Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Sapporo Beer Garden, Genghis Khan Hall
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    4.0
    1567 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Higashi-ku Kitashichijouhigashi 9-2-10
    This beer garden and restaurant is located in Sapporo's Higashi Ward. The building's classic atmosphere will transport you immediately back to the Meiji period. Supplement Hokkaido's famous Genghis Khan grilled mutton meal with beer direct from the brewery. Along with the Genghis Khan indulge in an all-you-can-eat of king crab, snow crab, and sushi.

    A must visit restaurant when coming to Sapporo. The Ghengis Khan lamb set seemed like an odd beer pairing, but was good. The sausages - a more traditional brewery menu item - were disappointing, as...

  • LUCKY PIERROT Bay Area Main Store
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    4.0
    887 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Suehirochou 23-18
    This is a gourmet burger restaurant located in the Bay area of Hakodate in Hokkaido, and its colorful clown signboard is a landmark. The interior of the restaurant is like a forest with the keynote being green, and there is a merry-go-round style wooden horse and swinging seats, with an atmosphere which is the same as an amusement park. The most popular burger is the “Chinese chicken” which has a Chinese flavored salty-sweet sauce. For groups, the gigantic “Mount Hakodate Burger” where three burgers can be enjoyed together is also popular.

    There are about a dozen of this chain in HDate. The one one water near the Red Sheds is where went. There was another 100m away over the road. I had a Shrimp / Prawn burger which was good. They...

  • Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm, Milk Workshop
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    4.5
    462 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Niseko-machi Soga 888-1
    The Milk Workshop is a confectionary shop run by the Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm. It sells confectionary that includes soft serve ice cream using fresh milk from the dairy farm directly next door and local 100% rice flour swiss rolls. The location is also attractive with a sense of openness from gazing at Mt. Yotei, which is a symbol of Niseko.

    Lovely place. Tasty ice creams and fee parking. They also have a nice deck to eat your ice cream on with hammocks as well as as market garden where you can but local vegetables.

  • Daruma Main Shop
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    4.0
    428 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamigojounishi 4 Crystal Building 1F
    This Mongolian-style barbeque in Susukino, Sapporo was founded 60 years ago. It is an interestingly built restaurant with a large almost 15 meters square horseshoe counter with the kitchen in the center. When you sit down you will have a charcoal fire with pot right in front of you where they will prepare a dish of mutton along with other meats and vegetables. This is how Daruma works. They also offer an iconic side menu with their special kimchi and chanja (spicy cod).

    This is my fourth visit to this restaurant. I tried to be adventurous and ordered expensive cuts but only two pieces of meat on the plate tasted nice while the other two pieces are like the normal...

  • Ebisoba Ichigen Main Shop
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    4.5
    320 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamishichijounishi 9-1024-10
    This soba noodle shop is a 15-minute walk from Nakajima Koen Station on the subway's Namboku Line in the Chuo Ward of Sapporo City, Hokkaido. It's the headquarters of the Ichigen noodle shop chain, famed for its Ebisoba. Starting with the color of the bowl, this shop is committed to the fine points of ebisoba. They use custom-made noodles and their special soup made by adding their original recipe shrimp oil to a slowly simmering soup stock of northern shrimp. Toppings include tenkasu tempura bits and shrimp flakes made from northern shrimp heads. Choose a salty, miso, or soy sauce-based broth along with your favorite style of noodles.

    This shops speciality menu is Ebi miso ramen . Ebi means shrimp,namely ramen cooked with shrimp and miso. Soup is a well-balanced taste with body that spreads in the mouth. I never eaten such an...

  • Uni Murakami Hakodate Main Shop
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    4.0
    422 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Otemachi 22-1
    At Uni Murakami you can taste additive-free sea urchin and Hokkaido food, located just outside Hakodate morning market. The restaurant is easy to get to, just a five-minute walk from Hakodate Station and the Red Brick Warehouse. The raw additive-free sea urchin has a rich sweetness without being dry or bitter. As soon as you eat it, the thick, creamy sweetness inherent to sea urchin quickly melts in your mouth. Prepared by chefs with vast knowledge of sea urchins, this kind of cuisine unique to a sea urchin restaurant such as this cannot be tasted anywhere else. With the restaurant’s motto of ‘local food for local consumption’, you can be sure to enjoy a whole range of exceptional Hokkaido food as well as sea urchin.

    It’s really wonderful sea urchin cuisine . It’s my best. Appearance is beautiful. Umami is great. They also offer good service. I really want to visit again.

  • Sapporo Kanihonke Sapporo Ekimae Branch (in front of Sapporo Sation)
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    4.0
    211 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitasanjounishi 2-1-18
    Sapporo Kanihonke Sapporo Ekimae Branch is five minutes’ walk from the south exit of JR Sapporo Station. It’s a popular restaurant where you can enjoy cuisine using crab sourced directly from the fishing grounds. It features a diverse menu, which includes the signature boiled king crab and ranges from hotpots such as Kanisuki which allows you to try red king crab and snow crab at the same time and Crab Kaiseki, which allows you to fully enjoy crab. There are various spaces from private rooms that can be used by even one or two people to a hall that can be used by up to 60.

    This place is a unique place for sea food that emphasize on crab food, great location fantastic services, Sushi taste sooooo goooood !!!crab and vegetables soup !! Outstanding, I need this everyday...

  • Sapporo Beer Garden
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Higashi-ku Kitashichijouhigashi 9-2-10
    Sapporo Beer Garden is a complex of restaurants located to the east of Sapporo Station. There are five restaurants full of individuality with different tastes and atmospheres on the site where a historic red brick building stands. Among them, Kessel Hall has an enormous beer brewing cauldron (kessel) made in 1912, and you can enjoy draught beer directly from the brewery and “Genghis Khan” cuisine in a large space like a beer hall. In the Garden Grill, there is a fully private room complete with an exclusive terrace where you can relax and enjoy the private space.

    事前に予約してお昼に訪問しました。何軒かあるようですが、このレストランはバイキングではないオーダー式なので騒々しくないと思います。 お昼の定食もありましたが、ラム肉と野菜を別にオーダー。夫婦2人には十分な量でした。ビールの種類は流石に豊富で、ホップの効いた限定ビールは美味しかったです。

  • SOUPCURRY&BAR GARAKU
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    4.5
    379 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minaminijounishi 2-6-1 Sakura Building B1F North entrance
    This restaurant which specializes in soup curry runs on the concept of ‘time and effort, great taste and good feelings’. Using a base of potherbs vegetable greens, up to 30 kinds of different ingredients, including onions and ripened tomatoes, etc. are sautéed until caramelized to make an incredibly delicious soup. Multi-grain in minerals, polyphenols, and dietary fiber is blended with nanatsuboshi rice purchased from rice high contracted farmers to create perfect rice for the restaurant.

    Staying in Sapporo after 4 months in Niseko, we decided to try some soup curry. Our favourite dish from the season, we were astounded how incredible Garuka was! The best soup curry weve had, amazing...

  • Kumagera
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    4.0
    349 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Hinodemachi 3-22
    This creative cuisine restaurant was established in 1980 under the theme of ‘Bringing Furano into Kumagera!’ It was opened during the filming of a famous TV drama and was adored by the actors and TV crew. Popular dishes on the menu are the whey curry, made from Furano cow’s milk, and the wagyu roast beef on a bed of rice. They also offer a wide range of dishes using locally sourced ingredients and an array of sake. The interior of the shop has an artistic feel and uses wooden beams retrieved from the river bed to create a relaxed space. The nearest station is Furano Station.

    Kumagera never fails to please. Such beautiful food, fresh and healthy. We come back here every year when we visit and walking out smiling. A little more expensive but you get what you pay for...

  • Yuiga Doxon
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    4.0
    272 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Hinodemachi 11-8
    Their specialty menu includes Sausage and Omelet Curry which tops an omelet curry with a locally made sausage. Enjoy food that uses ingredients from the local area which is abundant in nature. Try these with local beer and Furano wine.

    We visited this restaurant twice as we were much taken with the Genghis Khan Lamb dish. Lamb in japan seems to be a bit more mutton than lamb, and the spice in this dish is a good complement. They...

  • Kakizaki Shoten Seafood Restaurant Kaisen Kobo
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    4.5
    276 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Yoichigunyoichichou Kurokawachou 7-25 Kakisaki shop 2F
    A seafood restaurant of a well-established fish store located in Yoichi Town, Yoichi County, Hokkaido. Kakizaki Shoten is a popular restaurant where you can get fresh Hokkaido seafood at great prices. Not only is it frequented by locals but it is also widely visited by backpackers, bikers, and tourists. Their specialty dish is the seafood rice bowl topped with plenty of seafood and tasty looking salmon roe. Depending on the season you can also enjoy limitedly available dishes such as sea urchin and northern shrimp, in addition to their grilled fish meals and sashimi. It’s such a popular restaurant you can’t get away from the queues at lunch time.

    This is the Kakizaki Seafood Restaurant above the Seafood Market. It’s more of a Cafetteria level dining experience. Certainly not a Silver Service place. You order on entry, and without Japanese...

  • Marutoma Shokudo
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    4.0
    216 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Tomakomaishi Shiomichou 1-1-13
    This is a fresh seafood restaurant in Tomakomai, Hokkaido. Since it's so close to Tomakomai port, it's very popular for the Marutoma Bowl made with fresh seasonal fish, and Hokki Curry, made with Hokki clams of which Tomakomai has the largest catch. Not only are the meals filling and cheap, the fact that it's so popular with locals has made it a major tourist spot.

    We arrived around 11am. Already queued up for 20 mins before we get our seats. The queue became so long after 12pm. Shop will be close for 10 days August. Around 10-20 Aug

  • Hakodate Uni Murakami Sapporo Store
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    4.0
    277 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitasanjounishi 4-1 Nippon Life Insurance Sapporo Building B1F
    About a four-minute walk from Sapporo Station and in a great location a three-minute walk from Sapporo Subway Station, this seafood restaurant is a place to enjoy Hokkaido seafood and urchin without any additives. The inside of the restaurant is tailored to the usage scene, and they pay attention to the interior and space design, while giving off elegance and brilliance. Their special sea urchin does not have alum or sharpness from additives, and has its natural rich and creamy sweetness. Their sea urchin gratin is a popular dish among women. Besides sea urchin dishes like raw sea urchin sashimi without additives, they handle many different alcohols like original Murakami sake and fresh seafood dishes.

    Seated without fuss even though reservation was unsuccessful. Being early helped although seemed like seating wouldnt be a problem all night long? Winter seemed to thin out the crowd. Ordered an...

  • Wakadori Jidai Naruto
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    4.0
    409 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Inaho 3-16-13
    Wakadori Jidai Naruto is a sushi and deep fried chicken shop famous for its deep fried half chicken, an Otaru specialty. The half chicken is heavily seasoned with salt and pepper and deep fried in very hot oil, creating a crispy skin with juicy meat, a veritable feast! Eaten together with rice makes for an excellent meal. The wakadori sushi set with deep fried half chicken, seven pieces of sushi and clear soup is a popular dish. The shop has a friendly atmosphere, people eating alone do not feel out of place, and take-outs are possible too. The nearest station is Otaru Station.

    Arguably the best tasting ZANGI/FRIED CHICKEN of Otaru City in the whole of Hokkaido. The minute you start to eat the chicken, the more you crave for it. Prices are reasonably affordable to the...

  • Noodle Kitchen Ajisai Main Shop
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    4.0
    276 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Goryoukakuchou 29-22
    This famous ramen restaurant near Goryokaku Park in Hakodate City, Hokkaido is loved by locals and tourists for their Hakodate salt ramen. Their popular menu includes their Ajisai Salt Ramen which boasts straight noodles with a clear soup made with Hokkaido kelp, pork bone, chicken, and rock salt. Their side menu is abundant with additions including Zangi fried chicken. It's a fashionable store that's great for women as well with window and outdoor seating with fantastic views.

    A place for good ramen and juicy freshly made gyoza either before or after visiting Goryokaku Tower. A busy place always filled up with tourists or local people. Note that this place is on the 2nd...

  • Toriton Toyohira Restaurant
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    4.5
    205 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Toyohira-ku Toyohirayonjou 6-1-10
    This converyor-belt sushi restaurant is in Toyohira Ward, Sapporo City, Hokkaido. Fastidious about fish that is only caught locally, almost all of this restaurant's seafood comes from Hokkaido ports, offering salmon, sweet shrimp, and raw hokki clam. Known for its generous portions, not only do tourists throng here, but the locals are regulars as well.

    This is one of Sapporos most popular kai-ten sushi restaurants. If you dont want to wait for dinner I recommend getting there around 5:30 pm. Otherwise you can wait for up to an hour. The sushi...

  • Buta-don no Tonta
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    4.5
    200 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Higashijujouminami 17-2
    Pork specialist restaurant in Obihiro City, Hokkaido. This restaurant has used its secret source for over 40 years and is known for its incredibly popular Bara Buta-don (Rose Pork Bowl). Try rice bowls with different cuts such as the Pork Loin Bowl or Pork Tenderloin Bowl. Popular among tourists and locals.

    We arrived there by chance when travelling to Sapporo and looking for lunch. We were not disappointed, the dish was amazing and we even bought a little bottle of their sauce. If ever next time, it...

  • Kaisen-Ichiba Kitano Gourmet
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    4.0
    196 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitajuichijounishi 22-4-1
    This is a popular seafood market where people can buy seafood from Hokkaido over the counter in a corner of the outside market next to the Sapporo City Wholesale Market in Sapporo City, Hokkaido. There’s a wide variety of sea produce on display such as red king crab, horsehair crab, sea urchin, and Okhotsk atka mackerel. The quality of the crab is particularly good. The original salmon roe marinade, which received a Japan Souvenir Academy Award, has become popular as a classic Hokkaido gift. There is also a cafeteria where seafood rice bowls and other seafood dishes can be had, and at the restaurant Kaisen-Shokudo Kitano Gourmet-tei, you can cook food bought fresh from the market.

    Whats good about this place is for those who like to eat fresh off the shelf seafood. For some types of seafood (crabs, squid which are live), you can pick them and the restaurant will cook it for...

  • Milk Kobo’s Restaurant Prativo
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    4.5
    229 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Niseko machi Soga 888-1
    Situated in the heart of the magnificent natural surroundings and commanding spectacular views of Mt. Yotei is Prativo, located in Niseko Milk Kobo, in Abuta County, Hokkaido. The buffet style lunch of meat, fish and pasta, etc. along with locally produced fresh vegetables is very popular. Using only a minimal amount of seasoning you can enjoy the real flavor and aroma of the vegetables. Desserts made with milk from the Takahashi Dairy Farm are sold in Niseko Milk Kobo. The cream puffs, filled with cream only after having been ordered, are extremely popular.

    We ate here two nights in a row for dinner mid February. Food and service were fantastic. It’s on the united bus at the milk kobo stop and then a 1 minute walk. The first night we ordered the meal...

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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