If you were to ask any Japanese person where to go to in Japan to savor the most delicious food, without a doubt, the answer would be Hokkaido. So, what makes the gourmet in this region so special? Well to begin with, ingredients are exceptionally fresh; fish is caught locally, sweets and cakes are made with locally produced dairy products and famous cuisine like ramen and Genghis Khan (mutton barbeque) carry a flavor that is arguably difficult to reproduce with the same degree of freshness outside of the Hokkaido region.
When visiting Hokkaido, there is an abundance of high class gourmet to choose from but it can sometimes be difficult to know just where to go for the best culinary experience. It is with this in mind that we have compiled a list of the top restaurants to visit below:
Please note that during peak holiday periods it is not uncommon to have to line up outside a restaurant during lunch and dinner periods, so we advise that you book in advance before visiting.
If you're interested in crab cuisine, we recommend the follow:
Delicious restaurants in Otaru:
Other hot recommendations:
If you're looking for something with a little volume, we recommend: