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4-108 Hanasato-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-36-4655
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good0%
  • Average51%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible18%
Apr 26, 2017
“Origin is original”
Jan 16, 2017
“Japanese izakaya”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
4-108 Hanasato-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

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....More

Thank tom d
Reviewed January 16, 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...More

Thank williefil13
Reviewed September 28, 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...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed May 24, 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 .
Reviewed February 11, 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...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed March 13, 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...More

1  Thank Casa62
Reviewed July 30, 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
Reviewed June 20, 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!...More

Thank CMTWoking
Reviewed September 29, 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...More

Thank mgutherz
Reviewed April 17, 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  >  Tokai  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama
  • Phone Number: +81 577-36-4655
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