Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Gifu Area

  • Center4 Hamburgers
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    4.5
    642 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamichinomachi 94
    A conspicuous Hamburger specialty restaurant located in Takayama City in an area where much atmospheric, old architecture remains. The restaurant’s long and narrow “space for eating Hamburgers” stretches away from the entrance, and the establishment’s eye-catching décor will make you forget you’re in Japan’s Hida-Takayama region. The restaurant’s signature menu selection is its Hida beef burger—made with ingredients from Hida and limited to just a few customers each day, this original recipe Hamburger is also popular with visiting international tourists. The restaurant’s large menu also includes the unshakably popular bacon cheeseburger as well as the avocado burger, particularly popular with women. The restaurant also carries beers from around the world and a wide selection of other drinks.

    I’ve lived in Japan for3 years now, and this is by far the best burger I have eaten here. The Quattro burger was huge and tasty. No side order required, although I shared a few wedges (fries) with my...

  • Suzuya Restaurant
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    4.5
    639 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Hanakawamachi 24
    This restaurant inside a kominka (old house) was established in 1966, and is located between JR Takayama Station and the old townscape. They offer dishes centered on local ingredients such as a hoba miso steak set with Hida beef grilled on magnolia leaves with miso, and a mountain vegetable set using Hida-grown vegetables and trout stewed in soy sauce and sugar. There are also ceramic plate-grilled dishes with chicken giblets and leeks cooked in a secret soy sauce-based tare (dipping sauce), a broiled dish called “suzuya-nabe” (sliced beef, vegetables, tofu and noodles boiled with sweet soy sauce) using Hida miso, and hot pot dishes. In addition, they offer a vegetarian menu with dishes that allow you to sufficiently enjoy the taste of Hida.

    The owners were so lovely and the food amazing, I highly recommend going here if your in Takayama. Great for vegetarians/vegans

  • Coffee Don
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    4.5
    420 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Honmachi 2-52
    This long-standing coffee shop was founded in 1951.The shop's interior is well maintained and has a homey, old fashioned atmosphere. They carefully brew their drip coffee cup-by-cup as they always have, in the style of their founder. Most of the sweets available to go with their coffee are homemade, including custard, hojicha pudding, and cream puffs. Their cheesecake has been popular since they first opened.

    Enjoyed my time at Coffee Don! Staff were very friendly and they served great coffee and cheesecake. Loved the interiors as well - its a small cafe with soft jazz music playing in the...

  • Kawakamiya (Main Shop)
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    4.5
    48 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Honmachi 3-1-8
    This veteran Japanese confectionery has been making sweets with a nod to the seasons in Nakatsugawa since 1864. Their confections with domestic chestnut are especially famous, and their chestnut and mashed sweet potato kurikinton sold from autumn to winter is recommended. Carefully cooked chestnuts are added to the chunky sweet potatoes along with sugar, and then squeezed through a tea cloth. This leaves its natural pale-yellow color and the rich aroma of chestnuts that people love. Year-round sellers are also popular, including their “Ureshi-no-Kuri, made with large chestnuts prepared their own special way that maintains their fragrance and flavor.

    ちょうど8月25日から新栗の栗きんとんが発売されたばかりの、9月2日に立ち寄って、栗きんとんをはじめ栗菓子を3種類かって帰った。やっぱりここのが美味しい!

  • Train Bleu
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    4.0
    77 Reviews
    Shopping
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Nishinoisshikimachi 1-73-5
    The Train Bleu bakery, which attaches great importance to ensuring that ordinary bread is made as delicious as possible every day, is very popular with local residents. On weekends and public holidays, Train Bleu can get so crowded that it has to issue numbered tickets to customers. Besides basic, everyday breads, Train Bleu also sells first-class Viennoiserie (pastries); one especially popular product features seasonal fruit with cream on a delicate croissant base. The bakery closes when it is sold out for the day, so it’s best to get there early. Train Bleu is located around 20-minute drive from the Takayama Interchange of the Chubu Jukan Expressway.

    SO GOOD! We waited outside for 15 minutes to get in but worth the wait! So flaky and delicious. Everything is about 300 yen or more. Make sure to get the strawberry tart with fresh cream!

  • Jinenjo Chacha Jinen no Mura (Hida Takayama Store)
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Nyukawachouboukata 1064-1
    This mountain yam restaurant is rare even for Japan, and is located approximately a 15-minute drive from Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway and Chubu-Jukan Expressway Takayama Interchange or JR Takayama Station. Situated inside the kominka (old house) called “Gassho no Yakata,” reconstructing the gassho (large thatched roof) style of “Jinen no Mura,” you can taste local cuisine using local ingredients in a space filled with nostalgia and the warmth of wood. Their most popular menu item is the “tororo-meshi,” which has the flavor of yams seasoned with dashi (Japanese soup stock) and local Hida-grown koshihikari rice that taste excellent together. Seasonal flavors such as their Hida beef hoba-miso (miso grilled on magnolia leaf) course are also recommended.

    ペットを連れていても、店舗奥側の川沿いに外テーブル席があるので一緒に食べることができます。自然薯と飛騨牛が付いている御膳類はなかなかのお値段はしますが、ボリュームが凄いので、女性の方は食べきれないかもしれません。食の細い方は単品の自然薯ごはんだけでも量が多いのでシェア覚悟です。

  • Jakson
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    4.5
    119 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Takayama-shi Tenmanmachi 5-5
    "A curry shop with a modern facade three minutes on foot from Takayama Station. The shop has a counter and raised tatami floor seating with low tables. The curry features lots of onions and a blend of 28 spices. The store's motto is ""Curry is Alive."" It takes about eight days to make their curry roux, and another day on top of that to make their own curry sauce. Hida pork curry is their signature dish. It's lighter than it looks and goes great with a richer curry. It's a popular shop with foreign tourists visiting Takayama."

    The curry was really delicious. But when we asked for salt they just answered that we should eat it as such. Regardless of how they think we should eat it, you dont refuse such request from a...

  • Chicory Village
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Sendambayashi 1-15
    A tourist attraction and educational facility dedicated to eating, buying, and learning about natural food owned and operated by the Saladacosmo company and located a three minute drive from the Nakatsugawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. The facility consists of a farm which grows chicory, a brewery which crafts Chico Chico chicory shochu, a shop, and the Barbarzu Dining restaurant. Visitors can tour the farm and brewery. The facility’s restaurant serves homemade dishes in buffet style designed around the concept of local production for local consumption crafted with local, seasonal agricultural products by local farmer’s wives—this eatery is so popular, wait times can be quite long on weekends.

    Many kind of natural vegitables, therw are all awesome tastes! 8-9 And all staffs are kindly for us and explain well.

  • Hida Takayama Ateya
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    4.5
    79 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Asahimachi 9-3
    This Japanese-style pub located a six-minute walk from JR Takayama Station offers a wide variety of attractive cuisine featuring Hida beef at reasonable prices. The restaurant’s flagship item is its Hidagyu ishiyaki steak, which features tender Hida beef grilled with far infrared heat provided by a stone plate. Their hoba miso with Hida beef, a variation on a regional dish, exquisitely combines the flavors of Hida beef with their original miso paste. Their Hida beef gyoza (pot stickers), which are made exclusively with Hida beef and feature its inherent savoriness and sweetness, are available for takeout. On weekends and holidays, they offer Hida beef even during lunch service. They also carry a large selection of local Hida Takayama sake and shochu that pair well with food.

    Easily the best bit of beef we had in japan. This restaurant is a cook yourself place but the owner explains everything quite well. It was very quiet the night we went so we had the whole place to...

  • Guruman Vital Tarui Main Shop
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Shopping
    Gifu Pref. Fuwaguntaruichou Miyashiro 441
    This is a bakery & pastry shop adjoining a bread factory and workshop, and a farm all together on an expansive area along National Route 21. At this shop, over 150 types of varieties of handmade breads are made here, in which only domestic ingredients are used. Not only can customers buy bread to take home, but one of the attractions is that one can enjoy the bread there at the eat-in space or at outdoor cafe tables. In addition to the everyday popular breads, many new breads and pastry creations by the pastry chef are for sale along with cheeses and wines. At the adjoining cafe, Bellwood, breads and pizzas are the main items offered.

    大きな駐車場にひっきりなしに自家用車が吸い込まれていきます。パン、洋菓子、レストランなど、敷地内に複数の業態を抱え、千客万来です。 肝心のパンは品種、数量ともに十分で、夕刻でもそれなりの補充がされますが、非凡なアイテムは見当たりません。標準的な価額で、標準的な味わいの品々です。(アップルパイのみ他と比較にならないほど高いですが、、) これらリテールのほか、学校給食など業務用パンのビジネスもやっ...

  • Enakawa Kamiya Enakyo Store
    Shopping
    Gifu Ena-shi Oicho 2632-105
    "This is a Japanese and Western sweets store that makes and sells kurikinton (pureed sweet chestnuts), a fall time treat that has long been loved by all kinds of cultured people such as travelers, waka poets and haiku poets visiting the Nakasendo post town. They use a brand chestnut ""Choicest Ena Chestnuts"" grown by local contract farmers, and have been making sweets that adapt to the trends and needs of the age. To make their most popular sweet ""Kurikinton,"" a prided masterpiece, carefully selected chestnuts are steamed with a little bit of sugar, and are then squeezed out carefully one by one. It is a local confectionery with a fun simple texture that will warm you from the inside. ""Four Season Kurikinton"" that reflect the colors of the four seasons, and ""Yamamatayama,"" a grilled manju (steamed cake) with chunky azuki bean paste inside are also popular."
  • Itadori River Horado Kanko Yana
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Horadokosaka 1712
    Located about a 20-minute drive from the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway Mino Interchange, this restaurant boasts its exquisite dishes using sweetfish raised in the clear streams of the Itadori River. You can taste courses or dishes of fresh sweetfish caught with the traditional fishing method of “yana,” where sweetfish from upstream are caught with slatted wood in the river. With a multitude of cooking methods from salt-grilled to boiled, miso-broiled, rice porridge, fried and sashimi, you can even cook it yourself. Trap fishing is allowed usually from August 1st, and tourists can experience it as long as there are no dangers such as floods. You can also enjoy fishing in the fishing pond and playing in the river.

    何回か通ったことがあるヤナですが次回は違う店に行くと思います。 今回も悩んだのですが急きょ決め時間も遅かったために訪れました。 新型コロナウイルスの対策らしく店内ではマスク着用、受付でアルコール消毒と検温をしなくてはいけないらしいのですが… 時間が遅かったためか受付にはだれもいないため店内に入っていったらすごい剣幕でおばちゃんが検温とマスクをしてもらわないと困る! 旦那はご飯を食べるからいいかと...

  • Irori restaurant
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    4.5
    74 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 374-1
    Irori is a restaurant in a traditional thatched-roof house located in Shirakawa-go village (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Gifu Prefecture. Diners can enjoy traditional local dishes made using mountain herbs and vegetables etc. picked locally in Hida, the Shirakawa-go and Gokayama district, while seated round an Irori (a hearth constructed in a depression in the floor). Popular menu items include the “Hida Beef Cooked on a Ceramic Board–Set Meal” for which diners can specify how well-cooked they want the premium Hida beef to be, the “Grilled Tofu Set Meal” made with the unique local Shirakawa-ko Tofu, and the “Hoba Miso Set Meal” made using Hoba Miso, a famous Hida-Takayama region specialty.

    Irori restaurant in Shirakawago is a must visit! The food was spectacular and the cold udon and Tempura soba was divine. My daughter’s Hida Beef curry was sensational and my husband even remarked...

  • Midoriya-Rouho
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Kamo-gun Yaotsu Cho Yaotsu 4096-1
    "A long standing Japanese confectionary shop located a three-minute walk from the Yaotsu Town Hall. The shop continues to make confections according to secret recipes never taken off the premises and handed down parent to child. The shop's specialty kuri kinton is a popular and simple gem with a mildly sweet sugar taste and rich chestnut flavor. Because they are made with fresh picked chestnuts, they are a seasonal item only offered from late August through early April. The shop also carries an abundant variety of products offered year round, like ""Kuritamadare"" kuri kinton wrapped in gyuhi, and ""Kurimu Daifuku"" candied chopped chestnut kuri kinton mixed with fresh cream."

    秋のこのシーズンしか食べられない緑屋さんの栗きんとん!秋に帰省した際には、わざわざ出かけて買いに行きます。平日なので、パラパラのお客さんだったので、らくらく買い物できました。包装を待っている間に、一口サイズの栗きんとんとお茶を出して頂きました。ポイントカードがあり、一杯になると1000円割引になりました。 緑屋さんの、栗きんとん、甘すぎず、べたべたさが無く、本当に美味しいです!

  • Kinchouen Sohonke (Ogaki Station Front Main Shop)
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Ogakishi Takayachou 1-17
    This long-established Japanese sweets shop has been operated for over 200 years. Their famous item is “Kinchouen Manju,” steamed buns of sweetened bean paste rinsed with Ogaki’s famous water and wrapped in Japanese sake yeast buns. They faithfully continue to make the confectionery using a 150 year-old recipe. Another one is mizu-manju (sweetened bean paste stuffed in kudzu starch jelly), made using plenty of Ogaki’s famous water. The shop displays them not in a glass showcase but in water, selling them in a cool atmosphere. You can also eat the sweets in the cafe area inside the store.

    Kinchoen is a famous confiserie in Ogaki, and it has already more than 150 years’ history. The historical building of this house is quite remarkable. I went to buy Mizu-Manju, but they said it was...

  • Mametengu Main Store
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Hachikenmachi 2-62
    This ramen shop is located a 10-minute walk from Takayama Station on the JR Takayama Main Line. Originally founded in 1948, the shop’s Japanese-style building was renovated in 2004. Its natural wood counter and a table equipped with a traditional-style sunken hearth create a retro atmosphere reminiscent of the Showa period. The shop’s two most popular items are their chuka soba (ramen noodles), popular for its secret soy sauce-based broth, and their thick-cut homemade tsukemen (dipping noodles), which are paired with a rich seafood-derived sauce. Each can be ordered with extra noodles or extra slices of roast pork. Come enjoy old-fashioned flavors in the shop’s Takayama-style interior, which is decorated with items such as sarubobo (human-shaped amulets) and ema (votive images horses).

    We ate very nice ramen for lunch. No waiting time at all, friendly staff, clean place. Would love to come back soon! Thanks for this meal.

  • Dodan Ikkyu Naegi Shop
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Nakatsugawa-shi
    "Head towards Gero Onsen from the Nakatsugawa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway, take a left at the Aoki traffic light, cross the Shiroyama Bridge, and drive a further two kilometers. This Japanese confectionary shop is on the right side of the road heading towards the Naegi traffic light. The shop's signature kuri kinton mashed sweet potatoes and candied chestnuts, made with chestnuts grown in Miyazaki Prefecture, have a delicate chestnut aroma. Other popular products include ""Kahoguri"" - chestnut paste mixed with butter cream and wrapped in a cocoa flavored choux pastry dough; and the ""Dodan no Sato"" Western-style dorayaki pancake sandwich filled with a white azuki bean filling."

    建物は古風な装いで雰囲気が良い。栗ごはんの御膳を頼んだが、大きい栗がゴロゴロ入っていて、味付けも薄めなので、栗本来の甘さを十分に感じられた。栗の和菓子もどれも美味しく、お土産に買って帰りました。

  • Yoroken Main Shop
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Kamogunkawabechou Shimokawabe 273-1
    This Japanese sweets shop opened in 1993 and is located in Kawabe Town, Kamo County, Gifu Prefecture. Including the fruits daifuku (red bean paste-filled mochi), stuffed with homemade bean paste and cream using red beans Miyabi from Hokkaido’s Tokachi region and select fruit, they develop products such as “Marugoto Kyoho no Daifuku” and “Kuri Kinton Daifuku” every season. Their year-round product “Tappuri Cream no Nama-dorayaki” has various flavors from milk bean paste to cheese, and a milk chocolate one with chocolate mixed into the batter.

    餡カフェで美味しくモーニングいただき、スイーツもいただいたのですが、隣店舗の大福販売店で、カラコンつけた背の低い女店員が、商品説明の嘘を堂々と言い放ち、大福選んでる最中に背中を向けていたり、挙げ句のはてにはゴールドカードで決済した後に、早く帰れ的な下品な指さばきでカードを押し返し、こんなカードの返却の仕方初めてでした。 不愉快すぎます。 マナー接遇きちんち教育しないと お客様みんな不愉快ですよ...

  • Maruhachi Shokudo
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    3.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Mimayano 139
    This restaurant sells “Keichan”, a local specialty of Gifu Prefecture. It is located close to National Route 257 heading for Butai Pass. Keichan is seasoned chicken grilled with cabbage and other vegetables, and is said to have originated from Jingisukan (grilled mutton) cuisine. Their most popular menu item is the “Keichan set” that has a traditional taste going back more than 50 years. Cooking it yourself is what makes it distinctive, and there is also a detailed manual for first-timers. The rich chicken flavor goes well with rice and also great as a snack with sake. The store is very popular with locals as well as tourists.

    下呂温泉からは少し離れてるけどまた戻りました とても美味しかったです 服に匂いがつくかも 焼肉屋と同じ感じでおしゃれしていかないほうが良いです マイエプロン持参か 沢山お客さんが来てました

  • Sumikyu
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    4.5
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Uramachi 45
    This soba buckwheat noodle shop to the west of Yanagibashi Bridge was founded in 1933. They still make their noodles the old-fashioned way with Hida raised buckwheat, stone-ground and formed by hand every day. Because of that the amount they can make is limited, and although they’re open until 20:00, they close once they’re sold out. Their wild vegetable soba is a local favorite, and their soba-gaki also comes recommended. They have plenty of both hot and chilled options, as well as toppings like soft boiled eggs and grated daikon radish with ume plum. Their Soba Kaiseki banquet cuisine served in the evening requires a reservation.

    You will get thrown out of the shop if ask about allergy information. They wont even serve you tea. Also, wont let the rest of your party have a meal there while you wait regardless if the shop is...

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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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