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[Daikokuya in Asahikawa] Tender and Tasty Mongolian Barbecue

September 28th, 2015

Daikokuya

Genghis Khan Daikokuya Head Office (成吉思汗大黒屋本店) is a popular mongolian barbecue (ジンギスカン * Genghis Khan) restaurant founded in 2002 in the downtown area of Asahikawa city, and is one of the most popular mongolian barbecue with a long line in Hokkaido. Tender lamb and an atmosphere of a restraunt filled with smoke have a good reputation. Unfortunately, the head office has closed since October 2016 because of aging of the building. Only 5jo Brach Store opens a business now. An article before closing is as follows.

Appearance of Building
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-

I visited the head office around 18:00 on a weekday. Then a line had been already formed. 4 groups of preceding visitors lined up in front of the building. Indeed, it was popular. About 20 minutes later, my turn had come at last. While waiting, the line became longer. However, a waiter suggested a large number of visitors that the large number of people were accepted at the branch store near the head office because the head office was not large. Serving dishes were the same at the branch and the head office.

My Numbered Ticket
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-

The restraunt is very old, and is filled with smoke and an atomosphere such as a typical barbecue restraunt. Some counter seats and some table seats are provided, so maybe family customers also enjoy meals. But a line must be expected.

Look of Counter Seats
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-

List of Highway Bus

Refer to following companies for the highway bus service between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, the New Chitose Airport, the Kitami, the Obihiro and the Kushiro.

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Asahikawa to Sapporo
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Asahikawa to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport
Jalan
Rakuten
Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Asahikawa to Kitami
Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Kitami to Asahikawa
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Asahikawa to Kushiro
Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Kushiro to Asahikawa

ASAHIKAWA

Asahikawa (旭川) that about 340,000 people live is the 2nd largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and has flourished as the center of the North Hokkaido area. Woodworks have been prosperous since the old days, and furniture is famous. Because water is clear, a liquor such as sake of Otokoyama (男山) and Godo Shusei (合同酒精) are famous, too. Popular tourist attractions such as Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) and Biei (美瑛) are around the Asahikawa, so a lot of tourists use tourist bases in the North Hokkaido. As for a climate, the Asahikawa is located in Kamikawa Basin, the largest basin in the Hokkaido, so it is hot that temperature rises to 30 degrees C in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to -25 degrees C in a winter, and it snow very hard, too. So a winter festival using the snow is famous. Article is here

広告

Downtown of Asahikawa
ASAHIKAWA

Mongolian Barbecue of Hokkaido

Genghis Khan (ジンギスカン * Mongolian barbecue) is one of the most famous local dishes of Hokkaido, and is a dish to grill sheep meats and vegetables, and is called the comfort food of Hokkaido people. Except the Hokkaido, the Genghis Khan is also a familiar local dish in a part of Iwate Prefecture or Nagano Prefecture. The reason why the Hokkaido is closely related to the mongolian barbecue is that 5 national sheep breeding ranches were built in Takikawa (滝川), Tsukisamu (月寒), Tomobe (友部) in Ibaraki Prefecture, Hojo (北条) in Ehime Prefecture and Kumamoto (熊本) after Japanese goverment declared a production increase of wool in Meiji period. In those days, Japanese had no custom of eating meat, and did not like the taste since the sheep meats had unique taste. But the Genghis Khan is one of devised dishes for using the sheep meats as well as the wool without being wasted. Indeed, the sheep meats are different from beef and pork, and have the unique taste, so it has people divided between those that like it and those that hate it. On the contrary, the unique taste may captivate the Hokkaido people's taste buds. Article is here

Mongolian Barbecue
Sapporo

Mongolian Barbecue

A waitress shown my seat, so I sat a counter seat. First she asked me what I order a drink, so I ordered a non-alcoholic beer. The price was JPY 450. Then the waitress asked me what I order dishes and types of meat. They served only 3 types of meat, Lamb (生ラム成吉思汗), Herb Lamb (ハーブ生ラム) and Chunk of Lamb Rib Chop (厚切りラック), and I ordered all types of the Lamb. The prices were JPY 700, JPY 800 and JPY 900. By the way, vegetables produced in the Hokkaido were on the house. Thank you!

First Waitress Grills Lambs and Vegetables
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-

Their Mongolian Barbecue was Tsukisamu style without soaking in sauce. In the Asahikawa, Takikawa style Mongolian Barbecue contained Mastuo Genghis Khan (松尾ジンギスカン) were served at a lot of restaurants, so I did not expect this. Afer waiting for about 5 minutes, ingredients were served. First a waitress grilled my lambs and vegetables on a Mongolian barbecue pan. Heat was strong, so those were easy to be grilled.

3 Types of Lambs Are Grilled
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-

I dipped the Lamb into sauce, and ate it immediately. It was very tender, and was tasty! The sauce was also tasty! Then I ate the grilled Herb Lamb without dipping into the sauce. This was tender, too. Salt taste was good. Vegetables refreshed my mouth in the intervals of eating the lambs.

Lamb
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-
Lamb of About 7 mm in Thickness
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-
Onion
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-
Herb Roasted Lamb
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-
Pumpkin
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-
Good Smell Smoke Stimulates My Appetite
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-

Last I dipped the Chunk of Lamb Rib Chop into the sauce, and ate it. This was very tender, too! The lamb was considerably thick, so it was like steak. Those lambs were really good so I was satisfied.

Chunk of Lamb Rib Chop
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-
Lamb Rib Chop of About 1 cm in Thickness
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-
Japanese Green Onion
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-
Burn Mark Looks Tasty
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-
Thanks for Meal
Mongolian Barbecue -Daikokuya in Asahikawa-

Mongolian Barbecue and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Mongolian Barbecue

Parking lot Parking is not provided
Business hours 17:00-24:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Telephone number +81-166-25-2424
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 79 343 888*82

A page of Asahikawa is here

Asahikawa

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