15 best Halal Korean restaurants in Singapore

With the eruption of the hallyu or Korean wave in Singapore, it truly looks like Korean food is here to stay.

Once upon a time, being a Muslim with Halal preferences may put a roadblock in enjoying different international cuisines in Singapore, but thankfully it’s no longer an issue here! As the rest of the world catches up in providing Halal food options, many Korean restaurants in Singapore have jumped on the bandwagon to provide for their Muslim customers.

Halal Korean restaurants are no longer a rare sight and we’ve rounded up 15 options that serve delectable Halal food from K-town so you won’t be missing out on this yummy cuisine!

1. Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot

Newly halal-certified just earlier this year, it’s a complete halal Korean BBQ haven at this restaurant!

With up to 60 types of marinated meats and vegetables, including the popular spicy volcano chicken, and a variety of broths, you’re sure to enjoy your Hotpot according to your taste. Not a fan of grilling your own food? They also offer cooked Korean delicacies like sweet potatoes, japchae (Korean glass noodles) and fried chicken here.

No drink? No problem. There’s also a free flow of assorted drinks here!

Address: NTUC Income @ Tampines Junction #01-06 Singapore 529653
Opening Hours: 1:30am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri) 11:30am – 10:30pm (Sat-Sun & PH)
More information at Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot online

2. Mukshidonna Singapore

You might not be able to travel to Myeongdong, Seoul, but Mukshidonna Singapore will make you feel like you’re eating right there!

Serving boiling pots of stew with soft and chewy tteokbokki (Korean rice cakes) on a gas stove, you can customise your stew according to your own preference. Take your pick from their five different flavours from cheese, to mussels and more. It’s all about Eating (Muk), Resting (Shi), Paying (Don) and Leaving (Na) here!

Address: Market Square @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, E!Avenue #02-324 Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm daily
More information at Mukshidonna Singapore online.

3. Jinjja Chicken

For a quick K-fix, Jinjja chicken will have you covered. Forget traditional Western fried chicken and burgers, Jinjja serves up familiar Korean meals paired with daily staples such as noodles and rice – if the West has burgers and sandwiches, we’ve got noodles and rice!

Located in five easily accessible outlets, try their piping hot fried chicken drenched in savoury sauces and their famous Tteokbokki fries – a meld of Korean rice cake and french fries – for some unforgettable pali-pali (fast) goodness!

Address and opening hours vary according to outlets. More information on Jinjja Chicken online.

4. Muk-Bang Korean Restaurant

You’ve probably heard of Muk-Bang (eating show) all over the internet but here’s your chance to live that out. There’s a plethora of Korean delicacies for you to choose from at this casual Korean restaurant. From their fiery pots to kimchi pancakes and spicy stir-fried chicken, brace yourself for the heat. Because they don’t offer soft drinks here, you’ll get the real Korean deal with their Korean sodas.

For the full Muk-Bang experience, why not go live on Instagram as you enjoy the delectable dishes here?

Address: #01-02 Viva Business Park, 750 Chai Chee Road.
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm daily
More details at Muk-Bang Korean Restaurant online

5. Omoomodon

A Korean-Japanese fusion restaurant, Omoomodon specialises in Korean grain bowls. Omoomodon works on a customisable food basis where patrons can either choose from the already available menu or create their own bowl. Build your don exactly how you want – be it with spicy chicken, onsen egg, kimchi, or more.

There’s definitely one for every type of Korean-Japanese food lover! If you’re a fan of only the Japanese food, there are also plenty of halal Japanese food options in Singapore to leave you spoilt for choices.

Address and opening hours vary according to outlets. More information on Omoomodon online

6. Two Hana

Two Hana means the coming together of two cultures and that is exactly what this restaurant is about. Showcasing the best of Korean and Western flavours, you can expect unique combinations like steak rice bowls and kimchi mac and cheese that you can rarely find elsewhere.

This restaurant also adopts a clean, two-toned interior which lends to its cosy atmosphere – yummy food and an aesthetic interior? It might be hard to leave this place!

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-21 Century Square, 529509 Singapore.
Opening Hours: 8am-10pm daily
More details at Two Hana online

7. Seoul Garden Hotpot

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Don’t confuse Seoul Garden HotPot with Korean BBQ and steamboat buffet chain Seoul Garden. This restaurant is a casual halal-certified restaurant offering scrumptious a la carte Korean dishes, from bibimbap to comforting army stew, unlike its buffet counterpart.

Perfect for the unpredictable cold weather we’re blessed with as the year comes to a close, the soupy dishes here such as the Wagyu Beef Doen Jang Guk (SGD19.90) are delectable and comforting. If soup isn’t a thing, there are also stellar meat hot-pots for you to take your pick from.

It’s bound to be Seoul good!

Address: 311 New Upper Changi Road, #B1-51, Bedok Mall, Singapore 467360
Opening hours: 11:30am to 10:30pm daily
More information at Seoul Garden Hotpot online

8. Dosirak

If you’re part of the ubiquitous office crowd, chances are you’ve probably heard of Dosirak.

Fast, convenient and inclusive, Dosirak is traditional Korean food reinvented for modern consumers who live at the speed of Seoul. Inspired by the balanced meals Korean housewives prepare for their families, each of the cute package provides an all-rounded, nutritious meal. If you’re watching the scale you’ll be happy to know that each of their signature meals fall below 500 calories!

Their must-try includes the beef bulgogi with cauliflower rice (SGD11.90). Let’s Bibim!

Address and opening hours vary according to outlets. More information on Dosirak online

9. Egg Stop

If Korea has Egg Drop, we’ve got Egg Stop.

Egg Drop is touted as the best Korean toast in Seoul, but our own halal version, Egg Stop is largely similar with its Korean sandwiches influenced by American style breakfast comfort food. One of Egg Stop’s highly recommended toasts is their Beef Teriyaki (SGD7.40) which has beef slices marinated in teriyaki sauce.

Oh, and of course their sandwiches have a lovely egg yolk perched atop each fluffy toast piece! It might be messy, but it’ll definitely be good.

Address: 60 Paya Lebar Rd, Paya Lebar Square, #01-62 (opposite OCBC)
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
More information on Egg Stop online.

10. Nene Chicken

Just like Jinjja Chicken, Nene Chicken also takes pride in their fried chicken – specifically, their batter-dip process where oil does not seep into the chicken meat, keeping the meat juicy, and the batter crispy.

With sauce flavours like Spicy, Soy, Green Onion and Freaking Spicy (for spice enthusiasts), you can either have a set meal or share a set together with your friends and family – it’s bound to be finger-licking good!

Address and opening hours vary according to outlets. More information on Nene Chicken online

11.  Seoul In A Sandwich

Any true K-food fan will not pass up on the opportunity for a good army stew – and what more a good army stew in a sandwich?

Each bite into the army sandwiches here will taste like you’ve dug deep into a pot of stew, especially with the kimchi sauce that gives these sandwiches the edge. Reviews rave about the Army Stew-ich (SGD8.50) – think army stew, with the noodles replaced with bread – great for the ‘gram and the taste buds!

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5 #B1-23 Century Square, Singapore 529509
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 10pm (Friday – Sat)
More information on Seoul in a Sandwich online

12. 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken

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Can you really have too much Korean fried chicken? We think the answer is a resounding no.

While 4 Fingers is not exactly from Korea, it’s made the list to due its unmistakably Korean-style fried chicken and kimchi-flavoured fries. Their signature crispy chicken are lightly brushed with either Soy Garlic or Hot & Spicy sauce but they often have promotions such as the Gangnam crispy chicken for a sauce that really kicks!

While the store’s decor draws inspiration from New York’s subway scene and their Chicken Katsu sandwich carries influences from Japan, their fried chicken remains popular and we promise you, it’s for good reason!

Address and opening hours vary according to outlets. More information on 4 Fingers online

13. Seoul Garden

A pioneer in the Muslim Korean food in Singapore scene, Seoul Garden has been around for a whopping 35 years.

Seoul Garden features a smokeless grill system, with Korean-Asian marinades and an endless array of food, buffet style. From their signature Korean marinated meats to premium seafood such as crayfish and scallops, you’ll be spoilt for choices! Take them to the grill or add them to the delectable hotpot with a soup-base of your choice.

Protip: One of Seoul Garden’s policies is to provide a complimentary treat if it’s your birthday, so you know where to go for your next birthday celebration!

Address and opening hours vary according to outlets. More information on Seoul Garden online

14. HanSsik Korean Grill Barbecue Restaurant

It’s bound to be a feast here at HanSsik, an All-You-Can-Eat Halal Korean grill barbecue restaurant.

Offering 10 to 12 types of signature marinated meats, fresh ingredients, and a range of Korean delicacies, this restaurant is especially perfect if you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion. Each item on the buffet line is authentically created by the team of Korean chefs to complement the décor reminiscent of a busy street in Seoul – perfect for friends and family to dine and have a good time.

You’ll also have access to free-flow banchan (side-dishes) and drinks here!

Address and opening hours vary according to outlets. More information on HanSsik online.

15. Noosh Noodle Bar and Grill

Especially for the days when you’re feeling like Korean food but your friends aren’t, this restaurant has got you. With a variety of cuisines to choose from (Malay, Western, Indonesian, Japanese, and of course Korean!), everyone will be contented.

Try their Spicy Beef Ramyeon Noodles (SGD16.90) from their Korean menu, but be prepared to sweat buckets as this dish with generous slices of bulgogi beef braised in hot bean paste is a fiery feast!

Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, Esplanade Mall #01-13B, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Thur), 12pm to 12am(Fri – Sat), 12pm-10pm (Sun)
More information on Noosh Noodle Bar and Grill online