On a narrow street near the Mitsukoshi department store, Ebi-Ten is as friendly a place as you're likely to find in Hokkaido. The sliding doors behind a blue banner reveal a quiet, homey restaurant, managed for two generations by the friendly Yamada-san. Taxidermy animals decorate the wood-trimmed dining room, where you'll see a bear climbing a tree. Seating is available at the counter, at tables, and in tatami rooms with cushions. Don't miss the tendon setto—a rice
bowl with seafood and veggies in season, a delicious homemade miso soup with mushrooms, and tsukemono pickles, served with a big mug of green tea to wash it all down (¥750). Edamame (boiled, salted soybeans) are recommended as appetizers. A rudimentary English menu is available.