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Kaiseki/Kappo Traditional Japanese Cuisine Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Kotobukiya
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Owarichou 2-4-13
    A famous long-standing ryotei restaurant located in Owari-cho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa which was listed in the Michelin Guide Toyama Ishikawa (Kanazawa) 2016. The restaurant, housed inside an Edo period townhome, has been listed as a Designated Preservation Structure by the city of Kanazawa. Kotobukiya’s traditional Buddhist vegetarian kaiseki course cuisine, made with over 60 types of vegetables with a focus on Kaga vegetables, harness the skills and knowledge of Kanazawa master food chefs and producers. The restaurant’s Japanese cuisine kaiseki courses are made with fresh seafood stocked from the Omi-cho Market. The inn has five dining rooms, decorated in the style of the five eras of Japan’s late Edo period, Meiji period, Taisho period, Showa period, and Heisei period.

    Although the reviews for this restaurant were favorable in their majority making it easy for us to reserve a kaiseki dinner on our sole night in Kanazawa , all 6 in our group left mostly hungry and...

  • Jugatsuya
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-26-16
    A restaurant produced by Zeniya, one of Kanazawa’s top Japanese restaurants, located in the “Higashi Chaya District” in Higashiyama, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Situated inside a remodeled former tea house built in the Edo period, this subdued and relaxing establishment has a sunken hearth-style counter and beautiful inner garden. Jugatsuya also has private rooms perfect for banquets and entertaining clients. One of the most popular items on the daytime menu is the bento lunch served in a bamboo basket, which comes with seasonal Japanese dishes and jibuni duck meat stew, a local delicacy. During the afternoon, Jugatsuya offers cake sets; at night, customers can enjoy reservation-only kaiseki course cuisine.

    We stumbled across this place just as we needed a coffee. We were delighted to be in the old style house with a long counter with space underneath for our legs. The coffee was delicious and the...

  • Suginoi Honami
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kiyokawamachi 3-11
    A long-standing ryotei restaurant standing on the bank of the Sai River and one of only a very few restaurants still operating today which serve traditional Kaga ryotei cuisine. Housed in a mansion built at the end of the Meiji period, the restaurant has six private rooms as well as a banquet hall, each of which has a different but elegant atmosphere. All rooms offer a view of the restaurants garden, and diners can enjoy picturesque seasonal scenery with their meal - cherry blossoms in spring, fresh verdure in summer, fall foliage in autumn, and a charming snowscape in winter. The restaurant’s tasteful and extravagant Kaga kaiseki course cuisine, incorporating seasonal local ingredients and seafood, is like art. Here you can taste first-class cuisine with an emphasis on “omotenashi” - hospitality - the greatest of care has even been put into the tableware used. Suginoi was listed in the Michelin Guide Toyama Ishikawa (Kanazawa) 2016 Special Edition. The nearest station is Nomachi Station.
  • Hibi Sakanazuki Toboku
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Konohanamachi 1-6
    At this Japanese cuisine restaurant, you can indulge in “Kanazawa-esque Seafood and Sake,” made by the owner who trained in Kyoto and Tokyo. Focusing on local ingredients, the owner’s proud seafood features only fresh items from local ports or from morning auctions at the market. Combining these in a unique way with in-season ingredients or traditional Kaga vegetables results in course meals with a great sense of the season. The lunch set is popular featuring several sides like rice, miso soup, grilled fish, or sashimi. The nearest station is Kanazawa Station. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended.

    This was one of the best meals I have had in Japan. Sitting at the bar watching the chef prepare the food over a two hour period was a great time. Was not your standard fare and all was prepared...

  • Kanazawa Gyokusen-tei
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Koshoumachi 8-3
    Kanawaza Gyokusen-tei located in Kosho Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture is a garden restaurant overlooking Gyokusen-en which is a chisenkaiyu-style (strolling around a pond and a fountain) garden with a history some 120 years longer than Kenroku-en Garden (one of the three famous gardens in Japan). The restaurant adding a modern essence on a house built in the late Edo period (1615-1865) is enhanced with an elegant atmosphere from table seating with a fusion of Japanese and European style to a private room which duplicates Kan’untei, a Kyoto Urasenke style tea room. You can enjoy delicious kaiseki ryori (a sophisticated Japanese multi-course meal), meticulously cooked seafood from the Japan Sea, and seasonal Kaga vegetables.

    A pity it was all dark when we arrived for dinner. Otherwise the view of the garden would have enhanced the experience even more. Service was impeccable. But the staff had some difficulty...

  • Nagomiya Takejiro
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Housugunnotochou Yanagida Thank you party 37-1
    "A Japanese restaurant located in the Yanagida area on the Noto Peninsula. The only part of Noto not adjoining the sea, Yanagida developed a unique style of cuisine different from the surrounding region. The restaurant serves a variety of seasonal dishes made with edible wild plants, river fish, mushrooms, and pheasant. The ""Noto-don"" rice bowl, topped with rare Noto beef raised in the region, is particularly popular. The restaurant takes thin slices of A3 rank and higher Noto beef and sears it lightly with a flame, garnishing it with wasabi and chrysanthemum flowers served over rice."

    能登牛を使った能登丼なら、竹次郎さんの「能登和牛炙り丼」が、能登で一番美味しいと思います。 たんぽぽの花?がのっていて見た目もおしゃれで、味もとても美味しいです。 人気店なので、能登丼を食べたければ事前予約した方が確実だと思います。 店内も綺麗で、地元客に愛されていると思いました。

  • Kappo Meigetsu
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 24-17-5
    A Japanese restaurant which uses local ingredients from Wajima. The owner's family has been lacquerware artisans for three generations and the restaurant accordingly used high class Wajima lacquerware for its tableware. The restaurant's menu is omakase (chef's choice) style and, based on your price range, you will be served a variety of local seafood such as blackthroat seaperch and other dishes. The restaurant is also open during lunch, during which time you can order reasonably priced seafood and other set meals. As a souvenir for tourists, diners are given a set of chopsticks made with hiba wood harvested locally in Ishikawa Prefecture.

    カウンターも小上がりも有り、入りやすい。メニューは少ないが、「美味しい刺身の盛り合わせ」でも作ってと言えば、張り切って料理してくれる。何となく愛想がないが、美味い旨いと言えば、だんだんと機嫌がよくなって、最後はお土産までいただいた。そんなに高くはないですよ。

  • Kenrokuen Miyoshian
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumachi 1-11
    "A traditional ryotei Japanese restaurant located close to Hasuike Pond Gate in the Kenrokuen Garden. The restaurant was established in 1875. In this long standing establishment, you can enjoy a meal while taking in the seasonal scenery of the preeminent Japanese garden in the Kaga area. Many famous people, including members of the Imperial family, have dined at this restaurant. Today, the restaurant consists of two buildings-the Honkan main building on the shore of Hisago Pond, the original landscape feature which inspired the creation of the Kenrokuen; and the Suitei pavilion jutting out over the pond's waters. The Suitei is particularly popular because diners can enjoy the sound of the Midoritaki waterfall and the sight of the garden's scenery reflected off the surface of the pond sprawling just beyond the pavilion's windows. The restaurant serves matcha powdered green tea with seasonal namagashi fresh Japanese style sweets as well as reasonably priced kaiseki bento lunches. The ""Hisago Bento"" is particularly recommended and comes with a variety of traditional Kaga dishes."

    A charming place. Nice staff, appreciated by local clientele and few foreigners. And so relaxing, viewing the pound and hearing the waterfall...

  • Takimitei
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Mauramachi C
    "A Japanese restaurant standing along National Route 249 traveling from Wajima towards Suzu. From the restaurant's windows, you can see the Maura Coast and Tarumi falls, a famous ""reverse waterfall"" whose waters flow in reverse during the coldest part of winter. The restaurant's signature dish is its ""Noto Kaisen-don,"" a rice bowl topped with fresh seasonal and local Noto seafood. The rice bowl is topped with around 10 varieties of seasonal seafood, such as sea bream and flounder in spring and summer, and Japanese amberjack, crab and northern shrimp in fall and winter. The rice bowl is made with seafood fresh caught that morning, and thus diners can enjoy a rice bowl that both looks and tastes different every time depending on the season and timing."

    We found this restaurant on our way to see a small waterfall. The accept us without reservation. The food was really good. The staff count not speak English but will go all the way explain to...

  • Syugetu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Moriyama 1-2-18
    "A ryotei traditional restaurant serving Kaga cuisine situated along National Route 359 in Kanazawa. Dedicated to using fresh ingredients raised in the lush, natural environment of Kanazawa, the appeal of the restaurant's cuisine is its unique fusion of tradition and innovation. The restaurant offers three lunches and three dinner course meals whose content and even tableware differs depending on the season. Other menu selections include a sashimi assortment and ""Jibu Steak,"" a unique take on traditional regional jibuni duck meat stew. In April, the restaurant serves a women-only ""Ohanami Gozen"" flower viewing meal which is even more visually appealing and cute than usual. The ""Hanakago Gozen,"" also only offered to women, is limited to 30 customers a day."
  • Mimasu
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Hakui-gun Shikamachi Togi Ryokemachi Ta 2-7
    This restaurant was founded in 1986. Ever since its founding, it has built its menu around local Noto seafood, like tiger puffer, as well as locally sourced vegetables and Notoushi beef. The shop has a homey atmosphere, and there's no reason to dress up or worry about your image here. The shop owner carefully chooses the day's seafood every morning right after the catch is brought in. The seas around Noto are among Japan's best fishing areas, with the mix of warm and cold currents. With the chef's ability to bring the ultimate natural richness out of that seafood, this shop brings customers from all over, both in- and outside of the prefecture.

    お座敷があり宴会も出来ます。地元密着型の和食割烹って感じです。冬場はカニも食べられます。増穂ヶ浦の真ん前です。

  • Dining Inn Taisha-an
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Hakui-shi Shibagakimachi 8-35
    This dining ryokan inn is about five minutes' drive from Yanaida Interchange off the Noto-SatoyamaKaido, which has been free to use since 2013. One building houses a ryokan inn and a Japanese restaurant specializing in seasonal seafood dishes. Popular for serving Noto's specialty natural iwagaki oysters, from early summer through late August it's often filled with tourists seeking the plump, juicy treats. They offer a popular full multi-course oyster meal, with dishes like raw oysters topped with ponzu, oysters roasted in the shell, pot-steamed oyster rice, and fried oysters. They also have a menu of a la carte dishes like vinegar oysters and oyster gratin.
  • Sato
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Oyamamachi 5-5

    昼は定食屋、夜は居酒屋というお店。ランチは毎日一種類。カウンターのみの小さなお店ですが、安くて美味しく、煮魚や焼き魚が食べられるので、庶民的な旅をする人にはおすすめです。

  • New Araya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Moroemachi Kamicho 2
  • Fuji No
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Yayoi 2-9-14
  • Hayabune
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Sainen 4-14-6

    金沢中央卸売市場 横の大衆割烹料理屋さんです。金沢駅から歩いたら25分かかります、タクシーなら5分かかりません。 とにかく、魚は皆、絶品です。 近江市場にいくなら、こちらが、間違いないかと思います。写真見てください。

  • Nafune
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Onuka 2-138
  • Niwa O Cuisine Catering Teramachi Main Store
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Teramachi 2-11-1
  • Sugano
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nomachi 2-25-21
  • Manseitei
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumachi 1-17

    первый полноценный день в Японии, первый самостоятельный обед. Много неизвестных. Спасает то что в большинстве японских кафе и ресторанах перед входом витрина с муляжами блюд, да и в меню картинки...

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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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