Best restaurants and bars to visit at this November and December

Dine in and enjoy some of the best dishes on offer in Niseko this November and December. Check our list to find out which restaurants and bars are open in the lead up to winter.

Check out the full list below.

Niseko Restaurants

Izakaya Koharuya

Izakaya Koharuya

Open on 4 November, 2022.

Cosy izakaya in the heart of Hirafu. Classic dishes that are sure to satisfy.

Visit Izakaya Koharuya


Opening on November 26th, 2022.

Izakaya loved by locals for two decades, freshly rejuvenated. Live DJ performances and music from vinyl records being played with vintage audio equipment kept in pristine condition. Enjoy the delicate sounds with each musical note.

Open every day until March 31st. 17:00 OPEN 24:00 CLOSE

Visit Music Bar MINA MINA


Open on 3rd December, 2022

Musu is set around a crackling open fireplace, with lush sofas and a mix of musical events throughout the weekend.

Open every day, 11am-midnight

Visit Musu

The Alpinist

Open on 9th December, 2022.

Located on the top floor of Odin Place in Hirafu. The Alpinist serves modern Alpine cuisine whilst showcasing dramatic views of the Annupuri mountain. Open everyday from 5:30pm-10:00pm.

Visit The Alpinist


Open on 3rd December, 2022.

Located on the 2nd floor of the new Odin Place, KOKO serves a tempting array of roast coffee, freshly baked bread, croissants and pain au chocolat as well as a selection of cakes & healthy juices.

Dec 03 to 19: 8:00-16:00. Closed on Mondays.
Dec 20 to Mar 30: 8:00 to 18:00. Open daily.

Visit Koko


Open on 3rd December, 2022.

Contemporary Japanese-French restaurant, Kamimura, brings you the best of Hokkaido produce. Dine in a relaxed atmosphere while the chef delights you with a beautifully crafted selection of local ingredients.

Open for dinner on Mon to Sat (Sun close) 18:00 to last order 20:00.



Open on 3rd December, 2022.

Kitchen by Kamimura is a modern dining lounge which offers cuisine and main dishes along with a range of carefully selected wines and cocktails.

Open Monday to Saturday, 17:30 to last order 21:00



Open on 3rd December, 2022.

Open from 8AM in the morning to satisfy your morning appetite with our popular sandwich dishes. Drop by any time of the day for tasty sandwiches, croffle cakes, and coffee.

Closed 23 Nov~2 Dec. Dec 3 onwards, normal business hours 8:00~17:00 (Lo 16:00), closed Wed-Thurs.

Visit Graubunden

Niseko Naniwatei

Open on December 9th, 2022.

Serving kaiseki style meals with the Robata grill using Niseko’s finest ingredients to serve the guests that are visiting from all over the world.

Visit Robata Niseko Naniwatei

China Kitchen - Park Hyatt Niseko

Open on Fridays (dinner only), Saturdays and Sundays during November.

Experience the best of China’s rich culinary heritage. Our signature menus include Cantonese barbecue, Dim Sum and Sichuanese hot pot.

Starting December 5, 2022 through January 8, 2023, open weekly (close Wednesdays & Thursdays, except Dec 21, 28 & Jan 4)

Visit China Kitchen


Open on Nov 26th, 2022.

Perched on a cliff overlooking a mountain stream, Somoza is a relocated, repurposed 150-year-old Japanese farmhouse that is home to a carefully curated selection of Hokkaido ingredients, art and antiquities by owner Shouya Grigg.

Open on Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun and National Holidays, till end of Mar, 2023.
Gallery Experience: 13:00~14:30
Dinner: 17:30 or 19:00

Visit Somoza

AFURI Ramen + Dumpling (Setsu Niseko)

Open on 1st December, 2022.

Our ramen is handcrafted in-house daily. We offer homemade gyozas, appetizers, our drink selection besides ramen will make your visit enjoyable and relaxed.

Open until May, 11:00 to 22:00 every day.

Visit AFURI Ramen + Dumpling Setsu Niseko

Wild Bill's Niseko

Open on November 11th, 2022.

We have created a brand new menu of Tex Mex and Latin inspired dishes to keep you warm during the snowiest of Niseko nights.

Open from 5pm till late!

Visit Wild Bill's

Bar Gyu +

Open on December 3rd, 2022.

The iconic entrance to Niseko’s oldest bar, an old Coke-A-Cola vending machine, gave the unmarked bar its apt nickname ‘The fridge door bar’.

Open daily from 17:00 till 24:00.

Visit Bar Gyu +

Bang Bang & Bang 2 (Deux)

Open on 2nd December, 2022.

Classic Flavors serving Niseko for decades!

Open from 17:30 to 23:00 (LO 22:30)

Visit Bang Bang & Bang 2

Toshiro's Bar

Open on November 19, 2022

Winner of “Best Bar” at Best Of Niseko Awards for 3 consecutive years. Cozy bar run by a lovely couple. The “smoked” cocktails are a must try.

Visit Toshiro's Bar

Green Farm Cafe

Open on November, 12, 2022!

Breakfast, Lunch and a large selection of takeaway offerings from our deli.

Open daily from 8:00 to 16:00 (closed on Wednesdays)

Visit Green Farm Cafe

The Barn by Odin

Open on 15th December, 2022.

Set in a stunning building inspired by traditional Hokkaido farm architecture, offers a unique Niseko dining experience.

Dinner: 17:00~22:00 (L.O 21:00)

Bar: 22:00~24:00(Food L.O. 23:00/ Drink L.O. 23:30)

Visit The Barn by Odin

Cafe Cubanos

Open on December 10, 2022

Barista Coffee, Cubanos Sandwiches, Hot Donuts made onsite daily! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, inside Niseko Physio.

Visit Cafe Cubanos

La villa Lupicia

Closed from November 19th; Reopen on December 3rd, 2022.

We offer dishes made from Hokkaido local produce and original craft beer prepared with spring water from Mt Yotei.

Lunch: 11:30~15:00

Dinner: 17:00~22:00

*Complimentary transportation service available

Visit La Villa Lupicia

Izakaya Kougetsu & Tuk Tuk

Open on December 3rd – Tuk Tuk, December 9th – Kougetsu

Izakaya Kougetsu and local favourite TUKTUK Thai team up to bring the best of both mouth watering worlds to Niseko in one restaurant.

Visit Izakaya Kougetsu & Tuk Tuk


Open Year-round

Modern Japanese Izakaya HirafuZaka located inside Chalet Ivy Hirafu will open from 12:00-22:00!

Visit Ezo Seafood

Ichi Ichi Kitchen

Open on November 15th, 2022

100% Homemade and locally sourced cuisine. Enjoy the experience curated by internationally recognised chef Jonas Stadtländer.

*Closed Monday -Wednesday till Dec 15th. From Dec 16th, closed on Sunday & Monday.

Visit Ichi Ichi Kitchen

sakabar sunny-heart

Open on December 1st

Karaoke, pool table, darts and shisa. Say no more. See you at sunny-heart tonight!

Visit Sakabar sunny-heart

Gentem Cafe

Open on December 1st, 2022

Come enjoy our hearty Niseko brown rice lunch and try our Japanese traditional sweet dish, Oshiruko!!
Best way to warm up after a long day in the cold.

Visit Gentem Cafe

Asahikawa Ramen Tozanken

Open on December 1st, 2022

Taste the popular Asahikawa ramen here in Niseko, open 11:00~22:00!

Visit Asahikawa Ramen Tozanken

Niseko Curry Koya

Open Year-round

Don’t miss your chance to try the authentic Hokkaido dish – soup curry. 13 levels of spiciness for you to choose. (Open for Lunch Only)

Visit Niseko Curry Koya

Taj Mahal Hirafu

Open on December 6th, 2022

Come visit the brand new location in Hirafu!

Visit Taj Mahal Hirafu

Alpenglow Lodges Niseko - Ginkei

Open on December 3rd, 2022.

The Ginkei Lodge has been providing warm accommodations and memorable dinner and dining experiences for domestic and international guests for over 40 years. The restaurant will be open every night from 5PM to 8PM.

Visit Alpenglow Lodges - Ginkei

BBQ Yakiniku Mai

Open December 1st, 2022

Check out the brand new BBQ restaurant in Hirafu!

Visit BBQ Yakiniku Mai


Open on December 18, 2022

Hour: 16:00-23:00

Genghis Khan Eijin Bettei

Open on December 5th, 2022.

Brand new Genghis Khan restaurant in town. Don’t miss it.

Visit Genghis Khan Eijin Bettei

Ezo Seafood

Open on December 10, 2022

Reopens as a “Seafood and Sushi Market + Bottle Shop” from 4pm to 8pm daily, guests can select from our displays of sushi, sashimi, oysters and crab, as well as cooked dishes. We will also stock seafood for guests who want to cook pristine Hokkaido produce for themselves. No reservations; no problem!


Open on December 3, 2022

Hour: 8:30-16:00

HANA1 Café

Open on December 3rd, 2022.

Hour: 8:00-16:00


Open on December 3, 2022

Cafe open from 9:00 – 16:00

Restaurant 10:00 – 15:00PM

Bar 16:00 – 18:00 (only during night ski period)

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