Halal food might be on practically every corner in Singapore, but what if you’re looking for the best Halal restaurants or cafes? Or fancy something a little different? Here at City Nomads we’ve rounded up our 10 favourite Halal restaurants and cafes with something for everyone from more traditional Indonesian food right the way through to Latin American cuisine. And so now in no particular order:
7 Purvis Street, 01-01, Singapore, 188586
J’s’ serves up a variety of alternative and traditional Latin cuisine such as Quesadillas, Adobo Chicken, Jalapeño poppers and the like. The dishes are surprisingly healthy-feeling, with most being served with fabulously fresh guacamole, salsa and sour cream. Excellent food, warm, welcoming staff, all at super reasonable prices. Read our full review of J’s here.
16 Bussorah St, Singapore, 199437
Alaturka is one of Singapore’s few Turkish restaurants (as the name suggests). Located in the Arab Street area, they serve up reasonably authentic Turkish cuisine which is somewhat of a rarity in Singapore. This place is no frills but the interior is actually pretty cool. A decent place if you’ve got a hankering for some grilled meats.
258 Beach Rd, Singapore, 199539
This cute cafe pretty much started off the Halal cafe movement in Singapore, and is usually packed to the rafters as a result. Serving up hearty Swedish (and less Swedish) eats in a relaxed setting – the menu has something for everyone from meatballs to open faced sandwiches, and did we mention their cakes? Because they are well worth trying!
44 Kandahar Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore, 198897
Bumbu is a great little spot for Indo Thai cuisine lovers. Delicious, great value for money and in a lovely setting and a menu full of choices featuring clear favourites like Coffee Chicken, Pandan Chicken and Soft Shell Crabs. With three different outlets, we are big fans of their Kampong Glam eatery – the most ornate of the three which really adds to the ambience and overall dining experience. Read our full review of Bumbu here.
298 Bedok Road, Simpang Bedok, Singapore, 469454
Granted this place is a little hard to find being nestled away in Simpang Bedok but it’s worth seeking out for great food, generous portions, solid service and a chilled atmosphere. Expect crowd pleasing comfort food like Beef Ribs, Lamb Shank and Squid Ink Pasta.
360 Orchard Rd, #02-09 International Building, Singapore, 238869
If you’re buzzing around Orchard way looking for something different to eat and in the market for some Indonesian food, and a lot of it at very reasonable prices, then check out The Rice Table for its all you can eat lunch and dinner buffet. Not only is it excellent value but it’s also the only place in Singapore you can try authentic Dutch Rijsttafel – an elaborate meal of many dishes served in small portions, accompanied by rice. Read our full review of The Rice Table here.
25 Scotts Road, Singapore, 228220
This award-winning buffet restaurant is an absolute must for buffet lovers – boasting an enormous spread of succulent and tender seafood, a rotisserie, sushi and sashimi, a Teppanyaki counter, Asian and Mediterranean buffet counters, salad bar and indulgent dessert counters be sure to come very hungry.
66 Bussorah Street, Singapore, 199479
A cosy spot offering up homely, affordable fare in the heart of Kampong Glam. Expect good old Western comfort food in the form of Western grills and pastas coupled with no GST or service charge in this what you see is what you get spot.
12 Jalan Pisang, Singapore, 199079
Fluff Bakery has become somewhat notorious on account of them regularly selling out of all stock of cupcakes by midday…..such is their popularity! Their dedicated following is down to delicious cupcakes and innovative flavours with offerings such as Raspberry Meringue, Gingerbread Key Lime Pie, and Rose and Lychee Cupcake. So for all the sweettooths reading this now, this one’s for you!
248 Jalan Kayu, Singapore, 799472
Finding a decent steak that won’t break the bank in Singapore is hard enough, but throw Halal into the mix and that’s a very tall order indeed. Thank goodness then for Chef Amri Azim who is here to bring us decent steaks at decent prices, with all items on the menu below $20. Mouthwatering steaks here we come!
Of course the above is our pick of our favourite Halal restaurants and cafes to visit. If there are others you think should be on this list, then let us know which are your favourites too!