Monday, January 12, 2009

TOKYO | Halal Food Guide

Unlike Seoul, Halal food cannot be found near the Tokyo Mosque, (I have asked the Imam/ Mosque's Official regarding this), hence they gave me option to go to a Halal restaurant in Shibuya & Shinjuku.

So I would like to share some places of Halal eateries within Tokyo, but in no particular orders.

Hilal is one of the recommended Halal eateries by the mosque's official, located just a walking distance from the Shibuya station. But due to time constraint, I have no opportunity to eat there, but I just walk around it, to know the whereabout.

The next one recommended by them is the Kebab Ye, a small, but cozy fast food like Halal eatery located in Shinjuku.

Just a glimpse of the interior of Kebab Ye, good Turkish food, good service, price wise is quite affordable, and I can give my personal recommendation.

Then another corner of Shinjuku, one can find Taz Mahal.

What I noticed about Taz Mahal or Taj Mahal is, theye are "everywhere", I think I saw one in Seoul and there is also one in Siem Reap, (might post Halal guide in Siem Reap in future post), but I doubt that they are franchise eateries.

If you are in Roppongi, step inside the Aladdin, do not expect any magic flying carpet ride, you need to climb the stairs, and do not ask for the magic lamp, the only lamp they have is the electrical wall lamp! Thou the ambience is quite nice.

So, how about Ginza you might ask, well, there are also quite a number of Halal eateries within Ginza Five area, such as the Rasa Malaysia and the Gandhara. I have tried both of them, and they are quite alright. Unfortunately I did not manage to get any photo of the eateries.

By the way, these are just a few, there are probably more that I have not been to, feel free to share with the others, anyway, enjoy your trip!


Zafirah said...

Do you have the addresses of the eateries you put up here? i'm visiting to Tokyo in Feb, with the address can locate the eateries better =)

G-`FerRo said...

Well Zafirah .. it also depends on your purpose to Tokyo .... if for leisure/holiday .. then u r in luck .. but if u r there for business... u r out of luck ... because... by the time u r off from your work .. the eateries would be closed .. well some of them ... furthermore .... u need to venture a bit as they r not on the main road ... although there are all within walking distance...

Anyway .. here are their addresses ...

Aladin = Roppongi Yasuda Building, 2F, 3-2-6, Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku

Hilal = Dogenzaka 1-7-8 Arai Bldg. 3F Tokyo,

Gandhara & Rasa Malaysia (the same building in Ginza) = Ginza Five Star Building, 4th Floor, 5-8-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku

the rest, not really sure their exact address, thou I know their whereabout, U can check from my Zabihah link or search on the net.


Zafirah said...

will be there for holiday, thanks a lot for the info, great site! will check out zabihah =)

G-`FerRo said...

Welcome .. my pleasure ... that's what this site is for... sharing info... any other query ... do let me know .... :)

Irfan Setiawan said...

Hi G-`FerRo,
besides halal food, I'd like to check with you places that can be used for muslim daily prayer.
I notice there's only a few mosque in Tokyo and they are not in the city area. Do you have any tips for searching places for our daily prayer?

G-`FerRo said...

Irfan, some institutions, buildings or even hotels do provide room for Muslim prayers, you can check with the receptions or even the eateries, or another option,if u r still in musafir trip, u can work your travel/journey according to your Jama'/Qasar time.

Say example back in your hotel in time for Qasar/Jama' Takhir for Zuhur & Asar, and then soon after Qasar/Jama' Takdim for Maghrib & Isya'.

Wallahuaklam bisawaf

Irfan Setiawan said...

Thanks a lot for your answer!
I'm going to do Jama' but I think I wont be able to do it at my hotel since I'll be always outside until night so I guess I need to look for a prayer room.
Thanks again for your suggestion!