Oden, often referred to as the soul food of Shizuoka, has found its place in the heart of the city. Numerous oden establishments line the streets of Shizuoka, but one that stands out is the Oden Bar Labona. This unique spot takes pride in its seafood-based oden and ocha-wari (tea mixed with alcohol) offerings.
Labona’s oden emphasizes natural ingredients, with broth crafted from Shizuoka-produced bonito flakes and dried sardines, creating a seafood base. Unlike the typical hearty flavor found in Shizuoka-style oden, Labona offers a refreshingly light taste. Alongside Shizuoka’s famous black hanpen (fish cake) and other ingredients soaking up the flavorful broth, Labona offers a variety of oden-specific ingredients to savor.
The most popular drink at Oden BAR Labona is the “Shizuoka Wari” cocktail. While Shizuoka Wari usually involves shochu (a Japanese distilled spirit), this establishment takes a unique approach by using vodka instead.
This is shaken with green tea from Kakegawa, Shizuoka, resulting in a cocktail-like creation that beautifully marries the richness of Shizuoka tea with the smoothness of vodka.
For those seeking a different oden experience, the “Oden Dashi Wari,” made by mixing oden broth with vodka, is another beloved option. Additionally, Labona offers cocktails inspired by soccer players like “Iniesta” and “Beckham,” adding a playful touch to the menu. We encourage you to enjoy these delicious oden offerings alongside these creative cocktails for a truly unique culinary experience.
Address: Harada Bldg. 2F, 1-4-2 Joban-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City
Opening hours: 4pm-3am
Open seven days a week