Otaru is a popular city with lots of tourists to Hokkaido. The city was built with many canals and many commercial markets are present throughout the city such as fine art glassware, handicraft shops, and sweet shops such as cheese cake. What else to do? You should eat Otaru sushi! Otaru is also famous for the fresh seafood you should eat. Sushi and sashimi in Otaru are the things you should try once in your trip if you are in Hokkaido. Here is a list of the top 4 best sushi restaurants in Otaru according to our review.
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Sushiya Kodai is a standing style sushi that chef opens after apprentice at another famous sushi shop in Otaru, Ise sushi. This place has just only standing stalls and you can enjoy fresh sushi at reasonable prices. They have a variety of fresh seafood that caught of the daily day from the fish market. We recommend trying salmon and Ikura (salmon caviar) famous in Hokkaido.
Address: 1-4-15 Inaho | Otaru Yataimura Renga Yokocho, Otaru 047-0032, Hokkaido
Opening hours: 18:00～無くなり次第終了. Open on sundays
Phone: +81 80-6073-6635
Access: 406 meters from Otaru.
Prices: Dinner: ￥3,000～￥3,999 & Lunch:￥2,000～￥2,999
Yoshi is in a walking distance from Otaru Station. If you want to eat fresh seafood from Otaru, this place is for you. We recommend eating nigiri uni (sea urchin). They use bahun uni to hit Otaru Harbor. Their fresh Uni is sweet and soft. Besides uni, you should try Tokusei Kaisen Don, a special seafood rice bowl that they will give uni, ikura, crab, shrimp, toro, salmon, abalone if any.
Address: Japan, 〒047-0031 Hokkaido Prefecture, Otaru, Ironai, 1−10−9
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday Lunch: 11:30 – 15:30(L.O.15:00, Drink L.O. 15:00), Dinner: 17:30 – 21:45(L.O.20:45, Drink L.O. 20:45) Saturday & Sunday & Holiday Dinner: 17:00 – 21:30(L.O.20:30, Drink L.O. 20:30)
Phone: +81 134-23-1256
Prices: Lunch 5,000 JPY Dinner 8,000 JPY
Access: JR Otaru Station 10-minute walk
Otaru Masa Sushi
Otaru Masa Zushi is one of Otaru’s oldest sushi restaurants with a history of over 70 years. For a variety of choices of fresh seafood, chefs go to the market daily day and bring seafood that they have tested and trusted enough to bring to the restaurant. That means they have fresh things that have nothing to doubt everyday. Takumi is a sushi dish you have to try here. The dish include ootoro, shrimp, prawn, scallop, shellfish, clams, bahun sea urchin, ikura and other fresh options. One commentator said she often did not eat sea urchins but always enjoyed sea urchins at this restaurant and it was her favorite dish at the restaurant.
Otaru Masazushi Honten
Address: Japan, 〒047-0024 Hokkaido Prefecture, Otaru, Hanazono, 1 Chome−1−１
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00 – 23:00(L.O.22:00, Drink L.O. 22:00). Close on Every Sunday.
Phone: +81 134-23-0011
Prices: Lunch 6,000 JPY Dinner 10,000 JPY
Access: JR Shinjuku Station New South Exit 2-minute walk
Kukizen is the only 2 Michelin stars restaurant in Hokkaido. However they offer fresh sushi and sashimi at an affordable price. If you call omakase sushi, you can enjoy a variety of delicious sushi and sashimi to salivate. All dishes are cooked to maximize the original flavor.
Address: Japan, 〒047-0025 Hokkaido Prefecture, Otaru, 東雲町２番４号
Phone: +81 134-27-2888
Opening hours: 11:30～15:00(L.O.14:30) / 17:30～22:00. Lunch, Open on sundays
Prices: Dinner: ￥10,000～￥14,999, Lunch: ￥5,000～￥5,999
Access: 661 meters from Otaru.