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Pork Rice Bowl (Butadon)

'Butadon' is a dish that originated in Tokachi. Everyone considers it the most popular dish in Tokachi. You will never forget it.

In the early 1900, pig farming started in Tokachi. Pork was simply cooked by grilling it after steeping in a sauce made of sugar and soy sauce. Each shop uses different flavors and toppings. Try to find your favorite. When you walk through the door of Butadon restaurants, the salty sweet smell of the sauce will sharpen your appetite. Most of the shops serving Butadon in Tokachi are confident of the taste of their pork and original sauce. You will be surprised by the grilled pork covering the rice when you open the lid of the bowl. The perfect combination of the tender pork grilled over charcoal and the original sauce soaking into the rice cannot be found anywhere else in Japan. It is the flavor of Tokachi.

Buta Hachi

A Buta Hachi

1st floor of the Sunpark Hotel, East 2, South 7, Obihiro, 080-0802
Open: 11:00 – 14:30, 17:00 – 20:00 (Weekend 11:00 – 20:00, *July – October 11:00 – 21:00)

This shop’s Hokkaido raised pork sirloin is enhanced with the shop’s own tsukedare and kakedare sauces to produce a delicious taste that marinates the butadon to perfection.

Butadon-no Hanatokachi

B Butadon-no Hanatokachi

4, 2, South 12, Oo-dori, Obihiro, 080-0010
Open: 11:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 19:00 (Sunday, national holidays 11:00 – 19:00)
Closed: Tuesday

Butadon no Hana Tokachi combines half sirloin, half rib meat to create its famous ‘Hanbara-butadon’. The meat is carefully broiled with the shop‘s homemade sauce to prepare this unique dish.

Ajidokoro Kikuyoshi

C Ajidokoro Kikuyoshi

6, South 15, Oo-dori, Obihiro, 080-0010
Open: 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 21:00 (Monday – Saturday, national holidays *Sunday 11:30 – 15:00)
Closed: Closed randomly

Juicy strips of sirloin grilled on sizzling charcoal give this shop‘s butadon an exceptional taste. A slightly tangy secret sauce makes this shop a popular stop.

Ajidokoro Morisou

D Ajidokoro Morisou

West 7, South 13, Obihiro, 080-0017
Open: 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 20:00
Closed: Thursday

This shop’s pork is pan-fried in their special sauce to give its butadon a unique flavor. The soba and butadon set is a popular favorite.

Ohokuji-to Robata Kakashi

E Ohokuji-to Robata Kakashi

Ginza-dori, West 2, South 10, Obihiro, 080-0012
Open: 16:00 – 24:00 (last order 23:30)
Closed: Sunday, closed randomly

Close to Obihiro Station, this local restaurant uses the freshest ingredients to make its original dishes. The all-female staff provides a homey atmosphere that everyone can relate to.

Tempra and Lodcal Dishes Hageten (Tempra to Kyoudo-ryouri Hageten)

F Tempra and Lodcal Dishes Hageten (Tempra to Kyoudo-ryouri Hageten)

2, 5, West 1, South 10, Obihiro, 080-0012
Open: 11:00 – 21:00 (last order 20:30)
Closed: Closed randomly

A king’s choice for butadon in Tokachi! With a recipe refined over the past 70 years, the carefully broiled Hokkaido sirloin pork in Hageten’s special sauce is a must-try.


G Panchou

19, West 1, South 11, Obihiro, 080-0011
Open: 11:00 – 19:00
Closed: Monday, 1st and 3rd Tuesday (open on national holidays)

This butadon shop founded in downtown Obihiro is one of the city’s most popular long-standing establishments. Have your fill of these tender, aromatic slices of sirloin marinated in Pancho’s secret sauce and charcoal grilled to perfection.

Butadon-no Tonta

H Butadon-no Tonta

3, East 6, South 16, Obihiro, 080-0806
Open: 11:00 – 18:00
Closed: Sunday

Tokachi’s own butadon prepared with your choice of local sirloin, fillet, and rib meat. Each slice is carefully selected and hand cut from the choicest Tokachi raised pig meat.