Muslim Restaurants Halal Food in Manila
UPDATED June 2016
Halal, Arabic word for "permissible," is the term used to describe food permitted to be eaten by Muslims, opposed to haram, meaning not permitted or bawal in Filipino. It involves a ban on certain animal meat particularly pork, blood and others. Animals should also be butchered by a Muslim who utter the name of Allah.
Halal Certification Authority is still unestablished in the Philippines but there are certain bodies doing this is Muslim Mindanao verifying halal authenticity of the food served in some establishments.
Makati Halal Restaurants
Hosseins Persian Kebab
Type: Middle Eastern
Phone: +63(2) 890-6137
7857 Makati Avenue, Makati, The Phillipines 1103
authenticity: known Muslim restaurant
How to go there: walk towards Mandaluyong from Makati Avenue corner Gil Puyat (Buendia)
Type: Middle Eastern
Tel. No.: +63.2.897.2105
7880 Traveller's Inn Condominium, Makati Avenue, Makati City
Phone: +63.2.844.4924; +63.2.844.4977
Festejo Building, 816 Pasay Road, Makati City
Swagat Indian Restaurant
119 FCC Building, Rada Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Jupiter Street, Makati City
Green Belt 1, Ayala Center, Makati City, Phillippines
Green Belt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
G/F Sunette Tower Building, Durban Street, Makati City, Phillippines
Manila Halal Restaurants
Near the Golden Mosque (Masjid al Dahab) in Quiapo can be found numerous eateries serving halal food for the Muslim community, mostly Maranao
Globo de Oro Street, Quiapo, Manila, Philippines
Tel. No.: +63.2.521.1996
1551 A. Mabini Street, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Commute: Jeepneys in Quiapo with Mabini signboard pass by the place
Tel. No.: +63.2.488.5006
827 Globo de Oro Street, Quiapo, Manila, Philippines
Comments: Owners are known Muslims
How to go there: From Quiapo Church, walk towards Quezon Bridge then turn left towards the Golden Mosque. Moud's is on the left side of Globo de Oro St.
Shawarma Snack Center
Type: Lebanese/Middle Eastern/Mediterranean
485B R. Salas Street, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
June-Nairah Halal Food Restaurant
826 Globo De Oro Street, Manila, The Phillipines
Halal authenticity: Owners are known Muslims
How to go there: From Quiapo Church, walk towards Quezon Bridge then turn left towards the Golden Mosque.
End of Osmena Highway, exit near the Petron Station, Manila
Pamanganan House of Malaysia
Elizondo St, Quiapo, Manila
The Curry Leaf
City Centre, Manila
Comments: Halal certificate on display
Type: Halal Meat & Grocery
UN Avenue (opposite Unilever), Paco, Manila, Philippines
Directions: a short cab ride away from LRT UN Avenue station
Quezon City Halal Restaurants:
Hassan Kabab and Steak
Katipunan Avenue, Blue Ridge
Remarks: near Quirino Medical center, Eastwood Libis, Ateneo De Manila and
UP Diliman area
Quezon Avenue near corner West Avenue, Quezon City
How to go there: From MRT Quezon Avenue station, board any Quiapo-bound jeepney
or bus on Quezon Avenue. Alight in front of Persian Kabab just after the corner of West Avenue. (From Manila, the best way is via the jeeps plying Project 6 route)
Millenium Halal Cuisine
Foodcourt, Alimall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
How to go there: walking distance from MRT Araneta-Cubao station
San Juan Halal Restaurant
Tasty Fresh Halal
Greenlanes Building 2nd Floor, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City, Philippines
How to go there: (commute) From MRT Ortigas Station, walk towards Ortigas Avenue then take San Juan-bound jeepneys (or Quiapo-bound buses of RRCG/G Liner) get off in front of Greenhills Shopping Center.
Halal Southern Deli Restaurant
Type: Seafood, Maranao cuisine. Specialties are
Car Park 2, Annapolis Street, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
How to go there: from MRT Ortigas station walk towards Robinsons Galleria and Ortigas Avenue. Board San Juan-bound jeepneys or Quiapo-bound buses of G Liner/RRCG then drop off in front of Greenhills Shopping Center.
Ranao Halal Food
Greenhills Shopping Center
Contact Number: 0915-2471667
Sitti's Halal Foods
Great Eats Food Court
3/F Virra Mall,
Contact Numbers 0915-783 2005 / 0923- 4854569
Remarks: Tausug cusine of Sulu
Taguig City Halal Restaurants
Prince of Jaipur
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Phillippines
Commute to Fort Bonifacio: From MRT Guadalupe station, walk towards Jollibee to for the jeepney terminal of Fort Bonifacio-bound jeeps to Gate 3 (other jeeps there go to Market! Market!, Pateros, and LRT-Taft)
Type: Middle Eastern
Mc Kinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig City
Directions: On McKinley near MRT Ayala Station
Halal Food Restaurants outside Metro Manila:
Mabini Market Halal Canteen
Type: South Asian
Mabini Market, Mabini Street, Baguio City, Philippines
Halal authenticity: Owners are known Muslims
Certain Muslim-dominated areas and cities like Zamboanga City and ARMM.
If you know of other restaurants and food stalls in the Philippines, please drop a comment for Tutubi to update this list of halal restaurants including location/address and sample menu prices for budget purposes :P
Is McDonalds Halal?
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Mosques in Manila
Indian Restaurants in the Philippines
Halal Food in Tagaytay
posted by GingGoy @ 9:55 PM,
- At Jun 24, 2008, 2:20:00 PM, said...
A leading and largest café chain in Malaysia, with Halal certification awarded by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM), Secret Recipe is a unique, casual dining café serving more than 50 types of menu selection and over 40 types of cake creations and baked deserts, not forgetting a flavorful range of ice cream and beverages. Offering consumers it’s award winning cheesecakes, baked desserts and fusion food with friendly and personalized service, Secret Recipe has become a leader in the global lifestyle café chain industry ensuring that there is something for everyone at anytime of the day. It currently has over 170 outlets in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Shanghai, China and Philippines with more stores opening this year in other countries.
Secret Recipe @ FORT BONIFACIO
Ground Level, 32nd St. cor. 5th Ave.
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines
TEL NO: (+632) 856-2953
Secret Recipe @ ROBINSON'S PLACE MIDTOWN
Level 4 Robinson's Midtown,
TEL NO: (+632) 567-2042
Secret Recipe @ SHANGRILA MALL
Level 5, Shangri-La Mall, EDSA corner Shaw Blvd.,
TEL NO: (+632) 637-0367
- At Sep 13, 2008, 10:25:00 AM, said...
hi....do u knw any groceries selling middle eastern food or tahini. tnx for any help. pls email me at email@example.com
- At Nov 16, 2008, 1:17:00 AM, said...
hi, I'm going to visit Manila next week & will stay at Pampanga. Anyone know about muslim/halal food there?
- At Nov 28, 2008, 6:08:00 PM, said...
hi.. is there any halal restaurant in Cebu? thanks!
- At Dec 18, 2008, 1:54:00 PM, Unknown said...
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- At Dec 18, 2008, 1:57:00 PM, Unknown said...
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- At Dec 20, 2008, 8:05:00 PM, said...
my boyfriend is visiting me on feb and we're staying here in pampanga.. do you know any halal accredited restaurants in pampanga? also if you could recommend more halal accredited restaurants in baguio.. thank you so much! please e-mail me at email@example.com
- At Feb 23, 2009, 6:06:00 PM, said...
Hi, currently i'm staying at Edsa Shangri-la, Mandaluyong City. Is there any halal restaurant near the hotel? Please let me know as i'll be staying here for 3 weeks. Please let me know also any halal restaurant near 1800 Building,Quezon City? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
- At Feb 23, 2009, 9:34:00 PM, GingGoy said...
anonymous, you can go to Greenhills or makati restaurants listed above as nearest to mandaluyong. don't know others within walking distance from your hotel
- At Feb 25, 2009, 8:25:00 AM, said...
hello, i would to know is there any halal restaurant or food stall around UP Diliman?, cause we are student group from Malaysia(majority muslim) will conducting some research in Manila, and we will be staying at UP Diliman.
- At Feb 26, 2009, 9:24:00 PM, GingGoy said...
anonymous, sorry but i'm not updated on the happenings near UP. there's a halal restaurant near Ateneo de Manila, quite near UP on Kalayaan Avenue
- At Jun 6, 2009, 3:45:00 PM, said...
MALAYSIAN HALAL FOOD IN ANGELES CITY
to all muslims who are travelling to angeles city,Philippines,we are wellcome you to visit our outlet that 100% Halal guarented.we are located at 26 Bayanihan, Clarkfield,Pampanga,Philippines(infront 7-eleven) for infomation please contact : 09213895517 or email to email@example.com
- At Jun 16, 2009, 11:21:00 PM, said...
100% guaranteed HALAL FOOD from Malaysia is now available in Angeles City Philippines. Our range of food such as NASI LEMAK, CHICKEN HALAL Satay and Serunding are available for everybody. Our kiosk is strategically located nearby ABC Hotel (Infront of Seven-Eleven Field Avenue). Our dedicated business manager Mr.Rodel and Staff will serve you at your convenience. Kindly contact us at 09213895517 or email us at ann@lkphils or firstname.lastname@example.org. We do arrange ground transportation and accomodation for you.
- At Jul 9, 2009, 12:45:00 AM, said...
There's a halal restaurant in UP diliman. It's right beside the swimming pool. Really good food at affordable prices. I heard the banana shake is awesome. :)
- At Jul 27, 2009, 7:54:00 PM, said...
hello just want know wher can i buy halal chicken in manila? any grocery or supermarket selling halal chicken/
- At Jul 28, 2009, 7:29:00 PM, GingGoy said...
anonymous, i only know Mouds halal chicken in quiapo but already cooked, no idea yet on your problem.
- At Aug 12, 2009, 10:34:00 AM, said...
you can get halal chicken at quiapo. Been there with friend and it stated halal by the owner.
- At Sep 2, 2009, 4:57:00 PM, said...
kabab roll has just opened up in SM, Mall of Asia. its a halal stall, serving kabab rolls, chicken tikka, seekh kabab, parathas, its yummy, its in south wing, infront of kenny rogers
- At Sep 16, 2009, 12:30:00 AM, said...
Can anyone advise me any halal food/restaurant around Legaspi Village Makati City?
- At Sep 17, 2009, 10:38:00 PM, GingGoy said...
anonymous, read above for the answer. if only you read and peruse the post you won't be asking the question :(
- At Sep 19, 2009, 6:37:00 PM, said...
Are KFC branches in the philippines Halal?
- At Sep 19, 2009, 6:50:00 PM, GingGoy said...
anonoymous, KFC is not certified as halal but i saw some KFC branches with notices for their Muslim customers about your concern
- At Sep 19, 2009, 8:04:00 PM, said...
Can you remember where are those places? I want to check out KFC branches here in the philippines if its Halal
Thanks in advcance
- At Sep 19, 2009, 10:53:00 PM, GingGoy said...
hmmm...i'm not too sure as it's been quite a while. try KFC on valero st makati beside union bank
- At Sep 21, 2009, 1:20:00 AM, said...
Hi for the reader who is looking to buy halal chicken meat-- you can get these from Assad MiniMArt on UN Avenue in Manila, they sell Chicken and Goat Meat, or from BIJAN Specialty Store in the Lifetsyle Mall, near Chow King in Green Hills.
They have chicken, beef, lamb all halal Alhamdulillah
- At Sep 22, 2009, 11:40:00 AM, said...
KFC in the Philippines are not halal vertified by a recognized certifying body in the Philippines. Chicken and other food that they wll served were not halal certified. Some ingredients were also manufactured in different manufacturing plant (toll packer), same line may have been used for non-halal materials (cross contamination).
- At Sep 29, 2009, 1:08:00 PM, said...
i am in clark freeport zone...any halal restaurants around here?
- At Oct 22, 2009, 2:26:00 PM, said...
i am in Baguio city, any halal restaurants here?
- At Oct 30, 2009, 1:20:00 PM, said...
Hi there, the mosque in greenhills which is housed in a shopping mall has KFC next to it. After friday prayers, I saw alot of muslims eat there. I asked some of the muslims eating there and they say its halal ( I think its this outlet only so far). Inside the mosque vicinity there is a small cafe that sells halal food filipino style. I tried it and it was good. Greenhills shopping centre has alot of muslim vendors and shops and I have seen alot of migration of muslims to that area ever since the mosque was allowed to be built within the mall and so I think more and more halal restaurants will be open there. Try it out.
- At Nov 7, 2009, 12:38:00 AM, said...
Hi, I have been staying in Philippines (Metro Manila) for over 1 year.
The concept of local muslim (filipino) of halal is differ from what you may have been practising.
As long there's no pork, means its halal.
Sometimes, even the food packaging having a halal logo, its not halal. Example some cookies/biscuits, by same company - some are halal, some are not.
Hard to say, the best is you cook yourself or dine at well known establishment and bear the high cost.
A simple dinner for 2 simply cost PHP2,000 in Kashmir
- At Mar 21, 2010, 4:36:00 PM, said...
I'm happy for this thread and glad that there's a halal estaurant in my place..I will take down all these notes cause me and my family are going to Philippines for a 3 wk vacation..The first time my Egyptian husband came to Philippines, (I was newly converted at that time so i am ignorant of the "halal" word and only "just no pork" is fine)we had a hard time looking for a halal restaurant exactly in Angeles City..so he just bought a native chicken which is 3 times the original price (if the vendors see you as a foreigner,they will surely rocket the price)and kill it by himself in Halal way.I remember though that we ate in Kenny Rogers Roasters in Robinsons Place Manila, after he saw one Muslim sister customer.
- At Apr 13, 2010, 7:53:00 AM, said...
Can anyone recommend any halal restaurant nearby Manila Bay? I will be staying at the Hyatt Hotel
- At May 10, 2010, 4:14:00 PM, said...
any halal tour packaged to philippines ?
- At Jun 4, 2010, 10:50:00 PM, said...
Hi, I'm a Muslim student, currently studying Tagalog and staying in Matalino Street, Teacher's Village East, Diliman, Quezon City. Just out of curiousity, is the KFC restaurant in the area certified Halal? Some Muslims living in the area told me the KFC restaurant there is Halal......but I'm not too sure of its halaness......Thank you
- At Dec 29, 2010, 4:32:00 PM, said...
Hi All, any HALAL restaurants in the Archbishop Reyes Avenue and Escario St., Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, area??
- At Jan 22, 2011, 1:29:00 PM, said...
Swaqat Indian Restaurant is not Halal because the cook is Hindu. I am sorry if it hurts to anybody but we are bound to follow Muslim rules.
- At Feb 20, 2011, 11:17:00 PM, said...
Um...Anonymous? Just because the cook is not muslim does not make halal food haram. If the meat and ingredients are halal, and the utensils used are clean to the Muslim standards, then the food cooked and served thus, Insyaallah, is halal. The religion of the cook is not a determinant.
- At Mar 29, 2011, 12:06:00 PM, said...
May I also add that in a halal food,there has to be no alcohol like, liquor in some chocolates, rice wine or any other wine mixed in the ingredients... Thank you
- At Apr 19, 2011, 10:05:00 PM, said...
hai all any HALAL restaurant in Pioneer Street
Mandaluyong City or Robinsons Cybergate Plaza?? thanks
- At Apr 20, 2011, 9:27:00 AM, GingGoy said...
anonymous, try Persia grill near sheridan on pioneer
- At Apr 22, 2011, 8:29:00 PM, said...
The best Halal Food for me is Persian Grill (BBQ-Chicken) and Aryan(Shrimp Briyani) at GreenHill. Anyway, anybody can assist me, where I can but halal cakes.. for my room-mate (Ms Syam) birthday this coming Apr, 24
- At May 30, 2011, 2:53:00 PM, said...
Hi, I'm leaving for the Philippines this weekend. My son will be taking up a pilot course in Iba, Zambales. Any halal outlets and mosque in Iba? Any info will be a great help. Thanks
- At May 30, 2011, 4:12:00 PM, GingGoy said...
anonymous, iba is just a small town and there probably no halal restaurant there. you may have to cook your own food and buy stuff from the town public market
- At Jun 6, 2011, 9:24:00 PM, said...
Maranao, one of the 13 Muslim tribes in the southern Philippines, migrated from the Province of Lanao del Sur to any part of the country. You just have to go to market and ask where are the group of Muslim vendors. There you can find Halal food basically for their own consumption and also for any visitors who prefer Halal food.
- At Jun 17, 2011, 6:07:00 PM, said...
new bombay Restaurants is also certified as halal they have many branch's in Philippines the owner is my gud friend u should try to dine there. and there Halal certificate on display on the door all the branch s they have branch in salcedo village and all Ayala malls
- At Jun 29, 2011, 6:57:00 PM, said...
sorry i dont eat halal beef
- At Jul 13, 2011, 11:10:00 AM, said...
is it true that jollibee is now a certified halal food chain? anyone please!
- At Jul 18, 2011, 3:23:00 PM, mat touring said...
KFC is halal? are you sure?
- At Jul 26, 2011, 1:09:00 PM, said...
when in DAVAO CITY, look for ZABADANI CAFE, it's a Muslim Restaurant, ran by Muslims, Most workers are Muslims and alhamdulillah, the food and beverages are HALAL (middle eastern). it's located at Door 3 Bustamante Building, Ponciano Reyes Street, at the back of the University of Mindanao bolton Campus.
- At Jul 28, 2011, 7:55:00 PM, said...
is it really true that Jollibee and KFC were halal certified fastfood chain in the Philippines?
- At Jul 28, 2011, 7:57:00 PM, said...
is it really true that Jollibee & KFC certified fastfood resto in the Philippines?
- At Aug 19, 2011, 12:14:00 AM, said...
HI..I will be visiting Manila with a group of Muslim friends from Malaysia.Can you recommend any budget hotels (walking distance) near to Halal restaurants either in Quiapo,Greenhills or Makati.
- At Oct 19, 2011, 5:52:00 PM, said...
Assalamu Alaikum Brothers and Sisters!
Unfortunately, the Jollibee, McDonalds, Chowking and KFC in the Philippines are not yet Halal certified by a recognized Halal certifying body. Some of the menu items are really critical and may derived from pork, kitchen and utensils are common, suppliers of ingredients such as spices and flavors may produce also haram in the machine i.e. gravy, breading etc.. Also because of the fortification law of the Philippines, some are fortified with vitamin A (with Bloom Pig Skin Gelatine) like vegetable oil and flour. Because of these, always ask halal certification.. Jazakallahu Khair..
Food Technologist / Halal Auditor
- At Oct 19, 2011, 5:54:00 PM, said...
Halal Chicken and Beef for Sale:
Contact No.: 02-6240766 or 09178089867
look Mr. Sayedy or Yasser
- At Dec 9, 2011, 9:40:00 PM, said...
is there any persian restaurants in cavite?
- At Dec 10, 2011, 11:50:00 AM, said...
Assalamu Alaikum Wr. Wb!
This is to inform you that we are supplying Halal fresh Mutton, chicken (Whole and Boneless Breast part), Beef carcasses and Halal Beef Hamburger in Metro Manila, Philippines.
For orders, please call my contact Nos.: 624-0766; 09178089867 look Mr.Sayedy.
- At Dec 28, 2011, 9:15:00 PM, said...
arya persian restaurany
- At Dec 28, 2011, 9:19:00 PM, said...
pls include:arya persian restaurant chain in your list.. contact numbers:5846266 5713962 5677200 and 5673800. sanjuan,greenhills podium and pedro gil manila and robinson manila.
- At Dec 28, 2011, 9:20:00 PM, said...
- At Feb 1, 2012, 6:55:00 AM, HalalGuidePH said...
Hi, Tutubi! Just want to say thank you for the nice list of halal restos in your article. I've included them in the website I'm trying to put together since last year. Although my website is still under development, I'd like to invite you and your readers to check out www.halalguide.com.ph It already has info (more to come) that could be of help to anyone looking for halal food in the Philippines. Many thanks!
- At Feb 5, 2012, 7:35:00 PM, said...
Do you know of any halal food in Boracay?
- At Feb 6, 2012, 9:47:00 PM, Halal Guide Philippines said...
About halal food in Boracay, your best bet is to go vegetarian or to eat seafoods - just make sure they are not cooked in lard, with pork products, or with wine. There are two food places that don't have pork in their menu, Kasbah and Cafe Mediterranean, but halal authenticity of meats used have not been confirmed. Hope this helps somehow. Let us know if you find out anything. Thanks!
- At Feb 16, 2012, 2:02:00 PM, said...
BIOFOOD HALAL SPECIALTIES
is now manufacturing Halal products, which are as follows:
1. Fresh Raw Beef (any parts)
2. Whole Dressed Chicken, wings, drumstick, etc.
3. Marinated Chicken
4. Boneless Bangus and Marinated Bangus (Milkfish)
5. Fatless and Boneless Chicken Tocino
6. Chicken and Beef Patties for Burger
Bulk Orders are welcome within Metro Manila. For Orders, please Contact Mr. Sayedy (09178089867; 624-0766). Jazakallahu Khair
- At Mar 22, 2012, 5:57:00 PM, said...
BIOFOODTECH HALAL SPECIALTIES
We are manufacturing and distributing Halal products are as follows:
- Raw Chicken (any parts) and Breast Fillet, Nuggets, Tocino, Patties for Burger, Tapa, Siomai and Siopao
- Raw Beef (any parts) and Patties for Burger, etc.
FOR INQUIRIES: email@example.com
624-0766 ; 09178089867
- At Mar 23, 2012, 10:48:00 PM, azmin said...
hi guys.. i will go philippine on mei...my first vacation there...will be staying at manila city since it's my first time i don't know that much bout the place,hotel or halal restaurant..from what i just read the above information it seems more halal food located at makati...and also can u guys suggest me 3 star hotel at manila save n good...
- At Apr 4, 2012, 12:06:00 AM, Aisha Alagohali said...
salam..bro and sis...i just opened my FOOD CHAIN. MASHALLAH HALAL FOOD CORNER, located at Robinson Nova Market (opposite SM Fairview)
We do serve All Halal food (lutong bahay,affordable and All Halal)
Inshaallah you can try to visit me there.
thanx. and May Allah all bless us all.
- At Apr 15, 2012, 9:54:00 AM, said...
Thanks for all information! We're worried to go to Manila cause of a few stories that I've heard hard to find halal food there.
- At Apr 22, 2012, 8:56:00 PM, said...
we will be hosting a lunch for the prince of Malaysia...any suggestion for a halal menu for a prince?
- At Apr 30, 2012, 10:56:00 AM, said...
BIOFOODTECH HALAL SPECIALTIES
Assalamu Alaikum Wr. Wb.!
Please contact me if you have any concerns about halal food in the Philippines.
09178089867 ; 02-6240766 look Sayedy
- At May 26, 2012, 7:30:00 PM, said...
any halal food at clark and boracay?
- At Jul 21, 2012, 2:05:00 PM, afiqZ said...
Assalamualaikum sir...any halal outlet and mosque around las pinas city (near sm south mall)
- At Jul 22, 2012, 1:23:00 PM, said...
any suggestion where to check in?im going in philippines by oct and i want to check in where halal establishment is near or accesible.help me brother and sister.
- At Jul 31, 2012, 9:53:00 PM, azmin said...
i went to manila last may, i love the place tho traffic jam everywhere..well my first day at manila..problem finding the halal food ..but the information above really helps me..here i shared some halal food that i went to..if u go to makati u just go to greenbelt 1..find mediterranean restaurant...food was ok and in if u stay in malate..more easy.. at robinson place..just near by thT u can see arabian food near the water fountain..just ask at the counter table...i love the food so yummy~ oh yes im from brunei..looking forward to go there again..
- At Nov 30, 2016, 10:55:00 PM, Emz said...
Hi just want to know if kfc, jollibee and mcdonalds chicken is halal certified? As i read post and comments dated in year 2011, its says no. How about 2016? Are they halal certified nowadays? Thanks