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“Beautiful food layout”
Review of Restaurant Alice

Restaurant Alice
Ranked #72 of 1,025 Restaurants in Takayama
Price range: US$8 - US$28
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken by our hotel to this restaurant which we reckoned was owned by a friend or relative. The service and food was excellent with the best beef my husband said he had ever eaten. Sadly no atmosphere as few people around and the other diners were not al all well mannered . The China was beautiful and service excellent.

Thank mppherts
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We were offered a reservation at this restaurant in Takayama as an add-on to our second night's dinner at a ryokan (Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan).

After a shuttle ride of a mile or so, we entered a strange, Fellini-esque establishment with odd, faux-Western, "luxury" decor (overstuffed furniture, chrome picture frames, you get it...). Perhaps we had been transmitted to an obscure part of Poland to hobnob in a "fancy" spot with sketchy gangsters?

In any case, the beef was wonderful; it was the renowned Hida beef from the local region. There were two beef dinner choices--a tenderloin a loin cut. Both were excellent and super-tender. However, the "seafood course," unfortunately ordered by two in our party of four, was poor and dried out.

We were the only party in the small downstairs dining room, although we heard a large party upstairs (perhaps in a banquet room?). Our server was a nervous young man who spoke no English, and despite one of our party speaking fluent Japanese, he could not reconcile the White face with the Japanese words emanating from that face. So it was not a great service experience.

On balance, go for the beef, enjoy the surreal "luxury" setting for what it is (whatever that might mean)...

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Thank David H
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

Some of the best and tastiest beef we have ever eaten served in quiet, civilised and delightful surroundings. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

We had the most fantastic meal here of Hida beef which was cooked to absolute perfection. The restaurant is beautiful, the service excellent and all aspects of the meal were perfect. I couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Thank Moraig30
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Ate here as an alternative offered by our Ryokan. We both choose the Hida beef, pleased we did. Good service and food.

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Thank Andrew H
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