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Saien Description

Located in Hakodate, Saien is a hidden gem for ramen enthusiasts. This cozy restaurant offers a unique dining experience with its flavorful ramen dishes that are a fusion of traditional Hakodate flavors and modern twists. The menu features a variety of ramen options, including Hakodate-style ramen, Matsue ramen, and Hiyama ramen, each showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Hokkaido.

In addition to their delectable ramen, Saien also serves mouthwatering yakisoba and gyoza, adding a delightful variety to their offerings. The restaurant's interior is charming and inviting, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests to enjoy their meal. Whether you're a ramen aficionado or simply looking to explore the diverse flavors of Hokkaido, Saien is a must-visit destination that promises a memorable dining experience filled with authentic Japanese cuisine and hospitality.

Saien Overview


19-14 Suehirochō, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0053


+81 (0) 138-27-1943


1 minute walk from Suehirocho Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-6:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-6:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-6:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-6:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-6:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-6:30PM

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Saien Reviews

Saien Google Average Rating



There is no English menu but the chef/owner can speak a little. The curry rice is great, it has 3 pieces of juicy beef in it, unlike most curry rice in Tokyo where there is only minced meat in it. The Gyoza is also great, 500 yen for 8 pieces. Overall a great place to have lunch when you are exploring the surroundings.


Traditional ramen shop that is perfect if you're looking for a hearty bowl of ramen. Service is great and very fast. The food is packed with flavor and the low cost makes it even better


Quaint, casual, and cozy ramen restaurant at the base of the Motomachi hills.
I had the red miso base was wonderful on this cool afternoon. Lots of bean sprouts were included. The gyoza was tasty as well.
No English menu is available, but we did fine with Google Translate.
Only detractor is smoking in the restaurant.


I chanced upon this place while I was walking to the ropeway and decided to drop in for lunch since I saw some good reviews online. I ordered the salt ramen with dumplings and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised that I liked both given that I am usually quite critical of ramen and dumplings. The soup was light but it was enough to bring the flavourful taste to you. The owners are old so do expect some delays if there are many customers in the restaurant at any one time. The price for the food was reasonable but what i brought back with me was the feeling of warmth radiating from the elderly couple.

If you are in the area, do give this shop a try!

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