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The Buffet Daimaru Sapporoten

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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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice food and reasonably priced! Don't expect anything too fancy, but still have good options. Not a massive range of food either, but has starters, mains and desserts in the buffet. I'm visiting again!

Thank frances2615
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Japanese restaurants are quite tasty but portion is little bit small. For saving, we decided to go to buffet restaurants when we eat out. The Buffet of Daimaru department store is actually one of the popular buffet restraurants in Sapporo. Weekday lunch is reasonable price. It only cost under 1,700 yen. (90min). Pizza/pasta, Chinese food, Japanese food, Ramen and desserts... More 

Thank Kima00
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Saw this restaurant on the way to Pokémon Centre on the same floor. Decided to give it a try as it looked quite popular and the prices were reasonable. Turned out to be a pleasant surprise as the ambience was nice and the spread of food was decent. We liked especially the crab legs, the gyoza and the ramen. Worth... More 

Thank josephlO6676TG
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 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 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 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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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 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

1 Thank fred L
Perth, Australia
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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 

2 Thank David U
Hong Kong, China
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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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69 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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

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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, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff
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  • 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?