One of 4 Major Conveyor Belt Sushi Chain Stores in Hokkaido -Kantaro Ugaura Head Office in Hakodate-
June 22nd, 2017
Kantaro Ugaura Head Office (函太郎宇賀浦本店) is a popular conveyor belt sushi chain store (回転寿司チェーン店) in Ugaura-cho, Hakodate city. HKR inc. runs it and was founded in 1982. This conveyor belt sushi chain restraunt is one of the 4 major conveyor belt sushi chain restraunts (Toriton in Kitami (北見のトリトン), Nemuro Hanamaru in Nemuro (根室の根室花まる) and Nagoyakatei in Kushiro (釧路のなごやか亭)) in Hokkaido. They have over 17 branches in Hokkaido and Honshu. At lunchtime, visitors should expect a long line in each branches. I visited the Kantaro Ugaura Head Office to avoid the long line around 16:00 on weekdays. A building facing the Sea is located along Isaribi Street (漁火通) between Hakodate Station and Yunokawa Onsen (湯の川温泉), and Mt. Hakodate can be seen from here.
After entering the sushi restraunt, I sat a counter seat. There were 6 groups of customers at the restraunt at this halfway hour. But the customers were almost local people. My friend living in Hakodate told me that he visit the Kantaro once a month. After all, the Kantaro is popular for the local people. I read a menu, and it is a feature that 3 types of sushi items (三昧) are put on a small dish. So, I ordered as follows including the sushi items caught around Hokkaido. Black Rockfish Sushi (真ソイ) caught in Gulf of Funka (噴火湾) was JPY 324. 3 Types (Flounder Edge, Tuna and Fatty Salmon) of Grilled Sushi Item (えんがわ・トロ・トロサーモンのあぶり三昧) was JPY 669, Squid Sushi was JPY 324, Smoked Salmon Roll Sushi (スモークサーモンロール) was JPY 129, 3 Types (Crab Butter, Minced Tuna and Salmon Roe) of Gunkan Sushi (カニみそ・ねぎとろ・イクラの軍艦三昧) was JPY 453, Gagome Kombu and Squid Gunkan Sushi (がごめ昆布とイカの軍艦) was JPY 194 and Fried Salted Cod Roe Sushi (はちみつたらこ天ぷら握り) was JPY 324. This restraunt is the conveyor belt sushi restraunt, but the customers can order to a sushi chef without having a dish on the conveyor belt directly.
First of all, a dish of the Black Rockfish Sushi was served. It tasted like a sea bream and is a popular sushi item in Hokkaido. A dish of 3 Types (Flounder Edge, Tuna and Fatty Salmon) of Grilled Sushi Item (えんがわ・トロ・トロサーモンのあぶり三昧) was served subsequently. Tuna and Fatty Salmon were fatty flesh, and Flounder Edge was very tasty. I like the grilled flounder edge very much and often order it at each conveyor belt sushi restraunt.
Interesting sushi are Smoked Salmon Roll Sushi, Gagome Kombu and Squid Gunkan Sushi and Fried Salted Cod Roe Sushi. As for the Smoked Salmon Roll Sushi, an avocado was nice texture and was tasty! Speaking of Hakodate, Gagome Kombu is famous. It is rare kelp that grow around the the coast of eastern Oshima Peninsula (渡島半島) mainly. Gagome Kombu is very tenacious and is good for your health. As for the Fried Salted Cod Roe Sushi, its appearance was interesting! A texture was outside crisp and inside moisty. It tasted salty a little, but the fried salted cod roe went well with sushi. Thank you for the wonderful meal.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (60 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||1 January|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||86 074 176*46|
A page of Hakodate is here