10 Best Halal Restaurants In Johannesburg, South Africa

halal restaurants in johannesburg

Johannesburg is the biggest city in South Africa and rising in popularity as a tourist attraction. It is also known for being home to Nelson Mandela, whose former residence is now the Mandela House museum. Many other specialist museums are also found around the city, such as the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and Hector Pieterson Museum. Other tourist attractions include the Carlton Centre, Johannesburg Zoo and the UNESCO listed archaeological area, Cradle of Humankind. The city is home to residents of many different races and culture, including a Muslim community. There are some great halal restaurants located around the city, for Muslim residents and tourists alike. Read on to find some of the best halal restaurants in Johannesburg, South Africa.

1. Europa

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Europa serves up delectable and mouthwatering Mediterranean food, with a focus on delicious food that engages the senses of sight, smell and of course, taste. They have an entire halal menu, complete with omelettes and bagels for breakfast, as well as a variety of different pastas, burgers, salads, and meats for lunch and dinner. It is a chain restaurant with a few outlets scattered around the city, with takeaway also available.


Address: 213 Cradock Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Website: Europa

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)

2. Calisto's Portuguese Restaurant Fordsburg

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Calisto is another well-known chain restaurant, known for its diverse food dishes and halal options. Calisto started off as a family brand, dedicated to authentic, fresh, and delicious Portuguese dishes and flavours and still is to this very day. Some of their classic signature dishes include their classic Calisto’s Portuguese steak, the Peri-Peri prawns, and the seafood rice in a rich tomato-based sauce. All of their best dishes come in a halal option, so you’re definitely not gong to miss out on the rich mouthwatering Portuguese flavours.

Calisto's Portuguese Restaurant Fordsburg

Address: 66 Central Rd, Fordsburg, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa

Website: Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant Fordsburg

Opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 10.30am - 9pm; Fri: 11.30am - 10pm; Sat: 10.30am - 10pm

3. Nando's Norwood

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Nando’s should be a recognisable name, the classic Portuguese chain restaurant was founded in South Africa and has many outlets all over the globe. Not all of the Nando’s outlets are halal, but the one at Norwood is one outlet that does have halal options. Enjoy the iconic Peri-peri chicken, or their burgers and steaks. The outlet is also extremely accessible, located just opposite Norwood Park.

Nando's Norwood

Address: 107 William Rd, Norwood, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa

Website: Nando’s Norwood

Opening hours: Sun - Thur: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 9pm

4. Adega Fordsburg

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Adega is another chain restaurant, specialising in Portuguese favourites like Caldo Verde, sliced Chourico, Trinchado, and Prawn Nacional. They also have a small variety of Japanese dishes, such as prawn tempura and sushi. Some of their best dishes include the Portuguese steak and the 10 queen prawns combo. They also have a few set menus to choose from, if you can’t seem to decide what to order. They also have a regular Sunday buffet from 12noon to 3pm.

Adega Fordsburg

Address: 71 Central Rd, Fordsburg, Johannesburg, 2033, South Africa

Website: Adega Fordsburg

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

5. The Rooftop Restaurant

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For a fancier option, The Rooftop Restaurant is a fantastic option for a classy night out in the city. Specialising in halal fine dining, the restaurant is located along Oxford Road and offers the view of the beautiful Johannesburg skyline during your meals. Serving up a fusion of fine dining and traditional foods, you are sure to experience a unique dining experience unlike no other while enjoying their signature dishes such as the Rooftop seafood platter, and the Rooftop chicken pasta. They also serve a great afternoon tea, with beautiful tasty handmade pastries and desserts.

The Rooftop Restaurant

Address: 99 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2132, South Africa

Website: The Rooftop Restaurant

Opening hours: Weds - Sat: 8am - 10.30pm; Sun - Tues: 8am - 4pm

6. Bismillah Restaurant-Melville

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Bismillah serves up authentic South Asian cuisine from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and South-east India. A family business, the restaurant started out selling authentic Indian food with mouthwatering aromas and the evocative flavours of exotic masalas. The food is spicy, delicious and traditional with classic dishes such as biryani, tikka, korma, roti, curry, and so much more. They have even expanded to nine different outlets across South Africa.

Bismillah Restaurant-Melville

Address: 29 St Swithins Ave, Melville, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa

Website: Bismillah Restaurant-Melville

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

7. Burgerack Melrose Crossing (Halaal)

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Burgerack is a chain restaurant in South Africa, with the Melrose Crossing outlet having a completely halal menu. They serve up a classic hearty meal, consisting of their speciality, classic craft burgers, ribs, nachos, buffalo wings, fries and more, all sure to make your mouth water. Many other outlets also have a completely halal menu, such as the outlets at Rosebank and Musgrave.

Burgerack Melrose Crossing (Halaal)

Address: 106 Corlett Dr, Birnam, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Website: Burgerack Melrose Crossing

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

8. Texakhana Spur Steak Ranch

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The Texakhana Spur Steak Ranch is part of the larger Spur Steak Ranches chain restaurant. One of the key features is the extensive menu, which includes halal options. Included are the famous and most popular dishes such as ribs, burgers and steaks; but they also offer diverse variations such as cheddar melt steaks and schnitzels. They also serve a great breakfast menu, as well as dessert options.

Texakhana Spur Steak Ranch

Address: FF02, The Zone @ Rosebank, Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Website: Texakhana Spur Steak Ranch

Opening hours: 7.30am - 11pm (daily)

9. RocoMamas Melrose Arch

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RocoMamas is a restaurant and bar, specialising in serving up the best burgers and wings. They sell a variety of different hearty burgers, including a make your own burger. They also have different combinations of ribs, fries, barbecue wings, chicken strips, and many other finger foods. Their milkshakes are also a fan favourite and a must try!

RocoMamas Melrose Arch

Address: Shop 30, Melrose Arch, Building EF, Melrose Boulevard, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Website: RocoMamas Melrose Arch

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

10. Akhalwayas

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Akhalwayas is a small local chain restaurant, which serves up mostly pizza and quick bites, such as rolls, fries, and toasted sandwiches. The place is known for its halal menu, as well as being delicious and affordable, which is why it is a popular option for many locals. Takeaway is available, as well as some limited indoor seating.


Address: 80 Central Road, Fordsburg, Inner City, Johannesburg

Website: Akhalwayas

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 10am - 4.30pm; Fri: 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 6pm; Sat: 10am - 2.30pm, 4.30pm - 6.30pm (closed on Sun)

Bon appetit

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There are many delicious halal options located all over the city—definitely not difficult for Muslims to find dining options in Johannesburg. Enjoy your meal and trip to South Africa!

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