15 Muslim-friendly Japanese eateries in Singapore that everyone will love

What do you love most when you eat out?

For a lot of people in Singapore, it’s along the lines of fresh sushi, premium cuts of sashimi, a warm comforting bowl of ramen or juicy grilled yakitori. Yes, we’re talking about Japanese cuisine, the second most popular cuisine worldwide. Luckily for us, Singapore has no lack of Japanese food options, even for Muslims.

Catering to the expansive Muslim market, there has been a steady stream of Japanese food enclaves popping up across the island in recent years. We’ve curated a list of 15 Muslim-friendly Japanese restaurants in Singapore where you can nosh to your heart’s content. It’s time to say Oishii!

1. Hei Sushi

Look no further for the classic sushi belt restaurant, but this time, it’s halal! Over 200 varieties of delectable Japanese dishes are available here with easy access to the wide selection of sushi. Plates are also colour-coded according to prices, a nifty way for you to dig in while keeping track of your budget.

Try their signature Hei Dragon Makimono at SGD8.90. Aside from traditional dishes, Hei Sushi also offers fusion options such as mini baked rice, hibachi (slow-cooked on a grill plate), fusion Udon, and more. You’ll definitely be spoilt for choices here.

Address: 604 Sembawang Road, Sembawang Shopping Centre, #01-22/23, Singapore 758459​ and 3 other oulets.
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm daily.
Contact: 6481 9081
More information: http://www.heisushi.com/

2. The Ramen Stall

What do you do if you’re craving for ramen or sashimi at an ungodly hour in the night? Fret not, The Ramen Stall’s got your back. This halal ramen restaurant opens till 5 am every single day, and besides ramen, you can find other perennial Japanese favourite dishes here: sushi, donburi, and sashimi.

Made with no artificial flavourings, the ramen features a broth that is patiently prepared by boiling fresh meat and bones for over 30 hours to attain the milky smooth texture they’re well known for. If you’re up for it, challenge yourself with their volcano ramen consisting of three levels of fiery flavour at SGD11.

Address: 787 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198755.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 5pm to 5am and Saturday, Sunday & PH: 12pm to 5am.
Contact: 6655 0800
More information: http://www.theramenstall.sg/

3. Supuramen

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The newest ramen place to be halal certified in town, Supuramen’s noodles are handmade daily and the soup broth and special chilli sauce are free of artificial flavourings. Recipes are developed by a master chef, who has spent years honing his craft in Japan, so expect the real deal here!

Try their Original Supuramen at SGD9.90 – a steaming bowl of ramen with generous toppings of fresh vegetables, chicken and seasoned eggs. Lighter options are offered too! Check out the Supulite (a smaller portion of the original), Supuslim (free of carbs) and the Supugreen (a vegetarian option). There’s definitely one for every type of ramen-lover here.

Address:1 Tampines Walk, Our Tampines Hub, #B1-53A, Singapore 528523
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily
More information: https://www.facebook.com/supuramen/

4. Gion Dining

If you’re in the mood for luxury Japanese food, then Gion Dining is where you should be at, where premium and authentic dishes are crafted to perfection here. Recipes are handed down by a Japanese MasterChef with over 60 years of experience and will not disappoint.

If you need some privacy to slurp down your soba in peace, opt for their cosy Tatami rooms which accommodate from four to 12 pax with minimum spending of SGD60 per person. Don’t forget to try the popular bento boxes at SGD18 or the a la carte buffets starting at SGD56.

Address: No. 20 Ah Hood Road, #01-19, ZhongShan Mall, ZhongShan Park, Singapore 329984.
Opening Hours: Weekdays – 11.30am – 3pm (last order 2.15pm), 5.30pm – 10pm (last order 9.15pm) and Weekends – 11.30am – 10pm (last order 9pm).
Contact: 6444 9989
More information: http://www.giondining.com/

5. Hararu Izakaya

Hararu means halal and we can’t think of a more appropriate name for Singapore’s first Muslim-owned Japanese charcoal-grilled restaurant. Here, you can expect a traditional Tatami set-up and a wide array of authentic Japanese cuisine piping hot from the grill. Starting at SGD5, their dishes include crowd favourites like the unagi don, salmon belly sushi, and more. Their interior is also carefully designed to make you feel like you’re in the land of the rising sun, revelling in Japanese cuisine!

Address: 16 Bussorah St, Singapore 199437.
Opening Hours: 12pm to 11pm (Last Order 10 pm) daily
Contact: 6291 5373
More information: http://hararuizakaya.com/

6. Lean Bento

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If you’re diet-conscious but just can’t get enough of that Japanese food, then look no further than Lean Bento. Dishes here are crafted for the healthy foodies and include petite, low-carb, gluten-free, vegan and multi-grain options.

Forget the usual carb-filled rice because here they serve brown rice with healthy green sides and fresh fruits. Don’t miss their popular low-calorie bentos available at SGD12.90. Bonus? They offer island-wide delivery so you can have healthy Japanese food at wherever you may be, right at your doorstep.

Address: 10 Tampines North Drive 4, JTC Space @ Tampines North, #01-05, Singapore 528553.
Opening Hours: Weekdays 10am-8pm, Weekends 10am-6pm.
Contact: 6750 4504
More information: https://order.leanbento.com/

7. Maki-San

Everyone’s a chef here with the endless design-it-yourself sushi and salad options. Prepare for fully customisable meals made from a wide range of healthy and yummy ingredients wrapped in their trademark packaging, perfect for your next Instagram post.

Maki-San has a whopping 18 outlets islandwide and delivery service, so it’s incredibly accessible. It even offers meat-free choices made from a natural protein source derived from the process of fermentation. The result? Fibre-rich, hormone-free and preservative and GMO-free yummy meatless sushi.

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Address: 8 Grange Road, #B1-06, Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695, and 18 other outlets.
Opening Hours: Varies.
More information: https://order.makisan.com/en_SG/stores

8. Isuramuya

It can’t get any more authentic than with Isuramuya; ingredients are flown in directly from Japan itself! This is also Singapore’s first on-site marketplace that carries a range of halal-certified Japanese ingredients and groceries, which means you can easily whip up your own Japanese dishes at home.

If you can handle the heat, we recommend their Spicy Miso Ramen (SGD14.90), made with chicken charshu and spicy crab paste for a slurping good time!

Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1,JCube, #04-19 Singapore 609731.
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Contact: 6262 3008
More information: https://www.facebook.com/isuramuya/

9. Omoomodon

This is a Korean-Japanese fusion restaurant that serves food at wallet-friendly pricing. Enjoy a gastronomical adventure when you build your don exactly how you want, with their customisable base and topping ingredients.

They also offer over 10 signature don from SGD8 to SGD12, with a mix of both Japanese and Korean cuisine. It’s truly the best of both worlds here.

Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, Star Vista #02-14/15, Singapore 138617.
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 9pm.
Contact: 6734 1863
More Information: https://omoomodon.oddle.me/en_SG

10. Junshin Sushi

Who says Japanese food has to be expensive? Possibly the cheapest sushi in Singapore, a range of mixed sets is sold at Junshin Express for only 50 cents per piece! Choose from options such as sashimi-grade salmon, an assortment of sushi, gunkan, maki and more from their takeout store.

They even offer premium mixed sushi sets for special occasions. Now you can take away sushi and enjoy it in the comfort of your home with the satisfaction of knowing that it was definitely a great deal.

Address: 311 New Upper Changi Rd, Bedok Mall, #B2-20, Singapore 467360.
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.
Contact: 6844 9448
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/junshinexpress/

11. UYI SG

UYI SG is known for their gigantic savoury squids. They are available either crispy and deep-fried or grilled at SGD8 each. These squids are sourced from Yobuko in Saga Prefecture in Japan’s Kyushu island and each squid portion is huge, at 25cm a piece, making the slightly high budget for street food, worth it.

UYI SG is a takeaway stall, and part of its charm is that you get to watch the staff prepare succulent squid pieces in an open kitchen.

Address: ‎200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction, #B1-K5 (facing KFC), Singapore 188021
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily.
Contact: 6555 9101
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12. Gyunion

Can you think of anything more comforting than a warm bowl of gyudon with curry on a rainy afternoon? Neither can we.

On those days we need our comfort food, we go to this Muslim-owned spot that serves authentic Japanese food. Get your gyudon fix at SGD7.90, served with generous beef portions and an onsen egg sitting on top of the glorious fluffy rice.

Address: 91 Bencoolen Street, Sunshine Plaza, #01-23, Singapore 189652
Opening Hours: 12pm to 9pm from Mondays to Saturdays.
Contact: 8755 0487
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/gyunion/

13. Fumen Udon

Catering to busy executives in the Central Business District (CBD), Fumen Udon is well known for their signature Udon, the Gobo Ten. At SGD12, this Udon has roots in Fukuoka and is recommended to be consumed with soup. Made with no preservatives, the broth takes over 45 minutes to be created, with rigorous temperature control. This restaurant also has extra toppings and jugs of hot and cold broth at their self-service station for you to enjoy your hearty meal just how you like it.

Address: 16 Raffles Quay, #B1-17/18, Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581.
Opening Hours: 10 am to 8pm from Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday.
Contact: 6224 1134
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14. Inari-Ku

Inariku is where you can get quality halal homemade cuisine made by Mdm Marhamah, a stay-home-Mum who was trained at the famed Tokyo Sushi Academy. While there is no physical store, you can order delectable dishes such as Inari Platters (SGD30), Unagi Bowls (SGD12) and more online. Her sushi platters also get sold out real quick so order in advance!

Address: Pasir Ris Street 13, Singapore 510155.
Contact: 9699 9592
More Information: https://www.inariku.com/

15. Kumoya

There’s always room for dessert, especially on our list! Specialising in pop-up cafes, Kumoya is the first-ever Japanese-French café and their recent Kumoya x Snoopy collaboration has been a hit with a Snoopy themed café and desserts. We’re talking original Snoopy churro balls with fresh fruit parfait at SGD22.90, amidst other mouth-wateringly beautiful desserts – perfect for your tastebuds and Instagram aesthetics!

Address: 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday from 12pm to 9.30 pm and Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 10pm.
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/kumoyasingapore/

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