Finding halal food has been one of the main concerns for Muslim travelers, which most of the times would lead to finding a safer route of eating foreign foods such as kebabs which are usually halal. But Muslim-friendly and halal restaurants have started appearing and growing in Japan, Muslim travelers can now have a taste of authentic Japanese cuisine in the comfort of knowing that it is Muslim-friendly, and in some cases even, halal. Your travel to Japan will not be complete until you have a taste of one of Japan’s most famous cuisine, ramen. Here listed are names of some of the muslim-friendly and halal ramen restaurants spread across Tokyo some in which even have praying rooms! Make sure to check these restaurants out and complete your travel experience in Japan with these ramen.
Halal Ramen Honolu – Ebisu
A small ramen restaurant in Ebisu located around 7 minutes away by foot from the Ebisu Station. Honolu Ramen Ebisu offers variations of ramen flavors that uses chicken-based broth, some of their most popular menus include Special Chicken Soup Ramen, Fried Chicken Ramen, Pak Chee (coriander) ramen, some variations of spicy ramen for those who like some heat, and many others. Another special menu that is a must-try in this restaurant would be the halal-certified Nikko style chicken gyoza. The ramen in Honolu Ramen ranges from 780 yen – 1,130 yen. This restaurant also provides praying room located on the second floor.
Address: Halal Ramen & Dining Honolu Ebisu, 1 Chome-23-1 Ebisuminami, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0022
Open Hours: 11:30-14:30/17:00-22:00
Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka – Shinjuku
Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen a Muslim-owned ramen restaurant located around 8 minutes away from Shinjuku station. The ramen in Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen is served with a side of rice that you're supposed to eat with your remaining ramen broth. The menus include simple halal ramen, spicy ramen, and even vegan ramen available from size small to large. The ramen (excluding the vegan ramen) is also served with the side of yakitori. The ramen here ranges from 1,000 yen – 1,500 yen. Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka is certified halal by the Japan Islamic Trust. This restaurant is closed on Fridays.
Address: 1 Chome-11-7 Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
Open Hours: Monday to Thursday – 12:30 – 15:00 / 18:00 – 22:00 Closed on Fridays
Saturday and Sunday – 12:30 – 22:00
Menya Kaijin – Shinjuku
Menya Kaijin is located 3 minutes away from the Shinjuku station. The Muslim-friendly restaurant serves seafood-broth ramen. Menya Kaijin is not halal-certified, but since only seafood is used it is Muslim-friendly. The chicken ball, however, might not be halal, so make sure you order your ramen with the seafood ball. The ramen in Kaijin ramen ranges from 800 yen – 1,000 yen.
Address: Sanraku Building 2F, Shinjuku 3-35-7, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Open Hours: Monday to Friday 11:00-15:00 / 16:30-23:30
Saturday and Sunday (including holidays) 11:00-23:30
Naritaya Ramen – Asakusa
Located around 10 minutes from the Asakusa station, Naritaya ramen looks like a traditional small ramen restaurant and is only 2 minutes away from the famous Senso-Ji temple. Naritaya Ramen is owned by Japanese-Muslim and is certified halal by the Japan Islamic Trust. The ramen noodle in this restaurant is freshly made. The menu in Naritaya ramen includes simple ramen, Zaru ramen (served separated from the soup), and Mazesoba (without soup). The ramen in Naritaya costs on the average of 700 yen per serving. Naritaya also provides praying room located on the second floor of the restaurant.
Address: 2 Chome-7-13 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Open Hours: Monday to Saturday – 11:00 – 1500 / 16:30 – 23:30 Sundays – 11:00 – 23:00