Service: Friendly and attentive
Equipment & facilities: Very clean overall. Superb washroom. Parking
Prices: Appropriate to slightly expensive
Strong points: Fusion Japanese-western gastronomy making good use of fresh products. Traditional Japanese atmosphere.
Being located in a residential area of Suruga Ku abut Shimizu Ku Tsubazaki Zaka Kubota is not easy to find even from Undojyomae Station on the Shizutetsu Line, so you may be better off going there by taxi.
it was established six years ago by Mr. Kubota and his wife inside an enormous traditional Japanese house where most of the original atmosphere has been preserved.
You can sit either on tatami or on chairs in diverse rooms which also includes a counter bar. This is a busy place so do reserve on the phone beforehand!
All types of drinks are offered including wine, beer, sake with a couple of local ones, shochu, fruit juices et al.
The gastronomy, although predominantly Japanese, is more of a fusion concept combining Japanese and Western trends making ample use of very fresh products, be they vegetables, meat or seafood!
Bonito/katuso sashimi and tartare.
Sorry for the general blurriness of the pictures but it is comparatively dark with muted colors making photography vey hard but contributing to a cozy atmosphere!
Bonito is a Shizuoka trademark as fish and sea food!
Japanese salad made with Japanese yam and cucumber!
Sauce and raw egg yolk for the salad!
Watarigani crab cream sauce spaghetti!
As good as in Italy!
Stir-fried pork and leeks!
Steamed and stir-fried cockles and kushinsai!
Coffee served as it should be!
TSUBAKI ZAKA KUBOTA
427-8007 Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku, Sei Ichi iro, 487-2
Lunch (on reservation only): 11:00~15:00
Course at 2,100 yen
Dinner (reservations advised): 17:00~22:00
A la Carte or courses4,200~6,300 yen
Credit cards OK
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