Kanazawa & the Hokuriku Coast restaurants

Top Choice Chinese in Kanazawa


Upstairs in Ōmi-chō Market, chefs from Hong Kong prepare authentic Szechuan- and Hong Kong–style dishes (including dim sum) from scratch. Delicious lunch and dinner set menus are excellent value. The spicy, salted s…
Top Choice Japanese in Kanazawa

Kaiseki Tsuruko

Kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) dining is a holistic experience of hospitality, art and originality. This outstanding restaurant is a true gourmand's delight, offering an experience beyond what you might enjoy in a…
Cafe in Kanazawa

Full of Beans

A variety of Japanese dishes and yōshoku (Western-style meals) are served at this stylish cafe in the quieter backstreets of Katamachi – the website will give you a sense of the vibe. It's a good place to try inimit…
Izakaya in Kanazawa

Itaru Honten

One of Kanazawa's favourite seafood izakaya (pub-restaurants) is as popular with locals as it is with international visitors, so you may have to queue for a spot. Expect superlative sushi and sashimi and daily speci…
Seafood in Wajima

Umi-tei Notokichi

Umi-tei Notokichi has been a popular local haunt for generations – it's a quintessential Japanese seafood experience. Purists should keep it simple and go for the sashimi moriawase (sashimi of the day). It also does…
Izakaya in Kanazawa

Daiba Kanazawa Ekimae

This trendy spot in the Kanazawa Miyako Hotel building has a comprehensive Japanese menu and a limited English one with all the Western favourites and some local specialities. It's a great place for your first izaka…
Sushi in Kanazawa

Janome-sushi Honten

Kanazawa institution Janome-sushi Honten has been known for sashimi and Kaga cuisine since 1931. Dinner omakase (chef's choice) menus start at ¥3000.
Noodles in Fukui

Amida Soba Yūbuan

On the Rekishi-no-michi street outside the west exit of Fukui Station, you'll find this delightful variation on a soba theme. The speciality is oroshi soba sanmai (¥1300), a double serve of thick, flattened soba noo…
Dumplings in Kaga Onsen


The family behind Chōraku has been making delicate gyōza (dumplings) by hand to order for more than 50 years, and their experience has deliciously paid off. The mapo tofu and ramen are also excellent. This is a refr…
Bistro in Kanazawa

Kanazawa Todoroki-tei

The art-deco, woody, candelit atmosphere of this Western-style bistro near Higashi-chaya-gai is a big selling point. The Taisho-era (1912–26) building with vaulted ceilings is a little rough around the edges, but th…