37+ Halal Food in Los Angeles (according to neighborhoods!)

Looking for Halal Food in Los Angeles?

From buffet to Chinese, South Asian, and classic American cuisines, these are the best Halal food to try in Los Angeles, according to each neighborhood!

Make sure you are aware of how the Halal scenario is in Muslim-minority countries like the USA.

What are you waiting for? Let’s dig in!

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Best Halal Food in Los Angeles

Most visitors to Los Angeles would visit Central LA or spend the most time in the county’s seat.

So, if you are looking for Halal Food in Central Los Angeles, here are some options that you should consider, according to the neighborhoods like DTLA, and Hollywood.

Halal Food at DTLA

Shandiz Vanak

Shandiz Vanak is one of the Halal food in Downtown LA.

Halal Kebab LA

Serving fast and authentic Persian-style rice dishes and grilled kebabs in gigantic portions.

Highly raved by locals as the best Halal Kebab, with juicy meat in DTLA!

Shayan Express

Shayan Express is one of the Halal Food you can opt for in Los Angeles Downtown.

Halal Food in Downtown LA

Another Persian food joint in DTLA’s Fashion District serves falafel, fresh hummus, and kebabs. Burgers and stews paired with Basmati rice are also available.

Anwar’s Kitchen

Casual Food spot by Palestinian-American Anwar Jibawi offering Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. Some have a twist of Mexican influence. Desserts like baklava are also available.

Anwar's Kitchen
  • Recommendations: Falafel Gyro for its crispy meat, Shawarma Taco or Special sauce from the Jibawi family.
  • Halal Status: Halal Certified
  • Price Range: $
  • Address: 217 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United States
  • Operating hours: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm daily


Pakistani food truck in the Arts District of DTLA specializes in modern Desi street food. Only kerbside pickup is available.

Fancy Halal restaurants in Los Angeles

Halal Food at and around Hollywood

Naan Hut

The bakery turned over-the-counter restaurant with quick-serve Persian dishes. Breads are cooked in-house, so freshness is guaranteed.

Casablanca Moroccan Kitchens

This place offers flavorful Berber cuisine with traditional roots from distinct roots in North Africa, particularly Berber cities, regions, and Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.

Halal Berber cuisine Los Angeles

This kitchen has a fantastic vibe with music and a mood that will give you drift back to Morocco while eating!

Did you know? Tagine is a classic North African stew.

Urban Skillet

Contemporary and cozy fast food in North Hollywood, nearby Warner Bros Studios, serves various American Halal fusion fast food like burgers, burritos, ribs, and wings.

Dubai Sauce Modern Grill

Are you looking for a Halal late night food spot in Hollywood? This is it! Located right on Hollywood Blvd, Dubai Sauce is a fast-casual Mediterranean Grill restaurant.

Besides the usual Mediterranean staples of falafel, hummus, and kebab, this restaurant also offers Nandos-style peri-peri seasoned chicken.

Whistlin’ Dixie

This place serves fuss-free Nashville-style hot fried chicken burgers. Other combo options include fish sliders, strips, and chicken tenders.

Halal Nashville-style burger LA

Halal Food Korea Town

Biriyani Kabob House

In the mood for some Biryani at a reasonable price in Korea town? Biriyani Kabob House’s got them!

Staples here are South Asian food from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan like samosa, butter chicken, and Hyderabadi Lamb Biriyani.


This grocery and dining place offers frills-free authentic Bangladeshi Halal food.

You can get typical South Asian dishes like chicken curry and samosas here

Dave’s Hot Chicken

Craving for some Halal Nashville-style fast food in Los Angeles? Head on to Dave’s near Koreatown!

Halal food Los Angeles

Started from a stand in East Hollywood, now this is a go-to Halal hot chicken and sliders place in Los Angeles!

Halal Food around LAX

Jasmine Market & Deli, Culver City

This cozy restaurant in Culver City offers Traditional Burmese-Indian cuisine that will fulfill your tummy. There’s also an outdoor patio for a tremendous Halal eating experience under Cali Sun.

  • Recommendations: Chef’s special Mohinga (fish soup)— also Myanmar’s national dish.
  • Halal Status: Halal logo is shown on the menu
  • Price Range: $
  • Address: 4135 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230, United States
  • Operating hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm (Tue-Sun). Closed on Mondays.

Mutiara Food & Market

This place in Inglewood, nearby LAX serves halal Malaysian and Indonesian food. Takeout is also available for those who are in a rush.

  • Recommendations: Tom Yum, Ikan Tiga Rasa, Stir fry noodles and Pineapple Fried Rice.
  • Halal Status: Halal logo is shown on the menu
  • Price Range: $
  • Address: 225 S La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301, United States
  • Operating hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm (Tue-Sun). Closed on Mondays.

Zam Zam Market

A typical Pakistani restaurant selling biryani and naan at a reasonable price.

Halal food in Los Angeles

Authentic Pakistani experience in Southern California, about an 8-minute drive from LAX.

So if you need a quick bite, this is the place for a fuss-free Halal quick-service food

India’s Tandoori Halal Market

If you’re looking for Halal buffet in Los Angeles, look no further than this casual spot near LAX!

Tandoori in Los Angeles

Located in Hawthorne, you can have the naan if you’re in the mood for something light or any of the biryani rice plates.

Banadir Somali Market

A local name in the Inglewood community, Banadir Somali Market sells Halal Somali cuisines no matter what time of the day.

Halal somali cuisine in LA
Photo by Ahmad via Foursquare

One of the staples that you should try is the goat meat!


Quebobs is a food stand-turned-restaurant that was established in 2019.

Halal Mexican food in LA

This restaurant’s specialty is its fusion of “Mexican culture and Mediterranean food”. The menu consists of wraps, sides like hummus, Kabobs plate, and some desserts.

Halal Food at South Bay


Another Halal Pakistani in Lawndale, South Bay, is Al-Noor.

Pakistani cuisine in Los Angeles

Known for serving the best chicken tikka masala in Los Angeles, the chefs here have 20 years of cooking experience, so you know it’s worth trying!

Other menus include Tandoori (clay oven) Sizzlers and all sorts of Curry dishes.


One of the established Halal food chains in Los Angeles is the Al Watan Halal Tandoori Restaurant in Hawthorne.

Halal Food in Los Angeles

This place has been serving the South Bay communities for 35 years, so you know it’s the real deal! A prayer room and separate dining space are also available.

Staples include Pakistani dishes like Mixed Tandoori, Sheekh Kabob and Chicken Biryani.

Biryani House

Prides itself as the best Biryani in Los Angeles, Biryani house sells all kinds of biryani from chicken, goat, beef, and even student biryani!

The portions are huge here, so prepare a big belly!

Hummus House

Looking for a good Halal spot near the Islamic Center of Hawthorne?

Hummus House is a family-owned restaurant specializing in Turkish fare like kebabs, freshly-baked baklava and hummus!

Halal Food at East LA

China Islamic, Monterey Park

Looking for halal chinese food in Los Angeles?

Halal Chinese restaurant in LA

China Islamic Restaurant has been serving Halal Chinese dishes for the past 30 years.

The menu features hand-pulled noodles, dumplings Kung Pao Chicken/Beef, and Sweet sour chicken to name a few.

Dolan’s Uyghur Cuisine

Dolan’s Uyghur is another place that you can go to for Halal Food in California.

Halal Lagman noodle in LA
Photo by Monsieur I. via Yelp

This restaurant serves Uyghur food from XInjiang. Some of the favorites that people keep coming back to are Fried Noodles, Skewers and Lagman Hand-pulled noodles.

Halal Food at San Fernando Valley (The Valley)

Red Chili Halal Restaurant, Northridge

Red Chili is one of the best Halal Pakistani-Indian restaurants in Los Angeles that buffet in a non-fussy setting around Northridge.

Where to get Halal food in Los Angeles

Some favorites here are beef nihari (Indian-Pakistani style of slow-cooked stew) and samosa — so you know where to go for that samosa fix!

Halal Food at Southeast Los Angeles County

Toko Rame Indonesian Halal Restaurant, Bellflower

Toko Rame sells Halal Indonesian cuisine in Bellflower.

Some menus that have kept visitors raving about the place are Beef rendang (a typical Indonesian dish!), Nasi Bungkus (rice platter wrapped in banana leaf) and sate (meat skewers).

Like any Southeast Asian restaurant, a meal is not complete without desserts like Es Cendol (shaved ice with droplets of green-colored tapioca jelly, soaked with coconut milk and drizzles of palm sugar syrup!)

Lumpia is sold here too.

Zaiqa Grill, Downey

Zaiqa sells Halal Pakistani-Indian dishes in Downey area.

Expect the usual fresh fare of curry, kebabs, samosas, naans, and desserts like Gulab jamun.

  • Recommendations: Chicken Tikka Masala, Mix Grill Platter, Butter Chicken
  • Halal Status: Halal
  • Price Range: $$
  • Address: 8814 Imperial Hwy., Downey, CA 90242, United States
  • Operating hours: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm (Thu – Sat; Mon – Tue); 11:30 am – 8:00 pm (Sun); Closed on Wednesdays

Fatima’s Grill, Downey

Looking for Halal chicken burgers, anyone?

You can find Zinger Burger Combo at Fatima’s Grill!

This casual spot sells Halal Lebanese-Mexican fusion fare like quesadillas, burritos, and shawarma!

Birria & Mac Mulita is one of the house’s favorites.

Halal Food at Orange Country

Burger Boss

Burger Boss is one of the halal restaurants in Orange County known for its “Healthy” ethos.

The ingredients here comprise Halal meat, grass-fed natural goodness, and gluten-free bun for those who are gluten-sensitive!

I Can Barbecue

I Can Barbecue in Orange County serves Halal Lunch & Dinner Korean BBQ menu, making the Korean BBQ experience more accessible to Muslim diners.

However, alcohol is also served on-site.

Utopia European Cafe

This European-style cafe with a patio serves a spread of all-day breakfast and lunch delectable assortment of pastries, dishes, and sweets that will make you feel like you’re in Europe.

Halal Cafe LA

Croissants, paninis, petite bites, and all kinds of toasts, including French toast, are available here.

Desert Moon Grill

This place in Anaheim sells a mix of traditional Middle Eastern and Levant cuisines from Palestine.

Some traditional menus served here are Stuffed Grape Leaves and Mixed Grill. The dining atmosphere here will also temporarily bring you back to the Middle East!

Port of Peri Peri

Port of Peri Peri sells Portuguese-style tenders and wings marinated with Peri-Peri sauces.

Halal Portuguese food LA

Their Bird’s Eye chili is a signature star of their blends.

Depending on your preference, you can go all the way up to super spicy for a nice zing, or stick with the lemon and herb or mild options.

  • Recommendations: Portuguese-style chicken
  • Halal Status: Halal chicken with certification present on site
  • Price Range: $$
  • Address: 2555 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831, United States
  • Operating hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm (Sun – Thu); 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (Fri – Sat)

Halal Food around Santa Monica and Western Los Angeles County

NY Chicken & Gyro

For that classic NY gyro experience besides Halal Guys.

NY Chicken & Gyro LA

Besides the usual gyros and platters, the menu features sandwiches with fries combo as well as crispy, deep-fried halal hot wings!

HiHo Cheeseburger

HiHo Cheeseburger is another classic American burger restaurant that one should try out in Santa Monica is

The burgers here are straightforward old school, with the classic white bun and American cheese together with ketchup and fresh-cut fries!


A “healthy” Mediterranean restaurant with a coffee and tea setting, so the experience here is a mix in between cafe and formal dining.

Halal Mediterranean cuine in Los Angeles

Serving dishes influenced by deep-rooted family recipes of 40 years, fresh food is made daily and from healthy sources.

Naab Cafe, Westwood

Naab Cafe is a Persian spot in Westwood, nearby Santa Monica.

Depending on your appetite, there are fulfilling entrees like a shish kabob and a well-seasoned lamb shank.

Or small starter plates of the barley soup and Ash Reshte (traditional Persian soup).

Simpang Asia

Simpang Asia prides itself as the place to go for “Authentic Indonesian comfort food” and other Southeast Asian specialties.

The menu features an assortment of traditional rice meals wrapped in banana leaf (Nasi Bungkus), Fried Rice, street snacks, and all kinds of noodles, from stir-fry to soupy ones!

Malaysian traditional dish Nasi Lemak is also sold here with desserts like cendol and Thai Ice Tea.

Wrap Up — Halal Food in Los Angeles

Hopefully, this extensive list of Halal Food in Los Angeles was helpful in your search for Halal food around the area!

While traveling solo around LA, why not check out Santa Monica if there’s extra time in your itinerary?

If not, how about a trip to the windy and romantic San Francisco?

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