Let's Do Lunch
There are few things finer than a long après ski lunch with friends, especially when the food is as good as it is here in Niseko.
Here's our guide to the best of the best lunch locations in town.
Black Wood Grill
From 12 til 2 every day, the Black Wood Grill serves up a delicious menu of Japanese and Western favourites. The BWG Burger (pictured above) is absolute perfection, and comes loaded with curly Kutchan fries as well as a coffee, tea, soda or juice. A range of rice bowl sets ensure that the tastebuds of Japanese-food lovers are tickled too.
Make sure you try the Makkari Pork!
Sink your teeth in to a delicious Hokkaido Kaisen don (Seafood Rice Bowl) or an awe-inspiring Crispy Chicken Soup Curry at Kumo Restaurant. The wide-ranging menu of Japanese soul-food at this new restaurant is extremely well-priced considering the location. On the ground floor of the ski-in ski-out Skye Niseko, Kumo Restaurant is the perfect pit stop for a long day on the mountain.
Plus, from 3pm until 5:30pm, ¥400 draft beers and ¥100 off wine, spirits and sake, make this a Niseko Happy Hour destination to be reckoned with.
Searching for a place to enjoy a Japanese-inspired set lunch with ski-in ski-out access to Niseko's best family-friendly ski run? You're in luck!
Local favourite, Ginger, serves up a stunning range of meals every day including Hokkaido tiger bean falafels, chicken katsu curries and Furano pork-chops, teppanyaki style. Comfort food for the cold... yum!
Health freaks are looked after too, with the signature 'Superfood' salad another popular lunch menu item.
One of Niseko's longest operating lunch spots is Graubünden, and it continues to impress locals and tourists alike. Gourmet sandwiches, the smoothest of coffees and a wide range of cakes keep guests coming back time and time again. Located in the Izumikyo estate, east of Hirafu, this one is definitely worth the short walk from the centre of town.
Don't miss our resident foodie's guide on What To Eat In March.