Halal food refers to foods that are allowed to be consumed according to the teachings of Islam. In Korea, restaurants offering Halal meat have a crescent moon mark, an international certification recognized in the Muslim world.
Because numerous Korean dishes contain pork and some Halal restaurants are less well known, there are times when Muslim students experience difficulties .
Thankfully, there is a growing interest in strictly certified Halal food particularly among millennials and generation Z who either look for something new or focus on health and values in addition to Muslim students in Korea.
Since many Halal restaurants have a team of Muslim employees, foreigners who cannot speak Korean can easily order food. In Korea, a country that takes taste seriously , there has been a dramatic increase in the number of Halal restaurants attracting a broader range of customers and stimulating the taste buds of people from across the world.
Gourmet Lamb, the Gourmet’s Choice Bringing Lamb and Halal Together
Gourmet Lamb is a perfect place to enjoy high-quality lamb chops because it only offers 100% chilled meat directly delivered by airplane. All lamb that has been slaughtered was under one year old, and in accordance with the certified methods of Halal animal slaughter. A server will cook the lamb on the grill for you from beginning to end from across the bar, making sure the meat is not burnt. The restaurant has a top-notch interior design where you can enjoy the grilled lamb to the fullest.
2F, Songyeong Building, 15, Samseong-ro 96-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Operating Hours : Monday-Sunday 11:30-22:00 Break Time 14:30-17:30
Kervan, an Embodiment of Turkish Culture
Inside Kervan you will experience an exotic interior design that will make you feel as if you were in Turkey. It is a perfect place to enjoy Halal food with unique, exotic vibes as half the customers are foreigners. There is an Express Order & Pick Up section where you can get kebabs and other simple dishes for takeaway. The most popular menu is Kervan Special (KRW 98,000), a meal for two consisting of hummus, kaymak, pide, butter chicken curry, and garlic lavash bread.
H105, B1, 524, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
The Halal Guys, the Halal Food Powerhouse
The Halal Guys has an impressive interior design that will remind you of streets in New York City. It has an eye-catching contrasts of yellow and red, the two shades symbolizing the City, giving off unique, exotic vibes. The restaurant’s signature menu is chicken although you can include any type of meat such as beef and lamb in your platter that comes as a combo.
The Halal Guys. 2F, 187, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul