Chef: Mr. Douglas Adorno de Abreu
Address: 420-0035 Shizuoka Shi, Shchiken-cho, 18-1, Pivot Shizuoka
1F (50 metres from Orion Cinema on the left-hand side)
Opening hours: 18:00~24:00 (Generally closed on Sundays, but check!)
After one and a half years absence, Douglas is back with us and opened
his new restaurant on the 2nd of September. Douglas Adorno de Abreu is
a Brazilian national whose parents emigrated from Sorino City in
Piemonte, which the international flavour of his restaurant. Although he
considers his establishment a bar/bistrot/ristorante combination, it is
definitely the hogher claa type of Italian restaurant.
"Italian cuisine is done step by step" in Adorno's own words, so expect
high quality. Fast service does not mean better food!
If you are in a hurry you can always choose among raw ham, parmegiano
or antipasti plates as they are all on display in front of you!
I would advise guests to have a little chat with Adorno before ordering,
as he is always to come up with a few surprises! Moreover, no less than
30 kinds of wines are available.
Chefs: Mrs Mochizuki & Izumi
Address: 420-0035 Shizuoka Shi, Shichiken-cho, 8-25, Tomi Bldg. 2F
Tel. & Fax: 054-2515032
Opening hours: 18:00~02:00. Closed on Sundays.
Very Japanese-style restaurant but food could be classified as internetional.
Very Japanese atmosphere. 8 guests can sit on tatami in front of counter
but with feet comfortably resting in hollowed space in front of you. 12
more can sit at 3 low tables.
Roasted Quail, yen 1,400; Roasted Lamb, yen 1,400; Wild Boar Rashers,
yen 1,400; Horseradish Duck, yen 950; other dishes, yen 580~1,600.
Wine glass, yen 600; Cocktails, yen 600~800; Beer, yen 550~600.
Chef: Mr. Ide
Address: 420-0031 Shizuoka Shi, Gofuku-cho, 2-8-9
Tel.: 054-2542660, 2510722
Opening hours:11:30~14:00, 18:00~21:30. Closed on Tuesdays.
A very traditional French restaurant. One of the oldest in Shizuoaka.
Traditional bourgeois cuisine. Prices reasonable to medium. I always go
for the morels in cream & brandy and the different fish dishes. Organises
extremely satisfying buffet parties for very fair prices!
Credit cards OK.
Cheg: Mr.Aoyagi Ken
Address: 420-0034 Shizuoka Shi, Tokiwa-cho, 1-4-11, Sugitoku Bildg.
Opening hours: 18:00 till late. Closed on Sundays.
Aoyagi has moved!
It is now definitely easier to find, it seats 15 people (almost three
times as before!). You can choose between the counter and a Japanese tatami
room. All the decor has been conceived in the most typical Japanese style
but top French wines are still available without forgetting the extremely
tasty Japanese "sake" to accompany an original modern Japanese cuisine
spiced with some definitely foreign specialites depending on the market
BIEN MANGER/MEMANMA (French/Japanese)
Chef: Mr. Goshima Hagemu
Address:420-0911 Shizuoka Shi, Sena, 4-9-1
Tel. & Fax: 054-2642341
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00, 17:00~late at night.
Mr. Goshima moced hid former restaurant from Ryogae-cho,an area synonimous
of decrepitude to the relatively rural and quiet Sena. A very homely bistrot-style
restaurant with very reasonable prices ideal for tight-laced purses! Food
is both Japanese and French. Reasonable wines (try the Givry from French
Bourgogne!) by the glass or the bottle. Great Japanese sake available,
Pate de Campagne (pork terrine), yen 900 (freat
value!); French style Seafood Carpaccio yen, 1,200; Confit Chicken Wings,
yen 500; Roasted Herb Lamb Leg Cut, yen 1,500;Confit Chicken & Musgrooms
Salad, yen 800. Freat gomemade Tarts.
Credit cards OK.
BON APPETIT! (French)
Chef: Mr. Mochizuki Akihiro
Sommelier: Mrs. Mochizuki Takami
Address: Shizuoka Shi, Koya Machi, 6-4, Shiba Bldg. 2F (in front of
Tel. & fax: 054-2218863
Opening hours: 18:00~24:00
Closed on Sundays.
This French Wine-Bar & Restaurant os probably the "most ideal"
place for ladies with a toght-laced purse but nonetheless wanting to enjoy
good food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere. Akihiro Mochizuki's cuisine
is light-style but very inventive and satisfying while his bustling wife
Takemi takes care of the service and wine counselling in a very efficient
but easy-going manner. A piece of advice: Try the different dishes together
one by one.
Address: 420- 0035 Shizuoka Shi, Shichiken-cho, 8-26
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00, 17:30~23:00 (last orders: 22:30). Closed
A very honest trattoria in a city where you find all kinds of restaurants
labelled Italian! Definitely for the younger kind of customers. Menu changing
with seasons. Simple but inventive cuisine. Reasonable prices. Good and
cheap wine by the glass or carafe.
EN TERRASSE (French)
Address: 422-8021 Shizuoka Shi, Oshika, 1413-1
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00, 18:00~20:30
Closed on Thursdays & 3rd Wenesday
Located on a height overlooking the southern part of Shizuoka City,
this French restaurant offers an unysual seasonal menu, including home-made
bread, cuisine & cakes.
Reservations a must!
(Courtesy of Mrs. Chieko Yamada)
Address:420-0031 Shizuoka Shi, Gofuku-cho, 2-9-1, Gennan Kairaku
Tel.: 054-2547655 (Reservations advisable)
Opening hours: 12:00~14:00, 18:00~last orders for meals at 21:30. Bar
time 18:00~23:30. Closed on Mondays.
High class French restaurant with consequent prices. Precise service,
excellent cuisine regularly varying with seasons and great wines! I regularly
visit this restaurant for the fresh "fermier" (farmer) cheses tray (the
only one to be found in Shizuoka!). A simple order of assorted cheeses
you can choose yoursel directly from the tray with a glass of wine will
be gladly served to you. You will be able to taste not only real French
cheese but also Italian and British delicacies! As the tray changes almost
weekly, you are in for a surprise every time!
Credit cards OK.
Seasonal menu (6,000 yen):
Salad de Caille Gentil (Gentil Quail Salad)
Bouillabaisse riche (riche Bouillabaisse-Marseille
Fish & Seafood Pot)
Tarte aux Fraises parfumées (Perfumed
Wines: Marquis de Grachat Selection, glass 900
yen, bottle 5,000 yen (white)
Cheese: Plate of 5 different fresh kinds, 1,500
Address:420-0032 Shizuoka Shi, Ryoogae-cho, 2-5-8
Opening hours: 11:30~13:30, 18:00~21:00. Closed Sundays.
The best steak (or whatever you call it!) restaurant in Shizuoka. Either
choose among three menus priced at5,000, 7,000 and 8,500 yen (can change
any time!) or from the carte (when available in season). You will taste
the best beef in Japan in various ways all cooked on charcoal piece by
piece with other delicacies in front of you and served in beautiful ceramic,
in a space designed as an old traditional Japanese restaurant but without
tatamis or uncomfortable seating. Beer, wine sake available. More reasonably
priced menus at lunch.
Credit cards OK.
Address: 420-0036 Shizuoka Shi, Suruga-cho, 6-18.
Opening hours: 17:00~24:00. Closed on Mondays.
All Korean restaurants in this country seem the same at first glance.
So the difference will be noticed in the quality of the meat, the attitude
of the staff and the general atmosphere. Founded in 1949, this is definitely
the best in Shizuoka City and it is quite crowded most of the time. Even
so, the staff works hard th serve you as soon as possible in a quiet and
effective manner. A hint?: vhoose a seat at the counter and you will see
everybody at work. Some great sakes in store, too.
Credit cards OK.
Chef: Mr. Tooru Okuda
Address: 420-0032 Shizuoka Shi, Ryogae-cho, 2-3-2, NS Court Bldg, 2F
Tel. & Fax: 054-2210024
Opening hours: 17:30~23:00
Opened in October 1999, this Japanese "Izakaya" fits in the much-needed
middle-range style restaurants/drinking establishments. A fairly long counter
allows you to share a chat with mr. Okuda while he expertly prepares your
food. As this place also serves wine, you have a ready topic! The food
although modern in style is very Japanese. Good Sashimi (Raw Fish), tasty
range of appetizers lined in front of you. Have the chef explain the dishes
before ordering as the menu changes regularly. A side room sits about 20
and can be noisy at times so sit at the counter. Ideal place for ladies.
Resomable yo slightly higher prices. Warm welcome, sometimes very busy.
Chef: Mr. Kasai Akinori
Address: 420-0029 Shizuoka Shi, Togiya-cho, 50
Opening hours: 17:30~24:00. Closed on Sundays & National Holidays.
This "Sumi-Yaki-Kushi-Ya" (Japanese brochettes grilled on charcoal)
must be the best in its own genre, unless somebody can inform of a better
one! Patronized by all classes, it offers an array of succulent meat ,
vegetables or fish brochettes and other tidbits all according to season.
Od course, sake, chilled varieties included, sho-chu and even wines
can be ordered as well! To top it all, the prices are deginitely reasonable!
Japanese homepage: http://www.wbs.ne.jp/bt/benikou/omise-kasai.html
Address:420-0838 Shizuoka Shi, Aioi-cho, 6-22
Opening hours: 11:30~20:00.
Easily the best Tonkatsu (pork cutlets) restaurant in the whole Tokai
area except for its twin in Shimizu City! You will be served on large dark
wooden tables in a surrounded by likewis wooden beams. Ask for one of the
set menus at lunch. All pork served is "Kuro Buta" (black pork) of the
finest quality. Katsuyoshi makes and sells either in his restaurants or
at department stores different sauces, croquettes (in real fresh breadcrumbs!),
cheese puffs and even salt!
KATSUYOSHI (Shimizu City)(Japanese)
Address: 424-0935 Shimizu-Shi, Numata, 9-8
Opening hours: 11:30~21:00
See Katsuyoshi in Shizuoka City for same comments. The only difference
is that it is bigger in a whole house!
MATSU NO SUSHI(Sushi)
Address: 420-0841Shizuoka Shi, Kamiashiarai, 2-7-28
In a city not renokwn for its sushi, Matsu No Sushi stands out for
the fact it is always trying to feature the unusual and satisfy its customers'
sometimes strange orders! Some examples apart from the usual fares (all
excellent): grilled pickled mackerel with sauce, slices of raw deer liver,
steamed angler (frogfish) liver and so on! Better be on the owner's cards
and beauties will start popping out!
MIZUKI (Traditional Japanese)
Address: 420-0839 Shizuoka Shi, Takajo, 3-10-3, Gokoo Dai Ni Bldg.
Opening hours: Usually everyday from 18:00~24:00
Definitely one of the best "o-fukuro-san" Japanese style restaurant
in Shizuoka City! Serves only home-made cooking but also will produce first-class
tuna sashimi. From where? Don't ask me! All I know is that she has many
good friends in the right places. Most of the cutomers are middle-class
businessmen. Foreigners welcome. Try it for a real taste of homestyle Japanese
Address: 422-8041 Shizuoka Shi, Nakada, 1-4-5
Opening hours: 11:00~14:00, 18:00~24:00 (depending on business). Closed
The best French restaurant on the south side of Shizuoka City. Offers
set menus, Carte and specials of the day within fairly reasonable prices.
Also offers set lunches. Depending upon seasons, try the spinach stuffed
quail, the duck breast in wine and honey sauce, the basilico lamb,
the balsamico eel, chicken liver country terrine, the sautées veal
spleen (ris de veau) with breadcrumbs or just the special hors d'oeuvres
salad, a meal in itself! Some very good wines!
Fish Carpaccio yen 1,500
Seafood Terrine yen 1,500
Dartois of Snails, Veal Spleen and Mushrooms
(cooked inside a small pot and top with salted pastry) yen 1,300
Grilled Duck with Pepper and Leeks yen 1,500
Mustard Chicken yen 1,400
Quail stuffed with Foie-gras yen 3,000
Sauteed Ceal Spleen in Breadcrumbs yen 2,000
Credit cards OK.
Chef: Mr. Mochizuki Satoshi
Address: 420-0839 Shizuoka Shi, Takajo, 1-42-12, Shinohara Bldg
This restaurant whose name means "aubergine" (egg-plant) was opened
two and a half years ago and has just transformed itself from a counter-restaurant
to a fully-fledged establishment. Very Japanese style. First-class
food changing with seasons. Reasonable prices nonetheless. Original "sake"
list. A good experience in traditional Japanese cooking.
Address: Shizuoka Shi, Koya-Machi, 6-23, Matsunaga Build. 2F (in front
of Nakajimaya Hotel)
Opening hours 11:300~14:00, 17:00~22:30. Closed on Sundays & National
The only true Thai restaurant in town. Very popular with the locals.
From reasonable to slightly expensive. Very good soups.
Chef: Mr. Satsukawa
Address: 420-0034 Shizuoka Shi, Tokiwa-cho, 1-4-8
Tel. & fax: 054-2733166
Opening hours: 11:30~14:30, 17:3~22:00 (~24:00). Closed Tuesdays.
Probably and deservingly the most widely-known French restaurant in
Shizuoka City. The cuisine is bistrot style with a certain sophistication.
The raw fish salad has set a vogue in this town although nobody has been
able to equal it! Simple menu and carte. Try the different variations on
homard, Chinese duck sliced fillets, the stuffed quail, the lamb cutlets
and don't forget the caramel ice-cream. To add to all, a superior cellar!
Also caters for small to medium parties upstairs. Doubles up as a wine
bar at late hours.
Credit cards OK.
Address: 420-0032 Shizuoka Shi, Ryoogae-cho, 2-7-1, Akiyama Bldg, 1F
Opening hours: 18:00 till very late in the morning. Closed on Sundays.
Suimu has a new chef Shuusuke Asaba until 22:00 when Mr. Tauchi's,
the owner, takes over his apprentice and that should speak for itself!
Although this spot looks more like a sushi bar (It used to be a traditional
Japanese restaurant before it changed owners), one can appreciate some
very tasty tidbits or fuller dishes mostly French and Japanese. Prices
vary from 700 yen for raw ham to 3,000 yen for foie gras or quail with
wild rice. Seasonal dishes like venison, duck, pigeon, rabbit, various
fishes. Full reservations for small parties possible.
Recently I have personally tasted Hare simmered
in wine (3,200 yen), Sturgeon Carpaccio (2,000 yen) and Grouper fish ("Hata")
in Herbs & Cream Sauce (2,100 yen) .
Address: 424-0942 Shimizu Shi, Irifune,10-6
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00, 18:00~21:00. Closed
The best Fench restaurant in Shimizu City. In a class of its own. Offers
only set menus at dinner for 6,000, 8,000, 10,000 & 12,000 yen using
the day's market products, hence the menus are always subject to sudden
changes for the pleasure of the customer. Happily marries Japanese &
French tastes. You are in for a discovery every time!
Credit cards OK.
Address: 420-0032 Shizuoka Shi, Ryogae-cho, 2-3-1
Opening hours: 16:00~02:00 (until 11.00 on Sundays)
Not to be confused with its mother restaurant in Tamachi and subsidiaries
in Mizuho and Utoh (I have doubts about their staff, sorry!), this is probablu
the most convivial sushi bar in Shizuoka City. There might be more renowned
places, but the staff, young but experienced, are extremely welcoming and
agreeable while quick and professional. The other important thing is that
all items' prices are clearly indicated and reasonable.
Foreigners must try the 'California Roll' and 'Chyawan-mushi'!
Credit cards OK.
Address: 420-0032 Shizuoka Shi, Ryoogae-cho, 2-3-11
Opening hours: 15:30~21:00. Closed on Sundays.
A very convivial Japanese "Izakaya", always full in spite of unusual
opening hours. Big helpings! Fair prices.
TAVERNA PREGO PREGO (Italian)
Address: 420-0031 Shizuoka Shi, Gofuku-cho, 2-7-10, Kanamono Kaikan, 2F
A better-than-average Italian & Mediterranean restaurant where
the chef tries to regularly vary his menu and bring his own inventions.
Very popular with ladies. Very informal and friendly atnosphere. Reasonable
prices. Some excellent wines. Parties possible.
Address: 420-0037 Shizuoka Shi, Hitoyado-cho, 2-6-5
Opening hours: 17:30 until fridge is empty! Closed on Sundays.
An unusual Chinese cum ramen shop. Only absolutely fresh products used!
Dishes cooked one at a time. Worth the patience. Prices slightly over the
norm but quality miles over Shizuoka's norm! You must try the "Ebi Ramen"!
Also serves 8 kinds of Chinese wines (sake).
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