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Apr 27, 2014 11:30 AM

Where to go for a special birthday dinner in Takayama or Kyoto?

We're actually in Takayama for my boyfriend's birthday, but I'm also open to having another birthday dinner in Kyoto for him as there might be more options for a fancy meal. I'm considering Kikunoi in Kyoto, and have no ideas down for Takayama yet.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

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  1. We enjoyed a lovely yakiniku meal of Hida beef at Maruaki restaurant in Takayama. The restaurant also do shabu shabu I think. It was not an especially high end place, but was recommended to us by our ryokan owner - I had originally asked her to book a different place we saw mentioned somewhere online, but location was not ideal. She said she and her family had recently had a good meal at this place for a big family celebration. It was nearby and also less expensive.
    Here's my post on it -