Agricultural Products from Producer to the Gastronomic Table: LOCOMANI

Very friendly and relaxed
Equipment: Very clean
Prices: Very reasonable
Strong points:Freshest produce and ingredients only, mainly from Shizuoka Prefecture. Organic vegetables. Seasonal food only

Entirely non-smoking!

“Healthy and tasty Shizuoka food!”

When Shigeyuki Aoshima/青島茂幸 (35) and his wife Hiroko/寛子 (33) opened Locomani in Takajo Machi, Shizuoka City in June 2008 they were on a mission: create healthy food for all and mainly from Shizuoka products.

Their restaurant/cafe is a very cozy place all wood and country decoration, a warm place to enjoy slow food at lunch or early dinner or a little haven for a quiet drink and a book or friend.

Their menus outside and inside are written in Japanese but they will be glad to explain the food to foreigners, however long it will take with a constant smile. Actually both are very shy, but once the ice is broken they enjoy a good talk!

Chicken in Peking Duck fashion set meal.

They cater both for vegetarians (vegan is possible on order) and omnivores. They always use the freshest ingredients and organic vegetables whenever possible.

Even set lunches (all priced at 1,000 yen) are for the main part vegetables, cooked or raw.

genmai/玄米/whole rice

Rice can be ordered white, genmai/玄米/whole, or half white, half whole.

Vegetarian kuruma fun katsu/車ふんカツ lunch set

The katsu/cutlets are vegetarian and served with an apple and miso sauce!

Organic vegetables curry set

This very tasty curry is practically vegan as they use coconut milk!

All set lunches come with miso soup and three-year old organic tea!
As a rule they change 2 of 4 set lunches every week (the other two, including the organic vegetable curry are “regular set lunches”)

Fresh fig tart

if you come in the afternoon be on the lookout for their simple but great seasonal desserts!

As I mentioned above, the Aoshimas are always trying to use local vegetables, especially organic vegetables, and others. Accordingly they are on a constant search of new sources.
If you are a gardener, producer or farmer proud of your vegetables, do contact them for an eventual business collaboration!

And do check their blog. too!

Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo machi, 1-10-06
Tel.: 054-260-6622
opening hours: 11:30~20:00
Closed on Wednesdays


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