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Japanese Food Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Sapporo Kanihonke Sapporo Ekimae Branch (in front of Sapporo Sation)
    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.
  • Sushiko
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 2-2-6
    In the Otaru area, where there are many sushi restaurants, Sushiko is popular with a reputation for reasonable and delicious food. It is housed in a 90-year old storehouse that has plenty of character. Set meals range from 1,000–3700 yen, and it is also easy to enjoy Otaru sushi from 100 yen for one hand-rolled piece. On the first floor, there are table and bar seats while there is a raised tatami-floor seating area that can accommodate 16 people on the second floor. It is also reassuring that prices are clearly stated with no market prices.
  • Kita no Ajigokoro Take-chan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Chuou 2-8-7
    Kita no Ajigokoro Take-chan is a seafood restaurant which is a five-minute walk from Wakkanai Station. You can enjoy sushi, the seafood-bowl and local dishes which include the very fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan and Okhotsk. A popular menu item is the fried North Pacific giant octopus, which is a Wakkanai specialty, and the shabu-shabu. There is a full course menu which allows you to enjoy produce from the local mountains and ocean together and can be ordered for one person or more.
  • Traditional Ainu Food Cafe Poronno
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Akanchouakankonsen 4-7-8
    Traditional Ainu Food Café Poronno, which offers Ainu food and handcrafted items, is located in the Ainu Kotan in Lake Akan onsen town. You can enjoy traditional Ainu food making full use of the abundant local mountain and ocean produce as well as original dishes made with a modern twist. Popular menu items include the Ainu traditional preserved food Pocche-imo, which uses potatoes, the Yukku Set, which is a set meal including a deer stew, and other original food.
  • Isezushi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Inaho 3-15-3
    Isezushi is a sushi restaurant founded in 1967 in Inaho, Otaru City, Hokkaido. This well-known restaurant has been awarded stars in the Michelin Guide for Hokkaido and is a perfect place to relax and enjoy some top rate sushi. The seafood, brought in from all over the country, but mainly from Otaru, is as fresh as it gets. The skill and passion of the head chef resonates not only with the Japanese customers but is also felt by the tourists too. The sake chosen by the lady master of sake is also very popular.
  • Robata Renga
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Nishikichou 3-5-3
    A barbecue-style restaurant run directly by a fishery in Kushiro City, Hokkaido. Here you can cook and eat freshly caught fish, just plucked out of Kushiro Port moments before, on the barbecues before you. The menu is full of culinary delights from the north, including scallops in their shells, oysters from Akkeshi, and Atka mackerel. Courses and set menus, as well as individual items, are all popular. The inside of the restaurant has a retro feel about it where the old brick warehouse was renovated. The place is always packed with friends, couples and families.
  • Umi Hachikyo Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamisanjounishi 3 Miyako Building 1F
    Hachikyo is a local cuisine restaurant which uses carefully selected ingredients from all parts of Hokkaido and located only one minute walk from Susukino Station. The restaurant’s specialty is Tsukko Meshi, which is a bowl of rice covered with large amounts of salmon roe. As the staff pour the salmon roe over the rice they shout out “Oisah!”. The restaurant prides itself on being the only restaurant in the world which serves so much salmon roe. But it’s not just about the large amounts; they use only the best, most carefully selected salmon roe. The restaurant is decked out with ring buoys, fishing lamps, and fishing boat flags which give the characteristic feel of a banya, or simple lodging house used by fishermen.
  • Araiso cuisine Kumanoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shari-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido Utoro west 187-11
    Kumanoya is a local cuisine restaurant located in Utoronishi, Shari Town, Shari County, Hokkaido. One of the defining features of Araiso cuisine, which uses food from the land and sea of the area around Shiretoko-utoro which is a world natural heritage site, is that it is committed to local produce and local consumption. Here you can enjoy a variety of dishes such as sashimi, seafood on rice, venison cooked in leaf, Shiretoko seafood noodles, and other delicacies. The restaurant owner is also Chairman of the Shiretoko Local Cuisine Society. The illusive salmon (young salmon), said to be caught only once out of 10,000 fish, is very occasionally served at the restaurant.
  • Ezogashima
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shari-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido Utorishi 187-12
    This restaurant sits opposite the Utoro Shirietoku Rest Area on Route 334. The restaurant’s recommended dish is their raw sea urchin on rice, using locally sourced raw Ezo horse-dung sea urchin which is only available at certain times of the year. It is fresh, sweet and has an extremely rich flavor. Their topping rice bowl dish, where customers can choose their own fresh Hokkaido seafood topping, such as scallops, salmon roe, botan shrimp, and horsehair crab, etc. is also very popular. They also have a souvenir shop where you can buy seafood and specialty products. Both the restaurant and shop are open from 8:00 in the morning making this a great place to stop by for some breakfast when visiting the Shiretoko area.
  • Restaurant Misaki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Shakotangunshakotanchou Hidukachou 236
    Located in Shakotan Town, Shakotan County, Hokkaido, Restaurant Misaki is open from late April to fall each year. The restaurant owner is a sea urchin fisherman and ensures that no additives are used in any of their signature sea urchin dishes. Especially popular is their raw red horse-dung sea urchin on rice which is served between June and August each year and limited to only 15 dishes per day! It’s a well-known restaurant regularly covered by the press, and often has long queues of eager customers waiting outside in the morning.
  • Sanchichokuso-Hokkaido
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Kita-ku Kitarokujounishi 1 JR under the elevated track
    Situated in a good location close to Sapporo Station is Sanchichokuso-Hokkaido, a popular restaurant where you can get all sorts of local Hokkaido treats at reasonable prices. They have plenty to choose from, including Akkesh oysters delivered fresh from the market every day, red king crab from the Sea of Okhotsk, Mongolian-style mutton barbecue, seafood sashimi, and so on. Their most popular dishes on the menu are the Treasure Ship, a deluxe assortment of 6 kinds of fresh fish, and the Salmon Roe Rice Bowl with copious amounts of roe loaded on top of the rice. There’s plenty of space for seating at tables as well as 46 private rooms.
  • Marukatsu Fisheries
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Toyokawachou 12-10 Hakodate Bay Inside the Gastronomic Club
    Marukatsu Fisheries is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant operated by a long-established company that has been running fresh fish shops in Hakodate for 50 years. This superb restaurant uses only the finest, freshest fish, carefully selected by experienced fishermen, and makes sushi rice with just the right amount of vinegar and soy sauce to complement the sushi.
  • Kakizaki Shoten Seafood Restaurant Kaisen Kobo
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    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    We went there for lunch after going for Nikka Whisky tour. Very good seafood at very cheap prices! We had grilled fish, uni, seaweed salad and salmon meal. All were really nice! One thing to note is...

  • Ikasei Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Honchou 2-14
    A lively squid restaurant loved by the locals that's famous in Hakodate, which is well known in Japan for their squid. Try a variety of squid dishes including fried, raw sashimi, and Hakodate's famous fresh dancing squid. Their popular menu is packed with dishes such as flame-grilled surf and turf caught fresh in Hokkaido. They also offer relaxed pure Japanese style private tatami rooms. The nearest train station is Chuo Byoin Station.
  • Jun no Banya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Menashigunrausuchou Rebunchou
    Jun no Banya is one of the sightseeing spots in Rausu Town due to its appearance as a simple lodging house in the TV drama Kita no kuni kara (From the North Land). Here you can enjoy food cooked with plenty of fresh seafood from Shiretoko Rausu and you can also buy some souvenirs too. It is open every day from May through to October. The views of Kunashiri Island floating in the sea down below are magnificent.
  • Local cuisine restaurant Suginome Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamigojounishi 5
    In this stone warehouse which was built back in 1915 is Suginome, a restaurant where you can get crab and other Hokkaido dishes. It’s located just three minutes walk from Susukino Station. Their crab kaiseki course, in which you can fully appreciate the great taste of Hokkaido crab, is cooked and served using various methods to bring out the flavor of the crab, such as being steamed, roasted in its shell, grilled with miso, and cooked in a small pot. In other courses you can enjoy plenty of great tasting seasonal seafood and vegetables as well as horsehair crab. The restaurant is a great place to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions.
  • Kurumaya Genji
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Chuou 2-8-22
    A Wakkanai regional restaurant just a five-minute walk from Wakkanai Station. Try Takoshabu, one of Wakkanai's most famous dishes made from thinly sliced fresh Japanese giant octopus that is quickly dipped in dashi stock. Enjoy it with their special miso sauce hot pot with lettuce and mushrooms. Try other items from their popular menu such as fried sailfin poacher, which can only be caught in small amounts in neighboring Otaru, or Toban-yaki (ceramic hot pot) which bakes pork, seafood and vegetables with butter.
  • Urokotei Seafood Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 1-5-16 Roko Koji 2F
    Located in Ironai, Otaru City, Hokkaido is Urokotei, a restaurant run by a fish shop and offering a whole host of fresh Hokkaido seafood, such as sea urchin, shrimp, and salmon roe, etc. You can choose your fish from the fish tanks on the first floor, pay and then take your fish to the restaurant area on the second floor. The restaurant will prepare your fish, either as sashimi, or grilled, or however you prefer to eat it. Their most popular dish is the seafood rice bowl, where you can choose three kinds of seafood topping from a choice of ten. The restaurant is frequented by many sightseers and is a popular choice as a food and drink restaurant for foreign tourists too.
  • Kaigan Shokudo (in front of Kokumin Shukusha Katsurada)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shari-gun, Shari-gun, Hokkaido Utoro-e 361 National Residence Katsurae front
    This seafood restaurant, situated in front of the locally operated lodging house Kokumin Shukusha Katsurada in Shari Town, Shari County, Hokkaido, was opened in 2016. They have a wood deck area from where you can see before you the Sea of Okhotsk at Shiretoko, a world natural heritage site. For lunch you can have Utoro seafood rice bowl, or sea urchin rice bowl, in front of the invigorating views, and for dinner while you catch the beautiful evening sunset you can enjoy robatayaki, a Japanese-style barbecue over a charcoal fire. At dinner time priority is given to guests of Kokumin Shukusha Katsurada.
  • Sushi Cuisine Hana Noren
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abashirishi Minamigojouhigashi 2
    A well-known sushi restaurant in Abashiri City, Hokkaido, where you can enjoy seasonal seafood sushi and rice bowl dishes. Their Okhotsk Sushi, a set of nine pieces sushi made up of seafood from Maehama at the Sea of Okhotsk, is one of their most popular dishes. Once you step inside the restaurant and hear the sounds of the Japanese harp you’ll start to fully appreciate the high-class feel of this authentic Japanese restaurant. They have meals for every occasion, such as the gorgeous crab and Japanese-style course dinners, or Abashiri Wagyu sukiyaki (thin slices of Abashiri beef), and kinki fish course dinners, etc. They have seating in private rooms or on tatami mats.

Hokkaido Main Areas


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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