January 16, 2018
The 10 Best Genghis Khan Restaurants You Must Eat in Hokkaido, Japan
Hokkaido located in the north end of Japan is surrounded by the sea and is known for rich seafood. However, we would like to introduce you restaurants of Genghis Khan, a local cuisine in Hokkaido. It’s a grilled mutton/lamb dish popular in Hokkaido.
1. Shirokuma Sapporo Honten
This restaurant is known for mutton/lamb produced in Hokkaido. It also deals with Australian lamb and mutton and Icelandic lamb. Each of them has different flavors so we recommend you to try each of them for comparison.
Meat is quite fresh so it’s recommended to eat as rare by grilling on one side.
Especially Hokkaido lamb is so fresh and you can eat as almost raw. Just grill quickly both sides. The restaurant uses local produce of rice and vegetables.
You can drop by this restaurant casually. Please visit here when you feel like having Genghis Khan.
Name: Sapporo Genghis Khan Shirokuma Sapporo Honten
Address: Joyful Sapporo Jasmac Building 1, 1st floor, 3 Chome Minami 6 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō
Closed: Sundays, Public holidays
Map: Map to Sapporo Genghis Khan Shirokuma Sapporo Honten
2. Daruma Honten
Daruma Honten opened in 1954 and has been popular for locals. There is a queue every day. It is known for unique flavor of Genghis Khan.
Even if you are not big fan of strong flavor of mutton/lamb, try with their secret sauce. It reduces the strong flavor and provides rich taste.
Make sure to order vegetables as well as meat. Order also rice if you are still hungry!
Name: Daruma Honten
Address: 4 Chome-5 Minami 5 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō
Closed: New Year’s Eve, New Year
Map: Map to Daruma Honten
3. Genghis Khan Namara
“Genghis Khan Namara” is quite well-known by TV and magazines. If you want to eat fresh lamb, go to this restaurant. The recommended menu is fresh lamb Genghis Khan. Fresh lamb does not have a strong typical smell of lamb and you can eat them quickly.
Try the unique menu Lambpon. It is lamb tataki. It has a perfect flavor of lamb and ponzu and you can’t stop eating. This place is a great choice for people who try Genghis Khan first time!
Name: Genghis Khan Namara
Address: Marubiru 1st floor, 1 Chome-3-3 Minami 3 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō
Map: Map to ingisukan Namara
4. Matsuo Genghis Khan Sapporoekimae ten
“Matsuo Genghis Khan Sapporoekimae ten” is a Genghis Khan restaurant near by Sapporo Station. It’s only 3 min walk from the station and is quite busy with business people working around the station especially at lunch time on weekdays.
The recommended dish is kodawari lamb steak. It’s a lamb steak with a bone and fills you up.
Also another recommended dish is Special Lamb rib Genghis Khan. It’s a quite rare part of sheep and you would enjoy this taste once you have a bite. Try this one when you visit Hokkaido.
Name: Matsuo Genghis Khan Sapporoekimae ten
Address: Nihonseimei Sapporo Building B1, 4 Chome-1-1 Kita 3 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō
Closed: New Year’s Eve, New Year
Map: Map to Matsuo Genghis Khan Sapporoekimae ten
5. Yozorano Genghis Khan
“Yozorano Genghis Khan” is known for locals by using selected fresh lamb. You can try various sauces here. If it’s the first time, we recommend you to have the basic soy-based sauce.
Vegetables are also from the selected farmers and very fresh. The restaurant has a wonderful night view. How about having tasty Genghis Khan while enjoying a beautiful night view of Susukino?
Name: Yozorano Genghis Khan Honten
Address: MY Plaza Building 10th floor, 4 Chome Minami 4 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō
Open: 17:00-25:00 (L.O. 24:30)
Map: Map to Yozorano Genghis Khan Honten
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“Fukurotei” is a Genghis Khan restaurant which select carefully which meat to be used. They serve only Australian lamb, especially only shoulder part. Shoulder part does not have that typical smell of Genghis Khan and people who are usually not big fan of Genghis Khan can also enjoy.
To keep meat fresh, they slice only after they get an order. You can see that they don’t have many other dishes than Genghis Khan on the menu and they are really confident with the quality of meat.
It’s popular among both locals and tourists. The restaurant recommend to grill both sides of meat quickly and to have meat rare. Please try!
Address: Capital YMD Building 1F, 5 Chome Minami 8 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō
Map: Map to Fukurotei
“Ohana” is located in a very convenient area, just a few minutes away from Susukino Station. You can drop by on the way home when you feel like having Genghis Khan.
The signature dish here is “Miso Genghis Khan”. You don’t see often miso Genghis Khan at other restaurant. Miso sauce is quite thick and matches very well with Genghis Khan.
Another recommended dish is soup lamb shabu-shabu. It’s probably hard to find lamb shabu-shabu in chicken stock soup anywhere else in Japan. Please try it here when you come to Hokkaido. Enjoy the special Genghis Khan you can only try here.
Name: Genghis Khan Ohana
Address: Shakokaikan 1F, 2 Chome Minami 5 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō
Map: Map to Genghis Khan Ohana
8. Sapporo Beer Garden
At Sapporo Beer Garten, you can enjoy Genghis Khan together with tasty beer. You can order food as a la carte but there are buffet style plans such as “drink as much as you want” or “eat as much as you want”.
If you are hungry, go for buffet menus. Of course you can just go with a small group, but you can use it for a private function or party.
Sapporo Beer Garten serves Sapporo brand beers such as Ebisu, Classic and Five Stars. Enjoy beer together with Genghis Khan. Watch out not to get too drunk!
Name: Sapporo Beer Garden
Address: 2-10, 9Chome, Kita 7jo Higashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Map: Map to Sapporo Beer Garden
9. Susukino Genghis Khan Honten
“Susukino Genghis Khan Honten” is located in Susukino area as the name says. Here you grill fresh meat on a charcoal stove. It’s very crispy and has a great flavor when you grill meat on charcoal.
The special sauce matches perfectly the grilled meat. The restaurant is popular with locals.
Fresh lamb shoulder and special lamb rib are especially recommended. Especially special lamb rib is fantastic and you would not be able to stop once you have a bite. Don’t forget to order lamb rib when you visit this restaurant.
Name: Susukino Genghis Khan
Address: 4 Chome-423-10 Minami 8 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō
Map: Map to Susukino Genghis Khan
“Shimadaya” is a Genghis Khan restaurant with 50 years of history. They serve the traditional flavor which hasn’t changed over 50 years. Lamb is marinated in their secret sauce.
They also have a course menu “drink as much as you want”. The restaurant is open until AM6:00 in the morning, so you can enjoy Genghis Khan and drinks without worrying about time. It’s also loved by locals.
The recommended course is “Tokutoku course”. You can eat as much as you want in 100 minutes for JPY3500. Quite reasonable! If you feel like having Genghis Khan at late night, this is the place you can consider.
Address: Show Building 1F, 4 Chome-2-11 Minami 7 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō
Map: Map to Shimadaya
Enjoy Genghis Khan in Hokkaido!
Did you find anything you want to try? Hokkaido offers fresh seafood, local vegetables, beef and lamb. Everything is tasty! No wonder there are many great restaurants in Hokkaido. We listed ten Genghis Khan restaurants but for sure there are many other nice restaurants. Please find something which you would love! Surely you can find your favorite one.