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Shintenchi is in a corner of the largest entertainment district in the Hokuriku district, Katamachi in Kanazawa. Tokyo has its Golden-gai area in Shinjuku, and Yokohama has the Noge area. These three areas all have a somewhat suspicious aspect, but they’re also irresistable. Akagi is one of the older places in Shintenchi. Every morning, Akagi’s・・・
The restaurant called Tsuboya Tsubotei is operated by the long-established Kanazawa business called Tsukuda no Tsukudani. Surprisingly, it’s not very well known even among local Kanazawans. It must be because they don’t serve dinner. The restaurant is open only for lunch. Tsubotei also has a shop where you can buy not only items made by・・・
You like soba (noodles) but also donburi (rice topped with meat or vegies). You like ramen but also Chinese donburi. When you want Japanese-style, try Oyabu, or Matsumoto, or Daikokuya. For Chinese-style, try Minrai (Wakamiya). Customer satisfaction is especially high at Matsumoto because you also get small bowls for tasting.
It’s long been known that the sardine cuisine at Iwashigumi in Kanazawa is delicious, but how delicious is it actually? Is it just obvious that any sardine specialty restaurant can prepare delicious sardine dishes? Some people think so, but I recently had the chance to visit a famous sardine restaurant in Tokyo. I met one・・・
Soba Shop Uesugi is located way out in the countryside of Ishikawa prefecture. I’m delighted to see such a popular restaurant in such an unlikely place. Like another soba shop in northern Fukui, which is also located off the beaten path, Uesugi is thriving despite its remote location. Restaurants and bars usually live or die・・・
There are many popular “Izakaya” (pub restaurants) in Kanazawa, but for those who live in the center of the city, Iwashigumi and Akagi in Katamachi and Musashi in Owari-cho probably head the list. What these restaurants have in common is the shop master’s painstaking love of food and a strong spirit of innovation. Musashi serves・・・