Around Kanazawa, fish and other kinds of seafood are renowned in Japan as being some of the freshest and best. This means one very important thing: great sushi. Whether you’re looking for the cheaper conveyor-belt sushi or a finer dining experience, you can find what you want here.
Of particular pride for Kanazawa locals is the sushi restaurant Komatsu Yasuke run by chef Kazuo Morita. Having worked in the sushi world for over 65 years, Mr. Morita is a well-respected master of his trade with many disciples in Kanazawa, raising the bar for quality sushi across the city. Said to be on the same level as Sukiyabashi Jiro (have you seen the Netflix documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi?) in Tokyo, this little shop with only ten seats is worth a visit if you’re after amazing sushi – just make sure to plan well in advance as you probably need a reservation at least three months in advance.
However, if you can’t get a reservation or are looking for a quick bite, there’s plenty of other ways to enjoy sushi around Kanazawa. Stopping by Omicho Market or a kaiten-zushi (conveyor belt sushi) restaurant are relatively cheap and easy options. There are also many other sushi restaurants and izakaya that have sushi available!