A five-minute drive from JR Gifu Station, Takada Hassho is located in an administrative district in Gifu. It is a leading Japanese restaurant known for producing top chefs, including the head chefs from world gourmet guide award Seizan in Mita and Nishiasabu Otake. Here in the restaurant, Chef Haruyuki Takada—the dream mentor to many young chefs—presents his talents.
Chef Takada was born in Gifu Prefecture. He trained in Osaka for seven years before returning home. When he was appointed as the head chef of a leading Gifu Japanese restaurant, he made use of his past experiences in Osaka where he worked so hard that he sacrificed his sleep, and the result was doubling the restaurant's profits and improving its reputation. Seven years later, he became the head chef of the entire group. He succeeded in opening a new branch before he went independent. In 1989, he opened his Japanese restaurant, Takada Hassho. Due to his skill as a chef and his attentive care, Takada has often been asked to teach classes at cooking schools and accept apprentices. In order to reach out to more people, he expanded his restaurant group to five restaurants.
Chef Takada's motto is to always welcome new challenges. "Of course you can't go wrong with traditional cuisine; however, even though you might fail, it is important to challenge yourself and not get restricted with fixed concept. I create new things by combining my inspiration from young people's new perspectives and my years of experience." Chef Takada never stop improving, he adopted sous-vide cooking and low temperature cooking techniques early on. His cooking is also not bounded by the standard definition of Japanese cuisine. Because of his wide circle of acquaintances—which includes the leaders of several cooking associations and chefs active in various genres, from French to Chinese to Italian to Spanish, he is well versed in various genres of cuisine. His signature dishes include thinly shredded potato and raw nori seaweed chazuke. He offers a selection of sake consists of local Gifu offerings as well as some of the best sakes from around Japan, and top quality wines.
The restaurant welcomes guests with the warmth of the wood and seasonal scenery. Chef Takada regularly visits the head of the Urasenke school of tea ceremony in Kyoto to develop his senses. The restaurant has eight rooms of various sizes, including one annex. It accepts a group of up to 60 people and reservations for formal tea parties in the annex. This Japanese restaurant is perfect for family and friend gatherings, business dinners, or whenever you want to enjoy a special night out with a touch of luxury.
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A 20-minute walk from Gifu Station, North Exit (JR Tokaido Main Line, Hamamatsu - Gifu)
A 20-minute walk from Gifu Station, North Exit (JR Tokaido Main Line, Gifu - Mino-Akasaka/Maibara)