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Run by 2 chef brothers - one a patisserie making amazing cakes and pastries that would not be out of place on the streets on Omotesando, the other an Italian trained chef making the best gnocchi on the planet. L'ocanda is a restaurant that should be at the very top of any self respecting gastronome visiting Niseko.
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.
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 offer “shabu-shabu” which is a healthy version of a hot pot menu.
Phone number: 0136-22-2278
Regarded by many as the best sushi in the Niseko area by locals, 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 go there
Phone number: 0136-44-3444 (Japanese speaking only)
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
Probably the most well-known establishment in Niseko. Booking for Christmas and New Year period would be full within the hour of it being released. But fear not there are a good number of tables kept for walk-in guests every night so if you are not able to make booking you can always try to go early!
A Niseko icon reborn in 2018-2019 season now serving lunch and dinner. From 21:00 it transformed into the popular nightlife spot that it has been known 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 are presented classical izakaya dishes such as kara-age (fried chicken) and gyozas. The 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 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.
This very popular place visited by locals serve 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) restaurant in Grand Hirafu area.
Hokkaido is famous for its miso ramen noodle while Niseko is famous for potato thus born Niseko
Ramen! A miso ramen with a fluffy cream potato topping. No reservation taken, so “early bird get the
noodle” according to the old saying.
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