Hakuba's Luxury Dining - Hakuba
December 24, 2018

Hakuba’s Luxury Dining

Who said a ski holiday doesn`t have to include a great culinary experience! Hakuba can deliver on this more than most ski resorts around the world, with truly amazing seafood shipped daily from the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, ramen, sushi, teppanyaki, soba, Italian, Mexican and so much more. Here are our four recommendations for the best fine dining in Hakuba.


Located inside the elegant Phoenix Hotel, Mimi’s offers a true fine dining experience. Run by husband and wife team Kazu & Yuki Shinamoto, the couple brings a passion and focus to serving the highest quality food made from the best locally sourced produce. Trained in Italy, Kazu serves classic European dishes reimagined for the Japanese palate. The locally procured black pork is out-of-this-world while Yuki’s desserts are the best in the Hakuba Valley. I recommend ordering the rack of lamb dinner with a red wine and a slice of amazing apple pie for desert.

Price Guide: ¥¥¥
Location: Wadano
Phone Number: +81 261-72-4060


Situated in an old manor, Traumerei projects class and serves up amazing French cuisine that will have you talking about it for the rest of your holiday. The 8 course dinner is outstanding, while the steak is often raved about (but certainly on the expensive side). Traumerei offers impeccable service led by owner, Nishino, a veritable expert on wine. A beautiful atmosphere for a special meal, Traumerei is wonderful dining experience.

Price Guide: ¥¥¥
Location: Misorano

Phone Number: +81 261-72-5120

Pilar Restaurant

Located 3/4 of the way up Happo One, this French restaurant does the most luxurious lunch in Hakuba. A four course meal with coffee or tea will set you back ¥4,100 and is well worth the investment. Our recommended appetizer is marinated Hakuba trout and scallops with herbal leafs. For an entrée, you can’t go wrong with the Puttanesca spaghetti with Japanese crab. Our favorite main dish is Pilar`s recommended wild game and afterwards try the assorted cheese plate for dessert.

Price Guide: ¥¥¥
Location: Happo One
Phone Number: +81 261-72-8438

Note: Originally published on hakubaskiconcierge.com