Hokuriku & Tokai 2016 (8/29) : Otomezush (乙女寿司)

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Kanazawa’s specialty as sushi !

We had dinner at this sushi restaurant at second night at Kanazawa. Otomezushi.

I heard it is really difficult to reserve popular sushi restaurants in Kanazawa and Otomezushi is one of the restaurant.

Appearance,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


After we were seated, the lady asked to us about our drinks. So, I ordered Japanese sake 🙂

Japanese sake,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


We ordered course that have tsumami and sushi.

Well, I expected that the course have blackthroat seaperch, gasu shrimp and whelk because those are Kanazawa’s specialty seafood 🙂

Flat fish (ヒラメ)
Our course started from sashimi. This flat fish had springy texture 🙂

Flat fish sashimi,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Botan shrimp (ボタンエビ)
It had sticky texture and tasty.

Botan shrimp,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Whelk (梅貝)

Whelk,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Yellowtail (ブリ)

Yellow tail sashimi,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Grilled globefish’s soft roe (焼きふぐ白子)

Grilled softroe,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Grilled blackthroat seaperch with salt (ノドグロの塩焼き)
Yes ! Ishikawa’s specialty ! So fatty as you see !

Grilled blackthroat seaperch,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Sweet shrimp (甘エビ)
First sushi was sweet shrimp (northern shrimp) 🙂
As its name, it was so sweetand had springy texture. Delicious.

Sweet shrimp,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Yellowtail (ブリ)
Yellowtail was served again.
Toro part of yellowtail. Yes, so fatty as you see.

Yellow tail,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Neon flying squid (赤いか)
It had artistic cut !

Neon flying squid,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Crab (かに)
Crabs meat with its brown meat. Maybe it’s snow crab.

Crab,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Toro part of tuna (トロ)
It had tendon and it might no be good-looking, but it was fatty and tasty.

Toro part of tuna,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Horse mackerel (アジ)

Horse mackerel,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


Vinegared mackerel (シメサバ)

Vinegared mackerel,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Blackthroat seaperch (ノドグロ)
Blackthroat seaperch again 🙂 Plenty of fat appeared by grilled.

Blackthroat seaperch,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Gizzard shad (小肌)

Gizzard shad,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Sea urchin (うに)

Sea urchin,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Flatfish (ヒラメ)

Flat fish,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Conger eel (穴子)

Conger eel,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Tekka-maki (鉄火巻き)
Tuna roll.

Tuna roll,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

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.

Soup,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


We asked the chef about another seafood for 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.

Gasu shrimp,Otome zushi, Kanazawa (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)


By the way, we ate three species of shrimp at this dinner.
Everything was quite different ! Everything was tasty.
Shrimp is also the specialty of Hokuriku area and restaurant around there can serve shrimps before losing their freshness. Of course, we can eat good shrimps in Tokyo, but it’s quite differ each other as its freshness.

I thought we can eat everything keeping its freshness in Tokyo, but I learned it isn’t a fact.
I should go out more ! 🙂

About Otomezushi (乙女寿司)

Address / 4-10, Kikuramachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Station / Nomachi station (JR)
Bus stop / Korinbo (香林坊)
Open / 12:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 22:00
Close / Sundays



  1. Mitzie Mee says:

    It looks truly amazing. What a feast! You’re so lucky you got a table.

    • Ryoko says:

      I think so, too. I was lucky :p
      Winter is the best season to visit Kanazawa for eating local seafood though it is too cold !

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