Lumbini

Pricing Guide
(Avg. cost per person)
¥1000
Opening Hours11:00 - 15:00 Lunch
17:00 - 21:00 Dinner
*Monbetsu race track location 15:00 - 21:00
ClosedTuesdays
*Monbetsu racetrack is open only during race days
Contact0146-22-7717 Urukawa location
0144-84-3668 Monbetsu racetrack
0146-42-6111 Shizunai location
01456-7-8155 Hidaka location
https://lumbinicafe.com/
NotesNepalese curry and soup curry store, no smoking
Location /
Getting There
4 locations on south west coast of Hokkaido. They can all be found on the main coastal road, on route 235.
Please see google maps below.

Lumbini is a small chain of restaurants that can be found on the south eastern coast of Hokkaido. There is a restaurant in one of the main coastal cities, all on the way down to Cape Erimo. These city towns include Hidaka, Urakawa, and Shizunai. At these restaurants you can enjoy some cuisine with the taste of Asia such as India and Nepal. Many of the ingredients mirror those of Himalayan villages. Many of the spices used in their dishes are imported directly from India and made to perfection by the trained chefs, to give their dishes and authentic taste. 

The menu has a wide variety of dishes such as tomato-based, spinach-based, onion-based, and bean-based curries. Lumbini also has soup curries, noodles, salads, drinks, and desserts. The menus at each restaurant are generally the same with set meals and lunch sets, though they each have their own individual special meals to enjoy. All these meals are very affordable at around ¥1000. Side dishes include delicious naan, and salads. The drink menu includes lassis, and ‘chia’ which is a Nepalese tea. 

Sanpachi Ramen

ラーメンさんぱち
Pricing Guide
(Avg. cost per person)
¥1000
Opening HoursMany stores in Hokakido
Generally from 11:00 - 20:30
Closed-
Contacthttps://www.collagekids.nl/
NotesRamen store chain, 11 stores in Sapporo, 1 store in Kutchan, 1 store in Abashiri, and 1 store in Wakkanai
Location /
Getting There
Various locations in Sapporo (check google maps). Kutchan location is along main street in town. Abashiri store is in the center of town. Check the google maps at the end of article.

Sanpachi Ramen is a big chain of ramen stores. The restaurants can predominately found in Sapporo, with eleven stores. Other ramen restaurants can be found in the town of Kutchan, Abashiri, Wakkanai, and the central city of Asahikawa. For those locations, see the maps at the end of the article. This large chain has the standard ramen dishes of miso, soy sauce, and shio (salt). The pork is not sliced like most other ramen restaurants, but diced into delicious pieces. Other styles include fried vegetable ramen, or a spicy hot ramen dish. Extras can be ordered. 

Whatever dish you choose, they always present it with their signature ‘sanpachi’ fish cake on top. Ramen is never too expensive and Sanpachi is no exception. All the dishes are within the ¥1000 mark so you can get a filling dinner or lunch at a cheap price! The restaurants have a drink menu as well. There is soft drink as well as beer to be had. For those trying ramen for the first time, the miso always seems to be a favorite of most people, and be prepared for big servings. Ramen is filling to say the least but a favorite among locals especially. Enjoy!

Ramen Yamaokaya

ラーメン山岡家
Pricing Guide
(Avg. cost per person)
¥1000
Opening HoursDepends on store
Closed-
Contacthttps://www.yamaokaya.com/
NotesRamen store, over 30 different stores in Hokkaido
Location /
Getting There
There is a store in every main city throughout Hokkaido. Check google maps below.

Ramen Yamaokaya is a huge chain of ramen restaurants all throughout Japan. There are hundreds of Yamaokaya restaurants. In Hokkaido there are over thirty that can be found in all the major cities and towns. Since the first opening in 2007, this company has continued to thrive. The restaurants are recognizable by their red facade. The soup at Yamaokaya is made of pork bones and water and is brewed for three days before arriving at the table. The green onions that are used in their bowl of ramen are freshly produced through contract farmers. With the selected noodles and specially marinated pork shoulder, it all combines to make for a nice bowl of ramen.

 

 

The cool thing about Yamaokaya is that they bring a special menu every month. These menus are in tandem with the changing of the seasons. At their stores, they also bring out special ramen sauces that can be purchased. They have been doing this ever since they first opened in 2007. The regular menu has 27 different types of ramen to choose from! Their specials on this menu include a premium soy sauce tonkatsu, a premium salt tonkatsu, and for those who like something a bit more fiery, an ultra spicy ramen. All the ramen dishes are relatively cheap and you can get a good feed for under ¥1000. 

Vida Café

Vidacafe 倶知安店
Pricing Guide
(Avg. cost per person)
¥1000
Opening Hours10:00 - 16:30
Closed-
Contact0136-22-5705
NotesCoffee shop, small grocery store, wifi, seating 16, parking, wheelchair access, no smoking
Location /
Getting There
This cafe is located in central Kutchan. It is at the front of Tsutaya book and DVD rental. Can be accessed from route 5 which runs through Kutchan.
〒044-0031 Hokkaido, Abuta District, Kutchan, Minami 1 Jonishi, 1−27

In the center of Kutchan and on the main street you can find a very nice small cafe called Vida Café. It is part of the Tsutaya book store and is located on the corner with large glass windows overlooking the parking lot. At this cafe you can pick up a simple coffee or a light snack. The menu has pictures and the friendly speak English. For those from overseas, it is easy to order. The food menu is small but enough. They have hashed beef with rice, pizza and an omelette dish on the menu, plus a few coffees. The comfortable seats are the perfect spot to enjoy a nice meal. 

This coffee shop also serves as a small store. The cafe sells souvenirs, plus it has a lot of food items to take home. They have a huge range of curries to buy. These curries are pre mixed and are easy to make a delicious meal. There are plenty of other snacks on the shelves. There are also magazines and brochures to flip through while sipping on your coffee, hot chocolate or tea, plus there is free wifi here. This is one of the few places in Kutchan in which to relax, have a light meal and enjoy a tea. It is also just across the road from the Lucky supermarket so there is plenty of parking. 

Chiosco

キオスコ
Pricing Guide
(Avg. cost per person)
¥1500- ¥3000
Opening Hours11:00 - 22:00
ClosedThursdays
Contact090-6444-8172
NotesItalian & Spanish restaurant, cafe & grocery store, outside seating, imported beer, arts & craft store, no parking
Location /
Getting There
Chiosco is located in central Sapporo, near the west end of Odori Park, and diagonally across from Sapporo Museum. It is along Odori Avenue. The closest station is Nishi 11 Chome subway station, on the Tozai Line (orange line). It is a 5 minute walk west from here.
〒060-0042 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Odorinishi, 14 Chome−1−14 NEO ビル 1F

Situated just one block west from Odori Park and is a popular place that serves as a restaurant, cafe, small grocery store, and an arts and crafts boutique. It is a small slice of Europe tucked away in central Sapporo. The owner has spent a lot of time in Italy and Spain and has bought many of the delicacies back to the tables of Chiosco. The main restaurant is to the back of the premises and is a great spot for dinner parties. The main part of Chiosco serves as a coffee shop. It has some tables out the front and are perfect for outside dining in the warmer months. 

It is here you can enjoy a coffee, a nice lunch, or sip on one of the many imported beers that are on the menu. The large wide street is also nice to do some people watching. To the left of the register is a small arts and craft store. You can find some beautifully designed items here. They sell plates, bowls, cooking goods, sculptures, utensils and ornaments. They are on the pricey side so don’t forget your wallet! Below the register is a glass counter filled with Italian and Spanish cheeses, meats, salads, and dressings. These are not easily found elsewhere, making a Chiosco a good spot to pick some delicacies to take home. Last, but not least, the coffee here is really good. Take a seat and enjoy your surroundings. Chiosco, is definitely a great store to visit! 

Sai Kaku Sushi Restaurant

鮨処 西鶴 本店
Pricing Guide
(Avg. cost per person)
¥2000 - ¥4000
Opening Hours18:00 - 3:00 Main store, Gojo store
11:30 - 23:30 Sanjo Store, Tanuki koji Store
11:30 - 23:00 Kitaichijo Store

ClosedSundays : Main store, Gojo store
Contact011-3884-6210 Main store
011-561-1999 Gojo store
011-1219-8088 Sanjo Store
011-218-8700 Kitaichijo Store
011-200-9966 Tanuki koji Store

NotesHigh end sushi store, no parking, credit card accepted, seating around 30 per store
Location /
Getting There
Main store South 5 West 3. It's a 2 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Susukino Station on the Sapporo Namboku subway Line
Sapporo City Chuo-ku Minami 5-jo Nishi 3-chome, N Grande Building 1F
Gojo store South 5 West 4. It's a 2 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Susukino Station on the Sapporo Subway Namboku Line
4-chome, Minami 5-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (facing south on 5-jo-dori)
Sanjo Store South 3 West 4. 2 minutes walk from Susukino Station on the Sapporo Subway Namboku Line
〒060-0063Hokkaido Sapporo City Chuo-ku Minami 3-jo Nishi 4-chome Tosho 3.4 Building 1F
Kitaichijo store West 3 North 2. 1 minute walk from Odori Station on the Sapporo Subway Namboku Line
〒060-0001 Kita 1 Jonishi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Kita Ichijo Ekimae - dori Building 2F
Tanukikoji store It's a 5 minute walk from Odori subway station.
〒060-0063 1F, Jalan Tanukikoji, 6-3-3 Minami 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido


Sai Kaku is a small chain of restaurants in Sapporo and throughout the big cities of Japan. They are not like the sushi train restaurants with the sushi on a conveyer belt, but you order your sushi directly from the chef. Sai Kaku are on the higher end of sushi restaurants and for those traveling from abroad, they offer a fantastic Japanese dining experience. There are five Sai Kaku restaurants in Sapporo, all close to each other. There are two in Susukino, two in the heart of Sapporo and a fifth near Sapporo station. 

 

 

These restaurants excel in sushi and in sake. The sushi is beautifully presented and arranged on a flat wooden board. Unlike other sushi restaurants, only one piece of sushi is served per order. It comes with a folded ginger garnish. This restaurant is more expensive then the sushi train style restaurants so be prepared. It is highly recommended to try some fine sake to go with your sushi. They have numerous bottles to choose from. Again, if you are looking for a fine dining experience, and enjoy sushi, look no further than Sai Kaku. 

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