7 restaurants in Seattle where you'll find the best Halal

Dec 18 2019, 7:12 pm

Halal food doesn’t have to consist only of shawarma and gyros. Here are seven places to eat tasty halal food of all cuisines in Seattle.

If you’re wondering what halal is, according to the Islamic Council of Victoria, halal — in reference to food — is a dietary standard that Muslims must meet, according to the Qur’an. They are foods that don’t contain any prohibited ingredients and that have been properly cleansed according to Islamic law.

Cafe Zum Zum


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You don’t get more authentic than Cafe Zum Zum. The family-run Pakistani/Indian restaurant serves over 15 different curries that are noticeably made with love.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 am to 3 pm
Location: 823 3rd Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-622-7391



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Zaina is a lovely Middle Eastern restaurant with a full halal menu. Their lamb gyro is an absolute must-try.

Hours: 11 am to 11 pm
Location: 8000 Lake City Way NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-528-3876

Corte Fino


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Although sounding a bit like an Italian restaurant, don’t get confused about Corte Fino, the halal restaurant serving Mexican fare. Their Somali rosemary tea should not be missed.

Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 9 pm
Location: 6721 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle
Phone: 206-687-7491

Café Turko


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Enjoy authentic Turkish eats with Central Asian, Caucasian, Middle Eastern, and Balkan cuisine influences at Café Turko. The restaurant offers seasonal dishes in a friendly Turkish atmosphere.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; weekends, 10 am to 8 pm
Location: 750 North 34th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-284-9954

Taste of India


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Although not the most authentic, Taste of India serves up an impressive array of Indian favorites, with clearly labeled vegetarian and halal dishes.

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 9:45 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 10 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 9 pm
Location: 5517 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle
Phone: 206-528-1575

Burger and Kabob Hut


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When you mix Indian food and burgers, you get the Burger and Kabob Hut. Enjoy paneer burger, chicken masala burger, and even a staple veggie burger at this spot.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10:30 pm to 3 am; Friday to Saturday, 10:30 pm to 4 am
Location: 4142 University Way NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-632-0324

Garam Masala


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This Pakistani restaurant is known for their use of spices. They serve everything from Papadum and Shrimp Pakora to tasty Paneer Biryani.

Hours: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
4537 University Way NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-632-1900

While most of these Seattle halal places to eat display a halal sign, please confirm your selections with your server before ordering.

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