Finding a place to eat here that’s hip, Instagram-worthy and that also serves top quality food is super easy. Finding one that’s also halal? Not so much… or so you might think.

Whether you’re Muslim or often dine with Muslim friends, here are five hip halal restaurants to break fast at in Singapore.

Blue Jasmine

This chic restaurant takes you on a journey around Thailand, through a halal menu filled with authentic Thai dishes inspired by the country’s bustling street food culture. Offering both indoor and al fresco seating, the restaurant’s interior draws inspiration from across the region, featuring a striking combination of exposed red bricks, dark wood furniture and Peranakan tiles.

 

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Blue Jasmine offers a special Grill & Roast Night Buffet for $58++ per person till May 26, with a Live Station that features an assortment of meats such as beef, lamb chops, chicken satay and chicken thigh. End the meal on a sweet note with a yummy cup of Coconut Pudding with Berry Compote.

 

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Blue Jasmine is at Level 5, Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road.

The Halia

Break your fast at this gorgeous restaurant at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Get a table at the al fresco area to fully enjoy the surrounding tropical greenery, or marvel at the stunning views through the full-height glass windows from the dining room. Bring your friends and family here during Ramadan to enjoy the indulgent communal feast menu featuring a selection of 12 dishes that showcase the restaurant’s modern European cuisine with Asian influences.

 

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Try Spiced Wagyu Beef (with hummus, pomegranate and puffed rice), Paperbag Oven-baked Halibut Fillet (with soy and ginger broth, sesame Japanese rice and truffle aioli), Blue Fin Tuna Tartare (with Thai basil and ponzu jelly), and Sticky Toffee Pudding (with dates, butterscotch sauce and sea salt). The menu is meant to be shared amongst four to six persons, for $240++ per feast and is available daily for dinner till June 4.

 

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The Halia is at 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens (enter via Tyersall Avenue).

Fika Swedish Café and Bistro

This halal-certified spot near Haji Lane offers authentic Swedish cuisine, from the popular meatballs to the lesser-known Raksmorgas (shrimp and egg sandwich) and Pytt I Panna (sautéed diced beef, potatoes and onion with egg and pickled red beets).

 

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The sunbathed interior has a calm and cosy Scandinavian vibe, with a second floor space that’s great for big groups. And if you’re celebrating a special occasion that calls for cake, do note that while you can’t bring in your own cake (likely because of the halal requirement), Fika’s sister bakery, Konditori, does pretty delicious cakes and desserts. You’ll just have to order with the restaurant in advance.

 

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Fika Swedish Café and Bistro is at 257 Beach Road.

Tipo Pasta Bar

Also near Haji Lane, this new Italian restaurant takes its pasta so seriously, that it makes its own strands of pappardelle and linguine on the daily (the fresh strands are on display near the entrance and make for super IG-worthy snaps, btw!).

 

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When you’re seated, the waiter will bring out a tray with all the pastas on offer and a menu where you’ll get to build your very own pasta dish. If you’re the indecisive sort, go for the fixed items like the Carbonara Al Funghi, a classic dish of pasta, alfredo sauce, sliced mushrooms and a sous vide egg.

 

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Tipo Pasta Bar is at 785 North Bridge Rd.

Wanderlost Lounge

A stone’s throw away from Tanjong Pagar MRT, Wanderlost Lounge is a bar that specialises in bespoke mocktails. Perched atop an unassuming building, it boasts an IG-worthy interior decked with lush plants, velvet sofas and a pink neon sign (i.e., the perfect backdrop for your selfies).

 

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On top of the yummy cocktails, Wanderlost Lounge offers a special Ramadan set, $27++, where you can pick from a selection of soups, mains, desserts and drinks. For the main course, we recommend the Tapas Plus, a combo of chicken chop, beef striploin and Bangers & Mash.

 

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Wanderlost Lounge is at 15 Enggor Street. 

Text: Syafii Ghazali, Balvinder Sandhu, Therese Tay.