Our Guide to the Best Restaurants in Niseko in Winter

Winter is calling and that means a plethora of restaurants to choose from during your stay in Niseko during the colder months. Who better to ask for local restaurant recommendations than our very own Concierge Team, who eat, play and work in Niseko, so they have had their fair share of local tasting.

While our in-house restaurant, An Dining, is at the top of the list, why not mix up your taste buds a few nights during your stay and try some of the other local restaurants serving up incredible, Japanese and international cuisine.

After a heated discussion of everyone's favourites, here is the top five that made the cut, as brought to you by our Concierge.

La Villa Lupicia

Warm up with the Hokkaido produce served in a European style at La Villa Lupicia. At dinner, they serve a course menu with the appetizers being served as a buffet. They also have an excellent range of European wines. Bon appetit!

La Villa Lupicia

Sumptuous winter cuisine to warm from the inside out at La Villa Lupicia.

Robata Naniwatei

Experience the theatre of Japanese robata-style cooking at this restaurant serving a kaiseki course menu, with ingredients cooked on a charcoal grill. Sitting at the counter is recommended, so you can watch the chef work his magic!

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Fresh Hokkaido seafood at Robata Naniwatei.


Sessa is fun experience for group diners, serving traditional Japanese sukiyaki or shabu shabu hotpot at your table (designed to be shared). The beef served is premium A4 and A5 wagyu which melts in your mouth. They also have vegetarian and gluten free options.

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Fresh Hokkaido cuisine ready for the hotpot of "nabe" at Sessa.


This popular restaurant delights diners with a wide variety of dishes including fresh sashimi and traditional oden stew perfect for the cold winter weather. There's also a large selection of drinks to choose from.

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A selection of menu items at including sashimi at Ebisutei.

The Alpinist

Located on the top floor of one of Niseko's newest buildings, Odin Place, The Alpinist serves Alpine-themed cuisine, including crepes, galettes, fondue & raclette, whilst showcasing dramatic views of the Annupuri mountain range to the crackle of an open fireplace. It brings the Alps to Niseko!

The Alpinist

Traditional alpine cheese fondue at The Alpinist.

Feeling hungry? Let us assist you in making a reservation at one of these top restaurants, or others in Niseko this winter. Simply contact us via email at restaurants@kiniseko.com

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