18 Ramen Dishes in Hokkaido Recommended by the Locals
It's not an exageration to say that ramen is the local food of Hokkaido, and the region has developed a unique ramen culture, made with locally produced ingredients. Why not visit Hokkaido and enjoy the delicious ramen the region has to offer?
Oct 14 2015 (Sep 09 2020)
Daishin is a long-standing ramen restaurant located in Kiyota-ku in Sapporo, with a branch in Tomakomai. The flavor of the ramen here hasn’t changed since the restaurant was established, so if you are looking to try some traditional Sapporo ramen, this is a great place to do it.
HP: www.sapporo-daishin.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Kiyota-ku, Kitano 3-jo 5-chome 18-11 (Google Map)
Shingen is located just to the west of Susukino in Sapporo. It is one of Sapporo’s most popular ramen restaurants and offers traditional Sapporo ramen. Our recommendation is the miso ramen. To experience some real Sapporo ramen, this is one place we recommend!
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Chuo-ku Minami 6-jo 8-chome (Google Map)
A chain of ramen restaurants with its main branch located the edge of Susukino, but now with branches in Taiwan and Asia. They offer a ramen made with a shrimp stock based soup. This soup originates from Sapporo, and gives the ramen a unique flavor that we recommend you try!
HP: www.ebisoba.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Chuo-ku Minami 7-jo, Nishi 9-chome 1024-10 (Google Map)
A long-standing ramen restaurant loved by the locals. Our recommendation is the Saimi ramen, a rich miso ramen that is so popular it has become an instant cup ramen. It is one of Sapporo’s most popular ramen restaurants, so why not stop by?
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Toyohira-ku, Misono 10-jo, 5-chome 3-3 (Google Map)
When you think of Hokkaido miso ramen, Sumire is sure to come to mind. Famous for its flavor, anyone who likes ramen is bound to have heard of Sumire. As you can imagine, it’s busy everyday, but if you have got the time, it’s one restaurant we really recommend you visit.
HP: www.sumireya.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Toyohira-ku, Nakanoshima 2-jo, 4-chome 7-28 (Google Map)
Located in the center of the Central Wholesale Market, one of Hokkaido’s markets, Araton is a popular ramen restaurant mainly offering tsukemen, or ramen where the noodles are served separately from the soup. Their “Araton” ramen is made with a rich pork bone broth to which fish leftovers have been added and has a very unique flavor.
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Chuo-ku Kita 10-jo, Nishi 2-chome, 15-1 (Google Map)
A famous ramen restaurant chain established in 1997 with its main branch in Sapporo City. It has six branches in the city which are packed on a daily basis. We recommend trying the tonkotsu shoyu ramen. Here you can enjoy some carefully prepared traditional Sapporo ramen.
HP: tetsuya-noodles.com/index.php (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Chuo-ku Minami 7-jo, 12-chome, 2-19 (Google Map)
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A chain of ramen restaurants with the main branch located in Toyohira-ku in Sapporo. Their Shirakaba Sanso ramen, developed entirely in-house, from the soup to the sauce and the method of preparation, is a great example of Sapporo ramen.
HP: shirakaba-sansou.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Chuo-ku Kita 5-jo, Nishi 2-chome (Google Map)
A famous long-standing ramen restaurant located in Chitose City. The restaurant features a fashionable interior, and they use a unique ginger-based soup. IORI is very popular with the locals, so why not stop by and try this unique Sapporo flavor?
Address: Hokkaido, Chitose City, Sumiyoshi 1-chome 2-2 (Google Map)
10. Menya Shichisai
Shichisai is an old ramen restaurant chain with its main branch in Iwamizawa. Its miso ramen is lighter than the typical Sapporo miso ramen, and is served with a rather unique topping of ginger. Why not come by and try this unique ramen?
Address: Hokkaido, Iwamizawa City, 4-jo, Higashi 6-chome 99-1 (Google Map)
A long-standing ramen restaurant opened in 1994 located in the center of Chuo-ku in Sapporo City. Gojogen is a famous restaurant and has been has appeared in a bumper of films. Their ramen is delicious, and we also recommend trying their sliced pork onigiri.
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Chuo-ku Minami 7-jo, 8-chome 1024-24 (Google Map)
Jill is a ramen restaurant located in Chitose City specializing in vegetable ramen using vegetables produced in Hokkaido. The interior of the restaurant has an American atmosphere to it. Why not come by and try their rather unique ramen?
Address: Chitose City, Toko 1-chome 3-4 (Google Map)
This ramen restaurant rather uniquely only opens at night, and bustles with customers stopping by for ramen on their way home after a night out drinking. We recommend trying the “Sapporo Black,” a pitch black shoyu ramen. You won't be disappointed!
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo Chuo-ku Minami 5-jo, Nishi 5-chome 21, Dai 2 Asahi Kanko Bldg 1F (Google Map)
14. Okami Soup
A ramen restaurant that only serves miso ramen. As it is located close to Zepp Sapporo, it is said that you can often find entertainers and celebrities eating here in disguise. Why not come by to try the rich miso soup and catch a glimpse of someone famous?
HP: www.ohkami-soup.net/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Chuo-ku Minami 11-jo, Nichi 1-chome 5-1 (Google Map)
A long-standing ramen restaurant located in Teine-ku in Sapporo. Our recommendation is the chicken shio ramen, which despite the name is made with a light seafood-based soup.
HP: ginya.cir.bz/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Teine-ku Akebono 4-jo 2-chome 6-23 (Google Map)
One of Otaru’s most famous ramen restaurants. This long-standing restaurant has been popular with the locals for its light flavor which hasn’t changed since its founding. You can enjoy a richer "kotteri" ramen as well.
Seiryuken offers a ramen typical of Hakodate. Our recommendation is the shio ramen, made with the famous Hakodate salt. If you have the chance to visit Hakodate, this is one place we recommend.
HP: www.seiryuken.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Hakodate City, Wakamatsu-cho 7-3 (Google Map)
A ramen restaurant chain with its main branch in Obihiro. Known for its thick pork slices, Tonpei is so popular that is has customers queuing up even before it’s open. Their soup is made only with natural ingredients.
Address: Hokkaido, Obihiro City, Nichi 2-jo, Minami 2-chome 2-2 (Google Map)
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.