At a ten-minute walk from Oshiage station, by the Jikken-hashi Street, there is a Fujisan (Mount Fuji) antenna shop, called “Fujisan Deli”.
Lots of rare delis on the signboard menu!Not many places carry Baird Beer, local beer directly delivered from Numatsu Brewery.
There are four seats by the counter, two table seats and a Japanese style tatami room for six people, so comfortable that you might not want to leave!
Other than the à la carte dishes, you can get the weekly set meal and the wa-pasta (Japanese pasta) set. They offer a wide range dishes including local menus you don’t see very often. It took me quite some time to make up my mind.
I finally ended up ordering this exotic looking dish! “Pirate fried” squid ink pasta. Squid ink pasta I understand. But what could “pirate fried” possibly mean??? I was so curious. And it’s always great to try new things. Who knows what doors it could open!
Many different designs of the labels of the Baird Beer bottles. They are fun just to look at.
I hear something cooking in the kitchen!
Aaaand here it is. Yep, looks like black yakisoba (fried soba).
The lunch set comes with two “kobachi” (side dishes) and a bowl of chicken soup. Splendid!
“Cautiously”, I tried the squid ink pasta. Doesn’t really have the squid ink or thick sauce taste. A surprisingly light flavor!
Wait, this is actually delicious!!! There are plenty of chunks of cabbage, shimeji mushrooms, squid and Japanese clams. Sooo I’m guessing “pirate” was a unique way to say “seafood”.
The red ginger topping adds flavor to the pasta and brings all the ingredients together.
The chicken stock soup and pickled vegetables are a very gentle taste. The dishes are focused on making full use of the taste of the ingredients. Using ingredients of the season, they are very healthy. They are easy to eat and can bring out your appetite even on a hot summer day.
Fujisan Deli serves coffee from the private roasting house Ishigaki Coffee in Shizuoka, where Mount Fuji is located. As an antenna shop, Fuji Deli takes pride in using local products. I thought that was very admirable.
Other than delis, you can purchase local crafts and foods including “Fujisan Hanpen” (steamed starch and ground fish cake), made at the shop.
This is certainly a fun and comfortable place. The owner lady is not only a great cook but also a lovely friendly character. They also hold various live shows from time to time.
The old-fashioned style area is getting more and more popular among tourists these days.
Fujisan Deli is a great place to relax, and get immersed in the Shitamachi* atmosphere.
*Low-lying area filled with independent shops and factories, known for its friendly and stylish atmosphere
|1-52-6 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo|
|8 min walk from Oshiage station|
|Japanese set meals|