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Japanese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

The picture says it all, what else should I add? I was a cold, snowy night and I bumped into this place mostly because of the cook, an unusually vocal Japanese who obviously wanted to have fun with his customers while preparing their orders. And,...as much as I did not understand a single word he was addressing to me and only managed to place my urchin order with one of the very few Japanese words I know, the taste of the dish took over and that was it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

Located in Otaru Denuki-koji which is opposite one end of the Otaru canal, we had an amazingly yummy and fresh seafood lunch here. Small eating area with only 12 seats available, there is a sign asking that patrons do not share dish but order one...dish per person. We ordered one deluxe Kaisendon with seven types of sashimi and another with just crab, roe and salmon. Both were just as delicious. The soup was also different as it was made with a crab base. After eating here at Sawasaki Suisan No3, we realised there was also Sawasaki Suisan No1 and No2 just metres away in the same compound. Not sure if they all serve exactly the same foods.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

The food in this cosy 10 seater shop, is delicious, and very satisfying. I ordered the cooked crab kaisen don, and was not disappointed. The crab is fresh and sweet. The rest of us ordered the standard set, which was a nice mix of uni,...sweet prawns, salmon and crab. Will definitely recommend this little cosy eatery to anyone, who shuns big, commercialised eateries.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 6 October 2019 via mobile

Glad to be back on their first day of opening after a period of renovation! Would have been devastated if they were not open. The freshest of ingredients and cheekiest chef!!!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

The uni tasted fresh, creamy and sweet. Simply the best that I ever tried. I’m not sure if there is season for the snow crab but since it’s summer now perhaps the snow crab could have been better in winter?

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 8 March 2019 via mobile

We came as a family of five, baby included. It was wishful thinking to imagine that we could all fit into the confined space of the tiny shop, much less jostle with the crowd who must have undoubtedly heard about the excellent food. The owner...saw us out in the cold, baby in tow, and graciously opened up an otherwise unopened adjacent seating area just so that we could fit our stroller and have a meal together. They even offered us hot water to heat up milk for the baby! Food wise, I believe there are enough reviewers to testify about the quality of assorted raw seafood that they offer, so I shall spare you the delicious details. The long queue outside the shop would also give you a clue on how good the food is. Not much else needs to be said. Do cater at least 2 meals with them, even if you're only visiting for a day.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 5 March 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is very small which can contain only 10- 12 customers at a time so may have to wait a short while. The location is very easy to find using map provided by trip advisor. It's next to otaru canal. The food are so...good. Everything is super fresh. I am impressed in miso soup which is a little diffferent from others. The staff were nice and can speak English.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

This is a tiny cafe specialising in seafood. I ordered the seafood rice bowl and was not disappointed. There’s not much room so don’t go in if you have bags and bags of souvenirs.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 21 December 2018

The portions are generous and the seafood fresh. Just the seating is cramped and may have to wait. It's situated just opposite the Otaru Canal .

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped by and the crab was amazing. It was the best crab I have ever had. Would come back if I came to Otaru again.

Date of visit: September 2018
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9 October 2016|
Response from AnthonyGohKY | Reviewed this property |
Open at 11:00 and closes at 20:00 ( last order 19:30)
27 June 2016|
Response from Maps169962 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's tiny space there
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Sawasakisuisan Kaisenshokudo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5