Halal & Muslim-Friendly Restaurants in Gifu Prefecture

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Travelling to this part of the Chubu region is now possible especially for Muslim travellers. In Gifu, you will find many Halal and Muslim-friendly restaurants that are able to cater to Muslim customers. Best known for their Gifu Castle and Mount Kinka, you can visit these points of interest without worrying where to eat.

We are going to provide you with the list of Halal and Muslim-friendly restaurants in the Gifu Prefecture.

Hanamaza Pan

Image Source: Hanamaza Pan Official Facebook.

This little restaurant cum bakery shop is owned by an Indonesian Muslim woman. This shop not only famous among the Muslims but also the Japanese because of their delicious and cheap bread ranging from ¥200 to ¥800. Made using only Halal ingredients, Muslim travellers won’t have to hesitate when buying their bread.

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Besides that, they also have a buffet for lunchtime and not only bread, but main dishes like spaghetti and hot dogs will be served to fill your hunger. If you live somewhere near Hokkaido or Kyushu, Hanamaza Pan provides a delivery service to these areas. The bread will not get stale because it can be stored up to 20 days.

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Hanamaza Pan

Address: 2 Chome – 8 4, Shikke, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, 501-1147, Japan

Operating Hours: 9:00AM-5:00PM

Contact Number: +81 90-1751-8233

Admission Fees: ¥1,100 yen (Adults aged 13 and above), ¥850 (Children aged 12 and below)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/hanamazapan/

THANYAPORN Thai Restaurant & Guest House

Thai cuisine in Gifu? THANYAPORN Thai Restaurant ran its business since 2015 and they were featured as one of the top Thai restaurants all over Japan in TripAdvisor. The authentic flavour of Thai cuisine has definitely captivated the hearts of not only the Thais and Muslims but also the Japanese.

Their signature dishes are Tom Yam Kung, Pad Thai and Green Curry. Even though this is a Thai restaurant, they are able to provide Halal meals to Muslims. Just let them know earlier, so they can prepare the ingredients.

Image Source: THANYAPORN Thai Restaurant and Guest House Official Facebook.

Apart from the restaurant, this place is also a guest house. Some of the rooms can accommodate up to eight to ten people and you can choose whether to stay in Japanese or Western-styled rooms. The price for each person is approximately ¥3,500-¥5,000. They also offer private tours to places like Shirakawago in which you can book at their Facebook.

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THANYAPORN Thai Restaurant & Guest House

Address: 1-15-3 Hanaokamachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0009, Japan

Operating Hours: 11:30AM–2:00PM, 5:30PM–9:00PM

Contact Number: +81-577-62-9578/+81-90-4402-4573

Closest Train Station: JR Takayama Station

Website: https://www.facebook.com/thanyapornTakayama/

Hida Takayama Ekimaeken

This ramen restaurant is not Halal certified, but, they serve Halal meats and vegetarian meals. Hida Takayama Ekimaeken is a two-story restaurant that comes with a prayer room for Muslim customers.

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A lot of Muslim eats here because their ramen is really good. For Muslims, you can choose the Takayama Ramen or Hida Miso Ramen as these two don’t include any pork or alcohols.

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Hida Takayama Ekimaeken

Address: 5-20-3 Hanasatomachi Takayama Ekimae, Takayama 506-0026 Gifu Prefecture

Operating Hours: 11.30AM-9:00PM

Contact Number: +81 577-32-0444

Closest Train Station: Takayama Station

Website; https://www.facebook.com/mfpht/

Restaurant Alice

Famous for their Western cuisine and Hida beef, make Restaurant Alice as one of your pit-stops. Situated in Takayama, Alice also provides Halal Sukiyaki using Halal chicken slice. For Muslims, you need to make a reservation three days before so they will have time to prepare you the Halal dishes.

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Restaurant Alice

Address: 87 Shimoichinomachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu 506-0843

Operating Hours: 11:30AM-1:50PM (Lunch), 4:30PM~ 19: 50 (Dinner)

Contact Number: 0577-35-1122

Closest Train Station: JR Takayama Station

Website: http://www.the-alice.co.jp/restaurant/

Japanese Sweets Artist Shinya

Apart from Daifuku Ice-cream, there is another sweet sensation called Fruit Daifuku Ice-cream. Yes, in the Old Town of Takayama City, a shop called Japanese Sweets Artist Shinya created these sweet snacks using fresh fruits like strawberries, kiwis, pineapples and chestnuts. They will cut the fruits into small chunks and wrap them inside a small round-shaped cake. The taste? Delicious!

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Other than these regular Fruit Daifuku Ice-creams, they also sell Mega Ichigo where they stuff lots of strawberries and also, try the charcoal strawberry daifuku too. You can also get cakes, juices and fruit cakes that are suitable for gifts as recommended by the store.

Image Source: Japanese Sweets Artist Shinya Official Facebook.

Japanese Sweets Artist Shinya

Address: 29 Kamisannomachi, Takayama 506-0846, Gifu Prefecture

Operating Hours: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Contact Number: +81 577-57-8160

Website: http://www.jsa-shinya.jp/index.html or https://www.facebook.com/jsashinya/

Suzuya Restaurant

This traditional-styled restaurant provides Japanese main dishes like Shabu-shabu, Sukiyaki, Sansai Teisyoku and more for their Muslim customers. They use chickens for most of the meals because it is much easier to attain. Other than that, Suzuya Restaurant can host up to a group of 20 in their rustic Japanese tatami room.

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What should you order? Recommended meals in Suzuya include Hoba Miso Beef Steak, Sansai set, Hida Beef Shabu-Shabu and Sansai Miso Nabe. Make sure you call to book a reservation before coming here.

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Suzuya Restaurant

Address: 24, Hanakawamachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu, 506-0015, Japan

Operating Hours: 11:00AM-2:00PM (Lunch), 5:00PM-8:00PM (Dinner)

Contact Number: +81-577-32-2484

Closest Train Station: Takayama Station

Website: http://suzuyatakayama.ec-net.jp/top_english.html

Continental Restaurant Firenze, Gifu Miyako Hotel

A restaurant situated inside Gifu Miyako Hotel, this is a Halal-certified restaurant which they received from Kyoto Halal Council. The restaurant serves a buffet set for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For Muslim guests, they may refer to the dish tag to see the ingredients inside each dishes.

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In addition, the hotel provides a prayer room for Muslims to use. They already placed prayer mats and Qibla’ for Muslims to refer to.

Continental Restaurant Firenze, Gifu Miyako Hotel

Address: 2695-2 Nagara Fukumitsu, Gifu Miyako Hotel, Gifu 502-0817, Gifu Prefecture

Operating Hours: 7:00AM-9:00PM

Contact Number: +81 58-201-0278

Closest Train Station: Gifu Station

Website: https://www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/gifu/english/index.html/


Other Halal and Muslim-friendly restaurants are:

– Yontori

Address: 1-15 Higashitogawacho Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture

Contact Number: +81-584-78-2843

Closest Train Station: Ogaki Station


– Aji-no-Yohei

Address: 105 Kamisannomachi, Takayama 506-0846, Gifu Prefecture

Contact Number: +81 577-32-0016

Closest Train Station: Takayama Station


– Hida Soba Kofune

Address: 6-6-9 Hanasatomachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu Prefecture

Contact Number: +81-577-32-2106

Closest Train Station: Takayama station


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