There was nothing enjoyable about this restaurant - with the one exception being the pleasantness of the waitress who served us. I won't waste space criticizing the decor (like why there is a giant plaque for the German wheat beer Hefenweissen hanging in the dining room) or the filthy restrooms. I'll stick to the food. I ordered three things and all three things sucked. First was a bowl of seawater that was described on the menu as "miso soup." The sodium content was so high in this serving that I could feel the capillaries in my brain beginning to burst. There were tiny little cubes of tofu floating around in it somewhere along with some seaweed, but I decided not to risk continuing to eat for health reasons. Next came fried dumplings. I love good fried dumplings. These were not good. The dumpling wrapper on these Hokkaido dumplings consisted of a quarter inch thick slab of uncooked dough. The uncooked dough was seared in oil and was served with copious gobs of oil still pooling in its contours. Inside the thick, gelatinous dough chrysalis was a salty meatball that was probably pork but kind of had a dog-foodish smell to it. It was really gross and I tried to remove the dough-skin and just try dipping the porkball in the sauce, but that just made it seem more like dog food. I forgot to mention that these things were enormous - like megadumplings from the Cenozoic era - and this raised the nastiness to a greater scale. Finally I got the Tempura Lobster. The menu described it as a whole lobster fried, tempura style with vegetables. What I got was a few pieces of previously frozen Florida lobster tail, tough and stringy, served poorly fried and extremely greasy. The tempura vegetables were cooked so long they practically oozed out of their oily, fried casings. In a nutshell, this place is gross and I recommend any other Japanese restaurant in town over Hokkaido. If Gordon Ramsay did an episode of Kitchen Nightmares here, he would have beat the crap out of the chef and shut down the restaurant.