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Itaru Honten

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3-8, Kakinokibatake, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 76-221-4194
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The place opens at 5:30pm for dinner - I arrived 5-10 minutes before and there were already a couple of people waiting. I was dining alone and so was able to get a seat (the place is small with mostly bar seats). Either make a reservation or go early (but only if you are dining alone - the restaurant was... More 

1 Thank KC930
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The food was very good, specially the grilled fish (nodoguro) and fried shrimp. They have a good list of sake and the menu has some explanation about the sakes available. The ambience is very izakaya like: bar with stools, nice music. The staff speaks little English, but is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Acsu1979
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were there for a professional dinner.so we dined at sit-on-the-floor configuration.traditional Japanese. We had about 8 courses. all served quickly on time.each in its particular style. Delicious food in small portions that do not load you up at the end.Doric decor...Japanese ...this means only wood Round you with no additional on the walls .Original experience We

Thank Yiannis D
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

very tasty food very pleasant atmosphere and excellent staff and service be patient and will accommodate you even if you have to wait

Thank Иво Д
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I wanted to let people know it is closed for renovation. We tried to eat here last night. We used a Google translation app for the sign on the door and the word "renovation" came up. We didn't get a re-opening date.

Thank Openspaces56
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Itaru and really enjoyed the warm atmosphere, impeccable service and delicious food. Our favorite dishes were the mackerel (under delicacies on the menu) and the Hokuriku fish. Really a wonderful experience!!

Thank wanderfulife
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Great experience - this is a real izakaya! Very friendly cooks and staff, menu in english. Food is authentic and creative at the same time. Have eaten there on both nights of my stay in kanazawa and had something different each time - everything was delicious. Highly recommend this place which is casual, welcoming and friendly but extremely serious about... More 

1 Thank Alice L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Very accommodative. Was there with kids n strollers. Staff was very helpful in helping us with strollers.. Had the grilled yellow tail, Steam fish with sake and crab steam with sake. Fish was fresh and tasty especially the steam fish with sake. Crab was not in the English menu so we just pointed to staff for it..was good. Good to... More 

Thank leokl74
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 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.

1 Thank Lizhe
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

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.

5 Thank Paul L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-8, Kakinokibatake, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Ishikawa Prefecture  >  Kanazawa
  • Phone Number: +81 76-221-4194

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?