9 Halal Eateries In Sydney You Have To Try On Your Next Visit (Nearby Things To Do!)


Syahirah •  Jul 21, 2022

When you think of Sydney, picture-perfect beaches and sparkling harbours come to mind. ? But more than that, Sydney is a multicultural city with a local passion for good food, fresh produce and seafood all year round! Whether you’re starting your day with a vibrant breakfast bowl, a hearty meal made with fresh produce or fueling up with a delicious Middle Eastern meal, Sydney has something for every diner! ? We’ve rounded up 9 halal eateries across different price points you can’t miss out on in Sydney and New South Wales.

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1. Oh My Days

Oh My Days is a cute plant-based cafe and bakery serving Central-American-inspired vegan food. Perfect for brunch with friends, try their smashed avocado on toast (a favourite among Sydneysiders!), burgers, jackfruit nachos, burritos, and tacos! But of course, save some room for their vegan croissants, tarts and banana breads too. ?

#HHWT Tip: Oh My Days is within walking distance from the famous Saturday Glebe Markets. It’s become a tradition in the inner west of Sydney to spend your Saturday mornings browsing through the markets. ? So after grabbing some brunch or even some hot coffee, take a stroll around Sydney and shop for vintage clothes and handmade jewellery as souvenirs, and enjoy live music! 

Halal status: Muslim-friendly (menu is vegan)

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8AM-2.30PM; Sat-Sun; 8AM-3PM

Address: 99 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe 

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2. Two Chaps Cafe

Two Chaps Cafe is a creative and sustainable cafe and bakery that makes their bread and meals from scratch using local produce. Nestled in Marrickville (voted one of the coolest neighbourhoods on the planet!), Two Chaps Cafe has plenty of beautiful dishes and baked treats! 

Must-try dishes include poached eggs on sourdough and sticky apple toast! ? The menu changes with the seasons, so there’s plenty of variety from freshly-made pastas, hearty soups, colourful salads and memorable desserts.

#HHWT Tip: On Sunday mornings, shop for organic produce at Marrickville Organic Food Market, or shop for clothing and gifts at Marrickville Metro, built inside a heritage mill and get your tickets to live music and shows at The Factory Theatre.

Halal status: No meats are used in the kitchen, but alcohol is used for selected desserts (do ask the staff). Diners are allowed to bring their own wine and beer to the premises. 

Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 7:30AM 3PM | Sat-Sun: 8AM-3PM | NIGHTS (Fri & Sat); 6PM-8PM & 8PM-10PM

Address: 122 Chapel St. Marrickville 

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3. Cairo Takeaway

Across the road from the famous vintage store Route 66, you’ll find the bustling cafe, Cairo Takeaway. The food here is fresh, colourful and perfect for your Instagram feed! Fun fact: This cafe was inspired by the owner’s childhood in Egypt and the food markets as he remembers it! ?

Treat yourself to falafel pockets, koshari or shakshouka. And what meal is complete without dessert? End your meal with traditional desserts like kounaffa, a baked string pastry with vanilla custard, or laumet al aadi which consists of creamy and sugary honey balls.

Halal status: Halal ingredients are used but alcohol is served in the eatery. We advise you to dine at your own discretion. 

Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 12PM-10PM | Fri; 12PM-11PM | Sat; 11AM-11PM | Sun; 11AM-9PM

Address: 81 Enmore Rd, Newtown

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4. Rashays Harbourside

Rashays is a well-known restaurant in Sydney that offers halal burgers, pastas, pizzas, and other Western delights. The steak here is one of the must-try dishes! Take your pick from Wagyu Scotch Fillet or Sirloin and T-Bone, and savour it as it melts in your mouth! ? If steaks are not your cup of tea, then take delight in their beef burgers consisting of Angus beef, fried egg and cheddar cheese that will satisfy your meat cravings.

On top of their impressive menu, the restaurant is located near Darling Harbour, giving you a spectacular view of the city skyline! It’s also a 5-minute walk from Sydney CBD so you can explore that side of the city after having such a scrumptious meal.

#HHWT Tip: Have a little bit of time after dinner? Head on over to Darling Quarter and Darling Exchange for shopping, more food and even the Darling Quarter Playground!

Halal status: Halal ingredients are used but alcohol is served in the eatery. We advise you to dine at your own discretion. 

Address: Level 2, Harbourside Shopping Centre

Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sun; 8AM-11PM | Fri-Sat; 8AM-12PM

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5. Time For Thai

With several locations in New South Wales, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious hearty Thai cuisines at Time For Thai! ? This cozy restaurant has everything you could ever dream to try when it comes to authentic Thai dishes. From the classic Tom Yum, and Crispy Prawn Salad to Ox Tail and Glass Noodle Soup. 

Order a few of your favourites and arrange them for the perfect photo! And if you have a really adventurous palate, go for Time For Thai’s favourites, Salt & Pepper Soft Shell Crab that’s made of deep friend soft shell crab season with salt, pepper garlic and chilli.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: Various locations

Opening hours: Check out their website for the various opening hours

Contact: Kingsford - (02) 9662 3126 | Newton - (02) 8054 7795 | Haymarket - (02) 8668 4676

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6. Zahli 

Immerse yourself in creativity and culture in Surry Hills, home to one of Australia’s most beloved urban theatres – the Belvoir Theatre! ? Surry Hills is an interesting precinct for a day trip and while you’re strolling the streets of classic Sydney terrace houses, fuel up at Zahli, a restaurant with a modern take on Middle Eastern food. 

Begin your meal with hot and cold mezzas like fried kibbeh, fried meatballs with ground lamb meat and crushed wheat; and makanek (pan fried lebanese sausages). Choose from their selection of meat or seafood for the mains and finish with sweet treats - mhalabiye (infused milk pudding and baklava)!

Halal status: All meats and ingredients are sourced from halal suppliers, but do note that alcohol is served on the premises. 

Address: 529 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 

Opening hours: Mon; Closed | Tue-Wed & Sun; 12PM-9PM | Fri-Sat; 12PM-9PM

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7. Burgers on Broadway

While the store may look quaint and humble, Burgers on Broadway means business when it comes to their burgers. ? Boasting huge burgers that are almost impossible to hold in one hand, you probably won’t be able to resist snapping a couple of IG-worthy shots before the food gets cold! Sink your teeth into chunky but crispy chicken burgers or juicy and thick beef cheeseburgers at this halal-certified eatery.

You can also get their delicious and super flavourful chicken wings in three different flavours - BBQ, broadway and chilli bbq. And as with all burger meals, you can’t forget the fries! ? Burgers on Broadway has thick-cut fries and potato wedges as options. But if you can’t decide, why not get both and share?

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 50 Amy Street Regents Park NSW  

Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 11AM-9PM | Sun; 12PM-9PM


8. Al Aseel 

Near Alexandria’s local markets, you’ll find Al Aseel serving hearty Lebanese food.  ? Ideal for a delicious family feast or gathering with friends, start with a dip platter and falafel before making your way to grill and main courses like shish tawook, lamb shank, lemon and garlic chicken. 

Al Aseel is also within walking distance from the expansive Sydney Park, where you can watch local skaters at the skatepark, and enjoy city vistas, landscaped gardens and rolling hills, all in the heart of the city!

#HHWT Tip: Located only a few minutes walk away from Al Aseel, you can enjoy hot coffee and freshly baked goods at The Grounds of Alexandria, a sprawling cafe, restaurant, coffee roastery and bakery, market and farm all in one. While you’re here, don’t forget to snap a couple of photos too! ?

Halal status: All meats and ingredients are sourced from halal suppliers, but do note that alcohol is served on the premises. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion. 

Opening hours: Mon-Wed & Sun; 11AM-9:30PM | Thu; 11AM-10:30PM | Fri-Sat; 11AM-10:30PM

Address: 42a/110-116 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW 

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9. Sir Braxton Chocolate Bar

Sir Braxton Chocolate Bar is a chocoholic’s dream, and there’s no better place to take some colourful Insta snaps before heading to Sydney International Airport! ? Just seven minutes away from the airport, try their classic omelette and Braxtons Big Breaky before ending your meal with the star of the show - their desserts! Satisfy your sweet tooth with their signature Sir Braxton waffles or cookies and cream crepes. Maybe go a little wild and try their most popular Banana Butterscotch with Belgian chocolate, vanilla bean ice cream, and house-made butterscotch sauce. ?

Can’t decide which dessert to get? Sir Braxton Chocolate Bar is home to a one-of-a-kind roulette food wheel that comes complete with waffles, brownies, and crepes you’ll get to try them all! 

Halal status: All meats and ingredients are sourced from halal suppliers

Address: Shop 2, 13-19 Bryant street Rockdale, NSW

Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sun; 7AM-10PM | Fri; 7AM-11PM | Sat; 8AM-11PM

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Sydney is a multicultural city and a wonderful Muslim-friendly destination with delectable food, stunning nature and exhilarating activities all year round. You should definitely make some room in your itinerary for these Instagrammable halal-friendly eateries on your next trip! ?

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