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“Best Izakaya, must visit !”
Review of Itaru Honten

Itaru Honten
Ranked #12 of 3,092 Restaurants in Kanazawa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Best Izakaya, must visit !”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

As Japanese, when I visit Kanazawa, I always enjoy this place. Kanazawa is one of best place to have great quality of seafood in Japan. Sushi is also nice. I would love the izakaya atmosphere with tasty food and Japanese sake. Price is very reasonable especially compared with famous sushi restaurant.

If I can recommend one menu, I wanna say "Ice fish tempura". But for international people, Sashimi set should be best to enjoy Japanese seafood.

You can make reservation, if not, I suggest to go early time (6-7pm) before too late.

  • Visited May 2012
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Singapore
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83 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent food and great atmosphere”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

We accidentally stumbled onto this during our stay in Kanazawa last month, and we went twice without reservation! Later met a Japanese family who said they couldn't get reservation for days here. Packed with locals (always a good sign), the small restaurant is buzzing with activity. Service is excellent (it's Japan after all), and the food is fantastic. We went in winter, so sipped hot sake with the various delicacies made right in front of our eyes by the chefs.We went to the one near Hotel Excel Tokyu in the Korinbou area. Fantastic!

  • Visited December 2011
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Harrogate
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and value”
Reviewed August 30, 2011

Loved it. Had a superb meal here: raw tuna with rice plus vegetable tempura plus a beer for 2000 yen. Lively happy atmosphere, busy with locals but very welcoming and has an English menu with photos of dishes so very easy to make choices. The food was delicious and the staff most helpful.

  • Visited August 2011
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3 Thank Casasastre
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