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Seafood, Sushi, Healthy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small restaurant and sometimes you may have to wait for a seat and sometimes you get lucky. Reservations are recommended. This is a family run business therefore their cost and prices are much more affordable ranging from US$12 to US$30 for a...set meal. Besides their value set meal, the quality and cut of the fish is much thicker. The only downside is the rice which we prefer more vinegar flavor to the sushi rice. The 3rd generation owner and family is very friendly oriented and speak decent English. There is English menu and you can order ala carte if you feeling adventurous. We decided to come back again for lunch. They are closed on Wednesdays and credit cards are accepted. Many foreign tourists and local Japanese frequent the shop.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Very small place with not much in the way of decor. Had a reservation which was good because it was full.Had salmon, tuna,eel and mackerel sushi and beer. Very cheap for Japan and good sushi

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Reservation is recommended as this is a very small place with only about twenty seats. It is family run and they speak good English. The food is very fresh and tasty. Price is actually cheaper than in the Omichio Market. We enjoy the food very...much. Highly recommend the ten pieces sushi, the sashimi set and the grilled fish - actually everything is great!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Fantastic small local restaurant offering outstanding fresh sushi and other beautiful delicacies. We had the carpaccio of the day, the chef’s 10 piece sushi selection, the grilled mackerel sushi - all fantastic. The star dish was the Burikama, grilled yellow fin tuna which was absolutely...fantastic. Really nice service, good atmosphere and amazing prices. Very small. Booking is essential if you want to secure a seat. Loved it.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

The best sushi that we have ever had, and we have had a lot. And the price is criminally low. English-friendly staff to boot. If you can get in, go!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Great value, friendly English speaking staff. Fresh and excellent sushi. Cosy premises. Take credit cards.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

I came here with my husband- both of us are big foodies and looking for authentic Japanese experiences and of course great food. We decided to come here based on the excellent trip advisor reviews- and we know trip advisor can be especially harsh, so...we thought we had really found a gem. Upon arrival we were disappointed to be dining with only tourists (this was rare given we had hiked in the nippon alps and dined in both Tokyo and Kyoto and never experienced this level of “non local”. Generally speaking we have been the only Americans in every dining experience up until now. The sushi was not bad, but we likened it to the mid range sushi we experience at home in San Francisco. There was no interactions from the chefs while sitting at the counter, and unfortunately neither of us found the fish sitting in the cooler appealing- actually it was the opposite and I had concern over the quality of the pile of raw shrimp I saw sitting in front of me to the point of asking for it not to be included in my chefs selection nigiri. Generally speaking this was mediocre at best and was a complete disappointment while being in such a thriving seafood community. We were really perplexed over all the positive reviews in that they either needed to be paid for, fake or ppl who had never had good sushi. Please do yourself a favor and stop into the omicho market where we had the best uni and ikura bowls of our life (so fresh and amazing) which I now regret not eating more as we were saving ourselves for this disappointment of a meal.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023 via mobile

The best sushi we had so far! The atmosphere was amazing and it felt like home! The service was perfect and everybody was so friendly! And the sushi is as good as it gets, with the fish being so fresh you can taste the sea!...Amazing experience and a must go if you are in Kanazawa!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

I wouldn’t take advice from anyone who rates this place less than 5 stars. One of the best meals and deals I’ve had in my life. Unbelievable.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

Sooooo good! Fabulous food, charming service and atmosphere. Tiny non-fancy, place, 2 tables (expect to share if you’re 2-3) with benches and stools; and some counter seats. Book in advance!!! The grilled salmon sushi was the best sushi I have ever had but everything was...good incl sake (hot) and plum wine. Very highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023 via mobile

Excellent sushi! Very fresh. Intimate atmosphere. Would recommend very much The owners are very kind and lovely people Excellent service

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 April 2023

I won’t waste your time, it was perfect. We hadn’t booked (we tried, but nobody picked up the phone), but queued outside at 5.15pm and they had some early seats available. The experience was great, friendly and really helpful advice, patient, good ambience and fantastic...fresh sushi. All at a very reasonable price. Go there.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023 via mobile

The best Sushi experience we had in Japan. A comfortable environment with wonderful owners and waiters who were very hospitable - even accommodating us without a booking. The highlight of the experience was the sushi which was simply outstanding across the board. Truly exceptional and...give the very fair (even cheap) prices it’s an absolute bargain. The tuna rolls and grilled salmon sushi are recommended !!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Thanks god we reserved a day before! What a little gem. The sushi was so fresh & delicious we kept ordering :-) Wonderful dinner!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023

This sushi bar deserves its reputation as the best in Kanazawa. The grilled salmon sushi was heavenly and the miso soup with baby clams was the best I’d ever tasted. Staff were cheerful and attentive. English menu was much appreciated.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Sure you can, just give them a call. They can handle basic English. Note that there are only about 4 tables, the rest is seats at the counter. That being said, we went without a reservation. As long as your party isn't too... More
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