Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is considered one of the oldest cities in the world and has a history that can be traced back to the Neolithic period. Served by an efficient network of electric trams, metro trains, and buses getting around the city is not difficult even for tourists. Lisbon is home to a large number of museums, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and beautiful parks. The lovely climate makes it an all-year destination! A city where tradition and modernity co-exist in harmony, Lisbon is known for its diverse cuisine with Lebanese and Arabic influences. Portuguese food is also something that has made a name for itself across the world. Here are some of the best halal restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal.
1. 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant
This cozy restaurant with its casual seating and delicious halal food makes for a great place to grab a quick lunch or dinner. Their succulent kebabs and falafels will leave you wanting for more. The authentic Persian taste is ensured in all dishes with liberal use of green herbs and exotic fruits such as prunes, plums, raisins, and pomegranates.
1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant
Address: R. João Villaret 11, 1000-182, Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal
Website: 1001 Nights Iranian Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)
2. Ahmad Halal Foods
This clean restaurant serves dishes from Indian, Pakistani, and African cuisines that are priced reasonably. The amiable staff and efficient service adequately compensate for the compact space. The halal food served here is affordable and simple, yet tastes tantalizing.
Ahmad Halal Foods
Address: Calcada do Garcia 14, Lisbon 1150-168, Portugal
Website: Ahmad Halal Foods
Opening hours: 8.30am - 11.45pm (daily)
Take your pick of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine at this homely restaurant. Start with some halal kebabs and tandoori chicken before you move on to the tangy flavors of chicken tikka masala or the rich, creamy chicken makhani. Get up from your meal feeling full without having to worry about your pocket feeling light!
Address: Rua do Benformoso 155 A/B , 1100-084 , Lisbon
Opening hours: 11am - 1am (daily)
4. Pizza Alif Kebab Halal
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Known for its tasty halal pizzas cooked in a traditional firewood oven, this restaurant offers casual dining. Tucked away in a side street, you can also find doner kebabs, burgers, and milkshakes here. The streetside dining available at this restaurant is an extra bonus.
Pizza Alif Kebab Halal
Address: 4-Rua Barros Queiros, close to Rossio Metro Station Lisbon
Website: Pizza Alif Kebab Halal
Opening hours: 11.30am - 1am (daily)
5. Turkish Kebab House
Make your way to this restaurant if you are looking for original Turkish doner kebabs. With fresh meat sourced daily from the restaurant’s own halal butcher shop, the homestyle cooking with Turkish spices and herbs is to be tasted to be believed! After feasting on your choice of kebabs, rolls, and pilaf, do remember to try some of the baklava for dessert.
Turkish Kebab House
Address: Av. Almirante Reis n.º 40 E F Lisbon, Portugal 1150
Website: Turkish Kebab House
Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)
6. Indiano Nawab Halal
Duck into the comfort of this air-conditioned Indiano Nawab Halal restaurant featuring rustic décors such as murals and wood paneled walls. Savor a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from Indian cuisine such as biryani, tandoori starters, and lassi. They also offer a fixed price menu and have a bar on the premises.
Indiano Nawab Halal
Address: Avenida Ressano Garcia, 37A e B, 1070-234 Lisbon
Website: Indiano Nawab Halal
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
7. Kebabish PT
Offering a range of everyday halal Indian and Turkish specialties, this restaurant has an open plan charcoal grill that lets you see your meal being prepared. Doner boxes and sheesh kebabs await non-vegetarians while vegetarians can try out the falafel items. Add on fries and a drink for a quick bite on the go!
Address: R. Palma 280 1100-394 Lisboa
Website: Kebabish PT
Opening hours: 12pm - 2am (daily)
8. Kumar Kebab & Pizza House
This small eatery tucked away along a street corner in busy Lisbon is a hit with pizza lovers looking for dishes with halal meat. Tables are placed on the pavement for streetside dining as there is hardly any place to sit inside. However, the taste and affordable prices more than compensate for the lack of space!
Kumar Kebab & Pizza House
Address: Rua Caminhos de Ferro 138 1100-109 Lisboa
Website: Kumar Kebab & Pizza House
Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)
9. Leo Restaurant
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This is the place to be at if you are on the lookout for authentic Indian and Nepalese cuisine. From colorful thalis with a variety of halal dishes on a single plate to momos or dumplings and stir-fried noodles, you will find a range of choices for all including vegetarian dishes. A great choice for family dinners or casual meets with friends.
Address: Rua do Zaire, Nº. 17 C Lisbon, Portugal
Website: Leo Restaurant
Opening hours: 11.30am - 11pm (closed on Mon)
10. Zubir Churrasqueira
This cozy restaurant serves halal food with an emphasis on South East Asian cuisine and is a favorite with locals and tourists alike. Despite the compact space, the restaurant is clean and hygienic and serves up lip-smacking delicacies. The friendly staff enhances the experience.
Address: Rua do Zaire 40B, 1170-097 Lisboa,
Website: Zubir Churrasqueira
Opening hours: 12pm - 11.30pm (daily)
What are you waiting for?
Halal food is sourced and prepared as per the tenets of Islam. There are a large number of restaurants and eateries in Lisbon that offer halal food and the ones mentioned above are just a few of these. Think about which of these halal restaurants you wish to dine at when in Lisbon. Make a note of what each offers and pick the ones that appeal most to your palate. Off you go!
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