Takinami Shokudo seafood shack at the fish market
Right by Otaru Station is Sankaku Market. And in the middle of this market, you will find Takinami Shokudo, one of the best places in the city to try a donburi rice bowl topped with fresh seafood. With its walls covered in picture menus and green paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling, this small seafood shack might not look like much, but its rice bowls are things of beauty. The bestseller is takinami-don, a rice bowl topped with eight types of seafood for ¥2,200 (£17). If you want to choose the toppings yourself, go for the wagamama-don, priced from ¥1,980 (£15.25), for a small rice bowl with three types of seafood – big eaters can splurge on a ¥2,750 (£21) bowl that comes with four types of fish. Green tea and seafood miso soup are complimentary.