10 Best Halal Restaurants In Korea - Updated 2021

halal restaurants in korea
Tenissa
Tenissa
Updated

When talking about having a vacation in Asia, South Korea is among the must-visit countries. Seoul, the capital city, is the first destination to stop and see. Enjoy the best of both worlds where you get to see both the ancient and modern Korea in Seoul. Skyscrapers on one side and temples and imperial palaces on the other side. You need to also stop and see Busan, a port city that offers the scenic vistas of the mountains and beaches. Let’s not forget that you need not only attractions but also tasty cuisine if you want a fantastic vacation in South Korea. What do you think of halal cuisine? Even though the majority of Koreans are not Muslims, you can find numerous halal restaurants in the country. Read on to learn more about the best halal restaurants in Korea.

1. Cappadocia, Busan


If you are traveling in Busan, then it is a must to stop by the first halal restaurant on the list, Cappadocia. Providing a relaxed and cozy atmosphere, the restaurant can be found not far from Al-Fatah Mosque. As the name says, the restaurant is known for serving authentic Turkish cuisine. You do not have to visit Turkey just to enjoy delicious Turkish dishes–Cappadocia can do it for you. Favorites include lavash and kebab. You should also try the restaurant’s fusion dish, kimchi kebab.

Cappadocia

Address: 123-9 Geumdan-ro, Namsan-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea

Opening hours: 11:30am - 10pm (daily)

2. Kervan Turkish Restaurant, Seoul


Another Turkish restaurant that you should try while in Korea is located in the capital city Seoul, Kervan Turkish Restaurant. From curry and lavash to kebab and steak, the humble restaurant serves them all. Bring all your loved ones with you to share the deliciousness and joy the Turkish dishes bring. For starters, you should try the restaurant’s falasopy and spicy hummus. Then, indulge yourself in a mix shish kebab and buffalo wing or iskender kebab. Their casserole lamb chops or mix barbecue kebab is also worth trying.

Kervan Turkish Restaurant

Address: South Korea, Toigyero 18 KR

Website: Kervan Turkish Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

3. Makan Halal Restaurant, Seoul

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

The restaurant has only been serving visitors since 2015 but it has become one of the most wanted halal restaurants in Seoul. This is not a surprise because the restaurant promises a delightful dining experience through all the dishes available. Whether you order the bulgogi or the cold noodles called mull naengmyeon, you can taste how authentic and fresh the dish is. You can find the restaurant near Seoul Central Masjid.

Makan Halal Restaurant

Address: 52 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 10:30am - 10pm (closed on Tue)

4. Mr. Kebab, Seoul

Posted by Mr. Kebab - Halal Turkish Kebab on Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Among the halal dishes available, kebab is loved by many. No wonder there are plenty of kebab restaurants everywhere, including in Seoul. Drop by Mr. Kebab anytime you want to satisfy your appetite and kebab craving because the Turkish restaurant is open 24 hours every day. The restaurant serves a variety of kebabs, with the most popular ones are Berlin kebab and quesadilla kebab. In addition to kebab, you can also indulge in creamy cheese ball and falafel, among others.

Mr. Kebab

Address: 192 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Mr. Kebab

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

5. Bombay Grill, Seoul


Let us forget about Turkish dishes for a bit and move on to another great halal restaurant, still located in Seoul. This time, you can awaken your taste buds by enjoying a selection of Pakistani and Indian dishes at Bombay Grill. The modern restaurant serves Bombay special soup and Bombay salad, among others, for a nice start. Then, when it is time to indulge in something more substantial, you can try their chicken biryani and shrimp biryani, among others. Tandoori bread and curry dishes are also available.

Bombay Grill

Address: 11 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Bombay Grill

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

6. Halal Kitchen, Seoul

Posted by Halal Kitchen - Halal Korean Food on Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Situated within walking distance from Bukchon Hanok Village, Halal Kitchen lets you indulge in a variety of Korean cuisine that is carefully prepared with halal-certified ingredients. Empty your stomach before coming to this restaurant because you are going to indulge in some hearty food like fried rice with lamb and turmeric and kimchi pancake, among others.

Halal Kitchen

Address: 86-2 Samcheong-ro, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Halal Kitchen

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 8pm (closed on Tue)

7. EID Halal Korean Food, Seoul

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by EID - Halal Korean Food on Friday, June 5, 2020

Among the best Halal restaurants in Korea, EID Halal Korean Food in Seoul is perhaps the most popular one. This should be a good enough reason for you to make a stop. Just sit back and enjoy the food being served. The restaurant is famous because it serves a wide variety of traditional Korean dishes, halal style. Set in the heart of Itaewon, the cozy and casual restaurant is owned by a family of Korean muslims. Popular dishes that you have to try include beef bulgogi, jja jang bap, and tteokbokki. Even more amazing, the restaurant offers authentic kimchi and it is free-flowing!

EID Halal Korean Food

Address: 67 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: EID Halal Korean Food

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11:30am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

8. Yang Good, Seoul

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Are you fond of barbecued meals? Then you should find your way to Yang Good, a halal restaurant that is known for its lamb barbecue. You are welcome to indulge in either marinated or unmarinated lamb. As soon as you put the lamb inside your mouth, you can feel how juicy and tender the meat is, and you will surely crave more, especially when it comes with a good accompaniment like the Korean sweet sauce. Other than lamb, you can also find chicken at this restaurant.

Yang Good

Address: 15 Nonhyeon-ro 95-gil, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 11pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

9. Murree Halal Korean Food, Seoul

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Kimchichigae

Posted by Murree Halal Korean Food on Monday, April 8, 2013

What can you expect from Murree Halal Korean Food? Other than its pleasant and relaxed ambiance, the halal restaurant serves authentic and fresh Korean dishes, the only difference is that all the Korean dishes are halal. Without pork, you are left with chicken and beef. Try the restaurant’s highly popular dish called kimchi jeon, a kimchi pancake. Though delicious, this pancake would certainly not be enough to fill your stomach. You need more delectable dishes like kimchi fried rice and bulgogi.

Murree Halal Korean Food

Address: 140-6 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Murree Halal Korean Food

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

10. Kampungku Restaurant, Seoul

What to ‘makan’ r today ? How about Nasi Goreng Ikan Masin? Sedap gilerr! Our ikan masin nasi goreng one of the...

Posted by Kampungku Malaysian Cuisine on Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Last but not least, Kampungku Restaurant completes the list of the best halal restaurants that you can find in South Korea. If you suddenly have the craving for Malaysian cuisine, look no more and go straight ahead to Kampungku Restaurant. There may be several Malaysian restaurants in Seoul, but so far, Kampungku Restaurant is the one that serves the most authentic taste. From chicken satay and beef satay to fried rice and canai bread, the restaurant serves them all.

Kampungku Restaurant

Address: Myeongdong Namsan-dong 2-ga Imsil Pizza & Chicken 2nd Level, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Kampungku Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

Halal dishes to try in South Korea

Iskender kebab
Source: Photo by user Bertilvidet~commo... used under CC BY 2.5

Traveling requires a lot of energy which is why you need delicious dishes to keep your belly happy at all times. When your belly is full, you will feel energized and ready to explore every single corner of your destination. In South Korea, as you can see, there are many halal restaurants that promise the ultimate halal dining experience. Visit some of the restaurants mentioned above because halal dishes will be your good friend in South Korea.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our privacy policy for more information on how we use your data

Still Need Travel Insurance?

You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101

*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.

Tenissa is a content writer, translator and editor. She enjoys being a globetrotter and has traveled to many countries around the world. So far, her favourite destination is Switzerland. She looks...Read more

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore South Korea
Good things are meant to be shared!