Whether or not you’re a Muslim traveler in Japan, it is quite easy to find Muslim services such as halal food options. However, with their small number, it becomes difficult to find a truly certified halal restaurant. If you’re seeking halal food that will not disappoint, here are three Muslim-friendly restaurants you must try in Tokyo.
Sekai Cafe in Asakusa is aimed at providing everyone a chance to have a meal without diet limitations. They serve vegetarian dishes, halal foods, and organic cuisine. They also take note of any food allergies that customers may have. They also claim that their foods for Muslim diners are pork and alcohol-free. Also, meat and animal derivative ingredients used are halal. There are also many vegan dishes served at the cafe, such as grilled vegetable pizza, fresh salad pizza, salt yakisoba with soy meat and so on. Menus are divided into 3 schedules: From 10.30-11.00 am a drink-only menu is available. A food menu is available from 11.00 am- 19.00 pm from Sunday to Thursday, and from 11.00 am- 21.00 pm on Fridays, weekends, and holidays. Finally, the cafe closes at 20.00 pm from Sunday-Thursday, and at 22.00 pm on Fridays, weekends, and holidays.
Luna Hala is another Muslim-friendly restaurant in Tokyo. It is located inside a business hotel in Tsukiji and is just a 3-minute walk from Tsujiki station. It would be a great opportunity to have halal food in the restaurant and stay at the hotel at the same time. Not all food on the breakfast and dinner menu is halal but all food on the lunch menu is. Though alcohol is served during dinner, it is okay not to worry as dining wares are separated for halal and non-halal food and drink items. Breakfast is served at 7:00 am until 10:00 am. Lunch is served from 10:00 am to 14:00 pm, while dinner and bar times are from 17:00 pm to 23:00 pm.
If you want to visit a certified halal restaurant, then make Saishoku Teppan Ippin one of your choices in Tokyo. It is just a 10-minute walk from Ebisu station and is frequently visited by people looking for authentic halal meals. Some of the items on the menu include chicken karage, bamboo rice, wagyu beef and a lot more. The vegetables served are organic and the food has been certified by the Nippon Asia Halal Association.
* Please note that as of 2017 this restaurant is currently closed.
So if you happen to be looking for halal food in Tokyo, look no further than these 3 halal restaurants. Each restaurant is committed to serving special meals to every customer. Enjoy!