Service: Smiling, friendly and easy-going
Equipment & Facilities: Great cleanliness overall. Superb washroom
Strong points: Very fresh local vegetables. Healthy and filling fusion bistro food. Wines served all day long
There is a new very welcome trend of new restaurants coming to town not only to please all budgets but also making a maximum use of local products ensuring freshness and taste at reasonable prices inside a modern and easy-going environment
The latest addition in Shizuoka City, Kichi To Naru Kitchen, is actually the third establishment opened by Kichi To Naru Co. which originally hails from Fuji City.
The place is extremely clean and comfortable tucked away from the heat of the summer and the cold of winter.
The gastronomy is markedly Italian-inspired although it is more fusion than anything else comprising typical Japanese and French bistro fare.
If you are on your own sit at the counter and enjoy the sight of young chefs working in an open kitchen!
Even at lunch the menu offers quite some choice.
For my first lunch I chose the Milky rice (risotto-style) with curry sauce and mushrooms cultivated by Mr. Hasegawa in Fuji City!
It comes with fresh greens and beans salad,…
The milky rice risotto and (mild) curry sauce, a very Japanese concept!
I must admit that the milky rice risotto was a bit of discovery! It was perfectly married to the curry sauce!
For my second lunch I sampled the pasta with fried eggplants in mildly hot tomato sauce!
Very Italian in concept!
Very healthy and tasty al dente spaghetti!
And home-made tiramisu for dessert!
Expect more visits at tea-time and dinner!
Kichi To Naru Kitchen
Chef: Ryo Ogihara
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken-Cho, 5-8, Miraie Shichiken Cho Bldg. 1F
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00 (until 24:00 on Saturdays & Sundays)
Closed on Mondays
Kichi To Naru Kitchen
Fuji City, Takane Cho, 11-9
Kichi To Naru Izakaya
Fuji City, Urijima Cho, 108
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