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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.

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Upashi Seta

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!

【2023-2024 WINTER Open!!】

Period: December 15, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Hours: 17:00-22:00

Closed: every Tue/Wed

Bookings: Advance bookings required from our online booking page.

*We are offering a priority booking service for our guests staying at SnowDog Village! The above online booking page only allows you to book up to the end of the following month. Our guests can however book all the way to Sun Mar 31, 2024 using a special booking page provided on your accommodation page or by your concierge staff. If unsure, please email us at below.

Contact: [email protected]

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If you are looking for the best sushi in the Niseko area, this is it!

Hanayoshi website

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Sakana Isshin

This seafood restaurant in Niseko Town uses fresh local seafood sourced from nearby town called Suttsu, just an hour drive from Niseko.

Sakana Isshin website

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.

Loft Club website

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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!

Rakuichi website

The Village

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.

Niseko Village website

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Milk Kobo

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!

Milk Kobo website

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!

36 Parlour website

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