Best Halaal Eateries


Four South African food bloggers share their favourite local halaal restaurants.

Cape Town

Batavia Bo Kaap

Dilshaad Parker @hungryforhalaal

Inspired by the Balinese coffee culture, this hidden gem has the most serene and tranquil décor.

They source local ingredients for their Malay fusion menu, which changes based on what is available. I also love the view over the cobbled streets of the Bo-Kaap.

I order…

Their Green Shakshouka is one of my favourite dishes. A great spin on the classic version, it uses a spinach base instead of tomatoes, with subtle hints of warm eastern spices.



Casablanca Seafood And Grill Morningside

Mariam Akabor @mariam.akabor

I love the variety they offer on their Indo-Portuguese menu. The venue also has a nice vibe.

I order…

I almost always order the prawns with Kashmiri sauce. They are divine!


Galata Bakery & Coffee Braamfontein

Sara Essop @southafricahalaal

The restaurant specialises in Turkish food, of which I am a big fan. It has a relaxed vibe.

I order…

The Turkish Breakfast, which consists of menemen (a dish consisting of eggs, cheese and veg), served with Turkish bread, olives, cheese and Turkish tea.

Galata Breakfast

Port Elizabeth

Latino Pizza & Subs Newton Park

Zaahida Natasha Nathoo @zaahidajoel

Latino is home to the tastiest pizzas I have ever eaten – I never bother to make pizzas from scratch any more!

I order…

Their Rib & Pine pizza with extra cheese is both innovative and completely delicious. You should also try their Seafood pizza with extra cheese, plus they make fantastic subs – the Italian Meatball sub is my favourite.


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