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Iwaya

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495-1 Hiuchiwan, Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 79-552-0702
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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694 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Driving up there is a wonderful garden leading down the hill, which in spring is sure to be fabulous and full of blooms. The country Inn looks like a picture postcard, with a stuffed wild boar at the front door. The inside has floor seating arranged around firepits with hooks over them to hang the hotpot from. There were low... More 

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Binangonan, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

actually, been there only once and it was 3 yrs ago, and longing to go back but we cant get a reservation for its always fully booked but this yr we finally hit the best timing to call for a seat and got it!! best time of the yr is winter for the wild boar is fresh (meaning: not frozen).... More 

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Thank Aileen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

My wife and I spent the day in Sasayama shopping for pottery. We didn't have a plan for dinner but ended up at Iwaya as it was highly recommended by Trip Advisor. So glad we took the time to drive here!! My only regret is that we were driving and unable to enjoy sake with our meal. The restaurant was... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

This is my 2nd visit to Iwaya. This idyllic traditional Japan charcoal restaurant carries a simple and yet delicious menu. All the ingredients are sourced locally from Hyogo, I believe they even raise chickens on this mountain side property. Last winter visit we had and amazing nabe over charcoal. This summer visit we ordered BBQ with The most tender Hyogo... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

I experienced this restaurant with a group last Monday and it was great. The food was delicious and the setting beautiful and serene. It is a complicated place to get to and best done with Japanese travel companions, but well worth the effort.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$44
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495-1 Hiuchiwan, Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Hyogo Prefecture  >  Sasayama
  • Phone Number: +81 79-552-0702

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?