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.

Frills and Frills in the mountain (mai-take)


Mai-take is very popular and tasty mushroom. Black mai-take has best flavour and texture. Brown is the next and then white.


Mai-take means 'dancing mushroom'. It's said because it look like a buch of people dancing, or someone said that when the mushroom hunters found this kind, they dance for joy.





The owner chef has luck for mai-take hunting this year.

Tempura, sauteed in butter, risotto will be nice with Mai-take.



These soot black frills are crow mushroom which is also good for tempura.

Hida mountains are very rich for wild mushrooms because of the native forests are still there.

Hope you will enjoy variety of mushrooms.

by Kay