The last time I was at Yuu Japanese Tapas was quite a few years ago. I took my parents here for dinner to check out their “new” location as they had expanded into another larger storefront but still in Continental Square.
My dad had the Chicken Cutlet Rice with Egg and Onion which came with miso soup and a small tray of side dishes including Japanese pickle, edamame and marinated bean sprouts. The chicken was very tender but I thought the sauce could’ve been stronger? It wasn’t very flavourful to me. They were very generous with the portion of rice here. Read more
JapaDog has an actual restaurant at the McArthurGlen Outlet. This is probably one of the more affordable food options here if you’re looking for a quick snack.
This JapaDog store has a lot of seating and it’s located near the back corner of the outlet next to the washrooms. The menu is similar to their downtown store.
Cafe L’Orangerie is tucked away in a small plaza on 73rd and Hudson St. The location might sound obscure but they’ve been in business for a while now and if you’ve tried their Japanese spaghetti, you’ll probably want to come back for more.
My friends and I met up for an early dinner before watching Logan. There were already quite a few tables occupied at 5:30pm. They do take reservations! Read more
I’m on a roll with trying more aburi sushi so after I found Sushi Hub on Instagram, I knew I had to pay them a visit. They’re located on Main next to Long’s Noodle House and Au Petit Cafe.
I’ve been to Sushi Loku before but have yet to try their aburi. The aburi here is cheaper than Miku and they might have been one of the first restaurants to have aburi besides Miku/Minami and maybe Kishimoto? Don’t quote me on that but we have more restaurants adding aburi to their menus now. Read more
Ajisai Sushi Bar has consistently topped lists of best sushi restaurants in Vancouver and finally I made it here to try it! I went super early right after they opened at 5pm so there was no line up. They are located right around the corner from London Drugs in Kerrisdale.
We started off with Ramune, a Japanese soda. If you’ve never had this before, it will be an interesting experience opening the bottle. There’s a marble at the top of the opening that you have to push down with a plastic fixture on the lid before you are able to drink from the bottle. FYI the small tea pot thing in the back is actually for soy sauce.
I first reviewed Sushi Aria at the beginning of the year when they first opened and I wasn’t particularly impressed. Now that it’s been about a year, I gave them another go and it was a much better experience.
First we started off with some Salmon Sashimi. Fresh and not mushy. Read more