8 must-try Halal restaurants in Singapore

With cuisines ranging from Greek to Indian and even local, here are 8 of the best Halal restaurants in Singapore

It's difficult enough searching for a good restaurant in Singapore, what more a Halal one? Worry no more, here's our list of best Halal restaurants with fantastic ambience!

#1 Aquamarine

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Located at a prime tourist attraction, Aquamarine serves Halal Asian and International buffet at Marina Bay Sands. The restaurant also has a glass enclosed kitchen where chefs can display their skills for the patrons.

Buffet items include international favourites such as Steamed Live Prawns and Black Mussels. Their Asian cuisine features some of our ultimate favourites: Black Pepper Crabs and for desserts, Durian Pengat and Kueh Kuehs. Apart from buffet, Aquamarine's  a la carte menu has been receiving much recognition with their Jumbo Laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice being food raver's best pick.

Good news – for weekend and public holiday lunches, one child under the age of 12 gets to dine for free with every paying adult! However, reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. For more information, visit their website or call 6845 1111.

Location: Marina Bay Sands Level 4

Operating hours: Breakfast: 6.30am - 10.30am, Lunch: Mondays to Fridays: 12.00pm - 2.30pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 12.00pm - 3.00pm, Dinner: 6.30pm - 10.00pm

#2 Bumbu

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This well known Thai-Indonesian restaurant currently has three outlets islandwide. Menu items include favourites like Green Curry and Tahu Telur. Apart from that, they also have a dessert menu that includes items such as Kueh Kuehs, Sago Gula Melaka and Chendol.

Heads up, the Farrer Road outlet is usually less packed as compared to the ones in the town area; Bugis and Telok Ayer. For more information, visit their website.

Location: Kandahar: 44 Kandahar Street Singapore 198897; Telok Ayer: 125 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068594; Farrer Road: Blk 4, Queen's Road #02-101 Singapore 260004

Operating hours: Kandahar: Tuesdays - Sundays: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm, Closed on Mondays; Telok Ayer: Mondays - Saturdays: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm, Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays; Farrer Road: Tuesdays - Sundays: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm, Closed on Mondays

#3 Le Steak by Chef Amri

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Le Steak was opened by celebrity and French-trained chef, Chef Amri and serves - yes, you guessed it - steak, amongst other western cuisine. Chef Amri is also a popular TV personality, with appearances on cooking and variety shows on Suria.

Their servings come in large portions with reasonable prices. Menu items are also complete with two side dishes of your choice. For more information, visit their website or call 6238 0609.

Location: 248 Jalan Kayu Singapore 799472

Operating hours: Mondays - Thurdays: Lunch :12pm - 2:30pm, Dinner: 5:30pm - 11pm; Fridays: 3pm - 11pm; Saturdays and Sundays: 12pm - 11pm

#4 Spize

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Spize serves a wide range of menu items, consisting of cuisine ranging from Indian, Malay, Chinese and Western. Its outlets are mostly crowded with people, and a waiting queue is often expected, even after midnight!

A must-try menu item would be their Spice Star Burger. For just $8.90, all traces of hunger pangs will cease to exist as this huge burger consists of a big juicy handmade beef patty, a (runny) sunny side egg, slice of cheese and a dash of BBQ sauce. For more information, visit their website or call 6734 9194(River Valley) and 6445 3211(Bedok)

Location: River Valley: 409 River Valley Road, Singapore 248307; Bedok: 336 Bedok Road, Singapore 469512

Operating hours: River Valley: Weekdays: 12pm – 5am; Weekends: 12pm – 6am; Bedok: Weekdays: 12pm – 2am; Weekends: 12pm – 3am

#5 Badoque

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Badoque is one of the few restaurants found along Upper Thomson, and is located alongside popular neighbours Salted Caramel and The Prata House. The business started in 2008 and has since seen the looks of both young and old eager to have a taste of Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine. Must-try items on their menu include Shabsouka and Baby Lobster Au Gratin.

Heads up, as they're located at the very narrow and popular Upper Thomson, driving isn't recommended – parking is limited, especially during the peak hours. For more information, visit their website or call 6552 1646.

Location: Thomson: 246 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370;

Operating hours: Fridays: 2:30pm -10:30pm; Saturdays - Thursdays: 12pm - 11pm Closed on Mondays

#6 Hjh Maimunah Restaurant

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Hjh Maimunah Restaurant goes way back. It was established in the 90s and has been serving authentic Kampung-style Malay dishes and snacks. Must-try menu items include Juicy Sundanese Grilled Chicken and Sambal Goreng. They also have dishes that are rarely served in other Malay Nasi Padang stalls in Singapore such as Oxtail Soup and Lemak Siput.

This restaurant is also featured countless times on media platforms, some calling it the best Nasi Padang in Singapore. Hjh Maimunah also does catering for small and big scale functions and events such as weddings. For more information, visit their website or call 6291 3132.

Location: 6 Jalan Pinang Singapore 199138

Operating hours: Mondays - Fridays: 9am - 5pm

#7 Tang Tea House

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Probably one of the most well-known restaurants selling Halal dimsum in Singapore, Tang Tea House currently has two outlets and both are swarmed with customers every night! Their menu items include Golden Egg Sand Bun, Pineapple Fried Rice, their signature Crispy Bee Hoon and more.

Every menu item is also carefully prepared by Shanghainese chefs and its Bedok branch is dubbed as the most happening restaurant in Simpang Bedok! For more information, visit their website or call 6483 2298 (Bedok) and 6483 2284 (Jalan Kayu).

Location: Bedok: Shop Houses No. 357/359, 357 Bedok Road, Singapore 469545; Jalan Kayu: 242 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799466

Operating hours: Bedok: Mondays - Thursdays: 11am – 2am, Fridays - Sundays: 11am – 04am; Jalan Kayu: Mondays - Thursdays: 12pm – Midnight, Fridays - Sundays: Midnight – 2am

#8 Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant

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Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant is located at Woodlands Waterfront and we all know what that means; savouring on good food with a view! As it is located right at the waterfront jetty, the Johor skyline is visible right from the restaurant itself!

Their menu items consist of local seafood dishes such as Fish Head Curry, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Sambal Sotong and more. They also serve western, hotplate and satay! There's bound to be something that you'd like.

Also, they recently renewed their Halal Certificate for another two years last January! For more information and reservations, visit their website or call 6366 9339.

Location: 6A Admiralty Rd West, Woodlands Waterfront Park, Singapore 757445

Operating hours: Mondays - Fridays: 2pm - Midnight, Saturdays - Sundays: 12pm - Midnight

If you have any other Halal restaurants to recommend in Singapore, do share them with us!