Suage Soup Curry

by Ben
(Sapporo, Japan)

Kakuni soup curry

Kakuni soup curry

Kakuni soup curry
Suage interior
Neon sign at the front of the building

This is great. I have been finding more and more really good soup curry restaurants in the down town areas of Sapporo. The latest one being Suage in the Susukino entertainment area. It is located opposite the big Norebesa building (the building with the huge ferris wheel on the roof) in Susukino.


I had been recommended this place by my Japanese friends for a while, but some reason I had never been there. After being recommended Suage for about the 5th time I just decided to do it and said to my Japanese friend “ima ikou yo!” (let’s go now!) and I wasn’t disappointed.

The chef of Suage is supposed to be famous for his soup curry. I don’t really follow soup curry chefs but apparently the Japanese do.

Just after we got our seats on a Saturday about 6:30 pm the restaurant started to get busy and a queue was beginning to form. Lucky us! It was clear that this place was very popular.

The interior was different from the usual bohemian, hippy style (a common occurring theme) that I have experienced in a lot of soup curry restaurants. Suage felt more like a wine bar with it’s dark lighting accompanied with a few lamps strategically placed around the red walls, boudoiresque (is that even a word?)

I ordered the Kakuni (fatty pork belly) with the regular soup, and melted cheese on top of the rice, and a spice level of 6. The soup was really good; thin, oily, with some nice herbs and spices and the spice level of 6 was just perfect. The kakuni wasn’t the best I have had and could have been just a tiny bit softer so that it would melt in the mouth. Still, I was very satisfied with my choice and in general, I would definitely go to Suage again. I will “pay it forward” and recommend it to my friends.

Opening times:
Monday-Saturday: 11:30 – 22:30 (last order 22:00)
Sundays and public holidays: 11:30 – 22:00 (last order 21:30)

Telephone number: 011-233-2911

Address:
South 4, West 5, 2nd floor, Central ward, Sapporo
The entrance is directly opposite the south side of the Norebesa building. Look for a red neon lit sign outside the building on ground level. Suage is about a 5 minute walk from Susukino subway station.


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Mar 25, 2015
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Top 3
by: Ben

Went back to this place after a 3 year hiatus. Man, this place is bloody good. I'll be going much more often from now on. It may possibly have cracked into my all time top 3.

Feb 10, 2015
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Samurai rocks!
by: Daz

Yup, agreed…..I love this place! Although it WAS the first place I tried soup curry, but I'm sure it's not just that!! I have been taking visitors to there since I've been here and everyone agrees that it rocks! The one thing that perhaps keeps it down, is that my favorite coconut sup is only available with the chicken…..I love it with kakuni pork!! That said, I always go back and the original soup is awesome!
The lamb skewer one is also great!

May 23, 2014
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Best Soup Curry In Sapporo
by: Tony

Maybe my title is stretching a bit, since while I have had a lot of soup curry in Sapporo, I am sure I haven't had it all. This was my soup curry "spot", though, and the place I kept going back to and dragging my friends along. I wish I knew how to cook something even slightly resembling this now that I'm back in the states.

Jul 07, 2012
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a bit dark
by: Anonymous

good soup curry, but I think the interior is a bit too dark.

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