This post is also available in: Indonesia
We proudly announce monthly TOP 10 popular halal/muslim friendly restaurants in Japan for August 2019! Let’s check it out!
* Based on restaurant access on Halal Gourmet Japan.
1. Japanese Restaurant MATSURI (Osaka)
Japanese Restaurant MATSURI is an extremely popular Muslim friendly eatery located at the northern Osaka. It’s at 2 min walk from Nodahanshin station which makes it very easy to access. It is said that MATSURI welcomed approximately 10,000 customers in a year after they started to serve Muslim friendly foods!
At the MATSURI, you will be able to enjoy a variety of Osaka’s soul foods, such as okonomiyaki and takoyaki, as well as the popular Halal Kobe beef teppan yakiniku and dry curry rice!
Besides, with the concept of “everyone can eat the same table”, MATSURI also started to serve vegetarian friendly foods which calling way more customers to come! Don’t forget to check their Muslim friendly souvenir corner inside the restaurant!
More About Japanese Restaurant MATSURI
2. Ramen Ouka (Tokyo)
Ramen Ouka is one of the most popular ramen shop located in hustle bustle area, Shinjuku, Tokyo, that opened on September 2015. The ramen shop has obtained halal certification from the Otsuka Mosque.
The popularity of Ramen Ouka is at its marvelously tasty original ramen, served in a unique bowl. Ramen Ouka is at 3 min walk from Shinjuku Gyoen-mae station (on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line).
More About Ramen Ouka
3. Curry House CoCoICHIBANYA Shinjuku (Tokyo)
CoCoICHIBANYA, or also known as CoCoICHI, is a largest curry house chain store with a humble yet rich Japanese curry, the most popular curry house among Japanese that is expanding its wing not only in Japan, but also to abroad. CoCoICHI opened their second halal curry house in Shinjuku, precisely in the busy area of Shinjuku, Kabukicho (the first shop is in Akihabara).
At the CoCoICHI Shinjuku, you can have their original karaage curry in a spacious table seat. Of course you also able to enjoy their popular chicken cutlet curry. If you come with kids, they also have “kids meal” option. It’s at 10 min walk from Shinjuku station.
In Japan, CoCoICHI has a strong image of yellow signboard, but halal branch is in green signboard, so don’t be wrong.
More About CoCoICHIBANYA Kabukicho Shinjuku
4. Halal Motsunabe Kiwamiya (Fukuoka)
Came as the first restaurant serve a halal motsunabe (offal hotpot) in Japan (and in the world!), Halal Motsunabe Kiwamiya in Fukuoka (Kyushu area) formulated that Fukuoka’s soul food so it can be enjoyed by Muslims customers, by using all halal/muslim friendly seasonings and halal certified meat.
Kiwamiya’s motsunabe has an ultimately flavorful broth, rich in spices with a slightly spicy taste that brings the umami of each ingredients in the hot pot, such an addictive taste!
More About Halal Motsunabe Kiwamiya
5. Sushiken Asakusa (Tokyo)
Sushiken Asakusa is a pioneer of halal-certified sushi restaurant in Tokyo which serves all-halal foods, from the shari (sushi’s rice) to the gari (Japanese pickled ginger). The restaurant is not only crowd with Muslims, but also with Japanese! The Sushiken Asakusa is at 10 min walk from Kaminarimon gate.
If you can’t have a raw fish, don’t worry. Sushiken Asakusa also has various of tasty lunch menu, from shrimp tempura bowl to teriyaki chicken bowl.
More About Sushiken Asakusa
6. Ginza Itsuki (Tokyo)
Gained a significant popularity since started the muslim friendly menu, Ginza Itsuki became a super-popular and the only Muslim friendly tendon (tempura on the rice) in Japan!
It has a voluminous tempura from large size of shrimp to half-cooked egg tempura and chicken tempura, poured with a sweet tempura sauce that meet nice with the tempura. A lot of customers are addicted already with the crunchy of the tempura as well as how the sauce brings up the umami of each ingredients.
Located at 2 min walk from Yurakucho station (inside Ginza Inz 1 2F), an easy access in a fashionable area, Ginza.
More About Ginza Itsuki
7. CoCoICHIBANYA Akihabara (Tokyo)
CoCoICHIBANYA Akihabara put its flag as the first halal curry shop CoCoICHIBANYA that surprising the food and beverage industry worldwide. It was got coverage by a lot of media across the world. Different with Kabukicho Shinjuku branch, CocoICHI Akihabara only has counter seat available inside the shop, even so, it calls numbers of customers from both Muslims and Japanese. The shop is crowd with Japanese customers especially during lunch.
In the CoCoICHI Akihabara, you also can have their ultimate chicken katsu curry! Add cheese topping to enjoy milder Japanese style curry!
More About CoCoICHIBANYA Akihabara
8. Naritaya Gion (Kyoto)
Located at the most crowd sightseeing spot in Kyoto, Gion, halal ramen shop Naritaya calls Muslim tourists to dine and enjoy their delicious ramen! The ramen is made from chicken-based broth filled with chewy ramen noodle, egg, bamboo shoot, and slice of nori (seaweed) and topped with juicy chicken fillet.
More About Naritaya Gion
9. Wagyu Dining PANGA Asakusa (Tokyo)
Wagyu Dining PANGA is the second branch of the popular halal Yakiniku PANGA (Okachimachi). The halal-certified restaurant Wagyu Dining PANGA opens in Asakusa at the Marugoto Nippon 4F, serving an all-halal steak and teppan that is cooked right in front of the customer.
The restaurant is bright and comes in a fashionable all-counter-seat. The steak and teppan are juicy and satisfactory, a proof of how high quality the halal meat is. The Wagyu Dining PANGA is a recommended place to enjoy a flavorful dine in Asakusa!
10. Yakiniku Zerohachi (Osaka)
Known as the first halal yakiniku restaurant in Osaka, Yakiniku Zerohachi is a long-awaited restaurant by Muslim customers to enjoy the halal yakiniku. Started to serve halal wagyu beef, Yakiniku Zerohachi comes as a chosen restaurant visited by a lot of Muslims customers.