20 Soup Curry Restaurants in Hokkaido Recommended by the Locals
For the people of Hokkaido, soup curry is soul food. With its soup base, it is possible to make all sorts of flavors of soup curry. Here in this article, we are going to introduce twenty specially selected soup curries which have roots in the regions they are made.
Oct 13 2015
Ramai is a restaurant chain that originally opened in Sapporo in 2003, but now has branches all over Japan and offer a wide variety of dishes. The interior of the restaurants have been decorated with a Bali theme style, allowing you to enjoy the atmosphere of Indonesia while you have your meal.
HP: www.ramai.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
2. Okushiba Shoten
A restaurant chain with its main branch in Sapporo. Their soup, made with a unique method, has a great reputation, and the restaurant has become one of Sapporo's top soup curry restaurants. Their popular "Shibashiba Soup" is well worth trying if you are in the area, and will keep you coming back for more.
HP: okusyo.com/ (Japanese Only)
3. SOUL STORE
A soup curry restaurant run by a vegetable-loving owner. Their soup curry, served with generous portions of vegetables, is well known for its healthiness, and the plates overflowing with vegetables are a sight to see!
HP: soulstore.web.fc2.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Kitaichijo Nichi 18-chome, Ichida Bldg 1F (Google Map)
As the name of the restaurant suggests, the soup here is yellow in color. This yellow soup, made in a unique method, brings customers to the restaurant from all over Japan, including celebrities. Why not come by and try the unique yellow soup for yourself?
HP: www.yellow1996.com/pg223.html (中文)
HP: www.yellow1996.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Chuo-ku Minami 3-jo, Nishi 1-chome, Elm Bldg 1F (Google Map)
Garaku is a soup curry restaurant popular with tourists. 21 different spices are used in their soup curry, giving it a sour flavor. Long queues form every day at Garaku, so if you are planning on trying their soup curry, we recommend you come when the restaurant opens to avoid the queues.
HP: www.s-garaku.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Chuo-ku Minami 3-jo, Nishi 3-chome 7 Kushitorisan 2F (Google Map)
A restaurant popular mainly in Sapporo. Their soup is made with bouillon and has a thick consistency. You can enjoy a rich, deep soup curry at any of their six restaurants in Sapporo, so why not drop by?
HP: samurai-curry.com/ (Japanese Only)
A restaurant chain with 3 branches in Sapporo. They offer a wide variety of soups, but our recommendation is the "ika kuro (squid black)" soup, made with Hokkaido squid giving it a rich, deep flavor.
HP: www.suage.info/ (Japanese Only)
8. Yoshida Shoten
One of Hakodate's main soup curry restaurants. The interior of the restaurant itself is furbished like a school, so you can have the rather unique experience of enjoying some delicious soup curry in the atmosphere of a Japanese school. This is one place you should visit if you are ever in Hakodate.
HP: yoshidashowten.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Hakodate City, Shinkawa-cho 24-1 (Google Map)
9. Magic Spice
A restaurant chain with its main branch in Sapporo and stores all over Japan. Magic Spice is said to be the originator of soup curry, and their soups made with spices from around the world are exquisite.
HP: www.magicspice.net/2013shop/2013sp/index.html (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Shiraishi-ku, Hongo Dori 8-chome 6-2 (Google Map)
A soup curry specialist restaurant located in Sapporo. MEDICINEMAN offers their popular curry in a variety of levels and types of spiciness, making it a great place to eat even for people who don't like spicy food.
Address: Sapporo City, Chuo-ku Minami 12-jo, Nishi 10-chome, Good Bldg 1F (Google Map)
A restaurant chain with its main branch in Sapporo. Located just by the north exit of Sapporo Station, making it an ideal place to go if you are in a hurry. Picante uses spices which are made from plants for a flavor which is well loved by the locals.
HP: www.picante.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Kita-ku, Kita 13-jo, Nishi 3-chome Akurobyu Kita Omae 1F (Google Map)
OASIS is a restaurant chain specializing in soup curry, with its main branch in Asahikawa. The restaurants have a cozy air, giving you the chance to enjoy a homely flavor in a relaxing atmosphere. Our recommendation is the rice croquet curry - the large croquet go incredibly well with the soup curry!
Address: Asahikawa City, Toyooka 7-jo, 7-chome 3-7 (Google Map)
A restaurant chain with its main branch located in Furano City right in the center of Hokkaido. The restaurant uses locally made ingredients from Furano, so if
you are in the area, please drop by and enjoy the flavors the city has to offer.
HP: www.furanoya.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Hokkaido, Furano City, Yayoi-cho 1-46 (Google Map)
A soup curry restaurant chain with its main branch located in Minami-ku in Sapporo. Their tomato-based rich and slightly acidic soup curry is popular with the customers. 札幌の南区に本店を置くスープカレー専門店の「木太郎」。トマトベースの深いコクと酸味のあるスープカレーが定評です。Their soup curry, created over more than 30 years, is delicious and well worth a try.
HP: www.kitaro-curry.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Minami-ku, Sumigawa 6-jo, 4-chome 2-1, Sumigawa Bldg 1F (Google Map)
15. Asian Soup Curry Bess
A restaurant chain with its main branch in Shiraishi-ku in Sapporo. The soup here is so popular that they need to start preparing the next day's batch as soon as lunch is finished. Why not come by and enjoy the spicy soup if you're in the area?
Address: Sapporo City, Shiraishi-ku, Kitago 5-jo 1 (Google Map)
16. Curry Shokudo Cocoro
Curry Shokudo Cocoro is a soup curry chain with branches mainly in Sapporo. As the pioneers of the now popular kogashi basil, Cocoro is known for the high quality of its vegetables. Their delicious soup curry is made with a unique method, and if you have the chance to visit Sapporo, we really recommend trying it.
HP: www.cocoro-soupcurry.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Kita-ku Kita 15-jo, Nishi 4-chome, City Haimu N15 (Google Map)
17. hiri hiri
A soup curry chain with 4 restaurants in Sapporo. hirihiri's unique characteristic is its vegetables that are cooked without water. Why not drop by to enjoy their soup curry prepared with juicy Hokkaido vegetables?
HP: hirihiri.jp/ (Japanese Only)
With its main branch in Sapporo, Voyage is popular with the locals for its crispy chicken and fresh vegetables. If you are looking to try some Hokkaido-made vegetables, this is one place we definitely recommend.
HP: www.sapporo-voyage.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Kita-ku, Kita 22-jo, Nishi 5-chome, Dai 11, Matsui Bldg 1F (Google Map)
19. Ajanta Yakuzen Curry Honpo
A coup curry restaurant in Sapporo that has been operating for more than 30 years. After wondering around India, the owner decided to open a restaurant offering medicinal cooking. Why not come by and enjoy the mild soup curry at Ajanta?
HP: www.ajanta.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Hokkaido, Sapporo, Higashi-ku, Kita 23-jo, Higashi 20-chome 2-18 (Google Map)
A chain with its main branch in Nishi-ku in Sapporo. They offer a slightly different type of soup curry based on Thai tom yum soup and arranged in a Sapporo style for a delicious variation of the dish.
HP: gop-soupcurry.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Sapporo City, Nishi-ku, Yamanote 3-jo, 6-chome 1-17 (Google Map)
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.