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Halal Trip in Korea | Creatrip Locals' Guide

Total guide of halal food, mosques, and prayer rooms!

Namdong Park.
3 years ago

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelers

There are around 200,000 Muslims staying in Korea, but Muslim culture is still unfamiliar to locals. There is only one mosque in Seoul (Seoul Central Mosque),  prayer rooms are rarely found, and most of all it is almost impossible to find legitimate halal food around. 

For Muslim friends who are planning a visit to Korea, we have gathered every information about local Muslim culture and halal foods. Let's check them out.



Halal Food


Best way to keep haram food away is to buy the ingredients, and serve yourself a halal meal. Search "halal" on Gmarket and you can find ingredients from Halal certified companies like Mehranfoods and Yes!Halal. There could be fake halal foods so choose from brand names that you can trust. 

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelers

You can get reasonably priced halal ingredients delivered to you! 

However, you can't always take your own food when you are traveling. Also, you would want to try new local foods. Pork and its products are really prominent in Korea. Below are the four types of food which are Muslim friendly. Learn what each of them mean and try to pick places that suits your need. 


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If you want real halal food try to visit 'Halal Certified', and at least 'Self Certified' restaurants. If you can't find those restaurants near you, you will find least haram foods at 'Muslim Friendly' and 'Pork-free' restaurants which are easier to find. 

Here is a list of restaurants that provides best options for Muslim travelers. 



Halal Certified

Here, we have listed restaurants certified by the Korean Muslim Federation. There could be other restaurants who claim themselves halal, but we cannot assure you that they serve authentic halal food. 


1. EID

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelers

Style : Korean style halal food

Address : 서울특별시 용산구 한남동 우사단로10길 67
Hours : Tue~Sun 11:30 - 21:30


2. Makan

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : visitseoul.net

Style : Korean style halal food

Address : 서울 용산구 우사단로10길 52
Hours : 10:30-22:00


3. Kampungku

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : Kampungku Facebook

Style : Malaysian food, Korean style chicken, pizza

Address : 서울특별시 중구 명동 퇴계로 20길 25
Hours : 11:00-22:00
Note : Kampungku has separate prayer room you can use.


4. Kervan

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : Kervan official website

Style : Turkish cuisine

COEX Mall Branch
Address : 서울특별시 강남구 영동대로 513 코엑스몰 지하1층 H105
Hours : 11:00-22:00
Note : English, Turkish, Russian, Uzbek, Korean staff available

Itaewon Branch
Address : 서울특별시 용산구 이태원로 192(이태원동)
Hours : 24 hours
Note : English, Turkish, Russian, Uzbek, Korean staff available

Kervan Express Gangnam (Delivery)
Address : 서울특별시 강남구 테헤란로 152 강남파이낸스센터 B1층 G호
Hours : 11:00 21:20
Contact : 1661 - 8482 (English available)


5. Mr. Kebab

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource: Mr. Kebab official website

Style : Turkish cuisine

Mr. Kebab-1
Address : 서울시 용산구 이태원동 127-2 1층
Hours : 24 hours

Mr. Kebab-2
Address : 서울특별시 용산구 이태원1동 우사단로 42
Hours : 24 hours


6. Star Catering

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : Star Catering official website

Style : Halal Bibimbap &  Dosirak

Address : 서울 특별시 마포구 백범로 31길 21 (delivery only)
Hours : Mon~Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Contact : 02-2115-2777



Self Certified


1. Yang Good

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : yanggood instagram

Style : Lamb BBQ

Address : 서울특별시 강남구 역삼동 논현로 95길 15
Hours : Mon~Fri 16:00-23:00
Note : Offer halal lamb from Australia / serves alcohol.


2. Nasi Lemak D'Seoul

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : nasilemak_dseoul instagram

Style : Malaysian food

Address : 서울특별시 중구 충무로2가 61-9
Hours : Tue~Sun 11:00-21:00


3. Hajj

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : Hajj Official Website

Style : Korean style halal food

Address : 서울 용산구 우사단로 10길 39 중앙 이슬람사원 상가 1층
Hours : 10:00-02:00
Note : Runs a guesthouse right next to it.


4. Hibiscus

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : Hibiscus Facebook

Style : Halal food buffet

Address : 서울특별시 중구 의주로1가 바비엥스위트-1 2F
Hours : 월-금 07:00-21:00, 토 07:30-21:00, 일 07:30-10:00
Note :  Offers catering service as well.


5. Halalfoodkorea (집밥김선생)

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : Halalfoodkorea official blog

Style : Korean style halal food 

Address : 서울 용산구 녹사평대로 46길 28
Hours : Mon~Sat 11:00-20:00
Note : Offers halal vegetarian food as well.


6. Halal Kitchen

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : Halal Kitchen official website

Style : Korean style halal food

Address : 서울특별시 종로구 삼청동 삼청로 86-4
Hours : Sun~Mon 12:00-20:00
Note : Delivery and takeout service available.


7. PB+ (Pizza & Burger)

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : PB+ Facebook

Style : Fast food

Address : 서울특별시 용산구 이태원동 18-27
Hours : 12:00-23:45
Note :  Outdoor dining place available.


8. Halal Guys

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : Halal Guys Korea Facebook

Style : American style halal food

Address : 서울특별시 용산구 이태원1동 이태원로 187
Hours : Sun-Thur 11:00-22:00 / Fri-Sat 11:00-16:00
Note : Vegetarian food available.


Muslim Friendly


1. Petra

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelers
Style : Mediterranean cuisine

Address : 서울특별시 용산구 이태원2동 녹사평대로 40길 33
Hours : 11:00-22:00


2. Chunja Daegutang

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersSource : Chunja Daegutang Facebook

Style : Korean fish stew

Address : 서울시 마포구 서교동 375-5
Hours : Mon~Fri 11:30-10:00


3. Tofu 151

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelers
Style : Korean BBQ, spicy tofu stew

Address : 서울특별시 서대문구 대현동 이화여대길 67 2층
Hours : 09:30-22:00
Note : There is pork dish on the menu. Double check before you order.


Pork-free



Chicken and seafood restaurants are generally pork-free. However there is no guarantee they will use ingredients that are prepared the halal way. Try to visit Halal Certified Restaurants, or Muslim friendly restaurants at least. If you are not sure whether the restaurant you are about to visit is halal or not, leave a comment and we will look it up for you! 



Mosques in Korea


Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelers Seoul Central Masjid (Source : visitseoul.net)

Muslims are still rare to find in Korea, and there are small numbers of mosques and prayer rooms in Korea. Seoul Central Masjid is located in the center of Seoul, and there are branches of it located in major cities of thedistrict. For salat or jumu'ah check this list out to find a mosque nearest to you.


Seoul Central Mosque
Address : 서울시 용산구 우사단로 10길 39
Contact : 02-794-7307

Busan Members
Address : 부산시 금정구 금단로 113-13
Contact : 051-518-9991

Gwangju Members (Gyeonggi)
Address : 경기도 광주시 역동로 34번길 10
Contact : 031-761-3424

Jeonju Members
Address : 전북 전주시 덕진구 백동 6길 31
Contact : 063-243-1483

Anyang Members
Address : 경기도 안양시 만안구 삼덕로 37번길 49
Contact : 031-444-7757

Ansan Members
Address : 경기도 안산시 단원구 원곡공원로 16-1
Contact : 031-492-1948

Paju Members
Address : 경기도 파주시 월롱면 통일로620번길 89-52
Contact : 031-946-2110

Pocheon Members
Address : 경기도 포천시 소흘읍 솔모루로 98번길 9
Contact : 031-542-4696

Gwangju Members (Jeolla)
Address : 광주광역시 북구 양상제로 137번길 2-12
Contact : 062-574-5463

Daegu Members
Address : 대구광역시 달서구 와룡로54길 3
Contact : 053-523-2171

Gimpo Members
Address : 경기도 김포시 통진읍 월하로 329
Contact : 010-5495-9871

Changwon Members
Address : 경남 창원시 중앙동 31-15
Contact : 010-2132-1011

Daejeon Members
Address : 대전광역시 유성구 대학로 193 2층
Contact : 010-5947-8304

Gumi Members
Address : 경북 구미시 구미중앙로 31길 13
Contact : 054-458-9046

Gimhae Members
Address : 경남 김해시 분성로 317번길 7
Contact : 010-4868-8039



Prayer Rooms in Seoul


If you need to find some place some place for prayer, here is a list of prayer rooms located in major landmarks. Visit the prayer rooms near you for your daily salat.

Halal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersHalal Trip in Korea | Travel guide for Muslim travelersNami Island's prayer room (source : namisum.com)

Incheon Int'l Airport
Location : Near Gate 24 on 3F, Terminal 1
East of 4F, Concourse , Terminal 1
Center of Duty-free Area 4F, Terminal 2
East of Transportation Center 1B, Terminal 2

COEX
Address : 서울 강남구 영동대로 513 코엑스
Location : Third floor, nearby conference room E
Facility : Qu'ran, Carpet, Timetable, Qibla

Lotte World
Address: 서울 송파구 올림픽로 240
Location : Adventure 3F, beside the exit of 'Jungle Adventure'
Facility : Wudu

Lotte World Tower
Address: 서울 송파구 올림픽로 300 롯데백화점
Location : AVENUEL 6F
Facility : Qibla, Qu'ran, Carpet, Wudu

K-Style Hub
Address : 서울 중구 청계천로 40 한국관광공사
Location : 2F,  Tourist Information Center
Facility Qu'ran, Carpet, Praying garment, Timetable, Qibla, Wudu

Nami Island
Address : 강원도 춘천시 남산면 남이섬길 1
Location : 2nd floor of Baplex
Qu'ran, Carpet, Qibla, Praying garment, Wudu


In this posting we have listed some useful information for Muslim travelers in Korea. If you have any questions or new ideas for us feel free to leave a comment, and we'll get right back to you. 

We'll come back with fun and useful Korean information. See you next time~


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