The 10 unmissable restaurants in Hokkaido, May 2019

Publish-date: May 14 2019 Update-date: May 16 2019
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The 10 unmissable restaurants in Hokkaido, May 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. Mutton BBQ & Petting Zoo Farm HITSUJI-NO-OKA

Mutton BBQ & Communication Farm HITSUJI-NO-OKA cuisine
Mutton BBQ & Communication Farm HITSUJI-NO-OKA floor
[This year, the restaurant opens on April 29.] Enjoy having meals at the open terrace, while enjoying the great nature of Furano, Hokkaido. The restaurant's specialty is very rare [Suffolk Genghis Khan (mutton or lamb BBQ)]. Enjoy its very satisfying taste with a juicy texture without any smell. All ingredients, including vegetables and the firewood for the portable cooking stoves, are all form Furano. The restaurant's reputation is spreading big through word of mouth of tourists visiting Furano. Especially in the high sightseeing season in summer, many tourists visit the restaurant deep in the mountain. Inside a farm, you can pet many rabbits, which is very popular among children. If you visit Furano, do not miss visiting this spot.

Mutton BBQ & Petting Zoo Farm HITSUJI-NO-OKA

Open: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm *If you enter by 5:00 pm, food L.O. is 5:30 pm, and you can enjoy meals until 6:00 pm.
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY
Access: To search through car navigation, use the MAP code 349-199-044*01 (set this code with your car navigation) 
Address: Beberui, Nakafurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido (Map)
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2. Nomikui Dokoro Minnade Koreru Mon, Sapporo Station West Exit branch

Nomikui Dokoro Minnade Koreru Mon, Sapporo Station West Exit branch cuisine
Nomikui Dokoro Minnade Koreru Mon, Sapporo Station West Exit branch floor
Just 3 minutes walk from Sapporo Station! This is the Sapporo Station west branch of [Hitoride Korerumon], the popular tavern in Sapporo's famous Susukino area! In addition to various "motsu-nabe" (tripe hot pot) courses, the restaurant offers deer "shabu-shabu" (tender slices of meat which you dip into a Japanese hot pot) and full course meals, as well as "basashi" (tender slices of raw horse meat). They have all the classic seafood you have come to expect from Hokkaido, and an excellent à la carte menu. Feel safe enjoying fresh locally sourced food from Hokkaido. Enjoy the popular all-you-can-drink option starting at just ¥390 ($3.50) per hour, per person. Perfect for a quick drink when returning home from work. On your own? No problem! Feel free to stop by anytime. Furthermore, the restaurant can accommodate all of your banquet and party needs. Whether it be a company farewell/welcome party, hosting a party for a close friend, or ladies night, the restaurant can accommodate all your social gathering needs. Try their specialty lunch, which includes the house-made appetizers and daily specials! Available Monday through Friday, its affordability is a salary man's best friend.

Nomikui Dokoro Minnade Koreru Mon, Sapporo Station West Exit branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) The last order of the food is 11:00 pm. [Weekdays] Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,900 JPY / [Lunch] 480 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from [Sapporo station] on JR Line or Subway.
Address: B1, Hokkaido Tsushin Building, Kita Gojo Nishi 6, Sapporo City, Hokkaido (Map)
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3. Bakadamon

Bakadamon cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Hokkaido, May 2019
Try the house specialty venison (wild Hokkaido deer meat) by quickly boiling it in a soup as [Shabu-shabu] (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) or cooking it in a house made sauce as [Sukiyaki] (hot pot stew)! All-you-can-drink courses with draft beer and local sake (a kind of Japanese alcohol) are available from 3,500 JPY and up! Perfect for year-end parties! Enjoy great food at great prices!

Bakadamon

Open: [Tuesday - Friday] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm[Sunday] 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Exit 12 of [Odori Station](next to Sapporo Mitsukoshi)
Address: B1F, Sasseki Bldg., 3-8-11, Minami 1jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido (Map)
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4. Yakiniku Dining MEGUMI Minami Hachijo branch

Yakiniku Dining MEGUMI Minami Hachijo branch cuisine
Yakiniku Dining MEGUMI Minami Hachijo branch floor
[Yakiniku Dining MEGUMI Minami Hachijo branch] is a yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant serving carefully-selected Japanese beef and lamb. The sauce is hand-made, and each meat cut is seasoned with this sauce after receiving each order, to always serve the same savory taste. The Japanese beef, offered at a reasonable price, are stocked by the dedicated wholesaler from all over Japan and are double-checked by the manager. The restaurant also serves high-quality vegetables carefully-selected by a food professional. The popular [MEGUMI Salad] with an abundance of fresh tasty vegetables is must-order. The manager's best-recommended drink is [Whole Lemon Sour (shochu & soda)] with a refreshing taste, which goes well with yakiniku. Please come and enjoy high-quality meat in this stylish space in the middle of Sapporo. 

Yakiniku Dining MEGUMI Minami Hachijo branch

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday] 3:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from [Susukino Station] on Municipal Subway Namboku Line, or 3 minutes walk from [Nakajima Koen Station] on Municipal Subway Namboku Line 
Address: Minami Hachijo Nishi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido (Map)
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5. Hakodate Morning Market Sakaeya Shokudo

Hakodate Morning Market Sakaeya Shokudo cuisine
Hakodate Morning Market Sakaeya Shokudo floor
Hakodate is renowned especially as a gourmet port town, in Hokkaido. [Sakaeya Shokudo] is ideal to fully enjoy savory seafood from the morning to your heart's content. This restaurant, directly operated by a seafood processing company, serves a wide variety of fresh seafood. The recommendations are [The Three Major Crabs; King, Snow, and Hairy], [Live Oysters], and two kinds of [All-You-Can-Eat Gangan-yaki for 90 Minutes] courses to fully enjoy the blessings from the sea. Also enjoy the popular [Kaisen-don (seafood bowls)] with an abundance of seafood from Hokkaido, such as sea urchin, salmon-roe, scallops, Sakhalin surf clams, and whelk. At the restaurant, you may encounter the special event such as live squid fishing during the fishing season of Pacific flying squid, as the shop holds time-limited events. They have 120 seats in total. Alone or with groups, please visit to enjoy seafood from Hokkaido.

Hakodate Morning Market Sakaeya Shokudo

Open: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:45 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY
Access: From the nearest tram stop, walk towards the direction of Hakodate Morning Market. Pass Donburi Yokocho (alley), turn left in front of [Mitsuya Suisan], then on the right side
Address: In Hakodate Morning Market, 11-4 Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate city, Hokkaido (Map)
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6. La Boucherie 29

6. La Boucherie 29
La Boucherie 29 floor
A one minute walk from Sapporo Municipal Subway Odori Station, there is a simple dark brown exterior that draws the eye. The stylish atmosphere inside includes an open-air kitchen where you can watch the chefs exercise their abilities as you enjoy gourmet food. Directly managed meat wholesale store [La Boucherie 29] specializes in meat such as house-made aged meat made of Hokkaido beef and Hokkaido Japanese Black beef. You can enjoy wine and authentic French cuisine prepared by chefs trained at a three-star Swiss restaurant. Full-bodied wine pairs perfectly with meat in which the umami is concentrated through aging, and you can take advantage of the luxurious and mature sommelier recommended pairings.

La Boucherie 29

Open: [Weekdays and Saturdays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit 34 of the [Odori station], the Sapporo Municipal Subway Lines
Address: 1F, Koroku Building, 1-13-5 Minami 1 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido (Map)
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7. 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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8. Aiyo Odori Branch

8. Aiyo Odori Branch
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Hokkaido, May 2019
Aiyo is a restaurant where you can fully enjoy the various seasonal tastes of Hokkaido to your heart's content. The fresh seafood is delivered from various parts of the prefecture, and can be enjoyed as sashimi, seafood rice bowls, and robatayaki (slow-grilling over coal). The menu offers several luxurious options, such as the extra-large [Roasted Hokkaido King Crab], the extremely rare [Yakumo Wagyu Beef Loin Steak], and the highly recommended [Grilled Okhotsk Atka Mackerel]. Most of the seats in the restaurant are situated in semi-private rooms, making this versatile establishment perfect for travelers, romantic dates, and business dinners.

Aiyo Odori Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Odori Station. Above the Sunkus next to Tanukikoji 5-chome.
Address: 5-1, Minami 2-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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9. SABURO

SABURO cuisine
SABURO floor
At [SABURO], you can enjoy a large variety of delicacies made with plenty of ingredients from Hokkaido. It's super popular for its budget-friendly kushiyaki (grilled skewers), sushi, and grilled fish. The menu offers an endless array of must-eats like outstanding and visually impressive [SABURO Tower], made with high-quality ingredients, or reasonably priced [Yakitori] (grilled chicken skewers). Pair them with local sake and shochu (both types of Japanese alcohol), or kyotansan-sour (highly carbonated beverage). [SABURO] also has an English menu for foreigners to enjoy the meal without struggling to order. It truly suits any situation and customer, so you'll definitely like it.

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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10. Irori-an Odori Main branch

Irori-an Odori Main branch cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Hokkaido, May 2019
Casually and reasonably enjoy the savory ingredients from Hokkaido, such as fresh seafood, Japanese beef, and vegetables. Their recommendations are [Irorian-mori (assorted seafood)] where you can enjoy the fresh seasonal seafood with good texture with a fun presentation. Also, enjoy large-sized savory oysters with a creamy texture from Senposhi, Hokkaido. Enjoy fresh, or grill or steam to condense the savory taste. Fully enjoy the local dishes with carefully-selected local sake (Japanese alcohol) brewed at Hokkaido's proud breweries. The private rooms are suited for various occasions such as dates and banquets. Please casually visit this comfortable and warm restaurant at any time. 

Irori-an Odori Main branch

Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (Food L.O. 0:00 am / Drink L.O. 0:30 am), [Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 0:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm / Drink L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 999 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from [Odori Station]. On the B1 floor of the 27th Keiwa Bldg, along Minami Ichijo-dori Street next to [MOS BURGER]
Address: B1F, 27th Keiwa Bldg., Minami 1-jo Nishi 6-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido  (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: May 14 2019 Update-date: May 16 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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