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SHO-RIN Susukino Main Branch: A Must-try Soup Curry in Sapporo

Soup curry (スープカレー) has become one of Sapporo’s most popular specialties along with ramen and Genghis Khan. The dish first appeared in the city in the 1970s and there are a myriad of restaurants for visitors to experience its uniqueness.  

If you’re looking for the ultimate soup curry experience in Sapporo, there’s one restaurant that should be included on your food hopping list: “SHO-RIN”. Located in the bustling Susukino area, SHO-RIN main branch is renowned for its delicious and healthy soup curry dishes. Join me on a culinary journey as we explore the flavors and atmosphere of this iconic soup curry restaurant. 

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    SHO-RIN main store is a popular soup curry restaurant located in the lively Susukino area of Sapporo. The restaurant is situated on the 1st floor of the Grand Keiwa Building, just a short walk from the Susukino subway station, and also adjacent to the city’s beloved Ramen Alley. 

    The surrounding area is also known for its bustling entertainment streets filled with bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, making it a popular destination for visitors to the city’s nightlife. So, it’s not uncommon to see a long waiting line, even during late hours at night, in front of many diners that operate until the wee hours; including SHO-RIN. To avoid the crowds, I’d recommend a visit to the branch during regular dining hours (5PM-8PM) as larger throngs of hungry night roamers tend to form around midnight. 


    Despite being located in the bustling Susukino neighborhood,  SHO-RIN manages to create a cozy and intimate atmosphere that feels like a hidden gem. As soon as you step into the restaurant, you are greeted by the warm and inviting decor, with wooden furniture, dim lighting, and earthy tones that create a serene and peaceful ambiance. 


    The menu at SHO-RIN is extensive, offering a variety of soup curry dishes made with chicken, pork, lamb, beef, and seafood. There are also vegetarian and vegan options available, making it a great choice for anyone with dietary restrictions. The menu is written in multi-language including Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and English, making it easy for international visitors to understand.


    We tried two different meat options: chicken and bacon. The dishes were served with a bunch of healthy toppings including okra, pumpkin, lotus root, broccoli, assorted mushroom, and boiled egg. Both of our selections were superb! The broth is flavorful, with a perfect balance of spices and herbs. The spiciness was also up to the level of your preferences and expectations. The chicken was tender and juicy, and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. The bacon dish was prepared in tomato-based broth which gives out the tangy and slightly sweet taste of tomatoes, adding a unique twist on traditional soup curry.


    The prices at SHO-RIN are reasonable, with most dishes priced between JPY1,000-2,000. The portion sizes are generous, making it a great value for the price.

    Overall, SHO-RIN Susukino Main Branch is a must-visit restaurant in Sapporo for anyone looking to try soup curry. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. If you are ever in Sapporo, make sure to add the store to your foodie itinerary!

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    About SHO-RIN Susukino Main Branch

    Address: 〒064-0805 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 5 Jonishi, 3 Chome−10, Grand Keiwa Building, 1F

    5:00PM - 3:00AM (Mon-Sat)
    5:00PM - 2:00AM (Sun)

    Phone: +81115222622


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