Great New Places To Eat In Niseko

Here's the newest restaurants and cafes to open in central Niseko ready for the winter 2016/17 season!

Odin Place

Odin Place getting its final touches before the opening in December.

Odin Place

The old wooden building on the corner of the Hirafu Crossroads is no more, but now we have a new big shiny (mostly) wooden building! Housing retail stores, including the new Burton store, Explore Niseko and several food and beverage outlets, it’s going to become a real hub for shopping and après-ski in the centre of the village.

From local little birdies, we've heard there will three main offerings for food and beverage. First up, on the second floor, there are two options including a take-away bakery offering bread, juice and coffee. With glorious treats baked either in Kutchan or on the premises, we're pretty sure the smell will be irresistible so you won't miss it!

Next door, to the bakery will be your new favourite après-ski bar. The venue will feature indoor and outdoor open fireplaces which we are super excited about! We hear it will be open from breakfast right through till cocktail-hour. Perfect!

On the top floor will be a restaurant that will serve hearty alpine cuisine so a great place to settle down to fill yourself up after a hard day on the mountain. It looks set to be another unique addition to the growing dining scene here in Niseko.

We’ve also heard whispers about a welcoming and cosy craft beer bar and restaurant opening too. A Japanese chef plus 8 beer taps is yet another reason to head to Odin Place this winter. You won't be disappointed with the line up at Odin!

Opening: December
Location: Hirafu Crossroads, 190-13 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
Email: [email protected]

Food At Robata Niseko Naniwatei

Fresh produce used at Robata Niseko Naniwatei.

Robata Niseko Naniwatei

Born out of the desire to provide travellers to Niseko a chance to experience traditional Japanese cuisine and authentic atmosphere, Robata Niseko Naniwatei will open its doors with its new restaurant this winter season.

After 54 years of serving food and drink in Sapporo, Naniwatei now brings the taste of real Japan to Niseko, opening it's doors on November 27th. Fresh crab, scallop, wagaya beef and more, are grilled on the Robata - a tradtional Japanese-style grilling which means “fireside cooking”.

Restaurant Manager, Fukimo Harding, says this style of cooking is close to the heart of Japanese people.

"It’s [Robata] in our blood. We used to use the “Ro” as both a heat source and a cooking hearth," Harding explains.

"We use the best ingredients mainly from all over Hokkaido, for example, oysters from Akkeshi, beef from Shiraoi, crab from Sea of Okhotsk and Shiitake mushrooms from Hakodate."

All the ingredients are grilled on the Robata and served in the traditional Kaiseki multi course style, making for a wonderfully authentic Japanese dining experience.

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Fresh seafood at Robata Niseko Naniwatei.

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Interior Robata Niseko Naniwatei.

With a passion for not only Japanese cuisine but also the beauty of the Niseko landscape, Harding is excited to be able to share this passion with the location of the restaurant.

"Our restaurant is located in the Huckleberry Farm which you are able to see both Mt. Yotei and Mt. Annupuri from the middle of fields and that those view are amazing but also it enhance the feeling of been in real Japan!"

With two seating times, 5:45pm or 8:30pm, advanced bookings are advisable advisable. So what are you waiting for?!

Opening: November 27th 2016 until March 31st 2017
Location: 259 Kabayama, Kutchan Town, Kutchan-cho Kabayama 259
Phone: 0136-22-3388

Bombay Cuisine

Curry from new restaurant opening in December, Bombay Sizzlers

Bombay Sizzlers

One of Hokkaido's youngest and fastest growing Indian cuisine chains, The Bombay Group is proud to announce that its newest member, Bombay Sizzlers, which will open its doors in Niseko-Hirafu early this December. Curry lovers can get excited, with Bombay Sizzlers offering a vast array of choices from the Indian cuisine (great for warming up after a day on the slopes!).

The philosophy behind the the restaurant being the Sanskrit phrase "Atithi Devo Bhava", which translates to "The Guest is our God", aims to ensure each customer is served to the utmost standard. Bombay Sizzlers have assembled a culinary team of some of the most experienced chefs and servers from a variety of regions in India to ensure their customers receive the best possible cuisine and service. Sounds like our kind out restaurant!

The newly designed menu is based on years of experience, aiming to satisfy customers with taste-bud tingling Indian flavours! Each dish is distinguished by its own characteristics, such as the subtle use of imported spices in combination with the local, fresh and seasonal produce. And don't forget to invite your vegetarian and vegan friends for dinner, with delicious options from starters to through to desserts too. Local and imported beers and wines (including but not limited to Indian Grover Wines) will be available in the alcohol section, so you can look forward to the perfect off-mountain unwind!

Opening: Early December
Location: Momiji Building, 170-50 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun
Phone: 0136-55-5272