Top 12 “Genghis Khan” Restaurants in Sapporo
You might be wondering what sort of meal Genghis Khan is as the name is after a famous historical figure. This meal that originates from Hokkaido, is all about grilling a lot of lamb meat with other vegetables together like bean sprouts and onions and then eaten with a special dipping sauce. This is something that you shouldn’t miss when you are sightseeing in Hokkaido!
Aug 30 2015 (Jan 22 2020)
At this store, the raw meat is grilled right in front of you. Once it is done, you should take it with some of the dipping sauce that comes with it. The lamb meat that is serve is of high quality shoulder cuts from Australia, so it doesn’t smell too gamey and has the right balance of fat and lean meat. Besides having the grilled meat with the grilled vegetables and the flavorful dipping sauce there are also garlic and chili flakes to go along with it.
1st Floor Capital YMD Building, 5 Minami 8 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City, Hokka
2. Sapporo Genghis Khan Main Store
This is where all the locals head to for their share of Genghis Khan. Located on the 2nd floor of prefabricated building, most of the diners will be seated at the counter; giving the interior a truly classic Japanese look. Here too, the raw meat is grilled right in front of you and then served with a dipping sauce. This restaurant is also famous for how they end their Genghis Khan meal with a [Shime Soup]. After diners have finished eating the grilled meat and vegetables, tea is added into the dipping sauce to be drunk as soup. We definitely recommend this shop for it delicious grill meat and the unique [Shime Soup].
2nd Floor of Matsuda Fishing Gear Sto 6 Chome Minami 5 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture
3. Menyotei Gojo Store
Right in the middle of Susukino, this famous store has many diners coming in but fret not, with its spacious counters, you will always have a place to sit to enjoy their delicious Genghis Khan! Here, the raw meat is grilled right in front of you too, which should then be taken with the dipping sauce that comes with it. The meat here truly melts in your mouth. This restaurant includes Chinese leeks into their grilled vegetables that is said to be effective for those that are feeling lethargic. This is truly the place to have your Genghis Khan with a glass of cold beer!
4 Chome Minami 5 Jonishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
4. Matsuo Genghis Khan, Matsujin in front of Sapporo Station
When we talk about Genghis Khan in Hokkaido, this long-serving restaurant will always come to mind. Here the meat has already been marinated before it is set on the grilling pan. The marinade used here is a recipe that has been passed down for generations. The dipping sauce here has the right balance of sweetness and tartness that goes really well with the grilled vegetables too. For those that are rushing for time, you can still come here right before you depart from Hokkaido, as there is plenty of space in the store and air ventilation in here is well planned, so you won’t come out smelling like grilled meat after the delicious meal.
4-1-1 Kita 3 Jonishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
5. Asahi Beer Garden Shiraishi Pilsen
Among all the restaurants within Sapporo Beer Garden this is one of the best available and it is tucked nicely at a corner of the massive beer factory grounds. Walk into the restaurant and you will notice that there are many tables that can seat 4 to 6 diners and a comfortable environment for diners to enjoy their meal. Here the raw meat is grilled in front of you and it is served with a dipping sauce. The locally cultivated meat here is highly recommended but the high-quality meat that is imported all the way from Holland is also just as good and it doesn’t smell or taste gamey at all!
1-1 Minami 4 Chome, Nandodori, Shiraishi Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
6. Lamb House KeKeRe
It is a well-respected restaurant in Sapporo but even though it is extremely famous, it may take some time for first-time diners to locate it. This restaurant was actually opened by the owner of a German restaurant located right next to it to serve its diners with high-quality lamb meat. This restaurant uses lamb meat from Ireland but instead of the conventional dipping sauce, here they recommend you to have your grilled meat with some herb salt. This store is confident that they will knock your socks off with their high-quality grilled meat.
16 Chome-1-11 Odorinishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
7. Tsukisappu Genghis Khan Club
In Hokkaido, it is common for people to enjoy some Genghis Khan outdoors during the Hanami season or when they are out camping. For those that are interested in trying out this outdoor Genghis Khan style, we would recommend this restaurant that is located in the suburban area of Sapporo. Raw meat is grilled right in front of you and naturally it comes with a dipping sauce. The meat used here has been aged for more than a year giving it a rich taste that goes really well with wine. Wouldn’t you want to enjoy the fresh air outdoors, with a glass of wine in one hand while the meat is grilling in front of you?
11-2-5 Tsukisamu Higashi 3 Jo, Toyohira Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido (within Hakkougakuen’s Farm)
8. Higenoushi Main Store
Here the raw meat is grilled in front of you and the grilled meat here goes well with their grilled vegetables that naturally includes onions and Welsh onions. At this restaurant you get to choose from two types of grill; the [Genghis Khan Grill] or the usual [Net Grill]. The interior is chic and comfortable, making it a very popular spot for female diners to gather and enjoy a nice meal of Genghis Khan.
5-35-3 Minami 3 Jonishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
9. Sapporo Beer Garden Genghis Khan Hall
This beer hall is managed by none other than Sapporo’s famous beer manufacturer, Sapporo Beer. This store is frequently visited not only by locals or Japanese visitors from other prefectures but also by tourists from overseas. In fact their website can be viewed in English, Chinese and also Korean, which makes it very convenient for visitors from overseas that are planning to come here. Here the raw meat is grilled in front of you and is served with a dipping sauce that is light and flavorful. This restaurant is not located near Sapporo station but it only takes 8 minutes by cab or you can use the public bus that will only cost you \\210 one way.
9-2-10 Kita 7 Johigashi Higashi Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
10. Shirokuma Sapporo Main Store
To try some really good locally cultivated lamb meat, we would recommend this restaurant to you. There are only counter seats here, which make dining alone not so awkward. Here, raw meat is grilled in front of you that come with a dipping sauce. You can also try meat imported from Iceland and Australia here besides the locally cultivated lamb meat.
1st Floor Jasmac Building 1, Joyful Sapporo, 3 Chome Minami 6 Jonishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
11. Yamagoya Genghis Khan
This Genghis Khan restaurant is managed by Sapporo’s famous Japanese restaurant Suginome. There are only counter seats here and just like most stores, the raw meat here is grilled right in front of you and served with their special dipping sauce that is made with apples! The grilled vegetables come with some petite tomatoes and you can always order extra servings of the vegetables with no extra charges. Grilling and eating the meat with the tomatoes together will bring out the meat’s wonderful taste better. But we would prefer you to actually head to this restaurant to try it out yourself.
1st Floor Daigo Green Building, 4-13-2 Minami 4 Jonishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
12. Genghis Khan Juttetsu
Located in Sapporo’s Susukino, this restaurant here uses rare chuck roll cuts of lamb meat. Here the thickness of the meat is kept at more than 1cm, grilled in front of you and served together with a dipping sauce. The meat here is of high quality and when you take a bite of it, you notice its tenderness along with the flavorful and yet light dipping sauce. This restaurant offers set meals for one, which would serve well for those who are traveling alone. This is the place to be for high-quality and tender grilled lamb meat!
South of Minami 7 Jodori, 5 Chome, Minami 7 Jonishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.