Do you love Japanese food? So do we!

Rusutsu offers some excellent on mountain dining options. There are four cafeterias located at the different base areas, each offering a unique and delicious array of classical Japanese dishes. Below we have given you the low down on the restaurants and revealed our favourite dishes at each location! All of these locations are easily found on the trail map.

Horn Cafeteria – West Mountain

Found at the base of West Mountain, in the Highland lodge building, this cafeteria offers easy access to the slopes combined with a some wonderful food options. Purchase your tickets at the multilingual vending machines and take them to the correct counter to get your meal. Due to it’s proximity to the hotels and the popular runs of West Mountain the Horn Cafeteria is often very busy – expect queues, especially at peak times. The Horn is open late into the evening, alongside the night skiing, so you can always put some evening turns in and then get a bowl of ramen.

Our favourite dish at the Horn Cafeteria is the Pork Cutlet Bowl. This bowl of seasoned rice is topped off with a local Rusutsu pork cutlet and a delicately fried egg. Accompanied by a miso soup and some Japanese pickles this dish is a real bargain at a mere ¥1,000. 

The Pork Cutlet Bowl makes for a delicious lunch!

Lone Pine – East Mountain

At the East Centre Station, underneath the gondola, you will find the Lone Pine Cafeteria. On a powder day this restaurant can be one of the least crowded, as people tend to head over to Mt. Isola and the Steamboat area, making it a great option for a quick and easy feed.

We love the Spicy Miso Ramen here! Made by Sapporo Ramen this Hokkaido classic will warm you up on even the coldest of days. At only ¥980 this tasty dish is a no brainer. If you don’t like a bit of spice in your ramen then there are also plain soy and miso options. Our top tip is that you have to order your ramen from the vending machine next to the counter – make sure you order the correct one!

One for the ramen lovers out there!

Isola 2000 – Mt Isola

The longest run in Rusutsu, Isola Grand, will lead you to this hidden gem of a restaurant. Located beneath the gondola station, à la Lone Pine, this is where you will find some of the best mountain food. There is even a mini arcade for those with children that want a short diversion from skiing!

We have many favourites down here, but the best is the California Bowl! A classic rice bowl with salmon sashimi, salmon roe, avocado, egg, seaweed, and lashings of mayonnaise. This mouthwatering meal is only ¥1480 and comes with miso soup and a small dish of Japanese pickles.

The California Bowl might just be our absolute favourite in Rusutsu…

Steamboat – Mt Isola

Without a doubt the most popular lunchtime destination in Rusutsu. Steamboat is found right at the base of the Isola Number 1 Quad and provides easy access to the summit of Mt Isola and the plethora of runs available from there. Due to it’s location the restaurant can get incredibly busy during peak lunchtime hours – arriving around 11:30 should see you be able to get a table – but after that things get a bit hectic!

Steamboat’s specialty is the famous Om-Rice, a beautifully cooked omelette draped over a bed of specially seasoned rice and with a choice of three sauces to pour over. Our favourite is the four cheese sauce 

The four cheese Omelet Rice is the perfect meal!

Our Top Tip – All the restaurants mentioned above have free water fountains – make sure you stay hydrated on the slopes!

 

If you are worried about allergies, dietary requirements or anything else food related then check out the resort’s FAQ

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Do you love Japanese food? So do we!

Rusutsu offers some excellent on mountain dining options. There are four cafeterias located at the different base areas, each offering a unique and delicious array of classical Japanese dishes. Below we have given you the low down on the restaurants and revealed our favourite dishes at each location! All of these locations are easily found on the trail map.

Horn Cafeteria – West Mountain

Found at the base of West Mountain, in the Highland lodge building, this cafeteria offers easy access to the slopes combined with a some wonderful food options. Purchase your tickets at the multilingual vending machines and take them to the correct counter to get your meal. Due to it’s proximity to the hotels and the popular runs of West Mountain the Horn Cafeteria is often very busy – expect queues, especially at peak times. The Horn is open late into the evening, alongside the night skiing, so you can always put some evening turns in and then get a bowl of ramen.

Our favourite dish at the Horn Cafeteria is the Pork Cutlet Bowl. This bowl of seasoned rice is topped off with a local Rusutsu pork cutlet and a delicately fried egg. Accompanied by a miso soup and some Japanese pickles this dish is a real bargain at a mere ¥1,000. 

The Pork Cutlet Bowl makes for a delicious lunch!

Lone Pine – East Mountain

At the East Centre Station, underneath the gondola, you will find the Lone Pine Cafeteria. On a powder day this restaurant can be one of the least crowded, as people tend to head over to Mt. Isola and the Steamboat area, making it a great option for a quick and easy feed.

We love the Spicy Miso Ramen here! Made by Sapporo Ramen this Hokkaido classic will warm you up on even the coldest of days. At only ¥980 this tasty dish is a no brainer. If you don’t like a bit of spice in your ramen then there are also plain soy and miso options. Our top tip is that you have to order your ramen from the vending machine next to the counter – make sure you order the correct one!

One for the ramen lovers out there!

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We have many favourites down here, but the best is the California Bowl! A classic rice bowl with salmon sashimi, salmon roe, avocado, egg, seaweed, and lashings of mayonnaise. This mouthwatering meal is only ¥1480 and comes with miso soup and a small dish of Japanese pickles.

The California Bowl might just be our absolute favourite in Rusutsu…

Steamboat – Mt Isola

Without a doubt the most popular lunchtime destination in Rusutsu. Steamboat is found right at the base of the Isola Number 1 Quad and provides easy access to the summit of Mt Isola and the plethora of runs available from there. Due to it’s location the restaurant can get incredibly busy during peak lunchtime hours – arriving around 11:30 should see you be able to get a table – but after that things get a bit hectic!

Steamboat’s specialty is the famous Om-Rice, a beautifully cooked omelette draped over a bed of specially seasoned rice and with a choice of three sauces to pour over. Our favourite is the four cheese sauce 

The four cheese Omelet Rice is the perfect meal!

Our Top Tip – All the restaurants mentioned above have free water fountains – make sure you stay hydrated on the slopes!

 

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