I then reminded about 6 nen 4 kumi (roku nen yon kumi),a elementary school themed izakaya that I had found a few years ago. With Daisuke, we decided to try it for dinner.
The atmosphereAt the entrance, we were greeted by a member of staff who introduced themselves as teachers. At 6 nen 4 kumi, customers are the students. Staff talk to us like they would talk to childrendm it is really fun.
We removed our shoes and we were told our room and to my dismay, we were placed in a small room that looked nothing like a classroom. The only elements that reminded school were the sketchbook on the table as well as the posters on the wall. On their home page, I saw pictures of huge classrooms with a blackboards and real school desks and I thought we would eat in that kind of room so I was very disappointed. In fact, except for some rooms such as the school head office, the otehrs ones were just standard izakaya rooms. Besides that, the place looks like a real Japanese elementary school from the last few decades : the corridors are decorated with handmade posters, paper garlands and flags. There is a test in the middle of the meal and if people get to have 100/100they are threaten a gift. Otherwise customers can try traditional school hats and Randoseru, the rigid bag that children have to carry at school.
|It looks like a real school !|
|"Do not flirt in the classrooms"|
|Test was aboput sports and health|
|Hi, I am 8 !|
Then we moved on classic dishes : pork fried rice, stews or marinated tuna sashimi. The fried rice was really good but it was too much for the two of us : four or five people could eat in without problem. The tuna was good too but the stews had no real interest.
For dessert, Daisuke ordered a frozen clementine and ice in a balloon called oppai ice (おっぱいアイス) because of the shape. He liked it very much.
|Fried rice chahan with marinated pork (kakunii)|
|Marinated tsuna sashimi|
I was fairly convinced by the izakaya, especially because I thought it was quite liveless. I wish the staff would play their teached role more, I wanted to dine in a real classroom and I wanted to see more school events. Finally, only the test (if you read Japanese) and the school food were fun to discover/do. I think it may be a good idea for a group event (more than 4 people) but for a nice time in a smaller number, a classic izakaya would be better. Mixed feeling so.
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6 nen 4 kumi (6年4組) - Fukuoka's school