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6-8 Tenmanmachi, Takayama 506-0025, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-35-5858
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good restaurant. Even though I cannot read Japanese and pick menu from pictures. Every dishes were brilliant. The meat melt in your mouth. Very recommended.

Thank Pimmy C
Ithaca, New York
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245 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrive Takayama around 3pm, there is not many restaurants open at this hour (they usually have afternoon break from 2-5pm), we searched tripadvisor and found Maruaki which in the top ten and was opened. To be honest, it is one of the best restaurant we had during this trip. 5A Hida beef is amazing, couldn't have enough of it.... More 

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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was there around 5:30pm and found it relatively empty, so I like it that I did not need to wait long to be served. The menu does have English description so it's convenient for non-Japanese travellers. There is also free wifi! I wish that I was there with friends so that I could have tried more dishes!

Thank Dandelion_muse
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

One of the locals recommended two restaurants for us to try Hida beef - localized restaurant and the other one looks pricey. Our intention was to go to localized one but it was closed. So we tried this restaurant for dinner. We didn't order any sets coz we wanted to have different varieties of food. We ordered A5 Hida beef... More 

Thank mwfwinnie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Overall a good dining experience as our first exposure to Hida beef.Go early to avoid long queues.Ring the bell for service orders. We ordered the combo set which had 2 types of beef for 2 adults.Did not really enjoy the more fatty beef.The dish came with little veges.2 sauces are available as well as spicy Japanese pepper and salt. Think... More 

Thank julcas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch sets at this restaurant and the quality is good with reasonable price. Or you may also order from their normal menu which have more choices and good for sharing if you are going with a group of friends.

Thank Elaine W
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We have a very bad experience when we were there for dinner. The waitress are so rude, they ignore our request for extra plates, they act as if they don't understand what we are saying and the worst incident is when we took two disposable coffee stirrer at the counter, the waitress snap at us and shake her hands and... More 

Thank heng_68
Medan, Indonesia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We came here early, maybe 6.00 pm for dinner, no queue line. We ordered normal tenderloin set instead of A5 grade, but still, it's the best beef I've eaten so far in my life! Will definitely come back again to try the A5 grade! PS: try the special sauce flavor.

Thank chris_AK91
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Takayama is a lovely town with plenty of Hida beef sampling options. Our choice for lunch was Maruaki, a family restaurant popular with tourists and locals. We were able to get a parking spot for our rental car on the premises, which was very convenient. The 3 of us chose the grill option for our beef and were presented with... More 

Thank 765maitec
San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This was recommended by several people as it's very popular as a restaurant and as a butcher shop. We found the meat to be excellent and prices decent. They (and most Japanese places will) will close the waiting list as soon as they feel the waiting time is too long, we managed to squeak by and were the last table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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