Restaurants

Top Choice Chinese in Kanazawa

Sentō

Upstairs in Ōmi-chō Market, talented chefs from Hong Kong prepare authentic Szechuan- and Hong Kong–style dishes (including dim sum) from scratch. Healthy (yellow bean oil is used) and delicious lunch and dinner set…
Top Choice Japanese in Kanazawa

Kaiseki Tsuruko

Kaiseki dining is a holistic experience of hospitality, art and originality: in no two presentations are the colours, flavours and textures ever quite the same. This outstanding restaurant is a true gourmand's delig…
Cafe in Kanazawa

Full of Beans

A variety of Japanese and yōshoku (Western-style meals) are served in 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 the Kanazawa …
Izakaya in Kanazawa

Itaru Honten

One of Kanazawa's favourite seafood izakaya 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 specials based on the c…
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

One of our Japanese friends says that when he eats at Janome-sushi Honten – regarded for sashimi and Kaga cuisine since 1931 – he knows he's really in Kanazawa. You can't go wrong with the saabisu ranchi (lunch spec…
International in Kanazawa

Cottage

Thin-crust pizza, flavourful pastas and hearty Irish stews feature on the eclectic, rotating menu at this popular home-style restaurant run by a friendly Irish and Japanese husband-and-wife team.
Nepali in Kanazawa

Aashirwad

Authentic and flavoursome Nepali and Indian cooking is served here in funky, atmospheric surroundings on a quaint Kōrinbō backstreet. The staff are friendly, and the ambience and quality of this recent appearance on…
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…
Italian in Kanazawa

Pizzeria Bar Napoli

Daily happy hours and lunch specials make this already 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 …