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


With Ramadan just on the horizon, Muslims around the world are busily carrying out last-minute preparations in anticipation of the special month. As we eagerly check over our Ramadan goals checklists, many of us continue to do whatever we can to strengthen ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually to help us make the most of the holiest month of the year.

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 Sydney restaurants you should try to spice up your Iftar. 

Taste of Turkey, Newtown 

Established in 2017, Taste of Turkey brings to you an Anatolian taste that will take you back to the time of the Ottoman empire. Located on the busy food streets of Enmore Road, breaking your Iftar with authentic Turkish cuisine should be on your checklist this Ramadan. 

Jasmin1 Restaurant, Western Sydney 

A go-to restaurant amongst locals with staff who go above and beyond to deliver the best service for their customers 24/7. Located within various suburbs across Western Sydney, nothing beats the feeling of an elegant mixed plate to break your Iftar provided by the pioneers of Lebanese food in Sydney. 

Student Biryani, Auburn and Sydney City

Have a craving for authentic Pakistani Cuisine? This restaurant offers amazing buffets for you and your friends and family to dig in and explore the diverse tastes of Pakistan. Next Iftar, be sure to get the signature Biryani meal or Beef Nehari, as well as desserts that will leave you hungry for more.

Silk Road Uyghur Restaurant, Ashfield

If you haven’t tried Uyghur cuisine before, then you’re missing out! Amazing its customers with its beautiful interior design, this restaurant likewise serves you the best food Central Asia has to offer! From lamb stew to handmade noodles, know that you will be in good hands to fill up your belly for Iftar just enough to motivate you to go pray Taraweeh and fulfil your role as a pious Muslim.

Kabul House, Merrylands

This restaurant serves Afghan cuisine so good you’ll come back over and over again to make sure you try every item on the menu. From signature Afghan bread cooked on a tandoor to Afghan Pilaw, make yourself and your loved ones at home in this family-friendly and welcoming environment when you dine in for Iftar!

Volcano’s Steakhouse, Western Sydney

A family-friendly casual dining experience that will guarantee everyone has an enjoyable time. For Ramadan especially, Volcano’s offers exclusive buffet and banquet menus across all their venues – Bankstown, Parramatta and Blacktown. From pizza, pasta and salads to desserts and hot drinks, Volcano’s steakhouse will surely be on everyone’s Iftar checklist so be quick to make your bookings!

Hut Bazaar, Rockdale

For those hungry for Bangladeshi food for Iftar, Hut Bazaar offers a grandeur of delicate items through their special Ramadan Buffet. From variations of curries, haleem, familiar subcontinental food and desserts, you’ll have the best Bangladesh served to your table for Iftar by staff who will go above and beyond for you during the holy month of Ramadan.

It’s Time For Thai, Various Locations

Eager for some Halal Thai food this Ramadan? It’s Time for Thai is a favourite among locals. Featuring staples like Pad Thai and Massaman curry to hidden gems like Ko Mok Gai, this family-owned restaurant of over 15 years brings the diverse favours and spices of Southern and Central Thailand right to your Sydney table! 

Lal Qila, Sydney City

Located in Darling Harbour and Surry Hills, this elegant Restaurant at the heart of Sydney CBD cooks up a storm of authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine with a much needed Mughal touch. With many items on offer ranging from Signature Biryani and Vindaloo to rich desserts such as Kulfi, this Ramadan, reserve a table at this restaurant for you and your loved ones and have yourself an enjoyable Iftar. 

Al Aseel, Various Locations

An accessible and travelled restaurant of luxurious Lebanese cuisine, Al Aseel’s menu leaves you coming back for more. From authentic mixed plates, hummus and shish tawook, this Ramadan, make sure to book in quick before tables run out and see you and your loved ones dining on these incredible. If you’ve got no time to dine in, not to worry! Al Aseel offers catering to help make Iftar gatherings at home one to remember.

From West to South to the heart of Sydney city, there is no shortage of halal restaurants available for you to order from or dine in. But no matter where you go in Sydney, 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.