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Kotaro - CLOSED

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews pork cutlet tonkatsu miso soup small restaurant english menu lots of locals eating great local food side dishes delicious food japanese couple friendly couple green tea cozy atmosphere the main street ate here visit takayama cheese
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Kotaro is a really small mom and pop tonkatsu restaurant. There is minimal seating, so get there early to get in. The food is excellent. My hubby and I both had the tonkatsu pork with cheese which was priced at 1450 yen. It came with...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank tc0322
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

This small restaurant as written by other reviewers, seems to be run by a couple. It's a very small restaurant that can seat about only 17 guests. We were here on a rainy day and the restaurant was packed. Only a short walk from the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal and can confirm and support all “great” reviews of Kotaro. There was nothing we could fault and the portions including the size of the beer was more than expected. If we didn’t had to leave tomorrow morning we would definitely have...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JDK8
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Found this little gem in Takayama and I must say it’s a must do when here. The hosts were so friendly and thankful. You felt part of their family could not do enough to please. I had the recommendation on the menu pork sirloin with...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Kevi1969
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Very nice,friendly and cozy spot. I Had the Hoba Miso (traditional Hida beef, comes with rice, miso soup, salad, vegetables and some fruit) and was absolutely amazed. Such a good meal!! And it came at a decent price too. It left nothing to be desired.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 213annao
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Set beside the main street this little restaurant awaits you with great local dishes for which the region Takayama is famouse. We stayed there for lunch and got a table easily (only around 15 seats).

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Wolfgang80
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

We came to this restaurant twice - first on a snowy night where everywhere else was closed and next on our last day because we realized that no other restaurant could deliver quite the same flavourful and succulent interpretation of the local hida beef. Pre-grilled...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank WeiNianC1
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice during a snowy late December. Sukiyaki the first night and although the beef was a bit tough the dark deep complex meaty broth more than made up for it. The second night the deep fried pork cutlet stuffed with cheese was...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank davidbV3911JY
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

The small restaurant near Takayama Station, food variety is not wide but you can choose between Hida Beef, Hida Pork and Chicken. Good taste with reasonable price. Cleanness is japanese standard. Food was fresh and yummy. Recommended for couple and family

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 170MichaelS170
Reviewed December 15, 2017

The food was very good,the hida beef was so melting...and the cutlet pork was nicely fried.. the owners were warm & friendly.. WOULD RECOMMENDED:))

Date of visit: December 2017
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