Top ChoiceShokudo in Takayama

Kyōya

This Takayama institution specialises in regional dishes such as hoba-miso (sweet miso paste grilled on a magnolia leaf) and Hida-gyū (beef) soba. Sit on tatami mats around long charcoal grills, under a...

Top ChoiceFusion in Takayama

Sakurajaya

Sakurajaya happens when you take a Japanese man to Germany, introduce him to European culinary arts, hone his craft, then return him to the quiet back lanes of Takayama. His artisanal creations draw from both...

Chinese in Takayama

Heianraku

Atmospheric, inexpensive, welcoming and delicious are all words that spring to mind when describing this wonderful second-generation eatery serving up Chinese delights (including transcendent gyōza) in a...

Vegetarian in Takayama

Shōjin Ryōri Kakushō

Experience the unique Japanese art of shōjin-ryōri, holistic vegetarian kaiseki dining in an atmospheric building and garden that's almost 200 years old, surrounded by ancient temples and mountains beyond. Sound...

Burgers in Takayama

Center4 Hamburgers

Word has spread that this Japanese couple are living their dream and welcoming visitors from around the world, so you might have to wait for a table to enjoy their delicious comfort food. On the menu: juicy...

French in Takayama

Restaurant Le Midi

One street back from the river, this fancy restaurant serves traditional French cuisine with a Japanese twist. Mouth-watering appetisers include Hida-beef carpaccio and onion gratin soup. Lunch set meals range...

Cafe in Takayama

iCafe Takayama

Run by the inspiring crew from Satoyama Experience in neighbouring Hida-Furukawa, this new-in-2016 cafe in the slick Takayama Station is your one-stop shop for all things Hida. It's a great first port of call as...

Noodles in Takayama

Ebisu-Honten

These folks have been making teuchi (handmade) soba since 1898. Try the zaru soba, which strips it bare so you can taste the flavour of the noodles. The tororo nameko soba is also very good: noodles in a hot soup...

Ramen in Takayama

Nanairo Ramen

This workmanlike ramen joint is a little grubby, but that kind of authenticity, where locals come to drink and dine, is part of its charm: it's smoky, beery, friendly and fun. The real appeal lies in the...

Barbecue in Takayama

Takumi-ya

Hida-gyū (Hida beef) on a burger budget. Adjacent to Takumi-ya's butcher shop is a casual restaurant specialising in ramen in beef broth and Hida gyū-don (beef and onion over rice). The upstairs restaurant serves...

Japanese in Takayama

Jakuson

Pronounced 'Jackson' but having nothing to do with Michael or any of his gang, this unpretentious eatery dishes out some seriously delicious takes on Japanese curry, with a tempting range of options that may lure...

Shokudo in Takayama

Tenaga Ashinaga

If you're looking for a tasty, uncomplicated meal, this large, well-positioned eatery near Kaji-bashi is a good choice. A diverse English and Japanese photo menu has most of your favourites, such as udon, ramen...

Mexican in Takayama

Chapala

The owner of this friendly restaurant does a great job bringing the flavours of Mexico to a quiet Japanese street. The taste and dainty portions of tacos, quesadillas and guac' and chips won't match the offerings...

Noodles in Takayama

Chitose

Delicious, chunky yaki-soba (fried noodles) and chūka-soba noodle soups are the speciality at this local fave that will fill your belly and satisfy your wallet. Top your yaki-soba with a deliciously drippy fried...