Japanese Food Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Sakuraya
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    4.0
    271 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Hirokoujichou 13-2
    A long-standing eel restaurant founded in 1856 famous for its long lines of patrons waiting to get in. Inside the restaurant’s stately and solemn building, visitors will be charmed by a subdued atmosphere which conveys a sense of history and tradition. The restaurant’s recipes are family traditions which have been passed down since Sakuraya was founded, and regulars note that your meal is sure to be delicious no matter when you come. The restaurant’s eel “jubako” (stacked boxes of eel over rice) are particularly popular. Sakuraya let’s its top quality eels swim for several days in snowmelt from Mt. Fuji to marinate them, after which they are lovingly broiled with sauce to create meat that is flavorful, aromatic, and plump. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of individual menu items and course dishes. The closest station is Mishima-Hirokoji Station.

    We love Unagi dishes and visit Unagi restaurant every two months. Sakuraya restaurant is one of best choice from the view point of taste we think. Not so sweet, with a little smoky flavor is munching...

  • Uogashi Maruten (Uogashi location)
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    3.5
    293 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Sembonminatochou 114-1
    A three minute walk from Numazu Port in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Located in the dining area of the Numazu Fish Market, where fresh seafood from Suruga Bay is sold, this restaurant is famous for the lines of people who form waiting to try its delights. Each morning, Maruten’s owner personally selects choice seafood to make superb dishes so tasty even market veterans love them. From seafood rice bowls to tempura to deep-fried and battered seafood, all of Maruten’s menu items are popular for their hearty portions and amazing taste. Particularly popular choices include the whole splendid alfonsino sashimi set meal and the towering seafood kakiage tempura.

    Beautiful place.Fresh, tasty and the quantity is good too. The staffs are professional and friendly.

  • Chojiya
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    4.0
    160 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Mariko 7-10-10
    This restaurant in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City, makes local cuisine and has been known since the early Edo Period as the oldest makers of grated yam soup. The shop has appeared in works by artists such as Matsuo Basho and Utagawa Hiroshige. Here you can enjoy the well-maintained traditional flavor of grated yam soup made from Japanese yam and other local ingredients. There is also a historical reference room.

    This casual restaurant does not tequire so-called eating manner nor formal clothes although it has a long history back into 1600s. The restaurant thach-roofed building became a motif of UKIYOE by...

  • Numazu Uogashizushi Gotemba Outlets Restaurant
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    4.0
    80 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Gotenba-shi Fukasawa 1312 Gotenba Premium Outlets HILL SIDE 4000 section

    Decent food prices for a lunch break from shopping. Fresh ingredients but no English spoken and no English menu. Everything ordered from iPad and ask the wait staff to demonstrate how to use the...

  • Wasabien Kadoya
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    3.5
    63 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunkawaduchou Nashimoto 371-1
    A restaurant located in Kawazu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture offering real fresh wasabi prepared by the owner, a wasabi farmer. The shop’s specialty fresh wasabi rice bowl has even been featured on popular food shows. This simple dish consists of plump cooked rice topped with katsuobushi bonito flakes and freshly grated wasabi and dribbled with soy sauce, allowing diners to enjoy the true flavor of the wasabi. The restaurant’s wasabi shochu liquor and soba noodles garnished with wasabi are also popular menu items. Situated close to the popular Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls tourist destination, an unending stream of sightseers stop by the restaurant before or after checking out the falls.

    The wasabi don is made famous by the lonely gourmand TV series in Japan. I watched the episode after planning the trip. We appeared to be the only foreigners on the two visits there. The fresh...

  • Uchiura Fishermen’s Cooperative Restaurant & Shop - Ikeyasu
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Uchiurakoumi 30-103
    Located in Uchiurakoumi, Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture is this restaurant and shop of the Uchiura Fishermen’s Cooperative said to be the place to try live Atlantic horse mackerel in Japan. The horse mackerel are bred in the nutrient rich and fast flowing tides fed by the spring waters of Mt. Fuji, the Kuroshiro current and Kano River, and they produce a fish with a firm, rich flavor. In the restaurant run by local women, you can enjoy various kinds of mackerel cuisine such as fried live mackerel set meals and live mackerel rice bowls, and you can also buy processed items such as homemade dried fish at the shop. It’s a very popular place where, using a numbered ticket system, customers often have to wait for up to an hour or more to be served on national holidays.

    開店30分前に整理券で43番。しかし、それだけの人気の秘密は鰺丼、鰺フライ。フライは肉厚で柔らかく。鰺丼の鰺は新鮮。大満足でした。

  • Sumiyaki Aoiya
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    4.5
    57 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Minami-ku Iidacho 616-2
    This eel shop is located along Iida Kaido Road, in Iida-cho, Minami Ward, Hamamatsu City. They provide eel through the Kansai-style grilled eel method which means grilling over binchotan charcoal-not steaming-and using high-quality domestic eels chosen as fits the season. In addition to unajyu and una don, there are other menu items like the naga-yaki gohan with rice, liver soup, pickles, and a whole eel loaded on a dish.

    鰻は、関東風と関西風がありますが、ここ浜松は、その境界線で、関東風、関西風、どちらも味わえることができます。 あおいやは、関西風の腹開き、蒸さない、パリッと香ばしい調理法です。 *巻末に、浜松の主要有名店の東西の振り分けを、まとめておきました。 いつも行く、僕のひいきのお店は、関東風なので、このお店は、3年ぶりになります。 今回来た理由は、「かんたろう」のうなぎが食べたい!と言う友人が浜松に来た...

  • Unayoshi
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    3.5
    73 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Midorichou 21-6
    This eel restaurant was established over 60 years ago in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is a very popular restaurant that sells out at lunchtime even on weekdays, to the point that it almost never stays open until the evening. Its most famous dish is the unagi-don eel bowl topped with aromatic broiled eel. There are three secrets to its deliciousness: the underground water from Mt. Fuji in which the eels are kept alive for several days, the sauce made from a secret recipe added to over the years and the cooking skills of the chefs that are passed down through the generations. The unagi liver tsukudani (preserved in sweetened soy sauce) and hone sembei (crackers made from eel bones) are popular as gifts to take home.

    三島はうなぎの名店が多い町で、私もいくつか行きました。 ここは、老舗としてよくも悪くも三島のスタンダードで、価格は高からず安からず、味付けも標準的。よく言えば王道で、悪く言えば個性が無い。(老舗の場合は個性は必要ないかもしれませんね。)店選びに悩んだら少なくても失敗は無いです。

  • Numazu Uogashizushi (Numazu Port Restaurant)
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    4.0
    73 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Kasugachou 47-1
    This sushi restaurant in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture offers seasonal fresh seafood shipped straight from Numazu Port. In addition to nigiri sushi, their diverse menu includes items like kaisendon (seafood rice bowl) and tempura. The restaurant also offers banquet courses. Guests can take their time to enjoy a meal in the restaurant's relaxed atmosphere.

    I was taken here by my fiancee, and I was so impressed, I took a couple of Tokyo friends, ten years later, before the ferry to Izu. What a great lunch, and a nice buzz for the boat. Mamo-chan slept...

  • Okonomi Shokudo Ito
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Yodoshi 468-2
    This okonomiyaki shop is located in Yodoshi, Fujinomiya City. They serve Fujinomiya's famous yaki-soba and okonomiyaki, made with two large-scale iron plates, as well as items like shigure-yaki-a type of okonomiyaki that is a local specialty in Fujinomiya.

    We had lunch here after visited Makaino Farm, there is a few parking lots just opposite or next to the restaurant. It is a neighborhood traditional restaurant, wall pasted many photos with signature...

  • Unagi Restaurant Atsumi
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    4.0
    68 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Chitosechou 70
    "This unagi(eel) shop is located in Chitose Town, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City. They provide onlydomestic eel, particularly from Lake Hamanaka, and grill it up with charcoal and a secret sauce. In addition to the standard ""unajyu"" and ""unadon"", you can enjoy dishes like the ""kasanejyu"" with its separate piles of rice and eel, and the ""shiradon"", a plain-grilled unadon so you can enjoy the original flavor of eel. The lunch boxes you can warm up with heating function are popular, too."

    浜松でもぜひ食べてみたい鰻屋さんの一つです。JR浜松駅北口から西の方に500m余り歩いた繁華街にあります。徒歩5-6分くらいだと思います。2階建ての建物は老舗らしさを感じます。紫色の暖簾を分けて店内に入りました。満席でしたが、予約を入れてありましたので問題なく席に座ることができました。さっそくメニューを確認すると、うな丼、うな重、かさね(ご飯と蒲焼き別盛り)、白焼き丼、鰻の一品料理などがあります...

  • Uokei
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Gotembashi Inno 1648
    This restaurant specializing in fish dishes in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture is operated by a fish dealer. They use fresh seafood sourced each market from the Numazu fish market to offers a diverse menu including kaisendon, which features rice topped with as many as 20 types of sashimi. The restaurant, which also accepts large groups, is visited by many tourists.

    I was lucky enough to have a colleague bring me here to try the fresh (raw) salmon, eel, shrimp, squid, tuna, scallops, and mackerel bowl. All this was topped on a bed of rice for about 1000 yen. I...

  • Ama no Koya Kaijoutei
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Kawana 1004
    This seafood restaurant in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture offers seasonal fresh seafood from Ito's Kawana Port. Its diverse menu including items such as chirashi sushi (assorted seafood served on sushi rice) and sashimi set meals. Guests at the restaurant, which is visited by many tourists, can enjoy their food along with views of the sea from the restaurant's window-side seats.

    Restaurant run by Diving Fisherman. Corner seat in window side has the best view. I was exiciting to have a local fresh Sashimi. However, I could eat much better one in front of Tokyo station! Im...

  • Honke Maguroya Izukogen Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1069-4
    The nearest station is Izu-Kogen Station and the Japanese style restaurant sits in an area surrounded by greenery and trees. The restaurant cooks using freshly caught fish and the highest quality tuna boasting a freshness and quality only found in a restaurant run by the wholesalers of Izuinatori Port. Their most popular dish with only eight dishes available every day, is the flame grilled tuna head on rice using only the best parts of the tuna head. Other popular dishes include their toro aburi zanmai rice bowl where you can enjoy pink fatty tuna, tuna head and Inatori red bream all in one dish, and their Japanese red snapper set meal.

    Excellent restaurant in town at an affordable price. We visited during a weekday and enjoyed the food and service.

  • Nishiyo
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    4.5
    48 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Sembonminatochou 109
    A seafood restaurant in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture and a popular menu with sashimi made from fresh fish unloaded at the Numazu Port, and their Nishiyo Rice Bowl, also loaded with fresh seafood from the bay. Their menu uses an abundant variety of seafood including the dried golden eyed snapper set meal and their white-bait rice bowl letting you enjoy all the colors of the sea.

    朝8時に魚河岸定食を注文。市場で働いている人も多く食べていました。 観光客も次から次へと来ます。沼津港のアジフライはふわふわです。 他のフライもあり、刺身もついてボリュウムは満点です。

  • Unagi Fujita (Hamamatsu Station Restaurant)
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Sunayamachou 322 - 7 Hotel Soriso Hamamatsu 2F
    This restaurant specializing in eel cuisine is located near Hamamatsu Station in Sunayama-cho, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City. The restaurant offers a wide variety of eel dishes, such as their unaju, which feature a high-quality domestic eel grilled over white charcoal with a secret sauce that has been passed down for over 50 years served on a lacquer box of rice. The restaurant offers a variety of seating options ranging from counter and table seating to private rooms that hold up to 30 guests.

    Unagi was very good, probably as good as other shops. Came right before noon so dodged the lunch crowd. Had unagi and fried eel liver. Generally a good meal but the price is on the high side.

  • Unashige
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    4.5
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunshimizuchou Fushimi 239-3
    This venerable eel restaurant is located in Shimizu Town, Sunto County, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is famous for offering wild-caught eel from the clear spring-fed waters of the Kakita River. Except during busy periods and long holidays in the summer, the restaurant also offers set meals, full-course meals, and other items. The spacious interior features both tatami and table seating, while the second floor offers private dining rooms. The restaurant, which closes as soon as it runs out of eel for the day, is visited by locals and tourists alike.

    噂には聞いていて、いつの日か食べたいと思っていたんですが、なかなかそれだけの目的では来れないのが実情です。 今回は、タカアシガニとコラボで企画して、ようやくグルメツアーが成立しました。 確かにうまかったです。 何が美味いって?って言われても説明のしようがありません。 美味いもんは美味いんです。 ご馳走さまでした。

  • Market Diner KINME-TEI
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    3.5
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Sotogaoka 11
    This restaurant opened inside of the Shimoda Fish Market, Japan's biggest producer of splendid alfonsino, in 2014. The popular restaurant, which reopened in 2015 after undergoing renovations, offers a number of exclusive items made with incredibly fresh seafood caught that day. This includes their kinme sanshoku-don, which features three types of splendid alfonsino sashimi served on a bowl of rice, as well their extravagant kumiaicho (fisher's union boss) set meal, which comes with lobster miso soup and a number of other items.

    地元で水揚げされた新鮮な魚介類や地元のとれたて野菜などを使った料理が美味しいです。新鮮なお魚の切り身を盛りつけた海鮮丼も美味しいです。

  • Suminobo (Mishima Taisha Restaurant)
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Taishachou 18-1
    This restaurant specializing in eel cuisine Located in front of Mishima Taisha Shrine. Rich in natural water from the Kakitagawa Spring Group that is selected as one of Japan's 100 best springs, they soak eel in the water for a week in order to remove any excess oil and unpleasant odor before cooking it. In addition to their carefully-crafted eel cuisine, they also offer delicious a la carte items, noodle dishes, and donburi (rice bowls).

    三島大社前にある鰻店です。 タクシーの運転手の方のオススメでお伺いしました。 鰻重をオーダー。 鰻はふわふわで焼き具合もちょうどよかったです。タレはあまり甘味がなく、個人的にはもう少し甘い方が好み。 ですが、待ち時間もなく入れたのでよかったです。

  • Irori Chaya
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    3.5
    95 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Tawarahonchou 2-6
    Irori Chaya is a Japanese restaurant, just a two-minute walk from Atami Station in an attractive building with a nostalgic air that looks like a traditional rural house. A hearth is set into each table, so that in the evening, customers can roast various mountain food and seafood on skewers. The restaurant also receives high marks for its dried seafood and freshly caught fish from the waters around Atami. Its most famous dishes are Kinmedai no Nitsuke (simmered alfonsino) and Aji no Mago Chazuke (mackerel sashimi with green tea over rice). The restaurant also serves an assortment of set meals centered on sashimi or dried seafood. The most popular lunchtime menu items are donburi (rice with savory toppings), including Umi no Sachi (assorted seafood) Don.

    Irori was the hearth found in Japanese homes where people would gather to chat and eat. These days irori is a grill and most people come here to grill skewers at their table. The grills are only on...

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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