Battle of the Food: Best Halal Japanese Eateries In SG

By Suhanah Khamis | 03, Aug, 2018
Battle of the Food: Best Halal Japanese Eateries In SG

From Sushi to Ramen to Udon, Japanese food has never failed to entice me. But what makes me more excited is if they are Halal! But of course, food tastes best when you have companions; somewhere you can head for lunch with your colleagues or somewhere you can dine in for dinner with your family or friends.

I can still remember the fragrance of pearl rice in a bowl of Tendon and the springy strand of a Ramen noodle hanging from my chopsticks. These are the littlest things that make me want to revisit the restaurant, bringing friends and families along to share the joy of Japanese food.

I've narrowed down to 5 best halal Japanese restaurants in Singapore based on its taste, location, and price. Here are my top picks! Yoroshiku!

1. The Ramen Stall


Torched Salmon Sushi

Beef Ramen

Picture Credit: The Ramen Stall Facebook

Isn't it amazing that you can eat Halal Ramen for supper? Yes! You read that right. The Ramen Stall opens till 5am every day and this calls for all the night owls who are around Arab Street, or even anywhere else. The Ramen Stall offers everything Japanese; Sushi, Sashimi, Donburi and of course, Ramen.

Price: Worth every single cent that I wouldn't mind splurging myself

Ambiance: The Ramen Stall is definitely a place for you to hang out with your family and friends or even a date night with your partner!

Food: Everything worth trying if you are a Japanese food lover like me. As a spicy food lover, I recommend the Volcano Ramen which is also one of the best sellers. Challenge yourself to the level of spiciness to this Ramen if you dare. I'll salute you if you don't hiss due to the spiciness at level 3.

Location: Located at North Bridge Road, it is at a walkable distance from Bugis MRT and easily spotted.

Address: 787 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198755
Contact: (+65) 6655 0800
Opening Hours: 5PM to 5AM (Mon-Fri)
                          12PM to 5AM (Sat-Sun, Public Holiday)


2. Hei Sushi

Fresh Salmon

Picture Credit: Hei Sushi Facebook

Hei Sushi restaurant is no longer foreign to most of the food lovers out there. They serve a variety of Japanese food; Ramen, Udon, Soba, Ju, Sushi, and Sashimi. It will definitely leave you spoilt for choices.

Price: Average restaurant price but worth it! Do check out the lunch deal from time to time.

Ambiance: Hei Sushi is a great restaurant for small catch-up time with friends over a bowl of piping hot Ramen/Udon or even family time over sushi platters. I should say that this restaurant is kid-friendly as they offer a kid's menu for the little ones.

Food: My personal favorite is the Gyu Udon, sliced beef Udon bathed in Udon soup. The piping hot Udon soup is soothing and will leave your glasses clouded! Apart from Hana Maki (salmon rolled over sushi rice, topped with mayo and fish roe), do try the Cheesy Beef Neta, a fried sushi topped with cheese and sliced beef. These two types of sushi will never fail to satisfy me as the flavors melt in your mouth!

Location: Various outlets Islandwide. Personally, I find some of the outlets are out of my ways like Downtown East but if the cravings are there, traveling shouldn't be a problem.

Sembawang Shopping Centre
Address: 604 Sembawang Road, #01-22/23, Singapore 758459​
Contact: 6481 9081
Opening Hours: 11.30AM to 10PM (Mon-Sun)

Downtown East
Address: Market Square @ Downtown East, E!Avenue, #02-334
​               1 Pasir Ris Close Singapore 519599
6386 7141​
Opening Hours: 
11.30AM to 10PM (Mon-Sun)

IMM (Kiosk)
2 Jurong East Street 21, #01-K10 (Kiosk)
Contact: 6425 2383
Opening Hours: 
10.30AM to 9.30PM (Mon-Sun)

Sakae Building
28 Tai Seng Street, #01-02, Singapore 534106
6382 1494
Opening Hours: 
11.30AM to 9PM (Mon-Sun, Excluding Public Holidays)

MyOutlets Halal Global Hub: ​The Halal Supermarket (Kiosk)
750 Chai Chee Road, #01-07, Viva Business Park,
               Singapore 469000
6443 8082
Opening Hours: 9AM to 9PM (Mon-Sun)

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3. Hanna's Fusion and Japanese Cuisine

Picture Credit: Hanna's Fusion and Japanese Cuisine Facebook

If you are around the Bugis area and craving for some Udon, this is definitely a place for you to check out. Nestled among electronics shops at level 4 of Sim Lim Tower, Hanna's Fusion offers Ramen, Udon, Donburi and curry rice. Living up to the restaurant's name, you may also find Western and Japanese fusion dishes such as Karaage Aglio Olio and Grilled Angus Beef Curry to name a few.

Price: Affordable

 Hanna's Fusion has been one of my favorite picks when I am craving for Udon. Not only because of the affordable price for a bowl of Udon but also the secluded area in an electronic mall, therefore making it less crowded. I can fairly say that this restaurant is best for a quiet date with your partner, minus the romantic ambiance. Do take note that the restaurant closes at 8pm so have an early dinner if you planned to do so.

Location: Very convenient as Sim Lim Tower is just walking distance from Rochor MRT. Also, it is walkable from Bugis MRT

Address: 1 Rochor Canal Road, #04-02F, Sim Lim Square, Singapore, 188504
Contact: 6337 7540
Opening Hours: 12PM to 8PM (Mon-Sat)


4. Natsu

Seafood Tempura

Picture Credit: Natsu Facebook

If you are staying in the west or just happened to be in the west area, how about heading to Natsu? Located at the basement of Clementi Mall, Natsu serves all sorts of Tempura; Prawn, chicken, sweet potatoes to name a few. They also serve Tendon (tempura with rice) and the best thing is that you can choose if you want it to be with pearl rice or matcha soba.

Price: Definitely worth the money

Ambiance: It is a bummer that this store is only a kiosk and therefore, it is only available for takeouts.

Food: As a tempura lover, this must have been one of my favorite and the nearest taste I can get as to those from Japan. You can dip the crunchy tempura into either one of the sauces that they offered like wasabi mayo or truffle cream but for me, the original sauce is always the best. Do try the Chicken Tendon too as it comes with onsen egg and that was the first thing that caught my eyes. This hearty box will definitely cure your cravings for Japanese food.

Location: Conveniently located in Clementi Mall

Address: 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West B1-K18, The Clementi Mall, Singapore 129588
Opening Hours: 10AM to 9.30PM (Mon-Sat)

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5. Maki-san

Picture Credit: Maki-San Facebook

Looking for something simple, filling yet Japanese? Try Maki-san. Maki-san allows you to DIY your own sushi ingredients, starting from the seaweed wrap, to the rice followed by the fillings and even the sauces. What entices me about Maki-san is the boxes used to pack the sushi; Colorful and pretty all in one!

Price: Affordable

Ambiance: Maki-san is an ideal place to hang out with friends but it can get pretty crowded during the peak period. From my previous experiences. I didn't need to wait long to get my box of sushi, therefore making it one of the best lunch 'bento' for me.

Location: Maki-san's outlets can be found islandwide. Delivery is also made available for those who want to avoid queuing.

i12 Katong
112 East Coast Road #B1-19, i12 Katong, Singapore, 428802
Contact: 9712 5119
Opening Hours: 11:45AM to 9PM (Sun-Thu)
                         11:45AM to 9PM (Fri-Sat)

Compass One
1 Sengkang Square, #01-45, Singapore, 545078
Contact: 9835 8804
Opening Hours: 11:45AM to 9PM (Sun-Thu)
                         12PM to 9PM (Fri-Sat)

8 Grange Road #01-04, Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore, 239695
Contact: 8218 4204
Opening Hours: 11:45AM to 9PM (Sun-Thu)
                         11:45AM to 11PM (Fri-Sat)

Clementi Mall 
3155 Commonwealth Ave W, #04-33, Singapore, 129588
Contact: 9621 6056
Opening Hours: 11:45AM to 9PM (Sun-Thu)
                         11:45AM to 11PM (Fri-Sat)

The Cathay, Dhoby Ghaut 
Address: 2 Handy Road #B1-17/18, Singapore, 229233
Contact: 6737 8772
Opening Hours: 11:45AM to 9PM (Sun-Thu)
                         12.15PM to 9.30PM (Fri-Sat)

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Fun Fact!

Maki-san website is interactive that they allow you to create your own animations. You can play around with the build in animations and send them to your friends or beloved ones!

Have you tried all the restaurants listed here? Go ahead and make plans with your friends or family if you haven't. You will never regret it and will definitely come back for more, just like me.

Suhanah is always traveling to find inspiration and tranquility. She works on shift based, writes during her free time and loves art.