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Menya Saimi

#12 of 8,474 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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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

For the uninitiated, part of the pleasure of Menya Saimi is discovering an excellent dish in a new neighborhood. Take the Toho line to Misono, Exit 1, and immediately turn left at the top of the stairs. It's a short 5-minute walk and will be on your right. We had to wait only ten minutes on a mid-week winter night... More 

Thank ThoughtfulGuest
San Francisco,CA
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I and my sis went to this place because of high ranking. Wait was 30 min or so which was not that long for this shop. They were efficient taking order as you go into the waiting area inside the shop. Noodles were firm & chewy. Soup was thick and inliked added ginger and green onions. It was tasty but... More 

Thank BrownMatisse
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

There's always a queue and waiting time is 1hr. This is a must-try place. Ramen is not overcooked and very tasty soup. Overall great experience. About 5mins straight walk fm Sunway Misono station.

Thank Jennie T
Hong Kong
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 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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143 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 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 2 August 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 1 August 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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 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!

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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
US$7 - US$9
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?