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3-15-3 Inaho, Otaru, Hokkaido
Name/address in local language
+81 134-23-1425
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 23:30 - 15:00
Thu - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 23:30 - 15:00
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

It was a fantastic dinner. We were at the restaurant about 10mins earlier but was ushered in promptly without having to wait. Ordered the Dai set, abalone and edamame which was all VERY GOOD! Loved everything. Would be awesome if we were given the counter seat despite us booking the dinner three weeks prior to our visit.

Thank Christina L
Oakville, Canada
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stopped in Otaru as part of a Celebrity Cruise and I had booked us a ricksaw ride to start the day. As the ride was scheduled to end around lunch, I asked the company for recommendations for sushi and this was their #1 suggestion. They also were kind enough to make a reservation for us (for counter seats). We... More 

Thank Athena76
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

A bit difficult to find this place without maps. Again. Similar to other restaurant here, the signage in Kanji and no window to look inside the restaurant. I barely can recognize its store front, if not seeing from Trip Advisor member's photo. We order 1 set of sushi, consist of 10 assorted sushi. This set is the least expensive among... More 

Thank Angkola Indrade... H
Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Enjoyed the sushi no doubt (we ordered the Jun and Dai set to split) but probably not every piece of it. We made a reservation early in advance and made it clear we would like to be seated at the counter which was agreed. This did not happen and is very disappointing.

Thank elisachengwy
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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141 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Super local sourced fresh sushi in Otaru. It is located on the left side when you exit the station. We did not make a reservation but was lucky to have a seat on the table. Would love to try a meal at the counter.

Thank m3lvinlim
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I've had a lot of great sushi in my life and honestly once the sushi is at a certain level of freshness and prepared with mastered hands it's hard to tell the difference. The draw to this place is that it has one star. I managed to get a booking the day before but I don't know if you can... More 

1 Thank aarontcm
Melbourne, Australia
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120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My favourites are Engawa, Tsubugai, Uni and Botan Ebi! Ordered Jun set with 16 pieces, 6300 Yen, very reasonable price too. Chef speaks little English though, luckily I know my sushi... There are only 6 counter seats so book in advance.

2 Thank Jessica H
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129 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This place served one of the best sushi I ever had. They don't serve soy sauce but you don't need it. I ordered a sushi set with local fish and everything tasted very fresh. The sushi rice was not too sweet or vinegary. We sat at the counter and enjoyed having a conversation with the sushi chef as well as... More 

Thank Pengapa
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent. We had the large set and the Hokkaido only set between us. Signs of a master: Mostly Hokkaido and seasonal. Mackerel Nigiri properly done, not over marinated or at all fishy. Soft roe properly done. Perfect rice. Grains all point in the same direction. Each piece seasoned by the chef. And beautifully.

Thank Grant P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Best sushi in Otaru. We were there for lunch and ordered Dai set. Of course the sushi was great, and the chef explained what each sushi was when he made each one for us. Will surely go visit again.

Thank Sookyung K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 45
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-15-3 Inaho, Otaru, Hokkaido
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Hokkaido  >  Otaru
  • Phone Number: +81 134-23-1425

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