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The 5 best locations for curry soup in Sapporo (the birthplace of curry soup).

Hokkaido is a nationally popular spot for curry. So we wanted to give you a summary of the most recommended curry shops in Sapporo city (the birthplace of curry soup) (札幌市) and Otaru city (小樽市). These spots have recipes that vary from the original taste to new creations.
But all are popular with the locals and tourists.
One has to admire the commitment that each shop has to create their version of curry soup. A delicious, nutritious soup that can help the body heal from the inside.


Enjoy their slowly braised shrimp in curry broth.

This Sapporo shop has their own style curry soup which has a rare harmony of many different tastes. They use shrimp heads as a major ingredient and the taste is so captivating there is almost always a line of people waiting to be served.
Okushiba has a close relationship with all their ingredients providers allowing them to get the best ingredients.
They have several locations in Sapporo and each store has a friendly and very helpful staff ready to serve you. You will really appreciate the extra care they offer with their commitment to providing excellent curry soup.
【Spot name】Okushiba-shoten
【Address】Hokulen building basement 1F Nishi 1-Chome Kita 4 Jo Chuo-ku Sapporo-city Hokkaido
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. (Last order at. 9:00p.m.)

Enjoy their healthy curry soup!

“Picante” is a Sapporo curry shop with lots of fans.
Their healthy Zen style curry soup has impressive large vegetables mixed in with more than 20 spices and herbal extracts. It has been said after eating their curry you will be filled with plenty of “gusto”
【Spot name】Picante
【Address】Aoyama building 1F 8 Nishi 1-Chome Kita 2 Jo Chuo-ku Sapporo-city Hokkaido
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 10:30p.m. (Last order at 10:00p.m.)

This shop’s curry soup has a concentrated flavor of Japanese kelp and several spices.

This shop is located between Sapporo and Otaru city. It is practically right on the border.
Its curry soup uses Japanese kelp as the main ingredient.
Many tourists are fascinated by the unique taste of their curry soup and go every week.
The chicken they use in their soup is cooked so tender that the meat literally falls off the bone.
It is a popular destination for tourists in the summer and winter time.
【Spot name】Kufuu
【Address】22-1 Hoshino-city Otaru-city Hokkaido
【Hours of operation】11:30a.m. to 3:00p.m., 5:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. (Monday ~ Friday)
11:30a.m. until the soup runs out (Saturday, Sunday and holidays)

This is the Sapporo sanctuary of the “original curry.”

Magic spice (located in Sapporo City) has been called the “original curry” restaurant.
Fascinated by the taste, many fans attend this popular curry shop.
Their original curry flavor, with chicken and vegetables and a variety of spices and herbs, is highly recommended.
Even though this shop is legendary, the staff is always very helpful and friendly.
【Spot name】Magic spice
【Address】6-2 Minami Hngo-Dori 8-Chome Shiraishi-Ku Sapporo-city Hokkaido
【Hours of operation】Lunch-11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., dinner 5:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
(Monday, Tuesday and Friday)
11:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. (Saturday, eve of public holidays and public holidays, other days of the week)

This tasty curry was originally made to improve a family’s health!

This shop uses the original recipe to make yakuzen style curry.
Their original flavor makes this a highly recommended curry shop that you will want to visit.
The original recipe was made to defend their family’s health. This medicinal soup was full of body-friendly spices. The recipe was altered slightly to give it a more appealing taste and the great curry soup food movement was born.
【Spot name】Ajanta
【Address】2-18 Higashi 20-chome Kita 23 Jou Higashi-ku Sapporo-city Hokkaido
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. until soup is gone. Again from 5:00p.m. until soup is gone.
(3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. closed)