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“Authentic, friendly and relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tuk tuk

Tuk tuk
Ranked #42 of 226 Restaurants in Kutchan-cho
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Japan
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“Authentic, friendly and relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

Tuk tuk is a little gem located very handily on Momiji Zaka very close to all the action in Hirafu. I loved the evening we spent in this cozy place as the food was great and the atmosphere was very laid back and friendly courtesy of the excellent Tomoko, who learnt to cook Thai food in Tokyo before she made her home in Niseko. This restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine, which is a nice change, as well as all the other things you expect from a popular Niseko restaurant namely friendly, attentive staff, a great atmosphere and great value. Once you have had enough sushi, yakitori, shabu shabu, etc, this is a great place to change things up and to spice up your evening. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2012
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
“Warm, friendly, DELICIOUS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

Tuk tuk is a popular choice for not just the many skiers coming to Niseko for its famed powder snow for a holiday but also the locals who live in this beautiful part of Hokkaido year round. On the many occasions I have eaten here both in the summer and winter, I have never been disappointed with the food, service or atmosphere. Although tiny, the restaurant never feels cramped even when filled to capacity. The food is great as owner, chef and waitress Tomoko combines the best of Hokkaido's fresh ingredients with the many Thai sauces and spices that qualify the food according to the national flag hanging above the entrance. Authentic Thai beers are also available to accompany your meal. The prices too are very reasonable. With all mains coming in at below the 1,000yen mark Tuk Tuk offers great value for money. Dishes can be tailored to your preferred level of spiciness just by asking Tomoko. Due to its intimate lay out, conversation is free flowing and you will often leave with not only a full belly but also having made new friends.

  • Visited January 2012
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