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14 Halal-Friendly Dining Destinations Across Metro Detroit

From classic steakhouses to fast-casual Thai and tacos

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Metro Detroit is home to one of the highest concentrations of Muslim-Americans in the country, and with that, is a huge demand for cuisine that adheres to halal traditions.

Halal, by definition, is any object or action deemed permissible to engage in, according to Islamic law. While it can be applied to all manner of activities, the term is frequently used in reference to food. In terms of meat it means the slaughtering of animals in a way that renders meat acceptable for Muslims to eat.

While restaurants that specialize in Middle Eastern, African, and South Asian food are more known for featuring halal-friendly menus, there are many restaurants around the region that cater to patrons looking for a halal meal. From burger spots like Brome Modern Eatery to the fast-casual Go! Sy Thai, here are 14 eateries that offer halal options for diners. Restaurants mentioned may serve dishes made with meats processed to meet halal standards, but customers should always confirm with restaurant directly before ordering.

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Prime29 Steakhouse

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The swanky West Bloomfield steakhouse is known for its namesake 29-day aged, halal-friendly, USDA prime cuts. Be sure to ask the server for specific details on menu items.

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Maty's African Cuisine

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The city’s only Senegalese restaurant in Detroit’s Old Redford neighborhood showcases flavors reminiscent of French, Arab, and Caribbean cooking traditions — making for a a flavorful menu that also happens to be halal. The spot’s lamb dishes, fish, and whole chicken make diners instant fans of this eatery.

Brome Modern Eatery

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This growing fast-casual restaurant chain serves up halal burgers with optional grass-fed beef patties. Look out for options like the “One-Eyed Brome” burger served on a brioche bun with a fried egg, provolone, avocado, tomato, mayo, and beef bacon. The eatery also offers a lineup of creatively flavored shakes, big salads, and sides like hand-cut fries and tater tots.

Xushi Ko

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This halal-friendly Japanese menu has gained a reputation for not just classic sushi rolls and fried tempura, but also its signature baked rolls like the Lion King (with spicy tuna, crab stick, cucumber and fiery mayo and unagi sauces) and sharable hibachi grilled platters like its 6-ounce filet mignon plate.

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M Cantina

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Owner Junior Merino takes a NYC fine-dining ethos and blends it with his Nuevo Latino cuisine at his restaurant M Cantina in Dearborn. The result is a flavorful and inventive take on Mexican food, such as with the guava chipotle-topped duck carnitas tacos and refreshing mocktails — all with a halal-friendly twist. For now, the establishment is also alcohol-free.

Taystee's Burgers

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Situated in a gas station in Dearborn, this halal burger spot is famous for its inventive menu, such as its award-winning “Ali’s Notch-Yo-Burger,” loaded with Doritos, jalapeños, nacho cheese, and pepper jack.

El Asador Steakhouse

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At the close of 2016, this popular Southwest Detroit steakhouse began offering halal on pretty much its entire menu — save for its chorizo, which is prepared separately. Chef/owner Luis Garza made the change in a nod to the restaurant’s many fans who adhere to halal diets and were eager to try the spot’s popular steak dishes.

Amar Pizza

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Detroit is famous for its square pizzas and the east side neighborhood of Banglatown, which straddles Detroit and Hamtramck, is known for its burgeoning Bengali community. So go figure, it’s here in this nexus of culture one finds a halal-friendly Detroit square with Bangladeshi flavors. 

Royale With Cheese

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Paying homage to that iconic scene in Pulp Fiction, Royale With Cheese is part of that growing metro Detroit phenomenon of outrageously-topped, halal-friendly burgers. Its “Kruncher” burger comes loaded with spicy jalapeño-flavored potato chips, roasted green chili queso, southwest corn relish, and Cajun aioli.

This long-time downtown chop house inside the Westin Book Cadillac is already famous for its dry-aged ribeyes, filet mignon, and its date-worthy Porterhouse for two. What diners in the know are also aware of is all of its steaks are from sourced from Creekstone Farms, a major purveyor of halal-processed proteins.

Prime + Proper

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This new steakhouse boasts steaks that are dry-aged no less than 28 days and will soon begin offering raw cuts that diners can grill at home. Currently on the menu: an 8-ounce Creekstone Farms halal-processed filet mignon that can be accessorized with Point Reyes blue cheese or decadent shaved truffles.

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Go! Sy Thai

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With locations in Midtown and Capitol Park, fans flock to the spot for veggie-rich hot and sour tom yum soup, spring rolls and sharable curry noodles accompanied by a choice of protein or tofu. Oh, and they’re halal-friendly, too.

London Chop House

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This downtown legacy steakhouse made a comeback a few years ago, offering a touch of Detroit heyday glamour, with a timeless menu of chops, seafood and cocktails. Servers are also happy to direct customers to cuts are halal-friendly. 

Brenna Houck

Campus Martius’ newest park-side fine-dining establishment is ideal for impressing clients for power lunches or for celebrating life’s milestones. Not just that, but the eatery also offers an 8-ounce marsala veal jus from halal-processed Creekstone Farms, with an accompaniment of roasted potatoes and onion and pepper ragout.

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Prime29 Steakhouse

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The swanky West Bloomfield steakhouse is known for its namesake 29-day aged, halal-friendly, USDA prime cuts. Be sure to ask the server for specific details on menu items.

Prime29
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Maty's African Cuisine

The city’s only Senegalese restaurant in Detroit’s Old Redford neighborhood showcases flavors reminiscent of French, Arab, and Caribbean cooking traditions — making for a a flavorful menu that also happens to be halal. The spot’s lamb dishes, fish, and whole chicken make diners instant fans of this eatery.

Brome Modern Eatery

This growing fast-casual restaurant chain serves up halal burgers with optional grass-fed beef patties. Look out for options like the “One-Eyed Brome” burger served on a brioche bun with a fried egg, provolone, avocado, tomato, mayo, and beef bacon. The eatery also offers a lineup of creatively flavored shakes, big salads, and sides like hand-cut fries and tater tots.

Xushi Ko

Xushi Ko
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This halal-friendly Japanese menu has gained a reputation for not just classic sushi rolls and fried tempura, but also its signature baked rolls like the Lion King (with spicy tuna, crab stick, cucumber and fiery mayo and unagi sauces) and sharable hibachi grilled platters like its 6-ounce filet mignon plate.

Xushi Ko
Facebook

M Cantina

Owner Junior Merino takes a NYC fine-dining ethos and blends it with his Nuevo Latino cuisine at his restaurant M Cantina in Dearborn. The result is a flavorful and inventive take on Mexican food, such as with the guava chipotle-topped duck carnitas tacos and refreshing mocktails — all with a halal-friendly twist. For now, the establishment is also alcohol-free.

Taystee's Burgers

Situated in a gas station in Dearborn, this halal burger spot is famous for its inventive menu, such as its award-winning “Ali’s Notch-Yo-Burger,” loaded with Doritos, jalapeños, nacho cheese, and pepper jack.

El Asador Steakhouse

At the close of 2016, this popular Southwest Detroit steakhouse began offering halal on pretty much its entire menu — save for its chorizo, which is prepared separately. Chef/owner Luis Garza made the change in a nod to the restaurant’s many fans who adhere to halal diets and were eager to try the spot’s popular steak dishes.

Amar Pizza

Detroit is famous for its square pizzas and the east side neighborhood of Banglatown, which straddles Detroit and Hamtramck, is known for its burgeoning Bengali community. So go figure, it’s here in this nexus of culture one finds a halal-friendly Detroit square with Bangladeshi flavors. 

Royale With Cheese

Paying homage to that iconic scene in Pulp Fiction, Royale With Cheese is part of that growing metro Detroit phenomenon of outrageously-topped, halal-friendly burgers. Its “Kruncher” burger comes loaded with spicy jalapeño-flavored potato chips, roasted green chili queso, southwest corn relish, and Cajun aioli.

Roast

This long-time downtown chop house inside the Westin Book Cadillac is already famous for its dry-aged ribeyes, filet mignon, and its date-worthy Porterhouse for two. What diners in the know are also aware of is all of its steaks are from sourced from Creekstone Farms, a major purveyor of halal-processed proteins.

Prime + Proper

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This new steakhouse boasts steaks that are dry-aged no less than 28 days and will soon begin offering raw cuts that diners can grill at home. Currently on the menu: an 8-ounce Creekstone Farms halal-processed filet mignon that can be accessorized with Point Reyes blue cheese or decadent shaved truffles.

Courtesy of Prime + Proper

Go! Sy Thai

With locations in Midtown and Capitol Park, fans flock to the spot for veggie-rich hot and sour tom yum soup, spring rolls and sharable curry noodles accompanied by a choice of protein or tofu. Oh, and they’re halal-friendly, too.

London Chop House

Brenna Houck

This downtown legacy steakhouse made a comeback a few years ago, offering a touch of Detroit heyday glamour, with a timeless menu of chops, seafood and cocktails. Servers are also happy to direct customers to cuts are halal-friendly. 

Brenna Houck

Parc

Campus Martius’ newest park-side fine-dining establishment is ideal for impressing clients for power lunches or for celebrating life’s milestones. Not just that, but the eatery also offers an 8-ounce marsala veal jus from halal-processed Creekstone Farms, with an accompaniment of roasted potatoes and onion and pepper ragout.

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