Service: Friendly if a bit shy.
Equipment & Facilities: Japanese traditional restaurant very clean overall. Cute washroom
Strong points: Fish! Gastronomic bistro-style. Extensive use of local products and catch. Reasonably-priced wine list
Entirely non-smoking! Private rooms available.
Chef Takuaki Okamura/岡村卓明さん moved his bistro to this new address only two years ago!
It used to be a traditional Japanese restaurant until then.
Nothing was changed or reformed inside or outside preserving its quaint Japanese cachet!
Once inside you will find the emblem of the restaurant hanging over the counter!
It reminds me of a famous Japanese painting!
I’d love to take that cute painting back home!
On the ground floor you can either at one of the 5 seats at the counter or sit in one of the two Japanese rooms, one on tatami, the other with kotatsu seating with space dug in beneath the table for comfortable seating. Two more similar rooms are available upstairs. And they are all non-smoking!
You can choose from three set menus.
Bistro Okamura is the only bistro in all Shizuoka serving food based on seafood!
The table setting!
Forks, spoons and knives are also on hand!
Now, what did I have for this first visit at lunch?
Sea urchin, sweet shrimps and fish mousse on a bed of carrot mousse!
Hot vegetable appetizer!
Leeks steamed in white wine!
The fish dish!
Scabbard fish caught in Shizuoka!
Poele/sauteed with anchovy sauce and small vegetables!
Milder than in Southern France maybe but so delicious with fish, prawn, oysters, clams, scallop and leeks!
Instead of rice I ordered bread to dip it in the soup of course!
Cute dessert and black tea!
Now, what are under those feuillantine biscuits?
Home-made sunflower honey ice-cream and local strawberries!
See at dinner time next!
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 1-5-2
Opening hours: 11:30~14:30, 17:30~23:00
Closed on Sundays and Monday lunch
Credit Cards OK
Counter: 5 seats, 4 private rooms (up to 8 seats each)
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-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
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