1. EID – Halal Korean Food
If youve visited Seoul recently or are planning to, its extremely likely that youve heard about this particular restaurant. Our writer made a trip down and absolutely loved their food as well as the variety of halal Korean food they serve! Like most halal eateries in Seoul, EID is located in Itaewon and even if this wasnt originally on your itinerary, we highly recommend making a trip down just to try authentic halal Korean food. After all, whats a trip to Seoul if youve not tried the local cuisine!
Opening Hours:?Tues to Sun- 11.30 AM to 9.00 PM. Closed on Mondays
Price:?Mains cost around 8,000 – 12,000 Won.
Address:?67, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
How to get there:?As you reach the main gate of the mosque go on the road which faces opposite the mosque (not the small lane beside the mosque). Theres a?grocery shop on your right side as you enter the street. Walk straight ahead for 100m and the restaurant is on your left. Check out our guide to Itaewon for more info!
2. Makan Halal Korean Restaurant
makan halal korean restaurant
Makan Halal Korean Restaurant is another relatively new restaurant which started operations early this year, located in Itaewon. Similar to EID, this homely restaurant serves your local Korean fare such as bulgogi (grilled marinated beef), dakdoritang (spicy braised chicken), mulnaengmyeon (cold noodles ? a must in summer!) and more!
If you cant stop to dine in the restaurant, not to worry.?They?provide dosiraks (Korean packed lunches) for takeouts as well.
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun ?10.30am to 10pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Price:?Mains cost around 8,000- 12,000 Won.
Address: 52, Usadan-ro 10 gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea 140-911
How to get there:?The restaurant is located just in front of the Seoul Central Masjid and a short walk away from EID restaurant.
3. BoA Guesthouse ? Halal Korean Dosirak
BoA travel house
Although its not an actual restaurant, but rather a guest house ? BoA travel house?has a?total of 8 different halal dosiraks (Korean packed lunch-boxes) on their main menu including a jajangmyeon (black bean sauce) dosirak! You can also try halal Korean rice cake (tteokpeokki) and fried chicken, which are on their side menu! If youre a fan of kdramas, you should know that Korean fried chicken tastes absolutely wonderful.?Check out their full menu here. Even though they sell dosiraks, which are often takeouts, youre allowed to dine there as well
How to order: Simply drop them a message on Facebook indicating the item and quantity, pick up time and your accommodation in Seoul.
Price: Won?7,000 per dosirak if youre a guest at the guesthouse. Won 8,000 for other guests. The prices for the sides vary.
Address:?15, Sinchon-ro 1-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea 120836
How to get there:
|1. Exit4 at Hongik Univ. Station.(Airport Railroad, line2)||2. Go straight towards K2 store|
|3. Cross at the crosswalk in front of LG Electronics Inc.||4. Keep walking around 30M for GS25 convenience store.|
|5. Turn left at Bizeun(??, rice-cake shop, The Premium Riceteria)||6. Then, youll see BoA travel house on your left|
Credits to BoA travel house
4. Dongmun (Nami Island)
Okay, so technically Nami island isnt IN Seoul but its one of the must-visit tourist attractions and theres a authentic halal Korean restaurant on the island too! Dong Mun is the fourth halal certified restaurant in Korea and they have?an?extensive menu selling all sorts of Asian dishes ranging from Vietnamese pho to (of course) halal Korean food!
Think a variety of bibimbab (Korean mixed rice), jajngmyeon (black bean paste noodles) and bulgogi!?Its the perfect place to rest and grab a bite after a long day of sightseeing around the gorgeous Nami Island.
Opening Hours:?10am to 7pm (weekdays and winter season), 10am to 8pm (weekends and non-winter seasons)
Price:?Most mains cost around 10,000- 12,000 Won
Address:?1 Namisum-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chun-cheon-si, Gang-won-do
5. Yang Good BBQ ? Yeoksam
If youve stared longingly at the locals enjoy their BBQ meal and wished you could try halal BBQ in Korea too, we?know how you feel. Boy are?we glad that we can have?authentic Korean BBQ at Yang Good!
Choose from?either unmarinated lamb to enjoy the tender lamb meat in its full glory, or opt for the marinated lamb to savour?juicy lamb rack coated with Korean sweet sauce! If theres still room in?your tummy, Yang Good also has lamb soup, deonjang-jjigae ???? (fermented soybean paste soup), mulnaengmyeon??? (cold noodles) and other Korean dishes. The perfect place to drop by for dinner after shopping at Gangnam or cafe-hopping at Garosugil!
*Alcohol is served here?as the restaurant serves many?locals too, but the ingredients and the lamb meat are?halal certified!
Opening Hours: 3pm ? 2am
Price: 1,000- 30,000 Won
Address: Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Nonhyeon-ro, 95 gil, 15.
Directions:?Yeoksam (Line 2). Do visit?yanggood01?for clearer directions to Yang Good BBQ
6. Namiok ? Gyeonggi-do (Near Nami Island)
If youre visiting Nami Island, you have to make a (side)trip to Namiok for halal Dakgalbi ??? (Korean spicy stir-fried chicken)! Just picture stir-fried chicken marinated with gochujang ??? (red pepper paste) along with sliced cabbage, tteokbokki ??? (Korean rice cakes) and rice served on a sizzling hot plate! Thats enough to make us want to fly to Korea this minute!
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 20:00
Price: 10,000- 18,000 Won
Address: ?786-2 Eupnae-ri, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Directions: 15 min drive from Nami Islands Ferry Dock.?We highly recommend taking a taxi there, do show the taxi driver the address in Korean!
7. Murree Muslim Food??????? ? Itaewon
Murree Muslim Food FB Page
Before restaurants such as EID and Makan Halal Korea popped up, Murree used to be our go to restaurant. Although theyre on the more expensive end, they do have one of the most extensive menus serving halal Korean food such as Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup), Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice), Bulgogi ?(Marinated Grilled Beef), Kimchi Jeon (Kimchi Pancake) and more! The best part? They provide a number of refillable banchan (sidedishes), which is as authentic as you can go in Korea.
?Murree Muslim Food FB Page
Our personal favourites are?the Bulgogi and Sundubu Jjigae (Spicy Soft Tofu Stew).
Opening Hours: 10.30am ? 11pm
Price:10,000- 30,000 Won
Address:?140-7 Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-858
Directions: Itaewon (Line 6) ? Exit 3.?Walk straight and turn right?at the Kebab store. Walk up the hill past Salam Bakery and make a left turn at the hills junction. Murree will be on your right next to a row of shop houses leading up to the Seoul Central Mosque. (Thank you,?kayoskookies.com for the directions!)
*Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market?(Not halal-certified)
If youre a seafood lover, you MUST visit Noryangjin Fish Market for the freshest seafood?? Korean style!?King crabs, lobsters, abalone, scallop, prawns, the weirdest species of shellfishes and more. If you can name it, they have it!
*The restaurants at this fish market are not halal-certified so please visit at your own discretion!
When you reach?the market, head straight to the first floor to select your dishes and dont forget to bargain! The stallholders are usually?willing to lower their prices if you purchase more items from them. Once youve made your choice, its time to make your way up to the second floor for them to be prepared in a restaurant. Youll have a choice of steamed, grilled or raw. Do note that there will be a preparation fee per item if you would like your seafood to be grilled or steamed.
Maeuntang (Spicy fish soup) ??Order this at the restaurant!
Jeonbok ?(Abalone) ? The best way to enjoy your abalone is to have it steamed!
Fishes, e.g. Yellowtail, Flounder ? Sashimi (Hoe, pronounced hway)
Garibi (Scallop) ? Grilled
Ge (Crab) ? Steamed
Opening Hours: General Fish Market ? 01:30 ? 22:00
Price: This depends on?the number of items you order. The?most expensive dish would probably be a king crab, which can cost around $105 (Won 85,000), excluding the cost of preparation but we promise you, its worth every won (so sweet and juicy).
Address: 688, Nodeul-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul
Directions:?Noryangjin (Line 1) ? Exit 1. Cross the overhead bridge?and youll find an?open carpark area. Head down the stairs and?brace yourselves for a birds eye view of the fish market. (If all else fails, follow the smell of seafood?:D)
We know its really hard to find halal food outside of Itaewon so weve prepared some phrases that you may find handy when ordering your food!
- Does this dish contain meat / ham? ? yi yorineun gogi/haem notgoisseoyo ?
- Please do not put meat / ham ? gogi/haem notjimaseyo
- Please remove meat / ham ? gogi/haem paejuseyo
- I dont eat meat ? naneun gogireul an meogeoyo
- I cant eat meat ? naneun gogireul mot meogeoyo.
- I can only eat vegetables and seafood ? naneun yachaewa haemulman meogeul suyiseoyo
- Im a vegetarian ? naneun yachaejaimnida