Hokkaido is the northernmost island in Japan, but it’s popular for different reasons. Aside from its winter activities, the food is also amazing there. So if you are planning to spend your winter season, check out this list of restaurants in the fifth biggest city of Hokkaido !
Sapporo is the fifth biggest city in Japan, the capital of the Hokkaido prefecture and birthplace of the world-renowned Sapparo beer. Snow crab, soup curry and okonomiyaki are only a few of Sapparo’s most mouthwatering dishes. Take advantage of everything on offer in the city with our foodie-approved selection of 10 great restaurants in Sapporo.
Sapporo is widely considered to be one of the best sushi destinations in Japan, and at the very top of that category stands Hanamaru. Hanamaru serves its dishes on a conveyor belt: each plate is color-coded and each color corresponds to a price. Guests can pick and choose whatever dish they prefer and at the end of the meal the waitresses count the stack of dishes and bring the bill. Considering the excellent quality of the fish, Hanamaru is surprisingly affordable. The cheerful atmosphere and the mouthwatering sushi make this venue a mandatory casual stop when visiting Sapporo.
Nishitondendori Soup Curry Honpo
Soup curry is one of the staple dishes of Japanese cuisine. Given that Hokkaido is the birthplace of soup curry, there is a lot of competition between restaurants to establish which one serves the best in Sapporo. Nishitondendori Soup Curry Honpo definitely ranks among the top three. The soups are simply fantastic: there is a wide selection of broths to choose from, which can be ordered either in a rich or light variant. The vegetable choice is also amazing, with cabbage, lotus root, okra, asparagus, red pepper, to name a few. To add another layer of deliciousness, the soups can be ordered with extra spice ranging in level from one to eight, the latter suitable only for the most daring.