20 delicious Hokkaido dishes selected by our local correspondents — from famous restaurants to hidden gems!

publication date:08/04/2017 latest update:09/09/2017


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Hokkaido is renowned throughout Japan for its delicious food. Here we present to you one exquisite dish each from a selection of 20 different establishments across Hokkaido’s gastronomic spectrum, each wholeheartedly vouched for by our local correspondents. Included are both famous restaurants and little known personal favorites.


Meat Lounge Tamura in Sapporo

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This restaurant is a subsidiary of Tamura Seinikuten, founded in Bihoro, Hokkaido. This restaurant specializes in exclusively Hokkaido-raised kappo style high grade wagyu (Japanese beef).

Recommended dish
À la carte Steak
The perfect place to treat yourself to various parts of “A-5 Rank” Hokkaido-raised beef.

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Meat Lounge Tamura
Address Kitako S4 Bldg 6F, 3-6-2 shijo-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)11-205-0429
Opening hours 12:00 – 15:00, 17:30 – 22:00
closed on Sunday

Shisensaimen Benikojiya in Sapporo

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Benikoji (red yeast rice) originated in ancient China. Recently it has attracted attention because of its cholesterol lowering effects. Ramen is generally seen as a high-calorie food, but with the addition of this healthy essence and homemade seasoning, it is transformed into an original dish with a splendid flavor.

Recommended dish
Shisen Mala tanmen (Sichuan Mala noodle soup)
Contains homemade hot sauce and benikoji rayu (chili oil). An exquisite dish in which the spices of Sichuan cuisine are expertly balanced.
Shisensaimen Benikojiya
Address NS Bldg 1F, 6-3-13 Misono-Gojo, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)11-831-5505
Opening hours 11:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 21:30
closed on Thursdays

Ramen Kamogawa in Kitahiroshima

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Recommended dish
Ankake ramen chahan
This suprisingly large and delicious ankake is immensely popular.
Ramen Kamogawa
Address 1-8-2 Omagarisaiwai-cho, Kitahiroshima-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)11-377-3535
Opening hours 11:00 – 22:00
closed on Unscheduled dates

Akabira Base in Akabira

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This shop’s original new food “Ja Ga Ru” is a product made from Red Pye red potatoes into the fabric, wrapped in a prepared dish and fried. It is delicious!

Recommended dish
3 types are offered: shogayaki (ginger fried pork), pizza, and curry.
Akabira Base
Address 54 Horooka-cho, Akabira-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)125-32-6760
Opening hours 10:00 – 18:00
closed on Tuesday

Hokkaido Restaurant in Shin-Bitaka

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Restaurant Hokkaido is located in Hotel Laurel. Seasonal seasonal dishes such as fresh sea urchin, Ikura, Shishamo sushi and Hatahata sushi and Ezo venisonae from Hidaka cho.

Recommended dish
Seasonal set meal (depending on the time ※)
Must eat seasonal seafood set meals that change according to the seasons!

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Resaurant Hokkaido
Address Hotel Laurel 1F, 111 Shizunaihon-cho, Hidaka-cho, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)146-42-7211
Opening hours 11:00 – 14:30, 17:00 – 21:30
closed on Mondays

Steak House Van in Wakkanai

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You can eat “Soya black cattle” which is the brand cow of Japan’s northernmost region. A very thick steak is recommended for eating and enough volume.

Recommended dish
Tenderloin Steak
Michelin Guide Hokkaido 2012 Get one star!
Stake House Van
Address 2-9-26 Chuo, Wakkanai-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)162-24-1315
Opening hours 18:00 – 20:00
closed on Mondays

Mochigome-no-sato Furen Tokusankan in Nayoro

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Image courtesy of the official website

Production farmers themselves develop, manufacture and sell sticking to the rice cake. We are making rice cakes suitable for the name of Kazunori Town, one of the best in the province. Glutinous rice is carefully chosen only the 1st rice “hard cake” which is hard to harden, elasticity and growth are completely different!

Recommended dish
Soft Daifuku [Huscup]
Also use raw materials such as soybean as much as possible. Husky path that Hokkaido seems to be tasty is delicious!
Mochigome-no-sato Furen Tokusankan in Nayoro
Address 334-2 Nishimachi, Furen-cho, Nayoro-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)1655-3-2332
Opening hours 9:00 – 18:00

Taki Soba in Takigawa

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Popular buckwheat noodles are distinguished by thick handmade noodles. This shop’s classic “Chilled Nuki” is an absolute must-have menu!

Recommended dish
Hiyashi Tanuki
Seafood soup stock impacts great!
Taki Soba
Address 3-6-14 Hantsuki-cho, Takigawa-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)125-23-1372
Opening hours 11:00 – 14:00
closed on Sundays & national holidays

Hachiya Honten in Asahikawa

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It is a long-established popular store of Asahikawa Ramen which was founded in 1952. This is a rather eccentric taste. Come ramen with intense and original origin!

Recommended dish
Shoyu ramen
Characteristic is burning lard floating on the soup is a good deal!
Hachiya Honten in Asahikawa
Address 15 Sanjodori, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)166-23-3729
Opening hours 10:30 – 16:00
closed on Wednesdays

Kantaro Ugaura-honten in Hakodate

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Hakodate boasts high-level turning sushi. Although it is also opening nationwide, Hakodate Ugaura main store is the most delicious. In addition, the location of Tsugaru Strait and Hakodateyama is the best in front of me.

Recommended dish
Nigiri (squid and shrimp)
Especially, you must eat the fresh special squid’s grasp!
Kantaro Ugaura-honten
Address 14-4 Ugaura-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)138-32-4455
Opening hours 11:00 – 22:00

Restaurant Izumiya-honten in Kushiro

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Popular western restaurant from Kushiro. Kushiro Soul Food “Spas and” is a super bow-tie boiled rice with a gourmet visit to Kushiro to bother to only bury.

Recommended dish
Spank cutlet
We have soup and pork cutlet on spaghetti and it is delicious!
Restaurant Izumiya-honten
Address 2-28 Suehiro-cho, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)154-24-4611
Opening hours 11:00 – 21:30
closed on Unscheduled dates

Michi-no-eki Utoro/Shirietoku in Shari

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Standing steadily along the national highway, the road station is here. “Syrietoku” means Ainu and “the end of the earth”. I reccommend the sea urchin! It is not exaggeration to say that it is the most delicious among the sea urchin eaten so far.

Recommended dish
Nama-uni-don (raw sea urchin on a bowl of rice)
The price is expensive, but it is superb and reasonable to suit it!
Michi-no-eki Utoro/Shirietoku
Address 186-8 Utoro-nishi, Shari-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)152-22-5000
Opening hours Restaurant: 10:00 – 15:00

Marutoma Shokudo in Tomakomai

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If you come to Tomakomai you surely want to visit, here. You can enjoy various gourmet using fresh seafood fortune. However, the most recommended one is “Hokki Curry” using Tomakomai’s hokki which boasts Japan’s largest catch.

Recommended dish
Hockey curry
The best collaboration is a little sweet Ru and Corricoli fresh hook!
Marutoma Shokudo
Address 1-1-13 Shiomicho, Tomakomai-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)144-36-2032
Opening hours 5:00 – 14:00
closed on Sundays & national holidays

Kumagera in Furano

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Local cuisine shop called Furano told that no one does not know. A treasure trove of ingredients, like Hokkaido, you can enjoy fresh seafood and deer meat full of stomachs.

Recommended dish
Deliciousness that jumped out as local cuisine that complemented the deliciousness of ingredients!
Kumagera Furano
Address 3-22 Hinode-cho, Furano-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)167-39-2345
Opening hours 11:30-23:00

Yakitori Hoya in Muroran

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Speaking of a delicious Muroran Yakitori shop, here. Atmosphere, taste, service 3 It is time to stop, definitely want to stop by.

Recommended dish
Liver yakitori
Unique sweet taste is also excellent!
Yakitori Hoya
Address 2-24-6 Nakajima-cho, Muroran-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)143-45-4456

Iwakura Kamaboko in Noboribetsu

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A shop where you can see freshly baked kamaboko through the glass. Manju is also a specialty, was born in 1970 as a souvenir of Noboribetsu Onsen. It is fun to see the manufacturing process through the glass!

Recommended dish
Bear Manju
Selected from Hokkaido carefully selected, slightly sweet taste salt is delicious!
Iwakura Kamaboko
Address 50 Noborionsen-cho, Noboribetsu-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)143-84-3131
Opening hours 7:00 – 19:00

Shunajisosaku Hashione in Otaru

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It is recommended here in the creative tavern. It is fun to go whenever you can taste the seasons at that time.

Recommended dish
Squid sashimi unique to port town is delicious anyway!
Shunajisosaku Hashione
Address 1-7-16 Inaho, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)134-24-8187
Opening hours 17:00 – 23:00
closed on Unscheduled dates

Yubari Melon Dome in Yubari

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A unique appearance attracts the eye here is also a shop where that popular character “melon bear” was born. It is a must-see because there are various items about Yubari Mellon.

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Recommended dish
Yubari melon soft serve ice cream
Delicious soft serve ice cream made from genuine Yubari melon
Yubari Melon Dome
Address 27 Numanosawa, Yubari-shi, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)123-57-2020
Open during May 22 – Aug 26 (tentative)
Opening hours 10:00 – 16:30
closed on Sunday (usually)

Rishiri Kameichi on Rishiri Island

Souvenir shop in remote island · Rishiri Otatomari lake is here. While watching the beautiful Rishiriyama, eating a delicious soft cream of Hokkaido is exceptional.

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Recommended dish
Additive-free all-year snow cream
Gentle bodily taste is good with refreshing milk system.
Rishiri Kameichi
Address Otatomarinuma, Oniwaki, Rishirifuji-cho, Rishiri-gun, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)163-83-1446
Opening hours 8:30 – 17:30

Robata chidori on Rebun Island

Here is a shop of furnace burning in remote island · Rebun Island. Located in the immediate vicinity of the island’s only hot spring “Uu Yuki Onsen”, the unusual raw hockey’s chanchi is grilled. Eating in succession from the tail, mixing the onion and miso, but it is a furious horse anyhow.

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Recommended dish
“Raw Hot Chi-chan Baked”
Robata chidori
Address Tonnai Irefune, Kafuka-mura, Rebun-cho, Rebun-gun, Hokkaido
Telephone (+81)163-86-2130
Opening hours 11:00 – 21:30


What do you think? This time we introduced the gourmet which the local writer actually wanted to eat and recommend. Outside Hokkaido, it is “Geki umai Hokkaido” of various genres including shops not much known yet. If you have a shop thinking “I would like to eat!”, Please come and taste it!

※ The posting menu introduced this time is the one at the time we came. Currently menu and price may be changed. Including various types of information such as business hours, please check the latest information on the website of the shop etc. Please contact directly at the store.


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