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 Chicken and Wine Ajito
[Charcoal Grilled Chicken and Wine Ajito] is a popular restaurant in Susukino. They serve tasty wine and creative yakitori (grilled chicken skewers). They always offer about 30 kinds of reasonable bottle wines, as well as 8 types of wines of the day by the glass. Enjoy selecting your favorite among the wines decorating the restaurant. We use chicken with a tender texture and less smell stocked from Yufutsu, Hokkaido. As the master chef has a working experience at [Charcoal-Grilled Yakitori and Chicken Cuisine Seizan] which is a high-ranked yakitori shop, and he makes good use of own experience while adding his originality as well. The cozy [Charcoal-Grilled Chicken and Wine Ajito] is ideal for relaxing and enjoying wine and cuisine!
Charcoal-Grilled Chicken and Wine Ajito
: [Weekdays] Lunch; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm *No lunch on Weekends and National Holidays. [Monday - Thursday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm (L.O. 11:30 pm) *There is no time limit for the table on Monday - Thursday. [Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am) *The time limit to occupy the table is up to 2 hours and 30 minutes. Closed
: SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPYAccess
: Immediately from [Toho Susukino Station] on Toho Subway Line (approximately 10 seconds walk). On the 2nd floor of the building in front of exit No.1Address
: 2F, SB41 Bldg., 1-5-2 Minami 4-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido
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2. Kaisenya Hakodate Main Branch
Their Sashimi (sliced raw seafood) Assortment features a daily selection of hand-picked, exceedingly fresh seafood like sea urchin, scallops, live squid, surf clam, and sea snails, which are splendidly displayed on a block of ice. Guests must experience this performance and a tremendous display of freshness. They take special care to source everything from Hokkaido, and they handpick rockfish, salmon roe, sea urchin, crab, scallops and other fresh ingredients every day to offer the guests extraordinary flavors. Hospitality is everything when it comes to dining here. Touches like ice bowls and "Heya sushi(making sushi in front of guests in private rooms)" offer a performative aspect that includes carefully selected fresh ingredients offered at a reasonable price. They are always thinking of ways to improve our guests’ dining experience. They work every day to keep improving the menu and hospitality for the guests, whether they are tourists or locals. If you are thinking about enjoying some amazing food, this is the place to visit.
Kaisenya Hakodate Main Branch
: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. Food 10:30 pm, Drinks 11:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPYAccess
: 3 minutes walk from Susukino Station on the Namboku subway line.Address
: Dai-ichi Seijusha Bldg., Minami 7 Jo Nishi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
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3. Sapporo Genghis Khan Main Branch
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
: From 5:00 pm (L.O 9:30 pm) *Open while meat supplies last.Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,000 JPYAccess
: 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
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4. Shabu-Shabu On-Yasai Sapporo Ekimae branch
At [Shabu-Shabu On-Yasai Sapporo Ekimae branch], you can create your favorite shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables). Thoroughly enjoy your best combination by selecting your favorite meats among brand meats such as [Japanese black beef], [Tsuyahime Pork from Hokkaido], [Andean Plateau Pork] and [duck], and by selecting your favorite soup for the pot among 5 different soups making use of the ingredients, and your favorite pot styles among [Hakata Mizutaki (chicken hot pot)] and [Tomato Sukinabe (beef hot pot)], etc. They also offer all-you-can-drink with various drinks, including beer, shochu (Japanese liquor) mixed with the tea selected by a tea master from [Tsutsumi-en], and [Mio] which is a sparkling sake (Japanese alcohol). The space respecting privacy is suited for everyday use, girl's parties and various banquets to meet your requests according to the situation.
Shabu-Shabu On-Yasai Sapporo Ekimae branch
Open: [Weekdays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:20 pm) [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:20 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: From the south exit of JR [Sapporo Station], go west and turn left at Nishi Gocho-dori Street which is between ASTY and Hotel Gracery. On the first floor of Mitsui Seimei Bldg. next to ASTY
Address: 1F, Mitsui Seimei Sapporo Kyodo Bldg., 5-1-4 Kita 4-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido
5. Yachiyo Sapporo Tanuki-koji 3-chome Branch
Yachiyo in Tanuki-koji, Sapporo, is an izakaya (Japanese pub) full of warm and wholesome Japanese cuisine made with seasonal ingredients. The ingredients are seasonal items selected from around the country, but primarily from Hokkaido. The dashi, made with bonito flakes freshly shaved each morning from dried bonito from Ibusuki, is the base for the wide variety of Japanese dishes served here, which are made while cherishing the basics of Japanese cooking. In particular, the [Dashi Oden - 8 Ingredients], a hot pot dish to savor the flavors of the fabulous dashi, the selection of Hokkaido Wagyu beef, and oysters, is a dish that should not to be missed. Once you've enjoyed the select sake (a type of Japanese alcohol) and seasonal food, be sure to close off the meal with the kettle-cooked [Ginshari and Selective Rice Set] or [Namero Chazuke] (a dish in which green tea or broth is poured over rice). All seating is in private rooms with horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu), so you can relax and enjoy your meal. This is a restaurant appropriate for a variety of occasions, including business dinners, parties, after-work dinners with colleagues, dates, and nights out with friends.
Yachiyo Sapporo Tanuki-koji 3-chome Branch
Open: 3:00 pm - 1:00 am (Food L.O. 12:15 am, Drinks L.O. 12:30 am)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: Cross the crosswalk from [Tanuki Koji Station] (the Tanuki-koji 4-chome side) into Tanuki-koji 3-chome Arcade. The restaurant is on the right side.
Address: B1F, Alpha Sanjo Bldg., 3-15, Minami 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
6. Shabu-Shabu On-Yasai Susukino Minami Sanjo branch
Enjoy all-you-can-eat with shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) with fresh domestic vegetables and savory meat throughout the year. After selecting your grade of meat and favorite broth, enjoy all-you-can-eat with various side menus and shabu-shabu ingredients. Among a wide variety of menu, you will surely find your favorite dishes even if you have many ingredients that you do not like. Enjoy high-grade exquisite meats, such as [Japanese black beef] and [Tsuyahime Pork], prepared right after they receive the order to offer the ultimate taste. Inside the restaurant has a relaxing space with seats for couples and a tatami room for up to 20 people. Please visit this restaurant which is 2 minutes walk from Susukino Station, with someone important or friends, for various occasions such as dates and banquets.
Shabu-Shabu On-Yasai Susukino Minami Sanjo branch
Open: 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:20 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from [Susukino Station] on Subway Namboku Line. On the first floor of Sun Three Bldg.
Address: 1F, Sun Three Bldg., 3-1 Minami 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido
7. Sakaba NATURE
Casually enjoy a wide variety of dishes, with local wines from Hokkaido and natural wines, at [Sakaba NATURE] which is open until 2:00 am. Though it is often considered that a wine bar is a high-end place, the owner Hisashi Saito dare named this wine bar [Sakaba (casual pub)] so that everyone can casually enjoy it as in an izakaya (Japanese pub). Based on his working experience at a wine shop, this place offer approximately 50 kinds of carefully-selected sparkling, red, and white [local wines from Hokkaido] or chemical-free organic [natural wines] which are good for your body. Also sticking to high-quality cuisine, they offer voluminous dishes using an abundance of vegetables from Hokkaido, high-quality meat stocked from a meat shop run by a friend of the owner, and seafood direct from Hamanakacho which is a neighboring town of Akkeshi.
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average price: [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: From [Susukino Station] on Sapporo Municipal Subway Namboku Line, go west for 5 minutes along the north side of National Route 36. Next to F45 Bldg.
Address: 6F, 4th Fujii Bldg., Minami 4-jo Nishi 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido
8. ASIA-TEI Trang Tron
SIA-TEI Trang Tron was born with the mission of [making you eat so much, both your heart and stomach will be satisfied]. Focusing on Thai cuisine, the dishes served here take inspiration from countries all over Asia, including Vietnam and Indonesia. Dishes like the [Rice Topped with Pork Stir-fried Kaphrao-style] and [Tom Yum Kung] are faithful reproductions of the original flavors, tasted and researched in their home countries. The spiciness is adjusted to the Japanese taste so that anyone can enjoy their dishes. As for the drinks menu, they put a lot of effort into amassing a good beer selection, and they even have barrels of draft beer from Singapore that match divinely with Asian food! The interiors have a fancy exotic design. You can sit by the counter or stretch your legs in one of the booths, making this restaurant ideal for all sorts of people and occasions, including solo diners, dates, and gatherings with friends.
ASIA-TEI Trang Tron
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 4:30 am (Food L.O. 3:30 am, Drinks L.O. 4:00 am)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: It's a 5-minute walk from Susukino Station on the Subway Namboku Line. Proceed south on Sapporo Eki-mae Street. Turn right at the corner with Family Mart and you'll find the restaurant on the 1st floor of the building to your left.
Address: 1F, Shinjuku-dori Takase Bldg., 4-5-13, Minami 6-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
9. French Restaurant Mikuni Sapporo
The spring amuse-bouche is a layering of crustacean gelee and lobster consomme, white asparagus Bavarian cream, and white asparagus with veloute sauce. This dish brings out the exquisite taste of asparagus. Hokkaido is a treasure trove brimming with delights, such as asparagus, green peppers, lily bulbs, and potatoes. There are now many farmers cultivating Western vegetables, and it is easy to come by unusual vegetables as well. They feature simple exquisite tastes and seasonal ingredients. They develop their cuisine always keeping these two things in mind. They want to be sure not to waste the flavors of the ingredients, to allow their customers to enjoy the true tastes. The main dining space easily accommodates 80 guests. It can be used for wedding receptions or other large events. The Mikuni-style French cuisine is good for celebrating sunny days. You are welcome to contact us to discuss food options.
French Restaurant Mikuni Sapporo
: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, Holidays, Day Before Holidays] Lunch 11:30 - 14:00 / Dinner 17:30 - 22:00 (last order 20:30)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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10. Nomikui Dokoro Minnade Koreru Mon, Sapporo Station West Exit branch
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
: [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 pmClosed
: SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,900 JPY / [Lunch] 480 JPYAccess
: 3 minutes walk from [Sapporo station] on JR Line or Subway.Address
: B1, Hokkaido Tsushin Building, Kita Gojo Nishi 6, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.