Sapporo restaurants

Top Choice Ramen in Sapporo

Menya Saimi

Sapporo takes its ramen very seriously and Saimi is oft-voted the best ramen shop in the city (and sometimes the country) – and it's not overrated. You will have to queue, which is annoying, but you will be rewarded…
Sushi in Sapporo

Sushi-no-uo-masa

This is something special: sushi for breakfast out at the fish market. It takes an effort to get here, but the sushi is excellent and you can wander around the market before and after eating. Sushi-no-uo-masa is sma…
Ramen in Sapporo

Ganso Ramen Yokochō

This famous alleyway in the Susukino entertainment district is crammed with ramen shops, including branches of several venerable Hokkaidō shops. It's been around since 1952, and is keen to distinguish itself from al…
Seafood in Sapporo

Kani-honke

These are the crab guys! The frigid seas surrounding Hokkaidō are bountiful and yield some of the tastiest crustaceans around. Try the 'kani-suki' (¥4600 per person), a crab version of sukiyaki; after the crab and v…
Barbecue in Sapporo

Daruma

This is where Sapporoites take friends visiting from out of town for the local speciality, jingisukan (all-you-can-eat lamb dish). There's nothing fancy here, just quality meat and a warm homey vibe. Daruma, in busi…
Sandwiches in Sapporo

Saera

This Sapporo institution serves sandwiches of the genteel sort (crusts-off, lightly stuffed), with dozens of fillings. Two to try: the king-crab sandwich and the curious fruit sandwich, filled with mandarins and whi…
Ice Cream in Sapporo

Milk Mura

A grown-up twist on the classic ice-cream parlour, Milk Mura serves mugs of soft-serve ice cream accompanied by three tiny chalices of your choice of liquors – and there are dozens to choose from. Bottles, some anci…
Japanese Curry in Sapporo

Kōhīhausu

This soup curry shop near the Moiwa-yama Ropeway comes highly recommended by Sapporo locals. Most popular: the chicken curry (チキンカレー; chikin karē) with a 'medium' (中; chū) spice level. Get it with coffee for ¥1000. …
Seafood in Sapporo

Keiran Seafood

At the northeast corner of the market, Keiran has fresh rice bowls, tasty grilled fish, and plenty of English. You can marvel at the hundreds of happy customer photos as you eat, or take a selfie with the giant plas…
Barbecue in Sapporo

Yosora-no-Jingisukan

This popular joint gets so busy the air is thick with the smoke of grilling lamb. Most popular: the 90-minute all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink deal for ¥3100 per person on the 9th floor. It's ¥500 more on the 10th…