Top 11 Restaurants to Find Halal Food in Ho Chi Minh City
Halal is Islamic cuisine, featuring a special way of preparation and a worth-trying taste. It is now quite popular with the Saigonese, as here live many Muslims from the Mekong Delta and other countries.
Some of the restaurants to find Halal food in Ho Chi Minh are Kampung Melayu, The Daun, and more.
Halal in the Arabic language means legal or permissible. Dishes considered halal must conform to the Islamic diet outlined in the Qur'an. If you are having trouble finding a few shops to enjoy Halal food in Ho Chi Minh City, continue scrolling down to get the answers you may love.
1. Kampung Melayu
- Address: No.31 Nguyen An Ninh Street. District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
- Opening hours: 05:30 - 23:00
- Contact: +84 93 335 76 33
- Price range: US $3 - 9 (70,000 - 220,000 VND)
Located right next to the Ben Thanh Market, this Malaysian-owned restaurant can serve you the most delicious Halal food. Coming here, you will be offered a wide range of selections. Among them, chicken rice and Malay milk tea are recommended. The soft, wet fried rice eaten with flavorful slices of chicken and a cup of sweet milk tea can provide you with a distinctively rich taste.
When coming in a group, you can order an extra Tom Yum soup, a Sayur Goreng, and a Nasi Goreng Telur, which are also delicious. This Halal restaurant will be a great choice to have dinner here, in the cozy Malay-styled space, and chat with your friends.
NOTE: One thing to take note of is that the small capacity of Kampung Melayu might make coming in a big group a bit uncomfortable. Therefore, going with 2 to 3 friends is recommended.
2. The Daun
- Address: No.48 Le Lai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
- Opening hours: 07:30 - 22:00
- Contact: +84 859 188 429
- Price range: US $1.7 - 12.4 (40,000 - 300,000 VND)
Known everywhere for its mind-blowing Halal food, The Daun Restaurant is taken into account to be the most effective in Ho Chi Minh City by many tourists; hence; it won in Tripadvisor food award from 2015 to 2019
If you're in Ho Chi Minh City and you want Halal food, then the restaurant is the perfect place for you. The restaurant serves Asian, Vietnamese, and Singaporean cuisine and is understood for its Vietnamese Beef Pho and drinks. The food is reasonable, the staff and owner are very nice and polite which makes the restaurant is, accordingly, a must-visit for any foodie.
The Daun Restaurant
3. Kedai Muslim Al-Amin
- Address: No.39 Nguyen An Ninh Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
- Opening hours: 07:00 - 21:00
- Contact: 0765 581 844
- Price range: US $2 - 16.5 (50,000 - 400,000 VND)
As one of the most recommended Halal restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Kedai Muslim Al-Amin provides Halal cuisine at a reasonable price. This restaurant could be a favorite among budget Muslim travelers, as it boasts an inexpensive menu for a restaurant within the Ben Thanh area.
Coming here, you can be served a meal that is on a budget but still features a wide range of food. If you Muslims are eager to experience Vietnamese cuisine, you should choose to try Beef Pho and milk coffee as they are very popular, also popular dishes just like Beef Pho and milk coffee are an ideal combo that makes you full all day. Considering the price, the dishes served here are definitely worth it. The restaurant is pretty suitable for family meals, due to its cozy inside space, so you can come here with your family to have some great moments with them.
Kedai Muslim Al Amin
4. Restaurant Halal Osman
- Address: No.35, Nguyen An Ninh Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
- Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00
- Contact: +84 122 373 7599
- Price range: US $2.7 - 4.6 (65,000 - 110,000 VND)
Another Halal restaurant in Ho Chi Minh for you to enjoy is Halal Osman. It's also located in the area near the Ben Thanh Market. For Muslim guests who have visited Ho Chi Minh City, this name isn't new.
Having your meal here, you'll be able to enjoy the food at the restaurant, or if you're busy, you'll take it away. At this restaurant, you'll choose culinary specialties from Asian countries like Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, or some Western countries. Bun Cha Gio - Vietnamese culinary specialties are one of the dishes you must try when coming here. Alternatively, you'll be able to choose beef pho or spring rolls.
Restaurant Halal Osman
5. Taj Mahal Restaurant
- Address: No.241 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
- Opening hours: 10:00 - 23:00
- Contact: 028 6273 8496
- Price range: US $8.3 - 22.7 (200,000 - 550,000 VND)
Known for its Indian Halal cuisine, Taj Mahal Restaurant can serve you the best meal during your time in Ho Chi Minh City. Coming here, you will be offered a wide range of Halai-styled cuisine, including Indian, Asian, and Pakistani dishes. Among them, you should try some Indian cuisine dishes like curries as those are the signature dishes.
Delicious Indian curries served with bread will give you a very good taste, hence an unforgettable impression. In addition, you'll also enjoy dishes with long-grain rice and special sauce. The taste of dishes here may be a bit salty so you ought to eat them with bread.
Besides, the staff is extremely friendly, attentive, and always willing to satisfy your demands. If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy Indian cuisine, the restaurant can be your first choice.
Taj Mahal Restaurant
6. Halal @ Saigon
- Address: No.31 Dong Du Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
- Open hour: 10:00 - 22:00
- Contact: 083 824 6823
- Price range: US $3 - 18.6 (75,000 - 450,000 VND)
At Halal @ Saigon, opposite the Saigon Central Mosque, you can have an appetizing Vietnamese Halal meal. Due to its location, the restaurant may be a popular spot for lunch and dinner. Therefore, you may find many locals and tourists visiting this unassuming eatery for his or her Muslim-friendly menu.
The restaurant serves authentic Halal-certified cuisine that may definitely satisfy your taste. Besides the worth-trying fiery tom yam and nasi lemak rendang, when coming here with friends or family, you can order some young coconut shoot salad with shrimps, clay pot baby clams, and fried shrimp spring rolls, as they are also really good. For vegetarians, there's a range of meatless delicacies too, so you don’t have to worry about not choosing a suitable dish to enjoy.
For the space and atmosphere of Halal @ Saigon, the restaurant doesn’t feature a special style in design. Therefore, you can focus on the food taste and enjoy the moment with your friends and family.
Halal @ Saigon
7. Halal Banh Mi
- Address: Alley 553, Tran Hung Dao Street, Cau Kho Ward, District 1
- Opening hours: 17:00 - 21:00
- Price range: US $0.82 - 1.7 (20,000 - 40,000 VND)
If you Muslim travelers are eager to try Vietnamese food, especially Banh Mi, then you should go to Halal Banh Mi. As you may know, Banh Mi, or Vietnamese sandwich, is one of the most delicious dishes in the world.
Usually, a basic Banh Mi is filled with many kinds of meats and veggies. In Halal, the inside filling is replaced by Halal meat, hence a really strange taste. Though a bit different from the original version, the Halal Banh mi is still very delicious with the crusty bread outside and flavourful fillings, really worth a try.
As Banh Mi is street food, it is usually served as a takeaway. Therefore, during your tour to nearby attractions, you can drop in here to buy some and bring them along to enjoy later - a Banh Mi can make you full for all day.
Halal Banh Mi
8. Pho Muslim
- Address: TK25/18 Tran Hung Dao Street, Cau Kho, District 1
- Opening hours: 06:30 - 11:30
- Contact: 0934 042 994
- Price range: From US $4.2 (100,000 VND)
As its name suggests, Pho Muslims serve a combination of Vietnamese traditional and Halal food, suitable for those Muslims eager to try Vietnamese cuisine. This Muslim-owned eatery is near Thanh Duong Jamiul Islamiyah Mosque, a perfect place to move over to after your prayers.
You can start your day with the locals’ breakfast champion, a steaming bowl of pho – a Vietnamese noodle soup that comprises a bed of rice noodles, tender beef slices, and rich stock. Don’t forget to decorate up the flavors with fresh leaves, a touch of condiment, and sriracha chili.
Besides, Halal-styled Bun Bo Hue is served in the evening, so you can order this for dinner. This evening bun bo hue is the spicy lemongrass noodle soup enriched with juicy slices of beef and fresh herbs, really worth trying.
9. Baba’s Kitchen
- Address: No.274 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
- Opening hours: 11:00 - 10:30
- Contact: 028 3838 6661
- Price range: US $2.3 - 4.6 (55,000 - 110,000 VND)
Like the Taj Mahal Restaurant, Baba’s Kitchen is one of the best Indian Halal restaurants in Saigon. The flavourful curries and the crisp tandoori are the most drawn to the restaurant. Here, it's a norm to order a mountain of steamed Jasmine rice to enrich the medley of curries like mutton vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, and Malabar fish curry.
Vegetarians may enjoy even as much, from Navratan Korma (vegetable with creamy cashew sauce), Malai Kofta (ball-shaped paneer and vegetables cooked in tomato gravy) to Aloo Palak (potato and spinach cooked with tomato and spices).
The dishes, along with the cozy inside space of the kitchen, will give you a memorable experience. You can come here with your friends and family. As the dining space is private, you can freely talk to your friends, or have fun with your family without annoying others.
10. Al-Sham Restaurant
- Address: No.314 Vo Van Kiet Street, Co Giang Ward, District 1
- Opening hours: 10:00 - 23:00
- Contact: 098 459 71 60
- Price range: US $0.7 - 17.3 (15,000 - 420,000 VND)
Al-Sham restaurant is famous for its Middle-eastern cuisine, which features Arabic, Syrian dishes, etc. You can drop in here for lunch or dinner if you are eager to try some new tastes. In the restaurant, some of the signatures are Arabic salad, pizza, and vegetable soup. Besides, other dishes like Arayes meat BBQ and chicken soup are worth trying, so you can order when coming here in a group.
As the restaurant features an elegant style in design, it is suitable for friends’ hangouts, or family gatherings. Enjoying delicious Halal food with your friends or family in such a space will be a really interesting experience.
Al Sham Restaurant
11. Serai (Malaysian Kitchen)
- Address: No.23 Thu Khoa Huan Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
- Opening hours: 07:00 - 23:00
- Contact: +84 8 3824 5798
- Price range: US $1.3 - 8.3 (30,000 - 200,000 VND)
As one of the recommended Halal restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Serai - Malaysian Kitchen provides delicious Malaysian Halal food at a mid-range price.
Coming here, you will be offered a wide range of dishes so you can freely choose and try them. Those highly recommended are tom yam seafood, chicken, and Thai Mango Kerabu. Besides, others are really good and worth trying. It is suggested that you should come here with a group of friends or family to try more dishes.
The inside space of the restaurant is clean, airy, and doesn’t feature a special style in design. Therefore, you can come here to enjoy the halal meal and have some memories with your family or friends.
Serai (Malaysian Kitchen)
Above is our recommendation for 11 Restaurants to Find Halal Food in Ho Chi Minh City. Wish you will have a wonderful dining experience in the most crowded city in Vietnam. Planning your trip? Book Ho Chi Minh tours with us!
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Questions & Answers (1)
Where can I find halal seafood at HCMC district 1 area? I will be staying at Nguyen An Ninh street.
Hi! You can try this one: Halal @ Saigon (also call HalalSaiGon) at No.31, Dong Du St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 (No. 10 on the list)