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Guide to Halal Restaurants, Food and Mosques in Seoul

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Seoul, South Korea has a small number of Muslims.

Visitors can find a few Mosques and halal restaurants in the city.To know more, read through this guide to halal restaurants, food and Mosques in Seoul.

The most prominent Masjid in the city is the Seoul Central Masjid close to the Itaewon station. A good population of Muslims can be found in the area of Itaewon. Just before you reach the Central Masjid there is a small Islamic centre and library where you can find Islamic books.

Another Masjid in the city is the Macheon-Geoyeo Islamic Centre located at 186-26, Geoyeo-dong, Songpo-gu, Seoul.

Seoul also has a few halal restaurants; a number of them are around the Itaewon area and Gangnam-gu. Around the Seoul Central Masjid there are numerous halal restaurants where you can find cuisines from all around the world.

Some of them include:

 

• Mr. Kebab at 127-2 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
• Salam Turkish at 732-21 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
• TajMahal at 132-2 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
• Moghul at 116-2 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
• Taqwa Tandoori Restaurant at 131-36 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
• Dubai Restaurant at Itaewon 1-dong 127-2, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
• Maharaja Restaurant at Itaewon, Seoul
• Kervan at 127-3 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
• Wazwan at 732-151, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
• Evergreen Restaurant at 131-20 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
• Sultan Turkish Kebab House at 127-28 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

A number of these restaurants carry a clear halal sign whereas others confirm verbally that they serve halal cuisine.s

 

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South Korea Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Sejong

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Seoul

GEOGRAPHY

Situated in East Asia, South Korea is in the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. Including all its Islands the county's total area is 100,032 square kilometres (38,622.57 sq mi).

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 48 Million. Muslims account for about 0.2% (Nearly 100,000) of the population.

CLIMATE

It is hot and humid in Summer with a temprerature range of 22 °C to 30 °C (71 °F to 86 °F) in most parts of the country. Winters can be extremely cold with the minimum temperature dropping below −20 °C in the inland region of the country.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Korean is the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+9 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 6 PM

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: August 15th
National Foundation Day: October 3rd
Hangul Day: October 9th
Christmas: December 25th

CURRENCY

South Korean Won

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 112
Medical / Fire: 119

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