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6-1 Hansamato-Machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-34-9305
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Authentic local Japanese food what you won't find overseas the vegetables where outstanding. Highly recommended this little gem

Thank Dave S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We were made very welcome in this family-run restaurant and the English menu was handy. The food we had was exquisite, local Hida beef thinly cut and beautifully prepared. There was a very relaxed atmosphere and a nice taste of Japanese hospitality. Warm recommendation for the whole night! Well done

Thank Dizee2013
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

recommended by some local. yummy food.. Sit on the floor in the old traditional way. Though the staff had to bring my husband a small stool as he is not too fexible

Thank the3mcs
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

I stayed near the train station and this was where I had my first meal. Good Hida beef, good value for money. When I returned for the second meal, I was disappointed to find it was their day of rest for the week.

Thank Shirley Y
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

A restaurant without any pretention, more for locals than tourist. The dinner or the lunch will be at the japonese way:on the floor, with a small menu in English. Anyway, the food is tasty, the service is perfect, the prices are cheap. The place is easy to access: near the station and not so far by walk from the antique... More 

Thank HDLBruxelles
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

We stayed at the Hidatei Hanougi and even though they featured Hida beef in the kaiseki dinner, I wanted more. Found Karakuri on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a go. We took a taxi from the hotel, though the restaurant is near the Takayama station and not that hard to find - someone has posted very detailed instructions on... More 

2 Thank DanaPoole
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

Had the Hida beef grill at Karakuri for the first time on our final night in Takayama. Was by far the best meal we had, and we are quite well during our stay. The owners are very accommodating and speak English quite well. There is an English menu. We tried the sliced and diced beef and were so satisfied. Best... More 

1 Thank Aryanto S
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

Let me tell you this place was amazing. It's family owned and one of the most welcoming people we have come across. The food was delicious. I kid you not I had seconds. When I mean seconds I mean it. The soup, the salad, the beef!! My mouth is salivating just thinking about it. I've come home and tried having... More 

1 Thank Jaylsm
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

This family run restaurant is just awesome. The food is amazing, highly recommend the Hida beef set 1, which you cook yourself on a hot plate at your table, and is reasonably priced. The service is v friendly and efficient, and the restaurant has a really nice traditional but friendly ambience, with traditional seating on the tatami mat as well... More 

4 Thank mazmazmazmaz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Karakuri is a family-run restaurant serving Hida specialties. My partner had the Hida beef set and was very pleased. Since I don't eat meat I was excited to find they have other delicious options, I had the wild greens set consisting on a bunch of different types of marinated and cooked mountain veggies and it was great.

Thank Celia .

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  • Address: 6-1 Hansamato-Machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama
  • Phone Number: +81 577-34-9305
Phone (0577)34-9305

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