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Offering delicacies from various region of India with a good vegan selection, this is a must visit for spice lovers. Dine-in, take-away or delivery- they do it all! A great place to satisfy your spicy food cravings as they can make the curries really spicy!
A Niseko icon reborn in the 2018-2019 season, now serving lunch and dinner. From 21:00 it transforms into the popular nightlife spot that it's known for and has been for many years.
Steak Rosso Rosso
The best steaks in Hirafu! This popular restaurant is a meat lovers dream, perfectly cooked prime Aussie steaks or the best of Japanese sake-fed wagyu served in a warm stylish setting. Early bookings are encouraged, especially for Christmas and Chinese New Year.
Phone number: 0136-21-7100
This lively restaurant is amongst the most popular in the resort. It has a vast and varied menu that covers most corners of Japanese food from sushi to yakitori and shabu shabu. They also have a great menu selection for children making it one of the best places for families and large groups. They get booked up almost instantly for Christmas and New Year period so keep a close eye on their reservation opening date.
Phone number: 0136-22-5620
Iconic Michelin-starred French restaurant which defines exquisite dining in Niseko. Its intimate, elegant ambience together with stylish interiors offer guests a truly special experience. Chef Kamimura san learned from the best spending his time at Sydney's famed Tetsuya in Australia before returning to Japan to open his own restaurant.
Phone number: 0136-21-2288
One of the very few true yakitori (grilled skewers) restaurants in Grand Hirafu area.
Crab Dining Kanon
Hokkaido is synonymous with seafood and Japanese people come and visit purely to enjoy the freshest seafood. Crab Dining Kanon is the only restaurant specialized in crab in the whole Niseko area and a is must visit for crab lovers.
A popular choice with families, Alpinist offers cheese fondue, galettes and crepes located in a very convenient location.
The most popular item on the menu of this Japanese restaurant is the “irori” course, where the food is grilled in front of you on a traditional charcoal grill. They also offer “shabu-shabu” which is a healthy version of a hot pot menu.
Phone number: 0136-22-2278
A cornerstone of the resort, people love the Niseko pizzas that are cooked expertly in Cesar's woodfired oven. Their menu has recently been massively expanded to offer antipasto, salads and a wide variety of meals in Italian home cooked style. Included in this expansion was a large number of vegan options that puts Niseko Pizza at the very top of the list when it comes to catering for all tastes and diets.
Phone number: 0136-55-5553
One of the most popular and sought after retaurant seats in town. Hokkaido is blessed with the best seafood in Japan and Ezo Seafood offer live seafood, it doesn't come fresher than this! Book very early or you'll miss out!
The Chef from the famous 3 Michelin star restaurant El Bulli in Spain and designer Ron Herman have combined to bring you one of the most exciting dining experience in Niseko.
A new addition to the Niseko food scene at a very central location right at the heart of the Grand Hirafu area. Kobe Tei is an upscale “yakiniku” or Japanese barbeque restaurant that serves A4 grade Hokkaido wagyu beef and A5 grade beef from Kobe.
One of the longest serving restaurants in Hirafu, predating the resort's current fame. With over 30 years of experience on the grill, owner Masa-san is a true shokunin of the coals and the yakitori that comes out of his kitchen is some of the best you will ever eat. This restaurant is booked up for months in advance so please ask us for their special order forms at your earliest chance.
Phone number: 0136-22-4292
Casual Japanese for lunch, upscale Japanese for dinner. Definitely the best Japanese food in Hirafu, and one of the top restaurants in town. Chef Maeda san head a popular restaurant in Brisbane's Australia Eagle Street Pier area before coming to Hokkaido.
Phone number: 0136-22-5151
One of the best Izakayas for a true taste of local Hokkaido food. A very stylish but unassuming establishment designed and built completely by hand by local carpenter/chef Kobayashi-san. Fresh sashimi, perfectly cooked skewers of yakitori, a well stocked sake and wine menu accompanied with the warmest of service make this the perfect place to relax.
Phone number: 080-6061-6112
A true taste of Hokkaido! Soup Curry was a Hokkaido invention and its deep warming broth is the perfect accompaniment to Hokkaido's cold weather.
Tsubara Tsubara has been flying the soup curry flag in Niseko for years and has a great range of curries and spice levels on the menu, plus child size portions.
Located on the first floor of Alpen Hotel, this sushi restaurant is very convenient to book, or to walk in for sushi at lunchtime. The salmon roe bowl or sea urchin bowl is especially recommended.
Phone number: 0136-22-1117
In a very rustic atmosphere, you will be presented with classical izakaya dishes such as kara-age (fried chicken) and gyozas. This traditional Japanese restaurant is located just above “Moon Bar” which is a favourite amongst locals and seasonal staff.
Phone number: 0136-23-2265
One of the most well-known places in Niseko. Popular with locals and visitors, this small long-standing establishment famous for its “Yatai (屋台)” or food stall atmosphere. Booking is only taken 30 days in advance and making a reservation is highly recommended.
A café and restaurant that is open year round with a spacious space suitable for larger
groups as well as being kids friendly with a playground for the little ones. Enjoy delicious comfort food like burgers, nachos, pasta as well as homemade cakes. There is also rock climbing facility below.
Pan Asian Brasserie with good selection of international cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner combined it with convenient location making it a popular choice for everyone.
Just as the stunning pink cherry blossoms [sakura] begin to appear all over Japan at the start of Spring, so does a new range of delicious sakura flavoured/themed snacks for us to enjoy! The cute pink packaging and delicious sweet flavours are a favourite every year, check out what you can find!
Since our last blog about the new restaurants in Niseko was posted, even more have opened up - add these to your list if you're looking for somewhere new to grab a bite this Winter!
New restaurants open every year in Niseko as the area grows in notoriety for its produce and unique culinary scene. We've compiled a list of the newest spots we know of so far that are opening in the villages this Winter for you to try!
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