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In a non-Muslim country like Japan, it is difficult to be 100% Halal/ Muslim compliant, so each restaurant has a different degree of commitment.

Currently, it is extremely hard to find a source that lists the information, so it is assumed that many Muslim people who visit Japan would feel anxious about what they can eat.

So here are a few restaurants that Muslims planning to visit Osaka can refer to when making an itinerary.

[Note] This information is accurate as of March 12th, 2014. Please double-check before you go in case of any potential changes.

Halal certified restaurant

1. Za U-Don [Kansai International Airport]

This udon restaurant is recognized by the Malaysian Halal Consultation and Training Agency. It’s a valuable restaurant where you can slurp udon to your heart’s content.

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AddressInside the Kuukou Minami Noren, Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 2F, 1 Senshukukoukita, Izumisano-shi, Osaka-fu 549-0001
Hours                                                     

8:00AM~10:00PM

Price

Average lunch: ~¥999

Average dinner: ~¥999

Website (Japanese only)             http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2705/A270503/27013570/

 

2. Oraga Soba Kankuu Aeroplaza [Kansai International Airport] 

This is a soba restaurant that’s also received a certification from the Malaysian Halal Consultation and Training Agency. Isn’t it great that you can have traditional Japanese food made halal inside the airport? Please experience Japanese noodle culture at one of these places. 

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AddressAeroplaza 3F, Kansai International Airport Terminal 1, 1 Senshukukoukita, Izumisano-shi, Osaka-fu 549-0001
Hours                                                     

11:00AM~10:00 PM (last order 9:30PM) 

Price

Lunch: ~¥999

Dinner: ~¥999

Website (Japanese only)             http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2705/A270503/27065874/ 

 

3. Sojibou [Kansai International Airport]

This is another soba restaurant that’s certified by the Malaysian Halal Consultation and Training Agency that’s also inside the airport. The airport is extremely halal-friendly and it’s great that there are so many halal noodle shops. If one of these shops is full then you can go to another one. If you have time, maybe you can noodle-restaurant-hop?

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AddressKansai International Airport Passenger Terminal 3F, 1 Senshukukoukita, Izumisano-shi, Osaka-fu 549-0001
Hours                                                     

7:00AM〜10:00PM

Price

Lunch: ~¥999

Dinner: ~¥999

Website (Japanese only)             http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2705/A270503/27013758/

 

Muslim-friendly restaurants

While the restaurant itself isn’t halal certified, they either have Muslim-friendly certifications or a halal menu created with consideration towards the Muslim tradition. However, each restaurant has different levels of support, so please confirm with the restaurant itself before you go.

 

4. Uemachi – Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka [Honmachi Station/Tanimachi Kyuchome Station] 

This Japanese restaurant offers lunch and dinner bento menu that Muslims can enjoy.  The Kyoto Halal Council recognizes that menu as Halal-friendly. 

As for their other menu, the recommended dishes are the tempura platter, the oshizushi, salt-grilled sea bream, among others. Not only are the dishes presented beautifully, the interior of the restaurant is also overflowing with elegance.

(These dishes are accurate as of February 27th, 2015.)

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AddressSheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka 2F, 6 Chome-1-55 Uehonmachi, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 543-0001
Hours                                                     

Breakfast: 7:00AM-10:00AM

Lunch: 11:30AM-2:30PM

Dinner: 5:00PM – 9:30PM 

Price

Lunch: ¥4,000~¥4,999

Dinner: ¥6,000~¥7,999

Website (Japanese only)             http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2701/A270205/27016375/ 

5.Ganko Osaka Hozenji Store

Brought to you by the same restaurant chain that serves traditional Kyoto dishes, it now offers three Muslim-friendly menus. Those who come specially all the way to Japan and wish to partake in Japanese cuisine should definitely try them out!

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Address1-2-2, Nanba, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 542-0076
Hours                                                     

11:30AM~11:00PM

Price

¥3,500~¥8,500

Website         http://www.gankofood.co.jp/halal/ 

 

 

6. Restaurant and Lounge ‘eu’ – Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka  [Honmachi Station/Tanimachi Kyuchome Station]

One corner of the breakfast buffet is designated for halal foods.  Certified as a Muslim-friendly menu by the Kyoto Council for Sharia and Halal Affairs.

Everything in the halal corner is made without using any product derived from pigs nor alcohol even for seasoning, and all meats used are halal certified. The menu includes chickpea and halal certified chicken curry, steamed chicken with kecap manis, couscous, and other items. There are plenty of plates and cups available so that you don’t have to use the same item twice.
(Menu is accurate as of February 27th, 2015.)

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AddressSheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka 2F, 6 Chome-1-55 Uehonmachi, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 543-0001
Hours                                                     

Open from 6:30AM – midnight

Breakfast: 6:30AM-10:00AM

Lunch: 11:30AM-2:30PM

Dinner: 5:00PM-9:00PM

Lounge: 10:00AM-midnight

Price

Lunch: ¥2,000~¥2,999

Dinner: ¥6,000~¥7,999

Website (Japanese only)             http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2701/A270205/27004047/

 

7 Ukihashi – Hotel Granvia Osaka [Umeda Station]

They offer Japanese Muslim-friendly bento that you can enjoy for lunch and for dinner. 

These bento do not use any sort of pork or alcohol. Since it’s a hotel, you can indulge in these Muslim-friendly dishes in a classically decorated atmosphere that might add a special touch to your trip. 

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8. Fleuve – Hotel Granvia Osaka [Umeda Station]

They offer both Muslim-friendly French and Italian food for lunch and dinner. 

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*Please note the chicken and beef we use for the menu above are all Halal certified.
*The soy sauce and other seasonings used in these menus contain no alcohol.
*These menus are reservation only. Please make your reservation a minimum of 4 days in advance of your preferred date.
*All Muslim-friendly menus contain no pork products or alcohol. Please note that other dishes that may contain these ingredients are also prepared in the same kitchen.
*Please note that alcoholic beverages are served in the restaurant and that guests who drink alcohol might be seated next to your table.
*Cookware, kitchen utensils used exclusively for cooking the Muslim-friendly menus are kept apart from the utensils used for the non-Halal food to avoid contamination. Dining plates and utensils are the same as those used for the other menu items.
*The picture shown is a representative image. Course menus may vary depending on seasonal availability.
*All prices shown above include a 10% service charge and consumption tax.

www.granvia-osaka.jp

AddressHotel Granvia Osaka 19F, 3 Chome-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 530-0001
Hours                                                     

7:00AM~10:00PM
Lunch: 11:30AM~3:00PM (last order 2:00PM)
Dinner: 5:30PM-10:00PM (last order 9:00PM) 

Tea on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays: 2:30PM-4:30PM (last order 4:00PM)

Price

Lunch: ¥3,000~¥3,999

Dinner: ¥10,000~¥14,999

Website (Japanese only)             http://www.granvia-osaka.jp/event/detail.php?i=45

 

9. Genji – Hilton Osaka [Umeda Station]

Genji, a yakiniku restaurant, uses only Japanese wagyu beef from the Japan Islamic Trust-certified brand “Ushi,” and also offers a Muslim-friendly menu. They also exclusively use A3-ranked beef, and they pay close attention to detail when it comes to their cookware and seasonings. If you’re someone who definitely wants to eat Japanese beef while in Japan, make your way to Genji. 

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AddressHilton Osaka 3F, 1-8-8 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0001
Hours                                                     

Lunch: 11:30AM~3:00PM (last order 2:30PM) 

Dinner: 5:30PM-10:00PM (last order 9:00PM)

Dinner on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays: 5:00PM-10:00PM (last order 9:00PM)

Price

Lunch: ¥6,000~¥7,999

Dinner: ¥15,000~¥19,999

Website (Japanese only)             http://www.hiltonosaka.com/restaurants/genji

 

Addition

This isn’t Japanese food, but there are many Pakistani and Turkish restaurants in Osaka that use halal meat.

*These restaurants are not necessarily certified, so people who are concerned should contact the restaurant in advance.

 

10. Osaka Halal Restaurant [Chibune Station]

This is a Pakistani restaurant that offers a complete halal menu. There are different halal bento available for different budgets. It seems like a restaurant that can be used for different events.

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Address4 Chome-13-2 Owada, Nishiyodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 555-0032
Hours                                                     

Lunch: 11:00AM-3:00PM

Dinner: 5:00PM-10:00PM

Ramadan hours:

Weekdays: noon – 3:00PM; 5:00PM-8:30PM

Saturday: 11:00AM-3:00PM; 5:00PM-8:30PM 

Price

Lunch: ¥1,000~¥1,999

Dinner: ¥1,000~¥1,999

Website (Japanese only)             http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2701/A270407/27072992/

 

11. Sitara Halal Restaurant [Chibune Station]

This restaurant is run by a Pakistani owner. He sends away for all his meat, vegetables, and spices from Pakistan. There is no alcohol on the premises and there is also a corner where you can buy halal foods for take-out.

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Address4 Chome-12-31 Owada, Nishiyodogawa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 555-0032
Hours                                                     

Lunch: 11:30AM~3:00PM

Dinner: 5:00PM~10:00PM 

Price

Lunch: ~¥999

Dinner: ¥1,000~¥1,999

Website (Japanese only)             http://tabelog.com/osaka/A2701/A270407/27071395/

 

12. Ali’s Kitchen [Shinsaibashi Station]

You can enjoy more than 600 types of Pakistani food here. They cook using homestyle Pakistani recipes without changing the flavors to match a Japanese palate. It’s also open 365 days a year, so even if you come during the holiday season you’ll have a place where you can safely find food.

www.aliskitchen.jp

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AddressOsaka, Chuo-ku, Shinsaibashisuji, 1−10−12
Hours                                                     

Lunch: 11:00AM-3:30PM

Dinner: 3:30PM-11:30PM

Price

Lunch: ¥1,000~¥1,999

Dinner: ¥2,000~¥2,999

Website (Japanese & English)             http://www.aliskitchen.jp/

 

13. Muqam [Nanba Station]

This is a halal Uighur restaurant. The chef himself is Muslim.

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Address2 Chome-2-8 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 542-0071
Hours                                                     

5:30PM~11:30PM (last order 10:30PM)

Lunch (only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays): 11:30AM-2:30PM

Price

Lunch: ¥1,000~¥1,999

Dinner: ¥3,000~¥3,999

Website (Japanese only)             http://muqam.pepper.jp/

 

14. Sinasos [Umeda Station, Nakazakicho Station]

Everything at this Turkish restaurant is halal. The plating of the food is beautiful, so the restaurant doesn’t satisfy just your appetite but it also offers a superior atmosphere. However, please be aware that they do offer a large amount of Turkish wine.

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Address16-12 Doyamacho, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0027
Hours                                                     

5:00PM-1:00AM (last order midnight) 

Closed on Tuesdays

Price

¥3,000~¥3,999

Website (Japanese only)             http://www.sinasos13.com/

 

While there are still few halal restaurants in Osaka, they are gradually increasing in number. As we find more restaurants, we plan to keep updating this article.

A part of content of this article is made by referring to the Japan Muslim Guide. For people who would like to know more, please check this website.

Don’t know what to do in Osaka? Check this.

50 Things to Do in Osaka

Also check the recommended halal restaurants in Tokyo : 

Must-try halal restaurants in the Tokyo area

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