Lately, the number of Halal corresponding restaurants have been increasing in Tokyo, but its number is not so many as a whole. In a non-Muslim country like Japan, it is difficult to be a 100% Halal/ Muslim compliant, so each restaurant has a different degree of committment.
In the current situation, it is extremely hard to find a source, which sumarizes the information systematically, so it is assumed that many Muslim people who visit Japan would often go through the anxiety.
So, summarized in this article is such information in a concise and simple manner. If any of you happened to be a Muslim and plan to visit Tokyo, please refer to this information by all means.
[Note] This information is accurate as of September 12th, 2014. Please double-check before you go in case of any potential changes.
Halal certified restaurant
1 . Malaychan [Ikebukuro]
Malaychan is the only restaurant in Japan that has earned its halal certification by the Malaysian government. It is a Malysian Chinese restaurant in Ikebukuro.tabelog.com blog.livedoor.jp
|Address||3 Chome-22-6 Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo|
Tuesdays-Thursdays: 11AM-12:30PM (lunch); 5PM-11PM (dinner)
Friday-Saturday: 11AM-12:30PM (lunch); 5PM-midnight (dinner)
Lunch: ~900 yen
|Website (Japanese only)||http://www.malaychan-satu.jp/|
*Its sister restaurant, Malaychan dua, a Malaysian-style Bak kut teh (Chinese soup) restaurant in Higashi-Ikebukuro, is not halal certified.
Local Halal certified restaurants
“Local halal certification” is a certificate that can be obtained through the Malaysia Halal Corporation (MHC), which works to develop the halal industry in non-Muslim countries like Japan.
With the rise in number of Muslims visiting Japan, such as embassy officials, government officials, tourists, students and business people have resulted in the increased economic and cultural ex-changes between Islamic countries and Japan. It is estimated that the population of Muslims living in Japan has reached around 100,000. Nevertheless, we have heard Muslims complaining that they wish they could eat delicious Japanese beef and their children also want to eat their favorite foods, hamburger steak or hamburger only if they were Halal while they are in Japan.
Our mission is to develop the Halal Industry in Japan. Our aim s to create a global “Halal Community”. Under the slogan of ‘HALAL FOR ALL’ we bring business opportunities and growth to the Japanese industry.
2 . Sumiyakiya [Roppongi]
A local halal certified restaurant in Roppongi. A must-try for people who love yakiniku!www.foodrink.co.jptabelog.com
The fourth prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir bin Mohamad, has been to this restaurant!www.mhalalc.jp
|Address||3-29-16, Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
Monday-Friday: 11:30AM-3PM (lunch); 6PM-11:30 (dinner)
Closed Sundays and national holidays
Lunch: Starting at 1,000 yen
|Website (Japanese and English)||http://www.sumiyakiya.com/halal/|
3. Gyumon [Shibuya]
A local halal certified yakiniku restaurant in Shibuya. A perfect place to stop by for dinner on your way home from shopping!www.mhalalc.jpshop.plaza.rakuten.co.jp
|Address||3 Chome-14-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to|
Sunday and national holidays: 5PM-11PM
Starting at 3000 yen
|Website (Japanese only)||http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130301/13091850/|
4 . Hanasakaji-san [Shibuya]
A local halal certified shabu shabu restaurant in Shibuya. A perfect place to try shabu shabu during your travels!hanasakaji-san.jpwww.japan-food-kitchen.com
|Address||3 Chome-14-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to B1F|
Weekdays: 10:30AM-3PM (lunch); 5PM-midnight (dinner)
Saturday and Sunday: 5PM-midnight
Lunch: Starting at 2500 yen
|Website (Japanese and English)||http://hanasakaji-san.jp/halal/|
5. Kappou YAMA [Saitama]
A local halal certified Japanese restaurant in Saitama. They offer dishes like yakitori and ramen.
Their catering, bento, and side dishes are also halal. If you find yourself in Saitama, check this place out!kappou-yama.jp
|Address||3-15-1 Uemine, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama|
Tuesday-Sunday: 7PM-9PM. Reservations required by the day before.
Starting at 2000 yen
|Website (Japanese and English)||http://kappou-yama.jp/|
While the restaurant itself isn’t halal certified, they have Muslim-friendly certification 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.
6. Kappo Suruga [Chiba]
A Japanese restaurant in Chiba City. You can enjoy genuine Japanese cooking here.
Certified as a Muslim-friendly restaurant by the Nippon Asia Halal Association.www12.plala.or.jp
|Address||1-12, Shin-machi, Chuo-ku, Chiba-ctiy, Chiba|
Weekdays: 11:30AM–2PM (lunch); 5PM-10:30PM (dinner)
Closed on Sundays and national holidays
Lunch: 2000 – 3000 yen
|Website (Japanese and English)||http://www12.plala.or.jp/kp-suruga/halal.html|
7. KUSUMOTO [Nishi Azabu]
You can eat genuine washoku at this Nishi-Azabu restaurant that has a halal menu. If you want to eat there for lunch, you can only order their beautiful bento boxes as delivery.
Certified as a Muslim-friendly restaurant by the Nippon Asia Halal Association.
|Address||3-23-5, Nishi-Azabu, Minatoku, Tokyo|
Monday – Saturday: 6PM-11PM
Closed Sundays and national holidays
Lunch (Delivery Bento): 1800 and 3800 yen
|Website (Japanese and English)||http://www.tokyomuslim.jp/|
8. TAKARAYA, Japanese Restaurant [Chiba]
This traditional Japanese restaurant in Kisarazu, Chiba, opened in 1987. It is about an hour away from Narita Airport.
They use halal-certified ingredients and prepare halal dishes using the proper kitchen utensils, such as knives and cutting boards.
They also offer gender-separated private prayer rooms. This special regard for religious beliefs sets this restaurant apart from the rest.
[TAKARAYA, Japanese Restaurant]
|Address||2-3-4, Chuo, Kisarazu-city, Chiba|
Weekdays and Saturdays: 11:30AM2PM (lunch); 5PM-10PM (dinner)
Closed every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Lunch: 2000-3000 yen
|Website (Japanese only)||http://takaraya.awk.jp/|
9. MINOKICHI TOBUIKEBUKURO [Ikebukuro]
A Kyoto kaiseki restaurant in Tobu Ikebukuro. They offer a Muslim-friendly “Halal Gozen” menu. How does enjoying the taste and feeling of Kyoto while relaxing after shopping at the department store sound?
Certified as a Muslim-friendly restaurant by the Kyoto Council for Sharia and Halal Affairs.r.gnavi.co.jp
|Address||Spice Ikebukuro Tobu 15F, 1-1-25, Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo|
Weekdays and Saturdays: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Closed New Year’s Day and the 3rd Wednesdays of February and August.
Average 5000 yen
|Website (Japanese only)||http://www.minokichi.co.jp/profile/shop31/index.html|
*Information about the Yokohama branch is here: MINOKICHI Yokohama LANDMARK PLAZA BRANCH
10-11. Restaurants within the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo [Mejiro]
The restaurants in the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo that is incredibly popular with foreign tourists offer vegetarian and non-alcoholic options.
Japanese Stone Grill MOKUSHUNDO (Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo)
[Japanese Stone Grill MOKUSHUNDO (Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo)]
|Address||2-10-8, Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo|
Weekdays: 11:30AM-L.O.2:30PM (lunch); 5PM-L.O.10PM (dinner)
Weekends and holidays: 11:30AM-L.O.3PM (lunch); 5PM-L.O.10PM (dinner)
Lunch: Starting at 5500 yen
Japanese Restaurant MIYUKI (Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo)www.hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.com
[Japanese Restaurant MIYUKI (Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo)]
|Address||2-10-8, Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo|
Breakfast: Starting at 3100 yen
In Chinzanso, outside of Japanese food, there is the Italian restaurant Il Teatro, so you have various options depending on your mood!
This isn’t Japanese food, but there are many Turkish restaurants in Japan that use halal meat.
*These restaurants are not necessarily certified, so people who are concerned should contact the restaurant in advance.
12. Uskudar [Shinjuku]
This is a Turkish restaurant in Shinjuku that uses halal meat.r.gnavi.co.jpr.gnavi.co.jp
|Address||Komiya Bldg.2F, 3-35-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo|
Weekdays: 11:30AM-3PM (lunch); 5PM-11:30PM
Weekends and national holidays: noon-3PM (lunch); 5PM-11:30 (dinner)
Starting at 2800yen (Course)
|Website (Japanese only)||http://www.uskudar.jp/|
13. Cankaya [Shinjuku]
This is another Turkish restaurant in Shinjuku that uses halal meat.tabelog.comtabelog.com
|Address||Nishiguchi Life Building 3F 1 Chome-15-7 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|Price||Average 3500 yen|
|Website (Japanese only)||http://www.cankaya.jp/|
14. Carthage [Nakano]
An Arabian/Turkish food restaurant in Nakano.iiiida.comwww.bento.com
|Address||3 Chome-34-3 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo|
|Price||3000-4000 yen (Course)|
While there are still few halal restaurants in Japan, 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.
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