Halal Restaurant Week is Back in Korea!

Good news to all Muslim tourists! Korea is launching Halal Restaurant Week for the second time, starting from NOW until 31 Oct 2017. You will get various promotional benefits from over 100 Muslim-friendly restaurants throughout the nation. Click Read More for further details. 


After a successful launch last year, Korea is preparing for its second Halal Restaurant Week, which is starting from 1 September to 31 October 2017. The event is an initiative to showcase Korea as a Muslim-friendly destination, attracting more Muslim travelers from around the world.



Contrary to its name, the Halal Restaurant Week is actually a two-month long event organized by Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) to provide Muslim tourists with necessary information about Halal and Muslim-friendly restaurants across the country, as well as various events and benefits for the visitors. For a full list of the Halal Restaurants in Korea, visit the webpage.  


Coupon booklets are distributed to Muslims during the event at frequently visited destinations including Incheon International Airport, Itaewon, and etc. This year, coupon booklets will be made available online as well. 


The booklet and the official website (www.hrwkorea.or.kr) contain information about more than a 100 appointed Muslim-friendly or Halal restaurants located in various parts of Korea, along with other attractive discount offers. This year’s booklet has quite a number of discount coupons available for various attractions and activities such as aquariums, beeswax museums, perfume-making experience, Hanbok rental, Halal cosmetic shops, duty-free shops and more. 


Participating restaurants will be classified into 4 categories: 

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Restaurants certified by an accredited halal certification agency such as Korea Muslim Federation(KMF).

All food are halal. Restaurants are certified as halal by Muslim restaurant owners themselves.

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Some halal dishes are provided. Alcohol may be sold.

Restaurants that do not offer halal menu but do not use pork. Alcohol may be sold.


How to use the event coupons

  1. Download e-coupons on the website ‘hrwkorea.or.kror get a coupon book from Korea Plaza, Incheon Airport Information Center or Itaewon Tourist Information Center.
  2. Visit your favorite restaurant that participates in Halal Restaurant Week and presents the coupon before you place an order. Enjoy Muslim-friendly food and great deals!
  3. Post your photos on Facebook and Instagram with hashtags; #muslimfriendlykorea, #Halalrestaurantweek.


Apart from offering special programs for Muslim visitors, Halal Restaurant Week is also a good opportunity for cultural exchange as it will also hold a Halal food tasting event for Koreans to learn more about the Muslim culture. 


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