Sapporo in Japan is synonymous with amazing seafood. Crab, uni (sea urchin), ikura (salmon roe), shrimps, and all kinds of fresh sashimi are things you should absolutely try there! Here is our selection of some of the best places to have great seafood in Sapporo.
Sapporo Wholesale Market ("Sapporo Jogai Ichiba" in Japanese) is one of the major points of interest in the city. It's one of the best spots to try fresh seafood Hokkaido is famous for (the place is also called Sapporo Crab Market). Here's a guide to the market that includes the best places to eat Hokkaido's specialties!
Here's useful information on how to enjoy the 100-year-old Sapporo fish market, which is a major point of interest in the city. We recommend doing a walking and eating tour like the Japanese do. This is called "tabearuki". Also, we've selected three of the best places to have some seafood bowls!
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"Hamayaki" means seafood BBQ in Japanese. It is a really fun experience with friends as you can grill the food at the center of the table. The seafood is so incredibly fresh and delicious, you won't be able to get enough, and you're in luck because it's all-you-can-eat!
New York Grill quite possibly has one of the best views in all of Tokyo. Making a cameo in the movie Lost in Translation starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, the restaurant and bar has floor-to-ceiling glass windows so customers enjoy breathtaking views of Shinjuku Park and the city surrounds while they dine on high-quality seafood and grilled meat prepared by top-level chefs from all around the world.
Sometimes you want to dive beneath the surface and experience a down-to-earth, no-frills style eatery. Something with character, attitude, and energy. Kaikaya by the sea in the back streets of Shibuya bustles with this uncontrollable noise and laughter, and honest meals.
November 2016 marked 80 years since Tsukiji Fish Market began. It has become and been the back bone of Japanese cuisine and food culture for decades and attracted hoards of tourists both domestically and internationally. Said to be the only one its kind, read on to discover the untold story behind it's humble beginnings and stories of those who bring it to life.
Tucked away on the third floor of a building on the opposite side of Shibuya station in area not frequented by many tourists is a beautiful quaint craft beer and sake bar, Taki. Matching some of the best beer and sake you try in Tokyo with delicate dishes, you're guaranteed to enjoy this hidden gem.
If you want squid when in Tokyo head to squid institution, Ika Center. Serving up Tokyo's most delicious deep-fried squid, grilled squid, squid sashimi and more, Ika Center promises you a night of awesome food and a real Japanese seafood experience.