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“Tasty food but inattentive service”
Review of Suzuya

Suzuya
Ranked #4 of 874 Restaurants in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The premises in which "Suzuya" folk restaurant is set are scaled-down models of solid, integrate,sound and beautiful houses completed through generations in this Hida Takayama district. For we want you to appreciate thi architectural masterpieces of Hida Takayama and enjoy the atmosphere that comes out of them. Simple and clean interior with minimum decorations will make you feel calm and relaxed while you are sitting at table. "Sansai Teisyoku"or wild plants table with much mountain and fluvial products,"Hobamiso" or pastoral Miso, "Shabu-Shabu" and "Misotakinabe" or selected vegetables and meat served in the hot pot,and other kinds of Hida dishes elaborately relished to each season-- we are looking forward to serving you with these dishes. ※Hida takayama= this area ※Sansai=edible wild plant ※Teisyoku=set meal ※Hoba=magnolia leaf ※Miso=Source fermented soybeans
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Tasty food but inattentive service”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We had a very interesting dining experience here - most of the stuff we ate came ready to be cooked to our table. They then lit up a couple of live burners on our table and let the food cook live in front of us. Now this was great, except that we were asked to do a bunch of things by several staff members in broken English and we were thoroughly confused. The restaurant was full as there was a big group in there and it seemed like the staff had been overwhelmed a little bit. We had to keep repeating our requests as they kept forgetting what we had asked for.. Overall, the food tasted incredible - esp. the miso paste was simply awesome! But for the money we paid, I would have expected a very attentive service.

  • Visited March 2014
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Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“expensive for a self cooking experience”
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

paying 3000 yen just for self cooking (maybe I should say trying not to burn) 120g of hida beef + a miso soup is really expensive!
Honestly I have serious doubts that any local family would come here to eat traditional food!
Maybe this could be Takayama style of cooking the beef, but from my point of view is a very poor experience. And I still don't know how the hida beef taste!
Couldn't understand how this restaurant have such an high ranking!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Great Hida Beef, busy place”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

While I was visiting Takayama my friends in Tokyo told me that I had to try the local specialty: Houbamiso Beef. At Suzuya they serve a great dish. But you can also get Shabu-Shabu and other beef dishes. The owner speaks English and is very helpful with suggesting menu items.

  • Visited November 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Best beef we have tasted so far”
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

We visited Suzuya on a chilly winter night. The Hida beef sirloin is absolutely top notched. The beef sizzling on the hot plate was packed with flavour while retaining its original juiciness. It was so succulent that it literally melted in our mouths.

Besides that, the sukiyaki and Hoba miso was just okay for us. We felt that the miso was a bit too salty.

Visited January 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Yums!”
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner on a rainy wet night , and as always the Hida miso beef is a must. Ordered the nabe hotpot well. Really yummy food, quite traditional setting. There was an elderly lady whom took orders, though with struggling English she was very friendly and funny !

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