Shisha lounges that are fully halaal in South Africa

Shisha, hooka, hubbly bubbly, whatever your term of endearment, have become a favourite pastime among young adults not only in the Muslim community. While it’s deemed acceptable in the Muslim community, more so than cigarettes for instance, it has a certain risqué quality that draws young people to it. More and more places are offering it as part of their menu. It’s a great way to chill and relax with friends if you’re into the hooka vibe. The following is a list of Shisha lounges that also offer halaal food. No alcohol served.

Cape Town

The Lounge on Kromboom
A casual coffee shop and restaurant with a separate lounge for hooka. Serves light meals, desserts and braai on weekends. Situated on Kromboom Road in Crawford. Open all week except Mondays. Late on weekends.Tel: 021 696 9719

A smart Turkish restaurant in the CBD suitable for a casual or formal occasions. They offer shisha at their outside tables. Find them on the corner of Hans Strijdom and Buitengracht streets in town.
Tel: 021 418 1609

Arabian Nights
Arabian inspired interior and decor with booth seating, serving mixed grills and Indian food. Location is just below Kromboom bridge which seems a bit dodge but it’s very popular with locals.
104 Krombroom Rd Rondebosch East, Cape Town
Tel: 021 696 8921

F1 Lounge
Situated at the Kenilworth go-kart arena. Enjoy a variety of sheesha flavours, milkshakes, burgers and more. Fully Halaal.
10 Myhof Road, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: 072 868 5360

A casual middle eastern eatery on the busy main road in Sea Point specialising in Syrian food. They have a smoking section in front and a non-smoking section at the back.
345 Bellevue Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa


Serves hookah, desserts, burgers and more. Find them at 85 Mint Road in Fordsburg, Next to Jimmy’s Killer Prawns.
Tel: 011 026 7237

Istanbul Shawarma Kebab
A casual Turkish restaurant with indoor and outdoor, pavement cafe style seating. They have a large menu and a reputation for good food. Shisha is accomodated in a separate section and at the outside tables.
52 Central road fordsburg, 2092 Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: 011 056 5749

Obsession Ultra Hookah Lounge
A casual Shisha Lounge serving Arabian meals. Also have belly dancing available. Open all week.
83 4th avenue melville, 2109 Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: 063 207 2442


Vapour Cafe
Modern and laid back hookah lounge offering light meals and snacks. They also have a Frozen yoghurt section.
514 A Lilian Ngoyi Road, Morningside, Durban
Tel: 011 026 7237

If you know of more venues or you’d like to add your establishment to this list please get in touch on info@hungryforhalaal.co.za.

This blog post is based on information available in the public space or supplied verbally by the venue. No inspections are done by Hungry for Halaal to verify halaal status.


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