As the capital and largest city of Japan, Tokyo has plenty of holiday activities to keep you captivated. As you explore Tokyo's historic sites, wander through large parks, lush gardens and enjoy the ultra-modern luxuries of the city, you might want to make a note of these popular Tokyo Muslim-friendly restaurants to enjoy some of the best Halal food in Japan.
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Closely intertwined with Japanese culture and customs is Japan's best known traditional dish - sushi. To enjoy the true taste of Japanese cuisine, you should drop by the famous sushi restaurant in Tokyo - Sushiken Asakusa. Not only does this restaurant take pride in offering the finest quality sushi, it also encourages patrons to enjoy this delicious meal with traditional eating customs. As this is one of the best known Muslim-friendly sushi places, you can freely enjoy all the delicious items they have on their menu including rice dishes and Japanese Gari - “Sweet Pickled Ginger”.
Halal ramen in Tokyo is another traditional dish every visitor to Japan should try. Edo-men Kumahachi is one of the most recommended Muslim-friendly ramen shops in Tokyo and is located at the Morishita Station. All ingredients used are Halal and the restaurant maintains an alcohol-free environment so you can dine without a worry.
Akihabara is the city in Japan famous for its pop culture. Staying true to this vibrant culture, you will find the top curry chain store CoCoICHIBANYA. You may have even come across this restaurant chain in other parts of the world as it has branches in top tourist destinations such as China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, United States and Singapore.
In the traditional sense, curry in Japanese cuisine is a serving of rice and curry so you can look forward to enjoy a full meal of spiciness ranked from 1 to 10 in this authentic Halal-certified restaurant in Tokyo.
Yakiniku Panga offers a mix of Japanese and Korean cuisines and is known as one of the top BBQ places in town. Their menu is packed with a wide range of meat options which are of course Halal and also several egg and veggie servings - offering a very nutritious and filling meal that you can enjoy during any time of the day.
Besides the perfectly-grilled meat, you can also enjoy dishes such as Yukaejang (Beef Soup), Sundubu Jigae (Tofu and Seafood) and the Suntory All-Free Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage which perfectly complements the food served.
Sumiyakiya Nishiazabu is a family-owned establishment committed to offer the finest quality Muslim-friendly dishes that allow Muslims to enjoy a great Japanese style meal. If you are in a mood for a great BBQ while you are around Tokyo, this is a perfect stop for you.
Address: 3 Chome-20-16 Nishiazabu, Minato, Tokyo 106-0031, Japan
Opening Hours: 5PM to 10.30PM (Closed on Sundays)
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Kusumoto is one of best Muslim-friendly restaurants you should definitely try during your travels. Apart from serving great food, you will also be provided a mat for salat as well as a Qibla locator, offering the perfect setting to observe religious customs. The restaurant is just 10 minutes away from the Roppongi or Hiroo Station and it is recommended to call in advance to make a reservation prior to your visit.
A delicious Halal tempura bowl awaits you as you visit the famous Tendon Itsuki restaurant. The restaurant has built up its own fan base just for this amazing traditional Japanese dish. The tempura is made to set with chawanmushi, miso soup and Japanese pickles, making it one of the amazing dishes that you can enjoy in town. They also have some of their own unique varieties of tempura including shrimp, kidney beans, eggplant, mushroom and even a half-cooked egg.
Address: Ginza-INZ 2F, 3-1, Ginza-nishi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Opening Hours: 11AM to 3PM, 5PM to 11.15PM (Mon-Fri)
11AM to 11.15PM (Sat-Sun, Holiday)
Want to enjoy the best ramen dishes made from handmade noodles? Head on down to Mazulu. These quality noodle dishes are flavoured with Halal beef and several types of medicinal spices that not only enhance the nutritional value of the dish but also bring out the amazing flavour. Here you can explore the many varieties of noodles and even choose according to the thickness of the noodles.
Gyumon (Muslim-friendly Japanese BBQ restaurant) Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan is a perfect place to enjoy a traditional Japanese together with friends and family. The restaurant setting is very family-friendly and also offers private rooms on request. A highlight of their menu is the Yakiniku - or grilled meat - prepared on a classic shichirin (charcoal stove).
Just a 5 minute walk from the Shibuya station, you will find the famous lamb shabu shop named Shabu-shabu Hitsujinoyu. The restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat course for just 4800 yen where you can enjoy their signature Halal dishes such as lamb shabu shabu and lamb meat-balls.
While you are in Japan, you will be simply unable to resist the urge to enjoy numerous mouth-watering varieties of ramen. For yet another great tasting meal, you can visit Ayam-YA for some of the best Halal ramen in Tokyo. Located in a rather quiet part of the neighbourhood, the Masjid Assalaam is also found nearby, making it a great place to include as part of your stay. Ramen is of course the highlight of their menu and you will be able to enjoy delicious varieties such as Tori Ramen and Noko Ramen dishes - all made to Halal standards.
It comes as no surprise that we feature another popular ramen shop in Tokyo and this time it’s the famous Naritaya in Asakusa. Starting off as a noodle factory, Naritaya has right along provided some of the best quality fresh noodles - made of domestic wheat - which are essential to create the finest of ramen dishes. Their menu is free from pork and alcohol and Halal aromatic broiled chicken is used to add flavour to most dishes.
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Honolu Ebisu has a number of Muslim-friendly establishments in Japan. Their Tokyo outlet is a great place to enjoy all sorts of Halal Japanese dishes - including Sukiyaki, Takoyaki and the best spicy ramen. The restaurant is also designed in traditional Japanese style that sets the perfect mood to enjoy a lovely meal.
Address: 1F, 1-23- 1 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 〒105-0022
Opening Hours: 11.30AM to 2.30PM, 5PM to 10PM
The famous port city and commercial hub of Japan is also no short of attractions and things to do during your trip to Japan. So here are a few Muslim-friendly restaurants that you can visit during your visit.
Whether it is sushi, ramen, okonomiyaki, yaki soba or any other popular Japanese dish that you want to try, this is the perfect stop to enjoy all these dishes. Providing complete guarantee of Muslim-friendly meals, this is one of the best options you should keep in mind as a Muslim traveler for all your food requirements during your stay in Osaka.
While in Japan, why not enjoy its most famous Japanese dish as much as you can? Serving up some of the most delicious ramen in the city, Ayam-Ya Namba is a popular pick among locals and foreigners alike. Do try out the chicken UMAMI soup with noodles, which is a best seller on their menu.
This is yet another branch of the popular ramen shops in Japan. Like its other establishments, this restaurant also provides the highest quality ramen dishes in adherence to Halal standards.
1F, 2-5-27 Motomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 556-0016
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Based on a popular request by most of their Muslim patrons, the Naritaya chain opened up their latest branch in Osaka. They too offer the finest quality ramen dishes made with all natural ingredients and also offers designated prayer spaces.
1-7-23, Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka 542-0083
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Thinking of visiting Asahiyama Zoo, the beautiful lake, hot springs and the volcano at Lake Toya and have some fun at Shiroi Koibito Park? Then you sure will be spending some time in the famous city Hokkaido. During this time you should make a note of the Donburichaya Otaru Sakaimachidori which is the perfect stop for all your Halal meals. Some of the best traditional dishes you could look out for include the Lamb BBQ-Donburi, Seafood Mix Steak-Donburi, Grilled Salmon-Donburi and Tuna Teriyaki-Donburi.
3-24, Sakaimachi, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido 047-0027
While you witness the wonders of the Himeji castle, Asrima Onsen hot springs and Kobe port tower, you will find this lovely restaurant serving Halal meals in Hyogo. The Teppanyaki Steak restaurant has a history which dates back over 70 years and has a host of delicious dishes like Kobe beef, lobster and abalone prepared fresh as you wait.
Misono Bld.7.8F, 1-1-2, Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0011
The central city and once the cultural centre of Japan, Kyoto is another important destination that will definitely be a part of your travel itinerary. So here are some of our top picks of Muslim-friendly restaurants that you can try out.
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Another addition to the famous Ayam-YA restaurant chain, you can find this outlet located in the Kyoto Prefecture, quite close to most of the major landmarks and attractions that you will visit.
Their second outlet in Kyoto, the Shimogyo-ku is another great place to enjoy some of the finest traditional ramen dishes. You can even use a vending machine to order your food which is very helpful especially during rush hours.
Famed as one of the top places to enjoy Muslim-friendly BBQ in Japan, this is a great Muslim-friendly establishment. The juicy BBQ dishes prepared from Halal meat is perfectly complemented by the side dishes of fresh seasonal vegetables served at the eatery.