Last updated June 2023
Cape Town is increasingly catering for Muslim diners, with a variety of halal certified eateries available in the city. There are also restaurants which are halal-friendly. This means that the food on the menu is halal, but the restaurant still serves alcohol.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best halal-certified and halal-friendly eateries in Cape Town for your dining pleasure.
The Butcher’s Wife
Looking for the best authentic steak in Cape Town? The Butcher’s Wife is a steakhouse like no other. Besides steak, they also have wood-fired pizzas, flame-grilled poultry and heavenly pastas on the menu.
Authentic Turkish food can be found in the Mother City! Saray restaurant will transport you to Turkey with mouth-watering classics to enjoy.
Sabria’s Restaurant, part of the Cosy Corner label, is a family-friendly restaurant for those who want to sit down and enjoy well-presented meals such as steaks, curries, seafood, pasta, salads, and delicious desserts.
Wembley Roadhouse is a no-frills take-out joint with a wide range of burgers, grills and Indian street food. The company also has a confectioner’s shop and a butchery right next door.
Eastern Food Bazaar
This canteen-style takeaway joint features a long row of traders selling everything from shawarmas and kebabs to breyanis and more. It’s affordable, quick, and extremely tasty.
Delicious gatsbys, pies, chips rolls, samoosas, and half-moons make Mariam’s Kitchen a must-visit.
By Concept Café
From Mexican and pizza to Asian and healthy, By Concept Cafe has something for everyone.
Andalousse Moroccan Cuisine
This restaurant has some of the best Moroccan food in town. On arrival, the hosts serve mint tea and Moroccan biscuits. The tagines, kebabs, stews, and shawarmas are fantastic, and there are lovely desserts too.
The Taj Mahal claims to make the best Indian food in town. Their Rogan Josh and Naan comes highly recommended, and they do seafood as well.
This Rondebosch East-based restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and vegetarian fare. They also offer catering services and can be booked for events.
Syriana in Sea Point is a must if you love Middle Eastern food. They offer a wide range of mouth-watering dishes that will keep you going back for more.
Tashreeqa’s does excellent coffee and baked goods, as well as a fusion of local and international cuisine on one menu. Make sure you try some of the delicious cakes on offer.
Another Cape Town favourite! Bibi’s serves a range of meat, seafood, curries and much more! Bibi’s is famous for their homemade pastries and Prawn Chaat. Their butter chicken is also some of the best in town.
Situated in the Bo-Kaap, the historic neighbourhood where Islam in the Cape all began, this vibrant restaurant is renowned for serving the best Cape Malay food. Their masala steak sandwiches are amazing, as is their phenomenal view of the city.
For one of the best butter chicken dishes this side of the equator and other mouth-watering treats, visit Biesmiellah in the Bo-Kaap.
Atlantic Express Restaurant
This unique restaurant was carefully restored and designed along the theme of a dining coach. Go for good breakfasts, light lunches and some main meals.
Bin Rashied is one of the best pizza joints in town, and they also do burgers and grills. They often have great specials, and there are a number of branches around Cape Town.
District Café is the place to go for burgers, salads, grills, breakfasts, and sandwiches. The food is fresh and tasty, and it’s located in the bustling hub of Woodstock.
Looking for grilled steaks and other fancy delights? The Avenue offers juicy steaks, seafood, grilled halloumi, jalapeno poppers and a host of other steakhouse favourites.
Looking for intimate indoor fine dining? NV-80 has you covered with sumptuous meals, beautiful décor and quality service.
Well-known as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out alongside superb dinner courses. Pigalle offers customers classic dishes with a subtle Portuguese flair.
Mesopotamia offers diners traditional authentic Kurdish cuisine, as well as the best Shisha in town. Choose between mezes, pide (Kurdish pizzas) and more.
Go on an African food journey! Gold Restaurant offers diners authentic African food from across the continent, including a 14-dish taste-safari paired with entertainment.
One of Cape Town’s finest dining experiences. Utopia offers diners a number of menus to choose from in order to meet their tastes and budgets. The restaurant also has a smart casual dress code.
The Yard is an eating experience with multi-faceted elements. A fusion of cultural tastes from India to Africa.
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