Regions in Japan have their various local dishes, and ramen noodles have flavours that differ distinctly across the country. Sapporo is most famous for the Sapporo ramen characterised by miso-based soup. There is another dish which is popular in Sapporo, the Soup Curry, where curry is served in a soup style. Here are 15 shops in Sapporo where you can enjoy not just the delicious Sapporo ramen and Soup Curry, but other local delicacies as well!
1. Sankakuyama Goemon Ramen - great Soy Sauce ramen in Sapporo
The Tanukikoji area found 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 noodles in the shop, you can also purchase the “Omiyage Ramen” which will allow you to enjoy the taste of Sankakuyama Goemon Ramen at home!
三角山五衛門ラーメン Sankakuyama Goemon Ramen
Address: 9-998 Minami 2 Jonishi Chuo-ku Sapporo
Access info: 5-minute walk from the subway west 11-chome Station
Opening hours: 10:30 am - 10 pm
Fixed holiday: New Year’s Day
Contact: +81 11-261-9701
2. Spicy Ramen at Ramen Toranoko
Although Sapporo is famous for its miso-based Sapporo ramen, there are stalls that specialise in different tastes as well.
At Ramen Toranoko, the exclusive Toranoko Ramen is famous for its spiciness. 4 different levels of spiciness can be selected for the Toranoko Ramen which includes 8 types of spice such as basil. Yet, the pork broth soup and char siu (roasted pork meat) create a fantastic harmony, allowing a delectable and enjoyable experience instead of a fire-breathing one.
Address: 24 Chome-3-17 Minami 5 Jōnishi, Chūō Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: 8-minute walk from Sapporo Municipal Subway Tozai Line / Maruyama Park Station
Opening hours: 11 am - 2:30 pm, 6 pm - 8 pm
Fixed holiday: Wednesday, the second Tuesday, the third Tuesday
Contact: +81 11-561-7955
3. Nanatsuki’s amazing vegetable ramen
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Nanatsuki is a ramen shop that is most famous for its vegetable ramen. The chicken-based soup comes with mashed potatoes, carrots, onions and different types of vegetables. You can also choose toppings such as beans and char siu for those who need some meat in their dish!
The vegetables will fill your bowl and you can also choose other menus such as miso based soup. Make sure you visit Nanatsuki early as they will close once the soup is sold out!
べじそば ななつき Nanatsuki
Address: 6 Chome-7-1 Minami 7 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo
Access info: 19 meters (62 feet) from Higashi Honganji Mae Tram Station
Opening hours: 11:30 am - 4 pm / 6 pm - 3 am
Fixed holiday: Irregular
Contact: +81 11-213-0201
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4. Tomato-based recipe at Tomatomen Vegie
Tomatomen Vegie (Tomato Noodles Vegie) is a tomato based shop that is found near Shiroishi station.
Vegie is most famous for its Tomato Noodle that comes with an extremely rich quantity of vegetables including tomatoes, carrots, cabbage and more. Great for those who need more vegetables in their life, Vegie also provides customers with napkins and you will not have to worry about dirtying your clothes! It is also recommended that you try their fried Onigiri (Japanese rice balls) which are filled with cheese. It is great when eaten together with the tomato-based soup!
トマト麺ベジー Tomatomen Vegie
Address: 5 Chome-3-1 Higashisapporo 2 Jō, Shiroishi Ward, Sapporo-city
Access info: 6-minute walk from Shiroishi Tram Station
Opening hours: 11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm (Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 10 pm)
Fixed holiday: Monday
Contact: +81 11-807-4213
5. Be gentle when raining, Amewa, Yasasiku
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Amewa, Yasasiku literally means “be gentle when raining”, and is a unique name for an eatery. So is their recipe and the ramen served in Amewa, Yasasiku are dishes that you cannot enjoy elsewhere.
Some of the dishes available there are the Namahamu to Kakesoba (raw ham soba) and Macha Ae Karatsukemen (spicy noodles with Matcha). Their unique recipe may surprise you at first, but they all come with a new yet delicious taste. Amewa, Yasasiku is great for ramen lovers who want to try something special!
雨は、やさしく Amewa, Yasasiku
Address: 2 Chome-1-7 Kikusui Motomachi 4 Jo, Shiroishi Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: 30 minutes from JR Shiroishi Station
Opening hours: 11 am - 3 pm, 6 pm - 8:20 pm
Fixed holiday: Monday (in case of public holiday, the next day is holiday)
Contact: +81 11-871-3922
6. Sapporo Ramen Republic - all of Hokkaido’s ramen
Hokkaido is famous for its ramen, but did you know that there are actually three different types of tastes? Hakodate specialises in salt-ramen, Asahikawa is known for the soy sauce-ramen, and Sapporo is famous for its miso-ramen.
At Ramen Republic, you will be able to try out all three types of ramen. What’s more, it is conveniently located right inside of Sapporo station. You can enjoy the flavours from different regions of Hokkaido all in one place!
ラーメン共和国 Sapporo Ramen Republic
Address: Kita 5 Nishi 2-1, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: 215 meters (705 feet) from JR Sapporo station
Opening hours: 11 am - 10 pm
Fixed holiday: No fixed holiday
Contact: +81 11-209-5031
7. Sapporo’s Picante is great for first timers!
Picante is a Soup Curry shop with several branches around Hokkaido. The Soup Curry served at Picante comes with plenty of vegetables such as carrots, eggplant and green beans filling the bowl, and is relatively creamy.
There are various types of Soup Curry available in Picante such as Prawn Soup, as well as daily specials. After selecting your type of Soup Curry, you will select your main dish such as chicken legs and beef, followed by a choice from 5 levels of spiciness. For the brave souls, go for the spiciest level 5! There are also other toppings available.
The main branch of Picante is located near Hokkaido University and is always packed with students. Another branch, on the other hand, is located just 5 minutes from Sapporo station by foot and it is recommended that you visit this store instead. It is still common for queues to develop during lunch hours so plan your time accordingly!
ピカンティ札幌駅前店 Picante Sapporo Ekimaeten (Picante Sapporo Station-front Branch)
Address: 1-8-4 Kita 2 Jo Nishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: 403 meters (1,322 feet) from Sapporo station
Opening hours: 11:30 am - 11 pm
Fixed holiday: Wednesdays
Contact: +81 11-271-3900
8. Old-school Soup Curry from Coffee House
Now, Coffee House doesn’t sound exactly like a Soup Curry shop. One might be inclined to think that this is one of the “latest trending shops” which serves Soup Curry with coffee, but it is quite the opposite.
Coffee House was opened in 1977 and is a “Soup Curry store by the train tracks”, located along the train tracks near the Odori Nishi 4 Chome station of the Sapporo Streetcar. It has been loved by locals throughout and the Soup Curry served here is smooth.
True to its name, the shop also serves delectable coffee so make sure you order them too!
Address: 15-3 Minami 20 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: 158 meters (518 feet) from Ropeway Iriguchi
Opening hours: 11:30 am - 8 pm / Wednesday 11:30 am - 3 pm
Fixed holiday: Irregular
Contact: +81 11-561-9115
9. The birthplace of Soup Curry? Magic Spice
Magic Spice is said to be the shop where the Soup Curry dish originated, and is located just 5 minutes from Nango-Nana-Chome subway Station by foot.
The Soup Curry served at Magic Spice is also considerably smooth and is filled with vegetables. On top of that, various curry spices are included in the soup, making them extremely delicious and even addictive!
マジックスパイス Magic Spice
Address: 8-6-2 Minami, Hongodori, Shiroishi Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: 5-minute walk from Nango 7 Chome Tram Station
Opening hours: 11 am - 3 pm / 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Fixed holiday: Wednesday & Thursday
Contact: +81 11-864-8800
10. Soul Store - fantastic for vegetable lovers
Soul Store is a Soup Curry store that is perfect for those who love vegetables. Located conveniently just 10 minutes from Odori station, the ingredients in Soul Store are locally grown and are the best picks of the season.
One of the most famous dishes on the menu is the fried burdock - the huge sticks protruding out of the soup in the photo. Together with the fried burdocks, the chicken-based Soup Curry creates a fantastic harmony of spiciness and sweetness from the vegetables.
ソウルストア Soul Store
Address: 18 Kita1-Jonishi Chuo-Ku | Ichida Bldg. 1F, Kita Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: 5-minute walk from the Municipal Subway Tozai Line Nishi 18 -chome Station
Opening hours: 11:30 am - 9 pm
Fixed holiday: Monday
Contact: +81 11-616-8775
11. Soup Curry with a blend of Japanese taste - Soup Curry King
Soup Curry King places huge emphasis on their soup taste - the soups are made by stewing chicken for two full days, then finally completing it by adding typical Japanese-style bouillon such as kelp and dried bonito soup. This gives Soup Curry King a unique taste with a blend of curry and Japanese cuisine.
Various types of Soup Curry are available in this store, including chicken curry, pork curry, seafood curry and more! This is one of the best stores to visit if you want to enjoy a wide variety of Soup Curry dishes.
Soup Curry King
Address: 16-1-1 Hiragishi 3 Jo Toyohira Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: 5-minute walk from the subway Nanboku south Hiragishi Station
Opening hours: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm / 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Fixed holiday: Irregular
Contact: +81 11-821-0044
12. Two different types of curry - Ichimonji Coffee Shop
Ichimonji Coffee Shop is a place where you can not only enjoy Sapporo’s delicious Soup Curry, but also the delicious Western-style curry.
Only 11 seats are available at Ichimonji Coffee Shop and many customers come back frequently - the curry served at this eatery is just too fantastic. The Soup Curry served is filled with vegetables while the black colour Western-style curry is extremely fragrant.
Although Ichimonji Coffee Shop is located at a slightly inconvenient location, it is definitely worth the visit!
一文字咖喱店 Ichimonji Coffee Shop
Address: Hondori 17 -2-4, Shiroishi Ward, Sappro City
Access info: 13-minute walk from the Municipal Subway Tozai Line “Nango 13 chome Station”, 10-minute walk from “Nango 18 chome Station”
Opening hours: 11 am - 3 pm / 5:30 pm - 9 pm
Fixed holiday: Irregular
Contact: +81 11-846-3038
13. CurryDi.SAVoY - the Soup Curry shop with a café vibe
Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed
The atmosphere at CurryDi.SAVoY makes this shop stand out compared to other Soup Curry stores - the quiet store and relaxing jazz music played make it feel like a café instead.
CurryDi.SAVoY has a unique taste of Soup Curry that you cannot experience elsewhere. The curry is stewed from beef broth, vegetables such as onions and carrots, together with fruits such as apple. This gives it a smooth texture and spicy yet sweet fragrance.
Address: Minami 1 Nishi 5-6 Toyokawa South Article 1 building B1, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: 3-minute walk from stop Sapporo streetcar / West Yonchome power, 5-minute walk from Subway Nanboku, Tozai Line, Toho line Odori Station
Opening hours: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fixed holiday: Wednesday
Contact: +81 11-219-7810
14. Sapporo’s famous soup curry at Okushiba Shoten
Okushiba Shoten is best accessed via train and is only a minute’s walk from the nearest train station. It is a simple-looking restaurant that specialises in Sapporo’s famous dish, the Soup Curry.
At Okushiba Shoten, you will order your dish in a systematic manner - type of soup, menu, toppings, level of spiciness and amount of rice. There are several soups available such as shrimp soup and chicken soup. It is recommended that you try their most popular dish - the chicken and vegetable soup curry. The soft chicken and spicy curry poured over rice is fantastic!
奥芝商店 Okushiba Shoten
Address: 14-2-2 Minamihachijo Nishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: : 1-minute walk from Nishisenkujo Asahiyamakoendori station
Opening hours: 11 am - 4 pm, 5:30 pm - 12 am
Fixed holiday: Irregular
Contact: +81 11-561-6662
15. Unique Soup Curry at Suage+
Suage+ is another shop that is famous for the Soup Curry. The way they serve their dish, however, is unlike other shops. When you order their soup curry, fried chicken and vegetables will be served on a stick! This makes eating them a lot easier and you will not have to worry about splashing and dirtying your clothes too. You can also ask for white rice at Suage+ to pour the curry over.
Address: Tsushimatsu Building, 4 Jo Nishi 5-6-1, Minami, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City
Access info: 2-minute walk from the subway Nanboku Line Susukino Station Exit
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm, Sunday and National holidays 11:30 am - 10 pm
Fixed holiday: Year-end and New Year holidays
Contact: +81 11-233-2911
The best Sapporo experience
Getting to know the region’s local food is one of the most important aspects of travelling. Sapporo Ramen, Soup Curry and more await you as you visit Japan’s northern city!
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