Kanazawa Restaurants & Food
Experience Local dining


For a quick eat at a budget price the Mojo Cafe will serve you well. You will find coffee, teas, scones, cakes and sandwiches. Lunch is approximately 700 yen. Travelers will be pleased to find that this cafe has free wifi with no password. Bonus!

1-11 Koshōmachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken, Japan



Dai-Nana Gyoza

You certainly wouldn’t tell by the looks of it however the Dai Nana is touted as Kanazawa’s best Gyoza shop, which is believable as there is always a sizeable line. Score a plate of ten gyoza for an affordable 380 yen. The specialty is their one of a kind ‘white gyoza’ which we will leave up to you to discover!

1-259 Morinosato, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken, Japan

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Sushi Ippei

Authentic local sushi can be found at Sushi Ippei. For a price range of 1000 – 3000 yen it is the most affordable Sushi place in town. But don’t let that give you the impression that its cheap and inferior; Ippei rivals any other restaurant in the city.

1-5-29 Katamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

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This izakaya is an excellent place to go if you want good rustic local food, in quantity and not at an exorbitant price. Prices for platters of Tempura or Sashima range from 1500 – 2000 yen. Make sure you try the home-made ginger ale, but be ready for it to knock your socks off.

2-31-32 Katamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken, Japan

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Ume No Hana

“Plumb Flower” as it is translated into English, Ume no Hana offers outstanding seafood but is known for its veritable cornucopia of tofu selections. Lunches are 1800 yen per person and dinners are 3800 yen.

1-101 Tomizu, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
+81 76-237-4188


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The ultimate in extravagance in Kanazawa dining is the venerable Tsubajin (where government officials and celebrities have gone for hundreds of years). With lunches over $150 USD each and dinners starting at $240, its hard to imagine how anyone but politicians and celebrities could indulge in such a splurge.

Japan, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, Teramachi, 5−1−8
+81 76-241-2181


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