Top 10 Muslim Friendly Restaurants In Kansai

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As 2017 started, we believe your travel bucket list started too. And we know how you really love and excited for this new exploration because we extremely eager like you do!

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What better way to explore Japan other than going through their food culture right? We’ve introduced top 10 Halal restaurants in Tokyo in our previous article and we are here to fulfil our promises; to explore and to search the best restaurants in Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe to name a few)  only for you! After all the fingers’ sweats and blood (and a growling stomach), we think now is the right time for us to be your imaginary tour guide *wink* and escort you through top 10 Halal restaurants in Kansai, chosen by our Muslim foodies!

1. Torisoba AYAM-YA, Kyoto

Imagine a bowl of noodle, soaked in hot chicken soup with mountains of chicken slices. Yummy! We guarantee you can’t ignore this restaurant that is famous with their Halal chicken buckwheat. It’s located 15 minutes walking from JR Kyoto train station, and not to mention, they also provide a praying space for Muslim so it’s a perfect way to start or end your Kyoto day trip! We recommend you try their spicy ramen if you’re a spicy food lover 😉

Review on Halal Navi :

“it has a large and comfortable prayer section and can seat our family of 8 easily. Service was fast, so it was a great first stop when we arrived in Kyoto. The chicken ramen was delicious, the broth was surprisingly creamy and flavourful and we couldn’t get enough it.”

  Najah Nasseri

Address Mikatakonyacho 2-1-11, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8238 Japan
Phone 075-344-1456
Halal Tips* Halal Certified by Malaysian Halal Corporation

More info about Torisoba AYAM-YA Kyoto

2. Ali’s Kitchen, Osaka

Looking for something warm and hot dish after a chilly day? Or maybe you are a hot person wanna be?*fuhh*.  Their lamb biryani that will keep you warm with their aromatic rice and their soft grilled marinated lamb, is a must-try. It will surely make you appreciate the unique combination of spices and ingredients, and definitely will make you come again for more! If you are not a fan of biryani, they also serve all kind of Arabic food, like kebab, falafel and even Humus, to be tried out by people like us *food lover United*.

Review on Halal Navi : 

“Ali’s Kitchen serves the best biryani in Japan! Both Ali’s Kitchen restaurants in Osaka and Kobe never failed to satisfy my biryani cravings. I frequented the place for lunch or dinner during my 8 month stay in Kansai. Having moved to Tokyo recently, I am still looking for a biryani place that can make me forget about Ali’s kitchen”

Ainuddin Helmi

Address Chuo-ku, Shinsaibashi Suji 1-10-12 B1, Osaka, Osaka, 542-0085 Japan
Phone 06-4708-5745
Halal Tips* Vegetarian meals available
Menu labelled Halal
Owner/staffs are Muslim

More Info about Ali’s Kitchen

 3. Malaysia Boleh, Osaka

Malaysia Boleh

Craving for Malaysian food in the middle of Japanese fusion? After eating sushi for your whole trip, you might miss the taste of home and this restaurant offers just that. They serve Malay-Thai dishes such as fried rice, curry and even pisang goreng!

Review on Halal Navi :

“A must go place whenever I’m in Osaka. The place is beautifully decorated. The owner is friendly. And, most importantly it serves delicious food – the main reason that kept me coming back for more. Nasi Goreng and Fried Kuey Teow are my favourite here.”

– Ainuddin Hilmi

Address Kita Oyodominami 1-4-20, Osaka, Osaka, 531-0075 Japan
Phone 06-6450-1128
Halal Tips* Only chicken is Halal
Halal dishes available upon request
Seafood menu is available

More info about Malaysia Boleh  

4. Naan Inn, Kobe

Naan Inn Kobe, Sannomiya

Take a break from the hustle bustle of sushi and sashimi city by enjoying this Halal buffet of chicken, naan, lamb, and more! All these are offered by this Naan inn Kobe restaurants that is situated near to the Kobe Mosque, so you can easily visit the oldest Mosque in Japan while having your Halal meal! We advise you to go early for Friday lunch as they might be closed for Friday prayers.

Review on Halal Navi :

“Chicken, Mutton & Veg Biryani. Tasted all 3. never eaten white Biryani before but surprisingly tasty & spicy.. Kobe Mosque about 2 minutes away from restaurants. Restaurants staffs were friendly & cheery”

Rudy Norita

Address Chuo-ku Yamamotodori 3-1-2 Taniguchi building 1F, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0004 Japan
Phone 07-8242-8771
Halal Tips* Menu labelled Halal
Owner/staff are Muslim
All meats used are Halal

More info about Naan Inn Kobe

5. Persian & Indian Halal Arash’s Kitchen, Kyoto

Persian & Indian Halal Arash's Kitchen

If you bring a group that have different tastes on food, It’s impossible not to stumble onto this restaurant; Persian & India Halal Arash’s Kitchen. They serve a diverse choice of food from strong spices until western dishes. We suggest you try their best-seller, Fish and Chip and tasty salad dressings (I mean, fish and chips in an Indian restaurant? What could possibly be more interesting than this).

Review on Halal Navi :

“…Of all the kebabs I’ve tasted so far, this one has the juiciest meat.There are other more tasty kebabs for sure but most are a bit dry. This one isn’t. If only this restaurant is in Tokyo, I think I would have visited it quite frequently.”

– Yukimura Sanada

Address Sun Plaza 4 , Shogoin Sannocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 〒606-8392 Kyoto, Japan
Phone 075-7464-769
Halal Tips* Halal dishes are available upon request
Use separate utensils for Halal dishes
Vegetarian meal is available

More info about Persian & Indian Halal Arash’s Kitchen 

6. Bagus, Osaka

Bagus, Osaka

Suit it with the name BAGUS (read: good in Indonesian) as they served “bagus” Indonesian foods for those missing the authentic taste of home. They serve all kind of Indonesian foods such as Sate, Gado-gado, Soto Ayam and much more! With friendly waiters to serve you, you will feel like home instantly. Not to mention this restaurant is easy to find and near to Nakatsu Station, near Osaka station.

Review on Halal Navi :

“Super friendly waiter and satisfying variety of dishes”

–  Audi Diana

Address Second Orient Building 1st floor, 1-9-11 Nakatsu, Kita-ku , Osaka City, Osaka, 531-0071 Japan
Phone 06-6450-1128
Halal tips* All meats used are Halal
Owner/staff are Muslim
Halal status verbally confirmed by staff

More Info about Bagus

7. Naritaya Halal Yakiniku, Kyoto

Naritaya Halal Yakiniku

Make your way down to row of street with small shops in Kansai and chance are your nostrils will pick up the fragrance of grilled meat *sizzle sounds*, and don’t panic if your mouth is watering, because Naritaya Halal yakiniku offers halal Wagyu beef for customers that seek to either a pure taste of Japanese meat, and sizzle it either to fully cook or half cook. Your choice! Your Kansai trip would not be complete if you haven’t experienced this melt-in-mouth (literally) meats.

Review on Halal Navi :

“…The ambience is good, lots of seating and it’s especially cosy at night when we came. Try their selection kimchi, they did it with squid as well as the traditional cabbage. A must visit! Don’t let the price deter you, you’re getting good quality halal wagyu that’s difficult to find elsewhere. Skimp on other things!”

– Najah Nasseri

Address Rinkacho, 422-2, 1F, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto, 605-0062 Japan
Phone +81 (0)75-531-8200
Halal Tips* All meats used are Halal
Menu labelled Halal
Use separate utensils for Halal dishes

More Info about Naritaya Halal Yakiniku

 8. Kenny Asia, Osaka

Kenny Asia

You will never have thought you could hear Malaysian songs in the air if you are walking through the small road full of locals houses. Well, you’ll get this one-of-a-kind experience if you are going to Kenny Asia as they love to play Malaysian songs while their customers are enjoying their authentic Malaysian foods, be it their spicy dishes or the sweet desserts! Hey, you can even find USA Fried Rice here (USA fried rice in a Malaysian restaurant located in Japan, so international :p).

Review on Halal Navi :

“…Marginally taste but perhaps good enough for Malaysians longing for our very own taste. The cinnamon-flavored Teh Tarik isn’t your neighborhood “mamak”-certified one yet satisfying enough during cold night…”

Audi Diana

Address Aioi Building 1F, 1-7-25 Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka, 542-0074 Japan
Phone 06-7165-7011
Halal Tips* All meats used are Halal
Halal status verbally confirmed by staff

More Info about Kenny Asia

9. The U-don, Kansai Airport

The U-don, Osaka

Once you leave the restaurant, all the dishes will scream to you “U-DON have to leave me” *a round of applause for this nice pun!* nice catch.

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You can bark at the pun joke but please continue applauding for The U-don restaurant that has a great touch on its udon dishes that has delicious soups that you can find in Kansai airport. They even serve Halal Karaage (fried chicken) *screams*. If you don’t think the udon are not enough for you, you can add-on few tempuras or even gyudon, a rice bowl topped with beef. We really think your food trip should starts or ends here!

Review on Halal Navi :

“A must go place when you touchdown the Kansai Airport. Certified by Malaysian Halal Cert. The tempura is so nice. Especially the shrimp and chicken. But not the veges tempura. Free drinks. Can choose udon/beef rice. They also sell onigiri”

Sarah Kamarrudin

Address 2F, Terminal 1, Kansai International Airport, Izumisano, Osaka, 549-0001 Japan
Phone 07-2456-6515
Halal Tips* Halal certified by Malaysia Halal Corporation

More info about The U-don

10. Ramen Honolu, Osaka

Ramen Honolu Osaka

What a bless to have a delicious ramen in Osaka. Even the locals living here are in love with Honolu Ramen. Who doesn’t? Their tasty broth will make you slurp down all the noodles and broth a.s.a.p, even before your friend can finish saying “itadakimasu”. Be careful if you’re ordering the spicy one though, It’s only for the brave ones.

Review on Halal Navi :

“Went to eat here many times as it is the first halal ramen shop up in Osaka. The owner is nice, and the halal sign is hung up just above the place where they cook so you can see it clearly.”

Amin Mok

Address Motomachi, 2-5-27, 1F, Osaka-shi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, 556-0016 Japan
Phone 06-6710-9604
Halal Tips* All meats used are Halal
Halal status verbally confirmed by staff
Use separate utensils for Halal dishes

More info about Honolu 

So, are you drooling in front of your screen yet? Kansai is definitely a one stop food paradise, and as a Muslim, you can still enjoy a wide variety of cuisines even if you are on a Halal diet! Don’t forget to bookmark these restaurants on your Halal Navi app to find it easily the next time you visit Kansai, or better yet find more Halal restaurants in Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe with Halal Navi by downloading it below!

*Disclaimer: The halal tips provided in this article are contributed by Halal Navi’s user. Readers are advised to reconfirm with the restaurant owner.

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