My meals in Kanazawa deserve to be dedicated a separate post because they are just that good. While you definitely must not miss trying this wonderful korokke (Japanese croquette) in the Higashi Chaya District in Kanazawa, Kanazawa, due to its proximity to the sea, is actually known for its incredibly fresh seafood, so basically it is paradise for seafood lovers like me.
Eating hand-made sushi in Sushi Reki Reki
First up, sushi course in Sushi Reki Reki (鮨 歴々) at Kanazawa Station. Their omakase (the chef chooses what to serve) set of 8 pieces is 2,300 JPY (excl. tax) and comes with 8 nigirizushi (hand-made sushi) pieces and makisushi rolls, as well as miso soup. Which is incredibly cheap for such high quality sushi. And I even received an additional free nigirizushi from the chef! Bae said it was probably because the chef thought I was kawaii. Haha. The chef will first serve you light-tasting sushi, and the taste of the sushi becomes gradually heavier on the palate.
Sushi Reki Reki (鮨 歴々)
Address: Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, 木ノ新保町１−1
Opening hours : 11am – 10pm
Tel : 076-254-5539
Grilling Seafood at Kawabata Sengyo
Another shop that left a deep impression was a random shop we came across, which was absolutely packed with people waiting in line. We actually went to another shop for some snacks first before returning when the crowd thinned. It is Kawabata Sengyo (川端鮮魚店), and the barbecued clams were AMAZING. Super fresh.
Kawabata Sengyo (川端鮮魚店)
Address : 2 Chome-2-20, 片町 Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0981
Opening hours : 5 – 10pm
Tel : 076-222-3757