• April 26th, 2015
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[Genghis Khan Shirakaba Head Office in Obihiro] Secret Sauce and Tender Grilled Sheep Meats Are Very Tasty

Genghis Khan Shirakaba

Genghis Khan Shirakaba (ジンギスカン白樺) is a popular mongolian barbecue restraunt founded in 1957, and the head office is in Kiyokawa-cho, Obihiro city. Mr. Toshio Sakuma (佐久間 俊男) is a company president now. The restraunt is considerably far from the downtown of the Obihiro, and has a brach restraunt in Furano. A lot of people come to eat their mongolian barbecue, and a line sometimes is formed. The both wodden buildings look new, so I guess that visitors can enjoy meals.

Appearance of Building
Mongolian Barbecue -Shirakaba in Obihiro-

I visited the head office. Their opening hour is 11:00. 1 group preceding visitor lined up in front of the restraunt when I visited here at 11:00 on a weekday. I was able to enter the restraunt without lining up. Customers often line up on weekend and national holidays. The interior decoration has the warmth of woods and cleanliness, and all seats are table seats, and there are 2 types tables, so customers sit a seat after taking off their shoes or sit a seat without taking off their shoes. I suppose that family customers also enjoy meals.

Look of Restraunt
Mongolian Barbecue -Shirakaba in Obihiro-

By the way, a highway bus "Potato Liner (ポテトライナー)" runs between the Obihiro and the Sapporo, and a express bus "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)" runs between the Obihiro and Asahikawa. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Obihiro Station and Obihiro Airport.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between Obihiro and Sapporo or Asahikawa. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Obihiro. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Obihiro
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Obihiro to Sapporo
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Obihiro Station.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are in Nishi 5-jo, Nishi 18-jo and Odori Steet.


Obihiro (帯広) that about 170,000 people live is the 6th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. It has flourished as the center of the Tokachi district. The Obihiro is also a stockyard for agricultural products in whole Tokachi district, and Potato, Beet, Wheat and Chinese Yam are famous as a local product. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -20 degrees in a winter. It has a large temperature gap, but it has less snow relatively in the Hokkaido. Therefore skating is popular in the winter. Mr. Hiroyasu Shimizu, an olympic gold medalist, come from the Obihiro, and there is much competition population of the skating. Read More

Open Spacea in front of Obihiro Station

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. Read More

Mongolian Barbecue

Mongolian Barbecue

I took my shoes, and sat a table seat, and read a menu. I ordered a single serving of raw mutton and raw lamb. The prices were JPY 500 and JPY 650. As for the sheep meats, they serve only 2 types of the sheep meats, so I think that they will be confident of quality of the sheep meats and barbecue sauce. They also serve rice and Kimchi.

Sliced Mutons and Sliced Lambs from Top
Mongolian Barbecue -Shirakaba in Obihiro-

A mongolian barbecue pan on a table is Tsukisamu-style. They serve raw sheep meats instead of Takigawa style (sheep meats in sauce). After waiting for about 3 minutes, the sheep meats with sliced onions on a wooden plate were served. The cheep meats soaked in their secret sauce are cut into bite-size chunks, and are easy to eat. I grilled those on the pan.


Grilling Sheep Meats
Mongolian Barbecue -Shirakaba in Obihiro-

After grilling for about 5 minutes, good smell were in the air. I ate it immediately after dipping it into the barbecue seauce. It was very tender and was delicious! What should be noted was the barbecue sauce made from apples and onions. That was sweet with garlic flavor, and was very tasty! I had a good appetite. I think that most of restaurants with tasty barbecue seauce have a good reputation.

Tender Sheep Meat
Mongolian Barbecue -Shirakaba in Obihiro-
Grilling Sheep Meats
Mongolian Barbecue -Shirakaba in Obihiro-
Mongolian Barbecue -Shirakaba in Obihiro-
I Dip Grilled Sheep Meat into Barbecue Sauce
Mongolian Barbecue -Shirakaba in Obihiro-
Barbecue Sauce Is Tasty
Mongolian Barbecue -Shirakaba in Obihiro-
Pan of Chinese Character Shirakaba "白樺"
Mongolian Barbecue -Shirakaba in Obihiro-

Mongolian Barbecue and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Mongolian Barbecue

Parking lot Free parking is provided(15 cars)
Business hours 11:00-14:00
Regular closing day Monday
Telephone number +81-155-60-2058
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 592 595 136*62

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Obihiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Onsen Hotel Boston(ホテルボストン)
Midorigaoka Onsen Sauna Business Hotel(みどりヶ丘温泉 サウナビジネスホテル)
Obihirominami Onsen Hotel Konan(帯広南温泉 ホテル光南)
Tokachi Gardens Hotel(十勝ガーデンズ ホテル)
Business Hotel Plum Field(ビジネスホテル プラムフィールド)
Casa Inn Hotel Obihiro(カーサーイン ホテル帯広)
Hotel Yamako(ホテルやまこ)
Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Tokachi Obihiro Ekimae(東横インとかち・帯広駅前)
Hotel Tokachi Inn(ホテル十勝イン)
Hotel AreaOne Obihiro(ホテルエリアワン帯広)
Dormy Inn Obihiro(ドーミーイン帯広)
Hotel Route-Inn Obihiro Ekimae(ホテルルートイン帯広駅前)
Hotel Paco Obihiro 3(ホテルパコ帯広3)
Obihiro Grand Hotel(帯広グランドホテル)
JR Inn Obihiro(JRイン帯広)
Hotel Nupka(ホテルヌプカ)
Richmond Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(リッチモンドホテル帯広駅前)
Fukui Hotel(ふく井ホテル)
Hotel Grand Terrace Obihiro(ホテルグランテラス帯広)
Natural Hot Spring Premier Hotel CABIN Obihiro(天然温泉プレミア ホテル-CABIN-帯広)
Hotel Nikko Northland Obihiro(ホテル日航 ノースランド帯広)
APA Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(アパホテル)
Hotel Musashi(ホテルムサシ)
Comfort Hotel Obihiro(コンフォートホテル帯広)
Hotel Paco Obihiro 2(ホテルパコ帯広2)
Hotel New Obihiro(ホテルニューオビヒロ)
Hotel Sun Park(ホテルサンパーク)
Hokkaido Hotel(北海道ホテル)
Business Hotel Grandy(ビジネスホテル グランディ)
Hotel Arm Obihirominami(ホテルアルム オビヒロミナミ)
Obihiro Yachiyo Youth Hostel(帯広八千代 ユースホステル)

A page of Obihiro is here


A page of Mongolian Barbecue of Hokkaido is here

Mongolian Barbecue of Hokkaido



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