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.

Eating Ayu



The most popular way to eat Ayu is grill with salt and it's one of the most popular dish of our Seasonal Omakase (tasting) Course.



To the customers who love Ayu, we may offer over-night dried or deep fried Ayu additionally. 

As Ayu is called sweet fish, its tastes mild and tender. Simply sprinkled salt is more tasety than those with rich sauce for the deep fried Ayu.


Today, the ban of the cast net fishing Ayu if lifted. The owner chef who sticks natural procurement cooking is practicing  casting the net on Ayu for tonight.




Crossed fingers!

by Kay