Bain Seo, the Vietnamese equivalent, but a lot lighter, of a Japanese okonomiyaki at Annam, Shizuoka City!
Many people only have time to visit restaurants at lunch and it is certainly not easy to find a restaurant with a better lunch with all those cheap diners around!
Here is the sixth installment of a series of reports on recommended lunch restaurants in Shizuoka Prefecture which will be classified as follows:
-Western (American, European, et al)
-Vegan & Vegetarian
CHAO CHINESE DINING
Service: Kind, smiling and attentive in spite of a crowded place!
Equipment & Facilities: Very clean overall. Shared washroom with Cenove Department Store but very excellent. Entirely non-smoking!
Strong points: Mild but very healthy All-Chinese gastronomy
CHAO CHINESE DINING
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajyo, 1-1-1 Cenova Department Store, 5F
Opening hours: 11:00~21:00
Private space possible for up to 7 guests
Credit cards OK
Service: Very friendly, polite and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean overall. Spacious washroom
Strong points: A great blend of Indian and Nepalese cuisines. More than sufficient drinks list. Vegetarian set or single dishes available. Very generous portions!
NAMASTE NIPPON Nepalese-Indian Restaurant
420-0845 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Oda Cho, 31-1, Ono Bldg, 1F (along the Kitakaido Street, 10 minutes walk from Cenova Department Store)
Tel. & Fax: 054-247-6775
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00, 17:00~22:30
Closed on Thursdays
Credit Cards OK
Take outs OK!
Service: Very friendly, smiling and attentive
Facilities: Great overall cleanliness. Superb separate washrooms.
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive.
Strong points: Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine prepared and served by Vietnamese staff. Great use of local products. Vietnamese shochu!
420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Kooyamachi, 6-6, Mitduhisa Building, 2F
Business hours: 11:30~14:00, 17:30~22:30
Closed on Mondays
Service: Friendly and attentive!
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean overal. Clean washroom
Strong points: Authentic Chinese gastronomy. Great dimsung/gyoza in 3 different forms!
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo Machi, 3-21-20, Kawai Bldg 1F
Tel. & fax: 054-2742727
Weekdays: 11:30~13:30 & 17:30~22:00
Saturdays, Sundays & National Holidays: 17:00~22:00
Closed on Wednesdays.
10 minutes walk from Shin Shizuoka Station in Cenova Department Store
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