Kanazawa 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…
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.
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…
Izakaya in Kanazawa


A rotating menu of succulent small plates is featured at this family-run izakaya (pub-restaurant). The few tables offer seating on tatami mats, but opt for a comfortable chair at the long, dark-wood bar to watch the…
Izakaya in Kanazawa

Plat Home

Popular with Western tourists and locals alike, this new-in-2015 izakaya (pub-restaurant) specialises in modern takes on small-plate classics, like an appetiser of avocado-and-tuna sashimi with seaweed. The setting,…
Italian in Kanazawa

Pizzeria Bar Napoli

Daily happy hours and lunch specials make this well-priced Italian joint even more appealing. It's a good choice when you need something simple and painless: the pizzas have authentic Napoli-style bases and there's …