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Maruaki

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6-8 Tenmanmachi, Takayama 506-0025, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-35-5858
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Meat that melts in your mouth

Maruaki is a classy Yakiniku restaurant attached to a butcher shop. We went here almost at closing time but they still welcomed us. We ordered the "Hida Premium Beef Plate" that's good for 2-3 people which was around 2,900+ yen and bibimbap as a side order. The meat was the best I've ever had. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Ebina, Japan
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Ebina, Japan
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Maruaki is a classy Yakiniku restaurant attached to a butcher shop. We went here almost at closing time but they still welcomed us. We ordered the "Hida Premium Beef Plate" that's good for 2-3 people which was around 2,900+ yen and bibimbap as a side order. The meat was the best I've ever had. It was awesome in every bite.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

An 8 min walk from the train station. They serve set menu lunch. We had hida beef grilled set at 2600 yen which had 8 slices of hida beef, rice, miso soup, pickles, mushrooms,onions, and ice cream. Not bad for the quality of food! Meat was very good. Buttery and tender!

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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed in a minzuku in the city of Takayama near the JR station, and originally we planned to have our dinner in minzuku in a snowy evening. But the minzuku was so nice saying that many customers preferred to dine out coz there were quite some good restaurant around. Then she showed us Maruaki which was just one block... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Having already seen the high ratings on tripadvisor and multiple blogs, and our Hotel owner's unequivocal answer of 'definitely Maruaki' when we asked which was the best Hida beef restaurant, expectations were very high. Its conveniently located along the main road, and has a very easily recognizable facade. Arrived at 11am to avoid the ?potential crowd, and was seated very... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Not much english spoken at this restaurant, however we were familiar with yakiniku and were ok. If in doubt always check what other diners are doing! The food was excellent

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Douglas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Recommended by our guest house. The beef was really good. Bell on each table for service , great idea especially when it takes twice as long to work out what to have. Place a bit on the bland side and novelty of grill it yourself wears off.

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Atlanta, GA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Was happy to be immediately seated after a long day of travel. After checking into our nearby hotel, quickly set off to find a restaurant that served famous "Hida Beef". Fortunately Maruaki was close by as the sidewalks in Takayama were snowy and slipperey. Our group of 4 were seated immediately. After educating ourselves how to order, we began trying... More 

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Bangkok
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We arrived Takayama on 25th December 2014 and stayed at Super Hida Takayama Hotel. Maruaki was not far to walk from where we stayed but the trouble was snow and walk way was very slippy. When we arrived, we were led to the table and were given hot towel and tea. We decided to choose a set of normal Hida... More 

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Sydney
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This restaurant had been recommended to us as a must eat place in Takayama and did not disappoint. Whilst we had to wait for about half an hour for a table, table service was quick and efficient. We had great fun cooking our meal on the grill at the center of the table. The 2nd grade Hida beef we had... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great tasting (grade 5) hida beef! Had so much till we were starting to feel a bit sick. Our drinking water was not refilled, but apart from that, great customer service.

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  • Address: 6-8 Tenmanmachi, Takayama 506-0025, Gifu Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama
  • Phone Number: +81 577-35-5858

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