Osaka is among the most visited places in Japan, many tourist attractions like Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, even the Universal Studio Japan are all located in Osaka. With the rise of the number of travelers to Osaka, they are now striving to make sure that all their visitors are receiving a satisfying Omotenashi (hospitality) and with that being said, we can also see more and more restaurants providing services for people with certain dietary restrictions such as vegetarians and also Muslims. Here is a list of Muslim-friendly and halal restaurants in Osaka.
This Soba restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of Kansai International Airport. Sojibo Soba receives its Halal-certification from Malaysian Halal Consultancy & Training Agency (MHCT). The Soba is freshly hand-made and it comes with a variety of side toppings. This restaurant also lets you grind your own wasabi! A perfect way to enjoy the authentic Japanese flavor. It open as early as 7 am and close at 10 pm with a price range of 320 yen - 1580 yen to enjoy a bowl of freshly made soba.
Address : Kansai International Airport Terminal Building 3F, 1-Naka, Senshu-kuko, Tajiri-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka
The U-don is another halal Japanese restaurant located in the Kansai International Airport on the 2nd Floor. The food in The U-don is Halal-certified by the Malaysian Halal Consultancy & Training Agency (MHCT), now you can eat this authentic Japanese cuisine without worry. The style of this restaurant is self-service, meaning that you build your own udon bowl by picking the size, the topping, and the side dish, you can also add additional seasonings like red peppers, green onions, ginger, etc, and just like other Japanese restaurants, you put back the dish to the designated place. The price range for a bowl of soba here is around 450 yen - 780 yen, still friendly to your wallet and you get to enjoy the authentic Japanese udon.
Address : Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 2F, 1 Senshukukoukita, Izumisano-shi, Osaka-fu 549-0001
This one is yet again another one of the halal restaurants located on the 3rd floor of Kansai International Airport, and like its 2 other neighbors, it is also Halal-certified by the Malaysian Halal Consultancy & Training Agency (MHCT). Other than soba, this restaurant also serves halal curry dishes. The price range of the food sold here is 194 Yen - 960 Yen. This restaurant is open from 11 am - 10 pm with the last order at 9:30.
Address : Aeroplaza 3F, Kansai International Airport, Senshukuko Kita1, Izumisano-shi, Osaka 549-0001
Uemachi & EU(Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka)
Uemachi and EU are two Halal restaurants located in the Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka, which is known as one of the Muslim-friendly hotels in Osaka. They provide Muslim-friendly breakfast buffet menu along with halal bento. The food is Halal-certified by the Kyoto Muslim Association. Although to enjoy the halal bento here, you have to reserve 3 days in advance since only 20 are available each day.
Address : 6-1-55 kamihonmachi tenno-jiku osakashi, Osaka 543-0001
Ganko Osaka Houzenji
Ganko Osaka Houzenji is one of the restaurants in the chain of traditional Kyoto cuisine and what’s better is that this restaurant offers 3 Halal bento-set menus, Halal-certified by Kyoto Muslim Association, which means Muslim travelers can now enjoy this traditional cuisine. Here you can dine in a fully traditional atmosphere. The menus here come with a set of hot-pots, and although this restaurant also serves non-halal meals and alcohol, the handling and the making of the foods are completely separated and the staffs are well-informed about Halal-food. Note that you also have to make a reservation at least 3 days in advance for the Halal menus. The price ranges from 3564 yen to 8316 yen for a set of Halal bento. This place is located 8 minutes away by foot from Namba station, so make sure to visit this restaurant to complete your visit to Osaka.
Address : 1-2-2 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 542-0076
Just like Ganko Osaka Houzenji, Minokichi Shinsaibashi is also a restaurant specializing in serving Kyoto’s traditional cuisine. The restaurant itself started out as a vegetarian restaurant when it opens in the 18th century. Now serving varieties of seafood and meat, the restaurant still does not serve pork and has acquired a halal certification from the Kyoto Council for Sharia and Halal Affairs. Halal menus will be served with a reservation at least 2 days in advance. The price for the menu here ranges from 2700 to 9257 yen. This restaurant is located 3 minutes by foot from Shinsaibashi Station.
Address : Osaka Toyota Building B1, 4-3-11, Minamisenba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 542-0081