Izakaya: Dinner at Kin No Okan in Shizuoka City!

Service: Friendly and easy-going
Equipment & Facilities: Overall very clean. Small but superb washroom
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Sake from Shizuoka and all over Japan. Cuisine making great use of local products

The other day I managed at last to visit the latest izakaya in Shizuoka City, namely Kin No Okan opened by Junya Kinbara!

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There was just too much to choose from on the menu and decided to give budget to Shinya and decide what we should eat, which is always a good idea in Japan!

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WE also wanted to sample as many sake as possible, and there are many for all tastes!
First of all, Hakuin Masamune Yamahai by Takashima Brewery in Numazu City!

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Shidaizumi Junmai by Shidaizumi Brewery in Fujieda City!

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The great thing about this place is that you can choose your own sake cup!

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Tsubugai/whelk with the first drink!

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Amagi Shamo Aburi/lightly seared chicken from Amagi Plateau in Izu peninsula, half raw with wasabi, a rarity outside Shizuoka!

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Isojiman Nama Ginjo by Isojiman Brewery in Yaizu City!

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Tachiuo/Scabbard Fish tempura!

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Fine salt is better than any dip!

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Amagi Shamo Chicken balls simmered in sake white lees miso soup!

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Garyubai Junmai Ginjo Gohyakumangoku by Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Home-pickles sawa Wasabi stems and leaves!

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Kaiun Junmai Ginjo by Doi Brewery in Kakegawa City!

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Deep-fried new small potatoes with their skin!

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Mini mozzarella cheese and mini tomatoes salad!

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Shosetsu Junmai Ginjo by Kansawagawa Brewery in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Very special gyoza with Amagi Shamo and ume/pickled Japanese plums!

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We had to try this new arrival: Funagumi Shiboritate Junmai Nama Genshu by Mori no Kura Brewery in Kurume City in Fukuoka Prefecture, a brewery that Junya recently visited!

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With the name of Kin No Okan on the label!

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Dry-aged beef by Sanoman Co. In Fujinomiya City!

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Truly extravagant!

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And for the finale: Ogose Kimoto Junmai by Kubo Honkei Brewery in Uda City, Nara Prefecture with a drawing from a famous manga artist!

Certainly not the last visit, you can bet!

KIN NO O-KAN

420-0035 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Shichiken Cho, 10-11, Vienna Building, 1F
Tel.: 054-653-4300
Mobile phone: 090-5100-7067
Opening hours: 17:00~27:00
Holiday not decided yet, but should eventually be Thursday
Reservations highly recommended!
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Must-see tasting websites:

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-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
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-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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