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

5 October 2020

Travel to East of Singapore and you will be spoilt with the Halal choices available that’ll have you grinning from ear to ear. There’s an endless list of options, so we’ve sussed out some of the best Halal eateries that are both delicious and suitable for any occasion.

1. The Social Outcast

Source: The Social Outcast

Source: The Social Outcast

For a mind-blowing burger experience, The Social Outcast hits all the right spot. Located in a hawker centre in Bedok Marketplace, the good folks behind this burger joint focuses on quality than quantity. A must-try is the legendary Royal Mushroom Beef Burger ($15) - tender beef patty with chargrilled onions and a unique addition of blue cheese which brings the ingredients together, releasing an umami flavour. Order the fall-off-the-bone Moluccas Beef Ribs that are woodfire smoked directly from their kitchen.

Level 2, 348 Bedok Rd, The Bedok Marketplace, S469560
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 5pm – 11pm, Thursdays & Fridays: 5pm – 12am, Weekend: 11am – 11pm, closed on Mondays

2. StuffedWingLab

Source: StuffedWingLab

Source: StuffedWingLab

The steaks are high here at StuffedWingLab and while they have an array of dishes to try, the star is the colossal Tomahawk King ($99). Weighing in at 1.2kg, it is a meat lover’s dream. This meal is fit for a king or can be shared with 3 to 4 pax. Slice through the meat and you’ll salivate at the pinkish centre waiting to be devoured, served with generous portions of onion rings, cheese fries and a salad. Take an Instagram shot at their neon steak sign after your meal to mark your achievement.

324F Changi Road, S419799
Daily 11am – 10pm, closed on Mondays

3. Yumen Hut

Source: Yumen Hut

There’s nothing like a bowl of hearty noodles to turn that frown upside down. At Yumen Hut, their range of noodles are made from consistent quality control and healthy ingredients. Find comfort in the best-seller Seafood Ban Mian or try their signature Pasta Sauce Pumpkin and Laksa Paprika Noodles. The majority of the bowls here are less than $5, making it affordable for everyone.

E!hub @Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, #02-112, S519599
Daily 11am – 10pm

4. Elfuego by COLLIN’S

Source: Elfuego by COLLIN'S

Source: Elfuego by COLLIN's

One of the go-to restaurants for birthday celebrations, Elfuego located at Jewel Changi exudes a posh dining experience that specializes in contemporary European Cuisine. While the restaurant is tastefully decorated, the limelight belongs to the Charcoal Grilled Australian Tomahawk Steak ($128). Grilled to perfection, this 1.2kg and 100 days grain-fed beef is the best dish to share with your friends or family.

Jewel Changi Airport, #02-216, S819666
Daily 10am – 11pm

5. Old Bibik’s Peranakan Kitchen

Source: Old Bibik Peranakan Kitchen

Source: Old Bibik Peranakan Kitchen

Source: Old Bibik Peranakan Kitchen

There aren’t many Halal Peranakan restaurants in Singapore, so when we chanced upon Old Bibik’s Peranakan Kitchen and found out it is Halal, we were elated! A casual and humble restaurant at Joo Chiat Rd, they are known for the Nonya Beef Rendang, Grilled Sambal Barramundi, Ikan Assam Pedas and Chinchalok Omelette. But of course, a Peranakan culinary experience must include the iconic Ayam Buah Keluak ($20), which they prepare fresh upon order and feeds 3 to 4 pax.

328 Joo Chiat Rd, #01-02

6. Flame Café  

Source: The Flame Cafe

Source: The Flame Cafe

One wouldn’t associate Tai Seng as a go-to location for steamboat. But, situated in between factories and offices in Tai Seng, The Flame Café, has been satisfying our steamboat cravings since mid-2018. Boasting an inviting and spacious interior, that’s not only perfect for dining, but also a great location for events or weddings.

They are known for their 4-tier Pagoda Steamboat, where you can select a range of broths such as tom yum, mala, chicken or herbal tonic, and grill the freshest marinated meat and seafood. But what sets them apart is their salted egg and cheese dipping sauces. Platter Set for 2 pax from $35 and Platter for 5 from $85+.

Centro Bianco Building Level 1, 73 Upper Paya Lebar Road, S534818
Daily 11am – 6pm, closed on Sundays

7. Home of Seafood

Source: Home of Seafood

Source: Home of Seafood

Relish in the freshest seafood at Home of Seafood, one of Singapore’s best authentic Chinese seafood restaurant. They are known for its affordable seafood dishes, such as the Seafood in the Bag (also known as Shell Out), where it’s poured directly onto the table for you to indulge on. We advise diving straight with your hands for the full experience.

Choose from a range of signature crab sauces like the salted egg, chilli and black pepper, cooked fresh upon order. Another must-try is the Claypot Tang Hoon Crab, full of wok hei flavours, the dish is stir-fried in a big wok and cooked to perfection.

1 Joo Chiat Pl, S427739
Weekdays 11am – 2pm & 5pm – 11pm, Weekends & PH 11am – 11pm

8. Kucina Italian Restaurant

Source: Kucina Italian Restaurant

Source: Kucina Italian Restaurant

There’s no need to be in Italy to enjoy a plate of fresh pasta. At Kucina Italian Restaurant, taste authentic Halal Italian food helmed by the amiable Chef Gero, who has over 26 years of experience in Italian cuisine.

Try the special Cheese Wheel Pasta and witness al dente goodness being tossed in the parmesan cheese wheel that’s imported directly from Italy. For pizzas, go classic with the Margherita Di Bufala, an authentic Italian pizza comprising of tomato, mozzarella and basil leaves. The dishes served here are a testament to the years of Italian culinary experience Chef Gero. Bring the kids along as the restaurant is kid-friendly – simply ask the staff for the children activity sheet to keep the little ones entertained.

KINEX Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #B1-09/10, S437157
Daily 11am – 10pm (last order 9.30pm)

9. Yi Zun Noodle

Source: Yizun Noodle

Source: Yizun Noodle

For authentic hand-pulled Chinese noodles, you can count on Yi Zun Noodle for a hearty bowl. Their first outlet in Sam Leong Road at Little India was often packed with happy patrons. Thankfully, the owner, Madam Aisha, opened a bigger outlet at Joo Chiat to accommodate more customers.

Source: Yizun Noodle

Order the signature Beef Noodle, served with tender beef slices and scallions in a flavourful broth. Add in some of the signature chillies if you love spicy food and want that extra kick. Or for a milder heat but robust flavour, the Scallion Oil Noodles is an excellent choice. Another must-try are their Xiao Long Baos, which comes with chicken or vegetable mushroom fillings. Each dumpling is packed with an explosion of flavour in a yummy hot broth.

60 Joo Chiat Rd, S427726
Daily 11am – 10pm

10. Muk-Bang Korean Restaurant
Halal Korean food in Singapore isn’t as prevalent as other cuisines. But at Muk-Bang Korean Restaurant, satisfy your Korean food cravings with their yummy dishes. From tteokbokki (Korean rice cakes) to kimchi pancake and ramyeon, they’ll keep your bellies happy.  

Try their signature Budae Jiggae, a spicy army stew that is suitable for 2 to 3 persons. It includes generous portions of chicken luncheon, chicken slices, mushrooms, tofu, kimchi, tteokbokki, sausages, cheese and ramen. It’s the ultimate comfort food to indulge in, especially during rainy days. Round up your meal with their signature Mango Bingsu or Durian Bingsu that’ll cool you down after a spicy meal.  

750 Chai Chee Road, S469000
Daily 11am – 10pm