10 Courses at Robata Niseko Naniwatei

October 3, 2017
When it comes to authentic Japanese cuisine and experience in Niseko, there is no other than Robata Niseko Naniwatei. We were fortunate enough to be invited to an exclusive 10 course lunch at their beautiful restaurant situated nearby at Huckleberry Farm. The afternoon was filled with fresh seafood, cooked-to-perfection wagyu beef, as well taiko drumming and rice mochi making. See some of the fun below, and be inspired to try their stunning (and delicious) menu for yourself this winter season!

Naniwatei has been serving in the Susukino area of Sapporo for 55 years. The famous restaurant branch has since extended to Niseko in order to provide Japanese locals and visitors to the area a robata kaiseki experience. Robata meaning a type of charcoal grill used in Japanese cooking, and kaiseki referring to a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. Think fresh crab, abalone, wagyu beef and much more. The whole experience is topped off with impeccable Japanese hospitality and service. Seating a total of 35 people, take a spot at the chef's lively counter, or relax at a table in the dining room.

Chef cooking at the robata

We were able to witness rice mochi being made, and enjoyed a performance by Hirafu's best taiko drummers.

All smiles during rice mochi making

With the tables beautifully set, the atmosphere was incredible, and we were truly ready to enjoy every bite of our culinary adventure. Without further ado, we encourage you to make your way down the page (without salivating too much), and experience a glimpse of what it's like to be a guest at Robata Niseko Naniwatei.

Courses 1 and 2: Naniwatei Special Dashi and Surf Clam, Nanohana, Japanese Ginger with Jellied Broth

Course 3: Steamed Egg Custard with Salmon Roe
Course 4: Clear Soup with King Crab Dumpling
Course 5: Tuna Belly, Yellowtail, Sweet Shrimp
Course 6: Grilled Cod and Miso Sauce
Course 7: Grilled Hokkaido Scallop and Oyster
Course 8: Naniwatei's Signature Cold Tomato with Dashi Vinegar
Course 9: Grilled Shiraoi Wagyu Beef Fillet and Red Wine Sauce
Course 10: Steamed Rice in an Earthen Pot with Kinki Fish

And of course, the best was saved until last - dessert! An edible representation of Mt Yotei nonetheless.

Bonus Course: Dessert of Local Fruit

Robata Niseko Naniwatei will be serving dinner only in the winter 2017/18 season (1 December 2017 - 15 April 2018). Dinner service is by reservation only, so be sure to book well in advance to secure your table. You can do this either online here, by calling +81(0)136-22-3388 or by emailing info@robata-naniwatei.com.

In terms of pricing, there are several options available:
Chef's Omakase Robata Kaiseki Course - ¥25,000
Robata Kaiseki Course - ¥15,000
Children (5 - 10 years) - ¥10,000
Vegetarian or Pescetarian Kaiseki Course - ¥15,000
Prices do not include 8% consumption tax and 10% service charge.

We hope you have an experience as noteworthy as ours, and can't wait to hear all about it!

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