Service: Very friendly and welcoming. Great explanations.
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean and great washroom
Strong points: Traditional and modern izakaya gastronomy. Very inventive cuisine with introduction of some Western concepts. Great seafood. Great sake list. Wine and other alcohols available. Intensive use of local products combined with ingredients from other prefectures! Curry Lunch Sets!
The Missus had badgering me about Kohaku for some time after reading some of my reports arguing it was just not fair that I kept such places secret (which I don’t, but try to argue with a lady…)!
Well, last Monday I took her to Kohaku in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, to sample the delicious, generous and extremely-reasonably priced (by Japanese standards) lunches!
Takashi Kawauguchi/川口貴士さん works on his own at lunch, meaning slow food in all the better meanings!
Very reasonably priced when you consider the generous portions.
I did have to help the Missus finish her lunch!
Now, what did we have?
The Missus had the Vegetable curry lunch set with tonkatsu as extra topping!
Succulent rendition of a Japanese classic!
As for me I had the pork kakuni/square-shaped stewed pork Curry lunch set with an extra kakuni topping and a side plate of deep-fried vegetables!
Kakuni, another Japanese classic!
Plenty of chopped vegetables to combine with the rice!
Deep-fried vegetables including kabocha, sato imo/taro root, shiitake, manganji pepper and sweet potato!
Last, some crunchy and yummy home-made o-shinko/pickles!
As we have planned a dinner there together soon, expect another report!
420-0085 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Shichiken-Cho, 18-1, PIVOT Shizuoka, 1F
Opening hours: 11:30~14:30, 17:00~23:00
Closed on 2nd or 3rd sunday of the month
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES
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, Pierre.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: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-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