Located in the middle of Sapporo, 'Katsukani no Hanasaki'(活カニの花咲) is an outstanding restaurant that should be on every crab lover's bucket list! A true crab master, the chef prepares the live crab right in front of customers in a variety of ways, based on which part of the crab is being used.
Looking for outstanding high-end sushi in downtown Sapporo? Then Maruzushi is definitely an option to consider. It features Hokkaido's best ingredients prepared and served Edomae style.
Hokkaido is known for its delicious seafood, so it only makes sense that it's biggest city, Sapporo, has some truly outstanding Michelin-starred sushi restaurants. Here are five that are sure to satisfy any and all sushi-lovers.
Hokkaido is known throughout Japan for its wonderfully fresh produce and seafood. It only makes sense then that there are some truly fantastic restaurants here which have earned the honor of Michelin stars. Here is our list of 7 of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Hokkaido, including 3, 2, and 1-star resturants.
'Umesasa' is a Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant that is a bit of a journey to get to. Located in northern Hokkaido, in a small town called Kitami, this restaurant serves one of the tastiest course meals around. If you're looking to go off the beaten path to get some amazing Japanese food, this is the restaurant for you.
If you're visiting Sapporo, you should definitely make your way out to the small neighboring town of Otaru, which is nestled along the coast. Here, you'll find an outstanding sushi restaurant called 'Isezushi' that has some of the most delicious sushi in Hokkaido.
Hokkaido is known throughout Japan as the best place to get the very freshest ingredients, be they vegetables, meat, or fish. Japanese traditional cooking (sometimes called 'kappo') is the very best way to prepare fresh Japanese ingredients and bring out their flavors. One of the top Kappo restaurants in Hokkaido is called Kisui, which is located in Sapporo.
Takuzushi is one of Sapporo's top spots for super high-quality sushi right now. The stylish sushi shop serves super fresh sushi using the best ingredients of the season and a special red vinegar rice 'shari' that perfectly balances the flavor. If seeking high-quality sushi in Sapporo, you can't go wrong with Takuzushi.
Oryori Yamada is a small, local Hokkaido restaurant run by a husband and wife that serves some truly outstanding Japanese 'kaiseki' course meals. The restaurant has only been open since 2017, so it is still relatively unknown but is well worth the visit for anyone searching for an excellent Japanese Kaiseki meal in Sapporo.