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“Hidden treasurebox of a sushi-shop!”
Review of Bentenzushi

Bentenzushi
Ranked #80 of 2,098 Restaurants in Hakodate
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This shop doesn't look like much from the outside - plain old family house with some Kanji on it for a non-japanese person. But it's worth going inside!
We took the most expensive set they had for 1800Yen per person and we got 9 or 10 sushi each - really exquisite and seen from a european point of view it wasn't expensive at all. Here we would pay double the price for sushi which isn't half as good.

The shop is run by a really skilled old chef and his wife. He told us that he runs this shop since 50 years. They are both very welcoming and helpful even though they don't speak English - I'm able to talk some basic japanese so that helped - still they tried their best. This famliy-run shop welcomes you like an old friend, who comes to visit them - their grandchildren were outside playing or came inside to go into a private room. It's authentic, it's lovely, it's insanely tasty and if you ever happen to be in Hakodate, it is a must-visit.

It is just around the corner of the Oomachi-Station of the Hakodate Cablecar line 5.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Although this was some of the best sushi I have ever had, it wasn't the whole experience. This traditional, family run establishment makes you feel like you went back 20 - 30 years. We could not help but get the feeling that the way things are done at this restaurant has not changed for decades.

Even though we do not speak the language, the chef and hosts were incredibly warm and attentive. With only 8 seats if you do not count the area in the back where the chef's grandchildren were hanging out, this place is the very opposite of what represents most urban culinary scenes today (big brands and chains, assembly line cooking, huge line ups etc.).

Even though everyone's got a different preference / standard about what good sushi is, it was clear from every bite that top notch ingredients were used all the way around. Just an incredible experience. I will definitely be back the next time I drop by Hakodate.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile
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