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[Ebisuken in Hakodate] Traditional Sapporo Miso Broth Ramen in Hakodate

December 8th, 2014


Ebisuken (エビス軒) is a long-established ramen restaurant founded in 1929 in Matsukaze-cho, Hakodate city, and is near Hakodate Station. Tasty Miso Broth ramen (味噌ラーメン) has a high reputation among ramen restaurants in the Hakodate. The Ebisuken was given the MICHELIN PLATE by MICHELIN Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition. An owner, the third-generation owner, trained his cooking skill at Tsukimiken (月見軒), Sapporo, and tried various miso broth ramen of ramen restaurants such as Aji-no-Sanpei (味の三平), the founder of miso broth ramen, and Tomiko (富公) which was said to be legendary ramen restaurant in those days. Therefore he have been reproducing the ramen taste learned by him in the Sapporo, visitors that has knew the ramen taste in those day has visited here to eat a good old taste miso broth ramen. A certain familiar customer in the Sapporo sometimes told the owner "I come to eat genuine miso broth ramen with his grand child". It looked like he was enjoying talking. * He retired in November, 2018. Ishioka Shoten corp. (株式会社 石岡商店) runs it at present. This article before retiring is as follows.

Appearance of Building
Miso Broth Ramen -Ebisuken in Hakodate-

The ramen restaurant on the 1st floor of a 2 story building at a part of an entertainment district has an atomosphere such as a typical local ramen restraunt, and is not large. Counter seats and 2 tables are provided, so I guess that even family customers may enjoy meals.

Movie of Ebisuken

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Hakodate and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. 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 Hakodate
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Hakodate to Sapporo
Hokkaido Bus(北海道バス) From Sapporo to Hakodate
Hokkaido Bus(北海道バス) From Hakodate to Sapporo
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near Hakodate Station and Hakodate Airport.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Hakodate Station and the Hakodate Airport.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Hakodate Station, the Goryokaku Fort and the Hakodate Airport.
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Hakodate Station and the Hakodate Airport.
Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Hakodate Station, the Hakodate Ferry Terminal and the Hakodate Airport.
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Hakodate Station.
Budget Rent-a-car(バジェットレンタカー) Their office is near the Hakodate Airport.
World Net Rent-a-car(ワールドネットレンタカー) Their office is near the Hakodate Airport.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their office is near the Hakodate Airport.
Ones Rent-a-car(ワンズレンタカー) Their offices are near Kaigan-cho, the Hakodate Ferry Terminal, the Hakodate Airport, the Goryokaku Fort and the Yunokawa Onsen.


Hakodate (函館) that about 260,000 people live is the 3rd largest port city in Hokkaido, and is a regional hub city of the Southern Hokkaido area. The Hakodate became incorporated with Toi town (戸井), Esan town (恵山), Todohokke village (椴法華) and Minami-kayabe town (南茅部) in 2004, and most of Kameda Peninsula (亀田半島) has changed to the Hakodate. It is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 5 million people visit here. The downtown of the Hakodate from Mt. Hakodate toward former Goryokaku fort is developed on a large sandbar between the seas, and a unique seashore landscape is very popular. Although a lot of tourists think the center town of the Hakodate is around Hakodate Station and the Mt. Hakodate, it is around Hakodate Streetcar Goryokaku Koen-mae Stop (函館市電五稜郭公園前駅). The Hakodate is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 19 slopes with its name such as Hachiman-zaka slope (八幡坂), Daisan-zaka slope (大三坂) and Motoi-zaka slope (基坂), so around the Mt. Hakodate has a lot of slope lands, and the Hakodate has a lot of narrow roads. As for a climate, the Hakodate is wamer than other cities in the Hokkaido because it is located of the Southern Hokkaido, and it does not snow hard. Article is here


View from Mt. Hakodate

Ramen of Hokkaido

Ramen is a noodle soup dish topped with ingredients. It is said that Chinese noodles is the root of the ramen, and there are various theories, for example, Mr. Mistukuni Tokugawa (徳川光圀 * Mitokomon (水戸黄門)) ate the ramen in 1697 for the first time in Japan or the first ramen was that Keitaimen noodles (経帯麺) served in 1488 was written in Biryueken Diary (蔭涼軒日録). Noodle soup dishes were spread out in Japan because Nanking noodles (南京そば) was served in various China Towns, Japan. In Hakodate with a China Town, Yowaken (養和軒) served the Nanking noodles in 1884. In Sapporo, it is a root of Sapporo Ramen that a noodle soup dish was cooked by Mr. Wang Wen Zai (王 文彩), a chief chef of Takeya Shokudo (竹家食堂), in 1922. Houran (芳蘭), a branch of the Takeya Shokudo, opened a business in 1933 in Asahikawa. Asahikawa Ramen, Sapporo Ramen and Hakodate Ramen called the 3 Major Ramen in Hokkaido were born. But current ramen do not succeed to the taste of those ramen. Article is here

Ramen of Hokkaido

Miso Broth Ramen

I visited here around 16:00, just opening hour, on a weekday. I was the first customer on that day. I sat a counter seat, and read a menu, and found the Miso Broth Ramen. I ordered it with a high reputation, too. The price was JPY 800. The owner said "70% of local people always order the Miso Broth Ramen, and most of tourists order Salt Broth Ramen. * The Hakodate is famous for the Salt Broth Ramen. But other ramen restaurants also serve Salt Broth Ramen, so my recommended is the Miso Broth Ramen because they do not serve it", so I felt that he had the confidence of the Miso Broth Ramen.

Miso Broth Ramen
Miso Broth Ramen -Ebisuken in Hakodate-

About 5 minutes later, and the ramen was served. A roasted pork fillet, a boiled quail egg, fried bean sprouts and ground meat, green onions and a dried wood ear mushroom were on noodels. I ate a sip of soup immediately. It was tasty! The soup made from pork bone, chicken and vegitable soup broth had less fat, and was light mild taste. I felt the soup was a little salty, but flavor was rich, so I ate the soup very much. The chewy noodles were curled noodles made by Okada Making-Noodles Factory (岡田製麺), and went well with the soup. Thanks for the tasty ramen!

Roughly Categorized Light Taste Soup
Miso Broth Ramen -Ebisuken in Hakodate-
Noodles Made by Okada Making-Noodles Factory
Miso Broth Ramen -Ebisuken in Hakodate-
Roasted Pork Fillet
Miso Broth Ramen -Ebisuken in Hakodate-
Boiled Quail Egg
Miso Broth Ramen -Ebisuken in Hakodate-
Traditional Taste of Sapporo Miso Broth Ramen
Miso Broth Ramen -Ebisuken in Hakodate-

Miso Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Miso Broth Ramen

Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
Business hours 16:00-23:00
Regular closing day Sunday, the year-end and New Year holidays
Telephone number +81-138-22-1262
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 86 073 188*21

A page of Hakodate is here




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