The 10 unmissable restaurants in Hokkaido, August 2019

Publish-date: Aug 09 2019 Update-date: Nov 08 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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The 10 unmissable restaurants in Hokkaido, August 2019

Planning a trip to Hokkaido and looking for something specific to eat? There are plenty of restaurants to suit every tastes. Discover the best places to eat here, from traditional meal and quintessentially comfort food to western-style dishes and varied ethnic cuisine.

1. SUSUKINOYA Susukino Ekimae branch

Grilled Skewers  Seafood -SUSUKINOYA- Susukino Ekimae branch cuisine
Grilled Skewers  Seafood -SUSUKINOYA- Susukino Ekimae branch floor
[Grilled Skewers & Seafood -SUSUKINOYA- Susukino Ekimae branch] serves seasonal dishes with fresh ingredients in sophisticated private rooms. This exclusive restaurant, located in Susukino, which is the biggest entertainment district in Hokkaido, has a very relaxing atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The private rooms are available from 2 or more people. The lighting of these private rooms creates the atmosphere ideal for various occasions, including dates, to entertain your clients, girl's parties, and banquets. Directly enjoy the original savory tastes of the ingredients with the [Five Assorted Seasonal Sashimi] using seafood carefully-selected directly by a master chef at the market, and [Short-Necked Clam Steamed with Sake (Japanese alcohol)] that will colorfully decorate your table. Farewell party plans, including exquisite hot pots, are also highly recommended!

Grilled Skewers  Seafood -SUSUKINOYA- Susukino Ekimae branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 0:30 am) [Friday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 5:30 am (L.O. 5:00 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from [Susukino Station] on Sapporo Municipal Subway Namboku Line. On the 4th floor of F45 Bldg.
Address: 4F, F45 Bldg., 5-8 Minami 4-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido (Map)
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2. MEAT Yoshida Susukino Ekimae branch

All-You-Can-Eat 10 Kinds of Sushi with Lightly-Seared Wagyu Beef - MEAT Yoshida - Susukino Ekimae branch cuisine
All-You-Can-Eat 10 Kinds of Sushi with Lightly-Seared Wagyu Beef - MEAT Yoshida - Susukino Ekimae branch floor
[Sushi with Lightly-Seared Japanese Beef x Cheese Cuisine - Meat Bar MEAT YOSHIDA - Susukino Ekimae branch] offers high-quality domestic beef, pork, and chicken from all over Japan, in a variety of styles. The wide variety of new-style meat dishes include [Big Mountain - The Best Recommended Meat Hot Pot, Using a Dutch Oven] with meat arranged like a high mountain which is very impressive, and [Sushi with Lightly-Seared Japanese Beef] with a savory taste melting in your mouth. The courses with all-you-can-drink with various drinks are ideal for banquets, girl's parties, and dates. Enjoy them in the high-end sophisticated space with a relaxing atmosphere. *Shown in the photo is the affiliate branch.

All-You-Can-Eat 10 Kinds of Sushi with Lightly-Seared Wagyu Beef - MEAT Yoshida - Susukino Ekimae branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 5:30 am (L.O. 5:00 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from exit No.2 of [Susukino Station] on Sapporo Municipal Subway Namboku Line. 135 meters from [Shiseikan Shogakko-mae] Bus Stop.
Address: 7F, M Bldg., 3-9-2 Minami 4-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido (Map)
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3. Jimotoya Hakodate Main branch

Sake (Japanese alcohol) x Hokkaido shokuzai (ingredients) Jimotoya Hakodate Main branch cuisine
Sake (Japanese alcohol) x Hokkaido shokuzai (ingredients) Jimotoya Hakodate Main branch floor
Enjoy great food from seafood fresh from the tank and specialty crab dishes to creative cuisine made by the chefs’ dedication. They have lots of customers from outside Hakodate, as well as local Hakodate customers. They have counter seats, table seats, Horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table) and can set up different types of tables for various needs such as solo customer, business meetings, and parties. Having private rooms and a great selection of children's menu makes it easier for families! Jimotoya's letter [Ji] is for [local]. It is the restaurant serving dishes made with local products and loved by local people. The letter [Moto] is for [cheerful]; the place is cheerful and makes people cheerful! The letter [Ya] is for [home] because we are working hard to have a restaurant as comfortable as a home for everyone, especially people visiting Hakodate from other areas.

Sake (Japanese alcohol) x Hokkaido shokuzai (ingredients) Jimotoya Hakodate Main branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) L.O. for drinks 11:30 pm
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 10-minute drive from Hakodate Station of JR Hakodate Main Line, 2-minute walk from Goryokaku-Koen-Mae Station of Hakodate City Tram
Address: 5-16 Hon-cho, Hakodate city, Hokkaido (Map)
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4. Hokkaido Italian Audrey

Hokkaido Italian Audrey cuisine
Hokkaido Italian Audrey floor
An Italian restaurant dedicated to use local produce. They use Hokkaido produced [Harukirari flour] for making pasta and pizzas and locally fished seafood for [Hand-made pasta with seafood tomato sauce]. In the spacious-feeling restaurant you can dine in a relaxed manner, also the fact there is no time limit will relax you even more. You can choose pasta or pizza from the table service of [Your selection of main dish]. Other dishes such as entree, soup, and bread are all-you-can-eat buffet style. Among those, cooked on [musashi-kama grill], the fluffy and juicy [Margherita] prepared with techniques acquired through years of working at an established hotel is superb. They also have 2 hours of all-you-can drink alcohol on the menu and you can enjoy the combination of a meal with drinks.

Hokkaido Italian Audrey

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, National Holidays Day before National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O.8:30 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from [Nishi juitchome station] of Sapporo municipal subway
Address: 1F, Sapporo view hotel Odori-koen, Odori-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido (Map)
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5. Restaurant TASSO

Restaurant TASSO cuisine
Restaurant TASSO floor
[Restaurant TASSO], the main dining restaurant of Hotel Leopalace Sapporo, was reopened in October 2017, they grill carefully selected Hokkaido produced ingredients in live kitchen style. The dishes presented by chef Kitamura, who is experienced at bringing the best food to the table at various restaurants within the nation, are dynamic and colorful as the nature of Hokkaido. Of the all, The most recommended dish of all is the [Tokachi herb beef], purchased as a half-animal and slowly aged in the house cellar. You can enjoy this in their [Omakase (Chef's selection) grill of two kind], in lunch menus, in set menu courses and [Happy hour set]. This is a hotel restaurant you can use for variety of occasions as it is equipped with the counter table set in front of the live kitchen, comfortable table seats, and a private room for up to 12 people suitable for meetings.

Restaurant TASSO

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O.2:00 pm)  *Lunch time is open only on Monday - Friday and First Saturday of the month (if it is National holiday opens on Saturday after) / [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm) cousre menu
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: Head west from No.1 exit of Odori station, turn left at Sapporo view hotel Odori-koen / Go straight from No.3 exit of [Nishi juitchome station], turn left at Chuokumin center
Address: 2F, Hotel Leopalace Sapporo, 8-6-1 Minami 2-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido (Map)
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6. Sapporo Genghis Khan Main Branch

Sapporo Genghis Khan Main Branch cuisine
Sapporo Genghis Khan Main Branch floor
This restaurant specializes in Genghis Khan (a grilled mutton dish), located a 5-minute walk from Susukino Station in Sapporo's bustling downtown. Outstandingly fresh, top-grade New Zealand lamb is brought in, and the utter lack of odor means that everyone can easily enjoy this delicious meat. The Genghis Khan owes its flavor to how the meat is cut and prepared by hand here, as well as the thermal cooking it receives from being grilled over charcoal, which makes the meat very succulent and juicy while giving the vegetables a mild sweetness. The soy sauce-based sauce brings the flavors out even more. At the end of the meal, diners are guaranteed to receive jasmine tea free of charge, which can be mixed with the sauce, now rich with the essences of the meat and vegetables, to create a soup. The interior here consists exclusively of counter seating and hasn't changed at all since Sapporo Genghis Khan opened its doors in 1986. Tourists and locals alike flock to this pleasant restaurant with its lively air and Showa-era retro feeling in order to experience the delicious flavors it's Genghis Khan.

Sapporo Genghis Khan Main Branch

Open: From 5:00 pm (L.O 9:30 pm) *Open while meat supplies last.
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit 5 of [Susukino Station]. Located right next to the LAWSON store at South 5 West 6 intersection, on 2F of the prefabricated building.
Address: Minami 5-jo Nishi 6-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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7. THE CRAFT

THE CRAFT cuisine
THE CRAFT floor
This restaurant offers the tap beer from their kegs, various kinds of craft beers with unique tastes, which are brewed in small breweries in Hokkaido, and other areas from inside and outside Japan. They offer as many as 33 kinds of very fresh craft beers from kegs, including a set of 3 beers of your choice to compare tastes. All of the dishes, including charcoal-grilled yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) from Hokkaido and tapas, complement well with these beers. The very popular [Chicago Pizza], which has a new and innovative, a whole cake like presentation, and is very instagrammable. With the additional charge, you can also enjoy these craft beers as a part of all-you-can-drink along with the course menu. You can also book the whole restaurant with its stylish space reminiscent of a pub in N.Y.

THE CRAFT

Open: [Monday - Thursday] 5:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:30 am) [Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:30 am) [Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Susukino Station. The restaurant faces the street
Address: 1F, Matsuoka Bldg., Minami 4-jo Nishi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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8. REGALO KURA

REGALO KURA cuisine
REGALO KURA floor
[REGALO KURA] is a dining bar with a nostalgic atmosphere where you can fully enjoy various exquisite creative dishes using an abundance of seasonal ingredients from Hokkaido. Enjoy a wide variety of savory dishes which goes perfectly with alcohol, such as restaurant's specialty [REGALO KURA]'s Special King Crab Sandwich] and [Fillet Steak of Shimazaki Soken Beef from Betsukai-cho]. Another specialty dish is [Fresh Guinness from the kegl], which is difficult to find in any other restaurants. To fully enjoy this beer reasonably, all-you-can-drink premium drinks are recommended. Inside the restaurant has a relaxing space suited for a romantic date. Its spacious floor can be used for banquets, and the whole restaurant can be booked, which is ideal for the party after the wedding reception, or any other private parties. Have an exciting moment with your friends.

REGALO KURA

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 3:00 pm - 0:00 am *Food L.O. 11:00 pm / Drink L.O. 11:30 pm
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY
Access: A 1-minute walk from Subway Odori Station. Go west from exit 1, and turn left at the intersection. On the first floor of a building on the left side, along with the railway of Sapporo Streetcar
Address: 1F, President Matsui Bldg. 100, 5-16 Minami Ichi-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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9. Ikina Izakaya Aiyo Kita-sanjo branch

Ikina Izakaya Aiyo Kita-sanjo branch cuisine
Ikina Izakaya Aiyo Kita-sanjo branch floor
[Ikina Izakaya Aiyo Kita-sanjo branch] serves various dishes, mainly fresh seafood from Hokkaido. Their exquisite dishes will surely make you smile. Enjoy [Rice Topped with White Bait and Salmon Roe] overflowing with salmon roe, or [Very Large Oysters] with a creamy, savory taste spreading in your mouth. They also serve a wide variety of alcohol, including as many as 80 kinds of cocktails which are popular especially among ladies. Icy beer is also recommended. Inside the restaurant has a cozy, relaxing space with a cheerful atmosphere. Their private rooms for small groups on the first floor are ideal for dates or parties with friends. You can also quickly enjoy alcohol on your way home from work. Japanese rooms and table seats for big groups are on the second floor. The whole space can be booked from 40 people. 

Ikina Izakaya Aiyo Kita-sanjo branch

Open: [Weekdays] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (Food L.O. 0:00 am, Drink L.O. 0:30 am) [Saturday, Sunday] 12:00 pm - 1:00 am (Food L.O. 0:00 am, Drink L.O. 0:30 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from the south exit of JR [Sapporo Station]. Go straight towards the direction of Odori Street from [Family Mart] on the opposite corner of [Tokyu Department Store]
Address: 1F, STV Kita-sanjo Bldg., Kita 3-jo Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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10. Meat Bar DINING Bob

Meat Bar DINING Bob cuisine
Meat Bar DINING Bob floor
Enjoy various cuisines from all over the world including Asia, Hawaii, and Mexico, at the [Meat Bar DINING Bob]. They will liven you up with the instagrammable dishes such as [Gaburi Chicken] popular with its original savory taste, [Paella] where the delicious seafood soaks in, and [Caesar Salad], especially popular among ladies. Also, enjoy the wide variety of international dishes including foreign beers such as [Corona Extra] and [Heineken]. The restaurant, with private rooms, has a relaxing and stylish space with antique-taste furniture, where you can also enjoy courses with all-you-can-drink. Please visit for various occasions for girl's parties, various kinds of banquets, and anniversaries.  

Meat Bar DINING Bob

Open: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY
Access: A 5-minute walk from [Odori Station] on subway
Address: 2F, 4-10 Minami 2-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido ()

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Aug 09 2019 Update-date: Nov 08 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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