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Japanese Gastronomy: Winter Dinner at Uzu (2013) in Shizuoka City!

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Service: Excellent and very friendly. Very Japanese atmosphere.
Facilities: Excellent washroom facilities. Great cleanliness overall
Prices: reasonable.
Strong Points: Great sake from Shizuoka and Japan Great Shochu. Home-made umeshu. Mainly local products, especially organic vegetables.

Time had finally come to pay a visit to Uzu again to enjoy the food prepared by Chef Kenya Yoshimura/吉村健也 with mainly local products of a class usully found not in an izakaya but in a top-class Japanese or Western restaurant!
I already mentioned and will always point out that Uzu is the reference when it comes to all izakaya in Shizuoka Prefecture and far beyond!

The menu always proves a little bone of contention with the Missus!

The o-toshi/light food coming with the first drink: tsubugai/Small whelk with Yuuba/tofu sheets with garted wasabi grown by Mr. Sugiyama in Shizuoka City!

The sake list featured “Kinmai” by Nefami Brewery in Gotemba City on the s;opes of Mount Fuji!

A truly Japanese atmosphere!

Kinmeidai/Splendid Alfonsino sashimi, a fish which has spread the fame of Izu Peninsula and Shizuoka Prefecture all over Japan and beyond!

So tendar that flesh and skin melt inside the mouth. Note the local organic red daikon!

The first sake disappeared quickly!
Next: Kaiun by Doi brwery in Kakegawa City!

A different bottle and cup for each sake! Class!

Oura Gobo/Very large burdock root, organic, and deep-fried in starch. A Vegan’s delight!

Sashimi salad composed of local fish and organic vegetables!

East meets West in the seasonings!

Mackerel, albacore and other fish!

Akagai/Blood Clam shellfish and fresh organic vegetables!

Topped with dry seaweed!
So healthy!

Renkonmochi tachiuo no agedashi/Lotus root cake and scabbard fish, deep^fried and served in soup!

A very Japanese concept to combine sea and land product! So tasty and so healthy again!

Deep-fried Mangenton pork from Fujinomiya City served topped with plenty of chopped scallion!

Grilled Amagi Shamo Chicken, considered the best in Japan and raised by a single farmer in Shuzenji/ Izu Peninsula!

A very Japanese way to finish the repast: home-made organic vegetable pickles assortment!

To be continued… You bet!

UZU
Shizuoka City, Otowa-cho, 3-18
Tel.: 054-249-6262
Business hours: 17:00~23:00
Closed on Mondays and first Tuesday
Reservations recommended
Credit cards OK
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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