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Other Japanese Food Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Uni Murakami Hakodate Main Shop
    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.
  • Wakadori Jidai Naruto
    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.
  • Otaru Canal Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Minatomachi 6-5
    Situated on the banks of the canal in Otaru, where seafood from Otaru and delights from far and wide abound, is this restaurant which serves and personifies the canal. The restaurant offers an all you can eat buffet where you can enjoy heaps of great tasting food. Taste the magic of Hokkaido at Otaru Canal Restaurant.
  • Chamu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Wakamatsuchou 9-15
    A seafood restaurant in a corner of the Hakodate morning market (Donburi Yokocho Market). The restaurant owner is a former fisherman from Matsumae Town in the south of Hokkaido. Using his eye for a good catch, only the finest, freshest seafood is served here. While you wait for your food you’ll also be served some handmade appetizers as an extra treat. Many customers come just for these snacks which use ingredients in season for the time of year, such as nimono (a simmered dish), tsukemono (preserved vegetables) and shiokara (a kind of salty seafood).
  • Nakamuraya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Shakotangunshakotanchou Hidukachou 34-1
    Converted from an old banya, or simple lodging house, is this impressive looking restaurant located in Shakotan Town, Shakotan County, Hokkaido. The restaurant owner is himself a fisherman and inside the restaurant you can find the place decked out with all sorts of fishing paraphernalia. Their signature dish, red sea urchin rice bowl made with the prized ezo-bafun uni (short-spined sea urchin), is only available from the middle of June to late August. You can enjoy the melting taste of this sweet, rich sea urchin. Other popular dishes include their large seafood rice bowl with masses of seafood packed on top of the rice. The restaurant is only open from late April through to early November.
  • Restaurant Yano
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Matsumaegunmatsumaechou Fukuyama 123
    This restaurant is part of the “Onsen Ryokan Yano” Inn in Matsumae-cho, Matsumae-gun, Hokkaido, where you can enjoy a variety of dishes made from Matsumae’s tuna, Yezo abalone, and sea urchin, etc. In addition to tuna sashimi, the restaurant also offers broiled tuna. The “Clan cuisine”, an arrangement of the ceremonial cuisine served at the wedding of the 14th lord of the Matsumae Domain, is popular as a menu for lunch. The restaurant has table seats as well as private rooms and can be used for celebrations or memorial gatherings.
  • Hiraku Oysters, seasonal fresh cuisine and soba noodles
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamichijounishi 5 President Matsui Building 2F
    This is a Japanese pub where visitors can enjoy fresh oysters obtained directly from Akkeshi fishermen and other locally grown produce. It is conveniently located about a one minute from Odori Subway Station. There is a variety of more than thirty kinds of plump oyster dishes on the menu. The most popular is “Oyster Steak”, oysters grilled in butter with asparagus and mushrooms. The restaurant also boasts authentic hand-made soba with buckwheat directly supplied from a farm in Rankoshi Town which goes well with the Edo-style soup carefully homemade from Rishiri kelp, and bonito flakes, etc.
  • Kangoku Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abashirishi Yobito 1-1 Museum Abashiri Prison
    A cafeteria inside the Abashiri Prison Museum. The museum was once an actual prison used during the Meiji period; since remodeled, it contains exhibits presenting the life of prisoners and guards when the facility was in use. Wax figures in actual rooms in the museum recreate what daily life looked like in the prison. The Kangoku Shokudo (Prison Cafeteria) serves recreations of meals actually provided at Abashiri Prison. There are two prison foods sets-a Pacific saury set meal and an arabesque greenling set meal. In addition to prison food, the cafeteria also has more tourist-oriented fair such as a zangi fried chicken rice bowl, ikura salted salmon roe rice bowl and a menchi-katsu deep-fried breaded ground meat patty meal.
  • Tsukuriya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Nishichijouminami 10-7 Ichuku-dori Avenue Ninth Avenue
    A restaurant serving creative Japanese cuisine located about midway along the Kita no Yatai area on Ikinuki Dori in Obihiro. The restaurant's concept is a street stall which has a comfortable atmosphere even women will find friendly and approachable. The restaurant was designed in collaboration with a woman designer and features many feminine touches. The restaurant's menu of over 50 dishes is made with local vegetables and fresh seafood from the Tokachi coast. Tsukuriya's chicken liver is particularly popular and is the restaurant's signature dish. Other dishes like the sashimi go great with a cup of sake. Tsukuriya also stocks rare sake varieties and can accommodate small group parties as well.
  • Kojohama
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Shiraoigunshiraoichou Kojouhama 185
    A Japanese shop and restaurant located in Shiraoi Town, Shiraoi County, Hokkaido. The establishment is owned and operated by the Kaneshime Takahashi Suisan marine products company and here you can enjoy a variety of seafood dishes like Kojohama tarako cod roe, Kojohama mentaiko walleye pollack roe, and ikura salted salmon roe pickled in soy sauce. In the restaurant area, you can eat dishes made with local specialties like pastas and seafood rice bowls made with tarako.
  • Hamanasu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Shirakabacho Higashi Nijo South 2
    "A restaurant situated along National Route 38 in 2-Chome, Higashi 2-Jo Minami, Shiranuka Town, Shiranuka County, Hokkaido Prefecture. The restaurant serves over 100 Japanese, Western, and Chinese dishes made with local, Shiranuka ingredients, including lamb meat from Charo Sheep Farm and cheese from Shiranuka Rakukeisha. Particularly popular is the ""All Shiranuka Mille-Feuille,"" mozzarella cheese sandwiched between deer meat and lamb meat hamburg steaks."
  • Akan Yoshidaya
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Kushiro-shi Akancho Akankonsen 1-4-23
  • Furano Japanese Cuisine Suzukake
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Furano Saiwaicho 8-22
  • Kai Kitaguchiten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Kita-ku Kitashichijounishi 4-chome 8-3 north exit Yoshiyabiru underground 1F
  • Negima
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamichijounishi 5-chome KAGA 1.5 Building 5F

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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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