13 Restaurants in Sapporo to Savor Hokkaido's Abundant Produce and Seafood

Publish-date: Mar 01 2019 Update-date: Jun 10 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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13 Restaurants in Sapporo to Savor Hokkaido's Abundant Produce and Seafood

Hokkaido is known as "a treasure trove of delicious ingredients." Those fresh and seasonal ingredients arrive daily in Sapporo, and that's why the city has so many mouth-watering restaurants. Here, we introduce Sapporo restaurants offering menus that make excellent use of Hokkaido's abundant produce and seafood. If you're into Sapporo cuisine, let this be your guide!

1. Sapporo Modern Restaurant Erimotei

1. Sapporo Modern Restaurant Erimotei
At Sapporo Modern Restaurant Erimo, a 3-minute walk from Sapporo Station, you can enjoy delicious Japanese and Western cuisines in a space interwoven with Japanese and Western styles. The interior has a somewhat nostalgic feel with a retro-modern design. There's a basement, first floor, and second floor, each with their atmosphere. In addition to tables and counters, there are private and semi-private rooms, so you can relax while dining. The recommended menu item is the [Oshamanbe Berkshire Pig & Porcini Cream Soba]. Authentic Berkshire pig and porcini mushrooms are paired perfectly, resulting in an addictive dish.

Sapporo Modern Restaurant Erimotei

Open: [Weekdays, Saturdays, Holidays, Days before holidays]Dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Weekdays]Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:30)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 750 JPY
Access: A three-minute walk from West Exit of JR Sapporo Station
Address: 5-11-2 Kita Nanajo Nishi , Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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2. French Restaurant Mikuni Sapporo

2. French Restaurant Mikuni Sapporo
At Mikuni Sapporo, a 1-minute walk from Sapporo Station, you can fully feel the fruits of Hokkaido through French cuisine, accompanied, of course, by carefully selected wines. Inside this fine-quality yet somewhat relaxed restaurant, you can enjoy the bounties of the north to your heart's content. A characteristic of the chefs, who have accumulated experience at famous restaurants in Tokyo and Mie, is that they are not wasteful; they make use of ingredients to the very end, transforming them into delicious cuisine. These dishes are the pride of chef Ogawa, who enjoys the confidence of chef Mikuni, a native of Hokkaido. Be sure to try them.

French Restaurant Mikuni Sapporo

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, Holidays, Day Before Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 13,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Access: Go straight from Sapporo Station on the JR Chitose and Sassho Lines / 1 minute on foot from Sapporo Station on the Sapporo Subway Namboku and Toho Lines
Address: 9F Sapporo STELLAR PLACE , 2-5 Kita 5-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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3. Four Seasons [New Otani Inn Sapporo]

3. Four Seasons [New Otani Inn Sapporo]
Located on the basement floor of New Otani Inn Sapporo, this restaurant lets you enjoy Hokkaido's bounty via Japanese, Western, and Chinese dishes. Reservations are required for dinner but not for lunch. The [Steak Bowl] is a gem consisting of fragrantly cooked beef loin topped with a special sauce. Another masterpiece is [Szechuan Noodles with Autumn Mushrooms and Shrimp], a rich Chinese-Western soup that includes black sesame and secret sauce. The resulting gentle spiciness and aroma are very satisfying. Enjoy the tastes of Hokkaido in this fine, sophisticated space.

Four Seasons [New Otani Inn Sapporo]

Open: [Weekdays, Saturdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
[Weekdays, Weekends, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm *reservations required
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Exit 22 of Sapporo Station on various lines of the Sapporo Subway
Address: Inside New Otani Inn Sapporo, 1-1-1, Kita ni-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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4. Rendezvous Lounge (New Otani Inn Sapporo)

4. Rendezvous Lounge (New Otani Inn Sapporo)
At Rendezvous Lounge, located on the 1st floor of New Otani Inn Sapporo, you can enjoy various cuisines in a buffet style, including Japanese, Western, and Chinese dishes! The restaurant's top recommendations are the [Seasonal Sweets Plate] and the [Grand Chef French Buffet]. Sample what you like from dishes in 40 categories in this buffet — the chef's pride and joy — without worrying about the time. [Casual Night Fare] includes all sorts of dishes that are perfect with Sapporo or Ebisu beer, highballs, sours, shochu (a type of Japanese alcohol), and so on! Savor various dishes in this spacious and open restaurant.

Rendezvous Lounge (New Otani Inn Sapporo)

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Breakfast 7:00 am - 9:30 am,  Regular Opening Hours 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: -
Access: Around a 1-minute walk from Exit 22 of Sapporo Station on the Sapporo Subway Namboku and Toho Lines.
Address: 1F, New Otani Inn Sapporo, 1-1, Kita 2-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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5. Teppanyaki Ishikari (ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo)

5. Teppanyaki Ishikari (ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo)
Teppanyaki Ishikari is located on the 26th Floor of the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo, a 7-minute walk from Sapporo Station. Here, you can enjoy the bounty of Hokkaido as teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle). The restaurant's recommended menu is the [Hokkaido Beef Lunch Tray], in which a rich variety of items that change monthly are served. You can also sample rare Hokkaido-bred Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) in the [Northern Prize Beef]. This is a first-rate, A5-ranked dish that you will definitely want to taste. From inside the restaurant you can gaze upon Ishikari Plain, and in the evening, at beautiful night views and starry skies...a dream-like space for spending special moments.

Teppanyaki Ishikari (ANA CROWNE PLAZA SAPPORO)

Open: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm-10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,500 JPY
Access: 7 minutes walk from Higashiguchi Exit of "Sapporo Station" on JR Chirose Line, 1 minute walk from 21 Exit of "Sapporo Station" on Toho Line
Address: 26F, ANA CROWNE PLAZA SAPPORO, 1-2-9, Kitasanjonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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6. Natural & Organic Bal Alice-no-Niwa

6. Natural & Organic Bal Alice-no-Niwa
Natural & Organic Bal Alice-no-Niwa, a 2-minute walk from Sapporo Station, offers a variety of organic cuisines for your enjoyment. The restaurant is named in honor of Alice Waters, a cook and food-education researcher who encouraged farmers to use organic agriculture in their fields. The menu recommended by the chef is [Matsuhashi steak], an ample-sized cut of high-grade beef. And the most popular: [Alice's bagna càuda]. In this restaurant where green leaves grow, you can thoroughly enjoy seasonal organic vegetables and nature's rich variety.

Natural & Organic Bal Alice-no-Niwa

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) *Food L.O. 2:00 pm, Drink L.O. 2:30 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) *Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drink L.O. 11:30 pm
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from Sapporo Station on Sapporo Municipal Subway Toho Line
Address: 1F, Sakken Bldg., 2-8, Kitasanjo-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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7. RESTAURANT hache

7. RESTAURANT hache
Sapporo's RESTAURANT hache is recommended for wining and dining in the French and Italian styles. Since the restaurant boasts exquisite courses, you will definitely want a glass of wine to go along with them. Supreme dishes are presented centering on Hokkaido ingredients and seasonal vegetables. The specialty, [Hokkaido Roti of Beef Fillet], is prepared at optimal heat, resulting in taste is not to be missed! Forget your everyday worries and spend a moment of bliss in this luxurious restaurant brimming with quality.

RESTAURANT hache

Open: Breakfast 7:00 am - 10:00 am (L.O. 9:30 am)
Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm)
Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Sapporo Station. On the 3rd floor of Cross Hotel Sapporo.
Address: 3F, 2-23, Kita 2-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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8. Gotouken Fukoku Seimei Bldg. Branch

8. Gotouken Fukoku Seimei Bldg. Branch
Located in the Fukoku Seimei Building, just a 3-minute walk from Sapporo Station, you can enjoy the traditional taste of the established Gotouken restaurant, founded in 1898 in Hakodate. There are original dishes here not found anywhere else, as well as items unique to Hokkaido. The atmosphere that changes slightly from lunch to dinner is also a real pleasure! The restaurant's [Memorial Rich Duck Curry] is a premium curry that was served when the Emperor and Empress of Japan visited Hakodate in 1989. You would like it served to you as well, wouldn't you! This is the kind of restaurant where you will want to savor your meal slowly and enjoy the calm atmosphere.

Gotouken Fukoku Seimei Bldg. Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: Direct underground access, inside sitatte sapporo (in the Fukoku Seimei Koshiyama Bldg.)
Address: 2F, Fukoku Seimei Koshiyama Bldg., Kita 2-jo Nishi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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9. BUDDY BUDDY

9. BUDDY BUDDY
BUDDY BUDDY, located a 5-minute walk from Sapporo Station, lets you enjoy a wide range of large-portioned dishes from the southern U.S. Everything on the menu feels like something from America's past, including the [Blackened Salmon Steak] and [Cajun Chicken with Gravy Sauce]. To accompany your meal, they have beer from around the world, draft beer, whiskey, and a substantial lineup of sake. The many nostalgic decorations are lovely while retaining a down-home feel! Enjoy your meal in a splendid space.

BUDDY BUDDY

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
[Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Exits 22 and 23 of Sapporo Station. Just south of North 2 East 1 intersection.
Address: 1-2-3, Kita 2-Jo Higashi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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10. Ajisai Esta Branch

10. Ajisai Esta Branch
Sapporo Ramen Republic, a 3-minute walk from Sapporo Station, is a gathering of popular ramen shops in one building. Ajisai is a well-established restaurant representative of Hakodate ramen. First, you may be surprised at the ramen's clear soup! In this astonishingly clear soup that draws on kombu (kelp) and bones of pork and chicken, you can experience a deliciously light richness that goes well with the straight noodles. The taste is first-rate and not to be missed! The menu's limited-quantity [Paigu Noodles] contains pork-loin cutlets covered in special sweet sauce, and scores full marks for both quantity and satisfaction. Whether for one person or the family, this is a very accessible restaurant.

Ajisai Esta Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:45 pm)
Closed: None *Follows schedule of Esta
Access: Direct access from Sapporo Station, direct elevator to 10F of Esta Bldg.
Address: Ramen Kyowakoku, 10F, Esta Bldg., Kita 5-Jo Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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11. ALL DAY DINING MEM (ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo)

11. ALL DAY DINING MEM (ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo)
ALL DAY DINING MEM (ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo), located a 7-minute walk from Sapporo Station, has the attraction of a "live" kitchen. Watching the skillful chefs at work is fascinating and a nice way to pass the time while waiting for your meal. Of course, the taste is also excellent! This restaurant is also irresistible for wine lovers, with 130 bottles to choose from. The luxurious interior has an open space for large groups, and a calm space perfect for dates, so it can accommodate a wide variety of uses.

ALL DAY DINING MEM (ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo)

Open: Morning 6:00 am - 10:00 am (L.O. 9:30 am)
Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 1-minute walk from Exit 21 of Sapporo Station
Address: 1-2-9 Kita 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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12. Shisen Hanten

At Shisen Hanten, on the 10th floor of Esta, you can sample authentic Sichuan cuisine lavished with seasonal ingredients. There is a wealth of excellent dishes here, and many guests become ardent fans. Renovated and more beautiful than ever, the reborn interior has more private rooms and is perfect for dates! There are also private banquet rooms, making it ideal for large groups. And being on the 10th floor means you have great views, especially at night. A must for those who like spicy dishes and authentic Sichuan cuisine.

Shisen Hanten

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 2,001 JPY - 2,500 JPY
Address: 2-1 Kita 5-Jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)

13. SEASONS BUFFET RESTAURANT

For a European buffet rich in Hokkaido's seasonal ingredients, SEASONS BUFFET RESTAURANT is highly recommended. Paella, tapas, pasta and more are available in buffet style. Of course, plenty of meat and vegetable dishes are also available, so you will surely be satisfied! Children and those with a sweet tooth will love the large chocolate fountain, while alcohol connoisseurs will appreciate the selection of wines, cocktails, and beer. Enjoy casual Italian dining in a fashionable, modern European-style restaurant.

SEASONS BUFFET RESTAURANT

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
[Cafe] 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Address: B1, Sapporo Factory Nijokan, 4-1-2 Kita 2 Higashi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Mar 01 2019 Update-date: Jun 10 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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