Top 10 Melbourne Restaurants You Need to Try This Ramadan During Iftar Time


As Ramadan is fast approaching, Muslims around the world are busily getting ready to carry out the last of their Ramadan checklist before the blessed month arrives. From keeping our body and mind in check to working towards perfecting our ibadah (acts of worship), many of us are doing the best we can to make these last few days before Ramadan count. 

But there’s also another aspect of Ramadan that we anticipate the most: Iftar! Iftar is the meal served after sunset during Ramadan, to break the day’s fast. For many Muslim communities, it’s a time when we all eat together and cherish each other’s company, as well as thank Allah (SWT) for the food we’re able to put on our tables. 

However, it can sometimes be hard to come up with a menu that satisfies everyone every Iftar time. This Ramadan, save yourself some stress by ordering from the best halal restaurants in your area. Here are 10 Melbourne restaurants you should try to take your Iftars to the next level. 

Dolan Uyghur Food Heaven, Melbourne City

As one of the most well-received and popular restaurants within Melbourne, Dolan Uyghur Food Heaven has an extensive and unique menu that’s unmatched by anything else in the city. From handmade noodle dishes and delicious steamed buns, it’s the perfect place to hold an Iftar with family and friends and discover more about Uyghur and Central Asian cuisine! 

Tiba’s Lebanese Restaurant, Various Locations 

Located in three exclusive locations (Brunswick, Brunswick East and Roxburgh Park), this family-run restaurant is a must-visit if you’ve been planning to grab authentic Lebanese food in Melbourne. On offer are delicious dishes, beautiful handmade traditional desserts and a diverse range of set meals for everyone to enjoy. From shwarma to grazing platters to baklava, you’ll be spoilt for choice for your Iftar at this amazing restaurant!

Mizraim, Camberwell

Egyptian cuisine at its finest, this restaurant offers a menu that makes you feel as if you are walking through the streets of Cairo. Visitors during Ramadan can likewise enjoy specialty Iftar and all you can eat Suhoor on select days! With familiar dishes such as grilled lamb and soup to the best of Egyptian cuisine to enjoy during Iftar, the menu at this restaurant always has something delicious for everyone to enjoy!

Biryani House, Melbourne City

Located on King St, Biryani House serves flavoursome and lavishly prepared Indian dishes. From delightful biryanis to mouth-watering kheer to spicy curries, the menu on offer at this restaurant caters to all tastebuds. As one of the most recommended food joints in Melbourne, come to this restaurant for a welcoming and delicious experience for anyone’s Iftar.

Shamiat Authentic Syrian Restaurant, Northcote

An incredible Syrian restaurant with a specialised menu for Ramadan that will leave you wanting more during this special month. With three succulent mains, including chicken skewers and juicy lamb shanks, to choose from every Iftar night, grab a bite to eat with your buddies at this restaurant during this Ramadan. 

Nasi Lemak, Carlton

Located on Grattan Street, this restaurant offers a diverse selection of masterful that’ll take you to the heart of Malaysia. From Laksa to Nasi Lemak to Sirap Bandung, all at affordable prices, give yourself and your family a treat this Ramadan and enjoy the incredible service and delightful items this restaurant has to offer!

Bolan Restaurant, Carlton North

With special buffets for everyone during Ramadan, you need to come to this Pakistani restaurant at least once during Iftar time. With mains such as Biryani and Karahi and desserts like Gulab Jamun or Kulfi, you’ll be able to taste the best of what Pakistani cuisine has to offer while enjoying your conversation with your family and friends.

YOI Restaurant Fusion, Melbourne City

An Indonesian Restaurant with a fun and welcoming vibe for everyone to enjoy. With a mouth-watering selection on its menu, including a large range of noodles and rice, desserts and drinks, you will be sure to leave the restaurant and be more than ready to head to Taraweeh prayer with a smile. 

Bowltiful LANZHOU Beef Noodle, Box Hill and Melbourne City 

A quintessential Halal Chinese restaurant with an amazing range of beef noodles. Famed as a restaurant serving “small plates, full of flavours” with staff who go above and beyond to serve the food with extra care, it will certainly live up to its glowing reputation when you stop by for Iftar here this Ramadan. 

Almina Lebanese Restaurant, Docklands

A Lebanese Café, Bar and Restaurant serving traditional Lebanese cuisine with a modern twist, this high-end Lebanese restaurant has been hosting gatherings for many years. With a large menu providing banquets and seafood mains to delicious drinks and desserts and function rooms for up to 100 people available for hire, there is no better place to enjoy Iftar with family and friends. 

From East to North to the heart of Melbourne city, there is no shortage of halal restaurants available for you to order from or dine in. But no matter where you go in Melbourne, or any city in Australia, for Iftar time, take the time to enjoy yourself with the people you’re with. After all, you’re all gathered together to make sure Ramadan is the best it can be for sake of Allah (SWT). 

Ramadan is the perfect time to give zakat

The holy month of Ramadan is the perfect opportunity to use the Power of Zakat. It is a time for us to pause and reflect, leave behind bad habits and replace them with good ones, increase our acts of worship and good deeds, and practice self-discipline – all for the sake of Allah SWT.