Best Halal Restaurants & Cafes in Central Singapore - from Shellout, Salad Bar, Steakhouse to Thai Cuisine

15 October 2020

Finding Halal food around Singapore isn’t that hard. And with a variety of restaurants popping up around the city, we’re spoilt for choice. Don’t worry, we’ve done the research for you and have sussed out some of our favourite Halal restaurants in Central Singapore, that’s worth adding to your foodie checklist.

Read: Best Halal Restaurants & Cafes in East Singapore - from Burgers, Tomahawk Steak, Italian & Peranakan Cuisine

1. Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice

Source: Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice

Source: Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice

Source: Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice

Although travelling overseas is still prohibited, you can still get a taste of Bangkok at Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice. Recently Halal certified, they serve a delicious plate of Hainanese Chicken Rice with a Thai twist. Featured as one of Bangkok’s Michelin Bib Gourmand, their chicken rice is best eaten with the homemade chilli sauce that uses ginger, garlic and chilli padi. They also have dishes such as Thai-Style Curry Fish Head, Fried Tofu Cubes with Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce ($9) and Stir-Fried Basil Chicken with Kai Lan ($9). Their other outlets are at JEM, NEX, and Vivo City.

Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, #03-24, S238839
Daily 11am – 10pm

2. Colonial Club Signatures

Source: Colonial Club Signatures

Source: Colonial Club Signatures

If you want local comfort food (with a twist) and in an atas setting, Colonial Club Signatures is your best bet. Nestled at Paragon’s basement level, the interior screams fancy with its stylish rattan chairs and marble tables, with an overall modern black and white concept. Browse their extensive menu of Asian fusion dishes from Softshell Crab Nyonya Laksa ($18.90), Hainanese Chicken Chop ($15.90) and Signature Nasi Lemak Tower ($16.90). The coconut rice is cooked with blue pea flower making it highly Instagram worthy! Served with tender short rib Beef Rendang, homemade Otak-Otak, vegetable achar and sambal.

Paragon, 290 Orchard Rd, #B1-43, S238859
Daily 11am – 8.30pm

3. Cajun on Wheels

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Source: Cajun on Wheels

Source: Cajun on Wheels

Head to Cajun on Wheels for the freshest seafood in a bucket, Louisiana style! Order your preferred Cajun Boil Buckets from prawns, crabs and even lobsters. We recommend trying their assorted seafood buckets if you can’t make up your mind. The Poseidon Bucket (98) serves 2 to 3 pax and includes Sri Lankan crab, prawns, white clams, blue mussels, sweet corn, potatoes and a choice of sauce. Select from Herb & Butter, Black Pepper, Cheesy Soil, Singapore Chilli Crab and many more. For smaller portions, they also offer the Asian Charcoal Grilled Platters such as Grilled Giant Squid Platter ($15) and Grilled Tiger Prawns Platter ($17).

Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, #03-92, S238839
Daily 11am – 10pm

Pasarbella, Suntec, 3 Temasek Boulevard, S038983
Daily 11am – 10pm, closed on Mondays

4. Javier’s Rotisserie & Salad Bar

Source: Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar

Source: Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar

Source: Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar

From the same dining group as Astons, Javier’s Rotisserie & Salad Bar is a true value-for-money that will leaf (pun intended) you a lasting impression. Set in a cosy ambience with a spread of options from ready-mix salads to cooked items and fruits. The main course includes Spice Marinated Spit Roast Chicken - Quarter ($8.90), Soft Roasted Beef ($16.90), Butter Poached Salmon Fillet ($13.90) and Lamb Short Rib ($15.90). All main courses includes two salads or sides.

Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, S038983
Daily 11.30am – 10pm

5. IndoBowl

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Source: Indobowl

If there’s one thing we all love, it’s gotta be instant noodles. But at IndoBowl, they take it to the next level. Their Sambal Belado and Ijo are made from fresh with no added colouring or preservatives, so you’ll be assured authentic Indonesian flavour. For platters, try their IndoMie Mumbo Jumbo ($49.90) which includes ribeye steak, chicken satay, grilled chicken, Sambal Belado, Sambal Ijo on a bed of Indomie noodles.

39 Sultan Gate, S198487
Daily 12pm – 4pm (last order 3.15pm) & 5pm – 10pm (last order 9.15pm)

6. Padi @ Bussorah

Source: Padi at Bussorah

Source: Padi at Bussorah

If there’s a restaurant that takes Malay cuisine seriously, it’s Padi @ Bussorah. The restaurant serves Nasi Ambeng, a traditional Malay sharing dish that comprises of rice, with different meats and vegetable dishes, served on a giant plate. It’s usually shared between four to six people, promoting a culture of bonding through food and rekindling memories of the past. A true testament to their finger-lickin’ dishes, the restaurant sells up to 70 platters daily and up to 600 platters a month! If you are feeling ravenous, do try their Tulang in Dulang, bone marrow cooked in spicy gravy served with fresh bread.

53 Bussorah Street, S199469
Daily 11am – 10pm

7. Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill

Source: Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill

Source: Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill

Specialising in fusion food of Asian and Western cuisines, Noosh Noodle Bar & Grill opened in 2016. They are famous for their signature dish, Smoked Duck Lemak Chilli Padi Pasta ($18.90), a clever combination of traditional Malay dish that uses duck instead of chicken, and pasta instead of rice. It is served with arugula leaves and cherry tomatoes, to help alleviate the spiciness of the gravy.

Situated at The Esplanade, their other signature dish is the Noosh Noodle Sizzling Plate ($22.90), a Korean inspired stir-fried noodles with sweet sauce, and you can pick between chicken or beef. Served on a hotplate, it elevates the dish with a slightly charred flavour. All eyes on it as it arrives sizzlin’ to you! Or if you’d like something sweet and spicy, order The Chicken Satay Pasta ($14.90).

8 Raffles Ave, Esplanade Mall, #01-13B, S039802
Daily 12pm – 10pm

8. StraitsKitchen

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Located in Grand Hyatt Singapore, StraitsKitchen is one of the top Halal-certified buffets in Singapore. Offering a range of cuisine options from Chinese, Indian, Malay and Peranakan dishes and desserts. If you’re up for a culturally gastronomical experience, you must try StraitsKitchen.

With its open-concept, it’s interesting to see the chefs at work mastering their culinary craft. The interior is also beautifully decorated with luxe furniture in an elegant and comfortable setting.

We highly recommend Indian cuisine, which serves both Northern and Southern Indian food. Devour the Keema Mattar, Mutton Tandoori or Prawn Tandoori, accompanied with freshly made garlic naan, which is a match made in heaven for spiced lovers. Do remember to indulge in an assortment of colourful kuihs, from Kuih Lapis, Kuih Lopes, Muah Chee and even Iced Kachang for dessert, smothered in generous gula Melaka. Also go bananas for their Goreng Pisang! Here’s a tip, add a dollop of vanilla ice cream, the combination will blow you away.

10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore, S228211
Daily Breakfast from 7.30am – 10.30am, Lunch from 12pm – 2.30pm & Dinner from 6pm – 10pm. Weekend Afternoon Tea from 3pm – 5pm

9. The Royals Steakhouse

Source: The Royal Steakhouse

Source: The Royal Steakhouse

Nestled in between rows of shophouses in Arab Street, lies a humble restaurant, The Royals Steakhouse. Located at Jalan Pisang, it’s common to walk past this restaurant as it’s relatively small in size, but once you’ve tried their food, you’ll definitely be a regular. Dubbed as one of the best Halal steakhouses in Singapore, sink your teeth into tender and juicy steaks, imported from Australia and New Zealand. Served with home-made sauces such as caramelised onion, black pepper or mushroom, with a fresh green salad on the side.

While they are known for their steaks, be sure to try their other dishes such as ‘Royals’ Bad Boy Burger and Chicken Katsu Burger which are just as delicious. To avoid disappointment, do ensure you make your reservation as they can get really busy during lunch and dinner time.

10 Jalan Pisang, S199077
Fridays to Sundays 12pm – 3pm and 5pm to 9.30pm

10. NaNa Original Thai Food @ Far East Plaza
Famous for dishing out mouth-watering Thai cuisine, NaNa Original Thai Food restaurant, is located in the heart of Orchard Road at Far East Plaza. Indulge in authentic Halal Thai dishes and order some of their best signature fares such as Thai Red Curry, Hotplate Black Pepper Beef and Salted Egg Crab. Known for their generous portions and affordable prices, Nana Thai Restaurant does not disappoint.

14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, #04-022, S228213
Daily 11.30am – 9.45pm