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“Good food, good atmosphere!”
Review of The Barn by Odin

The Barn by Odin
Ranked #14 of 281 Restaurants in Kutchan-cho
Price range: US$28 - US$55
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Set in a stunning building inspired by traditional Hokkaido farm architecture, The Barn offers a unique Niseko dining experience with Bistro style cuisine and warm "OMOTENASHI" hospitality. Our original mix of fresh local ingredients with wines selected from around the world along with experimental cocktails will contribute to make your stay in Niseko unforgettable.
Reviewed 19 December 2019 via mobile

We spotted this restaurant during our last visit to Niseko, but we didn’t manage to make a reservation. So for this visit, we pre-booked in advance and was very much looking forward to it.

There is a lively atmosphere in the restaurant - mainly created by the friendly waiters shouting their greetings etc. As we had a party of 9, we managed to try most of the menu. Overall we felt the food was very good, particularly the foie gras sushi and their cheesecakes - these are must tries! Though I suppose you wouldn’t expect much less given the prices.

There were a few things that didn’t go as well as they should have. Firstly, we were requested to pre-order our meals, and they managed to get some of that wrong. Secondly, they served 8 of our 9 main courses, then came over to apologise that one of the main meals will be late. This eventually came when the other 8 people had almost finished the main. So this was somewhat disappointing.

So overall - good food, friendly waiters, but the service and attention to details fell short of my expectations

Date of visit: December 2019
3  Thank G8360FFstephenc
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Freedom09415799235, 広報担当マネージャー at The Barn by Odin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2019

Dear G8360FFstephenc,

Thank you for sharing your experience at our restaurant. We hope you enjoyed our food. And service as well. However we would like to apologize for your negative experience, serving wrong dish and serving late.

We would like to take your feedback sincerely to improve our service so that this will never happen to expected customers.

Thank you.
The Barn by Odin Team

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Reviewed 17 December 2019 via mobile

First time tried out at this restaurant based on positive commentaries. It was quite trendy on the architectural designed. Location was quite convenient. Japanese staff service attitude was good though sometimes they might make minor mistakes. Food was acceptable but far from great. Prices were reasonable with the “combo” set dinner with 1 starter, 1 appetizer & 1 main course to choose from the menu, which cost ¥6000 mainly. However, I couldn’t stand the loud shouting by staff on orders placed & dishes to be delivered, which ruined my appetite completely. Pre-booking seemed to be a must if one wants to dine here.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank josepht203
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Freedom09415799235, 広報担当マネージャー at The Barn by Odin, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2019

Dear josepht203,

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at our restaurant and we would like to apologize for your negative experience. However that is our restaurant style to make the atmosphere very lively and many people enjoy it. So we will keep doing it.

The Barn by Odin Team

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Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

Great find very friendly staff is who were very helpful on gluten free options.
Food was awesome! As was the atmosphere and music

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank adam_cre8ive1
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Freedom09415799235, 広報担当マネージャー at The Barn by Odin, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2019

Dear , adam_cre8ive1

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at our restaurant. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service. And we enjoyed talking with you very much as well. Still we would like to take your feedback sincerely to improve more.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your staying in Niseko and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

Thank you,
The Barn by Odin Team

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Reviewed 13 December 2019 via mobile

Went for dinner on the 13th Dec 2019.

Appetizer of yellow fin carpaccio was tasty but that is where it finished. The lamb was terrible / inedible (essentially a $50AUD fatty lamb rissole.... I have had better at coles) when this was explained to the waiter he responded "oh dear" and that was it. For 3500¥ I would have ebettered better response. I felt unwell after eating about 1/3 of it and was so off put we refused to stay for dessert.

Not what I was expecting and will not be returning.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Christopher W
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Freedom09415799235, 広報担当マネージャー at The Barn by Odin, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2019

We would like to apologize for your negative experience at our restaurant. We take your feedback sincerely to improve quality of our food, (especially lamb burger) and service so that this will never happen to other guests.

Sincerely,
The Barn by Odin Team

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Reviewed 12 December 2019

Amazing place! Appetiser-Mussels are great! Main Course-Lamb burger, salmon, chicken and rib-eye all yummylicious! and pls don forget to order the ice cream! also, love the vibe of the restaurant!

Date of visit: December 2019
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1  Thank cleozheng
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Freedom09415799235, 広報担当マネージャー at The Barn by Odin, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2019

Dear cleozheng,

Thank you for taking your time to give us opinion you experienced at our restaurant. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed it. Still we would like to take your comments sincerely to improve our food and service more.
We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely,
The Barn by Odin Team

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