Tag: Sushi

Vancouver Sushi Roll Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Sushi Roll Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to create and enter a Sushi Roll creation into this challenge, some entered their most popular creation from their menu and others created a special Sushi…

KUMA IZAKAYA

1233 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1177 Web: http://www.izakayakuma.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Open lunch and dinner daily. Specializing in Japanese fusion, this notable Izakaya is run by Chef Hyun Woo Kim who trained at a culinary school in…

OKA-SAN KITCHEN

3578 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9898 Web: http://www.okasankitchen.com/ Twitter @Okasankitchen Advice: Counter service for take-out or table service. Closed Monday. This Japanese focussed eatery is a gem run by passionate chefs featuring a comfort food menu which you will find…

ANCORA DINING

1600 Howe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1164 Web: http://www.ancoradining.com/ Twitter: @ancoradining Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s spectacular waterfront setting, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde leads the kitchen where he offers up an exquisite menu of seafood focussed dishes, alongside Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo….

Omakase Dinner at the Raw Bar

I was fortunate to join my friend and fellow writer Lawrence Ferber and friends recently for another Omakase tasting multi-course dinner. Chef Takayuki Omi prepared a selection of dishes as well as his 100% Ocean Wise certified sushi, sashimi and…

AQUA SUSHI & JUICE BAR

1764 Manitoba Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-9766 Web: http://www.aquajuicebar.com/ Twitter @aquajuicebar Advice: Counter service. Specializing in all things healthy, this brightly coloured sushi bar is known for their brown rice sushi, along with their organic and gluten free quinoa sushi,…

SHIZEN YA

1102 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-3721 Web: http://shizenya.ca/ Twitter: @shizenya_van Advice: Open daily. Specializing in brown rice sushi, they are proud to be the first natural food Japanese restaurant in North America which serves sushi with only brown rice….

BLACK RICE IZAKAYA

782 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel:  (778) 379-0416 Web: http://www.blackrice.ca/ Twitter: @BR_Izakaya Advice: Reservations suggested. Specializing in Japanese Izakaya you will find a menu that is filled with sashimi, sushi, nigiri, small cold and hot plates, tapas and Kushi-Yaki. I visited for…

Omakase Tasting at Raw Bar

My friend Chef Takayuki Omi joined me for an Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) on his night off. He guided me through this 100% Ocean Wise certified sushi bar explaining each of the pieces and noting the origin of each….

RAW BAR AT LOBBY LOUNGE

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5300 Web: http://www.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver/dining/the-raw-bar/ Twitter: @FairmontPacific Advice: No reservations. I joined my friend Cookbook Author/Food Writer Bonnie Stern for lunch while she was visiting recently and had the Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) with dessert and…

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…

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…

Chef Yoshi Tabo

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with…

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…

Dim Sum Cooking Classes at Wild Rice

Hankering for har gow? Desiring dumplings? Craving cha siu bao? Yearn no longer. Wild Rice Executive Chef Todd Bright, a master of the art of new-style dim sum, will be conducting three intimate cooking classes in dim-sum making at the…

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…

Night of Food & Fun at Earls Hornby

On August 11th Earls Hornby hosted me and 5 lucky winners of the Vancouver Foodster 2nd Anniversary contest, along with Photographer Ian Sheh and Social Media Guru Matt Astifan. Chef Mike Hodges taught us all how to make their Prawn…

THE SANDBAR

1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-9030 Web: http://www.vancouverdine.com/theSandbar0experience.aspx Twitter: @The_Sandbar Advice: Sushi bar is on the main level, dining rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd levels. On Granville Island, with an entrance that is a bit hidden, you’ll…

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…

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…

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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