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US$8 - US$35
CUISINES
Japanese, Grill, Seafood
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Dinner
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Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

Me and my friend went here for dinner the menu looks a bit confusing they could make it more descriptive for people. But the food was amazing expensive but really good once wasn't enough for me had to go back a couple of nights later

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

The second time there after our first visit 2 yrs ago. Kobe Beef Shabu-Shabu was pretty amazing but we think it’s way over-priced for just a hotpot without any other side dishes or even rice. That pot was about US$280 for 2 persons.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

Super lunch set menu which is great after a morning skiing. The Unagi was awesome as was the Soba set. Well priced for a quick and hearty lunch.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 December 2019 via mobile

I remember Crab Shack when we went to Niseko 5 years ago. It was a small, warm and authentic restaurant which offered some of the best food in town such as the famous Shabu-shabu. You didn’t have to book it in advance. Just come in...and experience such great delicacies for a very reasonable price. Since then, things have changed dramatically. The restaurant has moved to a touristic, over crowded place called “Niseko Village”, the Shabu-Shabu has gone terribly wrong and salty, prices have gone way high and although there were plenty of empty tables around, the restaurant had announced it was closed for business on the day. You can see it everywhere you go: pure, hidden gems with so much to offer, become such cheap touristic traps you don’t want to take any part of and wish you had just stayed in your hotel. Sad but true.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 July 2019

Head into the Shack right in the village. this eatery is a seafood marketplace where choosing from the tank is always a pleasant sensation. Obviously crab is a must but i favour the Changchun yaki prepared Hokkaido-style with a side of salmon, miso and veggies...grilled on a hot plate right in front of me. the decor imitates the faremaking dining here feel like dining in a traditional boathouse.More

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

If you don’t want seafood and order a sukiyaki and a teriyaki It’s perfect The village is small so not much option but this is perfect Don’t ask for much and you will be pleasantly surprised Great family restaurant Thank you !!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is at the Village next to Hilton. Not a fancy place. Ordered Wagyu Beef shabu shabu and a hairy crab. Not cheap but the foods were delicious. The portion for the beef was quite generous. But be aware that the prices for crabs...are seasonal. If you are looking for good crab dining, I would instead recommend the Niseko Crab Dining Kanon, which is much better. It was our original plan to return to that place this year but they had missed our online reservation and was fully booked during our stay in Niseko.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Location: It takes 3mins walk from Hilton, it's in the Niseko Village. In side of shop is not very warm so, you should put some warm clothing on. For who??: The atmosphere of restaurant is like a family restaurant, wooden tables and chairs. And there...are some huge crabs in the water tank, so it's very interesting for kids and family. But if you need some romantic ones, you should not come here. Taste,Volume: This restaurant is for big group, most of food is large amount. If you go only 2 people, maybe you can eat 2-3 dish. The best taste is Sea Food Pot which is for 2 people, taste of soup is very nice! And Beef Shabu Shabu, or other food, I think you can eat better taste and price than this in other restaurants... Service: There are some Japanese and Chinese? Korean? staffs, Japanese staffs are mainly take care 1st floor. So if you need some good service, you should take seat at 1st floor. If busy time, only 1 Chinese? Korean? staff at 2nd floor. so service is not good and slow service. Price: I think it's not reasonable. Some people in Trip Adviser paid 90,000Yen! Please don't order live crabs here. It costs 30,000Yen. If you really want to eat it, you should go to Sapporo and find some nice restaurants. Live crab is fresh but not very nice as you think. Because it's in the water tank long time, so it is not real ones and crab meat is shrunk. We always buy frozen one, which is frozen on the boat quickly, and taste is the same as just taken from the sea. But ...you should take a photo with live crabs for your SNS! Overall: I can't say this restaurant is very nice in Niseko, but if you are a big group (more than 6people), you have some nice experiences here. Budget of this restaurant is around 10,000yen for alcohol drinkers.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

don't get me wrong we love our seafood and willing to pay the price for a good one but this cost us $700 AUD. We got difference with the offer to have it boiled and grilled and to greet to choose the crab, we didn't...see the price until later. ofcourse we had delicious seafood hot pot, 1.8ml of sake to go with it. it was overall delish but for ¥90,450, you may want to think twice.. the restaurant is also not 15 mins away from always niseko hotel but 30 mins on cab. it sends it had a great skii slopes behind it but we can't see it that night due to blizzard and it's just behind Hilton hotel.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We came back again on our second ski trip as we really liked the grilled pork rice set. The grilled pork was succulent and well marinated.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I had been wanting to have a shabu shabu since we arrived in Japan and I was delighted with the experience and the taste this place in the village had to offer! We were Shabu virgins and the staff were very accommodating and helpful. The...taste was divine and a fun experience. My husband was a bit hesitant and I’m happy to say he is now a convert. Heart warming after a cold day in the slopes!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We having lunch here. The service quite poor, dinner not cheap but lunch they got set menu still can try..

Date of visit: December 2017
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