5 famous ramen shops in Sapporo
Referring to Hokkaido, foodies will definitely introduce you to ramen in Sapporo - the hometown of Miso Ramen.
Located in the northern part of Hokkaido Prefecture, it is often referred to as a "Ramen arena" second only to Tokyo. Here, you can not only find the traditional Miso Ramen, but also find a variety of other attractive Ramen.
1. Okami Soup (Wolf Soup)
Although the name of this ramen shop translates as "Wolf Soup", the soup does not actually contain wolf meat. Okami Soup specializes in selling Miso Ramen, or rather, this is the only item they have on their menu.
This is a Ramen shop that is loved by tourists and locals alike. The soup here is quite rich but not too hot and not too salty, with a hint of cinnamon mixed with cardamom and anise. These spices are not too prominent nor are they used in the original soup, but that is what makes this noodle shop special. You can change them up to your taste using ginger and shichimi.
One thing that makes Okami Soup so dominant in terms of location is that it is located just outside Nakajima Park. Come and have fun, then stop by Okami Soup for a delicious lunch at an affordable price!
Address: 1-5-1 Minami 11 West, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Access: 5-minute walk from Nakajima Koen Station on the Namboku subway line.
2. Noodle Kitchen Hydrangea
Don't miss the salted Ramen called Hakodate with clear broth when coming to Sapporo! The delicate kelp soup is also not to be missed. The ideal place for you to try this dish is Noodle Kitchen Hydrangea, located near Goryokaku Park and Sapporo Station.
Despite being over 80 years old, this store always has new combinations. It is because of this timely embrace of innovation that has captured the hearts of both locals and tourists. The main store near Goryokaku Park is still regularly crowded with customers lining up at the entrance to see everyone's support for it.
The clear broth here uses Hokkaido kelp, pork bones and chicken garlic and is stewed over the fire, so it retains the rich and sweet taste of the meat. You can enjoy a variety of Ramen such as Miso Ramen (850 yen), Aya soy sauce noodles (750 yen), Ajisai salt noodles (750 yen),...
Phone number: 011-213-2713
Address: ESTA 10F, Kita 5-jo Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
How to get there: Next to Sapporo Station and JR Sapporo Station.
Address: 29-22 Goryokakucho, Hakodate City, Hokkaido
Access: 17 minutes from JR Hakodate Main Line Hakodate Station to Ichikawa Yunokawa, 10 minutes on foot from Goryokaku Park.
3. Enjoy the age-old taste of Asahikawa
The famous Santoka has its main store in Asahikawa. It is famous for being lead-free for its thin noodles, whose signature green broth is stewed from rich pork bones that you can enjoy until the last minute. Try the classic savory soup served with crispy plums, its seafood-scented soy sauce that is the result of a blend of miso and red miso is sure to touch your heart .
The strange thing is that in Asahikawa, this shop is located in the underground pedestrian street of central Sapporo so you won't have to worry about waiting in line when it snows or rains.
Address: 4-2-2 Kita 1 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Sapporo North Plaza B1F
Phone number: 0166-25-3401
Access: 3-minute walk from Odori Station on the Namboku Subway Line and the Tozai Line.
4. Hokkaido Ramen Men Shop - ya Kaiko
Referring to the famous ramen shops in Obihiro, Hokkaido, it is impossible not to mention Menya Kaitaka located in the basement of the TV tower - the symbol of Sapporo especially because it uses pork raised with rare whey in Tokachi. Besides, this shop is also famous for Buta don (pork rice bowl).
If you are visiting Sapporo, we recommend you to go to Menya Kaitaka and try the Tokachi Whey Pork noodles. On top of the Miso Ramen is a slice of thickly sliced pork like the Buta don. If you like to eat sweet, choose white miso. If you like spicy food, choose red miso.
Phone number: 011-221-3335
Address: 1-chome, Odori Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo TV Tower B2F
Access: 5-minute walk from Odori Station on the Namboku and Tozai subway lines.
5. Teshikaga ramen at Lake Mashu
Lake Mashu - a famous place located in Eastern Hokkaido, the clarity of this lake is ranked number 1 in the world. The famous Susukino Ramen Yokocho for ramen noodles made right under the flowing waters of Lake Mashu is called Teshikaga Ramen in Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun. This dish consists of roasted pork, corn and a little butter on top to make the bowl of noodles rich and sweet, satisfying both your eyes and your taste buds.
Susukino Ramen Yokocho is open until late at night, so you don't have to worry about craving a bowl of ramen but not having time to sip it late at night.
Phone number: 011-532-0007
Address: 3-chome, Minami 5-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho
Access: 1-minute walk from Susukino Station on the Nanboku subway line
Sapporo has a ton of unique and flavorful noodle shops. You must definitely refer to this article to plan to discover Ramen noodles if traveling in Sapporo!