There are an ample amount of top halal restaurants in Kingston, Ontario in Canada.
If you’re visiting Kingston and fancy a halal meal, or if you’re resident of the city and feel like dining at a halal restaurant, the list of eateries below has been put together especially for you.
1. Limestone Kabob House- Downtown
Limestone Kabob House is a popular halal restaurant in Downtown Kingston. Guests at this establishment will love the contemporary seating design with beautiful tapestry reminiscent of the orient. The authentic homemade food also adds a warm, relaxing atmosphere to the ambiance.
The restaurant’s menu is inspired by Pakistani, Afghani, Lebanese, and Moroccan cuisine. Whether you are looking for an authentic beef Samosa, a Falafel or a tabbouleh salad, you are sure to find it right at the heart of Kingston.
The restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. All meals are served in generous portions and you get a complimentary cup of Sulaimani tea, a cardamon-spiced, steeped house specialty at this establishment.
The menu features a wide variety of tasty meals. Appetizers include hummus, tabbouleh salad, veggie or beef samosas, boulanee, and mantu. You can also choose from a wide variety of soups including Harira, a Moroccan soup. Their salads include their specialty Limestone salad, Falafel salad, and the classic garden salad with in-house dressing.
Limestone also offers a variety of wraps for between $8.49- $13.49. These include authentic Kofta wraps, Shawarma wraps, veggie wraps, Barg wraps, and a variety of chicken wraps. Their entrees are quite sizeable and range between $11.99 – $21.99. You can choose from the salad section or the kabob plate section.
The restaurant also serves family packs and party specials including meat platters and shawarma platters. The house specialty is Dal Masoor and Chicken Keema Mattar. Check out their menu and pricing in detail.
Location and Hours of Operation: Limestone Kabob House located in located on 160 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L 1B1 and is open every day. They open at 11:30 am – 09:00 pm on Monday to Thursday, 11:30 am – 10:00 pm on Fridays, 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 pm to 09:00 pm Sunday.
Contact Limestone Kabob House to make a reservation or order ahead.
2. Alibaba Kabab
Founded by Aala Abdulla, Alibaba Kabab has been serving the residents of Ontario since 2011. The restaurant was inspired by Aala’s passion for healthy, 100% halal meals. The exotic establishment serves a tasty mix of Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Their menu features a wide variety of tasty, affordable foods including appetizers such as authentic Dolma, Baba Ghanouj, garlic dip, and decadent desserts such as Baklava. Appetizers cost between $2.99 – $9.00. They also have a wide variety of fresh salads, including the house special Ali Baba chicken salad, saffron chicken salad, and the deluxe Sultani salad. The salad menu is priced between $11.99 – $21.99.
An off-the-grill menu gives you plenty of beef and chicken delights to choose from, for between $12.99 – $21.99. Their mouthwatering wraps range from the classic Shawarma beef to oriental Kabab Koobideh, Quzi, and Baghali Polo wraps. These are priced at $5.99 – $14.99.
Alibaba Kabab also serves a variety of delectable family platters for between $44.00 and $96.00.
Location and hours of operation: Alibaba Kabab is located on 320 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B6. Contact the restaurant to make inquiries about their opening hours.
3. Sally’s Roti Shop
Sally, who moved to Canada from Trinidad, opened the doors to her restaurant in 2014. If you’re looking for authentic Caribbean cuisine, Sally would love for you to try her fresh, hand-crafted recipes. The restaurant specialty Rotis get raving reviews from guests who come from as far as Toronto.
Treat your taste buds to an authentic Caribbean culinary experience with Sally’s delightful roti wraps. These range from curry chicken, curry lamb, curry goat and vegetarian curry options including chickpeas, eggplant and spinach, and squash.
Sally’s also has a curry section where you can choose from vegetarian, and non-vegetarian options served with rice, peas, potatoes, and coleslaw. If you’re in a hurry and prefer a grab-and-go snack, try their phulorie or doubles served with a chutney of your choice.
Sally’s also serves daily house specials. They are currently running a delicious oxtail special, but for a limited time only, so hurry on down and get a taste.
Location and hours: Sally’s is located on 203 Wellington Street and opens Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Contact Sally’s Roti to shop to make inquiries about their pricing and specials.
4. Darbar Exotic Indian Cuisine
Darbar is one of Kingston’s oldest and most popular Indian restaurants. The regal ambiance with rich gold decor and splashes of deep red is fit for Emperors and Maharajahs. Guests at the Darbar are treated to soothing Indian music as they enjoy their meals.
The menu at this establishment captures the ethnic diversity of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Darbar uses the freshest and most organic ingredients and grinds all spices in-house so guests can enjoy the wholesome flavor of fenugreek, saffron, star anise, and kalonji among others.
Choose from a wide range of dishes on their expansive, all-inclusive menu. Whether you are a meat-lover or a vegan, you will appreciate the thoughtful creativity that went into making their diverse menu.
At Darbar, lunch specials include soup, vegetables, salad, rice, and dessert. Specials to choose from include mixed veg, Chicken Korma, Aloo Gosht, Shrimp Bhoona, and Lamb and Mushroom for between $9 – $11.50.
You can also choose from Indian bread, curries, tandoor, and vegetable specialties. The restaurant also makes authentic Indian desserts such as Gulab Jamun, Borfi, Kulfi, and Rosh Malai for between $4.50 – $9.50.
Location and hours: Darbar is located on 475 Princess Street, Kingston. They open at 11:30 am – 2:00 pm for lunch and 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm for dinner on Monday to Thursday, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Sunday evening.
5. Rahim’s Cuisine
Kingston’s only Pakistani restaurant was opened by Chef Rahim in 2003. Chef Rahim has over 27 years of experience and has worked in both the restaurant and catering businesses. Rahim wanted to make a menu that serves food “just like his mom used to cook”. However, he also understands that not all family members want to eat the same food at the same time as everyone else. He adapted his menu to cater to the Canadian food lovers by including steak, hot dogs, and burgers so the whole family can eat together.
Rahim’s menu gives you a choice of mildly spicy, medium spicy, Canadian hot or Pakistani hot. The restaurant also caters to large groups during occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and parties. You can also order a cake from this Halal restaurant for all your special occasions.
Location and hours: Rahim’s is located on 625 Princess Street, between Albert and Nelson. The restaurant opens every day except Tuesdays.
Contact the restaurant to find out the specials on their menu and make inquiries about their pricing.
6. Famous King
Famous King is a Lebanese, Mediterranean, and Middle-Eastern cuisine restaurant that also gives you a choice of fast foods. The shawarma and grill restaurant is famous for their onion rings and kafta kabob plate.
Their menu features pitas such as chicken shawarma, chicken fillet, falafel, and kafta kabob. These are fairly priced at between $6.00 – $7.00. Their plates range from $9.00 – $12.00 for chicken shawarma to vegetarian options.
You can also treat yourself to a variety of donair options for $7.00 – $21.00. At Famous King, you can choose a side of classic fries, garlic potatoes, poutine, or onion rings for between $3.50 – $7.00.
Location and hours: Famous King is located on 505 Princess Street K7L 1C3. The restaurant is open Monday-Sunday 11:00 – 22:00.
Give the friendly folks at Famous King a call to make a reservation or order ahead.
7. House of Donair
This family-owned and operated restaurant offers authentic Lebanese cuisine that is 100% halal. Taste an expertly-made donair, shawarma or pita, only at House of Donair.
Their menu consists of appetizers such as Kibbeh, and Sambousak. You can even have a loaded appetizer plate that comes with hummus, baba ghanouj, cauliflower, sambousak, garlic paste, pickled turnips and more for only $10.00.
Guests at House of donair can also dig into authentic pitas that range from donair meat and chicken pita to vegetarian options that come with a custom dressing. These are priced between $8.00 and $22.00.
You can also choose from the Kafta Burger and the Halal beef burger both served with fresh cut home fries for $8.50. Check out the menu at House of Donair and call ahead to make an order.
Location and hours: This restaurant is located on 394 Princess Street, K7L 1B8. They open 11 am – 12 am Sunday to Wednesday and 11 am – 3 am Thursday through Saturday.
8. Curry Original
This restaurant was opened 25 years ago by Ali and Weias Afzal. Curry Original serves Bangladeshi and Mughlai fare. If you enjoy authentic curries, kormas, and dhansak dishes, this restaurant is the place to be.
Walking into Curry Original will have you feeling like you are in an Indian kitchen. The air is filled with the robust aroma of Indian herbs and spices. The lunch menu caters for vegans and vegetarians with delicacies such as veggie curry and chana masala. Other items on the menu include chicken tikka and the Atlantic salmon tandoori.
Their menu also offers a wide range of curries, kormas, madras, vindaloo, dhansak, biryanis, rice dishes, and bhoona. They also serve daily specials which a server is happy to tell you about as you make your order.
Location and hours: Curry Original is located on 253A Ontario Street. They are open for lunch from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm and dinner from 5:00 pm. They also open on Sundays for dinner only from 5:00 pm till late
Contact this establishment to make a reservation or make an order for delivery.
9. Taj Curry House
Taj House is Kingston’s newest restaurant serving traditional, halal Indian cuisine. The family-run business is a great place for lunch or dinner and the food is always prepared to your preferred heat specifications. The food is light and appetizing with a delicate mixture of fresh or dried herbs and spices.
The menu at Taj Curry House caters to everyone’s palette. Lunch specials are served with Papadum, Basmati rice, and soup. There are vegetarian and vegan options to choose from with mixed vegetables, Tarka Dall, plain curry, and chicken, beef, or shrimp bhoona.
Pricing starts from $2.75 for soup and goes up to $16.95 for biryani. Combo options for 2 people come at between $40.94 and $49.95.
Location and hours: Taj Curry House is located on 125 Princess Street, K7L 1A8. Their hours of operation are between Monday to Friday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Saturdays.
Call in to make a reservation or order food for delivery.
10. Apsara Angkor
Apsara Angkor is an Asian, Thai, and Cambodian cuisine restaurant. The restaurant is named after a female spirit and reflects femininity with warm, elegant decor. In the summer the restaurant opens up and guests can sit on the patio. They can also enjoy an adapted menu that offers lighter snacks and exotic beverages.
The menu features savory vegetarian and vegan options for lunch and dinner. The lunch specials menu goes for $10.99 on weekdays and $11.99 on weekends and holidays. All items on the lunch menu come with steamed rice, soup, and a spring roll.
The appetizer menu is composed of chicken, vegetables, and seafood options. There’s also a variety of soup options ranging from extra spicy to mild. Entrees are divided into vegetable, chicken, beef, seafood and fish, noodles, and rice sections. You can also choose from a variety of dinner specials and decadent desserts.
Location and hours: Apsara Angkor is located on 189 Ontario Street. They are open Monday to Thursday between 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Sundays from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Contact this restaurant to make a dine-in reservation or order take-out.
11. Flavours of India
Flavours of India offers authentic Indian cuisine and native drinks. The versatile menu features spicy, flavorful meals served in a contemporary, intimate setting. Their Head Chef Mainul Chowdhury carefully selects each ingredient to ensure you enjoy a fresh, delicious meal.
The menu at this restaurant caters to both vegan and vegetarians with healthy, sweet and savory alternatives to the all-too-common, fiery hot Indian dishes. The restaurant’s robust menu offers rich, creamy mild to medium flavored dishes.
At Flavors of India, you have a wide range of appetizers and soups to choose from starting at $3.95 to $7.95. The salads range from $4.95 for a garden salad to $10.95 for a shrimp salad. You can also tingle your taste buds with the wide array of tandoori specialties, house specialties, curries, kormas, madras, vindaloo, dhansak, pathia, bhoona, saag, and combination meals among others.
The establishment also has a children’s menu offering chicken with fries or butter chicken poutine for $8.95.
Location and hours: Flavors of India is located on 461 Princess Street, Kingston K7L 1C3. They are open Monday to Thursday between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm for lunch and 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm for dinner, Friday and Saturday between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm for lunch and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm for dinner. On Sundays, they do not offer lunch service but open for dinner at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
You can also order for delivery or call to book a table.
12. Mary Brown’s
Mary Brown’s is a halal fast food restaurant in Kingston. It is named after a lovely lady whose incredible recipe has seen over 155 locations established across Canada, all serving her signature chicken.
The first restaurant was opened in 1969 in St. John’s Newfoundland. All the chicken in this restaurant is made fresh in their proprietary cookers which seal in juiciness and prevent greasiness while giving the chicken a delicious, golden-brown crust.
On the menu is the signature chicken that comes in a variety of packages. You can choose a 2-piece meal to an 18-piece feast and anything in between. You can also choose from the combos, snacks, sides, or dessert menus.
Location and hours: Mary Browns has two locations in Kingston. One is located on 841 Highway 15, Kingston, ON. K7L 5H6, while the other is located on 2815 Princess Street, Unit &, R. R. #3, Kingston, ON. K7P 2X2.
Contact Mary Brown’s to make an order when you’re on the go and make inquiries about pricing.