Where to Find Halal Food in Los Angeles

By Ihab Ou-ouda | 06, Sep, 2022
Where to Find Halal Food in Los Angeles

So....,

Do you want to grab some halal food in "La-La Land" and perhaps even try the exceptional halal Mexican food that Los Angeles restaurants boast about?

According to statistics, 2% of the population of Los Angeles are Muslims. 120,868 Muslims are living in Los Angeles County and its neighboring counties. The Muslim population of Los Angeles is as diverse as it gets, making the LA halal cuisine scene very rich.

Anyway, let's find out where you can get the 10 best halal food in Los Angeles, namely the ones not far away from Down Town, where all the mosques are.

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1. Urban Skillet

urban skillet burgers

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Address: 5060 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles

Urban Skillet is your go-to when all you care about is traditional American burgers, but you want them 100% halal certified.

Open from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM every day, Urban Skillet is the ultimate burger joint.

 

2. Noor Cafe

Address: 8500 Beverly Blvd unite 602, Los Angeles

Open from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM every day, Noor Cafe is a Halal Mexican, American, and Mediterranean fusion restaurant.

The burritos and tacos on their menu are a must-have.

 

3. Flavors From Afar

Address: 1046 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles

Flavors from Afar aggregates the best cuisine choices from all over the world. Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, the restaurant owner, was a former refugee before he became an active social activist and a successful businessman. From Africa to South Asia and from the Middle East to South America, you can eat a small bite from anywhere in the world you like at Flavors from Afar.

It's open from Wednesday to Sunday in the afternoon, and it closes at 9:00 PM.

 

4. Casablanca Moroccan Kitchens

Casablanca Moroccan Kitchen

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Address: 6919 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

If you're only interested in tasting Maghrebi cuisine, Casablanca Moroccan Kitchens is the best restaurant in LA. Tagine and B'stilla are some of the richly-flavored meals you can taste. The restaurant also offers a Moroccan buffet, which is a memorable sensory experience by all means.

The restaurant is open every day from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, except for Monday when it doesn't open.

 

5. International Food Court

Address: 935 Santee St, Los Angeles

International Food Court is a pocket-friendly halal restaurant in Los Angeles that offers a fusion of Mexican and South Asian cuisine. If you burritos and biryani simultaneously, you should hit Internation Food Court.

 

6. Raffi's Place

Address: 211 E Broadway, Glendale, Los Angeles County

Raffi's Place takes all that is great about Middle Eastern kebab and presents it in a Hollywood-like fashion. Owned by a Persian couple, Rafik and his wife Gohar, the restaurant is almost 30 years old, making it one of the classic Middle-Eastern restaurants in LA that everyone loves.

Open every day from noon to 10:00 PM, Raffi's Place is your go-to if you ever crave copious amounts of halal meat in Los Angeles.

 

7. Dave's Hot Chicken

Dave's Hot Chihcken

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Address: (1) 970 N Western Ave, (2) 3462 Wilshire Blvd, (3) 465 N Fairfax Ave, and (4) 5301 W Centinela Ave, Los Angeles

Situated all over LA, this halal restaurant is open when all other ones are closed. Dave's Hot Chicken restaurants are open from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, making them the perfect spot to grab a late-night dose of delicious, American halal fried chicken.

God bless whoever this Dave is for providing the Muslim community with top-notch fried chicken.

 

8. Cafe Istanbul

Address: 326 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills

As the name suggests, Cafe Istanbul is all about Istanbul and Turkish-style dining and accommodation. Open every day from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Cafe Istanbul has the best halal Turkish kebab in LA.

And if you happen to pass by early during the day, you should get yourself a Turkish brunch with traditional Turkish-style tea and pastries.

 

9. 786 Degrees

Address: 8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd unit # A, Sun Valley

Located at Sun Valley, 786 Degrees is one of the most unique halal restaurants in LA; the owner is an Iraqi/Indian, but he says his heart is Italian. That's why he specializes in providing authentic Italian pizza made with halal ingredients.

786 Degrees is the best spot to grab a halal pizza dinner at Sun Valley, Los Angeles County.

 

10. India's Restaurant

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Image Credit: India's Restaurant

Address: 4366 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles

India's is always open when you need to get your hands on some spicy Indian food.

Being one of the most popular Indian Cuisine restaurants in LA, everyone loves to eat curry and tikka at India's Restaurant.

 

So, those are the 10 Halal Restaurants in LA where you can start your foodie journey across the "La-La Land." There are plenty of other options, especially in places with a Muslim community and mosques.

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