14 Recommended All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Hakodate, Hokkaido

Publish-date: Mar 07 2018 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
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14 Recommended All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Hakodate, Hokkaido

Hakodate, one of Hokkaido’s main cities, is just the place for all-you-can-eat heaven. This article lists 14 recommended all-you-can-eat restaurants that serve both Western and Japanese cuisine. Have a look with your travel companions and prepare to make the best food memories of your life!

1. Nikuyakidokoro Hakodatesumiyahonjin

1. Nikuyakidokoro Hakodatesumiyahonjin

Binchotan (high-quality white charcoal) is said to enhance the flavor of any meat due to its far infrared heating effect. This is the secret behind Hakodate Sumiya Honjin's superb flavors. Enjoy delicious grilled Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), Horumon (beef or pork innards), and fresh seafood that they source from all over Japan here! The restaurant is committed to providing food that is safe, affordable, tasty, and fresh, along with great service. Be prepared for an amazing experience. If you’re looking for a hearty meal to kick-start your sightseeing, try their banquet plan. With their variety of grilled meat, which differs each course, along with all-you-can-eat rice, you’ll be well-fueled for your adventure. They also have sister restaurants in the same city called Yakiniku Bancho Kameda Minato Branch and Yakiniku Bancho Hanazono Branch. Each branch has a unique touch, so be sure to drop by when you’re in the area!

Nikuyakidokoro Hakodatesumiyahonjin

Open: [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
[Monday - Wednesday, Friday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: Thursday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: From Hakodate Station, take the Hakodate City Tram heading for Yunokawa. It is around a 15-minute walk from Goryokaku-koen Station.
Address: 7-24, Taya-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido (map)
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2. Yakiniku Bancho Hanazono Branch

2. Yakiniku Bancho Hanazono Branch

Yakiniku Bancho in Hanazono has a child-friendly atmosphere, which is perfect for those dining with children. They also have the restaurant industry's first "Fusen Fuwafuwa Room”, where children can play while waiting for their meal to arrive. Parents or guardians need not worry, as it is equipped with surveillance cameras. Also, the spacious main area has table seating, tatami rooms, and counter seats for solo diners. Since the restaurant is directly managed by a butcher, they offer a great variety of meat cuts and side dishes that change every season. The restaurant also holds events. Depending on your mood, you can stuff yourself with your favorite grilled meat or side dishes, and then finish off with their wide variety of desserts! Their wide array of dishes are just the thing to kick off a day of rigorous sightseeing. They have sister restaurants in the same city called Yakiniku Bancho Kameda Minato Branch and Nikuyakidokoro Hakodatesumiyahonjin, each of which are appealing in different ways.

Yakiniku Bancho Hanazono Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
*May close once a year for maintenance and cleaning
Average price: [Dinner] 2,100 JPY *All-You-Can-Drink Alcohol Plan costs 1,100 JPY. All-You-Can-Drink Soft Drink Plan costs 150 JPY. / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY *Their Holiday Lunch Plan costs 1,580 JPY per adult!
Access: 15-minute ride by car, bus, or taxi from Hakodate Airport
Address: 9-12, Hanazono-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Yakiniku Bancho Kameda Minato Branch

3. Yakiniku Bancho Kameda Minato Branch

Yakiniku Bancho is the first in the industry to offer a buffet of charcoal-grilled items. Yakiniku Bancho is directly run by a butcher, so they have high-quality yet affordable meat. They also serve a variety of seafood and Korean cuisine. Yakiniku Bancho has a safe play area for children, so customers can enjoy themselves without any worries. Aside from charcoal-grilled meat, seafood, and side dishes, they also have a wide variety of desserts. What a delicious treat for diners of all ages! Eat to your heart's content with family, friends, or that special someone for a variety of different occasions. You won’t forget Yakiniku Bancho’s vibrant hospitality and delicious offerings. When roaming around the city, try the restaurant's sister branches: Yakiniku Bancho Hanazono Branch and Nikuyakidokoro Hakodatesumiyahonjin. All of the branches are great in different ways!

Yakiniku Bancho Kameda Minato Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) *Last entry is at 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm) *Last entry is at 9:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,100 JPY *Add 150 JPY to access their drink bar. Add 1,000 JPY to get their all-you-can-drink alcohol plan. / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY *Their Holiday Lunch Plan costs 1,580 JPY per person!
Access: Take the Kuroshio Street junction from Route 227, and then follow along the road to find the restaurant.
Address: 58-1, Kameda Minato-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Bari-bari Kyara

4. Bari-bari Kyara

Come on over and relax in Bari-bari Kyara's wooden interior. They offer a wide range of dishes that cater to both children and adults, which is the secret behind their popularity. Aside from meat dishes, they have kid's lunches, special plates, Korean dishes, and other cuisine that are sold at reasonable prices. One of the owner's recommended dishes is the [Stone-grilled Kyara Hamburg Steak Set]. You'll love the tender and juicy hamburg steak! If you want to eat until you drop, they also have an all-you-can-eat plan. Bari-bari Kyara comes complete with wide horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table). Invite your family, friends, or special someone, and enjoy the restaurant's affordable yet delicious meat dishes.

Bari-bari Kyara

Open: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
*Please inquire with the restaurant regarding closing times
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Access: 10-minute walk from Higashi-Kunebetsu Station
Address: 1F, Asahi Bldg., 2-3-3, Kunebetsu, Hokuto-shi, Hokkaido
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Restaurant Rose (Hotel Hokke Club Hakodate)

No matter the time of day, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet at Restaurant Rose. Most of their dishes are Western-influenced cuisine, but they also offer Japanese foods like miso soup and rice cooked with various ingredients, as well as Chinese food like shumai (a type of Chinese dumpling). Get a bit of every dish that you like and eat to your heart's content! Located inside Hotel Hokke Club Hakodate, the restaurant also has private rooms for small gatherings, as well as smoking and non-smoking seating, so customers with children need not worry. The restaurant’s relaxing and calm ambiance makes it just the place to enjoy the food you like at times that suit you, together with family, a significant other, or friends.

Restaurant Rose (Hotel Hokke Club Hakodate)

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed: Monday
*If it falls on a festival day, the restaurant will close on Tuesday instead
Access: 10-minute car drive from Hakodate Station
Address: 27-1, Hon-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: Official Website

6. Restaurant Cucumber Tree

When you’re in the mood for something a little fancy, visit Restaurant Cucumber Tree. Known for their delicious desserts, this cheerful dining spot on the 1st floor of Hotel Hakodate Royal offers a one-of-a-kind buffet that resembles a full-course meal. You'll never get enough of their wide variety of starters, main dishes, drinks, and desserts. Most of their tables can accommodate 4 people, making this the ideal space for small gatherings or family dining.

Restaurant Cucumber Tree

Open: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed: None
Access: Around a 10-minute walk from Hakodate Station
Address: B1F, Hotel Hakodate Royal, 16-9, Omori-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

7. Restaurant Kui Dokoro Harada

Thinking of going to an onsen (hot spring) after dinner? Harada is the perfect dining destination for you. They offer 25 - 30 dishes for breakfast and dinner, and they change part of the menu every day, so you will never tire of eating here. With a focus on serving seafood and other unusual ingredients unique to Hakodate that go well with alcohol, the restaurant offers a variety of Japanese, Western, and Chinese cuisine that caters to all ages. If you want to try something local, they also have local delicacies that pair perfectly with sake (Japanese alcohol) or other liquor that they offer in the restaurant. Stop by the open kitchen, where you can enjoy freshly grilled sliced steaks and omelets, as well as customized donburi (rice bowl dishes) with fresh sashimi or other toppings of your choice. Since it is located inside Spa & Casa Hakodate, you can go to the hotel's natural hot spring, Hakodate Omori no Yu, after dinner. You can also head straight to their apartment-style rooms if you are staying there.

Restaurant Kui Dokoro Harada

Open: Breakfast  6:30 am - 10:00 am, Dinner  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)  *Lunch is not available
Closed: None
Access: 10-minute walk from Hakodate Station
Address: Hotel Paco Hakodate Bettei , 25-3, Omori-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: Official Website

8. Ryukaku

Are you looking for authentic Chinese cuisine? Go to the 2nd floor of Hotel Tetora, located near Goryokaku, and head to Ryukaku to try their lunchtime buffet. They offer 30 kinds of all-you-can-eat dishes, including classic Chinese cuisines like mapo tofu and Sichuan double-cooked pork, as well as shiokara (salted and fermented seafood), hijiki-ni (hijiki seaweed simmered with vegetables and other ingredients), and spaghetti and meatballs.

Ryukaku

Open: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm *Lunch service ends at 2:00 pm
Closed: None
Access: 10-minute walk from Goryokaku koen-mae Station using the Hakodate City Tram
Address: Hotel Tetora, 17-16, Yanagawa-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: Official Website

9. Gagome-ya

Gagome-ya is a buffet-style restaurant on the 1st floor of Rich Hotels Goryokaku. The restaurant offers a Hakodate-style breakfast buffet made from seasonal ingredients from Hakodate and other nearby areas. For lunch, order a main dish from the 7 available, including spicy curry, pasta, and donburi. Also, their salads, drinks, and breads are served buffet-style, so you can refill all you want. At Gagome-ya, you can sample the flavors of Hakodate for breakfast and pick whatever you want for lunch!

Gagome-ya

Open: [Monday - Friday] 7:00 am - 9:30 am, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
[Saturday, Sunday] 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Closed: None
Access: Ride the city tram and get off at Goryokaku koen-mae Station. It's a 7-minute walk from there.
Address: 1F, Rich Hotels Goryokaku, 35-3, Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

10. La Vista Hakodate Bay Kita no Banya

Hotel & Spa Resort La Vista ranks number 1 in Hokkaido when it comes to hotels with delicious breakfasts. It ranked in TripAdvisor's top 20 hotels with the best breakfasts for 2 consecutive years! Enjoy dishes cooked aburiyaki-style (quick grilling on direct flame or through a blowtorch), all-you-can-eat customized [Kaisen-don] (rice bowl dish with seafood), bread, and other kinds of Western cuisine. To make your breakfast more luxurious, you can also eat as much soup, salad, and fruit as you want. A limited number of non-hotel guests are also welcome to try Japan's best breakfast buffet each day. If you want a delicious meal to jumpstart your day, try going to Kita no Banya!

La Vista Hakodate Bay Kita no Banya

Open: Breakfast at Kita no Banya 6:30 am - 10:00 am
*Accepts 30 non-hotel guests for their breakfast buffet from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Closed: None
Access: 5-minute walk from the Jujigai tram stop
15-minute walk from Hakodate Station
Address: 12-6, Toyokawa-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

11. Azalea

Azalea is another breakfast buffet restaurant that was ranked 5th in Japan by the globally famous hotel and restaurant review site, TripAdvisor. They offer delicious, all-you-can-eat salmon roe, sashimi, and other seafood, but their omelet is also a must-try. It is cooked on the spot, so you can enjoy it fresh and hot. The restaurant is spacious, but it can get very crowded at times, so you might want to think about adjusting your breakfast time accordingly if you want to enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the restaurant. If you’re in the mood for a variety of Hakodate's fresh seafood for breakfast, include this restaurant on your list.

Azalea

Open: Breakfast 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Closed: None
Access: Around a 9-minute walk from Hakodate Station
Address: 1F, Hakodate Kokusai Hotel, 5-10, Ote-machi, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: Official Website

12. Blusta Mihara Branch

If you want all-you-can-eat yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) cooked Tohoku or Hokkaido-style, Blusta is the best place to visit. Known for its clean and vibrant space, Blusta is perfect for gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers. They offer a wide variety of meal plans, so you can choose whatever fits the occasion. Aside from yakiniku, they also have sushi and agemono (fried foods). Choose according to your mood, and eat until you drop!

Blusta Mihara Branch

Open: [Monday - Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: None
Access: From Hakodate Station, take the bus at the Asahioka Chugakko-mae bus stop (around a 28-minute ride). Get off at the Chuo Shogakko-mae bus stop and head southeast. It is about a 2-minute walk from there.
Address: 2-52-8, Nakamichi, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

13. Sumibitei

When it comes to food, Hokkaido is synonymous with jingisukan (grilled mutton dish), and the best way to enjoy this dish is to have it as all-you-can-eat at Sumibitei. Aside from the convex skillet that's traditionally used for jingisukan, you also have the option to cook your meat on a wire rack. Cooking on a wire rack lets the excess fat melt away from the meat, leaving you with healthier slices of meat. Aside from their popular jingisukan, which even jingisukan haters like, lamb steak, special Kuroge Wagyu loin steak, and other kinds of steak are also available.

Sumibitei

Open: [Monday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Access: Ride the city tram and get off at Goryokaku-Koen-Mae Station. From there, turn at the corner of Mister Donut, and then turn right at the next corner. It is a 2-minute walk from there.
Address: 22-28, Hon-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

14. La Vista Hakodate Bay Casa de Norte

Enjoy a luxurious buffet in an elegant and chic dining space at Casa de Norte. The restaurant is located on the 1st floor of Hotel & Spa La Vista Hakodate Bay, and is known for their delicious breakfast dishes. Casa de Norte serves various cuisines, including Western-inspired cuisine, as well as seafood dishes and steak. Their course made with locally-sourced ingredients is one of their most popular options.

La Vista Hakodate Bay Casa de Norte

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
Closed: None
Access: Around a 3-minute car or taxi ride from Hakodate Station
Address: 1F, La Vista Hakodate Bay, 12-6, Toyokawa-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Source: Official Website (Japanese Only)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Mar 07 2018 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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