7 Must-Visit Halal Restaurants in Melbourne

By Hishama Hashim | 12, Mar, 2018
7 Must-Visit Halal Restaurants in Melbourne

If you’re an avid traveler, then there’s no question as to whether Melbourne is on your list of must-visit destinations. Consistently voted as the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne is an eclectic mix of both city and scenery that manages to set itself apart from other cities. From adorable wildlife to picture-perfect gardens, to an incredible café scene, stunning Instagrammable coastlines, fantastic shopping spots, world class dining, getaway spots unlike anything you could ever imagine, and anything and everything you could think of in between, Melbourne has it all!

Melbourne also happens to be Muslim-friendly, and is known to have one of the largest Muslim populations in Australia, along with Sydney. Muslims from all over the world - the Middle East, India, Malaysia, Turkey, Sri Lanka and so on - have settled down in Melbourne.

So if you’re planning a trip to Melbourne to see what the fuss is all about, we can’t think of a better way to experience Melbourne and its unique vibe than through its food! You’ll be able to eat to your heart’s content without having to worry about the food being Halal! How great is that!? And, while there are countless Halal restaurants in Melbourne, serving cuisines from across the globe, here we’ve listed some of our favourites - 7 must-visit Halal food places in Melbourne that’ll make you wish you were staying longer!

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From Halal fine dining restaurants, to Halal fast food spots in Melbourne, you’ll find it all, right here!

1. Tiba’s Lebanese Restaurant

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The family-run Tiba’s Lebanese Restaurant, located on Sydney Road, is a must-visit if you’re craving authentic Lebanese food that's Halal and easy on the wallet. Serving up some killer dishes, including juicy shish kebabs, shawarma and succulent quail, you won’t have to worry a single bit while dining here, because everything’s Halal. Try the kafta, lamb cutletls, falafel and hommos too!

Cuisine: Lebanese
Address: 504 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
55 Lygon St, East Brunswick VIC 3057, Australia
4/195 Somerton Rd, Roxburgh Park, VIC 3064, Australia
Opening Hours: 12pm to 11pm (Sydney Rd and Lygon St) / Friday and Saturday till midnight (Sydney Rd only) / 8am to 10pm (Roxburgh Park)
Closed Tuesdays
Price Range: $6.00 and upwards
Reservation: Available
Contact: +61 3 9380 8425
Website: http://www.tibas.com.au

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2. Nasi Lemak House

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These guys do a lot of things right, but boy will their nasi lemak hit the right spot! Nasi Lemak House is one of the best Halal restaurants in Melbourne for you to get a fix of your favourite Malaysian staple, amongst crowd favourites like laksa, mee goreng, char kuay teow and other well-known Malaysian hawker food. Finish your meal off with some teh tarik or sirap bandung. And if you’re not in the mood to head out, you can make use of NL House’s Award Winning Online Ordering and Delivery Service, and get the food sent right to your doorstep!

Cuisine: Malaysian
Address: 115 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
Price Range: $7.00 and upwards
Reservation: Available
Contact: +61 3 9348 4900
Website: http://nasilemakhouse.com.au

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3. Gazi

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If you’re a foodie, then there is no way that you haven’t heard of Gazi, one of the most popular restaurants in Melbourne, not only renowned for its great food, but also for its owner - famous chef and TV personality George Calombaris. Putting a twist on Greek-inspired, Australian style dishes, George Calombaris offers up an inspired menu consisting of a varied selection, from tzatziki and moussaka to drool-worthy souvlakakia and loukoumades, upping the game of Halal fine dining in Melbourne. Excepting of the lamb dishes, everything else on the menu here is Halal certified. So, time to let those cravings get the best of you!

*The restaurant does serve a few pork dishes, so dine at your own discretion.

Cuisine: Greek
Address: 2 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm
Price Range: $6.00 and upwards
Reservation: Available
Contact
: +61 3 9207 7444
Website: https://gazirestaurant.com.au/

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4. Moroccan Soup Bar

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The Moroccan Soup Bar in Fitzroy North is all about simplicity and generosity. The vegetarian restaurant is a crowd favourite, and you are sure to see why, after just one visit. With no written menu, and one that is constantly changing, it is also the perfect spot for adventurous foodies who like to be gastronomically surprised. Go for their famous chick pea bake and sample whatever interests you at their ‘Moroccan Soup Bar’, you won’t regret it!

Cuisine: Moroccan
Address: 183 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 6pm - 10pm
Closed Mondays
Price Range: $4.00 and upwards
Reservation: Available
Contact: +61 3 9482 4240
Website: http://moroccansoupbar.com.au/

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5. Biryani House

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Biryani House offers affordable, delicious and generously prepared Indian favourites, from fragrant biryanis to flavourful, spice infused curries, crispy naan breads and so much more. This is one of our top Halal food places in Melbourne, so we really could recommend pretty much everything on the menu. But if you’re looking for a bit of help deciding, go for the Hyderabadi dum biryani, the lamb tikka and the butter chicken with some butter naan, and end your meal with the pineapple kheer!

Cuisine: Indian
Address: 343 King St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm
Price Range: $5.00 and upwards
Reservation: Available
Contact: +61 3 9329 4323
Website: www.biryanihouse.com

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6. Dolan Uyghur Food Heaven

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With its Middle Eastern inspired interior and Uyghur Chinese menu, Dolan Uyghur is one of the most unique Halal restaurants in Melbourne, in our opinion. Not only is it a great place to get some delicious Halal Chinese food in Melbourne (Chinese, but with a bit of a twist of course), but it is also the perfect spot to learn all about the people and culture of the lesser known Uyghurs, a Turkic ethnic minority group living in Central and East Asia. Must-try’s here include the handmade noodle dishes and the steamed buns.

Cuisine: Turkish, Chinese
Address: 166 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia and 3 other locations
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 5pm - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
Price Range: $6.00 and upwards
Reservation: Available
Contact: +61 3 9546 0698
Website: http://dolanuyghurhalalrestaurant.com.au/

 

7. Zikrayat Lebanese Cuisine

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It’s all about the best of Lebanese food at Zikrayat. Dishing up a wide selection of mouth-watering Lebanese dishes, from kibbeh and shish tawook to pilaf rice and salmon, Zikrayat Lebanese Cuisine is all about quality food prepared from top quality ingredients. It's the perfect place for a get-together with friends and family after a long, tiring week.

Cuisine: Lebanese
Address: 229 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11am - 10pm
Price Range: $12.00 and upwards
Reservation: Available
Contact: +61 3 9576 1384
Website: http://zikrayat.com.au/

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If our one stop blog for a Halal gastronomic experience in Melbourne makes you want to explore the city’s food scene even further, find Halal food near you in Melbourne with the help of the HalalTrip Mobile app!

*Disclaimer: Some of the restaurants in the list above may offer alcohol on their menu, as with most restaurants in Melbourne.

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Hishama is a Lankan born, ex-Dubai-an who enjoys all things travel. When she's not at her day job as an Online Marketing Specialist, you will find her hanging out with friends at one of the city's newest cafés, reading a Jodi Picoult novel, Netflix-ing pretty much anything, obsessing over broadway, or just dreaming of her next big adventure abroad that she wishes she could afford.