Sunday, December 11, 2016

Kikuyo Shokudo (きくよ食堂), Hokkaido - Famous Seafood Place in Hakodate

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Less than a 10 minute walk from our hotel was the famed Hakodate morning market; bustling and filled with a wide array of fresh Hakodate produce and eateries selling seafood. One such popular eatery was Kikuyo Shokudo (started in 1956), which has 2 outlets in the rather compact market premises. We stumbled upon one of the outlets during one of our morning jaunts through the market and decided to stop for breakfast. 

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The Place & Menu

The place was neither big nor fancy but thankfully, there was an English menu available.

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Kani Don (¥1,480)

Japanese steamed rice covered with shredded Hokkaido crab; chilled, fresh and bursting with crustecean sweetness. What's not to like?

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Sanshu Okonomi Don (¥1,680)

You have a choice of 3 seafood items from the list and the wife chose grilled salmon flake, scallop and prawn and crab meat. She was clearly impressed. The sliced raw scallops were very fresh and sweet while the salmon flakes didn't come across as too fishy. In short, triple happiness in a bowl.

Final Verdict:

Ambience: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Value for money: 7/10

Overall: 7/10

10-11 Wakamatsucho Hakodate Hokkaido (北海道 函館市 若松町 10-11) - 支店
11-15 Wakamatsucho Hakodate Hokkaido (北海道 函館市 若松町 11-15) - 本店

Contact: 0138-23-2334 (支店)

Opening Hours: 5am to 2pm daily


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