Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • LUCKY PIERROT Bay Area Main Store
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    4.0
    876 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.

    A must try burger shop. There are many branches in Hakodate areas. My family each ordered different kind of burger and they are all taste good. The couple sitting next to us ordered a “curry rice” (I...

  • Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm, Milk Workshop
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    4.5
    458 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.

    great stop for all things dairy. the yoghurt drink was a hit with the kids and the cheese tart is a must. cream puff was also a delicious treat. surrounding area is also an amazing photo op with wide...

  • Daruma Main Shop
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    4.0
    426 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...

  • 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.

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  • Uni Murakami Hakodate Main Shop
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    4.0
    422 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

  • Lake Hill Farm
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    4.5
    281 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Hanawa 127
    Lake Hill Farm is a gelato (Italian ice cream) shop started by dairy farmers in Toyako Town, Abuta County, Hokkaido. Behind the store is a large meadow and grazing pasture. Freshly squeezed milk is processed into gelato at the factory on the premises. Using only ingredients from Hokkaido and with minimal added additives, the 20 different kinds of gelato have a delicately light sweetness to them. You can take an enjoyable stroll through the flower garden, taking in the beautiful natural surroundings while you eat your ice cream. They also have a restaurant and store.

    Very welcoming. We had a pizza, cheese plate, curry and several desserts and coffee. Everything was very good and fresh. A peaceful location looking out on the snow filled pastures. Sleds available...

  • SOUPCURRY&BAR GARAKU
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    4.5
    373 Reviews
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    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...

  • Sapporo Kanihonke Sapporo Ekimae Branch (in front of Sapporo Sation)
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    4.0
    209 Reviews
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    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.

    Excellent restaurant crab to die for great sushi. Sashimi..ramen and more. They know how to do crab here and prices very reasonable .

  • Kitakaro (Otaru Main Shop)
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    4.5
    409 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 7-22
    This Japanese-style confectionery is about 10 minutes on foot from Minami-Otaru Station. The modern stone shop on Sakaimachi-dori Street in Otaru is also a new tourist attraction. They particularly recommend their Kaitaku Okaki snacks and Fairy Forest baumkuchen cake, created to commemorate the opening of their main shop. Their baumkuchen is made the old-fashioned way, with craftsmen wrapping paper around oak cores and painstakingly baking them one by one. To keep them moist, they're left to mature overnight at a constant temperature. You can observe the bakers making baumkuchen at the store.

    As we visited Otaru during the state of emergency period a lot of shops including Kitakaro had limited fresh baked goods. So we didnt get to taste their famous cream puffs. But the ice cream was the...

  • Marutoma Shokudo
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    4.0
    209 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

  • Asahikawa Ramen Village
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    3.5
    42 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Nagayamajuichijou 4-119-48
    This theme park which has assembled together the finest ramen shops from within the city of Asahikawa is approximately 20 minutes by car from JR Asahikawa Station. Current member stores include the eight restaurants of Aoba, Ittetsu-an Matsuda, Ishida, Tenkin, Santoka, Saijo, Koubo Kato and Baikoken. There are even restaurants offering miniature sizes of ramen, so visitors can easily enjoy taste testing at several places. It is also popular among tourists as a unique photo spot with a giant ramen bowl featuring chopsticks holding noodles that appear to be floating in the air.

    The food in Singapore outlet was good but the staff discriminates customers who do not speak Japanese (even in this era), and served us cold pork chashu in their ramen!

  • Kakizaki Shoten Seafood Restaurant Kaisen Kobo
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    4.5
    275 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...

  • Hakodate Uni Murakami Sapporo Store
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    4.0
    276 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

  • Toriton Toyohira Restaurant
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    4.5
    206 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...

  • Milk Kobo’s Restaurant Prativo
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    4.5
    228 Reviews
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    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...

  • Noodle Kitchen Ajisai Main Shop
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    4.0
    270 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...

  • Kitakaro (New Chitose Airport Shop)
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    4.5
    187 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 2F
    A Japanese and Western confectionary shop located on the second floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic departures terminal building. Kitakaro sells select original sweets made with Hokkaido ingredients. The shop offers a wide variety of products sure to be loved by men and women, young and old, such as its signature Yosei no Mori baumkuchens and the Kaitaku Okaki snacks, popular with men. The Yumekaze-sen, a gooey choux creme served in a cup, is only sold at the New Chitose Airport location; this popular treat is so delicious, it's a frequent purchase of cabin attendants and airport staff as well. The shop has an eat-in space where you can enjoy a sweet right after you buy it or soft serve ice cream, sold only here.

    Their cream puff is really the best. Very very generous with the cream filing. At 180yen... it is fantastic value and not to be missed when you are at Sapporo Dimaru or New Chitose Airport. Too bad...

  • Hakodate Hikari no Yatai Daimon Yokocho
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    4.0
    208 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Matsukazechou 7
    Daimon Yokocho Hakodate Hikari no Yatai is an alley located in the Daimon district in front of Hakodate Station. It is lined with 26 restaurants where diverse cuisine can be enjoyed, including ramen stores, seafood restaurants, sushi shops, and bars. Regular events are also held such as Daimon Bar offering one drink and one meal for a set price of 500 yen during certain times, and it can be seen bustling with many people. It is also a spot where you can enjoy contact with the locals with the many regular customers not to mention the staff.

    Went on a Sunday night to check it out and the place was packed, didnt eat then. Returned the next night, Monday, and it was very quiet so we had a chance to try a couple of places. We were...

  • Buta-don no Tonta
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    4.5
    196 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...

  • Kantaro Ugaura Head Office
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    4.0
    148 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Ugaurachou 14-4
    The first of a chain of conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Ugaura Town, Hakodate City, Hokkaido, Kantaro Sushi offers classic sushi created by expert sushi chefs. Fresh seafood is delivered every morning from the fish market, bringing a freshness that only comes from being in a port town. Here you can taste a wide variety of sushi, including their renowned large portions of Pacific bluefin tuna, while taking in the views of Tsugaru Strait and Mt. Hakodate from the window. It’s a thriving restaurant frequented by local residents as well as people from afar.

    Initially hesitant to come as having sushi for dinner can go very expensive especially for reasonably good ones at a sushi restaurant in Japan. Nonetheless we went ahead since we are on a holiday, so...

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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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