Halal in it’s most basic sense means permissible according to Islamic law. In terms of food it must be prepared while meeting a few conditions. Some muslims would say that a sign that reads “halal” isn’t enough and that patrons should dig deeper to look for more proof. With a large Islamic population in Metro Detroit, we have plenty of delicious Halal food choices.

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Al-Ameer Restaurant

12710 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-8185

Visit Al-Ameer in Dearborn for delicious traditional flavors, generous portions and reasonable prices. Open Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. See them featured in the 2009 “Rust-Belt” episode of Anthony Bourdain’s travel show, “No Reservations”. Some of the favorite menu items include the raw kebbie, baba ghanouge and shish kabob and rice dinner.


14633 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 846-9330

Al-Ajami is a more up-scale experience. Entrees are a few dollars more than some of the competition, but the quality is top-notch. Fans love the fresh baked bread, tabbouleh, hummus and falafel. Also try one of their family platters with a variety of meat and seafood including lamb, shrimp and quail. They’re open most days 10:30 am – 11 pm. They stay open ’til midnight on Saturdays. Alcohol free

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The Sheikh

44934 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 459-0500

Fans love the juicy shish tawook, the creamy hummus dusted with paprika and the zesty garlic sauce. Open Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. New customers can enjoy a free baklava dessert. Just let them know it’s your first time there.

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Palm Palace Restaurant

2065 N Squirrel Rd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 371-9000

You’ll find medium priced entrees at around $15. It’s a great place to take the family or a large groups. Open Monday – Thursday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. The tawook is a must have. Alcohol-free

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La Marsa

3720 Rochester Rd
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 524-0300

This successful local chain restaurant has three locations, but our favorite is the one in Troy. Although our sources tell us it’s halal, zabihah.com a halal business directory says it’s unconfirmed as of the writing of this list. We recommend asking before ordering. Open Monday – Thursday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.