Strong points: Lots of fresh local fish and produce. Great range of sake and shochu.
If you happen to be hungry but still limited in time, be it for lunch or dinner, Shizuoka City JR Railway Station will offer you plenty of reasonable and decent enough establishments that will serve you either fare found all over Japan, or for the more adventurous, ingredients mainly from Shizuoka Prefecture!
Hachokura in the western building of Asty Mall is such a place.
You cannot miss it with its big board describing local fare!
Even if you are in a hurry, take the time to have a good look at all the seafood and sake on offer. You are bound to make some interesting discoveries!
You can choose a seat at the counter or in a private room.
Traditional Japanese country atmosphere?
You may also sit at tables by the window.
I paid them a visit at lunch time when it is quieter. Evenings are really busy!
Sitting at the counter can turn into a lot of reading!
Tuna Carpaccio is really reasonably-priced!
Local fish and local sake!
Again, a lot to choose from!
You can always choose one of their lunch boxes/plates but their lunch sets are a real bargain when you consider that the beer is included!
So my lunch set started with beer and a snack.
Sashimi plate (tuna, horse mackerel, salmon, cuttlefish, sweet shrimp, tamagoyaki). Note the freshly grated Shizuoka-grown wasabi!
Tuna and horse mackerel.
Salmon, cuttlefish, sweet shrimp and tamagoyaki.
Potato and minced meat croquette and deep-fried chicken “nankotsu/cartilages”!
“Karaage niwatori nankotsu”, chicken soft cartilages deep-fried with some of their meat attached. Great snack for beer!
Simple, tasty and reasonably-priced traditional local fare!
Shizuoka City, Kurogane Cho 48 (inside Shizuoka JR Railway Station), Asty West Building
Opening hours: 11:00~22:30
Credit Cards OK
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