Lunching in Niseko
Moreish midday meals to make your mouth water!
Whether you’re after a hearty meal in between ski runs, a light lunch on the go or an authentic local dish, it’s all catered for in Niseko. Western style classics and Japanese traditional tastes can be enjoyed with scenic views, proximity to the slopes or comfortable spaces you won’t want to leave! Here is a selection of appetising local lunch spots for you to try out.
For a wholesome fusion restaurant and bar, Elements Restaurant is an excellent choice. Here you can relax and enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine made by a Hokkaido-born chef. Lunch specialties are all served with miso soup, rice, salad and Japanese pickles! The winter warming dishes include Saba salt grilled mackerel and Kakuni slow cooked braised pork.
Location: Always Niseko, 65-15 Aza Kabayama, Kutchan-cho (Kabayama).
For scrumptious all day burgers and meals, look no further than Jojo’s Restaurant! Enjoy a Salisbury steak burger with demi-glazed sauce, pizza or pasta in this relaxed setting. A huge bonus is that you’ve got the choice of chilling after lunch with a coffee and cake, or getting active and experiencing the attached climbing and bouldering walls!
Location: NAC Centre, 2nd floor, 179-53 Yamada, Kutchan-cho (Hirafu).
For the ultimate diner style lunch, Midtown Diner is your go-to spacious restaurant, café and bar. Whether you’re after a barista-made coffee or matcha latte, pastries or filling meal, there’s a great range of options here. With several big-screen TVs, it is also the ideal place to watch the big game or other entertainment.
Location: 91-17 Yamada, Kutchan-cho (Midtown).
For a modern izakaya lunch straight off the mountain, you cannot beat Kumo Restaurant. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt Yotei and Niseko’s famous slopes then take the free shuttle service back to key Hirafu stops. Some of the delicious options include a Hokkaido Soup Curry, Tofu Steak and Sapporo Miso Ramen.
Location: Skye Niseko, 1st floor, 204-7 Yamada, Kutchan (Hirafu).
Ready to venture down Route 5 to the town of Kutchan? A Culinary Kingdom and foodie adventure awaits!