A guide to halal food in Sydney

Sydney has the largest Muslim population in Australia so it’s not surprising that there are a wide range of halal restaurants. The huge variety of halal cuisine reflects Sydney’s multicultural heritage – from Indian to modern Chinese food, traditional Lebanese, Turkish and Padang – all can be found scattered throughout the Harbour City.

1. Ogalo

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Let’s face it, Muslim travellers, you just want halal fast food when you travel! Ogalo makes for great budget-friendly meals when you’re trying to stretch your dollars. Specialising in Portuguese-styled BBQ chicken, burgers and wraps, this burger joint opens till late. Fish and vegetarian options are available too! You’ll be glad to know that Ogalo City Sydney is halal-certified.

Address: b/127 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Opening hours: Mon – Wed: 10.30am – 11pm , Thurs: 10.30am – 2am, Fri: 10.30am – 5am, Sat: 10am – 5am, Sun: 11am – 11pm 

2. Zaaffran

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Zaaffran is on the pricier side, but being one of the top halal restaurants in the city, it is worth every dollar! This family-friendly restaurant serves delicious Indian favourites such as naan, tandoori and kebabs. For Muslim foodies who are more adventurous, you can try the Goa-inspired dishes like the Tingmo Balchao Burger. Finish your meal with the classic Gulab Jamun!

Address: Level 2, Harbourside Shopping Centre, 2-10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm – 2:30pm & 6pm – 9:30 pm

3. Sydney Fish Market

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Welcome to Australia’s home of seafood! Established in 1966, the Sydney Fish Market is where seafood lovers flock to for the freshest prawns, lobsters, oysters, scallops, sea urchins and a variety of others. You can order and have them cooked on the spot – deep-fried, grilled or sashimi style. Do remember to check with the shop owners if any alcohol is used and dine at your own discretion.

Address: Pyrmont Bridge Rd &, Bank St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia
Opening hours: Daily, 7am – 4pm 

4. Mamak

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Who can resist Indian Malay street food? With quick, friendly service and mouth-watering food, Mamak is a great joint for Muslim travellers to hit up. Tuck into their authentic satay, mee goreng mamak and fluffy Roti Canai while you watch the roti-maker expert flip it into the air. Of course, it won’t be complete without a cup of pulled teh tarik!

Address: 15 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm, Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 2am, Sat: 11.30am – 2am, Sun: 11.30am – 10pm

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