Truth be out, not every restaurant offers halal food. Which means, Muslim travellers may miss out on relishing the local food of a new place. However, here’s the good news – if you are visiting South Korea’s Seoul, you won’t encounter this problem! Listed below are Muslim-friendly restaurants that serve Halal food in Seoul like no other – they are fabulous, customer-friendly and reliable!
EID Halal Korean Food
One of the first few halal dining spots offering halal food in South Korea, EID Halal Korean Food has a special place in the hearts of Koreans. It has mastered the art of preparing authentic Korean cuisine meant specifically for the Muslim community. Come here slightly early, as you may have to queue up before getting a table!
Timing: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM daily (Closed on Mondays)
Address: 67 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Murree is a self-certified restaurant providing fares ranging from Korean to Indian. Pamper your taste-buds with the mouth-watering Bulgogi (barbequed meat), Dakdoritang (Korean spicy chicken stew), Tandoori Chicken Biryani, and more.
Timing: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
Address: 20 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
When exploring Seoul, have the Korean BBQ of Yang Good! You can savour Halal-certified marinated/unmarinated BBQ lamb, or even lamb skewers, which is a favourite among locals. Halal lamb meat is imported from Australia and surprisingly, does not contain the usual ‘lamb smell’. Yang Good is surely one of the best places to sample halal food in Seoul.
Timing: 4:00 PM to 11: 30 PM daily (Closed on Sundays)
Address: 15, Nonhyeon-ro 95-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Makan Halal Korean Restaurant (MHKR)
One of the best halal eateries in Seoul, Makan Halal Korean Restaurant offers genuine Korean fare amidst a home-like ambience. Taste dishes like naengmyeon (cold noodles) and bulgogi, or even their popular ‘dosirak’, a wholesome meal served in lunch boxes.
Timings: 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM daily (Closed on Tuesdays)
Address: 52, Usadan-ro 10 gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Ilji Hanbang Samgyetang
Ilji Hanbang Samgyetang is a hidden, lesser-known gem that serves lip-smacking Korean cuisine, using farm-fresh, medicinal ingredients! Taste the Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) here! Suggestion: to savour having halal meat at Ilji Hanbang Samgyetang, advance reservation is needed.
Timing: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
Address: 48, Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul