9 Best Halal Restaurants In Cologne, Germany

Updated on January 16, 2024  


Looking for the best halal restaurants in Cologne can be a bit tricky with when there are so many options!

But don't worry, we've made it easier by putting together a list of the 9 best halal restaurants in the city.

From flavorful grilled lamb chops to delicious shawarma, this article will introduce you to the top halal food in Cologne!

Top Halal Restaurants In Cologne, Germany


Interestingly, Kebapland is the one eatery that is always mentioned when we ask our friends about halal food in Cologne. We could smell the aroma of charcoal-grilled meats from the moment we stepped onto Venloer Straße.

"Get the Adana", we're told. Succulent minced lamb is expertly spiced, skewered and grilled over burning charcoal. Don't worry, the smoke that engulfs your clothes and hair is worth it.

Adana Kebab on rice

Then the Adana is coated with a special oil, and served with a toasted wrap or a bed of flavored rice. It's phenomenal, and you'll have to mentally debate if you should order another (to be fair, the portions aren't that big).

Give this cult-favorite a try if you're around the hipster Ehrenfeld district!

📍 Venloer Str. 385, 50825 Köln, Germany


We found this absolute gem on Zülpicher Straße! Centered on Lebanese-style cuisine, inspired by the owner's roots in Baghdad, this down-to-earth eatery captures the ambiance of the streets of Beirut.

In fact, the vintage movie posters plastered on the walls make it clear – this isn't one of those snobbish or pretentious restaurants.

Prices are fair and food is good, what's not to like? My favorite is the classic Falafel Plate – consisting of fresh tabouleh, perfectly crispy falafel with just the right texture, all served on a bed of creamy hummus. 

If you opt for plant-based options and skip the grilled meats, they can put together vegan-friendly plates for you too. [1]

📍 Zülpicher Str. 28, 50674 Köln, Germany

Saman Restaurant

The star of the show here has to be the grilled lamb. It's unbelievably delicious – so juicy it practically melts in your mouth. Just by how effortlessly the fork pierces the meat, you can tell how tender it is. The subsequent bites only confirms just how succulent it really is!

Prices here are a bit on the higher side, but the quality and huge portions make it worthwhile for us.

halal lamb rice