In search of a new favorite halal spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable halal restaurants around San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.
1. Halal Gyro Express
Topping the list is Halal Gyro Express. Located at 3730 N. First St. in North San Jose, the halal and Greek spot, which offers falafel and more, is the highest-rated cheap halal restaurant in San Jose, boasting four stars out of 165 reviews on Yelp.
This spot serves up such dishes as chicken tikka, lamb kofta and kebabs, as well as side orders of rice, qabli and grilled tomatoes.
2. Indian Express
Next up is North San Jose’s Indian Express, situated at 2525 N. First St. With 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews on Yelp, the food truck, halal and Indian spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.
The food truck also offers business and event catering services through pick up or delivery options.
3. Anwar Bazaar & Bakery
The Cambrian Park’s Anwar Bazaar & Bakery, located at 2626 Union Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive grocery store, bakery and halal spot four stars out of 21 reviews.
Yelper Taline M., who reviewed Anwar Bazaar & Bakery on Aug. 14, wrote, “Delicious, freshly made Afghan bread. I will definitely be back for more.”
Yelper Rehab H. added, “I love this place for halal meat poultry and meat. I also like their Mediterranean grocery options. The staff is very nice and friendly.”