Article by Halalzilla
As a former British colony in Southeastern China, Hong Kong is a metropolis that is popular among travellers for its unique attractions and of course: lip-smacking dim sum.
More than a harbour city, Hong Kong’s rich history promises that its visitors will never be bored as you can explore its Cantonese and English influences through their various museums and historical landmarks.
Besides the sights and sounds, Hong Kong is a foodie’s heaven for Muslim travellers with proper Halal certification available. From local to Middle Eastern cuisine, Muslims who explore this great city will be spoilt for choice on where to have their next meal.
Skyscrapers, shopping malls and luxury hotels tower over you as you walk along the streets here. To escape the excitement of the city, take the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak and enjoy the breathtaking skyline and waterfront views of Hong Kong. Alternatively, enjoy a different view of this city from the Hong Kong Observation Wheel.
Next, ride the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator, the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world! Apart from serving as a unique mode of transportation, the system is also a tourist attraction, lined with restaurants, bars and shops. Later, get some shopping done at the Western Market where you can find arts and crafts being sold, with fabric merchants scattered around too. Visit the Jamia Mosque if you need to catch your prayers.
1. 27 Kebab House [Halal-certified]
Kebabs are quintessential to Halal travel as it is the easiest and safest option abroad. This modest joint serves up simple Middle Eastern food such as kebabs, pizza, biryani and curry. Their generous serving and affordability make it a great budget-friendly option. 27 Kebab House has several other locations including the Tsim Sha Tsui area.
Address: Kowloon, Central, Hong Kong
Hours: Mon – Sun 10:00 – 06:00
2. Bombay Dreams [Halal-certified]
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Bombay dreams will make your dreams of Indian fine dining come true. The food is prepared by chefs hailing from India which ensures its authenticity. For hungry Muslim travellers with huge appetites, you should dine during lunch for their extensive buffet spread filled with an array of curry and sweet desserts.
Address: 4/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong 2
Hours: Mon – Sun 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 23:00
3. Jashan Celebrating Indian Cuisine [Halal-certified]
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Widely known for being one of the best Indian restaurants in Hong Kong, Jashan serves up contemporary Indian cuisine. The dynamic and talented chefs behind Jashan cook up a variety of Indian fusion flavours including their signature dish Bombay Tawa Chicken, Butter Chicken and Mirchi Kebab. Regular customers always compliment their consistency of quality food and the warm hospitality.
Address: 1/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Island
Hours: Mon – Sun 12:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 23:00
4. Happy Cow [Vegan]
Happy Cow’s ice cream and milkshakes are the perfect dessert when you are exploring the Observation Wheel! Their unique flavours range from local favourite Ying Yang Sesame to Banana Caramel Swirl. All their dairy-free goodness is Halal-certified and are made from coconut cream and organic coconut sugar.
Address: 33 Man Kwong St, Central, Hong Kong
Hours: Mon – Sun 12:00 – 20:00
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay
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Not far from the Central area, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay area are the commercial parts of Hong Kong. Remember to click a photo of the 2017’s UNESCO Blue House or join a free guided tour of the area. You can catch the daily ceremonial flag-raising and singing of the national anthem by local police officers at Golden Bauhinia Square or snap a picture of the Bauhinia, the emblem of Hong Kong.
Expand your cultural experience by visiting the Hong Kong Arts Center where you can view the contemporary artworks of local artists. You can also take a stroll at the Victoria Park for some fresh air and break from the frenzy of the city.
5. Islamic Centre Canteen [Halal-certified]
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A trip to this canteen is a must as it serves up one of the best Halal dim sums in Hong Kong. Be sure to come early as they only serve dim sum till 3PM daily! Favourite steamed dumplings such as Siew Mai and Har Kow are definitely a must try while their fried dumplings like the Shrimp Wonton are recommended for those looking for some crunch. Conveniently located in a mosque, this joint is perfect for Muslim travellers who wish to catch up on their prayers.
Address: 5/F, Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Hours: Mon – Sat 10:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 21:00, Sun 09:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 21:00
6. Wai Kee [Muslim-owned]
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Popular for their roasted duck rice, Wai Kee is a household name among the Halal eateries in Hong Kong. Their marinated crispy duck skin is enough to make you salivate! If you are travelling in a group, it is highly recommended for you to order the side dishes with your duck rice.
Alternatively, savour other crowd pleasers such as their Wonton Noodles, the Signature Mutton Curry Rice and Soy Sauce Chicken rice.
Address: Shop 5, Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre, 1/F, Bowrington Road Market, 21 Bowrington Road, Wan Chai
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:00 – 18:00
7. Aladin Mess [Halal-certified]
Aladin Mess’ extensive menu ranges from Indian curries to barbequed meat. Located right in the heart of the city, this eatery serves up fragrant basmati rice, heavenly naan bread and crispy poppadoms. You can also expect a variety of curries with both meat and seafood options. Be sure to try their crispy naan and the Brisket Masala, a great mix of spices to comfort your tummy after a long day of walking.
Address: 60 Russell St Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 852
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:45 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:45
8. Jojo Indian Cuisine [Halal-certified]
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Jojo’s Kitchen is a stalwart in the Hong Kong Halal food scene. Their extensive menu includes an array of Indian cuisine dishes such as Keema Samosa, Lamb Seekh Kathi Roll and many more. Start your meal with their cottage cheese dumplings.
Be sure to make room for dessert because Jojo’s authentic Indian desserts are not one to miss! They also offer a lunch buffet for those Muslim travelers with a gluttonous appetite.
Address: 2nd Floor, David House 37-39, Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hours: Mon – Sun 12:00 – 23:00
9. Warung Malang Club [Halal-certified]
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Warung Malang is the ideal eatery for Muslim travellers who wish to sample legit Indonesian food. They ensure that diners would leave feeling very contented with their generous portions. You can peruse through the display of Indonesian dishes such as Nasi Goreng and Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce from behind their counter.
Address: 9 Pennington St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Hours: Mon – Sun 10:30 – 22:00
10. Ebeneezer’s Kebab [Halal-certified]
This successful chain of kebab stores has been serving up warm kebabs to the delight of both local customers and Muslim travellers alike. Aside from a choice of chicken or lamb for your kebabs, you will be torn as they serve 12 different dressings to suit the palate of every customer!
Besides the quintessential kebabs, diners can also find Indian and Western food here such as curries, pizzas, biryanis, fish and chips, and salads.
Address: 89 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,
Hours: Sun – Thu 10:30 – 06:00, Fri – Sat 10:30 – 07:00
*Multiple outlets available
11. Himalaya Restaurant [Halal-certified]
You will be greeted with an Indian and Nepalese menu when you dine at Himalaya Restaurant. Take your time to browse through their extensive menu of Sekuwas(Nepalese barbeque), Indian Tandoori barbeques, and other vegetable-based dishes.
Address: Shop A, 1/F, 22-30 Tai Wong East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:30 – 14:45, 17:30 – 23:00
12. Istanbul Express Turkish Restaurant [Halal-certified]
Kebabs, doner, shish and many other Turkish food can be found at Istanbul Express Turkish Restaurant. Their generous servings make sure that diners will not leave this eatery hungry. Conveniently located near the MTR, Istanbul Express is true to its name as it is a great dining option for Muslim travellers looking for a quick hearty bite.
Address: G/F, 66 Lockhard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Hours: Mon – Sat 11:00 – 23:00, Sun 12:00 – 23:00
Bonus: Chrisly Inn – Bakery Section [Halal-certified]
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Chrisly Inn is a great bakery for you to try baked local Hong Kong treats. Give their Bo Lo Bao (pineapple bun) and the classic Portuguese-style egg tart a try! Note that only the bakery section of this cafe is Halal-certified, so please dine at your own discretion.
Address: Shop 10, 2/F, Emax, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay
Hours: Mon – Sun 07:00 – 23:00
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is known as the shopping district of the Kowloon area. Admire the waters of the Victoria Harbour as you walk along the Avenue of Stars which honours the celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. You might stroll right into the Harbour CityMall or the Ocean Center Mall. Later, snap a photo of the iconic Clock Tower where Kowloon station used to be and get “high” at the Sky100, a 360-degree indoor observation deck for a panoramic view of the city.
For history buffs and culture vultures, browse through the Hong Kong Museum of History and appreciate the historical and cultural heritage of Hong Kong. Or you can tour around the Hong Kong Museum of Space to learn more about astronomy and space science.
Pay a visit to the Kowloon Mosque when you want to catch your daily prayers. The mosque located right next to the Kowloon Park, is a great place to unwind. End your night at the Temple Street Market where you can bask in the local night market culture.
13. Hung’s Chinese Restaurant [Muslim-owned]
This quaint yet comfortable restaurant guarantees customers will get a taste of authentic Chinese cuisine. Known for their delicious roasted chicken, Hung’s is a must-go for Muslim travellers to dine like the locals. If you are travelling in a group, it would be ideal for you to order a few dishes like their Black Pepper Beef and Prawn Fritters to share for the full dining experience. Since this restaurant is Muslim-owned and not Halal-certified, we would advise you to dine at your own discretion.
Address: Chungking Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:00 – 23:00
14. Bismillah Kebab House [Halal-certified]
Bismillah Kebab House is a modest joint that serves up Middle Eastern cuisine. For a quick bite, their kebab and shawarma wrap would be a great way to fill yourself up. They also offer hearty food options such as pizza and rice for those with a larger appetite. It is a great value-for-money eatery for budget-friendly Muslim travellers.
Address: Shop No., 75, 1/F, Chung King Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Shop No., 68A, G/F, Chung King Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hours: Mon – Sun 09:00 – 23:00
15. Casablanca Restaurant & Cafe [Halal-certified]
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Casablanca Restaurant and Cafe serves up fresh and delectable Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine. Chicken Tagine, Seafood Paella and Falafels are just a couple of the specialities of this restaurant. Take your time to peruse through their extensive menu of appetizers, salads and rice dishes. This is also ideal for family dining due to their larger dining area.
Address: 6th Floor, Ashley Centre, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hours: Mon – Sun 12:00 – 23:00
16. Anjappar Chettinad Indian Restaurant [Halal-certified]
Anjappar Chettinad Indian Restaurant in Hong Kong is part of an 85-restaurant chain brand found all over the world. They serve up some delicious Chettinad cuisine which use spices flown all the way from India. You might have a tough time choosing your meal as their menu varies from juicy tandoori skewers and dum biryani to Asian dishes like Pineapple Thai Fried Rice and various fried noodles.
Address: Unit-202, Multifield Plaza, No.3-7A Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hours: Mon – Fri 11:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00, Sat – Sun 11:00 – 23:00
17. Curry Leaf Indian Cuisine [Halal-certified]
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Also part of the Quality Tourism Scheme (QTS), Curry Leaf guarantees high quality and authentic Indian cuisine. You will be spoilt for choice as you browse through their menu. It includes a wide variety of tandoori, curries, naan and basmati rice with a choice of chicken, beef or seafood. They also offer a 16-course buffet option for lunch time diners.
Address: G/F & M/F, Mau Lam Commercial Building, 16-18 Mau Lam Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Hours: Mon – Sun 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 23:00
Hong Kong Disneyland
No visit to Hong Kong is complete without a day to experience the happiest place on Earth! Hong Kong Disneyland is the largest theme park in Hong Kong, located at Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. Be sure to make a strategic plan before you hit this theme park since it has so many “lands” like Adventureland, Tomorrowland and Toy Story Land.
18. Explorer’s Club Restaurant in Mystic Point [Halal-certified]
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You can literally taste a world of flavours here in Hong Kong Disneyland with Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian cuisines all available and Halal! Culinary delights such as Nasi Goreng from Indonesia, Baked Salmon bento box from Japan, Roasted BBQ Short Ribs from Korea and Hainanese Chicken Rice from Southeast Asia are just some of the favourite dishes here. After choosing your meals, Muslim travellers can choose from five themed dining areas for the full Disney experience.
Hours: Mon – Sun, 12:00 – 19:00
19. Main Market Street [Halal-certified]
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Main Market Street is the perfect eatery to hit up for your mid-day snacks. Tender turkey legs, fluffy yet crispy Mickey waffles and chilled lollipops are great snacks to pick up at their classic deli. Savour your snacks while sitting on the benches and steps around here.
20. Tahitian Terrace in Adventureland [Halal-certified]
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Tahitian Terrace Restaurant serves up Indian cuisine such as the Black Lentil Combo and Lemongrass Chicken Steak. They also have Southeast Asian delights such as Thai Chicken Curry and Singaporean Laksa. You can enjoy your delectable meals in the open air veranda surrounded by lushes of greenery.
Hours: Mon – Sun, 12:00 – 20:00