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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

Meal: Lunch Day Visited: Sunday Budget: ¥1,500/person Closest Station: Otaru St. Reservation Needed?: N/A Payment: Cash Kid Friendly?: Yes English Menu?: No Legendary Hokkaido fried chicken (“Zengi”) is on order at Naruto. They have other things on the menu (decent sushi), but when you come...here, you must try the chicken. We found it to be delicious; super crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside. The batter is delicious. We couldn’t have been happier. In terms of the ordering system, which is a bit unique, after you’re seated, you look at the menu and then go to the counter at the front and order, sit back down at your table, and wait for your food to be delivered. Don’t forget to bring the card with your table number with you when ordering. And a word of warning … if you come here on the weekend, be prepared to wait unless you arrive right at opening. This restaurant is probably the most popular restaurant in Otaru and is super crowded on the weekends.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 10 September 2021

A very satisfying meal and they served us a really great chicken karage. Hope to visit it again someday!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

We had heard we should try this chicken, so we got the zangi set and zangi bowl along with some cheese eggrolls. The zangi bowl was pretty good. The zangi set was good, but we probably won’t try the cheese eggrolls again (fine, but plain)....The restaurant was very popular and I’m glad we went.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 February 2020

Arguably the best tasting ZANGI/FRIED CHICKEN of Otaru City in the whole of Hokkaido. The minute you start to eat the chicken, the more you crave for it. Prices are reasonably affordable to the budget. Location can be easily accessible by public transportation. The place...is clean with friendly staff. A must try if you visit Otaru. You will never regret trying this SUPER DELICIOUS CHICKEN!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

Visited with my family. It’s family friendly, our toddler and baby can crawl around the dinner area (we were seated in a corner of the tatami). The chicken wings are yummy. Prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 9 December 2019 via mobile

Crispy chicken, taste good with rice,...but restaurant allow open smoking. Upon entering, book through screen, then wait in a room until called.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 September 2019

"Otaru" is mainly well known for fresh produce from the sea. However, there is a place specialized for fried chicken since 1957, named Wakadori Jidai Naruto. We reached after lunch time however, we still had to wait for 10-15 minutes to get a table as...the restaurant was full. Fried chicken was simply tender and juicy, and covered with crispy skin. The portion gave us a big impact when the dish arrived. It was a memorable time to enjoy something not coming from the sea although the area is recognized due to seafood. A kind of refreshment while our trip in the west part of Hokkaido.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

Take a queue ticket from ticket machine and wait for number to be called. The restaurant has two stories and we were given level two. The star of the restaurant is its fried spring chicken. It did not disappoint - juicy and crispy.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

After all those fresh fish and ramen, maybe this can give you a special taste. The chicken is salted taste and fried to perfection, juicy but oily too, if you don't mind. The chicken is the main attraction here.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Back to Otaru after 10 years and beelined for this place. I've had dreams of this chicken over the years. Still awesome, I've had a broader range of chicken dishes across the world and this is still one of the best fried versions in the...world.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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21 July 2018|
Response from NipponVisit | Reviewed this property |
Yes we also ordered this karaage and my niece loved it so much.
14 July 2017|
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Response from TMLee2014 | Reviewed this property |
There's no parking lot. The shop is at a corner of the street. Probably you can park beside the shop, but not directly in front of the main entrance.
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Yes, Naruto Honten offers takeaway services.

Naruto Honten is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5