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3277-2 Shinyudanaka, Yamanouchi-machi | Shimotakai-gun, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 269-33-2410
18:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! The food was Michelin star worthy. The passion for providing wonderful food and ambience shone through - the chef seemed to revel in his guests enjoying themselves. Anywhere in the western world he would be a rock star chef!

Thank QuinSan
Bordeaux, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tamaya was recommended to me by a girl working at the Shiga Kogen brewery and I was not disappointed. It was such an intimate setting, a small restaurant seating around 12 with raised tatami mat level with low tables, signed sumo posters decorating the walls and rainy night outside. I kept it simple with agedashi, karaage chicken and a shiga... More 

1 Thank Amanda B
Macao, Portugal
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220 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Traditional style chanko nabe! Served by extremely friendly old chief, excellent chanko nabe with steamed rice and egg! Don't miss the horse shasimi and the local shigakogen beer! Price was acceptable!

1 Thank Mouriska
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided it was worth a shot whle staying close by in Shibu Onsen - so glad we did we had a great night - food was excellent, the ambience is fantastic with Sumo posters everywhere - apparently the chef was once trained by a famous Sumo. We ate Chanko Nabe like many... More 

1 Thank wongbo
Busselton WA
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172 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Cracking night at this husband and wife run restaurant which we understood was called "Chanko Ryori Tamaya". About 16 hungry Exodus Tourist descended upon this place, the chef was cranked up in the kitchen, meanwhile the wife was waiting on us and the various other patrons. Chef smoked his way through the cooking....but, rest assured this was great food. I... More 

1 Thank Gary D
Yelabuga, Russia
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This is a cute little place near the yudanika train station. It is run by a husband and wife pair, the husband is very interested in sumo wrestlers. He serves sumo dishes. We had some great veggie options and the food was very good.

1 Thank Jamie N
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

Definitely worth experiencing Tamaya. The chef (who is also the waiter and dishwasher etc...) strongly recommends the house special to everyone which is the soup which sumo wrestlers eat (chanko nabe). It is a pretty healthy and filling meal. There are other things on the menu like chicken wings and yakitori which were good too.

1 Thank Penny H
Guangzhou, China
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

quite good soup, atmosphere is nice, beer good. Menu in english, great. Sumo food is good and healthy !

1 Thank winejm
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday night and there were a couple of other parties in the place, there is an English menu with a nice explanation of the significance of the house special which we had to order seeing as the chef has been cooking it in the restaurant for over 40 years. I'd advise just digging in and... More 

1 Thank Gareth H
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

Great range of Japanese style pub foods (karaage- fried chicken), (kaki-furai- fried oysters) when in season. Also enjoy the chanko-nabe, just know that chanko-nabe does contain organ meats. Udon noodles, rice, or egg and rice may be added to the dish, and you can order as much as you like (paying for each order of rice, noodles, or other...) You... More 

2 Thank pixipatrin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Restaurant features
Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Seating
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3277-2 Shinyudanaka, Yamanouchi-machi | Shimotakai-gun, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Shimotakai-gun  >  Yamanouchi-machi
  • Phone Number: +81 269-33-2410

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?