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Do you have trouble deciding where to eat when traveling? Do you wish you knew the names of all the tastiest restaurants and where to find them? Look no further! Next time business or pleasure takes you to Sapporo, check out these restaurants that offer hearty and delicious food at great prices! From quick and tasty ramen and buta-don (rice bowl dish with pork), to a sit-down Italian or Japanese restaurant and slightly luxurious sushi - there’s plenty to choose from.
This is a popular restaurant, so be sure to make a reservation to get a table in the evening. They offer an extensive menu for both lunch and dinner. Sankatei is usually packed from reservations alone in the evenings, and it is fairly crowded at lunch. Their lunchtime yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) and noodle dishes are reasonably priced. Visit for wonderful food, a comfortable environment, and great service!
This clean and simple restaurant is a big hit with female diners.
Sample generous servings of high-quality meat.
Open: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed between December 31 - January 2.
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY, Average price for banquets is 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: 10-minute walk from Higashi Sapporo Station
Address: 4-3-35, Chuo 1-jo, Shiraishi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
2.Tokachi-butadon Ippin Sapporo Station Stellar Place Branch
Directly connected to Sapporo Station, Tokachi-butadon Ippin is a beloved restaurant that serves buta-don with pork that’s fragrant from being grilled on an open flame. Located within Stellar Place Center, a well-known Sapporo landmark, the restaurant is easily accessible. The wonderful smell of the grilled pork really whets the appetite. The servings are generous as well, making it perfect for lunch. There is also a smaller-sized serving.
This stylish space is perfect for solo female diners.
An extensive side dish menu is available for those who want to enjoy a balanced meal.
Tokachi-butadon Ippin Sapporo Station Stellar Place Branch
Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
*Follows Stellar Place Center
Average price: 850 JPY
[Buta-don] Starts from 780 JPY (plus tax)
Access: Around a 1 minute walk from Sapporo Station
Address: 6F, Stellar Place Center, 2-5, Kita 5-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
3.Ramen Sapporo Ichiryuuan
This ramen restaurant is located close to Sapporo Station! They serve tasty [Genki no Deru Miso Ramen]. When lunchtime comes around, there’s an endless queue outside this popular restaurant. They pay great attention to the ingredients, producing an unforgettably unique flavor. The items on the lunch menu are designed to be served quickly and at affordable prices, so be sure to drop by when you’re in the area!
The clean and comfortable restaurant interior is barrier-free for easy access.
The [Handmade Gyoza] (handmade dumplings) is a popular dish that tastes just like home.
Ramen Sapporo Ichiryuuan
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
*Limited to 200 bowls per day. Closed every Sunday in November.
Average price: 1,000 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Sapporo Station
Address: B1F, Hokuren Bldg., 1-1, Kita 4-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
4.Hakodate Menchubo Ajisai ESTA Branch
Ajisai is a popular Hakodate restaurant that serves up dishes with a traditional taste that leave a lasting impression. Hokkaido's ramen is popular, and Hakodate ramen stands out among the variety of Hokkaido ramen. Ajisai is directly connected to Sapporo Station, so it’s a great option for a quick bite when you’re in a rush. The deep flavors are crisp and refreshing!
Take your pick of table or counter seats. The atmosphere is similar to that of an outdoor food stall.
Order the [Sangi] - a plate of freshly fried, juicy, and crispy chicken - and you'll love how delicious it tastes.
Hakodate Menchubo Ajisai ESTA Branch
Open: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:45 pm)
Closed: None *Follows ESTA
Access: 3-minute walk from Sapporo Station
Address: Inside Ramen Kyowakoku, 10F, ESTA Bldg., Kita 5-jo Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
Enjoy a lovely Italian lunch in this laid-back restaurant that's located near Odori Park! The restaurant is packed with reservations for dinner, since it serves authentic Italian food at reasonable prices. For lunch, you can pick from quick and easy pasta sets, to special yet affordable lunch courses. You’ll quickly see why this is a popular Italian restaurant!
The relaxed atmosphere makes Spiedino Fuggi a great place for a leisurely lunch.
The chef’s authentic dinner courses are a hit as well.
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) *Credit cards not accepted for lunch, Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY, Wine costs 450 JPY per glass, Appetizers start from 380 JPY / [Lunch] 980 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Nishi 11-chome Station, 6-minute walk from Odori Station
Address: B1F, Daisan Santo Bldg., 7-5-6, Minami 2-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
6.Shichuan Saimen Benikojiya
Shichuan Saimen Benikojiya serves [Tan-men] made with their homemade seasoning. In the evenings, they whip up authentic Sichuan food. It looks like a regular ramen restaurant, but in the evening, the menu changes to include exotic Sichuan dishes that you can sample in course meals for reasonable prices. The chef’s recommendations are their [Yaki Gyoza] (fried dumplings) and [Mabo Tofu] (spicy beancurd). The food here is so good that it’s worth making a trip here just to try it!
The recommended [Sura Ramen] (hot and sour noodles) combines just the right amount of sourness and spiciness.
The [Benikojiya Tokusei Gyoza] (fried dumplings) is delicious even without the dipping sauce.
Shichuan Saimen Benikojiya
Open: [Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY / [Lunch] 880 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Misuno Station
Address: 1F, NS Bldg., 6-3-13, Misono 5-jo, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Source: hitosara (Japanese)