Miku at Coal Harbour waterfront is one of my favourite Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. It is located next to Canada Place and has wonderful views – you can watch the sunset over the North Shores. To celebrate our third wedding anniversary, Dave and I wanted […]
Many people were saddened by the news that Basho Cafe was closing. Instead, Yama Cafe reopened and kept the essence of Basho. Taking over is Chef Yama – a former employee. Most of the original menu and spirit remains. I came here a while ago […]
Edo Japan is opening this May Long Weekend at Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver! This Canadian fast food chain specializes in Japanese traditional Teppanyaki style cooking made with freshly prepared and delicious ingredients.
There are over 100 Edo Japan food court and storefront locations across Canada. Their menu includes Teppanyaki Grill, Sushi, and Noodlefull Bowls that are made with premium veggies, thin ramen-style noodles and your choice of flavourful chicken, beef, shrimp or veggies. All made to order. Check out their full list of their menu items.
Sometimes when I’m pinched for time but want something more nutritious than a greasy burger, Edo Japan’s sizzling sukiyaki beef with brown rice is my go to fast food option.
To celebrate Edo Japan’s grand opening this coming weekend we are giving away $50 gift card!
To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Good Luck! DEADLINE: Thursday May 18th, 2017 11:59pm PST
Nubo Japanese Tapas is located on a quint little corner on 739 Pandora Ave. in downtown Victoria, British Columbia. We were over on Vancouver Island for a weekend getaway. Every time we are on vacation we always crave Asian food at least once – we […]
Harvest Community Foods (or as I like to refer to Harvest Union) is a local grocer servicing the Chinatown-Strathcona neighbourhood at 243 Union St. The grocery and food shop began is a community project (This Space), in which a public vote determined the use of the […]
For lovers of Tannis Ling’s award winning Bao Bei, Kissa Tanto at 263 Pender Street is a must visit. It was voted number one enRoute Magazine Canada’s Best New Restaurant 2016. This highly anticipated restaurant with long lines and lengthy reservation waitlist does not disappoint. Executive Chef and Co-Owner Joel Watanabe and Sous Chef Alain Chow creates a menu focused on classic Italian / Japanese fusion with a touch of Chinese cuisine.
The 75 seat restaurant was completely gutted and renovated from a dormant commercial space. Up the long staircase to discover a new aesthetic approach. The decor is sublime and sexy straight from the 60s jazu kissa of Japan. Ste Marie (Savio Volpe, Mosquito, Ask for Luigi, Homer Street Cafe, Bao Bei) transports guests to a different time and place. Pink vinyl banquettes, brass rails and jewel tone accents the dark and eccentric space.
“Kissa” is an old Japanese word meaning cafe and “tanto” in Italian means a lot.
Pickle Plate 9: a rotating selection of pickled vegetable. My favorite was the pickled lotus. Appetizing to get your ready for a feast.
Daily Fish Crudo 21: Shiso vinaigrette, radishes, Tokyo leek, capers, pickled almonds, Castelvetrano olives, and mustard greens. Subtle flavors and great mouth feel.
Sedanini 22: sausage ragu, rapini, ground roasted sesame, and pecorino. One of my favorite dishes and would crave this late at night.
Fish – market price: flash-fried whole fish with daikon soy dipping sauce. Option for Perch whenever possible for a meatier bite. MP $33 for a small, $35 large.
Eggplant 8: whole roasted Japanese eggplant, miso besciamella, and almond crumble. Soft, buttery and bursting with umami flavors.
Cuisine: Italian, Japanese
Tue 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
263 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8
Round 1 of Dine Out Vancouver 2017 we made our way to Ancora over at 1600 Howe Street. I haven’t been back to Ancora since their grand opening. Personally, I’m dying to have their caviar service and sushi made by Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo again. […]
Pokérrito (poké + burrito) is a new Poke restaurant at 558 Dunsmuir Street in Downtown, Vancouver. Serving gluten-free sushi burritos and flavorful marinated raw fish sashimi in your choice of rice or salad bowls. It’s generally a sushi-lover’s fast-food dream come true. Chef Jung Moon […]
Chef Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co) will be partnering with Chef Masayoshi Baba and Masa Shiroki on the Masa, Masa, Matsutake collaborative dinner at Burdock & Co this Sunday, November 20.
The dinner is selling out fast! They are considering offering a second seating. If interested in joining the waitlist, please contact the restaurant by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604-879-0077 by Thursday, November 17 at 12pm.
Think pine mushroom seasonal dishes paired with locally made sakes (Artisan SakeMaker). Also appearing on the menu will be B.C. grown rice from Shiroki’s Abbotsford rice farm – the first sake rice production in Canadian history and the most northerly rice production in the world!
For more info and to purchase tickets head over https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/masa-masa-matsutake-tickets-28933753636.
Burdock & Co,
2702 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8
Sunday November 20th, 9:00pm; potential seating by RSVP
Burdock & Co, 2702 Main St
Dinner $89 (plus taxes + gratuities)
Sake Pairing $40 (plus taxes + gratuities)
Chef Andrea Carlson was first inspired to collaborate with Chef Masayoshi after visiting his Fraserhood restaurant and having the Omakase menu, especially enjoying the Clear Soup, made to order, tableside and watching his intricate and precise knife skills. Burdockandco.com
Masayoshi Baba was born with great passion of Japanese cuisine. He has almost 20 years of kitchen and sushi experiences with many types of Japanese cuisine, “WA SHOKU” but his passion is not only Japanese food. He has studied many kinds of international cuisine. He started his kitchen experience when he was a university student. Since then, he has never stopped studying food. His creations are based on Japanese cooking techniques but he uses many different cultures’ cooking techniques to get UMAMI out from each ingredient with perfect timing and seasons. Since he came to Vancouver, he is leading Vancouver Sushi culture as a sushi chef. He was working as a sushi chef at one of the high-end Japanese restaurants for about 10 years and finally he opened his own restaurant with his passion and his own creations. Masayoshi.ca
Masa Shiroki is the Sake Maker for Osake Sakes on Granville Island, which is known as a unique commercial winery that produces award winning, hand-made, small batch sake. Also in his portfolio is rice farm in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, marking it the first sake rice production in Canadian history! It is also the most northerly rice production region in the world. Shiroki’s Abbotsford rice not only goes towards Sake but can also be found on menus in many Vancouver restaurants. Artisansakemaker.com
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The 12th annual Taste of Yaletown 2016 event starts tomorrow Oct 13th to 27th. During this two week period, 31 Yaletown restaurants will be offering special menus and wines for a limited time. Sharing and Pairings and fixe prix menu prices of $25, $35, or $45. Yaletown will be making a donation […]
Pepper Lunch Canada currently has two locations: Vancouver on Cambie street and Richmond on No.3 Road. This popular Japanese DIY Fast Food Steak restaurants offers sizzling hot teppanyaki style hot plates. As we approach the new Fall season, there are a few new menu items and combo […]
Poke Time located on 1258 Robson Street (at Bute) is a fast food restaurant dedicated entirely to Hawaiian style sushi bar. Vancouver’s craze is booming with these much loved chopped raw seafood salad. The 900 sqft space is bright and open.
Similar to Subway, Poke Time is entirely customizable.
- Base: Poke Bowl, Salad, Half and Half, Nacho, or Rollers (sushi burrito)
- Protien: 2 or 3 scoops of salmon, tuna, scallop, shrimp, tofu, Ahituna
- Mixers: Cucumber, cilantro, sweet onion, green onion, Jalapeno, OgoNori
- Sauces: Hawaiian original, Tary Ponzu, Roasted Sesame, Sriracha Aioli, Gochu Chili
- Toppings: Carrots, corn, mandarin oranges, pineapple, crab salad, avocado
- Add a crunch
I love that I can choose my own ingredients. But this can be quite dangerous because everything looks so fresh!
Are you hooked on this food trend yet? I’m so happy that Vancouverites can enjoy copious amounts of poke. The sushi burrito is great for photos, but can get very messy to eat. If you are greedy like we are and add a lot of toppings, yours may be bursting at the seams.
Although, you can most certainly order a Chirashi Don or spicy tuna bowl from your local Japanese restaurant to get your fix.
Dole Whip: Pineapple Ice Cream. A delicious pineapple soft serve. Also available in mango flavor or twist.
Cuisine: Japanese, Hawaiian, Sushi Bars
Mon 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
1258 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C2
Ramen Koika is located at 1231 Davie Street (cross Bute). It is across from Stephos. I’m surprised they have been opened nearly two years and I have not heard about them. This underrated Japanese noodle restaurant in the West End deserves some extra love, especially […]
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”18849″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text] The Ramenman opened awhile ago in West End of Downtown Vancouver on 841 Bidwell Street. It is Southwest of Marutama, around the bend from Kitanoya Guu with Garlic and Snowy Village. I have wanted to come in for some time now […]