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5 Best Halal Restaurants in Kyoto

Looking for Muslim-friendly restaurants in Kyoto? In this guide, we highlighted the best halal restaurants in Kyoto to help you find all your comfort food.

Halal restaurants might be hard to come by when traveling, especially in non-Muslim countries. Japan is not an exception. Japan does not have a high Muslim population or a huge number of Muslim tourists, so it might be difficult for some to find restaurants that are void of pork and alcohol.

Although there are not many halal restaurants in Kyoto, the good news is the number of restaurants offering halal food options and halal-certified restaurants. And we are here to help you out.

Here are our best picks for the best halal restaurants in Kyoto:

1. Salman and Sohel Halal Kitchen (Indian)

This restaurant serves a lot of Indian food. From beef biryani to cheese nan to green salad, Salman and Sohel Halal Kitchen delights customers, especially from South Asia, with their halal food options.

  • Price: From 1,300 yen

  • Hours: 11 AM - 10:30 PM (Daily)

  • Contact: +81 90-3057-0786

  • Address: 88-3 Miyagakicho, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto

2. Istanbul Saray (Turkish)

For your Turkish food cravings, head over to Istanbul Saray, a homestyle halal restaurant serving a variety of dishes such as kebabs and flatbreads. Servings tend to be smaller compared to other halal restaurants in Kyoto, but their food is fantastic!

  • Price: From 1,450 yen

  • Hours: 5:30 - 10 PM (Mondays to Fridays) | 12 - 3 PM, 5:30 - 10 PM (Saturdays and Sundays)

  • Contact: +81 75-213-2995

  • Address: 534-28 Ebisucho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

3. Guru Guru Kebab (Nepalese)

This Nepalese halal restaurant serves a range of kebab and curry. But they also have other food on the menu. Try their bestselling buffet that includes curry, chicken kabab, salad, and rice.

  • Price: From yen

  • Hours: 11 AM - 3 PM, 5 - 10 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays)

  • Contact: +81 75-724-1182

  • Address: 8-1 Tanaka Monzencho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto

4. La Baraka (Morrocan)

If you’re looking for authentic Morrocan cuisine, La Baraka is your best option. You should try their camel course for two that includes a salad, chicken couscous, chicken/lamb brochette, Moroccan soup and bread, and beef/chicken/beef Kofta tajine.

  • Price: From 1,780 yen

  • Hours: 11:30 AM - 3 PM, 6 - 10 PM (Mondays to Sundays)

  • Contact: +81 75-352-8208

  • Address: 356 Tominagacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto

5. Sama Sama (Indonesian)

For anything Indonesian, there’s no other halal restaurant in Kyoto that comes to mind first. Sama Sama serves a selection of delicious Indonesian food, including mie goreng, ayam penyet pedas, pergedel kentang, and soto ayam, among others.

  • Price: From 900 yen

  • Hours: 5 PM - 1 AM (Mondays to Sundays)

  • Contact: +81 75-241-4100

  • Address: 532 Kamiosakacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto


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