Jolly Jelly Fish is a unique Japanese-Western restaurant near the Mt. Hakodate Ropeway in Hakodate with great atmosphere and delicious food. Open for lunch and dinner late into the night, the house specialty is sutepi, or steak and rice pilaf, a tasty dish consisting of a sauteed beef, pork or chicken steak accompanied by rice. Add-ons to the basic plate include a fried egg, cheese, tomato sauce or an egg. The steak is perfectly seasoned, tender and nicely portioned for a satisfying meal. Other items on the menu include pizza, hamburger steak plate, french fries, and pasta. Desserts include roll cake, chocolate or strawberry parfaits. Menu is in Japanese only, but the pictures should guide your decision. The decor is retro with a California surfer vibe, and the staff attentive and pleasant. Stop by for a unique steak meal in a quirky setting before viewing the sunset on Mt. Hakodate.
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I first visited Japan in 2001 and since then have returned many times. With the efficiency and reliability of its transportation, the graciousness of the people, and the dedication to quality in food and service, Japan has been my standard for modern travel convenience. Every return has reminded me of the remarkable depth and diversity of the country with no two trips being alike, despite retracing steps through familiar neighborhoods. The constant dynamism of the urban centers combined with the emphasis on tradition, sense of aesthetics, and attention to detail make it one of the most exciting places to visit and an inexhaustible land for novel experiences, modern and ancient.