Sydney has the largest Muslim population in Australia so it’s not surprising that there are halal restaurants aplenty. The huge variety of halal cuisine reflects Sydney’s multicultural heritage – from Indian to modern Chinese food, traditional Lebanese, Turkish and Padang – all can be found scattered throughout the Harbour City.
Come on a tour of some of Sydney’s best best halal restaurants to suit every budget.
Level 1, Pitt Street entrance, Corner of Pitt and Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
Opening hours: 12:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 22:30
Neptune Palace has been delighting its patrons with Chinese food for over 20 years. This downtown restaurant has also won awards for the best Asian restaurant in Sydney. Offering a diverse menu select from seafood, beef, to large portions of vegan food. Signature dishes include chilli mud crab, salt & pepper king prawns, wasabi beef, chicken and whole curry fish.
79 Elliott Street, Balmain, Sydney
Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 18.00 – 24.00, Friday – Saturday 12.00 – 24.00, Sunday 9.00 – 23.00
Efendy is a grand representation of Turkish cuisine. Each chef hails from a different region in Turkey so that all flavours of the country are well and truly represented. The restaurant’s founder, Chef Sivrioglu, delivers his passion for Turkish food and culture in an authentic and delicious manner.
Efendy’s breakfast menu was awarded Best Breakfast in Sydney in 2014, and for just AUD32 (adults) and AUD15 for children, you can select from over 30 types of Turkish breakfast dishes. Possibly one of the most diverse breakfast menus you’ll come across anywhere in the world.
183 Waterloo Rd, Greenacre 2190
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm
Within Sydney’s vibrant Middle Eastern community, Al Aseel opened in 2009 and shortly after was awarded ‘Favourite Global Gem’ by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. In addition to their location in Greenacre, you can also find Al Aseel in four other locations, making it the most popular Lebanese dining label in the city.
Yummy Charcoal Chicken
Shop 5A, 13 Mount Street, Blacktown, Sydney
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 4pm
In the city’s western suburbs, Yummy Charcoal Chicken is exactly that. The secret lies in its homemade garlic sauce, and the restaurant also offers kebabs and a variety of salads, perfect for a takeaway meal in the park by Sydney’s beautiful harbour.
Level 2, Harborside Shopping Center, 2-10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbor, Sydney
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 12.00 – 14.30 and 18.00 – 21.30, Friday – Saturday 12.00 – 14.30 and 18.00 – 22.00
Sydney’s beautiful Darling Harbour is the perfect backdrop to Zaaffran. Deliciously fresh Australian seafood, meat and vegetables especially to suit vegetarians, vegans and Muslims alike. While halal certified, it also has been awarded one of the city’s best Indian restaurants.
Warung Ny Soedarto
12D Restwell Street, Bankstown, Sydney
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm
If you love Indonesian food, Waroeng Ny. Soedarto will make you smile. The menu is as authentic as its owner, a native Indonesian. Indulge in chicken penyet, beef meatballs, soto betawi and rice uduk, along with gorengannya in Sydney.
Shop 2, 1-5 Bourke Street, Mascot, Sydney
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10.00-22.00, Saturday – Sunday 11.30 – 22.00
Get your fill of delicious Thai food from spicy seafood soup, steamed chicken or shrimp dumplings from a range of well priced package menus ranging from AUD8.50-AUD10.50.
The Sultan’s Table
179 Enmore Road, Enmore, Sydney
Opening hours: Sunday – Monday 11am – 11pm, Tuesday 11am – 11pm and 4pm – 1am, Wednesday – Thursday 11am – 1am, Fri – Sat 11am – 2am
Established in December 2004, this restaurant serves authentic Turkish dishes through traditional heritage recipes. Since opening The Sultan’s Table has retained its reputation for quality and taste – don’t miss their chicken shish kebabs.
7 Towns Place, Walsh Bay, The Rocks, Sydney The Rocks
Opening hours: Tuesday – Wednesday 17.00 – 23.00, Thursday – Saturday 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm, Friday – Sunday 11.30 – 15.00, Sunday 17.00 – 22.00
According to the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide, El Phoenician has set new standards for Mediterranean food standards not only in Sydney, but the entire country. Famed for its contemporary Lebanese menu, the restaurant is also situated in one of Sydney’s most beautiful harbourside spots – The Rocks.