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.

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 they are all Shabu-syabu master (flipping a slice of meat in dashi-soup) !




Well, we try our best to make our customer happy and we prepare well in advance for the moment. That is why we ask few days advance reservation in our homepage.


Still some people try to came on the day, and even some hotel concierge give them guide to come to our restaurant without booking. But we take day off when we do not have any reservation so, if unluckey people turn up without booking, we may not open for the day. Of course we do our best for unexpected customers, but it's not guaranteed.


These lovely ladies from US told by hotel concierge that we are open at 17.30 without reservation and reached us by taxi, luckely met me when I was preparing for the other customer. We did our best to make them happy, and I think they enjoyed. But I still think we could to better if they booked in advance.....

So, pleaes please do make reservation if you really wish to come to SAKANA, otherwise you might not be lucky enough as these ladies..


by Kay