Hokkaido Beer Garden
Hokkaido Beer Garden is a top establishment for you jingiskan lovers out there. A staple Hokkaido food, millions of salivating carnivores travel to Sapporo Japan every year to satisfy their lust for barbecue lamb. Most tourists head to the popular Sapporo Beer Garden, which is good if it’s your first time to experience jingiskan. The atmosphere at Sapporo Beer Garden is what it’s really about. The beer, good! The meat, not so good.
At Hokkaido Beer Garden the meat is delicious. You get thick succulent pieces, marinated or not, the choice is yours. This place came highly recommended by a friend of mine who is a jingiskan connoisseur. He loves the stuff and partakes in a tabenomihodai (all you can eat and drink) at one of the many jingiskan restaurants, darted around Sapporo city, about once a week, sometimes twice, so I value his opinion when it comes to matters of this variety.
He rated Hokkaido Beer Garden in his top three of jingiskan restaurants in Sapporo, Japan.
It’s fairly big inside so unless it’s a weekend night you can be confident of rocking up without a reservation. There’s no “ping pong” bell to call the staff so be prepared to shout “sumimasen!” when you’re nearly ready for a beer refill otherwise they tend to just stand about and ignore you. (part time slackers!)
An all you can eat and drink plan will cost you a little over 3,000 yen for 90 minutes. Obviously there are other food options available. You can order by the dish and try lots of different meat samples, but this can get costly. The tabenomihodai plan is great value for money if you are really hungry and thirsty.
It’s conveniently located downtown between Odori and Susukino station and takes about 5 minutes, on foot, from either station.
Address: G Dining building, South 3 West 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Telephone: 011 222 5550