Japanese Gastronomy with Local Shizuoka Products at Korosuke in Fuji City!

Service: Very friendly and attentive.
Facilities and equipment: Very clean. Superb toilets.
Prices: Reasonable.
Strong points: A great introduction to local products served with a very healthy concept. Private room available. Parking available.

Chef Koichi Satoh/佐藤高一さん opened Korosuke/ころ助 eight years ago in Fuji City and his fame has reached Shizuoka City where people do not get easily excited.
Today a good friend of mine was kind enough to drive all the way to share lunch with me!

You definitely need a car (or a taxi) to reach the place which is not easy to find, but the sign in the car park already gives you a good idea of what to expect: Portobella mushrooms by Mr. Hasegawa in Fuji City, Fuji no Jidori Chicken by Mr. Aoki in Fujinomiya City, Fuji Rainbow Trout by Mr. Kunugi in Fujinomiya City, Asagiri Kougen Beef (Wagyu) by Mr. Morimoto on the asagiri Plateau, Asagiri Yoguru Pork by the Matsuno Family on Asagiri Plateau, U no Hana Healthy Tofu by the Miwa Shop and so on!

It didn’t really look like a restaurant from the far side of the busy and wide thoroughfare!

But with the word “Dining” you couldn’t mistake it for anything else!

The privacy of the customers was certainly well protected!

Very interesting calligraphy!

Nobody seemed to be smoking inside and Mr. Satoh told me he intends to make the establishment non-smoking at all times from next month!

Local pottery on sale!

Mr. Hasegawa’s nationally famous Portobella Mushrooms!

A reasonably-priced lunch set considering the quality!
Individual plates and orders are naturally available but for my first visit the set lunch was the obvious choice!

Hot towels and a small salad!

These cute hot towel rabbits are not to be eaten!

The lunch is served inside an antique rice measure box!
What did we have then?

Plain rice seasoned with black rice!
Delicious and very tasty!

White miso soup with fish stock, egg whites, mizuna and daikon!

Top row:
Seared Fuji no Jidari Chicken sashimi from Aoki’s Farm.
Matsuno Family Asagiri Yoguru Pork Shabu shabu salad.
Tofu by Miwa Shop. Very nutritious tofu!

Middle row:
Deep-fried “kisu/Sillago”.
Sauteed Scallops.
Deep-fried Portobella Mushrooms from Mr. Hasegawa’s garden.

Bottom row:
Fuji no Jidori Chawanmushi.
Maguro no misoyaki/tuna grilled with miso.
Organic red shiso juice.

Coffee and dessert!

Baked sweet potato, vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce!

Now, I’m definitely planning to come again for dinner with plenty of wine and Shizuoka Sake!

KOROSUKE
416-0954 Fuji City, Moto Ichiba Cho, 975
Tel.: 0545-653-450
Business hours: 11:30~14:00, 17:30~23:00
Closed on Mondays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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