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The Buffet Daimaru Sapporoten

$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Sapporo
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4-7 Kita5jo Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0005, Hokkaido
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+81 11-828-1263
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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Eat-as-much-as-you-like buffet and the choices are plenty. Start off with the sushi which is located in a corner. You're only allowed five at a time, so if you like sushi you need to keep coming back for more, made by a sushi chef (who is very fast) the fish melts in your mouth. While you're there help yourself to the... More 

Thank M L
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Was going around Daimaru looking for a lunch location when we chanced upon this buffet restaurant which had a long queue outside even before it had opened. The buffet had great variety - you can check out the menu at the entrance - for a rather unbeatable price of about USD20 with a time limit of 90 minutes. There is,... More 

Thank Wendy T
Manila, Philippines
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161 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

The Daimaru buffet served very ordinary selections, nothing memorably yummy for us. For the hungry it was a very filling buffet, but the gourmet in me can only shrug and eat quietly. They were understaffed too and plates were left on the tables for a good while. I am sure this is one place I wont ever return to in... More 

Thank Marlene A
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Good variety of food. The Chinese food is so so but good choice of Japanese food with freshly made tempura and sushi. The desert collection is good. Not exactly gourmet but good after a whole day of skiing and is convenient

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Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2015

Really excellent food, with huge range. Deserts really floored us with excellent cheese cake, and angel cake. Italian section very good and I love Japanese pizzas with such fresh ingredients and thin pastry. Booked for evening as well sitting at the large windows overlooking snow covered buildings at night was beautiful. Free flowing drinks at about A$20 was very good... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

This restaurant is always crowded with mainly Japanese folk who I assume go there for the cheap prices and all you can eat format. Food quality is surprising low and probably the worst we experienced amongst the many Japanese restaurant we have visited. Dishes are mainly western / chinese - most hot dishes were under seasoned, overcooked and luke-warm. One... More 

1 Thank Ron G
Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Despite the long queues at this buffet located on the 8th floor of the Daimaru shopping centre (possibly indicating a good buffet), the food was disappointing. You have 90 minutes for the buffet and it costs 1490 JPY (around SGD$19). It might look pretty appealing at first- till you realise that there is neither quality nor quantity. There were different... More 

1 Thank limericklin
Sapporo, Japan
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Worth it if you're absolutely keen on stuffing your face on Western, Japanese and Chinese dishes. Otherwise, you'll have a better meal at any of the non-buffet restaurants on the same floor in Daimaru Department Store or in the Stella Dining arcade on the 6th floor between Daimaru and Bic Camera.

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San Diego, California
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278 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

The food bounced around between indelible and disgusting. The Italian food was horrible. the Chinese food was disgusting-- no other word for it; Panda Express would be far more desirable . No idea what most of that mess was--tasted terrible. The "Main Course"s looked too bad to try. The only things edible were the Japanese food. I really enjoyed the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2008

Lots of food, not too cheap but close to the Sapporo Station.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-7 Kita5jo Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0005, Hokkaido
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Hokkaido  >  Sapporo
  • Phone Number: +81 11-828-1263

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?