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3-8, Kakinokibatake, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-221-4194
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good value and cheerful

A nice buzzy atmosphere and good value. I would have rated it higher but we had gone to Koide the previous night where the food was much better (albeit much more expensive). Nonetheless, I'd still recommend Itaru Honten if you're looking for a casual meal full of local colour, decent beer and sake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Singapore
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Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A nice buzzy atmosphere and good value. I would have rated it higher but we had gone to Koide the previous night where the food was much better (albeit much more expensive). Nonetheless, I'd still recommend Itaru Honten if you're looking for a casual meal full of local colour, decent beer and sake, and not touristy. Reservations are a must.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Treated as a nuisance from the moment we walked in. Considering the prices the service should be much better than this. Plenty of other restaurants offering better Japanese food in the area. Sadly they assume that all non Japanese customers are tourists with no knowledge of the language or customs.

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Taipei
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is really The worst restaurant in Kanazawa! I and my girl friend did not finish the sushi because they were not fresh. Ordered another cooked Sardine dish but it has very bad smell we spit it out on the tissue paper. We left in 20 minutes and wonder how everybody still eating such low quality sea foods??? The best... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a fantastic meal here. English menu available. Busy and fun atmosphere. Also very well priced. Highly recommended.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Local dishes that are sometimes surprising for the western tourist, but your taste buds won't lie! The food is prepared in front of you and you can choose to get a menu (half you never heard of) of 6+ dishes for a reasonable price. It was fun to sit next to locals at the bar and the staff (apart from... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We came to this restaurant according to a lonely planet opinion. We had a 4.000 yen course and having been in Japan for some days the quality was not as good as expected. Too expensive, bad taste dishes. Not even the gelato was good. Very disappointing, would not recommend at all.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We asked some friends and someone I met today for the first time and a number of people recommended Itaru. We came we ate and it was great! Stuffed ourselves with fish, mountain vegetable tempura and nihonshu.

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Itaru, thanks to the people who surrounded us at the counter. Everyone was friendly and fun (Japanese tourists from Tokyo and Nagoya) and made the meal a real experience, even though we didn't like the food very much. Grilled local fish was tasty but we didn't really like much else. The people around us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We visited this restaurant on the strength of trip advisor reviews and the recommendation of the lovely lady at our ryokan. We hadn't booked and on arrival were told that we could be accommodated in half an hour. We returned and were waiting inside the restaurant when 2 other parties, locals without bookings arrived. They were seated immediately and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We ate here on a recent visit to Kanazawa as part of a holiday in Japan. The food was really good and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere in the restraint. As visitors to Japan from the UK we were made to feel really welcome here as we were elsewhere in the country. Despite the language barrier we had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-8, Kakinokibatake, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Ishikawa Prefecture  >  Kanazawa
  • Phone Number: +81 76-221-4194

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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