Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Otaru / Kiroro / Shakotan Area

  • Wakadori Jidai Naruto
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    4.0
    409 Reviews
    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.

    Arguably the best tasting ZANGI/FRIED CHICKEN of Otaru City in the whole of Hokkaido. The minute you start to eat the chicken, the more you crave for it. Prices are reasonably affordable to the...

  • Kakizaki Shoten Seafood Restaurant Kaisen Kobo
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    4.5
    276 Reviews
    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.

    This is the Kakizaki Seafood Restaurant above the Seafood Market. It’s more of a Cafetteria level dining experience. Certainly not a Silver Service place. You order on entry, and without Japanese...

  • Otaru Masazushi Main Store
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    4.0
    258 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Hanazono 1-1-1
    This famous sushi restaurant, the symbol of Otaru, has been operating for over 70 years. At this restaurant, each sushi is made carefully by hand and the seasonal tastes of Hokkaido are imparted in each delicious offering. It offers nigiri sushi sets, course meals, a la carte dishes and various other menu items.

    Love this place so much!!! We called at 10am to make reservation but they didn’t accept reservation. Came in at 11 and we got a place! Sushi is extremely very fresh, melts in your mouth omg! A must...

  • Restaurant Misaki
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    4.0
    125 Reviews
    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.

    The staff was friendly and assisted us with ordering from the ticketing machine, the food came pretty fast. As a number of us don’t really take raw food, there were not many dishes to choose from.

  • Kita no Donburiya Takinami Shokudo
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    4.0
    147 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Inaho 3-10-16 Sankaku Market Nai
    "A Japanese diner located in the Sankaku Market in Otaru. This long-standing establishment was opened in 1945 and serves at reasonable prices the kind of fresh seafood only a restaurant owned and operated by a fish dealer can provide. Particularly popular is the ""Wagamama-don,"" a seafood rice bowl topped with your choice of three to four varieties of seafood from a list of 10 selections."

    We had a mega seafood feast here that was super nice. The uni was fresh and the maguro was tasty. We loved the crab soup as well. Definitely worth a visit but it was not cheap!

  • Kantaro (Otaru Shop)
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    4.0
    179 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Minatomachi 5-4
    The Otaru branch of this conveyor belt sushi restaurant from Hakodate. Dedicated to the concept of Hakodate nigiri sushi, the restaurant serves dishes made primarily with seasonal ingredients from Hakodate. The rice is also grown in Hokkaido. Ingredients such as the scallops are prepared in the restaurant, and the shimesaba vinegared mackerel is homemade. The restaurant's sushi is characterized by its small amount of sushi rice coupled with large-sized seafood toppings. For customers looking to enjoy a variety of flavors, the restaurant offers a wide selection of sets such as three and five piece sushi assortments.

    Really excellent, fresh conveyor by sushi for budget conscious travelers in Otaru. The restaurant is literally in one of the old canal warehouses and was super user friendly with loads of English...

  • Conveyor Belt Sushi Toppi (Otaru Unga-dori Restaurant)
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Minatomachi 6-4
    "This conveyor-belt sushi restaurant embodies the concept of ""making delicious food even more affordable!"" In addition to Otaru, it has stores all over Hokkaido, including Sapporo, Chitose and Asahikawa. They are consistently pursuing the most delicious flavors of the season, and the restaurant's main feature is that it focuses on seafood locally sourced in Hokkaido. There is both counter seating and table seating available in the vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant, so customers can come here as a family or with friends and partners. It is also not uncommon for customers to come alone in pursuit of the thickly sliced fresh sushi."

    This is a really value for money kaitensushi place in Otaru. We ate stacks of sushi at a fraction of cost to those restaurants out there. In my opinion, the quality of food here is at least on par to...

  • Sushizanmai (Otaru Restaurant)
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 1-3
    The Otaru location of the national Sushizanmai chain and its first location in Hokkaido. The restaurant adjoins the famed Otaru Canal. Here you can enjoy sushi made with fresh, Hokkaido seafood at low prices. Most national sushi chains are conveyor belt sushi places, but Sushizanmai is all made to order. Despite being a chain restaurant, Sushizanmai truly offers quality sushi, and the Otaru location has Hokkaido-exclusive menu choices like a Hokkaido seafood rice bowl.

    Zanmai sushi is consistent across their outlets from Tokyo, Osaka to. Otaru. Loved the promotional Blue Tuna set. And finished with Congor Eel. Oishi!

  • LeTAO Main Shop
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 7-16
    The main location of a Western confectionary shop from Otaru, Hokkaido. The easily identifiable exterior is modeled after a cute, old European tower. The shop's signature item is its Double Fromage, a melt-in-your mouth cheesecake made with top quality ingredients and consisting of a baked and non-baked layer. The shop can also ship products throughout Japan and you can always enjoy fresh-made cheesecake and creme brulee in the cafe area.
  • Otaru Canal Restaurant
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    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.

    31/5 12:30 That waitress was very rude, we wanna order and she ignore us, no wonder no customers We went to some family restaurant which much better Will not recommend this one

  • Yamanaka Dairy Farm Otaru Shop
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Ironai 1-6-18
    This store is directly managed by Yamanaka Ranch, which carefully checks the health of the cows. This cozy store is located along the main street that connects the train station and the canal, and customers can enjoy the original flavor of real milk here. The Milk Soft Cream is a delicious product with a rich taste with a refreshing aftertaste that is made from fresh milk. The store characteristically uses 100% natural ingredients in its ice cream, including vanilla beans, matcha, cocoa and fruits. It is loved by a wide range of people, from tourists on their way to Otaru Canal to local residents who come here to buy milk and butter.

    This is definitely a must try in Otaru. It is near the Otaru canal and very accessible from our hotel. Tried the classic milk soft serve and it didnt disappoint. Probably one of the best Ive ever...

  • Kukizen
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    4.5
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Shinonomechou 2-4 Vista Shinkansen 1F
    A sushi restaurant awarded two Michelin stars located on the first floor of Vesta Shinonome building in Otaru City. Here you can enjoy delicious, seasonal seafood from the abundant seas off Hokkaido served on cool glass tableware made in Otaru. The restaurant's large glass windows let in plenty of light, and the establishment has clean and neat counter seating as well as private seating, ensuring even families with small children can have a relaxing meal here. The owner particularly recommends the Kukizen Omakase Nigiri chef's choice nigiri sushi course. The chef will prepare tasty sushi gems using select seafood and other ingredients stocked that day; it's so tasty, just this course alone will satisfy you. The restaurant also stocks an original refined sake bearing its name as well as an abundant selection of local Otaru alcoholic beverages.

    Hard to make a reservation because she does not accept reservation on her web site, but accepts only through telelphone. She does not accept walk-in guest even if there are tables empty. It is...

  • Otaru Tatsumi Sushi
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 3-15
    A sushi restaurant operating in the city of Otaru. There's seating on the first and second floor and both floors have counter seating where you can watch sushi chefs crafting your sushi. Dedicated to the concept of serving fresh Otaru sushi at reasonable prices, the restaurant offers a selection of reasonably-priced set meals. Particularly popular is the Otaru Set, which comes with five pieces of sushi, tempura, chawanmushi savory egg custard, soup, and a mini donburi rice bowl. Tatsumi also has a children's set for families with children.

    Like most place along this tourist strip, you will be paying more, for less. While the sushi and kids meals were fine, it was not at all remarkable. We find the Clam Mso soup was a bit odd and...

  • Hokkai Aburiyaki Unga Soko
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    3.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Minatomachi 5-4
    A robatayaki barbecue restaurant housed in a remodeled old warehouse in Otaru, Hokkaido. Here you can enjoy the innate delicious flavor of Hokkaido meats, vegetables, and seafoods grilled over a charcoal fire. Menu selections include live crab fresh from the restaurant's tank; scallops, shrimp, and other seafood; Tokachi pork loin and boned rib; Japanese beef; and delicious Hokkaido sika deer meat (best eaten rare) and sausages made from the same. The restaurant also offers a full menu of agemono deep fried foods, sushi, and donburi rice bowls. The restaurant also carries an abundant selection of alcoholic beverages, including Sapporo Classic beer and Otaru wines like Takarakawa made by Tanaka Sake Brewing.

    Date of visit :Twice in June 2019 I read some of the reviews here, not many this year, but the previous ones in 2018 seemed quite bad. We were recommended this restaurant by a local, and we tried it...

  • Otaru Aji no Eiroku
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Sakaimachi 2-12
    This restaurant is located ten minutes' walk from Otaru Station, at the back of Otaru Historical Plaza, which was created to reproduce Otaru's historic past. Visitors can enjoy local Hokkaido food from the sea and mountains in the store's historic 120-year-old assembly hall. The restaurant's recommended menu item is a specially made sukiyaki meal that uses luxurious Tokachi beef sourced from Hokkaido. Tokachi beef, which has no odor and is firm, is perfectly matched with the restaurant's secret sauce. The restaurant's featured seafood rice bowl of the day, which is packed with seasonal ingredients from all over Hokkaido is also very popular. On the second floor, there are also accommodations have been designed with the good old days of Japan in mind, and it is also possible to stay here in the French Auberge-style and enjoy a full-course beach cuisine meal with your stay.

    Recommended by the onsen I stay- I have missed the dinner the first day due to late arrival. The onsen helped to change the reservation to lunch the next day. It turned out to be very awesome. The...

  • EKIMO LeTAO
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Inaho 3-9-1 Sun Building Square 1F
    Located close to Otaru Station is this shop of the famous Hokkaido confectioner, LeTAO. In the display inside the shop you can find colorful fresh cakes including their signature cheesecake Double Fromage, and roll cakes, available in limited quantities. Chocolates and baked confectioneries from here are particularly good as gifts. They also have a cafe area which is busy both with locals and tourists.

    This is an Otaru chain cake shop with great cheese cake served. The service attitude is good & the cafe latte is good. You can always bring a box or two of any cookies that you like after the cake...

  • LeTAO Plus
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 5-22
    LeTAO Plus not only sells popular items from the famous Hokkaido confectioner LeTAO but also provides a host of specialty take-out shops too. Their signature sweet, Double Fromage, and the cream parfait topped with raspberry sauce, are both hugely popular and available only in limited quantities. You can relax and enjoy all the wonderful cakes inside the shop or outside on the terraced area. The thick and creamy hot chocolate drink unique to LeTAO and only available during the winter is a particular favorite. LeTAO Plus is a great place to buy some souvenirs or to rest your weary feet when sightseeing. The nearest station is Minami-Otaru Station.

    Super Soft LeTAO Chocolate Double Fromage Cheesecake! 66% Dark Chocolate! From Otaru Hokkaido Japan! Dex Ng Mong Meiyan Dexperience

  • Yukijirushi Parlor Otaru Shop
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Sakaimachi 4-11
    This is a store directly managed by the long-established Hokkaido Sweets Snow Brand Parlor. The store, which faces Otaru's classic walking course, Sakaimachi Street, sells ice cream, soft cream and other sweets. The store's popular soft cream features a smooth texture and rich milky flavor. It is the perfect place to rest your feet while walking around Otaru. There is a cafe area in the store where families can comfortably relax with small children, and customers can sit and chat. Many people stop by the store to buy souvenirs, since the store also sells cheesecake made with plenty of Camembert cheese, fragrant vanilla Baumkuchen and other sweets.

    We bought a lot of things to bring home here. They offer Royce chocolate, calbee chips and many other local snacks. They also have different hand made locally souvenirs.

  • Donburi-Chaya (Otaru Sakaimachi-dori Street Restaurant)
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Sakaimachi 3-24
    "A seafood rice bowl restaurant facing Sakaimachi-dori Street, one of the most popular streets to walk in Otaru. Situated midway between Asakusa Bridge, known for its scenic view of Otaru Canal; and Kitaichi Glass, here customers can enjoy seasonal seafood delivered straight from the port. The first Donburi-Chaya restaurant was opened over 20 years ago in Nijo Market, known as the ""kitchen of Sapporo."" Harnessing its location close to a fishing port, customers rave that the restaurant serves the freshest Pacific herring, flounder, sea urchin, sailfin poacher, and other seafood delicacies. Particularly popular is the restaurant's luxurious Marusen-don, which consists of several smaller rice bowls, including the salmon and roe ""oyakodon"" rice bowl; a raw sea urchin and scallop rice bowl; the Tokusen Kani-don topped with snow crab claw meat; and a botan shrimp and tuna rice bowl. Diners who choose this extravagant meal can fully experience all the seafood delights Hokkaido has to offer in a single sitting."

    I loved eating here. The food was delicious and we were also able to pray upstairs. The prices are absolutely reasonable and its in the midst of all the attractions.

  • Minshuku Aotsuka Shokudou
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Otarushi Shukutsu 3-210
    Minshuku Guesthouse in Otaru. Try fresh seafood with freshly caught sashimi, shrimps, shellfish and more. Available as an overnight event space for up to 50 guests. You can also enjoy views of the ever changing Shukutsu Sea.

    小樽水族館の後に、お昼を食べに行きました。水族館の駐車場から歩いて行けます。店の前での炭焼きのニシンは最高です。刺身の盛り合わせも、ニシンの刺身や、北寄貝、八角など、どれも美味しかったです。

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