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“Great food”
Review of Rin

Rin
Ranked #14 of 227 Restaurants in Kutchan-cho
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Nelson, Canada
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

This is a popular and busy little reputation that lives up to its reputation. Seating is for larger groups so if you are a couple, as we were, you sit at the counter. No problem with this as you have a bird's eye view of all the action in the kitchen. The food was delicious and the service was good.

Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Hong Kong, China
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

RIN is nor quite easy to find being located in a small Ski-style Chalet in Lower Hirafu, Niseko. We were are party of 40 and took over the whole restaurant. Service was surprisingly speedy with such a large party and most dishes were excellent with emphasis on local Hokkaido fayre. The deep fried snapper was excellent. Other dishes were mainly Izakaya style with some home style variations such as a sushi style rice dish topped with salmon and avocado. Overall the homely atmosphere, quick service and good quality food made for a great experience for our party. .

  • Visited February 2014
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Malaysia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Very good izakaya place. They also serve yakitori. At lower Hirafu village. Would definitely recommend.

Visited December 2013
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“Excellent value”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Visited again this year with a group of 14 of us. Had to book ahead and they will ask for a deposit in case of a no show (most of the restaurants on the mountain you have to re-confirm the day before or on the day before a certain time, despite booking prior; or you will lose it). Was surprised re the deposit, but I guess a big booking so ok. Food was excellent value. Its in the lower village and worth the walk (get a map!). Service was very good considering a large group.
Chicken meat balls and the dumpling soup excellent. Lots of bbq skewers/salad. Considering there were 6 huge teenage boys and another 2 girls, they were quite satisfied when finished. And so were we with the bill.

  • Visited January 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved this place!”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Incredible food and so close to where we were staying in the lower village. Just go there, you will love it!

Visited January 2014
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