Ezo Seafoods

Anna Reed
Article By: Anna Reed
22 days ago
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Ezo Seafoods opened on Niseko Hirafu’s Momiji Street in 2009 to offer Niseko visitors a singular seafood experience. Husband and wife team James Gallagher and Keiko Takaoka have created a fantastic dining experience that is a must when one visits Niseko. A feature of the restaurant is its ever-changing display-style menu. Guests entering Ezo Seafoods are greeted by “Host and Seafood Captain” James. He stands behind the bar loaded with the freshest Sapporo seafood, displayed on a bed of ice and inside state-of-the-art seafood tanks filled with chilled seawater sourced from Iwanai on Hokkaido’s Pacific coast. Guests can select dishes from the menu board and also directly from the display. In the kitchen, Head Chef Keiko lovingly creates sublime seafood dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients. Seasoning is subtle, delicate, and flavourful while honouring the true essence of the main seafood ingredients. Dishes are prepared and executed flawlessly using produce from nearby farms and Ezo Seafoods’ farm, where they grow 30 different vegetables and herbs year-round. As part of their commitment to only serving the freshest seafood ingredients, James makes a 5-hour roundtrip drive daily to the Sapporo Wholesale Markets to select shellfish, fish, and seaweed. Ezo Seafoods is so popular that visitors are encouraged to make their reservations well in advance as spots fill up almost immediately for the December through March winter season. (Photos from Ezo Seafoods FB page and Anna Reed)
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  • 170-165 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan
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