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.

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 each dish and its explanation.

I know that some restaurants do make such kind of card and  give away as a souvenir. If I was a customer of SAKANA, of course I want that card. However, our exact menu cannot be printed on a paper beforehand 'cause it offten changes even during preparation of the day. It totally depends on the  ingredients that we get on the day.

If you wish to memorise what you had in SAKANA, ask the owner chef, he has a lot to tell you. I guarantee that our beef is A5 Hida-Beef, rice is old-fashoned sun dried rice from specific supplier which are sustanable. Wild Fish and Veges are utterly seasonal. He changes the way of cooking by the condition of the ingredients.


They had hot-pot in KAMAKURA. It must be a unique experience for the birthday-guy. Although their seating area was cold, I think they had a warm moment.

Hope we made his birthday special!


by Kay