Thanks to Hokuriku Shinkansen, we can easily visit Kanazawa from Tokyo.
We enjoy delicious food using fresh local ingredients in Kanazawa.
Kanazawa is famous for seafood, however there are more.
You will discover new attractive points if you go to Kanazawa.
So we introduce a variety of Kanazawa food.
Must eat Kanazawa food
We show you 5 must eat Kanazawa food.
Kanazawa has the largest number of Oden shops in Japan.
Oden is such popular food in Kanazawa that locals think it as comfort food.
The feature of Kanazawa Oden is elegant taste by soup stock.
Moreover, unique ingredients are like seafood, kurumabu(Japanese dry baked wheat gluten).
There is an original dish using Oden soup stock. The dish called ‘Doteyaki’ is pork belly stewed in Oden soup stock.
And it is eaten to dip with light-brown miso.
Kanazawa styled Oden is different to normal Oden. You must eat it during Kanazawa sightseeing.
Hokuriku area including Kanazawa faces the Sea of Japan.
So there is a place to get delicious seafood easily.
Conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Kanazawa serve high-quality fish as well as fancy sushi restaurant.
You should go to eat sushi in Kanazawa.
Especially, Nodoguro (seabass) is the most popular fish of sushi.
It tastes refreshing, sweet and good. You can’t eat delicious Nodoguro except Kanazawa.
It seems to be a bit pricey, however we would like you to eat sushi if you go to Kanazawa.
In Japan, curry depends on regions. Then it becomes one of local specialities. Kanazawa has an original local curry.
The feature of Kanazawa curry is to eat with not a spoon but a fork.
In addition, the curry has shredded cabbage, pork cutlet and white rice on a stainless steel plate, covered with rich sauce.
The rich and sweet curry sauce matches cutlet and cabbage.
The curry is such a large potion that local young people and tourists like it.
This curry will make you better if you get tired with sightseeing.
Speaking of Kanazawa’s cheap eats, it is Hanton rice. However, it is little known.
Hanton rice is famous for Kanazawa, which is created by a restaurant in Kanazawa.
It is butter and ketchup rice covered with thin omelet, topped with fried fish and shrimp, and tartar sauce.
Tartar sauce and ketchup make good harmony. So it tastes little bit sour but mild. You might not stop eating.
Young people feel full because Hanton Rice is topped with fried food.
Kanazawa’s restaurants can serve fresh seafood thanks to facing the Sea of Japan.
Whoever goes to Kanazawa can enjoy a rice bowl with seasonal fresh fish.
Most restaurant purchase different fish every day. You might meet a rice bowl with rare fish.
There are a variety of restaurant offering a rice bowl with fish.
Some restaurants serve a rice bowl which you can select fish freely. Let’s look for the restaurant which you like.
What is the feature of Kanazawa food?
Kanazawa used to be flourished as a castle town.
So food culture also had developed. Now there are a variety local food.
Kanazawa is surrounded by the sea and has mountains.
So good ingredients are gathered from there.
Omicho Market which is a famous market in Kanazawa offers fresh ingredients everyday.
Not only locals but also tourists gathers there.
Kanazawa is famous for seafood. In addition, it is also known as producing area of vegetables.
A variety of vegetables are grown thanks to rich soil and location near Kyoto and Osaka.
Kanazawa food uses ingredients from the sea and mountains.
Even gourmet will be satisfied with Kanazawa food.
Must visit restaurants in Kanazawa
Akadama Honten has been loved Oden restaurant since it opened in 1927.
Many TV programs introduce the restaurant. So the restaurant is known throughout Japan.
Original refreshing soup really brings out the full flavor of the ingredients.
The large sized ingredients are soaked in the soup.
Kurumabu is the feature of Kanazawa Oden. When you take a bite, the soup comes out from it.
You will like not only handmade ingredients of Oden but also original stewed beaf.
Otome Sushi is awarded some prize and registered as one of LA LiSTE, which is the ranking of the best 1000 restaurants in the world.
The restaurant carefully selects the freshest fish. The fish looks really beautiful so you feel as if it was artwork.
The restaurant has warm and calm atmosphere to welcome everyone. You will have fun time to eat sushi.
The restaurant serves local sake to match sushi.
If you want to have great time in Kanazawa, you should go to Otome Sushi. You need to make a reservation in advance.
Turban Curry is a curry restaurant which has been loved by locals since it opened in 1971.
The curry made from over 20 spices and local ingredients.
The rich tasted dark-brown curry soup has strong umami and is perfect for white rice.
The most popular dish is ‘L-Set Curry,’ including pork cutlet, Hamburg and sausage.
The restaurant serves tasty dishes at great prices. If you like curry, you should visit this restaurant.
4. Grill Otsuka
Grill Otsuka with nostalgic atmosphere is the originator of Hanton Rice.
You enjoy traditional Hanton Rice here. The restaurant is familiar to not only locals but also tourists.
Hanton Rice of the restaurant is ketchup rice covered with thin omelet and topped with fried shrimp and swordfish.
Even small sized Hanton rice make you stuffed. Little bit sour taste from ketchup and tartar sauce goes well with deep fired food.
If you order large seized Hanton rice, you might be eat it all up.
5. Omicho Shokudo
Omicho Shokudo is located in Omicho Market, which is called as Kanawaza’s Kitchen offering a variety of ingredients.
They are the oldest restaurant in Omicho Market, founded in 1930.
The most popular dish is a rice bowl with the freshest fish from the Sea of Japan.
In addition, a rice bowl called ‘Takarabako-don’ is good because you can select what fish you put in.
There are not only raw fish but also grilled or stewed fish. If you don’t like raw fish, you enjoy other dishes.
Kanazawa is blessed with a rich environment. So a variety of fresh ingredients are gathered from the sea and mountains.
Kanazawa food change familiar dishes into original styled ones, however you meet different taste and rare ingredients.
If you go to Kanazawa, you enjoy not only great nature but also delicious Kanazawa food.