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Sushi Kura

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Japanese: Sushi

Sushi Kura Description

Located in Hakodate, Sushi Kura is a charming sushi restaurant that has been serving patrons for 27 years. Just a 2-minute walk from the tram stop at Chuo Byoin-mae Station, this elegant establishment opens its doors from lunchtime onwards in the bustling area near Goryokaku. Renowned for its exquisite flavors, Sushi Kura specializes in handling top-quality tuna sourced from Tobi and Oma in Hakodate. The meticulous attention to detail by the head chef in understanding customers' preferences and the timing of serving each dish has earned this restaurant a loyal following of repeat customers. In addition to the exceptional sushi, the menu also features a variety of small dishes that pair perfectly with drinks, adding to the overall dining experience.

One of the highlights at Sushi Kura is the outstanding quality of the locally sourced tuna from Tobi. The skilled craftsmanship of the head chef is evident in the precise timing and presentation of each dish, ensuring a delightful culinary experience. The menu offers a selection of set courses catering to different preferences, such as the Omakase course priced at ¥16,500, featuring a delightful array of 6 appetizers, 4 small dishes, sushi, and soup. For a slightly lighter option, the Kobushi course at ¥11,000 includes 5 appetizers, 3 small dishes, sushi, and soup. The cozy ambiance of the restaurant provides a perfect setting for intimate gatherings at the counter or larger group celebrations in the raised seating area, making Sushi Kura a go-to destination for exceptional sushi in Hakodate.

Sushi Kura Overview


4-21 Honchō, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0011


+81 (0) 138-32-0138


2 minute walk from Chuo-byoin-mae Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

WiFi Available

Wheelchair Accessible

Sushi Kura Reviews

Sushi Kura Google Average Rating



A sushi restaurant near Hakodate Central Hospital. Definitely one of the most delicious restaurants in the Hakodate area.
If you sit down, he will recommend dishes such as scallops, abalone, sea urchin, salmon roe, tuna fish, mackerel, etc. The seafood is fresh from Hakodate fishing port, so it's naturally delicious.
Shime mackerel was caught with an average length of 50 cm, but on the day it was caught with a length of 100 cm. It was fatty and the most delicious Shime mackerel I've ever eaten.
The scallops have extra-large scallops and are delicious with a melt-in-the-mouth texture. I also had some raw oysters, which were completely flavorless and full of flavor. I felt the potential of Hakodate seafood.

The owner explained everything in detail to the production area and details of the ingredients, which made the food taste even better than it tasted. It was a shop where I felt that explanations were important.
The beer is also Sapporo Classic's raw barrel. I was able to enjoy the whole of Hokkaido.


During my trip to Hakodate, I wanted to try some delicious sushi for lunch, so I stopped by!
I didn't make a reservation in advance, but I called and headed over just in time for the store to open. I was lucky that it was open this time, but it seems that it is fully booked on some days, so it would be best to call in advance.

It's my first time to eat sushi by myself at the counter lol. I usually eat with someone else, so I was excited to be alone for the first time...💕lol

It seems that the restaurant was renovated before the coronavirus and is now open for business, but the counter is spacious and we have a great seat to ourselves where we can clearly see the chef's movements 😍
First we had some food with sake, and then we decided to have sushi.
I wanted to enjoy something unique to traveling, so I chose Goryo Junmai Ginjo from local sake. You can rest assured that all the sake is chosen by the chef to match the sushi.

The first thing that came out was boiled conger eel liver.
It is said that the precious liver, which is unique to each fish, is simmered for over eight hours. The bitterness at the end of the refreshing sweetness is perfect for sake 🍶
The sashimi and tuna stew that followed were all delicious and made me smile! lol
It’s a luxury to have the general explain everything one by one ✨

Now that my stomach had calmed down, I went for some sushi.
I was worried that I wouldn't be able to finish it all, but I was reassured when he said, ``The sushi is just picked, so the sushi rice isn't too big, so it's okay.''☺️
Everything was delicious, but I was especially surprised by the colorful scallops! The taste is strong, and as you chew, the sweetness spreads out, making you really happy🥰
The conger eel was slightly grilled, and the sauce wasn't too sweet, which I liked! Add Goryo Junmai to make sake.
The sea urchin is really delicious...and it's great that every dish is served in a nice bowl. The extraordinary feeling made me feel even better! lol

After all the sushi was served, we had the chef's recommended surf clam. This also has a firm texture and is very fresh 🐚

Most of the customers seem to be locals, but since it's easy to get to by bus from Hakodate Airport or Hakodate Station, it seems like a good place to enjoy some delicious sushi at the beginning or end of your trip.
I would like to visit you again when you come to Hakodate ☺️


At the end of October 2021, I wanted to try Toi's tuna on a 3-day, 2-night gourmet trip to Hakodate, so I made a reservation and went alone.

Since I was coming from the Kanto region, I decided to try the evening course.

I drank a lot of alcohol, so my bill easily exceeded 20,000 yen, but it was well worth it.

I was amazed at the amount of work that goes into each and every item.

They provide thorough explanations about everything they sell, the materials they use, and the work they do.

When I received the sashimi, I was blown away by the size of the grilled blue-throat fish, which I had never seen at a fish shop (probably to the extent that you would only go to a restaurant), and the raw red king crab legs.

I can't put it into words, it's so delicious I can't help but groan.

By the time I had my last nigiri, I was so absorbed in eating that I stopped taking pictures.

*Photos were taken with permission from the shop owner. We got excited by joking that we could take up to 100 photos for free.

Delicious food and a fun time. Even at Suki〇Bashiro and Ku〇E Ginza main store, I was not so impressed.

This is a restaurant that I would like to visit again as soon as the new coronavirus subsides.

This store is well worth the flight from Haneda just to go to this store.


I visited for lunch and asked them to make their own dishes at the counter. The squid ears were crunchy, sweet and delicious. It was my first time to eat raw Karasumi. I was given a small sushi rice and kept eating it.
The owner was also a nice person and we had a fun meal.

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