When it comes to food this fantastic skiing destination will not disappoint you. You will find out that there is something for everyone. There are numerous places you can choose from, and most of them offer some really must-try dishes.
1.Bang Bang Restaurant
This popular restaurant is one of the top places to eat in Niseko and it offers a wonderful menu. You can taste some of the best Hokkaido produce at very reasonable prices, but be sure to book early if you choose to go there. There is a huge selection of great food for adventurous as well as picky eaters. Everything is delicious, from raw fish and grill to various local specialties and cheeses. The staff is friendly and attentive and the service is fantastic.
- Name: Bang Bang Restaurant
- Address: Hirafu Zaka Street | Hirafu, Abuta-gun, Niseko-cho, Hokkaido
- Opening Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This beautifully designed restaurant on the road to Niseko Village is part of the popular Milk Kobo famous for its milk, yoghurt, cheese and ice cream. Here you can try some Hokkaido style dishes enjoying the view at Mount Yotei through the huge windows. You can choose one of the main courses, fish, meat or pasta, with unlimited choice of fresh local vegetables. Be sure to leave some space for their wonderful dessert.
- Name: Prativo
- Address: Prativo, 888-1, Soga, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
- Tel: +81 136 55 8852
- Opening Hours: 11.00 a.m. -3.00 p.m.
3. Jojo’s Café & Restaurant
This restaurant is set on the second floor of an attractive building which is actually a converted barn. With its wooden floor and open bean ceilings it offers a pretty nice ambience. It is a perfect place to go when you start missing western food. They serve great burgers, pasta, tacos and salads all with a great view of mountain Yotei. Everything is fresh and delicious and the service is friendly and quick. If you come with your kids, you will all be delighted by the great play area where your kids are kept amused climbing a two-story rock or playing in a room with a foosball machine and a ball pit.
- Name: Jojo’s Cafe & Restaurant
- Tel: +81 136 23 2220
- Opening Hours: 11.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
4. The Barn
This is a wonderful place to stop by on your way back from the slopes. You won’t get disappointed whether you choose to go to the fine upper floor bar, or stay in the beautiful restaurant for the evening meal. You will get a unique Niseko dining experience and enjoy the tastes of high quality fresh ingredients. They serve carefully prepared and served innovative signature dishes, and drinks are cautiously picked to match the great menu. Taste some of the world famous wines or original cocktails in the warmest atmosphere.
- Name: The Barn
- Address: 170-323 Yamada, Kutchan-cho Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan
- Tel: +81 (0) 136 23 0888
- Opening Hours: 5.30 p.m. – 00.00 a.m.
This is actually the only sushi restaurant in Niseko and is absolutely perfect for all those sushi addicts serving the freshest fish from the famous fish markets. The restaurant is very comfortable, clean and bright with different options of sitting. You can choose to sit at regular tables, at the counter or in a tatami room and enjoy your sushi, sashimi, miso soup and other amazing dishes. Their seafood salad has become a local specialty. Along with the delicious food, they offer really fabulous wine, sake and champagne options.
- Name: Hanayoshi
- Address: 80-2 Hondori, Niseko 048-1502
- Accept Credit Cards: Yes
- Reservations: Required
- Style: Seafood & Sushi
6. Restaurant Maccarina
This is a very popular French restaurant simply decorated with plenty of natural light offering a peaceful and quiet atmosphere with a fine fireplace in the entrance. The food is top notch and you will love every single dish there. The quality of the ingredients is unbeaten even in winter and the wine list is really wide. The place is very popular so it is good to make a reservation if you decide to go there.
- Name: Restaurant Maccarina
- Address: 172-3 Midorioka, Abuta-gun, Makkari-mura 048-1615, Hokkaido
- Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
- Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
- Parking: Yes
7. Lupicia Restaurant
Lupicia Restaurant overlooks the great Mount Yotei and offers a modern multicultural cuisine combining European and Japanese ingredients and cooking methods. If you want to enjoy some of the finest seasonal dishes, then this is the perfect spot. They change the menu every day, but it always includes fish, meat, pasta, vegetable and dessert and the meals begin with artisan bread. Along with the dishes they serve some great tasting Japanese sake and wine. Enjoy your meal!
- Name: Lupicia Restaurant
- Address: 58-5 Kabayama, Kutchan, Hokkaido, Japan
- Tel: 0136-21-7880
Niseko has become a first rate winter destination with a fabulous food scene. It offers an array of international dining options, from genuine Japanese cuisine to many other options. Just choose your favorite and enjoy.
Have a good trip and travel!