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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

Don’t understand the hype. Average sushi and overpriced compared to other, much better sushi restaurants in Kanazawa. Steer clear.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

One of very few sushi restaurants opened for dinner based on hotel recommendation. Small restaurant which could accommodate 9 persons. Sushi were quite average, basic & no frills. However the set was not expensive at all. The hostess could speak some simple English.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

Perfect for an intimate sushi set dinner. A lovely husband and wife duo make the ten seat counter an experience to remember with the freshest choices expertly cut for a delicate taste. Would definitely return!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

Lovely experience, the sushi was very well made and very tasty! Thank you very much to the owners for such a great time, my family and I enjoyed our dinner.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 March 2020

We found this restaurant online and were so happy we did!! When we entered the cozy restaurant (you sit directly at the bar and can see the chef making your sushi) only two other tourists were present (the restaurant was full after an hour with...locals and I understand why). The restaurant started in 1947 by the father of the chef. The chef himself, now in his 60s or so, trained as a sushi chef in Tokyo for three years after high school. He has been making sushi now for over 50 years!! His wife, who wants to practice her English and is fantastic for conversation, helped us with the menu. However, you can see all the fresh fish in front of you. There is a set menu but we chose to pick our sushi a la carte. The bar functions as your plate, so fun!! You get the freshest ginger and the chef hands you the sushi on the bar as well. What a fantastic night and I would even dare to say that this was the best sushi I had so far in Japan. Wow!! Arigato!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2020 via mobile

Love the couple that run this place! Very fresh fish and sushi was presented beautifully! The owners made room for our group when we arrived! Would definitely return when we make our way back here!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

A small sushi restaurant with 10 seats runs by an old couple. The husband is the sushi chef while the wife take charge of order taking. She spoke reasonable well English and explains to guest the menu. Food is fresh and delicious but not the...best sushi I ever had. But the price is reasonable and affordable. We paid average USD50/person for the 3000Yen set menu and few extra dishes and beer. Worth a visit while in Kanazawa.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

Dare to slide the door open and be surprised be fantastic sushi and a nice experience. Walking down this street we almost turned around because it did not look so inviting. Luckily we did try it out.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 October 2019 via mobile

Got here by chance - well, following other recommendations seen at TripAdvisor. Really enjoyed it, tiny place with 10 seats at the counter, really liked the sushi here. Go for the fat tuna, definitely a highlight.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 24 July 2019

Traditional sushi restaurant with great ambiance and very polite staff. Had the set menu, which was quite good. Husband and wife team, with the wife helping customers and the husband making the sushi. The wife has strong English and is very inviting. Strongly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

We’re no sushi connoisseurs, but we’ve eaten a lot of sushi (high quality as well as mediocre quality) in Japan, USA and Europe. And rarely have we tasted sushi as good as this. Everything about the food was very high quality. Still the prices were...very reasonable. Also the chef and his wife were very sweet and friendly. When we came back two nights later (we couldn’t miss the opportunity to eat here twice) they remembered us and greeted us warmly. Note that they recommend eating with your fingers instead of using chopsticks. Chopsticks are available if you’d like, but we were happy that we took their advice and used our fingers. Feeling the texture of the food was a nice change. Conclusion: Food was 10 out of 10, value for money was 10 out of 10, service was 10 out of 10. Don’t miss out on this little gem. :)More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 19 June 2019

This little place hidden down a side road was a great little find. The friendly couple running it kindly offered me a seat besides the locals chatting away and I was recommended some sushi straight away. I tried the recommendation, then kept ordering more and...more. It was delicious and fresh!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

This is a small sushi bar that has limited seating that is ran by an elderly couple. It serves one of best and freshest sushi that I’ve had on my trip. Some knocked on the temperature of sushi for being cold, but speaking from my...personal experience, I had close to perfect hand warmth sushi. It’s a must visit if you’re in the area. Fatty Tuna was the best there!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 26 May 2019

Very nice small place run by a couple. All tourists so that led to a particular atmosphere. The sushi was much colder than we prefer, felt like it came right out of a fridge rather than room temperature as we are accustomed to in Japan....I suspect the trip advisor reviews have likely changed their clientele quite a bit over the years and possibly the quality. But that is my opinion.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 20 May 2019 via mobile

After a long wait outside we entered the small facility where we were welcomed by the owner and his wife. They made us feel very welcome in their 12 seats only restaurant. We sat at the bar. It is a bit cramped but nice. The...sushi was very fresh but the fish was a bit cold to our taste. We have had better sushi already but the ambiance makes up for the average food.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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I'm pretty sure that you won't be able to make a reservation by posting a request on Tripadvisor. You need to contact the restaurant directly.
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They don't take reservations that I'm aware of. Just show up at the door when they open.
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I'm. sorry. my. answer. too. late. Ippei. sushi. will. be. open. pm6:00. to. am1:00 I. daytime. prepare. I. looking. forward. to. see. you Thank. you. very. much.
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Sushi Ippei is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5