Halal Food in Pattaya: 17 Places to Visit When You’re Hungry

Pattaya is a coastal city that seems to be constantly brimming with energy. Located along the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya is naturally known for its idyllic beaches. Despite having a reputation for being a “party destination”, this Muslim-friendly city is actually brimming with plenty of halal food and mosques. 

When the sun is up, its beaches are dotted with beachgoers and water-sport junkies. As the sun sinks below the horizon, travellers and locals alike take to the streets to shop and eat. As you traverse different areas of Pattaya, keep up with this energetic city and fuel up at some of these 17 halal establishments: 

Central Pattaya

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Central Pattaya is the epicentre of the city. A visit to Pattaya isn’t complete without visiting Pattaya Beach, the city’s largest beach resort. With a four-kilometre stretch of sand, lay your towel on the golden sand and bask in the lovely Thai sunshine. For adrenaline junkies, try parasailing or jet skiing!

Other than spending time on the beach, Muslim travellers could walk along some of Pattaya’s famous road such as Beach Road and Walking Street. Lined with halal restaurants, boutiques and massage parlours, there’s something for everyone! Don’t forget to drop by Central Festival, the largest shopping centre in the city which is a great place for shopping.

1. Amir Halal Food

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Amir Halal Food is one of the most popular halal restaurants in Pattaya. Owned by a Muslim family, the restaurant is known for its fresh seafood dishes. You can’t miss out on their halal Tom Yam Goong when you’re here. Although you might need to wait for quite a bit as the restaurant is usually busy, the food makes up for all the waiting!

#HZtip: Amir Halal Food is located near Toatillah Masjid. 

Address: หมู่ที่ 10 60 S Pattaya Rd, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 8am – 8pm
Contact: +66 38 373 992

2. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)

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If you’re suddenly craving for some fail-safe fried chicken in Pattaya, head down to the KFC outlet at the Royal Garden Pattaya, the only halal-certified one in the city. Conveniently located along Beach Road, you can swing by to grab a bite after a day on the beach. 

Address: Royal Garden Pattaya 218 Liab Chaihat Road, Nong Prue Sub-district, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Opens 24 hours
Contact: +66 2 018 2200

3. Halal Food

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Following its no-frills name, Halal Food serves up simple Indian, Bengali and Thai dishes at cheap prices. Some of their dishes are Spicy Fried Rice with Basil Leaves, Suki, Oxtail Soup and Curry Beef. Although the owners know little English, they are very friendly and many tourists frequent the humble restaurant. 

Address: Na Kluea, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Opens 24 hours

4. Tikka Center

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Tikka Center serves up a wide selection of Pakistani, Indian and Arabic cuisines. Their signature dish is, you guessed it, Indian-Pakistani styled Tikkas! If you’re up for something else, you can try their Butter Chicken, Mutton Karahi and Green Chatni. 

Address: Soi Buakhao, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 2pm – 1am
Contact: +66 38 720 943

5. Shahi Indian Restaurant

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Located along Beach Road, Shahi Indian Restaurant is an affordable eatery just a few steps away from Pattaya Beach. As its name suggests, the restaurant is known for its Indian dishes such as Naan paired with Daal and Sabzi. You can also opt to indulge in their delicious gravies with a side of rice.

Address: 226/8 Beach Rd, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 12pm – 11.30pm
Contact: +66 81 982 4153

6. Harbour Restaurant 

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Harbour Restaurant, located in the premises of A-One New Wing Hotel, is a popular halal buffet restaurant with both tourists and the locals. Being fully halal-certified, you can pile up your plate with as many Thai dishes as you want with no qualms. Don’t forget to free up some stomach space for some delectable desserts as well!

Address: A-One Hotel New Wing, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 5pm – 9pm 

7. Dawat Halal Food 

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You can get some mean Indian food and Thai seafood dishes at Dawat Halal Food. Some of their star dishes include the Chicken Korma, Tandori Chicken and Seafood Fried Rice. You can also ask for suggestions from the friendly wait staff who can speak Thai, Hindi, Bengali and English!

Address: 397/25-26 Moo 10, Pattayasaisong Rd, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 10.15am – 2am
Contact: +66 87 813 0901

8. Ruchi Restaurant

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With its flashy storefront, you can’t help but step through the doors of Ruchi Restaurant. The menu offers Indian cuisines and some local Thai dished. Some of their highly recommended menu items are the Basil Chicken, Bhuna Chicken, Fish Fry, Briyani and Tandoori. For those who can’t take spicy food, their Chicken Curry is said to be not too spicy.

Address: 1/65 M 10 Central Road opp; Basaya Beach Hotel, 1/65 ม .10 ถ พัทยา กลาง ตรง, ข้าม โรงแรม บา ซา ยา บี ช, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 10am – 1am
Contact: +66 89 833 2690

9. Palace Restaurant

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Palace Restaurant is a nice restaurant with an outdoor seating area overlooking the beach. Arabic cuisine is the restaurant’s speciality. Some of their must-try halal dishes include the Lamb Kebab, Hummus with Arabic Bread and their falafel. The service is swift and you don’t have to wait long for your food. 

Address: 333/102 หมู่ที่ 9 Central Festival Pattaya Beach Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20260, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 11am – 11pm
Contact: +66 90 346 2118

10. Nada Muslim Restaurant

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Despite its being a humble roadside eatery, Nada Muslim Restaurant cooks up mouth-watering halal Thai food. As you step into the restaurant, you’ll be greeted by a kind Muslim lady who owns the place. You have to try their Green Curry, Seafood Fried Rice, Seafood Tom Yam, Fried Kangkung and Pad Thai. 

Address: Pattaya 3rd Rd, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Open 24 hours
Contact: +66 81 291 8861

11. A1 Tandoori Indian and Thai Restaurant 

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A1 Tandoori Indian and Thai Restaurant definitely deserves an A! Their food portions are generous despite their reasonable price points. Some of their signature Indian and Thai dishes are the Biryani, Madras Curry, Chicken Korma and Thai Fried Fish. The restaurant even accepts hotel delivery requests.

Address: 102/34 moo 9 beach road soi 3 Nongprue, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 9am – 2am
Contact: +66 94 971 9710

Naklua

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As the Naklua district is located in the north of Pattaya, it’s quieter and more peaceful than Central Pattaya. The area is still popular with tourists thanks to its unspoilt beaches. One of the most popular beaches is Phra Chan Beach as it is easily accessible yet not crowded. For a more private beach, the secluded Palm Beach is a great option. 

Another perk of being away from the bustle of Central Pattaya is that Naklua district is relatively more budget-friendly. Hotel rooms are inexpensive and you can easily find cheap food at local markets, street cafes and restaurants. Many tourist attractions are also available here such as that Sukhawadee House, Monster Aquarium and Sanctuary of Truth

12. Thai Halal Restaurant

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Yet another no-frills restaurant, Thai Halal Restaurant offers customers straightforward delicious Thai dishes. One all-time favourite dish is their amazing Khao Yum Gai Tod (Spicy Fried Chicken with Rice). Other halal dishes on the menu include Beef Soup and Thai Shrimp Noodle. 

#HZtip: Thai Halal Restaurant is located near Hidayatussaligeen Mosque.

Address: Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays 9am – 6pm, Closed on Mondays
Contact: +66 81 154 5005

13. Ibnu Musa Halal Food

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Simply judging from its name, you would’ve never guessed what Ibnu Musa Halal Food sells! This humble halal eatery has an extensive menu which includes noodles, rice, roti canai and pizza. When you’re here, you need to try some unique pizza flavours such as cheese with sausage,   almond and Milo. 

#HZtip: Ibnu Musa Halal Food is located near Hidayatussaligeen Mosque.

Address: Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Saturdays – Thursdays 7am – 4pm, Closed on Fridays
Contact: +66 87 505 0938

East Pattaya

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Most tourists do not venture out to East Pattaya as its where the most of the city’s housing estates are. But since the Pattaya Train Station is located here, why not explore the east? (For those who are curious, train tickets to Pattaya from Bangkok only costs 31 Baht (~SGD1.40) and the journey takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes.)

Being where most locals are, are some of Pattaya’s hidden gems are nestled in the east! You can buy some cheap souvenirs and snacks from Tesco Lotus or King Power. Some must-buy items are packets of Thai Milk Tea and sachets of Tom Yum powder. There are also plenty of mosques in the area such as Nurulyagreen Mosque, Masjid Sheikh Muhammad Ali and Masjid Anwar As-sunnah.

14. Muslim Seafood Restaurant

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As you can tell from its name, Muslim Seafood Restaurant serves up some of the freshest seafood you can get in Pattaya. Having been around for almost eight years, this halal restaurant is frequented by both tourists and locals. Some must-try dishes are Steamed Fish, Tom Yum Soup and Crayfish.

#HZtip: Muslim Seafood Restaurant is located near Darul Fariz Mosque.

Address: หมู่ที่ 6 8/12 Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 9am – 9.30pm
Contact: +66 81 953 1678

15. Krua Rom Mai Halal Food

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Krua Rom Mai Halal Food lets guests have a meal under a cooling bamboo thatched roof. The restaurant has earned many repeat customers thanks to their cheap yet delicious Thai food and excellent service. Fans love their Tom Yum Krung, Khaopad Tom Yum and Sweet and Sour Fish.

Address: หมู่ที่ 9 35 Sukhumvit Rd, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 9am – 9pm
Contact: +66 87 557 4911

16. Mariam Chicken Rice Halal Restaurant

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If you’re feeling a little homesick, head down to Mariam Chicken Rice Halal Restaurant for some familiar food. The restaurant is said to have one of the best halal chicken rice in Pattaya! With its tender chicken and fragrant rice, it’s not hard to see why. Do come early as their chicken rice usually sells out by 10am! Other menu options are Kue Tiaw Noodle Soup and local kuehs.

Address: Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 5.30am – 3pm 

17. Halal Hif Restaurant

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If you need a break from Thai food, come down to Halal Hif Restaurant for some shabu-shabu! The restaurant is known to serve quality meats and fresh seafood. You can pair your proteins with three different sauces. If you need some carbs to fill you up, you can wrap your meats up in Roti which is available on the menu. 

Address: 39/6 ม.5 ต.หนองปรือ, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Hours: Daily, 4pm – 11pm
Contact: +66 99 096 3032

Also read: Mosques in Bangkok: Here’s Where to Pray

 

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