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About us

Le Gecko Sapa: The 20-yr old, Western (French) Cuisine restaurant in the town of Sapa.


The History of Establishment and Development of Le Gecko Sapa Restaurants​

The story began two decades ago, when Mr. Guigon Arsene Georges, a French-Vietnamese man and his wife, Madam Kim Vinh, decided to open The Gecko Sapa restaurant in 2001. At that time, the Guigons were talented designers and decorators for reputable Victoria Sapa Hotel & Resorts - the first 4-star luxury hotel in Sapa and the Northwest region.

Located in the town centre, at Number 04 Ham Rong Street (now it is number 04 Thach Son Street, Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province), The Gecko is one of the very first few restaurants specializing in French cuisine in the town. It’s a great combination of French cuisine and architecture with the indigenous decoration in a cozy and delicate atmosphere. The Gecko Sapa has won the customers’ hearts from the beginning. Time flies, the restaurant has received a deeply special love from its loyal European customers, especially French tourists. They usually call the restaurant by the very loving name "La Petite Bouffe", which means "A Good / Pretty / Cheerful Restaurant ".

Beside having a reputation for excellent French fare catering, The Gecko Sapa also provides 6 French-style rooms, which was a familiar residence for the experts who came to build Victoria Sapa Hotel. 

In 2006, the restaurant changed from the English name "The Gecko Sapa”, which has already existed from the early established days, into the French name "Le Gecko Sapa" on the signboard, yet on the main wall of the restaurant, the English name was still preserved and placed solemnly.


Three Branches - One Soul

      Over many years of ups and downs, the restaurant has still remained firmly its respectful motto "Reasonable price, authentic quality". Le Gecko Sapa Brand has proved its success in becoming the most unique and stylish destination in Sapa, in terms of both food and accommodation.

With a burning desire to satisfy all the customers demands in the best, Gecko Sapa proudly introduces 3 different branches with 3 distinctive menus yet all featured simplicity, intimacy and delicacy in common.


  • Le Gecko Chalet - 03 Suoi Ho Street, Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province was moved from 033 Xuan Vien after the Covid 19 in a 50 year olds house on stilt of Tay minority with the capacity of 200 custommers. Le Gecko Sapa is confident to provide the best taste from French, Italian to Vietnamese traditional specialties. 

       Beside the food, the restaurant also serves signature drinks such as the café Lavazza which is imported from Italy or so           charming wines from France, Chile, Italy, Austrailia. It generates vast interests to the customers. 


  • Le Petit Gecko - 07 Xuan Vien, Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province was established in 2007 at 015 Xuân Viên and specializes in serving local specialities. It was closed during the Covid 19 and at the begining of November 2022 it was opened again at the new address 07 Xuan Vien, the same street. At the moment we focus on local vegetarian and local specialities as well as Western food. Beside restaurant, we still have 6 cosy rooms well equiped.

  • Le Gecko Café - 02 Ngu Chi Son, Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province. Located next to the romantic Sapa lake, Le Gecko Café is distinguished by French architecture, by the perfect combination of burning yellow and pure white. It specializes in French pastries, Italian coffee and exquisite fast food.


       Demonstrating sincere hospitality and confirmed service quality, Le Gecko Sapa has created a good impression as well as         building profound trust with not only domestic customers but also foreign visitors. With great enthusiasm and constant               dedication to work, the employees of Le Gecko Sapa have been keeping and extending the glorious traditions of the last           20 years and will continue to do so. 

Amenities and Services
  • Restaurant, bar, coffee terrace

  • Laundry service

  • Free trekking information

  • Hotel booking

  • Bus ticket booking  to Lao Cai, Hanoi, Lai Chau, Dien Bien Phu & Ha Giang

  • Train Ticket booking

  • English and/or French speaking guide

  • Motorbike and car (with driver) for rent

  • Free Wifi  (All hotel areas)

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