The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama

Publish-date: Dec 06 2018 Update-date: May 31 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama

Takayama is located in the hinterland of the Hida area in Gifu Prefecture. Its flourishing past as a castle town made it also known as "the little Kyoto of Gifu". Today, it's a tourist hotspot crowded with people eager to enjoy its stunning nature and old townscape that still holds the evocative atmosphere of the past. Takayama also boasts a large number of delicious local specialties. If you're visiting Hida Takayama, make sure you drop by one of these restaurants and have its famous [Hida Beef] or [Takayama Ramen].

1. Hidatakayama Hidagyu Hidakisetsuryori Sakana

1. Hidatakayama Hidagyu Hidakisetsuryori Sakana
Available only upon reservation, this restaurant only uses natural products from Hida which are selected and prepared by the owner himself.
Here you can enjoy different local specialties from Hida according to the season. Fragrant wild plants in spring, lively freshwater fish in summer, natural mushrooms in fall, and in winter you'll be able to savor wild game carefully selected from a trusted hunter from the matagi hunting community. As for Hida Beef, they only use A5 rank.
The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama
Winter Limited Edition! Enjoy delicious wild game delicacies like the natural wild boar botan nabe (hot pot)
The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama
Located on high ground in the city of Takayama, this popular restaurant feels like the perfect getaway for foodies

Hidatakayama Hidagyu Hidakisetsuryori Sakana

Open: Lunch 12:00 - 15:00 / Dinner 17:30 - 22:00
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 10,000 JPY
Access: An 8-minute drive from Takayama station. An 8-minute drive from Takayama Interchange. A 3-minute walk from the Hotel Associa Takayama Resort.
Address: 1126-1 Echigomachi, Takayama, Gifu (Map)
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2. Honkaku Edomae Zushi Matsuki Sushi

2. Honkaku Edomae Zushi Matsuki Sushi
Enjoy seafood from the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean in this sushi restaurant. 
Almost equidistant from the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean, Hida Takayama is also known for its fresh seafood. Head here to stuff your cheeks with delicious sushi prepared with seasonal fish directly delivered from Toyama, Kanazawa, Nagoya, and Hamamatsu.
The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama
Don't miss this premium selection of 10 nigiri made with fresh ingredients directly delivered every morning from Toyama and Kanazawa
The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama
Other than sushi, you can also enjoy Takayama's special Hida Beef with their [Hida Beef Kaiseki Course]

Honkaku Edomae Zushi Matsuki Sushi

Open: Lunch 11:30-14:00 / Dinner 17:30-23:30 (last order 23:00)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 5 minute walk from Takayama station.
Address: 1-40 Sowa-machi, Takayama, Gifu (Map)
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3. Takumikan Italian Artigiano

3. Takumikan Italian Artigiano
Here you can enjoy to your heart's content the gorgeous panoramic view and delicious food of Hida Takayama at the same time.
This restaurant is located right next to Miyakawa Morning Market, one of the most popular attractions of Takayama. Using lots of fresh ingredients from Hida Takayama, it will allow you to taste all the typical products of this land. You can also take your pet with you if you grab a seat on the roof terrace.
The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama
Enjoy the amazing texture of minced Hida Beef with their voluminous [Hamburg Steak]
The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama
From chewy and delicious [Fresh Pasta] to local vegetables, the ingredients are all meticulously selected

Takumikan Italian Artigiano

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 02:30 pm(last order 02:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,800 JPY
Access: A 10-minute walk from JR Takayama station. Going via Kokubunji-dori, it is next to Miyagawa Morning Market.
Address: 3F, 1-22 Shimosannomachi, Takayama, Gifu (Map)
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4. Miyabi An

4. Miyabi An
You'll be smacking your lips over the soba (buckwheat noodles) made with buckwheat flour produced in Hida Shokawa.
Served in a Japanese-style interior, this restaurant serves authentic Japanese cuisine and [Hand-Pulled Soba] made with buckwheat flour. They freshly prepare the flour by milling buckwheat seeds produced in Hida Shokawa with a mortar. Aside from soba, the menu offers many other dishes that enhance the original flavor of seasonal ingredients to the fullest.
The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama
They use buckwheat flour made from stone-milled whole buckwheat seeds from Hida Shokawa
The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama
You need to make a reservation for the courses, which are available only at night. They're highly recommended for a nice dinner in Hida.

Miyabi An

Open: Lunch 11:00-ends when the soba runs out / Dinner 18:00-21:00 (last order 20:30) *reservations required for course meals
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: 20 minute walk from Takayama station. Go straight on Chuo street right in front of the station, and turn onto Miyakawa. It is just past the Hirata memorial museum.
Address: 65-4 Kaminino-machi, Takayama, Gifu (Map)
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5. Enbee

5. Enbee
Come here to try all the must-eats of Hida Takayama along with local beer.
Consisting of Hida Beef and vegetables stewed together in a soup made from fragrant magnolia leaves and Takayama miso, the [Hida Beef and Magnolia Leaf Miso Yaki] is the dish most representative of Hida Takayama's cuisine. Pair it with one of the many local sake (Japanese alcohol) and beer from Hida Takayama available on the menu.
The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama
[Hida Takayama Beer Weizsen] goes down very smoothly and is highly recommended
The Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Hida Takayama
You can admire a view of Hida Takayama from the windows

Enbee

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
*If Monday is a national holiday, it will be open on Sunday and closed on Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY *Courses from 3,500 JPY
Access: Located in the city center of Takayama. Head north from Kokubunji Street and you'll find it immediately.
Address: 23, Asahi-machi, Takayama-shi, Gifu (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 06 2018 Update-date: May 31 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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