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“Good atmosphere, great service”
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 14 January 2020 via mobile

Good atmosphere, great service and very good food. But only giving 4/5 as would expect even better food at this very top end price.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank alidgrigg
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祐樹 澤, 広報担当マネージャー at The Barn by Odin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2020

Hi, alidgrigg
Thank you for leaving a review with us. The chefs have taken it on board and we will try to ensure that the qualities are up to scratch going forward.

We hope you come back to eat with us again in the future.

Kind regards, The Barn by Odin management

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Reviewed 13 January 2020

I had booked this for my son's birthday celebration weeks in advance to our travels (he is an adult-would not recommend for kids) and unfortunately they would not acknowledge my request to help arrange something special (a drink, dessert,-- something) I called and emailed - but they did send lots of reminders!
But okay -- except then they served us two meals at a time. I and one other member of the party received ours and by the time my son and the fourth member received theirs, we were done. Waiting seemed silly and they insisted we start. I complained (quietly) and they apologized but not sure why they would serve two of us. If the first two meals were ready - then wait or even remake them. But they went cheap and served two at a time. The food was okay- we ate at much better restaurants in Niseko and ones that did not make us feel so uncomfortable. Definitely not a good place for a celebration or four person group dinner. Wish we had gone elsewhere and had a proper (and more fun!) birthday celebration.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank Vacationer498302
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祐樹 澤, 広報担当マネージャー at The Barn by Odin, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2020

Hi Vacationer498302

Thank you for leaving a review with us. We would like to apologize for the disappointing experience you had with the service and lack of flexibility at our restaurant. We would like to take your feedback sincerely to improve our service so that this will never happen to potential customers.

As for your special request, We would like to apologize that we could not help arrange something special for you. We will definitely be more open to customer's request.


If you would like to have a chat with us about it please feel free to e-mail or give us a call on our phone number. We’d be happy to talk to you.

Once again we’re sorry about letting you down and we hope you’ll come back again in the near future to enjoy our delicious food.

Kind regards, The Barn by Odin management

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Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

We couldn’t have been happier. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and all seated together with our large group - and it was mostly smooth sailing from there, if it wasn’t it was quickly rectified. The flame torched beef sushi was absolutely delicious - the wasabi not your typical wasabi and was nice to have something different. There were green vegetables which were popular among our group as it’s not as easy to find vegetables in Niseko. Our food all came out at reasonable times bar mine - there was a miscommunication on the way but once realised was swiftly addressed and solved. Bread was being refilled throughout the dinner to keep hunger at bay. I had the rib steak - lovely cut of meat, friends of mine also had plenty of positive things to say about the chicken and the seafood dishes. I had also ordered the cheesecake in the initial order of food without the rest of the group knowing - because I had read such positive things about it. And they were all spot on! The cheesecake was unreal, highly recommend.

Overall top dining experience - the work ons food wise were small. The fish in the seafood dish was slightly over cooked and the started of Radish, Egg wasn’t to the liking of my friends who had ordered it - they had mistaken it for a soup. Amazing night we had together and much better than the Alpinist which is also owned by Odin. I would suggest they send some staff from here as the Alpinist was a horrible dining experience.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank BT_Turtle
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祐樹 澤, 広報担当マネージャー at The Barn by Odin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2020

Hi, BT_Turtle
Thank you for leaving a review with us.
We are glad you enjoyed your meal and would like to aplogise for the miscommunication.
We hope you come back to eat with us again.

kind regards,
The Bran by Odin management

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Reviewed 26 December 2019 via mobile

Service was horrible, portions were small and overpriced. We’re we’re a table of 6. All of our starters came at different times. 2 would finish and a third would arrive. 2 mains came before the starters were cleared and the rest came 15 minute later. The portions were tiny and expensive. Oh yes, my spinach side (for my main) arrived 30 min before my main. The ginger lemonade was about 3 sips and 1600 yen. There are way better places to go ...

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank jorritv635
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Freedom09415799235, 広報担当マネージャー at The Barn by Odin, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2019

Dear jorritv635,

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at our restaurant. We would like to apologize for your negative experience. However please let us correct just one part of what you said, our honey ginger lemonade is not ¥1600, but ¥800.

We would like to take your feed back sincerely to improve our service and meal so that this will never happen to expected customers.

Thank you,
The Barn by Odin Team

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Reviewed 26 December 2019 via mobile

Our 1st winter Christmas in Niseko & we had a wonderful dinner in the Barn... great ambience, excellent food & such a cozy lovely Yuletide dinner with Xmas songs played the whole nite.

Special shoutout to Yuki & Riki ... excellent service, super friendly staffs & always full of smile & energy ... one of them even drove us back to the hotel when our taxi booking took an hour.

We will definitely be back again
Merry Christmas

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank leng2lee
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Freedom09415799235, 広報担当マネージャー at The Barn by Odin, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2019

Dear leng2lee,

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at our restaurant. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our meal and service. Hope you had great Yuletide in Niseko.

We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Thank you.
The Barn by Odin Team

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