Halal cuisine is a collection of various and unique culinary traditions with the dishes being processed carefully, using a lot of spices. Dishes from the food background are not only fresh, rich taste but also especially good for health.
Understanding most Muslim people’ anxiety about where to eat while choosing to study abroad in Vietnam or in other countries, they might have a hard time looking for Muslim-friendly restaurants abroad. Here are top halal restaurants in your big adventure during study abroad in Hanoi, Vietnam.
1. Little India Restaurant
Little India is one of the pioneers of Indian, Malaysian and Chinese food in Hanoi. The restaurant is a part of a unique collection of Hanoi’s finest halal Indian restaurants, growing with their tested spices ground and superb tested hygienic food Indian cuisine or Indian food encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India.
Each dish is served attractively to echo its origins: The Hyderabadi Mutton curry is served in a tiny silver pot while the Dal (lentil soup) is served in silver bucket-shaped containers. You will definitely remember this taste for a long time.
Address: 32 Hang Tre Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Mon – Thu: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri: 1:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Sat – Sun: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
2. d’Lions Restaurant
Escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life by making a stop at this magnificent restaurant, which is a must-visit for Muslim people with a warm space and an interesting view to Hanoi Railway Station. d’Lions Restaurant offers a diversity of delicious halal Malaysian and Singaporean food for Muslim diners. Must-tries are absolutely other special seafood dishes such as crab, fish curry, fish head curry, seafood with noodles, with 120 flavors.
The restaurant’s menu is pretty easy to navigate for folks with a hefty appetite from claypots and curries to noodles and vegetarians.
Address: Cosiana Hotel, 92 Le Duan Street, Cua Nam Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Mon to Sun)
3. Namaste Hanoi
Swap your Vietnamese greetings with ‘namaste’ in this Indian restaurant situated in the heart of the city. Namaste Hanoi is one of the best Halal eateries for Muslim people. The restaurant offers a menu adorned with Hyderabad and Gujarat-inspired dishes.
For starters, crispy appalam (lentil crackers) is recommended to be tried before diving into a various dishes from curries of northern India to the hot and spicy dishes of its south.
If you do not have much time to come and enjoy yummy food here, Namaste Hanoi are happy to offer a free and quick delivery within a reasonable distance in Hanoi.
Address: 46 Tho Nhuom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Breakfast: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Mon – Sun)
Dinner: 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Mon – Sun)
4. RedHouse Restaurant
RedHouse Restaurant was first established in Ho Chi Minh city in August 2008, and is the pioneer in bringing Singaporean cuisine to Vietnam as a strong passion for the unique culture and cuisine of Singapore. After several years of continuous improvement and development, RedHouse finally expanded its presence to the capital city, Hanoi – aiming to create opportunities to enjoy Singaporean food for more people.
As the name of the restaurant RedHouse, you easily recognize the restaurant because of the bright striking red building and the HALAL certified logo in front of the restaurant.
If your appetite leans toward crustacean than curries, you’re in the right place because Singaporean crab dishes are their specialty food. At RedHouse, you can enjoy special dishes that are considered as ‘national food’ of the country, such as Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab, Frog Congee, etc. Do not miss out on the restaurant’s the best-selling Braised Tofu in a Claypot that features a heavenly combination of baby prawns, minced chicken and more.
Address: 6A Ham Long Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
5. Khaazana Indian Restaurant
Another option for lunch and dinner would be Khazaana, which is one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Hanoi since 1992 with its full name: “Khazaana Indian Halal Restaurant”. The restaurant offers the widest menu and best Indian food including South Indian, Desi Indian Food, the Authentic Indian food and Mugla which are cooked by five Indian Chefs. Both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Indian food are available in this restaurant. Of course, the restaurant is one of the best choices with a cosy and private dining area for families and large groups.
Some examples for you to consider when you visit the restaurant: Goan Fish Curry, fiery Chicken Vindaloo, Bhuna Mutton – an all-time favourite dish here.
Address: 34 Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Mon, Thu, Fri: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Tue, Wed: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Sat, Sun: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
6. Nan N Kabab
Nan N Kabab is a Pakistani traditional style restaurant established in November 2013 in expat town in the heart of Hanoi West Lake. The restaurant is decorated with the Middle East style, divided into indoor space and garden space as making satisfaction with customers.
At Nan N Kabab, you will have a good opportunity to try Pakistani, Middle Eastern Arabi and Afghani dishes like lamb handi and peshawari chapli kebab together with a glass of warm Pakistani tea. Certainly, you must try fresh baked naan and grilled kebab as their speciality well-noted by the Muslim and expat community when you come here.
Address: 49 Xuan Dieu Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Breakfast: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Mon – Sun)
Dinner: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Mon – Fri)
Dinner: 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Sun)
7. Tandoor Modern Indian Cuisine
Established in 1999 by two brothers from Bangalore, Tandoor Indian Restaurant was known as a traditional and innovative Indian cuisine balanced by an array of exotic spices. The restaurant offers a perfect blend of north and south Indian specialties of top-notch flavours, making you feel memorable while trying cuisines here. Tandoor Hanoi also offers diners a wide range of both Non-vegetarian and vegetarian favorites to choose.
The cosy atmosphere of Tandoor can make you enjoy more. Visit Tandoor, do not miss out on the ‘Tandoori Chicken’, the grilled chicken with warm sweet spices makes for a wonderful medley of flavours and textures.
Address: 24 Hang Be Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
8. Dalcheeni Restaurant
Dalcheeni is an elegant and stylish Indian restaurant situated alongside a lake that is regarded by many as one of the best places for a real taste of India in a chic setting right in the middle of Hanoi. The restaurant is decorated by soft lighting and funky lamps and wall designs, making this a completely unique Indian dining experience in Hanoi.
Dalcheeni is not a place to dine, it is a place to experience Indian culinary lineage. The restaurant served you the Authentic Royal Indian Cuisine with carefully handpicked spices and flavours. A large selection of starters like breads, rice and beverages including goan fish curry, daal fry and jeera rice and mango lassi are recommended. They also serve Halal food. All ingredients for dishes here are imported from India and cooked in Clay oven and Charcoal fire – the technique inherited by the Mauryan Dynasty (300BC), by skillful Indian and Vietnamese chefs.
Address: 100 Xuan Dieu Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
9. 1001 Nights Restaurant
The name of 1001 Nights was established after the famous one-thousand-one-night series. Set up in October 2015 and situated in the heart of Tay Ho, West Lake Hanoi, 1001 Nights Restaurant offers unique food as the best restaurant specializing served foodies for Muslim people. At 1001 Nights, you can enjoy a full Arabian dining experience by feasting on sumptuous traditional Mediterranean dishes setting such as Kebab BBQ, Halloumi Cheese Grill, Cheese Rolls, and much more.
Here you can enjoy cozy moments with your family, friends and loved ones in a luxurious but warm atmosphere.
Address: 37 Xuan Dieu Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
10. Grills & Gravy
Situated in the heart of the downtown, Grills & Gravy will make you get unparalleled service, attention to the atmosphere and absolutely mouth-watering food. The restaurant serves all your favourite Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern dishes with their pride on the quality. They select delightful kebabs, biryanis, curries, naans and much more of fresh and healthy meals that will satisfy your cravings to the last bite. So do not miss out on their selections.
Try their tasty chicken or mutton dum biryanis if you are looking for something more hearty and filling.
Address: 65 Hang Bun Street, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: Sat – Thur, 11am – 11pm, Fri, 11am – 12.15pm, 1.15pm – 11pm
11. Handi Restaurant
Along with a passion for food and a desire to bring delicious, well-balanced and healthy meals to people, Handi Restaurant was set up by Pakistani in the heart of Hanoi. The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes including Indian, Vietnamese, Pakistani, Afghan, Arabian, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Handi Restaurant is also famous for vegetarian dishes such as Grill vegetable karahi, Masala feet, vegetable pakora, vegetable samosa, halal food, and much more.
At Handi Restaurant, you can enjoy the gentle and elegant atmosphere and do not have to wait long to enjoy their favourite dishes.
Address: 50 To Ngoc Van Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
12. P.K. Spice Restaurant – Halal food in Hanoi Old Quarter
Located in the center of Hanoi, PK Spice Restaurant is quite narrow but creates a close and cozy atmosphere, especially suitable for rainy and cold days. PK Spice Restaurant is an Indian restaurant serving the best and the most of Indian cuisines. You will also enjoy the most delicious Middle East foods with many dishes made from chicken, lamb and other traditional indian and middle eastern recipes. The restaurant attracts a large number of foreign visitors because of its consistency with many people’s taste.
Come to visit PK Spice Restaurant and you will not just stop with one visit.
Address: 10 Hang Manh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.