Service: excellent, easy-going and very friendly
Facilities: great washroom, great cleanliness overall
Prices: very reasonable, good value.
Strong points: Very fresh local ingredients especially organic vegetables extensively used.
Uzu is slowly becoming another regular izakaya of mine and that of my friends. Apart of the great welcome and atmosphere, their cuisine makes an extensive use of locally grown organic vegetables, making it one of those rare izakaya wher vegetarians are truly welcome!
As for the meat and fish, it is simply superlative. Moreover, one will be able to choose and taste geat local sake!
Last Friday, while my friends and I were having a “discussion” as to what we would order for food, tasty morsels had already come with our first sake!
To cut a long story short, here is what we savoured on that day!
(See pic above). A plate of “Shamo” (Shizuoka-bred) chicken sashimi, comprising giblets (heart, liver, etc.). You can be assured they are absolutely fresh. Eaten with Shizuoka Wasabi and soy sauce, they make for a decadent starter!
“Mizu Nasu”, a succulent egg-plant/aubergine which is eaten raw!
“Sawara/young cod” sashimi. The fish was caught in Suruga Bay! Almost sweet!
An enormous salad of grilled “Shamo” Chicken and Shizuoka-grown vegetables!
A plate of grilled “Shamo” Chicken giblets! You must have guessed by now that we had decided to make it a chicken and vegetable dinner!
All earthenware and glassware at UZU are made by local artists!
How about this sake glass decanter?
And finally, “aburi”/grilled Shamo Chicken. With a little wasabi and nothing else, absolutely scrumptious!
We did have UZU’s lime sherbet for dessert, but I have already described this beauty in another posting!
Going there again next week, incidentally!
Shizuoka City, Otowa-cho, 3-18
Business hours: 17:00=23:00
Closed on Mondays and first Tuesday
Credit cards OK