Of course, it’s important to relax and enjoy the food while you are in Ishikawa! Try some local food at excellent Ryoteis or popular Izakayas, or go to an ethnic restaurant. You can find many varieties, such as Chinese, Korean, and Indian if you are in the mood!


Ryotei: Traditional Japanese Course Meal Restaurant


Kanazawa City >> Musashi Area

Kotobukiya [金澤町家料亭 壽屋]

This excellent restaurant serves fine course meals in a traditional Japanese town house built 160 years ago. You will feel as if you have slipped into the Edo period in there. As a matter of fact, Kotobukiya has a great reputation in and around Kanazawa, for their Shojin Ryori: Japanese vegetarian meals based on Buddhist cuisine, as well as Kaga-Ryori: Kanazawa’s local cuisine. It will please not only vegetarians but also non-vegetarians. Why don’t you give it a try?

2-4-13, Owaricho, Kanazawa
Tel 076-231-6245 / Fax 076-231-7001 /
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Open: 11:30-14:00 (last call 13:30); 18:00-22:00 (last call 19:30); closed irregularly / Recommended menu: Kaga-Ryori Course (local cuisine course meals); Shojin-Ryori Course (Japanese vegetarian course meals based on Buddhist cuisine) / Budget: lunch 4,500~5,500 yen; dinner 7,000-25,000 yen (Tax not included) / Credit cards: Most accepted / Languages: Limited English spoken / *Reservation required

Sushi Bar


Kanazawa >> Katamachi Area

Ippei Sushi [一平鮨]

Who says sushi bars have to be expensive? The moment you slide back the entrance door to be greeted by the cheerful chef and kimono-clad okamisan (mistress) you'll find yourself won over by this authentic and reasonably priced sushi bar. You can just point the ingredients on display, such as Buri (yellowtail), Saba (mackerel), Anago (sea eel) and etc., then the skilled chef will make fresh sushi immediately just in front of you! Don't forget to try thick omelette as well!

1-5-29, Kata-machi, Kanazawa

Phone 076-261-8674
Open: 18:00-1:00; closed Sundays and national holidays
Language: English and Japanese menu; Limited English spoken / Budget: 1,400-3,000 yen (Tax not included in prices.) / Credit cards: Not accepted

Castle-Viewing Restaurant & Sweets Bar


Kanazawa >> Kenrokuen Area

Kenjotei [茶屋 見城亭]

The name Kenjotei literally means a “castle-viewing house”. It’s located just next to Katsurazakaguchi toll booth in Kenrokuen garden. They offer you great views of Kanazawajo castle from its wide, window seating area. Enjoy an excellent meal or a simple coffee break on the second floor, or just grab a dessert at their sweets bar on the first floor!

1-19, Kenrokumachi, (Edomachidori street in Kenrokuen), Kanazawa
Tel 076-263-7141 / LinkIconE-mail

Recommended menu: Vanilla flavored soft serve covered with a gold leaf 1,000 yen (1F “Grab and Go” Sweets Bar); Kuzukiri gelatinous noodle dessert made from kudzu root 800 yen, Jibuni udon noodle 1,000 yen (2F Cafe & Restaurant) *Tax included / Open: 9:00-17:00 (open everyday) / Credit cards: Most accepted / Languages: Limited English spoken; English menu

Geisha House & Cafe


Kanazawa >>
Higashi Chayagai district

Kaikaro [懐華樓]

Though Kaikaro is also known for their strict, referral-based admittance policy or “ichigensan okotowari” for evening performances, you can take a house tour of this traditional building during the daylight hours. You’ll see Nightingale floors, a golden Tatami room, and numerous other amazing architectural elements in the traditional geisha house built in 1820. It has actually received the highest rating from Michelin travel guides.

1-14-8, Higashiyama, Kanazawa
Tel 076-253-0591 / LinkIconE-mail

Entrance fee: 750 yen (Entrance only) / 1,200 yen (Entrance fee, green tea and Japanese sweets) / Open: 9:00-17:00 / Credit cards: Most accepted at the gift shop / Languages: Limited English spoken

Yoshoku: Historically Customized Western Cuisine


Kanazawa >>
Higashi Chayagai district

Restaurant JIYUKEN [自由軒]

Conveniently situated in the Higashi Chayagai geisha district, this long-established Yoshoku restaurant has always been popular among the locals and tourists. They utilize handpicked local ingredients, and it's hard to go wrong with any of their fairly priced dishes served by a friendly staff.

1-6-6, Higashiyama, Kanazawa
Phone 076-252-1996 /

Open: weekdays 11:30-15:00 (last call) / 17:00-21:00 (last call); weekends and national holidays 11:30-15:00 (last call) / 16:30-21:00 (last call); closed Tuesdays and every third Monday / Language: English and Japanese menu / Budget: 1,000-2,000 yen / Credit cards: Only Visa Card accepted

Tempura House by Ryotei Kinjohro


Kanazawa City >> Higashiyama Area

Tenkane [料亭金城楼天麩羅専門店 天金]

Tenkane is owned by the cuisine-ryokan Kinjohro. They have only seven counter seats that you can see the skilled chef cooking tempura in front of you. Handpicked ingredients, such as fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan, or seasonal vegetables, will be lightly battered and freshly fried. This will amuse you while you are waiting for your meal.

2-23, Hashibacho, Kanazawa
Tel 076-224-2467

Open: 11:00-14:00 (last call 14:00); 17:00-20:00 (last call 20:00); closed Wednesdays, every first and third Thursday. / Menu: Lunch Time Course Tempura: Kikyo 5,000 yen; Sakura 10,000 yen / Dinner Time Course Tempura: Sakura 10,000 yen; Kuroyuri 15,000 yen (Tax not included) / Credit cards: Most accepted / Languages: Limited English spoken / # of seats: 7 (counter seats only) / *Reservation recommended.c

Japanese Course meals
& Shabu-shabu


Kanazawa City >> Museum Area

Kanazawa Sekitei [かなざわ石亭]

This renowned Japanese restaurant is quietly located next to the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and it’s walkable to D. T. Suzuki Museum (6-minutes walk) as well.
Enjoy their excellent kaiseki cuisines in the previous samurai house with lovely Japanese garden! Reservation required. Please contact them at least a day in advance of your visit!

1-9-23, Hirosaka, Kanazawa
Tel 076-231-2208 / Fax 076-231-2053 /
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Open: 11:30-22:00; closed New Year holidays (Dec. 28 - Jan. 4) / Recommended menu: kaiseki course meals, and shabu-shabu hot pot / Budget: lunch 3,500~6,000 yen; dinner 8,000-18,000 yen (Tax not included) / Credit cards: Most accepted / Languages: Limited English spoken / *Reservation required

Rokkakudo Seseragi-Branch [六角堂 香林坊せせらぎ通り店]

The long-established steak house opened this branch on the Seseragi street along the lovely canal in the heart of downtown Korinbo. Their skilled chefs cook excellent beef from the Noto peninsula, fresh seafood, and indigenous vegetables called Kaga Yasai, just in front of you. Try the mouthwatering steak after or before visiting the samurai district!

2-1-1, Korinbo, Kanazawa
Tel 076-222-6109 / Fax 076-222-6119 /
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Open: 11:30-22:00; closed New Year holidays / Recommended menu: Noto-Gyu Course: steak course meals utilized excellent beef from the peninsula / Budget: lunch 2,000~9,500 yen; dinner 5,300-11,000 yen (Tax not included) / Credit cards: Most accepted / Languages: Limited English spoken; English menu

Southern American Bar & Café (smoke-free, English speaking)


Kanazawa City >>
Kanazawa Katamachi Area

KANAME BAR & CAFE [カナメバー & カフェ]

Located in downtown Tatemachi Street, this dive-inspired American bar specializes in recipes from the American South, including spicy wings, authentic hushpuppies, homemade biscuits, classic cinnamon rolls and frequent specials, including seasonal cocktails and imported beers. Live performances and social events in Japanese and English happen monthly. Guests of Kaname Hostel receive credit toward breakfast menu purchases.

B1, 14-1 Tatemachi, Kanazawa
Tel 076-222-2272 / LinkIconE-mail

Open: • Happy Hour 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m. • See Facebook page for hours, directions, events and specials. / Recommended menu: Hushpuppies 600 yen; Buffalo Wings 950 yen; Domestic & Imported Beers ¥500 – 1500; Jumbo Cinnamon Roll 500 yen *Tax included Budget: 2000 yen *No seating charge. / Credit cards: VISA and MasterCard accepted. / Languages: English and Japanese menu; English spoken, and more depending on staff / *Free wi-fi



 Name Address  Telephone

Kagaryori Daimyojaya 7-5-1, Konohana-Machi, Kanazawa 076-231-5121
Ishiya 2-8-3, Hikoso-Machi, Kanazawa 076-264-0161
Kappo Tsuzumi 2-17-21, Hon-Machi, Kanazawa 076-222-0223
Kenroku 16F Sky Hotel, 15-1, Musashi-Machi, Kanazawa 076-233-2233
Jugatsuya 1-26-16, Higashiyama, Kanazawa 076-253-3321
Mahoroba 1F, Hakuchoro Hotel, 6-3, Marunouchi 076-222-1212
Tamayura 8-6, Hoshima-Machi, Kanazawa 076-244-7005
Rokumi Itteki 5-6, Kigura-Machi, Kanazawa 076-225-7016
Higashiyama Mizuho 1-26-7, Higashiyama, Kanazawa 076-251-7666
Kenkenochin 2-37, Kenroku-Machi, Kanazawa 076-222-1600
KenJohtei 1-19, Kenroku-Machi, Kanazawa 076-263-7141
Kofuku 2F Ohmicho Ichibakan, 88, Aokusa-Machi 076-225-8080
Kappo Jihei 1-7-7, Higashiyama, Aokusa-Machi 076-252-6730
Kenrokutei 1-20, Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa 076-261-3783
Kagaryori Kincharyo 1-8-50, Teramachi, Kanazawa 076-243-2121
Akame Sushi 1-9-15, Hon-Machi, Kanazawa 076-263-9787
Ippei Sushi 1-5-29, Kata-Machi, Kanazawa 076-261-8674
Shigeno 1-8-22, Kata-Machi, Kanazawa 076-222-4811
Janome-Zushi 11-12, Kata-Machi, Kanazawa 0120-31-0093
Ishikawaken Kanko Bussankan 2-20, Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa 076-222-7788
Umaimon Hyakubangai Kyakubangai, 1-1, Kinoshinbo, Kanazawa 076-261-5522
Umaimon Porte Kanazawa B1F, Porte Kanazawa, 2-15, Honmachi, Kanazawa 076-231-2417
Ryotei Otomorou 2-27, Oyama-Machi, Kanazawa 076-221-0305
Kotobukiya 2-4-13, Owari-Cho, Kanazawa 076-231-6245
Kinjohro 2-23, Hashiba-Cho 076-221-8188
Daian 4-1, Horikawa-Machi, Kanazawa 076-263-5858
Hizuki 111, Horikawa-Machi, Kanazawa 076-263-5858
Umihiko 3F Central Hotel, 4-4, Horikawa-Machi, Kanazawa 076-263-5858
Iwashigumi 1-7-13, Kata-Machi, Kanazawa 076-224-1493
Amatsubo 4-7, Kakinokibatake, Kanazawa 076-221-8491
Minnanoie 1-1-22, Kata-Machi, Kanazawa 076-255-1308
Monzen 1F, City Hotel, 6-8, Showa-Machi, Kanazawa 076-224-2201
Maguro-Ganchi 9-11, Showa-Machi, Kanazawa 076-225-7722
Kaguya B1F, 2-3-2, Kata-Mach, Kanazawa 076-254-1751
Hana-no-Mai Kanazawa-ekimae-ten 1F Live 1, 3-3, Konohana-Machi, Kanazawa 076-210-3777
Kuroyuri Kanazawa Hyakubangai, Ajiwai-Kan, 
1-1, Kinoshinbo-Machi, Kanazawa
Ajidokoro Ichigohan Bunke 1-7, Kiguramachi, Kanazawa 076-261-8881
Izakaya Kuukai 3-10, Kazuemachi, Kanazawa 076-261-9112
Hot Pot
Akakara Kanazawa-ekimae 3F Central Hotel, 4-4, Horikawa-Machi, Kanazawa 076-263-5858

Sukiyaki / Shabu Shabu
Hasegawa-Tei 2-1, Kasaichi-Machi, Kanazawa 076-221-2366
Udon Noodle
Fukuwauchi 1-9-31, Hikoso-Machi, Kanazawa 076-264-8780
Udon-Kappo Donsukii 4-2-1, Ishibiki, Kanazawa 076-231-0441


 Name Address  Telephone

Edel 1F, Garden Hotel Kanazawa 076-263-3333
Cascade Dining 1F, ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa 076-224-9802
Polso 1F, Hakuchoro Hotel 076-222-1212
Restaurant Jiyuken 1-6-6, Higashiyama, Kanazawa 076-252-1996
Grill New Tanuki 3-23-12, Kodatsuno, Kanazawa 076-262-6658
Wine Kaido 1-11-19, Katamachi, Kanazawa 076-260-6900
Pot-au-feu 1F, 44-1, Satomi-Cho, Kanazawa 076-223-8102
Restaurant Le Mars 2-12-34, Kohrinbo, Kanazawa 076-262-5343
Restaurant Bernard 6-1, Musashi-Machi, Kanazawa 076-225-8682
Todoroki Tei 1-2-1, Higashiyama, Kanazawa 076-252-5755
Tablier Katamachi-Ten 5-1, Kigura-Machi, Kanazawa 076-262-8087 ‎
Osteria Del Campagne 2-31-33, Kata-Machi, Kanazawa 076-261-2156 ‎
Caffè Arco Prego 1-3-21, Kata-Machi, Kanazawa 076-223-7333 ‎
Italian Bar
Ikedamachi Bar Bar 3-11, Ikeda-Machi, Kanazawa 076-262-4496
Londonya's Bar 1-12-8, Kata-Machi, Kanazawa 076-232-2671

Restaurant Blue Moon 1F, 61, Jikken-Machi, Kanazawa 076-223-2583
Meat Dish
Teraoka Fusha Kanazawa 2-2-2, Teraji, Kanazawa 076-242-0050


 Name Address  Telephone

Karin Chinese Restaurant 2F ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa 076-224-9804
Ho-oh 17F ANA Holiday Inn Kanazawa Sky 076-233-2233
Kazahana 2-4, Konohanamachi, Kanazawa 076-264-2229

Indian Dining Sharma 6F Forus, 3-1, Horikawashin-Machi, Kanazawa 076-221-0556
Gold Curry Musashi-Ten 1-17, Musashi-Machi, Kanazawa 076-234-0634
Sharma Factory 3-51, Oyama-Machi, Kanazawa 076-221-0515
Spice Box 2-30-8, Kata-Machi, Kanazawa 076-234-3313
Indian Restaurant Sharma 6F, Forus, 3-1, Shimeno-Machi-Nishi, Kanazawa 076-266-0911

Little Spice 1F, 2-11, Kakinokibatake, Kanazawa 076-232-0141
Vietnamese Restaurant Musaku 6-14-43, Hon-Machi, Nonoichi 076-248-7377


 Name Address  Telephone

Full Of Beans 41-1, Satomi-Cho, Kanazawa 076-222-3315
Jo-House 1-111, Takaodai, Kanazawa 076-296-0245
Kaikaro 1-14-8, Higashiyama, Kanazawa 076-253-0591
16F Hotel Kanazawa1-1, Horikawashin-Machi 076-223-1111
InFusion 6-20, Horikawa-Machi, Kanazawa 076-263-1141
Teru 3-1-7, Higashiyama, Kanazawa 076-251-1117
Satomicho Liqueur 44-1, Satomi-Cho, Kanazawa 076-232-7820
Jim Hall 3F Seki Bldg., 1-5-15, Kata-Machi 076-222-8079
Pole Pole 2-31-30, Kata-Machi, Kanazawa 076-260-1138
Hirosaka Highball 2F, 4-9, Kakinokibatakei, Kanazawa 076-265-7474

Suntory Jiggerbar St. Louis

1F, 2-21-2, Katamachi, Kanazawa 076-223-6116



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