Right opposite the train station there is the local seafood market, and there are many small restaurants specialising in seafood bowls, namely seafood on rice.
I had a crab and scallop bowl with miso soup, pickles and green tea for 1300 yen. Was excellent!
Seafood, cooked or raw are absolutely heavenly. Expect fresh cuts so long as you eat within the market. Some wholesalers also sell you cooked seafood although don't expect a proper place to sit and chitchat. Very basic but still very good.
A more touristy option would be the collection of restaurants around the Meijikan area. Not value for money but you can rest your feet and still get decent Japanese food around this shopping area.
Favorite Dish: Sashimi and Seafood Don - fresh seafood like squid, sea urchin, tuna on top of rice
Found some good "trashy" food in the Bay area where the brick warehouses are. Right along the Teddy Bear museum, there's a burger chain - Lucky Pierrot (burgers and fried chicken are GOOOOOOOD).
Beside the burger shop is a supermarket where there is a grill section - the grilled meats are good for unbeatable prices.
In the warehouse sidtrict, there is a cafe selling desserts. The desserts are well unpresented and yummy.
Favorite Dish: The burger chain wins hand down
Mainly sells desserts and pastries. I have to admit they are decent, not the best I've tasted, but I really need to appraise their customer service.
I really had difficulties communicating with the staffs for my orders (My japanese is seriously limited). The staffs were really patient and always smiling. They even treated me with free muffins after I was made to wait a little longer than usual for my orders! This only goes to show their customer service does not only extend to domestic travelers but across the globe! Thumbs up !
Favorite Dish: Anything with cheese tastes kinda good here..
This is not a restaurant but more like a store. It is one of the many stores available along this "food alley" I found while roaming around. I have to apologise but I do not have the exact address of this food alley nor the name of the food store (it is in Japanese).
Favorite Dish: Shio-ramen or golden-salt ramen. The store has this big poster outside the store recommending this ramen for being the most well known ramen in Hakodate.
I like the ramen alot but some of you may find the broth too salty - you have to remember that the broth is "supposed" to be salty since it is cooked with "golden-salt" and many other ingredients.
next to hotel kikuya hakodate/3minutes walkin from hakodate station./
u can eat fresh seafood (sashimi or grilled )from tsugaru kaikyou.this is not so clean place for japanese standard
but u can eat good meal set under 1000yen here,it values.
many local choose here /tourist without staying in kikuya seldom come here
Favorite Dish: yakizakana teisyoku (grilled fish meal . i think it 800yen)
Nothing fancy, just a good little pub/cafe that serves muontains of western style food.
Close to the historic warehouse area, but definately not nearly so sterile as all the tourist geared restaurants with their exorbitant prices, California Baby is much more home grown in terms of its design.
The menu is small, but the size of the portions more than makes up for it.
Ask for a menu in English - for some reason they didn't seem to hand it over unrequested.
Favorite Dish: I only at there once, but had a huge portion of steaming rice topped with rich spaghetti sauce and a fried egg (tabasco optional) plus a ice coffee for 500 yen. Beer available at around 200 yen.
The coffee was also very good, warmed me up after the chill wind on the harbour.
Hokkaido is famous for its Miso Ramen, but in Hakodate, the famous one is Shio Ramen (Noodles with salt flavor)
This shop is quite famous in Hakodate, so that you have to queue for a while. Be prepare for it!
Favorite Dish: Shio Ramen 600yen
If I not wrong, this is the most original one. There are many another menu with more topping or another flavor noodle. If you are the first time to try this kind of ramen, i will suggest you to try this Shio Ramen.
If you come to Hakodate, you should go to Asa-ichi(Fish Market) where you can see a lot of fresh seafood.
I recommend to have a breakfast with seafood in Asai-chi restaurant.
You can enjoy fresh seafood bowl with Miso soup.
Favorite Dish: Uni (sea urchin), Crab,Ikura(salmon's eggs) ,Shrimp, Squid, scallop, and so on.
Awesome food. THis is also the first time I wore a yukata (japanese bathing robe).. and it fit well into the quiet atmosphere
Favorite Dish: sashimi- (Ikura) and green soba noodle