Muslim restaurants in China

May 22nd, 2014, 04:24 AM
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Muslim restaurants in China

Hello, I am travelling to China next month and will be in the Cities Beijing and Guangzhou. Who can recommend Muslim restaurants (must be halal). Thanks in advance.
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May 22nd, 2014, 05:28 PM
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Just search with Google. You'll get tons of choie.
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May 25th, 2014, 12:26 PM
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All muslim restaurants i have seen in china had some arabic script on the front window. Some have small crescent moons too. Mutton is popular. Have never seen the word 'halal' written in romanized script, in chinese muslim restaurants.
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May 25th, 2014, 06:00 PM
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Thanks a lot JPDeM and jobin for the advice.

I am mainly talking about the foreign halal restaurants in China, I know there are many local ones, but those are usually smaller.

The following places I found in a forum. If anybody has positive or negative feedback to some of the places please let me know, especially if some of the places are already closed. Thanks.

Al Khalil Caffee
Address: 179 Dongfeng Xilu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 广州东风西路179号
Directions: Take Metro to Ximenkou, turn right on Renmin Beilu, turn left at Dongfeng Xilu, take the pedestrian walkway to the opposite side and the restaurant is hiding behind the ramp.
Hours: 24-hours
Phone: 020 - 8105 4110

Albasha 芭莎
Address: 1F, Hutian Hotel, 156 Dongfeng Xilu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 广州市越秀区东风西路156号湖天宾馆首层
Directions: Same as Khalil's, but don't cross the street
Hours: 8 am – 12:30 am
Phone: 020 - 8108 0990, 8100 6728

Orient Palace 迅豪餐厅
Address: 875 Renmin Beilu, Guangzhou 广州人民北路875号
Directions: Take metro to Ximenkou, turn right on Renmin Bei Lu, keep going until you pass Dong Feng Xi Lu, the restaurant is on your left
Hours: 11 am –12 pm
Phone: 020 - 8136 2438, 8136 2439
Website: (English)

Sinbad Restaurant 辛巴德餐厅
Address: 272 Huanshi Zhonglu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 广州市越秀区环市中路272号Directions: Take metro to Yuexiu Park, exit at Yuexiu exit, walk up to Huanshi Zhonglu and turn right, proceed about ten minutes and the restaurant strip is on your right.
Hours: 7:30 am –12 pm
Phone: 020 - 8356 2361, 8354 0703

Shami House 沙米屋
Address: 2F, Zhaoqing Building, 304 Huanshi Zhonglu, Guangzhou 广州环市中路304号肇庆大厦2楼
Directions: Same as to Sinbad, but continue further down Huanshi Zhonglu
Hours: 9 am –12 pm
Phone: 020 - 8355 3012, 8355 3091 [recorded messages]
Website: www. shamihouse .com

1001 Nights 一千一夜
Address: Jinzhou International Business Center, 899 Jiefang Beilu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Directions: Take metro to Yuexiu and use exit E, the restaurant is just a few feet up the road
Hours: 11 am – 2 pm
Phone: 020 - 3618 2280, 3618 2281

Bosphorus Premium Turkish Restaurant 铂斯西餐厅
Rm 9 Zhao Qing, 304 Huan Shi Zhong Road Guangzhou
广州市 越秀区 环市路304号肇庆大厦9号铺
Contact: 83563578, 83563753

Sultan Restaurant - турецкая кухня
Bai Yun Hotel, 367 Huanshi Donglu,
between La Perle and Friendship Shop
Contact: 8349-4170, 8349-4171
Open: 9am-1am

Alsafa Arabic Restaurant and Coffee Shop
Address: Liangmahe Nanlu,
Directions: near Capital Mansion
Contact: 6468-9866

Istanbul Turkish Restaurant 伊斯担布士尔其烧烤屋
Address: 2/F, Dong Hai Bldg, 318 Huan Shi Dong Road
广州市 越秀区 环市东路318号东海大厦
Contact: 8359 6767

Al-Sadda Restaurant 萨德餐厅
Address: 20 Nan Keng Dong Huan Shi Zhong Road Guangzhou
广州市 越秀区 环市中路南坑东20号
Contact: 8349 5612
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May 25th, 2014, 06:02 PM
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PS: The ones I mentioned above are all from Guangzhou.
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May 31st, 2014, 06:36 AM
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Xian has a major Muslim neighborhood. Visited in 1984, when one of its mosques was under constuction...returned in 2007 to find that the neighborhood had greatly enlarged. Restos on every corner. Just don't recall the names as we opted for the more traditional Chinese.
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In Xi'an you don't need names, just wander the Muslim district until you find something that looks good. But the OP isn't going to Xi'an.

If halal matters, find the Chinese characters for halal, write them down, and show the paper to the restaurant - or check the signs outside for a match.
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May 31st, 2014, 10:35 AM
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The characters for 'halal' are the same as those for 'Muslim' and 'Islam':


These are clearly visible outside all Islamic restaurants, often with a bit of Arabic and a green-and-white colour scheme. Xinjiang or Huizu people running the place is as close as you're going to get to guaranteeing a halal menu. Except perhaps for some Muslim fast food outlets (Malan, for instance), I don't think I've ever seen Han working in a 清真 restaurant, and I'm not sure I've seen them there.

> Alsafa Arabic Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Is a Beijing restaurant, not a Guangzhou one. At least, the address given is a Beijing address.

For lists of restaurants just look at the sites for the expat magazines in the cities you're visiting: Time Out, City Weekend, That's Beijing/Guangzhou, The Beijinger, etc. Not always professional or reliable, but certainly with lists.

For local views (as corrupt if not more so than any other user-contributed review site) see

Choose the characters for your city from the drop down menu top left. Paste the characters provided above into the search menu. Copy the URL of the resulting page into Here are the results for Beijing, for instance:清真

And here's the 'translated' version (English versions of restaurant names often wrong--refer back to Chinese originals):;&edit-text=
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Sorry. Site won't allow the link without garbling it, so you'll have to perform the search yourself as described.
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