The reason is, Japan is taking all efforts to accommodate more Muslims in their tourist list as the number of Muslim-friendly amenities is increasing by the day. Of the lot, Muslim-friendly meals top the chart.
Though limited, a few restaurants have now introduced a few dishes that follow Halal standards to attract and keep Muslims at home while enjoying a day at Universal Studios - Japan. This certainly makes USJ another hotspot among Muslims.
Having mentioned this, you can find a list of foods that are a welcome change to Muslim tourists visiting the sought-after USJ. Read on to know the meals from the list below.
While Japan does have many Halal-certified restaurants, the options at the USJ are fewer but enough to satisfy the cravings of many Muslim tourists. The below details throw light on the restaurants nearby the USJ providing Halal-certified foods and Muslim-friendly menus.
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The Red Lobster is a landmark for Universal City Walk with a wide range of cuisine offered.
Also, with the inclusion of a Muslim-friendly menu, the restaurant is now preferred by many Muslim tourists visiting the USJ. While there are not many choices on the Halal-certified menu, the taste speaks volumes.
The Red Lobster does not have a separate certification from a third-party organization for the Halal status.
Restaurant Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM
Restaurant Address: 5F, Universal Citywalk Osaka, 6-2-61 Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 554-0024.
Let’s have a closer look at the three dishes that are now introduced under their Muslim-friendly meal menu.
*This menu may be exclusive to the Universal City store only, therefore please re-check regarding the availability of these Muslim-friendly menus before dining in other Red Lobster stores.
Image Credit: Hotel Keihan Universal Tower
If you are staying at the Hotel Keihan Universal Tower, the Universal Studios is just a 2-3 min walk. Moreover, the restaurant is located on top of the Universal Tower, providing a breathtaking view along with a Muslim-friendly menu.
Here, you get to taste a number of dishes that have Halal certification. However, the restaurant as such does not have a Halal certification from a third-party organization.
Like the Red Lobster, the kitchen stays separate for the preparation of Halal meals but the dining utensils are the same for everybody. You could request disposables like spoons, knives, dishes, chopsticks, etc. Various dishes that will please Muslim vacationers are:
Besides, you could opt for single dishes like rice, coffee, and fruits in the Muslim-friendly menu. For the beef dishes, you get to select from a range of four beef types namely:
Even the sauces for the beef meals are Halal-certified.
Restaurant Timings: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Restaurant Address: 6-2-45, Shimaya, Konohana-Ku, Osaka - 554-0024.
Can't hold your hunger any longer? No need to worry as there are menus in some restaurants that are Muslim-friendly and are considered safe to consume. These items offer pork-free, non-alcoholic, and vegetarian menus. However, take note that none of these restaurants and dishes is halal-certified, therefore please dine at your own discretion. We advise you to directly ask questions to the crew members or through the information center for a detailed explanation and specified request.
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While they are two different restaurants in different areas of the theme park, they share several items on the menu that are pork and alcohol-free. Studio Stars Restaurant can be found in the Hollywood area while Discovery Restaurant could be visited within the Jurassic Park area. Here are the two menus that are safe for you to consume during your visit:
Located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ area, Three Broomsticks™ restaurant offers a vegetarian menu for you to choose from. Called the Vegetarian Plate, it is a menu that features a bowl of garden salad, in-the-husk corn, french fries, and mixed vegetables. This menu is a healthier option within all the quick grabs that you can find within the park, perfect for those who wanted some freshness after a whole day of walking or only want a light bite. This menu is available to purchase for 1,800 yen.
Japan welcomes the Muslim population with open hands with some of the newly introduced Muslim-friendly meals. Include Universal Studios Japan on your to-visit list soon!