SErvice: shy but very friendly and always ready to explain everything!
Equipment and facilities: ery clean overall. Excellent washroom.
Strong points high standard traditional yakitori and kushiyaki with some superb surprises in stock! Superb sake list especially from Shizuoka Prefecture!
Kasai has long been an establishment of reference in our City of Shizuoka and deservedly so!
Not only they serve traditional yakitori and kushiyaki of high quality but at reasonable prices but they also pride themselves as serving mainly many local products, be they meat or vegetables, and especially a wide range of great Shizuoka sake!
The other day I had the occasion to visit the place in the company of two Canadian/Quebecqois clients who were very keen to sample local gastronomy after a visit of our wasabi and tea fields! They certainly were not disappointed and surprised the owner with their ferocious appetite!
We started by tasting our first sake from Shizuoka Prefecture right away; Isojiman Ginjyo from Yaizu City!
Note that the sakes were chosen by the owner-chef!
Ｗe started with this set: asparagus and bacon rolls and “circles” of shiso and pork!
Also Isojiman from Yaizu City but this time a Junmai Ginjyo!
More asparagus and bacon rolls and large prawns rolled in thin slices of pork!
This came as a “service”, thin slices of new celery with cream sauce and shaved cheese!
And it was time to taste our sake: Garyubai Junmai Ginjyo by Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
The next dish might surprise newcomers to Japan! Extra beef brochettes/kushiyaki, again asparagus rolled in bacon and Shizuoka Wagyu Beef brochettes!
Shizuoka Prefectures has no less than 12 state-labeled wagyu farms! No need to go anywhere else in Japan!
Some dishes just have to tried twice or more! LOL
Geso/squid tentacles, large prawn rolled in thin slices of pork and extra beef!
Two more Shizuoka wagyu brochettes and a specialty of the house: tomato and pork rolls!
Our final Shizuoka Prefecture sake: Karakaze karakuchi junmai ginjyo by Hana no Mai Brewery in Hamakita Ku, Hamamatsu City!
And for the finish Kasai-style exploded chicken wings yakitori!
The nly problem is that I will have to write another blog to introduce all the dishes and sakes we had not tasted!
KASAI420-0029 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tagiya cho, 29-24
Opening hours: 17:30~24:00
Closed on Sundays
Credit cards ok
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