A while ago, when I published a blog post about the all-you-can-eat sushi at Nigiri no Tokubei Aeon Mall Ibaraki branch in Osaka, I received an email from a reader who said, “Hokkaido also has all-you-can-eat sushi!” …
When I looked into it, I found out that it was an affiliated store of Heiroku Sushi, a conveyor belt sushi chain with stores mainly in Sendai. There is only one store named Heiroku Zanmai in Sapporo among the chain stores scattered all over the country, and the stores that offer all-you-can-eat sushi are also affiliated (Note: As of July 2020) This is the only place in the store.
First, I responded to the reader who sent me the information by email, saying, “Next time I have a chance to go to Sapporo…” When I decided to go to Sapporo in July of this year, I immediately set aside time to visit Heiroku Zanmai. What is it like to eat conveyor belt sushi in Hokkaido, a treasure trove of seafood? Hungry, I took the subway and bus from JR Sapporo Station and headed to the store…
Of course, you can also come by yourself! The only all-you-can-eat course restaurant in the Heiroku Sushi chain, Heiroku Zanmai Hokkaido Aeon Mall Higashi Naebo store is like this
Heiroku Zanmai is located on the 1st floor of Aeon Mall Sapporo Naebo in Higashi Naebo on the east side of Sapporo city. As you would expect from a huge shopping mall, it’s really spacious…The structure itself is simple, but it’s so vast that I got a little lost after entering the store. The store is located right between West Court and East Court. When you go for the first time, it’s a good idea to open the floor map on your smartphone and head to the store.
According to online information, Heiroku Zanmai has a total of 100 seats inside the restaurant. With this much seating space, I don’t think there will be long waiting times even during peak lunch and dinner times. I got in easily too. As you would expect from a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, there are plenty of counter seats available, so it’s no problem even if you pop in on your own.
In addition to sushi, you can also enjoy shabu-shabu! We will explain the all-you-can-eat course system at Heiroku Zanmai Hokkaido Aeon Mall Higashi Naebo store.
Now, let me explain Heiroku Zanmai’s all-you-can-eat course system. Like Nigiri Tokubei, there are three grades of all-you-can-eat courses, starting with the cheapest…
- Easy course 2380 yen (1880 yen for elementary school students)
- Special course 3280 yen (elementary school student 2680 yen)
- Best course 4,280 yen (elementary school student 3,480 yen)
(Prices do not include tax; all-you-can-drink options are available for an additional fee). At these prices, the easy course costs less than 160 yen per plate (tuna, mackerel, green onion, salmon, etc.), and the special course costs less than 210 yen per plate (tuna salmon, engawa, crab miso, etc.) For the best course, you can order all of the over 100 food menu items, including monthly campaign menus.
The time limit is 60 minutes, and the last order is 10 minutes before the time limit. Orders are placed using the touch panel. On the other hand, please note…
- Group guests must all participate in the same all-you-can-eat course.
- Up to 2 children under 2 years old are free per parent (500 yen + tax per child after 3rd child)
- Preschool children over 2 years old: 500 yen + tax per person
- It is not possible to change the course midway.
- Up to 4 dishes per order
- Leftover food will be billed separately at actual cost.
- Drinks and alcohol menu items in the Grand Menu are charged separately.
- Food fighters cannot participate
Something like that. The rules are very common sense, so anyone can participate with confidence. There is an entry deadline, but you can participate in the all-you-can-eat plan at any time during business hours, so in that respect it’s more convenient than Nigiri Tokubei’s all-you-can-eat plan.
But… Heiroku Zanmai’s all-you-can-eat course doesn’t end here. For an additional 500 yen on top of the above course price, you can get all-you-can-eat sushi and shabu-shabu. Furthermore, if you choose the all-you-can-eat sushi and shabu-shabu option, the time limit will be extended by 30 minutes to 90 minutes…With this service for only 500 yen, it’s a waste if you don’t go there if you’re a big eater, right?
By the way, there is also an all-you-can-eat course that only includes shabu-shabu without sushi, and the pork-shabu course is 90 minutes and costs 1,980 yen + tax per person, which is more reasonable than the all-you-can-eat sushi option. If you’re in the mood to feel full, no matter what, this pork shabu course is recommended.
Heiroku Zanmai All-you-can-eat special course at Hokkaido Aeon Mall Higashi Naebo store, including the monthly campaign menu! My impressions from the experience…
This time I entered Heiroku Zanmai’s all-you-can-eat course with the top-of-the-line special course. Even with tax included, it only takes one 5,000 yen bill, so it’s a big help for your wallet. However, on this day, my tooth hurt and I wasn’t feeling well. I actually wanted to add all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu, but…hmm, that’s a shame.
Well, I’m not feeling well, but let’s do what we can. First of all, let’s start ordering high-quality items to recover the capital…
I started with the large fatty tuna, which you can see is loaded with fat…
If you come to Hokkaido, you have to order this! It’s no good unless you go to the top of the sea urchin and then go to the top. These are products that cost 390 yen + tax per piece, so the capital recovery phase is over. From here, let’s start ordering the items that interest us one by one.
Boiled oysters with ponzu sauce. The chopped green onions are topped with ponzu sauce and can be eaten as a snack with alcohol.
Scallops and grilled scallop tartare. As expected from Hokkaido, I feel that the toppings are a little larger than the scallops at other conveyor belt sushi restaurants.
From the front: red sea bream, mackerel, mackerel, and grilled salmon. It’s rare to have kohada on the menu at a conveyor belt sushi restaurant.
Grilled oyster tartare. The oysters were cool and the tartare was warm, reminding me of the coolness of Sanuki udon. I wish they had grilled the tartar a little more to bring out the aroma…
From here on comes the Negitoro series. Starting with Negitoro and quail…
Normal Negitoro. and…
Negitoro and salt sauce. The taste was a little too strong for Kansai people, but the combination of Negitoro and salt sauce was good…
Next, there are three types from the campaign menu: bonito tataki, toro herring, and toro garei. This is my first time trying herring sushi, but as a blue fish, it has a mild smell, and if I had to describe it in one word, it would be somewhere between horse mackerel and sardines.
Furthermore, seafood bukkake gunkan is available from the campaign menu. It’s like Ryukyu, a local dish from Oita. There was a lot more material than I expected, so it felt like a good deal.
Unfortunately, my teeth have reached their limit at this point. There was still about 10 minutes left until the last order, but this all-you-can-eat meal ended with this tekka roll. Feeling a sense of waste, I selected the payment option on the touch panel. I returned to the hotel by bus and subway.
This is how I experienced the highest-grade all-you-can-eat course of Heiroku Samadhi, although it was incompletely burned. Overall, I had the impression that the service was as expected for a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, and the price was reasonable compared to the all-you-can-eat nigiri Tokubei, so I felt like I was getting more bang for my buck.
I don’t know if I can say it was because of the low price, but in terms of the originality of the original menu, I had the impression that it lacked ideas, and in the true sense of the word, the course was like an “all-you-can-eat conveyor belt sushi.” Other things that left an impression on me were that the alum in the sea urchin was too strong and bitter, and the grains of rice were quite hard which was tough for me who was in the middle of a toothache, but there were no problems with the freshness of the other ingredients. , like other conveyor belt sushi chains, you can eat with peace of mind.
What kind of people is the Heiroku Zanmai all-you-can-eat course recommended for?
Therefore, we recommend Heiroku Zanmai’s all-you-can-eat course for big eaters who can eat a reasonable amount of food. However, even as a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, the menu is lacking in creativity, so you’ll feel like you just go ahead and eat without expecting any surprises.
The time limit for the sushi course is a bit short at 60 minutes, but during the time I was eating, the sushi was served without a hitch, so I didn’t feel like I was wasting any time. If operations work like this even during peak hours, I think most people will be satisfied with the 60-minute course.
On the other hand, when it comes to all-you-can-eat options for families, the value of what and how much the children eat seems to affect the perceived value. I think you can get your money’s worth with a full meal for upper grades, but it will be more difficult to recover your money for lower grades of elementary school. Assuming a family of four, if things go awry, the bill could end up exceeding 10,000 yen…so when using Heiroku Zanmai with your family, it is best to do a thorough simulation before participating in the all-you-can-eat experience. desired.
Internet-only discount coupons can be used for the all-you-can-eat course…To access Heiroku Zanmai Hokkaido Aeon Mall Higashi Naebo store, take the Hokkaido Chuo Bus Higashi 6 Sappanae Line bound for Toyohata from the nearest station, JR Hakodate Main Line Naebo Station. Get off at Mall Sapporo Naebo-mae bus stop and walk 4 minutes
One last piece of useful information. When using Heiroku Zanmai’s all-you-can-eat course that we introduced this time, you can use a discount coupon that can be printed out from the restaurant’s website. If you present the printed coupon, you will receive a discount of 200 yen per person (300 yen/person only if you enter the store between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm). I didn’t know this information when I visited the store, so I ended up paying the regular price, which I regretted a little later…But if you’ve read the article up to this point, if you ever go to Heiroku Zanmai in the future, please let me know. Let’s be careful not to make the same mistake.
Now, here are the store details. Click here for store data…
Heiroku Zanmai Hokkaido Aeon Mall Higashi Naebo store Out of 5
Address: Aeon Mall Sapporo Naebo 1F, 1-1 Higashi Naebo 2-jo, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 007-0802
Phone number: 011-789-5337
Business hours: 11:00-22:00 (All-you-can-eat reception ends at 20:00)
Regular holidays: According to the facility
Parking: Use the facility parking lot
Credit card payment: Possible (also compatible with electronic money and transportation IC)
From central Sapporo, there are buses heading to Aeon Mall Sapporo Naebo from the Odori Bus Center and Kanjodori Higashi Station on the Toho Subway Line.
P.S. If you are looking for delicious Japanese food in Hokkaido, be sure to check out this article…