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Seafood: Grilled Fish

Kaiju Description

Located near the iconic Red Brick Warehouse in Hakodate, Kaiju is a seafood restaurant that prides itself on serving the freshest catch from the nearby waters of Hakodate. As a direct-operated store by a seafood company, Kaiju ensures top-notch freshness and quality in their seafood dishes. The restaurant's unique feature lies in the large tanks inside, where guests can handpick their desired fish or shellfish, which are then expertly prepared as sashimi or grilled over charcoal right before their eyes by skilled chefs.

The menu at Kaiju boasts a variety of dishes showcasing the exquisite flavors of the sea, including live crab, squid, and various fish, all known for their freshness and generous portions. The dining experience is further elevated by the cozy ambiance, offering a choice of box seats, regular tables, or traditional sunken kotatsu tables, suitable for any occasion from a casual date to a formal business dinner. To add to the excitement, guests visiting before 4:30 pm can enjoy a complimentary seasonal sashimi dish as part of the grand opening celebration. Kaiju is not just a restaurant; it's a culinary journey through the bounties of Hakodate's seas, creating unforgettable memories for all who dine there.

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Kaiju Overview


24-6 Toyokawachō, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0065


+81 (0) 138-84-5040


10 minute walk from Hakodate Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 4:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails



Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Kaiju Reviews

Kaiju Google Average Rating



The best grilled seafood I've had anywhere in Asia! Superbly fresh incredients, well prepared and beautifully served. The grilled squid and sable fish were especially delicious and we had to have seconds on the grilled scallops in butter. I also recommend the crab salad. The bowl is huge enough to share, greens crunchy and fresh, crab and dressing just perfect. Thank you! Wish I could visit the restaurant more often! I'll definitely return if I'm in Hokkaido again.


My favourite restaurant on Japan trip.
Seafood so fresh of course they swimming next to your table. Sushi so good all food very tasty. I very love this place. Very recommend if you looking for high quality of Seafood at Hakodate.


Incredible selection of fresh seafood and friendly staff to tourists - Hokkaido oysters, crab fried rice, Kyoto style sea bass, and tempura king crab. The Caesar salad was also delicious. Absolutely recommend.

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