A visit to Japan isn't complete without trying out authentic local dishes - we've covered halal eateries across Japan as well as answered the question of whether the popular Tokyo Banana snack is halal and yet we're always up for more exciting news about new restaurants and food to try out in this amazing country!
If you're planning a trip to Hokkaido, you'll definitely have to stop by this restaurant serving up halal wagyu steak that will make your trip perfect! ?
Credit: Asahikawa Hokkaido Muslim Friendly Information on Facebook
Tohachi is a restaurant located in Asahikawa, Hokkaido that 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 generous serving of halal-certified wagyu steak!
Credit: Akihiro Shugo on Facebook
Halal wagyu steak is already difficult to get in Japan, making this an amazing treat you can't miss if you're ever in Hokkaido. The steak (9000 yen) 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. ? Remember to make a reservation at least 3 days in advance!
Halal Status: Restaurant is not halal-certified, but uses halal-certified wagyu beef that has been approved by Islamic Center Japan. At the moment, we cannot confirm the halal status of other meat in the restaurant but you can request the special menu that lists all dishes using halal meat. 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.
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)
Opening Hours: 11am - 2.30pm and 5.30pm - 10pm (Mon-Sat), closed on Sundays and Japanese public holidays
Getting there: 5-minute walk from Asahikawa Station (various local JR lines)