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Makinoncî Overview


25-18 Yamanouemachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0816


+81 (0) 50-3503-3318


19 minutes walk from Higashi-Kanazawa Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Mon: 6:00PM-9:30PM
Tue: 6:00PM-9:30PM
Wed: 6:00PM-9:30PM
Thur: Closed
Fri: 6:00PM-9:30PM
Sat: 6:00PM-9:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Makinoncî Description

MAKINONCÎ is a French restaurant located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. This award-winning restaurant has received the Bronze Award from The Tabelog Awards in 2024 and has been selected as one of the top 100 French restaurants in the West region. What sets MAKINONCÎ apart is its unique and inviting atmosphere, reminiscent of a friend's cozy home. As you enter the restaurant, you'll be greeted by a mysterious and enchanting space that feels like a secret hideaway.

The menu at MAKINONCÎ offers a delightful fusion of French cuisine with a touch of creativity and playfulness. The chef, Hirokazu Makino, goes beyond the boundaries of traditional French cooking, creating dishes that are both surprising and full of flavor. The restaurant offers a single course menu for both lunch and dinner, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the chef's culinary journey. From the exquisite main courses to the satisfying finale of rice or noodles cooked in a clay pot, every dish is a work of art that will leave you craving for more.

At MAKINONCÎ, the chef's passion for food and his dedication to creating a unique dining experience are evident in every detail. The restaurant's intimate counter seating allows guests to interact with the chef and witness the artistry behind each dish. Whether you're a food enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable dining experience, MAKINONCÎ is the perfect place to indulge in a gastronomic adventure.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Wheelchair Accessible


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Makinoncî Reviews

Makinoncî Google Average Rating


Makinoncî Tabelog Average Rating



An amazing experience with tremendously friendly and engaging head chef and staff. We were a group of three hungry guys who had no idea what to expect from such an experience. We came in with open minds and hearts, and were treated with an excellent dinner beyond our wildest expectations.
There were so many different types of food with so many different types of presentation that even though the menu displayed a certain number of items, if felt like we had 2 or 3 times that amount. The menus we were given were full graphical, so it allowed us to play a bit of a guessing game as to what we would receive. The drink options were also excellent, and you could find a drink to pair with each food item. But even without any of the drinks and just plain water, the food experience is tremendous. The menu is also seasonal, so if are lucky enough to be in the area multiple times of the year, you'll be treated to different meals each time.
The head chef had a very impressive command of the English language, even though he had only been learning for about months when we met him. He and his staff will definitely be very well practiced in a bunch of languages within a year or two if they keep up the amazing level of dedication that they displayed during our visit. The price is not cheap, but clearly everyone is working hard enough to make it worth it. Very highly recommended, and if the only thing you do when you visit Ishikawa (or even Kanazawa) is eat dinner here, it is 100% worth doing.


creative and yummy restaurant. I like the main course and dessert very much.


Taste, performance, chef. perfect!


Translated from Japanese:

French restaurant "Makinonchi" in Kanazawa. Michelin Kanazawa 2021★★. Gault & Millau 2023 16/20. Tabelog BRONZE2023. Tabelog 100 Famous Stores 2023. Renovating an empty house in the middle of a steep slope. Dining is heaven...


Translated from Japanese:

I walked for about 40 minutes from the station to get hungry, but I ended up walking up a mountain and up a moderate slope. I've heard that the performances are interesting, and I see that you can cook and serve the ingredients right in front of your eyes, but in a way that everyone can see...


Translated from Japanese:

The food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere, the direction, the communication with the chef, everything was amazing. The menu only includes stamps and says, ``Just imagine what you'll get.'' Hand-rolled eel tastes better than eel from specialty restaurants...

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