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A Japanese style tapas bar serving small plates of Japanese snacks designed to be accompanied by one or more drinks from their well chosen sake menu. A large selection of menu items are vegetarian and vegan, including grilled mushrooms, crispy tofu skin chips, citron radish, burdock salad, bean salad, and potato croquettes. A great place to relax and take it slow.
Phone number: 0136-25-4438
Niseko In-House Dining
Niseko In-House Dining offers delicious meals in the comfort of your own accommodation. You can choose from traditional Japanese shabu-shabu, cheese fondue or soba demonstration courses. They also offer custom dinner packages for special occassions or business events and large gatherings.
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Offering a great selection of gourmet meals for groups large or small. From Japanese breakfast to 7 courses feasts or shared Japanese 5 course dinners and many more options to choose from!
Phone number: 0136-55-6885
Amazing sushi course dinner in your very own accommodation. Sushi Japan provide premium sushi catering with a limit of one booking a day to ensure you have the best experience. Make sure you book early, you do not want to miss out!
Jyuu is situated on the intersection between Niseko Village and Annupuri, and prepares the finest okonomiyaki in Niseko. There are dozens of ingredients to choose from including pork, seafood, steak, kimchi and cheese. This restaurant is consistently busy in high season.
Phone number: 0136-44-2336
Located just north of Kutchan station, they are regarded by many locals as their favorite yakitori joint. The meat for its famous pork yakitori comes from nearby Rusutsu and it will melt in your mouth. It's definitely worth the extra effort of driving or travelling to Kutchan to dine at this place. Their tofu salad is wildly popular with vegetarians and vegans..
Phone number: 0136-22-0607
Robata Naniwatei Niseko
The finest in Japanese kaiseki ryori comes to Niseko. One of the most popular traditional Japanese restaurants in Sapporo opened the doors of its Niseko branch in 2016 and food and snow lovers rejoiced.
Serving set menus of the freshest sashimi and local seafood in an exquisite setting, this restaurant has raised the bar for fine dining in the resort. Reservations essential all season long.
Phone number: 0136-22-3388
Nihonbashi Sushi (Kutchan)
Nihonbashi has a reputation for serving the biggest portion sizes of sushi and sashimi, for very reasonable prices, in a traditional Japanese setting. This sushi restaurant has been serving the population of Kutchan for over 30 years, and is a local favourite.
Phone number: 0136-22-2717
Moku no Sho
This restaurant is located a 25 minute drive from Grand Hirafu, within a boutique Japanese-style hot spring hotel. This beautiful restaurant provides a relaxing and authentic backdrop to very traditional Japanese meals.
Phone number: 0136-59-2323
Another flavor of Hokkaido! Genghiskhan is a very popular grilled lamb barbeque. A very busy restaurant loved by locals and they open year round. Reservation is required.
Brand new in 2018-2019 season, Tatsumi offer an incredible Japanese-French fusion menu utilizing local Hokkaido produce. Free shuttle available, subject to availability.
Regarded by many as the best sushi in the Niseko area, this restaurant tends to be extremely busy during peak season. Located in the middle of Niseko town, you will need to take a taxi to get there.
Phone number: 0136-44-3444 (Japanese speaking only)
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!
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
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
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
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
This amazing restaurant proposes a simple but exceptional concept: hand-made soba. The craft of the soba master, Mr. Tatsuru Rai, is exceptional and he has achieved world wide acclaim. The restaurant open and take booking all year around.
Phone number: 0136-58-3170
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.
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.
Shabu Shabu is very popular dish in Japan especially in a cold winter months. At Sessa you can choose from either wagyu beef or seafood Shabu Shabu. A free shuttle from the Grand Hirafu area is also provided for your convenience.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This very popular place, visited by locals, serves homemade noodles. Only open for lunch. Get in early to try the limited Mount Yotei udon (羊蹄山ぶっかけ) which is only limited to 10 a day.
Japanese handmade soba made from organically grown buckwheat from neighboring Kyowa town. Also one of the best place to get crisp fresh vegetables tempura.
One of the very few true yakitori (grilled skewers) restaurants in Grand Hirafu area.
Hokkaido is famous for its miso ramen noodle while, Niseko is famous for potato, thus the Niseko Ramen was born! A miso ramen with a fluffy cream potato topping. No reservations taken, so “the early bird gets the noodle” as the old saying goes.
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!
Ramen is one of the soul foods of Japan, with endless combinations of broths, noodles and toppings to keep you searching for the perfect bowl for a lifetime. Read more about what goes into a great ramen and where to find tasty selections right here in Niseko.
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