Kushiro ‘Ganpeki Robata’ opens

Locals enjoying charcoal-grilled seafood with a draft beer in one hand

On May 20, Kushiro’s famous ‘Ganpeki Robata’ – a charcoal-grill eatery – opened in a specially established tent next to Kushiro Fisherman’s Wharf MOO in Kushiro in eastern Hokkaido. Locals and tourists alike enjoyed fresh seafood delicacies from eastern Hokkaido along with views of the Kushiro River and Nusamai Bridge at sunset.

 Until last year, the number of seats had been reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this year, 112 seats were available, on par with pre-COVID numbers. The first day was blessed with fine weather, and business began at 5 p.m. By 6 p.m., the tent was crowded with tourists and people on their way home from work, many enjoying oysters, scallops, salmon, and other delicacies with a draft beer in one hand.

 The Ganpeki Robata will be open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. until the end of October.


Ganpeki Robata