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Asari Honten

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Asari Honten Description

Located in Hokkaido, Asari Honten is a renowned restaurant specializing in sukiyaki, bento boxes, and croquettes.The restaurant's interior boasts a traditional Japanese decor, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for diners to enjoy their meal.

What sets Asari Honten apart is its commitment to serving high-quality sukiyaki, a popular Japanese hot pot dish made with thinly sliced beef, vegetables, and a savory-sweet soy sauce-based broth. The bento boxes and croquettes offered here are also must-try items, showcasing the chef's skill in creating delicious and visually appealing dishes. With an average budget ranging from ¥1,000 to ¥5,999, guests can indulge in a flavorful dining experience without breaking the bank.

Whether you're a sukiyaki enthusiast or looking to savor authentic Hokkaido cuisine, Asari Honten promises a memorable culinary journey. Don't miss the opportunity to taste the flavors of Japan in every bite at this esteemed restaurant in Hokkaido.

Asari Honten Overview


10-11 Hōraichō, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0043


+81 (0) 138-23-0421


1 minute walk from Horaicho Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted



Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Asari Honten Reviews

Asari Honten Google Average Rating



Booking in advance is a must. No walk-in is allowed.

Upon arrival, all guests must took off shoes. Thrn be seated on the second floor. Very traditional tatami seating. The server would leave us a menu to choose from the main sukiyaki sets. For dinner, each guests needed to order at least one main sets. For us, we ordered (1) kuroge young cow's beef ranked A5 sirloin at 5000 yen. (2) kuroge wagyu ranked A5 rump meat at 4000 yen.

Firstly, the server will put the cow's oil first, then vegetable, then add in some sukiyaki soup and sauce. Then, she will put in kuroge young cow's beef ranked A5 sirloin. When the beef becomes medium to well, then we could start to eat. We been told to dip every pieces of beef and vege into the raw egg as this is the way Japanese people eat sukiyaki. This dipping really elevated the taste to next level. Wow. 5 stars.

We chose one rice and one udon as base to compliment the sukiyaki.

After finishing, the server would add in more soup, and kuroge wagyu ranked A5 rump meat. She asked us just to eat it as shabu shabu.

After finishing, we was presented the sorbet dessert. Delicious.

When we about to leave, the server had already taken our shoes from the shoe rack and placed them near the door. What's a good service.


Although it requires an advance reservation (not the official website, you need to call), it is really worth it.
The grapefruit ice cream after the meal is also super delicious!


A5 beef is so good here with a very reasonable price. They do provide Pork dishes for those who’d like to eat Pork. Asari Honten is an authentic Japanese Sukiyaki house in a historical Japanese building. Not only we enjoy the food and the service, but the building and atmosphere are very historic like going into a Samurai house 😆. Even though no one seems to speak English here but we could communicate without problems. Love everything here.


We arrived at around 10.20am and managed to secure a table at 11.00am. Private dining area. We ordered one A5 wagyu (50,000 yen) and normal lunch course (18,000 yen). Good service, good ambience and delicious.


Amazing food and a one of a kind experience. The atmosphere of the old building was great. Our hotel helped us book a reservation, which is definitely required as others have mentioned. There is an English base menu for the main course sets (which come with vegetables, plus rice or noodles) but you will need google lens to translate the Japanese menu if you want sides or another round of just veggies. Great sake menu as well! Highly recommend this restaurant for folks visiting Hakodate.

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