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Halal Restaurants in Vietnam

Where to eat halal food in Hanoi, Saigon, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Phan Thiet.

What pops up in your mind when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine? Pho – a mixture of clear pork-based broth and beef toppings, Banh Mi of baguette and numerous toppings or Bun Cha – a harmony of grilled pork, vermicelli and dipping sauce ? Those haram dishes would be such a hindrance for Muslim travellers to Vietnam. However, as our country nowadays gradually are welcoming more and more visitors from all religions, the number of halal restaurants and facilities has increased much in recent year. In this article, I will mention a list of halal restaurants based in not only Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, but in central Vietnam like Nha Trang, Hoi An, Phan Thiet, Da Nang.

Halal restaurants in Hanoi

Choosing a Halal restaurant in Hanoi is no longer challenging as you can easily google numerous list of Indian, Malaysian or Middle-Eastern restaurants in this capital city. From upscale to mid-range ones, Hanoi has it all. Among this wealth of delicacies, here are my suggestion of the most well-noted halal-certified restaurants that you may want to add to your list when travelling to Hanoi.

1. Tastes-from-the-globe restaurants
These restaurants are often splendid facilities located inside modern and luxurious 5* hotels in central Hanoi. You can rest assured to enjoy the tastes from all around the globe prepared from halal ingredients while experiencing the top-notch services in these buffet restaurants.

El Patio Restaurant | Credit to Melia Hotel

  • EL PATIO RESTAURANT – International cuisine and themed buffets – within Melia Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem Dist | (+84) 24 39343343
  • Chez Manon Hanoi – carte international cuisine and Vietnamese classics – 1 Le Thanh Tong St, Hoan Kiem District | (+84) 24 3933 0500 | Opening time: 17:00 – 22:00

2. Singaporean – Malaysian – Vietnamese restaurants

Though the tastes from these ASEAN restaurants might be distinctive, there are still several things in common. That is, a strong aromatic flavor from citrus and herbs like lime, coriander, basil and from spices like tamarind and lemongrass. Cooking methods featuring a balance of stir-frying, boiling and steaming, are the key to the healthiness of these dishes.

  • D’Lions Restaurant – Singapore & Malaysian Halal Food – Ground & 8th floor of Cosiana Hotel, 92 Le Duan street, Hanoi, Vietnam | (+84) 24 3941 1208
  • Batavia Restaurant & Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Vegetarian-friendly, Halal – 116 Ngoc Ha Ba Dinh District, Hanoi | +84 96 884 95 12 | Opening time: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Red House Restaurant – Halal, Singapore, Vietnamese food, seafood – 6 Ham Long, Phan Chu Trinh, Hanoi
    (+84) 024 3944 9668 | Opening time: 9:30 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 21:30

3. Indian – Pakistani Restaurants

Visitors to Hanoi may find it the easiest to look for a halal restaurants of South Asian cuisine as numerous restaurants are located in the heart of capital city. You might expect a full-course of authentic Indian flavours in some of these listed restaurants. Their specialty is well-noted by the Muslim and expat community here.

  • Khazaana Halal Indian Restaurant – Authentic Indian Cuisine –
  • Little India Restaurant – Indian, Malaysian and Chinese food – 32 Hang Tre Street, Hoan Kiem Dist | (+84) 24 39261859
  • Tandoor Restaurant Hanoi – Indian – 24 Hang Be Street, Hoan Kiem Dist | (+84) 24 38245359 | (+84) 24-38242252
  • Namaste Hanoi – Indian Halal Cuisine – 46 Tho Nhuom Street,
    Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | (+84) 24 3935 2400/ (+84) 39352401
  • Zaika Restaurant – Indian Halal Food, Bar – 13 Hang Dieu, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem | (+84) 24 32 00 88 48 | Opening time: 11:00 to 22:30
  • Dalcheeni – Indian restaurant, Halal food, Bar – 100 Xuan Dieu Tay Ho Ha Noi
    (+84) 43 266 8453, (+84) 164 240 5693 | Opening time: 10:30 – 14:30 and 17:30 – 22:30
  • Spices Taste of India – North Indian and North-west Frontier India – 17 Hoang Dao Thuy Street, Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh, Thanh Xuân
    (+84) 024 6251 1555 | Opening time: 09:00 – 23:00
  • P.K Spice Restaurant – Indian, Pakistani – 10 Hang Manh, Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem
    098 818 98 02 | Opening time: 11:00 to 23:00
  • Handi Restaurant Hanoi – Pakistani Cuisine – 50 To Ngoc Van, Quang An, Tay Ho District , Hà Nội
    098 294 22 55 | Opening time: 10:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 22:30

4. Middle-Eastern Restaurants

In recent year, more and more restaurants with Middle-Eastern cuisine are opening up in Hanoi. If you favor rustic eateries that allow outdoors dining of baked naan and grilled kebab, Nan N Kabab would very much suit your taste. Meanwhile, eating out with friends and spouse and rhyming to music performance, such complexes of restaurant, bar and lounge like Beirut or Daluva Restaurant will stimulate all five senses of yours.

  • Beirut Restaurant – Lebanese, Middle East, Halal dishes – 37 Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
    (+84) 24 3763 6666 – (+84) 24 3765 8888 | Opening time: Open daily 16:00 – midnight
  • Grills & Gravy – Indian, Chinese and Middle-Eastern – 39C Duong Thanh Street, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem Dist
    0129 366 9786 | Opening time: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Daluva Restaurant – Middle Eastern Food – 33 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi| (+84) 24 3718 5831
  • Nan N Kabab – Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Asian, Turkish – 49 Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho, Hanoi
    (+84) 024 6258 3580 | Opening time: 9:00 – 14:30 and 17:00 – 22:00

Halal restaurants in Da Nang

As you might not know, Da Nang is voted as the best city to live in Vietnam and the center of attraction in South Central Vietnam. Da Nang is a modernized city with numerous skyscrapers and developed downtown area with arrays of shopping retails and craft shops. Also, this city offers endless choice of exploring natural beauties as hiking up the magnificent Marble Mountains to relaxing on stretches of calm beach etc… Here is a list of Halal restaurants and bars in this city:

Fish Chapli Kabab from Nan n KABAB INDIAN HALAL

  • Family Indian Restaurant – Indian foods – 231 Ho Nghinh, Son Tra district
    (+84) 0511 3943 030 | Opening time: 10:00 to 22:00
  • NAN n KABAB INDIAN HALAL, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani – 233 Ho Nghinh, Son Tra district
    0236 3566 646/ 0963 912 788 | 10:00 – 22:00 | nannkababhn1@gmail.com
  • My Casa – Italian, Spanish, Malaysian, Asian, Tapas, Pasta – 52 Vo Nghia, Son Tra district
    +84 126 990 8603 | Opening time: 17:00 to 23:00
  • Mumtaz Indian Restaurant, Indian style, vegetarian-friendly – 69 Hoai Thanh Street, My Anh Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang | +84 236 3839 888/ +84 93 556 79 63 | Opening time: 10:00 – 22:30
  • Simpur Halal Restaurant – Indonesian, Malaysian, Halal – 165 Tran Hung Dao, Da Nang, Vietnam
    (+84) 93 525 81 65 | Open Mon – Sat: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Thien Ly Danang-style – Vietnamese, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal – 37 Ba Dinh, Da Nang
    (+84) 0236 3689 005 | Opening time: 10:00 – 21:00
  • Namaste Omar’s Indian Restaurant – Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Halal – 06 Thai Phien Street | Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
    10:30 AM – 10:30 PM | Phone: : (+84) 91 741 1169
  • Veda’s Kitchen – Indian cuisine, No. 1 An Thuong, 31 An Thượng 4, Bắc Mỹ Phú, Ngũ Hành Sơn
    093 508 34 94 | Opening time: 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:00
  • Maharaja Indian Restaurant – Indian cuisine – 04 Dương Đình Nghệ, Phước Mỹ, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng
    090 197 32 75, +84 90 197 32 75 | Opening time: 8:00 – 23:00

Halal restaurants in Hoi An

This atmospheric ancient town was once a major port and still retains its stunning architecture of both local and foreign influences. Its attractive riverside setting with aesthetic historical merchant homes, bridge and souvenir stores are one of the draws of this town. Also, Hoi An offers wonderful shopping, as visitors can buy beautiful souvenirs and clothing on street markets in the historical city center, customized tailor and shoe shops across the town.

With the increasing number of visitors to Hoi An, among which is a sizeable number of Muslim travellers, several halal restaurants are opening up in Hoi An.

  • Ganesh – Halal, Indian, Asian cuisine – 24 Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An
    (+84) 235 10 386 4538 | Opening time: 11:00- 15:00 & 17:00-22:00
  • Omar’s Namaste – Halal, Indian – 441 Cua Dai, Opposite Glory Hotel & Spa, Hoi An
    (+84)510 391 9799 | Opening time: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Fullmoon Restaurant, Local food, vegan options, 101 Cua Dai Street, Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An City, Viet Nam
    (+84 510) 3923 922 – 3923933 | Opening time: 10:00-22:00
  • Minh Hien Vegetarian Restaurant – Vegetarian, Asian, Vietnamese – 50 Tran Cao Van, Hoi An
    (+84)93 240 39 05 | Opening time: 9:00 – 22:00

Minh Hien Vegetarian Restaurant – healthy and tasty traditional cuisine of Vietnam

Halal restaurants in Saigon

Compared to other tourist attractions, Saigon is the city with the most sizeable Muslim and expat community. If you get bewildered in the city’s hustle and bustle, turn to rather relaxing halal foodscape around Saigon’s Mosques such as Saigon Central Mosque, Nancy Mosque or the touristy district of bustling Ben Thanh. You can expect a string of tantalizing eateries either owned by Muslim or are halal-certified that will stir up your appetite as belows:

1. Taste-from-the-globe restaurants

  • Zeytun Restaurant – International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Lebanese, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly – 185 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
    (+84) 028 3837 8818 | Opening time : 10:30- 01:00 AM
  • The Daun Restaurant – Authentic Halal Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Western food – 48 Le Lai, Ben Thanh Ward, Ho Chi Minh City | + 84 764 243 229 | Opening time: Mon – Sun (7:00 AM – 10:30 PM) 

Falafel sandwich from Zeytun Restaurant, 185 Bui Vien

2. Malaysian, Singaporean, Vietnamese restaurant

On an authentic food quest and want to experience true local taste of Vietnamese cuisine? Halal@Saigon definitely will not disappoint you as their long list consists of the most loved Vietnamese classics, namely ngheu kho to (claypot baby clams), goi cuon tom (fried shrimp spring rolls), or lau rieu cua (freshwater crab paste hot pot). Meanwhile, the specialized Pho Muslim only serve two dishes: pho in the morning and bun bo hue in the evening.

What about the tastes from other Southeast Asian eateries ? If your appetite leans toward crustacean than curry, the cosy Red House with its specialty of Singaporean crab dishes. Vegetarians, afraid not, there is an array of meat-less delicacies for you too.

Crab Paste Hot pot from Halal Saigon restaurant

  • Halal@Saigon Restaurant – Halal Vietnamese, Malaysian, vegetarian food – 31 Dong Du Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    (028) 3824 6823 | Opening time: 8:00 – 22:00
  • Red House restaurant – Singaporean, Asian – 417 Điện Biên Phủ, dist 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam
    (+84) 8 3933 3399 | Opening time: 9:00 – 14:00; 17:00 – 22:00
  • Pho Muslim – Vietnamese – District 1, Nancy Mosque, Ho Chi Minh | 090 879 71 58
    Opening time: Mon – Sun: 6:00 – 13:00 (pho) / 16:00 – 22:00 (bun bo hue)
  • Kampung Pandan Restaurant – Malaysian, Indian, Vietnamese cuisine – No.53 Thu Khoa Huan, Ben Thanh, Dist 1
    +84 28 62 91 6666 | Opening time: 06:00–24:00

3. Indian Restaurants

Ho Chi Minh city has been a prime hotspot for Indian cuisine. Cannot resist the allure of crispy tandooris or steamed Jasmine rice in the medley of curries ? Come to Baba’s Kitchen – the undisputed curry crowd pleaser in the city. Coming to Saigon with your family or friends and would love a healthy take in a cosy and lively atmosphere ? Ashoka will be a worth-it choice as this is one of the oldest Indian restaurants in town noted for their consistently authentic food and excellent service at a reasonable price.

At Baba’s Kitchen. Credit to Asia Life Magazine

  • Tandoor – Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly – 39 Ngo Duc Ke Street, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City,
    (+84) 8 39304839 / (+84) 8 39302468 | Opening time: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Baba’s Kitchen – Indian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian food – 274 Bui Vien Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    (+84)8 83-838-6661, (+84)8 83-838-6662 | Opening time: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Ashoka Indian Restaurant – Indian cuisine
    Ashoka I: 17/10 Le Thanh Ton Str, D1 HCMC (848)3823 1372 – 3824 7900
    Ashoka II: 33 Tong Huu Dinh str (street 53), Thao Dien, D2 | (848) 3744 4144 – 3744 4177
    Opening time: 10:00 – 14:00; 17:00 – 22:30

4. Middle-Eastern Restaurant

The good news is, there are no short of Middle Eastern restaurants in this Gem of the East city. From Turkish, Lebanese to Moroccan and Mediterranean, these exotic eateries serve them range from authentic to well-known fusion of cuisine: Pasha Restaurant with authentic goodness from Turkey particularly shawarma, or Amun Garden with best shisha in town and Moroccan cuisine – a chill spot for friends and couples.

Amun Garden Restaurant & Lounge – a tropical flavour in Middle Eastern style

  • King Kebab – Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal – 230 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1 | 0126 996 3101 | Opening time: 11:00 – 23:45
  • Beirut Restaurant – Lebanese, Middle East, Halal international – 21 Ngo Duc Ke Str. , Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
    (+84) 28 38 222 188 | Opening time: 11:00 – late (about 02am – 03am)
  • Pasha Restaurant – Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Mediterranean – 25 Dong Du St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCM City, Vietnam
    090 712 94 30 | Opening time: 10:00 – 2:00 am
  • Hummus & Grill Restaurant – Arabic, Indian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Halal, Moroccan – 75/16 Pham Ngu Lao St., Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, HCM City, Vietnam
    0084938464288, 0084939171488 | Opening time: 09:00 – 2:00 am
  • Amun Garden Restaurant & Lounge – Middle East culinary and Arabian, particularly Moroccan – 23A Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3, HCM City, Vietnam
    093 903 66 92 | Opening times: 9:00 – 0:00
  • Warda Shisha Lounge and Restaurant – Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Moroccan, Turkish, shisha and bar – 71 Mac Thi Buoi St., Ben Nghe, District 1, HCM City, Vietnam
    (+84)28 3823 3822 | Opening time: 12:00 – 0:00

Halal restaurants in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan

Phan Thiet, the budding destination – heaven for beach lover has yet to have numerous halal restaurants, mostly Indian ones. Ganesh is a solid choice for a halal-certified Indian meal, not only in Phan Thiet but in other destinations across Vietnam (Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Hue, Da Lat, Hoi An and Phu Quoc all have branches) while Goa Indian is regarded on TripAdvisor as the best Indian restaurant in Mui Ne.

Halal restaurants in Phan Thiet

  • Ganesh Indian Restaurant – Indian cuisine – 57 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Str, Mui Ne Beach
    +84 62 3741330/ +84 168 4800 145 | Opening time: 11:30  – 22:30 
  • Goa Indian – Restaurant, Indian, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegan Options, Halal – 137 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Str, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet
    090 844 67 25 | Opening time: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Mughal House Indian Halal Restaurant – Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal – 109 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet
    0127 728 4641 | Opening time: 10:00 – 22:00

Halal restaurants in Nha Trang

Similar to Phan Thiet, most of Muslim-friendly eateries in Nha Trang are only Indian ones. Among these only Ganesh and Omar Khayyam’s are halal-certified, while others may have Muslim owners, so it is suggested that you may have a check before heading there.

  • Omar khayyam’s Indian restaurant – Indian – 96A/8 Tran Phu Street, Loc Tho, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa;  89B Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
    +84 258 3522 459/ +84 128 252 5380 | Opening time: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Ganesh Indian Restaurant – Indian cuisine, Vegan options – 82 Nguyen Thien Thuat Str, Nha Trang
    +84 258 3526 776 | +84 901 504 842 | 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Yashoda Indian Restaurant – Indian, Asian cuisine, Vegan Options, Halal – 119 Nguyen Thien Thuat Str, Nha Trang
    093 162 33 45 | 10:30 – 22:00
  • Ali-Baba Restaurant – Uzbek Cuisine – 90 Hung Vuong, Nha Trang, Vietnam
    01252026241 | Opening time: 10:00 – 01:00 am

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Last update: 02 May, 2019 

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