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The Cottage

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2-8-16 Katamachi | Seseragi Street, Kanazawa 920-0981, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-262-3277
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
An unexpected restaurant in the Kanazawa samurai district with tasty, uniquely-flavored dishes.ishes

A great Irish coffee, succulent chicken, and crisp yet delicious homemade pizza. Refreshingly different from the normal tourist-area restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Richard P
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Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama, Japan
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Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A great Irish coffee, succulent chicken, and crisp yet delicious homemade pizza. Refreshingly different from the normal tourist-area restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I came there to get a nice warm meal and get out of the cold. I came back 4 times in 3 days. Tony and Momo are GEMS. The food is top notch and the vibe is perfect. I cant say enough about the wonderful experience I had there

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Kanazawa, Japan
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10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Here is the good: the food wasn't bad. Good home cooking and the earl grey tea (gratuit) was a nice touch. But that's about the only good thing I can say. Throughout the meal (which I nearly walked out on) the owner "treated" us to his perspectives on a lot of things including -why women should work in the kitchen... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My husband and I went to The Cottage with a craving for some of the comforts of home and were not disappointed! The menu changes daily and we were so pleased with the evening's selections. A salad with bacon that Tony cures himself, a delicious thin-crust pizza and a roasted chicken with homemade stuffing left us two very satisfied customers.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The blarney came from the very charming Japanese hostess who made us feel most welcome and took very good care of us. The Irish presence was a more cut and dry one. This tiny cafe is very attractive. The menu though limited (and possibly changed daily) is a satisfying one. The thin crust pizzas we ordered were very good, though... More 

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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you want a break from Japanese food, go no further than Cottage. I ate every last mouthful of my vegetarian lasagne; and my partner cleared his plate of roast chicken. I was so happy with my meal; and the owners were so hospitable, and lovely to chat with.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We ate here one night looking for a night off Japanese. We felt a bit guilty but The owner reassured us the Japanese would too in our country! We had beautiful homemade pasta and pizz with a thin base and both with simple, well flavoured toppings. We really enjoyed sitting at the bar watching Tony cook. Amazing food from a... More 

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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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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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  • Address: 2-8-16 Katamachi | Seseragi Street, Kanazawa 920-0981, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Ishikawa Prefecture  >  Kanazawa
  • Phone Number: +81 76-262-3277

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