Best Halaal Restaurants for a Romantic Evening or Celebration

There are many routes to your lady’s heart, or your man as the case may be. But what better combination than food and love, which is why dining out is at the top of our list. So whether it’s Valentines Day, a Birthday Celebration or Date Night, here’s our choice of halaal restaurants in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban to set the celebration mood for you and your sweetheart.

Cape Town

The Happy Uncles, Salt River
A chic open-plan restaurant juxtaposed against the urban renewal district in industrial Salt River Cape Town. They offer true fine-dining and promise more than a meal. You can look forward an experience that is nothing less than pure culinary theatre. Our full review here.

Nouveau Coffee & Grill, Century City
A new addition to Cape Town having opened early in 2022, Nouveau is an upscale halaal restuarant situated in the Century City precinct. More about them here.

126 Cape Kitchen and Cafe, CBD
The signature restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the CBD offers an experience a cut above the rest. The restaurant serves a unique menu offering flavours from South Africa, Asia and Malaysia to create a culinary experience of not only fine dining but fun dining. More about them here.

Saray Restaurant, V&A Waterfront
An old favourite that re-opened this year at the Clocktower precinct at the Waterfront. With a stunning location and great views, Turkish cuisine lovers will find an authentic experience at Saray. They have also introduced a kids menu and have a play area. Booking details here.


The Rooftop Restaurant, Saxonwold
Overlooking the Johannesburg skyline, the Rooftop offers an exceptional experience for the discerning patron. A fusion of fine dining and traditional foods, made from only the freshest local and organic ingredients ensures a unique experience in this beautiful restaurant. Booking details here.

Miha, Melrose Arch
MiHa is the coming together of a casual café and classic dining experience. From a quick grab-and-go to a decadent celebratory feast, MiHa brings together the simple and the sumptuous. They serve international cuisine and have curated some of the best flavours around with their own South African touch.

Ozzy’s Kitchen, Wynberg
The well known Ozzy’s Kitchen in Sandton is a great spot for upmarket, cheffy meals. The space is a bit industrial chic but the food is worth it. Booking details here.

ozzys kitchen steak hungry for halaal

Del Forno, Killarney
Serving authentic Italian dishes in a relaxed and upmarket setting, Del Forno, Killarney is popular for always innovating their menu and for consistently good service. Booking details here.

Istanbul Kebab, Melrose Arch
Location is everything and Istanbul Kebab have chosen the perfect spot for the opening of their third branch. This vibey and trendy district is a hotspot in Jozi. Since opening in August last year they have been fully booked every weekend for weeks after. Food and service are consistently good. Head over for a great vibe and their delicious Turkish menu. Booking details here.


Jacks Grill and Co, Morningside
An elegant seafood and grill restaurant that has taken Durban by storm in 2021. Known for exceptional food and great service. Special mention for the sushi. Booking details here.


Adega, Gateway
An elegant spot in Gateway Shopping Centre with a delicious Portuguese chicken and seafood menu. Booking details here.

Adega sandton hungry for halaal

Empire Steak, Durban
Florida road is known for great halaal food spots and the Empire Steak has been a long time favourite. It’s a laid back family restaurant where you can just chill in a friendly environment. With a passion for great steak as the name implies, the Empire Steak can’t not do steak just right. They have an ever-changing menu and there’s something for all ages and all tastes. More about them here.

Nonna’s, Gateway
An upmarket and casual Italian restaurant offering authentic starters, pizza, pasta and grills.
Booking details here.


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