If you’re headed to Tokyo or are already there right now – this Ultimate Guide to Halal Food in Tokyo is for you! Cherry Blossom (Hanami) season has arrived in many parts of Japan and people from all over the world are flocking to the different parts of Japan to be able to witness breathtaking views and for that perfect photo. Tokyo is currently in its full Cherry Blossom bloom and if you are or will be there – we’d love to provide you with a list of Halal Japanese Dining places you can visit while you’re there. We love to hunt for great halal dining places for you – so you don’t need to.
Did you know that Japan recently ranked number 11 in the list of largest population in the world and there are over 100,000 Muslims residing in Japan who are constantly searching for Halal Food in Tokyo? Now you do!
BEFORE WE GO TO THE FOOD SECTION – ‘ward’ basically is a subdivision of the cities of Japan that are large enough to have been designated by government ordinance. There are 23 wards in total.
In our guide to Halal Food in Tokyo, we cover halal dining spots at these wards: SUMIDA, ASAKUSA, SHIBUYA & SHINJUKU
Catering to vegetarians, Muslims and people with allergies, Sekai Cafe is the perfect place. Besides vegetarian food, all the meat they use here is halal certified and no alcohol is used in their kitchen. They even provide you with a place for prayers, there is wifi and you can even charge your phones. That is definitely a priority especially when you are travelling – fully charged phones.
Location: 2 Chome-16-8 Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tōkyō-to 130-0002
Opening Hours: 10.00 AM – 9.00 PM (Everyday)
Naritaya Halal Ramen Restaurant in Tokyo is one of the highly recommended places to savour traditional Japanese Ramen. This Ramen stall provides us, Muslim travellers with a place that has the closest taste to a traditional ramen ever. This place is also near the Asakusa Senso-ji Temple in case you find this place hard to find.
Address: Japan, 〒111-0032 Tokyo, Taito, Asakusa, 2 Chome −２−７−１３
Opening Hours: 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM
Great food, great service, affordable price – Halal Ramen & Dining Honolu serves you Halal ramen that is definitely one of the hardest dish to find in Japan. Located at one of the busiest wards in Tokyo (Shibuya), be sure to not miss this place!
Address: ABC Americabashi Bldg. 1F, 1-23-1 Ebisuminami, Sibuya-ku, Tokyo 105-0022
Opening Hours: 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM, 5.00 PM – 10 PM (Everyday)
This restaurant only had one goal in mind when they started which was – for everyone to be able to enjoy Japanese food culture equally. Bringing to you highest quality ingredients from sea breams to an array of halal meats to fresh vegetables with great seasoning. They pride themselves for being 100% halal and even catering to vegetarians.
Standing true to their promise of bringing great quality food, this place will not disappoint you!
Location: 1 Chome-11-7 Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
Opening Hours: 2.00 PM – 10.00 PM (Mon-Thurs), Closed (Fri), 12.30 PM – 10.00 PM (Sat & Sun)
Halal Shabu Shabu at Hanasaka will cost you more than your average meal, but the experience and flavours are definitely worth it. Tucked on ground level, this place is cozy and has that slight romantic feel. If you’re looking for a special place to dine, this place would be perfect. Aside from having the usual table set-up, this restaurant also has seats by the Chef. You basically get to see what the Chefs are preparing for you!
Given the romantic feel of this place, the service also felt a little more like fine dining where the servers will teach you the right way to have your meal and will cook your shabu shabu for you in the beginning and then let you take over. This is one of our top recommendations for Halal Food In Tokyo, combining great tasting food with a culinary experience to remember.
Location: Sakura Build B1F 3-22 Sakuragaoka Shibuya Tokyo 150-0031
Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-15:00
Dinner: Mon-Sat 17:00-24:00
CHERRY BLOSSOM SOFT SERVE (ICE CREAM)
Yes. You read that right. In celebration of the cherry blossom season, why not try the Cherry Blossom Soft Serve that you can get while visiting Shinjuku Gyoen. We tried it and…. we LOVED it! The taste is a little bit like cotton candy with a fragrant hint. If you are not a fan of fragrant ice creams, you may not like it. However we urge you to give it a try.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed discovering these halal spots in our guide to Halal Food in Tokyo. Share with us your experience at these places and if you come across any new ones that you think should be included in our list.