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Butadon Pancho

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Nishi 1-jo Minami 11-19, Obihiro 080-0011, Hokkaido
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+81 155-22-1974
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very small restaurant with only one menu; butadon which is basically a rice bowl with grilled lightly marinated BBQ pork. This was the first time I have ever tried Butadon and I absolutely loved it. It is very simple dish but with full of flavor. Would love to visit Obihiro again to have this tasty meal.

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Union City, California
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160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's known to be the best BarBQ pork rice in this area. We went to there early enough to avoid long waiting line. The menu is simple, only one kind of BarBQ pork rice with different amount of pork on the rice. Soup wise, they offer seaweed miso and mushroom miso soup. The BBQ pork was prepared and cooked perfectly... More 

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SG
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Simple it may appear to be, each and every ingredient in the bowl is expertly cooked. Superb finesse and execution. No queue if you go in the late afternoon like we did. Quality did not suffer despite going on at an off peak hour which is testament to their commitment to quality. Just a short walk from Hotel Nikko Obihiro... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Must patronise if you are visiting Obihiro. The butadon is very tasty, smoky, moist...very different from what i have tasted at another restaurant in the town.

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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We visited the place at 3pm and there was still quite a lot of people in the restaurant. Tried the butadon (Pork Rice Bowl) and it was so good. Our family liked it and for me it was the best butadon I've tried. Definitely a place that you should visit while visiting obihiro.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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140 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was easily one of the best meals we had in Hokkaido . Juicy, succulent and tender grilled pork slices on rice . The rice portion is the same - only number of pork slices start from 4,6 or 8. We were there by 11+ am and there was already a queue - indication of good stuff ! Service was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

It says a lot that I had the same dish at Ohibiro Station & decided to give this place a try. Yes, it won by a fair mile. There's only the grilled pork don & miso soup- that's what makes it good, specialized. Pork is tender & grilled just right, think the key is that soya sauce which also makes... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We came to Obihiro purposely because of this bowl of Butadon during our last Autumn trip. We have tried manys along our trip, even the one in New Chitose Airport that we have grab it before flying off to tried on. But the Buta somehow rather is still not as good as we had in this shop - Butadon Pancho... More 

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Thank jazzng2015
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I'm always fascinated with this BUTA-DON ( pork bowl) The meat is thick but its texture is so tender, so succulent and smell is sooooo good :) 外国の方向けに、最初英文で概略説明をば。 さて、寒い日は、あったかい丼ものをかっ食らって、さっさと布団の中でヌクヌクしたいよねー。 さて、やってきました。 はるばる帯広まで。 今回は仕事で来たのですが、出張のだいご味はその土地の食事。 帯広といえば、豚丼、六花亭、インデアンカレー。 六花亭、インデアンカレーの事は、それぞれの店紹介で話すとして、やっぱ豚丼。 豚丼といえば、ぱんちょう。 自分、過去ぱんちょうで二度ほど食べてます。 美味いけどちょっと高いかなー、的な記憶だったのですが、今回、その考えが覆りました。 豚丼はぱんちょうで食べないといけないと(くはっ!!!!) 諸事情で帯広入りしたのが、夜の8時。 ぱんちょうはもう閉まってました。 他の豚丼専門店も営業終了してるし、居酒屋って気分でもないので、 ホテルのレストランで「豚丼」を食べました。 そう、いままでの俺は、、、、 「豚丼なんて、豚肉焼いて、甘辛い豚丼のタレかければ、同じ味じゃん」 って、甘く見ていたのです。 だから、過去二度のぱんちょうでの食事も、「美味いけどやっぱ高いよねーっ」て気持ちだったのです。 それが、ホテルで食べた豚丼がですね、、、、、「美味しくない!」 豚もたれも、ぱんちょうで食べたそれとは雲泥の差。 単純に見える料理でさえも、そのお店独自のスキルがあるのですね。。。考え改めたしだいでして。 前置きが長くなりましたが、翌日、午前便で帰京予定を、どうしてもぱんちょうの豚丼で口直しがしたいと思い 午後便へ変更。 そして行ってきました。三度目のぱんちょう参り。 厚く切られたぷりぷりのロース肉が、脂で艶やかに輝く様がなんとも美しい。 甘いタレが炙られて香ばしいかおりを放ち、食欲を増進させる。 一切れ口に入れた瞬間、見た目と相反し、サクっと簡単に切れる柔らかさ。 美味い、美味いぞー!!!!(C)ミスター味っ子 もう、二度と他で豚丼を食べるようなことはしません。 ごちそうさまでした。

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Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Probably my best meal in Obihiro. Queue starts forming right before it opens at 11am. Note that it is closed o Mondays as well as 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. The Don was fantastic with juicy pork slices. The shop only sells buta Don in various slices (more pork). Definitely worth a visit if in town. Prices are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nishi 1-jo Minami 11-19, Obihiro 080-0011, Hokkaido
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Hokkaido  >  Obihiro
  • Phone Number: +81 155-22-1974

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