Service: excellent and very friendly
Facilities: great washroom, great cleanliness overall
Prices: reasonable, good value.
Strong points: Great use of local products. Vegetables extensively used.

More and more restaurants in the whole of Shizuoka Prefecture are not only conscious of good food and health but actively promote local products. You do not have to be pretentious about it, but just show your love for good food and health!

SPICE in the City of Mishima is such an establishement which opened only a few years ago and has acquired a fame spreading well over the cities boundaries. After all it’s on the other side of our large Prefecture!

The place will fill very quickly at lunch and dinner. Either you come ealry or reserve!
The staff are all young local people who know farmers in Mishma and West Hakone, a region famed for its vegetables all year round.
They also the merit to organize parties with great hors d’oeuvres/starters to please vegetarians and omnivore alike!

Last week we manged to grab a table for lunch on our way to Izu Peninsula and ordered the set menu for 2011 yen (because it was the beginning of 2011 year!).
It comprised the the hors d’oeuvres tray above with beautiful local vegetables,

a choice of pasta dishes: I chose (above) the vegetables and parmegiano cheese one,

and the Missus chose the Mushrooms pasta in sea urchin sauce.

The set menu also included the dessert of the day, raspberry panacotta, coffee 8or tea) with a real fresh cream pot (a luxury in Japan) and cane sugar!

Extremely great value!
Another must druring my next visit to dear Mishima City!

Shizuoka ken, Mishima Shi, Hon Cho, 7-30
Tel.: 055-981-8889
Business hours: 11:30~14:30, 18:00~22:00
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
Lunch sets: 1.050~1890 yen
Special Chef’s Lunch: 2,625 yen
Dinner: Vegetables dinner: 2,280 yen
A la carte: 420~1,890 yen
Parties on reservation

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