Hokkaido Crab Shogun Restaurant

Pricing Guide
(Avg. cost per person)
from ¥4000 - ¥7000
Opening Hours11:00 - 22:30

NotesLarge groups available.
English menu available.
Credit card accepted
Sapporo-shi, Chuo-ku, Minami 4-jo, Nishi 2-chome, 14-6

2 minute walk from Susukino Station

This store is not hard to miss! Simply get off at Susukino station and look for the giant crab! As this giant motif suggests, this is a crab & seafood restaurant! This famous crab-cuisine restaurant has a 36 year history. This huge 5 story establishment serves up 3 major crabs, has special set meals, is a good spot for big groups or couples alike, and is a fantastic place to get a taste of Japan. 

Hokkaido Crab Shogun Restaurant The menu offers up a few set dishes which range from ¥4000 – ¥8000. These sets include crab sashimi, several small seafood dishes, stewed crab with vegetables, a rice dish, and an ice cream desert. For the more adventurous diner, you can buy whole crabs to share. These prices range from ¥5000 and up. Top price is ¥23 000! The size of these snow crabs is quite amazing. If you enjoy this succulent dish, then this restaurant is the place for you.

The layout, although a little dated, is set out Japanese style so its a nice atmosphere. There are 5 floors so there is plenty of space. There is also a large tetami-mat hall with hori-gotatsu (sunken floor) tables for large groups and parties. The staff are very helpful, and will help set up the crab stew and vegetables. They are dressed in kimonos so it adds to the experience. There is a shop at the entrance where you can buy gifts, and souvenirs (crab & seafood orientated) so you can take a piece of the Crab Shogun Restaurant home with you!

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Hokkaido Guide contributor and editor. Keen photographer with a love of travel, the great outdoors and all things Hokkaido, Japan. Matt Holloway is a professional photographer and holds exhibitions around Sapporo, Hokkaido and Sydney Australia.