14 Must-Try Halal Restaurants in Tokyo (Part One)

14 Must-Try Halal Restaurants in Tokyo (Part One)

If you are a Muslim who is visiting Tokyo soon, you don't have to go through the trouble of finding some halal restaurants because here's a handy list for you!

If you are a Muslim tourist who is thinking of coming to Japan, rest assured that you will be able to find delicious restaurants for you to dine out.

Lately, the number of Halal restaurants has been increasing in Japan, but it’s not so many as a whole. In a non-Muslim country like Japan, it is difficult to be 100% Halal / Muslim compliant, so each restaurant has a different degree of commitment.

In the current situation, it is extremely hard to find a source which summarises the information systematically, so it is assumed that many Muslim people who visit Japan would often go through the anxiety.

So, summarised in this article is such information in a concise and simple manner. If any of you happen to be a Muslim and plan to visit Japan, please refer to this information by all means.

Also Read: How to Travel Tokyo on A Budget in 2015

Note: This information is accurate as of September 12, 2014. Please double-check before you go in case of any potential changes.

1. Malaychan (Ikebukuro)

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Malaychan is the only restaurant in Japan that has earned its halal certification by the Malaysian government. It is a Malaysian Chinese restaurant in Ikebukuro.

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Address: 3 Chome-22-6 Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
Mondays: 5PM-11PM
Tuesdays-Thursdays: 11AM-12:30PM (lunch); 5PM-11PM (dinner)
Friday-Saturday: 11AM-12:30PM (lunch); 5PM-midnight (dinner)
Sunday: 11:00AM-11:00PM

Price:
Lunch: ~ JPY 900 (approx. SGD10)
Dinner: Starting at JPY1000 (approx. SGD11)

Website (Japanese only): http://www.malaychan-satu.jp

*Its sister restaurant, Malaychan dua, a Malaysian-style Bak kut teh (Chinese soup) restaurant in Higashi-Ikebukuro, is not halal certified.

Local halal certified restaurants

“Local halal certification” is a certificate that can be obtained through the Malaysia Halal Corporation (MHC), which works to develop the halal industry in non-Muslim countries like Japan.

With the rise in number of Muslims visiting Japan, such as embassy officials, government officials, tourists, students and businessmen, increased economic and cultural ex-changes between Islamic countries and Japan has been observed. It is estimated that the population of Muslims living in Japan has reached around 100,000.

2. Sumiyakiya (Roppongi)

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A local halal certified restaurant in Roppongi. A must-try for people who love yakiniku!

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The fourth prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir bin Mohamad, has been to this restaurant!

Address: 3-29-16, Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11:30AM-3PM (lunch); 6PM-11:30 (dinner)
Saturday: 6PM-11:30PM
Closed Sundays and national holidays

Price:
Lunch: Starting at JPY1,000 (approx. SGD11)
Dinner: Starting at JPY4,000 (approx. SGD44)

Website (Japanese and English): http://www.sumiyakiya.com/halal

Also Read: 11 Ramen Restaurants in Tokyo That Leave You Craving for More

3. Gyumon (Shibuya)

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A local halal certified yakiniku restaurant in Shibuya. A perfect place to stop by for dinner on your way home from shopping!

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Address: 3 Chome-14-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to

Hours:
Monday-Saturday 5PM-4AM:00-28:00
Sunday and national holidays: 5PM-11PM

Price: Starting at JPY3000 (approx. SGD33)

Website (Japanese only): http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130301/13091850

4. Hanasakaji-san (Shibuya)

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A local halal certified shabu shabu restaurant in Shibuya. A perfect place to try shabu shabu during your travels!


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Address: 3 Chome-14-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to B1F

Hours:
Weekdays: 10:30AM-3PM (lunch); 5PM-midnight (dinner)
Saturday and Sunday: 5PM-midnight

Price:
Lunch: Starting at JPY2500 (approx. SGD27)
Dinner: JPY4000-18500 (approx. SGD44-200)

Website (Japanese and English): http://hanasakaji-san.jp/halal

5. Kappou YAMA (Saitama)

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A local halal certified Japanese restaurant in Saitama. They offer dishes like yakitori and ramen.

Their catering, bento, and side dishes are also halal. If you find yourself in Saitama, check this place out!

Address: 3-15-1 Uemine, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama

Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 7PM-9PM. Reservations required by the day before.
Closed Mondays

Price: Starting at JPY2000 (approx. SGD22)

Website (Japanese and English): http://kappou-yama.jp

Muslim-friendly restaurants

While the restaurant itself isn’t halal certified, they have Muslim-friendly certification or a halal menu created with consideration towards the Muslim tradition. However, each restaurant has different levels of support, so please confirm with the restaurant itself before you go.

6. Kappo Suruga (Chiba)

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A Japanese restaurant in Chiba City. You can enjoy genuine Japanese cooking here.

Certified as a Muslim-friendly restaurant by the Nippon Asia Halal Association.

Address: 1-12, Shin-machi, Chuo-ku, Chiba-ctiy, Chiba

Hours:
Weekdays: 11:30AM–2PM (lunch); 5PM-10:30PM (dinner)
Saturdays: 5PM-10PM17:00-22:00
Closed on Sundays and national holidays

Price:
Lunch: JPY2000-3000 (approx. SGD22-33)
Dinner: JPY4000- 10,000 yen (approx. SGD44-110)

Website (Japanese and English): http://www12.plala.or.jp/kp-suruga/halal.html

7. Kusumoto (Nishi Azabu)

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You can eat genuine washoku at this Nishi-Azabu restaurant that has a halal menu. If you want to eat there for lunch, you can only order their beautiful bento boxes as delivery.

Certified as a Muslim-friendly restaurant by the Nippon Asia Halal Association.

Address: 3-23-5, Nishi-Azabu, Minatoku, Tokyo

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 6PM-11PM
Closed Sundays and national holidays

Price:
Lunch (Delivery Bento): JPY1800 (approx. SGD20) and JPY3800 (approx. SGD42)
Dinner: JPY10,000-18,000 (approx. SGD110-198)

Website (Japanese and English): http://www.tokyomuslim.jp

8. Takaraya (Chiba)

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This traditional Japanese restaurant in Kisarazu, Chiba, opened in 1987. It is about an hour away from Narita Airport. They use halal-certified ingredients and prepare halal dishes using the proper kitchen utensils, such as knives and cutting boards. They also offer gender-separated private prayer rooms. This special regard for religious beliefs sets this restaurant apart from the rest.

Address: 2-3-4, Chuo, Kisarazu-city, Chiba

Hours:
Weekdays and Saturdays: 11:30AM2PM (lunch); 5PM-10PM (dinner)
Sundays and holidays: 11:30AM-2:30PM; 5PM-9PM (dinner)
Closed every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month

Price:
Lunch: JPY2000-3000 (approx. SGD22-33)
Dinner: JPY5000-7000 (approx. SGD55-77)

Website (Japanese only): http://takaraya.awk.jp

9. Minokichi Tobuikebukuro (Ikebukuro)


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A Kyoto kaiseki restaurant in Tobu Ikebukuro. They offer a Muslim-friendly “Halal Gozen” menu. How does enjoying the taste and feeling of Kyoto while relaxing after shopping at the department store sound?

Certified as a Muslim-friendly restaurant by the Kyoto Council for Sharia and Halal Affairs.

Address: Spice Ikebukuro Tobu 15F, 1-1-25, Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
Weekdays and Saturdays: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Sunday and holidays: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Closed New Year’s Day and the 3rd Wednesdays of February and August.

Price: Average JPY5000 (approx. SGD55)

Website (Japanese only): http://www.minokichi.co.jp/profile/shop31/index.html

*Information about the Yokohama branch is here: MINOKICHI Yokohama LANDMARK PLAZA BRANCH

Restaurants within the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo – Mejiro

The restaurants around the Chinzanso Garden that are incredibly popular with foreign tourists offer halal menus as well as vegetarian and non-alcoholic options.

10. Japanese Stone Grill Mokushundo (Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo)

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Address: 2-10-8, Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
Weekdays: 11:30AM-2:30PM (lunch); 5PM-10PM (dinner)
Weekends and holidays: 11:30AM-3PM (lunch); 5PM-10PM (dinner)

Price:
Lunch: Starting at 5500 yen
Dinner: Starting at 8000 yen

Website (English): http://www.hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.com/mokushundo

11. Japanese Restaurant Miyuki (Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo)

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Address: 2-10-8, Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
Breakfast: 7:00AM-10:00AM
Lunch: 11:30AM-2:30PM
Dinner: 5:30PM-9PM

Price:
Breakfast: Starting at JPY3100 (approx. SGD34)
Lunch: Starting at JPY3800 (approx. SGD42)
Dinner: Starting at JPY10,000 (approx. SGD110)

Website (English): http://www.hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.com/miyuki

In Chinzanso, outside of Japanese food, there is the French restaurant Camellia and the Italian restaurant Il Teatro, so you have various options depending on your mood!

Addition

This isn’t Japanese food, but there are many Turkish restaurants in Japan that use halal meat.

*These restaurants are not necessarily certified, so people who are concerned should contact the restaurant in advance.

12. Uskudar (Shinjuku)

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This is a Turkish restaurant in Shinjuku that uses halal meat.

Address: Komiya Bldg.2F, 3-35-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

Hours:
Weekdays: 11:30AM-3PM (lunch); 5PM-11:30PM
Weekends and national holidays: noon-3PM (lunch); 5PM-11:30 (dinner)

Price: Starting at JPY2800 (Course) (approx. SGD31)

Website (Japanese only): http://www.uskudar.jp

13. Cankaya (Shinjuku)

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This is another Turkish restaurant in Shinjuku that uses halal meat.

Address: Nishiguchi Life Building 3F 1 Chome-15-7 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
Lunch: 11:30AM-3:00PM
Dinner: 5PM-11:30PM

Price: Average JPY3500 (approx. SGD39)

Website (Japanese only): http://www.cankaya.jp

14. Carthag0 (Nakano)

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An Arabian / Turkish food restaurant in Nakano.

Address: 3 Chome-34-3 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
Thursdays-Tuesdays: 6PM-10PM
Closed Wednesdays

Price: JPY3000-4000 (Course) (approx. SGD33-44)

Website (English): http://carthago.a.la9.jp/newpage13.html

 

While there are still few halal restaurants in Japan, they are gradually increasing in number. As we find more restaurants, we plan to keep updating this article.

A part of content of this article is made by referring to the Japan Muslim Guide. For people who would like to know more, please check this website.

Also read: How to Travel Istanbul on a Budget in 2015

Want more options? Be sure to check out Part Two of 10 Must-Try Halal Restaurants in Tokyo.

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