Halal Food in Tokyo

Poste date: Monday, February 19, 2018

If you're sitting in your luxury apartment in Tokyo and wondering if there's good Middle Eastern food here or else follow the halal diet and are moving to Tokyo, you might wonder if you will be able to find restaurants and grocery stores that cater to your needs.  If so, you need not worry.  Tokyo is a very international city with people from all over the globe living there and an equally wide variety of food from every corner of the planet.  As such, there are numerous restaurants that serve halal food and also grocery stores that specialize in food prepared under halal guidelines. 

Below are links to some in Tokyo.
 

 

Halal Restaurants 

Restaurant Address Detail

Nefertiti Tokyo

1st & 2nd floor 3-1-20 Nishi-azabu, Minato-ku Tokyo

Offers authentic Egyptian and Arabian cuisine as well as shisha in a variety of flavors in a location two blocks from the Tokyo Metro Roppongi  Station

Restaurant Aladdin (Japanese)

Roppongi Yasuda Bldg., 2F, 3-2-6, Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Serving Iranian and Arabian food, a 3 minute walk from the Tokyo Mtetro Roppongi Station

Sahifa Kebab & Biryani

France Bldg 1 F, 4-11-8 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo

Serves a variety of north and south Indian food, a 2 minute walk from Roppongi Station

Sumiyakiya

Nishi-Azabu Annex 1F, 3-20-16 Nishi-Azabu Minato-Ku, Tokyo

Offers Halal yakiniku (Korean barbeque) and other Korean food, a 6 minute walk from Roppongi Station

Malaychan

3-22-6 Nish-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Offers Malaysian food that meets Halal requirements

Bosphorus Hasan

Dai Ichi Tamaya Bldg., 2F, 3-6-11, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

Offers Turkish food cooked by owner chef, Hasan Unal

Samarat

3-18-4 Seno Bldg7F, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Offers fine Indian cuisine including 10 curries at lunch time

Marhaba Pakistan Restaurant

Palace Garden Milato 1F, 2-63-6 Ikebukuro,Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Pakistani food in Ikebukuro

Gyumon
Website Japanese Only
3-14-5, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo A local halal certified yakiniku restaurant in Shibuya.
Hanasakaji-san Sakura Build B1F,
3-22, Sakuragaoka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
A local halal certified shabu shabu restaurant in Shibuya. A perfect place to try shabu shabu during your travels!
KUSUMOTO 3-23-5, Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo A genuine washoku (Japanese food) restaurant certified as a Muslim-friendly restaurant by the Nippon Asia Halal Association.
MINOKICHI TOBUIKEBUKURO
Website Japanese Only
Spice Ikebukuro Tobu 15F, 1-1-25, Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

A Kyoto kaiseki restaurant in Tobu Ikebukuro. They offer a Muslim-friendly “Halal Gozen” menu.

Certified as a Muslim-friendly restaurant by the Kyoto Council for Sharia and Halal Affairs.

Japanese Stone Grill MOKUSHUNDO (Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo)

2-10-8, Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo The restaurants in the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo that is incredibly popular with foreign tourists offer vegetarian and non-alcoholic options.

Japanese Restaurant MIYUKI (Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo)

2-10-8, Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo The restaurants in the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo that is incredibly popular with foreign tourists offer vegetarian and non-alcoholic options.

Uskandar

Website Japanese Only

Komiya Bldg.2F, 3-35-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo A Turkish restaurant in Shinjuku that uses halal meat.
Cankaya

Website Japanese Only

Nishiguchi Life Building. 3F., 1-15-7, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo A Turkish restaurant in Shinjuku that uses halal meat
Carthage 3-34-3, Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo An Arabian/Turkish food restaurant in Nakano.
Pran Pone Hako Building 1F, 1-9-5 Toyotamakami, Nerima-ku, Tokyo The first halal certified Italian restaurant in Japan! It is run by a Bangladeshi owner and the restaurant is certified by the Japan Islam Cultural Center.
Luna Hala

Website Japanese Only

Hotel BAN 1F. 3-17-10, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo An organic, halal certified cafe restaurant and also a Muslim Welcome restaurant.
Manhattan Fish Market Sankei 33 Building B1F, 1-4-2, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo A stylish halal restaurant, certified by the Malaysia Halal Certification, serves a variety of casual American-style seafood choices.
Saishoku Teppan Ippin

Website Japanese Only

Langs Daikanyama 2F, 2 Chome-13-16, West Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Organic vegetables and top level meat are served as certified halal items. It has been certified by the Nippon Asia Halal Association.
Naritaya

Website Japanese Only

2-7-13, Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tokyo A halal restaurant certified by the Japan Islam Cultural Center serves different types of noodles like ramen, tsukemen, and mazesoba
Tokyo Halal Restaurant Akasaka Royal Plaza B1F, 2-13-8, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo A halal restaurant which offers modern Japanese cuisine in calm and relaxed surroundings, receives the recommendation of the Japan Islamic cultural center.
T’s tantan JR Tokyo Station 1F Yaesu South Exit.  1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo A new style noodle restaurant with the menus made by only using fresh vegetables and plant based ingredients such as soy beans, welcomes Muslim customers.
T’s restaurant Luz JIYUGAOKA B1, 2-9-6, Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo The foods use fresh vegetables and soy meat to create a range of delicious dishes, including Japanese, Western, Chinese and other ethnic dishes. The place is visited by many Muslim customers as well.

 

You can find many more halal restaurants at the below links.

· Islamic Center of Japan
· Japan Halal Association

 

Halal Grocery Stores

Restaurant Address Detail

Jasmine – Mini Market of Inmported Foods

2-2-14-101 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Jasmine offers imported food from all over the Middle East and around the Mediterranean Sea, including a wide variety of halal options in Moto Azabu, about 10 minute drive from Roppongi Station

Nasco Halal Food

Shinjuku-ku, Hyakunin-cho, 2-9-3-104

Shinjuku-ku, Hyakunin-cho, 2-10-8-101

Nasco offers all sorts of halal foods including meats which they prepare themselves. You can even order halal groceries online from their website.

Al-Flah Japan Halal Food

Ohnoya Building 4F, 2-41-2 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku

Provides fish and other halal food products in Ikebukuro. Halal groceries can be ordered through the website for delivery.

Sonali Halal Food

Online only

Sonali is one of the largest halal food suppliers in Japan and provides online grocery ordering and delivery throughout Japan. offering halal foods from many countries.

Rose Family Halal Foods

203 Initial Annex Bldg 2-10-8

Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku

202 Domus Sani Yanagawa Bldg

3-2-13 Takadanobaba Shinjuku-ku

Provides halal food, ethnic foods, calling cards, books, videos, etc. in two locations, near the Shin-Okubo and Takadanobaba train stations.

Shinjuku Halal Food 201 Okayama Business Bldg.,  2-9-2, Hyakunin-Cho, Shinjuku-Ku,Tokyo A halal Grocery store in Shinjuku located in 2 Min walk from JR Shinookubo Station.



Halal Bento

If your company has multiple Muslim employees or others who prefer halal food, the Halal Deli offers a halal bento delivery service.  They offer a number of different bento boxes in Malaysian, Turkish, and Japanese styles to suit any taste and will deliver anywhere within Tokyo.  You can order online or by fax.  This could be a great way to meet the needs of employees who might otherwise have a hard time eating in a Japanese company cafeteria.
 

Shop Name Detail

Halal Deli

The information site for Bento box delivery service consistent with the precepts of Islam "Halal" correspondence, or "Muslim-friendly". Good for various international events, sports competitions, and various scenes.

Check each store on the details of the order minimum and the payment method.

Halal Bento Tokyo

It offers Halal Washoku (Japanese food) that Muslims can enjoy through lunch box delivery and catering service.

Freshly made delivery to 23 districts in Tokyo, and Saitama.

(Order at least JPY 30,000, please.)



Halal Inspection and Certification

In many places outside Islamic countries, restaurants and grocery stores that offer halal food have certifications to demonstrate that their food indeed meets the requirements of halal.  Japan is no different.  The Japan Halal Association and the Islamic Center of Japan both offer halal certifications to companies and restaurants that offer halal products.  You can visit the below links to learn more about their certification processes

· Japan Halal Association Halal Certification Process
· Islamic Center of Japan Halal Certification Process

 

Other Thoughts

This is just scratching the surface of halal food in Tokyo.  There are plenty of small Indian, Pakistani, and south-east Asian restaurants of all types that serve halal food.  Also, Japan has a long history of vegetarian and seafood cuisine so there is plenty of local fare that is perfectly safe under halal guidelines.  With all these options to choose from, whether you live among the expats in a luxury high-rise apartment in Roppongi or rent a room in cozy back alley in Tokyo's shitamachi, you will never go hungry in Tokyo. 

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