Sushi and Japanese cuisine Hatanaka

Have fun first. Good sushi second.
Book online or call 050-3503-3200 (English available)


Sushi and Japanese cuisine Hatanaka

Authentic Japanese sushi restaurants are said to have very high entry levels because of its price and strict manners. A lot of people get scared about it. We are going to change it. There’s no rules at our place. Just sit back and enjoy what is in front of you.

‘Sushi and Japanese cuisine Hatanaka’ serves dishes made with ingredients picked especially here in Hokuriku region.
We use fresh seafood unlorded at the Kanazawa port and freshly-grown local vegetables for our dishes.

We have some kinds of sake around Kanazawa and also natural wine.

It’s only 3 minutes on foot from JR Kanazawa station. We renovated the Machiya building (old Japanese-style house) built in 1940s.

Counter seats: 10 persons
Table seats: 16 persons

Our team

Hatanaka is a sushi and Japanese cuisine restaurant, which opened its doors in April of 2019.

Hatanaka’s aim is to think not only of the success of the restaurant, but to create a special environment around the most important thing to us: people. This means striving to create an atmosphere of enjoyment for customers, managers, and staff alike.

Chef Ayako Hatanaka

Chef Ayako Hatanaka is originally from Tenkawa village in Nara prefecture.

At 29 years of age, she is a goofy character whose charm is a means of connecting the two things she loves most: food and people. After graduating from an arts program in university, Chef Hatanaka worked at a high-class Japanese cuisine restaurant in Kyoto, followed by a famous sushi restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.

She has now returned to advance her career as the head chef of Hatanaka in Kanazawa.

Shun Takemura

Shun Takemura has a unique history, having working at a restaurant in Tokyo specializing in Atsukan (Japanese hot sake) as the shopkeeper.

Because of this, Takemura has refined knowledge of Japanese sake and wine, in addition to having the skills of a professional cook. He is also a key man for our restaurant just like chef Hatanaka.

Aya Isogai

After studying abroad in Australia for a year, Aya became a junior high school teacher in Japan.

She then switched gears to become the manager of a guesthouse in Kanazawa. Aya is now the hall manager of Hatanaka. She has a love for people and conversation, and will always make time to interact with guests.


Online reservations

We accept reservations in 3 months ahead.

We offer special-deal plans for making reservations directly from our website. Check it out from the link below.

Reservations by Phone

Prefer to make your reservation via phone in English? Give us a call!

You can contact us between 10am and 21pm ever day of the week.
Our Phone number is 050-3503-3200

Opening hours:

5pm – 11pm
Closed on Wednesdays.

About tables

Hatanaka is a small restaurant with 10 counter seats and 16 table seats.

  • Non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Electric outlet
  • Groups are welcome
  • Babies are welcome

Guests have the option of choosing table seats or counter seats, which can be decided upon making your reservation.



4-21, Konohanamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa

Take the East Exit (Kenrokuen Exit) at Kanazawa Station, and walk under the wooden arch.
Cross the junction on the right side and continue straight down on the main road.
Take your second left, and then your second right. The restaurant should be on your right.

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