Hakuba Restaurant Guide 2022-23

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  • Hakuba Restaurant Guide 2022-23


Hakuba is home to a wide selection of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars. With so many fantastic Hakuba restaurants serving up delicious and varied cuisine, it is very difficult to narrow the options down… There are a number of popular Hakuba accommodation bases and Hakuba restaurants have tended to spring up in these areas, in particular Hakuba Echoland, Wadano no Mori and Happo Village. Here are some of our hand-picked favourite Hakuba restaurants across the valley. Enjoy!

Wadano Hakuba Restaurants

  • Hybrid Hakuba Modern fusion, charcoal grill.

    Koharu Resort Hotel & Suites building, Wadano

    Located on the ground floor of the Hakuba Koharu Resort building, Hybrid Hakuba restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. Start the day with a lovely choice of petit breads, bacon, eggs, granola, yogurt, fruit and coffees. Dinner features charcoal grilled meats and fish, using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Hakuba pork along with Wagyu and salmon from the Nagano region feature. Headed by a rising star of the Hakuba restaurant scene, Hybrid promises to be one of the best restaurants in Hakuba!

    Hours: 07:00 – 10:30 (Breakfast) and 17:00 – 22:00 (Dinner)

    Price: ¥¥¥¥
  • The Rabbit Hole Breakfast, Burgers & Western bar food

    Upper Wadano

    Hakuba’s ultimate hipster hang out! Located right at the bottom of the Sakka slopes, The Rabbit Hotel is a large cafe / bar and the perfect place to meet friends. A great spot for coffee, drinks and their famous burgers. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As well as being a great Hakuba restaurant The Rabbit Hole features music most evenings, with a young and lively vibe.

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 07:00 – 22:00

    Phone: 080-3495-8954

    Price: ¥¥¥
  • LUCE Japanese-Italian fusion

    Mountain Side building, central Wadano

    Conveniently located at the bottom of the Kokusai slope at Happo One on the ground floor of the Mountain Side Hakuba building, LUCE is open for lunch and dinner. Stop by for coffee and a light lunch meal at this stylish and cosy spot, while skiing at Happo One. A new Hakuba restaurant for 2023 winter season, LUCE is offering a Japanese-Italian fusion course menu in the evening from January onwards.

    Hours: 11:30 (Lunch) and 18:00 – 21:00 (Dinner)

    Phone: 0261-85-5008

    Price: ¥¥¥-¥¥¥¥
  • Mimi's Restaurant & Bar Modern fine-dining

    Phoenix Hotel, central Wadano

    Mimi’s restaurant at the Phoenix Hotel Hakuba offers a contemporary fine dining experience like no other. Expect modern cuisine, top-class local ingredients, exceptional service, sophisticated ambience and an impressive wine list. Executive chef Kazu Shimamoto and patissier Yuki Shimamoto combine to serve up some of the most impressive food you’ll experience across Hakuba restaurants. Very highly recommended! Top tip: Enjoy a cocktail from the amazing selection at the lounge bar first.

    Hours: Bar 16:00 – late & Restaurant 18:00 – 22:00

    Phone: 0261-72-4060

    Price: ¥¥¥¥¥
  • The Pub Western style pub food & après ski bar

    Next to Mominoki Hotel, central Wadano

    A great Hakuba restaurant for après-ski atmosphere and regular party events (live bands and DJs), The Pub serves up western style food, such as fish & chips and burgers, along with a large selection of drinks, including Guiness on tap. A fantastic and very popular venue located at the iconic Hakuba Mominoki Hotel featuring a pool table, darts and foosball on the second floor mezzanine overlooking the main room.

    Hours: 17:00 – Late

    Phone: 0261-72-4453

    Price: ¥-¥¥

Happo Village Hakuba Restaurants

  • Ohyokuri Hot-pot soups and side dishes

    Happo village

    Set inside a beautifully restored 100 year old building, this traditional Japanese Hakuba restaurant serves up country style hot-pot meals. This style of Japanese home-cooking is perfect for the cold winter months. Rustic and healthy!

    Hours: 12:00 – 14:00 (Lunch) and 17:30 – 21:00 (Dinner)

    Phone: 0261-72-2661

    Price: ¥
  • Blizzard Wood-fired pizza & classic Italian dishes

    Happo village, near the gondola

    Blizzard is a trendy centrally located Hakuba restaurant and bar serving up wood-fired pizzas. Expect delicious food, happy vibes and flowing drinks from this venue just down the street from the Happo gondola. The perfect spot for an apres ski drink and bite to eat! Live music and DJs on the second floor. Open from 07:00 in the morning for coffee.

    Hours: 07:00 – 24:00

    Phone: 0261-85-0017

    Price: ¥¥-¥¥¥
  • Uncle Steven's Tex-Mex

    Happo village

    Something of an institution in Hakuba, this popular Tex-Mex restaurant is conveniently located just down the road from the Happo gondola. Extensive food and drinks menu. Expect big portions!

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 11:00 – 21:30

    Phone: 0261-72-7569

    Price: ¥¥¥
  • Mark Matsuoka Grill Hakuba Steak, Shabu Shabu

    Happo village

    Newly opened in 2021, this central Happo Hakuba restaurant specialises in beef dishes, including steaks and Shabu Shabu.

    Phone: 0261-85-0405

    Price: ¥¥ - ¥¥¥
  • Restaurant Yuki Japanese

    Grand Phenix Hakuba, central Happo

    A new upmarket and modern izakaya style restaurant located inside the Grand Phenix Hakuba in central Happo. Offering and elegant and contemporary dining experience, complete with a private dining room for up to 12 guests. For intimate pre-dinner drinks, enjoy the Pink Bar or Lounge Coral, the venue’s whiskey and cigar lounge.

    Hours: 11:30 – 14:30 (Lunch) and 17:30 – 22:30 (Dinner)

    Phone: 0261-85-2297

    Price: ¥¥ - ¥¥¥
  • The Grill - The Happo Italian fusion dining

    The Happo, central Happo village

    The Grill is a brand new addition to Hakuba restaurants, serving premium locally sourced ingredients, cooked to perfection on a wood fired grill. Produced by Executive Chef Kazu, the talent behind Hakuba’s famous fine dining restaurant Mimi’s, you can expect very good things. Conveniently located inside The Happo, formerly Hakuba Springs.

    Hours: 18:00 – 21:30

    Phone: 0261-85-2466

    Price: ¥¥ - ¥¥¥
  • Sanpachi Shoten Galette and daily specials

    Happo village, close to Lawsons store

    A fantastic lunch option where you can relax in a beautiful space, enjoy great food and soak up the mountain views. Having only opened a few years back, this restaurant instantly became a hit. Serving a variety of buckwheat galette and daily specials, including vegetarian and vegan options, Sanpachi Shoten offers a tasty and wholesome lunchtime dining experience.

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 11:00 – 15:00 (last order 14:00)

    Phone: 080-2676-1761

    Price: ¥-¥¥
  • Hakuba Taproom Western style pub favourites

    Panorama Hotel, Happo village

    Conveniently located in Hakuba Panorama Hotel, the Taproom serves an impressive selection of craft beers on 16 taps, mostly from the Baird Brewery in Shizuoka and Hakuba Brewing Company. Enjoy an excellent selection of beers on tap, wine and cocktails, along with Western pub food favourites such as beer battered fish & chips and chicken parmigiana. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. It’s a family friendly Hakuba restaurant where children are welcome. Free shuttle service available upon request. Reservations recommended for dining.

    Hours: 16:00 – 22:00

    Phone: 0261-75-0075

    Price: ¥ - ¥¥
  • Maeda Soba noodles & rice dishes

    Happo village

    Japanese soba noodles in the heart of Happo village. Try the cold zaru soba noodles or a soba & tempura set meal. A delicious specialty of the Nagano region! Lovely traditional setting.

    Hours: 11:00 – 21:00

    Phone: 0261-72-2295

    Price: ¥ - ¥¥
  • Issei Japanese

    Happo village

    A sophisticated Japanese restaurant, located in the heart of the Happo village area. Offering high quality traditional food, this venue is popular during winter! Enjoy Hakuba pork or local soba noodles. Bookings advised.

    Hours: 11:30 – 14:00 (Lunch) and 17:30 – 21:00 (Dinner)

    Phone: 0261-85-6032

    Price: ¥¥¥
  • Lion Café & Bar Burgers, burritos, muffins and coffee

    Happo village / Takeaway

    A favourite Hakkuba restaurant among locals and ultra casual, Lion Café is great spot for a coffee or lunch. Conveniently located close to the Happo Info Centre and has free WiFi.

    Hours: 08:00 – 17:00

    Phone: 0261-72-3860

    Price: ¥ - ¥¥

Echoland Hakuba Restaurants

  • Zen Japanese cuisine / Soba noodles


    Traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern twist, set in a traditional atmosphere. Soba noodles are their specialty, but there are a number of other dishes to choose from. If you are looking for a Hakuba restaurant with the ultimate traditional Japanese setting, this is it!

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 11:00 – 14:00 (lunch) and 17:30 – 20:30 (dinner)

    Phone: 0261-72-3637

    Price: ¥¥
  • Shinshu Dining Sarugaku Japanese Izakaya


    A cosy izakaya style Hakuba restaurant with a fantastic Japanese atmosphere. Enjoy an array of delicious Japanese dishes, sake and shochu. Don’t miss the to-die-for local Hakuba pork belly. Book ahead!

    Hours: 18:00 – 23:00

    Phone: 0261-72-7133

    Price: ¥¥ - ¥¥¥
  • Dining Bar Tomatito Italian-Japanese Fusion


    A cosy and relaxed eating & drinking apres-ski spot, which offers Italian-Japanese fusion cuisine. Beautifully prepared dishes using fresh local ingredients (great for sharing). Look out for the daily specials!

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 18:00 – 01:00

    Phone: 0261-72-2012

    Price: ¥¥ - ¥¥¥
  • Yakiniku Marukame Korean BBQ


    Choose from a huge variety of delicious meats and grill them at your table! Try the Chijimi savoury pancakes and hot-stone rich dish Bibimbap at this Korean style Hakuba restaurant.

    Hours: 17:30 – 23:00

    Phone: 0261-72-3118

    Price: ¥¥ - ¥¥¥
  • Cherry Pub American style


    A country and western styled bar and restaurant, this classy Hakuba restaurant serves BBQ ribs, steak, tacos, chicken parmigiana and stone baked pizzas. The bar features a wide selection of draft beers, wine, whisky and an impressive cocktail list. Friendly staff and a great atmosphere!

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 17:00 – 00:00

    Phone: 0261-72-2343

    Price: ¥¥¥ - ¥¥¥¥
  • Sanfermo Pizza et BBQ Pizza, salads and grilled meat.


    This newly opened Hakuba restaurant specialises in delicious fresh Italian pizzas and is nestled in the quiet Misorano neighbourhood. Enjoy dining in this brand new ultra modern eatery!

    Hours: 11:30 – 15:00 (Lunch) and 17:00 – 21:00 (Dinner)

    Phone: 0261-85-4202

    Price: ¥¥¥
  • Cantina Mexican cuisine


    A new addition to the main street restaurant collection in Hakuba, which is proving very popular! This casual cafe, restaurant & bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring classic Mexican and international dishes, great coffee and cocktails. Reservations recommended for dinner.

    Hours: 07:00 – Late

    Phone: 080-9674-2568

    Price: ¥¥
  • Taco Taco Mexican


    Mexican dining in the heart of Echoland. This popular venue offers an excellent menu of tacos, enchiladas, burritos, nachos. Good portion sizes and fresh ingredients. The hand pressed tacos are delicious! A great spot for groups of friends.

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 18:00 – 22:30

    Phone: 0261-72-4340

    Price: ¥¥
  • Sounds Like Cafe Sandwiches, burgers, coffee & cake


    Popular cafe in the heart of Echoland. Enjoy coffees, hot chocolate, smoothies, homemade sandwiches, burgers and pizzas, sweet treats and alcoholic beverages. With free Wi-Fi, it’s a great lunch spot or the perfect place to relax on a day off the mountain. Top tip: The breakfasts are amazing!

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 09:30 – 16:00 (weekdays only)

    Phone: 0261-72-2040

    Price: ¥ - ¥¥
  • Plats Fromagers Où aller Cheese platters, raclette

    Shakespeare Hotel, Echoland

    If you are a cheese lover, you won’t want to miss this. Plats Fromagers Où Aller is a new addition to Echoland’s selection of restaurants. Relax by the fire and enjoy a cheese platter with wine, or try their signature dish – Raclette with grilled vegetables and locally sourced meats. The perfect warming winter food after a big day on the mountain!

    Hours: 11:30 – 14:00 (Lunch) and 18:00 – 22:00 (Dinner)

    Phone: 0261-85-0181

    Price: ¥¥¥
  • Miyama Genghis Khan Grilled lamb


    Superb yakiniku Hakuba restaurant specialising in lamb, where you cook your own thinly sliced meat at your table over a charcoal grill.

    Hours: 17:00 – 23:00

    Phone: 0261-85-4633

    Price: ¥¥

Iwatake Restaurants

  • Hakuba Brew Pub Western gastropub style

    Ski-in ski-out at Iwatake

    Nestled in Iwatake, the Hakuba Brew Pub is a beer lover’s paradise. Boasting an impressive lineup of 20 draft taps, this lively establishment offers meticulously crafted beers to suit every palate. From crisp lagers to hop-forward IPAs and velvety stouts, there’s something to satisfy every beer enthusiast’s cravings. Patrons will discover a tantalizing array of culinary delights, and for those seeking a finger-licking experience, the Hakuba Brew Pub’s reputation for serving the town’s best chicken wings is well-deserved. With its inviting atmosphere, friendly staff, and a perfect marriage of delectable brews and delightful bites, the Hakuba Brew Pub is a must-visit destination. Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: The season has ended, but follow on Facebook for updated opening hours.

    Phone: 0261-85-2414

    Price: ¥¥¥
  • Shouya Maruhachi Seafood, charcoal grilled meats, vegetables

    Shinden area of Iwatake

    A large Hakukba restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of dishes in a beautiful traditional old Edo period Japanese house.

    Phone: 0261-75-1008

    Price: ¥¥¥
  • City Bakery New York Style Cafe

    Hakuba Mountain Harbour

    With sumptuous freshly baked croissants, muffins and cookies, mouth-watering stuffed sandwiches and hot, hearty soups, you can satisfy the soul and the stomach at the stunning Hakuba Mountain Harbour. Sit on the deck and enjoy the view, while rejuvenating with the best coffee in Iwatake!

    Phone: 0261-72-2474

    Price: ¥

TSUGAIKE Hakuba Restaurants

  • Ramen Komorebi Ramen

    Central Tsugaike

    Enjoy tasty Ramen noodles and beer at this cute cabin Hakuba restaurant.

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

    Phone: 090-4122-1705

    Price: ¥ - ¥¥
  • Furusato Soba noodles

    Central Tsugaike

    Enjoy soba noodles, a specialty of the Nagano region. This Hakuba restaurant also offers tasty local lamb dishes.

    Hours: 11:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 21:00

    Phone: 0261-83-2265

    Price: ¥ - ¥¥
  • Ikoi Japanese home-cooked set meals

    Central Tsugaike

    Teishoku (set meal) dishes, for example – Pork cutlet, Chicken katsu curry.

    Hours: 07:00 – 21:00 (22:00 on weekends)

    Phone: 0261-83-2731

    Price: ¥ - ¥¥
  • Yakiniku Ban Ban Korean BBQ

    Central Tsugaike

    Yakiniku BBQ restaurant in downtown Tsugaike, serving a great selection of good quality meats. A delicious and unique experience.

    Hours: 11:30 – 14:00 (Lunch) and 17:30 – 23:00 (Dinner)

    Phone: 0261-83-2784

    Price: ¥¥
  • Melt by UNPLAN Salads, curry, pasta dishes


    This centrally located modern cafe offers a chilled out and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy lunch or dinner, or even just a coffee.

    Hours: 10:00 – 21:00

    Phone: 050-1807-2148

    Price: ¥¥

GORYU Hakuba Restaurants

  • Canada-Tei Teppanyaki BBQ


    One of Hakuba’s most popular Teppanyaki restaurants! This friendly establishment serves authentic Japanese style dishes cooked in front of you by the owner. Great atmosphere! Top tip: Try the Okonomiyaki and Sashimi.

    Hours: 17:30 – 21:00

    Phone: 0261-75-2698

    Price: ¥¥¥
  • Pizzakaya Country Road Japanese style pizza


    A cute and cosy little Hakuba restaurant serving Japanese style pizza, risottos and salads. Lovely friendly staff and you can choose your own pizza toppings! It’s a tiny place, so reservations are advised.

    Hours: 17:30 – 23:00

    Phone: 0261-75-2889

    Price: ¥ - ¥¥


  • Restaurant Seppo Japanese

    Snowpeak Landstation near Hakuba Station

    Designed by a famous Japanese architect, the new Snowpeak Land Station is not to be missed. Including a restaurant, store, tourism info desk and Starbucks coffee shop, this modern building boasts incredible views of the Hakuba mountains. Restaurant Seppo offers modern Japanese dining, using locally sourced ingredients, supervised by renowned chef Hideki Ishikawa from the 3 star Michelin “Kagurazaka Ishikawa” restaurant.
    Location: Hakuba station area

    Hours: 11:30 – 15:00 (Lunch) and 17:30 – 20:00 (Dinner) (17:30 – 21:00 on weekends)

    Phone: 0261-75-1159

    Price: ¥¥¥¥
  • Kikyo-Ya Sushi & Sashimi

    Hakuba station area

    Kikyo-Ya boasts the freshest sushi and sashimi of all Hakuba restaurants, with fish arriving directly from the Sea of Japan. Chef Masuo, with his creative English and trademark laugh, will treat you to an unforgettable experience. Reservations highly recommended. Top tip: The daily lunch-set offers great value!

    Hours: 11:00 – 15:00 (Lunch) and 17:00 – 21:00 (Dinner)

    Phone: 0261-72-3633

    Price: ¥¥¥¥
  • Gravity Worx Italian pasta & pizza

    Hakuba station area

    Home-made pizza, pasta, salads, breads and desserts, served in a warm and relaxing log cabin, with an impressive classic snowboard collection adorning the inside walls. Great for a cafe break with coffee, hot spiced wine, chai tea and smoothies on the menu too.

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 11:30 – 15:00 (Lunch) and 17:30 – 19:30 (Dinner)

    Phone: 0261-72-5434

    Price: ¥¥
  • Ramen Sukeya Hakuba Ramen

    Hakuba Train Station

    This popular ramen chain restaurant in Japan has now opened a branch in Hakuba. Conveniently located at Hakuba train station, this is a great option for some cheap and tasty noodles.

    Hours: 11:30 – 18:00

    Phone: 0261-85-0297

    Price: ¥


  • Fish Republik

    Takeaway - Order Online

    Whole roasted chicken, Fish & Chips, Fish tacos, Chicken burgers etc available for delivery.

    Phone: 0261-85-0049

  • Morino Pizza

    Takeaway - Order by Phone

    Free delivery to Wadano, Happo, Echoland & Misorano.

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 17:00 – 22:00

    Phone: 080-6933-1077

  • Hakuba Pizza

    Takeaway - Order Online

    Free delivery anywhere in Hakuba

    Vegetarian options available.

    Hours: 17:00 – late

    Phone: 090-3082-2114

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