6 Halal restaurants in Singapore you should totally check out

TL;DR – Ain’t your usual Nasi Lemak or Maggi Goreng.

The food scene in Singapore is rapidly evolving with lots of new cafes and restaurants popping up all over the island. There are also quite a number of Muslim-operated & Halal-certified eating spots that offer a whole range of International cuisines and creative, delectable dishes popping up up all over the island.

Here are 6 that you should definitely check out!

1. Hyde & Co.

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Hyde & Co. is an English-themed cafe located in the Kampong Glam area whose interior gives off a chill, minimalistic and hipster vibe. The menu is based on a modern-Singaporean-Italian concept which places their own creative and unique spin on classic Singaporean dishes. They offer extremely innovative dishes like The Bomb (prawn & chye poh omelette with a sambal chinchalok base), Firecracker (laksa cream linguine tossed with some dried shrimp floss and a sweet caramelised tiger prawn) and their one-of-a-kind Gnocchi “Mee Rebus”. If you have a sweet tooth, you could try one of their recommended desserts like Hyde’s Kaya Toast, which is essentially a homemade kaya ganache drizzled on toast and topped with shavings of gula melaka with a scoop of coconut & anzac cookie ice cream. If you prefer a drink instead of dessert, then you could try one of their refreshing cold brew tea selections (Iced Turkish Apple Tea, Iced Mixed Berries, Iced Earl Grey or Iced Rose Tea).

Address:

785 North Bridge Road,
Singapore 198753

Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday:
06:00pm – 10:30pm

Saturday:
12:00pm – 10:30pm

Sunday:
12:00pm – 06:00pm

2. Afterwit (Mexican Taqueria)

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If you love the Mexican cuisine and coffee as much as the owners of Afterwit (Mexican Taqueria) do, then you should definitely head over to their store at the Arab quarter on North Bridge Road. They have established itself as a cafe with a twist, where people can hang out or do their work, have a cuppa and tuck into some traditional Mexican fare. Afterwit’s menu offerings consist of a selection of street-style soft tacos, burrritos, tortilla pizzas, quesadillas and even some Mexican-inspired desserts. The tacos and burrito fillings offered at Afterwit are truly Mexican-inspired with a unique twist of its own. For example, they have a Smoked Duck and Mango Puree Taco, Nasi Briyani Burrito or a Nasi Lemak Burrito and more. They also have a creative “periodic table” drinks menu, which features a tabular arrangement of the beverages offered based on their symbol and name.


Address:

778 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198746

Opening Hours:

Sunday-Thursday:
05:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday:
05:00pm – 02:00am

3. The Mad Sailors

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The Mad Sailors (British Kitchen) located on a corner in the hipster hood’ of Haji Lane are famed for serving up good ole’ authentic English favourites and comfort food. The owners of The Mad Sailors are the same brains behind Afterwit (Mexican Taqueria) and Working Title (Burger Bar). They were so inspired by their culinary travels to the United Kingdom and wanted to share a part of their food adventures with everyone that they started this spot. You’ll definitely get to taste the typical classics like Fish & Chips (you can choose from Cod, Haddock or Dory), Bangers & Mash, Steak Pie and Toad in the Hole. They also offer a good selection of light bites, breakfast & brunch options, pastas and sarnies that are all made in-house using fresh ingredients. You could end your meal on a sweet note by trying one of their fresh fruit smoothies or even a gooey-chocolate lava cake.

Address:

24 Haji Lane
Singapore 189217

Opening Hours:

Sunday-Thursday:
12:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday:
12:00pm – 11:00pm

4. Maki-San

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There aren’t many sushi or Japanese spots that allow you to be in control of what ingredients go into your sushi roll or salads. You can totally customise your own salad or maki-roll at Maki-san depending on a what you feel like having that day. The sushi or maki-rolls come in two sizes, little san sushi ($7.90++) and mega san sushi ($9.90). You can choose the type of wrap (egg, seaweed or tofu skin) , rice (white or brown), essential ingredients (3 choices for little san & 5 choices for mega san), sprinkles and house sauces for your sushi. You could choose to have your sushi made the traditional way or even deep fried! If you don’t want to pick your own ingredients, there are also some ready-to-order choices available on the menu. Did you know that they even have their own creative version of our Singapore Nasi Lemak which they call the Maki Lemak? It consists of some Japanese white rice, shredded cucumber, boiled egg, roasted peanuts and anchovies, roasted desiccated coconut, tempura otak and spicy sambal rolled up in an egg crepe roll. This is a great option if you wanna have a quick bite on the go or have a healthy one bowl meal at the store.

Address:

The Cathay, #B1-17/18
2 Handy Road
Singapore 229233

Opening Hours:

Sunday-Thursday:
11:30am – 09:30pm

Friday & Saturday:
12:00pm – 10:00pm

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5. Andes by Astons

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Andes by Astons located in the Joo Chiat neighbourhood has a wide menu selection of value-for-money dishes which are suitable for everyone. The Astons brand has now become a household name in Singapore best known for serving quality Western cuisine and steaks at affordable prices. If you absolutely love your steaks, Andes by Astons has their prime sirloin ($15.90), prime ribeye ($17.90) and New York Strip ($18.50), which are all served on a large plate packed with two servings of cold or hot side dishes of your choice. There are also other options like the Black Pepper Chicken ($9.90), Grilled Fish with Herbs ($10.50), Salmon Spaghetti ($9.90), Pepper Chicken Burger ($5.90) and many more for people to choose from. The pasta dishes come served with the soup-of-the-day and two-pieces of toasted garlic bread, while the chicken, fish and steak dishes come with a choice of any two sides. This is definitely an ideal choice for an affordable, satisfying and not overly-complicated western meal with friends or family. Andes by Aston has 3 other branches around Singapore – Blk 5 Changi Village Road, E! Avenue @ Downtown East and Viva Business Park.

Address:

328 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01
Singapore 427585

Opening Hours

Sunday-Thursday:
11:30am – 09:30pm

Friday & Saturday:
12:00pm – 10:00pm

6. Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro

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The Swedish word “Fika” revolves around the concept of having a coffee break with loved ones and friends over some baked goods and dessert. Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro brings a taste of the Scandinavian cuisine to Singapore using the freshest and finest ingredients in their dishes. They have a highly extensive menu that offers more than just the trademark Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry & Beef Gravy ($19.50), but with dishes like a creamy sausage stroganoff (Korvstroganoff $17.90), a refreshing Pickled Herring Platter ($14), Gravlax Salad ($17), creamy Mushroom & Leek Pasta ($15.90) and more. Don’t miss out on their home-made desserts & pastries like their Apple Crumble Pie ($13), Swedish Brownie ($9) and Swedish Pancakes ($8). Their huge menu selection also includes hearty breakfast & set lunch options, with dishes and alternatives (dairy-free, gluten-free, plant-based & soy milk) that cater to people who may have dietary restrictions. Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro is a kids-friendly restaurant with a kids menu and their second branch at One KM Mall in Katong even has a play area for the little ones.

Address:

257 Beach Road
Singapore 199539

Opening Hours

Sunday-Wednesday:
11:00am – 10:00pm

Thursday – Saturday:
11:00am – 11:00pm



Author: Mel Tan

Food & Travel Writer. I eat, dream & breathe food. Passionate about the South East Asian Cuisine & Culture.


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