Niseko Restaurant Guide 2022-23

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Niseko Restaurants

There is no shortage of dining options in Niseko Japan, from fresh and local Hokkaido favourites to 5-star French cuisine; whether you are looking for Niseko restaurants that provide a Japanese culinary immersion or home comforts, you won’t be disappointed. Given the plenitude of delicious eats, it is very difficult to narrow it down! Here are some of our hand-picked favourites. You will be able to find most locations on your phone, and you can also refer to these village maps. We have included grid references in our Niseko restaurant guide 2022-2023 below, and addresses for restaurants that lie outside the main village areas. If your accommodation is in Hirafu Village, you will find that most are easily accessible on foot.


  • Kamimura Michelin star fine-dining

    Chatrium, Central Hirafu, Grid Reference E3 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Michelin-starred French restaurant, offering East-meets-West fusion menus with fresh local vegetables, meats and seafood. Spoil yourself with the Chef’s degustation menu comprising 9-10 courses using carefully selected local ingredients. Conveniently located in Chatrium Niseko (formerly Shiki Niseko!).

    Hours: Seatings from 18:00-20:30. Closed Sunday

    Phone: 0136-212-288

    Price: $$$$$
  • Kitchen Niseko Boutique Dining Lounge

    Chatrium, Upper Hirafu, Grid Reference D2 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Modern dining lounge, managed by a Michelin star restaurant KAMIMURA, Kitchen offers innovative cuisine paired with a carefully selected range of boutique wines and cocktails. It achieves a refined but relaxed environment for the discerning guest. Also located in Chatrium Niseko.

    Hours: 17:30 – 23:00 daily

    Phone: 0136-21-3200 

    Price: $$$-$$$$
  • Steak Rosso Rosso Steak house

    Lower Hirafu, Grid Reference C3 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Rosso Rosso is a casual steak house dedicated to serving delicious food and wine in a contemporary style. This Niseko restaurant indulges guests with a choice of imported or local  steaks including Hokkaido Wagyu, as well as offering chicken, pork, seafood and a kids menu.

    Hours: 18:00-23:00 daily

    Phone: 0136-217-100 

    Price: $$$
  • Temporada Tapas

    Upper Hirafu, Grid Reference D2 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Combining the finest local Hokkaido ingredients with internationally inspired dishes, and offering great wines, have fun sharing and experiencing this modern concoction of culinary delights in a sophisticated, contemporary environment.

    Hours: 17:00 – 24:00 daily

    Phone: 0136-55-6886

    Price: $$-$$$
  • The Barn Bistro

    Central Hirafu, Grid Reference D3 of the Hirafu Village Map

    The Barn is an iconic Niseko restaurant serving great food and wine with an emphasis on warm hospitality. Signature dishes include Sushi Foie Gras and grilled Hokkaido beef steak. The Barn also offers one of the best atmospheres in town and is the perfect spot for an après ski drink at the bar on the 2nd floor.

    Hours: 18:00-21:00 (food) 23:30pm (bar)

    Phone: 0136-230-888

    Price: $$$$
  • Niseko Sakura Japanese style shabu-shabu

    Middle Hirafu Village, Grid Reference E3 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Choose prime wagyu beef from Kobe, Matsuzaka or Hokkaido. Shabu Shabu, sushi and fresh seafood are also on offer, culminating in a high-end Niseko restaurant experience in a convenient central Hirafu location. 

    Hours: 19:00-22:00. 

    Phone: 0136-23-1111

    Price: $$$
  • Restaurant Lupicia Niseko European-Japanese

    Kabayama, Grid Reference C1 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Modern food incorporating both European and Japanese style cuisine with an emphasis on great hospitality and fine wine. A pick up service is offered to Hirafu area guests – request this when reserving a table!

    Hours: 11:00-14:00 (lunch) 17:30-21:00 (dinner)

    Phone: 0136-21-7880

    Price: $$$
  • Yo Kaiseki Traditional Japanese

    Lower Hirafu, Grid Reference A5 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Yo is something special; a small but unforgettable Niseko restaurant serving traditional Japanese dishes in set courses including appetizers, salad, grill, main dish and dessert. Many locals consider this the best restaurant in Niseko!

    Hours: Bookings must be made at least 1 day in advance and menu must be chosen at time of booking

    Phone: 0136-226-979 

    Price: $$$$$
  • Green Farm Cafe Local Café & Deli

    Upper Hirafu, Grid Reference D2 of the Hirafu Village Map

    The good old cafe has a new look and location. Cafe, deli and coffee roasted on the spot.  A showcase of local Hokkaido ingredients, with eat in and take away available, this is the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, or to stock up the fridge in your Niseko accommodation!

    Hours: 07:30 – 21:00 daily

    Phone: 0136-23-3354

    Price: $$
  • Prativo European

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

    All-you-can-eat lunch buffet with a wide variety of fresh vegetable dishes and creamy desserts. Evening a la carte or fixed menus. Good selection of pasta dishes. Varied wine menu.

    Hours: 11:30-15:30 (lunch) 17:30-21:30 (dinner)

    Phone: 0136-55-8852

    Price: $$$
  • Akaru  Japanese

    Yama Shizen West, Upper Hirafu, Grid Reference F2 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Akaru offers guests delicious Japanese comfort food, sushi and sashimi, sukiyaki and hot pot options in a cosy atmosphere.

    Hours: 11:30 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 22:30

    Phone: 0136-23-2023

    Price: $$
  • Pirka Teppanyaki

    Hilton Hotel, Niseko Village, Grid Reference C1 of Niseko Village Map

    If you are looking to spoil yourself with Teppanyaki while in Japan, here is your chance. Pirka features the finest quality beef, seafood and vegetables prepared right in front of you! With a location inside the Hilton Niseko Village, Pirka is ideally located for anyone staying in the Higashiyama area or, being ski in ski out Niseko accommodation, it makes for a very easy lunch stop!

    Hours: 11:30-14:30pm (lunch) 17:30-22:00 (dinner)

    Phone: 0136-441-111 

    Price: $$$$
  • Jam Café Bar Japanese Izakaya / Café / Bar

    Upper Hirafu, Grid Reference E2 of the Hirafu Village Map

    A long standing local favourite, JAM Café Bar is a relaxed venue offering an original menu packed with reasonably priced dishes and superb cocktails.

    Hours: 17:00-02:00 daily

    Phone: 0136-230-700 

    Price: $$
  • Long Tang Dim Sum

    159-13 Hirafu, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0077, Japan

    Chinese dim sum speciality restaurant. The Shanghai-native owner-chef makes dumplings from working dough and forming wrappers piece by piece. Try our rare menus which no other restaurants in the area offer. Enjoy the authentic taste! 

    Hours: 11:30-14:30 (lunch) 17:30 – 20:30 (dinner)

    Phone: 0136-55-5604

    Price: $-$$
  • AFURI Ramen & Dumplings

    Setsu Niseko, Central Hirafu, Grid Reference G/F3 of the Hirafu Village Map

    This popular Tokyo ramen brand has now opened a restaurant in Niseko! Geared towards a chic, health-conscious generation, AFURI now brings its famous yuzu ramen direct to Hokkaido. Vegan options and small plates available in an idyllic setting with views of Mt Yotei. Centrally located in Setsu Niseko.

    Hours: 11:00 – 15:00 (Last Order: 14:30) and 17:00 – 22:00 (Last Order: 21:30)

    Phone: 0136-55-7756 

    Price: $$
  • Niseko Ramen Kazahana Ramen

    Izumikyo, Grid Reference G3 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Long considered the best Ramen in Niseko, there is no better way to reward yourself after a hard day on the mountain! Be sure to try the famous Potato Ramen.

    Hours: 11:30-14:00 (lunch) 17:00-20:00 (dinner) Closed Mondays

    Phone: 0136-233-444

    Price: $$
  • Shokusai Hirafu Sushi and Nabe

    Alpen Hotel, Upper Hirafu, Grid Reference E1 of the Hirafu Village Map

    You can practically ski into this classic Niseko hotel restaurant making it the perfect lunch treat! Located at the base of Hirafu next to the Ace Quad, inside the Alpen Hotel, this intimate sushi restaurant features some of the best King Crab Shabu Shabu.

    Hours: 11:30-13:30pm (lunch) 18:00-21:00 (dinner)

    Phone: 0136-221-105

    Price: $$$-$$$$
  • Tsubara Tsubara Hokkaido Soup Curry

    Izumikyo 2, Grid Reference E4 of the Hirafu Village Map

    A delicious healthy and hearty meal packed with fresh Hokkaido ingredients where you can choose your spice levels and it gets spicy! This Niseko restaurant offers one of Hokkaido’s simplest and best local dishes and is absolutely worth the rejuvenating walk to Izumikyo 2.

    Hours: 11:00-15:00 (lunch) 18:00-21:00 (dinner) Closed Wednesdays

    Phone: 0136-231-116 

    Price: $$
  • Wild Bills Japanese Izakaya

    Upper Hirafu, Grid Reference E2 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Iconic Hirafu favourite, Wild Bills offers an excellent Japanese izakaya menu which is all made from locally grown organic Hokkaido produce and when you have finished, some of the wildest après ski in Niseko.

    Hours: 17:00-00:00 daily

    Phone: 0136-55-5774

    Price: $$$
  • Ren  Japanese Izakaya

    Izumikyo, Grid Reference G3 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Cosy Izakaya nestled in Izumikyo with traditional Japanese cuisine. Lunch sets available during the day and a la carte menu in the evening.

    Hours: 12:00-15:00 (lunch) 18:00-12:00 (dinner)

    Phone: 0136-55-8978

    Price: $$
  • Musu Niseko Bar & Bistro

    Middle Hirafu Village, Grid reference E2 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Après ski bar with tasty cocktails and a satisfying range of hearty food, Musu is centrally located in Hirafu Village next to the Seicomart on the 2nd floor of the Odin building.

    Hours: 11:00-24:00 daily

    Phone: 0136-21-7002

    Price: $$
  • Tomo  Western style 

    Kabayama, Grid reference B2 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Locally-roasted coffee bar and tasty meals made designed to be shared and enjoyed, created from locally-grown Hokkaido produce. Tomo is located at The Orchards, in Kabayama. Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

    Hours: 08:00-22:00 daily

    Phone: 0136-55-5524

    Price: $$
  • The Niseko Fried Chicken Lunch & Cafe

    Aya Niseko, Central Hirafu, Grid reference D2 of the Hirafu Village Map

    Anyone familiar with visiting Japan will know all too well the delights of Japanese fried chicken: juicy, tender and packed with flavour! After a morning of skiing or snowboarding, pop into the ski in ski out Aya Niseko located at the bottom of the family run for a well deserved treat in a classy yet casual restaurant 🙂

    Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 daily (Last Order 17:30)

    Phone: 0136–23-1280

    Price: $$

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