Healthy and tasty! 6 Best Halal Dining Experiences in Kyoto

Halal means “true to the Muslim spirit”, whose custom is to eat “Healthy and pure, safe and nutritious food”. And you can experience the very spirit also in Kyoto! In this page we will introduce 6 restaurants in Kyoto, where you can dine in the best Halal style around.

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1. Kanga-an

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The traditional Shojin style cuisine is a perfect choice for Halal diners, because it doesn’t contain any type of meat or alcohol.  Kanga-an specializes in Kyo-Fucha cuisine - a special style of the Shojin; rich and extravagant in presentation, you would forget about such limitations in their ingredients.  A place to dine healthy, yet in style!

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Address: 278 Shingoryo-guchi, Tera-machi Nishi-iru, Kuramaguchi-machi, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

2. Kerala

Kerala offers traditional southern Indian cuisine, healthy, homemade cooking with many vegetarian choices.  One of the few authentic indian restaurants in Kyoto, a great place for a change of pace from Japanese food!  You will also find complete menu in English.

Address: KUS bldg. 2F, Sanjo-agaru, Kawara-machi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

3. Ukibashi - Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Recognized by MHC (Malaysia Halal Co.Ltd), Ukibashi offers special Halal themed bento and Kaiseki menu.  You can enjoy Halal in a classy atmosphere typical to a Hotel restaurant, it is popular not only among tourists but also for business meetings.


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Address: Kyoto Station Chuo gate, Karasumadori Shiokoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map

4. Renais, Kyoto University Student Cafeteria

Kyoto Uni’s student cafeteria Renais offer Kebab dishes under the guidance of the above mentioned Rose Cafè.  The establishment has been striving to add the international touch, which includes the Halal style.  They were inspired by the opinions of many international students, some of which are from islamic nations.  Now everyone can enjoy their food of their own countries with their friends! 

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Address: Kyoto University Nishibu Seikyo Kaikan, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

5. Minokichi (at Kyoto Shin-Hankyu Hotel) 

Kyoto’s vintage restaurant Minokichi is famous for their traditional cuisine with the seasonal vegetables and fresh fish from the river.  However they strive to satisfy the needs of the Islamic diners.  They proudly present their special “muslim friendly”kaiseki menu featuring halal beef.  Make sure to order them four days in advance!

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Address: Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto, 579-12 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shinmachi Higashi-iru, Shiokoji-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

6. Istanbul Saray

Istanbul Saray is the only authentic Turkish restaurant in Kyoto.  Their menu is entirely halal, they offer various set course menu for anyone ready for a complete feast.  “Karisik Meze”, or assorted hors d’oeuvres plate is particularly popular, come and experience the real taste of Turkey!

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Address: Matsumoto bldg. 3F, 534-28 Ebisu-cho, Sanjo-agaru, Kawara-machi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

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