Yes, we have just welcomed 2023 but here’s another new year celebration approaching! Lunar New Year 2023 will be falling on the 22nd of January this year and it is going to be the Year of Rabbit. Looking to join the festivities and find halal-friendly restaurants for a celebratory feast? We got you covered! We have put together a list of halal Chinese & Pan-Asian restaurants in London that would be perfect for your Lunar New Year feasts. Other than Chinese New Year Yee Sang, you will also find halal dim sums, halal Chinese roast ducks, fine-dining options etc. on this list.
Halal Chinese & Pan-Asian Restaurants to Celebrate Lunar New Year
Every Lunar New Year, Sambal Shiok offers their signature Yee Sang Prosperous Toss platter as a New Year’s special. Starting from 16th January to 4th February, the Yee Sang is available for dine-in or takeaway (collection at restaurant) and it must be pre-ordered within a 24-hour notice.
Hong Kong Restaurant
My family has this tradition of going for dim sum on Lunar New Year. If you are looking for a halal dim sum spot in London, look no further than Hong Kong Restaurant in Islington. It is run by ex Novikov chef and is fully halal (that’s rare, I know!). There you go, that’s your (and mine) New Year dim sum feast sorted!
Lunar New Year is the perfect occasion to treat yourself to a whole Chinese roast duck to share with friends & families! Chai Wu is known for its Beijing Duck, which comes with a variety of sauces, bao buns, and traditional pancakes, as well as a follow-up course with either duck fried rice or minced duck lettuce wraps. It comes with a Harrods price tag but also a lovely fine-dining ambience that makes it a great occasional spot.
Looking for a Michelin-star restaurant to dine in for Lunar New Year? Then you must check out Kai Mayfair. Other than traditional Nanyang Chinese dishes, Kai also does Yee Sang and offers various topping options to choose from.
A Chinese banquet staple dish is Lobster Noodles. Mandarin Kitchen prides itself as the original Chinese Lobster Noodle in London since 1978. You can also enjoy a range of other traditional dishes as chicken is halal and you can preorder halal beef & duck as well 24 hours beforehand.
No doubt that P.F. Chang is one of the most popular halal Chinese restaurants in central London. You just can’t go wrong with their signature Dynamite Prawns & Mongolian Beef. Additionally, the pretty interiors are always a bonus and you’d be close to all the Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown!
Med Salleh Kopitiam
Here’s another spot that does the New Year Prosperous Toss. Med Salleh Kopitiam is launching their Chinese New Year Prosperity Toss, available ONLY on the main day on Sunday 22nd January 2023. Please note that they will be closed on Chinese New Year’s Eve (Saturday 21st Jan).
China Tang at The Dorchester
Chinese fine dining doesn’t get grander than China Tang at The Dorchester. Founded by Sir David Tang, China Tang takes inspiration from 1930s Shanghai and offers the epitome of art deco elegance and exquisite Chinese food.
More commonly known as a Malaysian restaurant, actually, Zheng Chelsea is more of a Malaysian-Chinese restaurant. You can enjoy the likes of Crispy Duck, a small selection of dim sums and platters, and simply enjoy the best of both cuisines!