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Sapporo Restaurant Guide: 16 Cuisines You Have To Visit

Keita
Published Jun 16, 2016

Sapporo is famous for various cuisines such as sweets, sushi, seafood and more. Many of the shops incorporate various local produce, such as seafood and vegetables, in their recipes and you can enjoy fresh ingredients all around Sapporo! Here are some of the restaurants that you cannot miss when visiting one of Hokkaido’s most popular tourist destinations.

1. Luxurious breakfast at monts Prevaux

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Source: Tabinesu

monts Prevaux is a restaurant in L’Hotel De L’Hotel, a hotel located at the Susukino area. The restaurant is most famous for its breakfast dishes which include the “American Breakfast” and “Healthy Salad Breakfast”.

It is recommended that you try the American Breakfast that is best characterised by the egg dish, with a choice of scrambled egg, fried egg and cheese omelette. You should definitely order the magnificent cheese omelette - the fragrant cheese coated with soft and thick eggs will melt in your mouth!

L’Hotel De L’Hotel monts Prevaux

Address: Sapporo-city, Chuo-ku, Minami 3 Jonishi, 2 Chome

Access info: 3-minute walk from Susukino station

Opening hours: Breakfast 7 am - 10 am Lunch 11:30 am - 2 pm Dinner 6 pm - 9 pm

Fixed holiday: Wednesday

Contact: +81 11-222-0211

Official URL

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2. The breakfast makes you want to stay in this hotel! Restaurant Zuientei

Source: Tabinesu

Hotel Monterey Edelhof is located near the Sapporo station and Sapporo Broadway Park area, making it a very convenient place to get to. Found in the hotel is a Japanese restaurant called Zuientei.

Despite being a Japanese restaurant, Zuientei has a rich choice of both international and Japanese cuisine. The buffet style breakfast serves seafood such as cod roe and different types of bread like freshly baked croissant. The most striking dish available there is the beef curry that you can enjoy together with rice and bread!

Hotel Monterey Edelhof Japanese Restaurant Zuientei

Address:Sapporo-city, Chūō-ku, Kita 2 Jōnishi1 Chome

Access info: 5-minute walk from Odori station

Opening hours: please refer to the official website

Fixed holiday: Monday

Contact: +81 11-330-4461

Official URL

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3. Luxurious sushi from Sushi Zen

Source: Tabinesu

Sushi Zen is a famous sushi stall with 3 branches in Sapporo and one in Ginza, Tokyo. The high-class sushi store is famous for the fantastic quality of its fresh seafood.

The Sushi Zen Daimaru Sapporo Branch is located conveniently in the Daimaru building which has direct access from Sapporo station. Numerous types of sushi are available, including sea urchin, crab, squid, shrimp, scallops and more!

Sushi Zen Daimaru Sapporo Branch

Address: Sapporo-city, Chūō-ku, Kita 5 Jōnishi, 4 Chome, Daimaru Sapporo

Access info: Direct access from Sapporo station

Opening hours: 11 am - 10 pm

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-828-1068

Official URL

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4. Crab cuisine from Kitanoji!

Source: Tabinesu

Century Hotel is a hotel located beside the Sapporo Daimaru building and has direct access from Sapporo station. Found in the hotel is the Japanese restaurant Kitanoji, which is best known for its Tokusen Kanikama Meshi available during lunch time.

The Tokusen Kanikama Meshi serves the best crabs available during the season and comes with 2 whole King Crab feet! The huge King Crabs are filled with soft meat that will melt in your mouth. Apart from the Tokusen Kanikama Meshi, Kitanoji also serves other options such as dessert and coffee, so it is a great place both for lunch and a short supper.

Century Hotel Kitanoji

Address: Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Kita 5 Jonishi, 5 Chome-2

Access info: Direct access from Sapporo station

Opening hours: please refer to the official website

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-221-3007

Official URL

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5. Fresh seafood at Hokkaido Ryouri Sapporo Ginrin

Source: Tabinesu

Hokkaido Ryouri Sapporo Ginrin is a restaurant found in Stellar Dining, the food area of Stellar Place building. This building has direct access from Sapporo station.

The seafood restaurant serves fresh seafood directly transported from the ports around Sapporo. Hokkaido Ryouri Sapporo Ginrin’s Kaisendon (Seafood Donburi) has shrimps, octopus and other fresh seafood filling the whole bowl and their sweetness and texture will definitely keep you satisfied. With access from Sapporo station, it is a great place to visit for those who do not have enough time to fully explore the Sapporo Wholesale Market area!

Hokkaido Ryouri Sapporo Ginrin

Address: Sapporo-city, Chuo Ward Kita 5 Jonishi 2 Chome, Sapporo Stellar Place Center 6F

Access info: Direct access from JR Sapporo station

Opening hours: 11 am - 11 pm (last order 10 pm)

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-209-5253

Official URL

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6. Enjoy soup curry at Sapporo station: Tenma

Source: Tabinesu

Sapporo is famous for the soup curry dish and Tenma, also found in the Stellar Dining area, is among the popular shops specialising in curry. One of the most popular menu there is the “Umi no Sachi to Tappuri Yasai no Kaisen Soup Curry”, which is a Soup Curry dish filled with fresh seafood and various vegetables. You can choose four levels of spiciness for the curry. Filled with various ingredients, the soup curry here is different from those you can get elsewhere. Tenma also has other original Soup Curry dishes such as Fried Curry.

Tenma Sapporo Stellar Place Branch

Address: 060-0005 Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo Chuo Ward Kita 5 Jonishi 2 Chome, Sapporo Stellar Place Center 6F

Access info: Direct access from Sapporo station

Opening hours: 11 am - 11 pm (last order 10:30 pm)

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-209-5105

Official URL

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7. The healthiest buffet ever! Sai-ji-ki

Source: Tabinesu

Sai-ji-ki is also found in the Stellar Dining area and is a buffet style restaurant that specialises in healthy food. No additives or synthetic seasoning is used when preparing the dishes at Sai-ji-ki. The little use of flavouring allows you to enjoy the best of the ingredients’ deliciousness!

Sushi is also served at Sai-ji-ki during dinner time and this is a great place for those who want to appreciate the most delicious food while staying healthy.

Sizenshoku Viking Sai-ji-ki

Address: Sapporo-city, Chuo Ward Kita 5 Jonishi 2 Chome, Sapporo Stellar Place Center 6F

Access info: Direct access from Sapporo station

Opening hours: 11 am - 11 pm (last order 9:30 pm)

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-209-5233

Official URL

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8. Sankakuyama Goemon Ramen - great soy sauce ramen in Sapporo

Source: Tabinesu

The Tanukikoji area in central Sapporo is famous for its numerous eateries that have been lining the streets for over 140 years. Among the various stores there is Sankakuyama Goemon Ramen, a shop that specialises in soy sauce based Ramen.

The small building of Sankakuyama Goemon Ramen reminds one of the history it holds, and the fantastic Shoyu Ramen (soy sauce ramen) comes with marvellous soup, chewy ramen noodles and char siu (roasted pork meat). You can also try out the salt based ramen or miso ramen in winter!

Apart from enjoying the delicious ramen in the shop, you can also purchase the “Omiyage Ramen”, which will allow you to enjoy the taste of Sankakuyama Goemon Ramen at home!

Sankakuyama Goemon Ramen

Address: Sapporo-city, Chūō-ku, Minami 2 Jōnishi 9 Chome-998

Access info: 4-minute walk from Nishihacchome station

Opening hours: 10:30 am - 10 pm

Fixed holiday: January 1

Contact: +81 11-261-9701

Official URL

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9. Sapporo Bier Garten: The must-visit Sapporo destination

Source: Tabinesu

Sapporo Bier Garten (Sapporo Beer Garden) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sapporo, especially for the only beer museum in Japan. It is also a fantastic place for families and friends to enjoy dinner. The Sapporo Bier Garten is most famous for the Jingisukan, a type of Japanese grilled mutton dish. There are various set menus available, including the “Jingisukan and Vegetable set” for 1,780 JPY (17 USD) where you can have free flow vegetables. For the hungry, you should go for the “Eat-all-you-can” plan that only costs 2,900 JPY (27 USD) for 100 minutes!

Sapporo Bier Garten

Address: Sapporo-city, Higashi-ku, Kita 7 Jōhigashi, 9 Chome-2-10

Access info: 10-minute walk from Higashikuyakusho Mae station

Opening hours: 11:30 am - 10 pm (last order 9:30 pm)

Fixed holiday: December 31

Contact: +81 11-745-1535

Official URL

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10. Marvellous food; marvellous sky: Yozora no Jingisukan

Source: Tabinesu

Yozora no Jingisukan is another store that specialises in Jingisukan and is also in the Susukino area. Located at the 10th storey, it is based on the concept “to enjoy Jingisukan while appreciating the Yozora (night sky) of Sapporo”. Lamb meat from 3 different regions - Hokkaido, Iceland and Australia - are available in Yozora no Jingisukan. For those who cannot decide which to choose, you should select the “Tabekurabe Set” where you will be served with all 3 types of lamb together with luxurious Ezo Deer meat from Hidaka (Hokkaido)!

Yozora no Jingisukan

Address: Sapporo-city, Chuo-ku, Manami 4 Jōhinishi 4 Chome My Plaza Building 10F

Access info: 2-minute walk from Susukino station

Opening hours: 5 pm - 1 am (last order 12:30 am)

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-219-1529

Official URL

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11. High-quality mutton from Tsukisappu Jingisukan Club

Source: Tabinesu

If you ask the locals for the best place to enjoy Jingisukan in Sapporo, many will probably recommend that you visit Tsukisappu Jingisukan Club.

Tsukisappu Jingisukan Club is a restaurant located in the Hokkaido Agricultural Technical College and is a 10-minute drive away from Fukuzumi station. Despite being located in a slightly inconvenient area, you can enjoy the highest quality mutton at Tsukisappu Jingisukan Club. Grilled with the restaurant’s home-made sauce, having the sweet and slightly burnt Jingisukan for dinner will be a fantastic experience!

Tsukisappu Jingisukan Club

Address: Sapporo-city, Toyohira Ward, Tsukisamuhigashi 4 Jo 11 Chome 2-5

Access info: 10-minute drive from Fukuzumi station

Opening hours: 11 am - 9 pm

Fixed holiday: Wednesday

Contact: +81 11-851-8014

Official URL

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12. Pullman Bakery: Marvellous fried bread!

Source: Tabinesu

Pullman Bakery is located about 3 minutes from Miyanosawa station by bus and is most famous for its Agepan (fried bread).

The freshly fried bread is filled with fantastic curry and potato, and despite being fried food, it is not an oily dish as the bread does not suck too much oil when frying. You can also try out the Hotate Stew Bread which is filled with a scallop-based sauce. Pullman Bakery is a fantastic place to visit for some walk-and-eat food!

Pullman Bakery Miyanozawa Branch

Address: Sapporo-city, Nishi-ku, Nishimachikita, 20 Chome-4-10

Access info: 3-minute bus ride from Miyanosawa bus station

Opening hours: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-661-9911

Official URL

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13. Large variety of Oyaki dumplings at Otofuya Meme

Source: Tabinesu

Otofuya Meme is best known for its Oyaki, a type of Japanese dumpling. There are various types of Oyaki available at Otofuya Meme, including sweet ones such as chocolate, cream, seasonal fruits, as well as others like curry and potato. The chewy sweet treat filled with delicious pastes are extremely popular and sell out quick so make sure you visit the store early! Being a tofu shop, Otofuya Meme has special Oyaki with Hokkaido’s corn and Tofu fillings too.

Otofuya Meme

Address: Sapporo-city, Chūō-ku, Kita 4 Jōnishi, 13 Chome 1-27

Access info: 3-minute bus ride from Soen station

Opening hours: 11 am - 5:30 pm

Fixed holiday: Sunday, Monday and Holidays

Contact: +81 11-200-0212

Official URL

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14. Jagaimo House De Papa - immerse yourself in potato dishes!

Source: Tabinesu

Jagaimo House De Papa is found at the Tanukikoji district, and is most famous for its Jagaimo (potato) dishes. One of the most popular menu there is the potato croquette that you can have to go and enjoy while exploring the Tanukikoji area. The freshly fried croquette is filled with potato, butter and cheese, creating a splendid harmony once you bite into it.

You can also choose to order the croquette set which comes with salad, soup, rice and a choice of drink - which comes at a reasonable price of only 680 JPY (6.40 USD).

Jagaimo House De Papa Tanukikoji Branch

Address: Sapporo-city, Chuo Ward, Minami 3 Jonishi, 4 Chome-20

Access info: 1-minute walk from Tanukikoji station

Opening hours: 11 am - 8:30 pm

Fixed holiday: Thursday

Contact: +81 11-221-4430

Official URL

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15. Cheap yet luxurious food: Kanikosen

Source: Tabinesu

Kanikosen is a restaurant most famous for its crab cuisine such as sushi and crab rice. When you visit Kanikosen during lunch hour, you can enjoy various set menus for reasonable prices at around 1,500 JPY (14 USD) only. Shown in the photo is the Kani Sushi Moriawase Set, which comes with several types of crab sushi together with salad, Japanese egg custard and crab soup - and it only costs 1,400 JPY (13 USD)!

Although Kanikosen is located at a slightly inconvenient area, it is definitely worth it for the fantastic crab cuisine that you can enjoy only there.

Kanikosen

Address: Sapporo-city, Kiyota-ku, Kiyota 1 Jō, 4 Chome-5

Access info: 18-minute bus ride from Shin-Sapporo bus terminal

Opening hours: 11 am - 9:30 pm (last order 9 pm)

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-884-8050

Official URL

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16. Seafood and steak: Dining Kuwana

Source: Tabinesu

Dining Kuwana is a restaurant located in the Susukino area that serves various types of dishes including seafood and beef steak.

Amongst the seafood dishes available there is the fried clams which is perfect for shellfish lovers. You can also order the seafood donburi which is filled with crabs, scallops and shrimps!

Apart from that, one of the must-tries is the Dousan Gyuhire Don - a Donburi with Red Caviar and Hokkaido beef. The harmony of seafood, rice and juicy beef steak is extremely luxurious!

Dining Kuwana

Address: Sapporo-city, Chūō-ku, Minami 3 Jōnishi, 4 Chome-2, Ishihara Building B1

Access info: 2-minute walk from Susukino station

Opening hours: 5 pm - 12 am (last order 11 pm)

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-232-2345

Official URL

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Have a splendid meal with your friends!

From restaurants located in grand hotels to others where you can spend a splendid time with your friends, Sapporo is filled with numerous restaurants that will give you the highest quality of Sapporo cuisine.

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