Grab a Tissue; This Tempura Just Might Bring You to Tears
Located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Tempura Araki (天ぷら あら木）is one of the top tempura restaurants in Japan. Only 18 guests per day can enjoy the magical, scrumptious tempura served here by master chef Yoshiyuki Araki. Make a trip to Japan's northern island and try it out for yourself!
What Makes Araki Special?
The ingredients used are local, seasonal, and exceptionally fresh, which means they are constantly changing. Chef Yoshiyuki Araki prepares the various pieces of tempura using a light and delicious batter that he varies based on his intuition and the cooking conditions. He then fries the tempura in a custom mixture of oils, and masterfully changes the temperature based on the ingredient he is cooking. The result: some of the most delicious tempura you will ever taste.
Araki utilizes the best of local, seasonal ingredients. Hokkaido is known throughout Japan for the outstanding quality of its food products, including seafood and vegetables. At Araki, every ingredient has been carefully chosen, and is guaranteed to be excellent.
Juicy, local matsutake mushroom
Ayu (a sweet fish), served whole
Local tiger prawn
The restaurant is located in an unassuming building, 5 minutes away from Susukino Station. Enter through the sliding wooden door under the white curtain shown below.
- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.