6 Must-Try Places For Halal Food In Vietnam in 2023

By Anna Tan | 11, May, 2023
6 Must-Try Places For Halal Food In Vietnam in 2023

Imagine you are on a trip to Vietnam and as you doze off you realized you've forgotten something: checking recommendations for Halal Food in Vietnam!

Worry less as this article is all you need to get around the best Halal restaurants to try. Vietnam, also known as the Land of the Blue Dragon, is a popular South-East Asian city rich in culture and history along with gastronomical flavors. They are also known for their seafood delicacies and vegetarian alternatives.

Let's get you all prepped up and ready to go on a Halal foodie adventure in Vietnam!

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Does Vietnam Have Halal Food?

Yes, Vietnam has Halal food! Despite the Islamic community being a minority in Vietnam, there are still plenty of Halal authentic and international dishes that you can find to delight your taste buds. You can always find a Halal equivalent of popular dishes such as pho (soup noodles), Bahn mi (sandwich), or spring rolls.


1. Halal @ Saigon RestaurantHalal @ Saigon Restaurant

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Your first pit stop for Halal pho should be here.

Located conveniently opposite Jamia Al-Musulman Masjid, Saigon's central mosque, this Halal restaurant serves delicious Vietnamese and Malaysian food with fusion flavors that will remind you of your home. Cooked by a Muslim chef, this establishment offers Halal options like no other such as Halal beef pho, lemongrass chili chicken, and curry seabass in a clay pot among many others.

This place is great for meetings, family gatherings, or even a solo meal! It is slightly pricier than similar restaurants but I guarantee that you will be back for more!

Halal status: Muslim-owned and uses Halal-certified ingredients

Address: 31 Đông Du, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Operating hours: 11 am to 9:30 pm


2. Baba's KitchenBaba's Kitchen

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Tired of Vietnamese food after days of eating seafood and vegetarian spring rolls? Then check out Baba's Kitchen located near the city center in Ho Chi Minh.

Baba's Kitchen currently has three branches including Thao Dien and Hoi An. Bringing the best Indian cuisine since 2011, this popular restaurant serves authentic affordable vegetarian and Halal delicacies to suit the taste buds of many.

Some of their famous items include chicken curry, naan, and vindaloo. You will also be given free wet tissues and desserts which are complimentary (and complementary) with your meal.

Halal status: uses Halal ingredients

Address: 274 Đ. Bùi Viện, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Operating hours: 11 am to 10:30 pm daily


3. Pho Muslimpho muslim

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Pho Muslim is a small stall located a block away from Jamiul Islamiyah Masjid and a perfect place to visit after Fajr prayers. Operated by a Muslim father and son, their beef pho is a top-seller that is rich in flavor and sold at an affordable price. They also offer a plethora of beef dishes in an environment that is akin to the street food experience.

Delivery is available but can be difficult for many drivers due to its tight alleyways. It is better to walk here on foot. They are most popular in the morning but have night shifts as well from 4 pm to 9 pm.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: TK25/18 Đ. Trần Hưng Đạo, Cầu Kho, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Operating hours:
Monday to Saturday: 6:30 am to 11:30 am; 4 pm to 9 pm
Sunday: 6:30 am to 12 pm; 4 pm to 9 pm


4. The Daun Restaurant The Daun Restaurant

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The Daun Restaurant has a solid selection of South East Asian dishes and Western meals. The ingredients are not only fresh but also priced fairly with a generous portion that will leave you satisfied. The pho, spring rolls, and Malaysian fried rice are great comfort food after a long walk under the sun. The restaurant is also a short walk from Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh's central market.

They are also pretty active on their Instagram page so stand a chance to be featured there!

Note: they have free Wi-Fi so you can get your work done there.

Halal status: uses Halal ingredients

Address: 48 Đ. Lê Lai, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Operating hours: 7:30 am to 10 pm daily


5. Dalcheeni Indian RestaurantDalcheeni Indian Restaurant

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If you are in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, then take yourself or your loved one on a date at Dalcheeni Indian Restaurant. Its dome-shaped window is hard to miss, where large gatherings are held. The upper floors are much more exclusive with limited space and a lakeside view of Ho Tay.

Every meal is worth a try, from their paneer to their naan and their assortment of curries. Come here for good food, good vibes, and a good time!

Halal status: uses Halal ingredients. Do note that alcohol is served in this restaurant.

Address: 2A Ngô Văn Năm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Operating hours: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm; 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm daily


6. Cơm Halal

Just a block away from Pho Muslim and Jamiul Islamiyah Masjid is Cơm Halal, a street food stall that sells Halal Bahn mi and Halal meat with rice sets. The stall is operated by a Vietnamese Muslim lady for over 20 years so you can be sure that their food is of excellent quality!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 459Bis Đ. Trần Hưng Đạo, Cầu Kho, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Operating hours: 6:30 am to 2 pm daily


Final Bites

We hope you get a chance to try all the Halal food when you are in Vietnam and you will be surprised by what you can find. Do share with us your foodie experience and the best meals you've had there so we can include them in our list.

Don't head off yet! Check out our next post that will be useful for this trip: Vietnam's top signature dishes


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Anna is an upbeat travel writer who is constantly hungry for adventure (and food). She writes about her climbing adventures on theamateurclimber.com

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