Kanazawa restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Kanazawa

Kaiseki Tsuruko

Kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) 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 i…
Top Choice Chinese in Kanazawa


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…
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 …