takayama SAKANA

Fine dining of selected seasonal ingredients and the highest quality of Hida beef can be enjoyed in a peaceful location.

Sakana Restaurant in Takayama serves seasonal cuisine. Most of dishes are made from local products such as highly acclaimed Hida-Beef, also we go into the mountains by ourselves to get wild ingredients. In this diary, I'd like to make some notes of seasonal food and scenes of Hida area.

Customers from overseas

Many thanks for choosing SAKANA - from Hong Kong

These ladies from Hong Kong enjoyed Irori couse at lunch time. Normally we accept Irori course for 4 to 8 people, but on that day we only had them at lunch time so that we could managed to serve Irori course for this group of three. Fish -…

Many thanks for choosing SAKANA - from Italy

This lovely couple from Italy chose Omakase course that designed to enjoy best seasonal ingredients of Hida - Wild Vegs at this time of the year. Starting with numbers of small delicacies as usual, and Hoba miso grill to finish the course.…

Many thanks for choosing SAKANA - from Belgium

This couple from Belgium enjoyed Hida-beef Shabu-shabu at the bar counter. We're pleased that they liked our Shabu-shabu course. If only they contacted us few days before, we could prepare Omakase course (tasting course) for them to find t…

Many thanks for choosing SAKANA -from From Belgium

This cheerful family came to SAKANA to celebrate birthday for one of their family member. After they enjoyed Hida beef steak course, they moved to the bar counter for more drinks. The cherry blossom just out side of the window was in full …

Many thanks for choosing SAKANA - from California

This happy group from California tried to book SAKANA a day before but we were fully booked at that time. Thankfully they came back the next day and luckily we didn't have any other customer. They enjoyed this beautiful marble meat with Sh…

Many thanks for choosing SAKANA - from US

This loving husband wanted to book IRORI course to celebrate his wife's birthday. Normally, we only take reservation for IRORI course for 4 to 12 people, because the chef needs to look after the grill hearth all through the course however,…

Many thanks for choosing SAKANA - from Britain

This couple from London select Hida beef steak course. They said that they came to Takayama only to have beef!! We selected very good rump for them. A5 grade Hida beef is basically very rich in fat therefore the sirloin can be too rich in …

Many thanks for those who came to SAKANA from overseas

A group of tourist from Australia (can you see a little Koala's head at the left bottom of this picture?) came to SAKANA for best Shabu-shabu in Takayama. At the beginning, they said that thay are not used to use chopsticks however.... Now…

Happy Birthday!

This Korean family came to SAKANA to celebrate 80 years old birthday for the gentleman (the second man from right). They chose OMAKASE course (tasting menu) and really liked also were interested in our food then asked the written menu of e…

Many thanks for those who chose SAKANA from overseas

This family enjoyed premium course which start with a welcome drink at the bar counter and move on to the Irori room and come back to the bar for a coffee. This couples enjoyed Shabu Shabu course at Japanese room and moved on to the bar co…