Translated by Jasmine Nishino
4 Muslim-Friendly Halal Restaurants In Shibuya
Written by yuri.sugiyama
Here are four popular halal restaurants conveniently located near by Shibuya station serving traditional Japanese dishes, yakiniku, as well as Malaysian and Indian delights.
Gyū-mon is a halal certified yakiniku barbecue restaurant. The interior of this restaurant has an old-fashioned Japanese atmosphere, so people can enjoy both halal dishes and Japanese culture at the same time.
For visitors from overseas it's also reassuring to know that they have a Muslim chef and English menus.
Please be aware though that if you would like a halal friendly menu, you must make reservations at least two days in advance. As the restaurant is located slightly away from the busy area of Shibuya, if you plan to walk from the station, it is advised that you give yourself plenty of time to get there.
3. Malay Asian Cuisine
Unlike the previous Japanese-style restaurants we introduced, this is a Malaysian restaurant.
In Japan, until recently it has been fairly common to see Islamic restaurants that are not certified as halal. But at Malay Asian Cuisine, a Muslim Malaysian chef cooks up all the halal dishes.
Everything on the menu (except alcoholic drinks of course) are made under the rules of halal. You can try many traditional Malaysian dishes here, such as Mee Laksa, a noodle dish made with a mild coconut milk based soup (980 yen) or the spicy fried rice, Nasi Goreng Kampung (1100 yen), among others.
The Malaysian chef and staff will provide you with delicious foods from their homeland. Assistance is available in English, Malay, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).