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The Cottage

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2-8-16 Seseragidori St | Katamachi, Kanazawa 920-0961, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-262-3277
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Fantastic

I have been to Kanazawa a few times now over the last 6 months on business and have often walked past The Cottage. On my last trip last week I called in and I'm so glad I did. I had some of Tony's homemade pizza and beef and guiness pie ~ fantastic!! The hosts (Tony and Momo) are really friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Andrew T
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Food was good quality and the hosts are friendly. Portions a little on the small side considering the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have been to Kanazawa a few times now over the last 6 months on business and have often walked past The Cottage. On my last trip last week I called in and I'm so glad I did. I had some of Tony's homemade pizza and beef and guiness pie ~ fantastic!! The hosts (Tony and Momo) are really friendly... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Awesome. Great food and we laughed all evening! The google map put us about 2 blocks too far south but we asked for directions from a shop owner and he put us on track. I think he wanted to come!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The cottage was my favourite place to eat and drink in Kanazawa. The food was fresh and delicious. There are not many places that make their own pasta right in front of you. Tony's pizzas (again, made in front of you) were very tasty and his Beef in Guinness was tremendous. The prices are very good too. For me and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

After reading all the great comments and feedback on this place I decided to drop by and see what all the fuss was about and it was not unwarranted! Tony is your typical Irishman, likes to joke, have a laugh and has those mannerisms and sayings you won't find anywhere else while you're in Japan! Momo is a really humble... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I just want to thank Tony and Momo for their wonderful hospitality when we visited - not only did they fill us with wonderful home cooked food, they also treated us like their personal friends and brought us to a great blues bar. It was also great value incidentally - all in all I cannot recommend highly enough!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We popped in at 6pm on a Sunday for some delicious home cooked food. A simple salad for starters, perfectly prepared. I had the stew which was lovely, served with jacket potatoes and homemade bread. My wife had a vegetarian lasagne which was also great, we shared our mains. For desert I had a pizza, it was great, shitake mushrooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My girlfriend and I have been traveling around Japan and needed a break from fish. Tony served us a delicious fresh pizza with fennel and marscipone cheese. The fennel was just brought in today from a special farmer that Tony asked to grow it for him back in November last year. We also got an exquisite Beef Stew with potato... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for lunch and were treated with some wonderful homemade pasta and cheerful conversation. Great place to take a break from the usual Japanese food. Note to lonely planet book users: their location has changed since the book was published, so please check for their new address online!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

After reading about The Cottage we were very curious. We found it via other reviews on Trip Advisor (it has moved indeed, although in the same street). We went in for a drink and some diner but ended up talking and chilling with Tony and Momo for almost 6 hours. These guys are awesome! Tony is the quiet one (he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-8-16 Seseragidori St | Katamachi, Kanazawa 920-0961, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Ishikawa Prefecture  >  Kanazawa
  • Phone Number: +81 76-262-3277

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