Sensational Japanese Specialties

In a town providing extensive international food options it can be easy to overlook the traditional food of the area. These three restaurants take a stand to showcase the best in Japanese cuisine.

Generally smaller and more understated than their international competitors, the Japanese restaurants in Niseko punch well above their weight. Don't let the unassuming exteriors and dark entrance ways fool you, once seated at one of these marvelous establishments you will be wowed with world class dishes prepared by some of the regions best chefs.

Robata Niseko Naniwatei

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A mainstay of the Niseko restaurant scene, Robata Niseko Naniwatei serves up premium Japanese dishes using the best in Hokkaido produce. Utilising the 'Robata Grill', which is a large charcoal bbq, fresh seafood, meat and vegetables are prepared for all to see. Easily accessible from Hirafu with their free guest pick-up, this should be the first stop on any foodies list of places to eat in Niseko.



If it is hot pot you are looking for then Sessa is your destination. An extensive selection of the world's best beef is available for their speciality hot pot dishes. Cuts such as the Kobe Beef A4 Sirloin and Hokkaido A4 Wagyu grace their menu. There are also cuts of famous Makkari pork and fresh local seafood. An extensive list of premium sake along with some delightful desserts will make a trip to Sessa an unforgettable night out.

Tsuki Niseko Tempura

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Light, delicate, crisp and crunchy, the only way to describe the tempura at Tsuki Niseko Tempura. Also known as Fuyutsuki, the restaurant is a relaunch of a Niseko classic and is located in the Matthew Suites building. Chefs prepare delicate tempura right in front of your eyes along with a number of other Japanese Izakaya favourites. Make sure to get in early to secure your seat!


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