Discover Restaurants offering the best Italian food in Otari-mura, Nagano Prefecture, Japan including Mimi's Restaurant and Bar, Gravity Worx, Luce
5 based on 149 reviews
Contemporary interpretations of European cuisine using the best of the magnificent local produce in an opulent setting, matched with an iconic international wine list.
"Mimi's" is a special Restaurant. It's not obvious when you enter as the neighboring bar can be crowded especially during 'Apres-Ski' time and the decor does not wow the visitor. However, as soon as you receive the Menu and interact with the staff, a guest knows they are in for a culinary treat. My wife and I went with the 4 Course Tasting Menu designed by Chef Shimamoto. It was brilliant, we also outsourced our wine selection to the Sommelier who charged us an additional Y4000 for his wine-pairing - I strongly recommend you follow his lead and embrace the pairing.We started with marinated Shinshu Salmon, then moved to a lobster pasta which was bravely combined with a glass of red given the yummy spicy tomato sauce. The main or 'entree' course was a quite brilliant charcoal grilled Wagyu steak which was served with a red wine sauce and roasted seasonal vegetables.Both desert options which we shared were excellent - Tiramisu or berry Pavlova. Ingredients are locally sourced and the presentation of each dish was worthy of a prize for at least my wife's iPhone photo collection. Our Server (Mel) was charming and knowledgeable as were all the staff.Traditionally many come to Hakuba to ski, frankly, this restaurant is worth the trip. Chef Kazu deserves a Michelin star and many other awards. Quite brilliant, perhaps the best meal I have every had in Japan (I have lived in Japan over 11 years). It is also worth nothing that the kids' menu was lovely also with similar care for all their dishes.OH MY GOD, what a review. We only want to say thank you for all your compliments. All these amazing words for Mel, for Sergio (our Sommelier), for our chef Kazu and of course for all the Mimi's team are the best reward ever. Actually you have described us as the " Cinderella " of restaurant business. We are flattered by the comparison. We are happy to see that our efforts are appreciated by our customers. I hope to see you again soon and to be able to excite you again. Alberto Isoppi and Mimi's team.
4 based on 79 reviews
Popular pizza and pasta cafe near Hakuba railway station
Wonderful staff, lovely greeting and knowledgeable passionate owner who explained their particular type of Italian food.My husband and I really enjoyed a 3 course meal here. The portions are much smaller than other restaurants in the area, but typically Italian and it meant I could eat dessert which was wonderful. I'd recommend booking as it is a small restaurant and get there early as it doesn't seat people past 7:30pm.Lovely cosy, warm, relaxed atmosphere. Delicious wine. I could have sat for hours!
4 based on 37 reviews
LUCE~Cafe&Japanese A5 Wagyu Dining~ is in front of KOKUSAI-Slope,Happo-one SKI Area. You can enjoy Excellent foods,sit back and relax with cool interiors. Cafe : selected beans cafe LUNCH : Local meats special sandwiches & burgers Dinner : We open dinner
We dropped in for a late lunch after a morning on Happo-one and we were greeted by a very friendly man who offered to look after our boards and skis.Really delicious lunch options including Boston Clam Chowder and Shrimp Quesadilla.Also make great coffee and the staff are very attentive.Just across the road from the Kokusai lift entry.Hi Paul,It's very nice to have your comment regarding your experience at our restaurant.I conveyed your comment the staff who looked after your ski at the entrance door and he really appreciated your words.Thank you so much and hope you could enjoy your meal with us again.
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