Lonely Planet said this was a must do so we blindly agreed. I am so glad we did.
The smokey restaurant reeked authentic vibes and so we sat on our table with charcoal filled insert and had a beer whilst we waited for the coals to glow.
The beef - which we cooked ourselves, was like nothing I had ever tasted. It was simply sublime and know I know what all the fuss is about. A sensational dining experience , great atmosphere, wonderful staff and if you ever go to Takayama, you MUST go here.