5 Otaru Restaurants in Hokkaido That You Cannot Miss

At Otaru, Otaru Canal is a place filled with sight seeing spots. Because location is close to the port, the gourmet made from fresh sea fares here is famous. There are many shops on this street where you can taste cuisine that can make you feel the atmosphere and the history of the pioneer town. Here are a few recommended restaurants in Otaru.

Otaru Unga Shokudo

In the historical building made of rock known as the Otaru Unga Shokudo, is a food court facility which represents Otaru Canal. In the establishment, you can find a large scale all-you-can-eat restaurant with rich seafood menu choices, as well as ramen and sushi.

You can try out various produce and seafood in the many restaurant at Otaru Unga Shokudo. Rather than to be at a loss when deciding what to eat, why not come and visit Otaru Unga Shokudo and then decide what to have at the food court? You can have the menu of your choice here.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Otaru Unga Shokudo [小樽運河食堂]
  • Street address: 6-5 Minatomachi Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0007
  • Access: Around a 10-minute walk from JR Otaru (Hakodate Main Line) 

Otaru’s Sushi Restaurant

5 Otaru Restaurants in Hokkaido That You Cannot Miss
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Sushi Dokoro Kitahama

A sushi shop where you can immediately try the taste of ingredients from the Otaru canal. With seasonal fresh ingredients as the main ingredient, the restaurant has a menu which makes use of best of seasonal ingredients. Nigiri Sushi is the main course, and there are also locally caught fish available. Whether it be counter seats or table, you can pick the setting you like depending on what sort of meal you chose.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Sushi Dokoro Kitahama [すし処 きた浜(すしどころ きたはま)]
  • Street address: 1 Chome-4-20 Ironai, Otaru-shi, Hokkaidō 047-0031
  • Access: JR Hakodate Main Line, 10 minutes from Otaru Station.

Sushi Dokoro Sakana Isshin

Fresh sushi or charcoal-cooked, Sushi Dokoro Sakana Isshin is a Seafood Izakaya and sushi restaurant fusion which has a reputation among the locals for being a reasonable way of tasting a la carte dishes. They’re particular about the freshness of the seafood on the menu, which is also rich with choices. We recommend trying out today’s menu or the lunch menu.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Sushi Dokoro Sakana Isshin [鮨処 魚一心(すしどころ さかないっしん)]
  • Street address: Wing Bay Otaru no. 5 Street 1F 11-5 Chikko, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0008
  • Access: An 8-minute walk from the Otaruchikko Station (JR Hakodate Main Line)

Seafood Restaurant

5 Otaru Restaurants in Hokkaido That You Cannot Miss
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Otaru Ryouri Kurage

From food made of Otaru ingredients such as sushi, chirashizushi, and rice bowls, plus the well-known stir-fry with star anise「八角焼き/Hakkaku Yaki」. You can taste a reasonably priced meal here. There is a menu with a wide variety and a course menu available.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Otaru Ryouri Kurage [小樽料理 海月(おたるりょうり くらげ)]
  • Street address: 1 Chome-8-1 Hanazono, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0024
  • Access: Around a 10-minute walk from JR Otaru (Hakodate Main Line)

Japanese-Style Kitchen Mikami

An Izakaya which has seasonal fishes as the central draw, Japanese-Style Kitchen Milkami is an Izakaya which is popular with locals because of their menu. They provide meals made from carefully selected ingredients. There are even sashimi or salad and other items, such as a large serving of fried rice. Regardless of bringing your family or a female customer, it’s a restaurant where everyone can be fully satisfied of food made from Otaru ingredients.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Japanese-Style Kitchen Mikami [和風厨房 み神(わふうちゅうぼう みかみ)]
  • Street address: Nomosu Building 1F, 1 Chome−10−5, Hanazono, Otaru, Hokkaido, 047-0024 
  • Access: A 10-minute walk from Otaru Station (JR Hakodate Main Line)