South Korea is not a Muslim country. It is very difficult for Muslim to live here because of the insufficiency of Halal food available. However, Statistic tells that the number of Muslim visitor is increasing from 2016. Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) tries to attract more Muslim visitors by building more Halal Restaurant in the country.
KTO classified the Muslim Friendly Restaurant into four categories, as follows:
Among 135 restaurant that is listed by KTO, I had a chance to visit one of them. I will introduce the restaurant in this post. This time I will introduce one restaurant in the Bundang area.
The restaurant named Agra Taj (아그라타즈). This restaurant is India Restaurant. It has a lot of branches in South Korea. For the restaurant I’ve visited, check the detail and map below.
This restaurant has been certified Halal, however KTO put it in the Muslim Friendly category because this restaurant offer alcohol beverage. But for the food is halal insyaAlloh 🙂
All of the menu (except alcohol beverage) is Halal. I recommend you to try their Tandoori Chicken. It was the best! they baked in the charcoal I guess(?) haha. we ordered menu set for 2 people because it was cheaper compare to order ala carte, and we also added Samosa for dessert :p Samosa is also the best dishes from India cuisine. But be careful, in fact, we cannot finished all the food hahaha we were very full and struggle to finish all! I don’t remember exactly, but we spend less than 40k won to try these delicious cuisines!
If you order set menu, you will get Lassi drink for free, nan bread and briyani rice.
- Chicken Tandoori – KRW 10.000 (half) / KRW 18.000 (full)
- Indian Curry – KRW 11.900 – 12.500
- Green Salad – KRW 6.000
- Samosa – KRW 5.000
- Lassi drink – KRW 2.000 – 5.000 (depends on the size and flavour)
I think most India restaurant’s ambience is similar. A bit cultural because they put some traditional stuff from their country. The light is quiet dim also. Not a good place for taking picture haha but thanks god they put lamp in each table, so I can get enough light resource to take a shot. mostly They arrange the table with 4 modern chairs each.
This restaurant above has been nominated as a Muslim Friendly Restaurant by Korea Tourism Organization and the post is written by its support.
How to Get There
Gyeonggi-do, Seongnam-si, Bundang-gu, Seohyun-dong 248-4
경기도 성남시 분당구 서현동 248-4
Take Subway Bundang Line (yellow line), get off at Seohyun Station (서현역). Heading to exit 5 and walk about 5 minutes. The restaurant is on the 4th floor.