June 18, 2017
The 10 Best Unagi Restaurants You Must Eat in Hokkaido
Hokkaido is famous as one of the main gourmet capitals of Japan. From their beef to their seafood there is never a shortage of delicious choices. However, the king of gourmet is no doubt eel. The perfect blend comes when the texture of the cooked eel is fixed with the delicious signature eel sauce. Today we will introduce 10 places in Hokkaido where one can enjoy this delicacy of Japan.
“Unamei” is particularly popular within Hokkaido. This shop has been featured in Michelin’s Big Gourmet. Only Japan produced eel is prepared here with the highest-grade of charcoal.
The “Special Eel on Rice” may be a bit expensive at 5000 yen. However, it is a large serving of highest quality! You can also enjoy “Eel with egg on rice” for 2000yen. This is the perfect place for a special dinner on vacation.
Address: 3-1 27-chome Kita1jyo Chuo-ku Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Hours: 11:30～15:00 / 17:00～21:00
Access: 4 minutes from Maruyama Park Station
Map: Map to Unamei
2. Unagi Futaba
This shop was opened in 1948 and has a history of approximately 70 years. The access to the shop is great and the quality you can enjoy here is superb. The eel comes from places within Japan such at Kyushu and Shizuoka and is prepared with high quality coal.
The eel on rice is prepared for prices ranging from 2400 yen to 4600 yen. Come enjoy the price that fits your hunger and budget. You can also ask for your eel to be prepared in the Kasai-style if you wish so come enjoy the variety that suits you!
Name: Unago Futaba
Address: 7-3-2 Nishi Minami5jyo Chuo-ku Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: 7 minutes from Subway Susukino Station
Map: Map to Unago Futaba
This shop has been loved by the locals from 50 years before. They are particular to eel from within Japan. All eel is prepared from start to finish by the best cooks. Here you can enjoy a reasonable variety and price at one location.
The prices range from 1790 yen to 3030 yen and you can also choose to enjoy your eel with the wonderful wine available. Come try and see why this shop has long been loved by the locals!
Address: 1F Watanabe Bld. Nishi2chome Minami4 Chuo-ku Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: 2 minutes from Subway Susukino Station
Map: Map to Kadoya
4. Miyagawa Honten – Daimaru Sapporo Shop
This is the branch shop of the “Miyagawa Honten” in Tokyo. They serve eel from Shizuoka and others of the greatest from within Japan depending on the season. The eel is prepared after your order so you must wait a bit longer but it is certainly worth it!
You can choose the size of your eel on rice from 2700 yen to 3780 yen. Please choose which best suits you based on your budget and hunger levels! Please come try the finest of Kanto eel.
Name: Miyagawa Honten – Daimaru Sapporo shop
Address: 8F Omaru Sapporo shop 7 Nishi4chome Chuo-ku Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: JR Sapporo Station
Map: Map to Miyagawa Honten
5. Sapporo no Unagiya
“Sapporo no Unagiya” is found near the Shinkawa Station in Sapporo City. This shop was featured in Michilen’s Big Gourmet but is also a shop dear to the community. The eel is cooked with a particular type of coal to create a contrast of crisp and soft for your enjoyment.
You can enjoy from a limited number available their natural eel prepared in a earthenware pot with pickled vegetables for 6150 yen. It is certainly a luxury, but you will not be disappointed! You can also choose a large serving of chopped eel on rice. This is a place worth the travel time and price!
Name: Sapporo no Unagiya
Address: 16-4-10 Nishi Kita27jyo Kitaku 8F Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Hours: 11:30～20:30 (approximate)
Access: 2 minutes from Shinkawa Station
Map: Map to Sapporo no Unagiya
6. Unagi Kamogawa
“Unagi Kamogawa” is locate not far from the center of Sapporo City. Here you can taste the rare to Hokkaido “Kansai-styled Eel”. Because the eel is prepared slowly with a coal fire, the skin is crisp and the inside is almost fluffy. The deliciousness is completely different from that usually offered through the “Kanto-style”.
If you want to enjoy plenty of eel with your rice you can enjoy a mid-sized dish for 4900 yen. You can also enjoy ell in smaller pieces on rice for 3900 yen. Come enjoy a taste of Kansai eel in Hokkaido!
Name: Unagi Kamogawa
Address: 1F Sankyo Bld. 6-5-4 Nishi Odori Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Hours: 11:30～14:30 / 17:00～20:30
Access: 3 minutes from Nishi8chome Station
Map: Map to Unagi Kamogawa
7. Unagi no Wada
Not far from the center of Sapporo City is where you will find “Unagi no Wada”. Here you can enjoy eel in a more common environment. Eel can tend to have a very expensive, unreachable aura in Japanese cuisine. This is not the case here.
This is also a place where people come to drink so their individual item menu is well organized as well. You can also enjoy eel on rice for 4000 yen. Usually eel is not a food you can drink with but it is a luxury worth trying once!
Name: Unagi no Wada
Address: Nishi2 Minami7jyo Chuo-kuSapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Hours: 11:30～13:00 / 17:30～21:00
Access: 3 minutes from Hosui Susukino Station
Map: Map to Unagi no Wada
8. Kadowaki Unagi Shop
“Kadowaki Unagi Shop” is located in the lively portion of Asahikawa City. This shop has received 1 star in the Michelin Restaurant Ratings. However, this is this is also a place that is loved by all the locals as well.
You can enjoy eel on rice from just 1600yen or a larger portion for 4100 yen. When you order an eel course here, you can also enjoy rarer dishes such as eel sashimi as well.
Name: Kadowaki Unagi Shop
Address: 7 2jjyodori Asahikawa City Hokkaido Prefecture
Hours: 11:30～14:00 / 16:30～21:00
Access: 5 minutes from Asahikawa Station
Map: Map to Kadowaki Unagi Shop
9. Sushi Kaisen Shiomi
Sushi is the best known gourmet of Otaru, Hokkaido. To find a place to enjoy eel here is nearly impossible. However, at “Sushi Kaisen Shomi” you can enjoy eel and sushi together! You can enjoy eel on rice for 3500 yen. Because this eel is taken from a tank alive and prepared from the very beginning it will take 40 minutes till you receive your order.
However, the freshness is something that cannot be beat. In addition, you should let the store know 2 hours before you arrived. Aside from eel, there are many other dishes available such as Fresh Fish on Rice, Hotpot, Grilled Fish, Fried Chicken and others. Come enjoy the cuisine of Otaru.
Name: Sushi Kaisen Shiomi
Address: 2F Shiomi Bld. 3-1-7 Hanazono Otaru City Hokkaido Prefecture
Hours: 11:30～14:00 / 16:30～22:00
Access: 10 minutes from Minami Otaru Station
Map: Map to Sushi Kaisen Shiomi
Takahashi is the must-go shop for eel in Hakodate. One can enjoy a eel lunch for starting at 2400 yen or a mini eel lunch for 2100 yen. Each of these come with sides such a Chawanmushi. Here they are particular to eel from Japan.
You can also enjoy tempura here, which is what this shop is originally famous for. Among the sides available, we can particularly recommend their homemade dumplings. If you want to enjoy tempura and eel this is the shop for you!
Address: 24-6 Goryokaku-machi Hakodate City Hokkaido Prefecture
Hours: 11:30～14:30 / 17:00～21:30
Access: 14 minutes from Goryokaku Station
Map: Map to Takahashi
Let’s Enjoy the Delicious Eel of Hokkaido!
Did you find a shop you would like to try during your travels to Hokkaido? Eel is extremely popular gourmet even within Japan. Though it cost a bit much, it is perfect to wrap up your travels with a memorable dinner. Come enjoy the perfectly prepared eel!