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Hapa Izakaya Waterfront Vancouver | Yelp Elite Event Sayonara Spring #Hapa2Yelp

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I really don’t miss Junuary. It was a miserable spring full of full. I am happy to bid Sayonara Spring, Hapa To Yelp You Summer at Hapa Izakaya Waterfront Vancouver! Bring on the dog days of summer, beach volleying , and natural tanning!
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To kick of Summer Robin had organized an uber swanky part at Hapa Izakaya located on Vancouver Downtown Waterfront.  Yelp also partnered up with Uber to ride free via your very own professional private town car in 5-10 minutes through your iPhone (or smartphone). I wanted to test this out, but unfortunately for me the closest car was 20 mins away from Richmond. I had better find my own ride.

 
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Dozens of Elite Yelpers and their +1’s blanketed the entrance. Just chilling and having a good time.
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First things first, after a long day of work I must have a drink. Blue note wine and spirits brought us a great selection of pinot gris, MOMO KAWA Junmai Ginjo Craft Sake and Goku-jo Ginjo Sake. Pretty smooth.
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We are ready for our citrusy pear lemonade. Constructed by bartender Mike with mechanical finesse graced the stand making the same drink without skipping a heartbeat.
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Absolute Vodka brought on their Absolute Elyx brand – a higher end premium vodka. Like the Gentlemen JD Whiskey it is smooth, without the burn at the back of your throat.
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Driftwood Brewery from Victoria, BC : Driftwood Ale, White Bark (white bark ale), and Fat Tug (IPA)
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Next on to the food rotated thru the room by fearless staff against hungry yelpers and food bloggers wanting to paparazzi every dish. Nobu Watanabe and his team bought us delicious samplers of:
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Halibut Ceviche – savory and sweet.
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Fried Lotus Root Gyoza – a crispy, crunchy yet sweet lightly deep fried gyoza sammy.
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Chicken Karaage
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Chili Ebi Fry
Tuna Tartare
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Platters of candied sushi and rice krispy nigiri – such a playful take on childhood treats

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There were also polenta fries, tuna belly, cheese tofu and much more.
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Glad to see some many Yelpers and their +1s have such a great time partying it the high seas with their nautical attire!
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Until next time… Sayonara Elites!
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And after all the fun, a LOT of us went over to Bella Gelateria for some icecream. It was only a “short” wait.
Bella Gelateria
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Hapa Izakaya Coal Harbour
URL: http://hapaizakaya.com/
Cuisine: Japanese, Tapas

Hours

Mon 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Tue 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Wed 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Thu 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 5:30 pm – 12:00 am

909 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8
(604) 420-4272


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