Bandar Seri Begawan – previously known as Brunei Town – is the capital of Brunei, where life revolves around malls and restaurants. While it is a Muslim majority country and Halal food is therefore easy to find, this is our guide to the top Halal restaurants in Bandar Seri Begawan, so that all those choices don’t overwhelm you!
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This is probably the most popular restaurant that serves authentic Brunei food. It is most known for its ambuyat, a thick starchy porridge that is a signature dish – and one of the most popular Halal dishes – of Brunei. If you want to leave Brunei with the taste of the food engraved in your memory (or your tongue), this is where it will happen. Great food, good service, and affordability all make it a top Halal restaurant with the locals and tourists alike. With multiple branches in Brunei, the one in Kilap is the closest to Bandar Seri Begawan.
Total: 5 Outlets
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Kaizen Sushi is a bit of an unconventional Halal fine dining restaurant in Bandar Seri Begawan. Styled in typical Japanese fashion, they serve food that looks as good as it tastes. With private rooms that can accommodate around 8 to 10 adults, it’s perfect for a gathering, even if it is a bit pricey.
Address: Block G, Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex, Jalan Pretty, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei BS8711
Phone: +673 222 6336
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We can’t talk about Halal food without mentioning Arabic cuisine. Gwad Basha serves Lebanese, Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine, and is most loved for its grilled dishes – and who doesn’t love a place that can cook their meat to perfection? The mixed grill and kebabs are said to be some of the best Halal dishes in Brunei. While it is a little heavy on the wallet, the food is well worth it!
Address: Unit 1A, Heng Thai Property Centre, 22 Simpang, Dato Ratna Road, Bandar Seri Begawan 1318, Brunei
Phone: +673 245 0009
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This is most people’s top choice of Indonesian, but since it is, you’ll fare better making a reservation in advance. The restaurant is a busy one because the food speaks for itself. With mouth-watering sauces and spicy sambals, this is one to tickle your taste buds.
Total : 3 Outlets
1 of 3 Address: Jerudong Park Food Court Phase 1, Kg Jerudong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei BG3122
Contact: +673 261 0728
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Here’s a place that serves delicious food without having to make a reservation. Awais Rice ‘n Grill serves Indian and Pakistani food, and their rice dishes, as well as their grilled meats, are all delicacies that you have to try for yourself. Quick service and affordable prices, plus food fresh and hot make this place a favorite.
Address: 144 A Ground Floor Jalan Pemancha, BA2110 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Phone: +673 222 5397
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While Korean restaurants can be found all over Bandar Seri Begawan, Kimchi Restaurant is the best. With rice cakes served with hot sauce, Korean BBQ cooked to perfection, and the kimchi just right, what’s not to love?
Address: Unit 19, Block B, Regent Square, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Phone: +673 222 2233
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Want Chinese food for breakfast? Dim Sum has it! Like its name states, Dim Sum serves up some great Halal Chinese dishes. Not exactly a place for fine dining, it is known for its cheap, affordable food in sizeable portions and good service.
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Essentially a Chinese restaurant with Thai dishes added recently, iLotus is one of the top Halal restaurants in Bandar Seri Begawan. Expect it to be crowded, since it is so popular! The Curry Prawns in Coconut Shell are one of the more popular Halal dishes in Brunei, so be sure to try it.
Address: Jalan Rakyat Jati Rimba, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Phone: +673 242 2466
Now that you have the lowdown on our Halal dining guide Bandar Seri Begawan, what are you waiting for? Go treat yourself!