10 Best Hida Beef Restaurants In Takayama, Gifu

hida beef in takayama
Plarlene Juliane
Plarlene Juliane 
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Takayama is a city in Japan located in the Gifu prefecture. Because it is located in the mountainous region of Gifu, it is blessed with natural resources that make agriculture one of its main industries. The scenic nature of the city makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. Aside from its natural wonders, it is also home to several man-made structures, such as the historical Takayama Castle and the Higashiyama Walk. If you’re particularly interested in the city’s local delicacies, then definitely read on as we’ll share with you some of the best Hida beef restaurants in Takayama, Gifu.

1. Hida Beef Curry House

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Hida Beef Curry House specializes in beef curry. With their beef sourced from black-haired cows, you’re sure that the quality of beef is top-notch. Aside from their main dish, they also serve fresh salad, iced coffee, and fruit juice. The ambiance of the restaurant is cozy and clean, and the staff is friendly, and some even speak English. To cater to foreign customers, they also have a menu written in English. Hida Beef Curry House is temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit their website for more information about their reopening.

Hida Beef Curry House

Address: 1 Chome-18 Honmachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0011, Japan

Website: Hida Beef Curry House

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 11am - 4pm (closed on Tue)

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2. Hidagyu Maruaki

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Hidagyu Maruaki is a beef barbecue restaurant in Takayama. The beef they serve is made from Hida Beef, so quality is guaranteed. The beef is served to its customers fresh, and they are the ones to grill on their table. The atmosphere in the restaurant is cozy with a typical Japanese minimalist and rustic appeal. What’s more, their staff can speak English, so you won’t have to worry about communication.

Hidagyu Maruaki

Address: 6 Chome-8 Tenmanmachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0025, Japan

Website: Hidagyu Maruaki

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

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3. Hida Premium Beef Sushi

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Hida Premium is one of the most famous beef sushi stalls in Takayama. The beef they use to make their sushi is sourced from premium Hida beef, which means is of the utmost quality. They have four variants of beef sushi to choose from, and you can tell them if you want it rare or medium-rare. They serve their beef sushi uniquely by putting it on top of a crispy prawn cracker, so there will be no waste and no nature-polluting plastic packaging. Because this restaurant is so famous, be prepared to line up with other customers, but don’t worry, because the wait will be well worth it.

Hida Premium Beef Sushi

Address: 1 Chome-47 Honmachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0011, Japan

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 8am - 6pm; Tue: 8am - 5pm

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4. Hida Takuma

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Hida Takuma serves many types of food made from premium Hida beef. From miso steak to beef steak, you can have it all here. Aside from beef, they also serve pork salad as well as fish dishes. If you like to drink something with alcohol, they offer plum wine, beer, whiskey, and the local alcoholic beverage, sake. The restaurant has a nice ambiance, with a traditional Japanese setting. They even allow their customers to bring dogs and cats, too.

Hida Takuma

Address: 5 Chome-1 Tenmanmachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0025, Japan

Website: Hida Takuma

Opening hours: 11am - 5pm (daily)

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5. Maruaki

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A branch of Hidagyi Maruaki, this restaurant serves the same quality Hida beef to its customers as its sister branch. With its Japanese-style seatings with a comfortable ambiance, your dining experience with your friends or family members will be memorable. They also serve fresh vegetables and other side dishes that you can grill, such as mushrooms, lettuce, and many more that you can grill alongside your beef cuts.


Address: Japan, 〒506-0841 Gifu, Takayama, Shimosannomachi, 3

Website: Maruaki

Opening hours: Fri - Wed: 11am - 8pm (closed on Thu)

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6. Kitchen Hida

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Kitchen Hida is the product of Chef Toshihisa Kawamoto’s passion for cooking Hida beef and sharing its flavor with as many people as he can. With their unique Breze & Saute technique in preparing their dishes, you’re sure to taste the very flavor of Hida beef, sealed in each of their servings. While they specialize in various beef dishes, they also serve chicken, salad, and homemade hamburgers, so there are many dishes for you to sample here.

Kitchen Hida

Address: Japan, 〒506-0011 Gifu, Takayama, Honmachi, 1 Chome−66

Website: Kitchen Hida

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 11:30am - 3:30pm, 5pm - 8:30pm (closed on Wed)

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7. Hida Takayama - Sengokuya

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Hida Takayama - Sengokuya is a family-run barbecue restaurant that serves only Hida beef. Aside from grilled beef, they also have beef nigiri, beef tongue, and ribs. The place isn’t too big and it can only accommodate up to 20 people, which means that you won’t have to drown yourself in the crowd and you’ll have a comfortable dining experience with your friends or loved ones.

Hida Takayama - Sengokuya

Address: 5-7 Tenmanmachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0025, Japan

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

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8. Suzuya Restaurant

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Serving customers since 1966, this restaurant specializes in shabu-shabu and grilled wild vegetables. What’s more, they also serve grilled Hida beef. Aside from their specialty, they also have shrimp, and mackerel miso, which means that you can enjoy a wide variety of Japanese cuisines in Suzuya Restaurant. The overall ambiance of the restaurant is rustic but cozy. You can also book your visit in advance online through their website for a more convenient experience.

Suzuya Restaurant

Address: 24 Hanakawamachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0015, Japan

Website: Suzuya Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 2pm (daily)

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9. Hida Takayama Gyoza Sohonzan

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There’s a place in Takayama that serves gyoza made from fresh Hida beef, and that place is none other than Hida Takayama Gyoza Sohonzan. With their colorful and appetizing gyozas that you can eat accompanied by a tall mug of beer, you will have a good time with your friends here. Aside from Gyoza, they also serve a wide variety of ramen dishes, fried rice, and also spring rolls. This establishment also has private rooms available for business meetings and other formal settings.

Hida Takayama Gyoza Sohonzan

Address: Japan, 〒506-0017 Gifu, Takayama, Asahimachi, 24−8

Website: hida takayama gyoza sohonzan

Opening hours: Tue: 7pm - 11pm; Wed - Sat: 6pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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10. Matsuki Sushi

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Matsuki Sushi not only serves Hida beef steak but also fresh seafood. So, you won’t only enjoy a fresh slice of Hida beef, but you’ll also be able to partner it with your favorite seafood sushi. They also have bluefin tuna, shrimp, crabs, and many more. If you want to get tipsy, they also have locally made sake on their menu of Japanese goodies. Other beverages they serve are beer and shochu. If you are not an alcohol drinker, fret not because they’ve got a variety of soft drinks for you.

Matsuki Sushi

Address: Japan, 〒506-0007 Gifu, Takayama, Sowamachi, 1−40

Website: Matsuki Sushi

Opening hours: 11am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 11pm (daily)

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An unforgettable visit to Takayama

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There are many ways to appreciate Takayama. You can explore and learn about its history by visiting historical sites, or immerse yourself in the culture by mingling with the locals. If you enjoy eating food from different places, then simply ordering a dish at one of the best Hida beef restaurants in Takayama, Gifu, will make your visit here unforgettable.

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