Mexican in Takayama


The enthusiastic, local 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 ma…
Noodles in Takayama


These folks have been making teuchi (handmade) soba since 1898. Try their cold zaru soba (¥880) to strip it bare and taste the flavour of the noodles. The tororo nameko soba (¥1220) is also very good: noodles in a h…
Shokudo in Takayama


This traditional eatery specialises in regional dishes such as hoba-miso and Hida-gyū soba. Seating is on tatami mats around long charcoal grills, under a cathedral ceiling supported by dark timbers. It's on a corne…
Beef in Takayama


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

Center4 Hamburgers

Word has spread that this young Japanese couple are living their dream, welcoming visitors from around the world – so you might have to wait for a table to enjoy their delicious comfort food, prepared with love. On …
Tonkatsu in Takayama


Expect satisfaction from this compact workman-like eatery whose chef has spent over 25 years mastering the art of tonkatsu and other fried goodies. Generous teishoku (from ¥1050) feature crispy, crunchy katsu, cooke…
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, rāmen and …
French in Takayama

Restaurant Le Midi

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

Ichino-machi Cafe

Chiffon cake, melon bread and local Hida-beef curry are all items you might find on the menu in this handsome cafe within a restored traditional machiya (merchant house). Free wi-fi is a bonus.
Chinese in Takayama


Atmospheric, inexpensive, welcoming and delicious are all words that spring to mind when describing this wonderful second-generation eatery serving up Chinese delights in a traditional Japanese shopfront on Kokubunj…