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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Staff at our hotel referred us to Izakaya Hie. We were dropped off at the restaurant and found ourselves outside of a quaint traditional Japanese timber dwelling. If we didn’t know it was a restaurant we would have wandered past. Entering the establishment was like...stepping back in time. Weathered timber walls, waiters in traditional garb, cozy alcoves partitioned off from other guests by calico curtains and sunken eating tables - made this a must do location for a traditional Japanese dinner. Food was interesting and delicious. Without a reservation this place is difficult to get into.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 1 March 2020

We went here based on hotel recommendations. Couldn't get in without a booking as it is always booked out. Hie is a classic japanese Izakaya. The food was absolutely amazing - yakitori sticks were great but then it just got better and better. The squid...tempura was to die for and was better than any tempura I have had before. The sashimi platter was amazing, as was the chicken karaage. But the pick really was the nigiri sushi. We watched the older gentleman make the sushi with care and expertise behind the bar. The result? Some of the most amazing sushi I have ever had (better than Tsukiji market in Tokyo in my opinion). The nigiri maguro (tuna) was simply beautiful and melted in your mouth. Great drinks selection, great staff. We spend about 5000 yen each including alcohol. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020

We have been here many times over the years and always love it. A great cosy place, where the food and drink is always great. A wide variety of food to choose from, kids love it.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Fully booked most of the time during the season.. better book early to get a table. A very rustic traditional Izakaya in Echoland but well worth the visit. Food was good with good quality and not overpriced. Service excellent as always in Japan. Had a...great time. Really tasty skewers and the wagyu steak was really flavourful and tender. Have tried most in the ski areas of Happo and Echoland this one ups the ante.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

We had a great meal at Hie. We especially liked their tempura squid, chicken yakitori (including the one with leek), mackerel, baked camembert & their local cheese. Their smoked salmon salad was different and fresh. However, the serves are not big and we ordered a...fair bit to get enough to eat.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 21 January 2020

We came here one night after a long day of skiing and we were immediately impressed. We got a Japanese style table that could fit 6 people. The service was prompt and if you ever need anything click the buzzer. The food was delicious, when...we needed a taxi they ordered us one. Overall this is a great place to have a amazing dinner!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

Went there with my 2 boys. Food was very good. Loved the crispy potato and salad, Wagyu steak was excellent as was the sashimi. Service was good and cosy seating. Good option in Hakuba

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 January 2020

We had dinner here for NYE, 2 kids 2 adults. The salad with crispy potatoes was delicious as was the sashimi and chicken skewers. Limited choice of beer but good service and atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 17 December 2019

Terrible service! We walked in and were told we needed to call to make a reservation. So we did the next day. We tried calling all day but to no avail! And were turned away! How annoying! Terrible service from a Japanese restaurant. We won’t...be partionising you at all!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 31 March 2019 via mobile

Was recommended the salad with fries but it wasn't that good. We also tried the sushi and it was really good but the price was too high. I do recommend the plum wine!

Date of visit: March 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5