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Reviewed 20 February 2020

We had a lovely evening at Ebitsutei in the lower village in Grand Hirafu. The food here is izakaya style and the beer is on tap! We had an assortment of sashimi and freshly shucked oysters which were excellent followed by salads, tempura, braised belly...pork, salmon etc. Great value for money unlike some of the other places in the top end of town. Will definitely be back again and you do need to book ahead!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 28 December 2019

We ordered quite a bit. Everything is served hot. The teriyaki chicken was particularly good. Nothing is out of normal.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

I arrived 5 minutes before opening time at this tiny tiny ’Izekaya’ (pub) in lower Hirafu. Pouring rain. I walk in, and immediately got shoo’d out. ’Not open! Not open!’ shouted (I assume) the owner and crossed his arms in front of him in that...rather aggressive way the Japanese sometimes do when they want you to sod off. Soaking wet, I was eventually allowed in on the dot and had s beer whilst waiting for my mates. So. Everyone arrived (5 of us in total), we had some nosh, a bit of sake, a few beers each. Food is perfectly nice for a tiny pub but obviously nothing special. The beer is cold, the sake also cold. Fine fine fine. Two hours later, the bill arrives: 50,000 yen. Five hundred dollars. A hundred bucks a head. For a few beers and some bar food. That, my friends, is not even funny. That’s a rip-off.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 29 March 2019

its a small place for 30 pax MAX. The Onden is what makes this place famous. other izakaya items are nothing to shout about. friendly and young staff

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 24 March 2019

When we arrived a local gave us the best recommendation. But you must book, there was several parties that where turned away. All dishes where amazing and the kitchen is open so watching the prep is so much fun. We had oysters, sushimi, crab rice,...fish baked and tempura prawn all where stunning. AmazingMore

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

We have been back many times to this restaurant over several years and look forward to multiple bookings there each time we visit Niseko. Its superb value, very friendly and the food has always been outstanding. Its nice to see many of the same faces...each year too, which is unusual in a resort town. Its easily worth the 5 minute walk down the hill. ThanksMore

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

We made a reservation and indeed they are very full. Tried the king crab, sashimi, oden, and onigiri. They were all superb. Good quality, good choices of sake too. Do drop by, and there are also plenty of choices around this area too!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Ebisutei is about 5 mins walk from the Hirafu intersection. Its grilled hokke and oden were absolutely amazing. Spicy chicken wings and tempura were great and highly recommended too. Highly advised to make reservations as walk-in customers were politely turned away.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This little restaurant, almost at the end of the road, hides a treasure of flavors, taste and good food. Even so close after the earthquake shook the area Ebisutei was able to deliver a delicious meal to all attending guests. Service is friendly and smooth...and due to her upbringing in the US, no issues with English. The food is prepared to its best ability and I am sure you will, as I did, devour every piece offered.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Delicious and wonderful menu. Well prepared and well thought out. A gem and has so much “hole in the wall” atmosphere. Great drink selections.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Great food and large portions but the extra special factors were the guys running it who were so friendly and the general ambience - felt really relaxed and chilled and then super stuffed!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This gem is worth the scary walk down icy Yamada streets - wear your shoe spikes if you have them! The food is delicious and inventive and the ambiance is cozy. It's a great place to go if you're getting tired of typical Japanese food....The staff are friendly and speak English well enough. They also now have a bright LED sign outside which makes it much easier to find now.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of choice. The food is fresh and delicious. We shared our plates. It's not big so best to book. Would definitely go back again.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

A very small place hidden at the end of the street. Better make an advance booking because they seem to be always full. Friendly service and good food.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This tiny restaurant came recommended as the best Japanese food in Niseko and did not disappoint. We were lucky to get a reservation at the bar. The amazing thing was each dish was unique and new (despite a dozen prior trips to Japan). The Oden...stew had multiple large veggies in a flavourful broth, the oyster fritter was great the tempura was served with potato salad, that was a surprisingly good combination.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5