Best Halal restaurants in North Singapore

15 July 2020

Staying in the North has plenty of perks. There are numerous attractions such as our world-famous Singapore Zoo and the only hot spring in Singapore, Sembawang Hotspring. Other neighbourhoods that fall under the North area are Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Khatib, Yio Chu Kang, Sembawang, Woodlands and Seletar. All these areas are filled with the best eateries you can find, and Halal options are also in abundance. To make your next makan trip in the North easier, here are our best five halal restaurants in North Singapore that’s a must-try! Which ones have you tried?

Read: 5 best halal restaurants in East Singapore

1. Citrus by the Pool

Source: Citrus by the Pool

Situated in Woodlands Swimming Complex, Citrus by the Pool is a Halal restaurant that prides itself in bringing people together, by bonding over delicious comfort food. Since its inception in 2013, the restaurant is a household name for not only residents of the North, but beyond. Located just 10 mins walk from Woodlands MRT, you’ll get to indulge on their best-selling dish, Fried Chicken & Waffles – chunks of crispy chicken served atop a fluffy waffle, served with butter drizzled with maple homemade Citrus syrup on the side.

Source: Citrus by the Pool

If you’re a fan of burgers, you must try the BIG Boss Burger. This giant dish comprises of juicy double beef and mutton patty, with crispy fried onion, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, purple cabbage slaw smothered in satay sauce on toasted charcoal buns.

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Be sure to leave some room for dessert, because at Citrus by the Pool, be sure to order their Mighty Milkshakes, such as the Caramel Popcorn and Snickerhead, that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

Woodlands Swimming Complex 3 Woodlands Street 13

2. Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant

Source: Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant

Dining few metres away from the shore and above seawater, are experiences we usually only can get overseas. However, you can have the same experience at Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant! Located at Woodlands Waterfront, enjoy the unblocked view of the sea and Johor Bahru from the comfort of your seat when you dine. Indulge on an extensive range of Halal Chinese-styled seafood dishes, such as Seafood with Fried Tofu and Egg, Nonya Sotong and Kung Po Chicken.

Source: Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant

Although there are many options available, you must order the Rasa Istimewa Curry Fish Head. The Red Snapper fish is cooked perfectly in the fiery curry, resulting in delicate flesh that oozes with a tinge of sweetness from the fish’s natural flavour. The curry is served with an assortment of vegetables such as ladyfingers, eggplant and taupok that soaks up all the gravy goodness. Order a plate of fiery Black Pepper Crab if you’re a fan of spicy food. Although the location is a tad far from public transportation, it’s all worth it!

6A Admiralty Road West

3. Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop

Hailing from the same brand as Tenderfresh, where they serve familiar comfort food that is both delicious and budget-friendly. Located in an industrial area in Woodlands, be left in awe by the jazz music playing in the background, with fancy wooden chairs and tables. Look up, and you’ll see beautiful illustrations of some of their cheeky quotes that’ll tickle your funny bones.

Source: Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop

Try their signature Crispy Fried Chicken and Roasted Chicken Leg that comes with yellow butter rice. If you’re a pasta lover, order their take on the local dish, Laksa Prawn Spaghetti, where Laksa-infused sauce is mixed with al dente pasta and fresh juicy prawns. Each bite will exude a familiar taste and pays homage to our favourite iconic local dish.

A dish that raises an eyebrow, is the Fried Chicken Caramel dessert – similar to an affogato, it’s constructed with a caramel sauce (that uses chicken stock and spices!), and a dollop of vanilla ice cream and crispy fried chicken skin over the top. Definitely, an interesting dessert to try, if you’d like something new and unique.

MEGA@Woodlands 39 Woodlands Close
#01-68 S737856

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4. Taste Garden

Located about 10 mins walk from Khatib MRT, Taste Garden is nestled in ORTO, a recreational park located in the North of Singapore. Taste Garden is one of the 10 restaurants in ORTO, and it’s Halal! Instead of your usual seafood options, the restaurant also serves French cuisine, such as the special Confit De Canard – a classic French dish that comprises of a duck leg, served with mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms.  

Source: Taste Garden

At Taste Garden, you’ll also find fusion food such as Miso Salmon and Miso Butter Chicken Roulade – a clever mix between Japanese and Western cuisines. If you’re craving for local delights, be impressed by the Nasi Briyani Lamb Shank and Garlic Pepper Chicken with Rice that is equally praiseworthy and will leave your taste buds tingling.

As the restaurant boasts a huge space, you can also hold various events such as corporate meetings, wedding celebrations and birthday parties, that’ll be sure to leave a lasting impression.

81 Lor Chencharu
#01-02/03 S768198

5. Royal Palm @ Orchid Country Club

Source: Royal Palm @ Orchid Country Club

Serving eclectic options of Halal dishes from Asian to the Mediterranean, Royal Palm @ Orchid Country Club uses only premium ingredients, making it one of the best Halal buffet restaurants in Singapore. Come for their dinner buffet, and you’ll get to taste their signature satay (chicken or mutton) from their barbecue station – juicy and tender meat with the right amount of char. Do note that they have a different menu every day, so it’s best to check their website to know what you’ll be expecting, or you can be surprised.

Source: Royal Palm @ Orchid Country Club

Be sure to dine at the alfresco area, where you have a pool view and get to enjoy the breeze while you dine. The restaurant is within the country club, with 350 seating capacity that even allows you to hold private events. If you’re coming from Yishun MRT, note that there’s a free shuttle service to Orchid Country Club daily, with 15 mins interval from 8am to 11.30pm (from Orchid Country Club).

Social Clubhouse 1 Orchid Club Road
#01-21/22 S768162