Gyuya Edohachi | 牛屋 江戶八
1 Chome-7-20 Utsukushigaoka 3 Jo,
Kiyota Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
+81 11 882 8882
For our last dinner in Hokkaido, we decided that we already had enough crab and sashimi and what we really needed was some comforting and warm food. For my family, getting shabu shabu and sukiyaki beef was the obvious choice since we haven’t had the chance to get quality beef during our trip.
We found out that Edohachi is an all-you-can-eat Wagyu shabu shabu and sukiyaki restaurant that even offers free transportation service to pick you up to the restaurant.
We were quite skeptical at first and insisted on driving ourselves there so we would have the option of leaving and finding another restaurant if the restaurant looked sketchy. When we got there, we knew that our worries were unnecessary.
This reminded me of the beef ball sushi from Futago in Hong Kong. Nothing special for the sushi, especially since we wanted to make sure we save room for the wagyu beef.
Wagyu Beef Shabu Shabu & Sukiyaki
We were quite disappointed when our first few plates of wagyu beef came and we found it too fat for our liking. Of course, it was a personal preference. A lot of people prefer their wagyu to be on the fatter side but we were all quite stuffed from over-indulging ourselves in Hokkaido. One of the waitresses finally understood we were asking for and came back with leaner cuts for us.
We ordered the shabu shabu and sukiyaki sets since we knew that we wanted to switch between the two. Two plates in and we knew we made the right choice when we wanted to eat more but we were already feeling quite stuffed. That was when we switched from the sukiyaki pot to the shabu shabu pot.
Mango Panna Cotta
After stuffing ourselves with the last few slices of meat, we thought we were done with our meal and were on our way to claiming victory to finishing everything on the table. However, our waitress came back and said it was time for dessert. She must have seen our scared looks because she quickly assured us that we were done with all our beef for the night.
Even though it was a dessert that came with the meal, the restaurant did not leave any room for complaints. The panna cotta was creamy and just solid enough and the sourness from the mango sauce helped cleanse our palates.