10 Ramen Restaurants in Hokkaido


Ramen (ラーメン) is a noodle soup dish that was originally imported from China and has become one of the most popular dishes in Japan in recent decades. Ramen are inexpensive and widely available, two factors that also make them an ideal option for budget travelers. Ramen restaurants, or ramen-ya, can be found in virtually every corner of Hokkaido and produce countless regional variations of this common noodle dish.

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1. Daishin

Daishin is a long-standing ramen restaurant located in Kiyota-ku in Sapporo, with a branch in Tomakomai. The flavor of the ramen here hasn’t changed since the restaurant was established, so if you are looking to try some traditional Sapporo ramen, this is a great place to do it.

2. Shingen

Shingen is located just to the west of Susukino in Sapporo. It is one of Sapporo’s most popular ramen restaurants and offers traditional Sapporo ramen. Our recommendation is the miso ramen. To experience some real Sapporo ramen, this is one place we recommend!

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3. Ichigen

A chain of ramen restaurants with its main branch located the edge of Susukino, but now with branches in Taiwan and Asia. They offer a ramen made with a shrimp stock based soup. This soup originates from Sapporo, and gives the ramen a unique flavor that we recommend you try!

4. Saimi

A long-standing ramen restaurant loved by the locals. Our recommendation is the Saimi ramen, a rich miso ramen that is so popular it has become an instant cup ramen. It is one of Sapporo’s most popular ramen restaurants, so why not stop by?

5. Sumire

When you think of Hokkaido miso ramen, Sumire is sure to come to mind. Famous for its flavor, anyone who likes ramen is bound to have heard of Sumire. As you can imagine, it’s busy everyday, but if you have got the time, it’s one restaurant we really recommend you visit.

6. Araton

Located in the center of the Central Wholesale Market, one of Hokkaido’s markets, Araton is a popular ramen restaurant mainly offering tsukemen, or ramen where the noodles are served separately from the soup. Their “Araton” ramen is made with a rich pork bone broth to which fish leftovers have been added and has a very unique flavor.

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7. Tetsuya

A famous ramen restaurant chain established in 1997 with its main branch in Sapporo City. It has six branches in the city which are packed on a daily basis. We recommend trying the tonkotsu shoyu ramen. Here you can enjoy some carefully prepared traditional Sapporo ramen.

8. Shirakaba Sanso

A chain of ramen restaurants with the main branch located in Toyohira-ku in Sapporo. Their Shirakaba Sanso ramen, developed entirely in-house, from the soup to the sauce and the method of preparation, is a great example of Sapporo ramen.


A famous long-standing ramen restaurant located in Chitose City. The restaurant features a fashionable interior, and they use a unique ginger-based soup. IORI is very popular with the locals, so why not stop by and try this unique Sapporo flavor?

10. Menya Shichisai

Shichisai is an old ramen restaurant chain with its main branch in Iwamizawa. Its miso ramen is lighter than the typical Sapporo miso ramen, and is served with a rather unique topping of ginger. Why not come by and try this unique ramen?

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