• August 30th, 2015
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[PICANTE Head Office in Sapporo] I Ate Pica-Special at Popular Soup Curry Restraunt

PICANTE

PICANTE (ピカンティ) is a popular soup curry restraunt founded in 2000 in Kita ward, Sapporo city, and is near Kita 13-Jo Gate that is famous for Lined Gingko Trees in Hokkaido University. The restraunt is popular with Hokkaido University students, and was given the Michelin Plate by MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition. Mr. Osamu Sudo (須藤修) is a restraunt owner. By the way, the PICANTE means "Spicy hot" in Portuguese. Originally, the PICANTE used to be a restraunt called VOYAGE founded in 1996. PICANTE Sapporo-ekimae Branch and Vajraroad in Sendai are sister restraunts.

Appearance of Building
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-

Lined Gingko Trees with Fall Foliage in Hokkaido University

Lined Gingko Trees with Fall Foliage in Hokkaido University (北海道大学イチョウ並木) is a beauty spot for fall foliage near Sapporo Station. It takes about 1 minute from Sapporo Subway Namboku Line Kita 12 Jo Station (地下鉄南北線「北12条駅」) to here. The Hokkaido University is commonly called Hokudai (北大), and becomes popular nationwide. The total site area of the Hokkaido University include various forests used for research is about 660 km2, and is comparable with about 1/570 of Japanese land. It is very vast site. Read More

Lined Gingko Trees in Autumn
Lined Gingko Trees with Fall Foliage in Hokkaido University

The restraunt has an atomosphere such as an Indian restaurant. Red walls stand out. Counter seats and table seats are provided, and there are a lot of tables, so I guess that family customers enjoy their meals. But a line may be expected at lunchtime.

Restaurant Inside
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-

SAPPORO

Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Read More

Sapporo
札幌

Soup Curry

Soup curry (スープカレー) is a dish to eat rice into soup using various spices with vegetables and meats. Only curry and rice was once a curry dish in Japan, but the soup curry has become popular for these 20 years. Ajanta (アジャンタ) and Magic Spice (マジックスパイス) in Sapporo sparked the soup curry boom, and it is said that the origin of the soup curry is medicinal cooking curry (薬膳カリィ) cooked by Mr. Muneo Tatsujiri (辰尻 宗男), ex-restraunt owner of the Ajanta, and a new genre of a curry dish has been established. After that, Mr. Taizan Shimomura (下村 泰山), a restraunt owner of the Magic Spice, named the curry dish as the soup curry, and it has widely spread. Read More

Soup Curry
Soup Curry

Soup Curry

I visited here around 11:30 on a weekday. I sat at a table seat, and read a menu. A way of ordering is as follows. Step1 is that customers should choose a type of soup, Step2 is that the customers should choose a type of soup curry, Step3 is that the customers should choose a type of hotness, and Step 4 is that the customers should choose toppings. I chose standard soup named 38okunen-no-Kaze (38億年の風) at Step1, and chose Pica-Special (ピカスペシャル * fried soft boiled egg, maitake mushroom tempura, chicken leg and fried burdocks) soup curry at Step2, and chose typical hotness named Chikaku-no-tobira (知覚の扉) at Step 3, and did not choose the topping at Step 4. The price was JPY 1050.

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Pica-Special Soup Curry
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-
Soup Named 38okunen-no-Kaze
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-
Fried Soft Boiled Egg
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-
Fried Burdock
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Chicken Leg
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Maitake Mushroom Tempura
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-

About 25 minutes later, the Pica-Special Soup Curry was served. While waiting for the soup curry, the restraunt was about full. As I expected, here was popular. The Pica-Special had full of ingredients, and each cutted ingredients were large-size! I particularly favorited the fried soft boiled egg, the maitake mushroom tempura and the fried burdocks. Rice was turmeric rice, and went well with the soup. I savored a spicy hot taste, too. Thanks for the tasty meals!

Pica-Special Soup Curry from Top
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-
Turmeric Rice and Soup
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-
Fried Green Pepper
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-
Eggplant Tempra
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-
Carrot
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-
Potato
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Quail Egg
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-
Pumpkin
Pica-Special Soup Curry -PICANTE in Sapporo-

Pica-Special Soup Curry and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Pica-Special Soup Curry

Parking lot Free parking is provided (8 Cars)
Business hours 11:30-23:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-11-737-1600
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 552 848*01

List of Activities

Some activities are held in the Sapporo. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Buffet

Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park(札幌ビューホテル大通公園)
ASOVIEW
New Otani Inn Sapporo(ニューオータニイン札幌)
ASOVIEW
ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
ASOVIEW
Cross Hotel Sapporo(クロスホテル札幌)
ASOVIEW
Mercure Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
ASOVIEW

Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours

Movie of Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours


Chuo Bus(中央バス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Sightseeing Taxi

Movie of Sightseeing Taxi


Sapporo and Hokkaido Concierge Center(札幌&北海道コンシェルジュセンター)
ASOVIEW
Hokkaido Alphard Sightseeing Taxi(北海道アルファード観光タクシー)
ASOVIEW
Hokkaido Jumbo Taxi(北海道ジャンボタクシー観光)
Mayama Taxi(真山タクシー)
Takimoto Taxi(滝本タクシー)
Jalan

Canoe Tour

Movie of Canoe Tour


Amuse Sports(アミューズスポーツ)

Outdoor Activities

Movie of Snow Trekking


Giro21(Giro21)
North Safari Sapporo(ノースサファリサッポロ)
Hokkaido Great Adventure(北海道グレートアドベンチャー)
SAN(SAPPORO ACTIVE NAVIGATION)
ASOVIEW
Moimo Club(もいもいくらぶ)
ASOVIEW
Blue Tourism Hokkaido(ブルーツーリズム北海道)
ASOVIEW

Horse Trekking and Horseback Riding

Movie of Horse Trekking


Wildmustangs(ワイルドムスタングス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Pilika Hill Ranch(ピリカの丘牧場)
ASOVIEW
Hokusei Ridnig Club(ほくせい乗馬クラブ)
ASOVIEW

Japanese Kimono Rental and Lolita Fashion

Movie of Japanese Kimono Rental


FURISODE Furifuri Mode(FURISODE ふりふり・もーど)
kita Loli Salon(北ロリサロン)
Jalan
Mituki Sakura(美月桜)

Ninja Experience, Calligraphy Experience and Tea Ceremony Experience

Movie of Ninja Experience


Hokkaido Ninja Do(北海道忍者道)
ASOVIEW
Shusui Calligraphy Room(秀翠書道教室)
ASOVIEW
Sapporo Tea Ceremony Experiencing REN(茶道体験 蓮)

Pottery Experience and Craft Experience

Mashika Kobo(マ鹿工房)
Maruyama Tohbou(円山陶房)
To studio TADA(陶studioTADA)
Sapporoyaki Bankeigama(札幌焼 盤渓窯)
ASOVIEW
Keifugama(憬楓窯)
ASOVIEW
Clay Space Nishioka Tobou(クレイスペース西岡陶房)
ASOVIEW
Clay Space Hassamu Tobou(クレイスペース発寒陶房)
Clay Space Atsubetsu Tobou(クレイスペース厚別陶房)
Hokko Toubou(北光陶房)
Jalan
Sapporo Chokin Studio(札幌彫金工房)
Kinkousya(金工舎)
Zuii(ズイ)
Jalan
Studio Smith Sapporo Branch(工房スミス札幌店)
ASOVIEW
Glass Studio Glow(硝子工房 グロウ)
Jalan
Northern Japanese Papper Studio Kamibiyori(北の紙工房 紙びより)
ASOVIEW
Handemade Soap School Atlier Mayuco(手作り石けん教室 あとりえMAYUCO)
ASOVIEW

Flower Arrangement

Movie of Flower Arrangement


Flower Room Atlier un Fleur(花教室アトリエ アンフルール)
ASOVIEW
Baby Decoration(べびーでこれーしょん)
ASOVIEW
fleurir(fleurir(フルーリール)~花開くとき)
ASOVIEW
Lupra atelier de fleurs(Lupra atelier de fleurs)
ASOVIEW
Salon de Fleur Shihori(サロン・ド・フルールしほり)
ASOVIEW
Atlier Hanairo Sweet Decoration Nango Branch(アトリエ花色スイートデコレーション南郷店)
ASOVIEW
Belle Arome(ハーバリウムサロン ベルアローム)
ASOVIEW
PureRea(PureRea)
ASOVIEW
Flower Wataboshi(Flower わたぼうし)
ASOVIEW
Atlier Hanairo Homac Nishioka Branch(アトリエ花色ホーマック西岡店)
ASOVIEW
Preserved Flower Peony(プリザーブドフラワー・ドライフラワー ピオニー)
ASOVIEW
Atlier Hanairo Sweet Decoration Nishioka Branch(アトリエ花色スイートデコレーション西岡店)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Porcelarts and Herbarium Room toluha(札幌ポーセラーツ&ハーバリウム教室 toluha)
ASOVIEW
Blancheur. ef(ブランシュール)
ASOVIEW
Studio Hana Ange(工房 花アンジェ)
ASOVIEW

Airsoft

Movie of Airsoft


ARIAKE BASE UPPERS(アリアケベース)
ASOVIEW

Skiing and Cross-country Skiing

Movie of Sapporo Teine


Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort(札幌国際スキー場)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Sapporo Teine(サッポロテイネ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort(札幌藻岩山スキー場)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Sapporo Bankei Ski Resort(さっぽろばんけいスキー場)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Fu's Snow Area(フッズスノーエリア)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Takino Suzuran Hillside Park Snow World(国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園スノーワールド)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Jozankei Mikasa Ski Ground(定山渓三笠スキー場)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Maeda Forest Park(前田森林公園)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Nakajima Park(中島公園)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Moerenuma Park(モエレ沼公園)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Noshi Park(農試公園)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Kita Ward. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Sapporo Clark Hotel(札幌クラークホテル)
Hotel Mystays Sapporoeki Kitaguchi(ホテルマイステイズ札幌駅北口)
Apa Hotel TKP Sapporoeki Kitaguchi(アパホテル(TKP札幌駅北口) EXCELLENT)
Hotel Route Inn Sapporoeki Kitaguchi(ホテルルートイン 札幌駅前北口)
Toyoko Inn Sapporoeki Kitaguchi(東横イン札幌駅北口)
Booking
Hotel My Stays Sapporo Aspen(ホテルマイステイズ札幌アスペン)
Hotel Sunroute Sapporo(ホテルサンルート札幌)
Booking
Hotel WBF Sapporo North Gate(ホテルWBF札幌ノースゲート)
Hotel Keihan Sapporo(ホテル京阪 札幌)
Hotel Mets Sapporo(ホテルメッツ札幌)
Booking
Jalan
HOTEL LiVEMAX Sapporo-Ekimae(ホテルリブマックス札幌駅前)
Hokkaido Christian Center(北海道クリスチャンセンター)
Booking
Keio Prelia Hotel Sapporo(京王プレリアホテル札幌)
Residence Hotel Stripe Sapporo(レジデンスホテル ストライプサッポロ)
Business Inn Norte II(ビジネスイン ノルテII)
Ten to Ten Sapporo Station(Ten to Ten 札幌ステーション)
Jalan
Sapporo House Seminar Center(札幌ハウスセミナーセンター)
Booking
Hokkaido Daiichi Hotel Sapporo(北海道第一ホテルサッポロ)
Booking
Hotel Sapporo Sun Plaza(ホテル 札幌サンプラザ)
Booking
UNTAPPED HOSTEL(UNTAPPED HOSTEL)
SAKURA239(SAKURA239)
HP
Booking
Jalan
North Ridge Hotel Sapporo(ノースリッジホテルサッポロ)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Chateraise Gateaux Kingdom Sapporo(シャトレーゼ ガトーキングダムサッポロ ホテル&スパリゾート)
Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

A page of Soup Curry is here

Soup Curry

By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    Thank you for your comment.
    It is a shame.
    Picante’s soup curry is really tasty!
    You must come to Sapporo!

  2. Manoj Soni says:

    Picante is my most favourite soup curry. I wish I could eat it in Tokyo.

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