Otomezushi that is located in Katamachi area is one of the fancy sushi restaurant in Kanazawa. So, we reserved in advance and went to there at dinner time. But all popular sushi restaurants in Kanazawa is hard to reserve. Of course, this Otomezushi, too.
It’s located a busy area. There are many restaurants and izakaya around there.
Fancy dinner course
They have dinner course having tsumami (dishes) and sushi only, so after we were seated, the lady asked to us about our drinks only. So, I ordered Japanese sake. The chef said to us “do you have something you can’t eat ?” We said “No.”
Well, I expected that the course have blackthroat seaperch, gasu shrimp and whelk because those are Kanazawa’s specialty seafood.
At first, Flat fish (ヒラメ) was served.
And Botan shrimp (ボタンエビ) having its eggs. It had sticky texture and tasty.
Whelk (梅貝). It was fresh and crisp.
Grilled globefish’s soft roe (焼きふぐ白子). Its baked lightly. So, its outside was lightly crisp and inside was creamy.
Grilled nodoguro with salt (blackthroat seaperch / ノドグロの塩焼き)
So fatty. There were much fats between its skin and meat.
Then, sushi time has started. First sushi was Amaebi (Sweet shrimp / 甘エビ).
As its name, it was so sweet and had springy texture. Delicious.
Yellowtail (ブリ) was served again.
Fatty part of yellowtail.
Aka Ika (Neon flying squid / 赤いか)
It had artistic cut ! Its sticky texture was great.
Crab (かに). Crabs meat with its brown meat. Probably it’s snow crab.
Toro part of tuna (トロ)
It had tendon and it might no be good-looking, but it was fatty and tasty.
Aji (Horse mackerel / アジ)
Vinegared mackerel (シメサバ)
Nodoguro (Blackthroat seaperch / ノドグロ). Because it was grilled lightly, plenty of fat appeared.
Kohada(Gizzard shad / 小肌)
Sea urchin (うに)
Hirame (Flatfish / ヒラメ)
Anago (Conger eel / 穴子)
Tekka-maki (Tuna roll / 鉄火巻き)
Last food of our course was Miso soup with Ebi shinjou (エビしんじょうのみそ汁)
Ebi shinjou is minced shrimp ball.
We asked the chef about another sushi. The chef recommended some and we ordered one of it from his recommendation.
We thought we should eat Gasu shrimp (ガスエビ) all the same 🙂
We can’t eat it at Kanto region like Tokyo. But it wasn’t good. Sweet shrimp was far better. I think the chef didn’t include it into the dinner course because of its quality. Ah, gasu shrimp that we ate at Morimorizushi wasn’t good, too. As a whole, gasu shrimp wasn’t good that time.
About the restaurant
Name in English / Otomezushi
Name in Japanese / 乙女寿司
Address / 4-10, Kikuramachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Phone / 076-231-7447
Open / 12 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Close / Sundays, national holidays, Wednesdays’ dinner time
Reservation / Required
Credit card / Available