The Niseko dining scene is international and ever-changing. Ask us for the latest hot spots or tried-and-tested favourites.
You can of course choose to cook in your own kitchen at SnowDog, but many guests are keen to see how the local restaurants make use of the delicious fresh produce, meat and fish of Hokkaido. Many restaurants are happy to arrange a
pick-up if you’d rather not have to drive – useful on winter nights when the snow is hammering down. Below are five varied eating options, all no more than a few minutes’ drive from SnowDog Village.
It doesn’t get any easier – right here at SnowDog and the name even means ‘snow dog’ in Ainu, the language of the native people of Hokkaido. This friendly little place offers set meals and more in a casual Japanese izakaya setting, always served with a smile. So good that many people drive out from Hirafu to find it.
And yes, we are dog-friendly! Please refer to dog entry rules before visiting with your furry friends!
OPEN on Sun Dec 25 & Sun Jan 1!!
▶Business Days: Fri & Sat (December 9, 2022 - April 1, 2023)
▶Business Hours: 18:00-22:00 (LO 21:30)
▶Seating Time: 1.5 hours
▶Booking Size: Minimum 2 people to maximum 20 people per booking
▶Number of Seats: 3 x table ( 4 seats each), 8 x counter seats
We are open this winter with new and improved Izakaya menus. Chef Taka, a Hokkaido native with a vast experience working in some of Hokkaido’s and Japan’s best hotels and restaurants, will be showcasing his Japanese culinary style with a special winter course menu featuring seafood. Come enjoy some of the best Japanese izakaya dishes using Hokkaido’s freshest produce right here at SnowDog Village this winter.
Advance bookings (by 5 days prior) are essential. Bookings after 5 days prior are possible if seats are still left.
Reservation: Booking page
* Guests staying at SnowDog Village can book up to 90 days ahead on a different booking page whose link is available on their accommodation confirmation page.
Contact: [email protected]
This seafood restaurant in Niseko Town uses fresh local seafood sourced from nearby town called Suttsu, just an hour drive from Niseko.
Niseko Loft Club
Try the famous lamb BBQ, a Hokkaido dish, at Niseko Loft Club! In a truly Japanese style, it's an indoor BBQ restaurant specializing in lamb/venison and you cook your own meat and vegetables at your table.
For soba, look no further than this small, family-run establishment. A Niseko legend with a waiting list to match – book for lunch at least a year in advance at the peak of the winter season!
Traditional wood-built arcade of restaurants and cafes in Niseko Village offering everything from sushi and crab, to tapas and pastries, all with ski-in, ski-out access.
This dairy is a destination in its own right and just a short walk from SnowDog Village. Visitors flock here for the home-made ice cream and yogurt, and just try resisting the baked cheese tarts and cream puffs. There’s a buffet restaurant (Prativo) and a pizzeria (Mandriano) for meals. And they are now making their own chocolate and offering amazing chocolate products!
Niseko 36 Parlour
This cute café-in-a-shipping container is right next door to SnowDog Village. They serve healthy, organic sandwiches using homemade bread and fresh local produce which can also be enjoyed in the comfort of your room. Our favourite is Roasted Hokkaido Venison and Grilled Green Asparagus Open Sandwich, only available in the summer. But they have amazing special sandwiches throughout the year!