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“Cheap cuts of meat are sometimes the tastiest”

Tenaga Ashinaga Hommachi
Ranked #23 of 869 Restaurants in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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“Cheap cuts of meat are sometimes the tastiest”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

With only two nights in Takayama, the first of which was spent at our favourite restaurant, Ebi Hachi, my partner and I had a yen to try something different, preferably with a bit of beef. Unfortunately most of the Hida beef restaurants were too expensive.for our modest budget We were lured into Tenaga Ashinaga by the very reasonable prices and the wide range of dishes. This was Japanese home style cooking at its most inventive and on offer were gizzards, hamburger mince and stews featuring various other cheap cuts of meat. As any meat lover knows, the cheaper cuts when properly cooked are sometimes the tastiest. The other attraction at this friendly eatery was the owner's offer of two free ice creams or two free glasses of wine or beer to couples choosing to dine there for the first time. I opted for the beer - an excellent local draught - and my partner chose the wine which she said was fine. It's nothing fancy but it's tasty, filling and cheap. Her stew, with five side dishes was Y1600. My hamburger with Locomoco rice and two side dishes was about the same. The owner is a friendly guy who took our photo, then made two copies - one for us and the other for the large notice board outside his jolly restaurant.

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Gifu
2 reviews
“Forgets manners when serving foreigners”
Reviewed March 4, 2010

This place seems like they are used to foreigners who don't understand any Japanese, and that's fine. The problem is that they have no qualms about speaking less politely or otherwise skimping on service or quality because they expect us to not know any better. It wouldn't have been so bad if the food that we ordered had been a better value for the price, but we had much better quality beef for half the money earlier in the day. Disappointing.

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Hong Kong
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“Simply great”
Reviewed August 24, 2009

We went to Tenaga Ashinaga for dinner on July 16. The place was pretty empty (rainy season and a Thursday night), so we were served promptly and had the full attention of our waiter. The menu was not very long and contained mainly Hida beef dishes, the local specialty. One of the dishes we ordered was a tartar - raw beef - and the other slices of beef to be fried at the table on a little stove. While the portions were not large, the little side dishes and especially the beef were absolutely delicious, fresh, nicely arranged, and wonderfully tasty. Dessert (which the only other person in the restaurant ordered for us, but that's a long story) was not spectacular though.
Overall an excellent meal for a very decent price.

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