- July 6th, 2014
[Restaurant Izumiya Head Office in Kushiro] Rich Taste Spakatsu Is Dish Combined Spaghetti with Breaded Pork Cutlets
Restaurant Izumiya (レストラン泉屋) is a long-established restaurant founded in 1959 in Kushiro city. Mr. Shunichi Koizumi (小泉 俊一) is a founder. The head office is located in Suehiro-cho (末広町), a famous entertainment district in the Kushiro, and some branch restaurants open a business in the Kushiro. The Restaurant Izumiya is famous for cooking Spakatsu (スパカツ * Spaghetti and Pork Cutlets) that is well-known for the comfort food of the Kushiro. The Spakatsu is a dish of meat sauce spaghetti topped with pork cutlets. An iron plate pan used in substitution for the dish stands out. That is piping hot iron plate pan, and customers can savor a hot meal till the last. The Kushiro has less snow in Hokkaido, but I suppose that hot dishes is demanded by Kushiro people because wind is cold.
My visited place is the head office in the Suehiro-cho. It is near Kushiro River, and Nusamai Bridge (幣舞橋) crosses the river. The restaurant on the 2nd floor of the building is somewhat large, and has an atomosphere such as a good old local restraunt. All seats are table seats, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. By the way, a direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Kushiro. But highway buses "Star Light Kushiro-go (スターライト釧路号)" and "Kuhsiro Limited Express New Star-go (釧路特急ニュースター号)" run between the Sapporo and the Kushiro, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Kushiro and Asahikawa, and Sweets Liner-go (スイーツライナー号) runs between Obihiro and Tancho Kushiro Airport, and Senpoku-go (釧北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and the Kushiro, and Akan Airport Liner (阿寒エアポートライナー) runs between Lake Akan and the Tancho Kushiro Airport. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Kushiro Station and Kushiro Airport. An airplane flies between Kushiro Airport and Okadama Air Port, and an airplane flies between the Kushiro Airport and New Chitose Airport. As for transport facilities for the Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland sightseeing, Kushiro-shitsugen train Norokko-go (くしろ湿原ノロッコ号) and Kushiro-shitsugen bus Isshu-go (釧路湿原一周号) run.
Kushiro (釧路) that about 170,000 people live is the 5th largest fisheries city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. The Kushiro became incorporated with Akan town (阿寒) and Onbetsu (音別) in 2005, and has became the 3rd largest city by area in the Hokkaido. In Japan, it is the 7th latgest city by the area. The Kushiro is also well-known as a tourist city with rich nature, and has 2 very famous national parks, Kushiro-Shitsugen wetland (釧路湿原), the largest wetland in the Japan, and Lake Akan (阿寒湖) consisted by primeval forests and lava. In addition, the beautiful sunset can be seen, too, and the Kushiro is one of the three major places to see the beautiful setting sun in the world together with Manila in Philippines and Bali in Indonesia. Read More
Spaghetti and Pork Cutlets
I visited the head office to eat the Spaghetti and Pork Cutlets around 16:00 on a weekday. Although it was not busy time, 2 groups of customers enjoyed their meals. I sat at a table seat, and ordered the Spaghetti and Pork Cutlets. The price was JPY 900. Except it, they also serve various pasta, some set meals, hamburg steaks and so on.
About 15 minutes later, the Spaghetti and Pork Cutlets was served. I ate breaded pork cutlets immediately. It was not oily than it looked, and the taste was not too rich oily, too. Meat sauce went well with the breaded pork cutlets, and it was tasty! The spaghetti with an adequate hardness was good, too. In addition, it is the amount of dish not to have to forget. This is a portion for one person. When I asked a waitress, she replied me "The menu has a large serving of spaghetti and breaded pork cutlets, and an extra large serving of those is on not officially menu". Hey, big eater! Let's try it! Thanks for the tasty meal!
Spakatsu (Spaghetti and Pork Cutlets) and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday once a month|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||149 226 567*58|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations near or in the Kushiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Kushiro is here
By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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