Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan Food Guide: 10 Japanese food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kanazawa

October 6, 2019 Milan Banda

Reviews on Japanese food in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Kanazawa (金沢市, Kanazawa-shi) is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 January 2018, the city had an estimated population of 466,029 in 203,271 households, and a population density of 290 persons per km². The total area of the city was 468.64 square kilometres (180.94 sq mi). It is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture.
Things to do in Kanazawa

10. Mori Mori Sushi Kanazawa Ekimae

3-1 Horikawashimmachi Kanazawa Forus 6F, Kanazawa 920-0849 Ishikawa Prefecture Japanese, Sushi Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +81 76-265-3510
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4 based on 590 reviews

Mori Mori Sushi Kanazawa Ekimae

Reviewed By BFree2372

On the 6th floor of the Forus department store in a food court with some interesting options as well. Mori Mori conveyor sushi was high quality with excellent service. Strongly recommend the 3 or 5 piece sushi sets when ordering. Given its popularity there is generally a wait - we waited 30 minutes for a group of 4. The quality of the food was definitely worth the wait. For English speakers, there is a kiosk at the entrance where you enter the number of people in your party and your seating preference: at the bar, in a booth, or either. Then grab a seat on the wooden benches and wait for your number to get called. I hovered by the kiosk since the woman doing the seating only spoke Japanese.

9. Morimori Sushi, Omicho

88 Aokusamachi, Kanazawa 920-0907 Ishikawa Prefecture Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants +81 76-262-7477 http://morimorisushi-ohmicho.amsstudio.jp
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4 based on 231 reviews

Morimori Sushi, Omicho

Reviewed By simonea234

We had some delicious sushi here, and the staff was very friendly and even spoke some English. It’s easy to order because the have English screen to pick from. Fatty tuna was yummy so was the crab nigiri.

8. Kanazawa Maimon Sushi, Kanazawa Station

1-1 Kinoshimbomachi Kanazawa Hyakubangai Anto 1F, Kanazawa 920-0858 Ishikawa Prefecture Japanese, Seafood, Sushi Lunch, Dinner Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards +81 76-225-8988 http://www.maimon-susi.com/
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4 based on 181 reviews

Kanazawa Maimon Sushi, Kanazawa Station

Reviewed By DesertDiplomat

An excellent sushi chef in Tokyo recommended visiting Sushi Maimon, but also gave me the following caveat: The usual sushi you'll eat won't be that special (maguro, saba, aji, ika, tako, etc.) so keep your expectations low. But, for the stuff that's caught locally, the sushi is really impressive. I went to Sushi Maimon last weekend and really enjoyed it. There are sets to order, but I opted for "ikkan zutsu" (ordering "piece by piece"). As expected, the tuna, mackerel, and squid were solid, but nothing spectacular. Where Maimon really shines is in the fish that are local to the Japan Sea. The Nodoguro (black-throated perch or rosy seabass) was amazing -- among the best tasting sushi I've ever had. Slightly more expensive, but totally worth it. Likewise, the Shiroebi (white shrimp) was also delicious. And, because it's Kanazawa they garnish the shiroebi with gold leaf; really nice touch.As others have indicated, it's conveniently located within the Kanazawa Station building, so if you've just arrived in Kanazawa, it's a great way to get a first taste of what Kanazawa has to offer.

7. Restaurant & Inn AT SUSHI

5-29 Koshomachi, Kanazawa 920-0932 Ishikawa Prefecture Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Pub, Wine Bar, Asian Dinner, Lunch, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer [email protected] +81 76-208-5003 http://www.kanazawa-atsushi.com/restaurant/
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5 based on 61 reviews

Restaurant & Inn AT SUSHI

Enjoy dining inn elegant comfort at At Sushi Kanazawa. At Sushi Kanazawa is an all sesory encompassing dining experience where Modern Japanese Cuisine that features teppan and sushi ``creations`` is to be indulged in a sleek, contemporary atmosphere. At S

Reviewed By Traveltoasia123

The small restaurant is located a little off the beaten track in a quiet residential area. It is beautifully furnished and you are warmly welcomed. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The served sushi and other dishes are deviating from the standard and are interpreted somewhat more freely. And that's good, because everything was very tasty. The choice of drinks is also very good. The price is absolutely reasonable. A great location in Kanazawa. Gladly again. From me to the team: 有難う

6. Taiga Noodles

6-3 Horikawamachi, Kanazawa 920-0847 Ishikawa Prefecture Japanese, Asian Lunch, Dinner Parking Available, Cash Only, Non-smoking restaurants, Reservations, Serves Alcohol +81 76-260-7737 https://www.facebook.com/WeiCengZhuanMenMianWuDaHe/timeline?ref=page_internal
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4 based on 165 reviews

Taiga Noodles

Reviewed By Higuma2017

I walked from my hotel and got there just around 5:30PM. No line-ups, no waits. Picked the squid ink noodle. Excellent soup, although not as dense or as black as I would hope. Great flavour though - nothing to criticise on that front. Noodles are nice and thin, can be cooked hard, super crunchy bamboo and excellent "coca cola"/christmas ham type of charsiu. No gyoza available, but a lovely sweet veggie juice, complimentary, which the inexperienced young server almost refused me a second shot, even after I said I'd pay for it. Excellent music playing on the loudspeakers. By all means it is a worthwhile joint to have and have a superb ramen. Lovely.

5. Fuwari

2-6-57 Owaricho, Kanazawa 920-0902 Ishikawa Prefecture Japanese, Seafood, Asian Drinks Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Table Service +81 76-207-3417
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4 based on 454 reviews

Fuwari

Reviewed By CandyB101

One of our favourite meals during our two weeks in Japan. Would recommend booking a table as we had to wait around 1 1/4 hours for one. Luckily there is a great little craft beer bar round to corner. Had some vegetarian options and staff spoke some English and were able to advise about ingredients such as fish in sauces. Would recommend the corn tempura and the beef fillet mignon steak as the stand out dishes ordered by our group.

4. Sushi Ippei

1-5-29 Katamachi, Kanazawa 920-0981 Ishikawa Prefecture Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +81 76-261-8674 https://ja-jp.facebook.com/ippeisushi/
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4 based on 316 reviews

Sushi Ippei

Reviewed By Lynnpinion

This intimate sushi bar has about 8-10 seats available, all at the counter. All sushi is prepared right in front of you, and served directly on the counter. You can choose between two set menus or a la carte, based upon availability. Staff is very friendly.

3. Plat Home Kanazawa Kitchen

1-3-4 Hisokomachi, Kanazawa 920-0901 Ishikawa Prefecture Japanese, Seafood, Asian Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +81 76-256-5075 http://www.facebook.com/plathome.kanazawa/
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4 based on 194 reviews

Plat Home Kanazawa Kitchen

When reserving by e-mail, Please send us your prefered time, number of people, name, phone number or your hotel name there is a seating charge of 350 yen per person. (this is common for small restaurants and bars in japan, and substitutes for tipping.)

Reviewed By dogslizzie

A terrific and spectacular meal. Was great to have a mixture of Japanese types of food. Innovative. Tasty and sharing plates which made the evening ever so much fun. The special touches were welcome. Cool, trendy ambience and dedicated hardworking staff. The atmosphere was so welcoming and friendly that our neighbouring table became friends. A true find.

2. Kakomian Kanazawa Katamachi

1-5-20 Katamachi Kanazawa Fukui Bldg. 4F, Kanazawa 920-0981 Ishikawa Prefecture Japanese, Seafood, Kyushu cuisine, Japanese Fusion Dinner Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards +81 76-222-9377 https://kakomian-kanazawa.owst.jp/
Kakomian Kanazawa Katamachi

■From Nomachi Station area on Hokuriku Railroad Ishikawa Line. ■We accept 2 ~ 100 guests for private rooms. ■All course menu selections include 2-hour limitless drinking☆ We originally coordinate and serve dishes using ingredients from each prefecture in

Where to Eat in Kanazawa: The Best Restaurants and Bars

1. Kanazawa Gyokusentei

8-3 Koshomachi, Kanazawa 920-0932 Ishikawa Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards +81 76-256-1542 http://www.gyokusen-tei.jp/teien.html
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4 based on 28 reviews

Kanazawa Gyokusentei

Reviewed By Mars1964

Located in a 300 year old Traditional Japanese Mansion the restaurant opened in 2014 and within a few short years earned a one star by the Michelin Guide.Traditional Japanese cuisine of fresh vegetables and fish coupled with beautiful garden views.

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