Chamu (茶夢) in Hakodate Morning Market

Hakodate Morning Market is very close to JR Hakodate station. When you get out of the station, you can see the appearance on the right.
I think this is the most closest market from station. Donburi Yokocho is faced with the station. As its name, there’re many shops that serve sashimi bowl (=sashimi donburi) on the ground floor.

Like this. Not only these shops but also another some shops.
I visited Chamu (茶夢)this time.

This is Chamu. Cute name. 茶 means tea, and 夢 means dream.
There’re many shops that are open from 6 a.m., but Chamu is open from 7 a.m. I got to there about 10 minutes before the opening time and I walked around the market.
When I was back just before the opening time, there were some people waiting.

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This is the menu. Tax excluded. Sashimi bowl mainly. But they serve grilled fish set and so on, too. Sashimi bowl is from 1000 yen. I think it’s more inexpensive than another shops in the market. And they have beer.


This shop is so small. There’re only 5 counter seats and one table having 4 seats, And two tables having 2 seats each. Not only above menu, but also there’re many papers with food name on the wall.

Many of staffs are lady. Though they were busy, but they were kindly.

Ika-somen set

I ordered Ika-somen set (イカソーメン定食, 1,300 yen). Those 9 small dishes are included in all set. If you visit with your friend, they serve two portions on each dishes.

Mekabu seaweed, namul, laver and so on.

You might think what is Ika-somen ? Ika means squid and somen means thinly noodles. So, ika-somen is thinly sliced squid like somen. Much slices of squid were on the ice. And cucumber and tomato on it.

Because of bad weather, fishers couldn’t go to catch squids for a while. So, it’s not living squid. But it was sweet and delicious.

Salmon soup. Those daikon radish had plenty of salmon extracts.

Kasuzuke of squid innards

I wanted to eat it, too. Kasuzuke of squid innards (イカわたのかす漬け, 300yen). So, I ordered it after ordering ika-somen.

I thought it’s so small because it’s only 300 yen before it was served.
But actually, as you see, it was much.
Strongly marinated squid innards with sakekasu (=sake lees) had sticky texture. It went with rice very much. If you love alcoholic drinks and don’t hate innards of squid, I highly recommend it !


About the restaurant

Name in English / Chamu
Name in Japanese / 茶夢
Address / Donburi Yokocho Market, 9-15, Wakamatsucho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Phone / 0138-27-1749

Open / 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed / Not scheduled

Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Unavailable


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