8月 31, 2019
The Best Yakiniku In Sapporo! The Top 10 Yakiniku Restaurants You Must Try!
One of the central business districts in Hokkaido – Sapporo, which is recognised as a lively city of Hokkaido. Therefore, all the amazing meat produced in Hokkaido gathers here, and because all those meat are imported directly from the farms, you can try them at an affordable price! In this article, I will introduce the best 10 Yakiniku restaurants in Sapporo! Why not try them when you go on a trip?
Located in the eastern part of Hokkaido, Kitami City has the best Yakiniku restaurant called “Mikakuen”, owned by the butcher “Sakaguchi Seinikuten”. Yes, one of the most popular menus in Kitami City is Yakiniku. As the owner of the butcher from Kitami City chooses meat himself, the taste of Yakiniku is guaranteed. Inside the restaurant has a fridge to stock only the dried aging “Koshimizu Wagyu Beef”, and they have their professional ways to keep the freshest offal.
“Assortment of 5 kinds” is the most recommended menu here and it comes with chuck ribs, fillet, top blade muscle, sirloin, and chuck flap. Also “Koori Jime Offal”, which is basically offal immeresed in ice to bring out its natural sweetness, is what you should try at this restaurant. Mikakuen is a kids-friendly restaurant that you can come with your family!
Address: Level 1, Sawada Building, 4-10-1, Kita Kujou Nishi, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Access: Walk 4 mins from Sapporo
Map: map to Mikakuen
Niku no Kappou Tamura
“Niku no Kappou” is a Yakiniku restaurant which has a several shops within Hokkaido. It was started as the butcher, known as “Tamura Seinikuten” opened in Bihoro Town. They use only the beef produced in Hokkaido, and purchased the whole cattles of “Bihoro Wagyu Beef”, “Abashiri Wagyu Beef”, and “Tsubetsu Wagyu Beef” to serve the authentic Yakiniku.
One of the most popular menus here is an assorted combo which comes with 4 different kinds including “Wagyu Tantoro” and “Wagyu Fillet”. A thick slice of Wagyu Beef is extremely nice to have it rare.
Name: Niku no Kappou Tamura
Address: Level 4, ODORI BISSE, Hokuyo Odori Centre, 3-7, Odori Nishi, Chuo Ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Time: 11:00-14:30 / 17:00-22:00
Access: Walk 1 min from Odori Station
Map: map to Niku no Kappou Tamura
Yakiniku Resort Hawaii
Do you wonder like, “Hawaii in Hokkaido”? Yes there is – “Yakiniku Resort Hawaii”. The restaurant is filled with a nostalgic atmosphere of good old days in Hawaii. This is actually a sister-restaurant of “Gurumanzu Itou”, which is said to be the best butcher in Hokkaido, so the menus here are guaranteed.
Offal with not too much fatty part, “Abushin”, is something you must try once you visit this restaurant. They offer a wide variety of menus such as a thick slice of tongues and lean meat with wasabi at an affordable price, but it has actually the same quality as Gurumanzu Itou. You can visit this place whenever you feel like having Yakiniku because it opens from 22:00 to 8:00 in the morning!
Name: Yakiniku Resort Hawaii
Address: 4-1-11, Minami Rokujou Nishi, Chuo Ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Access: Walk approx. 4 mins from Susukino Station
Map: map to Yakiniku Resort Hawaii
“Biei Wagyu” of over Grade A4, “Obira Wagyu” which is served only at this restaurant in Hokkaido, and etc. – “Hishimaru” purchases the whole Wagyu Beef and serve them. This restaurant also plays an important role in a wholesale business as well, and this is why they can offer the high quality beef at an affordable price. There are a wide range of menus such as a hanging tender with a limited number, and an assortment of 3 kinds.
Also fresh horse sashimi is what people usually order as well as other beef menus. If you are feeling like the authentic Yakiniku in Sapporo, this is one of the best options!
Address: Level 1, Susa Building, 11, Kita Shijou Nishi, Chuo Ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Time: (Mon-Sat) 11:30-14:00/17:00-23:30 (Sun/Pub) 17:00-22:30
Access: Walk 10 mins from Sapporo Station
Map: map to Hishimaru
The owner of the restaurant choose the best beef himself and purchase the whole cattle grown in Hokkaido. A rare part “Waraji” can be had only at this restaurant in Japan. As Waraji is something you usually cannot try, staff will help you grill them.
Also, if you make a booking in advance, you can try “The Whole Cattle Plate of Yakiniku Restaurant”. It can be a great surprise if you order this menu for someone else on a special day because it comes with a meat cake, rice with sea urchin, and other creative menus!
Name: Yakinikuya Kanechan
Address: Level 1, Susukino Kotobuki Building, 4-5-2, Minami Gojou Nishi, Chuo Ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Access: Walk 3 mins from Susukino Station
Map: map to Yakinikuya Kanechan
Furano Wagyu Yoshiushi
“Furano Wagyu Yoshiushi” is directly run by Taniguchi Farm, which grows the best cattles in Furano. Although I have introduced some restaurants owned by the butcher, this restaurant is operated by the farm specialising in Furano Beef. Furano Beef has its unique feature that it has a low melting point – and thus it has a melting feeling when you put it into your mouth.
When you try those high quality beef, just have it as it is! Shabu Shabu of Furano Beef comes with “Fafi” egg yolks and tastes great.
Name: Furano Wagyu Yoshiushi
Address: 2-11-7, Minami Shijou Nishi, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Access: Walk 3 mins from Susukino Station
Map: map to Furano Wagyu Yoshiushi
One of the best Yakiniku restaurants with great reputations in Sapporo, “Totori Foods”. “Sankatei” is a Yakiniku and Korean restaurant operated by Totori Foods. They use mainly the locally grown ingredients, but some other high quality ingredients are produced in other areas. Using domestically produced beef, a set menu comes on a huge plate to consume with a big group of people.
You can try the authentic Yakiniku, including short ribs dipped well in a special sauce, and it comes with a huge portion. If you love Korean cuisine such as cold noodles, kimchi pancakes, and gukbap, you can come with your friends or family to have some fun!
Address: 4-3-35, Chuo Ichijou, Shiraishi Ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Access: Walk approx. 15 mins from Higashi Sapporo Station
Map: map to Sankatei
Yakiniku Sekai Champion
“Yakiniku Sekai Champion” is a Yakiniku restaurant purchasing the whole cattle which is recognised as Grade A5. Because of that, they can offer an all-you-can-eat course at a surprisingly affordaple price. There are 4 different all-you-can-eat courses with the most affordable one called “Wild Course” for 3,330 yen (3,564 yen); it comes with an assortment of 5 kinds of beef first, and when you finish them up, you can order whatever you want! They have more than 10 kinds of beef, pork, chicken, and lamb as well as other side menus.
If you want to try the high grade beef, choose “Tougyu Course” or above. This is a great place for meetings or parties without caring the budget!
Name: Yakiniku Sekai Champion
Address: 2-1-11, Minami Gojou Nishi, Chuo Ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Time: (Mon-Fri) 18:00-23:00 (Sat/Sun/Pub) 17:00-23:00
Access: Walk approx. 1 min from Housui Susukino Station
Map: map to Yakiniku Sekai Champion
There are quite a few Yakiniku restaurants directly operated by the butchers, and this restaurant is one of them. They purchase the whole cattle of “Biratori Wagyu” produced in Biratori Town located in the southwestern part of Hokkaido. It is acutually a surprising fact that many restaurants in Sapporo purchase the whole cattle to serve. A beautifully cut short rib costs only 500 yen.
Small intestine, liver, and heart are all fresh and high quality. What makes a different with the other restaurants is that they offer some unique menus such as “Foie Gras With Wagyu Beef” which is basically a foie gras wrapped by Biratori Beef, or “Beef Togue With Spring Onions”. Would you like to try one now?
Name: Ota Seinikuten
Address: 5-1-6, Minami Ichijou Nishi, Chuo Ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Time: (Mon-Thu/Sun/Pub) 11:0-14:3017:00-23:00 (Fri/Sat/The day before public holidays) 11:30-14:30/17:00-24:00
Access: Walk 2 min from Odori Station
Map: map to Ota Seinikuten
If you love offals, “Jungle” is one of the best options. As its name, this restaurant offers the freshest offals possible. Of all offals, a rare part, “small intestine”, has been extremely popular. When you grill it, it gets so soft and has a mouth melting feeling.
However, just in case you are not into offals, there are other menus such as tongues, hanging tenders and all-you-can-eat course for Genghis Khan. To finish off, try Beef Tail Curry!
Address: 2-1-3, Minami Nijou Higashi, Chuo Ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Time: 11:30-14:30 / 24:00-10:00
Access: Walk approx. 3 mins from Bus Centre Station
Map: map to Jangō
Enjoy the Authentic Yakiniku In Sapporo!
How was it? I have introduced the best 10 Yakiniku restaurants you must try when you go for sightseeing in one of the biggest cities in Hokkaido. Yakiniku restaurants in Sapporo are quite unique that most of them are run directly by the farm or the butcher. Also, you can actually try other meat menus including pork and chicken. Taste each one of them and compare!