You'll never find yourself stumped for dining ideas with our comprehensive guide to halal restaurants in Singapore.
The great thing about living in Singapore is its diversity, and we’re not just talking about the people. Virtually any type of cuisine is found here – whether you’re nursing a craving for Peranakan food or sticking to a vegetarian diet. Case in point? Halal food. We’ve got eateries popping up all over town, with scrumptious dishes in tow. Keen to know more? Scroll down for our massive list of top halal restaurants and cafes in Singapore. The feast starts here!
Best halal restaurants, cafes and bakeries in Singapore
1. The Bravery
This Muslim-owned cosy cafe is one of our favourites. Its no-signboard, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it location hides a precious secret: an amazing menu. Seriously, you can start from a pancake stack or big brekkie in the morning, then dive into burgers and rice bowls at lunch. Come dinnertime, feast on wagyu ribeye (with free-flow fries!), pan-seared salmon and the fantastic Bullseye steak.
The Bravery, 50 Amoy Street, Singapore 069876
2. All Things Delicious
Like its name suggests, the charming bakery-cafe whips up goodies that are nothing short of delish. We suggest you get your hands on treats like cheesecake brownie, sticky apricot pistachio cake, coconut gula melaka cookies… and the list goes on. Plus, all-day breakfast goodies take you from avocado on sourdough to buttermilk pancakes. And let’s not forget the line-up of sandwiches, grain bowls and pasta plates. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
All Things Delicious, #01-01, 34 Arab Street, Singapore 199733; order online for delivery
A beautifully minimalistic hangout, Ela is the place to be when you’re craving Greek grub. Start with pita bread and cod roe, roasted eggplant or spicy feta dips. Next, move on to hearty burgers served with a side of salad and fries. Want a communal dish for the table? Dive into beef meatballs, kebabs, and sausages with the Farmhouse Platter. End it all off with bites of baklava.
Ela, #01-07, 2 Bukit Batok West Avenue 7, Singapore 659003
4. Tipo Pasta Bar
Heck yeah, a fresh pasta joint is exactly what we need. Handcrafted daily, the pasta at Tipo is made with flavoured dough. Options include dill and lemon fettuccine or saffron fusilli, so expect pops of colour and flavour bursts in your meal. Oh, and did we mention you can customise your dish by picking your fave sauces from a list of alfredo, beef ragu and pomodoro choices? Plus, add on toppings like caramelised sun-dried tomatoes, sous vide egg and smoked salmon. Sounds good to us!
Tipo Pasta Bar, 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753; order online for delivery
Variety is the name of the game at this swanky halal buffet restaurant in Singapore. From Indian and Malay to Chinese and Peranakan dishes, you’ll be dining your way through multiple cuisines. Expect lots of local favourites like Hainanese chicken rice, roti prata, satay and beef rendang. The mind-boggling choices require several return trips to the buffet line, so enter with a hearty appetite (and a pair of roomy pants).
Straits Kitchen, Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
6. Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro
No need to head to Ikea for your fix of Swedish meatballs – Fika actually does it better. With its whitewashed walls and light-filled interiors, the homey halal cafe is a breath of fresh air amidst the myriad Mediterranean eateries in Kampong Glam. Browse through its small but serviceable menu for delish Swedish classics.
Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro, 257 Beach Road, Singapore 199539
The halal-certified eatery by Collin’s offers European plates at pocket-friendly prices. It’s helmed by a young head chef, who has chalked up experience working at Michelin-starred restaurants. The kitchen dishes out prettily plated knock-outs like spiced duck breast, charcoal-grilled Argentine angus ribeye and grilled red snapper. You can also get sharing portions of grilled meat and seafood to pair with sides such as steak fries.
Elfuego, #02-216, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
8. Positano Risto
This lovely Muslim-owned eatery dishes out excellent Italian food. We’re talking about eggplant parmigiana, beef ragu fettuccine and pesto chicken linguine. The extensive menu also covers meat dishes such as honey glazed short rib, alongside thin crust pizzas and classic desserts like tiramisu. Wash it all down with a mocktail or two!
Positano Risto, 66 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199479; order online for delivery
9. The Dim Sum Place
These folks have a great halal option for all dim sum lovers and those craving authentic Cantonese cuisine. Chef recommendations include the crystal shrimp dumpling, baked bun with roast duck filling, congee with sliced fish and a delectable salted egg custard bun. It’s some of the best halal Chinese food in Singapore, we’d say.
The Dim Sum Place, 791 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198759
10. Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant
For authentic Turkish fare in a casual chic restaurant setting, Sofra is a good bet. This crowd favourite gets it right every time with its classic, hearty and affordable Ottoman cuisine served in generous portions. You’ll be filling up on kebabs, salads and seafood casseroles in no time. For dessert, the kunefe (sweet cheese pastry with sugar syrup) is simply ambrosial – one bite is all it takes to get you hooked.
Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant, #03-129A, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
We definitely don’t have a shortage of Indonesian restaurants in Singapore, but if we had to choose, our top pick would be IndoChili. Classics like beef rendang, tahu telor (beancurd omelette) and ayam panggang (grilled chicken) are flavourful and authentic. It’ll feel like you’re dining on the streets of Jakarta itself! And when it gets too hot, cool down with a bowl of cendol.
IndoChili, multiple locations including Zion Road and Tanjong Pagar
12. The Halia
After its halal certification, The Halia has climbed up the ranks as a popular spot for special occasions. Hidden in the Ginger Garden of the Botanic Gardens, the restaurant’s proximity to the city and tranquil setting make it the perfect escape. Seated next to full-height glass windows, guests can sip on mocktails and brunch out while enjoying sunny rays in total air-conditioned comfort. Post-sunset, head to the terrace, where majestic palm trees surround the facade.
The Halia, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569; order online for delivery
13. Mother Dough Bakery
For handcrafted, artisanal breads baked fresh each day, Mother Dough is our go-to. There’s nothing better than a warm pastry or toastie from this spot. Even if you’re just passing by, you’ve gotta pop in to take home treats like croissants, tres leches cake, brioche buns, apple pocket pies and loads more. Your sweet tooth will thank you!
Mother Dough Bakery, 3 Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199259; order online for delivery
14. Wanderlost Lounge
Picture this: It’s a breezy evening, you’re sipping on a cool drink, and the view from your seat is spectacular. This non-alcoholic rooftop concept by The Halal Mixologist brings the bar experience to you without the booze, thanks to the groovy selection of mocktails named after classic books like The Little Prince and Where The Wild Things Are. To make it a dinner experience, order a round of meaty mains to go with your drinks. Or opt for sharing platters piled high with braised beef ribs, black angus ribeye and smoked chicken sausage to eat your fill.
Wanderlost Lounge, #12-01, Realty Centre, 15 Enggor Road, Singapore 079716
Beloved for its tasty take on traditional tacos, Afterwit dishes out stellar savouries that flawlessly meld classic Mexican and Malay flavours. Do yourself a favour and order the coffee braised beef cheek tacos, the battered fish burrito, and the fab nachos topped with pulled lamb and feta. More flavours abound with options like pizzas, fried octopus tacos and beef skewers. Delish!
Afterwit, 778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746
Arguably the most popular halal buffet in Singapore, this restaurant boasts an extensive, all-encompassing spread that has everything from Asian to Japanese to Mediterranean. Not only is the restaurant famous for variety, but it’s also known for serving fresh, quality food. Top that with exceptional customer service, and it’s no surprise the place is often booked out on weekends and during festive seasons.
Carousel, Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
17. Woodlands Sourdough
Contrary to its name, Woodlands Sourdough is not located in Woodlands (you can heave a sigh of relief now). What started as a humble micro-bakery eventually expanded into a quaint cafe in Serene Centre, and now it’s moved into its home at Upper Thomson. Well-known for delectable bread and brownies, the joint is a must-visit if you’ve got a thing for sweets and carbs.
Woodlands Sourdough, #01-03, The Longhaus, 183 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574429
18. Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen
Taking pride in its authentic flavours and fresh ingredients, this ramen joint is known for putting out bowls of umami goodness. Its satisfying chicken broth brims with veggies, bonito, mackerel and kelp. Plus, the menu allows you to pick your “richness level”: from light to extra concentrated. Besides the signature, you can also try tomato, miso and seafood versions, or go for the donburi selection of fried ebi, unagi and chicken cutlet.
Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen, multiple locations including Suntec City and Paya Lebar Quarter
19. Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant
Known for traditional Balinese and modern Indonesian food, the eatery has been around since 1985. Its tantalising spread includes mains like ayam panggang berkakak (grilled chicken) and daging sapi rendang (beef simmered in thick coconut sauce). Tip: don’t forget to sop up all that saucy goodness with rice or noodles.
Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, Furama Riverfront, 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633; order online for delivery
20. Coba Coba
If it’s soul food you’re looking for, don’t miss Coba Coba, an authentic nasi padang haunt in Yishun. With its brick walls, vintage decor accents and kitschy trishaw located just outside its premises, the chic spot won’t look out of place in Kampong Glam (i.e. Singapore’s halal cafe heaven).
Coba Coba, #01-106, Block 156 Yishun Street 11, Singapore 760156; order online for delivery
21. Yi Zun Noodle
Hungry for Xinjiang cuisine? This hangout’s Chinese noodles are springy, hand-pulled strands, especially delish when they’re served swimming in a broth with beef chunks. Dry minced meat or scallion oil noodles are available too, along with dumplings and grilled fish to complete your meal.
Yi Zun Noodle, #01-08/09, 60 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427726; order online for delivery
22. Asian Market Cafe
Feeling flush? Take a delicious dive into the buffet selection of local faves, fresh seafood, carved hunks of meat and desserts. Asian Market Cafe’s elegant interiors, inspired by black-and-white colonial houses, set the scene for a classy meal with your fam.
Asian Market Cafe, Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
You’re missing out if you’ve never tried nasi ambeng at Padi! Served communal style, it’s meant to be eaten with your hands while you share the food with others. Around a heap of steamed white rice sit traditional dishes like begedil (fried potato patties) and beef rendang.
Padi, 53 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199469; order online for delivery
24. Penny University
A perennial favourite amongst Easties, this quaint coffeehouse in Katong is perpetually crowded during the weekend – and with good reason. We can’t get enough of its fab brunch and the amazing selection of desserts. Grab a cake, a cappuccino, and settle down for a lazy afternoon of total indulgence.
Penny University, 402 East Coast Road, Singapore 428997
25. Sedap Thai
If you’re in the mood for soup, look no further than Sedap Thai to get bang for your buck sets and no-frills steamboat. Platters come with the usual suspects like prawns, squid, crab sticks, meatballs, veggies and a medley of marinated meats. Oh, and beef fat is used to grease up the grill, which makes it more flavourful than butter. Sedap!
Sedap Thai, #01-08, Berseh Food Centre, 166 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208877
It’s hard to miss Konditori while on Bussorah Street. Simply follow the glorious scent of baked dough and freshly brewed coffee! Brought to you by the same people behind Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro, this hotspot serves artisanal bakes and comforting cuppas. Take your pick from croissants, crusty loaves, cakes and delectable tarts.
Konditori, 33 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199451; order online for delivery
27. Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill
The next time you’re hanging around Esplanade for a performance, stop by Noosh for a spot of fusion comfort food. Start with squid fritter or sambal scallop before moving on to mains like the seafood platter, sambal chicken cutlet or mac and cheese beef goulash. If you still have room after munching your way through the extensive menu, dig into slices of ondeh ondeh cake for dessert!
Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill, #01-13B, Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
28. Kucina Italian Restaurant
Since it’s one of the few halal Italian restaurants in Singapore, expectations for Kucina are understandably high. But rest assured, the food is nothing short of delicioso. On the menu, you’ll find hearty creations a nonna would approve of. Think gnocchi, spinach ravioli, vongole, squid ink risotto and more.
Kucina Italian Restaurant, #B1-09/10, Kinex Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437157; order online for delivery
29. Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot
We love ourselves a good Korean BBQ, and the halal-certified Captain Kim sure satiates our cravings. Pick out your fave items from the massive buffet, eat to your heart’s desire, and go back for more if you feel like it! Besides BBQ goodies, the affordable eatery also serves Korean fried chicken and army stew, plus free-flow drinks to wash it all down.
Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot, #01-06, Ntuc Income Tampines Junction, 300 Tampines Avenue 5, Singapore 529653
30. Fat Papas
Founded by Sheikh Haikel, Fat Papas is the halal counterpart of Fatboy’s The Burger Bar. Like the original, this American-style burger joint really hits the spot with staples like Wimpy and oddities like The Elvis, a beef burger served with grilled bananas and peanut butter. Alternatively, build your own bun-and-patty combo with customisable meat options, add-ons and sauces.
Fat Papas, 17 Bali Lane, Singapore 189853; order online for delivery
31. The Landmark
Ready to feast? The Landmark’s sumptuous spread and classy decor make for a magnificent meal, especially if you’re celebrating a special occasion. The buffet experience serves North Indian, Mediterranean, Western and Asian delicacies on weekdays. Meanwhile, weekends feature live food stations doling out pizzas, pastas, satay and seafood. Those who prefer an outdoor table can grab a seat by the pool to lounge in comfort.
The Landmark, #05-01, Village Hotel Bugis, 390 Victoria Street, Singapore 188061; order online for delivery
32. Wakuwaku Yakiniku
Need a meaty fix? This Japanese BBQ spot is as obsessed with protein as we are. At Singapore’s first halal yakiniku restaurant, it’s all about the beef, with varying cuts grilled to perfection. If you need your carb dose, order the rice bowls topped with onsen egg and karaage chicken, salmon or beef.
Wakuwaku Yakiniku, 27 Bali Lane, Singapore 189863; order online for delivery
33. Tash Tish Tosh
This halal resto perfectly blends Western dishes with Malay influences. The toolang (bone marrow) stew and wings are clear standouts. Plus, you can get milkshakes and Thai tea floats to pair with your meal. Lazy to head out? Try the delivery option!
Tash Tish Tosh, 50 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198900; WhatsApp for delivery
34. Fluff Bakery
An uber popular bakery that started out in a home kitchen, Fluff has been feeding our sweet dreams for years. Thanks to its ever-evolving line-up of cupcakes, tarts, donuts and cakes, each visit is a saccharine surprise. Needless to say, we’re always excited to step into the store! If you’ve never known the pleasure of sinking your teeth into one of these goodies, try signature cupcakes like Nutella red velvet or salted caramel. Otherwise, look out for unconventional flavours such as goreng pisang chocolate cheese and mango pop rocks.
Fluff Bakery, 4 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199071; order online for delivery
Located right next to the Vintage Cameras Museum, this southern Thai joint serves a mean pad Thai, steamed sea bass and Thai yellow curry. Save room for dessert, though. The durian with sticky rice is a must-try for fans of the creamy fruit.
Kohnangkam, 4 & 6 Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199261
36. Working Title – Burger Bar
When it comes to comfort food, Working Title has it down pat. These burgers are crazy good, y’all. Think beef or chicken patties sandwiched with ingredients like guacamole, caramelised onion, rosti and everything in between. There’s even a crab and prawn croquette burger with pickled red onion and habanero salsa. Don’t forget the truffle tater tots!
Working Title – Burger Bar, 783 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198751
37. Flavour Flings
Need your cafe fix? Head to this heartland spot that’s been around since 2014. You’ll find all-day brunch dishes, pasta varieties and burgers on the menu. For something a little different, try the Milo-coated popcorn chicken (we kid you not). Or go for the beef steak or chicken cutlet with Swiss raclette cheese to have your fill of protein. It’s best recommended you visit on an empty stomach, we say.
Flavour Flings, #01-1348, Block 121, Hougang Avenue 1, Singapore 530121
38. Big Fish Small Fish
With humble origins from the Punggol East Container Park, the halal cafe has since expanded with plenty of outlets across Singapore. This spot is all about fish and chips, in case you haven’t guessed. Choose from six types of fish – including salmon, halibut and sea bass – and get your order freshly battered and fried. Then, take your pick from the slew of sides and dips such as coleslaw and buttered corn.
Big Fish Small Fish, multiple locations including Tampines Mall and Bugis Junction
39. 21 On Rajah
Temporarily closed for dine-in.
Days Hotel’s main restaurant gets our vote for its extensive selection of local flavours, Mediterranean cuisine and Southeast Asian treats in the buffet spread. Be sure to check out its special offers throughout the year, especially during Ramadan.
21 On Rajah, Days Hotel, 1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore 329133; order online for delivery
40. Butter Studio
There’s nothing we love more than the buttery smell of baked goods, and that’s what pulls us into Butter Studio. You’ll be feasting on Nutella marble loaves, burnt cheesecakes and gelatos in all kinds of flavours. The shop also bakes celebration cakes and cupcake platters to order for festive occasions.
Butter Studio, multiple locations including Jalan Besar and Tampines Mall; order online for delivery
41. I Am Cafe
Started by three brothers who share a love for Amsterdam, this rustic, open-air bistro serves satisfying comfort meals like charcoal-grilled burgers, pizzas and fish and chips. So you’ve worked up an appetite? End your meal with the signature rainbow cake.
I Am Cafe, 674 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188804
42. Time for Thai
This joint’s Thai food is as authentic as it gets. The menu includes all the classics you’re familiar with. Think seafood pad Thai, pineapple fried rice and tom yum soup. Plus, unique ones we promise you’ll be excited about. Case in point? The dough fritters with sangkaya. These fried, doughty sticks dipped in creamy, pandan-infused custard are basically heaven on earth.
Time for Thai, multiple locations including Bukit Timah and Simpang Bedok
43. Royz et Vous
Mains at this cafe are nothing short of spectacular, with dishes like rendang chicken lasagne, lobster crab mac and cheese, and beef short ribs. Pair it all with your choice of mocktails, from sour plum mojito to peach bellini.
Royz et Vous, multiple locations including Telok Ayer and Sultan Gate
A collaboration between local juggernauts Tenderfresh, Warung Kim’s Seafood and Ah Boy’s Popiah, Hawkerman serves all your local favourites with a twist. For instance, you can get your popiah fix with salted egg sauce and crispy chicken skin. Meanwhile, the ‘Lolex’ Hokkien mee pays homage to the restaurant’s Rolex-wearing-Hokkien-mee-frying founding father, Tan Kue Kim. The hearty dish for two features lobster, prawns, white clams and sotong.
Hawkerman, multiple locations including The Seletar Mall and Funan
45. Badoque Cafe
This casual joint is the perfect no-frills hideaway for dining on generous portions of dishes like vongole pasta, bone-in ribeye, burgers and seafood platters. Don’t leave without getting (your hands) down and dirty with the succulent treats.
Badoque Cafe, 298 Bedok Road, Singapore 469454
With these amazing halal restaurants, cafes and bakeries in Singapore, you’ll never run out of dining options!