10 Best Halal Restaurants In Houston, Texas

halal restaurants in houston

Houston is the most populous city in the infamous state of Texas. The city has a multicultural population and has seen its economy rising during the last years. Alongside economic development came a rapid increase in the culinary field. Many restaurants have spread all over the city. A major part of them are the halal restaurants, coming to cover the increase of request from the Muslim (and not only) customers. Those restaurants are certified to serve halal products, which are always fresh and of high quality. Here is a list of the most iconic halal restaurants in Houston for you. Bon appetit!

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1. Aga's Restaurant & Catering

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Aga’s restaurant is an Indian/Pakistani restaurant on the west side of the city of Houston. They also follow the Zabiha Halal rules, and it’s quite a big place, being able to host 150 people at the same time. Once there, you can choose from a wide variety of South Asian dishes that are as authentic as they can be. From chicken lollipops to the mutton chops, the Karahi or even the Mithai Chaat, everything you will taste is delicious!

Aga's Restaurant & Catering

Address: 11842 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77031

Website: Aga’s Restaurant & Catering

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10:15pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10:45pm

2. Halalwok

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As is described on the name of the restaurant, in Halalwok you may find a restaurant following the halal rule and serving a mesmerizing collection of original Chinese, Continental, American, Mexican dishes. Vegetable Lomein extra spicy will accompany in a great way some Spring Rolls, and you will also enjoy a hot dish of noodles. Halalwok is a quick and value for money option in the area!


Address: 5680 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036

Website: Halalwok

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am – 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

3. Tempura Halal

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Tempura Halal sticks to traditions. Chef Asrar offers plates of authentic Pakistani cuisine, following traditional recipes of his family. The ingredients are always fresh and of high quality and the spices will blow your palette. Sunday buffet is a big event for locals, who tend to come back every week. But you can always trust the Chicken Tikka Masala and the Fried Paratha.

Tempura Halal

Address: 10640 Fm 1960 W, Houston, TX 77070

Website: Tempura Halal

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11:30am - 09:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm

4. Kabob Korner

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The vision of this restaurant in the Greens Point office district has been always to produce “Kabobs from around the world”. Using halal ingredients, in Kabob Korner you will find a combination of South Asian and Mediterranean Grill, which appeals to any particular ethnic group. You may find greek gyros or middle-eastern kabobs, even some Indian Tandoori! The quality is always high, the flavours intense and you’re coming back for sure!

Kabob Korner

Address: 12039 Antoine Dr,Ste 210, Houston, TX 77066

Website: Kabob Korner

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

5. Bonsai Fusion Japanese Steakhouse

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When visiting the Bonsai Fusion Japanese Steakhouse you will have an unforgettable Japanese culinary experience. First and foremost the level of service is second to none. But when it comes to the food, you’ll enjoy really fresh ingredients and you’ll have the opportunity to see the sushi chef preparing it in front of you. The Benton box is a popular choice, the sushi is personalized to your culinary likes or dietary needs, and the meat plates are going to blow your mind!

Bonsai Fusion Japanese Steakhouse

Address: 8482 Hwy 6 N, Houston, TX 77095

Website: Bonsai Fusion Japanese Steakhouse

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm

6. Elevation Burger

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It’s not common to stumble upon a halal burger place, and Elevation Burger is a great choice for you. Here you will have a healthy burger, driven by a passion for good food that’s organic, sustainable and fresh. You will find a variety of beef and chicken options, the burgers are really big and the fries super crunchy and tasty. And the numerous toppings make every bite a new adventure.

Elevation Burger

Address: 3819 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

Website: Elevation Burger

Opening hours: 10:30am - 12am (daily)

7. The Halal Guys Houston

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The three founders of the Halal Guys began with a hot dog cart in 1990, chasing the American dream and trying to implement their vision in the food industry: American halal food! That is when the famous platter of chicken and gyro over rice was born. And when you add on the food the white or the red sauce, your palette explodes. It’s fresh, it’s quick and it’s cheap and really tasty food. What not to like?

The Halal Guys

Address: 3821 Farnham St, Houston, TX 77098

Website: The Halal Guys

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 10:30am - 12am; Thu: 10:30am - 1am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 4am; Sun: 11am - 12am

8. M&M Grill

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At M&M Grill, flavours and cultures combine to create a menu with two favourite types of cuisine: Mexican and Mediterranean, but also traditional American burgers, all in halal quality. A Houston gem, this is a small, no-frills restaurant with great service and quality comfort food. You’ll find enchiladas, kabobs, chimichangas, but you’ll also need to try the three crispy tacos and the double cheeseburger.

M&M Grill

Address: 6921 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77021

Website: M&M Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm (closed on Sun)

9. Bismillah Restaurant

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Bismillah Restaurant opens for a late breakfast (or brunch) and stays open until dinner. Serving halal plates with fresh ingredients and following authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine. So don’t be surprised if you find an excellent quality biryani, and be sure not to miss tasting those juicy Behari kebabs. The decoration is plain but the staff is always friendly and smiling, making the whole experience to feel like home. A favourite place for locals who visit the restaurant often, even for a quick takeaway!

Bismillah Restaurant

Address: 5702 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036

Website: Bismillah Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 8:30pm (closed on Mon)

10. Afandim Uyghur Restaurant

Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed.

Afandim Uyghur is a family-owned restaurant that has become a cornerstone in the Houston community and has been recognized for its modern interpretation of classic Chinese dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh halal ingredients. The handmade, hand-cut noodles are never perfectly cut, but that’s what makes it amazing and they come with a very aromatic sauce. And if you like spicy food, don’t forget to order the spicy Lagman!

Afandim Uyghur Restaurant

Address: 9126 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

Website: Afandim Uyghur Restaurant

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11am - 9pm (closed on Tue)

Halal in Texas

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When visiting the city that hosts NASA, the Houston Rockets and all the other touristic attractions, you will find a well-developed restaurant sector. Halal restaurants are spread through the whole city to satisfy Muslim or non-Muslim customers with their quality of ingredients and their intense flavours!

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