From sushi and sashimi to toothsome tempura and curries, Japanese food is beloved for its variety. Muslim visitors travelling to Singapore needn’t miss out on this beloved cuisine, with our guide to Halal-certified Japanese restaurants across our sunny island.
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The Ramen Stall
Night owls will be happy to know that The Ramen Stall opens till 2AM on weekends, making it a perfect spot for a late-night supper indulgence.
With a broth that’s boiled for over 30 hours to achieve a rich and smooth texture, every spoonful of ramen here is a burst of flavour that’s a blend of both Singaporean and Japanese influences. If you’re a spice daredevil, try out the Volcano Ramen, which includes a generous helping of sambal chilli.
The Ramen stall also serves up appetisers and small plates—their Chicken Floss Cutlet Roll and Hokkaido Chicken Strips are certainly worth sampling.
The Ramen Stall. 787 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198755. +65 6655 0800.
Mon-Thu & Sun 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat 11-2am.
A favourite heartland haunt for hungry locals, Tokyo Shokudo offers a variety of affordable Japanese comfort food. The dishes here are the brainchild of Chef Akimitsu Tanihara, winner of five gold medals at the Japanese Donburi Awards.
Dig into the Chicken Cha Su Ramen, or indulge in their Signature Tendon, which comes with generous portions of prawn, egg, fish and vegetables.
Tokyo Shokudo at Tampines Mall. 4 Tampines Central 5 #04-02, Singapore 529510. +65 6786 3221.
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Craving for a spicy treat? Drop by Monster Planet to enjoy a range of demi-glace curry dishes.
Each batch of the restaurant’s signature curry is laboriously made over two days, with 14 different vegetables and spices. You’ll get to enjoy it with a heaping of warm rice, and ingredients of your choice, including chicken katsu, fried shimp, egg omelettes and beef shabu shabu. Amp up the heat by customising the spice level of your dish!
Monster Planet at The Centrepoint. 176 Orchard Road #01-33C/D, Singapore 238843. +65 6694 6247.
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The first Halal Japanese sushi buffet in Singapore, Hei Sushi boasts an extensive menu with over 200 varieties of dishes. Besides a range of fresh sushi, the restaurant also serves up dishes like tempura, grilled meats and steamboat.
Come with space in your belly, and engage in a friendly eating competition with your friends to see who can stack up the most plates.
Hei Sushi at Market Square @ Downtown East. 1 Pasir Ris Close #02-334 E! Avenue, Singapore 519599. +65 6386 7141.
Mon-Thu 11.30am-9.30pm; Fri-Sun & PH 11.30am-10pm.
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For a Japanese izakaya (Japanese-style bar that serves drinks and snacks) ambience with none of the alcohol, reserve a table at Daza Izakaya. This cosy restaurant’s wooden furnishing and Japanese-style interior design makes it the perfect after-work dinner spot.
The Muslim-owned restaurant serves up a range of delicious bar food like meat skewers, tempura and sashimi—For a heavier meal, sample their Donburi bowls and ramen.
Daya Izakaya. 254 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799481. +65 8321 5242.
Mon-Thu, Sun & PH 11.30am-10pm; Fri & Sat 11.30-2am.
Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi restaurant
If you find yourself in Singapore’s Central Business District, head to Fu-Men for a taste of Hakata Udon.
Hailing from the Fukuoka region, this dish—consisting of soft and tender noodles, a light soy and seafood broth, and toppings like burdock—is rarely found outself of Japan. The restaurant is helmed by chef Teppei Yamashita, a Fukuoka-born native who runs the famous Teppei Japanese Restaurant here in Singapore.
Work your way through the signature Gobo Ten Bowl (S$7 onwards), enjoy the crispy burdock root tempura that sits sinfully on the surface and slurp up the soft noodles submerged in rich, clear broth of kelp, anchovies and fish stock.
Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi restaurant at Hong Leong Building. 16 Raffles Quay #B1-17/18, Singapore 048581. +65 6224 1134.
Located along Orchard Road, Sora Boru is your go-to pitstop to fuel up on Japanese food between bouts of shopping.
Beef lovers can indulge in the Snow Beef Don, which features a generous mountain of beef, slathered in melted parmesan and a savoury sauce. If that sounds too heavy for you, the Cha Soba is another popular option, and is extra satisfying when paired with a side dish of meat or tempura.
Sora Boru at 313@somerset. 313 Orchard Road #B3-19/20, Singapore 238895. +65 9275 3121.
Mon-Thu & Sun 11am-9.30pm; Fri & Sat 11am-10pm.
The Straits Teppanyaki
Meat lovers hankering for a fix should make a beeline for The Straits Teppanyaki, which serves a sizzling range of dishes, grilled on a hot plate in front of hungry diners.
Teppanyaki may be a traditional Japanese cooking style, but the dishes here are inspired by a variety of cultures. Dig into lamb skewers, crispy prawn quesadillas, beef crostini and buffalo wings—Your main dishes will be served with rice, soup and vegetables for a complete meal.
After you’re done feasting, head upstairs to Rumi The Poets Cup. Named after the Sufi poet, this Halal bar that serves up mocktails, iced teas and non-alcoholic drinks.
The Strait Teppanyaki. 16 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199437. +65 9150 4672.