If you are a Muslim you will feel very much at home in Sydney. Sydney is one of the highly Muslim-populated parts of Australia and finding Halal food is not an issue, even if you are exploring beyond Sydney city to the suburbs.
Plus, there are a number of mosques in Sydney for Muslim tourists to pray at. Zetland, Redfern and Lakemba mosque are just a few of the several mosques in Sydney.
• The Rocks Markets are open from Fridays to Sundays for a variety of items, from local handmade clothes, accessories and mouth watering treats such as chocolate and honey.
Address: George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
• The Paddy's and Balmain's Markets are opened from Wednesday to Sunday in Chinatown that offers value for money souvenirs and offer halal fare in the form of Turkish Gozleme stalls.
Paddy's Market: 9-13 Thomas St & Hay Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Balmain's Market: 217-223 Darling St, Cnr Darling St & Curtis Rd, Balmain NSW 2041
Have you ever hand fed kangaroos? If not, tick this off your bucket list at Taronga Zoo! While you will get to meet and greet the koalas, wombats playtpuses and Tasmanian devils, a must not miss show would be the famed free-flight bird show againest the stunning view of Sydney Harbour as a backdrop, that is on daily at 12pm and 3pm.
Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
One of the largest aquariums in the world, one of the cool places to spend a few hours checking out the wide variety of marine life. The highlight would be the shark dive. Highly recommended if you want to enjoy an out of this world experience! Also a good trip with kids to have them engaged.
Address: 1/5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
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Ipoh on York is a central city favourite, offering hawker-style Malaysian dishes, otherwise known as the halal bonus. From a flavoursome bowl of laksa to nasi lemak with either rendang, fried chicken or chicken curry with aromatic great pandan rice with all the appropriate trimmings. Your hungry tummy will thank you for your efforts in being at Ipoh.
Address: Shop 2, Lower Ground, 89 York Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Note: Halal Certified
Lal Qila is a traditional mughlai spices haven. You cannot go wrong with this place. You will be spoiled for choices with their extensive menu. As this is an open kitchen concept, you will be able to watch your food being prepared. With generous portions, your wallet or purse will love the prices. It is definitely worth a visit. Look them up.
Address: 351/353 Cleveland St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Note: Halal Certified
Neptune Place, Chinese seafood restaurant is considered as one of the culinary destinations in Sydney for Muslim travellers. A delicious, cheap eat hideout with huge portions, they even have the frames of "Allah" and "Muhammad" on their walls to make Muslim travellers feel at home.
Address: Gateway Building, Pitt St & Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000
Note: Halal meat available, however alcohol is served in this establishment.
Your call for prayers can be rendered here, just 4km from the Sydney Tower and Sydney Fish Market or 6km from the Opera House. Zetland Masjid features Friday Jummah prayers in English.
Address: 932 Bourke Street Zetland Sydney 2017 NSW
Another entrally located haven for prayers, Redfern Mosque is 2-3 km from Sydney Tower and the Sydney Fish Market, and 4-5km from the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Address: 328-330 Cleveland Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
The largest mosque in Sydney and in Australia, the Lakemba Mosque is 15km from the city, and widely attended by the Lebanese community. Prayers are conducted in Arabic and English.
Address: 65-67 Wangee Rd, Lakemba NSW 2195
A177 Commonwealth St
Surry Hills New South Wales 2010
Phone number (02) 9281 0440
45 Station St
Tempe New South Wales 2044
Phone number (02) 9591 1593
1215 Botany Rd
Mascot New South Wales 2020
Phone number (02) 9662 4410