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$$ Gifu Japanese

Cormorants strut around the Japanese garden outside this café, a block and a half west of Ryokan Sugiyama, owned by a family that upholds the 1,300-year-old ukai tradition.The menu reflects that ukai connection, with sweetfish dishes like ayu-zosui, a rice porridge, and ayu-no-narezushi, a kind of reverse sushi with the ayu stuffed full of rice.

Japanese Quiet Lunch $$ Coffee

Quick Facts

94-10 Naka-Ukai
Gifu-shi, Gifu-ken  502-0071, Japan

058-232–2839

Known For:
  • Locally caught, fresh sweetfish rice porridge called ayu-zosui
  • Relaxing place for coffee with garden views
  • Close to many of Gifu's main attractions
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed 2nd and 4th Sun.; 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mon. No dinner

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