Where to Find Halal Food in the USA: Top 5 Muslim Friendly Restaurants

By Monalisha Mallick

  ●   22 May 18


Food Hospitality

Pizza, croissants, crème brûlée, Wiener schnitzel, pasta… Do we need to go on? Yes, it’s the United States of America (U.S.A).  When we hear the USA, our imagination is immediately followed by the “delicious food”.  USA is a foodie paradise with cuisines from around the world taking the centre stage as the global force meets and melts here. It is a must-visit destination if you are a foodie. Did you know the country has quite few number of restaurants that serve halal-friendly food too?

Let’s check out the top halal friendly restaurants in the USA that would ensure you have a hearty happy meal.

Sadaf Halal Restaurant

Sadaf Restaurant

One of the distinguished restaurants in the USA – Sadaf Hala Restaurant has been serving kebabs & halal-friendly Middle Eastern staples in an unpretentious atmosphere. Sadaf Hala Restaurant attracts a large, diverse crowd with its unmatched tasty halal cuisines.

Address: 1327 Rockville Pike suite k, Rockville, MD 20852, USA

Opening Hours: 11 AM – 9.30 PM

Phone: +1 301-424-4040

What to order: Be sure to order the mixed chicken and gyro over rice, and an extra helping of their world-famous delicious white sauce.



If you are carving for a fancy meal in the Big Apple, then look no further than Junoon, a Michelin-starred Indian restaurant that can cater for those who follow a halal diet. The restaurant also offers traditional dishes with a twist such as an eggplant chaat, ghost chili chicken tikka, and lamb boti kebab.

Address: 27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010, USA

Opening Hours: 12– 3 PM, 5:30– 10:30 PM

Phone: +1 212-490-2100

What to order: Chicken Tikka and lamb boti kebab

Antalia NYC


Antalia Restaurant

When you head to Antalia NYC, you’ll be treated to the most chic shish kebabs. With its cool, laidback design, along with several non-vegetarian items, you will also be rewarded with the healthier options such as sandwiches stuffed with garden-fresh salads, and sweet-potato fries.

Address: 17 W 45th St (between 5th Ave & 6th Ave), New York, NY 10036, United States

Opening Hours: 11 AM– 10 PM

Phone: +1 212-221-3333

What to order: Kebabs

Ariana’s Restaurant

Arianas Restaurant

It’s a mandatory stop for foodies. Renowned as one of the best restaurants in New York, Ariana’s Restaurant has revolutionized a range of menu choices reflecting many different palates. You’ll find American gastronomy that’s completely halal at Ariana’s Restaurant.

Address: 787 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

Opening Hours: 12– 10:30 PM

Phone: +44 20 8981 8266

What to order: Main courses such as fillet of dorade, and duck with figs and honey-roasted apples.

Halal Guys

Halal Guys

Here’s the thing: the food at Halal Guys is great. It’s amazing. The combo of red sauce and top-secret white sauce inspires awe, especially when draped over rice and surprisingly quality shreds of chicken and/or lamb.

Address: West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, United States

Opening Hours: 10 AM– 4 PM

Phone: +1 347-527-1505

What to order:   Try face full of lamb meat and soda.

Which restaurant are you heading for your next gastronomic halal sojourn in the USA?

Monalisha Mallick

Creative soul. Writer. Traveler. Monalisha is infinitely curious about the world. When not answering questions about her career choice (graduation in Engineering and profession in writing), she enjoys going out to experience new places, savor fresh cuisines, meet people (many time weird) and soak in the culture from different eras and places.

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