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Muslim Food Guide
  Many Korean dishes are made with pork, and it is customary in Korea to drink liquor during or after a meal. This may be offensive to Muslims, who do not eat pork and abstain from drinking liquor. In the past, some Muslims brought canned or packaged instants food with them on their trips to Korea. To make their stay in Korea more comfortable, below is a list of restaurants serving Middle Eastern food. A list of masjids in Korea is also provided for worship services.
Middle Eastern food
In Islam, the blood of dead animals, pork, meat of carnivorous animals, and meat not properly slaughtered or slaughtered in any name other than Allah are prohibited. Even among herbivorous animals and birds, only halal meat (slaughtered properly in the Islamic way) is allowed. Therefore, Muslims may experience difficulties finding proper food when visiting Korea. Here is a list of Middle Eastern restaurants serving halal food in Korea.

→ Recommended Islamic & Indian Restaurants in Korea

Additional Information:Masjids in Korea
In Korea , most of the masjids for worship services are in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. There are also masjids in Jeju, Cheolla-do and Busan. In areas without a masjid, Islamic centers are operated so worshippers can hold services and build friendships.
Seoul Central Masjid
Opened in 1976, Seoul Central Masjid is located between the Han River and Namsan Mountain. On the first floor are the Korean Muslim Federation and a conference room. A prayer hall for men is located on the second floor, and one provided for women can be found on the third floor. Worship services are held five times a day, and the schedules vary depending on the time of sunrise and sunset.
The Islamic Center, located in an attached building, houses a place to educate Muslim children and offices for related organizations, including the Korea Institute of Islamic Culture and the Student Association.

Address : 732-21, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Tel : +82-2-793-6908 ( Main )/+82-2-793-3156 (Missionary Bureau)
Fax : +82-2- 798-9782
Directions : Take Seoul Subway Line 6 and get off at Itaewon Station (Exit 3). Go straight and you will find Itaewon Fire Station. Turn right and go uphill about 100 meters. At the three-way intersection, turn left and walk about 200 meters.

Gyeonggi-do/ Paju Masjid
Located near the Imjin River , the Paju Masjid is mostly frequented by Bangladeshi and Pakistani Muslims in the vicinity.

Address : 421-9, Yeongtae-ri, Wonreung-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do 
Tel : +82-31-946-2110

Bupyeong Masjid
Located in the east end of Incheon, Bupyeong Masjid is a place of worship for immigrant Muslim workers in nearby areas, including Namdong Industrial Complex in Incheon.

Address : 574-19, Sipjeong-dong, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon
Tel : +82-32-512-2612

Anyang Masjid
Anyang Masjid, not far from Seoul, is operated independently by Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Address : 618-132, Anyang 5-dong, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-31-444-7757

Ansan Masjid
An imam from Bangladesh serves at the Ansan Masjid, which is operated independently by immigrant Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Indonesia working at the nearby Ansan Industrial Complex.

Address : 741-5, Wongok-dong, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82-31-492-1948

Gwangju Masjid
In Gwangju (Gyeonggi-do), which is adjacent to Seongnam, Icheon and Namyangju, Gwangju Masjid, Korea 's third masjid, was opened in 1981.

Address : 48-9, Yeok-ri, Gwangju-eup, Gwangju-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82- 31- 761-3424

Jeolla-do/Jeonju Masjid
Matching Jeonju's reputation as a city of tradition and art, Jeonju Masjid shows the harmony between Korean and Islamic architecture. Traditional Korean roof tiles adorn the Islamic dome.

Address : 1562-10, Inhu-dong 2-ga, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Tel : +82- 63- 243-1483

Busan/Busan Masjid
Busan Masjid was the second masjid to open in Korea. It was built in 1980 with financial support from Ali Fellaq, the former minister of finance of Libya .

Address : 30-1, Namsan-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan
Tel : +82- 51- 518-9991

Islamic Centers/Macheon-Geoyeo Center
Address : 186-26, Geoyeo-dong, Songpo-gu, Seoul
Tel : +82-2- 431-6850
Suwon Center
Address : 320-15, Dangsu-dong, Gwonseon-gu, Suwon , Gyeonggi-do
Tel : +82- 31- 295-2956
Jeju Center
Address : Rm. 1215, Jeonghan Officetel, 939, Nohyeong-dong, Jeju
Tel : +82- 64- 712-1215

Daegu Center
Address : 202-6, Jukjeon-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
Tel : +82-53- 523-2171
Gwangju Center
Address : 894-7, Wolgyeo-dong, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju
Tel : +82-62- 972-5136
Website of Korea Muslim Foundation: (Korean, English)
Islamic restaurants
Name Telephone Fax Website
India Gate 82-2-563-0503(K,E)
(K, E)
Durga 82-2-733-4786(K,E)
Namaste 82-2-2232-2286(K,E)
Pooja 82-2-744-2199(K,E)
New Delhi 82-2-957-7955(K,E)    
Taj Palace 82-2-505-7786(K,E)    
Moghul 82-2-796-5501(K,E) 82-2-796-5501
(K. Most information also
available in English)
ALSABA 82-2-792-1488(K,E) 82-2-794-2843 
The Taj 82-2-776-0677(K,E) 82-2-774-9599
Wazwan 82-2-798-1253(K, E)
(K, English menu also available)
Babaindia 82-2-521-4588(K,E) 82-2-521-4589
Chakraa 82-2-796-1149(K)
GANGA 82-2-3444-3610(K,E) 82-2-543-3692
Ashoka 82-2-792-0117(K,E)
(K, E)
Taj Mahal 82-2-749-0316 (K,E) 82-2-793-4517
Usmania 82-2-798-71559 (E) 82-2-798-7156
Salam 82-2-793-4323(K, E)
Evergreen Halal
food Restaurant
82-2-790-77739 (K, E)    
Cappadocia 82-51-515-5981(K,E)
Vegetarian Restaurants
Name Telephone Fax Website
Chaegundam 82-2-555-9173 (K)    
Gamnodang 82-2-3210-3397 (K) 82-2-3210-3398
Kongdu Pasta 82-2-722-0272 (K)
Pulhyanggi 82-2-539-3390 (K) 82-2-539-3357  
Sanchon 82-2-735-0312 (K) 82-2-735-1900
VIPS Gangnam Store 82-2-558-7415 (K)
Sizzler Jamsil Store 82-2-3431-6450(K)

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