Service: Very friendly. Great explanations and true hospitality.
Equipment & Facilities: Old-fashioned but very clean. Superb genre-separated washrooms!
Strong points: Great use of local ingredients. Hiroshima-style and Kansai-style okonmiyaki. Shizuoka oden. Great local sake list. Local microbrewery craft beer on tap!
The other day a friend and I needed to eat something appropriate before visiting and interviewing a new beer brewery and bar in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City!
It had been a long time we had enjoyed some great okonomiyaki, so we knew where to go!
As far as I know, You To in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City is the only place in town serving authentic okonomiyaki, both Osaka/Kansai and Hiroshima style, all in front of you!
I just love their noren/entrance curtain!
Bear in mind this is a very popular place. Make sure to call them before to reserve your seat if available! I always gear myself before entering the place as I’m sure to meet at least one or two acquaintances there!
You To is a great place if you want to taste many a Shizuoka-Brewed sake (there is alist and a secret hoard!). But they also serve craft beer from the tap brewed by Stephan Rager in Fujinomiya City!
And it comes with explanations!
The one we had that night was A Traum(“dream” in German)!
An extremely fruity and complex limited brew!
This time we ordered a simple seafood Osaka-style okonomiyaki!
So simple, light and so tasty!
A favorite for both Japanese and expats!
Thin and juicy home-made sausages!
And hot plate-fried mushrooms before we took our leave, but be assured it is only to go back there again soon!
Okonmiyaki, the Japanese soul food!
Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku, Minami Cho, 7-5 ( 5 minutes walk from Shizuoka JR Station South exit)
Business hours: 17:00~23:00
Closed on Sundays
Reservations highly recommended!
Credit cards OK
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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
HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City