French Gastronomy: KAWASAKI Restaurant in Shizuoka City!

Service: Pro and very friendly
Facilities & Equipment: Spotless clean. Superb “bilingual” washroom. Entirely nonsmoking!
Prices: Appropriate
Strong points: Extensive use of local products, especially organic vegetables, game/gibier. Wines and local sake.

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Talented young Chef Yoshinori Kawasaki/川崎芳範さん (born in Hyogo Prefecture!) has finally launched his own restaurant in Shizuoka City!
Yoshinori is far from being unknown in Shizuoka Prefecture and even in Japan as he worked a long time at Restaurant Bio-S in Fujinomiya City under the wings of Kazuhiro Matsuki/松木一浩さん!
His restaurant, KAWASAKI Restaurant, stands along Aoba Park Street in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, an area finally starting to fulfill its potential.

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I was lucky enough to attend the long-awaited opening reception last Sunday in the company of real food lovers!

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Right from the entrance yo know what to expect what with fresh local vegetables and deer antlers!

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Venison and home-cured hams!

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Yoshinori is actually a licensed hunter and his game regularly features on the menu all year round!

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Plenty of wine is waiting for you!

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Before you even enter the room you will discover the vegetables on the menu!

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Great sake are also waiting for you. This one above is a true collector’s item by Fujinishiki Brewery in Fujinomiya City!

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The whole place is both modern and traditional with a long counter sitting up to 12 guests who can admire the skills of the chef and his staff, and two tables for 4 guests each. Needless to mention you had better reserve!

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Chef Yoshinori Kawasaki/川崎芳範さん and his Sommeliere!

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We had the pleasure to savor a whole palette of Shizuoka products!

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The vegetables were grown by Yunosaya Farm and Asobi Culture Farm in Shibakawa, Fujinomiya City, and the mushrooms by Hasegawa Farm in Fuji City!

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As for the meat and fish:
Chicken by Aoki Farm in Fujinomiya City
Rainbow Trout by Kakishima Trout Farm in Fujinomiya City
Mugi Ton Pork from Enshyu, Western Shizuoka Prefecture

Expect the first full dinner report soon!

KAWASAKI Restaurant/レストラン・カワサキ
420-0034 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tokiwa Cho, 1-8-5, BROOKLYN SQUARE 2F (along Aoba Park Street)
Tel.: 054-272-0066
Opening hours: 18:00~22:30 (L.O.)
Closed on Sundays and 3rd Monday
Credit cards OK (from January)
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
Entirely non-smoking!

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Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, 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, Pie
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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

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