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4-108 Hanasato-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-36-4655
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried this izakaya as it is recommended in Japan Lonely Planet. From the outside it is easy to miss but we were told to look for the bamboo poles. The interior is small and very basic, all old wooden tables and a dark decor. However the food was good and we were served quickly even though it was busy.... More 

Thank tom d
Yokohama, Japan
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320 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A small place, it takes a while for the food to come, but everything was average (I went with Japanese colleagues). Izakaya is basically appetizers/ portions you eat while drinking, nothing remarkable. Menu assortment was enough, salad, fish, meat, chicken and local sake. I don't believe they speak any English, the menu was all in Japanese too.

Thank williefil13
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Our main gripe is a big one - we were served very average, over-cooked rump steak on the assurance that it was Hida beef (at relatively considerable expense). Unfortunately for the we know what Hida beef should be like. When challenged, they insisted it was indeed Hida, but you could pretty much pick the lie by the look in the... More 

Thank Sarah B
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

I read bad review about this place. Should have followed it. Very slow orders, some never came. Not enough staff or unorganized. Very disappointed.

Thank onneya .
Westminster, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2013 via mobile

I normally don't write reviews, but had to because of the terrible reviews posted... I was hesitant to try this place since there were so many bad reviews. I went in prepared for the worst. I'm so glad I decided to try this restaurant. The kabocha (pumpkin) and imo (sweet potato) tempura were one of the best places I've ever... More 

Thank Emily M
Brisbane, Australia
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290 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Our meal here was the worse we had in our four days in this gorgeous provincial town. It lacked the ambience of other restaurants and there are plenty to choose from. It was cluttered and tacky with a sticky floor. There is an english menu but they have tried to split the food out the way Europeans eat with appetisers,... More 

1 Thank Casa62
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2011

Pros: 1. Helpful staff 2. Food is okay. Cons: 1. A very busy place, we need to wait at least 20 mins for our food. 2. Bad menu translation. 3. Staff can't speak english.

1 Thank marsha1122
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2011

Our first impression of this restaurant was that it was smelly and noisy, but, it had good reviews so we went in. However the manager was so rude and unhelpful that we walked out without ordering. He actually spat at us as we were leaving! Don't go there!

Thank CMTWoking
Yokohama, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2010

Waitress could not explain the dishes in Japanese. They would not put tables together to accomodate 5. They would not let us switch tables after drinks were ordered because of the computer system. They forced us to take a dish we did not order. Is "In your face" a Takayama/Gifu thing? I have always had good experiences in the past... More 

Thank mgutherz
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2010

Snobby wait staff, unaccomodating and absent boss, overpriced food. LP recommended it, that's why we went but this place truly sucks. Worst dining experience in Japan

Thank jensfbay

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  • Address: 4-108 Hanasato-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama
  • Phone Number: +81 577-36-4655

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