear up to dig in! 

Address & Opening Hours:
Find the full list of outlets here

Check out 4Fingers Crispy Chicken here!

10. Nene Chicken

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Source: Nene Chicken

Fun fact: “Ne” translates to “Yes” in Korean, so Nene Chicken means “Yes Yes Chicken”! A favourite Halal-certified spot to drop by for some of the best fried chicken around, Nene Chicken was founded in South Korea in 1999 and has since been dishing out juicy chicken cooked through their batter-dip process in which oil does not seep into the chicken meat. Succulent meat and crispy batter? Yes please!

Fried to golden brown perfection and generously glazed with sauces like Soy, Smoky Barbecue, Honey Mustard and more, this applies to their burgers too. Spicy food enthusiasts might want to challenge themselves and go for the Nene Double Freaking Hot Chicken Burger that’ll have your tastebuds aflame! Classic Korean favourites like Sundubu Jjigae and Japchae are available to complement your meal, as are Chicken Spam Fries and Fried Tteokbokki. 

Address & Opening Hours:
Find the full list of outlets here

Check out Nene Chicken here!

11. Wakuwaku Yakiniku

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Source: Wakuwaku Yakiniku

Proudly holding the title of the first Halal Yakiniku restaurant, Wakuwaku Yakiniku has gained a strong following and promises a delightfully meaty, smoky grilled experience. 

With the kitchen helmed by a Japanese chef familiar with the ways of yakiniku, embark on an authentic Wagyu gastronomic journey filled with premium cuts of meat including Prime Wagyu Steak, Ramu Chikin, Misuji (Top Blade) and more! Load up on the vegetables and seafood that’ll complement the meat and provide a textural variety or opt for alternatives like Rice Burgers, Shrimp Noodles and donburis. 

Address:
27 Bali Lane Singapore, Singapore 189863

Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday: 5pm-9.30pm

Check out Wakuwaku Yakiniku here!

12. Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi Restaurant

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Source: Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi Restaurant

In the heart of the Central Business District is Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi Restaurant and as their name suggests, they serve Hakata style Udon and donburis in a cosy setting. A Halal-certified Japanese eatery, this might just be your new go-to for udon noodles and the classic miso soup! 

Chewy, smooth udon noodles soaked in a rich and meticulously prepared broth, topped with tender slices of meat and condiments of your choice is the recipe for comfort food. Not feeling like having noodles? Fret not, for other options on their extensive menu including donburis including Curry with Chicken Katsu may catch your eye! 

Address:
16 Raffles Quay, #B1-17/18 Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm
Closed on Sundays

Check out Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi Restaurant here!

13. Daya Izakaya

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Source: Daya Izakaya

One of the newest kids on the block, Daya Izakaya is the only Halal Izakaya in Singapore. An Izakaya is a small Japanese drinking establishment with food served tapas-style, usually in a casual setting. While izakayas typically serve beers, sake and sochu alongside small plates, at Daya Izakaya, immerse in the izakaya culture with sodas and fruit juices!

The Muslim-owned establishment promises an experience that’ll whisk you straight to Japan (sans the travel restrictions) for a memorable time, accompanied by delectable Halal Japanese eats! Unwind with your pals after a long day and fill your stomach up with their best-selling Garlic Fried Rice and Spicy Salmon Roll. Wash it all down with an exciting array of beverages including Rosemary Tonic Water with Black Olive, Fuwatto Melon Cream Soda or a can of fragrant Kirin Fire Luxury Iced Milk Coffee for the caffeine lovers. 

Address:
254 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799481

Opening Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11.30am-2.30pm and 6pm-11pm
Friday: 1pm-2.30am
Saturday: 11.30am-2.30am
Sunday, Public Holidays: 11.30am-11pm

Check out Daya Izakaya here!

All geared up to visit one of these Halal restaurants?


Whether you’ve been watching one too many mukbangs or convenience store hauls or just on the lookout for more Halal-certified eateries to add to your list, we’ve got your back. For an even more comprehensive list, here’s where you can check out the best Halal-certified restaurant deals!

Have a particular fare in mind– specifically burgers? You’re in luck, here’s our list of Halal burger spots in Singapore for you to browse! 

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