A veritable melting pot of cultures and a superb hybrid of the west and east, Hong Kong has always been a popular travel destination in Asia. Hong Kong is one of the most significant centers of business, trade, and economic activities in the world. It is also a shopping hub, entertainment destination and home to tourist attractions like Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, etc. This densely populated city has been influenced by many cultures over the ages - Portuguese, Chinese, British, Filipino, Indonesian and other South Asian countries. The food in Hong Kong also reflects these influences but is largely Cantonese in origin. Rice, fresh seafood and poultry are prominent ingredients in the food of Hong Kong. Dim sum, roast duck, chicken dishes, zingy Indian curries are all foods that you must try in Hong Kong and halal versions of these dishes are quite easily available too. So come along and check out the best halal restaurants in Hong Kong.
1. Islam Food
This multiple award-winning halal restaurant has been around since 1950. The simple décor of the Islam Food restaurant can be quite misleading, but this 60-year-old establishment is renowned for serving high-quality halal food. Islam Food is an intuition in Hong Kong serving signature dishes like delectable pan-fried beef buns (juicy beef cakes), scallion pancakes, curry mutton and all-time favourites like hot & sour soup, samosa, mutton spring rolls, etc. The prices at this humble restaurant are reasonable and set meal options for group meals are also available.
Address: G/F, No. 1 Lung Kong Rd, Kowloon City, Kowloon - Next to Chow Sang Sang Securities
Website: Islam Food
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm
2. Aladin Mess
Situated at the centre of Causeway Bay, Aladin Mess is halal certified by The Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong. Operational since 2000, Aladin Mess serves up certified halal food prepared the authentic Indian way. The bright interior of the restaurant is perfect for a large family meal or a fun meal with friends. Appetizers like crispy lamb samosas, vegetable pakoras and peperdoms, Tandoori specialties like chicken tikka, lamb and mutton biryanis, seafood delights like fish Madras, a wide variety of vegetable dishes and refreshing beverages like mango lassi are some of the yummy Indian delicacies on offer at Aladin Mess.
Address: 2/F, 60 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Website: Aladin Mess
Opening hours: 11:45am - 3pm and 6pm - 10:45pm
3. LockCha Tea House
Essentially a tea house, LockCha Tea House also has an all-vegetarian menu serving delightful dim sums, buns, and rolls. LockCha has a passion and dedication towards serving the finest teas to their customers and their tea houses are set in beautiful heritage sites of Hong Kong. Consistently featured in the ‘best vegetarian restaurants of the world’ lists, LockCha Tea House has a superb selection of vegetarian dim sums and teas. The stunning tea house also hosts art exhibits, tea appreciation classes, brewing demonstrations and occasionally has live performances by local artists and musicians too.
LockCha Tea House
Address: Hong Kong, Central, The K.s.lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park underground stratum
Website: LockCha Tea House
Opening hours: Sun - Fri 10 am - 8 pm; Sat 10 am - 9 pm
4. Istanbul Kebab
Istanbul Kebab is a halal restaurant certified by The Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong. This small eatery is big on flavor and has a large menu offering authentic Turkish dishes in generous proportions. At Istanbul Kebab, you can feast on divine Turkish specialties like lamb döner, beef köfte, chicken iskender or Turkish-style pizzas, falafel rolls, chicken shish rolls, etc. all washed down with traditional Turkish drinks like ayran, limon cayi (lemon tea) or hot Turkish coffee. For your sweet tooth, Turkey’s famous baklava and lokum (Turkish delight) are also available at Istanbul Kebab.
Address: Shop 1A, G/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion 36-50 Lock Road, T.S.T., Kln., Hong Kong
Website: Istanbul Kebab
Opening hours: 11 am - 11:45 pm
5. Warung Malang
Warung Malang is an Indonesian halal fast food restaurant serving certified halal dishes. The restaurant has a homely setting and prides itself in serving authentic Indonesian cuisine. Their beef rendang curry with rice and nasi goreng (fried rice with chicken) come highly recommended. Traditional Indonesian drinks are also available and perfect to wash down the spicy dishes. Located not far away from the Causeway Bay train station, Warung Malang also sells Indonesian groceries and treats.
Address: BUILDING 9-11 Pennington Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Website: Warung Malang
Opening hours: 10:30 am - 10 pm
6. Casablanca Restaurant & Cafe
Casablanca Restaurant & Café is a certified halal restaurant that offers authentic Moroccan food in a North-African style setting. The restaurant has an exotic feel to it and excels in serving traditional Moroccan dishes such as chicken, lamb and vegetable tagine, shish kebab, mixed meat BBQ, döner rolls, köfte, Arabic style rice dishes, Moroccan-style pizzas, etc. Fragrant mint tea and delicious mango lassi are must-try drinks at this restaurant. Round off your meal with delicious baklava, basboussa or mahalabia sweets.
Casablanca Restaurant & Cafe
Address: 6/F, Ashley Centre, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Website: Casablanca Restaurant & Cafe
Opening hours: 12 pm - 11 pm
7. Tahitian Terrace at Disneyland
Enjoy a delicious meal in a tropical themed restaurant at Tahitian Terrace in Disneyland, Hong Kong. The restaurant serves halal food certified by The Incorporated Trustees of The Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong. The festive ambiance of Tahitian Terrace is enhanced by the open-air veranda dining area under the light of beautiful tiki torches. Try the lemongrass chicken steak, Thai chicken curry with rendang beef, Singaporean laksa rice noodle soup and many more tasty creations at Tahitian Terrace.
Tahitian Terrace at Disneyland
Address: Adventureland, Hong Kong Disneyland
Opening hours: 12 pm - 8:30 pm
8. Khyber Pass Mess Club 7E
Located in the popular Chungking Mansions on Hong Kong, Khyber Pass Mess Club 7E serves predominantly north-Indian food alongside a few Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Middle-Eastern and Chinese dishes as well. Chicken masala, rogan josh, eggplant masala, mango lassi, chicken korma, and fluffy naans are some must-try dishes at this restaurant. The restaurant has a simple and no-fuss ambiance but the food packs a flavourful punch.
Khyber Pass Mess Club 7E
Address: Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Website: Khyber Pass Mess Club 7E
Opening hours: 12 pm - 3 pm and 6 pm - 11 pm
Multiple-award winning restaurant, Jashan is conveniently located along Hollywood Road in Central Hong Kong. It offers sumptuous halal Indian food in tastefully decorated settings. The restaurant is popular for serving fusion-style Indian food that beautifully marries traditional cuisine with contemporary tastes. Signature dishes at Jashan include the Bombay tawa chicken, butter chicken, mirchi kebab, Luckhnowi nalli nihari, etc. An extensive wine and spirits menu, as well as a mouth-watering desserts menu, add to the charm of dining at Jashan.
Address: 1st Floor, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 12 pm - 3 pm and 6 pm - 11 pm
10. Spice Restaurant & Bar
Newly renovated, Spice Restaurant & Bar is a modern eatery featuring contemporary Pan-Asian dishes from Indian, Thai and Malay cuisines. The ambiance of the restaurant is very chic and perfect for dinner with friends or family. The service at the restaurant is friendly, the music is pleasant and the food is delicious too. Stuffed masala kulchas, aloo tikki chaat, Malay satay, pad Thai, etc. are popular dishes at this restaurant. A generous beverage menu with wines, beers and spirits, and tasty desserts round off the offerings at this restaurant. After-dinner shisha is also available at Spice Restaurant & Bar.
Spice Restaurant & Bar
Address: 2nd Floor, No.1 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Website: Spice Restaurant & Bar
Opening hours: 11 am - 12 am
Foodie heaven in Hong Kong
The megacity of Hong Kong is one of the most happening hubs of finance, trade, shopping and entertainment in Asia. The diversity of the people, cultures, and nationalities is reflected very well in the food of Hong Kong. And for visitors with halal-food preferences, there is no dearth of options in this vibrant city. Arm yourself with our list of the best halal restaurants in Hong Kong and eat your way through this amazing city!
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