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Japanese restaurants

BASHO CAFÉ

UPDATED 12/31/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2007 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-6276 Web: http://bashocafe.com/ Twitter: @BashoCafe Advice: closed Monday and Tuesday. I love cafes that mix the owners heritage which in this case is Japanese. On the edge of East…

Shuraku Celebrates 5 Years

On Tuesday, July 30th I attended the 5th Anniversary Celebration at Shuraku Sake Bar and Bistro downtown which specializes in Japanese izakaya style that featured a Sake tasting of many different Sake for guests. Owned by Owner Iori Kataoka and Chef Yoshiaki…

MOGU TRUCK

Howe Street & Dunsmuir, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.eatmogu.com/ Twitter: @EatMogu Advice: Monday to Saturday lunch. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. Some would call it the amazing race and others could all it the amazing race to…

THE GENERAL PUBLIC

3289 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-4676 Web: coming Twitter: @GPSushi Advice: Reservations suggested. Bring a friend to share some sushi rolls. There are sushi joints and then there are sushi joints, while the city is filled with sushi eateries…

PIDGIN

350 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9400 Web: www.pidginyvr.com Twitter: @pidginvancouver Advice: Call for reservations, bring a magnifier glass and flashlight to read the menu. With a pedigree of star studded crew, the shining light here is spearheaded by Co-owner, Chef…

TSUJIJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

4751 Garden City Road, Richmond Tel: 604-276-2628 Web: http://www.tsukijijapaneserestaurant.com/#/home/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Off the beaten path, in a strip mall that is surrounded by Asian restaurants, you walk through the door and you have arrived in Japan. From…

Experiencing the Richmond Night Market

On Saturday night my friend Nikki Caine and I visited this market for the first time, I know this may come as a surprise to you, how is it possible that I haven’t been before, well it’s true. I first…

Minami Restaurant Opening

Last night June 21st, I attended the opening party of Minami Restaurant in Yaletown. Seigo Nakamura was on hand to greet guests and speak as he welcomed guests to his 2nd restaurant in Vancouver, his company also owns 8 restaurants…

KI MODERN JAPANESE RESTAURANT

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1121 Alberni Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-609-0600 Web: http://www.kijapanese.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Go with a friend or two and share some plates. The restaurant is hidden off of Alberni Street and upstairs and it is situated…

SUIKA

1626 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 730-1678 Web: http://suika-snackbar.com/ Twitter: @SUIKA_IZAKAYA Advice: Make a reservation as its often busy, bring a friend as sharing is a good idea to taste more dishes. Sometimes the wait is worth it and after…

Patio Launch Party at Miku Restaurant

On Friday night May 13th, I attended a launch party of sorts, patio launch perhaps, summer menu tasting, though I think it was just an excuse to throw a party, and these people sure know how to throw an amazing…

G-MEN RAMEN NOODLE HOUSE

3778 Sexmith Road, Richmond Tel: 778-296-3779 Web: http://www.gmenramen.com/ Advice: Don’t go with a large group, best to dine solo or with one other to ensure you get seated in a reasonable amount of time. Closed Wednesdays. One of the more…

YUJI’S JAPANESE TAPAS

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2059 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-4990 Web: http://yujis.ca/ Advice: Bring a friend so you can share the dishes. Brown rice can be requested for the sushi. Found a gem, I had a heard…

SANTOUKA RAMEN

1690 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-8121 Web: n/a Advice: Cash only. Limited vegetarian options. Located in what has become the Ramen neighborhood in the West End at the far western section of Robson, Santouka is a beautiful rather small restaurant…

SHURAKU

833 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-6622 Web: http://www.shuraku.net/ Advice: If dining with friends, try a few dishes and share. Go for the food and sake, not the dessert. I love the room and the energy of this Izakaya eatery that plays to…

MIKU RESTAURANT

2-1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3900 Web: www.mikurestaurant.com Twitter: @MikuRestaurant Advice: Go with a friend or two and be adventurous and share some dishes. I finally visited Miku and I went for lunch with my friend Avelino who works as a…

HAPA IZAKAYA

1193 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-4272 Web:  http://www.hapaizakaya.com/ Twitter: @hapaizakaya Advice: Be adventurous and take your servers recommendations. When you enter the staff will all yell “Irasshaimase” don’t be worried it means “come in”! Izakaya is popular in Vancouver and…

KINGYO

871 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-1677 Web: http://www.kingyo-izakaya.com/ Advice: The specials often sell out early, they are popular. One of the best places in the city for Izakaya, the menu features a great selection of appetizers Japanese tapas along with…

ZIPANG SUSHI

3710 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-1667 Web: n/a Advice:  closed Mondays. Finding a sushi place in the city is as easy as pie, but finding an awesome and creative place for fresh sushi is harder to come by in certain…

MICHI-SUSHI

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1513 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604.736.4244 Web: www.michi-sushi.com Advice: Order 3 as it is the best value. Taking sushi to the next level, instead of grabbing a six pack of sliced sushi at the…

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