French gastronomy: Lunch at FIGARO Food & Wine in Shizuoka City!

Service: Shy but very friendly and attentive
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean overall. Superb washroom. Entirely non smoking at lunch time!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: French bistro-style gastronomy. Reasonably-priced wine list.


Finally I found the time and opportunity to visit Figaro Food & Wine Restaurant established in Tokiwa Cho in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, by Aoba Park Street and the Tokiwa Garden and Fountain, an area increasingly getting fashionable with new small restaurants in a relatively open area of Shizuoka City!


It is actually Chef Toshiharu Matsuura/松浦敏春さん’s second venture who after a deserved break opened his new restaurant with Sommelier Yoshinori Shimizu/清水芳則さん last year in April.


They also provide a take-out menu for customers in a hurry or busy housewives/office ladies or whoever does not want to cook but wish to enjoy tasty delicatessen back home!


Although customers are proposed two different set menus there is plenty to choose from at dinner both from the carte and the day’s special. Actually the dinner menu will be totally revised next week, a good excuse for me to pay them a visit late in the evening next time!


Extremely clean and bright atmosphere!
You can either eat at the counter or away from the crowd in the room at the back!


A very reasonably-priced menu carte for lunch!


I opted for the boxed lunch!


It comes with a cup of hearty and healthy soup (the wine was a separate order!)!


Home-smoked duck, carrot salad, pate de campagne/pork terrine and greens!


Smoked salmon, pickled vegetables and seafood salad with French bread!


A French bistro classic: Petit sale stewed lamb and lentils! A little gem!


Scallops in cream sauce!


I decided to add a little extra order: dessert and grapefruit juice!


Caramel pound cake and vanilla ice cream!


The expresso was service but don’t tell anyone!

See you at dinner there next time!


Chef Toshiharu Matsuura/松浦敏春さん
Sommelier Yoshinori Shimizu/清水芳則さん
420-0034 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tokiwa cho, 2-4-5
Tel: 054-255-7430
Opening hours: 12:00~14:00, 16:00~24:00
Closed on Sundays
Prties welcome
Cards OK (dinner only)
Entirely non smoking at lunch!


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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, 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

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