Saturday, 28 January 2017

Sushi Ippei, Kanazawa, Japan

What is it like to eat sushi in Japan? First of all, eat it as soon as it's been placed on your plate. This is important, no mixing of wasabi into the soy sauce. This will ruin both the wasabi and soy sauce flavours. Also, no dipping of sushi rice into the soy sauce, if needed, just use some pickled ginger (shoga) soaked in soy sauce to brush on top of the sushi. Eat the sushi in one bite, it should fit into your mouth. Drinking tea and having a pinch of pickled ginger in between sushi will cleanse your palate.  

If you visit Kanazawa you must try their sushi. Many sushi restaurants offer high-quality sushi at very reasonable prices as compared to Tokyo. One of the top sushi restaurants in Kanazawa is Sushi Ippei. It's been in the business for more than 65 years providing outstanding food and service. For the non native speakers, don't worry they do have English menus and the lovely owners can also speak English.

Once you have tried sushi in Japan, you will not like any other sushi mainly because it tasted different and so much better in so many ways. 

Pickled Ginger

Uni (sea urchin)

Ikura (salmon roe)

Kani (crab)

Kazunoko (herring roe)

Very welcoming pair of hosts.

Anago (salt-water eel)


Torigai (heart clam)

Tako (octopus)

Japanese Black Jelly Dessert

Tucked in a narrow lane opposite a shopping mall.

Sushi Ippei
Japan, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, Katamachi, 1 Chome−5−2


  1. Ahhh your post is making me miss the sushi in Japan!

  2. How amazing is Kanazawa? Will def include it again on my itinerary when I next visit.

    1. It reminds me a bit of Kyoto but with lesser tourists. I love taking a stroll in the Old Town... the small shops and tea shops selling delicious snacks, etc. You must also visit the Kenrokuen Garden if you haven't already preferably in winter, it's prettier when the garden is covered with snow I reckon. I'll be posting more of Kanazawa in the next few weeks.