Service: Very friendly and attentive
Facilities: Great overall cleanliness. Beautiful washroom
Strong points: High quality soba. Beautiful tempura. Great local sake
Soba and Tempura are two of the most representative foods of the Japanese gastronomy but it is not easy to find a restaurant serving both separately or together with equal skill and quality.
Luckily enough, thanks to an incredible wealth of fresh products, shizuoka boasts some of the best restaurants you could find in Japan.
The other day we thought it was about grand time to visit Shimada and Setsugekka again. Actually, I wouldn’t mind visiting the establishment as they serve only seasonal tempura!
Incidentally as they take their holidays in Hawaii every year they can manage English!
WE always inside the little cozy room by the entrance with a window onto the street!
I ordered the menu with three different soba, all 100% buckwheat.
The soba tofu which comes with the first drink! A real delicacy!
The tray as it is served before the tempura are brought to you one at a time!
The grated daikon!
The chopped scallions and grated wasabi for the soba!
Stick senior broccoli and hard mouth sardines tempura!
The fish is also called “shirasu”!
The slender stick senior broccoli!
A beautiful tempura assortment!
Sakura cherry blossoms, cuttlefish and spring onion!
Brussels Sprout and Fukinoto tempura!
Paprika and cauliflower tempura!
The sobayu/soba boiling water to add to the rest of the soba sauce as a soup!
Red grapefruit and fruit for dessert!
looking forward to the next visit in early summer!
Shimada City, Hontouri, 2-3-4
Opening hours: 11:30~14:30, 17:00~22:00
Closed on Monday and third Tuesday
Entirely non-smoking for lunch!
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES
BULA KANA in Fiji
Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,
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!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents
HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City
2 thoughts on “Soba & tempura at Setsugekka Restaurant in Shimada City (Spring 2013)!”
Oh this looks so good. Gotta think a couple of tickets from Louisiana to Japan might just be worth the bites. Smiles.
Dear Paul, your list is gonna be a long one! LOL