Eating out in December/ January.
“Tako to Highball” With 2 locations in Tanuki Koji. I prefer the less busy 2 Chome shop. As their name suggests they serve takoyaki with whiskey and bourbon highballs. They have many different kinds of takoyaki from original to more adventurous spicy cod roe and cheese. My favourite kind however is off the menu, but they are happy to oblige. Takoyaki with ponzu, pepper and spring onions! Washed down with a mega highball = heaven.
“Alterna” Italian restaurant.
My friend recommended this lovely Italian restaurant just North of Sapporo station. The lasagne was amazing! Perfect for the cooler Autumn weather at the moment. Their all you can drink plan includes some great wines and international beer. Check it out for yourself!
Very bright and inviting atmosphere. This restaurants sells different kinds of oysters from Hokkaido and around Japan. Famous places like Hiroshima. The restaurant’s official style is modern Hawaiian cuisine. Mostly inspired by the Japanese-Hawaiian food. Dishes such as spam sushi. Really enjoyed the potato skins, which also come in a variety of toppings. Enjoyed the Hawaiian craft beers on tap. But found it was cheaper to drink a local bottle of Sapporo Classic! Overall the restaurant is pricey. The staff are friendly, but over attentive. Sometimes quite intrusive. Try it for yourself!
“Sachi” is a neat restaurant open for lunch and dinner, and located conveniently close to Susukino and Odori stations. Recently having refurbished the restaurant, there is more seating and more charm to its interior. Food is mostly sourced locally, preparing it in various styles including Italian and of course Japanese cuisine. The menu is seasonally changed ensuring you’ll have something new every time. Very popular with young revellers, however all are welcome. They have a wide and various menu coupled with a party plan and all you can drink plan for the merrier customer.