Top 10 Muslim Friendly places to eat in Seoul

Written by: Jennifer Mathieu

Finding Halal food in Seoul is difficult when you do not know where to go or how to find them. In this list, you will be able to find halal only restaurants and muslim friendly places. So here are they are and we hope that you will like them as much as I did!

1. Tteokboki 떡볶이
Make your own Tteokbokki at Dookki Tteokbokki Ewha Womans Univ. Branch
Location: 2nd floor 89 Ewhadae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (서울 서대문구 이화여대길 89 2층)
Opening Hours : Everyday from 11 am to 8:30 pm

Tteokbokki (떡볶이), or simmered rice cake, is a popular Korean food made from small-sized garae-tteok (long, white, cylinder-shaped rice cakes). Eomuk (fish cakes), boiled eggs, and scallions are some common ingredients paired with tteokbokki in dishes. It can be seasoned with either spicy gochujang (chili paste) or non-spicy ganjang (soy sauce)-based sauce.

2. Japchae 잡채
Gwangjang Market 광장시장
Location : 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울 종로구 창경궁로 88)
Opening hours : Everyday from 9 am to 11 pm
Japchae (잡채) is a savory and slightly sweet dish of stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables that is popular in Korean cuisine. Japchae is typically prepared with dangmyeon (당면), a type of cellophane noodles made from sweet potato starch; usually the noodles are mixed with assorted vegetables, meat, and mushrooms, and seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil. However at the Gwangjang Market, you can find Japchae without meat!

3. Omuk-tang 어묵탕
Local Restaurant 로컬식당
Location: 1st floor 33 Ewhadae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (서울 서대문구 이화여대1길 33 1층)
Opening Hours: Everyday from 11 am to 10 pm (break time: 3pm till 5:30 pm)

Omuk-tang is a traditional dish that is usually loved by students during winter. It is made with fish cakes and vegetable simmered in a broth. The broth can be either spicy or not.

4. Haemultang 해물탕
Manna Braised Spicy Monkfish Spicy Seafood Soup 맛나아구찜해물탕
Location: Sinchon Roommate Town 5, 109 Sinchon-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (서울 서대문구 신촌로 109 신촌르메이에르타운5)
Opening Hours: Everyday 24/7
Cold winter days call for warm comforting soups or stews. This seafood hot pot is a family favorite. It’s hearty, spicy, packed with savory and briny flavors, bubbling hot, and visually appealing!

5. Chicken
Yell-o Chiken
Location: 14, 10 gil, Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울 용산구 우사단로10길 14)
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The first Halal Korean fried chicken in Korea! You can choose between crispy fried, sweet & spicy, honey-butter or spicy-hot chicken. They also have chicken nuggets, popcorns and more. Come and check it out!

6. Chicken Galbi
Yoogane Chicken Galbi Myeongdong No. 2 Branch 유가네 닭갈비 명동2호점
Location: 3rd floor 8 2, 4 gil, Myeongddong, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울 중구 명동4길 8 2,3층)
Opening Hours: Everyday from 10 am to 1 am

Dak-galbi (닭갈비), or spicy stir-fried chicken, is a popular Korean dish made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a gochujang-based sauce with sweet potatoes, cabbage, perilla leaves, scallions, tteok (rice cake), and other ingredients. In Korean, galbi means rib, and usually refers to braised or grilled short ribs. Dak-galbi is not made with chicken ribs, however, its name is rather a nickname the post-War dish gained. What makes this restaurant famous is the way they put cheese around the pot or in the middle of the dish.

7. Seafood
Busan Jib 부산집
Halal Korean Foods, Prayer room for muslim / mushola, Free Wi-fi.
Location: 11-4 Myeongdong 8-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 명동2가 명동8길 11-4)
Open Hours: Everyday from 12pm to 10pm

Not halal-certified, but uses only halal-certified meat and ingredients. Alcohol is sold separately in the establishment but is not used in food preparation. There is a prayer room on the premises but do bring your own prayer garments.

8. Soft Tofu and Braised Kimchi
Masinneun Soft Tofu & Braised kimchi 맛있는순두부&김치찜
Location: 36 Myeongmul-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (서울 서대문구 명물길 36)
Opening Hours: Everyday 10 am to 10 pm

This restaurant has a few dishes without meat in it, they also have spicy fried octopus. They serve a lot of side dishes that you can refill at any time!

9. Lamb meat
Tteutbakke Lamb Skewers 뜻밖에양꼬치
Location: 115 Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울 마포구 어울마당로 115)
Opening Hours: Everyday 11 am to 4:30 pm
This restaurant is known for their skewers. The lamb meat is halal certified but not the chicken. On the menu, there is also shrimp fried rice and dumplings.

10. Halal Korean Food
Ideu 이드
Location: 67, 10 gil, Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울 용산구 우사단로10길 67)
Opening Hours: Everyday from 12 pm to 9 pm
First certified halal korean restaurant that opened in Itaewon area. It opened on October 2014. The owner is a young Korean muslim named Saad. He manages this restaurant with his parents and commits to provide halal and tasty handmade Korean food to their customers.

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