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Takadanobaba Taproom

Review excerpt: Rather than cloning any of the previous outlets of Shizuoka’s Baird Beer, Takadanobaba Taproom has a distinct identity of its own. The white walls and wooden beams give it the feeling of a traditional Japanese farmhouse. This is reflected in the food menu, which focuses on sashimi or carpaccio, hiyayakko (chilled tofu) or light pub staples, such as kara-age (deep-fried chicken) and curry rice. But the main focus of the food menu is on Osaka-style kushiage, bite-sized morsels of meat and vegetables that are skewered, breaded and deep-fried to order.

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