No guarantor required! Weekly and monthly rates available. Good for short and long-term stay.
It is a sushi restaurant situated in Katamachi, a downtown of Kanazawa, Ishikawa. Its sushi is made of rice from Ishikawa and a rare local vinegar made of "red rice." Since you can have fresh local fish such as "sand shrimp" or an expensive "rockfish", for a relatively reasonable price, it is a popular restaurant where you should make a reservation before you visit. During lunch, it serves a set menu of the chef's choice of sushi and miso soup. For dinner, you can also order many side dishes with rare local sake.
- Katamachi Penthouse 1F, 2-30-2 Katamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
- Contact No.
- 9 min bus ride from JR Kanazawa station on Hokutetsu bus bound for Katamachi. 3 min walk from Katamachi bus stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:00‐14:00, 17:00‐23:00
Closed on Sunday and national holidays
- Time Required
- 60 min
- Other Information
- *Average price (one person): Lunch 4,000 yen-5,000 yen, Dinner 8,000-10,000 yen *Menu: Lunch course menu 4,000 yen *Credit cards are accepted
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Sushi that reflects on local food culture
The sushi rice of Aiji is made of local ingredients: the local brand rice "Koshihikari" is mixed with "Imagawa rice" made of matured sake from local "red rice". It is hard to find this vinegar even in Japan. It has a mildly sour taste.
"Lunch course menu" of chef's choice
During lunch time, you can only choose a lunch course menu (4,000 yen, reservation is mandatory) in which you can have sushi of the chef's choice. It contains 10 pieces of sushi. Miso soup is served at the end. In addition to seasonal, local fish, sometimes vegetable sushi made of local famous vegetables called "Kaga vegetables" is served.
Famous asazuke matches well with sushi
Usually sushi is served with "Gari" which is sweet-vinegared ginger. In Aiji, however, asazuke is served instead. It contains simple vinegared vegetables with fragrant herbs. In fact, it is a specialty of this restaurant that goes well with both sushi and with drinks.