Sushi: Shimizu Sushi Dokoro “Umi” in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!


Kujira tataki/Seared whale!

Service: Attentive and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Great cleanliness overall. Suparb washeroom shared with oh\ther sushi restaurants
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive
Strong points: Many local fish and seafood in use. Superb product freshness. Great Sake list!
Completely non-smoking!


S Pulse Dream Plaza is famous nationally because of the Shimizu S Pulse Soccer Club but also for the “Sushi Alley” inside on the first floor!
I had a good look at the many restaurants today before choosing Umi!


Simple and great name as Umi/海 means “Sea”!


I know a lot of people who would like to steal these plastic paste models!


Excellent quality discovered from the moment you can peer into the window display!


Completely non-smoking!
Extremely appreciated in the particular case of sushi!
Actually all the restaurants in the building are non-smoking!


Great attention to small details: all sushi served on a beautiful earthenware tray!


They do offer great sets at lunch time, although you may order what you want from thetablets fung on the wall in front of you!
Now, what did I have? (Hold on your seat!)


But first of all I could not resist some local sake: Garyubai Junmai Daiginjo “Kaibin Jurinikaoru” by Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!


Kinmedai aburi/seared Splendid Alfonsino!


Akami/lean tuna!


Toro/Tuna fat belly!


Tasty miso soup for later!


Konbu Shime saba/Seaweed marinated mackerel topped with seaweed!


Aburi toro/Seared tuna fat belly!


Tamago yaki!


Akagai/Red blood clam!


Zuwaigani/Snow crab!


Shiro ebi to ikura/White shrimp and salmon roe!


Uni/Sea urchin!


Anago/Conger eel!


Negi toro maki/Grated toro roll!


Then it was time for another glass of local sake: Kokkou Daiginjyo by Kokkou Brewery in Fukuroi City!


I was still hungry so I had Kujira tataki/seared whale!


Beautiful meat served with fresh vegetables and four kinds of seasoning!


And two different dressings!

See you next time I go to Shimizu!

Shizuoka City, Shimizu ku, Irifune Cho, 13-15, S Pulse Dream Plaza Bldg, 1F (get off at Shimizu JR Station East Exit and board the free shuttle bus to its final destonation at S Pulse Dream Plaza)
Tel.: 054-354-3700
Opening hours: 11:00~22:00
Credita Cards OK
Completely non-smoking!


Shop with Intent by Debbie
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: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-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

6 thoughts on “Sushi: Shimizu Sushi Dokoro “Umi” in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!”

      1. I actually wrote an article explaining the “situation” about whales!
        The article is still on but I had to face quite a few hate mails in spite of history showing that the nations most responsible for killing whales (for their oil only) are the same countries which vilify the Japanese who have caught whales for centuries. The difference is that the Japanese have always used the whole animal while the whalers form France (my country), USA, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Great Britain, Iceland, and Russia to name but a few used to throw the animal back into the sea after having cut the fat/oil out! Actually Russia, Iceland and Norway are still officially catching whales but nobody bash them for good reasons!
        I hope I haven’t offended you, I’m just being honest!


    1. Oh no, you haven’t offended me!

      I have always thought if you have to kill an animal, you should eat it.

      With such a large creature like that it is such a shameful waste to just chuck it away, it could feed so many!

      I certainly have more respect towards them for stretching one life further to feed other lives if it is 100% necessary for one to die though still wish they didn’t need to kill any.


      1. Thank you so much! I do feel a lot better!
        Actually what people do not know is that there are many kinds of whales and not all are endangered (actually orcs/orcas do attack and eat bigger whales!). It is like dolphins. People don’t realize that some species have multiplied to the point of becoming a pest but some people who don’t eat meat (I have nothing against vegetarians or vegans and write many articles to help them) bash Japan again who both protect the fish stocks, regulate the dolphin population that they eat and don’t throw away. Oh well…..


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