Thanks to the cultural melting pot that is Sydney's culinary scene, you can sample halal food at some of the cities top eateries. We’ve done the hard yards to bring you our pick of the best halal spots in the city.
Please note that not all of the venues listed are 100% halal and some may serve alcohol. If you’re in doubt, give the restaurant a buzz before heading there.
Middle Eastern cuisine is all the rave these days and Zahli is the place to fulfil your halal fantasies.
Known as one of the the best modern Middle Eastern dining experiences in Sydney, there are some serious halal delights to be had. Peruse the menu of dishes with a rich history of Lebanese cooking in a plush yet unpretentious setting.
Zahli caters to large and small groups with set banquets and delicious treats from the main menu. Silence will descend as you try one of their famous dips.
It’s all about traditional Indian Malay street food at Mamak, with top-notch service. In what has become the halal foodie favourites, the go-to dishes are nasi goreng (how could it not be), the kick ass satay sticks and an array of curries with great depths of flavour sure to satisfy.
After a hearty main, leave some space in your tummy for an exotic dessert called Cendol, starch noodles made from panadan leaves and served with syrup, coconut milk and shaved ice.
If you’re looking for an authentic Malaysian dining experience, you can’t go past PappaRich. Serving hawker style food, PappaRich gives peace of mind by being 100% halal certified.
The casual atmosphere is a perfect companion to the sweet, sour and flavourful food on offer. Sample the nasi lemak, nasi biryani and char kuay teow for some of the signature flavours of Pappa. But don’t expect to have a three hour sit down at a quiet venue, this is more an ode to the buzzing street markets of Malaysia, with lots of happy chatter and plates moving swiftly to and from tables. Just don’t try to haggle.
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4. Delhi O Delhi
For a halal dining experience which combines a wide range of classic Indian dishes with bold, intense flavours and an emphasis on presentation, Delhi O Delhi is the place to be.
Somewhat of an institution for Indian dining in Sydney, Delihi O Delhi has been awarded a chefs hat and for good reason. Sydneysiders flock for a taste of the refined flavours inspired by the North, Central and South of India, in a lovely setting.
All lamb and chicken (free range) is halal, and the vegetarian options are tantalizing. Dates and apricot kofte with kaffir lime sauce and almonds? We could eat these for days.
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5. Neptune Palace
Down in Circular Quay and close to the Sydney Opera House, Neptune's Palace is perfect for a pre theatre dinner with a menu so extensive it’ll make you dizzy.
Fancy an Asian banquet? Perhaps something from the Malaysian menu or a halal cut of meat? Whatever tickles your fancy, they’ve got it.
These guys have also been nailing halal seafood dishes for years, including a soft shell crab dish people have been raving about.