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Waga is your typical new wave izakaya. Opened a little more than two years ago by the very young at hearｔ (a fan of the Beatles,Queen and Led Zeppelin among others) Shuhei Ichikawa it seems very popular as I managed to enter it only at the third try and this somewhat late at night. In any case if you plan to patronize the place before 9:00 p.m., you had better reserve in advance!
The staff in their late 20’s (30’s?) are a smiling hard-working bunch, but nonetheless extremely welcoming and attentive.
Now the first indication of a good izakaya, and especially in Shizuoka Prefeture, is its sashimi offering. If you ask for « moriawase/plate », you will get a good idea of the establishment.
Now, the « Katsuo Tataki/Bonito slightly cooked », « Kanpachi/Yellowtail » and « Maguro/Tuna » were simply of the higher level that would put a few vaunted Tokyo places at shame, but at very kind prices!
420-0839 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Takajo Machi, 2-1-20, Kuroyanagi Bldg., 1F
Tel. & Fax: 054-271-7121
Opening hours: 17:30~23:30 (Monday to Thursday), 17:30~26:00 (Friday, Saturday and day before any National Holiday).
Closed on Sundays and National Holidays.
Set menus and parties possible.