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hakodate, otaru and sapporo and a birthday dinner in hakodate

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misochi Jun 9, 2012 09:09 AM

Hi there

I will be travelling with my husband to Hokkiado for the first time and will be there for 2 nights each in Hakodate, Otaru and Sapporo and would like to know where the must-tries. Also, I would like to know a special place that I can bring my husband for his birthday in Hakodate.

Many thanks!!

  1. FourSeasons Jun 9, 2012 10:47 PM

    In Sapporo- try Picchu (Italian cuisine in Japanese izakaya style) and Ishizaki (yakiniku).

    In Otaru- go for Sashimi Donburi. The place I go to is Sushi Kou.

    In Hakodate- best sushi is Sakura no Ume no Sushi. In the morning wet seafood market, go for another Donburi at Ikuraten いくら亭. Also very good ramen at Ichi-Monji 一文字.

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      Ninisix Jun 11, 2012 08:00 AM

      The Michelin guide just published a guide on Hokkaido with an impressive list. This guide will be translated in English by the Tourist office local authorities this summer.
      Just ask your hotel to locate on a map the places listed below.
      For your birthday, try a traditional ryokan. In some of them, you can have dinner in a beautiful room, without needing to stay overnight.
      And, in Sapporo, there are some specialities that I would be really happy to find in a Tokyo guide instead, like Japanese risotto truffle. Grr, pff !!  
       
      In Otaru :

      Soba Aramata (depending on the season, soba provenance varies):
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1012932/dtlphotolst/
      http://blog.livedoor.jp/namaraumai/archives/18153458.html
      Sushi one star Isezushi (Edo-mae sushi & local sushi like mizu tako) :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1000008/
      Izakaya Kajika :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1009206/
      Kouzushi :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1000253/
      Teuchi soba Ironai :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1001063/
      Ramen Tokaiya :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1000939/
      Sushi 2 stars Nigiri Kukizen :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1027167/
      Nihon ryori (including sushi) Nishizuka :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1007432/
      Ramen Mahoro (choice between ‘asari(light)’ or ‘koteri(stronger)’ soup) :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1000081/
      Soba Yabuhan :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1000420/
      Izakaya Rakuten :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1002766/
      French La Cheminee :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0106/A010601/1007017/

       
      In Hakkodate (more choices) :

      Sukiyaki Asari (on tatami) :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1003362/
      Izakaya Choji :
      http://rp.gnavi.co.jp/5116555/
      Ramen Ichimonji (clam soup base) :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1001071/
      Izakaya Uni(sea urchin) Murakami :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1000136/
      Umenozushi :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1001279/
      Ramen Ebisuken :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1000062/
      Nihon ryori Kappo Uosei :
      http://rp.gnavi.co.jp/5001632/
      Soba Kaneya Yamada :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1002884/dtlrvwlst/2471766/
      French Karakusakan :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1000087/
      Nihon ryori one star Kira :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1003363/
      Izakaya Suika-tei (no menu, change every day) :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1003455/
      Sushi Bunten Kin :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1000014/
      Sushi dokoro Kihara :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1010279/
      Sushi dokoro Minami :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1005718/
      http://gourmet.hakonavi.ne.jp/sushi/minami/index.html
      Sushi dokoro Moriyama :
      http://www.hakonavi.net/archives/2007/09/post_133.html
      http://partner.jal.co.jp/site/shop_program/?tp=851328
      Ramen Seiryuken :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1000056/
      Soba Kura :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1006591/
      Soba Saisai Kuruha :
      http://www.hakobura.jp/db/db-food/2011/02/post-129.html
      Tempura Tazawa :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1000077/
      http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/bimiteki/diary/200904280000/
      Tsunezushi :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1000422/
      http://karapposick.blog100.fc2.com/blog-entry-51.html
      Italian Toui :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1006594/
      Isagozushi :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1002952/
      French Bistro Haku :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1026356/
      http://ameblo.jp/kawasakikei/entry-10402772557.html
      Nihon ryori 2 stars Fumoto :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1003044/
      Bentenzushi :
      http://www.jtb.co.jp/yadomachi/1-0054569.aspx/?ValidCookie=set
      http://www.sushinews.jp/tenpo/index/bid:697
      Izakaya Yamabuki :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1018134/
      Italian La Cuccina Ventitre :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1014060/
      Spain La Concha :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1003056/
      French one star Le Vent :
      http://r.tabelog.com/hokkaido/A0105/A010501/1024197/
      http://ameblo.jp/bekomoti-suki/image-...
       
      Please report, even a simple one..

      1. re: Ninisix
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        misochi Jun 12, 2012 08:31 PM

        Many thanks Ninisix! I always report after my trips :)

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