Izakaya Gastronomy: Dinner at Waga (2012) in Shizuoka City!

Succulent plate of sashimi!

Service: Very friendly and easy-going! Slow food!
Facilities: Very clean overall. Large and clean washroom.
Prices: reasonable
Strong points: Great list of sake and shochu. Typical izakaya gastronomy with a personal touch!

It is not easy to socialize equally with all the good restaurants and izakayas in Shizuoka and arrangements have to be done sometimes! LOL
Anyway, to cut a long story short I managed to persuade the Missus to pay our first visit of the year to Waga, one of our favorite izakayas in Shizuoka City!

Waga is a great place, totally unpretentious, and laughing faces serving you efficiently without a fuss and with plenty of interesting explanations!

The snacks served with the first drink set the tone right away: Fried salmon in sweet and sour sauce!

Always check the specialties of the day!
If you cannot read the menu, no worries as the young staff is recruited in local universities who should manage some English!

The sashimi is top class at Waga and at a reasonable price! This is not Tokyo!
Madai/Seabream in front, Maguro akami/lean tuna, Kanpachi/Greater amberjack and Salmon!

We always order the daikon katsu at Waga!

Waga-style sauteed beansprouts in sesame oil!

You must sample Waga’s (large ) prawns fried in hot sweet and sour sauce!

They come also with great comfort dishes in winter!

Soba with plenty of vegetables and soft pork!

not only so delicious but so comforting and body-warming!

To be continued…

Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, takajyo, 2-1-20, Kuroyanagi Bldg. 1F
Tel.: 054-271-7121
Business hours: 17:30~23:30, 17:30~26:00 (on Fridays, Saturdays and National Holidays)
Closed on Mondays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)


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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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