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10 Recommended Restaurants in Sapporo Serving Local Cuisine

Sapporo is a city with many restaurants utilizing ingredients from local farms. One way to fully enjoy an area is to try the local food. Many Japanese locals go to Hokkaido to eat the fresh ingredients.

Since Sapporo is one of the busiest cities in Hokkaido, a lot of visitors come for work and tourism. Following the circumstances, there are various kinds of restaurants in Sapporo. Moreover, Hokkaido is considered to be the best place producing seafood, vegetables, and milk products. The following are recommended foods and restaurants you should eat when you in Sapporo!


#1. Okushiba Shoten, Sapporo Honten

Soup curry is a food that originated in Sapporo and Okushiba Shoten is one of the most popular soup curry restaurants. They use shrimp broth for the curry soup and fresh vegetables grown on local farms. Various kinds of vegetables, meats, and seafood are colorful and create a great flavor that stimulates your palette.
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Okushiba Shoten

Address: Nishi 14-2-2, Minami 8-jo, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0808 Japan

Access: 1 minute walk from Tram Stop Nishi-sen 9-jo

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Phone: 011-561-6662

Website: Okushiba Shoten (Japanese)


#2. Sapporo Junren, Sapporo Honten

Sapporo Junren, Sapporo Honten
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Sapporo is the birthplace of miso ramen, fermented soy bean paste, there are many ramen shops that offer great miso ramen. Sapporo Junren opened in 1964, it is one of the long-established shops in the area. There is a long line of people waiting, so that means that the food is delicious.
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Sapporo Junren

Address: 17-1-41 Hiragishi 2-jo, Toyohira Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Access: 5 minute walk from Sumikawa Station

Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 011-842-2844

Website: Sapporo Junren (Japanese)


#3. Kita no Gourmet-Tei

Kita no Gourmet-Tei
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Kita no Gourmet-Tei translates to a “gourmet restaurant in the north”, the restaurant is located in the Sapporo Jyogai Ichiba (Sapporo Crab Market). Therefore, the food served at the restaurant is so fresh and delicious. The flavors are superb and it is very affordable. You can buy seafood and vegetables for cheap at the market. This restaurant is recommended if you would like to eat and buy Hokkaido grown products.
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Kita no Gourmet-Tei

Address: Nishi 22-4-1,Kita 11-jo, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Access: 5 minute walk from Nijuyon-ken Station

Hours: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Phone: 011-621-3545

Website: Kita no Gourmet-Tei


#4. Ajidokoro Sabo Nakamura

Ajidokoro Sabo Nakamura
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Ajidokoro Sabo Nakamura is an izakaya established in Otaru that has been open for over 50 years. They serve food such as fried cutlet, fried chicken, and potato salad. The food is are highly reviewed. Since the food matches with beer, it is recommended to order a glass or two. The cozy atmosphere at an izakaya makes people let go and relax.
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Ajidokoro Sabo Nakamura

Address: Nishi 6-8-3-17, Minami 4-jo, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Access: 5 minute walk from Susukino Station

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Phone: 011-232-4227

Website: Ajidokoro Sabo Nakamura (Japanese)



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SALVATORE CUOMO & BAR is an Italian restaurant where you can have authentic Italian foods in a casual style. Especially, the pizza uses the best ingredients such as cheese and vegetables from local farms in Hokkaido and the restaurant has a stone oven. They have a large selection of wine too. In addition, the restaurant is conveniently located to Sapporo Station. If you would like eat a western-style restaurant while staying in Sapporo, this restaurant might be a good option.
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Address: Nishi 5-1, Kita 6-jo, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Access: 1 minute walk from Sapporo Station

Open Hours: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Phone: 011-223-6865



#6. Kaisen Hachikyo

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Kaisen Hachikyo is a seafood restaurant serving fresh seafood caught in the Rausu area, a famous fisherman’s town in Hokkaido. There is a boundary line between the warm sea current and the cold sea current, so a variety of fish is caught from the sea. A lot of fishing boat items such as fishing boat flags indicating large catch and a life buoy decorate the restaurant to amuse customers.
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Kaisen Hachikyo

Address: Nishi 3, Minami 3-jo, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Access: 1 minute walk from Susukino Station

Hours: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Phone: 011-222-8940

Website: Kaisen Hachikyo


#7. Asian Bar Ramai

Asian Bar Ramai was established in 2003, they serve soup curry based on curry soup from Bali. They use chicken broth for the curry soup and add in a wide range of vegetables. The different flavors blended together are delicious but can be sometimes by spicy. Since there is a lot of soup, you can order more rice free of charge. The restaurant will satisfy those looking for bold flavoring and volume.
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Asian Bar Ramai

Address: Nishi 10-1005-4, Minami 4-jo, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Access: 6 minute walk from Nishi 11-chome Station

Hours: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Phone: 011-211-0697

Website: Asian Bar Ramai (Japanese)


#8. Sushi-dokoro Arima

As you may know, Hokkaido is well-known as the best place to eat fresh seafood. Sushi-dokoro Arima is a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves full courses of fresh seafood. Some special seafood that can’t frequently be eaten is served here along with famous sake. If you would like to experience a quiet Japanese meal, this is a highly recommended restaurant. It is expensive but well worth the price.
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Sushi-dokoro Arima

Address: Nishi 4 Minami 3-jo, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Access: 7 minute walk from Susukino Station

Hours: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Phone: 011-215-0998

Website: Sushi-dokoro Arima (Japanese)


#9. Ramen Sakurajima

Ramen Sakurajima
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Ramen Sakurajima is a ramen shop that serves Kagoshima ramen. The ramen shop has a solid reputation for the taste and the amount of sliced roast pork. The soup is rich in flavor, it is something to rave about. If you would like to eat a lot of food, come stop by this shop.
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Ramen Sakurajima

Address: 3-1-38, Nishino 8-jo, Nishi Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Access: 20 minute walk from Hassamu-Minami Station

Hours: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Phone: 011-667-1321

Website: Ramen Sakurajima (Japanese)


#10. Sapporo Genghis Khan

Have you ever heard of Hokkaido cuisine, Genghis Khan? It is Mongolian mutton/lamb meant roasted on a pan with a unique shape. Sapporo Genghis Khan Honten is one of the popular Genghis Khan restaurants which serves great meat, vegetables, and delicious sauces made with soy sauce, sesame, broth from dried bonito, ginger, dried shrimp, and dried mushrooms. One bite and you will surely love it.
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Sapporo Genghis Khan

Address: Nishi 6, Minami 5-jo, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Access: 5 minute walk from Susukino Station

Hours: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Phone: 011-512-2940

Website: –

Tabelog: Sapporo Genghis Khan (Japanese)


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