Gapaou Sapporo

Halal Thai cuisine in the vicinity of Sapporo station, Gapaou がぱおう!

Halal Thai cuisine in Sapporo, Gapaou.

If you are traveling in Japan, sometimes you are bored with their plain taste, and feel like having a spicy food. In Sapporo, there is a Thai restaurant that offers Halal food without any prior reservation! The name of the restaurant is Gapaou (がぱおう).

As there are not so many Halal restaurants in Sapporo that serves meat dish, this restaurant can be a great choice when you are craving for something spicy, meat dish in Sapporo.

Gapaou facade

Tell us about Gapaou.

Gapaou is located at the very convenient place. You can walk to the restaurant from JR Sapporo station and Hokkaido University, so you can visit touristic spots without wasting your time.

As introduced, Gapaou serves Thai food. Their specialty is Gapao rice, minced meat with holy basil and seasoning. They also have authentic choices, such as Curry, Tomyum soup, Somtam green papaya salad and spring rolls.

Interior of canteen

For a set menu, they serve small appetizer dish and a glass of beverage, for just a small fee of 300 yen. If you want to have a small Tomyum soup in addition to the small appetizer and beverage, then it will be 400 yen.

So, is Gapaou Halal?

They are using religiously processed chicken, but they have told us that non-chicken dishes are not Halal. Furthermore, their kitchen prepares all other dishes, including pork. So, if you are looking for a restaurant that only handles Halal dishes, then the restaurant should be avoided.

Set menu is around 1,000 yen. Menu with chicken is Muslim-friendly.

They serve alcoholic beverage in the restaurant, too.

How is the food?

Because there are so many Japanese people who are not good at spicy food, you may feel that the dish is not spicy enough, especially if you are from South Asia. But don’t worry! You can make it extra hot by paying for 100 yen.

Though the set menu is very reasonable, the portion is quite big. This is probably there are so many University Students around the area who eat a lot. Because of the egg shortage, there was no egg served on the Gapao rice we ordered, the experience in Gapaou was very satisfyig.

Chicken Gapao rice set, with an appetiser of potato salad and a glass of beverage.

Detail of the restaurant

Name: Gapaou (がぱおう)
Genre: Thai
Address: 20-2 Nishi 6 chome, Kita 8jo, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 北海道札幌市北区北8条西6丁目2-20
Tel: 011-788-6956
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m., until 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Closed on: Wednesdays