Where to Eat in Sapporo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 12, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Probably best known for its eponymous beer, Sapporo—the capital of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island—has maintained the youthful and open atmosphere of the 1972 Olympic Winter Games, drawing international visitors for its annual Snow Festival and its world-famous ramen. Those seeking out the full diversity of Japanese cuisine will want to visit: a city with a ramen-inspired theme park is one that embraces and pampers foodies.
Things to do in Sapporo

1. Nemuro Hanamaru JR Tower Stellar Place

2 Kitagojonishi, Chuo-ku | 6F Stella Place, Sapporo 060-0005, Hokkaido Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$369 +81 11-209-5330
Excellent
40%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Nemuro Hanamaru JR Tower Stellar Place

Reviewed By margheritapie

Conveniently located in Stellar Place, it's the place to go to for affordable and yummilicios sushi. The welcoming and chaotic ambience did not disappoint (you'll get what I mean once you're there :D). Be prepared to wait for an hour even during off peak hours to get seat, but since the shop is in the mall, we managed to go for quick shopping and returned just in time for our turn! :)

2. Picante

3 Kita 13-jo Nishi, Kita-ku, Sapporo 001-0012, Hokkaido Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Asian, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +81 11-737-1600
Excellent
39%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 185 reviews

Picante

Reviewed By SarahBoule - Palaiseau, France

Picante undoubtedly serves tasty food, but the portion was quite small compared to other soup curry and curry restaurants in Sapporo, and the prices were also higher. The wait was also quite long and the music was very random and not very pleasant to listen to.

3. Ramen Shingen Minami-6joten

8 Nishi, Minami-6jo,Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0806, Hokkaido Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Asian, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +81 11-530-5002
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 388 reviews

Ramen Shingen Minami-6joten

Reviewed By VKLiew - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

U can take a Sapporo tram to Higashihonganji-Mae Station which is 5mins walk from there.
Place looks old and 5 young gentlemen arr running the ramen place, we que 5 mins sat down and they provide english menu so i order as pictures.
The ramen was just nice now overcook, soup was heaven, pork slice melted in your mouth, yes its fresh!
Then i tried the chahan, awesome! taste good it has the chinese saying "wok hei" and i wanted more so i ask for take away, we were refuse, as take away is now allow.
I guess they need you to have it fresh to stay credible on their name. So this is a thumbs up for ramen!

4. Sky J

5-2-5 Kita, Chuo-ku | JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo 35F, Sapporo 060-0005, Hokkaido Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet Italian, Bar, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks +81 11-251-6377
Excellent
41%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 276 reviews

Sky J

Reviewed By GlobeTrekker6 - Malaysia

This restaurant is located at the very top of JR Nikko hotel with panoramic views of Sapporo city. It offers a breakfast and fusion lunch buffet with a variety of western and Japanese dishes.
The chefs use fresh seasonal ingredients based on what's available at the time of the year. Food served is of high quality. When we were there during the winter months, very fresh buri (yellowtail) sashimi was offered whereas during another visit in autumn, they had sake (salmon) sashimi.
There's also a station where a chef would serve you prime cuts of beef or pork.
There's a good choice of desserts with different types of cakes available as well as a salad bar.
It is advisable to make a booking beforehand as the restaurant is hugely popular with the locals. Recommended.

5. Suage Honten

5-chome Minami 4jo Nishi, Chuo-ku | 2nd Floor, Sapporo 064-0804, Hokkaido Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +81 11-233-2911
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 543 reviews

Suage Honten

Reviewed By qaramel - Singapore, Singapore

They have a nice range of curries to choose from, and you can even customise your own curry by having add-ons like vegetable, meat, and mushrooms. Those looking for something spicy, however, will be disappointed - try to go to the maximum spice level. Also, the curry soup is watery, unlike Japanese curry sauce.

6. Kaitenzushi Toriton Hiragishi

15-4-23 Hiragishi 2-jo, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo 062-0932, Hokkaido Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff Japanese, Seafood, Sushi Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$71 +81 11-818-3366
Excellent
53%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Kaitenzushi Toriton Hiragishi

Reviewed By Amanda - Sapporo, Japan

The restaurant name is actually "Toriton" and it is in Minami Hiragishi, about 10 mins walk from the subway station. Follow the signs for TenjinYama Park or ask anyone in the neighborhood.
Big restaurant - best to go outside the 12 to 1 pm lunch and 5 to 8 pm dinner rush. GREAT sushi! Fresh, lots of choice, English menu. Revolving sushi. Yum!

7. Menya Saimi

Misono 10-jo, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo 062-0010, Hokkaido Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol Japanese Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$71 +81 11-820-6511
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 269 reviews

Menya Saimi

Reviewed By esuw

The best ramen shop in Sapporo. I tried ramen alley in Sapporo. But to me this place is a lot better. The line outside the shop would tell you why it's the best ramen shop in Sapporo. Try the miso and shio ramen. They have tasty broth. The only downside is they're pretty cheapskate in giving the pork slice.

8. Saera

Odorinishi, Chuoku, Sapporo 064-8528, Hokkaido Takeout Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$71 - HK$220 +81 11-221-4220
Excellent
36%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 164 reviews

Saera

Reviewed By Tjin Kai O

DIRECTIONS: it is at basement 2. So you need to walk down 2 flights of stairs, same level as the underground.
Wide range of sandwiches ranging from King crab (!!!), fruits, salmon, beef and any combination in between! Cosy with great staff that can speak enough English to let you place an order. Good place.

9. Daruma Honten

Minami 5jo Nishi 4 | Crystal Building 1F, Sapporo 064-0805, Hokkaido Serves Alcohol Japanese Dinner, Late Night HK$149 - HK$439 +81 11-552-6013
Excellent
45%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 331 reviews

Daruma Honten

Reviewed By voodoochild1979 - Toronto

We went on a Tuesday night around 9pm so we only waited 10 minutes. This was also right after Golden Week so probably less busy than normal. Food was excellent and fun to make. You will get smoke in your clothes and hair so prepare accordingly! We saw some people bring plastic bags to put their jackets in. There's also a coat closet.

10. Jingisukan Daruma 4.4 ten

Minami 4 jo Nishi 4, Sapporo 064-0804, Hokkaido Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Barbecue Dinner, Late Night HK$149 - HK$220 +81 11-551-8844
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 199 reviews

Jingisukan Daruma 4.4 ten

Reviewed By Ronaldy O - Melbourne, Australia

6 of us came around 8pm. We sat separately 2-2. Waited for about 30 minutes, it is worth it. When we came, the premium lamb already sold out. So we ate the normal one which is still really good. There's locker inside to put your stuff so it doesn't smell.

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