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Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Our group of five showed up without a booking but were quickly ushered into our own little private room. So cute and cosy and the food was fantastic- sashimi, tempura, and plenty of dishes that catered to our vegetarian friends. Definitely recommend!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

Cold and snowy outside but so warm and welcoming inside! We enjoyed a dinner for our family of 5 in a private room on tatami mats. The food was exceptional, small plates, shared - coming out one by one so that we could enjoy each...to it's fullest. The service was wonderful and the staff so lovely and attentive. you must go here when in Niseko. But be sure to book!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

This place was perfect after eight hours skiing with teenagers (other than that they ate a lot). Great BBQ, great beer, and all with good service. Recommended.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 January 2020

We had not made any bookings for our first night in Niseko and wandered around trying to get in anywhere (it was the first week of January so very busy). We finally went to Rin from a recommendation another Aussie had given us. They managed...to fit the two of us in at a bar seat (we arrived around 7pm) and let us know last orders would be at 7:30pm. We had the chicken on rice and the tofu salad both of which were delicious. We made a booking for another night later in the week. The standout dishes for us were the cheese and Japanese basil spring rolls and the apple crumble with ice cream for dessert. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 January 2020

Had dinner at Rin during our stay at Niseko in December, with prior reservations made through our concierge team. They provided a english pictorial menu which helped visitors like us who can't read Japanese. The food was mainly Izakaya cuisine which was really tasty and...delectable, every food item we order was good. Highly recommend the meat balls, fried oysters, sukiyaki beef and pork skewers. Good for a repeat visit.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2019

This is an average izakaya at best. The skewers (we ordered chicken meat, chicken wings and chicken meat balls) are mediocre. A random izakaya in Shanghai serves better skewers. The service also needs further improvement. They had an issue with which bar seats we can...sit and whether my wife can hang her jacket on the hanger or not. Neither bothered other customers, but it seems just the staff had issues with that which we don’t understand. In general, it’s not a “bad” izakaya, but IMO it just does not live up to the hype considering it requires booking one month prior.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 24 March 2019

It is very relaxed and the food is a good quailty. Based on what else we had eating it seemed a little expensive for the location and quailty.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 March 2019 via mobile

One of the only places in Hirafu where the staff are all Japanese, it feels a bit like you’re eating in someone’s family house. The staff are very warm and friendly and the service was great. Food was delicious - yakitori (grilled chicken) and tsukune...(chicken meatballs) were very high quality, the hoke (grilled mackerel) was huge and juicy, and the salad was very fresh. For lots of food and beers for 3 people it was 12,000 JPY, which is very good value for Niseko. Will be coming back!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 26 February 2019

For the first time I decided to actually go to other restaurants (other than Rin) while in Niseko and I can safely say this tops the list. It was the highlight of the restaurants and was simply fantastic. A little sad to see the Mackerel...is no longer on the menu since it was a favourite of mine but hey maybe it'll be back next season.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 25 February 2019 via mobile

We decided to celebrate our last night in Hirafu by Going to Rin. It had been nearly ten years since we were last here and the food is as fantastic as ever. Outstanding dish was the Squid Tempura. Remember to book early and that there...are two sittings - 6 pm and 8 pm.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 21 February 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. There were 6 of us and we made a booking 4 days before hand and it was the earliest we could get in. The seared salmon and salmon carpaccio were amazing as was the rin salad. The scallops in...butter were delicious also. Definately recommend and very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 February 2019

Hard to get a same day reservation very limited seating, 1-2 days reservation in advance needed. for grilled or Izakaya dishes i prefer Rin over Abu Cha its a personal choice, Abu cha is still very don't get me wrong. Rin makes excellent home cook...dishes the Chicken soup is a must try on a very cold icy night. all grill dishes is a must, heard that Tofu salad is good but i am not a tofu salad person did not try.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 January 2019

I have always been a big fan of Rika and Masa's style of Izakaya - this place is a great throwback to the original Gochiya. Fun, friendly staff and delicious food options. Great for a function or a quiet meal, also rotating lunch menus. Also...a good place to practice your Japanese with Rika, great hosts and sensei :)More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

As frequent visitors of Niseko and the surrounding eateries Rin was highly recommended because of the quality of their menu. While we have experienced their food before and while costly the biggest downfall the restaurant has is the management’s customer service.We tried tirelessly to book...a reservation over the phone for a birthday celebration but our efforts were fruitless. Living close by we seized the opportunity to go to the restaurant and book in person, which was a very disheartening experience. We were told that our party of nine was unable to find a time within the next week for dinner and all reservations must be made over the phone between a two hour period from 3pm to 5pm. The employee that we dealt with was unaccommodating and unprofessional when attempting to dine with them. ,More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

Had dinner here with my family (kids 14,11,8) last night and had a great dinner. Food was good and well priced. Kids loved the desserts. Make sure you book or you probably won't get a table.

Date of visit: January 2019
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junebee62
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Response from andreabY4371LQ | Reviewed this property |
We walked past and reserved
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Response from Mandy_MWYip | Reviewed this property |
U should call the restaurant to make a reservation. I'm just a customer I don't think this restaurant has an email
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5