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Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine made with lots of local Tokachi foods by professional chefs.

The category of Japanese cuisine prepared using unique cooking methods and traditional flavoring is respected throughout the world. Sushi, sashimi (raw fish) and tempura are well known all around the world, but one of the features of Japanese-style cuisine is that you can enjoy a variety of ingredients and dishes one by one. Since most Japanese dishes are mildly seasoned, you can taste the actual high quality Tokachi ingredients. Please taste traditional Japanese foods this time. One of the Japanese dishes that should be taken note of in Tokachi is soba (buckwheat noodles). Shintoku and Shikaoi are famous as buckwheat production areas. Buckwheat that is carefully grown by farmers tastes great. Tokachi boasts many soba restaurants offering delicious handmade soba noodles. You can enjoy fresh soba noodles produced in Tokachi.

Handmade Backwheet noodles Kuroba (Teuchi-soba Kurouba) 

A Handmade Backwheet noodles Kuroba (Teuchi-soba Kurouba) 

Marimo-kouji, 15, South 17, Oo-dori, Obihiro, 080-0010
Open: 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00
Closed: Wednesday

Kurouba uses Makubetsu’s renowned hand-cut Soba. All the vegetables and meats on the menu are also locally grown.

Ajidokoro Shindou

B Ajidokoro Shindou

3, 20, East 2, South 11, Obihiro, 080-0802
Open: 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 22:00 *lunch menus available on Monday, Tuesday – Saturday
Closed: Tuesday

From standard Japanese food to the restaurant’s own original items, each Japanese-style dish is carefully prepared. The popular lunch menu is a must-try.

Kokian Irori

C Kokian Irori

East 2, South 12, Obihiro, 080-0802
Open: 11:30 – 14:30 (last order 13:30), 17:30 – 22:00 (last order 21:00)
Closed: Sunday, 2nd Monday

Relax and enjoy a traditional Japanese meal while sitting by the sunken hearth in this old-style home. The meals are produced with the best seasonal ingredients!

Kappou Kusano

D Kappou Kusano

East 5, South 11, Obihiro, 080-0805
Open: 12:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 21:00
Closed: Sunday

Founded in 1946, this specialty restaurant prepares a variety of Japanese meals. The chefs are diligent in providing their customers with a pleasant dining experience.

Kakiage-no Kakihage

E Kakiage-no Kakihage

ESTA Obihiro West Builging, West 2, South 12, Obihiro 080-0012
Open: 10:00 – 20:00 (last order 19:30)
Closed: 3rd Wednesday

Kakiage-no Kakihage is an easily accessible restaurant located in Obihiro Station. It specializes in a variety of Japanese-style rice dishes accented with crunchy tempura flakes.

Ezo-no Ryou

F Ezo-no Ryou

Tokachi-no Nagaya, West 1, South 10, Obihiro, 080-0011
Open: 18:00 – 3:00 (last order 2:30) *18:00 – 4:00 (Friday – Saturday)
Closed: Tuesday (Open on national holidays)

Taste the sushi hand-crafted by a master of his profession with over 20 years of experience. Fresh sushi starts at just 69 yen.

Soba Hana Hana

G Soba Hana Hana

Roadsidestation Nakasatsuani, 14, South 7, Oo-dori, Nakasatsunai, 089-1330
Open: 11:00 – 16:00 (April – November), 11:00 – 14:00 (December – March)
Closed: Monday

This Soba restaurant is part of a growing tourist destination, the Roadside Station Nakatatsunai, making it extremely accessible. It was remodeled from a traditional Hokkaido style building giving it a historical feel and serves exceptional soba.

Japanese Restaurant ROKURO (Washoku Rokuro)

H Japanese Restaurant ROKURO (Washoku Rokuro)

Hokkaido Hotel, 1, West 7, South 19, Obihiro, 080-8511
Open: 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 22:00
Language:English MAP

Gentle lighting sets the mood for this relaxing restaurant. You can experience all the subtleties of fine Japanese cuisine with the variety of traditional meals offered at Rokuro.

Japanese Dish Kifune (Nihon-ryori Kifune)

I Japanese Dish Kifune (Nihon-ryori Kifune)

Kifune Building, 18, Est 3, South 10, Obihiro, 080-0803
Open: 11:00 – 15:00 (last order 14:30), 17:00 – 22:00 (last order 21:00)
Closed: Closed randomly

Kifune’s Kyoto-style dishes are all made from scratch. Inside the restaurant, an elegant Japanese-style garden creates a relaxing ambiance.


J Robata-no-akari

8, 8, West 1, South 8, Obihiro, 080-0011
Open: 18:00 – 24:00
Closed: Sunday

This restaurant will take you back in time with the nostalgic scent of food cooking over a hearth wafting through the air. The atmosphere leaves most Japanese people longing for the past.