Best Haji Lane food places
Around five years ago, Haji Lane didn’t exactly strike me as a go-to place for dining; it felt more like an overhyped, touristy spot. Fast forward to the post-Covid era, it seems to have gone through a refresh, following a boom in trendy and unique eateries popping up in the area. If you happen to be there, here are 10 Haji Lane food places worth exploring, whether you’re in the mood for a quick snack or a hearty meal.
1. The Halal Corner
For those seeking affordable halal cuisine, The Halal Corner is a must-visit. This two-storey restaurant is known for their generous portion sizes and a wide selection of mains. One standout dish is the Carbonara Mr. John ($10+), a creative twist on the classic roti john, featuring a delectable carbonara sauce and tender beef chunks. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, try their Samyang Carbonara ($16.90+) instead. This fan-favourite features a generous serving of pasta drenched in a creamy and spicy sauce, complemented by a crispy chicken cutlet.
Read our The Halal Corner review!
Address: 63 Haji Lane, Singapore 189256
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 8891 4531
The Halal Corner is a halal-certified eatery.
Gelato craftsmanship takes centre stage at Momolato. The cafe’s owner, Sharon, even clinched the top prize at the Asia Pacific leg of the Gelato World Tour in 2015!
Choose between their fluffy waffles and croffles, which come with a side of gula melaka caramel sauce and mascarpone vanilla cream. Those going for waffles can choose from flavours including Buttermilk ($6.60) and Pandan ($6.90), or pair them with a scoop of Sea Salt Roasted Sicilian Pistachio or Hokkaido Cream Chocolate Hazelnut gelato. A single scoop is priced from $4.90.
Read our Momolato interview!
Address: 34 Haji Lane, Singapore 189227
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 1pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 2am, Sun 12pm to 11pm
Tel: 8883 7968
Momolato is a halal-certified eatery.
Afterwit stands out as an affordable Mexican-inspired restaurant, offering everything from quesadillas to tacos and burritos. Indulge in their flavourful Bahn Mi Tacos ($16++), featuring pickled vegetables and sesame-cured quail eggs with a choice of chicken, beef, or lamb. Alternatively, try their savoury Baja Tacos ($17++), or order the Limp Brisket ($30++) to share. This gets you a slow-cooked beef brisket complemented by BBQ sauce, apple cider slaw, pico de Gallo, and your choice of Mexican rice or tortilla.
Address: 778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8786 1948
Afterwit is a halal-certified eatery.
4. Good Luck Beerhouse
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Good Luck Beerhouse is a taproom, dim sum house, and izakaya all in one. During happy hour from 12pm to 6pm on weekdays, you can enjoy craft beers on tap from $13++. We recommend the Nanyang Stout, a refreshing coffee stout, or the Off Day Crush for something more refreshing. Get some light bites too, including the Crab Roe Siew Mai ($5++), featuring minced pork encased in wonton skin and crowned with crab roe, or the Phoenix Feet ($5++)—braised chicken feet in a flavourful blend of fermented bean paste and dried chilli.
Address: 9 Haji Lane, Singapore 189202
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 4pm to 12am, Thurs-Sun 12pm to 12am
Tel: 8028 4804
Good Luck Beerhouse is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Pasha Mezza and Grill
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Pasha Mezza and Grill offers a supersized menu that has not only Turkish food but also Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Moroccan cuisines. Prices here are reasonable, with dishes averaging between $15++ and $30++. We recommend their Lamb Hummus ($16.90++), Lamb Tagine Moussaka ($24.90++), and Imam Bayildi ($26.90++): eggplant, caramelised onion, feta cheese, olive oil, and tomato sauce. Then, end off your meal with their range of traditional Turkish desserts, such as Baklava ($12.90++), Rice Pudding ($12.90++), and Kunefe ($14.90++).
Address: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 11pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 11:30pm
Tel: 9238 7075
Pasha Mezza and Grill is a halal-certified eatery.
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Muslim-owned fusion izakaya Habibi-san serves Middle Eastern food with a Japanese twist. Their standout dish is the Mentaiko Taramasalata ($13+), which combines mentaiko XO sauce with house-made labneh, AKA Greek yoghurt. You can enjoy this as is, or by spreading it on Pita Bread ($3+). For something heartier, order the DeRaza Iberico Pork Collar Shogayaki ($39+), served with burnt broccoli tabouleh dressed in tangy wafu vinaigrette.
Address: 55 Haji Lane, Singapore 189248
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6298 0838
Habibi-san is a Muslim-owned eatery.
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This mom-and-pop restaurant introduces the heartwarming flavours of Costa Rican fare to hungry diners at Haji Lane. At the helm of this cosy establishment is chef Cindy Castro Vega, a native of Costa Rica, who opened the restaurant in 2012 at Amoy Street Food Centre. Don’t miss out on Mamacitas’ signature Chalupas, priced from $16.80. These edible bowls are crafted from fried corn tortillas, and are loaded with your choice of meat, fried beans, salsa, fresh vegetables, and cheese.
Address: 11 Haji Lane, Singapore 189204
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 12am
Tel: 9061 9962
Mamacitas is a Muslim-owned eatery.
8. Madd Pizza
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Madd Pizza was founded by the same folks behind Blu Jaz Cafe, also located at Haji Lane. All their pizzas are crafted in-house from scratch and come in classic flavours such as Marinara ($9++ per slice, $48++ per whole pizza) and Quattro Formaggi ($14++ per slice, $70++ per whole pizza). Get some tipples to accompany your meal too, such as the citrusy Zombie ($17++) cocktail with pineapple juice, dark rum, and apricot brandy, or Tom Collins ($15++), which features a blend of gin and fresh lime juice.
Address: 9 Haji Lane, Singapore 189212
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 12am
Tel: 9128 9291
MADD PIZZA is not a halal-certified eatery.
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After enjoying a hearty meal, head over to NestCha for handcrafted beverages and Instagram-worthy box cakes for dessert. The drinks menu features trendy flavours such as Taro Machi Milk ($5.90), along with Asian-inspired options including Papaya Peach Gum Bird’s Nest ($12.90) and Mango Pomelo Bird’s Nest ($12.90). Their Yam Chicken Floss Mochi Cake ($9.90) also comes highly recommended, starring a smooth yam paste paired with meaty chicken floss and soft mochi.
Read our NestCha coverage.
Address: 68 Haji Lane, Singapore 189261
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
NestCha is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
10. Black Sheep & Co
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Black Sheep & Co is a must-visit for craft beer enthusiasts. The bar offers an extensive selection of beers on tap, including their own local brew. Try the fruity and light-bodied Hazy Jane IPA, or the Gipsy Hill Glimmer stout with hints of coffee and vanilla. Bar bites are also available if you’re feeling peckish, along with fresh Oysters, priced at $14++ for three..
If you time your visit right, you can also take advantage of their happy hour specials from 12pm to 8pm, with draught beers going at $10++ and two bottled beers priced at $14++.
Address: 26 Haji Lane, Singapore 189219
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 2pm to 12am, Fri-Sun 12pm to 12am
Tel: 9003 6045
Black Sheep & Co is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to eat at Haji Lane
If you’re looking for a dining spot away from the bustling crowds at Bugis Junction and Bugis+, take a short walk to Haji Lane and check out these hidden gems instead! If you do decide to dine near Bugis MRT Station, have a look at our Bugis food guide. Alternatively, read our Magg By Royz Et Vous review for XXL seafood platters and atas Maggi!