Your guide to Halal and Muslim-friendly food in Seoul, South Korea
Delicious Halal Restaurants in Seoul
What brings you to Seoul? Perhaps it’s the palaces and historical villages, marvellous shopping under the bright lights of Myeongdong, or the chance to bump into your favourite K-POP idol.
The reasons to visit South Korea’s capital city are endless, but one thing is certain – no Seoul adventure would be complete without feasting on well-loved Korean meals such as bibimbap, bulgogi, and more – all devoured between bites of banchan (South Korean side dishes), of course.
And with the number of Halal and Muslim-friendly eateries around the city (many of which are a stone’s throw from Itaewon’s Seoul Central Mosque), you won’t have to worry about missing out on your favourite indulgences.
Pack your bags and bring your appetites – here are nine Seoul Halal and Muslim-friendly restaurants you won’t want to miss.
Restaurants in the Yongsan District
Nestled in the heart of Seoul and a stone’s throw from the iconic Gangnam district, Yongsan is home to South Korea’s first mosque – the Seoul Central Mosque – as well as a mouthwatering selection of restaurants that are either Halal-certified by the Korean Muslim Federation (KMF) or that serve Halal-certified food products. Jump onto the Seoul Subway and alight at Itaewon Station to explore Yongsan.
Photo: Korean fried chicken and more at Makan Halal Restaurant
The Jongno district should be the first stop for any history lover. This cultural hub boasts many of Seoul’s most notable landmarks, including Heunginjimun Gate, the Bukchon Hanok traditional village, and the Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung Palaces. Take breaks in between exploring these historical sites and tuck into these Halal and Muslim-friendly Jongno restaurants.
Photo: Try traditional Malaysian dishes at Kampungku restaurant
1. Kampungku Restaurant (Serves Halal food; has prayer room) Jong-ro 20-gil, Namsandong 2(i)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Gangnam is arguably Seoul’s most famous district, thanks to artist and Gangnam native PSY’s viral hit, ‘Gangnam Style’. Ardent K-POP fans flock to the area for its many entertainment headquarters, hoping to catch a climpse of a K-POP idol. Refuel with a hearty Korean barbecue meal at Yang Good BBQ – you won’t be disappointed.
Photo: Halal barbecued meat at Yang Good BBQ
1. Yang Good BBQ(Serves Halal meat imported from Australia) 15, Nonhyeon-ro 95-gil, Gangnam-gu, Pyeonghwa Building