For the uninitiated, an izakaya is a Japanese style restaurant or inn that serves food and drinks. Minato Machi Okamura Ikichi is located a few minutes walk from Yaizu JR Station south exit, and is actually one of six similar establishments owned by Fujieda City-based Okamura Roman Co. with restaurants in Fujieda City (two), Shizuoka City, Yaizu City, Shimada City and a vegetable bar in Fujieda City. They all seem to share two traits: modern design outside (which does not always feature the name of the restaurant) and generally young but knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. The food and concept are both traditional and modern for the pleasure of all genders and age groups.
A Shizuoka delicacy/comfort food: oden/Japanese pot au feu. The broth, being not as dark and strong as in some other izakayas in Shizuoka Prefecture, you can certainly drink it all up.
A reasonably-priced sashimi plate for two.
Featuring mackerel, seabream and local horse mackerel.
And many types of tuna.
There are plenty of vegetables available too, fresh or cooked, such as the traditional fried potato sticks.
Or you could have a unique plate of deep fried burdock root shavings.
Well, I suppose other visits are on the cards before I move to their other establishments.
|Name||Minato Machi Okamura Ikichi （岡むらいきち）|
|Address||Yaizu City, Sakae Machi 1-1-34 (on the left of Yaizu JR Station south exit)|
|Access||[map]Yaizu City, Sakae Machi 1-1-34 (on the left of Yaizu JR Station south exit)[/map]|
|Opening Hours||17:00~24:00, Closed on Sundays|