The 10 unmissable restaurants in Hokkaido, November 2018

Publish-date: Nov 07 2018 Update-date: Nov 15 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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The 10 unmissable restaurants in Hokkaido, November 2018

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. Charcoal-Grilled Seafood Marukita Suisan

Charcoal-Grilled Seafood Marukita Suisan cuisineCharcoal-Grilled Seafood Marukita Suisan floor

Enjoy our fresh seafood caught in the near seas around Hokkaido, not only as sashimi, but also by charcoal-grilling which you can enjoy cooking for yourself! Actually, dynamic charcoal-grilling is the best way to taste seafood! We also offer a wide variety of sake (Japanese alcohol) which go well with our dishes, including local ones from Hokkaido, shochu (Japanese liquor), and plum wine. We have banquet spaces from small to big groups for up to 30 people. Please feel free to contact us about the number of the guests and budgets, etc.

Charcoal-Grilled Seafood Marukita Suisan

Open: 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 7-minute walk from Chitose Station, along Park Street (Shinkawa-dori Street), in front of [LAWSON] in 3-chome, Shimizu-cho
Address: 1-3-1 Saiwai-cho, Chitose city, Hokkaido (Map)
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2. Shunsen Robata Umi-no-Oto Main branch

Shunsen Robata Umi-no-Oto Main branch cuisineShunsen Robata Umi-no-Oto Main branch floor

As all rooms of [Shunsen Robata Umi-no-Oto] are private, you can relax and enjoy fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients. We have excellent access from Susukino Station, 1-minute walk, in Restaurant Plaza. We use fresh seafood which is just caught from our water tank and prepared quickly by our skillful chef. Our dishes, making use of the original tastes of the ingredients, go well with alcohol. Various sizes of private rooms for 2-30 people are available. We also offer a wide variety of courses, recommended for various occasions such as a date, auspicious event, memorial service, and banquet. [Banquet courses will be 1,000 JPY off if you mention that you saw SAVOR JAPAN]  

Shunsen Robata Umi-no-Oto Main branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) [Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from the exit No.4 of [Susukino Station] on Subway Namboku Line
Address: 2F, Restaurant Plaza, Minami 4-jo Nishi 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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3. Morning Market Restaurant Yamasan Michishita Shoten

Morning Market Restaurant Yamasan Michishita Shoten cuisineMorning Market Restaurant Yamasan Michishita Shoten floor

[Morning Market Restaurant Yamasan Michishita Shoten] is in Donburi Yokocho at Hakodate Morning Market, a popular spot among tourists from inside/outside Hokkaido. We serve seafood bowls and set meals with an abundance of fresh seafood! Our most popular menus are seafood bowls with fresh seafood from Hakodate, Hokkaido, such as squid, crab, sea urchin, and scallop. The best recommendation is [Okonomi-don] where you can select your favorite seafood toppings for your unique seafood bowl! You will surely be satisfied with our fresh seasonal ingredients selected with the expertise of a professional! We have counter seats, table seats, and horigotatsu (sunken tables) on the first and second floors. Please visit us alone, with your family or friends!

Morning Market Restaurant Yamasan Michishita Shoten

Open: [Spring Time] Lunch 6:00 am - 2:00 pm , Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm / [Winter Time]  Lunch 7:00 am - 2:00 pm , Dinner: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: -
Access: 1 minute walk from JR Hakodate Station, towards the direction of the Morning Market
Address: (In Donburi Yokocho at Hakodate Morning Market) 9-15 Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido (Map)
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4. Hanzomon

Hanzomon cuisineHanzomon floor

At Hanzomon, you can forget worrying about prices and enjoy a meal crafted from select ingredients that have been lovingly cooked over charcoal by the chef. The chef's ability to choose the best cuts was naturally developed by growing up around meat. The process of authentically cooking the meat over charcoal developed laboriously through trial and error, brings out the flavor more than simply using a roaster, and the perfect match for this meat is the exceptional shiotare (salty dipping sauce). The chef's exacting preferences can be seen in the [Salted Beef Tongue] wrapped around soft, white onions, and another recommendation is the [Choregi Salad], notable for its rigorously selected ingredients and sesame oil. The zashiki (Japanese-style rooms) available here offer a relaxing dining option for family gatherings and couples.

Hanzomon

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Tuesday, The third Wednesday of the month
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 27 minutes by bus from JR [Sapporo Station]. Take the Jotetsu Bus to the Minami 38-jo Nishi 11-chome stop. It will be a 1 minute walk from the bus stop.
Address: 10-1-8, Minami 39-jo Nishi, Minami-ku, Sapporo-city, Hokkaido (Map)
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5. BAR espana 

BAR espana  cuisineBAR espana  floor

We won at the Paella Competition Japan Championship two times in a row, in 2014 and 2015. We also got 4th place in the World Championship in 2015. Enjoy one of the best paellas in Japan at our Spanish bar, such as [Mix Paella] with an abundance of seafood, and [Seafood Paella with Squid Ink] with crispy rice nicely charred on the bottom of the pan. Other menus are also very popular such as [Steak with Iberian Pork] and [Shrimp Ahijo]. Inside the restaurant has a Spanish atmosphere with orders done in Spanish. Courses with all-you-can-drink are also available. Enjoy our casual and cheerful atmosphere with your friends. This cozy restaurant is suited for both quickly drinking alone and enjoying a big meal.

BAR espana 

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 3:00 am (Food L.O. 2:00 am, Drink L.O. 2:45 am) [Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 1:00 am (Food L.O. 0:00 am,  Drink L.O. 0:45 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: A 3-minute walk from [Susukino Station] on subway
Address: 1F, New Olympia Bldg., Minami 6-jo Nishi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido  (Map)
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6. THE CRAFT

THE CRAFT cuisineTHE CRAFT floor

Our 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. We 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 our dishes, including charcoal-grilled yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) from Hokkaido and tapas, complement well with these beers. Our 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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7. Aiyo Odori Branch

9. Aiyo Odori BranchAiyo Odori Branch floor

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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8. SABURO

SABURO cuisineSABURO 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 their outstanding and visually impressive [SABURO Tower], made with high-quality ingredients, or their 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, allowing them to enjoy their meal without struggling to order. It truly suits any kind of 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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9. Irori-an Odori Main branch

Irori-an Odori Main branch cuisineIrori-an Odori Main branch floor

Casually and reasonably enjoy the savory ingredients from Hokkaido, such as fresh seafood, Japanese beef, and vegetables. Our recommendations are [Irorian-mori (assorted seafood)] where you can enjoy the fresh seasonal seafood with a good texture with a fun presentation. Also, enjoy large-sized savory oysters with a creamy texture from Senposhi. 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. Our private rooms are suited for various occasions such as dates and banquets. Please casually visit our comfortable and warm restaurant, alone or with groups. 

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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10. Iso-zushi

Iso-zushi cuisineIso-zushi floor

Enjoy our proud fresh seafood sent directly from the market. We serve not only exquisite sushi created with professional techniques, but also fresh and tasty dishes where you can enjoy our performances with your eyes, such as [Sashimi of Live Squid] where squid is prepared in front of the guest immediately after being caught from the water tank in the restaurant, and [Namara-don], a rice bowl topped with the whole live abalone. Also enjoy our hospitality; we serve several sizes of rice bowls including medium size, and a few pieces of hand-formed sushi can be ordered, so that the guests can casually enjoy. Even those who visit us for the first time can relax and enjoy a fun, unforgettable moment with our sushi. We usually close at 4:00 pm, however you can visit us even out of our hours of operation. You can also hold a banquet for up to 40 people in our tatami room on the second floor. Our savory dishes with reasonable prices and good performances are highly received among both tourists and local guests.    

Iso-zushi

Open: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY
Access: JR Hakodate Main Line - Otaru Station - 12-minute walk
Address: 4-1 Sakai-machi, Otaru city, Hokkaido (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Publish-date: Nov 07 2018 Update-date: Nov 15 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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