HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Get great advice

Non-Middle Eastern Halal Restaurants

radiopolitic Jan 3, 2009 07:40 PM

What are an individuals options, if any?

And by non-Middle Eastern I mean the cuisine that is served.

  1. a
    Apprentice Jan 3, 2009 08:51 PM

    Restoran Malaysia

    There's a ton on Indian restaurants. I'm sure google can assist.

    1. Wahooty Jan 3, 2009 09:04 PM

      Out in Scarborough, Chinese Beef Lamb House at Birchmount and Sheppard is Halal.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Wahooty
        Vinnie Vidimangi Jan 6, 2009 04:07 AM

        The cooking is from some part of China that is Muslim. It is hallal, but there is lots of booze on offer. The plates that I saw looked primitive and yukky. I passed.

        Comments from someone who has eaten there?

        1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
          Wahooty Jan 6, 2009 04:35 AM

          I believe the cuisine is from Xinjiang. I have eaten there, although I was by myself so I didn't get to try much. I had the cumin lamb and one of the lamb skewers - I found both quite tasty, if a bit greasy. The place seems to do a fair amount of business, with a clientele that seems to be about half Chinese and half non-Chinese Muslims. Yes, they are licensed, and the beer is cheap, for those who don't keep Halal.

      2. Ginsugirl Jan 3, 2009 09:12 PM

        A lot of "Indian" restaurants are in fact run by Muslims and serve halal meats. Unfortunately I believe Isalmia, at Donlands and Danforth, my fave, has closed down. But there are a bunch on the Gerrard strip. Any vegetarian place, by its very nature, will be fine, and most are unlicensed as well (the Fresh/Juice for Life chain comes to mind). For slightly more upscale vegetarian there is Fressen on Queen St. west.

        1. m
          marigrrl Jan 4, 2009 04:46 AM

          Kara Mia restaurant near Vaughan Mills mall. Halal Italian food. My friends and I were addicted to this place for a while - the food is good and the service is friendly. It's small and busy though, so there can be a bit of a wait for tables.

          Website: http://www.karamia.ca/main.html

          Kara Mia
          3175 Rutherford Rd, Thornhill, ON L4K5Y6, CA

          1. z
            Zengarden Jan 4, 2009 01:53 PM

            You can try using this as a guide:


            1. e
              embee Jan 4, 2009 02:16 PM

              Sukho Thai on Parliament near Dundas has a Halal sign in the window. I really liked their food. There's a table, but it's mainly for takeout.

              Pizza Pide at Gerrard/Logan is strictly Halal. The pides (Turkish sort-of pizzas) are delicious. The regular pizzas, though, are pretty bad.

              1. j
                julesrules Jan 4, 2009 04:02 PM

                Well my geography may be lacking here but I do like http://djerba-la-douce.ca/

                1 Reply
                1. re: julesrules
                  julesrules Jan 6, 2009 06:38 AM

                  Oh and Coconut Grove on Dundas around University is a Halal, fast-food type West Indian restaurant. Not my favourite spot but not horrible.

                Show Hidden Posts