Top 10 Halal Friendly Ramen In Japan

Who on earth doesn’t like ramen? NOBODY! A bowl of ramen is enough to draw a smile on your face. And of course no ramen in the whole wide world can beat the original ramen made in Japan. The savory taste of its broth, the chewy noodles, the orangey half boiled eggs, the just perfectly cooked meat, the fresh sliced leek, Oh My Goodness! Just thinking of that makes our mouth-watering.

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Say no more! Here are top 10 Halal friendly ramen across Japan you definitely must try on your next trip. No more excuse to miss this Japanese delicacy!

1. Shinjuku Gyouen Ramen Ouka (Tokyo)

This is among the very famous Halal ramen restaurant in Tokyo. Ask anyone who’ve been to Tokyo and we almost sure they will know Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka. Since it is quite famous, it is best for you to make reservation by calling them before coming to avoid waiting. The manager and staffs are Muslim and they are very friendly, They speak English too! Located just walking distance from Shinjuku Gyoen Park makes it the best lunch destination after exploring the park in the morning :).

Shinjuku Gyouen Ramen Ouka

Review on Halal Navi :

“One of the best ramen in town. The set come with roasted chicken after finished the noodle ( ramen) the waiter teach us to eat rice with leftover soup from ramen. Their roasted chicken was soo good. People who come to this shop need to order one of the ramen set. (Mandatory) haha. Because they have limited space.”  Mariam Roslan

Address 1-11-7 , Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0022 Japan
Phone 03-5925-8426
Halal tips* Halal certified, owner/staffs are Muslim, all meats used are halal, uses separate utensils for Halal dishes.
More info Shinjuku Gyouen Ramen Ouka

2. Naritaya (Tokyo, Miyagi, Kyoto)

Naritaya which has three branches all over Japan is a restaurant under a noodle producer company. They produce and supply the noodle for the ramen to their own restaurant. Naritaya is very popular among tourist and foreigner. The restaurant earned Halal certification on its three branches so you may slurp your noodle without a need to worry.

Naritaya

 

Review Naritaya Asakusa on Halal Navi :

“Among all the menus, my favourite is mazesoba (noodle with no soup) and karaage (the japanese style friend chicken). The price is very affordable too. And, they also provide praying space. But what I love the most from Naritaya is the ice cream! It’s rice ice cream with soy milk and available in three flavours: vanilla, azuki (red beans), and kodaimai (Japanese ancient rice). Wish it were sold in Japanese supermarkets and I can easily get it when craving for ice cream!”  Aprilia Suandi

Tokyo Branch

Address  2-7-13, Taito, Tokyo, 111-0032 Japan
Phone  03-4285-9806
Halal tips* Halal certified, owner/staffs are Muslim, all meats used are halal, uses separate utensils for Halal dishes, prayer space available, alcohols are served.
More info  Naritaya Asakusa

Miyagi Branch

Address 981-0914, Sendai, Miyagi
Phone +81 22-274-4080
Halal tips* Halal certified, owner/staffs are Muslim, all meats used are halal, Halal dishes available upon request.
More info  Naritaya Sendai

Kyoto Branch

Address 1F Ability Gion 424 Rinka-cho, Kyōto
Phone +81 (0)75-531-8200
Halal tips* Halal certified, owner/staffs are Muslim, all meats used are halal, menu labelled halal, Halal dishes available upon request.
More info  Naritaya Gion

3. Kaijin Ramen (Tokyo)

This restaurant has been operating for 8 years and is very popular with its 100% fish based ramen. They also use a different type of fish in their ramen on seasonal and daily basis. So you won’t get bored and can always expect to taste something new from its broth. Although it is not Halal certified, but they do not use any pork or alcohol in their ingredients. Do ask them to swap the chicken topping with shrimp as their chicken is not Halal.

Kaijin Ramen

Review on Halal Navi :

“Found this restaurant from a review in halal navi. This ramen’s broth are made from fish. So its okay for a muslim to eat here. The broth is okay, but the noodles not so good for me. But if you wanna try fish broth ramen, you can visit here.
Ps: I would recommend to choose a meal set without grilled rice ball. You’d be full after you had a bowl of ramen. You won’t have space for a rice ball.”  Muhamad Salihin Mpa

Address  Sanraku Building 2F, Shinjuku 3-35-7, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Phone  03-3356-5658
Halal tips*  Seafood only menu is available, meat and chicken is not halal, some non-Halal dishes are served, alcohol are served
More info  Kaijin Ramen

4. Ramen Honolu (Osaka & Tokyo)

Ramen Honolu is very popular with their spicy and umami soup to pamper your taste bud. Their famous menu beside ramen is halal gyoza from Nikkoken and roasted chicken. The staffs are Muslim and can speak different languages (English, Indonesian, French, Italian), so you can communicate with them easily to order your foods and nor more lost in translation!

Ramen Honolu

Review Ramen Honolu Osaka on Halal Navi :

“Walked a bit from Namba Station but it was well worth it. We came just before it closes at 2:30pm to be opened again at 5.30pm. The 3 of us ordered different sets and were all satisfied with our bowl of ramen. The broth is freshly made with their own concoction of spices. I was in ramen heaven. I Asked for spicy, with fried chicken – If this is not authentic ramen, I don’t know what is. Don’t forget to compliment the chef, he’d be so happy when you tell him ‘Oiishi!'”  Ruby Umm Khalid

Tokyo Branch

Address  Ebisuminami, 1 Chome−23−1, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to
Halal tips*  Halal certificate is visible, owner/staff is Muslim, all meats used are Halal.
More info  Ramen Honolu Ebisu

 

Address Nihonbashikobunachō, 4−9, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to,
Phone 03-6661-7724
Halal tips*  Halal certificate is visible, owner/staff is Muslim, all meats used are Halal.
More info  Ramen Honolu Nihonbashi

Osaka Branch

Address Motomachi, 2-5-27, 1F, Osaka-shi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
Phone  06-6710-9604
Halal tips*  Halal certificate is visible, all meats used are Halal, uses separate utensils for Halal dishes, alcohols are served.
More info  Ramen Honolu Osaka

5. Torisoba Ayam Ya (Kyoto & Tokyo)

The Kyoto branch of this restaurant is only 10 minutes walking from Kyoto station. It’s definitely a perfect place for having dinner after a long and tiring day exploring Kyoto. This restaurant has a ticketing machine to order the foods and fortunately it has English translation. Most reviewers in Halal Navi mentioned that the size is rather small, so you might consider ordering two portion or at least a side dish to fuel up your tummy.

Torisoba Ayam Ya

 

Review Torisoba Ayam Ya Kyoto on Halal Navi :

“This restaurant is a bit of a walk from Kyoto Station, but 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. For those who love spicy ramen, try the mazesoba which is the perfect balance of savoury and spicy. The chicken charsiu rice was good, and could have been better if the serving size was larger. I would recommend it for children. Adults would need something more.”  Najah Nasseri

Tokyo Branch

Address  4 Chome−10−1 Yamada Building, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to
Phone  03-3834-6656
Halal tips*  Halal certificate is visible, all meats used are Halal, owner/staff are Muslim
More info  Torisoba Ayam-Ya Tokyo

Kyoto Branch

Address Mikatakonyacho 2-1-11, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Phone  075-344-1456
Halal tips*  Halal certificate is visible, all meats used are Halal, menu labelled Halal
More info  Torisoba Ayam-Ya Kyoto

6. Nikkoken (Tochigi)

Nikkkoen is famous with its Halal gyouza. The filling is made from tempeh (If you come from south east Asian, you must be very familiar with this!). Their gyouza is even sold at other restaurants too, yes that’s how popular it is! Their speciality is miso ramen and beef tongue ramen (you heard us right!). It is located just in front of Sano station, so if you happen to visit Tochigi, don’t forget to stop by here.

Nikkoken

Review on Halal Navi :

“Very-very delicious.. Chicken katsudon, teriyaki chicken, gyoza and spicy ramen.. very recommended who want to eat japanese halal food”  Muhammad Ismail Ariff

Address  Wakamatsucho, 138, Sano, Tochigi
Phone  02-8322-7832
Halal tips*  Halal dishes are available upon request, some non-Halal dishes are served, uses separate utensils for Halal dish
More info  Nikkoken

7. Shin-Yokohama Rāmen Museum Restaurants (Yokohama)

Located inside a ramen museum (Shin-Yokohama Rāmen Museum) at Yokohama, the restaurants here are just perfect for you who are a die-hard fans of Ramen.  The admission fee to enter the museum is 300 yen and it showcases many different ramen shops. There is even a booth callled My Ramen that enables you to make your own customized ramen. There are four restaurants which serve vegetarian and non-pork ramen menu that you can try; Ryu Shanghai Honten, Muku Zweite, Komurasaki, Shina Soba-ya, and Nidai-me Genkotsu-ya.

Shin-Yokohama Rāmen Museum

Review on Halal Navi :

“Dont be fooled by the look. It’s an all vegetarian ramen! The “chashu” meat is actually made by soy bean and they made it taste like tonkatsu. Honestly it taste like carbonara and it was so delicious ! The soup was so creamy and i couldn’t tell that its made with vegi only :0 I really recommend this shop “komurasaki” if you ever visit ramen museum. Insyaallah halal :).”  Aida Nur Ariza

Address  2-14-21 Shinyokohama, Kohoku Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Phone  04-5471-0503
Halal tips*  Vegetarian menu is available
More info  Ramen no hakubutsukan

8. T’s Tantan (Tokyo)

If you are on your way to your travel destination and ever pass by Tokyo station, this vegetarian ramen can be a good choice for you. It is located inside the ticket turnstile of the station, so don’t get out from the gate to find this restaurant. A tips from us is try to look for Yaesu south exit and you will see a food hall called Keiyo street. You will soon find the restaurant from that hall.

T's Tantan

Review on Halal Navi :

“I thank them for opening this vegetarian restaurant at Tokyo Station ーthe central mobility of the city, so it’s very convenient for Muslim and vegetarian travelers who want to enjoy Japanese dishes while sticking to their dietary habits. I saw many foreign faces when I was there. Their specialty is ramen, and they serve also some other ‘fake meat’-based menus like gyoza and karaage that are all actually made from soybeans. To me, the karaage tastes like “tempeh”, and it’s oishii! The price is quite good. I got “黒胡麻たんたん” or black sesame flavored ramen, extra topping, 3 pcs gyoza, and soybean karaage for 1750¥ in total..”  ndanazihah

Address Marunouchi 1-9-1 Keiyo Street, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Phone 050-5789-6529
Halal tips*  Vegetarian menu is available
More info  T’s Tantan

9. Ittoryu (Oita)

A Muslim friendly ramen restaurant is available in Oita. Although they also serves non-Halal menu, but they use different utensils for Halal menu and even different chopsticks for Muslim customers.

Ittoryu

Review on Halal Navi :

“Ramen Itto-Ryu is actually a common Japanese “ramen-ya-san”, provides wide variety of ramen with pork, beef & chicken which are not halal, but alhamdulillah they also provide two halal menus (one is spicy one is not) that are using garlic soup as the substitute for broth. For these two ramen, they use different utensils specialized for Muslim customers. They give disposable cutlery as well for Muslim customers. This ramen shop is halal certified by Beppu Masjid, and is mentioned on Beppu’s “Muslim Friendly Map” pamphlet published by the city hall. So, there’s no worries to stop by this ramen shop when you’re traveling to Beppu, the capital city of onsen ♨️”  ndanazihah

Address 15, 1, Beppu-shi, Ōita-ken
Phone 0977-25-6262
Halal tips*  Halal certified, some non-Halal menus are served
More info  Ittoryu

10. Naramachi Jinniyah (Nara)

Finally there is Halal ramen restaurant opened in Nara! It opened last year March 2016 in Naramachi shopping centre. We can see their traditional and ancient concept from the restaurant architecture (the building is 90 years old!) as well as their table and chairs which are made from Nara cedar wood. They offer three different types of ramen; Halal Ramen Jin, Halal Ramen Jinniyah dan Halal Ramen Naramachisou that you can enjoy with only 800 to 1700 yen.

Naramachi Jinniyah

Review on Halal Navi :

“We went to this restaurant today. The ramen so delicious!!!! We also prayed at the prayer room provided. They have separate ablution area for women. The restaurant is not located at the main street so you have to be extra careful and search for the signboard.

From Kintetsu-Nara station the restaurant is 1km far. So if you can’t walk just take ‘Nara City Loop Bus’ (the yellow bus) which cost ¥210 that runs every 10 minutes and stop at Watamachi (N15) and turn left at the street in front and walk about 250m and make sure to find the small signboard and turn right to the small street to reach the restaurant. Hope the direction will help you.”  Hanihanami

Address  28-34 NARAMACHI-SOUQ, Minamijoudo-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
Phone  0742-93-8906
Halal tips*  Halal certified, menu labelled Halal, only chicken is Halal
More info  Naramachi Jinniyah

Don’t forget to bookmark ten restaurants above in Halal Navi apps so you can navigate yourself to the one nearest with you travel destination. Happy ramen hunting!

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

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