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Menya Saimi

#11 of 8,320 Restaurants in Sapporo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Sapporo
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Misono 10-jo, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo 062-0010, Hokkaido
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+81 11-820-6511
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Hong Kong
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best ramen shop in Sapporo according to so many guide book and website and we can't agree more! To avoid the queue, so we aim to arrive before 5pm (the open at 5 for dinner time). We were quite lucky as we got the last space in the parking lot and the queue was not long. Mainly local with... More 

Thank Lunasolhk
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Delicious ramen after a long 45 min wait on a weekday lunch time. Tried the miso, salt and soya sauce varieties. All very good although the soya sauce version was my personal favourite. Highly recommended but only if you have the patience to wait and time to spare.

Thank Fook Looi C
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137 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Whilst it is recommended as the best ramen in 2015 by local ramen chef as reported, I find that it is not my best. I was very much impressed by the ramen in Ramen Alley especially the first shops in both ends of the Alley. Taking a MRT to go is not an issue at all, BUT the queue under... More 

Thank vinerlies
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

It was a Sunday morning and we went at around 11:40am, the queue was really long and we had to wait for 1 hour. The restaurant was really small and they do not have AC. However the ramen tasted really good! They have several broths to choose from: miso, soy sauce, salt. We liked soy sauce broth the most, not... More 

Thank 717taniaw
Suzhou, China
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Cons: Long queues and a fair distance from city center (20-min trip) neither of which should be a problem if you're feeling adventurous! Pros: We had the miso ramen (at JPY750, it's cheaper than touristy Ramen Alley) and it was glorious in a very understated and subtle sort of way. The broth had depth--almost earthy--that was complemented perfectly by the... More 

Thank Stephanie A
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The best ramen shop in sapporo. I tried ramen alley in sapporo. But to me this place is a lot better. The line outside the shop would tell you why it's the best ramen shop in sapporo. Try the miso and shio ramen. They have tasty broth. The only downside is they're pretty cheapskate in giving the pork slice.

Thank esuw
Yokosuka, Japan
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

This ramen was voted number one by ramen chefs. I have tried miso and shio (salt) ramen here and both are amazing! If you love ramen this place is a must visit while you're in Sapporo. There's a line waiting outside the door so dress warm if you come in winter!

2 Thank Jscottfulton
Sapporo, Japan
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

When a popular magazine asked ramen chefs to vote for THEIR fave noodles and soup place - this simple, suburban restaurant came out tops. Five ramen flavors on the menu - but make sure to order the juicy "cha-shu" pork slices for topping, whatever you have. Choices are: Miso, Spicy miso, Shoyu, Spicy Shoyu and Salt. Y100 for extra big.... More 

4 Thank Amanda
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Best ramen in Hokkaido, prepare for a long queue but queues are orderly and pretty fast. Ramen is good, place is a bit too small, but well worth the wait. Definitely come back again when I am in town

2 Thank Irvan17
Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

waiting in line is not worth it especially for lunch (i cant imagine if its winter). the pace is small and well staffed. The broth is so so, probably tastes like any of the Ramen joints in Ramen Alley. The noodles are thicker which makes it compared to a baby brother of udon. its too hot when served which makes... More 

2 Thank Bob M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $10
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Misono 10-jo, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo 062-0010, Hokkaido
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Hokkaido  >  Sapporo
  • Phone Number: +81 11-820-6511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?