15 Best Restaurants In Niseko

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When it comes to having a vacation in Japan, other than Tokyo and Kyoto, another popular destination is Hokkaido. If you choose to come to Hokkaido, you should spare a few days to enjoy its most famous ski resort, Niseko. The most famous places where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and spending time with loved ones are Mount Yotei, Mount Niseko-Annupuri and Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort. Let’s move on from the attractions. You will need to find places to eat, definitely the good ones. If you have no idea where and what to eat, check out our list of the best restaurants in Niseko.

1. Sushi Hanayoshi

When talking about Japanese dishes, it would be impossible not to include sushi. In Niseko, it is a must to make a stop at Sushi Hanayoshi to indulge in delicious Japanese cuisine, especially if you are fond of sushi. The restaurant serves assorted sushi along with sashimi, tempura, udon and other traditional Japanese cuisine in a casual and friendly atmosphere. It would be great to come to this restaurant with your loved ones to share the happiness through sushi

Sushi Hanayoshi

Address: 65 Fujimi, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1502, Japan

Website: Sushi Hanayoshi

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 1:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm (closed on Mon)

2. Rakuichi Soba

Preparing all of the dishes with only locally sourced and fresh ingredients, Rakuichi Soba is another restaurant that you need to try. Taste an excellent blend of texture, color and taste in all the small dishes served right in front of you. Popular dishes include smoked scallop, grilled red salmon, tempura and duck soba. Moreover, you can indulge in the deliciousness of the dishes you order in a cozy setting with wooden interior all around.

Rakuichi Soba

Address: 431 Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1511, Japan

Website: Rakuichi Soba

Opening hours: 11:30am - 7pm (daily)

3. Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm Restaurant

Unlike the other Japanese restaurants that mainly serve traditional Japanese meals, Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm restaurant is for those who have a sweet tooth. Forget about diet because once you set foot inside the restaurant, you will be presented with a selection of cakes, pastries, ice creams and yogurts of various flavors, among others. Then, after ordering your favorites, you can go outside to choose an outdoor seating area to satisfy your sweet craving while admiring the beauty of the mountain and the lush landscape that surround you.

Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm Restaurant

Address: 888-1 Soga, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1522, Japan

Website: Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm Restaurant

Opening hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm (daily)

4. Teuchi-Soba Ichimura

Do you love soba? Then, it is a must to make a visit to Teuchi-Soba Ichimura, which is most famous for its soba noodles. Featuring a relaxed atmosphere, the restaurant serves a variety of soba dishes. Favorites include tanuki soba (soba noodles with tempura and seaweed), curry soba and kashiwa soba (soba noodles with chicken thigh meat and Japanese leeks). Other than soba noodles, you can also enjoy some other dishes like prawn tempura, Japanese omelette and yasai curry don.

Teuchi-Soba Ichimura

Address: 68-4 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

Website: Teuchi-Soba Ichimura

Opening hours: 11am - 3pm (daily)

5. Izakaya Raku

What if you want to eat delicious seafood? No worries, Niseko has everything for you. All you need to do is finding your way to Izakaya Raku, one of the top izakaya restaurants. All the seafood dishes are carefully prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients for the most authentic taste. It is best to try the restaurant’s scallops, Hokkaido crab, and of course, fish. Then, you should also order sake to be the perfect accompaniment.

Izakaya Raku

Address: 191-33 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

Website: Izakaya Raku

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 6pm - 11pm (closed on Wed)

6. Bang Bang

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Situated at the base of Niseko grand Hirafu ski resort, Bang Bang promises an elevated Japanese dining experience that lets you indulge in a variety of dishes that are served with vegetables from local farms along with seasonal seafood and fresh meats. The most popular menu at this restaurant is the sashimi and yakitori. But, you should also order the other delectable dishes, such as grilled hoke fish, vinegared seaweed, Japanese pickles and grilled squid.

Bang Bang

Address: 188-24 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

Website: Bang Bang

Opening hours: 5:30pm - 11pm (daily)

7. Ebisutei

There are plenty of dishes that you can enjoy at Ebisutei, which is located opposite Hirafu Village, especially when it is freezing cold during the night and your stomach feels the instant hunger. You will have a superb dinner as soon as you enjoy all the delectable dishes like salads, sashimi, oden stew and grilled fish. Do not forget to also try the restaurant’s Hokkaido-style fried chicken. Finally, the restaurant also serves a wide selection of drinks to make your night even cozier.


Address: 155-132 Kutchan, Hokkaido 044-0081, Abuta District, Japan

Opening hours: 6pm - 12am (daily)

8. Rin Japanese Restaurant

Relax and recharge your energy over tasty Japanese dishes served at Rin Japanese Restaurant, which is located within walking distance from Yukoro Onsen. Start right with appetizers that include tofu salad, salmon carpaccio and salmon sashimi. Surely, these appetizers are not enough. That is why you need to indulge in some hot dishes such as chicken tempura and tofu tempura. If you still have some room in your stomach, it would be nice to indulge in onigiri and chicken tempura on rice. Before leaving the restaurant, add a little bit of sweetness by ordering desserts like chocolate brownie, banana cinnamon cake, and apple crumble.

Rin Japanese Restaurant

Address: 163-88 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

Website: Rin Japanese restaurant

Opening hours: 6pm - 10pm (daily)

9. Niseko Loft Club

Just look at the image of the meat first, can you resist the temptation? We don’t think so. If you cannot stop thinking about it, then once you get to Niseko, you need to drive your way to Niseko Loft Club, a restaurant that is known for its chargrilled meat selection. The restaurant’s special is the fresh lamb jingisukan. You are welcome to also order other meats like beef rib sirloin and Hokkaido deer. Make your night even more delicious by ordering side dishes, such as Hokkaido corn soup, Niseko’s potato pizza and frozen ham. For the drinks, the restaurant serves Japanese sake (both hot and cold), Japanese vodka, fruit wine and cocktails, among others.

Niseko Loft Club

Address: 397-5 Soga, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1522, Japan

Website: Niseko Loft Club

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Tue)

10. Niseko Ramen Kazahana

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Other than sushi, another highly popular Japanese dish is ramen, which is loved not only by the Japanese people but also many people from across the globe. If you want to satisfy your appetite with a lot of ramen dishes, then there is no place better than Niseko Ramen Kazahana. For a start, you need to order the restaurant’s two specialty ramen noodles, namely Niseko ramen (the potato ramen) and miso ramen. Then, you are free to order something else, whether it is a katsu don, a mini chasyu don or a tempura don.

Niseko Ramen Kazahana

Address: 179-36 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

Website: Niseko Ramen Kazahana

Opening hours: 12pm - 2pm, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (daily)

11. Ezo Seafoods

Another popular seafood restaurant in Niseko that you cannot miss is Ezo Seafoods. The intimate restaurant serves a fresh selection of seafood coming from the waters of Hokkaido. From crispy or grilled snapper and hairy crab that comes with miso soup to grilled sole and Shirako tempura, all are available and all are delicious. If your stomach is not satisfied yet, order sashimi, calamari and fried rice, as well.

Ezo Seafoods

Address: 170-165 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

Website: Ezo Seafoods

Opening hours: 5pm - 9:30pm (daily)

12. Niseko Pizza

Even though the majority of the restaurants in Niseko serve Japanese dishes, it does not mean that you can not find other kinds of dishes. If you want to eat pizza, then you should make a stop at Niseko Pizza, one of the best pizza restaurants in Hokkaido. From wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas to grilled dishes and sides and salads, all can be enjoyed at this warm and welcoming restaurant. Of course, since it is a pizza restaurant, you would not want to skip the pizza. There are more than 50 flavors to choose from. But, the one that you have to try is the apple pie dessert pizza.

Niseko Pizza

Address: 167-3 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

Website: Niseko Pizza

Opening hours: 5pm - 11pm (daily)

13. Kumo Restaurant

Set in Skye Niseko, Kumo Restaurant boasts tasty and rich flavors of Hokkaido specialties. You may want to come to the classy restaurant for the first time during dinner where you can enjoy the most favorite dishes served that include grilled pork shoulder, fried tofu salad and smoked daikon roll for dinner. If you fall in love with what you eat, you are cordially welcome to come back for more. But, the next time you visit this restaurant again, choose a different time, either in the morning for breakfast or during lunch time.

Kumo Restaurant

Address: 204-7 Aza, Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

Website: Kumo Restaurant

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)

14. Robata Niseko Naniwatei

Welcome to Robata Niseko Naniwatei to enjoy an authentic experience of traditional kaiseki right in the heart of Niseko. You can literally taste the premium and fresh ingredients used in every kaiseki dish that you order, not to mention how it is perfectly cooked on the robata grill. The restaurant is unique in that it serves in courses. You can choose whether to indulge in an 11-course meal, 12-course meal or a 13-course meal. It is without a doubt that the 13-course meal is the best one. Pamper your taste buds with spring water dashi soup, grilled scallop and steamed oyster, grilled kobe beef shabu-shabu and Hokkaido wagyu steak as parts of the meal. Note that advanced reservation of at least a day before is required.

Robata Niseko Naniwatei

Address: 259 Kabayama, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

Website: Robata Niseko Naniwatei

Opening hours: 6pm - 11pm (daily)

15. The Barn by Odin

Last but not least, The Barn by Odin completes the best restaurants that you have to try in Niseko. Before you start loving the dishes, you will first love the unique architecture of the restaurant, which is a traditional Hokkaido farm building. Then, you can enter and feel the Omotenashi Hospitality. Finally, order from a selection of dishes like fish carpaccio and Hokkaido tenderloin steak. There is also a bar upstairs to relax and unwind with your favorite drinks.

The Barn by Odin

Address: 170-323 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

Website: The Barn by Odin

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 5:30pm - 11pm; Sat: 5:30pm - 11:30pm

Have a happy vacation with all the Japanese food selections in Niseko

Miso ramen at Japanese restaurant; 2006
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Now that you have read through the best restaurants that can be found in Niseko, you just cannot wait and want to fly right away, right? Visit all of the restaurants mentioned above, if possible, and you will have a happy vacation because delicious dishes mean a happy stomach and a happy stomach equals a happy vacation.

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