Information for Muslims Living in Tokyo

Handy information for Muslims in Tokyo, including where to find prayer spaces, halal food, and useful Japanese words...

Words to recognise

Words to recognise while doing shopping in order to avoid pork and alcohol. Generally meat sold in Tokyo won’t be Halal unless specified. If one cannot read the Japanese characters it can be quite challenging to buy food. But it is not impossible! Here are the most important characters:

  • 肉 means meat. Except for 果肉 (fruit pulp) everything that uses 肉 comes from an animal (鶏肉 is chicken and チキン /牛肉 is beef)
  • Most of the sweets and a lot of dairy products contain gelatin and unfortunately almost all Ramen (ラーメン)
  • Broths are made with pork, even the seafood and vegetable ones
  • 豚 (pork)
  • ゼラチン (gelatin)
  • マーガリン (margarine)
  • アルコール (alcohol)
  • 酒 (sake/alcohol)
  • 味醂/味りん (Mirin)

Halal Food Stores in Tokyo

Shinjuku-ku

  • Fuji Store
    2F, 2-9-15
    Hyakunincho Shinjuku-ku
    Tokyo 169-0073
    03-3366-8480
  • Nasco Halal Food
    Tokyo Branch
    Shinjuku-ku, Hyakunin-cho
    2-9-3-104
    111-0042 Tokyo, 13

Shibuya-ku

  • Iran Shop (Asad) Flat Bldg. 5F
    1-24-7, Shibuya
    Shibuya-ku
    Tokyo 150-0002
    03-3407-3737

Sumida-ku

  • Al-Amin Halal Foods (Anisur Rahman Azad) 1-4-8, Yahiro
    Sumida-ku
    Tokyo 131-0046
    03-3613-4424

Toshima-ku

  • Al-Flah Trading Co.
    Kitamura Bld. 1F
    2-72-8 Ikebukuro
    Toshima-ku
    Tokyo 171-0014
    03-3985-3015
  • Rahmania Halal Food Shop
    Okuboshoji Bld. 1F
    3-40-8 Minamiotsuka
    Toshima-ku
    Tokyo 170-0005
    (+81)3-3983-8678
    Mobile : (+81)90-1794-6079

Halal Restaurants in Tokyo

Japanese

  • Hanasaka Ji-san
    花咲かじいさん
    Sakura Bldg, B1F, 3-22, Sakuragaoka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    Phone 03-3496-7777
  • Hanasaka Ji-san
    成田屋
    2 Chome-7-13 Asakusa
    Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0032
    +81 80-5673-4073
    With prayer space

French

  • YAMA
    やま

    Country Saitama art theater of sai, 3-15-1, Uemine, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, 338-0014
    Phone 048-854-1170

Chinese

  • Dongjing Musilin Fandian (Tokyo Muslim restaurant)
    東京穆斯林飯店〒130-0022 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Kōtōbashi, 2 Chome−18−6
    Phone +81-(0)3-5669-0934

Indian & Pakistani

  • Siddique (restaurant chain)
    Various locations
  • Papera
    81, 3-39-10, Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
    Phone (+81)3-3384-0458

Turkish

  • Ankara
    Social Dogenzaka
    B1F, 1-14-9 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    Phone 03 3780 1366

Prayer Spaces in Tokyo

  • Masjid Darul Arqam
    1-9-12 Hihashi Asakusa, Taito-ku
    111-0025 1-9-12 Tokyo
    Phone 03-3871-6061
  • Masjid Otsuka (Otsuka Mosque)
    3-42-7 Minami Otsuka, Toshima-ku
    170-0005 Tokyo
  • OhanaChaya Masjid (Makki Masjid)
    5-22-11, Yotsugi, Katsushika-ku
    124-0011 Tokyo
    Phone 0356707426
  • Shibuya Musolla
    1107 Sagas Bldg, Dougenzaka, Shibuya
    150-0043 Tokyo

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