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Hokkaido Food Guide: 6 Muslim-Friendly Eateries To Try


Have Halal Will Travel •  Nov 27, 2015


[Updated 27 October 2019] Hokkaido is known for its speciality ramen, fresh seafood, and dairy products - so of course its halal food is going to taste out of this world! It used to be hard to find Muslim-friendly options in Hokkaido but now it’s easier than ever and you can find ramen, sushi, and even Indonesian food without much worry. ? Credit: GIPHY So put down those cup noodles that you were going to pack for your trip and keep that kebab in your hand for later! You’re not going to need it when you dine at these 6 halal eateries! ?
1. Warung Jawa
You should definitely visit this Indonesian eatery when you’re in Sapporo. It even sells halal goods from Malaysia and Indonesian such as Indomie noodles, keropok, and other simple goodies that you can snack on or cook during your trip. ?
Credit: @
warungjawa_sapporo on Instagram Make sure to try their Nasi Campur, Nasi Goreng, or Mie Bakso for an authentic Indonesian taste. Or really - anything with sambal for a familiar kick of spiciness!
Credit: @warungjawa_sapporo on Instagram There’s also a prayer space available, with ablution facilities and prayer mats so you can complete your prayers after your meal! Do bring your own prayer garments, as we are unable to confirm if they are provided. Halal Status: Muslim-owned. Do note that they sell non-alcoholic beer as well. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY850 Opening Hours: Open daily; 12PM - 8PM Address: Zeus Bldg. B1, 1-15, Nishi 3-chome, Kita 14-jo, Nishi 3-chome,Kita-ku, Sapporo (〒001-0014 北海道札幌市北区北14条西3丁目 1-15 ゼウスビル地下 1F) Directions: Located next to Hokkaido University. Nearest train stations are Kitajunijo and Kitajusanjo higashi. Contact: +81-11-708-6880 or Whatsapp +81-80-55932525 Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Fukunoki
This restaurant is a popular local spot, and was founded with the intention to create healthy, organic dishes. As such, the owner deliberately does not use pork or alcohol in any of the dishes - making it a Muslim-friendly option too! ? Their focus on tomatoes in the menu means every dish has a light yet flavourful taste to it which will fuel you on for the rest of the day.
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fukunoki.tomato on Instagram Try out their Shrimp Jarashi noodles, which is made with 3 types of shrimp, shrimp paste, and tomato cream for a savoury and creamy taste of the sea. Sprinkle in some of their original 9-spice powder, which is the owner’s special unique recipe.
Credit: @fukunoki.tomato on Instagram For an additional JPY100, you can even change your noodles to their special potato and tomato noodles, which has a boost of potassium and lycopene to bring your meal to an extra-healthy level. ? Halal Status: Halal-certified chicken meat used, and no pork or alcohol is used in any of the dishes. Separate cooking utensils are available for Muslim guests, and separate cutlery is available upon request. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. Do note that alcoholic beverages are sold, and cheese may be used as an ingredient however we are unable to confirm if this is halal-certified chees. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY900 Opening Hours: Tues-Fri; 11.30AM - 3PM, 5PM - 9PM (Last order 8.30PM), Sat-Sun and Public Holidays; 11.30AM - 9PM (Last order 8.30PM), Closed on Mon Address: 〒064-0804 Sapporo City Chuo-ku Minami 4-jo Nishi 10-chome Minami Shijo Uni House 1F Fuku no Ki (中央区南4条西10丁目1004-1 南四条ユニハウス1F, 064-0804 Sapporo) Directions: Nearest train stations are Susukino and Nishi Hatchome (light rail). Contact: +81-11-511-3055 Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Ramen Houryu Susukino
Fun fact: Sapporo is famous for their miso-based ramen broths! Ramen Houryu is has been around since 1957 and is regarded as one of the best in the business - and they now have Muslim-friendly options too! ?
Credit: @iadorepattern on Instagram Their Ghengis Khan Kara (Spicy) Miso topped with thinly sliced BBQ lamb is one of their best-sellers. It has a strong lamb/mutton smell giving it a hearty taste that will leave you feeling warm and satisfied once you slurp it all down.
Credit: @horyuramen on Instagram Their other Muslim-friendly options are the Kire-umami Miso Ramen and Ghenghis Khan Miso Ramen which are made with miso broth, and the Halal Spicy Gyoza that you can order as a side dish. Do note that not all of Horyu’s branches have these options. Halal Status: Halal-certified meat is used for these dishes stated above, and separate cooking utensils and cutlery (bowls and spoons) are marked out for Muslim guests. Do note that this restaurant also uses pork and non-halal ingredients, so do request for the Muslim-friendly menu. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY900 Opening Hours: Mon, Wed-Sat; 11AM - 1AM, Sun; 11AM - 11PM, Holidays; 11AM - 12AM (Closed on Tues) Address: 3 Chome Minami 6 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0806, Japan (〒064-0806 北海道札幌市中央区南6条西3丁目) Directions: Nearest train stations are Susukino and Hosuisusukino. Contact: +81-11-511-0403 Website | Instagram
4. Jyoti
Craving a warm curry or freshly baked naan to warm you up while you explore Hokkaido in the wintertime? Then you've got to visit one of the best Indian restaurants around!
Credit: @rojintei on Instagram Jyoti's extensive menu has everything from Keema Curry to Chicken Tikka Masala to a Tandoori Mixed Grill. ? Their lunch menu consists of set meals, but their dinner menu is ala carte so you'll have a wider selection.
Credit: @kobasu_meshi98 on InstagramHalal Status: Halal-certified chicken used, vegetarian and vegan options available. No beef, pork, or alcohol is used in any of the dishes. Do note that alcoholic beverages are served. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY900 Opening Hours: Open daily; 11.30AM - 2.30PM, 2.30PM - 11PM (Cafe, last order 10.30PM), 5.30PM - 11PM (Dinner, last order 10.30PM) Address: Sapporo City,chuo-ku,south2,west4,4-2F(Tanuki-koji4chome) (〒060-0062 札幌市中央区南2条西4丁目4番地2階(狸小路4丁目)) Directions: Nearest train stations are Susukino and Odori. Contact: +81-11-233-3999 Website | Facebook
5. Syuuniku to Syunsou Tohachi
If you're planning a trip to Hokkaido, you'll definitely have to stop by this restaurant in Asahikawa serving up halal wagyu steak that will make your trip perfect! ?
Credit: @ichigoservices on Instagram Tohachi began serving halal-certified meat after the increased demand from Muslim travellers. Now it's become the only place in Hokkaido where you can treat yourself to a halal-certified wagyu steak course!
Credit: @halalgourmetjapan on Instagram The steak is grilled to perfection and simply accompanied by some fresh vegetables to bring out the rich taste of the meat. You'll definitely feel satisfied after this delicious meal. ? #HHWT Tip: Remember to make a reservation at least 3 days in advance. Halal Status: Uses halal-certified wagyu beef approved by Islamic Center Japan for its Muslim-friendly menu. Do request for the Muslim-friendly menu. Items such as pork and alcohol are also served in the restaurant but are cooked and handled separately. We recommend that you dine here at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: JPY9,000 (Menu course) Opening Hours: Mon-Sat; 11AM - 2.30PM, 5PM - 10PM (Closed on Sun) Address: Kosumo Bld. B1, 5-jodori 9-chome-1163-1, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido 070-0035 (Japan, 〒070-0035 Hokkaido, Asahikawa, 5 Jodori, 9 Chome−1163−1 北空知信用金庫旭川支店B1F) Directions: Nearest train station is Asahikawa. Contact: +81-0166-29-2918 Website | Facebook
6. Donburichaya
Donburichaya is a chain that specializes in seafood rice bowls. And with Hokkaido seafood being some of the freshest around, you know you’ll be getting only the sweetest and most delicious raw fish for your next meal. ?
Credit: @
shantiany on Instagram They have a special Muslim-friendly menu that includes donburi topped with seafood, grilled chicken steak, and grilled fatty salmon! While all 3 outlets have some variety of the Muslim-friendly menu, do note that not all dishes may be available.
Credit: @nitasama on Instagram If you’re travelling in a large group, call ahead to their Sakaimachi branch located in the city of Otaru, Hokkaido and request for the group tour menu. It includes seafood hotpot that will be sure to make your day. ☺️ #HHWT Tip: The Otaru outlet also has a prayer room with ablution area, Qiblat and prayer mats provided. Halal Status: Halal-certified meat is used for the Muslim-friendly menu, and no pork or alcohol are used for the Muslim menu. Cooking utensils for Muslim-friendly meals are stored separately. If you plan to order the sushi or sashimi, do request for it to be from the Muslim menu as the non-Muslim option may contain sake or mirin. Do note that the restaurant also serves pork and non-halal ingredients. We recommend you dine at your own discretion. Average price of main dishes: (local currency) Opening Hours:Nijo Market (Sapporo): Open daily; 7.30AM - 5.30PM (Last order 5PM) New Chitose Airport: Open daily; 10.30AM - 8.30PM (Last order 8PM) Sakaimachi (Otaru): Open daily; 10.30AM - 8.30PM (Last order 8PM) Address: Nijo Market (Sapporo): Japan, 〒060-0053 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 3 Johigashi, 1 Chome−7(〒060-0053 北海道札幌市中央区南3条東1丁目7) New Chitose Airport: Bibi, Chitose, Hokkaido 066-0012, Japan (〒066-0012 北海道千歳市美々) Sakaimachi (Otaru): 3-24 Sakaimachi, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0027, Japan (〒047-0027 北海道小樽市堺町3−24) Directions: Nijo Market (Sapporo): Nearest train stations are Susukino, and Odori. Sakaimachi (Otaru): Nearest train station is Minami-Otaru. Contact: Nijo Market (Sapporo): +81-11-200-2223 New Chitose Airport: +81-123-25-6650 Sakaimachi (Otaru): +81-134-64-5593 Website Now that you know these amazing eateries exist, it's time to start planning your next Hokkaido vacay!