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9 Halal Restaurants In Singapore To Try In 2022 For Fancy Meals Under $50

Halal restaurants in Singapore

When it comes to special occasions, no one likes to leave their buddies out – including those who follow a halal diet. Well, there’s no ned to feel the FOMO when there are plenty of fancy halal restaurants in Singapore for you to choose from.

With food options that are less than $50, you won’t have to be broke to indulge in classy international nosh.

Read our other articles about halal cuisine in Singapore here:

1. Royz Et Vous – Western-Malay fusion cuisine

royz et vous chicken rendang lasagneLayers of pasta sheets, bechamel, and cheese in a creamy sauce makes up the Rendang Chicken Lasagne ($22.90).
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Ever wondered how Western food would be like if you add your fave chili padi sauce into the mix? You can try it out at Royz Et Vous. With dishes like Rev Buffalo Wings ($18.90) and Rendang Chicken Lasagne ($22.90), Western food can taste a little bit like home.

royz et vous chickpea burger
The vegetarian Chickpea Burger ($20.90) is served with truffle fries.

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For all you thrifty folk, cheap meals don’t necessarily mean small portions. You guys can order the Chickpea Burger ($20.90), the cheapest main dish that’s just as hearty as the other pastas and meats. 

royz et vous smoked duck
Royz Et Vous is well known for its Smoked Duck ($27.90) dish.

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Have a go at ordering the popular grilled Smoked Duck ($27.90) dish served with honey roasted potatoes, topped with sweet and spicy sauce made in-house.

Must-try: Smoked Duck ($27.90), Rendang Duck Pasta ($24.90)

Telok Ayer outlet

Address: 137 Telok Ayer Street #01-01, Singapore 068602
Opening hours: 12pm-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6293 0270

Sultan Gate outlet

Address:37 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198485
Opening hours: 12pm-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6291 7153 |
Royz Et Vous website

2. Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro – Halal Swedish fare

Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro
Swedish Meatballs ($19) served with cream sauce and lingonberry jam.
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Now, we have an option other than IKEA to enjoy amazing Swedish cuisine. Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro serves up sides like Pickled Herring Plate ($17) to go with hefty mains like Plankstek ($38) – a Swedish classic consisting of a Black Angus patty, bearnaise sauce and bacon-wrapped asparagus.

Halal restaurants - Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro
Fishermen Pasta ($26) comes with seafood goodies including mussels, squid and prawns.
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If you lean more to seafood than meat, the Fishermen Pasta ($26) has a medley of white fish, mussels, prawns, and squid that’s tangled in linguine pasta. This pasta also has a vegetarian option that goes for $16.

Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro
Pastries from the cafe’s sister bakery, Konditori.
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Desserts are available at the cafe if you need to cleanse your palate after your meal. Kladdkaka (Swedish brownies) are at $8 and you can have it with ice cream with a $2 top-up. Check out the daily specials when you head down to grab your meals. 

Must-try: Swedish Meatballs ($19) and Pytt I Panna (diced Angus beef) ($20)

Address: 257 Beach Road, Singapore 199539
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-10pm | Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Telephone: 6396 9096 | Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro website

3. The Meathouse By 18Chefs – Halal steakhouse

Halal restaurants - The Meathouse By 18Chefs
Ribeye Steak ($22)
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Almost everyone has patronised 18Chefs at least once during their childhood. If you can’t get enough of the striploin and ribeye cuts, wait till you see The Meathouse By 18Chefs.

This boujee version of 18Chefs has 7 varieties of beef steak cuts from Striploin Steak ($18), Hanger Steak ($28) to Filet Mignon ($42). 4 lamb cuts are also available for those who prefer leaner meat.

the meathouse denver ribsDenver Ribs ($32) glazed in Asian BBQ sauce.
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If the meat’s getting too jelak to your liking, get some carbs by ordering some pasta on the side. The pasta range is affordable – from their M SIgnature Aglio Olio ($10) to Josper Oven-Grilled Striploin Steak With Pasta ($16) – so you don’t have to feel guilty about having too many dishes on your table.

Must-try: Ribeye Steak ($22)

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #05-04 Century Square, Singapore 529509
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11.30am-9.30pm | Fri-Sat 11.30am-10pm
Contact: 6260 1752 | The Meathouse website

4. Permata Singapore – Authentic Nusantara cuisine

permata singapore lamb rackImage credit: @steel.watcher

Nestled in the iconic yellow building in the Arab Street area, Permata Singapore serves what they call “progressive Nusantara cuisine”. It’s basically a modern take on ethnic flavours from the Indonesian archipelago.

Traditionally, a Nusantara meal starts with a side salad called Kerabu. Start your meal with  Kerabu Raden Ayu ($12), a refreshing soursop salad topped with pomegranate and dressed with citrusy calamansi. Hailing from South Kalimantan, Soto Banjar ($10) is an aromatic chicken consomme with rice cakes, quail eggs and a potato cutlet.

To share, a wide array of small plates ($14-$28) feature on the menu including satay, ceviche, and sambal prawns. Moving on to the mains ($22-$46), the star dishes are Rusuk Percik ($40) – spicy chargrilled lamb ribs with lemongrass and a side of asparagus; and Ayam Binjai ($28) – fried chicken served with a spicy tangy sauce and blue pea rice.

permata singapore cek molek molekImage credit: @iamllink

Round up the scrumptious meal with Cek Molek Molek ($12), a dessert made from fried sweet potato, served with vanilla ice cream and espresso caramel sauce.

Must-try: Ayam Binjai ($28), Cek Molek Molek ($12)

Address: 73 Sultan Gate, Gedung Kuning, Singapore 198497
Opening Hours: 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10pm, Daily
Contact: 9082 9941 | Permata Singapore website

5. Positano Risto – Fresh Boston lobster feast at $35/pax

Halal restaurants - Positano Risto
Signature Fresh Boston Lobster Feast for 2 at $69.95.
Image adapted from: Positano Risto

You can ditch your usual pasta joints for Positano Risto. Garnering so many positive online reviews, this resto specialises in halal Italian cuisine. Get yourself the Signature Fresh Boston Lobster Feast for 2 for $69.95 if you’re keen on sharing a plate with your buddy. 

Other than lobster, there’s also squid, mussels, prawns and scallops mixed along with the pasta in a rich lobster bisque sauce.

positano risto soft shell crab pastaTheir popular pastas include Soft Shell Crab Linguine ($24.95) and Squid Ink Seafood Spaghetti ($24.95).
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If you don’t mind getting your lips and teeth stained black, the Squid Ink Seafood Spaghetti ($24.95) is another main that’s well-loved by customers who’ve raved about it online. For those who love a simple pasta, the Fettuccine Carbonara is at $18.95. Positano Risto gives it its own twist on the pasta by tossing in beef pastrami and crispy turkey bacon.

Must-try: Squid Ink Seafood Spaghetti ($24.95)

Address: 66 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199479
Opening hours: Sun-Thu & 12pm-10pm | Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm
Contact: 6292 1866 |
Positano Risto website

6. Tipo Pasta Bar – Build your own pasta

build your own pasta tipo
Build your own pasta with various options for toppings and sauces (from $9.90).
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If you’ve been itching to make your dream pasta combi but you’re too lazy to prep the ingredients, Tipo Pasta Bar can help you with that. Starting from $9.90, you can handpick your pasta, sauces, as well as extra toppings to create your very own dish!

If your inner Gordon Ramsay isn’t cooking up any ideas for you, you can opt for the house specials like the Prawn Aglio ($15.90), the classic topped with a sous vide egg.

Halal restaurants - Tipo Pasta Bar
A white button mushroom Alfredo build-your-own-pasta combi ($9.90) with black lumpfish caviar ($3).
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As a Build-A-Bear for pasta, cash out an extra $3 to top off your DIY pasta mix with Black Lumpfish Caviar to give it an atas flair.

Must-try: Build your own pasta for $9.90

Address: 28 Aliwal Street #01-07, Aliwal Arts Centre, Singapore 199918
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-10pm | Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Contact: 8768 0785 | Tipo Pasta Bar website

7. Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant – Vegetarian-friendly

sofra mezze platterThe Mini Mezze Platter ($16.50) features 4 different dips.
Image credit: @hotarulily 

Around since 1999, Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant is the go-to place for authentic Turkish fare. Apart from their popular grills and kebabs ($17.80-$28.50), the menu also includes a variety of vegetarian options.

The Muhammara ($9.50) dip made from walnuts and roasted red peppers is the perfect balance of sweet and savoury. Scoop up generously with their soft Turkish bread and you’ve got a winning dish. There’s also the creamy Hummus ($10.90) that comes on its own or can be paired with Spiced Lamb ($18.90). If you want a taste of different dips, get the Mini Mezze Platter ($16.50) which is great to share with friends.

sofra kunefeThat cheese pull. Enough said.
Image credit: @nishanomnomz_ 

Another vegetarian dish is the Pide ($17.50) with zucchini that can also be made vegan-friendly. Don’t leave without trying their traditional Turkish desserts such as Baklava ($7.50) and Kunefe ($10.90).

Must-try: Muhammara ($9.50)

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, 03-129 A, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: 11.30am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6291 1433 | SofraTurkish Cafe & Restaurant website

8. The Malayan Council – Huge main portions

Halal restaurants - The Malayan Council
Smoked Duck Chili Padi ($32).
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Don’t be turned off by the prices on The Malayan Council’s menu because they’re well-known for their massive portions and their complimentary starters and desserts. This is a PSA to make sure you and your gang come through their doors with empty stomachs.

An example of a generous meal is the Smoked Duck Chili Padi  ($32) which can easily be shared with a friend or 2, depending on how big your appetites are. Striking a balance between creamy and spicy, customers noted how the dish isn’t jelak to chow down. 

Halal restaurants - The Malayan Council
Ondeh-ondeh Cake ($10.50)
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If you love your kueh, get a slice of the Ondeh-ondeh Cake ($10.50) that looks and tastes almost like the real thing. The cake has that iconic green colouring, gula melaka layers and is dusted with coconut shavings. On top of that, every cake comes with a scoop of coconut Chantilly cream on the side to accompany your decadent slice.

The Malayan Council
Asam Pedas Fish and Chips($24) is available at the Dunlop outlet.
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Since a percentage of your bill is donated to Muhammadiyah Welfare Home, know that you’re doing good while you dine at The Malayan Council.

Must-try: Ondeh-ondeh Cake ($10.50), Roti Kirai Beef Ribs ($42)

Bugis outlet
Address: 71 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199484
Opening hours: 11am-11pm, Daily
Contact: 9002 4414

Rochor outlet
Address: 22 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209350|
Opening hours: 11am-11pm, Daily
Contact: 9002 4414 | The Malayan Council website

9. IndoChili – Fine Indonesian cuisine

Tahu Telor (Beancurd Omelette) at $12.80
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IndoChili has an extensive Indonesian cuisine that spans Java, Padang and Bali. If you fancy a good Indon meal, have the Tahu Telor ($12.80) for starters. It’s a classic dish that features a beancurd omelette that’s accompanied by a sweet peanut sauce. 

Ayam Panggang Padang (Grilled Chicken in Padang-style gravy) at $12.80
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Mains aren’t expensive here, and you’ll be able to sink your teeth into the Ayam Panggang Padang at just $12.80. The dish is a grilled whole leg of chicken that’s blanketed in a sauce that’s unique to Padang city. Even if you add $1.50 plain rice to go with it, you’re still getting a solid portion for just under $11.You can also take your dish to the next – spice – level with the restaurant’s spicy Sambal Cobek. Feel free to ask for more sambal for $2 if your saucer has run out. 

Must-try: Rendang Sapi ($14.80), Tahu Telor ($12.80)

Address: 54 Zion Road, Singapore 247779
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11.30AM-3PM & 5.30PM-10PM | Fri-Sun 11.30AM-10PM
Contact: 6445 1766 | Indochili website

The Mad Sailors – British fish & chips from $16.90 (Closed)

The Mad Sailors
Fish & Chips ($18.90).
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When it comes to British cuisine, one of the few foods that come to mind has got to be fish and chips. The Mad Sailors has this iconic dish that’s true to the real deal in its resto for $18.90.

The Mad Sailors
Cheeky Git ($21.90).
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For those who can’t go a day without their red meat, there’s the Cheeky Git ($21.90), a beef cheek stew that comes with a side of their home-made mashed potatoes and french beans. 

Halal restaurants - The Mad Sailors
Pesto Cream Fish ($17.90).
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If you dig other fish dishes, try The Mad Sailors’ Pesto Cream Fish ($17.90) that features a pan-seared pacific dory in a sea of the restaurant’s house-made mash, topped off with a light salad. 

Must-try: Fish & Chips ($18.90), Cheeky Git ($21.90), and Butter Beer ($8)

Contact: The Mad Sailors website

Blue Jasmine – Thai and Indian halal cuisine (Closed)

Blue Jasmine
Mango and Blue Jasmine Sticky Rice ($14).
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Blue Jasmine gives Thai and Indian fare a classy spin with its contemporary plating, but that doesn’t mean that this restaurant is only known for its aesthetic dishes. The flavours don’t disappoint either, according to the tonnes of reviews they’ve raked in online. 

Blue Jasmine
Tom Yum Sea Bass ‘Poh Tek’ ($20).
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For days where you just love a good clear soup, the Tom Yum Sea Bass ‘Poh Tek’ ($20) is an Esarn twist on tom yum with sea bass chunks, basil leaves, halved cherry tomatoes, and dried chillies. 

Blue Jasmine
Thai Fried Kway Teow ($14).
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Even though the Thai Fried Kway Teow that’s priced from $14 is the cheapest dish at Blue Jasmine, this restaurant doesn’t scrimp on your portion so you won’t have to worry about spending more to satisfy your tummy.

Must-try: Tom Yum Sea Bass ‘Poh Tek’ ($20), Mango and Blue Jasmine Sticky Rice ($14)

Contact: Park Hotel Group website

The Royals Steakhouse – For sharing steak platters (Closed)

Halal restaurants - The Royals Steakhouse
Angus Ribeye ($32).
Image credit: Justin Teo

Tucked away in Haji Lane, The Royals Steakhouse is a little joint that serves up burgers, pastas, and steaks. Halal steakhouses are hard to come by and with mains starting from $18, this one’s an affordable option to sate the carnivore within.

Halal restaurants - The Royals Steakhouse
Côte de Boeuf (Rib of Beef) is
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Round up all of your steak-loving friends to share the biggest portion in the whole restaurant – the Côte de Boeuf. It’s a staggering 820-960G worth of steak, compared to the usual striploin that’s only 200-220G. It makes the Côte de Boeuf perfect for sharing as it can accommodate to 3 hungry peeps for $31.70/pax

Halal restaurants - The Royals Steakhouse
Lamb chops ($36) that’s labelled as a “must-eat” by patrons.
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Be sure to make a reservation prior because the steakhouse is a small space, making it an intimate spot for you and your friends to chat while you cut through your steaks.

Must-try: Lamb Chops ($36) and Braised Lamb Shank ($24)

Contact: The Royal Steakhouse website

Affordable halal food in Singapore

The journey to find restos that offer Muslim-friendly cuisines has been hard. But over the years, a myriad of halal restos of different specialities and cuisines have popped up for fellow Muslims to enjoy a good meal with friends.

With fancy main courses that won’t break the bank, you can skip the usual halal joints and step up your dinner game.

Image adapted from: @jarrowsin0, @tiposg, @hotarulily
Originally published on 11 Sep 2020. Last updated by Aditi Kashyap on 28 Jul 2022.