Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Koubei Sushi
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Hashibachou 1-6
    A sushi restaurant which uses seafood from the waters off of Kanazawa. The restaurant is located between the Kenrokuen and the Higashi/Kazue-machi Chaya District, making it easy to stop by after exploring the town. Inside, the restaurant has a bright, modern, and cozy atmosphere. The restaurant used seafood stocked that day for its sushi. The sushi vinegar used to make the restaurant's shari sushi rice is a special blend mixed with a stock slowly extracted from konbu kelp. The restaurant offers both omakase (chef's choice) and customer choice options, and the restaurant's chef can prepare sushi for you based on your budget and tastes.

    The sushi was delicious, and the waitresses were pleasant, but the older sushi chef was so rude that I wouldn’t recommend going here. It was the most expensive meal I’ve had in Japan, so the bad...

  • Kanazawa Maimon Sushi Main Restaurant
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    4.5
    109 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Ekinishishinmachi 3-20-7
    Kanazawa Maimon Sushi Main Restaurant in Ekinishi-Shinmachi Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture is a popular sushi-go-round restaurant where there is a queue during peak periods. Seasonal local fish are supplied twice a day from fishing ports in Kanazawa and Noto so it is extraordinarily fresh at both lunch and dinner. The most popular ingredient is black throat seaperch which is referred to as the king of white fish. The melting fatty texture is irresistible. It also has a range of unique local ingredients such as white prawn, which is a local specialty of Toyama Bay, and rare gasu shrimp. It is a shop where you feel free to enjoy authentic sushi formed by an experienced artisan, so many tourists also visit.

    This head Maimon restaurant is off the centre of the city, located just next to Hokuriku Expressway so to get there, you need to have a car or take a taxi, but it is definitely worth it if you are in...

  • Ikiikitei (Omi-cho Restaurant)
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    4.0
    85 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Aokusamachi 88 Omi-cho Ichiba-kan 1F
    "A restaurant located on the first floor of the Omi-cho Market Hall affiliated with the long-standing Kanazawa sushi shop Tamazushi. The restaurant's counter is able to seat 10 customers. The establishment is compact, but the cozy atmosphere makes it possible for customers to quickly get to know each other, ensuring that even diners coming on their own will feel comfortable coming in. The restaurant primarily serves rice bowls and nigirizushi-style sushi made with fresh seafood shipped straight from Kanazawa Port. The establishment is particularly visited by many tourists seeking to enjoy its tasty seafood rice bowls. Visitors are recommended to try the ""Tokusen Hokuriku-don,"" piled high with high quality seafood; and the ""Ikiikitei-don,"" loaded with 14 different toppings. For those who don't want to eat too much, try the ""Mini Kanazawa-don."""

    Sushi was too thin with price. Also crab was too little, so I wanted to get one more peice. But they gave very a little piece and over charged 800yen. They didnt say anything with extra money. The...

  • Akadama Honten
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    3.5
    88 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Katamachi 2-21-2
    A longstanding and famous Kanazawa oden restaurant established in 1927 which is located in Kata-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa. The restaurant’s famed traditional oden consists of various foods steeped in a kombu-based broth and heated at just the right temperature to draw out maximum flavor. For generations, the restaurant’s proprietresses watched over Akadama’s secret oden recipe, lovingly preparing it fresh each day. The restaurant’s domestic beef tendon nikomi stew, boiled tofu, and dashi chazuke are also popular. The first floor of the restaurant has an old fashioned atmosphere—customers sit at the counter and enjoy their meal while conversing with the proprietress. The second floor has Japanese modern-style tatami seating and pleasant window-side seating.

    Lots of people. Be prepared to q and wait patient. However, once you start eating the oden, you will believe your wait was worth it. The young lady who took our order was very friendly. Knowing that...

  • Amatsubo (Kakinokibatake Main Restaurant)
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kakinokibatake 4-7
    "A Japanese izakaya pub serving traditional Kaga cuisine and oden stew made with Kanazawa ingredients. The establishment's traditional Kaga dishes, made with select local ingredients, are created with a focus on being able to enjoy them together with tasty local liquors at reasonable prices. The establishment stocks its ingredients fresh each morning from the Omi-cho Market, known as the ""kitchen of Kanazawa."" The establishment also offers around 40 distinctly Kanazawa-style oden dishes at any given time, including awabu (steamed wheat gluten mixed with millet), rock octopus, and banjugai clams. The establishment carries an abundant selection of local liquors, including several varieties of local Tengumai sake, such as ginjo and kizake pure sake varieties."

    Very good place for fresh sea food. I especially like the crab and the sweet shrimps... Service is ok and fast. Restaurant is crowded at lunch time during week end.

  • Itaru Main Branch
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    4.5
    187 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kakinokibatake 3-8
    This popular Japanese-style restaurant, located behind the Kanazawa City Hall, in Kakinokibatake, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, has been featured numerous times on television programs and in travel guides. This restaurant is so popular with the local people and tourists that they line up outside. The restaurant is proud of its generous servings of seafood from the Sea of Japan, sashimi and carefully selected junmai sake, and its Sea of Japan Sashimi Platter, bursting with the flavors of fish freshly caught that same day, is very popular. In the winter, customers can enjoy the restaurant’s yellowtail and crab meals.

    Authentic Japanese setting and fare some of which was good but some, esp what looked like sea slugs, not at all to our liking. Couldnt eat that type of food often.

  • Wa-Mi (Higashiyama Chaya District Restaurant)
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-5-9
    "A Japanese-style sweets cafe located a two minute walk from the ""Hashiba-cho"" bus stop on the Hokuriku Railroad Bus. The cafe is located in a corner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs-designated Kanazawa City Higashiyama-higashi Traditional Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. The first floor is a shop which sells sweets made by Nakataya, a company famous for its kintsuba sweet beans wrapped in flour dough. The second floor is an old Japanese home-style cafe space. The restaurant's ""kimusuko"" projecting lattice windows and red carpet create an elegant atmosphere in which you can relax and savor original sweets. You can order kintsuba made with Noto Dainagon adzuki beans or Japanese-style Western sweets topped with adzuki and sweetened green beans along with a cup of matcha powdered green tea or other drink."

    趣のあるきんつば屋さんの2Fにあるカフェ。昭和のおばあちゃん家のような雰囲気でとても居心地が良い。抹茶とタルトのセットを頂いたが、豆がごろごろのっていて食べ応えあるタルトとお抹茶の相性が良くとっても美味しかった。

  • Number 7 Gyoza Shop
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    3.5
    89 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Morinosato 1-259
    This large three-floor store with a large car park is a specialty gyoza store, located in Morinosato, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The store is popular with a wide range of customers, including local university students, businessmen and families. The famous White Gyoza, with its garlic flavored filling wrapped in a thick layer of dough, is a soul food of Kanazawa. And, with the crisp crust and juicy meat filling, the dumplings pack a punch of flavor that goes extremely well with white rice.

    Ive been coming here for over 30 years. Still great gyoza! One of my favorite comfort foods when Im in Hokuriku.

  • Mori Mori Sushi Kanazawa Station Shop
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    4.0
    626 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Horikawashinmachi 3-1 Kanazawa Forus 6F
    This is a rotating sushi shop known for its queues, located on the 6th floor of the shopping center facility “Kanazawa Forus,” just a short walk from JR Kanazawa Station. It boasts fresh seafood delivered directly from Noto and Kanazawa fishing ports. Visitors can enjoy authentic sushi easily with the carefully selected ingredients from the water to boil the rice, rice vinegar and soy sauce. Although being a sushi train, there is a wealth of seasonal toppings unique to the Hokuriku area such as black throat sea perch, sweet shrimp, botan shrimps, firefly squids, Japanese amberjack, and crab, etc. There are also many table seats, and it is convenient for families and groups.

    Get ready for the wait before getting a seat but you will get a great Sushi experience. Quality and freshness is there with the added value of entertaining kids. They loved it as much as we did.

  • Rokkakudo
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-38-27
    A steakhouse located at the foot of Mt. Utatsu a 15 minute walk from the Kenrokuen Garden. In addition to the meat itself, all of the ingredients, down to the seasonings, have been carefully selected. The flavor and taste of the meat; the sound of the steak frying; the fragrant, appetite-inducing aroma; the balance of textures between tender meat and crisp vegetables; and the sight of the chef's skilled movements-here you can enjoy steak using all five senses. During the day, the restaurant serves steak set meals as well as a weekday-only Mt. Utatsu Lunch which includes tenderloin steak, seasonal seafood, and grilled vegetables. At night, the restaurant offers a variety of course meals which allow you to choose your cut of meat, and it can be used for parties.

    Was one of the recommended restaurants. We were in the area so thought a 10 minute walk will be good. Google maps doesn’t show elevation as the restaurant is on top of a windy road. So advice is to...

  • Izakaya-kappo Tamura
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Namikimachi 2-18
    Izakaya-kappo Tamura is a Kappo-izakaya (Japanese-style bar-restaurant) in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Patrons can enjoy delicious fresh fish and Daiginjo (top-quality sake) at reasonable prices while enjoying the ambience of the historic city of Kanazawa. Besides offering classic Hokuriku region specialties such as Rosy Sea-bass and crab, Izakaya-kappo Tamura has also attracted considerable attention with its original recipes, including hearty Yellowtail Rolls, etc. Izakaya-kappo Tamura is a favorite with celebrities in the arts and entertainment fields etc., and has many fans not only within Ishikawa Prefecture but also in other parts of Japan and even overseas. The crab used in the restaurant's popular Crab Shabu-shabu hotpot comes straight from the restaurant's fishtanks before being prepared, making it ultra-fresh. Crab Shabu-shabu is available all year round, but as the restaurant sometimes has difficulty getting deliveries of fresh crab during periods of bad weather, it is advisable to book ahead two days in advance.
  • Kappo Shintoku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Tajirimachi Hamayama 2-11
    Kassen Shintoku is a seafood restaurant under the direct ownership of Maruya Seafood, located a ten-minute drive from the Katayamazu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway in the city of Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture. In addition to seafood rice bowl, sashimi set meal, and tempura set meal, customers can enjoy cuisine made from special local seafood, such as sea bass and Alaskan pink shrimp. The restaurant serves cuisine appropriate for each season: Shabushabu (stew) made with fresh wakame seaweed in the spring, natural oysters in the summer, and Kamameshi (rice dish cooked in a small pot) and sashimi made with snow crabs and queen crabs in the winter. The adjacent seafood store sells fish that customers can select, and the restaurant will prepare the fish they choose any way they specify.
  • Noto Kongo Center
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    3.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuigunshikamachi Togiushioroshi Le 1-1
    This restaurant and souvenir complex is in Togiushioroshi, Shika Town, HakuiCounty. Situated at one of the many scenic spots, NotokongoIwakado, of the Noto Peninsula Quasi-National Park, this complex offers Noto's freshly caught seafood, which can be enjoyed while overlooking the ocean. The adjoining shop sells dried fish and other fish products, and Noto's specialty sweets and snacks.

    能登金剛センターの店内を抜けると巌門への近道となります。このセンターはレストラン・喫茶・土産販売の三つに分かれています。能登の名産品や海産物など品揃えも豊富です。今回は、能登塩きんつばを買い求めました。能登大納言を使ったきんつばで9個で1100円というお手頃価格です。

  • Malga Gelato Nonoichi Shop
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Nonoichi-shi Noshiro 1-20-101
    This gelato specialty shop is located at Noshiro1-Chome,Nonoichi City. This shop sells over 10 varieties of gelato made of the Noto Premium Milk from the Okunoto area as well as low-fat organic raw milk varieties using a combination of fragrances, fresh fruit, spices, vegetables, and nuts.

    World Gelato Contest award-winning gelato... says it all! Try non-traditional flavors as well as traditional flavors. Small parking, limited seating, and always a line... so be warned, but he gelato...

  • Reneishodo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamashiro Onsen 18-116
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop established in 1819. The shop continues to make neri yokan jelly, Yamashiro Onsen’s signature confection. The shop’s neri yokan bears the innate flavor of sweet adzuki beans and is made with just adzuki, kanten algae gelatin, and sugar. The exquisite confections are the combination of a homemade Hokkaido adzuki bean paste, highly refined crystalized sugar, and natural kanten. Its simplicity means its flavor is pure, and the use of high quality, healthy ingredients means it’s safe to eat as well. The jelly makes a perfect souvenir of your trip to Yamashiro Onsen as well as an excellent gift.
  • Marufuku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamashironsen Onsen Dori 48
    A Japanese confectionary shop standing at the entrance to the Yamashiro Onsen hot spring district. The shop has continued to make simple and inviting treats by hand for over 80 years. The shop’s most popular product is its thick and heavy Kurikko buns, which consist of sweet white bean jam and a whole candied chestnut wrapped in a chewy, cookie-like dough. Going perfectly with a strong cup of tea, these exquisite gems are beloved by everyone from children to senior citizens. Customers also love the shop’s plump and tasty Onsen Manju buns made with water straight from a hot spring in Yamashiro Onsen and kurozato brown sugar from Okinawa.
  • COCKTAIL Bar SWING
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamashironsen Onsen Dori 31-4
    This orthodox bar operates out of a renovated building originally used as a bank. Depending on the time of day, customers can enjoy two different atmospheres – during the day, the establishment is a jazz cafe; at night, it turns into a cocktail bar. A dignified and mature atmosphere hangs in the air, and on weekends customers can enjoy a beverage along with live music performed on the bar’s grand piano. A gallery adjoins the establishment on the same floor, and visitors can view the art on display whenever the bar is open. The original cocktails crafted by the bar’s master, a member of both the Nippon Bartenders Association and the International Bartenders Association, are exceptionally delicious.

    I loved this place. The first thing that got our attention as we were walking by was the no smoking sign on the door. As you enter you walk into what seems like a gift shop with quirky, locally...

  • Gallery & Sabo Misho
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Iburihashimachi Ta 1-ban 8
    A gallery and teahouse with a stately exterior located a six-minute drive from Kagaonsen Station. Here customers can enjoy a variety of teas in a relaxing atmosphere. Among other teas, the teahouse serves Kenjo Kaga Bocha, a tea which has even been officially presented to Emperor Showa on National Arbor Day. Made with the stems from the first tea harvest of the season, this tea is lightly roasted in order to preserve the delicate flavor. Far-infrared radiant heat is used to preventing charring of the outer surface, resulting in a refreshing, easy to drink tea with a toasty flavor. The adjoining gallery is used to display a wide variety of items by local Kaga artisans, including crafts, works of art, flower arrangements, and calligraphy.
  • A Point
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Katayamazu Onsen 12-1 Pumpkin Mura Building 1F
    A cake shop adjoining the Kabocha-mura building in Katayamazu Onsen. The shop, decorated in a white and sky blue Northern European style, sells choice, handmade confections which are safe and healthy. Particularly popular is the crispy cookie choux crème. The fluffy shells of these exquisite gems are stuffed with a rich custard cream. Depending on when you come, it’s not uncommon to find they’ve sold out. The shop’s cakes, decorated with caricatures and popular characters, are perfect for birthdays and other events.
  • Shibafune Koide
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Inaho 2-8
    The Inaho Plant of Shibafune Koide, a long-standing Japanese confectionary shop established in 1917. Located just off of the Hakusan Interchange, the factory makes and sells via a direct sales shop elegant, high quality Japanese confections. The namesake Shibaune is a renowned confection consisting of beautiful, small elliptical rice crackers covered with white sugar like fresh-fallen snow and flavored with spicy ginger. In order to preserve the flavor and pungency of the ginger, the snacks are carefully coated one at a time with a ginger syrup warmed to 80° C. The shop sells a variety of seasonal namagashi fresh sweets and confection assortments perfect for giving as presents, congratulations, and condolences.

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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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