Veggie Burger at Rama!
Many people only have time to visit restaurants at lunch and it is certainly not easy to find a restaurant with a better lunch with all those cheap diners around!
Here is the fifth installment of a series of reports on recommended lunch restaurants in Shizuoka Prefecture which will be classified as follows:
-Western (American, European, et al)
-Vegan & Vegetarian
Service: Very friendly and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Overall very clean. Excellent bathroom. Entirely non-smoking!
Strong points: Invenetive vegan gastronomy including cakes. Great use of local natural and organic products.
Chef: ken tanaka/田中健さん
420-0839Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 3-1-13-201, 2F
Opening hours: 11:00~19:00
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Service: Shy but very friendly
Facilities & Equipment: Spotless clean overall. A bit small but perfect washroom
Strong points: Exclusively vegan gastronomy with local vegetabes and fruit!
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogae Cho, 2-4-29, Aspis Bldg. 2F
Opening hours: 11:00~20:00 (until 18:00 on Tuesday)
Closed on Sundays and first Monday (might sometimes close unannounced)
Rama 4.5 Organic Cafe & Shop
Service: Friendly, smiling and helpful
Facilities: Overall very clean. Washroom a bit small but clean.
Strong points: Exclusively vegan cuisine. A great scope of vegan ingredients on sale. Entirely non-smoking!
422-8052 Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku, Midorigaoka, 19-6
Business hours: 11:00~23:00
Closed on Wednesday
Service: A bit shy but very friendly and attentive
Facilities & Equipment: Superb cleanliness overall. Superb washroom
Strong points: Exclusively vegan gastronomy. No wheat flour. Only mineral water used. Entirely non-smoking!
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryougae Cho, 2-1-7 (behind Shizuoka City Hall, along Aoba Street, on the right-hand side)
Opening hours: 11:00~14:00 (lunch), 14:00~17:00 (cafe)
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Service: Very friendly although a bit shy!
Equipment: Great overall cleanliness. Nice washroom
Strong points: Vegetarian menus. Healthy rice flour cakes. Can prpeare vegan meal with sufficient advance reservation.
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajyo, 1-10-6
Closed every Wednesday and one Monday
Service: Very friendly
Facilities: old but clean
Strong points: Vegetarian and ethnic cuisine. Easy-going atmosphere for all ages and trends. Home-made umeshu and biscuits. Can prepare a vegan meal with sufficient advance reservation.
Non-smoking on Second Floor!
Food & Craft cafe CAPU/カフエカプ
3-6-13, Tokiwa-cho, aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, 静岡市葵ときわちょうー６－１３
Business hours: 12:00~21:00 (Sat. & Sun. ~22:00)
Closed on Wednesdays.
Private parties possible.
Service: Excellent and very friendly.
Facilities: Great cleanliness overall. Superb washroom (mouthwash and toothpicks provided!)!
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive, very good value.
Strong points: Interesting wine list. Great use of local products, especially organic vegetables and Shizuoka-bred meat.
Can prepare vegetarian or vegan meals with sufficient advance reservation and discussion/explanations!
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 2-3-4
Business hours: 11:30~14:30; 17:00~22:00
Closed on Tuesdays and Sunday evening
Credit Cards OK
Service: Highly professional and friendly
Facilities: Great overall cleanliness. Beautiful washroom
Strong points: Freshest produce and ingredients only, mainly from Shizuoka Prefecture. Organic vegetables, top-class Shizuoka-bred meat and Suruga Bay seafood. Seasonal food only.
420-0038Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Umeya,2-13,1F
Holidays: undecided (do make a call first!)
Credit cards OK