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Chinese Food / Yakiniku BBQ / Asian / Ethnic Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Hitsuji-no-Oka
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Beverney, Nakafurino-cho, Hokkaido Sorachi-gun
    Hitsuji-no-oka, literally meaning ‘sheep hill’, is a restaurant in Furano where you can enjoy the rare Suffolk sheep. The food at the restaurant is not like any other restaurant, and it was included in the 2012 Michelin Guide. They have a farm also where you can get up close with the animals and feed the rabbits and sheep. It’s a popular place to go especially with children.
  • Daruma Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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).
  • Yuiga Doxon
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Hinodemachi 11-8
    Their specialty menu includes Sausage and Omelet Curry which tops an omelet curry with a locally made sausage. Enjoy food that uses ingredients from the local area which is abundant in nature. Try these with local beer and Furano wine.
  • Shirakaba
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Kiyokawachou West 2-126
    Located in Kiyokawa Town, Obihiro City, Hokkaido, is this long-established Mongolian mutton barbecue restaurant founded in 1957. Only the best parts of the sheep are selected, such as loin, rib, and leg to give easy-to-eat, great tasting meat of quality thickness. The specially made soy sauce using apples and onion bring out the rich, juicy flavor of the meat in every mouthful. The restaurant is always packed with families and groups of friends gathered around the traditional barbecue.
  • Hitsujigaoka Rest House
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Toyohira-ku Hitsujigaoka 1
    Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill is one of the main tourist attractions in Sapporo. Located on site is the Hitsujigaoka Rest House where you can enjoy some fresh lamb on the Mongolian-style barbecue. In addition to the all you can eat course, you can order individual dishes from the menu, including dishes which use delicacies from the North, Hokkaido deer, and Shiretoko chicken. It’s a great place to have some food after enjoying the wonderful scenery of the Ishikari Basin and the flocks of sheep grazing on the wide, open pastures.
  • Jingisukan (Mongolian-style Mutton Barbecue) “Itadakimasu”
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamigojounishi 5-1-6
    A Mongolian-style mutton barbecue restaurant managed directly by a sheep farm and located in central Susukino in Sapporo. The wholesale prices make this restaurant very affordable. Here you can enjoy plenty of great tasting meat to fill you up such as easy-to-eat and odorless loin, and succulent liver which doesn’t dry out even when grilled.
  • Matsuo Jingisukan (Mongolian-style Mutton Barbecue) New Chitose Airport Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Bldg. 3F Gourmet World
    This Mongolian-style mutton barbecue restaurant is located on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic terminal building in Chitose City, Hokkaido. Regarded as the home of Mongolian-style mutton barbecue with added seasoning to the meat, the restaurant has a secret sauce with over 50 years of history which brings out the natural flavor of the meat. The popular lamb rib roast is particularly special since only a small portion of the meat can be taken from one whole lamb. Many tourists make sure to visit this restaurant before taking home some great memories on their leaving Hokkaido.
  • Sumiya Asahikawa Branch
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Gojoudori 8 Akashiya and Koji
    Salted horumonyaki (grilled beef or pork offal) is the signature dish at this popular yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant. The odorless and juicy offal with simple seasoning enables you to enjoy the true taste of horumonyaki. With extremely affordable prices too everybody is happy!

    I do not know you can call the dishes here Japanese food or not. anyway this is food in Japan, that is true. not for beginner...

  • Jingisukan (Mongolian-style Mutton Barbecue) Musubi Tei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minaminijounishi 9-998
    This popular Mongolian BBQ restaurant in the Tanukikoji Shopping district of Chuo, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, draws a steady stream of local regulars. The lamb meat is bled and dried to increase the umami and makes for a tender juicy mouthfeel. Grill the lamb on the specialist grills and then enjoy it with a soy-sauce mixed with a vegetable/seafood stock and herbed salts. Complimentary bean sprouts are given to complement the lamb. To finish off the meal try their popular tea over rice or raw egg and rice.
  • Hakodate Ikaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Matsukazechou 7-5
    At Hakodate Ikaya, diners can enjoy a wide range of Gyoza dumplings, including Ikasumi Gyoza (Squid Ink Gyoza). The casing of Ikasumi Gyoza has the rich, fragrant scent of ink, and these dumplings are a great accompaniment for a whisky and soda. The restaurant also has a wide range of other squid-related menu items.
  • Fresh Lamb Jingisukan (Mongolian-style Mutton Barbecue) Yamagoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamiyonjounishi 4 5th Green Building 1F
    Fresh Lamb Jingisukan (Mongolian-style Mutton Barbecue) Yamagoya was established with the aim of enabling diners to enjoy the same kind of delicious Mongolian Barbecue provided by Otaru’s famous Keishouen restaurant (which was only open in the summer months) all year round, and using the secret sauce developed by Keishouen in 1956. Besides tender lamb, diners at Fresh Lamb Jingisukan Yamagoya can also enjoy outstanding shoulder meat from Hokkaido Shika Deer. The apple-based sauce, which is matured over an entire winter season, is ideal for bringing out the flavor of the juicy meat. Meals also include all-you-can-eat of bean-sprouts, onions, and cherry tomatoes. Diners sit at the counter to eat, giving the restaurant the relaxed, homely feel that the name “Yamagoya” (“Mountain Hut”) embodies. The nearest subway station is Susukino Station.
  • Matsuo Jingisukan (Mongolian-style Mutton Barbecue) Sapporo Minami Ichijo Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamichijounishi 4-16-1 Namadate Building 1F
    Matsuo Jingisukan carefully selects only those cuts of meat which are suitable for use in Mongolian Barbecue; unwanted fat and gristle is removed by hand. Matsuo Jingisukan’s “Pure Sauce,” the recipe for which has remained unchanged since the restaurant chain was first established, is made using apples, onions, ginger, soy sauce and a secret mix of spices. The Mongolian Barbecue dining experience at Matsuo Jingisukan is truly unique!
  • Tsukisappu Jingisukan (Mongolian-style Mutton Barbecue) Club
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporo City Toyohira-ku, Tsukigaoka East 3-11-2-5
    This Genghis Khan (lamb BBQ) restaurant located within “Hakkou Gakuen” farm in Toyohira Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido, has an open terrace. In summer you can enjoy charcoal grill Genghis Khan at your table outside. The meat is not the usual lamb but only mutton more than one-year old is served. The meat has a good balance of fat giving it a rich taste which goes perfectly with the ginger and spicy sauce. In addition to the vegetables and rice ball set menu there is also an all-you-can-eat plan.
  • Matsuo Genghis Khan (Main Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Takikawashi Myoujinchou 3-5-12
    Located in Myojin-cho 3 Chome in the city of Takikawa, Matsuo Genghis Khan is a restaurant that specializes in Genghis Khan, a grilled lamb dish. The restaurant’s traditional and secret sauce has made it popular not only with residents of Hokkaido but also throughout Japan. In addition to single servings of Genghis Khan, customers can also purchase “all-you-can-eat” meals in 120-minute or 90-minute increments.
  • Matsuo Genghis Khan (Susukino 4.2 Branch)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamiyonjounishi 2-11-7TOMORU2F
    Matsuo Genghis Khan is located near Susukino Station in Sapporo’s Chuo Ward. Customers can order the restaurant’s signature dish, Matsuo Genghis Khan, made with a traditional sauce in a specially ordered pot, either as a single menu item or on an “all-you-can-eat-and-drink” basis. The interior, with Japanese modern accents, has a calm and soothing atmosphere, and the restaurant also has a number of private rooms.
  • Asahi Beer Garden Yoyotei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamiyonjounishi 4 Matsuoka Building 5F
    A beer garden owned and operated by the Asahi beer company. Here you can drink Asahi draught beer straight from the brewery. The spacious establishment seats up to 256 people. The menu primarily revolves around Hokkaido's famous lamb meat. You can eat jingisukan lamb barbecue with plenty of fresh vegetables. The restaurant's expansive menu of dishes served no place else also includes shio-jingisukan, soup curry-style lamb shabu-shabu, motsu-nabe offal hotpot, Hokkaido duck, and more.
  • Asahi Beer Community Hall Hamanasu-kan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Shiroishi-ku Nangoudori 4 South 1-1
    A beer garden owned and operated by the Asahi beer company. Connected directly to an Asahi brewery plant, here you can drink fresh-made Asahi draft beer. The menu primarily consists of yakiniku Japanese-style barbecue and Hokkaido's renowned jingisukan lamb barbecue. The restaurant is particularly choosy about the meat varieties served. The lamb meat is Texel lamb from Holland raised on the Nozawa Hokkaido Farm in Chitose City. The beef is Tokachi bakushu beef raised on beer lees on a farm in Tokachi. The restaurant also serves grilled fish caught off of Hokkaido.
  • Fukuroutei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamihachijounishi 5 Capital YMD 1 F
    A jingisukan lamb barbecue restaurant. The restaurant's raw lamb jingisukan, made with tender Australian lamb shoulder roast meat, which lacks the distinctive odor many people dislike in their lamb, goes great with Fukuroutei's special homemade secret sauce crafted with 16 herbs and spices. This comes with a plate of flavorful vegetables, and Fukuroutei is popular with women as well. Some of the menu other menu choices include tasty lamb tongue, smaller than beef tongue and possessing an excellent texture; and sausages made with lamb and Siberian onion (Alpine leek).
  • Kanehiro (Hitsujigaoka-dori Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Kiyota-ku Utsukushigaokayonjou 7-1-1
    This yakiniku barbecue restaurant is located in Sapporo City's Kiyota Ward. Its Wagyu Obanyaki Japanese beef plate comes highly recommended. Operated by the long-established butcher's shop Kanehiro, guests enjoy A4 and A5 ranked Wagyu beef carefully selected from around the country. They recommend quickly cooking it to your taste and then dipping it in egg to enjoy sukiyaki style. The traditional Hokkaido flavor of their Kanehiro Genghis Khan, a yakiniku barbecue dish with sauce, is also a draw. They also provide tempting toppings that enhance the flavor of grilled meat like mountain wasabi and garlic roasted in oil.
  • Shibetsu Barbecue
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamisanjounishi 7-7
    This is a lamb yakiniku grill, using only domestic lamb from Shibetsu. In this open air restaurant are barbecue grills lined up where one can grill the common cuts of the shoulder or filets, as well as the rarer, tongue, heart, or skin cuts over open flame charcoal. They take pride in their signature dish, the Suffolk-Donburi bowl, where the best of the rare Hokkaido Suffolk lamb portions are marinated in a homemade red wine sauce together with Chinese miso and spices, and blended with egg yolk to bring out the exquisite lamb taste.

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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