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Western Food Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Steak House Akatsuki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamisogunkikonaichou Shinmichi 103-3
    A steakhouse located in an area south from Kikonai Station on Prefectural Route 383. The restaurant serves hearty American-style steaks as well as yoshoku Japanese-style Western food dishes like Japanese black beef hamburg steaks. Decorated with American knickknacks, the restaurant has a pop atmosphere. The restaurant also has a large lunch menu and welcomes families. In addition, the restaurant takes great pride in its ramen. As is appropriate to a steakhouse, the broth is beef bone-based, giving it a highly original flavor.
  • Lavi (New Chitose Airport Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi Domestic terminal building 3F
    The New Chitose Airport location of Lavi, a soup curry chain restaurant with numerous establishments in Sapporo. You can choose the type of soup broth to be mixed with the curry, such as an aromatic roasted shrimp soup or a flavorful sesame seed soup. Soup curry varieties include chicken and Hokkaido sika deer meat with plenty of vegetables as well as a monthly soup curry special and kakuni stewed pork cube soup curry made with herb pork from Makkari Village. You can also add toppings such as various cheeses and vegetables to your order.
  • La Concha
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Suehirochou 14-6
    A Spanish bar located in west Hakodate City. Operating out of a remodeled old Fukaya Rice Shop in a traditional Hakodate-style building, the structure still retains its lovely mixture of Japanese and Western influences. The establishment offers a variety of pinchos, bite-sized dishes typically served in bars in Spain. The menu includes a wide selection of dishes made with local marine products such as seafood preserved in oil or vinegar and cream croquettes. The simple homemade shishitora sausage is made with just 100% pork, salt, and paprika. The bar also stocks an array of alcoholic beverages including a special wine crafted by a Japanese maker in Spain.
  • Roadside Station Utoro - Shirietoku Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shari-gun, Shari-gun, Hokkaido Utoro-cho, Utoro-ku, 186-8 Road Station Urogi/In Syrietoku
    A restaurant in Roadside Station Utoro in Shiretoko. Shirietoku serves dishes made with seasonal Shiretoko ingredients based on the theme of food which can only be eaten in this season in this place. Shiretoko is the place where the most salmon are caught in Japan, and Shirietoku serves many dishes made with seasonal salmon varieties like tokishirazu young salmon caught out of season from spring to summer on the Hokkaido coast, and pink salmon. In winter, the restaurant serves yama-zuke salt-pickled salmon. You can also enjoy other seasonal seafoods like Ezo bafun sea urchin as well as dishes appropriate to the Shiretoko area like deer burgers.
  • Lucky Pierrot (Marina Suehiro Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Suehirochou 14-17
    A seaside restaurant in Suehiro-cho, Hakodate City. In Pierrot's American-style interior, you can enjoy a meal along with a view of the sea off Hakodate. Many domestic and international tourists also like to stop by here. Particularly popular with tourists is the restaurant's cheeseburger with grilled squid on top, a popular local style. The draft beer set, which comes with either gyoza pot stickers or Japanese-style chicken wings, is only offered from 17:00 to 22:00. In the copious souvenir store, you'll find a large selection of Pierrot merchandise.
  • Restaurant HIRO
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kasaigunmemurochou Hondori 2-8-1
    Restaurant HIRO is located in Memuro Town, Kasai County. They have an extensive menu with carefully selected local ingredients, including new local gourmet cuisine like Tokachi Memuro Corn Fried Rice which has attracted media attention. Limited to 10 meals a day, their Chef's Select Plate Lunch is good value with a meat or seafood dish that changes daily accompanied by a small appetizer, small pasta dish, dessert, and a drink. The owner-chef's oldest son, the Kid Manager, had a hand in creating their popular Bambino Kids Lunch.
  • cafe&bal COVO
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kawakamigunteshikagachou Satsutomonai 89
    This Italian restaurant secreted away in Teshikaga Town, Kawakami County has a natural river (Kushiro River), flowing directly from Lake Kussharo, behind the restaurant. The natural setting and log cabin structure make for a wonderful homey setting to savor Italian cuisine. Light cafe dishes like pasta and pizza are served for lunch, and at night it becomes a Spanish style bal. The amatriciana with Teshikaga Mashu pork, and the Hokkaido pescatore full of fresh seafood is highly recommended for lunch. Their original recipe of baked cheesecake is smooth and not too sweet, and goes well with both wine or coffee.
  • The Meat Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitaichijounishi 3 Sapporo Central Building 5F
    A steak restaurant where you can enjoy hearty slabs of beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and even dear meat in a designer space reminiscent of old America created with lots of iron and wood. Particularly recommended is the restaurant's signature shallow-fried Ikeda beef, a Hokkaido brand wagyu Japanese beef variety. A proprietary technique is used to give the beef a crisp outer flavor crust while keeping the inside moist and rare so that diners can enjoy the innate flavor of the red meat. Diners are encouraged to bite wholeheartedly into the tender, creamy meat.
  • Sapporo Soup Curry (Kitaro Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Sumikawarokujou 4-2-1 Sumikawa Building 1F
    Born in Sumikawa, Sapporo City in 1985, this small diner is a historic curry soup specialty shop. The reddish tomato based curry soup made with the trademark rape blossoms has a pleasantly sour taste. The Chicken Veggie Curry is its signature dish with chicken, Italian tomatoes, eggplant, and rape seed blossoms. There are six spiciness levels to choose from for every dish. One can choose your own toppings and make a customized curry as well.
  • Soup Curry Treasure
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minaminijounishi 2-10 Togashi Building B1F
    This is one of the Garaku affiliated stores. They offer curry soups using Hokkaido shellfish or meats served in a homey interior decorated with American antiques. Their signature three dishes are the Original, the Uminosachi shellfish, and the Yamanomegumi meat curries. The trademark Melty three-Cheese and Hand-mixed Hamburger overflows with flavor. It's made with three different kinds of cheese, enclosing the juices of the Shiretoko raised Sachiku red pork and Hokkaido beef. The Teppanyaki herb marinated steak is also an unusual dish for a curry soup diner.
  • Cairn Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamiyonjounishi 5-1 Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel Restaurant Broza Sapporo B1
    This is a fondue and steak restaurant in the basement of a hotel approximately a one-minute walk from Susukino Station on the Nanboku subway line. They only use discriminatingly selected Hokkaido Toyonishi Beef or Tokachi Wagyu for their steaks. Using only 100% Swiss Gruyere cheese, the fondue has an authentic savory and aromatic flavor. The Eiger Course with fondue plus steak is recommended, and also the Eiger Plan, by reservation only, where one can select their wine of choice. From 21:00, the wine bar is open.
  • Zora
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamichijounishi 7-12-5 Odori Park Side Building 1F
    A soup curry restaurant located a two minute walk from the Exit 1 of Sapporo Municipal Subway Odori Station. The restaurant's rich and flavorful soup curry broth, made with slowly fried onions, tomatoes, and chicken bones, is popular even with soup curry beginners. The restaurant's menu consists of various laboriously created soup curry dishes, such as the spicy Jerk Chicken Curry, and the Creamy Deep Fried Shrimp Curry, which is made with a sea urchin cream. The restaurant's party plans, which can be created to match a customer's budgetary needs and wishes, are quiet popular and see a high percentage of repeat usage.
  • Chutta! (Susukino Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamirokujounishi 3N Sankyo Building 2F
    A soup curry restaurant open late at night located near Sapporo Municipal Subway Susukino Station. This hideaway style restaurant has just eight counter seats. The restaurant's appetite-whetting menu consists of chicken, pork, and other toppings served in a soup curry broth made with an original blend of select and authentic Sri Lankan spices mixed in a local factory. In addition to various toppings, diners can choose between two broths-authentic regular and a rich tomato broth-and can also customize their order according to 10 spiciness levels as well as the size of the included rice. Takeout also available.
  • Sora Tsuruga Auberge in Lake Kussharo
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    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kawakamigunteshikagachou Kussharo 269
    A log cabin-style hotel located on the bank of Lake Kussharo a 55 minute drive from Memanbetsu Airport. Here you can enjoy an elegant time surrounded by the natural beauty afforded by the restaurant's location on a vast plain in northeast Hokkaido together healthy French cuisine made with local ingredients. The restaurant's menu includes a Natural French Course meal, original pastas, and dishes grilled over an iron plate. At night, the restaurant serves course dishes made with local vegetables, meats, and cheeses lit by candlelight and served under a star-filled sky.

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  • Dining Restaurant Tokachi Farm
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Nishichijouminami 9-6
    This restaurant is located approximately eight minutes away from JR Obihiro Station. You can enjoy dishes using ingredients from Tokachi at this dining restaurant. The interior is filled with light from the windows and skylights and has high colonnades, and feels like you are outside from the openness. The cuisine reminds you of the nature and earth of Tokachi, and features a diverse lineup sticking to local ingredients such as vegetable items, Tokachi beef dishes and other healthy meals. You can enjoy limited seasonal menus and banquets in sofa rooms, terrace rooms and other relaxing spaces.
  • Picante (Sapporo Ekimae Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitanijounishi 1-8-4 Aoyama Building 1F
    This soup curry shop is nearby the Sapporo Clock Tower. This famous store has endless lines in the afternoon, and the inside feels warm with its woody interior. The balance of spices in the soup curry is exquisite and there are three kinds: light, tomato and rich. After selecting the type of curry, you can choose your preference of main ingredients such as chicken and shrimp, the spiciness, amount of rice and toppings. All of the curry has plenty of vegetables cut into big pieces. The Sakutto Pica chicken, with crispy fried chicken legs, is a popular dish.
  • MIRAI.ST cafe & kitchen
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamisanjounishi 5-1-1 Norbesa 1F
    This cafe/restaurant is nearby Susukino Station. The cafe space with about 40 seats where you can casually stop by, the restaurant space with about 60 seats where you can enjoy dishes using Hokkaido ingredients, and the standing eating space that can accommodate about 100 people can all be used for eating with friends, wedding after parties, and other social gatherings. The menu includes wild game that utilize Hokkaido ingredients with particular attention to the concept of being locally produced and consumed, and also many different drinks that match the dishes. The fresh vegetable baugna cauda, non-gamey and easy-to-eat deer meat sausages, seafood doria with plenty of seafood, and the unique Sapporo food culture item Shime Parfait (as a last dish) are popular.
  • Western-style food and cafe Junpei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Motomachi 4-4-10
    This eatery in Biei-cho is located about a 10-minute walk from the JR Furano Line's Biei Station. This store has cute brown outside walls and can be easily found from the Volkswagen in front, and is a restaurant loved in Biei that has been featured in magazines. They use specially selected meat from Hokkaido. They also stick to using sauces with no additives and homemade dressings. Their Ebi Don shrimp rice bowl filled with crispy fried shrimp is highly recommended. The exquisite taste comes from the secret sauce of condensed umami savoriness. Takeout is available for their original Jun Dog, a piece of B-grade cuisine with fried shrimp wrapped in rice.
  • Restaurant Asperges
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Omachi 2 Within Biei election
    Restaurant Asperges is in Hokkaido's Biei, in Kamikawa County. It's located inside JA Biei's local specialty shop Biei Senka. They are known for creating sublime French flavors using locally grown Biei meats and vegetables. In addition to the separately prices lunch and dinner meals made with a variety of vegetable and meat dishes, they also offer teatime service with a wide range of desserts made with local wheat and soybeans.
  • Furano Hotel Furano French
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Gakudensan-ku
    Luxury hotel 10-minute drive from JR Furano Station with 25 rooms on three floors located in the spacious 35,000 tsubo (29 acres) grounds. Every room faces Mt. Tokachidake where you can get a full view of nature all times of the year. The hotel is built with a French design using natural Furano materials. Even the interior is decorated with Furano in mind.

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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