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  • 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
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    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.
  • Sio Cafe
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    4.0
    13 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...

  • Furukawa Shoten
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Idamachi Yo Part 8-1
    A popular bakery located in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture on the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula. Furukawa Shoten sells an abundant variety of breads, such as moist breads made with local vegetables and glutinous rice, sweet breads, hearty side dish-style breads, and breads slow-risen and backed with natural yeast. The most popular bread that Furukawa Shoten sells is the cooled cream bread, a soft bread stuffed with whipped cream. A variety of creams are offered, including course ground Noto dainagon adzuki sweet bean, black sesame, and fruit creams.

    パンの種類は沢山ありますがクリームパンが人気!食パンも美味しい。クリームパンはお土産にはならないです。なぜなら中は生クリームなので溶けてしまいまうのです。

  • Tsukamoto
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 1-90
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop located in Kawai Town, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The shop’s signature item is the egara manju, a renowned Wajima sweet. Smooth sweet bean paste wrapped in a glutinous rice flour dough which is dyed a vivid yellow using Cape jasmine which is then steamed to create an extremely rare Japanese treat. The name is said to come from its resemblance to an iga Japanese chestnut, the pronunciation of which was corrupted into “egara.” The name is sometimes also written with characters meaning “fate,” “congratulations,” and “good” for good luck. Extremely popular, egara manju often sell out early in the day.

    サイズが大きいこともありますが、もちもちした食感で非常に食べ応えがある饅頭です。甘さもちょうどよく、非常に美味しかったです。

  • Yabu Shinbashi Branch
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 24-11-48
    A restaurant located in Kawai Town, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture which primarily serves soba noodles, udon noodles, rice bowls, and other Japanese dishes. The stately white walled building roofed with black tiles is quite large and the restaurant can seat up to 120 customers. In addition to casual dishes like zaru-soba noodles with tempura and rice bowls topped with scrambled eggs and tempura, the restaurant also serves popular seafood rice bowls piled high with fresh Noto seafood. The restaurant has a large tatami mat seating area as well as quiet private dining rooms, making it perfect for any dining outing.

    輪島の朝市近くの「やぶ新橋」さんで夕食をいただきました。夜7時頃に私達がはいったときは3組の先客がありましたが、その後も何組かのお客さんが入ってこられ繁盛店です。私は「炙りふぐ丼」、相方は「能登海鮮丼」を食べました。「炙りふぐ丼」のふぐは香ばしくプリプリの食感で絶品でした。相方の「能登海鮮丼」も新鮮なネタでこちらも絶品でした。店員さんの愛想もよく大満足です。

  • Yubeshi Nakauraya (Waichi Main Shop)
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 4-97
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop established in 1910 and located in Kawai-machi, Wajima, Ishikawa. The shop’s signature item is the maru-yubeshi yuzu dumpling, a renowned Wajima sweet. A ripe yuzu hollowed out and stuffed with uniquely-flavored glutinous rice which is then steamed several times and dried for half a year, the maru-yubeshi is a traditional sweet loved by celebrities and tea ceremony masters nationwide. Other items sold by the shop include soft gyoku-yubeshi gyuhi dumplings and refreshing yuzu jelly. The second floor is a café offering coffee and sweets served on Wajima lacquer dishes.

    2018.05.06訪問。 朝市散策の際に訪問。有名店のようで、朝市近辺だけでも3軒お店がありました。 お土産屋さんでこちらのプリンがおいしいと聞いたので注文。 能登プリン(ゆず、プレーン)の2種類を食べました。 ゆずプリンは ゆずの香りがふわっとして甘い中にも爽やかな感じが。 プレーンは普通のプリンでした。 能登産の材料で作っているプリンなので能登プリンなのかな。 期待したほど特徴は無かっ...

  • Sushi Yoshi
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Idamachi 15 -25
    This sushi restaurant serves nigiri-zushi and seafood bowls made with natural seafood, and also individual dishes. It is located in Iidamachi, Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Not only does it use a generous amount of freshly caught local fish in its sashimi and nigiri-zushi, but its summer-only Noto-don bowl, with its rich natural Iwakagi oysters is also very popular. When crab is in season, the Shifuku no Kobako-don, with its enormous three servings-worth of Kobako crab meat (female Tanner crab) and crab miso is also very popular. This popular spot is particular about using only local products, from the soy sauce to the salt, its gourmet food is unique to Suzu.

    雌のズワイガニは資源保護のために漁期も短期間に限られているので、現地にいくら出向いてもいつでも食べられる訳ではありません。それだけにこの貴重な機会を見逃す訳にはいかないと、わざわざ遠回りをしてお店に出向きました。寿司吉さんは夏場は地元産の岩牡蠣丼を出したり香箱ガニの漁期にはカニ丼と特色ある丼を提供してくれます。至福の幸箱丼はご飯の上に香箱ガニの身と内子・外子がびっしりと載っています。聞けばなんと丼...

  • Asaichi Sakaba
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 1-91
    This standing Japanese-style bar (Izakaya) is located on the first floor of WACCA, which can be found along the morning market street in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. They are popular for serving fresh fish caught the same day from Wajima harbor, and their “sashimi kebabs” are loved as well. There’s also the “Noto rice bowl,” which has pickled seafood and yam, a seafood rice bowl, the Sakaba set, which includes both sashimi and grilled fish, and more. Enjoy the bounties of the sea along with some sake or canned beer from 7:30 a.m. until 15:00.
  • Restaurant and Guest House Muroya
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    2.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Takojimamachi Naval section 123
    Muroya located near Takojima fishing port in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture is a guest house with a restaurant that boasts dishes using fresh fish landed in the morning of the day. The guest house is popular for the heartfelt welcoming gestures of its owner and his simple seasoning focused on the deliciousness of the fish itself. In the restaurant, there is a wide range of unique local menu items including Notodon rice bowl topped with plenty of seafood, a sashimi set meal, kamameshi (rice cooked with meat and vegetables in a pot), and ramen noodles with iwanori seaweed. The guest house is a traditional Japanese building so you can enjoy a somewhat nostalgic atmosphere as if you are visiting your country relative’s house.

    We stayed here a couple of weeks ago on a road trip through Noto Hanto. It was out of the peak and there were few guests - we had two tatami rooms to ourselves. A single room would be quite small...

  • Wajima Sushi Restaurant Shinpuku
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    4.5
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 5-41-23
    Wajima Sushi Restaurant Shinpuku in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture is a popular sushi restaurant not only for tourists but also for locals. The owner who worked as a fisherman is a true connoisseur and uses only natural ingredients caught from the local sea. It is famous for Noto asaichidon, a rice bowl topped with fresh seafood landed at the port in Noto. The nigiri set meal using local ingredients and Noto local cuisine are also popular. You can feel free to have lunch and also enjoy sushi and a la carte dishes with local sake in the evening.

    Good choice for sushi in Wajima. Not all the sushi was good, some were too chewy, but the good pieces were really really good and we doubled down on those. The restaurant is a little out of the main...

  • Malga Gelato Noto Main Shop
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Housugunnotochou Mizuho 163-1
    Located in Mizuho, Noto Town, Hosu County, this shop specializes in gelato. The 100% local raw milk gelatos here are born through fine control of the mixture rates and aroma of the ingredients. The crafter of these gelatos, Mr. Taizo Shibano, is a gelato professional who has many achievements in international gelato contests.

    能登空港から山道を入って行きます。途中で本当にこの道であっているのか不安になる程道が狭く成ります。 約40分ほどで到着しますが、すごいところに出店したものだと感心します。 肝心のジェラートですが、ブルーベリー味とメロン味を頂きました。1スプーンだけ味見でつけてくれるのが嬉しいです。 とても美味しく頂きました。友人の食べたピスタチオが個人的には美味しかったです。 わざわざ行く価値は十分にあります。

  • Notomae Ko Sushi
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Housugunanamizumachi Omachi Chi 37-4
    A sushi shop about one minute on foot from Anamizu Station. They sell sushi made with in-season Noto fish. Popular is the “Noto Anamizu kaisen don” with an assortment of 20 items, like in-season fish, or delicacies like “konowata” and “kuchiko” in sea cucumber. It is registered as a “Noto don” that gives you a taste of deep Oku-Noto.

    昼は豪華にという事で奮発して食べましたが、値段はそれなりに高いが沢山の種類の魚が食べられ満足でした。 魚のあら汁もとても美味しかったです。 お店の前にも2~3台の車が止められますが穴水駅前の駐車場に車を止めさせてもらいました。 駅前からあるいて5分くらいです。

  • Patisserie Sucreglace
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    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Idamachi 10 -1
    Patisserie Sucreglace is a cake shop located on National Route 249 in Iida Town, Suzu City. Besides handmade cakes, the store also sells baked confectionery. Popular products include sandwiched Noto Dainagon cake and Dainagon-yaki cake, which are made using the Noto variety of large-grained adzuki bean, as well as “Suzu Salt Madeleines,” made using salt produced in the Suzu region; these items are frequently bought to take home as souvenir gifts.
  • Nizami Coffee cafe
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Idamachi 7 -30-1
    Nizami Coffee is a café located on National Route 249 in the Iida Town of Suzu City. Visitors can enjoy superb coffee made using beans from Nizami Coffee Shop Funagoya, in Kinoura and delicious homemade cake. The café usually has a selection of around 10 different types of coffee beans, which are also available for sale. It also sells coffee-related items such as cups and coffee-pots.

    剛巧經過,便進來坐。 這間店非常特別,未進來已經嗅到陣陣的咖啡香味。有很多咖啡的選擇。我們吃了他的朱古力蛋糕和咖啡芝士蛋糕,都非常美味。 Also they use a nice music system in the shop. Good choice of songs for a relaxing environment. I like it. Will come...

  • Kaitenzushi Saikaimaru
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuigunshikamachi Saikaifuto W 6 6 Saikai fishing port premises
    A sushi restaurant located on the grounds of the Saikai Fishing Harbor. The restaurant's name indicates it is a conveyor belt sushi place, but in place of an unending conveyor belt of sushi rolling past, customers make an order via a touch panel at their table, after which a sushi chef quickly prepares their order. Directly operated by a fisherman's union, the restaurant uses fresh seafood caught and brought into port that day. Only salmon and mackerel caught in the waters off Saikai, in particular, are used, no imports. The restaurant's menu also includes many distinctly local sushi toppings such as thread-sail filefish, whelk, and neon flying squid.

    能登空港内の観光案内所で紹介されて行きました。帰る日の昼食にちょうど良かったです。回転ずしにはあまり行ったことがありませんが都内の寿司屋よりも種が新鮮だと思いました。漁港そのものにありますから車でないと行けないでしょうね。

  • Trattoria Shigezo
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuigunshikamachi Takahamachou
    An Italian restaurant with a view of the sea off Shika Town, Hakui County, Ishikawa Prefecture. The restaurant has table and terrace seating, and diners in either area can watch the sun set into the Sea of Japan. Inside, the restaurant's white walls and simple furniture convey an image of the Italian countryside. The menu consists primarily of pasta and other Italian dishes. The menu changes depending on what seafood and local vegetables were stocked that day and is displayed on a blackboard in the restaurant.

    ordered a squid ink pasta and the raw ham pizza. both were delightful. the sauce on the pizza is great and the Ham generous. the squid ink pasta was creamy and yummy!

  • Muine
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    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Shouinmachi Kouji R 5-1
    A Noto-based Vietnamese confectionary shop. A Japanese-Vietnamese husband and wife are the shop's patissiers. Inside, the shop's showcases are filled with Western-style confectionaries created by the Japanese husband and Vietnamese-style confectionaries created by the Vietnamese wife. One of the most popular Western-style confections is the shop's moist baumkuchen. Particularly popular Vietnamese-style sweets include the mooncakes and the durian manju steamed buns. The shop also sells spices and seasonings for use in Vietnamese cooking. Another popular sweet sold by the shop is a collaboration combining a baumkuchen with a showy, flower-shaped Vietnamese jelly in the hole in the center.
  • 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
    10 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.

    能登2泊旅行で近くのホテルの紹介で一日目の夕食に利用しました。この旅行の第一の目的は蟹を食べることだったのでそれは達成されました。おまかせで頼んだので親父さんが張り切ってくれて蟹以外にも鯨、のどぐろなど色々出してくれました。とても全部は食べきれませんでした。

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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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