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Fast Food / Rice Bowl/ Light Meal Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Ikkatei Tabiji
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Wakamatsuchou 9-15 inside bowl alley
    This izakaya (Japanese-style pub) is in the lively Donburi Yokocho Market (Hakodate morning market) just a two-minute walk away from Hakodate Station. Inside the shop live squid swim in tanks and their signature dish of live squid on rice, using the squid caught off the coast of Hakodate, is a huge hit. It’s a gem of a dish which is often highlighted by the mainstream media. The squid has a transparent body, and a sweet and crunchy texture, and whether it’s on a bed of rice or in your mouth it’s constantly moving about. You can taste the seasonal delights while you embrace the historic Hakodate air in the calm atmosphere of the restaurant.
  • Snacks and Tea Teishaba
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abashirishi Kitahama No JR Kitahama Station
    This restaurant is found within the station building of JR Kitahama Station and houses train seats and railroad-related accessories that were once used. The place has a somewhat nostalgic and peaceful charm to it. Said to be the closest station to the Sea of Okhotsk, from the window you can see the sea right before your eyes. Dishes with copious amounts of delicious seafood such as their charming scallop curry with a plate shaped like a scallop shell, and Okhotsk ramen with plenty of seafood, are popular here.
  • Tokachi Buta Don Ippin
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Nishinijuichijouminami 3-5
    Tokachi Butadon Ippin is a specialist Buta Don restaurant located on Shinroku Street, around 15 minutes’ drive from Obihiro Station. The restaurant’s pork portions are substantial but tender, with a slightly sweet flavor to the fat. Carefully selected Japanese pork tenderloin (backstrap) is grilled using only the best Bincho-tan charcoal (made from Ubame oak wood); to avoid spoiling the natural flavors of the ingredients, the specially-made sauce is prepared without heating it. Diners can specify how much rice and how much pork they want, as well as the size of the pork portions and the amount of sauce to be added. Besides the Obihiro flagship store, there are five other Tokachi Butadon Ippin branches in Sapporo City offering the same outstanding charcoal grill taste.
  • Buta Don Hanatokachi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Odoriminami 12-2-4 Kawarami Building 1F
    Buta Don Hanatokachi is a specialist Buta Don (Pork Bowl) restaurant with a distinctive yellow sign outside, located around seven minutes’ walk from Obihiro Station. It was originally an ordinary Japanese restaurant, but when Buta Don was added to the menu the restaurant rapidly acquired a word-of-mouth reputation as having high-quality, reasonably-priced Buta Don, and it became very popular. The loin roll meat used to make the restaurant’s Buta Don is marbled pork, which can be obtained from only around 3% of Hokkaido pigs. To satisfy customers who want to be able to eat both marbled pork and boned rib, Buta Don Hanatokachi introduced “Half-boned Buta Don,” which has become a famous dish. Please note that on weekends and public holidays Buta Don Hanatokachi is very busy, and it may be necessary to queue for a table.
  • Butadon Meijin (New Chitose Airport Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport domestic flight 3F gourmet world
    A butadon (pork rice bowl) restaurant located inside the Gourmet World area on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic terminal building. Butadon Meijin's simple butadon are made with Camborough pork loin carefully raised and managed in Tokachi covered with a secret recipe sauce made with garlic and ginger. You can also order butadon topped with a hot spring soft-boiled egg; butadon covered with toasted, melty cheese-a New Chitose Airport exclusive; and butadon covered with crisp cabbage and a specially made mayonnaise.
  • Donburi Chaya New Chitose Airport Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 3F
    This seafood bowl specialty store is where you can enjoy the fresh taste of Hokkaido seafood, and is located on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport International Terminal Building, the entrance to Hokkaido by air. The freshness is outstanding since it is directly operated by the Sapporo Nijo Market. There is an extensively developed menu, with magnificent seafood bowls unique to the old store, and Western-style seafood bowls with new sensations. Of their famous rice bowls, their Marusendon is a set of four small rice luxurious seafood rice bowls and miso soup, and their Tuna Teriyaki Bowl have a good volume and are very satisfying. The Ladies Seafood Bowl is something new and limited to the airport. The New Chitose Okonomidon is a new specialty of the airport.
  • Poppotei Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kawakamigunteshikagachou Asahi 1-7-18
    This restaurant is situated in front of Mashu Station at the gateway to Teshikaga in eastern Hokkaido. A popular dish here is their Mashu pork rice bowl with carefully selected Hokkaido pork loin grilled over a wire mesh and covered with a special sauce. It has been awarded second place in the nationwide ekiben (a bento, or packed lunch, often sold at train stations) contest, and is delicious even when eaten cold. The Mashu-no-megumi ramen noodles in a specially made salty soup, made with the secret ingredient of cow’s milk, and topped with plenty of locally sourced vegetables, is especially popular with the ladies. Poppotei is a lovely little restaurant, frequented by tourists and loved by local residents too.
  • MacDonald Nishimachi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Nishi-ku Nishimachikita 2-1-6
  • MacDonald Shiroishi Nangodori
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Shiroishi-ku Nangodori 2-chome Minami 10-15
  • MacDonald Aurora Town
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo Chuo
  • MacDonald Kita 5 Nishi 20
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Kita Gojonishi 20-chome 1-1
  • MacDonald Hiragishi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Toyohira-ku Hiragishi Nijo 10-chome 3-12
  • MacDonald Minami Shinkawa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo Kita Kita 23 Jonishi 14Chome6-1
  • MacDonald Obihiro Kashiwa Rin Dai
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiro-shi Nishi 18 Jominami 3-27-36
  • MacDonald Sapporo Minami Nijo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Minami 2-jo nishi 2-chome 1
  • MacDonald Aeon Kushiro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kushiro-gun Kushirocho Katsuragi 1-1-1
  • MacDonald Fukuzumi Ito-Yokado
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Toyohira-ku Fukuzumi Nijo 1-chome
  • MacDonald Aeon Chitose
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitose Sakaecho 6-51
  • MacDonald Aeon Muroran
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Muroran Higashimachi 2-4-32
  • MacDonald Sapporo Susukino
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Minami 4-jo nishi 4-chome 16

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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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