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Sugi no I

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On the south bank of the Sai-gawa River close to the Sakura-bashi Bridge, this elegant restaurant serves Kaga specialties like duck stew with wheat gluten and gori no tsukuda ni, tiny soy-simmered river fish. Kutani china, Oribe pottery, and lacquerware provide the perfect canvas for these culinary works of art. Dinner in a private room overlooking the garden is a splurge, but worth it. In traditional Japanese style, the meal finishes with rice, pickles, and soup; in autumn the broth is clear with herbs and a shrimp dumpling. Full-course dinners start at ¥15,000; the ¥3675 "Ladies' Course," which anyone can order, is a more reasonablly priced option. Lunch bento boxess are ¥3,360. It's a fancy place, so you'll want to dress up a bit.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3–11 Kyokawa-machi, Kanazawa, 921-8032
  • Phone: 0762/43–2288
  • Location: Kanazawa

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
Updated: 09-20-2013

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    We toured Japan for three weeks, and our dinner at Sugi no I was one of our best dining experiences. We ordered our $135 each meal in advance. On arriving we were taken to a private dining room looking out on an extensive garden. The multi-course meal was delicious, with us eating and enjoying some dishes we did not recognize (or ask about). The meal was served on museum-quality ceramics with loving attention by two ladies. Thanks, Fodor's for the recommendation.

    by ballrap, 6/19/09

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