Top 6 best culinary experiences in Sapporo

Enjoy a wide variety of foods and drinks in Sapporo.

Sapporo is the northern capital city of food. It’s all here! Ramen noodles, Jingisukan BBQ, fresh Hokkaido seafood, farm-to-table vegetables,and many more! In this guide, we will introduce the most popular places that the locals go to.

Here is the place you can find tasty MEAT!

#01 MEAT

Here, we have carefully selected the best restaurants around town for mouth-watering meats, including Zangi fried chicken, juicy Yakiniku grills, and aromatic Jingisukan BBQ!


Fresh lamb

This Jingisukan restaurant serves only 100% Hokkaido lamb.This restaurant was started by a man who started working as a ranch hand in order to open a Jingisukan shop. They offer entire sheep sent directly from the ranch. Come here to enjoy rare cuts of meat such as top-quality Suffolk loin and liver.

・ADDR. South5 West5-1-6, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 7 days a week 11:00am-11:00pm *Closed earlier when meat is sold out



This restaurant is popular with the locals, and offers authentic Chinese cuisine at reasonable prices. The menu covers everything from rice dishes to noodles, and fried foods, along with authentic dim sum and a la carte dishes. The zangi fried chicken is one of the most popular dishes.

・ADDR. Akarenga Terrace 3F, North2 West4-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open (Lunch) 11:00am-3:00pm, (Dinner) 5:00pm-11:00pm (LO 10:30pm)
・Closed according to building schedule


Wagyu Yakiniku set

Check out this popular restaurant, specializing in yakiniku, steaks, sukiyaki, and high-quality meats including Hokkaido Wagyu beef. The main store, located in Bihoro town, Abashiri, offers a variety of unique meat products as well as rare cuts that are usually not available at regular stores.

・ADDR. Odori BISSE 4F, Odori West3-7, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open (Lunch) 11:00am-2:30pm (LO 2:00pm), (Dinner) 5:00pm-10:00pm (LO 9:30pm)
・Closed according to building schedule


Venison BBQ

Come here and get your fill of delectable Jingisukan in a natural setting. This restaurant house, situated on Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill, offers lamb and venison dishes, curry, spaghetti, omelet rice, rice bowl dishes, and various other menu items.

・ADDR. Hitsujigaoka1, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo
・Open 7 days a week (May-Sep) 11:00am-4:00pm (LO 3:30pm), (Oct-Apr) 11:30am-3:00pm (LO 2:30pm)



Here, diners can enjoy Namara Thick-sliced Jingisukan, a dish of meat slices over one centimeter thick, marinated in special sauce, and various other meat dishes served with carefully-crafted original sauce.

・ADDR. South 5 West 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokusen Sano BLDG1F
・Open 7 days a week / Weekdays 4:30pm-10:00pm / Saturdays 2:00pm-10:00pm / Sundays and National Holidays 12:00pm-10:00pm

Cold beer? yeah why not?

#02 BEER

Hokkaido has crisp, clear waters and a cool climate that is optimal for brewing beer. Enjoy draft and craft beer directly from the local factories, including world famous Sapporo Beer!


Tasting set of 4 beers

A craft beer shop run by an importer. Here you’ll find craft beers imported from a brewery in Oregon as well as original beers.

・ADDR. AMS Bldg. 1F, South1 West12-322, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open (Mon-Fri) 3:00pm-9:00pm, (Sat-Sun) 12:00pm-9:00pm
・Closed Year-end and New Year holidays


Venison set

We are a certified ‘Delicious! Barrel Draft’ establishment. “Asahi
Super Dry” which are brewed right in the Hokkaido brewery, so you
can be sure that you are getting the best possible flavor. Whether
you are enjoying a Jingisukan meal with BBQ lamb, yakiniku grilled
meats, or a shabu-shabu hotpot, our beer is the perfect match.

・ADDR. North7 East9-2-10, Higashi-ku, Sapporo
・Open 7days a week 11:30~21:00 (LO 20:40)
・Closed December 31st


Lamb BBQ all-you-can-eat

Come enjoy a meal of Genghis Khan and beer straight from the brewery! In addition to all-you-can-eat Genghis Khan, there are also popular individual dishes where you can enjoy a variety of Genghis Khan items. Don’t miss the chance to try Brau Meister fresh from the barrel, a premium Kirin beer.

・ADDR. Urban Sapporo Bldg. 7F, South3 West4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 7 days a week 5:00pm-10:00pm


Lamb BBQ all-you-can-eat

The menu here features everything from Jingisukan, popular nationwide for it healthy flavors, to other luxurious dishes made with Hokkaido ingredients for diverse, unique dining options in each hall. Visit Sapporo Beer Garden with your friends, colleagues or family for a chat and a relaxing time or a meal with a special someone.

・ADDR. North7 East9-2-10, Higashi-ku, Sapporo
・Open 7 days a week 11:30am-10:00pm (LO 9:30pm)
・Closed December 31st


Venison plate

This popular beer restaurant in Sapporo offers dishes made with Hokkaido ingredients and 10 different varieties of their own craft beers each day.Here, visitors can enjoy 10 different kinds of freshly brewed beer crafted at the brewery along with dishes made from Hokkaido ingredients, all at reasonable prices.

・ADDR. Alpha Soseigawa Park Bldg. 1F, South3 East1-3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open (Mon-Fri )5:00pm-11:00pm (food LO 10:00pm, drink LO 10:30pm)(Sat, Sun, and national holidays) 4:00pm-11:00pm (food LO 10:00pm, drink LO 10:30pm)
・Closed on irregular holidays, December 31st to January 2nd

Check out all the seasonal seafood that you can taste of Hokkaido!


Hokkaido, surrounded on all sides by the sea, there’s no doubt seafoods are fresh. Whether you want to try authentic Japanese sushi, sample exquisite crab dishes, or experience a local izakaya drinking hole, you won’t be disappointed.


Stewed fish

Offering carefully-selected, fresh flavors you can trust! The head chef makes sure customers are satisfied by providing sushi and other dishes made with plenty of fresh ingredients. Here, diners state their budget in advance and leave the menu up to the chef. Come here for a delicious meal you can trust, superb service and hospitality.

・ADDR. Alt Bldg. 6F, South5 West4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 5:30pm-12:00am (LO 11:30pm)
・Closed Sundays


King Crab Shabu-Shabu Set

Hyosetsu no Mon was established as the one and only king crab restaurant in the country in 1964. They offer mainly king crab dishes, and also serve meals made with hairy crabs, snow crabs, and Hanasaki crabs. Come here to enjoy crab cuisine that can only be found at a specialty restaurant.

・ADDR. South5 West2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 7 days a week (Mon-Fri) 11:00am-3:00pm, 4:30pm-11:00pm (Sat, Sun, National holidays) 11:00am-11:00pm


Lunch set

This quiet Japanese restaurant is located on the back streets of Sapporo Station. They offer fresh, delicious side dishes made with ingredients from Hokkaido, particularly Erimo, along with locally-brewed sake. It is the perfect place for banquets and dinner parties. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy some quality time at Erimo-tei.

・ADDR. North7 West5-11-2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open (Lunch) 11:30am-3:00pm, (Dinner) 5:00pm-9:00pm (reservations required for dinner)
・Closed Sundays, Mondays, national holidays, and irregular holidays


Top pick

Don’t miss out on the fresh ingredients delivered daily at Koropokkuru. They offer a variety of seasonal Hokkaido foods, from Hanasaki crab direct from Nemuro, to sea urchin sent direct from the port, amazingly large and juicy striped Atka mackerel, and piping hot Kitaakari potatoes from Niseko.

・ADDR. Matsuoka Bldg. 3F, South4 West4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 3:00pm-11:00pm
・Closed on irregular holidays


Hokkaido Kyodo Kaiseki Course
*The menu changes seasonally.

Established in 1963, this restaurant offers crab and other Hokkaido cuisine. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of a Sapporo private dining room in a warehouse built from Sapporo soft stone in 1915. Here you’ll find the seasonal flavors of Hokkaido in each ingredient.

・ADDR. South5 West5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 5:00pm-11:00pm (LO 10:00pm)
・Closed Sundays, Year-end and New Year holidays

Eye candy that also tastes great!


Parfaits! These sweet delights are not just for the ladies and children. One of the newest trends happening in Sapporo, called “shime parfait”, is business men relaxing and enjoy parfaits in the evenings after work!


the Salted Caramel and Pistachio

The most popular item on the menu is the Salted Caramel and Pistachio, a perfect harmony of rich pistachio ice cream, cassis mousse, and apple compote. All ice creams and mousses are hand made.

・ADDR. Asuka Bldg.1F, South2 West1-8-2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 18:00-24:00, (Fri,Sat,before holidays 18:00-25:00)
・Closed on irregular holidays


Playful “Suzuran” ~return of happiness~

Finish off your day with a delicious parfait for a night filled with wonderful dreams. Authentic Japanese aromas also include Japanese sake.

・ADDR. 4th Fujii Bldg. 2F, South4 West5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open (Sun-Thu) 6:00pm-12:00am (LO 11:30pm), (Fri, Sat, before holidays) 6:00pm-2:00am (LO 1:30am)
・Closed on irregular holidays


Seasonal Fruit Ball Parfait

Shiawase no Recipe Sweet is a stage for happiness, where you can casually share a familiar sense of joy. This shop is known for its innovative, fairy tale-like parfaits that are adorable in their elaborate presentation.

・ADDR. Big Silver Bldg. B1F, South3 West4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 7 days a week (Mon-Fri) 7:00pm-3:00am (LO 2:00am), (Sat, Sun, and national holidays) 2:00pm-3:00am (LO 2:00am)

Parfaiteria miL

Shima Enaga Parfait ~ Rum Raisin and Chocolate Character Banana ~

Located in the basement of the building, this shop offers a bit of a hideaway atmosphere.Enjoy parfaits crafted for mature palates, along with alcoholic beverages and chocolate specialties at this parfait shop.

・ADDR. Sanjo Mimatsu Bldg. B1F, South3 West5-30, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 6:00pm-12:00am (LO 11:30pm)
・Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and irregular holidays

Parfaiteria PaL

pistachio and chocolate

Finish off your day with a delicious parfait for a night filled with wonderful dreams.Here you can enjoy parfaits crafted with perfectly matched and balanced ingredients along with alcoholic beverages.

・ADDR. South 4 West 2 Bldg. 6F, South4 West2, 10-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open (Sun-Thu, and national holidays) 6:00pm-12:00am (LO 11:30pm), (Fri, Sat, before holidays) 6:00pm-2:00am (LO 1:30am)
・Closed on irregular holidays

Organic food in Sapporo


There are many agricultural producers in Hokkaido who specialize in pesticide-free and organic products, some of restaurant has menu for vegans and vegetarians.

Le Trianon

vegan course
*reservation required 3days in advance

Located 100 meters above street level on the 28th floor, this restaurant offers French food made with local ingredients while you enjoy the gorgeous night views of Sapporo, recently registered as one of the three best night views in Japan. A course that does not use milk, eggs, meat, or seafood.Please enjoy all 8 dishes that are mainly made with ingredients from Hokkaido.

・ADDR. Sapporo Prince Hotel 28F, South2 West11, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 5:30pm-10:00pm (LO 9:00pm)
・Closed Mondays

JYOTI The Door to India

Chickpeas curry

Come here to experience authentic Northern Indian food at this centrally-located, easily-accessible restaurant.All cooked without artificial seasonings. And our hearty curries made with beans and vegetables are especially popular with vegetarians and vegans.

・ADDR. WAKATSUKI SQUARE 7F, South3 West4-16-1 , Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 7 days a week 5:00pm-11:00pm



Located near Odori Park, this popular sandwich shop is loved by Sapporo locals. The sandwiches here are big and delicious. Don’t forget to try the red king crab and fruit sandwiches! We can recommend salad sandwich to vegetarians and vegans.

・ADDR. Toshin Bldg. B3F, Odori West2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 10:00am-6:00pm (LO 5:00pm)
・Closed Wednesdays, December 31st and January 1st


*reservation required 1 day in advance.

Enjoy the flavor of each grain of wheat that makes up the main component in ramen, the noodles. Each dish is painstakingly made with the best Hokkaido ingredients. We also serve specialty ramen that caters to vegetarians and vegans.

・ADDR. Hokuren Bldg. B1F, North4 West1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open (Lunch) 11:00am-3:00pm (Dinner) 5:00pm-8:00pm
・Closed on irregular holidays


Vegetarian set

A Michelin-listed restaurant located in the upscale Maruyama area, this popular spot specializes in using local seasonal ingredients in creating authentic Japanese cuisines at a reasonable price.There is also a full-vegetable course for vegetarians and vegans.

・ADDR. Packet B1F, South1 West25-2-22, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open (Lunch) 11:30am-3:00pm (LO 2:00pm) (Dinner)6:00pm-9:30pm (LO 8:30pm)
・Closed Tuesdays

Holistic Bio Cafe Veggy Way

Oriental Vegan Cuisine

A strictly vegan café in Maruyama area. The Chef’s Lunch, a creative vegan meal, is a beautiful and satisfying set menu using seasonal ingredients. The menu of this lunch changes daily between Japanese and Western cuisine. Vegan sweets such as parfaits and cakes as well as nut-free products are also available.

・ADDR. Maruyama Keiwa West 27 Bldg. 1F, Odori West 27, 2-3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 11:30am-6:00pm
・Closed Tuesdays

Are you up to the challenge of finding your favorite miso ramen in Sapporo?


Check out the most famous spots in Sapporo for ramen! With freshly made noodles and traditional ingredients all served in a variety of rich broths, there is something for everyone!


Butter RAMEN with corn

They add fruit, vegetables, and wine to their delicious miso to create a bowl of ramen with a deep, fruity umami. Their two-stage aged egg noodles are popular for their chewy texture.

・ADDR. Sapporo Ramen Yokocho, South5 West3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 5:00pm-11:00pm *Closed earlier when the soup is sold out
・Closed on irregular holidays



This legendary miso ramen has established a firm foothold in Sapporo, which is packed with famous ramen shops. Salted rice malt miso and white miso are blended for a rich but smooth bowl of ramen.

・ADDR. Sapporo Ramen Yokocho, South5 West3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open.(Mon-Thu)6:00pm-2:00am,(Fri-Sat) 6:00pm-3:00am
・Closed Sundays and Mondays



This famous miso ramen shop is loved by locals and always has a line of customers. The clear soup is a chef specialty, made with pork knuckle bones, mature chicken, and carefully-selected vegetables cooked together for more than 10 hours. The combinat ion of umami -packed soup and curly medium- thickness noodles is a true delicacy.

・ADDR. Mutsumi Kaikan 1F, South6 West3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
・Open 7 days a week (Mon-Sat) 10:30am-3:00am, (Sun and national holidays) 10:30am-2:00am



Ever since its founding in 1964, they have continued to push the boundaries of flavor with craftsmen techniques and spirit. The spicy broth is slowly stewed with garlic and perfectly paired with wavy medium-thick noodles, allowing the symphony of flavors to be fully expressed and enjoyed.

・ADDR. Nakanoshima2-4-7-28, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo
・Open 7 days a week (Apr-Oct)* 11:00am-3:00pm, 4:00pm-9:00pm, (Nov-Mar)** 11:00am-3:00pm, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays *11:00am-9:00pm, **11:00am-8:00pm



Saimi is synonymous with Sapporo miso ramen. This incredibly popular restaurant always has a line! The combination of a special miso sauce and savory pork bone broth creates a simplistic, yet satisfying flavor. You can also enjoy personalizing the aroma by simply adding some fresh ginger into the soup.

・ADDR. Misono10-5-3-12, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo
・Open 11:00am-3:15pm, 5:00pm-7:30pm *No dinner served on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
・Closed Mondays, on irregular holidays twice a month, Year-end and New Year holidays