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Halal visitors in Wellington

Visiting Wellington and wondering how we can cater to your halal requirements? Lucky for you, we've pulled together a list of accommodation, restaurants, food stores and mosques that halal visitors will want to visit while they're here.


Almost all of Wellington's hotels are located in the downtown area so you're never far from the action. While halal visitors are welcome at all hotels, here are a few that are well-suited to cater to specific halal needs:

Eating in Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s culinary capital, and all tastes are catered for:  

  • Charley Noble - wood-fire influenced, vegetarian and halal-friendly
  • Monsoon Poon - fun, South East Asian, halal-friendly food
  • Istana Malaysia - a Malaysian halal restaurant
  • PappaRich - Malaysian delights on Grey Street
  • Tulsi - an Indian restaurant with halal food on request
  • Masala - an Indian restaurant with halal food on request
  • Marrakech Café - a certified halal Moroccan restaurant
  • Logan Brown - award winning restaurant with halal food on request
  • Burger Fuel - gourmet burger restaurant with vegetarian and halal food on request
  • Rata Cafe at Zealandia - with views across the lower lake Rata offers halal certified products and is vegetarian friendly
  • Whitby's Restaurant & Bar - located in the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Whitby’s serves sumptuous buffet cuisine and a signature high tea service.

Vegetarian meals

Almost all Wellington restaurants have vegetarian options on their menus. Inexpensive all-vegetarian restaurants include:

Food Stores

If you'd prefer to create your own culinary masterpiece, here are some food stores that stock halal food:

  • Prestons Meats: 34 Hopper Street
  • Wellington Halal Meats: 155A Riddiford Street
  • New Taste: 142 Riddiford Street

Islamic Centres and Masjid

There are four mosques around Wellington:

  • Wellington Masjid: 7 Queens Drive, Kilbirnie
  • Lower Hutt Islamic Centre: 14-20 Hunter Street, Lower Hutt
  • Porirua Islamic Centre: 58-60 Waihora Crescent, Porirua
  • Newlands Islamic Centre: 40 Bracken Road, Newlands

See for prayer times and more information.