15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi

Publish-date: Jan 20 2019 Update-date: Jan 30 2019
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15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi

Hokkaido is surrounded by ocean, and is known for the fresh seafood that can be caught here. There are also many izakaya (Japanese pubs) there with delicious food! Here are 15 popular izakaya in Hokkaido where you can sample delicious sushi and sashimi.

1. Suzuki Fukutaro (Kamifurano)

1. Suzuki Fukutaro (Kamifurano)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
Suzuki Fukutaro is a great spot to taste fresh, delicious seafood. The private rooms have a modern Japanese aesthetic, featuring subdued lighting and horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu tables), which create a calm space perfect for relaxing with friends and family. Must-try items at this restaurant include a luxurious array of seasonal fish in the [5-Piece Sashimi Sampler], as well as the [Deluxe Nigiri Sushi] (8 pieces for 1 person), which is made with fresh ingredients from Hokkaido. A la carte sashimi starts from 460 JPY, and sushi starts from 280 JPY. Pairing the local beer, [Kamifurano Vintage], with your seafood is definitely a good choice, too!

Suzuki Fukutaro

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Sunday] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: None *Closed at the beginning and end of the year.
Address: 4-69-77, Miyamachi, Kamifurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido (Map)
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2. Umishigure (Sakaemachi)

2. Umishigure (Sakaemachi)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
Umishigure offers a selection of extremely rare brands of sake (Japanese alcohol), as well as fresh seafood delivered directly from the areas where they're caught. Both counter seating and traditional low cushion seating are available here, enabling this spot to accommodate everything from small groups to full families. The [Minatocho Sashimi Sampler] allows diners to sample exceptionally fresh seafood delivered from fishing areas around the country for just 500 JPY. The seafood pairs phenomenally well with the owner's carefully-curated sake selection. You are also sure to be utterly satisfied with the [All-You-Can-Drink Local Sake Plan] and [9-Variety Seafood Sampler] as well!

Umishigure

Open: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)
Closed: None
Average price: 2,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Kita 41-jo Kaikan, 7-3-22, Kita 41-jo Higashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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3. SABURO (Susukino)

3. SABURO (Susukino)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
SABURO features a wide variety of local Hokkaido ingredients, and its warm, wooden interior makes for a relaxing space in which to enjoy a meal. There are also slightly fancier terrace-style tables available! The fresh seafood used in dishes like the sushi, sashimi, and grilled fish here has a reputation for excellent flavor among locals, and can be sampled for a reasonable price! The [8-Piece Saburo Tower] (880 JPY) at this spot not only tastes delicious but also has a great presentation, so it'll be a hit on your social media account! Guests from abroad will also be pleased to know that English-language menus are available.

SABURO

Open: [Monday - Thursday] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY
Access: Along Route 36
Address: 1F, Kuribayashi Bldg., 1-15-2, Minami 4-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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4. Hakodate Seafood Izakaya Uomasa Goryokaku Main branch (Goryokaku-koen-mae)

4. Hakodate Seafood Izakaya Uomasa Goryokaku Main branch (Goryokaku-koen-mae)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
This restaurant pays great attention to using locally-produced ingredients, and is so popular that people line up to get a taste of their food! All of the seating here consists of horigotatsu (a low table with deep leg space) in private rooms, allowing you to enjoy a secluded and relaxing meal at your own pace. Seafood, meat, and vegetables are all purchased from local producers, and even the seasonings used are domestic. The featured [Fresh Squid Sashimi], made with squid taken directly from the fish tank inside the restaurant, boasts an excellent, slightly chewy texture and sweetness. This dish must be ordered in advance, and since Uomasa Goryokaku fills up even on weekdays, reservations will be necessary.

Hakodate Seafood Izakaya Uomasa Goryokaku Main branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: 161 meters from [Goryokaku Koen-mae Station]
Address: 4-8 Honcho, Hakodate city, Hokkaido (Map)
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5. Otarumura (Otaru)

5. Otarumura (Otaru)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
Otaru has a thriving fishing industry, and their fresh products are showcased at this restaurant. The sofa seating here makes for a casual atmosphere perfect for eating out with friends or family. The [Sashimi Mura Sampler] (3,000 JPY) consists of an extravagant and highly satisfying amount of hon-maguro (tuna), as well as a variety of seasonal fish. Furthermore, the luxuriously thick [Muramaki Roll] contains 7 fillings including maguro, shrimp, crab, and scallops. It's a popular meal closer and makes for a great present, too! You can also enjoy sushi and kaisen-don (rice bowl dish with seafood) at lunchtime here!

Otarumura

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Otaru Parking Bldg., 1-6-4, Inaho, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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6. Hakodate Dining Gaya (Hakodate)

6. Hakodate Dining Gaya (Hakodate)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
A morning market fish wholesaler directly manages Hakodate Dining Gaya in Hakodate. The massive fish tank installed in this restaurant enables diners to enjoy sashimi and sushi made with wonderfully fresh seafood. The sushi starts from 200 JPY for 1 piece. The [Deluxe Nigiri] (2,600 JPY) features 10 pieces of sushi made with seasonal seafood, and you can even choose your preferred seafood with the [Okonomi-don], another recommended option! The red king and horsehair crab featured in this excellent dish are boiled only once they are ordered. There are 3 lunchtime options here: the sashimi course, grilled fish course, or soba (buckwheat noodle) course.

Hakodate Dining Gaya

Open: [Opening hours] 17:00 - 00:00 (last order 23:00). The above hours may vary depending on the season. / Lunch 11:30 - 14:30 (last order 14:00)
Closed: -
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY
Access: A 2-minute walk from the west exit of JR Hakodate station. When facing Mt. Hakodate from the west exit, you will see the restaurant sign. Hakodate Morning Market Area entrance.
Address: 9-14 Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido (Map)
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7. Oumi Monogatari (Susukino)

7. Oumi Monogatari (Susukino)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
Visit Oumi Monogatari to try the stunning funamori (seafood served on a boat-shaped dish) while relaxing in one of the calm private rooms displaying a quiet Japanese aesthetic. The [Tairyo Funamori] (1,580 JPY) here contains over 20 varieties of fresh seafood, while the [Crab Sampler] (840 JPY) is made using crab delivered directly from where it is caught. Both of these options simply can't be beaten for freshness, volume, quality, and price! What's more, ordering 8 dishes and the 120-minute all-you-can-drink option separately would cost 8,480 JPY, but with the [Deluxe Course] it costs a mere 5,980 JPY!

Oumi Monogatari

Open: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am) *Can accommodate for visits outside regular hours. Please inquire at the restaurant for further details.
Closed: Sunday *Open on Sunday when Monday is a national holiday, and then closed the following Monday.
Average price: 5,000 JPY
Address: 2F, N Grande Bldg., Minami 5-jo Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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8. Sekai Susukino Branch (Susukino)

8. Sekai Susukino Branch (Susukino)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
This spot specializes in sake and dishes made with fish caught that same day. You'll be able to relax in their private rooms, which feature a modern Japanese aesthetic illuminated by indirect lighting. The [7-Variety Seasonal Seafood Funamori] (2,180 JPY) is a grand dish made with seafood brought over directly from the market. There is also a simpler option (480 JPY for 3 pieces), as well a slightly fancier option (680 JPY for 5 pieces). The [Ikura-don] (3,000 JPY), which you can enjoy Hokkaido's famous ikura (salmon roe), is another popular choice!

Sekai Susukino Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (Food L.O. 1:00 am, Drink L.O. 1:30 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drink L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 6F, Susukino Bldg., 3, Minami 4-jo Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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9. Kumanoniwa Susukino Branch (Susukino)

9. Kumanoniwa Susukino Branch (Susukino)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
Kumanoniwa is popular for their seafood and yakitori (grilled chicken skewers). A subdued Japanese aesthetic greets you as you step through the charming entrance. The [10-Variety Funamori] (1,980 JPY) here provides a highly satisfying volume of food, and you can order Hokkaido oysters for 350 JPY per oyster. Enjoy the rich flavors of this delicacy - raw, steamed, or grilled! In addition to their fresh seafood, the house-made tsukune (chicken meatballs) here is another melt-in-your-mouth option you don't want to miss out on!

Kumanoniwa Susukino Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 5:30 am (Food L.O. 4:00 am, Drink L.O. 5:00 am)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 9F, Maple Dori Bldg., 1-2, Minami 5-jo Nishi 5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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10. KAIJYU (Hakodate)

10. KAIJYU (Hakodate)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
Come to KAIJYU to eat fresh seafood such as snow and red king crab! You are sure to be impressed by the large fish tank, as well as the chef's knife skills and cooking at this restaurant, located 1 minute from the red brick warehouse, a popular tourist spot. The restaurant is directly managed by a fishing company, resulting in outstanding freshness, sweetness, and textures that set itself apart from others. The [Sashimi Sampler] (1,500 JPY for 1 person) here can be customized for different budgets, but the most popular menu option has to be the [Boiled Rausu Kinki], a great way to experience the excellent white meat of kinki (rockfish)!

KAIJYU

Open: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: 24-6, Toyokawa-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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11. Kodawariyama Sapporo Eki-mae Branch (Sapporo)

11. Kodawariyama Sapporo Eki-mae Branch (Sapporo)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
The exceptionally bright and cheerful service at this spot will make you feel truly welcome! Professional skiers and baseball players are also known to frequent this restaurant. Dishes here are priced reasonably, yet feature meat and seafood brought directly from the market, resulting in outstandingly fresh dishes! The prized [Sashimi Sampler] is a fantastic dish made using hon-maguro caught around Hakodate, as well as many other seasonal fish. Other recommended options include the [Extra-Large Atka Mackerel] made using an entire thick, meaty mackerel grilled over charcoal, as well as the [Skewer Sampler], which is dressed with a secret house-made sauce!

Kodawariyama Sapporo Eki-mae Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
[Friday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
[Monday - Thursday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Saturday] Dinner 4:00 pm - 1:00 am *4:00 pm - 12:00 am on Sunday.
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: B1F, Kamei Bldg., Kita 4-jo Nishi 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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12. Akane Sapporo Branch (Susukino)

12. Akane Sapporo Branch (Susukino)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
This refined, tucked-away spot is a mere 30-second walk from Susukino Station! The modern Japanese interior design here is styled to evoke the ancient city of Kyoto, resulting in a space overflowing with a Japanese ambience. Featured items here include the stylish [Sashimi Tamatebako] (1,980 JPY (plus tax)), made with a variety of seasonal fish, as well as the [Akane Seafood Sampler] (2,480 JPY (plus tax)). In addition to all of the seafood options, the [Shibire Tantan Tomato Nabe] (1,780 JPY (plus tax)), a nabe (hot pot) trend covered by the media in 2018, is also certainly worth trying!

Akane Sapporo Branch

Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 2,980 JPY
Address: 5F, KEIAI Bldg., 16, Minami 4-jo Nishi 4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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13. Sekihara (Tomakomai)

13. Sekihara (Tomakomai)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and takes great pride in their carefully-crafted dishes. You can experience all sorts of seasonal original creations here, such as the [Hokkaido Sampler] (5,800 JPY), perfect for sharing among 4 or 5 people, and the [Grilled Kuruma-ebi and Uni] (1,580 JPY), an item featuring shrimp and uni (sea urchin) that has been a popular item on their menu for years! The chef is happy to customize course options to match your budget, but you must make reservations at least a day in advance. The restaurant also offers [Seki], an original junmai namazake (pure sake not treated with heat) that pairs wonderfully with Japanese food, as well as many other labels from around the country!

Sekihara

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *5:00 pm - 10:00 pm during national holidays
Closed: Sunday *Please inquire for more details on their operating hours for national holidays, Obon, and the beginning and end of the year.
Average price: 7,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Chiba Bldg., 2-5-5, Nishiki-machi, Tomakomai, Hokkaido (Map)
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14. Sankai No Hana (Susukino)

14. Sankai No Hana (Susukino)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
Sankai No Hana is a popular spot with the locals. The counter seating is spotless, and the elegant private rooms offer low cushion seating on tatami mats. The [10-Piece Sankai Sushi] (2,000 JPY), including toro, fresh awabi (abalone), and uni, and the fresh and sweet [Live Squid Sashimi] (2,100 JPY) are both recommended choices! Furthermore, every day from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am, diners can order the [Shime Sushi] (980 JPY), a phenomenal deal that includes 5 pieces of sushi with your choice of seafood, as well as a specially-made fish soup!

Sankai No Hana

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays *Closed December 31 and January 1, but open on December 30.
Average price: 5,000 JPY
Address: 3F, Fuji Kaikan Bldg., Minami 5-jo Nishi 4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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15. Zenya Sapporo Susukino Branch (Susukino)

15. Zenya Sapporo Susukino Branch (Susukino)
15 Popular Izakaya in Hokkaido For Sushi and Sashimi
This restaurant offers fresh sashimi and premium nabe dishes, and the warm wooden interior provides guests with a luxurious and refined atmosphere. The sashimi is brought in directly from the harbor every day, preserving all of the seafood's freshness and umami (Japanese savory taste). Try some of the fabulous samplers here, such as the [5-Piece Sashimi Sampler] (1,980 JPY (plus tax)), or the [Sashimi Funamori] (3,480 JPY (plus tax))! Single-item sashimi dishes start from 780 JPY (plus tax). The various nabe options here include Hokkaido's famous salmon [Ishikari Nabe], as well as [Offal Natto Nabe], a dish that consists of offal and natto (fermented soybeans), an amazing combination that's great food for your skin.

Zenya Sapporo Susukino Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday] Dinner 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (Food L.O. 1:00 am, Drink L.O. 1:30 am)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 4:00 am (Food L.O. 3:00 am, Drink L.O. 3:30 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drink L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,980 JPY / [Lunch] 2,980 JPY
Address: 3F, No. 3 Green Bldg., 1-1, Minami 4-jo Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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Surrounded by the ocean, Hokkaido is full of many delicious seafood options, and these 15 spots are all great for sampling them. Are you feeling ready to visit Hokkaido to try Japan's famous sushi and sashimi?
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jan 20 2019 Update-date: Jan 30 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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