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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Japanese
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Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed May 5, 2020

The curry was really delicious. But when we asked for salt they just answered that we should eat it as such. Regardless of how they think we should eat it, you don't refuse such request from a customer. What kind of customer service is that?

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

I've heard about this place from the receptionists at K's House Takayama. Jakson Curry is a small restaurant that's easy to miss, to be honest. But missing it is the last thing you wanna do because they just served me this glorious plate with the...best tasting curry I've ever had in Japan, and pretty much in my life lol. Not kidding! Highly recommended - I cannot stress this enough.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

Small restaurant serving 4 types of curry, and different options for the serve of rice. The menu is in Japanese, but the staff talk you through it. Nice beer, the curry was excellent, has a bit of spice and kick to it, we opted for...vegetable - cabbage.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Great food! Although there is no English menu available- the staff help you order. The portions were huge and delicious. Best curry we've had in Japan. The atmosphere is cozy and amazing. We were seated at one of two chabudai and listened to some really...good music. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

This will be one of my food highlights in Japan. There is no English menu but it is quite easy to choose: curry and rice, you only choose the meat: chicken, pork or beef. We had the chicken (fried) and the beef. We both chose...medium spicy and medium size. The spice level was excellent and medium was a good portion. Both curries were delicious. The curries are on a different level from every curry I've ever had before. You can taste a really sweet curry, the meat has got a caramelised taste, the chicken was fried perfectly, very tasty, not dried at all. The skin of the chicken was delicious. This was a mouth watering curry. I highly recommend to eat there when visiting Takayama. The staff is very friendly, the place is great and plays some really good old school rocky tunes. Thank you chef Jakson!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

For Jap curry lovers, you may wish to add Jakson Curry to your to-do list when you are in Takayama. The sauce is unique and not something you can find in most restaurants.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

This place has super tasty curry rice. I had been craving a local curry rice and never found anything that quite hit the spot. This one definitely did! It is so full of taste and the chicken was cooked spot on. My partner and I...had the fried chicken mild curry and we recommend it. It is not very spicy, but Japanese curries are usually mild. I don't get why quite a few people say their service is rude. They just set the expectations from entering the restaurant: one curry portion per person (no sharing allowed basically) and they do curry only. Some cultures are used to changing the menu to their own taste. Traditional Japanese restaurants don't do that. As long as you understand that you'll be fine and you'll find their service is absolutely lovely.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

When you walk in the waitress says “excuse me sir but we only serve curries and rice”... she’s underselling it. I had a beef curry and it is probably the best curry I’ve ever had in my life, the flavor and presentation was superb. Very...different from a ‘typical’ curry which can be heavy and stodgy, I’ve never had anything quite like it. To top it off the chef is also very friendly, making this a great place to dine out even if your solo. Prices also very reasonable.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

Not sure what negative review was about not welcoming tourists, we got a great welcome and enjoyed our visit and the food. There are 4 currys ie pork, beef, chicken and vegetable and it comes with vegetables and rice. It was very tasty, reasonably priced...and filling. Not easy to find and don’t be put off by this or the ‘humble’ look to the place.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 4, 2019

They don’t let us in despite so many empty table, what a disappointment. They should write big notice at the front door: No Tourists or only Japanese. Don’t waste your time to come in this Restaurant

Date of visit: October 2019
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