Halal is Arabic for permissible. Halal food is the one that adheres to Islamic law, as defined in the Koran. Kyiv has different restaurants serving halal food for the city’s numerous tourists from Arabic countries and locals who are looking for some new gastronomical experiences. However, please note that some restaurants serving halal food also serve alcohol. So, it’s best to ask first.
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Cafe Dash in Kyiv offers fine dining experience featuring the best authentic Arabic cuisine (halal) made fresh daily. The chef of Cafe Dash cooks authentic Turkish food for guests looking for an affordable and delectable alternative to chain restaurants. Cafe Dash invites to experience Turkish hospitality and great food from the Mediterranean Region right in the heart of Kyiv.
Address: 2, Besarabska Square, Kyiv
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Karavan restaurant offers wide choice of traditional Eastern dishes: five types of pilaf, dumplings, khinkali, chorba, lamian, kebab, hummus, dolma, couscous, meat pastries, lamb, meals cooked in Indian tandoori grill. The restaurant regularly holds seasonal products festivals and has special halal menu with dishes cooked of high-quality products according to all Muslim traditions. The atmosphere of Karavan consists of authentic Eastern elements: sweet smell of hookah, dishes prepared on grill, belly dance, bowls with fragrant tea, Persian carpets and Moroccan tiles.
Address: 10, Klovsky Descent
These two cafes, offering traditional Crimean Tatar cuisine, are owned by Seitveliyevi family that moved to Kyiv from Crimea in 2015. Here guests can try delicious meat pastries, shish kebab, samosa, dumplings, salads and coffee. It is highly recommended to try pastries with lamb, beef, cheese and mushrooms. All dishes are served with free hummus. The restaurants also offer wide variety of tasty Central Asian soups. High-quality products for Musafir are purchased on Kyiv markets; halal meat comes from a farm near Kyiv.
Addresses: 57а, Saksaganskogo street; 3b, Bogdana Khmelnitskoho street
Many restaurants and street food joints in Kyiv serve halal dishes. Often you have to look for a special «halal» sign or sticker indicating that here you can order halal food and enjoy authentic Arabian cuisine.
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