Beside the stars of Vietnamese cuisine like broken rice, banh mi, and pho, Muslim delicacies can also be a highlight on your Vietnam travel. In recent years, as the fast growth of tourism and Islamic tourists coming from Malaysia and Indonesia, more and more Halal restaurants have been opened in Ho Chi Minh City. Let’s find out about 3 of the most popular halal restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.
Before we start, here’s some information for those who may need it: In Islamic rules, Halal means “permission” which says that all the food a Muslim consume must be aligned with what is written in the Quran. Most important rules: no pork and no heavy alcohol drink (low-alcohol drink is not unlawful).
This simple and cosy restaurant lies in the center of the city, opposite Musulman Mosque, which make it very easy to access for Muslims. It is established in 2010 and offers a wide range of halal food in combination with local food. It is not only serve Muslims but only serve anyone who is curious and wants to explore Halal food. Its slogan is “Cooking is one of the great gifts we can give for our guests, for saying thanks to choose Halal Saigon restaurant.”
Address: 31 Dong Du, District 1
Opening hour: 10 AM - 10 PM
Prices: VND 30,000 - 350,000 (Roti channai: VND 30,000; Roti canai with chicken curry: VND 79,000; Fried beehun Singapore style: VND 119,000; Chicken rendang: VND 149,000; etc.)
Halal Saigon Restaurant
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This restaurant brings a very exotic cuisine to Ho Chi Minh City, food from Lebanon and the Middle East combined with Asian and Vietnamese cuisine. For drinks, it offers cocktail and Bavaria beer. The restaurant also offers various types of spaces for customers. It has open space on the 4th floor which is ideal for enjoying food and cocktail while watching busy streets below. It also has more private and cozy space on the 3rd floor which is very suitable for family gatherings.
Address: 175/16 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1
Opening hour: 9 AM - 2 AM
Prices: VND 50,000 - 300,000 (Chicken/Lamb Noodle Soup: VND 80,000; Hummus with Beta Bread: VND 90,000; Mutton Rogan Josh: VND 150,000; Shawarma In Plate - Meat: VND 240,000; Shish Kebab (2 Shish) Lahm: VND 260,000; etc.)
Hummus and Grill Halal Restaurant
This restaurant serves a wide range of dishes in Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indian, and Singaporean style. It offers more than 200 cuisines and is highly evaluated for Roti dishes. Therefore, plenty of Malaysians agree this restaurant as one of the best Halal restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. The restaurant is a place ideal for team building events, family gatherings, birthday parties, and so on. For Kampung Pandan, eating is always a social event and it brings people closer to each other.
Address: 53 Thu Khoa Huan Street, District 1
Opening hour: 9 AM - 10 PM
Prices: VND 20,000 - 250,000 (Mushroom Crabmeat Soup: VND 55,000; Fresh Spring Roll Shrimp/Chicken: VND 110,000; Nasi Goreng: VND 115,000; Jumbo Nasi Lemak With Chicken Or Beef: VND 165,000; etc.)
Kampung Pandan Restaurant
For non-Muslims, Halal food is still something exotic and not an option to be considered when looking for delicious food. Nevertheless, it is a real treat if you know where and how to enjoy. There is a wide range of options for Halal restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, from local signature dishes to dishes originating from nearby Muslim communities such as Malaysia, Indonesia, or Singapore. So do not worry if you want to find some good halal restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. They are there waiting for you!
When booking a hotel in Ho Chi Minh, see if they have Halal-friendly breakfast/dinner options:
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