For many non-Muslims, the term 'Halal' foods may only mean one thing. No Pork. However, the meaning of the word ‘Halal’ encompasses more than just meat. Literally, it means permissible; in translation it is usually used as lawful. So the term Halal foods means any foods that are allowed to be eaten according to Islamic Sharia. In Macau, the number of Halal restaurants are increasing as the size of the Muslim community have increased to several folds. Many of them coming from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. The island city is also attracting more and more Muslim visitors. Here's a list of the best Halal restaurants in Macau.
Golden Peacock at The Venetian Macao
Among the most popular are the Michelin one-star restaurant Golden Peacock at the Venetian Macao. The Golden Peacock is a Halal certified restaurant and has been awarded a highly coveted star-rating by the illustrious Michelin Guide to Restaurants and Hotels in its Hong Kong & Macau 2014, 2015 & 2016 editions. Situated at the quieter end of the Hotel and decorated with extravagant furnishings , the setting is perfect for a pleasant evening meal or weekend brunch. The lunchtime buffet is one of the finest spreads in Macau.
Telephone: Tel: +853 8118 9696
Address: The Venetian Macao, The Venetian Macao Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca Casino Level1, Shop 1037, Macau
Business Hours: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Taste of India at the Fisherman's Wharf
Taste of India is situated in the Fisherman’s Wharf opposite the Sands Casino. Its cuisine has become a household name in Macau. Serving authentic Indian cuisine, the restaurant is the city's first halal certified restaurant and offers vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. Some of its most popular dishes include Portugese Seafood Stew, Portugese Vegetable Croquette, Portugese Piri-Piri Prawns, Chicken Tikka, Biryani, Macau style beef and Indian Bhuna Gosh.
Telephone: +853 2872 8413
Address: Shop 06-07 G/F, Lisbon I, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, S/N. Macau
Business Hours: Lunch - 12noon - 3pm, Dinner - 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Café Panorama, Grand Coloane Resort
This leading luxury resort is situated on the south-eastern tip of Coloane Island. It is the first hotel in Macau to have successfully obtained a Halal food certification. Open all day, one can enjoy a sumptuous Halal breakfast, lunch or dinner buffetor A la carte dishes with panoramic nature views at the elegant Café Panorama. The Café's sumptuous Lamb Rojan and Chicken Biryani are not to be missed!
Telephone: +(853) 8899 1020
Address: 1918 Estrada de Hac Sa, Coloane Macau
Business Hours: 7:00AM to 12:00AM
Aruna Indian Curry & Cafe House
Macau's first Indian restaurant opened its doors in 1983. Having been established for over 30 years, the restaurant's curry has also earned itself the reputation as Macau's "Indian Curry Queen". This café style eatery is centrally located and provides customers with a truly authentic North Indian food and scrumptious curry in a spacious and relaxing dinning atmosphere. The food here is also famous among vegetarians.
Telephone: + 853-28700898
Address: Avenida da Amizade 779B, Edificio Chong Yu, Macau
Business Hours: 11:00AM - 11:30PM