Kori Kori No Kuni
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Active Beers: 3
Beer Ratings: 3
Beer Avg: 3.31
Taps: 4 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1
Reviews by bobsy:
3.45/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
If you are in Takayama and are planning on visiting the first-rate folk village then you'll certainly have no problems finding this cute little place. Located on a steep and winding road up to the village, Kori Kori No Kuni resembles an Alpine lodge - somewhat apt considering the area's moniker of 'the Japanese Alps'. A small outdoor patio comprises of a few tables and a large family of multiple generations enjoying some refreshing kolsch (the adults, not the children). Inside is airy, and bright, modestly decorated with the odd eccentric touch. Curiously, the brewpub also doubles as an iron castings showroom, but nothing really surprises me with Japan anymore. If you head over to the door and look down through the glass you'll see the fermenting tanks. I was hoping for a brewery tour, but somethings are hard to communicate.
I start off with the alt, move on to the kolsch and finish with the seasonal. A definite decline in quality, though all are refreshing on this hot day, and served in the shape the brewmaster obviously intended. Sample sets are available for those who desire to partake, but I'd recommend sticking with the alt, which is by far their best offering. Thankfully, the prices are very decent for Japan, though they would still seem ridiculously high if you were charging them in a North American city.
The food is very good, and nicely priced. Grilled Hida Beef curry is great, and served in a cast iron pan (wonder where they got that from?), and my wife's lunch set is impressively large and tasty. Service is fast and efficient, and friendly as it can be when your Japanese is limited and they speak no English.
The beer's not great, but its a good spot, and the food makes it more than worthy. If you're in Takayama definitely check it out, and do yourself a favour and pick up some of the Hidatakyama Brewing Cos. beers from some of the tourist shops in town. Now there's one hell of a brewery!
07-07-2009 18:44:25 | More by bobsy
Kori Kori No Kuni in Gifu-ken Takayama-shi, Japan
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