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Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Janome Zushi (flagship store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Katamachi 1-1-12
    Janome Zushi is a long-established sushi restaurant in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture that has been operating since around 1930. Besides providing fresh seafood toppings, Janome Zushi also takes great pains over the “Shari” rice used to make the sushi; a blend of rice varieties grown locally in Ishikawa Prefecture is cooked using underground water from Mt. Haku, creating a delicious flavor and ensuring that the rice does not become unpleasantly hard even when it cools down. The Kutani-ware tableware used at Janome Zushi is very attractive to look at, too. The Janome Zushi flagship store is located close to the Kenroku-en garden and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art; this tranquil restaurant near a bustling area is a great place to stop by, whether you are in Kanazawa as a tourist or on business.
  • Izakaya-kappo Tamura
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    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.

    Great experience at Tamura. We are mother and father with two sons (13 and 18) that had a great meal and experience on 2. of October. We just by chance walked into this place - and had a really good...

  • Omicho Fish Market Kaisendon Uouma
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Shimotsutsumicho 19-1
    "This seafood restaurant is in one corner of Omicho Market, called the ""Kitchen of Kanazawa.” The cozy, lively shop offers naturally flavorful local fish and seasonal seafood. Their Uouma-don seafood rice bowl is overflowing with fresh-caught seafood and is a concentration of the market's flavor itself. This shop is loved for offering fresh, plump seafood like swordfish, yellowtail, salmon, and crab at reasonable prices. To promote local production for local consumption, they also use Okunoto grown koshihikari rice. Their sushi uses rice mixed with old Tsurugi town pure-rice vinegar, and you can eat it with their special sushi soy sauce, which is based on Kanazawa Ono soy sauce. Their well-balanced sushi is made with all local ingredients, and brings repeat customers even from outside the prefecture."
  • Tanatsuya
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Shimotsutsumichou 19-4 Omi-machi shopping street Nearby Toshima-cho Near mouth
    A grain and cereals shop operated by the Kanazawa Daichi organic farm and located inside the Kanazawa Omi-cho Market in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. The shop sells rice, wheat, beans, and more, with a focus on pesticide-free and organic agricultural products cultivated by Kanazawa Daichi. The shop’s shelves are filled with grain-based seasonings, foods, and snacks which can casually be enjoyed any and every day. The shop also sells popular Jiroame soft-serve ice cream made from soymilk and without the use of any sugar or artificial sweeteners, as well as senbei rice crackers and candies created in the shape of Hyakuman-san, the official mascot of Ishikawa Prefecture.
  • Open Cafe Kinokoe
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Machinomachi Kanagura O Unit 123
    This open café can be found in a corner of Kyoganji Temple, in Machinomachi, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Tables are arranged in a corridor with round windows, and customers to the café find themselves calmed by the sound of the wind in the leaves and the voices of insects. The café makes use of local ingredients, and the owner, a qualified nutritionist, is renowned for his carefully created lunch menu. The café’s Kinzo Haikara-don is popular, with its Noto pork, roasted in a special sauce, and garnished with cheese. Their original pizza topped with traditional Noto food is also popular.

    輪島市の白米の千枚田などがある249号線から、車で10分ほど内陸へ入った金蔵地区にある慶願寺。この静かなお寺の、母屋と本堂とを結ぶ傾斜のある渡り廊下部分がカフェになっています。この渡り廊下、片側の壁は完全にオープンで、草深いお庭を望むように4つか5つのテーブルが設えられています。廊下全体が高床になっており背面側の壁にも大きな丸窓が開いているため、涼やかな風がそよそよと通り抜けます。9月の残暑厳しい...

  • Meruhen Nisshindo
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Uedomachi Kitagata A) 49-1
    A long-standing shop established in 1913 selling Japanese and Western sweets in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture on the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula. People love the shop’s healthy sweets made with an abundance of local vegetables and grains and without the use of additives. The shop’s signature item is its baumkuchen, which are made by mixing in a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables. The shop sells a variety of cute baumkuchens, including five layer, five color and seven layer, seven color varieties. The rusk-like baumchips make popular souvenirs and gifts.
  • Fruits Parlor Murahata
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Musashimachi 2-12 Head Office 1st Building 2F
    A long-standing fruit parlor located closed to the Omi-cho Market, a popular tourist destination in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. The first floor sells high class fruit and fruit for business and gift purposes, while the second floor is a fruit parlor. The parlor serves parfaits and cakes made with hearty amounts of seasonal fruits. Popular items include the fruit parfaits topped with muskmelon, oranges, and a variety of other fruits, as well as the seasonal strawberry parfait, which is only offered from January to May.
  • Tsubomi
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    4.5
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kakinokibatake 3-1
    A famous Japanese-style café operated by the long-standing Japanese-style restaurant, Suginoi and located close to the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. The café’s garden, enclosed by a towering stone wall built in the Edo period, offers beautiful seasonal beauty, from cherry blossoms and fresh verdure in spring to autumn foliage in fall. Customers can enjoy charming sweets made with select ingredients and mountain spring water while listening to the soothing burble of the nearby Tatsumi Irrigation Channel. Popular menu items include the hon-warabimochi jelly and the kuzukiri noodles, made from rare 100% pure and domestic warabi bracken and kudzu powder. The café’s famously superb Tsubomi shaved ice, only offered in summer, is luxuriously topped with a homemade syrup created from various fresh fruits.

    We came across this place on advice from a local merchant when we were looking for a place to sit and relax We had a large party and they were able to seat us all at a large table. The specialty...

  • Tawaraya
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    4.5
    50 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kobashimachi 2-4
    A long-standing “ame” candy and syrup shop located in Kobashi-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa which was established in 1830. It is said the shop was started after the original owner witnessed the struggles of mothers who were unable to produce milk for their newborn babies and decided to create a highly nutritious ame which could be given to suckling infants. The shop’s ame is made with only domestic rice and barley. The shop’s signature item is its Jiro-ame, a “mizuame” thick syrup. This can be eaten as-is but it’s also popularly used as a natural seasoning and secret ingredient in vegetable, fish, and meat dishes.

    Hard to believe this place is so old! Their specialty of sweet honey on a stick with different flavors was delicious! So happy we found it! There is one with ginger that is great if you have a sore...

  • Bistro Hiramipan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nagamachi 1-6-11
    This bistro café is located in the old building which was used as ironworks in the Taisho period, in Nagamachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The interior is a stylish blend of a European atmosphere and warm old-fashioned furnishings. The freshly baked homemade bread lining the shopfront can also be eaten inside the café. There is an abundance of food and drink to enjoy, with morning set menus, such as the croque-madame. At lunchtime, there is a French lunch, with quiche and tartine. In the afternoon, a tea-time with special sweets, and in the evening, bistro cuisine with natural wine.
  • Hachinota (Ishino-machi Branch)
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuishi Ishinomachi T 14-1
    A popular Japanese confectionary shop dedicated to quality ingredients and the concept of local production for local consumption located in Ishino-machi, Hakui, Ishikawa. The shop’s renowned yokishigure is made with kimian egg yolk and sweet bean paste wrapped in an aromatic dough mixed with chocolate and peanuts. This popular sweet was even awarded the honorary gold prize in 19th National Confection Exposition. The shop also offers well-reviewed Japanese and Western-style confections made with Mikohara Rice, a brand rice which has even been presented to the pope, such as the chewy Mikohara Rice dango dumplings and the pure white Mikohara Rice rolls.
  • Itaru Main Branch
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    4.5
    169 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.

    Not long to wait. Then fab experience with different and delicious food. We shared a set menu and loved the attention to detail and the chefs conversation. Excellent night

  • Fusion21
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Hirosaka 1-2-1 In the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
    A café and restaurant located inside the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. Surrounded on all sides by large glass windows, Fusion21 is open and airy feeling, and the white interior creates an appealing, arty atmosphere. Offering a diverse menu incorporating local ingredients such as Kaga vegetables, the lunch special, which comes with a main dish and access to a side dish buffet, is quite popular. Fusion21 also offers a wide selection of sweets, making it a perfect place to enjoy an elegant tea time before or after exploring the museum.
  • Daimatsu Suisan Omi-cho Shunsai-yaki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kamioumichou 21-1
    A shop located in the Omi-cho Market in Kanazawa, Ishikawa which sells charcoal-grilled seafood operated by Daimatsu Suisan, a local long-standing fish dealer. The shop has an eat-in space located next to shops selling fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan and will cook your fish for you then and there with your order at the counter. Customers can enjoy a variety of seasonal seafood delicacies at reasonable prices, such as seafood rice bowls and Japanese scallops grilled in butter. This popular shop is also frequently featured on TV and in magazines.
  • Sio Cafe
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Kataiwamachi No part 12
    A café located along the coast in Suzu, Ishikawa which offers dishes made with Agehama sea salt, a local specialty product, and drinks such as Shio Cider (a soda made with sea salt). Situated inside a remodeled abandoned home, the subdued colors of the café’s décor create a chic atmosphere. The Sea of Japan stretches away into the distance outside the café’s windows and here customers can enjoy a quiet moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The café’s fluffy pancakes, made with Shio Cider, are particularly popular. The beef stew, made with slow-stewed Noto beef, is also well-reviewed. The café also has a shop and gallery space.

    This cafe is located along the coastal drive, about 10min drive from the Salt Farm Museum. Although it has a small menu, the beef stew and fluffy egg savory pancakes are superb. The cafe has...

  • Daimyo Jaya
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Konohanamachi 7-5-1
    A renowned Kaga kaiseki course cuisine restaurant located a three minute walk from Kanazawa Station. Featuring an elegant Japanese atmosphere including private tatami rooms, a Japanese garden, and reception room, here you can enjoy seasonal meals weaving together the traditions of Kaga and the skills of a Kyoto-trained chef. The restaurant’s well-reviewed kaiseki course cuisine primarily focuses on seafood dishes made with seasonal items like blackthroat seaperch, crab, midwinter Japanese amberjack, sweet shrimp, firefly squid, and daggertooth pike conger, in addition to jibuni duck meat stew, a local Kanazawa dish. The restaurant’s “ogon” (golden) crab, so rare only one is caught every one or two thousand hauls, is also quite popular.

    Only 5min walk from Kanazawa station. This restaurant serves Japanese Cuisine cooked with local fresh seafood and vegetables by certified chef who is specialised in Kaga local technique. If you would...

  • Kato Koyodo
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Futakuchimachi N-94-1
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in Futakuchi Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture renowned for its elegant and dainty castle town-style sweets. The shop’s shelves are lined with seasonal fresh, dried, and baked sweet prepared by the hands of artisans. The shop’s signature item is its Kaga shikishi a snack assortment focusing primarily on colorful senbei rice crackers made with chewy glutinous rice. About the size of a person’s palm, these lovely treats are decorated with traditional natural themes and look like works of art. The uchiwa senbei, decorated rice crackers skewered on a toothpick to resemble a traditional Japanese fan, are popular to offer as gifts in summer.
  • Kanazawa Urata (Mikage)
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Mikagemachi 21-14
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in Mikage Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture famous for the Kaga Hachiman okiagari monaka bean jam cakes, which are popular to give as gifts celebrating the birth of a child and when visiting someone in the hospital. Modeled after the Kaga Hachiman okiagari, a traditional Kanazawa craft, these cute monaka bean jam cakes consist of a crisp outer crust filled with sweet adzuki bean paste. The shop also sells a wide variety of other fresh and baked sweets sure to delight as a souvenir or present. The shop’s Japanese-style choux crème puffs, crisp pastries filled with matcha green tea cream and tsubuan course sweet bean paste, are also well-reviewed.
  • Kotetsu
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Shimotsutsumichou 37-1
    A seafood rice bowl restaurant with just nine seats at the counter located inside the Omi-cho Market in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The restaurant’s variety of seafood rice bowls, topped with fish bought that morning personally by the owner at the market, are popular with bus guides, hotel staff members, and other people involved in the local travel industry. The standard Kaisen-don seafood rice bowl is the shop’s most popular; this luxurious dish gives diners the chance to enjoy around 13 to 14 different varieties of seafood served on a single rice bowl. The fresh-cooked Ishikawa Koshihikari rice, specially prepared soy sauce, and seasonal seafood toppings create an exquisite balance.

    金沢出身の友人に教えてもらい訪問。海鮮丼は2500円でしたが、海鮮満載で満足度高いです。カウンターだけですが、大将も気さくに話しかけてくれてアットホームな感じ良かったです。近江町市場に行くときはおすすめです

  • Akadama Honten
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    3.5
    68 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.

    Even since the first bowl of Oden in another part of Japan, we have been hooked to this traditional meal where you order the food cooked in a special broth. The food is great and the soup really...

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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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