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Seoul Metropolitan Government has compiled a list of Seoul’s best Halal restaurants as recommended by the city’s Muslim residents. Various categories are introduced in the list, such as restaurants with a Muslim chef and owner, the only Korean restaurant in Seoul that has been Halal-Certified by the Korea Muslim Federation (KMF), and restaurants using exclusively Halal ingredients, among others. In addition to six Muslim-friendly restaurants, this article features a list of Seoul Restaurants with the highest votes from the city’s Muslim Residents. Muslim visitors in Seoul can also refer to the list of six prayer rooms along with nine Halal-Certified restaurants and twelve Self-Certified restaurants presented at the end of the article. Halal eating in Seoul has gotten so much easier!.

 

 Halal Korean Restaurants in Seoul

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Eid: Seoul’s Only Halal-Certified Korean Restaurant

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Located near Seoul Central Mosque, Eid is the one and only Korean restaurant in Seoul that has been Halal-certified by the Korea Muslim Federation (KMF). There are four items on the menu: bulgogi (marinated beef), bibimbap (mixed rice bowl), grilled fish, and samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup). The most popular item is the bulgogi (marinated beef), for which fresh pears and apples are used instead of sugar. Each dish comes served with three types of side dishes (banchan), which are made in-house daily with organic vegetables.

Eid

Address: 67 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Phone: +82-2-70-8899-8210

Hours: 12:00-21:00

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Try a Korean Musilm Chef’s Creations at Halal Kitchen

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Housed in a quaint hanok (traditional Korean housing) in Samcheong-dong, Halal Kitchen is well-known in Seoul’s Muslim community for its Halal Korean cuisine. The menu isn’t large, yet each one of the featured dishes is impressive enough to have put this restaurant on the map. The most popular items are the bulgogi (marinated beef) and dak-galbi (sweet and spicy stir-fried chicken). The chef also recommends the bibimbap (mixed rice bowl) made with zucchini, mushroom, carrots, and eggs. Deliveries and lunch box orders are available. Halal Kitchen also allows its guests to order ahead before arriving at the restaurant.

Halal Kitchen

Address: 86-4 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Hours: Weekdays 11:00~21:00, Weekends 11:00~21:00, Closed on Tuesday/ Break time 16:00 ~ 17:00

Phone: +82-2-733-3106

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Visit Osegyehyang for Soy-Based Vegan Delicacies

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A vegan restaurant that even meat lovers enjoy, Osegyehyang offers a variety of vegan meat and Korean Chinese dishes. To make jajangmyeon (black bean sauce noodles) and tangsuchae (sweet and sour vegetables), the restaurant uses quality soy protein and perilla oil. The most popular items on the menu are the ttukbulgui (stone bowl veggie meat) and the bulgui deopbap (veggie meat rice). For those who would like to enjoy traditional Korean fare, the chef recommends the nutty, creamy ueong deulkkae-tang (white sesame and burdock root soup). All of the vegan meat items that are used in the dishes can also be purchased at the counter for home cooking.

Osegyehyang

Address: 14-5 Insadong 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Hours: Weekdays 11:30-21:00 (Breaktime 15:30 ~ 17:00), Weekends 11:30-21:00(Breaktime 16:00 ~ 17:00)

Phone: +82-2-735-7171

Website : http://www.go5.co.kr



 

 Halal Restaurants with Prayer Rooms

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Kampungku: Muslim Prayer Room? Check. Malaysian Soul Food? Check!

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Kampungku, located near Myeongdong, serves up true home-style Malaysian cuisine, including nasi lemak and rendang ayam. Made with a generous amount of coconut milk and pandan leaves, the traditional “soul food” of Malaysia, nasi lemak, is sweet and fragrant. The rendang ayam, made with chicken, lemongrass, turmeric, and star anise is savory, warm, and comforting. The restaurant also features a prayer room for Muslim guests.

Kampungku Authentic Malaysian Restaurant

Address: 25 Toegye-ro 20-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Hours: 12:00-20:00, Closed on Tuesdays

Phone: +82-2-2-310-9249

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Saffron, Seoul’s One-of-a-kind Middle Eastern Restaurant

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Saffron specializes in Arabic and Middle Eastern cuisine, such as hummus and doner kebab. Complete with beautifully ornamented tiles, the lavish interior features a humble, yet elaborately decorated Muslim prayer room. There are seven types of appetizers on the menu, with the most popular item being the hummus made from fresh chick peas and olive oil. Saffron’s naan bread, which goes well with the appetizers, is made with milk, sesame seeds, and butter and it is baked in a tandoori oven. As for the main dishes, the chef recommends the mutton handi curry which comes served in traditional cookware.

Saffron

Address: 78 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00-23:00

Phone: +82-2-2-6361-8644



 

 Halal Burgers Made with Reliable Halal-Certified Ingredients

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Try Halal Pizza and Burgers at Pizza Burgers Plus

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Located by Bogwang Elementary School in Itaewon, Pizza Burgers Plus serves up American-style burgers and pizzas using reliable Halal-certified ingredients. The restaurant has built a strong reputation over the years with generous portions and reasonable prices. The most popular item on the menu is the beef slice burger made with 100% premium quality beef.

Pizza Burgers Plus

Address: 19-1 Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Hours: Mon-Sun 13:00-23:00

Phone: +82-2-2-790-4883

 Seoul Restaurants with the Highest Votes from the City’s Muslim Residents

Seoul’s Best Halal Restaurants as Recommended by the Muslim Residents
A list comprised of venue information and recommended food items
Name Address Phone Type Recommended Dishes
Makan Halal Restaurant 52 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul +82-2-6012-2231 Korean

- Bulgogi (marinated beef)

- Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), grilled chicken, dak-bokkeum-tang (braised spicy chicken), Tteok-galbi (grilled short rib patties), Bibimbap (mixed rice bowl)

Bombay Grill 11 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul +82-2-792-7155 Indian/Pakistani

Chicken Biryani, Curry, Naan, Chicken Masala

Eid 67 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul +82-70-8889-8210 Korean

- Voted by many: Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), Bulgogi (marinated beef)

- Jjimdak (soy sauce-based braised chicken)

Plant 20 Itaewon-ro 16-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul +82-70-4115-8388 Vegetarian Vegetarian Burger
Pizza Burgers Plus 19-1 Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul +82-2-790-4883 Western Halal Fast Food
The Halal Guys 187 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul +82-2-794-8308 Middle Eastern Iconic Chain/Food Truck of New York City
Kampungku Authentic Malaysian Restaurant 25 Toegye-ro 20-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul +82-2-310-9249 Malaysian Halal Malaysian
Tofu151 Gwanghwamun Branch 19 Saemunan-ro 9-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul +82-2-733-3522 Korean Bulgogi (marinated beef) Barbecue, Spicy Tofu Stew
Osegyehyang 14-7 Insadong 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul +82-2-735-7171 Vegan/Korean Vegan Jajangmyeon (black bean sauce noodles), Vegan Steak, Vegan BBQ
Gosam-I 38 Yonsei-ro 7an-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul +82-2-324-1403 Korean Mackerel Galbi (BBQ), Kimchi Stew
Alchon Ewha Women’s University Branch 14 Ewhayeodae 7-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul +82-2-1661-1907 Korean Flying Fish Roe Rice Bowl
Halal Kitchen 18 Seogang-ro 11-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul +82-2-332-3106 Korean Halal Lunch Boxes
Jjukkumi King 39 Neungdong-ro 13-gil, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul +82-2-469-3392 Korean Grilled Fish
Seoul’s Muslim-Friendly Restaurants

The city of Seoul has been welcoming an increasing number of Muslim visitors over the past few years. This has spurred the Korea Tourism Organization to compile a list of ‘Muslim-friendly’ restaurants. More specifically, there are four types of restaurant categories on this list that was started in 2016: ‘Halal-Certified’, which requires an official certification from Korea Muslim Federation (KMF), ‘Self-Certified’, which is granted to Halal restaurants with a Muslim owner or chef, ‘Muslim-Friendly’, given to restaurants that offer a Halal menu unexclusively (with alcohol and non-Halal dishes available), and ‘Pork Free’, recognizing non-Halal restaurants offering meat dishes that do not contain pork. As of October 2017, there are a total of 100 Muslim-friendly restaurants located in Seoul, including nine ‘Halal-Certified’ and twelve ‘Self-Certified’ venues.

9 Halal-Certified Restaurants
         A list comprised of venue information and recommended food items
Name Address Type Phone
Kervan Turkish Restaurant COEX 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Turkish +82-2-556-4767
Kervan Express GFC 152 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Turkish +82-2-566-4767
Mr. Kebab 192 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Turkish +82-70-7758-1997
Kervan Turkish Restaurant Itaewon 190 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Turkish +82-2-792-4767
Eid 67 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Korean +82-70-8889-8210
Makan Halal Restaurant 52 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Korean +82-2-6012-2231
Salam Restaurant 39 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Turkish +82-2-793-4323
Istanbul Delight 40 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Turkish +82-2-4209-3391
Bombay Grill 11 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Indian +82-2-792-7155
12 Self-Certified Restaurants
A list comprised of venue information and recommended food items
Name Address Type Phone
Murree Restaurant 20 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Indian +82-2-3785-1436
Sultan Turkish Kebab 126 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Turkish +82-2-749-3890
Foreign Restaurant 42 Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Indian +82-2-794-9292
Usmania 34 Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Pakistani +82-2-798-7155
Mr. Kebab 2nd Branch 42 Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Turkish +82-70-7532-1997
Taj Palace 39 Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Indian +82-2-790-5786
Hajj Korean Halal Food 39 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Korean +82-2-749-5185
Dubai Restaurant 192 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Middle Eastern +82-2-798-9277
Hibiscus 102 Tongil-Ro, Jung-Gu, Seoul Asian +82-2-577-3434
Muslim Prayer Rooms in Seoul
A list of Musim prayer rooms comprised of locations, addresses, hours and contact information
Location Address Hours Inquiries
Seoul Central Mosque 39 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Duration of Salah (refer to the website) +82-2-793-6908
COEX 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Near Hall E) 05:00~22:00 +82-2-6000-0114
Lotte World 3F, 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (By the Jungle Adventure exit) 09:30~22:00 +82-2-411-3502
Lotte World Tower & Lotte World Mall 6F, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul 10:30~20:30 +82-2-3213-2105
K-Style Hub 2F, 40 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 09:00~20:00 +82-2-729-9457
Incheon International Airport 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (3rd floor Duty Free Area and 4th floor Passenger Terminal Boarding Gate 24) 00:00~24:00 +82-1577-2600

※ Please note that this article was published in November, 2017 and the above information is subject to change at any time.

[Nov. 15, 2017 19:20  Input / Nov. 20, 2017 00:00  Publish]