Top 3 Places to find Halal Food in Tokyo

There has been an increasing trend to see halal food in Tokyo popping up in many locations. Where it was once a rarity, you can now find a halal restaurant in Tokyo or even some of the best halal ramen Tokyo has to offer. So for every food that is halal Tokyo has in store for you, don’t miss the rest of this article.

1. Yoshiya Shinjukuten
Shinjuku Metro Restaurant Floor B1F, 1-1-2 Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

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Our first stop is Yoshiya Shinjukuten, a 60 year old restaurant that is conveniently located in Shinjuku Metro Food Street and very accessible from Shinjuku Station on the west exit. What’s more, unlike some other Tokyo restaurants, the meals in Yoshiya are reasonably priced and you can simply dine in without making a reservation.

The restaurant has recently obtained a Halal certification from the Kyoto Halal Council and has been serving up Muslim-friendly dishes ever since. You can choose from three menus which are Halal certified with the signature halal dish being the spicy fried chicken. Halal and non-Halal ingredients are segregated and there is no pork served in the restaurant. In addition, the restaurant only uses quality fresh ingredients in their dishes so you can be rest assured that your meals will be delicious.

The nearest Muslim-friendly and halal hotel nearby is Shinjuku Prince so it is highly recommended that you find accommodations there if you intend to dine at Yoshiya Shinjukuten.

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2. Rasa Malaysia
8F, Ginza Five Star Building 5-8-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

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Rasa Malaysia is an international chain of restaurants and coincidentally it has a branch in the Ginza district in Tokyo. It is specifically located in the Ginza Five Star Building near Ginza and Higashiginza Station.

The restaurant specialises in Halal friendly Singaporean and Malaysian cuisines such as laksa, satay, chicken rendang, chicken dumplings and many others. The meals are prepared by native Malaysian cooks from Malaysia which ensures their authenticity. Due to its authentic food and Halal friendly services, the restaurant is often packed with staff from the Malaysian Embassy and Malaysia airlines at lunch and dinner periods.

If you are planning on tasting the authentic meals at Rasa Malaysia first hand, then the nearest Muslim friendly hotel that you should stay at is Tsukiji Business Hotel Ban.

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3. Sakura Cafe
1-32-3 Hatagaya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

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Sakura Cafe is a 24-hour cafe located within the vicinity of Sakura Hotel Hatagaya and a mere 10 minutes from Shinjuku Station. It is a serene, isolated residential-area cafe that is in stark contrast to the busy life of Tokyo.

The cafe serves up Halal friendly menu from a great selection of delicious Afghanistan, Indian, Egyptian and even Malaysian meals. You should also try their international teas and specialty which is puddings made from the pesticide-free eggs of Tohoku Ranch. While the cafe does serve alcoholic drinks, the staff are trained to cater to Muslim guests, so just be sure that you inform them of your preferences before hand.

Since this cafe is within the Muslim friendly and halal Sakura Hotel, it is of course a no-brainer to book your accommodations at the hotel itself so that you can dine there at any time of the day.

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