Service: Pro and very friendly
Facilities: Very clean. Excellent and spacious washroom
Prices: Reasonable (for sushi!)
Strong points: Great variety of seafood from Shizuoka Prefecture and the rest of Japan. Great list of sake and shochu
O-Toshi/お通し, the snack coming with the first drink. Tuna tartare/maguro tataki/鮪叩き!
Sushi Ko is a favorite sushi bar/restaurant of mine in Shizuoka City for many reasons:
The prices are clearly indicated (bear in mind though that the o-toshi/snack will be charged). If you ask for a special order the staff will be glad to prepare according to a pre-agreed budget.
The variety of seafood is unequaled in the City thanks to very very strong links with fishermen and fish markets all over Japan. Moreover, it serves a splendid array of local products seasoned with locally-grown fresh wasabi!
Even vegetarians and vegans can be catered for!
As we had come just at the opening time I had the chance to take pictures of the morsels in their glass displays without interfering with any customer!
You will be able to see these if you sit at the counter!
Bear in mind that sitting at the counter costs more is just a fallacy!
For once we drank white wine and French Chablis is just perfect for sushi!
We always start with one of the sashimi plates of the day. In this case, Bonito/Katsuo/鰹!
Always served on a bed of red onion!
With plenty of chopped scallions and grated fresh ginger!
For people who don’t fancy raw squid, ask for their tentacles deep-fried,ika geso karaage/烏賊ゲソ唐揚げ!
A rare fish from the Suruga Bay: Rosy seabass/nodoguro/ノドグロ!
Served as carpaccio with plenty of greens!
The chef confided that it was the first time he served it as such a request!
Then it was time for a few nigiri-styles sushi: scallops/hotate/帆立!
Seared scabbard/cutlass fish with ponzu and momiji oroshi/Tachiuo aburi/太刀魚炙り!
Back to a cooked morsel typical of Shizuoka Prefecture: Deep-fried Cherry shrimps and baby corn/sakura ebi kakiage to young corn/桜海老かき揚げとヤングコーン!
Squid “noodles” in gunkan/mothership-style sushi/Ika soumen gunkan nigiri/烏賊素麺軍艦握り!
Seared beef nigiri/Gyuu aburi/牛炙り握り!
Some-homed mad pickles to accompany the next drink!
Junmai ginjo by Fujinishiki Brewery in Fujinomiya City!
Our neighbors’ sashimi plate!
Spicy scallops roll/piri kara hotate maki/ピリ辛帆立巻!
Pickled squid for the Dragon!/ika shiokara/烏賊塩辛!
Conger eel and cucumber roll/Anakyu Maki/アナキュウ巻!
Salmon roe in gunkan sushi style/Ikura gunkan /イクラ軍艦!
Having some fun with it!
And nameko mushroom soup to finish!
420-0032 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogae-cho, 2-3-1 (Aoba Park Street)
Business Hours： 17:00~25:00. 17:00~23:00 （Sundays）
Closed on Wednesdays
Credit cards OK
HOMEPAGE (in Japanese)
Smoking allowed. Private room can be arranged for non-smoking (4 people)
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES
So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
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
rre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento
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