What are these?
See below!

Service: Very friendly and easy-going! Slow food!
Facilities: Very clean overall. Large and clean washroom.
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Great list of sake and shochu. Typical izakaya gastronomy with a personal touch!

When you don’t have much time, back at night from a long trip and still too hungry to go straight away back home where you don’t want spend time cooking and what else, there is only one solution: stop by in an izakaya as there are plenty still open very late.
Now, if you happen to know one better than average near your place, there is no hesitation!
So once again we visited Waga in Shizuoka City!

Now, what can you expect, even in such a hurry?

A great range of sake at the very least! They also have wine, shochu, beeer, etc.

Talk of a cute sake label!

Late at night food ought to be light:
pickled myoga ginger salad!

Maguro tataki/Seared tuna!

For a closer look of a Waga’s specialty!

Daikon Katsu, another Waga’s specialty!

Pickled shiro uri/white gourd salad!

Pickled cucumber salad with fresh spicy miso paste!

Deep-fried yama imo/Japanese yam as it is!
So light and crunchy!

Beautiful madai/True seabream sashimi!

Katsuo/Bonito sashimi salad!

Assortment of pickled fish and squid!

Baked stuffed eggplant!

Another Waga’s specialty: Tori Nankotu Karaage/Deep-fried soft chicken cartilages!
A must-try!

A great comfort dish before going back home:
“Yasai ga Tappuri Kata Yaki Soba/Hard-fried soba in soup with plenty of vegetables”!

Come winter and the cold weather, I will want that again!

To be continued…

WAGA
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajyo, 2-1-20, Kuroyanagi Bldg. 1F
Tel.: 054-271-7121
Business hours: 17:30~23:30, 17:30~26:00 (on Fridays, Saturdays and National Holidays)
Closed on Mondays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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