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The Cottage

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$$ - $$$
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2-8-16 Katamachi | Seseragi Street, Kanazawa 920-0981, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-262-3277
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weemoonunit
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day spent travelling, the warm reception we received from Momo and Tony was second to none and just what we needed. We'd feasted on Japanese food for the past three days so we were looking for a bit of home comfort and that's exactly what we got. The home-made bread to start was really tasty and Tony... More 

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1 Thank weemoonunit
London
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254 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tiny restaurant run by an Irishman and his Japanese wife is homely and comfortable and we much enjoyed our meal there. The menu is limited but everything is freshly cooked and vegetarians are catered for. Having some western food while travelling in Japan and somewhere that English is spoken can also make a very nice change. We had pasta... More 

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Thank Jinty27
Auckland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the reviews of The Cottage on TripAdvisor and decided to try it out on our last night in Kanazawa. I phoned to book a table (not necessarily needed but recommended if you really want to go) and was greeted warmly, in English, by the Japanese co-owner Momo. When we arrived at the restaurant she greeted us by our... More 

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1 Thank Tamaki
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Japanese/Irish gastro pub is an ideal spot to take a break from the ramen and sushi. The home cooking is top notch, the service and welcome fantastic.

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Thank Barrycoop
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I, both from Ireland stumbled across this little gem and it has been one of the highlights of our trip to Japan so far. Mo Mo and Tony are one of the most beautiful couples you could meet with such an interesting story. We went there for lunch and had the hearty Irish stew with Tony's delicious... More 

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2 Thank Mairead H
London, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The couple who runs this quaint restaurant served us freshly baked pizza and a pasta dish with basil and sweet tomatoes that remind of how a simple well-prepared meal beats anything fancier. Their house wine is not bad at all. During the meal, the couple engaged us in friendly conversation-- probably the best welcome any tourist can receive in a... More 

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1 Thank YubaPrincess
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

The cottage is incredibly cosy with decor reminiscent of an Irish pub, The food was great and to top it off, momo-san was an excellent hostess able to speak three languages and made for very stimulating conversations and tips on getting around Kanazawa. I definitely recommend that you visit if you're in town!

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3 Thank Joel C
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

I do not leave many references for restaurants, but my boyfriend and I had such a nice stay at The Cottage that it's worth the review! I was all overworked and emotional that day because of our intense last days and changes of plans, and I really came to a rest in Tony's and Momo's place. From the start they... More 

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2 Thank Marleinrusch
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

The Cottage is a cozy little restaurant with a very personal touch. The menu is small, but all dishes are freshly made. We both ordered the house-made tagliatelle al pomodorro. It was just what we have looked for. A simple Italian dish almost in perfection. Together with the good house wine this was a very welcome change to the Japanese... More 

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1 Thank ahbon3k
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was great, but the owners were even better! Very friendly and had good suggestions for things to do. I had the beef stew. It was filling and comforting. The tea and apple crumble were also very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Irish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?