Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!

Publish-date: Jun 06 2023 Update-date: Jun 07 2023
Author: SAVOR JAPAN
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!

Discover the culinary delights of Sapporo with our guide to the city's top 10 must-try sushi restaurants. Sapporo, renowned for its fresh seafood and vibrant food culture, is a paradise for sushi lovers. From traditional sushiya steeped in history to modern establishments pushing the boundaries of creativity, this article highlights the best sushi spots that are not to be missed. Immerse yourself in the artistry of skilled sushi chefs as they craft exquisite pieces of nigiri, sashimi, and creative sushi rolls using the finest local ingredients. Whether you're a sushi connoisseur or a first-time visitor, this list will take you on a culinary journey through Sapporo's sushi scene, offering unforgettable dining experiences that showcase the essence of Japanese cuisine.

1. Sushiya no Yamada

1. Sushiya no Yamada
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!
Sushiya no Yamada, which is lit by a soft light in the center of a bustling town, is proud of its wonderful sushi, saying, "We hope you will try our sushi at least once in your lifetime." In quest of the best fish, the fish are selected with care not only from Hokkaido, but also from Kyushu. The rice utilized is Hokkaido's "Yumepirika" rice. All of this attention to detail stems from the ethos of "Your smiles are our treat," as well as our desire to pleasure their customers.

Sushiya no Yamada

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: [Sundays, Holidays]
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY
Access: Three minute walk from Susukino Station on the Sapporo Municipal Subway Line. Proceed along Sapporo Ekimaedori street toward Nakajimakoen Station, turn left at the third corner and it will be on your right-hand side.
Address: Shinjukudori No.20 Keiwa Bldg. 1F , 4-2 Minami Gojo Nishi , Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Map
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2. Sushi Saiko

2. Sushi Saiko
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!
The greatest anago (conger eel) and other freshly produced nigiri delivered straight from the counter at its best! Anago is a specialized nigiri in which every element is meticulously examined, from the ingredients and flavor to the method and how it is delivered to consumers. The gentle searing appears to be responsible for the anago's melt-in-your-mouth feel. Uni is a saltwater sea urchin from Hokkaido that is prized for its freshness. Rare toppings include sake (salmon), Hokkaido natural king salmon (masunosuke), and the famous anago. They have a dedication to serving customers directly from the counter, allowing them to savor freshly-made nigiri.

Sushi Saiko

Open: [Weekdays, Saturdays, Days before holidays] Hours 6:00 pm - 12:00 am, however, may close if ingredients run out
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY
Access: Depart Susukino Station on the Sapporo City Subway Line, head along Gojodori street, located in the basement of the #4 Green Building.
Address: NEXT Bldg. 1F, 3-6-6, Minami Rokujyo Nishi , Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Map

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3. Sushiya no Negami

3. Sushiya no Negami
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!
A popular restaurant favored by foodies may be found in a position on the subterranean 1F that sticks out just slightly. This restaurant sources seasonal foods from all across Japan, mostly seafood from Hokkaido, and utilizes 100% Yumepirika for sushi rice. They respect local production for local consumption, and the sushi, created using the freshest ingredients possible, is unmistakably Ezo-mae. The cuisine is a collection of masterpieces that employ seasonal ingredients such as sashimi, boiled dishes, and grilled foods. The exceptional talent and sense of the restaurant's head, who has many years of expertise, show through in the food.

Sushiya no Negami

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday]Dinner from 5:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 16,500 JPY
Access: 7-minute walk from Odori Station on the Sapporo Municipal Subway. It is also close to Tanukikoji
Address: B1F, KT Sanjo Bldg., 2-6 Minami 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido Map

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4. Manmamia Sapporo

4. Manmamia Sapporo
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!
Mamamia Sapporo serves wonderful meals and sake and has a laid-back ambiance. The restaurant caters to a wide range of occasions, from business meetings to drinking parties with close friends. It has a variety of private rooms that can be used for special occasions. A la carte menus are also offered, with a focus on Japanese cuisine that makes the most of Hokkaido's native ingredients. There are also various monthly suggested meals. Customers can choose from a broad range of Japanese and Western beverages, including Hokkaido's locally made sake. The restaurant is within a few minutes' walk from the nearest station, Hosui-Susukino Station, making it an excellent alternative for a party.

Manmamia Sapporo

Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: 1-minute walk from Exit 2 of Housui-Susukino Station on Toho Subway Line / 3-minute walk from Susukino Station
Address: 2-3-3, Minami Sanjo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido Map
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5. Sushi Kai

5. Sushi Kai
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!
Sushi Kai in the Maruyama Park area is a restaurant that may be recommended as "a place to treat yourself." The owner's sushi chef is a brilliant chef who has collaborated with some of Hokkaido's most well-known restaurants. Sushi Kai is a restaurant where you can completely enjoy set dinners using seasonal foods from all across Japan. The restaurant offers only 7 chairs at the counter, making bold use of the interior's openness. These premium chairs allow an up-close look at the owner's abilities. The greatest benefit of sitting at the counter is the intimate proximity, which automatically relieves tension when you converse with the owner.

Sushi Kai

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays]  Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O 8:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Exit 1 of Maruyama-Koen Station on the Subway Tozai Line, next to Pitat House, 133m from Maruyama-Koen Station
Address: 1F, Maruyama OCT. Bldg., 24-1-30, Minami-ichijo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido Map
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6. Sushi Watanabe Sapporo Branch

6. Sushi Watanabe Sapporo Branch
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!
Only the Omakase Course (the choice of the chef) is provided. Mr. Watanabe was born in the village of Nakashibetsu in East Hokkaido. He chose to open his own restaurant in his hometown after obtaining expertise at a well-known Tokyo eatery. The next step was to create a branch in Sapporo. He incorporates his passion for East Hokkaido into his sushi, and he wants to provide customers with something unique to Watanabe Sushi Restaurant. When you arrive, make sure to get a glass of milk! (a Nakashibetsu town slogan)

Sushi Watanabe Sapporo Branch

Open: Lunch: 11:30 am or 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm*Open on Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays. Please make a reservation at least one day in advance. Dinner: Counter seating, Two dinner services (rooms are available from 5:30 pm, or you can ask the restaurant about a time) First dinner service: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Second dinner service: 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 25,000 JPY / [Lunch] 25,000 JPY
Access:  4 minutes walk from Susukino Station
Address: 6F, Plaza 6/4 Bldg., 4-1, Minami-rokujo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido Map

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7. Susukino Sushi Main Branch

7. Susukino Sushi Main Branch
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!
Susukino Sushi sources ingredients with confidence and enriches the flavor with professional skills. They utilize a methodical approach, closing when the market is closed and carefully selecting ingredients. The "Omakase Course" includes delectable sushi rolls. Their attention to detail extends not just to the freshest fish but also to the best selection of seaweed. When you put the sweet scent of the ocean in your mouth, you will unconsciously smile. The alcoholic beverages to enjoy together include Japanese sake, champagne, wine, and whiskey; it is pleasant to have them in abundance.

Susukino Sushi Main Branch

Open: [Monday-Thursday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from Susukino Station on the Sapporo Municipal Subway Namboku Line
Address: 2F, Social Keiwa Bldg., 5-11-3, Minamigojo-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido Map
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8. Sushi Kappo Kakihachi

8. Sushi Kappo Kakihachi
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!
Sushi Kappo Kakihachi is located in a residential area, a little ways from the center of Sapporo. You will be surrounded by their bright and warm atmosphere as you pass through the store curtain at the entrance. They are particularly proud of their hand-formed sushi, which is topped with properly marinated and seasoned wild fish. They meticulously bring out the natural taste of each component without any additions, adding some creative approaches to the classic techniques with the aim of customizing them to current cuisine. Their course meals are recommended; you may have an appetizer, a grilled dish, a simmered dish, sake (Japanese alcohol), and hand-formed sushi at the end of the course.

Sushi Kappo Kakihachi

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY
Access: 10-minute walk from [Soen Station] on JR Hakodate Main Line / JR Sassho Line 
Address: 13-1, Kita 5-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido Map

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9. Sushi Zen Main Store

9. Sushi Zen Main Store
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!
Sushi Zen Main branch is located in Maruyama, which reflects the beautiful four seasons in the northern part of Japan with the Hokkaido Shrine in the background. Sushizen offers exquisite hospitality and delectable, delicate tastes woven by the traditional skills of a long-established restaurant in a peaceful and comfortable setting. The restaurant offers three counter seats, two private rooms, and a large hall, and will direct customers to the best seat for the number of people and occasion. They propose the "Tuna" and "Kohada," which are required for Edomae-style sushi, as well as "Steamed Abalone," "Cooked Conger," and other hand-crafted sushi that highlight their chefs' artistry. They also specialize in alcoholic beverages and have a wide range of brands.

Sushi Zen Main Store

Open: [Tuesday-Sunday, National Holidays, Before National Holidays] Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm You can savour our special lunch-only courses.Dinner: 5:00pm-10:00pm (last order: 9:30pm)*Both Lunch and Dinner will incur a separate 10% service charge.
Closed: Wednesday
Average price[Dinner] 22,000 JPY [Lunch] 8,000 JPY
Access: A 3-minute walk from exit 1 of Maruyama-koen station on the Tozai line of the Sapporo Municipal Subway
Address: Kita1jo Nishi 27-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido Map
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10. Sushisai Wakichi

10. Sushisai Wakichi
Sapporo's Top 10 Must-Try Sushi Restaurants You Can't Miss!
Sushisai Wakichi stands quietly as an eatery in the Sapporo area, which is known for its fierce fight for sushi. It is a well-known restaurant that no foodie would be unaware of. Mr. Tamura, who honed his skills at a famous Edo-style sushi restaurant, offers sushi in a dignified and Japanese environment. He does not utilize local seafood but rather seasonal components from all around the country to make a work of art out of sushi with a little additional effort. The restaurant hoped that customers would take the time to sample the greatest Edo-mae sushi in northern Japan.

Sushisai Wakichi

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, Holidays, Day Before Holidays] 18:00 - (Two sets, one each from 18:00 and 20:00)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Maruyama-Koen Station on the Sapporo Municipal Subway Tozai Line.
Address: 25-1-22 Minami 2-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Map
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jun 06 2023 Update-date: Jun 07 2023
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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