dine out

Kanazawa has a variety of restaurants and food shops loved by locals and visitors alike.

Zeniya, High quality Japanese cuisine

Zeniya has been rated two stars on the Micheline Guide. No need to mention how great the food with seasonal ingredients is but the service and the whole experience is also superb. If you want to treat your self, or if you are here for a special occasion, it sure will be a very memorable time.

  • Budget:Lunch ¥10,000 - ¥14,000 Dinner ¥20,000 - ¥30,000
  • Closed:Sunday
  • Hours:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 8 mins by foot from Tatemachi

The most wonderful Kaiseki cuisine experience with beautiful atmosphere and perfect hospitality

Komatsu, Japanese restaurant

Two star rating in the Micheline Guide. If you are somewhat intimidated going to a high-end Japanese restaurant, don’t worry. The simple décor and the warm smile of “Okamisan”(the shef’s wife) will make you relaxed.

  • Budget:Dinner ¥6,000 - ¥7,000
  • Closed:Sunday
  • Hours:6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 4 mins by foot from Tatemachi

One of my best food experience!


Mifuku is a well-known hot pot restaurant, which is only open from December to March, only while oysters are in season. So, naturally, getting a reservation for this place is a task.
Having warm oyster hot pot served by a precious old lady in a historic Japanese house is an experience you won’t forget.

  • Budget:Dinner ¥6,000 - ¥7,000
  • Closed:Sunday
  • Hours:early evening - 10:00 pm
  • 8 mins cab ride from Tatemachi

Everything was new and special. The oyster pot was amazing, but you might want to try the beef pot as well. I was so lucky that I was with a local friend who not only knew the menu well but most importantly could get us reservation!!

Yasaburo, Casual Japanese dining

Renovated an old Japanese private house in a contemporary style, Yasaburo is never intimidating.
But the food, beautiful sashimi and creative dishes that are only available here, there is nothong casual about that.
If you want to experience Kanazawa cuisine with a little twist, this is the place to go.

  • Budget:Dinner ¥8,000 - ¥10,000
  • Closed:Sunday・National Holiday
  • Hours:5:30 pm - 12:00 am
  • 7 mins by foot from Tatemachi

Sit at the bar and enjoy the chef’s beautiful work. Each dish is made with such care and perfection.


A small restaurant run by friendliest couple on Earth is an only place that specializes in “nerimono”, seafood paste. For lunch, “Ageha Gozen” is a must-have lunch set menu, which comes with generous amount of fresh sashimi and Ageha’s very original steamed fish cake. It has been well loved by the locals as well that there is always a line of people. Try to get there at around 11:15 am before they open at 11:30 am.

  • Budget:Lunch¥1,000 - ¥2,000 Dinner ¥8,000 - ¥10,000
  • Closed:Monday・Tuesday
  • Hours:11:30 am - 3:00 pm 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 2 mins by foot from Tatemachi

Loved it! Great mom & pop place always filled with laughter and smile! Their smiles are addictive. It was my first time to eat fish cake and it was so delicious.

Uchuken Shokudo

Are looking for Kanazawa locals’ soul food? Ask the locals for Tonbara (pork belly), you will immediately be directed to Uchuken Shokudo. Thinly sliced pork belly grilled and served with the original miso base sauce. If you are a bog eater, order “Double Dai” which means double the amount of pork and big portion of steamed rice.

  • Budget:Lunch - ¥1,000 Dinner - ¥1,000
  • Closed:Tuesday
  • Hours:11:00 am - 12:00 am[Mon, Wed - Sat] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm[Sun, Holidays]
  • 2 mins by foot from Tatemachi

Found a Japanese greasy spoon!! Nothing fancy here, but a true experience of Japanese businessman life. Just sit, order, eat, and go. I loved that miso sauce. I want them to bottle it and sell!


Around Tatemachi area, this is by far the best ramen shop. The balance between their soy base soup and thin but firm noodles is perfect. This would be a great cap after a night of drinking. If you have some more room in your stomach after a bowl, ask for a second of noodles, “Aedama”.

  • Budget:Dinner - ¥1,000
  • Closed:Sunday
  • Hours:6:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • 2 mins by foot from Tatemachi

Slurp! I usually have an issue with slurping noodles, but here, I just kept slurping. There was an orchestra of slurping sound in this small joint with only seven seats. lol

Koizumi (Tempura)

You might get a little lost finding this place hidden in a residential area. The master’s policy is analysis and reconstruction. He keeps refining with great respect for traditional taste and method. Enjoy huffing on the tempura dishes made right in front of you.

  • Budget:Lunch ¥8,000 - ¥10,000 Dinner ¥10,000 - ¥15,000
  • Closed:Sunday
  • Hours:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 7 mins by foot from Tatemachi

Refining the art of tempura. Nothing felt oily. He brought out the best of deep fried food. This might be the best tempura in Japan.

Tamaya (udon noodle)

Some say the king of after party food has to be Ramen. Well, try this bowl of Udon noodles with stewed beef. You might get hooked.

  • Budget:Dinner ¥1,000 - ¥2,000
  • Closed:Thursday
  • Hours:9:30 pm - 4:00 am
  • 5 mins by foot from Tatemachi

“Not a big fan of Udon, but this was amazing. Sweet, salty and warm.”


KANAME HOSTEL is located on Tatemachi Street, which is the center of Kanazawa tourism. The hostel is a focal point for guests coming from all over the world to enjoy Kanazawa. It is set up like a dormitory, but guests can secure a relaxed, private space, and the hostel offers Wi-Fi. The hostel aims to be a place where you can “fully relax and fully enjoy yourself.”

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mattresses
    made by
    Simmons Co., Ltd.
  • Safety Box

The hostel provides a variety of other services as well.