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Halal Food In Hong Kong: Halal-Certified Restaurants & Eateries With Halal Meat Options

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A Muslim’s guide to the best Halal-certified restaurants and our favourite restaurants in Hong Kong that offer Halal meat options

To save you the trouble of continuously visiting the few heavily-touted options or going vegetarian and calling it a day (although we really love vegetarian restaurants!), here’s your guide to halal restaurants in Hong Kong! As one of the three Muslims on the team, we’ve picked the best strict halal-certified eateries in the city, as well as our favourite dining establishments that offer halal meat options in Hong Kong.

We also reached out to halal foodie Instagrammer Maryam at Foodie Explorerz (@foodie_explorerz) for a little help. While we’re always on the lookout for halal signs and asking about dishes and menus, we can only tell you everything we’ve found out so far (which just means we’re still calling up and checking for more!). Here’s your guide to eating halal in Hong Kong — on to hunting down all the halal food!


Jump To:
Halal-Certified Restaurants In Hong Kong
Restaurants With Halal Meat Options In Hong Kong
Some Background On Eating Halal In Hong Kong
Your Ultimate List Of Halal Restaurants In Hong Kong

Read More: Your Guide To Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants In Hong Kong


Our Favourite Board of Trustees Halal-Certified Restaurants In Hong Kong

halal restaurants in hong kong Bushra

Bushra: Arabian nights-inspired Mediterranean restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui East

Bushra, meaning ‘good news’ in Arabic, is a halal restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui East, showcasing the rich flavours of the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. From mezzes like moutabal and ras el hanout kebab to mains such as Moroccan beef tagine and Persian chicken pilaf, every dish is crafted to impress. The restaurant’s striking decor, inspired by Arabian Nights, along with its shisha terrace, creates a lively Beirut lounge-club vibe.

Bushra, Shop 6, G/F & Shop 16, UG/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2205 6011, www.bushra.com.hk


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Flaming Frango — Portuguese Piri-Piri Chicken in Central

Located in the heart of SoHo, Flaming Frango claims to be the city’s very first fiery Piri-Piri chicken concept — a Portuguese pepper variant found in its former territories in Southern Africa. Indulge in 24-hour marinated chicken, made with a blend of house spices, including the piri-piri bird’s eye chili, that’s fire-grilled and served piping hot

Flaming Frango, 55 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2556 7555, www.flamingfrango.com

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halal restaurants in hong kong Islamic Centre Canteen

Islamic Centre Canteen — Cantonese cuisine in Wan Chai

Perhaps the city’s most classic halal-certified place, this is the place for pork and lard-free dim sum in Hong Kong. It’s notoriously difficult to get authentic halal Cantonese but the Cantonese Muslim-run kitchen and canteen located inside of Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre is the ticket! It’s also less pricey, on account of being subsidised for local Muslims.

Islamic Centre Canteen, 5/F, Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.openrice.com


halal restaurants in hong kong Saffron Persian Cuisine

Saffron Persian Cuisine — Authentic Persian and Iranian cuisine in Central

Halal-certified by the Board of Trustees, Saffron Persian Cuisine, formerly known as LOVEAT, is the only authentic Persian restaurant in the city! Located in the bustling SoHo district, it serves up a variety of succulent kebab options, lightly spiced flatbreads, and saffron-marinated yellow rice sets. Additionally, it offers tea and Persian sweet dishes, providing a complete dining experience.

Saffron Persian Cuisine, Shop E, Garley Building, 53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2595 9900, www.facebook.com/hongkong.saffron

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halal restaurants in Hong Kong gaylord indian

Gaylord Indian Restaurant — A long-standing legacy of authentic Indian cuisine

Since 1972, Gaylord Indian Restaurant has been a staple for authentic Indian cuisine in Tsim Sha Tsui, offering a refined alternative to Chungking Mansions. Recognised as a top halal restaurant, Gaylord enchants with its elegant interiors, live traditional Indian music, and a menu brimming with dishes that evoke the rich heritage of India. Standout offerings include the house signature saag paneer, laal maas, and a range of traditional Indian street food.

Sassy Tip: Complement your meal with perfectly baked garlic naan and end on a sweet note with gulab jamun.

Gaylord Indian Restaurant, 5/F, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2376 1001, silveroak.com.hk


The Best Restaurants With Halal Options In Hong Kong

halal restaurants in hong kong burger circus

Burger Circus — Burgers with halal meat options in Central

A Black Sheep Restaurant, Burger Circus is this editor’s staple for a good hot fried chicken burger (a moment of silence for the now-closed 375 Chicken ‘n Fries). You can always pick up a freshly ground smashed beef burger on toasted soft buns, and the house-made milkshakes are powered by Gelato Messina! Please note that the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves alcohol too.

Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2878 7787, www.burgercircus.com.hk

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halal restaurants in hong kong Illuminati

Illuminati — American pizza bar with diverse dining options for every taste

Illuminati in Wan Chai offers a mix of light bites and gourmet dining options to cater to diverse tastes. Its menu features a variety of delicious halal dishes, including the New Zealand rib eye steak and fish and chips. With suppliers that are strictly halal, Illuminati ensures every dish meets the highest standards of quality and authenticity.

Illuminati, Shop C, G/F, King Tao Building, 96 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3468 4794, www.instagram.com/illuminati.hk


halal restaurants in hong kong Chullschick

ChullsChick — Peruvian, halal chicken in its Wan Chai branch

Founded by 12-year restaurant veteran Abel Ortiz, ChullsChick is a “made in Peru” rotisserie concept serving up interesting flavours you won’t find anywhere else in Hong Kong. Here’s where you can enjoy mouthwatering Salamuera marinated chicken, ceviche, empanada, churros and more! The chicken in the Wan Chai branch is halal, but it’s best to enquire on the day to confirm.

ChullsChick, Shop D, E&F, 2-12 Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 6538 0188, www.chullschick.com.hk

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Wan Chai


halal restaurants in hong kong Chutney Tandoor House

Chutney Tandoor House — Modern and Regional Indian in Central

We can’t tell you how excited we were when we found out Chutney has select halal items on its menu! This modern Indian concept restaurant boasts gorgeous gold interiors and delectable dishes. We booked a reservation for Eid, letting the staff and kitchen know we were eating strictly halal meat and no alcohol — and they took great care of us!

Chutney Tandoor House, 4/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2330 0027www.facebook.com/chutneyhk


halal restaurants in hong kong Islam Food Since 1950

Islam Food Since 1950 — Northern Chinese and Central Asian in Kowloon City

A long-standing Muslim-owned restaurant started by Old Mr. Ma, Islam Food is one of the last halal Northern Chinese-style places left in Hong Kong. While Ma’s Restaurant tended towards Uyghur-style meals, Islam Food takes inspiration from all of Mainland China, with Hui Muslim leanings. You’ll see plenty of halal signage everywhere, and the menu features delectable beef and veal dishes, spicy soups, and a variety of rice and noodle options.

Islam Food Since 1950, Shun King Building, 33-35 Tak Ku Ling Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2382 1882, islamfood.com.hk

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halal restaurants in hong kong maison libanaise

Maison Libanaise — Lebanese cuisine with halal meat in Central

With its easy-to-spot mural and a gorgeous roof terrace, Maison Libanaise is a must-visit in SoHo. We love the Lebanese-style chargrilled chicken skewers, beef shawarma and hummus here, but all the dishes are truly worth ordering. Please note that the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves alcohol.

Maison Libanaise, 10 Shelley Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, 2111 2284, www.maisonlibanaise.com.hk


halal restaurants in hong kong panda leaf indonesia restaurant

Pandan Leaf Indonesian Restaurant — Authentic Indonesian favourites in Causeway Bay

Situated just around the corner from other halal Indo favourites Kampoeng and Sedap Gurih Indonesian Cuisine in Causeway Bay, Pandan Leaf is an underrated gem. This halal Indonesian eatery is always busy on the weekends, serving up authentic favourites like skewers and satay, nasi rice dishes, noodles, grilled chicken (served with a glove!) options and more.

Sassy Tip: Don’t miss the huge shakes and drinks!

Pandan Leaf Indonesian Restaurant, Shop B2, G/F, Causeway Bay Commercial Building, 1-5 Sugar Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.openrice.com

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Causeway Bay


Eating Halal In Hong Kong

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The word halal simply means “permissible” in Arabic, but it’s often used when referring to something you can consume. For Muslims, this means avoiding pork and alcohol (which are forbidden in our faith) and only eating permissible meat that has been butchered and cleaned in accordance with Islamic law. But you probably already know that! Here’s what we think you’ll actually find helpful.

First, it’s always important to note that Hong Kong cuisine makes use of plenty of pork and lard in everything from broths to bread, and is meat-heavy, so you do have to be pretty careful when eating in the city.

The Islamic Board of Trustees (officially The Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong) conducts Halal Inspections and issues Halal Certificates under the strict supervision of its Imams — so if you’re only looking for fully certified eateries, make note of this list from the Islamic Board of Trustees. There are about 96 restaurants (and branches of chains) on the “halal-certified” list, excluding theme park restaurants (Hong Kong is lucky enough to have halal-certified restaurant options and food stalls at both Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland!). It’s also worth using OpenRice to find certified halal restaurants.

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Your Ultimate List Of Halal Restaurants In Hong Kong

Here’s a list of all our favourites. Please note, as halal certificates expire every year or so, some restaurants may have previously been halal-certified but not on the Board of Trustees list at present. Similarly, brand-new restaurants may be still awaiting their certification. Other restaurants may have non-halal dishes on the menu or serve alcohol so their kitchens won’t be halal-certified.

  • 27 Kebab House— A popular chain known for its fast, delicious, and affordable wraps, including favourites like shish rolls, falafel rolls, and mixed doner rolls, with options for vegetarians and varying spice levels. www.facebook.com/27kebabhousecentral
  • Aladin Mess — North Indian and Pakistani in Causeway Bay, long-standing halal-certified by the Board of Trustees restaurant. aladinmess.com
  • Ali Ba Ba Restaurant — A reliable and authentic Indian restaurant in Kwai Chung, serving classics at an affordable price point. 2617 9997
  • Ba Yi — Xinjiang and Uyghur in Sai Ying Pung, Michelin-guide and Muslim-owned with all halal meat and halal signage. guide.michelin.com
  • Bombay Dreams — Regional Indian, longstanding restaurant in Central, halal-certified by the Board of Trustees. www.sandshospitality.com
  • Bake n Wake Bakery — Bakery, halal-certified by the Board of Trustees. bakenwake.co
  • Bengal Brothers — Bengali and Regional Indian with halal chicken and lamb in Wan Chai, Kennedy Town and BaseHall in Central. You’re also free to inquire if any other meat in-store is halal on the day. Please note that the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves non-halal beef. www.bengal-brothers.com
  • Cappadocia Turkish Kebab — Turkish in Wan Chai with all halal meat. Relatively newer awaiting certification. www.facebook.com/cappadociahk
  • Cheeky Buns — Offers some of the best halal beef cheeseburgers in Central, along with kebabs, chicken wings, and meat platters, with daily lunch sets and combo upgrades for a satisfying meal. 2581 2128
  • Chickpea — Hummus and Pockets, Lebanese and West Asian, all halal meat with halal signage, with various locations across Hong Kong Island. www.chickpea.hk
  • Crispi Bun — Western/Burgers in Tsim Sha Tsui, halal-certified by the Board of Trustees. www.openrice.com
  • Ebeneezer’s Kebabs & Pizzeria — Indian, Middle Eastern and Pizza chain, long-standing halal-certified by the Board of Trustees chain, with various locations across Hong Kong. www.ebeneezers.com
  • Hotal Colombo — Sri Lankan, Sinhala and Tamil in Central, all halal imported meat but it’s best to inquire on the day. Please note that the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves non-halal items too. www.hotalcolombo.com
  • Himalaya Restaurant — Nepalese/Nepali in Wan Chai, previously halal-certified by the Board of Trustees. www.openrice.com
  • Istanbul Turkish Kebabs and Grills — Turkish in Wan Chai, halal-certified by the Board of Trustees. www.istanbulgrill.hk
  • Jashan — Regional Indian, longstanding restaurant in Central, halal-certified by the Board of Trustees. www.jashan.com.hk
  • Jollibee Kennedy Town Branch — Filipino fast food chain in Kennedy Town serving fried halal chicken. jollibee.com.hk
  • Kampoeng — Indonesian and Asian Fusion in Causeway Bay, all halal meat with halal signage. Please note that the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves alcohol. www.facebook.com/kampoeng.hongkong
  • Kimchi Korean Fusion – Korean restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui, halal-certified by the Board of Trustees and Muslim-owned.
    www.instagram.com/kimchikoreanhk
  • KFC Select Branches – American Fast Food Chain serving fried chicken with halal-certified menus by the Board of Trustees at the Chuang’s London Plaza branch in Jordan and the Mong Kok branch located on G/F-1/F, Mong Kok Building, 546-548 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
  • La Vache! — Parisian-style Steakhouse, all halal meat at branches in SoHo and Tsim Sha Tsui. Please note that the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves alcohol. lavache.com.hk
  • New Punjab Club — Punjabi in Central, one Michelin star, halal lamb and butter chicken. Please note that the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves non-halal items and alcohol. newpunjabclub.com
  • Rajasthan Rifles — Anglo-Indian at The Peak, all halal meat. Please note that the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves alcohol. www.rajasthanrifles.com
  • Shahrazad Lebanese Dining Lounge & Bar — Lebanese and wider Middle Eastern in Central, all halal meat. Please note that the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves alcohol.www.facebook.com/Shahrazad
  • Sedap Gurih Indonesian Cuisine — Indonesian in Causeway Bay, all halal meat with halal signage. www.openrice.com
  • Taqueria Super Macho — Mexican in Central, all halal imported meat except pork but it’s best to inquire on the day. Please note that the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves pork and alcohol. www.taqueriasupermacho.com
  • The Last Resort — Dive Bar/Western in Central, halal meat options but you’re free to inquire on the day Please note this is a bar, and the kitchen is not certified halal as it serves pork and alcohol. www.thelastresort.com.hk
  • Wai Kee — Cantonese Roast Duck in Bowrington Market in Wan Chai, long-standing halal restaurant with halal signage. www.openrice.com
  • Warung Malang — Indonesian in Causeway Bay, halal-certified by the Board of Trustees. www.facebook.com/warungmalanghk
  • Wu Zhi Jian Beef Noodles — Specialises in Lan Zhou Beef Noodles and offers a variety of dishes including well-cooked lamb skewers. www.openrice.com

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Editor’s Note: “Halal Food In Hong Kong: Halal-Certified Restaurants & Eateries With Halal Meat Options” was originally published in April 2023 and updated by Catherine Pun in May 2024. With thanks to Sakina Abidi for her contribution.

Main image courtesy of Chickpea via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Bushra via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Flaming Frango via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of zyantravelforfood via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Saffron Persian Cuisine via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Gaylord Indian Restaurant via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Burger Circus via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of ILLUMINATI via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of ChullsChick via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Chutney Tandoor House via Facebook, image 10 courtesy of azzainthekitchen via Instagram, image 11 courtesy Maison Libanaise via Instagram, image 12 courtesy of Pandan Leaf Indonesian Restaurant via Instagram, image 13 courtesy of Halal Options Hong Kong via Facebook.

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