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[Steak House Vin in Wakkanai] Tasty Sirloin Steak of Soya Beef Garnered One Star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido

September 11th, 2015

Steak House Vin

Steak House Vin (ステーキハウス ヴァン) is a steak restaurant founded in 1978 in Wakkanai city, and is near Wakkanai Station. Mr. Tsuguhiko Matsubara (松原 亜彦) is a restaurant owner-chef. The restaurant is well-known as the steak restaurant located in the northmost in Japan, and visitors can savor Soya Beef (宗谷牛) at the restraunt. They garnered one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and 2017 Special Edition. Business hour is very short, from 18:00 to 20:00. The owner and his wife are at an old age, so they shorten working hours. The restraunt has an atmosphere such as a bar. Table seats and counter seats are provided, and a lot of tables are at the restaurant, so I guess that even family customers can enjoy their meals.

Appearance of Building
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Look of Restraunt
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List of Means of Transportation

Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Wakkanai. 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).

Hokuto Kotsu(北都交通) From Wakkanai to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Hokuto Kotsu(北都交通) From Sapporo to Wakkanai
Jalan
Rakuten
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Jalan
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Chiseki Sekiyu Choinori Rent-a-car(チセキ石油・ちょいのりレンタカー) Their offices are near the Minami-wakkanai Station and Toyotomi Onsen.
Jalan
Rakuten

WAKKANAI

Wakkanai (稚内) that about 35,000 people live is the 21th largest fishery city in Hokkaido, and was named after Yamuwakkanai that means "A river with cold water" in Ainu language. It is one of regional hub cities of the North Hokkaido area, and is the northernmost port town in Japan. A catch of Octopus Dofleini (ミズダコ) is the largest in the Japan. In addition, a lot of people run a dairy farm, and the Wakkanai is one of tasty milk‐producing distlict in the Hokkaido. My grandmother was from Keihoku (恵北) in the Wakkanai, and I remember that the milk was very tasty when I visited parents' house of my grandmother in the old days. As for climate, the Wakkanai faces the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk, so a wind blows hard. Average annual temperature is 7 degrees, and it is chilly in a summer, and it does not relatively snow hard in a winter. Wakkanai Peninsula (稚内半島) is in the west side of the city, and Soya Peninsula (宗谷半島) is in the east side of the city, and the downtown is in the west side of the city. Various things is the northernmost in the Japan, for example, Japane's Northernmost Railway Monument (日本最北端の線路の碑) is built beside the Wakkanai Station, too. Article is here

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Steak

I visited here around 19:00 on a weekday. A preceding visitor sat at a counter seat. I sat at a counter seat, too, and read a menu. The menu shown 3 types of diner courses, A Dinner Course, B Dinner Course and C Dinner Course, and a reservation is necessary only for the C Dinner Course beforehand. I ordered the A Dinner Course. The price was JPY 6200. While I was waiting for serving meals, his wife talked to me, and I was very glad that his wife concerned about me. About 5 minutes later, tomato soup was served first. Tomato's sour taste was tasty!

Tomato Soup
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Tomato Soup from Top
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Tomato
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Then a plate of 200g sirloin steak (Soya Beef), a plate of rice and a plate of salad were served successively. I sprinkled a little garlic soy sauce over the sirloin steak, and spreaded rich butter on the sirloin steak, and ate it, it was too tasty!

Butter on Steak
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Tasty Soya Beef
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Steak with Mustard
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Medium Rare
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Carrot
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Rice
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Salad
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Lastly I drunk a cup of coffee after the meals. Because I visited here by my car, I would not drink liquor. But a person liking liquor can enjoy the liquor because wines had various brands.

Coffee is Served after Meal
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Steak and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Steak

Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 Cars)
Business hours 18:00-20:00
Regular closing day Monday
Telephone number +81-162-24-1315
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 353 876 856*07

A page of Wakkanai is here

Wakkanai

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