Top 10 Halal Restaurants in Singapore

perfect for breaking fast outside

Fasting during the day is one of the hallmark traditions of the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. For those honouring this practice, it is often customary to arrive home before the breaking of fast, or Iftar, and round off the day together as a family.

But, not everyone can reach home on time. So, instead, some of those who are fasting may opt to eat out at a restaurant instead.

This is a list of 10 Halal restaurants that you can be on the lookout for, should you ever need to break fast outdoors.


1. Paddington House of Pancakes


This pancake house conveniently located in City Square Mall has a small but cosy interior. It’s pancakes are made from the freshest ingredients, with a wide selection of toppings available, including strawberry, cheese, icing sugar, and cookie crumbs. Apart from the soft and fluffy pancakes, the menu offers a range of crepes, pasta, desserts, smoothies and milkshakes. Some of their savoury pancakes include smoked salmon pancakes, and pancakes with bacon, sausages, and eggs. If you are up for a sweeter treat, you may instead opt for some of the more sinful pancakes that come with a copious amount of maple syrup, chocolate sauce, and marshmallow toppings.

Address: 180 Kitchener Rd, #02-35/36 City Square Mall, S208539
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park
Opening hours:
11 am to 9 pm daily
Tel: 6612 9029
Website: http://www.paddingtonpancakes.com/


2. All Things Delicious


This quaint Halal bakery and café truly live up to its name. You can find delectable pastries, cakes and desserts here that will satisfy all the cravings you’ve ever had. Some of the crowd’s favourites include the Apricot Pistachio Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and Vanilla Lemon Bundt Cake, among many other sweet treats. There is also a savoury menu that offers a large selection of rice bowls, sandwiches, and a breakfast dish that lasts all the way till 5.30pm. For those health-conscious eaters out there, this café uses butter, olive oil and organic unrefined sugar, and no artificial colourings, so you can indulge without having to feel guilty.

Address: 34 Arab St, S199733
Nearest MRT: Bugis
Opening hours:
Tue – Thu: 10 am to 9 pm
Fri: 10 am to 10 pm
Sat: 9 am to 10 pm
Sun: 10 am to 7 pm
Closed on Mon
Tel: 6291 4252
Website: http://allthingsdelicious.sg/


3. The Malayan Council


This restaurant offers a pretty wide selection of savoury mains and sweet desserts. Some of its popular dishes include the tender and flavorful Beef Rib with Roti Karai, the Asam Pedas Fish and Chips and the Smoked Duck with Spicy Pasta, which packs a flavorful punch. Do try their famous Ondeh Ondeh cake that comes with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream at the side. The layers are creamy and rich with Gula Melaka, while the top is coated with coconut flakes, offering a unique texture and bursting flavour. Some of their other cakes include durian and ovaltine.

Address: 22 Dunlop St, S209350
Nearest MRT: Rochor
Opening hours:
Mon – Sun: 11.30 am to 11 pm
Tel: 9002 4414
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Themalayacouncil/


4. Overrun


Overrun reinvented the local Chendol dessert into their own dish, giving it an icy new look. You can order their Chendol Soft Serve that comes with generous toppings of pandan jelly and a copious amount of Gula Melaka syrup complete with coconut shavings, for only $6. The ice-cream is rich and creamy and reminds you of the nostalgic dessert our parents used to have as kids. Other interesting soft serve flavours include cotton candy, durian, and Thai milk tea.

Address: 18 Baghdad St, S199657
Nearest MRT: Bugis
Opening hours:
Tue – Thu: 12 pm to 8.30 pm
Fri: 2 pm to 9.30 pm
Sat – Sun: 12.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Closed on Mon
Tel: 9271 2616
Website: https://www.facebook.com/OverrunSG-223675517966833/


5. Savoury


In this quaint little café in Jalan Kayu is a wide selection of main courses like the pan-fried seabass, chicken thigh, beef tenderloin, lamb shank, duck confit among many other mouth-watering dishes. If you are sharing food with your friends, you could instead order the truffle fries with truffle oil and parmesan cheese, or buffalo wings that are marinated in fragrant, spicy herbs. The dessert menu is also tantalising; waffles with gelato, lava cakes, brownies, and sundaes will be the highlight of your night.

Address: 246 Jln Kayu, S799470
Nearest MRT: Sengkang
Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 6 pm to 11.30 pm
Sat: 12 pm to 1.30 am
Sun: 12 pm to 11.30 pm
Tel: 6752 9288
Website: http://savourycafe.com.sg/


6. 21 On Rajah


At 21 On Rajah, you are treated to a buffet spread that covers both local and Mediterranean cuisine. The interior is spacious, lofty and welcoming, with a comfortable seating area that overlooks the serene outdoors of Zhongshan Park. For seafood lovers, be delighted: big prawns, clams, mussels, oysters are included in the humongous buffet menu. You can definitely eat your money’s worth at this premium buffet.

Address: 1 Jln Rajah, S329133
Nearest MRT: Toa Payoh
Opening hours:
Mon – Sun: 6 am to 10.30 pm
Tel: 6808 6847
Website: https://www.facebook.com/21onRajah/


7. Sakura International Buffet


If you are looking for cheap, value-for-money Japanese buffet, Sakura International Buffet is the answer. One can spend about $30 on this sumptuous buffet place. You can find a wide range of Japanese delights like salmon, sashimi, unagi, sushi, tempura, and fresh seafood. You can also find grilled meats, dim sum and desserts like cakes, pudding and ice-cream. This restaurant is perfect for a family outing and is child-friendly as well.

Address: 210 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9, S569777
Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio
Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 12 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm
Sat – Sun: 11.30 am to 3.30 pm, 5.30 pm to 10 pm
Tel: 6754 8197
Website: http://www.sakuraintbuffet.com.sg/


8. The Lab SG


This lab-themed café is definitely one of your hipster hang-outs. The interesting and unique and layout of the café reflects the owners’ eye for detail and design. Pepper and salt can be found in cute little light bulbs and dropper bottles, which resemble your typical lab experiment. Dining here can be rather interesting, given the quirky ambience and the decent food.

Address: 1 Jalan Pisang, #01-01, S199069
Nearest MRT: Bugis
Opening hours:
Mon – Sat: 12 pm to 10 pm
Sun: 1 pm to 10 pm
Tel: 6299 5681
Website: https://www.facebook.com/weexperiment/


9. Spize


You can find a good mix of Chinese, Western, Mediterranean, and Indian cuisine here. The Asian kitchen is similar to your local zichar with dishes such as the hotplate tofu, sambal prawns and crayfish. There is also a hotplate BBQ seafood platter that comes with an assortment of fresh seafood, such as stingray and squid. If Asian cuisine is not to your liking, there is a Western dish: fish and chips with crinkle cut fries ($10.90), as well as a selection of red meats. When you are there, do try their speciality murtabak and prata that includes interesting flavours like cheese and honey. For desserts, they offer milkshakes, Belgian waffles with your choice of gelato and many more.

Address: 409 River Valley Rd, S248307
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
Opening hours:
Sun – Thu: 12 pm to 5 am
Friday – Saturday: 12 pm to 6 am
Tel: 6734 9194
Website: http://spize.sg/


10. Hei Sushi


Hei Sushi is the first and only Halal Japanese sushi belt in Singapore. Not only does it serve fresh sushi and sashimi, it also provides a wholesome range of premium Japanese dishes like tempura, Teppanyaki, ramen, udon and many more. The maki (sushi wrapped in seaweed) is definitely worth a try, boasting popular flavours like lobster salad and soft shell crab (4 to 6 pieces for $7.38). There is also a wide range of sushi and Temaki (seaweed wraps); so many that you may find it hard to make up your mind!

Address: 51 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, S534812
Nearest MRT: Tai Seng
Opening hours:
Mon – Sun: 11.30 am to 9 pm
Tele: 9061 0465
Website: http://www.heisushi.com/

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