Service: Kind and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Ancient but very overall very clan. Pleasant washroom
Prices: Slightly expensive
Strong points: Traditional eel gastronomy. Freshly cooked only, slow food
Can you guess why the noren/暖簾/entrance curtain seems to be inverted?
It is because the restaurant wants its customers to remember its name as they leave!
The other day I was lucky enough to be invited to lunch by a Japanese business whose company I had interviewed!
he took to Ishibashi Restaurant in Suruga Ku south of JRShizuoka Station, definitely the most tradtional establishment of its kind in town!
Many famous customers have left their autographs!
The place is all built of dark old wood, making a very special atmosphere, although it is a bit too dark for photographing!
Since it is all tatami seating, it might be a good idea for some to choose a seat by the wall to rest your back and knees!
They even have an irori/traditional Japanese fireplace!
Incidentally the side menu is only for side dishes and drinks as they serve two kinds of eel dishes, shiroyaki/without sauce and kabayaki/with sauce, broiled!
We ordered the latter!
The full lunch with steamed rice, soup with eel liver, and pickles!
The broiled eel!
Note that if you do not like the skin, just leave it!
They even served the deep-fried bones!
Crispy and very healthy!
All animals are kept alive until the very last second!
The hot soup with the eel liver!
An extravagant experience!
But do not forget to bring a good camera!
422-8053 Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku, Nishi nakahara, 1–6-13
Opening hours: 11:00~14:30, 17:00~20:30 (11:00^20:30 on week ends and National Holidays)
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