Sankaku Market 小樽 三角市場
Sankaku Market is a local food market in the small town Otaru. Aside from restaurants, there's a couple aisles of fresh fruits and seafood shops. We were super excited to see melon because it's a must try in Hokkaido, but then we realized it was from Shizuoka so make sure and ask where the melons are grown. If it's from Hokkaido, it should say "北海道" on the signs.
Although there's not much to shop here, one of the main reason why people come here is to eat the popular chirashi bowls! There's a few shops to choose from, but there's only one shop that has the longest line up!
BOWL SHOP takinami of otaru north 小樽 北のどんぶり屋 滝波商店
Bowl Shop Takinami of Otaru North is the most popular chirashi restaurant within Sankaku Market; There's always a huge line up! You'll need to put your name down on the waiting list then wait in line. We went during lunch hours so we waited in line for about an hour. There's only about 8 tables so make sure you go earlier.
Most chirashi bowls range between ￥1,500 - ￥2,500 but we opted for the￥5,000 ultimate uni bowl! Uni's in season during winter time and since Hokkaido's known for uni, we couldn't resist; It's definitely one of the freshest uni bowls we've had. If chirashi's a little to heavy for you, there's also side dishes like raw oysters, sashimi, grilled squid and fish. When you're in Hokkaido during winter time, Hokkaido uni and crab is a must! You'll be able to find all that here, the seafood heaven!
Address \\ 3-10-16 Inaho Otaru Hokkaido
Phone Number \\ 0134-23-1426 (Does not take reservations)
Hours \\ Monday - Sunday: 8am - 5pm
** December 31 - 8am - 3pm
January 1 - Closed
January 2 & 3 - 9am - 3pm **
Average Price \\ ￥2,000 - ￥4,999
Payment Method \\ Cash Only
Rating \\ 3.95/5
Website \\ Takinami (Japanese only)