--- By Leif Translated
by Monica Lin
7, HeDong Rd, Kaohsiung City
Hours:11:30 am-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Right near the Love River sits Hokkaido,
where you'll have an excellent river and harbor view
while you enjoy your meal. Not too far away, you can
see cargo vessels berthing in the harbor every now and
then. At dusk, the sunset's reflection casts a creamy
orange watercolor palette all over the ocean, composing
an amazing romantic scene for people to indulge themselves
Hokkaido is stylishly designed. The
environment represents a balanced atmosphere with the
combination of half traditional and half modern Japanese
style, which makes a breath-taking impression on its
customers. A thoughtful reminder: Hokkaido is famous
for its service and dishes; therefore it is usually
packed with gourmands during the lunch and dinner hour.
It would be better to make a reservation ahead.
Hokkaido's meals cost NT$550 on both weekdays and weekends.
Once you are seated, all of the items on the menu will
be delivered immediately. To start the procession of
delectable delights, you'll first be served Japanese
salad, shrimp rolls, grilled oyster and fried golden
shrimps which are really crispy.
These will be followed by sashimi with
a variety of freshly-sliced fish. The whole meal also
includes hotpot, absolutely fresh king crab, seafood,
beef, pork and a variety of veggies. Besides that, the
waiters from time to time will recommend to customers
the specialties of the day, which won't cost you extra
money. While you are enjoying your meal, the staff will
stay around your table to grill your meat and serve
your needs. Non-alcohol drinks are free, but beer and
sake are charged separately.
With great music and pleasant service, Hokkaido is a
nice place to hang out with friends or family. Taking
a walk after dinner along the riverside and letting
the the breeze brush by your face is strongly recommended.