English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 38 reviews)
“The new, beautiful Park, Hyatt Niseko Hanazono”
This is a new hotel and we came so we can to check it out (did not stay). This was also during Covid (August 2020) and also during the Summer so a lot of the hotel was closed but we were free to wanted through the public areas and also through some of the common area of the residential part of the H...yatt. The finishing and the design were, of course, absolutely fantastic, as one would expect for the Hyatt. We had a fun time looking around and the staff were very helpful. We ended up staying for lunch at Robata. Or at least I think that was the name. It was a mix of some Japanese dishes and more contemporary cuisine and even something for the kids, so everyone was happy. The view was also prefect! Look forward to coming back to stay!
We made a return visit to Robata after a 12 month absence. Upon entering you are immediately made to feel welcome. The decor is eclectic on steroids in a charming only-in-Japan way. The drinks come out quickly and cold! The food is adequate but for me it's more about the unique atmosphere. We ordere...d a la carte and enjoyed the grilled fish and yakitori in particular. The place is tiny and the seats around the bar counter are the most sought after. You really can't help but have a great night here.
Visited February 2020
I almost hate to tell people about it because it's so small and wonderful, but the food here is excellent izakaya style food - seating around a U shaped bar only, and run by a father/mother/son trio, they were friendly and welcoming. The food was really great as well. Wish we could have gone back!
Visited August 2019
“This Mom, Pop, and Son eatery is the real thing!”
Our friendly host at Furano Loft recommended and made a reservation for 3-generational 9 of us to an omakase dinner. It was a good suggestion. Pop spoke enough English to get by but is not conversational, but the food was as genuinely old-style Japanese as you can get. The sashimi was fresh, the Mis...o soup was truly Hokkaido-style, and the meat was moist and tender. When we asked for sake, he poured, and some wanted seconds. Again, he poured without leaving the bottle on the table. We found out why. The cost of the sake was included. it was good. The room, as described by other reviewers, was indeed small but cozy. The furniture and fittings look like they are >50 years old. They had to turn away walk-ins or asked them to return later. Some of them did. The fireplace in the middle of the U-shaped room was not used to grill food, but to warm sake (or tea?) So it was not a true robata restaurant in the summer, perhaps in the winter? The cost was not cheap for a Mom and Pop, but it was a good meal. We could have returned the next evening, but we wanted to try another suggested restaurant. The cost in the other was just as much, so we had no regrets.
Visited July 2019
“They gouge tourists- a rip-off!”
Don’t be fooled by the friendly staff. The food is ok. But when the bill comes, ask for an itemized bill- or you will be ripped off if you are a tourist!
Visited March 2019