10 Best Halal Restaurants In New Orleans, Louisiana

halal restaurants in new orleans

The city of New Orleans in Louisiana is a city of its own that cannot be compared to any other city. The city is best known for the abundant number of architectural charms as well as being a famous tourist destination. Some famous attractions in the city include the French Quarter, several museums, and historical buildings. Visitors with varied dietary requirements can freely visit New Orleans as there is a wide range of restaurants available here. This is especially true for Muslim visitors who can enjoy delicious food at the many halal restaurants around. There is no reason for Muslim travelers to be skeptical about whether they will be able to find meals easily when in New Orleans. Continue reading below to find out about some of the best halal restaurants in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1. Shawarma On The Go

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

Posted by Shawarma on the go on Monday, July 25, 2016

The aromatic fragrance of cumin, slow-roasting meat, and spits are the key features of Shawarma On The Go. This small Middle Eastern restaurant is located inside a gas station on Magazine Street. Although the outlet may look simple, the food stands out. As the name of the restaurant suggests, lots of roasted chicken and gyro meat are sold in various forms. All meat is halal, so Muslim diners can enjoy a fulfilling meal here.

Shawarma On The Go

Address: 3720 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

Website: Shawarma On The Go

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 8pm; Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm

2. Anatolia Mediterranean Cuisine

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

Anatolia is a halal Turkish restaurant which is located within a strip mall. This restaurant is known for serving up traditional Turkish food with great taste. Live entertainment is also available in this restaurant monthly along with a set menu that features some of the more typical dishes one would find in Turkey. After a hearty meal of sides like fries and hummus and main courses like various kebabs, end the meal with sticky sweet baklava, that has been soaked in honey and garnished with a generous serving of ground pistachios.

Anatolia Mediterranean Cuisine

Address: 3100 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

Website: Anatolia Mediterranean Cuisine

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

3. Istanbul Café

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

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Posted by Istanbul Cafe on Monday, February 8, 2021

Come try out halal Turkish cuisine at Istanbul Cafe. Istanbul Café is located in the French Quarter between Canal St and Royal St. This restaurant is known to be a new hot spot for fast food which is especially delicious as well. All food here is halal and no alcohol is served on the premises. This is a great entertainment venue for both halal and non-halal diners where they can enjoy live theatre, music performances, stand-up comedies, and several films screenings.

Istanbul Café

Address: 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA

Website: Istanbul Café

Opening hours: 7pm - 2am (daily)

4. Attiki

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

Atiki is a fabulous place to visit regardless of the time of the day. The restaurant menu offers a delicious Mediterranean menu along with carefully crafted cocktails, hookah pipes as well as gorgeous belly dancers. The owners are Jordanians who have used their family recipes, handed down from generation to generation. This ensures that guests enjoy the best and most authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Come enjoy the dishes served out at this cozy restaurant with a modern twist.


Address: 230 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Website: Attiki

Opening hours: 12pm - 4am (daily)

5. Hooks Catching & Frying

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Hooks Catching & Frying serves out the best chicken in town. Apart from chicken, an impressive selection of seafood like fried fish including snapper, tilapia, and cod are offered. The restaurant also whips out delectable desserts such as carrot cake as well as ice-cold slushies. All of this food is halal. This tends to be highly attractive to halal diners. So, if you are a Muslim visiting New Orleans and looking for fried goodness, then come over to Hooks Catching & Frying.

Hooks Catching & Frying

Address: 2100 St Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

Website: Hooks Catching & Frying

Opening hours: Mon - Thu, Sat: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 12am; Sun: 11am - 6pm

6. NOLA Restaurant

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

NOLA is a casual eatery that is located at the very center of the French Quarter in New Orleans. This is a highly reputable restaurant which dishes out traditional Creole, Acadian and Southern cuisine mixed with global flavors. The menu is highly innovative with creative use of local ingredients and ethnic influence. There are three floors in the restaurant, with the first being an open kitchen, the second a food bar and the third a wood-fired brick oven.

NOLA Restaurant

Address: 534 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Website: NOLA Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11.30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11.30am - 11pm

7. Ali Baba Gyros

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Posted by Ali Baba Gyros - Lincoln on Saturday, September 19, 2020

Ali Baba Gyros is a no-frills eatery which has consistently been serving Mediterranean cuisine at highly affordable prices. The food is authentic and tastes like what one would get in the Middle East. The gyros are something diners rave about time and again in this quick, no-frills eatery. Whether you are looking for a relaxed meal and a quick bite, this place has it all. Catering to halal customers as well, this is one restaurant that Muslim visitors can come to.

Ali Baba Gyros

Address: 112 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

Website: Ali Baba Gyros

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 1.30am; Fri - Sat: 10am - 2.30pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm

8. Cleo's

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

We just added the following NEW item to our menu at the Canal location: Giant Grouper fillet 8-10oz, extra delicious.Order with Ubereats or Postmates.

Posted by Cleo's Mediterranean Cuisine & Grocery on Sunday, May 24, 2020

Cleo’s can be said to be one of New Orlean’s best go-to-place for Middle Eastern cuisine. Here, diners get to enjoy some of the best falafels, kibbeh as well as baba ghanoush in town. There is also a grocery store on the premises, allowing diners to choose items from a large range of imported beverages, candies, and cookies. All meat used in the cooking here is of halal origin. This gives Muslim a great chance to enjoy the best of what Cleo’s has to offer.


Address: 940 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

Website: Cleo’s

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

9. Mona's Cafe Frenchmen

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

This halal eatery is located on the famous Frenchmen Street in New Orleans and is known for serving up Lebanese specialties. For more than 20 years, this restaurant is best known for its delicious hummus, shawarma, and falafels. Food served here is consistently good with prices being affordable. This casual eatery is popular with both locals and tourists alike.

Mona's Cafe Frenchmen

Address: 504 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Website: Mona’s Cafe Frenchmen

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9.30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10.30pm; Sun: 12pm - 8.30pm

10. Lebanon's Café

Lebanon's Cafe, New Orleans
Source: Photo by Flickr user Infrogmation of N... used under CC BY 2.0

Lebanon’s Cafe is a halal eatery which is located in the Carrollton neighborhood which is frequented by tourists and locals. The restaurant has been around for many years and has thus earned a good reputation. Serving consistently good Middle Eastern cuisine, the restaurant offers a lavish menu featuring some of the finest Middle Eastern dishes. These range from tasty hummus to kebabs and shawarma. Come, pop by this restaurant and experience the true taste of the Middle East.

Lebanon's Café

Address: 1500 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA

Website: Lebanon’s Café

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9.45pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 9.30pm

Halal food for you

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If you are a Muslim visitor in New Orleans looking for some good halal food, then you will not be disappointed. Come to New Orleans and be treated to a large variety of halal food.

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