24,200 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • Anniversary Services

  • English Speaking Staff

Experience the unforgettable hospitality and taste of Kanazawa’s four-seasons at this world gourmet guide awarded restaurant.

A 3-minute walk from Kanazawa’s Katamachi intersection, and just a street away from Saigawa River, Nihonryori Zeniya holds world gourmet guide award and is a “must-visit” in the area. Kanazawa is an area of Japan blessed with an abundance of natural ingredients which allows Nihonryori Zeniya to offer a truly seasonal experience - for lunch or dinner - all year round.

Zeniya’s owner-chef, Mr Shinichiro Takagi, personally visits the local markets to ensure that only the highest quality ingredients reach his tables. While the menu retains an air of tradition throughout, dishes also incorporate innovative ideas and approaches to ensure that they match what customers are looking for.

In order to further enrich the traditional feeling within the restaurant, local wares such as Wajima lacquered goods and Kutani-yaki porcelain are used. Along with the inclusion of local art pieces, guests can feel Kanazawa’s cultural importance emanating from all around them.

Zeniya’s signature dish is without a doubt the abalone steak based on a recipe passed down from the previous generation. The abalone is stewed for at least 10 hours to create a uniquely soft texture in this specialty dish. Please be aware that advance reservations are required to have this included within your meal.

The restaurant has 6 private rooms of various sizes with several different seating options including regular western-style chairs and traditional “Horigotatsu” sunken-floor options. It is possible to host small groups up to a maximum of 25 members. One of the most popular booking options, however, is the counter seats which allows diners to converse with Chef Takagi while watching him work his magic.

After training at the prestigious Kyoto Kitcho restaurant, Chef Shinichiro Takagi returned home to take over Nihonryouri Zeniya from his parents along with younger brother, and current general chef, Jiro Takagi. Chef Shinichiro Takagi is often invited to restaurants and hotels around the world to introduce his unique style of Kanazawa-cuisine and takes great pride in seeing people from all around the world appreciate his dishes. Chef Takagi strongly believes that keeping a primary focus on locally-sourced ingredients from around Kanazawa helps to keep a consistent link to both traditional and quality. He hopes that everyone who encounters this unique cuisine will feel the same way.

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* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

■JR Hokuriku Line (Maibara - Toyama) “Kanazawa Station” 10 minutes by car
■JR Hokoriku Shinkansen “Kanazawa Station” 10 minutes by car



  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 5/2021
    お料理もサービスも最高でした。 ありがとうございました。 また、金沢に行った際には必ず行きたいです!
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 4/2021
    食べたい物の注文が多かったですが、対応して頂きありがとうございます。 大将の料理の情熱が伝わり美味しかったです。 接客も女将さんの細やかな気遣いが良かったです。 次は、季節を変えて再訪します。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 9/2020
    The restaurant is located in a nice quite area; first floor is a counter setting and the private rooms are located upstairs. We ate at the counter, great place to be, one gets to see how the food are prepared. In addition, it is a great way to interact with the friendly staff. Chef Takagi is very friendly and speaks fluent English. The food was simple and the ingredients are local to Kanazawa. Impressive ! The Omakaze menu was enough for me. Highly recommended and will definitely go back.
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Date



【Private Room】Omakase Kaiseki Dinner Course B
27,720 JPY / Guest
【Counter】Omakase Kaiseki Dinner Course B
24,200 JPY / Guest
【Private Room】Chef's Choice Kaiseki Course E
40,920 JPY / Guest



Zeniya [日本料理 銭屋]

Cuisine Type

Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00~14:00 (L.O. 13:00) Dinner: 17:30~22:00 (L.O. 19:30)


No fixed holiday


2-29-7, Katamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa


Zeniya [日本料理 銭屋]