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Japanese: Izakaya, Oden

Ozeki Description

Ozeki is a charming restaurant located in Kanazawa, Japan, known for its delectable seafood dishes and traditional Japanese cuisine.

What sets Ozeki apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using the freshest ingredients and showcasing the flavors of the sea. Their menu features a wide variety of seafood dishes, including sashimi, sushi, and grilled fish, all expertly prepared by their skilled chefs. One of their standout dishes is the Kanazawa seafood platter, a delightful assortment of the finest seafood delicacies from the region.

The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for diners. The combination of traditional Japanese elements and modern touches adds to the overall dining experience. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner or a casual meal with friends, Ozeki is the perfect place to indulge in the flavors of Japan's coastal cuisine.

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Ozeki Overview


1-5 Kiguramachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0988


+81 (0) 76-221-9450


12 minute walk from Nomachi Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 4:30PM-9:30PM
Mon: 4:30PM-9:30PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 4:30PM-9:30PM
Thur: 4:30PM-9:30PM
Fri: 4:30PM-9:30PM
Sat: 4:30PM-9:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Ozeki Reviews

Ozeki Google Average Rating



Very nice local place.
We had oden and tempura.
Owners were very nice and helpful.


Kanazawa Oden's specialty in winter, crab mask! This is the purpose of my trip to Kanazawa (December).
I wanted to go to a different restaurant than last time, so I looked for one that allowed reservations and didn't specify a 1 hour or short stay time.
As a result, I arrived at this ozeki.
This is an old-fashioned izakaya with a nostalgic feel, as both the store and staff (←) have been around for a long time.
There seemed to be a lot of regular customers (older), and I got the impression that it has been loved by the locals for a long time.
,,, and the crab mask you're looking for!
I was worried that it would be sold out if I didn't order early, but the proprietress said it would be okay. Is it prepared in large quantities?
The first time I tried it, it had a rich crab flavor mixed with crab miso, sotoko, and uchiko, and was perfect for pairing with sake. I savored it carefully.
Since it is simmered as oden, I expected the umami to come out on the outside and it would have less flavor, but I was surprised in a good way.
I ordered a large amount of oden, simmered flounder, and sake (Ozeki only) and was full.
By the way, when you order a new oden, it is added to the bowl that was originally provided. (It's reasonable because you don't have to wash more dishes lol)
Unfortunately, the order for two items had not gone through and I had to remind them and cancel the order.I wanted to check the details of the payment, but the system did not allow me to check the details of the payment as there was no accounting slip.
Therefore, it is completely unknown how much the "market price" of the crab mask was lol
However, thanks to the restaurant where I was able to make a reservation, I was glad that I didn't have to stand in a freezing line outside the store.


An izakaya that has been around for a long time and mainly serves oden. It has the feel of a bar from the Showa era, and the elderly employees are working energetically. The store has a tatami room and a counter.
When I went without a reservation on a Saturday night, it was full and I couldn't get in. .

After that, I took a walk around the area and tried to go into a few restaurants, but they were all full. After walking around for a while, I came back after 8pm, and there was a customer leaving the store, so I was able to enter.
Oden is full of flavor and delicious! I especially liked the kurumafu and cabbage rolls. Personally, I like the balance of not being too light or too dark.
Oden is reasonably priced, but a la carte dishes may be a little expensive depending on the item.
It seemed like Ozeki was the only place for sake. I don't mind it, but if you want to drink a variety of Japanese sake or Ishikawa's local sake, maybe another restaurant is better?

You can also use PayPay for payment.
This area is very crowded and is full on weekends, so advance reservations are recommended.

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