Hokkaido is a paradise for gourmet food thanks to its rich natural environment. Not only are the ingredients delicious, the local cuisine that has developed here is also a point of pride. This area is often called a "gourmet treasure trove," so it goes without saying the dishes made with Hokkaido's fresh seafood and mountain vegetables are exquisite! This article features 15 restaurants serving dishes made with ingredients from Hokkaido. These restaurants span the range of cuisines available in Hokkaido, including Japanese and Western style cooking. Whether you're a local or sightseeing in Hokkaido, let this article be your guide to Hokkaido cuisine!
1. Tokachi-butadon Ippin Sapporo Station Stellar Place Branch
Enjoy butadon (pork-topped rice bowl) made with aromatic pork cooked over direct flames at Tokachi Butadon Ippin. This restaurant specializes in butadon, and is managed by Sorachi, a long-running company that has been producing yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) and jingisukan (skillet-grilled mutton dish) sauces for 60 years. Their signature butadon dish is made with Japanese pork cooked with premium binchotan charcoal and topped the legendary sauce Sorachi has perfected over many years. You'll only need to try it once to be hooked! Unwind while enjoying your meal in the clean and comfortable cafe-style interior. If you're not from Hokkaido, why not drop in during your sightseeing?
Tokachi-butadon Ippin Sapporo Station Stellar Place Branch
: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 850 JPYAccess
: Located on the sixth floor of Stellar Place Center, directly connected to JR Sapporo Station and Sapporo subway station.Address
: 6F Stellar Place Center, 2-5 Kita Gojonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
2. French Restaurant Mikuni Sapporo
Restaurant Mikuni Sapporo serves dishes made with the quality of ingredients you'll only find in Hokkaido. This French restaurant was developed by chef Mikuni Kiyomi, who was born and raised in Hokkaido. He is known for his using up parts other cooks might simply discard, like vegetable peels and stalks. This restaurant's dishes draw the most flavor possible from each ingredient. Its bright interior is full of natural light and a luxurious atmosphere, and private rooms are also available. This restaurant is perfect for special occasions like dates or celebrations. Enjoy Hokkaido's abundance carefully prepared in French styles in this restaurant's elegant atmosphere.
French Restaurant Mikuni Sapporo
: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, Holidays, Day Before Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (last order 8:30 pm)Closed
: TuesdayAverage price
: [Dinner] 13,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPYAccess
: 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 LinesAddress
: 9F Sapporo STELLAR PLACE , 2-5 Kita 5-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
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3. Italian Restaurant Stazione
Enjoy unique Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere at Italian Restaurant Stazione. The restaurant's most famous dish is the [Whole Tomato with Eggplant and Mozzarella in Tomato Sauce], which features a whole roasted tomato on top. It makes quite an impact! This bright and calm restaurant has both counter and spacious table seating, so it can accomodate everyone from solo diners to families. Over 70 types of bottled wine are offered at reasonable prices, making this also a great choice for parties and celebrations.
Italian Restaurant Stazione
Open: 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (last order 10:00 p.m.)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: One minute walk from JR Sapporo Station North Exit.
Address: Tokan Bldg. 2F, 4chome Kita Shichijo Nishi , Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
4. Sapporo Modern Restaurant Erimotei
Sapporo Modern Restaurant Erimotei is a restaurant serving creative Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is built in a blend of Japanese and Western styles thanks to the English architect who remodelled a 70 year old former ryokan (Japanese style hotel) to create the space. Its unconventional and creative Japanese menu includes dishes like soba noodles with meltingly-soft kurobuta (high-grade pork from Kagoshima), porcini mushroom, and cream. The basement floor has a private room-style lounge, while the first floor has both counter and table seats that look out over the terrace's English-style garden. The second floor has private VIP rooms and semi-private rooms, both of which are perfect for those who are looking for a sense of privacy.
Sapporo Modern Restaurant Erimotei
: [Weekdays, Saturdays, Holidays, Days before holidays]Dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30)More Details
5. Yakitori Oden Zen
Enjoy slow-simmered oden (ingredients like radish or fish cakes cooked in broth) and flame-grilled yakitori in an intriguing space that blends the nostalgic with the new at Yakitori Oden Zen. Must-try dishes include the [Zen Speciality Oden Assortment], which is richly flavored with a broth made from Rishiri kelp and dried, smoked mackerel shavings. Local Hokkaido favorite [Zangi] (deep fried chicken with a seasoned batter), is another great choice. The daily menu, which features dishes made with the day's seafood and other fresh ingredients, is also recommended. Why not take a breather and enjoy your choice of sake while snacking on the delicious dishes here?
Yakitori Oden Zen
: (Weekdays, Saturday, days before holidays) Dinner 3:00pm- 11:30pm last order 11:00pm)*Weekdays- 11:00am-3:00pm is lunch, 3:00pm- 11:30pm is dinner, without non-stop business hours.Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 750 JPYAccess
: 1 minute's walk from Exit 8, Sapporo Station, Namboku Line, Sapporo Municipal Subway. 2 minute's walk from JR Sapporo Station.Address
: Sapporo Nikko Bldg. B1F, 4 Kita Shijo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
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6. Natural & Organic Bal Alice-no-Niwa
Natural & Organic Bal Alice-no-Niwa prides itself on organic meals that give a feel of each changing season. Diners can enjoy a range of dishes made from generous servings of organic vegetables that have been grown with care in Hokkaido. This restaurant offers carefully-made, unique dishes you won't find anywhere else, including [Matsuhashi Beef Steak], made with high grade beef from Sarabetsu Village in Tokachi, and [Alice's Bagna Càuda], with organic vegetables accompanied by a smooth special sauce made from soy milk. This restaurant has a natural sense and is very comfortable, so you can take your time over your meal. Whether you typically prefer natural ingredients or don't mind either way, this is a must-visit in Hokkaido.
Natural & Organic Bal Alice-no-Niwa
Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30) / Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,800 JPY
7. Meat Gang Sapporo Apia Branch
Meat Gang serves an original brand of beef that can only be found in this restaurant. Be sure to try the [Three Special Meats 240g] with three cuts of Kuroge Wagyu beef: sirloin, shoulder roast and fillet. This luxurious assortment of the most delicious cuts is also perfect for sharing. The stylish interior design is perfect for any meal that needs a great atmosphere, like dates and nights out with friends. Visit Meat Gang and you're sure to be satisfied by their high quality meat dishes.
Meat Gang Sapporo Apia Branch
Open: Lunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Late lunch: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Exit Sapporo Station (JR or Sapporo Municipal Subway lines) and head towards Apia Joyful Walk
Address: B1F, Apia West Building, Kita 5-jo Nishi 4-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
8. Salvatore Cuomo & Bar Sapporo Branch
Salvatore Cuomo & Bar's pizza has won the first prize three years in a row at Pizza Fest, a festival held each autumn in Naples. You'll want to try the [D.O.C.] pizza, topped with mozzarella cheese made from 100% water buffalo milk. This restaurant pays particular care to all details, from the cheese they use as toppings, to the tomato sauce base, and the dough itself. Their stone oven was built by craftsmen hired from Italy. Drop by for high-quality pizza in this warm restaurant which buzzes with the sounds of Italian conversation.
Salvatore Cuomo & Bar Sapporo Branch
Open: [Weekdays, Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) Lunch reservations are available for two seatings only, from 11:00 or from 12:30
[Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 3:00 pm - 1:00 am (Food L.O. 12:00 am, Drinks L.O. 12:30 am)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Around a 1-minute walk from Sapporo Station through JR Tower Paseo
Address: 1F, Satueki-Bridge, 5-1, Kita 6-jo Nishi, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
9. 29〇TOKYO Sapporo Station Branch
Enjoy your fill of dishes like homemade roast beef and cured ham at 29〇TOKYO. Their skillfully-roasted beef and cured ham are made with care each day in the restaurant. Particularly recommended is the [Cheese Fondue Roast Beef], a serving of the restaurant's special roast beef served with fondue sauce. This restaurant has been gaining popularity among women, and its fashionable interior with South East Asian touches is fully equipped with a range of seating including private rooms, tables, and recessed kotatsu seating. This is the perfect spot for a meal in a stylish space.
29〇TOKYO Sapporo Station Branch
: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (Food L.O, 1:00 am, Drinks L.O. 1:30 am)Closed
: New Years DayAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,980 JPY, All you can drink plan 1,800 JPY (excl.tax) / [Lunch] 2,980 JPY, All you can drink plan 1,800 JPY (excl.tax)Access
: Around a 1-minute walk from Sapporo Station. Located on the 6th floor of Sapporo TR Building that also houses Karaoke Shidax near Bic Camera.Address
: 6F, Sapporo TR Building, 2-1-25, Kita 4-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido MapMore Details
10. Baden Baden Sapporo Station Branch
Baden Baden is an all you can eat restaurant serving beef steak and their popular cheese fondue. If you're looking for a lively group gathering over meat dishes at a great price, their all you can drink course plan is perfect. Enjoy all the Japanese craft beer and wine you like while enjoying a rich variety of meat based-dishes like sirloin steak. The restaurant has a chic atmosphere and private rooms, making it perfect for any occasion where great atmosphere is a must.
Baden Baden Sapporo Station Branch
Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (Food L.O. 1:00 am, Drinks L.O. 1:30 am)
Closed: New Years Day
Average price: [Dinner] 2,980 JPY, All you can drink plan 1,800 JPY (plus tax), [Lunch] 2,980 JPY, All you can drink plan 1,800 JPY (plus tax)
Access: Around a 1-minute walk from Sapporo Station South Exit on the 6th floor of Sapporo TR Building
Address: 6F, Sapporo TR Building, 2-1-25, Kita 4-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Sapporo
11. Mia Bocca Sapporo Station North Exit Branch
Mia Bocco offers Italian cuisine in a casual setting with a menu that has been loved by its customers ever since it opened 15 years ago. Each delicious dish is made from carefully selected ingredients, including their colorful appetizer assortments, crispy chicken with a sweet and savory sauce, and herb Tokachi beef. Their [Amore Course], where you can make your own choices from the menu, is also recommended. This warm and comfortable restaurant is perfect for dates, girls' nights out, or drinks with friends. Come and try Mia Bocca's exquisite Italian dishes for yourself!
Mia Bocca Sapporo Station North Exit Branch
: [Weekdays] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
[Sunday] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] From 11:00 amClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,300 JPY, Party courses from 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 840 JPYAccess
: Around a 2 minute walk from Sapporo Station North ExitAddress
: 1F, Stalk Sapporo, Kita 7-jo Nishi 5-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido MapMore Details
12. Suntory's Garden Sora
Suntory's Garden Sora prides itself on delicious dishes made with generous servings of Hokkaido-sourced ingredients. An extensive menu is available here, including [Hokkaido Roast Beef Cheese Potato Fondue] with a special fondue sauce, and [Horu-Jin Teppanyaki], a dish with Hokkaido's soul food, jingisukan, and a hearty serving of miso-flavored horumon (offal). The restaurant has a beer hall with a gorgeous night view, a main floor that can accommodate 130 people, and private rooms with recessed kotatsu seating that can seat 40, meaning it's also a great setting for larger parties and wedding receptions.
Suntory's Garden Sora
: [Monday - Thursday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 700 JPYAccess
: Around a 1 minute walk from Sapporo Station West Exit. Cross 5-chome Tarukawa Street and head west. Restaurant is located on the 8th floor of JR Building along the Hakodate Main LineAddress
: 8F, JR 55 Building, Kita 5-jo Nishi 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido MapMore Details
13. Sapporo Kanihonke Sapporo Station Branch
Sapporo Kanihonke serves original dishes made with crabs sourced directly from the areas they were caught. Their wide range of crab dishes includes [Whole Boiled Horsehair Crab (One Piece)], with a boiled fresh horsehair crab served whole, [Crab Chirashi-Zushi], made from red king crab, and [Red King Crab Hot Pot] that includes high quality dashi flavored with crab meat. This restaurant can meet a variety of needs, with private rooms that can be used even by solo diners to spaces that can seat 80 people. Whether you're with friends, family, or coworkers, this restaurant is great for all occasions.
Sapporo Kanihonke Sapporo Station Branch
: 11:30 am - 10:00 pmClosed
: New Year's Eve and New Year's DayAverage price
: 5,500 JPYAccess
: Around a 5 minute walk from JR Sapporo Station West Exit or Sapporo Municipal Subway Sapporo Station Exit 13Address
: 2-1-18, Kita 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido MapMore Details
14. HAWAIIAN CAFE & BAR THE Lanikau
HAWAIIAN CAFE & BAR THE Lanikau serves Hawaiian favorites made with fresh ingredients from Hokkaido, Japan's gourmet paradise. There are a variety of Hawaiian staples served here, including juicy [Salisbury Steak] made from 100% Hokkaido Toyonishi beef, the [Loco Moco Plate] with irresistibly creamy egg yolk, and the [Fruit-Topped Pancake Plate], featuring fluffy pancakes topped with plenty of fresh fruits. Its brick-accented interior has a stylish, downtown vibe. It's great for hangouts with friends! Its menu is all perfect for Instagram, so you'll definitely love the presentation as well as the taste!
HAWAIIAN CAFE & BAR THE Lanikau
: [Weekdays, Saturday] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
[Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 7:00 pmClosed
Closed for Obon and the beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: Located on the basement 1st floor of Asty 45, directly connected to Sapporo StationAddress
: B1F, Asty 45, Kita 4-jo Nishi 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido MapMore Details
Umikago is a restaurant serving Japanese cuisine made with seasonal ingredients, with a particular focus on Hokkaido cuisine. Its signature dish is [Sea Urchin and Salmon Roe Earthenware Pot Rice], made from fluffy, mildly sweet rice, sea urchin, and salted salmon roe. This dish is made to order so that guests can enjoy the delicious flavor of this dish fresh from the kitchen. The beautiful presentation and aroma of all the different ingredients are sure to make you smile when you open the lid of the pot. There are counter seats, tables, and private rooms available here, making this restaurant perfect for all kinds of occasions.
: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Weekdays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: Closed from December 30th to January 3rdAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPYAccess
: Around a 4 minute walk from Sapporo Station. Can be reached directly via the Sapporo Station Underground Pedestrian SpaceAddress
: 1F, Nissay Sapporo Building, 4-1-1, Kita 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido MapMore Details
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.