Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant, Circular Quay



Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Value: 8/10

Average Price
Entrée: $5 – $10
Main: $10 – $25
Dessert: Not aware of one
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: $3 p/p
Cakeage: $1 p/p

Ease of finding a car park: Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Hard
Brightness of restaurant: Normal
Noise Level: Noisy
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins – 20 mins
Booking time require: 1-2 Days
Child friendly/High Chair: Yes

Hokkaido 1
hokkido 3

Formally known as Lobster cave, located in loftus street in circular Quay area of Sydney CBD. Now this is a real hidden gem because it is secretly hidden under ground with a long stairs. As the door open, you come to one of the best and reasonable priced Japanese restaurant in town.

Hokkaido has an extensive menu for their ramen, udon, soba, don and Bento box. If you are not a big fan of noodle in soup there is always other dish for you such as the Katsu Don, Teriyaki Chicken and sukiyaki for the hot pot lovers.

What I love the most is their ramen and the soup base, which are essentially chicken soup based blended with other natural ingredients such as fish and salt. You can also choose between three type of flavour-base soup: Miso (bean paste), Shoyu (soy sauce) and Shio (dried scallop soup).


Hokkido 2

Cha-shu (roated pork) Lover’s Ramen (miso base), $15

ramen 2

Hokkaido Miso Ramen (Miso base), $12

The noodles were a thinner variety, but still perfectly chewy, the pork was so tender it almost falls apart when you pick it up and had a almost sweet, fatty, melt-in-your-mouth flavour. The egg wasn’t as runny as expected but wasn’t too bad.


Yaki Udon (Stir fried udon noodle) with Karaage (deep fried chicken), $16

Udon was chewy and always come out perfectly with right amount of meat and veges. The portion was so generous that this dish was unfinished even by a male.


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Basement, 20 Loftus Street, Circular Quay
opening hrs: Mon – Sat: 12:00 to 14:30, 18:00 to 21:30 
Web: www.hokkaido.com.au

Getting There:

Parking: Elizabeth Street 
By train: Circular Quay

Map picture

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gaby
    May 08, 2011 @ 23:09:36

    Looks good and reasonably priced for the location.


  2. Julie
    May 09, 2011 @ 12:52:27

    going to visit this place woot!!! thanks for the find wendy ^_^ oh yeh great to see you at yumcha 😦 didnt get a chance to say hi!


  3. Christine
    May 09, 2011 @ 13:45:20

    Looks great! I love finding great Jap places for dinner 🙂


  4. the ninja
    May 10, 2011 @ 12:27:52

    And that’s how you ninja a restaurant…

    With Karaage Udon and Sexy Ramen there is no way I am not taking this baby on stomach-first


  5. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    May 14, 2011 @ 13:21:58

    What a great find! I never knew about this place! 😀


  6. chopinandmysaucepan
    May 14, 2011 @ 22:30:21

    Looks good although I’m not a fan of having boiled egg in my noodles with the exception of Malaysian prawn mee 🙂 🙂


  7. Dumpling Girl
    May 23, 2011 @ 12:40:24

    Who knew a place like this would be on Loftus St, just trying to picture but can’t. Need to do some exploring 🙂


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