Last updated on March 20th, 2023
Discover the best restaurant and must eat in Asahikawa. This food post includes local specialties, Genghis Khan or Jingisukan Daikokuya in Asahikawa. A great place to enjoy your meal when you are looking for what to eat in Asahikawa.
During our wonderful Hokkaido trip, we visited Asahikawa and stayed in JR Inn Asahikawa for three nights. Firstly, we were wondering where and what to eat in Asahikawa. After some research, we were so surprised that there are so many must eat food in Asahikawa awaiting us to try.
Continue read on our Asahikawa food guide, the tasty lamb specialties in Jingisukan Daikokuya.
Where & What To Eat In Asahikawa?
We highly recommended the Jingisukan Daikokuya Asahikawa for their grilled lamb in Genghis Khan. This is one of the must-eat food when visiting Asahikawa.
Founded in 2002, Jingisukan Daikokuya (成吉思汗大黒屋) is one of the famous and popular restaurants in Asahikawa. Locals and tourists are flowing to this restaurant to try on their lamb specialties. The tasty lamb and mutton are grilled in Mongolian yakiniku style, called Genghis Khan.
Must Eat in Asahikawa: Jingisukan Daikokuya
There are two Jingisukan Daikokuya restaurant in Asahikawa. Both restaurants located nearby in the town area. It is accessible from Asahikawa station with around 11 minutes of walking distance.
We reached Daikokuya at around 6 p.m. There were already people were waiting and queuing for the table. A dedicated waiting room is available right across the street. This waiting room will be helpful if you are coming in winter.
While there is only two people, we were lucky and only need to wait for 5 minutes for the table to clean up. Larger group please expected for longer waiting time.
Once we stepped in Jingisukan Daikokuya, we only realized how busy of this tiny restaurant. The whole restaurant was fully occupied and customers enjoyed grilling their lamb. Added, waiters were busy serving the customer order with a happy smile. The dining environment was so joyful and everyone was having good talk here. However, the ventilation is not fast and powerful enough with still much of smoke in the restaurant.
How To Order in Jingisukan Daikokuya
We were seated at the table in front of the counter and given with English menu. The restaurant served only lamb at a reasonable price. One plate of lamb meat are ranging from ¥700 to ¥900. And it is advised to order at least 2 serving per person.
Vegetables are served free and refillable. Additionally, you may add on the tomato salad, highly recommended from waiter.
Genghis Khan Grill Lamb
The top three highly recommended from the restaurant are raw lamb, lamb roll and shoulder lamb. After discussion, we ordered beer and all types of lamb dishes to try on.
Without long wait, grilling equipment and food were ready for us to start on.
There is a black color soy-based dipping sauce come together with the meat. The waiter will help demonstrated on the grilling process with the vegetables and some lamb meat. Soon, we can started our meal.
The lamb was so tender and juicy. Right off the grill and dipped the lamb into the soy-based sauce. We immediately fall in love with this super delicious meal.
The meat does not have the district smell of lamb which we normally dislike it. While it is using charcoal in the grill, so the meat even added with an extra fragrance. We especially like the “raw lamb” and its taste was so amazing!
We enjoyed the grilled lamb in Daikokuya. At the next day, we even returned to the restaurant for one more time. If you happen to be in the area, please come to try on Daikokuya. The Jingisukan Daikokuya is worth a visit! Must eat in Asahikawa.
How To Go To Jingisukan Daikokuya
Jingisukan Daikokuya is easy access from JR Asahikawa station with 11 minutes walking distance. We stayed in JR Inn Asahikawa which located right beside the JR Asahikawa station. From our Asahikawa hotel, we have a pleasant walk to Jingisukan Daikokuya.
Address: Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido 4jo- dori 5-chome
Getting there:11 minutes walk from JR Asahikawa station
If you are interested, you may also read on our travel post on how we plan on 3 days in Asahikawa.