The much-anticipated annual Powderlife Best of Niseko Awards, have just been announced. The awards produced some surprises and several repeat winners. The prestigious "Best Fine Dining" award went down to the wire with Kamimura regaining his crown narrowly from The Barn. This tops off a top off a great year for Kamimura after he was recently awarded his first Michelin Hat.
Repeat winners included J Sekka (Best Coffee), Elvis Kebab (Best meal under ¥1,000), Rhythm (Best Retail Shop) and Sam Kerr (Best Backcountry Guide). New businesses including the Big Foot Lodge, Saika Yakitori, Temperance Bar and Ebisutei all had strong support.
The Complete List :
|Best meal under ¥1000?:||Elvis Kebab|
|Best street-food van?:||Taj Mahal|
|Best fine-dining restaurant?:||Kamimura|
|Best bar?:||Gyu +|
|Best bar tender?:||Tom Soden at Big Foot|
|Best cocktail in town?:||Jet Li from Barunba|
|Best coffee?:||J Sekka|
|Best place to take a first-timer in Niseko?:||The Peak|
|Best ski run?:||Strawberry Fields|
|Best retail shop?:||Rhythm|
|Best back country guide?:||Sam Kerr from Niseko Xtreme|