Mandala Group announces four-month Mandala Club pop up in Niseko this 2023/24 winter season; fabulous food, après ski fun to get excited about, and world class collaborators at every turn.

Masterchef Australia star GEORGE CALOMBARIS and JAY KHAN of COA, Asia’s No.1 Best Bar 2023 lead unprecedented roster of culinary, cocktail and music talent for the four-month winter residency.

NOVEMBER 2023, SINGAPORE: Mandala Club, Asia Pacific’s most dynamic private membership club community, is taking residence in Niseko this season; representing an unprecedented fixture on the Niseko scene. In partnership with YTL Hotels, the two-storey ski-in ski-out clubhouse will be nestled conveniently in the heart of Niseko Village, opening its doors from early December to Niseko’s most discerning visitors and residents alike.

Famed for its rich cultural calendar, chef residencies and music programming, Mandala Club will offer a truly unique dimension to this year’s Niseko experience for its existing membership community, as well as those fortunate enough to secure a table at

On the club’s upper floor, POPIS, the namesake of Mandala Club’s flagship restaurant in Singapore, will offer elevated chalet classics lunch, après and dinner experiences daily throughout the season celebrating the plenitude of local produce, punctuated by visiting chefs offering culinary collaborations and the club’s iconic ‘Cultural Calendar’ of event programming. Kids are welcome in POPI’s where a dedicated menu offers healthy hearty food for ‘mini members’. POPIS is also home to Mandala’s ‘Après Every Day’ – great people, great music, sabred Champagne and magnums of rosé make Mandala Club the place to be at the bottom of the final day’s run, as the sun sets on Mount Annupuri.

Downstairs, the SNOW PARLOUR will host musical talent against a backdrop of Japanese-inspired cocktails and spirits. We’ll crank the volume, set the disco balls spinning, and bring on the medicinal dose of good times long into the evening.

At the helm of Mandala Club Niseko is ELLIOT FABER. Sake Samurai, famed restaurateur, world leading authority on all things sake, and a published author on the subject, Elliot will bring a unique experience, not to mention killer sake offering featuring weekly visits and tastings from Japan’s most iconic and notable breweries, to Mandala Club Niseko.

At the pass, Malaysian-Australian ESCA KHOO (@foodtureproof) leads the culinary offering. A protégé René Redzepi, Khoo’s energy and enthusiasm is set to permeate the Club’s culinary offering throughout the season in POPIs, which will offer lunch, après and dinner experiences daily and for the whole family throughout the season celebrating the plenitude of local produce. Chef Khoo is supported by Mandala Group’s culinary Director and Head of Japanese cuisine,  REUBEN DAVIS.

Mandala’s Music Director JOSHUA PILLAI, long-time friend of the Club CANDICE B and friends take control of the decks with an open format music policy, culminating in weekly ‘SNOW PARLOUR SESSIONS’ every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night downstairs in the Club’s lounge, where we crank the volume, set the disco balls spinning, and bring on the medicinal dose of good times.

Punctuating Mandala Club Niseko’s unique offering, a season-long roster of world class chef and bartender pop ups further fuels its ‘Cultural Calendar’ of events programming:


11-13 January 2024

BEN CROSS (MASON, Bali, Indonesia). A great friend of Mandala Club joins us in Niseko to bring our favourite spot in Bali to the powder of Niseko, in a celebration of local produce not to be missed.

15-17 February 2024

GEORGE CALOMBARIS (HELLENIC HOUSE PROJECT, Melbourne, Australia). Australia’s most recognisable chef, star of Masterchef Australia takes helm at the pass of POPI’s for a 3-day residency, offering a unique degustation, inspired by Hokkaido.


27 December 2023

JAY KHAN (COA, Hong Kong). Experience Asia’s No.1 Best Bar 2023 as founder-owner Jay Khan serves up a Tequila and Mezcal-led cocktail journey

7-8 February 2024

VIJAY MUDALIAR (NATIVE, Singapore). Asia’s No.15 Best Bar 2023

18 March 2024


In anticipation of high demand, and extremely limited availability, booking is highly encouraged at for the best (perhaps only!) chance of securing a reservation. Mandala Club members can enjoy privileged access and guaranteed tables, but the residency is open to all.

For those travelling in large parties, Mandala Club is available for private hire. Details are available on the website.



温泉 Higashiyama, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1521, Japan

(Opposite Hinode Hills Hotel in the heart of Niseko Village, HERE)

Opening Times (7-days per week):

LUNCH: 12:00 – 15:00  |  APRÉS: 15:00 – 18:00  |  DINNER: 18:00 – 23:00

EVENING & LATE NIGHT: 17:00 – 00:00 (Snow Parlour, Thursday-Saturday only)

To make a booking (strongly advised):


Do I need to be a member of Mandala Club?

Mandala Club Niseko is available for ALL to book. Club members are extended preferential access to regular service, as well as special events and residencies, but bookings are publically available.

Is booking essential?

It is strongly advised. Booking, and securing with the requisite non-refundable cover charge is the only way you can be sure of a table at Mandala Club Niseko.

Is there a dress code?

Join us straight from the piste looking fabulous.

How do I get in and out of Mandala Club Niseko?

The Club is a ski-in, ski out location so super convenient through the day. Niseko Village and local public buses stop right outside the club for convenient transport options from and to the wider area on a half hourly basis throughout the day and night. The Club is easily accessible to private vehicles.

Are children welcome?

Yes. Children of all ages are welcome in POPI’S where we’ll be serving a delicious kids menu. Snow Parlour is for adults only.

Is photography permitted?

It is encouraged. ‘@’ us @mandalaclub.niseko, & locate us on TikTok.

How do I keep up to date with the latest news, programming and event announcements from Mandala Club Niseko?

Follow us @mandalaclub.niseko