38-year old manga fan Shinichiro Satoh manages Soga, but it was his mother’s idea to open the spacious restaurant on route 66, just beside Niseko Village’s convenient store 7-Eleven, which she owns. The Satohs are locals and that’s why most of the dishes at Soga are authentic Hokkaido cuisine.
There is a huge selection of fresh sashimi, ramen and fried food. Yakiniku, several Korean dishes and Shabu-shabu (beef hot pot) round up the menu. Shinichiro is more than happy to help non-Japanese speakers with the food selection, because he went to high school in the US and speaks excellent English.
While waiting for your food, you can have a browse through Shinichiro’s impressive manga collection. There are several bookshelves in Soga and you’re allowed to take as many comic books as you want and read them at your table. Tel: 0134 (33)1310.